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Postby SYoshi11 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:04 pm

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Re: Yale

Postby soj » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:09 pm

Depends on your softs, LORs, and essays.

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Re: Yale

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:10 pm

Take a good look at the Yale app. They have some unique questions that you'll want to have excellent answers to. As a junior, you have plenty of time to craft those answers and develop interests that will make you stand out.

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Re: Yale

Postby SYoshi11 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:14 pm

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Re: Yale

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:33 pm

SYoshi11 wrote:Or is it more about being introspective, and being able to clearly articulate my interests and how they relate to law school?


This. Their admissions dean has implied that two candidates with equivalent numbers can have very different cycles. She attributes this to the successful candidate really giving the admissions staff a deep understanding of who the candidate is and what makes him tick.

Yale's app also has this section, which I certainly would have struggled with coming out of undergrad:

"(a) Significant extracurricular activities in college (and after graduation), in order of their relative importance to you. Please estimate your time commitment for each activity.

(b) Self-support (employment) while in college and during vacations.

(c) Other activities in or out of school or work that you consider relevant."

I think being able to give quality answers in this area, and tie those interests to your PS and Yale 250, could be key.

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Re: Yale

Postby SYoshi11 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:49 pm

Again, Tiago, thank you. In general, are there any resources you used that you found remarkably helpful in preparing your law school application (I don't just mean Personal Statement manuals, but even professors, friends, parents, etc.)

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Re: Yale

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:54 pm

SYoshi11 wrote:Again, Tiago, thank you. In general, are there any resources you used that you found remarkably helpful in preparing your law school application (I don't just mean Personal Statement manuals, but even professors, friends, parents, etc.)


I'm not even applying to Yale. You might do well to ask your question in the Yale 2011-2012 applicants thread. The best resource is, of course, this website.

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Re: Yale

Postby Curious1 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:56 pm

What's wrong with Harvard?

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Re: Yale

Postby SYoshi11 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:20 pm

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Re: Yale

Postby quiver » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:46 pm

Curious1 wrote:What's wrong with Harvard?
It's not Yale.

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Re: Yale

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:48 pm

Yale chances threads are never going to be useful. The process is too complicated to guess accurately, regardless of numbers

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Re: Yale

Postby snailio » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:55 pm

soj wrote:Depends on your softs, LORs, and essays.




And if the professors reviewing your application have indigestion that day.

Besides, Yale has to get the requisite number of Olympic ping pong players, sky divers, Linguistic historians of Phoenician dialects, Symphonic flutists and associated others to make their "class".


It's not exactly a numbers meritocracy.

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Re: Yale

Postby vulpixie » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:31 pm

Congrats on your LSAT! Yale predictions are always spurious, but you have as good a shot as anyone. Look forward to an amazing cycle either way :)

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Re: Yale

Postby SYoshi11 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:29 am

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Re: Yale

Postby subtle » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:31 am

Dean Asha likes grammar. Write well. Consider the following:

"I like peas."

vs.

"I like peas".

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Re: Yale

Postby SYoshi11 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:26 am

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