Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

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Which Supreme Court Justice do you admire the most?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
114
49%
Sonia Sotomayor
21
9%
Elena Kagan
9
4%
Stephen Breyer
14
6%
Anthony Kennedy
11
5%
John Roberts
21
9%
Samuel Alito
5
2%
Clarence Thomas
38
16%
 
Total votes: 233

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Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby salander » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:01 pm

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Application Process

Application Opens: Oct. 1
Last Day to Submit: Extended to Mar. 4 at 6 PM EST (original deadline: Feb. 29, Leap Day)
Application Fee: $60

Checklist:
  • CAS (transcript)
  • LSAT
  • Personal statement + Yale 250
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Application form
  • Application fee (need-based waivers only)
Acceptance Tweets
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4/1/16
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Useful Links
YLS Admissions FAQ
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Ask Asha Blog
Asha on the PS
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Asha on Why Yale

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Operation: Enduring Yale 250s

Admissions Decisions for the 2014-2015 Cycle
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Class of 2018 Profile
GPA: 3.86/3.93/3.98
LSAT: 171/173/176

2809 applicants
269 new offers
45% women, 55% men
37% minorities
22% KJD

Class of 2017 Profile
GPA: 3.82/3.91/3.97
LSAT: 170/173/176

For future reference, here were this year's prompts:

College Activities
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Please answer a, b, and c separately from any included résumé. Your application will not be considered complete unless a, b, and c are answered. Please list:

(a) Significant extracurricular activities and unpaid externships or internships in college, in order of their relative importance to you. Please estimate your time commitment for each activity.

(b) Paid employment while in college and during vacations.

(c) Other activities during college (in or out of school) that you consider relevant.


Post-college Activities (Optional)
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If it has been more than three months since you attended college, describe what you have been doing in the interval. You should include graduate or professional education, paid or unpaid employment, as well as any other activities that you consider relevant. Please answer this question separately from any information provided in a résumé.


Essay (aka Yale 250)
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Write an essay of not more than 250 words about a subject of your choice. The Admissions Committee looks to the 250-word essay to evaluate an applicant's writing, reasoning, and editing skills. The subject is not limited; the choice of topic itself may be informative to the readers.


Personal Statement
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Please submit a personal statement that will enable the Admissions Committee to make a fully informed judgment on your application. Many applicants include the personal statement they have prepared for other law school applications.


Character and Fitness (Optional)
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If your answer to either of the Character and Fitness questions (9.1 or 9.2) is yes, include an attachment describing the circumstances.

Please note that the information included in your Character and Fitness attachment as well as answers to the Character and Fitness questions may become part of the character and fitness review of the bar in the state(s) in which you intend to practice. Admission to the practice of law depends not only on adequate academic performance in law school and successful completion of the bar examination, but also on satisfaction of the requirements of the particular jurisdiction as to proof of good character. These requirements differ from state to state, and applicants should inform themselves of the requirements of the jurisdictions in which they are interested.


Résumé (Optional)
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A résumé is not required, but you may include one if you wish. Unless you have a significant number of publications, the Admissions Committee prefers résumés to be no longer than one page. Please answer the College and Post-college Activities questions separately from any included résumé.


Addendum (Optional)
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You may use this attachment slot to provide any additional information necessary for a full representation of your candidacy.


Credit to oxie for basing this year's thread on hers, and to Canva for the easy-to-use graphic design software.

Best of luck to everyone—here goes nothing!

Yale 2015-2016 Spreadsheets

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby salander » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:02 pm

Poll Results!

Closed on 8/7/15:
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Closed on 8/24/15:
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Closed on 9/16/15:
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Closed on 10/18/15:
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Closed on 12/19/15:
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Closed on 1/17/16:
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Closed on 2/20/16:
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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby doublehoohopeful » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:19 pm

I'll pay for the rejection letter.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby salander » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:22 pm

Like my philosophy in college admissions... the only way we'd have a 0% chance is if we didn't even apply. (I don't care what LSN says :P)

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby doublehoohopeful » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:35 pm

urbanist11 wrote:""You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky" - Michael Scott


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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby salander » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:37 pm

So three people have posted in this thread so far, and there are three votes in the poll. Let me guess... doublehoohopeful, were you IR? And pittsburghpirates, were you "other"?

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Dcc617 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:46 pm

My admission here would be a harbinger of the end times. Or at least mean that I got super lucky. But why not...

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby salander » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:45 pm

basedvulpes wrote:In order to further increase compendium legitimacy I motion that all OPs paste this link into the their school specific threads

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Done.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby cdotson2 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:02 pm

the dream. checking in for good karma!

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby libertttarian » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:32 am

Throwing a Yale Mary as well.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby cdotson2 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:21 am

I love all these office quotes

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby salander » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:36 am

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby cdotson2 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:40 am

What is everyone doing for their 250? I wrote mine on reading Russian lit.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby salander » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:56 am

Haven't set mine in stone yet, but probably about a neat opportunity I received through an extracurricular. (I'd say more, but it'd likely instantly identify me.)

So is yours at exactly 250 words or a little under? ;)

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby cdotson2 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:59 am

right now it is at 240, previous edit was 248. I am gonna try to get to 250 though.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby doublehoohopeful » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:44 am

cdotson2 wrote:What is everyone doing for their 250? I wrote mine on reading Russian lit.


Mine is on working with wounded veterans. I know Yale Law has a complicated past with the military, but I think it is a good story.

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Re: Yale c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby salander » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:36 pm

Okay, if we make it to 15 votes, I will change the poll!




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