Yale Transfer Experience?

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TatteredDignity
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Yale Transfer Experience?

Postby TatteredDignity » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:58 pm

I doubt any of you are lurking around here, but if you are:

1)What range of school did you come from, and do you feel whatever you've gained has outweighed what you lost by transferring?

2)How difficult has it been to make connections with professors, especially with regard to connections that could lead to clerkship recommendations?

3)How tangible is the transfer stigma, if any?

If you're a Yalie and you know the situation of any transfers, that'd be great input as well.

Thanks!

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Re: Yale Transfer Experience?

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:01 pm

TatteredDignity wrote:I doubt any of you are lurking around here, but if you are:

1)What range of school did you come from, and do you feel whatever you've gained has outweighed what you lost by transferring?

2)How difficult has it been to create connections with professors, especially with regard to connections that could lead to clerkship recommendations?

3)How tangible is the transfer stigma, if any?

If you're a Yalie and you know the situation of any transfers, that'd be great input as well.

Thanks!


Curious about this as well. This was quite a few years ago, but I remember someone on TLS had transferred from George Mason to Yale and had a GPA well above a 4.0. I think there was also an NYU student that transferred in the past couple of years.

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Re: Yale Transfer Experience?

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:43 pm

Here's my Yale transfer experience:

Rejections come by E-mail, and don't waste time pretending was a hard decision. Some schools might be all, "unfortunately we get so many highly qualified applicants to choose from blah blah blah", but Yale's was just, We regret that we are unable to accept you as a transfer student.

HTH.

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Re: Yale Transfer Experience?

Postby LawMan20 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:10 pm

Ha. Even if a Yale transferree came in here and said they've had a horrible experience since transferring, I wouldn't think twice about going if I got an acceptance. But, it would still be interesting to see answers to these questions.

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Re: Yale Transfer Experience?

Postby TatteredDignity » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:13 pm

vanwinkle wrote:Here's my Yale transfer experience:

Rejections come by E-mail, and don't waste time pretending was a hard decision. Some schools might be all, "unfortunately we get so many highly qualified applicants to choose from blah blah blah", but Yale's was just, We regret that we are unable to accept you as a transfer student.

HTH.


Thanks for sharing your experience. I now know to brace myself for bluntness.

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Re: Yale Transfer Experience?

Postby TatteredDignity » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:17 pm

LawMan20 wrote:Ha. Even if a Yale transferree came in here and said they've had a horrible experience since transferring, I wouldn't think twice about going if I got an acceptance. But, it would still be interesting to see answers to these questions.


Why? Because it's OMG YALE? It's obviously a fantastic opportunity. But if several people come in here and say they got the short shrift on clerkships, or that they landed some V10 firm that they could have had from their old school, then that's something to think about. You can't eat prestige.

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Re: Yale Transfer Experience?

Postby LawMan20 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:37 pm

TatteredDignity wrote:
LawMan20 wrote:Ha. Even if a Yale transferree came in here and said they've had a horrible experience since transferring, I wouldn't think twice about going if I got an acceptance. But, it would still be interesting to see answers to these questions.


Why? Because it's OMG YALE? It's obviously a fantastic opportunity. But if several people come in here and say they got the short shrift on clerkships, or that they landed some V10 firm that they could have had from their old school, then that's something to think about. You can't eat prestige.


Yea mainly bc omg yale. Also, I would imagine that being a Yale transfer beats the hell out of anything besides top of the class at other T-14s. This is purely conjecture, though. I could be wrong, probably am.

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Re: Yale Transfer Experience?

Postby Kabuo » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:44 pm

I hear there is a stigma attached to transfers they suspect were posting on TLS instead of writing briefs.

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Re: Yale Transfer Experience?

Postby TatteredDignity » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:49 pm

Kabuo wrote:I hear there is a stigma attached to transfers they suspect were posting on TLS instead of writing briefs.


I hear they care about results.

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Re: Yale Transfer Experience?

Postby LawMan20 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:02 am

TatteredDignity wrote:
Kabuo wrote:I hear there is a stigma attached to transfers they suspect were posting on TLS instead of writing briefs.


I hear they care about results.


F a stigma, and F the results. It's freakin' pass/fail.

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Re: Yale Transfer Experience?

Postby lsatcrazy » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:02 am

TatteredDignity wrote:You can't eat prestige.

Yet I think some on this site subsist solely on it...

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Re: Yale Transfer Experience?

Postby TatteredDignity » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:03 am

LawMan20 wrote:
TatteredDignity wrote:
Kabuo wrote:I hear there is a stigma attached to transfers they suspect were posting on TLS instead of writing briefs.


I hear they care about results.


F a stigma, and F the results. It's freakin' pass/fail.


Not here. Apparently a bunch of people showed up drunk for the final one year or something because it was such a joke, so they made it graded.

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Re: Yale Transfer Experience?

Postby LawMan20 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:06 am

TatteredDignity wrote:
LawMan20 wrote:
TatteredDignity wrote:
Kabuo wrote:I hear there is a stigma attached to transfers they suspect were posting on TLS instead of writing briefs.


I hear they care about results.


F a stigma, and F the results. It's freakin' pass/fail.


Not here. Apparently a bunch of people showed up drunk for the final one year or something because it was such a joke, so they made it graded.


Oh wow. Well that blows. Good luck.

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Re: Yale Transfer Experience?

Postby TatteredDignity » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:09 am

LawMan20 wrote:
Oh wow. Well that blows. Good luck.


Thanks. Long night ahead.




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