Yale 2010

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chelita
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby chelita » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:07 pm

waitlisted also - now I have even more months of uncertainty to look forward to, sigh.

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chi16
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby chi16 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:08 pm

dinged. no surprises, i suppose, considering my numbers, but IMO, I think I had some pretty strong softs. beginning to kick myself for not applying to stanford at all (I honestly don't know why i didn't, it sounds pathetic, but i simply forgot). not that i would have gotten in, but at least i'd be casting a wider net than i already had.

best of luck to all you waitlisters, condolences (and commiseration) with the rejects, [strike]!@)#(8 you[/strike] congratulations to the accepted. chi out.

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bayareadunks
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby bayareadunks » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:19 pm

Also got the ding. More than expecting it given my numbers. Congrats to those accepted and hang in there to those on the WL! Just that much closer to closure...

knola002
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby knola002 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:24 pm

Ding.

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SanBun
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby SanBun » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:26 pm

knola002 wrote:Ding.


wow, with your numbers? unbelievable

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highprofessionalism
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby highprofessionalism » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:41 pm

Waitlist.

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nattybro
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby nattybro » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:32 pm

Another WL here.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby rowlf » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:51 pm

hykang wrote:
goober88 wrote:Sorry to everyone who just got dinged. :cry: :cry:

But am I the only one still hearing crickets???!?!? :evil: :evil:


I also haven't heard anything at all.


+1

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby owhlcn » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:56 pm

rowlf wrote:
hykang wrote:
goober88 wrote:Sorry to everyone who just got dinged. :cry: :cry:

But am I the only one still hearing crickets???!?!? :evil: :evil:


I also haven't heard anything at all.


+1


+1...complete in October...

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CardinalRules
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:07 pm

Sorry to ConMan345, but I agree with CB. Come to Stanford. :D

It's interesting how many WLs are here; if fewer than 100 people are on the list, it's disproportionately represented on TLS.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby allstarballer22 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:13 pm

Waitlist here as well..How many do you think were total waitlisted? Total chance maybe 5-10 percent of getting off?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby teach12 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:16 pm

Waitlisted as well.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:17 pm

allstarballer22 wrote:Waitlist here as well..How many do you think were total waitlisted? Total chance maybe 5-10 percent of getting off?


According to a post above, fewer than 100 applicants are placed on it; about 5 get off it, on average.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Pee N » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:21 pm

Just a few scattered (personal) observations on YLS. Some of this is obvious; some might not be.

(Note: I know some of you here will come out and say this is clearly "sour grapes" because I got ding'd... but, ummm, no. I'll try and be objective here).

* YLS is not the school to apply/go to if you want to pursue a career in the business field (quasi-legal or otherwise), and if you state that on your PS.
* YLS is not the school to apply/go to if your softs involve lengthy years of work experience in the corporate sector (NGOs, etc. are a different story).
* YLS is not the school to apply/go to if you thinks the adcom will look past yours numbers -- or give less credence to it.
* YLS is not the school to apply/go to if you are a non-trad (eg. age 28+).
* YLS is not the school to apply/go to if your pre-law accomplishments (ie. undergrad school, awards, accolades, etc) are sub-par or just not all that glamorous.

I realize that the glossy YLS class profile ( :roll: ) looks and reads like it's the picture perfect class of 180-200 students, given the vast array of extra-curricular experiences that people bring they will have you believe otherwise. But let's not kid ourselves here. When about half the class is admitted strictly based on numbers, one can only make an educated guess as to who much room is there for the "mature" applicants.

Which begs the question...

From all the literature that I have read, It seems as though the YLM is desperate to get students in to the accelerated 3-year JD/MBA program... I can't help but wonder... how many spots out of the class of 200 is actually reserved for the JD/MBAs? 10? 15? :?
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Dignan » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:41 pm

PN,

Given that you appear to have a single data point (you), those are some rather sweeping conclusions. I think that was sort of the law school equivalent of concluding that global warming isn't happening because you had to wear a jacket yesterday. :D

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:49 pm

This is clearly sour grapes because you got dinged. :P

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby owhlcn » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:00 pm

ok, so. goober, hykang, rowlf, and myself are all in cricket mode from yls. any others who are still decision-less?? the speculation is frustrating, but (arguably?) better than nothing...theories about a second WL round?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:03 pm

owhlcn wrote:ok, so. goober, hykang, rowlf, and myself are all in cricket mode from yls. any others who are still decision-less?? the speculation is frustrating, but (arguably?) better than nothing...theories about a second WL round?


Don't ask me why, but I have a good feeling about you guys. :wink:

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby owhlcn » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:04 pm

CardinalRules wrote:
owhlcn wrote:ok, so. goober, hykang, rowlf, and myself are all in cricket mode from yls. any others who are still decision-less?? the speculation is frustrating, but (arguably?) better than nothing...theories about a second WL round?


Don't ask me why, but I have a good feeling about you guys. :wink:


CR don't give me hope :D

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:06 pm

owhlcn wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:
owhlcn wrote:ok, so. goober, hykang, rowlf, and myself are all in cricket mode from yls. any others who are still decision-less?? the speculation is frustrating, but (arguably?) better than nothing...theories about a second WL round?


Don't ask me why, but I have a good feeling about you guys. :wink:


CR don't give me hope :D


Whoa, maybe I should clarify. I have a good feeling, not an unbelievably, amazingly, fabulously, enormously, magnificently, eye-poppingly, jaw-droppingly GREAT feeling.

In other words, I call WL, which would be good news at this point, n'est-ce pas?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby owhlcn » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:10 pm

tbh @ this point i'd almost prefer a ding, just so i could move forward...a WL would be good news for sure but definitely stressful. at any rate here's hoping that we all hear SOMETHING tomorrow.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby r6_philly » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:22 pm

The day I don't check my email ... ding :cry: I guess I will be the one starting the thread next year? lol

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby owhlcn » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:26 pm

r6_philly wrote:The day I don't check my email ... ding :cry: I guess I will be the one starting the thread next year? lol


sorry to hear it r6, i had my fingers crossed for you.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:30 pm

r6_philly wrote:The day I don't check my email ... ding :cry: I guess I will be the one starting the thread next year? lol


I'm really sorry to hear it, r6; as you know, I was rooting for you. :( On the bright side, perhaps you'll be able to make a more considered choice with a broader range of options next cycle.

Incidentally, the OPs generally have poor results at the schools whose threads they start, so I'd let someone else get the ball rolling if I were you. :wink:

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby r6_philly » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:37 pm

Thanks guys, I know the odds were against me, perhaps more so with my not so prestigous ug and being out of school for so long BEFORE graduating. :lol:

I will try again and I will heed the advice and not start the thread. I need all the help I can! It may not help Yale that much but I have a lot to add to my application by next cycle and hopefully I can choose from a full selection of great schools.

Good luck to all who are still waiting! It was nice meeting all of you, you are all going to be wonderful lawyers! I am just upset that you all going to get a year on me even though I am older!




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