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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby cardinals1989 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:54 pm

r6_philly wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:
Not doubting you, and I truly hope you are right. I think it has just become a real drag to wait anymore at this point.


It's made worse for me because I am pretty much twiddling my thumbs at work due to a long wait on a contract being approved by legal. Damn lawyers.


Haha, oh irony. I wish classes kept me interested. At this point, I just don't care anymore. I am ready to move on. This is also not helped by the fact that I already met all requirements to graduate before this semester began.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:59 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:What if all those cross admits are different organisms with human appearance that have the ability to just make their own copies, thus they will be able to attend all the schools they got admitted to?


You know, I wish I could attend all the schools I am admitted to. Everyone has something that really catches my eye, it almost isn't fair that I have to choose just one. I wish I could do one semester per school...

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:02 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:Haha, oh irony. I wish classes kept me interested. At this point, I just don't care anymore. I am ready to move on. This is also not helped by the fact that I already met all requirements to graduate before this semester began.


I spent 6 months on this project. If legal says, "no go", I just wasted 6 months of my time because none of it is portable to an alternative. Of course I did not have authority on the decision making - I recommended no but the board overruled. Ah the joy of working for someone else.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tomwatts » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:06 pm

lzyovrachievr wrote:
tomwatts wrote: or....

I do like your posts and analyzing. But this is what I received from that post.

Yeah, that's more or less the bottom line.

As to the "It makes sense for the cycle to slow down now" idea: last year, there were tweets of admit calls on 2/1, 2/11, 2/23, 2/24, and 2/28. (No one on LSN reported being admitted on those last three dates, for whatever that's worth.) But they definitely do admit people shortly before and shortly after the deadline, regardless of the crunch of apps that they get right around now.

Okay, so new prediction: I predict that there will be at least one more tweet for admit calls before the 2/15 app deadline. So far I'm about 50-50 with these predictions, but this one seems modest enough.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby hoopla14 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:21 pm

I like how busy this thread has gotten!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby dbrddr » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:25 pm

r6_philly wrote:One piece of interesting info: LSAC forum registration is down 27% year over year (12596 to 9188). There just doesn't seem to be a whole lot of interest this year.


This is because people have begun to realize that there's no connection between signing up for LSAC forums and receiving fee waivers :p

cardinals1989 wrote:I am ready to move on. This is also not helped by the fact that I already met all requirements to graduate before this semester year began.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:28 pm

dbrddr wrote:
r6_philly wrote:One piece of interesting info: LSAC forum registration is down 27% year over year (12596 to 9188). There just doesn't seem to be a whole lot of interest this year.


This is because people have begun to realize that there's no connection between signing up for LSAC forums and receiving fee waivers :p


How would new applicants know that? lol I think they go to Forum to consider applying to law school, they can't be that knowledgeable yet.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby juliachild-ish » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:40 pm

I too like that this topic is finally starting to attract new posts! I started to wade through last year's Yale applicant thread...as some of you already know, it's quite a strange party in there--and very little actual Yale discussion. But they did rack up a very respectable 140 pages by the end!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:50 pm

juliachild-ish wrote:I too like that this topic is finally starting to attract new posts! I started to wade through last year's Yale applicant thread...as some of you already know, it's quite a strange party in there--and very little actual Yale discussion. But they did rack up a very respectable 140 pages by the end!


Did you get past the part where Asha read the thread? I wonder if there is latent effect on this year's thread. I am obviously still here. And speculating again :shock:

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby cardinals1989 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:53 pm

r6_philly wrote:
juliachild-ish wrote:I too like that this topic is finally starting to attract new posts! I started to wade through last year's Yale applicant thread...as some of you already know, it's quite a strange party in there--and very little actual Yale discussion. But they did rack up a very respectable 140 pages by the end!


Did you get past the part where Asha read the thread? I wonder if there is latent effect on this year's thread. I am obviously still here. And speculating again :shock:


Not many people get cited directly in her blog. You should be proud!

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:56 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:Not many people get cited directly in her blog. You should be proud!


I'd be really proud if I got accepted. One of the other ones did. Of course everyone else cited is at HYS :oops:

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tomwatts » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:58 pm

r6_philly wrote:
juliachild-ish wrote:I too like that this topic is finally starting to attract new posts! I started to wade through last year's Yale applicant thread...as some of you already know, it's quite a strange party in there--and very little actual Yale discussion. But they did rack up a very respectable 140 pages by the end!


Did you get past the part where Asha read the thread? I wonder if there is latent effect on this year's thread. I am obviously still here. And speculating again :shock:

I'm kind of hoping that my wild speculation/predictions/data analysis will get me a mention this year. To be famous in a blog! :P

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:59 pm

tomwatts wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
juliachild-ish wrote:I too like that this topic is finally starting to attract new posts! I started to wade through last year's Yale applicant thread...as some of you already know, it's quite a strange party in there--and very little actual Yale discussion. But they did rack up a very respectable 140 pages by the end!


Did you get past the part where Asha read the thread? I wonder if there is latent effect on this year's thread. I am obviously still here. And speculating again :shock:

I'm kind of hoping that my wild speculation/predictions/data analysis will get me a mention this year. To be famous in a blog! :P


You won't get a mention if you made sense. You had to be off-base for her to come out and dispel it.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby cardinals1989 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:02 pm

r6_philly wrote:
tomwatts wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
juliachild-ish wrote:I too like that this topic is finally starting to attract new posts! I started to wade through last year's Yale applicant thread...as some of you already know, it's quite a strange party in there--and very little actual Yale discussion. But they did rack up a very respectable 140 pages by the end!


Did you get past the part where Asha read the thread? I wonder if there is latent effect on this year's thread. I am obviously still here. And speculating again :shock:

I'm kind of hoping that my wild speculation/predictions/data analysis will get me a mention this year. To be famous in a blog! :P


You won't get a mention if you made sense. You had to be off-base for her to come out and dispel it.


YALE HAS DECIDED TO ADMIT ALL APPLICANTS THIS YEAR!! GET READY FOLKS!

That good enough?

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby Fresh » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:07 pm

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... 10/02.aspx

Where folks get called on by Dean Asha^^

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby notanumber » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:10 pm

Fresh wrote:http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissions/archive/2010/02.aspx

Where folks get called on by Dean Asha^^


:lol:

Good times.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:10 pm

notanumber wrote:
Fresh wrote:http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissions/archive/2010/02.aspx

Where folks get called on by Dean Asha^^


:lol:

Good times.


For you, Yalie.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby tomwatts » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:13 pm

r6_philly wrote:
tomwatts wrote:I'm kind of hoping that my wild speculation/predictions/data analysis will get me a mention this year. To be famous in a blog! :P


You won't get a mention if you made sense. You had to be off-base for her to come out and dispel it.

Dude, plenty of my predictions have been wildly off-base. :P

And now I go way out there. The blog's update numbers have looked like this, this cycle:
February 2011 (1)
January 2011 (1)
December 2010 (4)
November 2010 (2)
October 2010 (3)
September 2010 (4)

Last cycle, they looked like this:
March 2010 (3)
February 2010 (3)
January 2010 (4)
December 2009 (2)
November 2009 (1)
October 2009 (2)
September 2009 (2)

The cycle before that, they looked like this:
March 2009 (4)
February 2009 (4)
January 2009 (3)
December 2008 (2)
November 2008 (3)
October 2008 (2)
September 2008 (5)

And before that, this:
March 2008 (3)
February 2008 (3)
January 2008 (5)
December 2007 (3)
November 2007 (5)
October 2007 (7)
September 2007 (8)

Typically, for the Sept-Dec timeframe, the blog is more front-loaded (15 posts in September/October vs. 8 in November/December 2007; 5 posts in September alone vs. 7 over the next three months in 2008), but last cycle, there was almost nothing before January, and this cycle, it was a little more steady. Then, after the new year, there are usually a steady 3-5 posts per month. However, this year, there have not been nearly as many. Is this related to the snowpocalypse that seems to have set them back a week or two in app reviewing? Is this just a totally meaningless statistic? Or...
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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby juliachild-ish » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:16 pm

r6_philly wrote:
juliachild-ish wrote:I too like that this topic is finally starting to attract new posts! I started to wade through last year's Yale applicant thread...as some of you already know, it's quite a strange party in there--and very little actual Yale discussion. But they did rack up a very respectable 140 pages by the end!


Did you get past the part where Asha read the thread? I wonder if there is latent effect on this year's thread. I am obviously still here. And speculating again :shock:


Oh, I am well past that by now. My boss insists I stay at work for my regular hours even when I don't have a project to work on, even though I'm paid by the hour :? So I have plenty of free time, and have already exhausted my regular NYTimes reading material.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:30 pm

tomwatts wrote:Dude, plenty of my predictions have been wildly off-base. :P

And now I go way out there. The blog's update numbers have looked like this, this cycle:
February 2011 (1)
January 2011 (1)
December 2010 (4)
November 2010 (2)
October 2010 (3)
September 2010 (4)

Last cycle, they looked like this:
March 2010 (3)
February 2010 (3)
January 2010 (4)
December 2009 (2)
November 2009 (1)
October 2009 (2)
September 2009 (2)

The cycle before that, they looked like this:
March 2009 (4)
February 2009 (4)
January 2009 (3)
December 2008 (2)
November 2008 (3)
October 2008 (2)
September 2008 (5)

And before that, this:
March 2008 (3)
February 2008 (3)
January 2008 (5)
December 2007 (3)
November 2007 (5)
October 2007 (7)
September 2007 (8)

Typically, for the Sept-Dec timeframe, the blog is more front-loaded (15 posts in September/October vs. 8 in November/December 2007; 5 posts in September alone vs. 7 over the next three months in 2008), but last cycle, there was almost nothing before January, and this cycle, it was a little more steady. Then, after the new year, there are usually a steady 3-5 posts per month. However, this year, there have not been nearly as many. Is this related to the snowpocalypse that seems to have set them back a week or two in app reviewing? Is this just a totally meaningless statistic? Or...



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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby dot » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:59 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:
Not doubting you, and I truly hope you are right. I think it has just become a real drag to wait anymore at this point.


It's made worse for me because I am pretty much twiddling my thumbs at work due to a long wait on a contract being approved by legal. Damn lawyers.


What if all those cross admits are different organisms with human appearance that have the ability to just make their own copies, thus they will be able to attend all the schools they got admitted to?

This was my DS. Figured they'd be less worried about YP.

edit: plus that makes me pretty damn diverse, as far as I know

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby jerrymander » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:04 pm

Went complete today, finally. Submitted on 1/7. Was starting to wonder if my app had disappeared into a black hole...

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby juliachild-ish » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:33 pm

jerrymander wrote:Went complete today, finally. Submitted on 1/7. Was starting to wonder if my app had disappeared into a black hole...


Oh awesome! That means I can't be far behind--submitted 1/10.

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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby LinzerTorte » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:32 pm

Dean Asha wrote:It really depends on the faculty members reading your file. Some faculty are sticklers for the LSAT or your undergrad GPA. Some are more into your story. Some care only about what your recommenders say, because they feel that every other part of your application has been doctored. Some read every LSAT writing sample, and swear by it. It really depends on the combo of faculty reviewing your application which factors matter most.


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Re: Yale 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:35 pm

LinzerTorte wrote:
Dean Asha wrote:It really depends on the faculty members reading your file. Some faculty are sticklers for the LSAT or your undergrad GPA. Some are more into your story. Some care only about what your recommenders say, because they feel that every other part of your application has been doctored. Some read every LSAT writing sample, and swear by it. It really depends on the combo of faculty reviewing your application which factors matter most.


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


All I can say is I have difficulty reading mine. Maybe I can submit an addendum and a transcript of what I wrote? :D




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