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Re: Yale 2010

Postby rowlf » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:12 pm

Veritas2010 wrote:I've visited a couple of times (for mock trial stuff and a conference). I loved the architecture, it's very English and I almost felt like I was in England. And it looked really pretty in the winter ...

There were a couple of decent cafes, dining places nearby but nothing like NYC or Chicago ... and I'm a big fan of ethnic food so I don't know how I'll deal with that. :(

On the plus side, NYC isn't all that far away so if anyone's really REALLY craving decent Chinese or Italian or Thai, the city isn't that far away for a weekend trip.


New Haven is a great dining destination in its own right; more restaurants per capita than any other city in the US, I believe. Specifically in terms of "ethnic" food (I'll assume you mean non-European) --- beyond a lot of Japanese, Indian and Thai, there's also more hard to find stuff, like Vietnamese, Cuban, and Ethiopian. The food is good, too, there are a lot of highly rated restaurants around...

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby TheWire » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:20 pm

bit the $87 bullet yesterday...the last day to apply


see u on 4/15

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby BenJ » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:25 pm

Veritas2010 wrote:Actually what I am worried about is the people/environment. I've heard that they can be very snobbish and I don't know how true that is. I'm sure every place has it's nice people and snobs etc.

Does anyone have any personal knowledge or opinions about this? Thanks!


For any school with a reputation for snobbishness, I would say this is more true of the undergrad than the law school, although my impression of Yale undergrad has always been more positive in that regard (i.e., they're not snobby, sorry if that was confusing) than, say, Dartmouth or Princeton. It's hard to be a snob in law school, and legacy is much, much weaker if existent at all.
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:16 pm

rowlf wrote:
Veritas2010 wrote:I've visited a couple of times (for mock trial stuff and a conference). I loved the architecture, it's very English and I almost felt like I was in England. And it looked really pretty in the winter ...

There were a couple of decent cafes, dining places nearby but nothing like NYC or Chicago ... and I'm a big fan of ethnic food so I don't know how I'll deal with that. :(

On the plus side, NYC isn't all that far away so if anyone's really REALLY craving decent Chinese or Italian or Thai, the city isn't that far away for a weekend trip.


New Haven is a great dining destination in its own right; more restaurants per capita than any other city in the US, I believe. Specifically in terms of "ethnic" food (I'll assume you mean non-European) --- beyond a lot of Japanese, Indian and Thai, there's also more hard to find stuff, like Vietnamese, Cuban, and Ethiopian. The food is good, too, there are a lot of highly rated restaurants around...


Honestly, one of the reasons I want to go to Yale is because I read that one blog post about all the free food and I really love Indian and Thai food. My loyalty is easily bought with chicken tikka masala.

I heard Yale is good at law stuff too, or something like that.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:50 pm

Veritas2010 wrote:Actually what I am worried about is the people/environment. I've heard that they can be very snobbish and I don't know how true that is. I'm sure every place has it's nice people and snobs etc.

Does anyone have any personal knowledge or opinions about this? Thanks!

You've heard wrong. I visited last week and the students were very open and friendly. If anything, I've heard (and seen) that the YLS student body is one of the most tightly knit and sociable groups around.

And yes, Tomhobbes, chicken tikka masala is amazing.
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby BenJ » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:51 pm

tomhobbes wrote:Honestly, one of the reasons I want to go to Yale is because I read that one blog post about all the free food and I really love Indian and Thai food. My loyalty is easily bought with chicken tikka masala.

I heard Yale is good at law stuff too, or something like that.


+1.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby adameus » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:16 pm

jeeze, I didn't know about the free food, maybe I should have applied....

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:19 pm

adameus wrote:jeeze, I didn't know about the free food, maybe I should have applied....


There's a reason why I only told people about it after February 15th.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby crackberry » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:52 pm

Ohhhhh, Yale.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kronk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:04 pm

Apparently Asha reads the USS: Bitter Pessimism.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:24 pm

Kronk wrote:Apparently Asha reads the USS: Bitter Pessimism.

How do you figure?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kronk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:32 pm

Her response in that post to Desert Fox's question.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:35 pm

Kronk wrote:Her response in that post to Desert Fox's question.

I don't touch USS: BP w/ 10 foot pole. Please recap.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kronk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:43 pm

crackberry wrote:
Kronk wrote:Her response in that post to Desert Fox's question.

I don't touch USS: BP w/ 10 foot pole. Please recap.


No, I mean Desert Fox wrote a question after that post where she responded to TLS members (including yourself) asking about typos. She responded and made a quip about finding friends on the internet at "USS: Spellcheck" in order to make sure there weren't any typos. I thought it was pretty funny.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:44 pm

Kronk wrote:
crackberry wrote:
Kronk wrote:Her response in that post to Desert Fox's question.

I don't touch USS: BP w/ 10 foot pole. Please recap.


No, I mean Desert Fox wrote a question after that post where she responded to TLS members (including yourself) asking about typos. She responded and made a quip about finding friends on the internet at "USS: Spellcheck" in order to make sure there weren't any typos. I thought it was pretty funny.

Ahh got it.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:15 pm

The problem is that the USS Spellcheck thread would quickly devolve into a bunch of regulars trading inside jokes and asking for pictures of each other.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:19 pm

tomhobbes wrote:The problem is that the USS Spellcheck thread would quickly devolve into a bunch of regulars trading inside jokes and asking for pictures of each other - like this one.

Fixed

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:25 pm

crackberry wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:The problem is that the USS Spellcheck thread would quickly devolve into a bunch of regulars trading inside jokes and asking for pictures of each other - like this one.

Fixed


Yeah I was thinking about that, but we mix in the occasional useful post here and there, along with some Yale speculation. And I don't want any pictures of you guys.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:31 pm

tomhobbes wrote:
crackberry wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:The problem is that the USS Spellcheck thread would quickly devolve into a bunch of regulars trading inside jokes and asking for pictures of each other - like this one.

Fixed


Yeah I was thinking about that, but we mix in the occasional useful post here and there, along with some Yale speculation. And I don't want any clothed pictures of you guys.

Fixed.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kronk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:00 pm

crackberry wrote:
Kronk wrote:Her response in that post to Desert Fox's question.

I don't touch USS: BP w/ 10 foot pole. Please recap.


Are we toxic?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby crackberry » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:05 pm

Kronk wrote:
crackberry wrote:
Kronk wrote:Her response in that post to Desert Fox's question.

I don't touch USS: BP w/ 10 foot pole. Please recap.


Are we toxic?

No. You are coyote-ugly.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:35 pm

come on big bucks...no whammies.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Unitas » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:38 pm

The comments are just full of win now. You have got to love someone referencing the urban dictionary definition of oralist. Not going to see that every day.

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... x#comments

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby clyde_barrow » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:15 pm

Kakarot wrote:The comments are just full of win now. You have got to love someone referencing the urban dictionary definition of oralist. Not going to see that every day.

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... x#comments

incredible.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:01 pm

clyde_barrow wrote:
Kakarot wrote:The comments are just full of win now. You have got to love someone referencing the urban dictionary definition of oralist. Not going to see that every day.

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... x#comments

incredible.


Asha must be laughing every time that she sees those comments.




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