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Re: Yale 2010

Postby tomhobbes » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:05 pm

managamy wrote:
skynet wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:
skynet wrote:Dinged via snailmail today. Kind of a relief, really.


Even Yale does what it can to stop Judgment Day. No fate but what we make.

The Leviathan is a sort of 17c Terminator, n'est pas?


I've been curious about TH's choice of username too.


Well my philosophical idol is David Hume, but my personality's closer to Hobbes, and I admire his ability to describe life in four words. Hobbes would've had no trouble with the 250, he probably could've done something decent in 10 words.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:09 pm

tomhobbes wrote:
Well my philosophical idol is David Hume, but my personality's closer to Hobbes, and I admire his ability to describe life in four words. Hobbes would've had no trouble with the 250, he probably could've done something decent in 10 words.


I'm a Hume fan too, but Hobbes may be more relevant to the current era. Your avatar is easily one of the 10 best on TLS.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby owhlcn » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:11 pm

managamy wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:
Well my philosophical idol is David Hume, but my personality's closer to Hobbes, and I admire his ability to describe life in four words. Hobbes would've had no trouble with the 250, he probably could've done something decent in 10 words.


I'm a Hume fan too, but Hobbes may be more relevant to the current era. Your avatar is easily one of the 10 best on TLS.


Hume <3

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:13 pm

owhlcn wrote:
managamy wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:
Well my philosophical idol is David Hume, but my personality's closer to Hobbes, and I admire his ability to describe life in four words. Hobbes would've had no trouble with the 250, he probably could've done something decent in 10 words.


I'm a Hume fan too, but Hobbes may be more relevant to the current era. Your avatar is easily one of the 10 best on TLS.


Hume <3


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Re: Yale 2010

Postby owhlcn » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:14 pm

managamy wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
managamy wrote:
tomhobbes wrote:
Well my philosophical idol is David Hume, but my personality's closer to Hobbes, and I admire his ability to describe life in four words. Hobbes would've had no trouble with the 250, he probably could've done something decent in 10 words.


I'm a Hume fan too, but Hobbes may be more relevant to the current era. Your avatar is easily one of the 10 best on TLS.


Hume <3


Did you do Directed Studies? My sister did the program and encountered Hume there, after which I encountered him secondhand by reading her textbooks.


PM'ed.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby capitalacq » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:35 pm

Veritas wrote:
Inches wrote:ding dang dong, no Yale for me.

good luck to all the rest, and here are my details:

Applied: 10/08/09
Complete: 10/17/09

LSAT: 172
GPA: 3.94

Strong recs, rare softs and a weak, weak, weak 250.

why would you submit a weak x 3 250 if you are applying to yale? Don't you want to make your application as good as possible? Seems like a waste of time/money to apply knowing your materials are below your own estimation of par.


because this way you get to avoid having to make the H v Y v S decision without saying that you didn't try :)

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Sogui » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:43 pm

I've got decent numbers for Yale (176/3.87) but I'm straight out of undergrad with no leadership positions or interesting EC's/Clubs at my school

It's literally Habitat for Humanity MEMBERSHIP, and a few major-related clubs at undergrad
Part time summer work, not prestigious
Decent LoRs, but nothing special for Yale
A personal story for my PS, a story about overcoming adversity (I'm not URM though)

Have a few "neat" ideas for a 250, but just because it sounds good in my head doesn't mean it would be compelling to them



I know Yale is a "black box" but so many people have accomplished so much more than me during UG, I just sat on my ass playing games and trying to keep my grades afloat. With my GPA below their median, should I even consider spending the $$$ to apply?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Nom Sawyer » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:46 pm

capitalacq wrote:
Veritas wrote:
Inches wrote:ding dang dong, no Yale for me.

good luck to all the rest, and here are my details:

Applied: 10/08/09
Complete: 10/17/09

LSAT: 172
GPA: 3.94

Strong recs, rare softs and a weak, weak, weak 250.

why would you submit a weak x 3 250 if you are applying to yale? Don't you want to make your application as good as possible? Seems like a waste of time/money to apply knowing your materials are below your own estimation of par.


because this way you get to avoid having to make the H v Y v S decision without saying that you didn't try :)


Eh its easiest to make the HYS decision when you only apply to one of them :D

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:48 pm

Sogui wrote:I've got decent numbers for Yale (176/3.87) but I'm straight out of undergrad with no leadership positions or interesting EC's/Clubs at my school

It's literally Habitat for Humanity MEMBERSHIP, and a few major-related clubs at undergrad
Part time summer work, not prestigious
Decent LoRs, but nothing special for Yale
A personal story for my PS, a story about overcoming adversity (I'm not URM though)

Have a few "neat" ideas for a 250, but just because it sounds good in my head doesn't mean it would be compelling to them



I know Yale is a "black box" but so many people have accomplished so much more than me during UG, I just sat on my ass playing games and trying to keep my grades afloat. With my GPA below their median, should I even consider spending the $$$ to apply?


Your chances are not negligible but not great, unless you can grab their attention with a 250. The UG institution that you are attending can have an impact.

On the other hand, who does have a great chance at getting into Yale?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:58 pm

managamy wrote:On the other hand, who does have a great chance at getting into Yale?

I once heard of someone named Managamy who had a great chance :D

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:05 am

BioEBear2010 wrote:
managamy wrote:On the other hand, who does have a great chance at getting into Yale?

I once heard of someone named Managamy who had a great chance :D


Haha, thanks. In all seriousness, though, they're so selective that nobody should feel like they're virtually assured admission, and numbers-based predictions are less useful than they are for just about any other school (except maybe Boalt).

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby crackberry » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:31 am

managamy wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:
managamy wrote:On the other hand, who does have a great chance at getting into Yale?

I once heard of someone named Managamy who had a great chance :D


Haha, thanks. In all seriousness, though, they're so selective that nobody should feel like they're virtually assured admission, and numbers-based predictions are less useful than they are for just about any other school (except maybe Boalt and Stanford).

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby booby87 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:38 am

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:45 am

crackberry wrote:
managamy wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:
managamy wrote:On the other hand, who does have a great chance at getting into Yale?

I once heard of someone named Managamy who had a great chance :D


Haha, thanks. In all seriousness, though, they're so selective that nobody should feel like they're virtually assured admission, and numbers-based predictions are less useful than they are for just about any other school (except maybe Boalt and Stanford).

Fixed.


Hmm, I feel that Stanford is just a little more reliable than YLS, but I could be wrong.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Dignan » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:52 am

managamy wrote:Hmm, I feel that Stanford is just a little more reliable than YLS, but I could be wrong.

Well, SLS accepts almost twice as many applicants as YLS, so that makes SLS seem a tad bit more reliable.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby englawyer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:55 am

Dignan wrote:
managamy wrote:Hmm, I feel that Stanford is just a little more reliable than YLS, but I could be wrong.

Well, SLS accepts almost twice as many applicants as YLS, so that makes SLS seem a tad bit more reliable.


i don't know, i agree with crackberry. SLS is pretty darn unreliable:

http://stanford.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0809/

there is no nice corner of green in the upper left, like Harvard and pretty much every other law school except for Yale. There are no numbers I would feel comfortable with at Stanford, and I am 75/75 there.

You can also see this by their inferior LSAT range to Columbia. If they were number-whoring like the rest of the schools they would have a much better LSAT range.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Dignan » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:58 am

englawyer wrote:
Dignan wrote:
managamy wrote:Hmm, I feel that Stanford is just a little more reliable than YLS, but I could be wrong.

Well, SLS accepts almost twice as many applicants as YLS, so that makes SLS seem a tad bit more reliable.


i don't know, i agree with crackberry. SLS is pretty darn unreliable:

I agree that SLS is pretty darn unpredictable. They are certainly less predictable than HLS and CLS. But as unpredictable/unreliable as YLS? I don't think so.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kulax22 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:12 am

Sogui wrote:
I know Yale is a "black box" but so many people have accomplished so much more than me during UG, I just sat on my ass playing games and trying to keep my grades afloat. With my GPA below their median, should I even consider spending the $$$ to apply?


It's not the end of the world to take a job for 2-3 years and apply then. Seriously. I've been out for 5 and -although I wish I applied a lot earlier- I can't say I regret getting a taste of the "real world" *shudders*

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Re: Yale 2010

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Re: Yale 2010

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:18 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:
VoidSix wrote:http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/bgc


V6, you're not getting into SLS or YLS.

htmfh.


Save it for the other thread. He has some pretty impressive softs, anyway.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kretzy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:19 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:
VoidSix wrote:http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/bgc


V6, you're not getting into SLS or YLS.

htmfh.


I demand V6 be admitted to SLS. Hear that, Dean Deal?

/blatant Colorado bias.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:19 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:
VoidSix wrote:http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/bgc


V6, you're not getting into SLS or YLS.

htmfh.



I hear Lake Michigan is beautiful from Chicago in the spring.
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:20 am

managamy wrote:Save it for the other thread. He has some pretty impressive softs, anyway.

Didn't you tell people you were leaving TLS or something?

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Re: Yale 2010

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