Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

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Why is YLS your top choice?

Academia
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27%
Clerkships
6
23%
Clinics
1
4%
Curriculum
2
8%
Why am I even being asked this question--it's a damn reach!
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38%
 
Total votes: 26

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Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Post by KENYADIGG1T » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:19 pm

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YALE LAW SCHOOL

Important Dates
Application Opens: Late October
Last Day to Submit: February 28th, 2018
Approx. Timeline for Decisions: Mid-Late April
Application Fee: $85
FYI: YLS has a new Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Miriam Ingber

Checklist:
CAS (transcript)
LSAT
Personal statement + Yale 250
Two letters of recommendation
Application form
Application fee (need-based waivers only)

Useful Links
YLS Admissions FAQ
YLS Twitter
Ask Asha Blog
Asha on the PS
Asha on the Application Process
Asha on Why Yale

LSL/TLS Threads
Class of 2021 Applicants
Class of 2020 Applicants
Class of 2019 Applicants
Class of 2018 Applicants
Class of 2017 Applicants
LSL Yale 250 Bank
Operation: Enduring Yale 250s

Class of 2021 Profile
GPA: 3.84/3.92/3.98
LSAT: 170/173/176

3,546 Applicants
238 New offers
197 New offers accepted
48% Women
46% Students of Color
14% KJD

Class of 2020 Profile
GPA: 3.83/3.91/3.97
LSAT: 170/173/175

2938 Applicants
240 New Offers
203 New Offers Accepted
53% Women
48% Students of Color
16% KJD

YLS Tweets*
2017-2018 Cycle 2016-2017 Cycle 2015-2016 Cycle 2014-2015 Cycle *tweets go back to 2009, but am including only the most recent cycles


ALL PROPS GO TO SOLENNITA FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Post by calicolombia » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:54 pm

Kenya! Thanks for this. Checking in.

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Post by Jack_Kelly » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:55 pm

Checking in with 0 chance whatsoever due to GPA.

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Post by limelacroix » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:29 pm

Checking in!

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Post by ChaimtheGreat » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:18 pm

Checking in!

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Post by pioneer1234 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:37 pm

Checking in! Gotta help Yale pump those rejection numbers a bit higher lol

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Post by ajordan » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:23 am

Just want to say that that's a phenomenal OP, one that I would expect from someone going to Yale.

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Post by KENYADIGG1T » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:04 am

ajordan wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:23 am
Just want to say that that's a phenomenal OP, one that I would expect from someone going to Yale.
I'm legit honored, so thanks a lot! Also a lot of work you see in the OP is because of solennita (YLS '21).

Also, if y'all have questions about the application process, ask away!

- Your resident deferral Diggit

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Post by Downy4in1 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:43 am

Checking in!

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Post by Kaziende » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:13 pm

Check 1 2 check 1 2

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Post by KENYADIGG1T » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:05 pm

Added Class of 2021 stats! Note that they got WAY more applications, and their GPA splits increased, while their 75% LSAT split increased as well.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Post by ChaimtheGreat » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:25 pm

Did they make more offers than last year?

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Post by KENYADIGG1T » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:38 pm

ChaimtheGreat wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:25 pm
Did they make more offers than last year?
About the same number of offers (238 for c/o 2021, 240 for c/o 2020).

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Post by tada77 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:18 pm

Checking in! No crazy expectations given these odds, but I'm excited to give it a shot

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Post by KENYADIGG1T » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:19 pm

tada77 wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:18 pm
Checking in! No crazy expectations given these odds, but I'm excited to give it a shot
Shoot your shot

- someone who was convinced he had no shot this time last year.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Post by tada77 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:33 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:19 pm
tada77 wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:18 pm
Checking in! No crazy expectations given these odds, but I'm excited to give it a shot
Shoot your shot

- someone who was convinced he had no shot this time last year.
Thanks for the reminder that it’s worth doing! If nothing else, applying to all these schools has made me really excited about each of them, and it’s helped keep in the forefront of my mind what my highest commitment is (CJ reform). Looking forward to waiting it out with all you.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Post by Lsating » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:45 am

I thought the application will be available on 10/1 but I don't see it on the LSAC website. It says "No Active Terms/Programs for this Law School" Do you guys see it?

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Post by tada77 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:29 am

Lsating wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:45 am
I thought the application will be available on 10/1 but I don't see it on the LSAC website. It says "No Active Terms/Programs for this Law School" Do you guys see it?
It opens “mid-October.” We don’t know exactly when.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Post by ChaimtheGreat » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:45 pm

How are everyone's Y250s coming along?

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Post by KENYADIGG1T » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:43 pm

tada77 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:29 am
Lsating wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:45 am
I thought the application will be available on 10/1 but I don't see it on the LSAC website. It says "No Active Terms/Programs for this Law School" Do you guys see it?
It opens “mid-October.” We don’t know exactly when.
My prediction is 19 Oct. I think the year before it was also the third Friday of October.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Post by Guile » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:04 pm

Checking in.
ChaimtheGreat wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:45 pm
How are everyone's Y250s coming along?
bleugh, gotta rework mine! Wish I had one like the big head 250 that Lankhs showed us.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Post by tada77 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:30 am

Submitted. Glad to be done with apps. Also, Kenya's date prediction was super close!

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Post by KENYADIGG1T » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:26 am

tada77 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:30 am
Submitted. Glad to be done with apps. Also, Kenya's date prediction was super close!
Congrats on submitting! And I was off by one day (the perfectionist in me is disappointed lololol)

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Post by StayGolden » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:14 pm

Yale has two unique sections on their application, titled 'College Activities' and 'Post-college Activities,' respectively. I'm not sure whether these should be answered in the form or a list or through a narrative/essay format, as the guidelines are fairly ambiguous.

Here are the prompts:

College Activities:

Please answer a, b, and c separately from any included résumé. Your application will not be considered complete unless a, b, and c are answered. Please list:

(a) Significant extracurricular activities and unpaid externships or internships in college, in order of their relative importance to you. Please estimate your time commitment for each activity.

(b) Paid employment while in college and during vacations.

(c) Other activities during college (in or out of school) that you consider relevant.

Post-college Activities:

If it has been more than three months since you attended college, describe what you have been doing in the interval. You should include graduate or professional education, paid or unpaid employment, as well as any other activities that you consider relevant. Please answer this question separately from any information provided in a résumé.

How are people handling these? If there are any members of the forum who have applied and been accepted to Yale—and who are still active on here—I'd love to hear what you did. I'm also curious how others who are in the midst of preparing their apps are going about answering these sections.

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Re: Yale Law School Class of 2022 Applicants Thread

Post by Kaziende » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:45 am

^ Also curious about this. Do they have a sample of the formatting they're looking for on the website?

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