In at Yale!

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CardinalRules
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Re: In at Yale!

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:16 pm

GeePee wrote:Everyone accepted so far has had an Ivy undergrad. Starting to worry about pedigree as a very significant factor at Yale...


+a lot. That said, would you want to be at a place so saturated with elitist notions? I wouldn't.

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby zsqlywm » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:26 pm

i was accepted today! and i'm definitely not from an ivy undergrad.... i'm an international applicant from canada.... median LSAT and 4.0 gpa

good luck to everyone!

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:32 pm

zsqlywm wrote:i was accepted today! and i'm definitely not from an ivy undergrad.... i'm an international applicant from canada.... median LSAT and 4.0 gpa

good luck to everyone!


Thanks for the reassuring news and many congrats!!! :D

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby zabagabe » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:40 pm

zsqlywm wrote:i was accepted today! and i'm definitely not from an ivy undergrad.... i'm an international applicant from canada.... median LSAT and 4.0 gpa

good luck to everyone!


Congrats!

managamy wrote:
GeePee wrote:Everyone accepted so far has had an Ivy undergrad. Starting to worry about pedigree as a very significant factor at Yale...


+a lot. That said, would you want to be at a place so saturated with elitist notions? I wouldn't.


Don't you/didn't you go to Stanford? If so, then by your measure you're already saturated with elitist notions. If one non-Ivy kid goes to YLS, there's less saturation. ;) FWIW, I do think YLS tends to be more elite undergrad heavy than average, but I don't think that elitists only go to Ivy schools, nor are all Ivy kids elitists.

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby Lysis » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:42 pm

Congrats to everyone in so far!! :D

I'm still procrastinating on sending my app...if anyone feels like sharing the format they used to answer the extra questions via PM, I'd appreciate it. I know it probably doesn't matter much, but I'm having trouble satisfying myself with the way I have it laid out.

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:43 pm

zabagabe wrote:
zsqlywm wrote:i was accepted today! and i'm definitely not from an ivy undergrad.... i'm an international applicant from canada.... median LSAT and 4.0 gpa

good luck to everyone!


Congrats!

managamy wrote:
GeePee wrote:Everyone accepted so far has had an Ivy undergrad. Starting to worry about pedigree as a very significant factor at Yale...


+a lot. That said, would you want to be at a place so saturated with elitist notions? I wouldn't.


Don't you/didn't you go to Stanford? If so, then by your measure you're already saturated with elitist notions. If one non-Ivy kid goes to YLS, there's less saturation. ;) FWIW, I do think YLS tends to be more elite undergrad heavy than average, but I don't think that elitists only go to Ivy schools, nor are all Ivy kids elitists.


I feel that Stanford and other California schools are much less elitist than the Ivies, having known several people from them. But it's just my personal experience.

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby superserial » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:53 pm

managamy wrote:
GeePee wrote:Everyone accepted so far has had an Ivy undergrad. Starting to worry about pedigree as a very significant factor at Yale...


+a lot. That said, would you want to be at a place so saturated with elitist notions? I wouldn't.


better rethink law school then!

and saying you wouldn't want to be at Yale is just a blatant lie.

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:55 pm

superserial wrote:
managamy wrote:
GeePee wrote:Everyone accepted so far has had an Ivy undergrad. Starting to worry about pedigree as a very significant factor at Yale...


+a lot. That said, would you want to be at a place so saturated with elitist notions? I wouldn't.


better rethink law school then!

and saying you wouldn't want to be at Yale is just a blatant lie.


No, it's not. My JR2 made YLS irrelevant.

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby superserial » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:56 pm

managamy wrote:
No, it's not. My JR2 made YLS irrelevant.


:roll:

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby marbletop » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:57 pm

Woo, congrats zsqlywm and caved!

Lysis: PM on the way.

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby zabagabe » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:02 pm

managamy wrote:I feel that Stanford and other California schools are much less elitist than the Ivies, having known several people from them. But it's just my personal experience.


You must have gone to a different Stanford than the one I went to. ;) In my experience, people with elitist "I'm better than you" attitudes are diversely represented at all institutions.

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby Kretzy » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:03 pm

zabagabe wrote:
managamy wrote:I feel that Stanford and other California schools are much less elitist than the Ivies, having known several people from them. But it's just my personal experience.


You must have gone to a different Stanford than the one I went to. ;) In my experience, people with elitist "I'm better than you" attitudes are diversely represented at all institutions.


This. I went to one of the hippiest liberal arts schools out there, and we had plenty of elitist bullshit flowing through our grounds.

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby duodora » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:28 pm

I'm shocked too--but I'm joining this thread as well! Just got a call today! I know I sounded like a blathering idiot (WOW OMG WOW OMG THANK YOU OMG WOW), but I suppose he gets that a lot!

As for the discussion about undergraduate schools--my school is T30 or so, but not Ivy league!

Basic Info (if anyone is wanting to know)

LSAT + GPA: Both >75% (PM if you want to know details)
Still in undergrad
Solid but not exceptional softs (again, PM if you want to know specifics)

Can't wait to get packet in the mail (I was really impressed, they offered to ship my packet home instead of school--I'm psyched!)

Congrats everyone :)

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby zabagabe » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:31 pm

duodora wrote:I'm shocked too--but I'm joining this thread as well! Just got a call today! I know I sounded like a blathering idiot (WOW OMG WOW OMG THANK YOU OMG WOW), but I suppose he gets that a lot!

As for the discussion about undergraduate schools--my school is T30 or so, but not Ivy league!

Basic Info (if anyone is wanting to know)

LSAT + GPA: Both >75% (PM if you want to know details)
Still in undergrad
Solid but not exceptional softs (again, PM if you want to know specifics)

Can't wait to get packet in the mail (I was really impressed, they offered to ship my packet home instead of school--I'm psyched!)

Congrats everyone :)


Woohoo! Congrats!! Yeah, I was a total moron on the phone, but I think he kind of enjoys it. In what other job do you get to make so many relatively articulate people so happy they're rendered incomprehensible?

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby rabbit9198 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:34 pm

zabagabe wrote: Woohoo! Congrats!! Yeah, I was a total moron on the phone, but I think he kind of enjoys it. In what other job do you get to make so many relatively articulate people so happy they're rendered incomprehensible?


It would be kind of awesome if Craig audio-taped all the phone calls, and then played the best "outtakes" during Law Revue in the spring...with people's permission, of course... :)

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby zabagabe » Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:39 pm

rabbit9198 wrote:
zabagabe wrote: Woohoo! Congrats!! Yeah, I was a total moron on the phone, but I think he kind of enjoys it. In what other job do you get to make so many relatively articulate people so happy they're rendered incomprehensible?


It would be kind of awesome if Craig audio-taped all the phone calls, and then played the best "outtakes" during Law Revue in the spring...with people's permission, of course... :)


Oh man, someone should really recommend this - I would totally permit him to share my blubbering. (Asha, are you reading this???)

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby duodora » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:19 pm

rabbit9198 wrote:
zabagabe wrote: Woohoo! Congrats!! Yeah, I was a total moron on the phone, but I think he kind of enjoys it. In what other job do you get to make so many relatively articulate people so happy they're rendered incomprehensible?


It would be kind of awesome if Craig audio-taped all the phone calls, and then played the best "outtakes" during Law Revue in the spring...with people's permission, of course... :)


That would be pretty great!

I definitely got the feeling he was amused by my rambling/OMG-ing! But goodness--better that than calling someone up and having them be "Oh. Well, thanks, I guess. Whatever."

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby cougit » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:04 pm

As of today I am the most shocked person in the world, I can't believe I can join this thread right now! I wasn't even thinking I had a chance at Yale. Congrats everyone!!!!!

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby catwoman » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:44 pm

marbletop wrote:I got the big box this weekend too--it's a huge glossy binder. Now I've pretty much memorized the website, so there weren't many surprises in there for me, but it was still nice to see. Catwoman, have you gotten the student buddy questionnaire yet?


yup, got it. and congrats to all the new admits! i'm excited to meet you all in april (and i'm sure you won't be elitist snobs :lol: )

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby BioEBear2010 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:43 am

Got the phone call today! I need someone to pinch me, seriously.

Congrats everyone!

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby LSATfromNC » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:44 am

I just wanted to tell all of you I hate you, seriously.

But congrats from a hater.

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby naruhodo » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:11 am

Congrats to all the new admits! :-)

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby Core » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:14 am

LSATfromNC wrote:I just wanted to tell all of you I hate you, seriously.

But congrats from a hater.

+1

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby monkeygirl » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:46 am

Congratulations to everyone who has made it!!

What an awesome way to start the holiday break--good for you!!

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Re: In at Yale!

Postby KimmyGibbler » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:08 am

managamy wrote:
zabagabe wrote:
zsqlywm wrote:i was accepted today! and i'm definitely not from an ivy undergrad.... i'm an international applicant from canada.... median LSAT and 4.0 gpa

good luck to everyone!


Congrats!

managamy wrote:
GeePee wrote:Everyone accepted so far has had an Ivy undergrad. Starting to worry about pedigree as a very significant factor at Yale...


+a lot. That said, would you want to be at a place so saturated with elitist notions? I wouldn't.


Don't you/didn't you go to Stanford? If so, then by your measure you're already saturated with elitist notions. If one non-Ivy kid goes to YLS, there's less saturation. ;) FWIW, I do think YLS tends to be more elite undergrad heavy than average, but I don't think that elitists only go to Ivy schools, nor are all Ivy kids elitists.


I feel that Stanford and other California schools are much less elitist than the Ivies, having known several people from them. But it's just my personal experience.


You wouldn't know if you were talking to a non-elitist Ivy leaguer because they wouldn't talk about their alma mater unless it came up




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