Is Yale Trolling Me?

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Ruxin1
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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby Ruxin1 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:07 pm

Wormfather wrote:I just got a letter from Yale asking me to apply. I'm unsure; on one hand I dont suspect that they engage in YP, on the other hand event though I have a 3.9x, my lsat is sub 165. AA or not that's well outside of their purview.

Should I YOLO this? I'd rather not waste $100 on 1:100,000 odds.


Honestly, I'd rather give you the $100 if you won't apply. This could be life changing, go for it!

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby nygrrrl » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:09 pm

I remembered seeing a thread on this a couple of years ago, found it.
Maybe you could pm a couple of these posters, see what their experience was with it?
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=100876
Personally, I'd say YOLO. It's a chunk of change to be sure, but...
(Interested to see what others have to say!)

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby jrf12886 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:11 pm

According to LSN, no one reported being admitted with an LSAT lower than 165 last year. Still, it couldn't hurt if you have $100 to spare.

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby sinfiery » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:16 pm

Got a packet with all the bells and whistles from Yale last year asking me to apply with a 167/3.78

Kept it as motivation they were using me as just some person to pad their stats.

Mentioned minority factors but I knew I had no urm status thanks to TLS.

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby nygrrrl » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:23 pm

Wormfather wrote:2. "Online forums like Top Law Schools, can cause long bouts of stress-induced insomnia. I wish someone had told me to stay away from them!"

:lol: :lol: :lol:
That made my day.

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby TheThriller » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:41 pm

Go for it Worm, I know its $100 but if you decided not too, I will literally pay the app fee for you

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby PickMe! » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:48 pm

Wormfather wrote:Also the package has 10 sample PS's/16 sample 250's from admitted students. And a bunch of tips from students like the following:

2. "Online forums like Top Law Schools, can cause long bouts of stress-induced insomnia. I wish someone had told me to stay away from them!"

Well I dont know what to say.


Ummm...I would love to see this packet. Lol

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby Nova » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:51 pm

Apply!!

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby 071816 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:01 pm

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby hichvichwoh » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:20 pm

It's surprisingly difficult to make a yale-yolo pun.

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby EstudianteDeDerecho » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:25 pm

I got this last year. Clearly a diversity recruitment tool, so I didn't pay the $100.

But occasionally, I find myself wondering...

So, if you have the $100 to spare, it might be worth it so you never have to ask yourself, "what if?"

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby delusional » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:48 pm

If you are AA and your LSAT is 164 then they're not necessarily trolling. According to some calculators, URM with those numbers is a reach at CoN and a target at Ch. If AA is the "best" URM, then why not Yale? Although I would say that if you only have a hundred bucks, Harvard is a safer reach.

ETA: Also, you know your softs. If you haven't done anything interesting, then the case for blowing the money on Harvard is stronger. If you are a former Marine captain and olympic athlete, the case for Yale gets more compelling.

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby 20141023 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:56 pm

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby sinfiery » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:08 pm

Got the same exact packet today as I did last year.

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby Ti Malice » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:44 pm

Wormfather wrote:I just got a letter from Yale asking me to apply. I'm unsure; on one hand I dont suspect that they engage in YP, on the other hand event though I have a 3.9x, my lsat is sub 165. AA or not that's well outside of their purview.

Should I YOLO this? I'd rather not waste $100 on 1:100,000 odds.


You should apply. It's obviously a bit of a long shot (as are most apps to YLS), but your chances are good enough to justify paying for a definitive answer. Applying late in the game doesn't hurt with YLS, so take the time to make the rest of your app as good as you can.

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby Nala7892 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:24 pm

Wormfather wrote:I just got a letter from Yale asking me to apply. I'm unsure; on one hand I dont suspect that they engage in YP, on the other hand event though I have a 3.9x, my lsat is sub 165. AA or not that's well outside of their purview.

Should I YOLO this? I'd rather not waste $100 on 1:100,000 odds.


I just got this today too! I'm 3.76/170 non-URM Hispanic, so I'm preeeetty positive I will not be getting in. But I think I'm just going to suck it up and spend the money so I can know for sure. I think you should do the same, especially since you're a URM!

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby DaRascal » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:16 pm

I think you should do it, Worm, because your GPA is really high and you never know. I got an e-mail from the Harvard Latino group (La Alianza) a couple of weeks ago encouraging me to apply but I'm not going to bother. I also don't feel confident that my URM status could mitigate my weak LSAT score.

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby mommalee » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:21 pm

I got the same packet today. It made me a little sad cause I know I wouldn't be getting in LSAT is way too low AA 3.74/165

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby Lawquacious » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:23 pm

Yes, apparently.

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:17 pm

Wormfather wrote:I just got a letter from Yale asking me to apply. I'm unsure; on one hand I dont suspect that they engage in YP, on the other hand event though I have a 3.9x, my lsat is sub 165. AA or not that's well outside of their purview.

Should I YOLO this? I'd rather not waste $100 on 1:100,000 odds.


Combining the % of AA URMs with say a 164 and 3.9+, you are in pretty rarified air dude. Go for it. This is an odd cycle and apps are way down, as I'm sure you know.

(viewtopic.php?f=14&t=195443)

Also this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyjOy7fRzs0

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby Doorkeeper » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:09 am

John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
Wormfather wrote:I just got a letter from Yale asking me to apply. I'm unsure; on one hand I dont suspect that they engage in YP, on the other hand event though I have a 3.9x, my lsat is sub 165. AA or not that's well outside of their purview.

Should I YOLO this? I'd rather not waste $100 on 1:100,000 odds.


Combining the % of AA URMs with say a 164 and 3.9+, you are in pretty rarified air dude. Go for it. This is an odd cycle and apps are way down, as I'm sure you know.

(http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 4&t=195443)

Also this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyjOy7fRzs0

I agree with all of this.

Also, I love your username, JRR.

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:48 am

Doorkeeper wrote:
John_rizzy_rawls wrote:
Wormfather wrote:I just got a letter from Yale asking me to apply. I'm unsure; on one hand I dont suspect that they engage in YP, on the other hand event though I have a 3.9x, my lsat is sub 165. AA or not that's well outside of their purview.

Should I YOLO this? I'd rather not waste $100 on 1:100,000 odds.


Combining the % of AA URMs with say a 164 and 3.9+, you are in pretty rarified air dude. Go for it. This is an odd cycle and apps are way down, as I'm sure you know.

(viewtopic.php?f=14&t=195443)

Also this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyjOy7fRzs0

I agree with all of this.

Also, I love your username, JRR.


Rawls is my philosophical hero man. Diggin your 'tar lol

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby willwash » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:46 pm

OK, just so I'm clear--YOLO="You Only Live Once"?

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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby jkpolk » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:00 pm

willwash wrote:OK, just so I'm clear--YOLO="You Only Live Once"?


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Re: Is Yale Trolling Me?

Postby wingedwolf » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:35 am

nygrrrl wrote:
Wormfather wrote:2. "Online forums like Top Law Schools, can cause long bouts of stress-induced insomnia. I wish someone had told me to stay away from them!"

:lol: :lol: :lol:
That made my day.


+1 Agreed.




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