Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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if waitlisted, are you going to stay on it?

yes, until the very end
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45%
yes, but only until July (or something like that)
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no
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22%
idk???
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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Bearlyalive » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:42 pm

forum_user wrote:You have to consider what an applicant with a 4.0/180 is going to look like though. Obviously the vast majority of Yale applicants are going to have stellar numbers. Between a 4.0/180 and a 3.9/177 there's little marginal difference, at which point LsOR, resumes, and statements will become the biggest determining factor. So if the 4.0/180 had a good PS and decent LsOR and 3.9/177 had a great PS and stellar LsOR, my money would be on the latter.

At any rate I bet someone with perfect numbers would tend to be on the more arrogant side of things, expecting to glide through on their untarnished record. I imagine that seldom comes off well for adcomms.

That being said, checking in--here goes nothing!


:cry:

But seriously yeah everything KissMyAxe said is on point.

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby theothercat » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:52 pm

Gonna apply unless my September retake isn't as good as I'm hoping it will be! We'll find out October 20th, I guess.

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby acz26 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:06 pm

hola everyone
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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby acz26 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:10 pm

checking in to this massive unlikelihood

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Baby Gaga » Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:13 pm

Meh, this low energy school doesn't even have a lazy river

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mikey » Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:33 pm

Baby Gaga wrote:Meh, this low energy school doesn't even have a lazy river

+120

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby butterpuff » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:53 am

Thought the big Y thread won't be up till next month, weaned off TLS for a few weeks and I already missed a spot on the front page :shock:
Checking in!

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Kaziende » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:05 pm

Checking in!

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RictusErectus » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:16 am

I was just going through the faculty directory (shoot me; a person can dream) and came across Mirjan R. Damask, whose bio concludes thusly:

In 2005, he was appointed Amicus Curiae of the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the matter of transferring cases to domestic courts. In 2009, he was presented the lifetime achievement award by the American Society of Comparative Law. [...] He does counseling work on foreign law problems for law firms in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington.

In 2010 he was appointed special adviser to the Prime Minister of Croatia, and agent of the Republic of Croatia before the International Court of Justice, heading a team of Croatian and English lawyers in the case of Croatia v. Serbia.


nbd *wipes jaw off the floor*

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby SilverSurfer2020 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:20 pm

Checking in, Inception level dream school.

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby KissMyAxe » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:15 pm

RictusErectus wrote:I was just going through the faculty directory (shoot me; a person can dream) and came across Mirjan R. Damask, whose bio concludes thusly:

In 2005, he was appointed Amicus Curiae of the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the matter of transferring cases to domestic courts. In 2009, he was presented the lifetime achievement award by the American Society of Comparative Law. [...] He does counseling work on foreign law problems for law firms in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington.

In 2010 he was appointed special adviser to the Prime Minister of Croatia, and agent of the Republic of Croatia before the International Court of Justice, heading a team of Croatian and English lawyers in the case of Croatia v. Serbia.


nbd *wipes jaw off the floor*


That's seriously just the tip of the ice berg. Of course, everyone knows Guido Calabresi, Harold Koh, and Amy Chua, all of whom are brilliant and super nice. But pretty much every professor here is the absolute best in their field. Noah Messing, the legal writing instructor, won pretty much every writing award possible while here, then became an extremely successful appellate litigator in DC, before becoming legal counsel for Hillary Clinton. There's also a fascinating talk the three YLS alum justices gave in 2014. You can learn a lot since they're all brilliant, but it's also interesting the moderator knows them well enough to call Justice Alito Sam. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FarPBQah5Io

Speaking of those talks, it's crazy how many amazing people come here to talk. Judge Kozinski is coming for a talk tomorrow. Friday, we're having about 10 justices from supreme courts around the world coming to talk, as well as Justice Breyer. Plus dozens of other prominent legal scholars and authors, all of which have free food as well.

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pretzeltime » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:33 am

As OP I'd like to ask the first super-duper nit picky 250 question of the year.

Do hyphenated words count as 1 or 2 words?!

MS word counts them as 1, but I suppose I must play it safe and assume 2. I'm not sure there's a conclusive answer out there.

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby forum_user » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:05 am

pretzeltime wrote:As OP I'd like to ask the first super-duper nit picky 250 question of the year.

Do hyphenated words count as 1 or 2 words?!

MS word counts them as 1, but I suppose I must play it safe and assume 2. I'm not sure there's a conclusive answer out there.

For what it's worth MS Word counts hyphenated words as single words, so that might be a helpful start

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Kopetz » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:09 am

forum_user wrote:
pretzeltime wrote:As OP I'd like to ask the first super-duper nit picky 250 question of the year.

Do hyphenated words count as 1 or 2 words?!

MS word counts them as 1, but I suppose I must play it safe and assume 2. I'm not sure there's a conclusive answer out there.

For what it's worth MS Word counts hyphenated words as single words, so that might be a helpful start


hey pretz, i've heard ms word counts hyphenated words as 1 word, hope this helps

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby forum_user » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:12 am

Kopetz wrote:
forum_user wrote:
pretzeltime wrote:As OP I'd like to ask the first super-duper nit picky 250 question of the year.

Do hyphenated words count as 1 or 2 words?!

MS word counts them as 1, but I suppose I must play it safe and assume 2. I'm not sure there's a conclusive answer out there.

For what it's worth MS Word counts hyphenated words as single words, so that might be a helpful start


hey pretz, i've heard ms word counts hyphenated words as 1 word, hope this helps

lol fml
took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out what was going on here :roll:

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pretzeltime » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:34 am

forum_user wrote:
Kopetz wrote:
forum_user wrote:
pretzeltime wrote:As OP I'd like to ask the first super-duper nit picky 250 question of the year.

Do hyphenated words count as 1 or 2 words?!

MS word counts them as 1, but I suppose I must play it safe and assume 2. I'm not sure there's a conclusive answer out there.

For what it's worth MS Word counts hyphenated words as single words, so that might be a helpful start


hey pretz, i've heard ms word counts hyphenated words as 1 word, hope this helps

lol fml
took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out what was going on here :roll:


Thanks team. Super helpful :lol:

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RictusErectus » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:26 pm

pretzeltime wrote:As OP I'd like to ask the first super-duper nit picky 250 question of the year.

Do hyphenated words count as 1 or 2 words?!

MS word counts them as 1, but I suppose I must play it safe and assume 2. I'm not sure there's a conclusive answer out there.


For what it's worth, you can change the MS Word setting to count hyphenated words as multiple ones. So it doesn't hold much value. Let's be safe and count them as separate words. Or else Murphy's Law entails our application will be read by the one professor who counts the words in the 250 essay individually.

(Not you, pretzel. You're going to be admitted directly by Dean Rangappa.)

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pretzeltime » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:32 pm

RictusErectus wrote:
pretzeltime wrote:As OP I'd like to ask the first super-duper nit picky 250 question of the year.

Do hyphenated words count as 1 or 2 words?!

MS word counts them as 1, but I suppose I must play it safe and assume 2. I'm not sure there's a conclusive answer out there.


For what it's worth, you can change the MS Word setting to count hyphenated words as multiple ones. So it doesn't hold much value. Let's be safe and count them as separate words. Or else Murphy's Law entails our application will be read by the one professor who counts the words in the 250 essay individually.

(Not you, pretzel. You're going to be admitted directly by Dean Rangappa.)


I tend to agree with you (not about my admission lololol) but about playing it safe. Damn it. Two words it is.

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby KissMyAxe » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:44 pm

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pretzeltime » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:51 pm

I think you are missing the light and lol vibes of this discussion, friend.

No one is having a panic attack about word counts, but I think it's a reasonable question. We're trying to go into law, a field in which the minutia matter.
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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby R. Jeeves » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:06 pm

yeah no one itt is really sweating it that much. a lot of this is ppl just performing neuroticism ironically to play into the whole "omg law school applicants are so neurotic" shtick for the lols. and I dont think that simply asking about whether hyphenated words count as 1 or 2 is per se ridiculously neurotic.

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Kopetz » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:26 pm

make sure you don't write "yale 250" at the top of the page. that's 4 words you could use in your essay

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby forum_user » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:27 pm

Kopetz wrote:make sure you don't write "yale 250" at the top of the page. that's 4 words you could use in your essay

If you hyphenate it it's only 1 word though

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pretzeltime » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:27 pm

real talk tho, are numbers words?

send help I'm breaking out in hives just thinking about it

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Re: Yale c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Kopetz » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:44 pm

yale 250 protips:

-increase font size to 20 to give your words a weightier, substantial feel
-wingdings aren't words
-title it "yale 350" instead



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