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]