I applied last year (2004-2005), went complete on 12/17, and didn't hear anything until a rejection email on April 22, which I've pasted below. My girlfriend is applying this year -- she went complete on 12/27 and still hasn't heard anything.
From: Yale Law School Admissions <email@example.com
Date: Apr 22, 2005 5:58 AM
Subject: Yale Law School - Decision
We know that deposit deadlines for many schools are quickly approaching. In the interest of time, we wanted to provide you with your decision by e-mail. We regret that we are unable to offer you admission for the fall of 2005.
We received almost 4,000 applications for an entering class of 185 students. Given this ratio, many highly-qualified applicants have to be turned away. The faculty, all of whom read admissions files, work hard to reach these difficult decisions as fairly as possible, knowing the outcome will inevitably prove disappointing to many people.
We appreciate your interest in Yale Law School and extend to you our best wishes for the future.
Craig L. Janecek
Director of Admissions
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