Welcome 2013 / Fall Housekeeping
Greetings from New Haven!
School has started, the new class has settled in, and we're busily
booking recruiting trips, which means it's time to kick off the admissions
The school year started with a week-long orientation for
new students. The week was filled with
lectures, picnics, a cocktail reception, and a surprise visit by the Cupcake
Truck. Follow this link to read Dean
Post's welcome address to YLS's 199th class of students.
The 205 students of the 1L class hail from 10 countries,
31 states, and 69 undergraduate institutions.
They have lived and worked in 74 countries and read and speak 35
languages. 20% of the Class of 2013 joined us immediately after finishing
their undergraduate studies, 38% have been out of college for one or two years,
and the remaining 42% have three or more years of post-college
experience. They hold 42 advanced degrees in such diverse subjects as
economics, philosophy, journalism, Classics, and applied physics. Before
joining us at YLS, the Class of 2013 pursued a variety of jobs, activities, and
· public charter school co-founder;
· special assistant to the Philippine government;
· Marine Corps combat correspondent;
· speechwriter for former President George W. Bush;
· aide for House Judiciary Committee;
· media advisor for Sesame Street;
· slam poet;
· park ranger in Vermont; and
· conducting field research in Tostan villages.
Visit the class profile page
for more facts about the Class of 2013.
If you're interested in joining our 200th
class, check out our recruiting
schedule to see if we're going to be visiting your area or drop by the Law
School for a tour (starting in October) if you're in town.
A lot of you are anxious to start working on your YLS
application. We're making some
last-minute changes to our application, so it's not quite ready. We'll tweet, blog, post, etc. when it's
ready. There won't be any major changes to
the application form and we're still requiring a personal statement and
250-word essay, so feel free to work on those in the interim.
Our new Director of Recruitment, Carolina Maharbiz, will
be taking over "Tracey
on the Town." Carolina will be
giving you the inside scoop on the best places to go and things to do in New
Haven and Connecticut, so be on the lookout for her new column debuting at the
end of the week.
In addition to our Twitter account, the
Admissions Office now has a Facebook
page. Be sure to follow us, "like"
us, or whatever term for external validation Facebook decides to use next. Of course, you should also check out our Student
Perspectives blog which will have new posts starting in October. If you're not a regular reader of this blog,
you may have missed this summer's "Ask Asha" personal
statement boot camp series. Now that
you're putting together your applications, you may want to read/reread it.
Finally, don't forget you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with
questions or ideas for future posts. We're
excited to begin the admissions season and we welcome you to (203)!