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Law School Applications / Re: Yale Law School Admissions
« on: August 15, 2005, 06:41:25 PM »
as a final thought: connecticut has two of the country's top ten donut shops, if you trust epicurious:

http://www.epicurious.com/restaurants/best_eats/donuts#phillips

i'm pretty sure that bon appetit called the donuts at phillips country kitchen in woodbury the best donuts in the country a few years back.

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Law School Applications / Re: Yale Law School Admissions
« on: August 15, 2005, 06:05:26 PM »
koffee too?, a coffee place half a block from the law school, has very tasty coffee, and they sometimes even brew kona and sell it for the same price as everything else. that was my standby coffee place during college, and i plan on renewing the tradition in law school. (They also get H&H bagels every morning!) for iced coffee, though, it's got to be DD.

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Law School Applications / Re: Yale Law School Admissions
« on: August 14, 2005, 05:45:57 PM »
The reason there's no Krispy Kreme in New Haven is that New Haven has more Dunkin' Donuts per capita than any other place in the US. There are something like 42 Dunkin Donuts servicing the city's 120k people.

Bring on the DD iced coffee (hazelnut flavored!)

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Law School Applications / Re: Yale Law School Admissions
« on: August 10, 2005, 06:22:56 PM »
I took two years off and spent the time working for a private public interest law firm in San Francisco.

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Personal Statement / Re: Yale 250 Word Essay
« on: August 10, 2005, 02:49:03 PM »
There are definitely queer women at YLS (there were maybe 5 at the queer students dinner, and my friend Julie who attended mentioned a few others who didn't make it to the dinner), although I didn't meet any from our class. Still, the number of queer women is definitely less than the number of queer men.

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Law School Applications / Re: Yale Law School Admissions
« on: August 10, 2005, 02:45:09 PM »
Most certainly! I'll be getting in on the 26th. Shall we grab a drink at some point that weekend?

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Law School Applications / Re: Yale Law School Admissions
« on: August 10, 2005, 02:33:04 PM »
There's some useful info about YLS on this XOXO thread: http://www.xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=235061&mc=135&forum_id=2

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Personal Statement / Re: Yale 250 Word Essay
« on: August 10, 2005, 02:27:37 PM »
I agree with Swat07. Especially if you're interested in public interest law and activism, I would recommend applying to NYU and Yale. When I was at the Yale admitted students weekend, Dean Koh came to the queer students small group dinner and began recruiting us to help him with the briefing for the Solomon Amendment Supreme Court case, and then went into his commitment to queer rights as a general matter of civil rights and the way this commitment is onnected to his own experience as an immigrant from Korea. He's awesome, and very committed to public interest work.

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Law School Applications / Re: Yale Law School Admissions
« on: August 10, 2005, 02:22:38 PM »
It went well, although I'm very happy to be back in SF. Thanks again for the housing! Did you hear the story about the girl who stepped on my face in the middle of the night?

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Personal Statement / Re: Yale 250 Word Essay
« on: August 10, 2005, 02:19:43 PM »
I agree with Max's advice that your essay shouldn't be too far out there (these are law professors after all, not creative writers) but I don't think you necessarily need to go with an intellectual topic. I think the best strategy is to use your 250 to offer something that is not contained elsewhere in your application. My personal statement (which I included as my answer to question 10) was all about my public interest work and my commitment to pursuing that work in the future, so I used my 250 to talk about my musical interests. This seems to have been the strategy that works for most people: Don't make your 250 a small version of your PS, but make it something different that compliments your PS and adds an additional element to your app.

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