Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby titansfan » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:50 pm

sabanist wrote:Got the job offer I've been holding my breath for this morning, and I'm going to see my favorite movie ever, Jurassic Park, in imax tonight.
Come on Yale, bring on the Triple Crown and give me the best day ever 8)

(receives ding 5 minutes after posting this)


+1, you have now diverted me from working to looking up jurassic park imax showings. best movie ever.

congrats also to the recent admits!

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby sabanist » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:03 pm

polareagle wrote:Congrats! Let's hope it's a positive day for all of us waiters!

Thanks! I'm hoping for a good day for everyone too.

titansfan wrote:+1, you have now diverted me from working to looking up jurassic park imax showings. best movie ever.

SERIOUSLY, I am absurdly excited.
I just recently discovered the park builder app, and I can barely put it down.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby az21833 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:13 pm

crickets today but they said weds thurs and fri all right

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Yukos » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:15 pm

az21833 wrote:crickets today but they said weds thurs and fri all right


First TLS acceptance was 2:45 yesterday, so we have plenty of time to freak out.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Eli » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:37 pm

Surprised they haven't tweeted at least to say they're back online.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby bluecouch » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:42 pm

Eli wrote:Surprised they haven't tweeted at least to say they're back online.


@YaleLawSch wrote: Power restored to the Law School; building has reopened.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wert3813 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:48 pm

eph wrote:
wert3813 wrote:
edamame wrote:Omg, just got in!

174 / 4.13. Submitted on 2/5, complete on 2/15.


Lol. Well played. Edamame are you a URM?



Yale is least diverse of the T3 and that's ok, each school has a different focus. But are you suggesting that you have to be above the medians to get in as a urm. Maybe that's how they do it.


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siredwrdross wrote:He was definitely not suggesting that. Sometimes, clusters of admits tend to have a greater or lesser number of URMs or non-URMs. In those cases, you can compare the two to get a very vague idea of where the bar is for each group.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby eph » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:04 pm

Not sure what the ? means. Your comment made me think. If you go on LSN and check the urm admits at Stanford and Harvard you get what you would expect, better than average outcomes. If you check Yale it is 1 accept and 21 rejects. Sorry, I thought you were making a point on a situation that seems odd. My bad.
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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby siredwrdross » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:08 pm

eph wrote:Not sure what the ? means. Your comment made me think. If you go on LSN and check the urm admits at Stanford and Harvard you get what you would expect, better than average outcomes. If you check Yale it is 1 accept and 21 rejects. Sorry, I thought you were making a point that on a situation that seems odd. My bad.



I think worm's post sheds some light on this, actually. Discernible trends really do start to disappear at YLS, especially when "[q]uotation" rules start to be a factor worth blogging about. (Who else gets really worried by the subject matter that appears on 203?) That being said, it should certainly not be inferred that URMs are held to a higher standard at YLS.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wert3813 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:11 pm

eph wrote:Not sure what the ? means. Your comment made me think. If you go on LSN and check the urm admits at Stanford and Harvard you get what you would expect, better than average outcomes. If you check Yale it is 1 accept and 21 rejects. Sorry, I thought you were making a point that on a situation that seems odd. My bad.


I just felt like you extrapolated a ton from a very simple question that gets asked a lot.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby HopefulBulldog » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:59 pm

Yukos wrote:
az21833 wrote:crickets today but they said weds thurs and fri all right


First TLS acceptance was 2:45 yesterday, so we have plenty of time to freak out.


Anyone else obsessively refreshing gmail today? It'll be a relief when this three-day period is over.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby eph » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:08 pm

Wormfather wrote:I think that URMs often think that they get accepted to non HYS schools because of their softs or their "perfect" applications when in fact its mostly a numbers game. Maybe adcoms will take that stuff into effect but if you get into Columbia as a URM with a 160/3.8 it isnt probably because they loved your application. Rather they needed someone with your demographics and you were the best still available. You may be below their 25% but what are they going to do, take the 152/3.6 applicant?

Why do I say this? Because it is really hard to put together a perfect application. One that really turns heads, shows academic prowess but doenst come off as a cocky know it all. Or to tell a touching story without looking like you're hamming it up.

Yet at Yale, this is the floor.

For me, with my numbers, as a AA you would think I would be a lock. Also my application was really good, except I had a C&F issue from when I was younger. That I had to email YLS after I submitted my application to amend something about the incident probably made me look more than forthcoming (it was an honest mistake though). Still Yale has no need to extend anyone the benefit of the doubt, be it a C&F issue, a recommendation where the professor miss-worded something, a misplaced comma, or even a B- in a class that they think is critical for a budding young lawyer.

There's just so many of us and so few spots, one misstep is all it really takes. I'm sure Asha is a nice enough person, but the process probably demands a sense of ruthlessness that's hard for us to stomach. In the end, I'm sure that every applicant admitted and waitlisted is a candidate that they are absolutely sure about.

/talkingoutofmyass


From my brief meeting with you at an asw, my opinion is that you will thrive at H or S. We well may meet up there (if I can figure out what to do). And if you think they are somehow better at Y in selecting than HS you are wrong. They are simply different.
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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby az21833 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:10 pm

well put by Worm. as usual.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:11 pm

az21833 wrote:well put by Worm. as usual.


Damnit whenever I see this thread bumped by a familiar name my heart jumps

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby callmemaybe84 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:13 pm

az21833 wrote:well put by Worm. as usual.


+1; and as I feel like a WL is the best possible outcome at this point, thanks for the compliment.

You're gonna rock it at H or S, don't worry worm

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby rocktower3 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:53 pm

HopefulBulldog wrote:
Yukos wrote:
az21833 wrote:crickets today but they said weds thurs and fri all right


First TLS acceptance was 2:45 yesterday, so we have plenty of time to freak out.


Anyone else obsessively refreshing gmail today? It'll be a relief when this three-day period is over.


Ugh I've unsubscribed from a million different email lists the last couple days out of sheer bitterness from getting a random useless email.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby bluecouch » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:38 pm

I guess no news from TLS folk? No emails? Just deafening silence?

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Postby jselson » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:42 pm

bluecouch wrote:I guess no news from TLS folk? No emails? Just deafening silence?


Nothing on LSN either. Maybe they're waiting til 5?

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby HopefulBulldog » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:51 pm

bluecouch wrote:I guess no news from TLS folk? No emails? Just deafening silence?


Cue the Simon and Garfunkel

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby callmemaybe84 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:53 pm

HopefulBulldog wrote:
bluecouch wrote:I guess no news from TLS folk? No emails? Just deafening silence?


Cue the Simon and Garfunkel


Literally was finding this as you posted:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hUy9ePyo6Q

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby feelingood » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:55 pm

It's just that YLS has successfully identified who belongs to which application and is holding our decisions for last.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby HopefulBulldog » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:56 pm

callmemaybe84 wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote:
bluecouch wrote:I guess no news from TLS folk? No emails? Just deafening silence?


Cue the Simon and Garfunkel


Literally was finding this as you posted:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hUy9ePyo6Q


haha wish this forum had a like button...

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby bluecouch » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:57 pm

callmemaybe84 wrote:
HopefulBulldog wrote:
bluecouch wrote:I guess no news from TLS folk? No emails? Just deafening silence?


Cue the Simon and Garfunkel


Literally was finding this as you posted:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hUy9ePyo6Q


I enjoy that song a lot more than I have enjoyed watching my inbox.

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Yukos » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:59 pm

New email. Could it be? Don't get your hopes up.

I open Gmail and scan the email address. First I see "lawinfo." Heart rate increases rapidly. Not only that, "lawinfo@yu.edu." Well people don't really abbreviate Yale as "YU" but that WOULD stand for Yale University.

I freak out for a second before I read the subject: "Cardozo Law - There's Still Time to Apply."

:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby bluecouch » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:00 pm

Yukos wrote:New email. Could it be? Don't get your hopes up.

I open Gmail and scan the email address. First I see "lawinfo." Heart rate increases rapidly. Not only that, "lawinfo@yu.edu." Well people don't really abbreviate Yale as "YU" but that WOULD stand for Yale University.

I freak out for a second before I read the subject: "Cardozo Law - There's Still Time to Apply."

:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(


hahahaha! I actually yelled at my computer when I saw that in my inbox earlier




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