Yale Law School Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Where are you going to live?

Chapel West
3
19%
East Rock
4
25%
Ninth Square
0
No votes
Wooster Square
1
6%
The Towers
4
25%
Undecided
4
25%
 
Total votes: 16

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Voyager15
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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby Voyager15 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:01 pm

sneakyleo wrote:ASP schedule is up!! Is everyone else as excited as I am?


Is it somewhere on the website or did they email it out? And yes, super excited! :D

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby kraith » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:15 pm

Voyager15 wrote:
sneakyleo wrote:ASP schedule is up!! Is everyone else as excited as I am?


Is it somewhere on the website or did they email it out? And yes, super excited! :D

It is on the FB group

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lashley
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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby lashley » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:58 pm

Checking in! So excited to meet you all next week!

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby psychmusic » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:01 am

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby kulizy1 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:06 am

Hello everyone!

How long did it take to get the emails for financial aid information and for accessing the facebook group?

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby sneakyleo » Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:55 pm

psychmusic wrote:I'm probably going to be driving in for at least Thursday, when is everyone planning on getting there (or what is the first event you'll be going to)? I'm not sure if it's worth leaving so early to get to breakfast


I'm coming in Wednesday night because I'll be in the area anyway, so I'll be at the breakfast, but it looks like they're not really expecting that many people there very early (e.g. the event at 9:45 is specifically a "Welcome for Early Registrants" haha).
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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby sneakyleo » Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:57 pm

kulizy1 wrote:Hello everyone!

How long did it take to get the emails for financial aid information and for accessing the facebook group?


I'm not sure how long it's taking to get the email about financial aid info after being admitted, but they seem to approve people pretty quickly for the FB group!

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby liawy » Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:39 am

psychmusic wrote:I'm probably going to be driving in for at least Thursday, when is everyone planning on getting there (or what is the first event you'll be going to)? I'm not sure if it's worth leaving so early to get to breakfast


I'm coming up from new york so I'll probably get on an early train and get there in time for the tail end of breakfast.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby flomotion » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:58 am

Hey! Excited to meet all of you next weekend.

For those of you who answered they were considering the Ruby in the poll... The Ruby deadline is coming up this Wednesday. Which way are you leaning (especially after the UChi ASW)?

This is really neck-to-neck with YLS for me right now.

Thoughts, anyone? (Feel free to PM as well)

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:07 pm

flomotion wrote:Hey! Excited to meet all of you next weekend.

For those of you who answered they were considering the Ruby in the poll... The Ruby deadline is coming up this Wednesday. Which way are you leaning (especially after the UChi ASW)?

This is really neck-to-neck with YLS for me right now.

Thoughts, anyone? (Feel free to PM as well)


Still leaning SLS. Barring a miracle at YLS ASW, I will probably send my deposit in shortly.

Loved Chicago as a city (particularly since the weather was so beautiful today) and very honored by the Ruby offer but for personal fit reasons (which are all over TLS but I can PM with specifics) I feel that I'd be happier at S.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby everything_bagel » Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:02 pm

flomotion wrote:Hey! Excited to meet all of you next weekend.

For those of you who answered they were considering the Ruby in the poll... The Ruby deadline is coming up this Wednesday. Which way are you leaning (especially after the UChi ASW)?

This is really neck-to-neck with YLS for me right now.

Thoughts, anyone? (Feel free to PM as well)


I change my mind every day. I think the process has really opened my eyes to the ways Yale isn't perfect--but at the end of the day there are some really amazing communities and opportunities there. Meanwhile I've learned about all the things that make Chicago awesome other than its being free--really tightly knit community, pride in excellent teaching, an amazing location, and so forth. But weighing these is the tricky part...
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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby Voyager15 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:47 pm

Is anyone planning on attending both Yale's diversity brunch and Harvard's ASW on the 18th? If so, how are you planning to get to Cambridge leaving New Haven around noon or 12:30 after the brunch? Buses take ~5 hours and the Amtrak/Acela is $120 and gets there at 3:45, which is a bit late. Any thoughts/suggestions appreciated!

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby lefthandofdarkness » Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:16 pm

If you go to the brunch, your options are pretty limited, unless someone is driving and has room in his/her car. Amtrak is expensive if you're not getting reimbursed, and the PP buses are not at convenient times. There's an 11:30 that should get you into South Station at about 3:30, and then you could make it to HLS by 4 (definitely for the start of the welcome, but you'd miss the organized tours). After that, ich. The buses only cost $20-$30. Personally I'm going to skip the brunch and take the 10:00.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby foamborn » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:19 pm

lc39 wrote:
Still leaning SLS. Barring a miracle at YLS ASW, I will probably send my deposit in shortly.

Loved Chicago as a city (particularly since the weather was so beautiful today) and very honored by the Ruby offer but for personal fit reasons (which are all over TLS but I can PM with specifics) I feel that I'd be happier at S.


awesome!

and congrats everyone else, welcome new admits!
won't be at asp but hope to see u in the fall.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby everything_bagel » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:18 pm

95% sure I'm gonna take the money and run. PM me if you need a pep talk! YLS is awesome and I wish you all the best, but it isn't for everyone ;)

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby omegaweapon » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:55 pm

everything_bagel wrote:95% sure I'm gonna take the money and run. PM me if you need a pep talk! YLS is awesome and I wish you all the best, but it isn't for everyone ;)


Congrats on the ruby. Particularly since your SO is there, that seems like a really great option.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby everything_bagel » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:49 pm

omegaweapon wrote:
everything_bagel wrote:95% sure I'm gonna take the money and run. PM me if you need a pep talk! YLS is awesome and I wish you all the best, but it isn't for everyone ;)


Congrats on the ruby. Particularly since your SO is there, that seems like a really great option.


Thanks man! Doesn't have much to do with my SO, who may not be able to get a job in Chicago anyway, but I think Chicago has a really awesome program and one that holds a strong candle to Yale if you're prepared to work hard and to keep things in perspective. Depends a lot on where you want your focus in LS to be, I think--Yale gives you a lot more freedom not to sweat the things you don't want to. I've thought about it a lot and, for me, that's not a real freedom--I'm going to work really hard anywhere I end up. Might sound crazy, but I don't think I'd be as happy if opportunities just fell into my lap.

Anyway, this is a Yale thread and I don't want to dig on it--I'm sure everyone who matriculates will be really happy there (or if you're not, what's wrong with you?!). But I've talked to a ton of people about the choice and am happy to share thoughts with anyone harboring doubts.
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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby cc78 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:43 pm

everything_bagel wrote:
omegaweapon wrote:
everything_bagel wrote:95% sure I'm gonna take the money and run. PM me if you need a pep talk! YLS is awesome and I wish you all the best, but it isn't for everyone ;)


Congrats on the ruby. Particularly since your SO is there, that seems like a really great option.


Thanks man! Doesn't have much to do with my SO, who may not be able to get a job in Chicago anyway, but I think Chicago has a really awesome program and one that holds a strong candle to Yale if you're prepared to work hard and to keep things in perspective. Depends a lot on where you want your focus in LS to be, I think--Yale gives you a lot more freedom not to sweat the things you don't want to. I've thought about it a lot and, for me, that's not a real freedom--I'm going to work really hard anywhere I end up. Might sound crazy, but I don't think I'd be as happy if opportunities just fell into my lap.

Anyway, this is a Yale thread and I don't want to dig on it--I'm sure everyone who matriculates will be really happy there (or if you're not, what's wrong with you?!). It's also a lot easier for me because I already have some connections in the field I'd like to go into. But I've talked to a ton of people about the choice and am happy to share thoughts with anyone harboring doubts.


Congrats on making your choice bagel. You've clearly thought this through and have made a great decision for yourself. I did want to emphasize what you've said about freedom. That's a huge thread at YLS--you literally don't "have" to do anything other than pass your first term classes (pass, not necessarily attend), your SAW and your substantial paper. That's it. That could either really work for you (I love it!) or it's a sure route to freaking out...some folks like more structure.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby lashley » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:51 pm

Anyone else thinking about living at the Towers? I might go check it out this weekend

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby Philafaler » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:57 pm

lashley wrote:Anyone else thinking about living at the Towers? I might go check it out this weekend


I am. Seems close, convenient, good landlord, with a lot of other students. And I wouldn't be able to get out to New Haven to really look for some hidden gem until midsummer, so I might go with the Towers. Let me know what you think.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby wildcat2014 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:42 pm

I just want to say that I enjoyed meeting all of you who came to ASW!

And for those you who couldn't make it, I look forward to meeting you in the fall!

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby sneakyleo » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:23 pm

wildcat2014 wrote:I just want to say that I enjoyed meeting all of you who came to ASW!

And for those you who couldn't make it, I look forward to meeting you in the fall!


Ditto!

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby sneakyleo » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:55 pm

I know a lot of people were going to the Harvard ASW directly after the Yale ASW. I'm curious what people thought and if it gave you any clarity for your decision!

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby sneakyleo » Mon May 04, 2015 8:01 pm

Since today is the deposit deadline, I figured it was time for a new poll! The housing locations are taken from the "411 from Yale Law Women" email about "Living in the Elm City."

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2018

Postby superpatton » Wed May 06, 2015 10:44 pm

I wasn't able to make it to the admitted student days. Did anyone have a chance to check out the towers? If you did, what was your impression?




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