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Kronk
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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:54 pm

managamy wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
Dignan wrote:
VoidSix wrote:Avoided rejection. Considering this a small victory.

I am avoiding a rejection by not submitting an application. The strategy is working well.


Hmmm. I admit it, you are better than I am.


Nice word choice.


Good catch. I credit The Princess Bride.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby maudlinstreet » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:58 pm

haha, I'm still semi-contemplating applying to Yale, even though I'm pretty sure it'd be a lost cause with my stats (~3.7 / 175). also, applying this late looks bad I guess... maybe I'll try writing the 250 and if it turns out well, I'll apply :)

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:00 pm

maudlinstreet wrote:haha, I'm still semi-contemplating applying to Yale, even though I'm pretty sure it'd be a lost cause with my stats (~3.7 / 175). also, applying this late looks bad I guess... maybe I'll try writing the 250 and if it turns out well, I'll apply :)


If you're not really sure about the whole idea, maybe you shouldn't waste the time on the 250, which can take a while. As noted earlier, you can't judge your chances just by stats; they've taken people with your numbers in the past if their softs are good.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby maudlinstreet » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:04 pm

managamy wrote:
maudlinstreet wrote:haha, I'm still semi-contemplating applying to Yale, even though I'm pretty sure it'd be a lost cause with my stats (~3.7 / 175). also, applying this late looks bad I guess... maybe I'll try writing the 250 and if it turns out well, I'll apply :)


If you're not really sure about the whole idea, maybe you shouldn't waste the time on the 250, which can take a while. As noted earlier, you can't judge your chances just by stats; they've taken people with your numbers in the past if their softs are good.

eh, writing the 250 would probably actually be fun, and I'd consider it a good exercise for my writing (which has gotten slightly rusty due to disuse). my softs are OK but nothing super awesome, so it seems like it'd be pretty difficult to overcome the sub sub sub 25th gpa.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:12 pm

maudlinstreet wrote:
managamy wrote:
maudlinstreet wrote:haha, I'm still semi-contemplating applying to Yale, even though I'm pretty sure it'd be a lost cause with my stats (~3.7 / 175). also, applying this late looks bad I guess... maybe I'll try writing the 250 and if it turns out well, I'll apply :)


If you're not really sure about the whole idea, maybe you shouldn't waste the time on the 250, which can take a while. As noted earlier, you can't judge your chances just by stats; they've taken people with your numbers in the past if their softs are good.

eh, writing the 250 would probably actually be fun, and I'd consider it a good exercise for my writing (which has gotten slightly rusty due to disuse). my softs are OK but nothing super awesome, so it seems like it'd be pretty difficult to overcome the sub sub sub 25th gpa.


Props to you for the attitude expressed in the bolded statement. Why not go for it?

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby drsomebody » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:14 pm

maudlinstreet wrote:
managamy wrote:
maudlinstreet wrote:haha, I'm still semi-contemplating applying to Yale, even though I'm pretty sure it'd be a lost cause with my stats (~3.7 / 175). also, applying this late looks bad I guess... maybe I'll try writing the 250 and if it turns out well, I'll apply :)


If you're not really sure about the whole idea, maybe you shouldn't waste the time on the 250, which can take a while. As noted earlier, you can't judge your chances just by stats; they've taken people with your numbers in the past if their softs are good.

eh, writing the 250 would probably actually be fun, and I'd consider it a good exercise for my writing (which has gotten slightly rusty due to disuse). my softs are OK but nothing super awesome, so it seems like it'd be pretty difficult to overcome the sub sub sub 25th gpa.


If you have the money (and any desire to attend Yale) you should do it. I found writing the 250 essay to be one of the only parts of the law school application process that was actually enjoyable. It forces you to think creatively and concisely and I'm happy that at least a couple of people are going to read mine.

Also a 3.7/175 is a great set of numbers and I suspect plenty of folk get into Yale with those sorts of quantitative factors. Yale is also insistent that applying late doesn't impact one's ability to be accepted into the program. Who knows how true that statement is, but I'd put more trust in the adcom than I would in anonymous folk on an internet forum.

[I'm not a member of an admissions committee. Heck, I'm not even in law school yet. Everything I say should be taken with a huge grain of salt]

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby fidesverita » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:25 pm

Dinged by snail mail (west coast). Lame short letter.

Not too disappointed, as I was expecting this and didn't care about YLS. What can I say... there wasn't any chemistry between us. I bleed red anyway ;)

Hopefully this means more hope for the rest of you all!

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Lmao Zedong » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:43 pm

my friend is a URM (black) 3.7ish/175 who applied a couple months ago. he told me he recently received some snail mail saying something along the lines of "there's nothing wrong with your file and we're hoping to get a decision to you shortly." i haven't followed this thread, so i was curious if that's standard or if it means anything one way or the other about his application.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby owhlcn » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:48 pm

VoidSix wrote:
Good catch. I credit The Princess Bride.


just for the record, i credit the princess bride for everything.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:58 pm

owhlcn wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
Good catch. I credit The Princess Bride.


just for the record, i credit the princess bride for everything.


Full disclosure: I have no idea what The Princess Bride is.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby englawyer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:02 pm

managamy wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
Good catch. I credit The Princess Bride.


just for the record, i credit the princess bride for everything.


Full disclosure: I have no idea what The Princess Bride is.


go watch it immediately

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby lawhawk » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:02 pm

managamy wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
Good catch. I credit The Princess Bride.


just for the record, i credit the princess bride for everything.


Full disclosure: I have no idea what The Princess Bride is.



your loss. but that's probably why you have a 4.1 178.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kretzy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:03 pm

managamy wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
Good catch. I credit The Princess Bride.


just for the record, i credit the princess bride for everything.


Full disclosure: I have no idea what The Princess Bride is.


This may be the least believable thing I've ever heard from you, M.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby owhlcn » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:06 pm

managamy wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
Good catch. I credit The Princess Bride.


just for the record, i credit the princess bride for everything.


Full disclosure: I have no idea what The Princess Bride is.


i am actually, legitimately shocked.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:09 pm

That's a classic blunder, M. The most well-known is never get involved in a land war in Asia.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby neimanmarxist » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:12 pm

VoidSix wrote:That's a classic blunder, M. The most well-known is never get involved in a land war in Asia.


<----- pumps fist in the air.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby drsomebody » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:12 pm

managamy wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
Good catch. I credit The Princess Bride.


just for the record, i credit the princess bride for everything.


Full disclosure: I have no idea what The Princess Bride is.


It's available for streaming on netflix. Go watch it. Tonight.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kretzy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:14 pm

drsomebody wrote:
managamy wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
Good catch. I credit The Princess Bride.


just for the record, i credit the princess bride for everything.


Full disclosure: I have no idea what The Princess Bride is.


It's available for streaming on netflix. Go watch it. Tonight.


This. I'd watch it too, but "Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" is already in the DVD player...

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Lysis » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:21 pm

Kretzy wrote:
This. I'd watch it too, but "Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" is already in the DVD player...


Is that good? Because it was adapted into a kind of disappointing West End show. I would prioritize The Princess Bride.

(<3 Yale. Call....)

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kretzy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:24 pm

Lysis wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
This. I'd watch it too, but "Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" is already in the DVD player...


Is that good? Because it was adapted into a kind of disappointing West End show. I would prioritize The Princess Bride.

(<3 Yale. Call....)


The movie is amazing. Far better than "Too Wong Foo..." I less-than-three Yale as well, though.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby fidesverita » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:24 pm

managamy wrote:
owhlcn wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
Good catch. I credit The Princess Bride.


just for the record, i credit the princess bride for everything.


Full disclosure: I have no idea what The Princess Bride is.


Managamy, my dear, now that you've hit the holy trinity of law schools... i think you can take senior year a bit easier and start watching movies like The Princess Bride. It's a must!

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby englawyer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:25 pm

calling HYS the holy trinity is pretty funny because I suspect that a sizable number of people going there are non-believers. if your logic skills are that good... :wink:

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:27 pm

Kretzy wrote:
This. I'd watch it too, but "Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" is already in the DVD player...


This move is also amazing. Guy Pearce is hilarious and I love how the guy that plays Agent Smith in The Matrix is in it. Good call.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby knola002 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:29 pm

englawyer wrote:calling HYS the holy trinity is pretty funny because I suspect that a sizable number of people going there are non-believers. if your logic skills are that good... :wink:
Love it.

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Re: Yale 2010

Postby fidesverita » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:31 pm

lol. I'll be a faithful believer... let me in!




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