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

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

Postby vzapana » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:47 pm

if you have a fee waiver, i really don't understand why you're not throwing your hat in the ring.

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

Postby bfigsan » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:49 pm

vzapana wrote:if you have a fee waiver, i really don't understand why you're not throwing your hat in the ring.


I still have to pay for the LSAC fee for the schools, so it's not totally free and it adds up.

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

Postby vzapana » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:51 pm

bfigsan wrote:
vzapana wrote:if you have a fee waiver, i really don't understand why you're not throwing your hat in the ring.


I still have to pay for the LSAC fee for the schools, so it's not totally free and it adds up.


i know that, but $20 is not a huge amount of money for the chance (albeit small chance) of getting in

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

Postby teiswei » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:53 pm

vzapana wrote:
bfigsan wrote:
vzapana wrote:if you have a fee waiver, i really don't understand why you're not throwing your hat in the ring.


I still have to pay for the LSAC fee for the schools, so it's not totally free and it adds up.


i know that, but $20 is not a huge amount of money for the chance (albeit small chance) of getting in

$21 actually. If you're pinching pennies, that $1 may matter 8)

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

Postby ssanonymous » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:24 am

teiswei wrote:
vzapana wrote:
bfigsan wrote:
vzapana wrote:if you have a fee waiver, i really don't understand why you're not throwing your hat in the ring.


I still have to pay for the LSAC fee for the schools, so it's not totally free and it adds up.


i know that, but $20 is not a huge amount of money for the chance (albeit small chance) of getting in

$21 actually. If you're pinching pennies, that $1 may matter 8)


I'd try. I had to deal with those LSAC fees too, and they sucked, but it might be worth it in the end. I think Yale really does take a holistic approach, so it's worth it if you have strong softs. Someone got in with a 166 already.

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

Postby Kionaltski » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:51 am

bfigsan wrote:I'm trying to decide whether or not I should throw in an app to YLS. I'm way below their medians and I don't think I have much of a chance, but wanted some advice.

167, 3.78, URM (PR), pretty good soft factors, fee waiver (but I don't think that matters).

Any advice would be appreciated.

From what I've heard, URM's have a pretty unpredictable cycle. I would definitely go for it if I were you, if nothing else to know you tried. URM's have gotten in with below your scores, and its a down cycle in terms of applicants

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

Postby sinfiery » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:56 am

I think this is the week I finish my 250! I said that last week and the week before, but this time it's different.

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

Postby carboncopyx » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:47 am

sinfiery wrote:I think this is the week I finish my 250! I said that last week and the week before, but this time it's different.

I said that about yesterday! And then... I wound up with 277 words. This 250 is harder than a 1000-word essay...

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

Postby sinfiery » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:58 pm

carboncopyx wrote:I said that about yesterday! And then... I wound up with 277 words. This 250 is harder than a 1000-word essay...

Yes, yes it is. Also, your effort is now my motivation to finish this task. Thank you!

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

Postby jselson » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:17 am

Just finished my 250 and got everything in, joining the wait circle. I really want to do an SC clerkship after law school, so here's to hope.

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

Postby chickpea » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:44 am

finally submitted my app after struggling to write the 250 word essay. seems to be a common theme on this thread. here's to hoping for that holistic review process! i visited a friend at YLS a few months ago and it seems like an absolutely wonderful place. i couldn't believe how friendly and approachable everyone was given the amount of brute intellectual force that exists within the confines of the gorgeous law school building.

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:27 am

jselson wrote:I really want to do an SC clerkship after law school, so here's to hope.

I really want to be an astronaut and walk on the moon, so here's to hope.

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

Postby hdivine » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:25 am

Doorkeeper wrote:
jselson wrote:I really want to do an SC clerkship after law school, so here's to hope.

I really want to be an astronaut and walk on the moon, so here's to hope.

Haha. Except jselson's is at least somewhat doable, although marginally. The lunar program's been discontinued.

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

Postby hdivine » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:26 pm

After investing multiple hours into analyzing every facet of this thread and the credentials of those who have been admitted, I'm thrilled to say I'm in at Yale as of 3:30 p.m. EST.

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

Postby helix23 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:28 pm

hdivine wrote:After investing multiple hours into analyzing every facet of this thread and the credentials of those who have been admitted, I'm thrilled to say I'm in at Yale as of 3:30 p.m. EST.


Congrats!

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

Postby shakespeare » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:30 pm

Congrats! Stats? Submission date?

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

Postby dcg2120 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:38 pm

shakespeare wrote:Congrats! Stats? Submission date?

Since hdivine has probably realized now that there are better things to do than flip through TLS, and I haven't:
hdivine wrote:I have good numbers (177/3.9), but I don't have anything Earth-shattering as far as softs go.

From the "Full-rides you'd turn down HYS-sticker for" thread.

Congrats, man! Guess you didn't need those softs after all.

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

Postby hdivine » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:45 pm

dcg2120 wrote:
shakespeare wrote:Congrats! Stats? Submission date?

Since hdivine has probably realized now that there are better things to do than flip through TLS, and I haven't:
hdivine wrote:I have good numbers (177/3.9), but I don't have anything Earth-shattering as far as softs go.

From the "Full-rides you'd turn down HYS-sticker for" thread.

Congrats, man! Guess you didn't need those softs after all.


Ha. I'm going to start retreating from TLS, but I don't want to do so too quickly, lest I risk withdrawal.
Submit date: 11-1
Complete: 11-7
LSAT: 177
GPA: 3.98
Undergrad: Not even in the top 500. I guess it didn't matter.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:52 pm

hdivine wrote:
dcg2120 wrote:
shakespeare wrote:Congrats! Stats? Submission date?

Since hdivine has probably realized now that there are better things to do than flip through TLS, and I haven't:
hdivine wrote:I have good numbers (177/3.9), but I don't have anything Earth-shattering as far as softs go.

From the "Full-rides you'd turn down HYS-sticker for" thread.

Congrats, man! Guess you didn't need those softs after all.


Ha. I'm going to start retreating from TLS, but I don't want to do so too quickly, lest I risk withdrawal.
Submit date: 11-1
Complete: 11-7
LSAT: 177
GPA: 3.98
Undergrad: Not even in the top 500. I guess it didn't matter.


Congrats! And these schools need some undergrad diversity, so I'm glad you're in!

The wait continues for the rest of us :)

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

Postby elterrible78 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:12 pm

hdivine wrote:
dcg2120 wrote:
shakespeare wrote:Congrats! Stats? Submission date?

Since hdivine has probably realized now that there are better things to do than flip through TLS, and I haven't:
hdivine wrote:I have good numbers (177/3.9), but I don't have anything Earth-shattering as far as softs go.

From the "Full-rides you'd turn down HYS-sticker for" thread.

Congrats, man! Guess you didn't need those softs after all.


Ha. I'm going to start retreating from TLS, but I don't want to do so too quickly, lest I risk withdrawal.
Submit date: 11-1
Complete: 11-7
LSAT: 177
GPA: 3.98
Undergrad: Not even in the top 500. I guess it didn't matter.


Congratulations! Gives the rest of us from "mere mortal" undergraduate institutions some hope!

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

Postby sabanist » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:20 pm

elterrible78 wrote:Congratulations! Gives the rest of us from "mere mortal" undergraduate institutions some hope!

As a public school prole, same!
Congrats!

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

Postby callmemaybe84 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:22 pm

sabanist wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:Congratulations! Gives the rest of us from "mere mortal" undergraduate institutions some hope!

As a public school prole, same!
Congrats!


My guess is Sabanist goes to Auburn. Just a guess

And outside the top 500? that really peaks my curiosity as to where you went to.

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

Postby wert3813 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:26 pm

callmemaybe84 wrote:
sabanist wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:Congratulations! Gives the rest of us from "mere mortal" undergraduate institutions some hope!

As a public school prole, same!
Congrats!


My guess is Sabanist goes to Auburn. Just a guess

And outside the top 500? that really peaks my curiosity as to where you went to.


The fact that Sabanist got a 177 makes it highly unlikely he went to Alabama. Zing

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

Postby sabanist » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:29 pm

wert3813 wrote:
callmemaybe84 wrote:My guess is Sabanist goes to Auburn. Just a guess

And outside the top 500? that really peaks my curiosity as to where you went to.


The fact that Sabanist got a 177 makes it highly unlikely he went to Alabama. Zing

She, and one of my classmates just got into Berkeley, so I'm not the only one who did okay :wink:

Really though, I was starting to lose hope, thinking it would be a class full of Ivies and/or flawless softs. This is exciting.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:33 am

sabanist wrote:
Really though, I was starting to lose hope, thinking it would be a class full of Ivies and/or flawless softs. This is exciting.


Oh, it will be though.




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