Yale Law School Class of 2019

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2019)

Have you decided where you'll be living next year? If so, where?

University Housing
2
13%
The Towers
2
13%
Elsewhere Downtown
8
53%
East Rock
3
20%
Wooster Square
0
No votes
Westville
0
No votes
Hamden
0
No votes
The Hill
0
No votes
Other (please share)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 15

incandenza11
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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby incandenza11 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:02 pm

curious bobcat wrote:
KissMyAxe wrote:
haverchuck wrote:
curious bobcat wrote:
haverchuck wrote:Does anyone know how much the maximum financial aid at Yale would be?


I'm not 100% sure, but my understanding is that their calculation goes as such:

Student budget - your contribution (you + your parents, if applicable) - Unit loans (~44k this year) = need based grant.

So, if you want to figure out the max possible, just subtract the unit loan everyone has to take out from the student budget. Both of these numbers can I be found online. I think the result will be something around ~40k

Ah thanks. I'm just trying to see if it's worth negotiating my aid package. :?


I'm pretty sure max need aid is around $36,000 a year. That's with 0 parental contribution and the minimum contribution they expect all students to have. But no, you're not going to have any luck negotiating your aid package. Whatever they give you is set in stone, and there's no one they want so much they'll bend those rules.

And congrats on the new admits/commits. Looking forward to meeting you all. Again, feel free to PM me if you want to connect on facebook.


What is this minimum contribution? I emailed w/ financial aid, and they told me that if my assets are "0" then my grant aid will be [COA-unit loans-parental contribution]. I also can't find any mention of a minimum contribution in here: https://www.law.yale.edu/system/files/a ... _Final.pdf


iirc if you're not working over the summer, they expect a $2500 contribution. If you're working, they allow you up to $7500 in living expenses. This is just off the top of my head.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby haverchuck » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:34 pm

WinterComing wrote:
KissMyAxe wrote:
haverchuck wrote:
curious bobcat wrote:
haverchuck wrote:Does anyone know how much the maximum financial aid at Yale would be?


I'm not 100% sure, but my understanding is that their calculation goes as such:

Student budget - your contribution (you + your parents, if applicable) - Unit loans (~44k this year) = need based grant.

So, if you want to figure out the max possible, just subtract the unit loan everyone has to take out from the student budget. Both of these numbers can I be found online. I think the result will be something around ~40k

Ah thanks. I'm just trying to see if it's worth negotiating my aid package. :?


I'm pretty sure max need aid is around $36,000 a year. That's with 0 parental contribution and the minimum contribution they expect all students to have. But no, you're not going to have any luck negotiating your aid package. Whatever they give you is set in stone, and there's no one they want so much they'll bend those rules.

And congrats on the new admits/commits. Looking forward to meeting you all. Again, feel free to PM me if you want to connect on facebook.


Axe is right that you can't just negotiate your aid package, in the sense that the rules are the rules and they're applied equally to everyone, but an aid offer being "set in stone" is perhaps a bit strong. I was initially offered $0, but then I worked with the financial aid office on how they were calculating my assets, and I was then given an updated offer of more than $0. Feel free to PM for more details, if you'd like.


Thanks everyone. I did talk to the financial aid office and notified them of some changes in my assets as well. They adjusted my aid package, so it's pretty close to max aid. But I didn't try to leverage offers from S or H to negotiate it.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby SamuelDanforth » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:49 am

Can confirm, as of yesterday, that snuggies are shipped internationally! It hailed and partially snowed for large chunks of yesterday, so the snuggie was much appreciated.

Also, I found the YLS financial aid office to be incredibly helpful and generous in person. I certainly didn't "negotiate" with them, or try to leverage an offer, but I did sit down with them at ASW and explain some mitigating factors, and they were more than happy to re-evaluate my aid package in a very timely manner.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby Paulaaxox » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:16 pm

How long does it usually take for them to cash the deposit? I'm just curious because I was sent a receipt of them receiving all my documents/my deposit last week, but they still haven't withdrawn the money from my account.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby GrapesOfLaugh » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:34 am

Can anyone confirm that I can decline Harvard with just an email to their general admissions account? I'm lazy.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby KissMyAxe » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:48 am

GrapesOfLaugh wrote:Can anyone confirm that I can decline Harvard with just an email to their general admissions account? I'm lazy.


That's what I did for absolutely everyone. I basically just thanked them for their time and for admitting me, but I decided to go another way with YLS. So confirmed.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby Schneidersbetter » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:44 pm

Officially deffered. See you's in 2017!

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby publicinterest7 » Thu May 05, 2016 2:34 pm

pigzorz wrote:
Paulaaxox wrote:Also, out of curiosity how are people going about finding roommates/housing for next year? I know there is a spreadsheet but are people taking any other approaches?


I'm wondering this too.


Me three! Where is said spreadsheet by the way?

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby SamuelDanforth » Sun May 15, 2016 10:10 am

There is a housing spreadsheet in the admitted students facebook.

I wonder if there are any current students lurking around TLS. I'm interested in learning when they post the new course listings.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby superpatton » Tue May 17, 2016 11:57 am

SamuelDanforth wrote:There is a housing spreadsheet in the admitted students facebook.

I wonder if there are any current students lurking around TLS. I'm interested in learning when they post the new course listings.


Current student here, and I haven't heard when they are planning on posting next fall's course listing. If I remember correctly, they did email out a list of small group professors for next year, so at least that part of your schedule is already set. I look forward to seeing you all in the fall. Feel free to PM me if anyone has any questions!

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby birdstheword » Tue May 17, 2016 5:47 pm

superpatton wrote:
SamuelDanforth wrote:There is a housing spreadsheet in the admitted students facebook.

I wonder if there are any current students lurking around TLS. I'm interested in learning when they post the new course listings.


Current student here, and I haven't heard when they are planning on posting next fall's course listing. If I remember correctly, they did email out a list of small group professors for next year, so at least that part of your schedule is already set. I look forward to seeing you all in the fall. Feel free to PM me if anyone has any questions!



PLEASE TELL US EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS LIST

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby superpatton » Tue May 17, 2016 6:06 pm

birdstheword wrote:
superpatton wrote:
SamuelDanforth wrote:There is a housing spreadsheet in the admitted students facebook.

I wonder if there are any current students lurking around TLS. I'm interested in learning when they post the new course listings.


Current student here, and I haven't heard when they are planning on posting next fall's course listing. If I remember correctly, they did email out a list of small group professors for next year, so at least that part of your schedule is already set. I look forward to seeing you all in the fall. Feel free to PM me if anyone has any questions!



PLEASE TELL US EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS LIST


I sent you a pm about the list. I don't know if it is set in stone, so I won't post it here. Honestly though I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. You don't have any say in selecting your small group professor, and it isn't a huge deal which one you get. I hope you all enjoy your summer!

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby SuperAverageJoe » Wed May 18, 2016 11:39 am

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby SamuelDanforth » Fri May 20, 2016 5:26 am

Course schedule is now up on the YLS website! Sans 1st year courses, alas.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby incandenza11 » Fri May 27, 2016 11:14 pm

Has anyone received their NetIDs yet?

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby WinterComing » Sat May 28, 2016 1:42 pm

incandenza11 wrote:Has anyone received their NetIDs yet?


I have not.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby SamuelDanforth » Sat May 28, 2016 6:48 pm

Nope. That e-mail made it seem as if we should have, but I think that was a mistake. The info packet says that we should receive it June 1st.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby birdstheword » Sat May 28, 2016 11:57 pm

Is it just me or have Yale's electronic processes so far been kind of a disaster? Tons of people had issues trying to access financial aid information; my login doesn't work on half the sites and I can't tell what's a "NetID" and what isn't and what the login info I HAVE received is then; half the URLs end up at broken pages; I can't fulfill half the requirements because the sites don't work; AND I haven't heard back in response to my emails saying so. ?? Anyone else having a similar experience or do I just suck at everything?

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby jetsfan1 » Sun May 29, 2016 1:48 am

birdstheword wrote:Is it just me or have Yale's electronic processes so far been kind of a disaster? Tons of people had issues trying to access financial aid information; my login doesn't work on half the sites and I can't tell what's a "NetID" and what isn't and what the login info I HAVE received is then; half the URLs end up at broken pages; I can't fulfill half the requirements because the sites don't work; AND I haven't heard back in response to my emails saying so. ?? Anyone else having a similar experience or do I just suck at everything?


Nah, same. But yeah that email was a mistake. If you look back at your deposit acknowledgment email it says to ignore it. Don't know why they could've, you know, just not sent it, but ok...

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby incandenza11 » Sun May 29, 2016 4:19 am

jetsfan1 wrote:
birdstheword wrote:Is it just me or have Yale's electronic processes so far been kind of a disaster? Tons of people had issues trying to access financial aid information; my login doesn't work on half the sites and I can't tell what's a "NetID" and what isn't and what the login info I HAVE received is then; half the URLs end up at broken pages; I can't fulfill half the requirements because the sites don't work; AND I haven't heard back in response to my emails saying so. ?? Anyone else having a similar experience or do I just suck at everything?


Nah, same. But yeah that email was a mistake. If you look back at your deposit acknowledgment email it says to ignore it. Don't know why they could've, you know, just not sent it, but ok...


Do you mean the ID Center email from about two days ago? It says we should have a photo uploaded by May 31st, and the deposit acknowledgment email says the ID center information will be due in early June. But the date it says to ignore is "an early May deadline," rather than the 31st. I assume it is, plus we can't access it anyway.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby jetsfan1 » Sun May 29, 2016 9:00 am

incandenza11 wrote:
jetsfan1 wrote:
birdstheword wrote:Is it just me or have Yale's electronic processes so far been kind of a disaster? Tons of people had issues trying to access financial aid information; my login doesn't work on half the sites and I can't tell what's a "NetID" and what isn't and what the login info I HAVE received is then; half the URLs end up at broken pages; I can't fulfill half the requirements because the sites don't work; AND I haven't heard back in response to my emails saying so. ?? Anyone else having a similar experience or do I just suck at everything?


Nah, same. But yeah that email was a mistake. If you look back at your deposit acknowledgment email it says to ignore it. Don't know why they could've, you know, just not sent it, but ok...


Do you mean the ID Center email from about two days ago? It says we should have a photo uploaded by May 31st, and the deposit acknowledgment email says the ID center information will be due in early June. But the date it says to ignore is "an early May deadline," rather than the 31st. I assume it is, plus we can't access it anyway.


Yeah, that email was what I assumed prompted your question and what SamDan was referring too.

The "early May" threw me as well, but since this is the only email we've gotten from the ID center, I'm guessing it's the one we're supposed to ignore.

Kinda funny though - they obviously knew this email was going to go out in error more than a month ago. Would it really have been that difficult not to send it?

ETA: I'd think we'll be getting our Net IDs this coming week. Kinda pumped to get my Yale email address. Out of curiosity, is all y'alls Harvard ones still working? Wondering when they're gonna get around to canceling that haha

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby WinterComing » Sun May 29, 2016 10:50 am

jetsfan1 wrote:Out of curiosity, is all y'alls Harvard ones still working? Wondering when they're gonna get around to canceling that haha


Yep. I enjoy reading the News@Law newsletter each day.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby SamuelDanforth » Tue May 31, 2016 6:27 am

So are people just ignoring the ID Center deadline until we have our NetIDs?

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby birdstheword » Tue May 31, 2016 11:27 am

SamuelDanforth wrote:So are people just ignoring the ID Center deadline until we have our NetIDs?


I responded explaining why I couldn't do it. But ya ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2019

Postby birdstheword » Tue May 31, 2016 11:28 am

birdstheword wrote:
SamuelDanforth wrote:So are people just ignoring the ID Center deadline until we have our NetIDs?


I responded explaining why I couldn't do it. But ya ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


We also haven't been given our Student IDs (different from NetIDs) to fill out that field in the financial aid notification & confirmation form.


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