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

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

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

Postby Jcastro1 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:21 am

How long were your guys' question 5 a-c?

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

Postby TripTrip » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:45 am

Jcastro1 wrote:How long were your guys' question 5 a-c?

Is that the not-quite resume section? Mine was real brief, bullet pointed.

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

Postby Mr. Elshal » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:51 am

Jcastro1 wrote:How long were your guys' question 5 a-c?


Mine was two pages, bulleted, with lots of skipped lines in between things so it's easier to read

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

Postby Jcastro1 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:00 am

crap -- I've got mine mostly in paragraph form. I imagine this is discouraged?

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

Postby carboncopyx » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:02 am

Jcastro1 wrote:crap -- I've got mine mostly in paragraph form. I imagine this is discouraged?

Well, it DOES say list, so that seems to not suggest paragraph form...

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

Postby UMich11 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:12 am

carboncopyx wrote:
Jcastro1 wrote:crap -- I've got mine mostly in paragraph form. I imagine this is discouraged?

Well, it DOES say list, so that seems to not suggest paragraph form...


Mine is bulleted Paragraphs, i'm sure you'll be find.

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

Postby carboncopyx » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:29 am

UMich11 wrote:
carboncopyx wrote:
Jcastro1 wrote:crap -- I've got mine mostly in paragraph form. I imagine this is discouraged?

Well, it DOES say list, so that seems to not suggest paragraph form...


Mine is bulleted Paragraphs, i'm sure you'll be find.

I'm not sure what bulleted paragraphs are, but I think any form of organization other than straight prose would be acceptable.

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

Postby jselson » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:28 pm

Jcastro1 wrote:crap -- I've got mine mostly in paragraph form. I imagine this is discouraged?


I doubt it matters one bit, just as long as you have the three sections divided and there. Mine was basically taken straight from my resume apart from the last question, which I wrote in paragraph form.

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

Postby Yukos » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:41 pm

Going through the non-250 essays Yale requires. Had no idea this app would be such a pain...

Why Yale. Why.

ETA: More substantively, are you guys also including a resume? I feel like my resume is much neater than my individual answers to these other questions, but if I'm copy-pasting from the resume in part it also seems redundant.

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

Postby Mr. Elshal » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:41 pm

Yukos wrote:Going through the non-250 essays Yale requires. Had no idea this app would be such a pain...

Why Yale. Why.

ETA: More substantively, are you guys also including a resume? I feel like my resume is much neater than my individual answers to these other questions, but if I'm copy-pasting from the resume in part it also seems redundant.


I submitted a resume but used the other sections to expand on what was in my resume in more detail

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

Postby chickpea » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:46 pm

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

Postby Yukos » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:49 pm

chickpea wrote:i submitted a resume but didn't answer the questions you guys are talking about. i was under the impression that the questions were optional so long as the relevant info was included in your resume. my application is now complete but i'm wondering if i made a mistake by doing what i did?


The post-school activities question is optional, but I'm not sure how you submitted without filling out work and activities -- since it's obligatory, LSAC shouldn't have let you submit without uploading something.

Here's the language on the app:

YLS app wrote:You may also include a résumé if you wish, but you must answer a, b, and c separately from any included résumé. Your application will not be considered complete unless a, b, and c are answered.

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:10 pm

Slightly hi-jacking the current topic, but what types of things are people putting under "(c) Other activities in or out of school or work that you consider relevant?" Does it not seem as if everything falls under A, B, or an addendum?

PS Sorry if this has already been discussed... I'm not the best reader (thats why law school is for me!)

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

Postby chickpea » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:13 pm

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

Postby robot_socrates » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:14 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:Slightly hi-jacking the current topic, but what types of things are people putting under "(c) Other activities in or out of school or work that you consider relevant?" Does it not seem as if everything falls under A, B, or an addendum?

PS Sorry if this has already been discussed... I'm not the best reader (thats why law school is for me!)


I mentioned that I was completing a Senior Thesis. It's not outside work, and it's not extra-curricular, but it's a substantial honor's project that I wanted to bring to the committee's attention.

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

Postby Yukos » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:17 pm

I mentioned playing an instrument, since I'm not good enough to play it in a school band or anything but it's a part of my life.

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

Postby vividviolin » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:51 pm

chickpea wrote:Uh oh..... Shoot, what should I do now? I mean, it's not like I really have a shot at getting in anyways but this mistake definitely isn't going to help.

Edit: So I just checked and I uploaded my resume in response to questions A, B and C, which is why LSAC allowed me to upload my application. I interpreted the Activities and Work document as being any document that includes all information relevant to questions A, B and C (not necessarily organized by each letter), which this version of my resume does.


asha wrote: 5. You must answer Question 5a-c (honors, extracurriculars, employment during school), even if you are including a resume. Please. We won't complete your application without these answers. Many of you spend a lot of time (based on the questions we get in the office) wondering whether to answer these in bullet format, or in a little spreadsheet, or some other manner. Really, it just needs to be readable. Bullets are fine. If there is some honor or activity that isn't self-explanatory or on which you feel you need to elaborate further, a short narrative is OK.


http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... tters.aspx

I would probably call/email the admissions office and see if you can send them your answer directly. It's a silly hoop you have to jump through, but that seems to be about 90% of law school admissions...

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

Postby chickpea » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:59 pm

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

Postby bbsg » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:05 pm

Got an unsolicited form letter from Yale encouraging me to apply (not lgbt or URM or anything) along with a viewbook. I know it's basically meaningless but it was nice, anyway, that they shipped it via air mail to an international address. :)
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Re: Yale c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby pacifica » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:09 pm

I don't know if this has been mentioned already (maybe in the links someone posted), but I think this particular doc everyone's talking about originated as just a faculty reader request (someone apparently didn't want to read resumes), so now we all gotta do it.

For A and B, I actually found it quite useful. Like everyone else had mentioned, I selectively repeated elements of my resume, but b/c I was cramped for space on the resume, I definitely welcomed the chance/space to elaborate more. So while I "repeated" stuff I had mentioned elsewhere, I definitely used it to add more substance. For C, I think it's almost like the 250 in that they'll probably judge you a bit based on what you pick. (Or at least that's the assumption I made going into mine.) So I just picked the one thing that I wrote my PS on and highlighted that in its own little section.

Not to change the subject or anything, but I just my "mug package" today in the mail. Got a page long handwritten note by Asha. They don't fck around... she touched on everything I EVER mentioned to the administrative person who called me from their office and my student buddy. I'm very very impressed by that level of personal attention :D

G/L on the apps/waits, it'll all be worth it :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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

Postby vman21 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:11 am

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

Postby cwid1391 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:28 pm

Odds on any more acceptances going out this week?

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

Postby ssanonymous » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:31 pm

cwid1391 wrote:Odds on any more acceptances going out this week?


They're going out. I think a few new people are in the FB group. Good luck!

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:24 pm

cwid1391 wrote:Odds on any more acceptances going out this week?


Odds on any more acceptances going out ever?




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