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Law School Admissions / Re: Yale Obsession
« on: February 03, 2009, 10:17:05 PM »

Anyways, it's been quite a while and I haven't heard anything back.  I was going to send a LOCI.  Also, I was thinking of "accidentally" being in the area and then stopping in the admissions office to say 'hi' and then inquire about my applications status.  I just feel that I should get some answers because I can't live like a nervous wreck anymore.  Maybe I should send an e-mail asking if there's been a decision and what it is?  I need proactive advice.

Don't stress - as Asha (the head of admissions here at YLS) has said time and again, the unique application review process (http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissions/archive/2007/11/08/the-secret.aspx) means that it will often take longer to hear back from Yale; **many** decisions aren't made till February, March, or April.

In other words, no worries that you haven't heard back yet...they know you're still interested! If you happen to be in New Haven, you'd certainly be welcome to take a student-led tour (1pm on most Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays - but call ahead to confirm!), but trust me - if they have made a decision, they'll let you know (usually by phone unless you're out of phone contact, like, in Africa or something) as soon as possible! It's not like the admissions staff just sits on decisions b/c they like to see people squirm...instead, they're waiting for faculty reviewers to carefully complete the steps of the process. [Asking for a decision won't make one come more quickly...in fact, it's just a (sorry to be blunt) waste of the staff's time.]

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An undergrad here at Yale reports having been admitted in the past couple days...I don't know her firsthand, but based on her accomplishments/honors, I wouldn't be too surprised.

I guess it *is* getting to be around that time...a number of professors have mentioned in class that they've been busy reviewing files recently. :)

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Comeback got some more specific answers to this question on TLS:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=49466

I'm generally sceptical about TLS-gleaned info, but rabbit9198 is reliably on top of her game (and an LSD-er).

Aw, thanks! :)

I think the TLS threads linked on this thread cover most everything...I'd note that the Michigan subsidy mentioned above (I think, though I'm not 100% positive) is only for Darrow scholarship winners, fyi.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: HLS Class of 2012
« on: November 28, 2008, 10:57:47 PM »
Congrats to all the new admits! What fabulous news to be thankful for!

Shameless self-plug: If you want to read a bit about what it's like to be a 1L @ HLS, I'd invite you to check out the blog that a friend of mine (1L @ HLS) and I (1L @ YLS) are co-writing to get a snapshot at life in law school. http://similarlysituated.blogspot.com/

Again, congrats & best wishes!

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Ask your law school's career office if they have paid for access to the University of Arizona-compiled 2008-2009 Government Honors & Internship Handbook. It contains hiring information on 40 federal agencies that hire, including alphabetical listing of organizations with detailed information about summer and entry-level hiring.

It's an annual publication, and I would assume most law schools participate.
http://www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm

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Sorry for the dead-post bump, but as the semester wears on it's nice to have people who aren't our friends & family reading...we're trying to each post at least once a week, so hopefully there will be stuff to keep you coming back to visit: http://similarlysituated.blogspot.com/ (most recent updates: the election @ law school)

I'll also be writing a bit about New Haven in the next week or so, heartbreaker!...so stay tuned!

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Thanks to everyone for the feedback so far - I think we'll definitely be more motivated to keep posting, and posting more regularly, if we get encouraging comments...so I would encourage you to comment on our posts, ask questions, etc.

Great blog.  Way to make the rest of us feel inadequate.

Haha. Well, I certainly hope we're not truly making you feel inadequate! I think you'll see from our posts that both of us have had feelings of inadequacy at our respective schools. :)

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A great friend of mine just started her 1L year at HLS, and I just started at YLS - we decided that to keep our friends updated about our lives and to document our experiences for ourselves, we'd keep a blog about our experiences. I thought it might be interesting for prospective students to compare our thoughts on our schools, and to see what life is like for us. If you have specific topics you'd like us to discuss, send me a PM.

You can follow us here: http://similarlysituated.blogspot.com/

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Law School Admissions / Re: LOR Etiquette
« on: August 31, 2008, 04:49:11 PM »
Do it, if for no other reason than verifying the address to which they should send the LOR. And it makes you look like you have your act together, as was mentioned above.

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I think I mentioned this before on a similar thread (great job, btw - the site looks amazing!), but in the graphical representations it's impossible to know whether more than one person has the exact same stats (and whether their decisions were the same/different). I know the graphs are generally just to give a broad idea of where a "line" might exist, but if there were some way for the floating boxes that pop up to list everyone at that data point, it'd be awesome.


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