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Re: Yale 2010

Postby notanumber » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:21 pm

Sorry to hear about everybody today. :(

Peter North wrote: 2). Is it safe to say that 70%-90% of the YLS class is filled by now? :?

My wild speculation is that it's on the lower end of that range. Certainly more than half but not yet 90%.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:29 pm

notanumber wrote:Sorry to hear about everybody today. :(

Peter North wrote: 2). Is it safe to say that 70%-90% of the YLS class is filled by now? :?

My wild speculation is that it's on the lower end of that range. Certainly more than half but not yet 90%.


+1. If some people won't even hear until April, I doubt that they've filled 90%.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby knola002 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:31 pm

So not looking forward to checking my mail. Sorry to everyone who got dinged.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Unitas » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:51 pm

notanumber wrote:Sorry to hear about everybody today. :(

Peter North wrote: 2). Is it safe to say that 70%-90% of the YLS class is filled by now? :?

My wild speculation is that it's on the lower end of that range. Certainly more than half but not yet 90%.


I was thinking maybe 50%, the majority of their decisions go out March and April... "I know the majority of their decisions are rejects, but still..."

EDIT: I put april and may, not really sure why.
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Tautology » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:55 pm

I went complete Feb 17th. Clearly they didn't have to think very hard :(

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby AdmiralNelson » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:02 pm

knola002 wrote:So not looking forward to checking my mail. Sorry to everyone who got dinged.


Don't worry, it happens quickly. The letter is brief and to the point.

Concise. Curt. Execution style.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Herb Watchfell » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:07 pm

AdmiralNelson wrote:
knola002 wrote:So not looking forward to checking my mail. Sorry to everyone who got dinged.


Don't worry, it happens quickly. The letter is brief and to the point.

Concise. Curt. Execution style.



Do you mind posting it?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby existenz » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:09 pm

crackberry wrote:
Kronk wrote:So does five months free of rejection constitute tacit acceptance?

TBF, the letter wouldn't have gotten to Colorado yet.

I also avoided a rejection letter from 06520 today, but I'm not going to breathe a sigh of relief until Monday or Tuesday.

I live in Southern California, and I got the letter today. Postmarked 3/16. Go USPS!

Regarding today's dispute, I think getting into Yale is a pretty simple process:

1. Get a 3.9+ GPA
2. Score a 177+ on the LSAT
3. Know how to write well

And then do at least two of the following (more if you falter at the above requirements):

1. Learn a foreign language or three
2. Notch some sort of spectacular athletic achievement (Iron Man triathlon, sail solo across the globe, bronze or better at the Olympics, etc.)
3. Serve a few years in the military
4. Publish a novel
5. Have a few patents to your name
6. Engage in antiquated and preferably dangerous hobbies (trapeze artist, fire juggler, sword swallower, smoke signaler)
7. Master an unusual instrument (didgeridoo, lute, gong)

If Yale had been my goal since Freshman year, I could have done it. But since I wasn't planning on law school until September, that left me in a hole that no 250 could really overcome.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Unitas » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:11 pm

existenz wrote:
crackberry wrote:
Kronk wrote:So does five months free of rejection constitute tacit acceptance?

TBF, the letter wouldn't have gotten to Colorado yet.

I also avoided a rejection letter from 06520 today, but I'm not going to breathe a sigh of relief until Monday or Tuesday.

I live in Southern California, and I got the letter today. Postmarked 3/16. Go USPS!

Regarding today's dispute, I think getting into Yale is a pretty simple process:

1. Get a 3.9+ GPA
2. Score a 177+ on the LSAT
3. Know how to write well

And then do at least two of the following (more if you falter at the above requirements):

1. Learn a foreign language or three
2. Notch some sort of spectacular athletic achievement (Iron Man triathlon, sail solo across the globe, bronze or better at the Olympics, etc.)
3. Serve a few years in the military
4. Publish a novel
5. Have a few patents to your name
6. Engage in antiquated and preferably dangerous hobbies (trapeze artist, fire juggler, sword swallower, smoke signaler)
7. Master an unusual instrument (didgeridoo, lute, gong)

If Yale had been my goal since Freshman year, I could have done it. But since I wasn't planning on law school until September, that left me in a hole that no 250 could really overcome.


Is it odd that all I could think while reading this is your avatar makes up for everything?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:12 pm

Wait, Yale took me only for my mastery of the didgeridoo?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby existenz » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:15 pm

tomhobbes wrote:Wait, Yale took me only for my mastery of the didgeridoo?

See, now you understand.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby AdmiralNelson » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:19 pm

Herb Watchfell wrote:
AdmiralNelson wrote:
knola002 wrote:So not looking forward to checking my mail. Sorry to everyone who got dinged.


Don't worry, it happens quickly. The letter is brief and to the point.

Concise. Curt. Execution style.



Do you mind posting it?



Sorry, that baby already went out with the trash...

I can tell you it was less apologetic than Boalt's rejection letter, and much, much shorter than Michigan's WL letter. Those are my only points of reference.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:21 pm

AdmiralNelson wrote:
I can tell you it was less apologetic than Boalt's rejection letter, and much, much shorter than Michigan's WL letter. Those are my only points of reference.


I sense that HW is just trying to rub salt in wounds anyway.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:23 pm

existenz wrote:Regarding today's dispute, I think getting into Yale is a pretty simple process:

1. Get a 3.9+ GPA
2. Score a 177+ on the LSAT
3. Know how to write well

And then do at least two of the following (more if you falter at the above requirements):

1. Learn a foreign language or three
2. Notch some sort of spectacular athletic achievement (Iron Man triathlon, sail solo across the globe, bronze or better at the Olympics, etc.)
3. Serve a few years in the military
4. Publish a novel
5. Have a few patents to your name
6. Engage in antiquated and preferably dangerous hobbies (trapeze artist, fire juggler, sword swallower, smoke signaler)
7. Master an unusual instrument (didgeridoo, lute, gong)

If Yale had been my goal since Freshman year, I could have done it. But since I wasn't planning on law school until September, that left me in a hole that no 250 could really overcome.

I have not met any of these requirements, haha.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Herb Watchfell » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:24 pm

CardinalRules wrote:
AdmiralNelson wrote:
I can tell you it was less apologetic than Boalt's rejection letter, and much, much shorter than Michigan's WL letter. Those are my only points of reference.


I sense that HW is just trying to rub salt in wounds anyway.


No, Miss Tootsie Wootsie, I'm genuinely curious about its contents.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Lysis » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:24 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:
existenz wrote:Regarding today's dispute, I think getting into Yale is a pretty simple process:

1. Get a 3.9+ GPA
2. Score a 177+ on the LSAT
3. Know how to write well

And then do at least two of the following (more if you falter at the above requirements):

1. Learn a foreign language or three
2. Notch some sort of spectacular athletic achievement (Iron Man triathlon, sail solo across the globe, bronze or better at the Olympics, etc.)
3. Serve a few years in the military
4. Publish a novel
5. Have a few patents to your name
6. Engage in antiquated and preferably dangerous hobbies (trapeze artist, fire juggler, sword swallower, smoke signaler)
7. Master an unusual instrument (didgeridoo, lute, gong)

If Yale had been my goal since Freshman year, I could have done it. But since I wasn't planning on law school until September, that left me in a hole that no 250 could really overcome.

I have not met any of these requirements, haha.


Muppet AA. Disgusting...

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby lawyering » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:25 pm

existenz wrote:
crackberry wrote:
Kronk wrote:So does five months free of rejection constitute tacit acceptance?

TBF, the letter wouldn't have gotten to Colorado yet.

I also avoided a rejection letter from 06520 today, but I'm not going to breathe a sigh of relief until Monday or Tuesday.

I live in Southern California, and I got the letter today. Postmarked 3/16. Go USPS!

Regarding today's dispute, I think getting into Yale is a pretty simple process:

1. Get a 3.9+ GPA
2. Score a 177+ on the LSAT
3. Know how to write well

And then do at least two of the following (more if you falter at the above requirements):

1. Learn a foreign language or three
2. Notch some sort of spectacular athletic achievement (Iron Man triathlon, sail solo across the globe, bronze or better at the Olympics, etc.)
3. Serve a few years in the military
4. Publish a novel
5. Have a few patents to your name
6. Engage in antiquated and preferably dangerous hobbies (trapeze artist, fire juggler, sword swallower, smoke signaler)
7. Master an unusual instrument (didgeridoo, lute, gong)

If Yale had been my goal since Freshman year, I could have done it. But since I wasn't planning on law school until September, that left me in a hole that no 250 could really overcome.


I'm afraid I failed this test miserably, after #1. Maybe in my case it was mistaken identity? ;-) Someone else named lawyering must have written an autobiography about their life as a fire-juggling lute-playing airforce pilot.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:26 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:
existenz wrote:Regarding today's dispute, I think getting into Yale is a pretty simple process:

1. Get a 3.9+ GPA
2. Score a 177+ on the LSAT
3. Know how to write well

And then do at least two of the following (more if you falter at the above requirements):

1. Learn a foreign language or three
2. Notch some sort of spectacular athletic achievement (Iron Man triathlon, sail solo across the globe, bronze or better at the Olympics, etc.)
3. Serve a few years in the military
4. Publish a novel
5. Have a few patents to your name
6. Engage in antiquated and preferably dangerous hobbies (trapeze artist, fire juggler, sword swallower, smoke signaler)
7. Master an unusual instrument (didgeridoo, lute, gong)

If Yale had been my goal since Freshman year, I could have done it. But since I wasn't planning on law school until September, that left me in a hole that no 250 could really overcome.

I have not met any of these requirements, haha.


I have met one, haha. Unless TLS-ing is a dangerous hobby. :wink:

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Pausanias » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:27 pm

I can't play the dig', but they may have accepted me for my predictive ability, as I am 6/8 (nobody would blame me for the Vandy fluke, but I really had a feeling about UTEP. Otherwise I'm golden).

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby existenz » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:35 pm

Pausanias wrote:I can't play the dig', but they may have accepted me for my predictive ability, as I am 6/8 (nobody would blame me for the Vandy fluke, but I really had a feeling about UTEP. Otherwise I'm golden).

Psychic abilities would qualify as a Yale-approved soft.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:39 pm

Pausanias wrote:I can't play the dig', but they may have accepted me for my predictive ability, as I am 6/8 (nobody would blame me for the Vandy fluke, but I really had a feeling about UTEP. Otherwise I'm golden).

What about now? Did you have Ohio knocking off Gtown?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Pausanias » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:41 pm

crackberry wrote:
Pausanias wrote:I can't play the dig', but they may have accepted me for my predictive ability, as I am 6/8 (nobody would blame me for the Vandy fluke, but I really had a feeling about UTEP. Otherwise I'm golden).

What about now? Did you have Ohio knocking off Gtown?


Crap, I am now 7/11 (8/12 if Marquette keeps it up). Is Ohio the Cinderella?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:42 pm

Pausanias wrote:
crackberry wrote:
Pausanias wrote:I can't play the dig', but they may have accepted me for my predictive ability, as I am 6/8 (nobody would blame me for the Vandy fluke, but I really had a feeling about UTEP. Otherwise I'm golden).

What about now? Did you have Ohio knocking off Gtown?


Crap, I am now 7/11 (8/12 if Marquette keeps it up). Is Ohio the Cinderella?

7/11 is TTT for Yale. I am 9/11 and even that's probably too TTT for them.

Only missed Ohio and Old Dominion.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kretzy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:53 pm

crackberry wrote:
Pausanias wrote:
crackberry wrote:
Pausanias wrote:I can't play the dig', but they may have accepted me for my predictive ability, as I am 6/8 (nobody would blame me for the Vandy fluke, but I really had a feeling about UTEP. Otherwise I'm golden).

What about now? Did you have Ohio knocking off Gtown?


Crap, I am now 7/11 (8/12 if Marquette keeps it up). Is Ohio the Cinderella?

7/11 is TTT for Yale. I am 9/11 and even that's probably too TTT for them.

Only missed Ohio and Old Dominion.


Too soon, CB. Too soon.

8/11 here. I had Ohio, but also had UTEP.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Tautology » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:04 pm

crackberry wrote:7/11 is TTT for Yale. I am 9/11 and even that's probably too TTT for them.

Only missed Ohio and Old Dominion.


9/11 isn't even top 1% of coin flippers. With Yale's 4,000 applicants you're just one of 60 9/11 psychics!

9/11 is for the Stanford and Harvards of the world :wink:

(Also, writing 9/11 so many times is kinda awkward. Fucking terrorists ruin everything)
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