Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby tinycatfriend » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:21 pm

I feel like it wouldn't make a huge difference even with some pre-admits... I say as I keep delaying my 250...

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby 38981928 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:24 am

So do we know for sure their admissions process hasn't changed? I haven't submitted my app yet because I always thought early apps didn't get much of an advantage so I'm obsessively checking and re-checking all my stuff (aka procrastinating on spending that $$$). "Ask Asha" is still up (albeit not recently updated) so I didn't even know there was a new dean.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby tinycatfriend » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:12 pm

38981928 wrote:So do we know for sure their admissions process hasn't changed? I haven't submitted my app yet because I always thought early apps didn't get much of an advantage so I'm obsessively checking and re-checking all my stuff (aka procrastinating on spending that $$$). "Ask Asha" is still up (albeit not recently updated) so I didn't even know there was a new dean.


We don't know anything, but I'd say, don't sacrifice quality for speed.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby ticket » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:19 am

obsessive thought of the day: I feel so much more personally invested in my Yale app than in my other apps because of that damned 250... that rejection is gonna sting like hell no matter how much I know it's coming

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby pghpens » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:25 pm

ticket wrote:obsessive thought of the day: I feel so much more personally invested in my Yale app than in my other apps because of that damned 250... that rejection is gonna sting like hell no matter how much I know it's coming


Agreed...the 250 is killing me. I've rewritten it three times and I hate them all.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:28 pm

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby mrsharveyspecter » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:21 pm

What does asha leaving mean for us this year? I kinda wish she’d stay one more year for us

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby ticket » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:28 pm

mrsharveyspecter wrote:What does asha leaving mean for us this year? I kinda wish she’d stay one more year for us


viewtopic.php?f=43&t=197451&start=5975#p10227216

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby throwaway1919 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:45 pm

The 250 will be the death of me.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:51 pm

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby icechicken » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:54 pm

38981928 wrote:So do we know for sure their admissions process hasn't changed? I haven't submitted my app yet because I always thought early apps didn't get much of an advantage so I'm obsessively checking and re-checking all my stuff (aka procrastinating on spending that $$$). "Ask Asha" is still up (albeit not recently updated) so I didn't even know there was a new dean.


I wouldn't worry about the timing of your application. The reason YLS is traditionally timing-insensitive is because of their faculty-review process, which, according to Asha, "has been around as long as anyone can remember". It would be strange for YLS to retool a system that has produced such great results for them over the years.

Conceivably, on the margins, Yale might (for example) start caring more about work experience or shy away from splitters under new management. But I don't see why they would start favoring earlier applications.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby mrsharveyspecter » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:13 am

ticket wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:What does asha leaving mean for us this year? I kinda wish she’d stay one more year for us


viewtopic.php?f=43&t=197451&start=5975#p10227216



thanks for sharing! not entirely helpful, but it's something!

also who is this MS9 guy? he seems like a magical god who knows a lot about the law admissions process but i could never tell who/what he is exactly.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby maybeman » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:02 am

mrsharveyspecter wrote:
ticket wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:What does asha leaving mean for us this year? I kinda wish she’d stay one more year for us


viewtopic.php?f=43&t=197451&start=5975#p10227216



thanks for sharing! not entirely helpful, but it's something!

also who is this MS9 guy? he seems like a magical god who knows a lot about the law admissions process but i could never tell who/what he is exactly.

He's a ridiculously expensive, well-informed guy who runs an admissions consulting business. I think ticket was implying you could ask him :lol:

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby ms9 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:24 am

maybeman wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:
ticket wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:What does asha leaving mean for us this year? I kinda wish she’d stay one more year for us


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... #p10227216



thanks for sharing! not entirely helpful, but it's something!

also who is this MS9 guy? he seems like a magical god who knows a lot about the law admissions process but i could never tell who/what he is exactly.

He's a ridiculously expensive, well-informed guy who runs an admissions consulting business. I think ticket was implying you could ask him :lol:


For free. Magically.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby mrsharveyspecter » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:07 am

MikeSpivey wrote:
maybeman wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:
ticket wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:What does asha leaving mean for us this year? I kinda wish she’d stay one more year for us


viewtopic.php?f=43&t=197451&start=5975#p10227216



thanks for sharing! not entirely helpful, but it's something!

also who is this MS9 guy? he seems like a magical god who knows a lot about the law admissions process but i could never tell who/what he is exactly.

He's a ridiculously expensive, well-informed guy who runs an admissions consulting business :lol: . I think ticket was implying you could ask him :lol:


For free. Magically.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

I’m so honored that you replied haha. But for real tho, I’ve been reading some of your past posts and they’re *magically* insightful. I thought you were a mole working as an adcom at first since you know so much.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby It's All Thurgood » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:16 am

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby ms9 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:07 pm

mrsharveyspecter wrote:
MikeSpivey wrote:
maybeman wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:
ticket wrote:
mrsharveyspecter wrote:What does asha leaving mean for us this year? I kinda wish she’d stay one more year for us


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... #p10227216



thanks for sharing! not entirely helpful, but it's something!

also who is this MS9 guy? he seems like a magical god who knows a lot about the law admissions process but i could never tell who/what he is exactly.

He's a ridiculously expensive, well-informed guy who runs an admissions consulting business :lol: . I think ticket was implying you could ask him :lol:


For free. Magically.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

I’m so honored that you replied haha. But for real tho, I’ve been reading some of your past posts and they’re *magically* insightful. I thought you were a mole working as an adcom at first since you know so much.


Well I would note since you brought it up that Adcoms read these message boards every day, which is why I generally like to stay off their school specific threads. But since we are here, I'd say there is no real reason to anticipate much change. Yale, unlike most schools, still utilizes a faculty admissions committee. They still have the 250 Essay. They still are at the top of the totem poll so can do things as far as selectivity and timing that others can not. The only really change is applications and applicants are going to be way up this cycle, so it will be a harder cycle, starting at the top. I hope this helps!

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby jkander31 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:06 pm

Am I crazy or does the app this year not have an option to for African American students to identify as African American? I can't find it.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby anacabana » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:43 am

jkander31 wrote:Am I crazy or does the app this year not have an option to for African American students to identify as African American? I can't find it.


Nope, it doesn't. Perhaps to guard from non-URMs checking it off, just to get "the URM boost," but that's just me speculating. If anything, write about it in your personal/diversity statement, which I assume most URMs will do and you''ll be fine. :)

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby pghpens » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:40 pm

Submitted last night- it's out of my hands now and I feel so relieved. Now to get through grad school finals and enjoy the holidays.

Good luck to everyone! :D

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:29 pm

Submitted!! Feels so good to have that 250 off my back now - glad it's out of my hands!

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby gayfish » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:57 pm

Anyone who hasn't submitted yet want to swap 250s?

Also, just need a gut check here, but if I directly quote a book, and have the book title + author in my 250, I don't need any kind of formal citation, correct? Direct quotes are just a couple of words each.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby tinycatfriend » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:27 pm

gayfish wrote:Anyone who hasn't submitted yet want to swap 250s?

Also, just need a gut check here, but if I directly quote a book, and have the book title + author in my 250, I don't need any kind of formal citation, correct? Direct quotes are just a couple of words each.


I haven't submitted if you'd like to swap. Also, I don't think you need formal citations, point blank. This isn't a paper.

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby ticket » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:55 pm

If they're continuing with Asha's approach, we're likely looking at a wave of admits in the next 12 days or so... :?

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Re: Yale c/o 2021 Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:07 pm

ticket wrote:If they're continuing with Asha's approach, we're likely looking at a wave of admits in the next 12 days or so... :?


+1 I'd lose my shit if I were in that first wave. Applied the first day the app was available.



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