SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

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SLS vs. reapply to H/Y

1. Decline SLS, keep working and reapply to HYS next autumn.
19
18%
2. Go to SLS and be content with it.
73
71%
3. Go to SLS - with intention of transferring.
2
2%
4. Defer SLS for a year and try to find an alt. career path
9
9%
 
Total votes: 103

CalamityZane
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SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby CalamityZane » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:23 pm

First post here, and I don't want to seem like an ingrate right out the gate.

EDIT:
Already got a deserved bashing... so I'm trimming this down. THANK YOU for your opinions!

To put this in perspective: never even heard of Stanford until 8th grade or so... was always raised with East Coast Ivy-worship, and never got to attend one for various reasons.

I tell my friends I'm into SLS: "uh... why go out west for school?" :oops:

I don't have much to gauge this wonderful opportunity. No lawyers in the family or friends' families. I'm coming from small-town mentality I guess. Anyway, time to send the deposit soon.
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soundgardener
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby soundgardener » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:26 pm

Either this is a flame or you need to get your head checked. Possibly both.

CalamityZane
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby CalamityZane » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:28 pm

soundgardener wrote:Either this is a flame or you need to get your head checked. Possibly both.


Not a flame. Can't speak to your second point. :mrgreen:

I don't have ANY friends/family in law, so it's hard for me to size up these issues.

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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:28 pm

Seems like you are trying to "screw up" again. Consistent pattern? I wonder if Yale had accepted you early in the cycle & you were rejected by Stanford & Harvard, would you be starting a similiar thread. Nobody likes rejection, but it is a fact of life that we all have to learn to live with if we want to grow.
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arhmcpo
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby arhmcpo » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:29 pm

Slap yourself *pause
Now go to Standford.

Wooster33
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby Wooster33 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:30 pm

LOL. Go to Stanford.

Kretzy
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby Kretzy » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:31 pm

I'll refrain from commenting at all about your decision, but just for data about transferring, there were a grand total of 0 transfers out of SLS this past year (according to admissions and Dean Kramer).

Doesn't mean it doesn't happen, it just means there are few who end up making that decision after being at SLS for a year.

td6624
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby td6624 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:44 pm

goooooooooood lord

go to stanford

CanadianWolf
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:44 pm

Your survey format raises concerns. The first choice in your survey suggests declining Stanford this year & reapplying next year to Harvard, Yale and Stanford. Why would you apply again to Stanford after rejecting them? This is a maturity & committment type issue. In short, your expectations are unreasonable & your current reasoning/thinking is not mature, in my opinion.

leftofthedial
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby leftofthedial » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:46 pm

CalamityZane wrote: I screwed up a bit by not coming out of college with a clear career direction.


Really? Really???

CalamityZane
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby CalamityZane » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:49 pm

leftofthedial wrote:
CalamityZane wrote: I screwed up a bit by not coming out of college with a clear career direction.


Really? Really???


Don't most Lib Arts folks have this dilemma? I've never had any real guidance in this department. I'm one of those kids whose parents had the hippy philosophy - do what you want, follow your bliss, etc. Except I didn't find much bliss anywhere :? :x

Law is my commitment to commit to something. :|

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84Sunbird2000
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:51 pm

You will have the option of working wherever you want out of Stanford. Unless you are absolutely dead set on the slim chance of getting a SCOTUS clerkship out of Yale, this is a no-brainer. GO TO STANFORD, ENJOY LIFE, AND THEN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT! Holy crap...prestige whore doesn't even begin to describe your post.

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Rock Chalk
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby Rock Chalk » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:51 pm

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sfdreaming09
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby sfdreaming09 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:52 pm

wow. just wow.

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sandiecohen47
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby sandiecohen47 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:54 pm

Ok, I think you should defer a year at Stanford and work/explore/do something law-related. See if law is right for you. If it is, go to a fantastic law school that is the second most difficult law school to get into. Stanford looks amazing on a resume. If you don't want to be a lawyer, do something else with that 3.9 GPA.

Also, I don't know where you get the idea that Stanford students are "second rate" to Harvard and Yale students. That is crazy talk. Yes, Stanford is ranked #3. But it's not like Harvard and Yale are Tier 1 schools compared to that TTT Stanford. Gain some perspective in that year off and realize the magnitude of great opportunities you have within your reach.

And, most importantly, congratulations!

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ConMan345
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby ConMan345 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:54 pm

CalamityZane wrote:
Here are some worries/concerns: I'm not sure law is right for me, but it definitely seems the "most right" given my current life path and absence of clear career opportunities.


This is a HUGE red flag to me. I visited Harvard and Stanford, and the one thing that is most common among those who don't like it is having gone, essentially, because there wasn't anything better to do.

Just something to think about...

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EijiMiyake
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby EijiMiyake » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:56 pm

lol. crackberry's head probably exploded.

SLS is absolutely not second rate to HY in the legal world. I do concede though, that if you were to move into non-legal fields, that no other university quite matches the cachet of Harvard. I really doubt, though, that a SLS degree will somehow impair your career flexibility.

Go to Stanford. The Bay Area is awesome.


Edit: Also, what makes you think you can get into HLS/YLS next year? Both are tossups with your #s.

MJMD
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby MJMD » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:59 pm

Voted for the OP to turn down SLS because he's such an idiot that he doesn't deserve it.

muahawhawhaw
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby muahawhawhaw » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:59 pm

Boo fucking hoo. Honestly. But yes, congratulations!

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Great Satchmo
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby Great Satchmo » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:00 pm

Being a self-proclaimed "prestige-whore", I am assuming you are a graduate of an ivy undergraduate school.

Stanford Law School will most certainly be a blight upon your resume and hamper your life aspirations. Let's remember, third best in the country is a nice way of saying "worse than at least a couple schools".

Turn down Stanford, and only apply to Harvard and Yale next year. If you don't get in, apply for some other graduate degree at the prestigious ivy schools.

Because, in the end, I think we all have to agree that where you went to school for three years matters, not the generative years of life you spend pursuing a career.

CanadianWolf
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:04 pm

If it helps, Stanford was & is the number one law school in my combined USNews & National Law Journal rankings; Harvard was/is third & Yale fifth. In short, you won!

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FuManChusco
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby FuManChusco » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:41 pm

I genuinely dislike you. You are the epitome of a prestige whore. If SLS isn't good enough for you, then you're going to law school for all the wrong reasons.

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Borhas
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby Borhas » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:43 pm

Reapply bro!

You could go to Yale

Yale, bro

Keep trying, and never give up until you finally get in

If it takes 10 years, so be it

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DerrickRose
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby DerrickRose » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:51 pm

I want to read the original of the OP really badly.

td6624
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Re: SLS vs. reapply to Y/H

Postby td6624 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:53 pm

DerrickRose wrote:I want to read the original of the OP really badly.


Stanford Law grads are second rate




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