Let's Get This Party Started
Greetings from New Haven! School has started, the new class has settled in, and we're busy with recruiting trips and webinars. Although it doesn't seem possible to us in the Admissions Office (weren't we just reviewing applications?), the new admissions season has started.
Before we began the search for the Class of 2015 we had the opportunity to welcome the Class of 2014 to the Law School. The school year opened with a weeklong orientation program designed to introduce new students to the study of law, the legal profession, and life at Yale Law School. Dean Robert Post's convocation address to the Law School's 200th(!) class of students kicked off a week filled with lectures, picnics, the Cupcake Truck, and the annual student organization fair.
The 205 students of the first-year class hail from 8 countries, 38 states, and 74 undergraduate institutions. They have lived and worked in 71 countries and read and speak 39 languages. 20% of the Class of 2014 joined us immediately after finishing their undergraduate studies, 45% have been out of college for one or two years, and the remaining 35% have three or more years of post-college experience. They hold 41 advanced degrees in such diverse subjects as Economics, Theology, and Biochemistry. Before joining us at YLS, the Class of 2014 pursued a variety of jobs, activities, and careers, including:
- economists at the Council of Economic Advisors and the Federal Reserve Bank of NY;
- policy advisors to the Canadian Liberal Party, British Conservative Party, and the Liberian Liberty Party;
- co-author of a book with James Carville;
- logistics planner to Force Command at NATO;
- researcher for George W. Bush's presidential memoir;
- concert violinist and student of Itzhak Perlman;
- international Sanshou champion; and
- nationally-ranked Scrabble player.
Visit our class profile page for more facts about the Class of 2014.
If you're interested in joining our 201st class, check out our recruiting schedule to see if we will be visiting your area or hosting a webinar with your school. Should your travels bring you to New Haven, you are welcome to drop by the Law School for a tour or to sit in on a class.
We know many of you are anxious to begin working on your Yale Law School application. It took us longer than we expected to adapt our application to LSAC's new flex app format. Our application will be available later this month and we'll tweet, blog, and post when it's ready. In the meantime, check out "Ask Asha" for helpful advice and information on personal statements, the 250-word essay, and other aspects of the Yale Law School application process.
Now that (203) has awoken from its summer slumber, we're working on a list of ideas for blog posts for the coming year. If you have questions about past posts or ideas for future posts, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're excited to begin the admissions season and we welcome you to (203)!