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  • The Secret

    Dear Asha, I have heard that Yale does not have a traditional Admissions Committee, like at most schools. Can you please explain how the admissions process works? A.D. Dear A.D., Sure thing. Basically, at Yale, the entire permanent faculty -- over 60 people -- serve as the "Admissions Committee...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 11-08-2007
  • To Complete, or Not to Complete

    Dear Asha, I plan to submit my application within a few days. However, I am just beginning some exciting projects that may come to fruition in the next few months. Depending on the outcomes, I may want to provide additional information to the Admissions Committee. Once my complete application is submitted...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 10-25-2007
  • The Scoop on Joint Degrees

    Dear Asha, I'm interested in designing a joint JD/PhD program with Yale's Department of English. Can you tell me anything about whether Yale encourages individually designed programs? Does my unusual profile make me a more or less desirable candidate? Thanks, A.M. Dear A.M., I’ve received a number...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 10-15-2007
  • It's Not You, It's Us

    Dear Asha, I received a confirmation e-mail that my application has been received, but have not yet received confirmation that my application is complete. Is this simply because it is early in the admissions season and applications are not yet being considered, or is it possibly indicative of a missing...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 10-11-2007
  • Confessions of an Admissions Dean

    Dear Asha: I am planning on taking the December 2007 LSAT. Will taking the exam so late hurt my chances of gaining admission for Fall 2008? S.K., California Dear S.K., Excellent question. The short answer is no. I realize this contradicts the common wisdom for law school applicants, namely that because...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by asha on 09-29-2007
  • On the Road Again

    Dear Asha, I plan to apply to Yale Law School this fall and have some questions about your courses and programs. I’ve looked through your website, but it would be really helpful to talk with someone from the Admissions Office. I live in Atlanta and won’t be able to visit in person – would it be best...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by craigj on 09-21-2007
  • The Paper Chase

    Dear Asha, I went to the Washington, D.C. law fair last July and picked up a Yale brochure, but I don’t see an application inside. Where can I get one? T.M. Dear T.M., Thanks for stopping by our table at the D.C. Forum and picking up a viewbook! You can also obtain a copy of our viewbook online, and...
    Posted to (203) Admissions Blog (Weblog) by sarah on 09-17-2007
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