Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elendil » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:51 pm

Congratulations!! :D

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elliott_Smith » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:06 pm

Just got a packet from Yale with an invitation to apply and a fee waiver application.

It's coming, it's coming!

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby countercouper » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:16 pm

Elliott_Smith wrote:Just got a packet from Yale with an invitation to apply and a fee waiver application.

It's coming, it's coming!


Are you a URM by any chance?

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elliott_Smith » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:47 pm

Not technically as I understand it? I do have a bit of an unusual background which is what I'm assuming prompted it, my stats are definitely nothing to brag about at Yale.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby countercouper » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:55 pm

Cool. I was just curious because I got a packet earlier this cycle geared towards URM/LGBT applicants that came with a bunch of personal statements and 250s and I was wondering if you were talking about the same thing. :D

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elliott_Smith » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:55 pm

Yup, that's the one :D

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby bleepbloop » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:16 am

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby annyong » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:14 am

bleepbloop wrote:
Shooter wrote:Wow congrats on the sweep!!



Thank you, so, so much...I'm ecstatic...

Congrats!! That's a huge accomplishment!!

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby abchil12 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:28 am

im about to send in my application to yale. anyone want to look over my 250?

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Byzantine » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:30 am

Went complete a week ago, but still got that "please apply package." It had a viewbook, a cover letter, and an application for a fee waiver. I'm not a URM or LGBT candidate. Hoping that this is a good sign.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thestillpoint » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:44 am

abchil12 wrote:im about to send in my application to yale. anyone want to look over my 250?


I'd look it over, also finishing mine up! PM me :)

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elston Gunn » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:38 am

Late congrats to bleepbloop and any lurkers! Come join us at the (long dormant) In at Yale thread:http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=174087&start=25.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:01 pm

My application is complete, let the waiting commence.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elliott_Smith » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:31 pm

Getting ready to apply, finally happy with my 250.

A few quick questions -

Is there any specific format I should be following for the "activities and work" list or the post-school activities attachment?

What did people do with those?

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby countercouper » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:47 pm

For the activities and work supplement, I categorized each of my activities as extracurricular, self-support, or "other," and then under the appropriate heading, I listed the name of each activity (along with duration and position) followed by a brief description of what I was doing.

For the post-school activities supplement, I just wrote a single paragraph, double-spaced.

I gave each document a label in the header, along with my name and LSAC #. Hope this helps!

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jd5 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:32 pm

What are you even supposed to talk about in the "Post-school Activities"? If I've been working since graduation, then isn't it all on my resume? Or are they asking about non-work activities (e.g., kickball league, book club, etc.)? Color me confused.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:00 pm

jd5 wrote:What are you even supposed to talk about in the "Post-school Activities"? If I've been working since graduation, then isn't it all on my resume? Or are they asking about non-work activities (e.g., kickball league, book club, etc.)? Color me confused.


They're asking about non-work activities, such as whether you volunteer somewhere, or are particularly invested in a certain NGO, or maybe write fiction on the side. It's not asking for you to describe your job.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thestillpoint » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:34 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
jd5 wrote:What are you even supposed to talk about in the "Post-school Activities"? If I've been working since graduation, then isn't it all on my resume? Or are they asking about non-work activities (e.g., kickball league, book club, etc.)? Color me confused.


They're asking about non-work activities, such as whether you volunteer somewhere, or are particularly invested in a certain NGO, or maybe write fiction on the side. It's not asking for you to describe your job.


Really? I'm in the process of doing this for my application, and I interpreted it as a brief description of your job and of course other activities that have also been occupying your time. Based on the phrasing ("If it has been more than three months since you attended an educational institution, please describe what you have been doing in the interval"), if working is what you have been doing during that time, shouldn't you discuss that? Any more guidance is appreciated!

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elliott_Smith » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:53 pm

countercouper wrote:For the activities and work supplement, I categorized each of my activities as extracurricular, self-support, or "other," and then under the appropriate heading, I listed the name of each activity (along with duration and position) followed by a brief description of what I was doing.

For the post-school activities supplement, I just wrote a single paragraph, double-spaced.

I gave each document a label in the header, along with my name and LSAC #. Hope this helps!
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Sweet, that's about where I'm at, thanks for the help!

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Doorkeeper wrote:Really? I'm in the process of doing this for my application, and I interpreted it as a brief description of your job and of course other activities that have also been occupying your time. Based on the phrasing ("If it has been more than three months since you attended an educational institution, please describe what you have been doing in the interval"), if working is what you have been doing during that time, shouldn't you discuss that? Any more guidance is appreciated!


This was my understanding as well. I wouldn't worry about it echoing your resume, the activities and work section does that as well.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:55 pm

thestillpoint wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:
jd5 wrote:What are you even supposed to talk about in the "Post-school Activities"? If I've been working since graduation, then isn't it all on my resume? Or are they asking about non-work activities (e.g., kickball league, book club, etc.)? Color me confused.


They're asking about non-work activities, such as whether you volunteer somewhere, or are particularly invested in a certain NGO, or maybe write fiction on the side. It's not asking for you to describe your job.


Really? I'm in the process of doing this for my application, and I interpreted it as a brief description of your job and of course other activities that have also been occupying your time. Based on the phrasing ("If it has been more than three months since you attended an educational institution, please describe what you have been doing in the interval"), if working is what you have been doing during that time, shouldn't you discuss that? Any more guidance is appreciated!


I just popped back into LSAC and noticed that they added that section. It was not there when I sent my application in November.

That is odd. I guess I should fill that out and send it to them...

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sailboat » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:15 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
thestillpoint wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:
jd5 wrote:What are you even supposed to talk about in the "Post-school Activities"? If I've been working since graduation, then isn't it all on my resume? Or are they asking about non-work activities (e.g., kickball league, book club, etc.)? Color me confused.


They're asking about non-work activities, such as whether you volunteer somewhere, or are particularly invested in a certain NGO, or maybe write fiction on the side. It's not asking for you to describe your job.


Really? I'm in the process of doing this for my application, and I interpreted it as a brief description of your job and of course other activities that have also been occupying your time. Based on the phrasing ("If it has been more than three months since you attended an educational institution, please describe what you have been doing in the interval"), if working is what you have been doing during that time, shouldn't you discuss that? Any more guidance is appreciated!


I just popped back into LSAC and noticed that they added that section. It was not there when I sent my application in November.

That is odd. I guess I should fill that out and send it to them...


No, it was there, it was just called something else ("Academic Interruption," I think - you can see why they'd want to change that). But the description is the same. I remember because the change happened right before I submitted my app, and I was worried for a sec before I realized it was the same thing, just a different name.

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elliott_Smith » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:34 pm

Submitted :)

Now for the wait..

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby medialoop » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:43 am

Finally submitted, for better or worse... probably worse, considering that I still don't like my 250 very much. Oh well! Here's hoping Asha and maybe 3 professors will like it better than I do!

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby KevinP » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:46 pm

curiouscat wrote:I haven't applied either (softs not up to par, I've decided I'll just resign myself to lurking longingly in the Yale thread...sigh), but, no, I really don't think language or birthplace would be a major boost. The decentralized admissions process makes it unlikely that different readers would know which nationalities/languages are already represented, and, more importantly, they have a lot more relevant factors to consider. If where you lived or the languages you can speak is tied to a great soft or can be turned into an awesome PS, then maybe they can help, but in and of themselves, I doubt it.


Elliott_Smith wrote:I disagree. Languages and background tend to be pretty important softs - but yes, you have to actually contextualize them.

Still working away at my 250. Goal is to have it in on the 20th.


Thank you both for your replies. I've decided to try my luck and send in an application. In my biased opinion, I have a rather interesting life story, and I'm hoping my application will at least get looked at :)

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Re: Yale c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Elendil » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:47 pm

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