Acceptance at Harvard, Stanford, Yale and Columbia


verdad
Hi, does anyone know people who have been admitted to all of the above schools (HLS, SLS, YLS, CLS)? Given that these schools seem to like different profiles, it must be very hard to get admission from all of them. Does anyone know someone who has been admitted?

Which one is hardest to get into?
Hi, does anyone know people who have been admitted to all of the above schools (HLS, SLS, YLS, CLS)? Given that these schools seem to like different profiles, it must be very hard to get admission from all of them. Does anyone know someone who has been admitted?

Which one is hardest to get into?
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lawadd08
Dear verdad,

That would be quite an achievement!

As you rightly mentioned these four top law schools do look for different profiles with a common element of excellance, so it may be a seemingly impossible task..
Unfortunately I dont know of any such person.

As far as which ones the hardest one to crack is concerned, I would believe SLS would take that trophy merely because of its small class size of 15+15 (which effectively come down to an applicant competing for one of the 15 seats).
Dear verdad,

That would be quite an achievement!

As you rightly mentioned these four top law schools do look for different profiles with a common element of excellance, so it may be a seemingly impossible task..
Unfortunately I dont know of any such person.

As far as which ones the hardest one to crack is concerned, I would believe SLS would take that trophy merely because of its small class size of 15+15 (which effectively come down to an applicant competing for one of the 15 seats).
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am2008
I quite agree. It would have to be SLS. This year's corporate class will only be 10 and Yale admits ca. 100, HLS 200 (?). Would be great to have the choice between the top four universities in the United States, wouldn't it?
am2008
I quite agree. It would have to be SLS. This year's corporate class will only be 10 and Yale admits ca. 100, HLS 200 (?). Would be great to have the choice between the top four universities in the United States, wouldn't it?
am2008
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Dumdedum
The fourth top university is NYU, not CLS.
The fourth top university is NYU, not CLS.

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am2008
Sorry, I really did not want to lessen the ranking of NYU.
am2008
Sorry, I really did not want to lessen the ranking of NYU.
am2008
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I did it - Offers from YLS, HLS, SLS and CLS!

How difficult is to do it? Are there many people this year who were admitted to the four programs too?
I did it - Offers from YLS, HLS, SLS and CLS!

How difficult is to do it? Are there many people this year who were admitted to the four programs too?

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consultt
The fourth top university is NYU, not CLS.


Quite right, NYU is the 4th in US NEWS rankings.

But the profile for admission to NYU is distinctly different, whereas the other four have more in common, notably the work experience and possibly the emphasis on some kind of excellence.
<blockquote>The fourth top university is NYU, not CLS.

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Quite right, NYU is the 4th in US NEWS rankings.

But the profile for admission to NYU is distinctly different, whereas the other four have more in common, notably the work experience and possibly the emphasis on some kind of excellence.
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lawadd08
The fourth top university is NYU, not CLS.



Well I did not mean to demean NYU and I do agree with you when you mention USnew ranking of CLS and NYU. However many people feel otherwise and USnew is not the only agency ranking available. There are others who rank Yale, SLS, HLS and CLS in the top four.

And may be because of its sheer number of admits every year in LL.M (450 students) its suddenly doesn't seem to be difficult to get thru to NYU as opposed to the other four top law schools.

Kobayashi_08, if you have indeed cracked thru to Yale, SLS, HLS and CLS, Congratulations! That quite a phenomenal feat!
<blockquote>The fourth top university is NYU, not CLS.

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Well I did not mean to demean NYU and I do agree with you when you mention USnew ranking of CLS and NYU. However many people feel otherwise and USnew is not the only agency ranking available. There are others who rank Yale, SLS, HLS and CLS in the top four.

And may be because of its sheer number of admits every year in LL.M (450 students) its suddenly doesn't seem to be difficult to get thru to NYU as opposed to the other four top law schools.

Kobayashi_08, if you have indeed cracked thru to Yale, SLS, HLS and CLS, Congratulations! That quite a phenomenal feat!
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PA
Getting into Yale, SLS, HLS and CLS is amazing!! Please if possible share your brief background with us just for reference.
Getting into Yale, SLS, HLS and CLS is amazing!! Please if possible share your brief background with us just for reference.
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pnarg
As regards difficulty, Yale's LLM has only between 23 and 30 seats. Acceptance rate is 8%.
As regards difficulty, Yale's LLM has only between 23 and 30 seats. Acceptance rate is 8%.
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Sloan
I applied only to Columbia and got in: so I am 100% happy!
Anyway being admitted to all four law schools is for sure an amazing achievement since they have very different admission criteria.
I applied only to Columbia and got in: so I am 100% happy!
Anyway being admitted to all four law schools is for sure an amazing achievement since they have very different admission criteria.

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Hey would you say Harvard, Stanford, Yale and Columbia fall within the same category?
Hey would you say Harvard, Stanford, Yale and Columbia fall within the same category?
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Samata
Each school has its distintive qualities and attracts different group of applicants. Yale mostly appeals to ppl with academic career prospects. Where as Harvard and Columbia lean more towards business law.

It also depends on what kind of specialization you want to have for your LLM. I personally prefer CLS since it is more prominent in the market in the area of coporate finance. Some universities offer specialized llm (e.g. Tax, international finance or comparative law). Standford only offers general and IP llm. The leiter ranking is also useful for finding specialization of each law school.

Personally, I find admission to HLS somewhat ... For my country, the persons who got offerred were mostly the top of their class in their llb (despite very short working experience) or those who have strong connection. There are a few lawyers I know who are among the best and brightest of their peers and didn't get offer from HLS while a few with top llb grades (but not that outstanding in other aspects) got admitted.
Each school has its distintive qualities and attracts different group of applicants. Yale mostly appeals to ppl with academic career prospects. Where as Harvard and Columbia lean more towards business law.

It also depends on what kind of specialization you want to have for your LLM. I personally prefer CLS since it is more prominent in the market in the area of coporate finance. Some universities offer specialized llm (e.g. Tax, international finance or comparative law). Standford only offers general and IP llm. The leiter ranking is also useful for finding specialization of each law school.

Personally, I find admission to HLS somewhat ... For my country, the persons who got offerred were mostly the top of their class in their llb (despite very short working experience) or those who have strong connection. There are a few lawyers I know who are among the best and brightest of their peers and didn't get offer from HLS while a few with top llb grades (but not that outstanding in other aspects) got admitted.
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CHYREN
m not admited 2 any of them
but i can say 2 those hu admmited............
cheers!
m not admited 2 any of them
but i can say 2 those hu admmited............
cheers!
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