Stanford Class of 2017

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby blckwsl » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:34 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
clouded.memory wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:Thank you, I'll probably just email them to be sure.

Do you happen to have any recommendations for a place to stay during ASW? Unfortunately my acceptance to SLS came after I committed most of my expendable income to ASWs elsewhere and now I'm pretty cash-strapped even with the 400$ airfare stipend. I've looked at things like AirBnB and even those are higher than what I'm comparatively used to (at least that is available during ASW).

I don't, unfortunately. I stayed with an undergrad friend last year, so there was no need to look for a place. Maybe it's worth shooting off an email to Admissions and asking if they can help you out? I'm sorry I can't be more helpful on that front. :(


No worries, looks like I have more to put in my email. :lol:


I contacted admissions a while ago and they directed me to a couple of student organizations that are hosting people over ASW. I don't have a specific host set yet, but I did get an email saying that I was on their list, and that they will let me know when they have all the hosting logistics figured out. HTH.

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby mj1989 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:47 pm

Hey folks. Just wondering what you think of commuting to law school -- I hated the idea in undergrad, but now I'm pretty well settled near Santa Clara U -- about 20 minutes away without traffic. I can get to the Caltrain station pretty quickly, and I'm thinking that's what I'll do when school starts...but do you think it has a major (negative) impact on the 1L experience to not live on campus or in PA?

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:32 pm

Anyone know when the deposit deadline is?

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby aboutmydaylight » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:35 pm

cotiger wrote:Anyone know when the deposit deadline is?

May 1st.

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:37 pm

aboutmydaylight wrote:
cotiger wrote:Anyone know when the deposit deadline is?

May 1st.


Thanks.

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby wrkrb » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:47 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:I was able to get logged into Axess today. Does anyone know whether the "To Do" list actually lists things you are missing or if it is just generic? The reason I ask is that the Need Access Application is listed as to do, but it was sent into Stanford over a month ago (though I was only just recently accepted).


Do you have to accept your offer before to do items show up? I have had access to Axess for months but never a single to do....

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:06 pm

wrkrb wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:I was able to get logged into Axess today. Does anyone know whether the "To Do" list actually lists things you are missing or if it is just generic? The reason I ask is that the Need Access Application is listed as to do, but it was sent into Stanford over a month ago (though I was only just recently accepted).


Do you have to accept your offer before to do items show up? I have had access to Axess for months but never a single to do....


I haven't accepted no, though mine did end up disappearing. Have you tried contacting the office yet just to see?

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby wrkrb » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:18 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
I haven't accepted no, though mine did end up disappearing. Have you tried contacting the office yet just to see?


Not yet, but I guess I should. Idk why but I'm a little bit afraid to call them haha

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:23 pm

wrkrb wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:
I haven't accepted no, though mine did end up disappearing. Have you tried contacting the office yet just to see?


Not yet, but I guess I should. Idk why but I'm a little bit afraid to call them haha


They were very nice when I called :D you could always email though.

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby wrkrb » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:35 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:They were very nice when I called :D you could always email though.


You mean they won't rescind my acceptance automatically??! Hahaha. Maybe email it is, thanks :)

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby CURIOUSABOUTLAW » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:46 pm

Was admitted yesterday, super excited for SLS.
When does the FB group invite come?? I want to make some friends!

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby gma221 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:33 pm

mj1989 wrote:Hey folks. Just wondering what you think of commuting to law school -- I hated the idea in undergrad, but now I'm pretty well settled near Santa Clara U -- about 20 minutes away without traffic. I can get to the Caltrain station pretty quickly, and I'm thinking that's what I'll do when school starts...but do you think it has a major (negative) impact on the 1L experience to not live on campus or in PA?


I'm also curious about this. My fiance and I have two cats, so unfortunately on-campus housing won't be an option for us. We'd like to stay within ~10 miles of the law school. Is this going to be a huge bummer during 1L?

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby gma221 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:35 pm

CURIOUSABOUTLAW wrote:Was admitted yesterday, super excited for SLS.
When does the FB group invite come?? I want to make some friends!


Congrats!! My FB invite came five days after I was admitted. (Yes, I'm lame and actually looked this up.)

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby mj1989 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:53 pm

gma221 wrote:
mj1989 wrote:Hey folks. Just wondering what you think of commuting to law school -- I hated the idea in undergrad, but now I'm pretty well settled near Santa Clara U -- about 20 minutes away without traffic. I can get to the Caltrain station pretty quickly, and I'm thinking that's what I'll do when school starts...but do you think it has a major (negative) impact on the 1L experience to not live on campus or in PA?


I'm also curious about this. My fiance and I have two cats, so unfortunately on-campus housing won't be an option for us. We'd like to stay within ~10 miles of the law school. Is this going to be a huge bummer during 1L?


For the record, a cat is also the reason I can't do on-campus housing.

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby thewaves » Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:57 pm

gma221 wrote:
CURIOUSABOUTLAW wrote:Was admitted yesterday, super excited for SLS.
When does the FB group invite come?? I want to make some friends!


Congrats!! My FB invite came five days after I was admitted. (Yes, I'm lame and actually looked this up.)



Grr I never got my FB invite.

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby gma221 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:21 pm

mj1989 wrote:
gma221 wrote:
mj1989 wrote:Hey folks. Just wondering what you think of commuting to law school -- I hated the idea in undergrad, but now I'm pretty well settled near Santa Clara U -- about 20 minutes away without traffic. I can get to the Caltrain station pretty quickly, and I'm thinking that's what I'll do when school starts...but do you think it has a major (negative) impact on the 1L experience to not live on campus or in PA?


I'm also curious about this. My fiance and I have two cats, so unfortunately on-campus housing won't be an option for us. We'd like to stay within ~10 miles of the law school. Is this going to be a huge bummer during 1L?


For the record, a cat is also the reason I can't do on-campus housing.


Awesome, we should start an SLS off-campus kitty playgroup.

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:52 pm

thewaves wrote:
gma221 wrote:
CURIOUSABOUTLAW wrote:Was admitted yesterday, super excited for SLS.
When does the FB group invite come?? I want to make some friends!


Congrats!! My FB invite came five days after I was admitted. (Yes, I'm lame and actually looked this up.)



Grr I never got my FB invite.


Mine went into spam, if you haven't checked there.

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby CURIOUSABOUTLAW » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:07 pm

gma221 wrote:
CURIOUSABOUTLAW wrote:Was admitted yesterday, super excited for SLS.
When does the FB group invite come?? I want to make some friends!


Congrats!! My FB invite came five days after I was admitted. (Yes, I'm lame and actually looked this up.)


Much appreciated...5 days seems unnecessary for someone to essentially just press send, but good to know!

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby clouded.memory » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:25 pm

gma221 wrote:
mj1989 wrote:Hey folks. Just wondering what you think of commuting to law school -- I hated the idea in undergrad, but now I'm pretty well settled near Santa Clara U -- about 20 minutes away without traffic. I can get to the Caltrain station pretty quickly, and I'm thinking that's what I'll do when school starts...but do you think it has a major (negative) impact on the 1L experience to not live on campus or in PA?


I'm also curious about this. My fiance and I have two cats, so unfortunately on-campus housing won't be an option for us. We'd like to stay within ~10 miles of the law school. Is this going to be a huge bummer during 1L?

I don't think it will be a huge bummer - it's a lot of what you make of it. A lot of talks/presentations are lunchtime events, held in between your classes, so you'll definitely be able to attend those if you want. Every Thursday night (starting about 9/10pm) is bar review - it's been very popular among my 1L class, but it did start to peter out the closer we got to finals. Some groups hold their meetings in the evening (around 6:30/7pm), so that might prove to be a small annoyance if you don't want to hang around campus long after classes are over (granted, if you live close enough, you can always come back). Additionally, depending on what journal you choose to be on (if you choose to be on one, that is), you might have afternoon/evening meetings for those as well. Toward the beginning of the year, my class threw quite a few parties in Munger on Friday and Saturday nights, but that also decreased the farther we got into the quarter. I've definitely seen some people who live off-campus at our parties, so it definitely can be done!

That being said, with the class being so small, you'll know almost everyone in your class (except for your ghost section, possibly). If your FB group is pretty active (ours is), you'll definitely be kept in the know about different things going on. Sections will throw small section events and even host cross-section events. I have to say that having all of your autumn quarter classes (and most of your winter quarter classes, too) with your section is really nice, as well - you'll get to know everyone, make friends, and I think that's a lot of what makes the 1L experience.

Hope this was helpful.

ETA: I just want to reiterate that I don't live off-campus, so I am only speaking from my experience and what I've seen with some of my classmates. So this might be another good question to ask at ASW, if you come (and I hope you all do!).

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby mj1989 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:42 pm

clouded.memory wrote:
gma221 wrote:
mj1989 wrote:Hey folks. Just wondering what you think of commuting to law school -- I hated the idea in undergrad, but now I'm pretty well settled near Santa Clara U -- about 20 minutes away without traffic. I can get to the Caltrain station pretty quickly, and I'm thinking that's what I'll do when school starts...but do you think it has a major (negative) impact on the 1L experience to not live on campus or in PA?


I'm also curious about this. My fiance and I have two cats, so unfortunately on-campus housing won't be an option for us. We'd like to stay within ~10 miles of the law school. Is this going to be a huge bummer during 1L?

I don't think it will be a huge bummer - it's a lot of what you make of it. A lot of talks/presentations are lunchtime events, held in between your classes, so you'll definitely be able to attend those if you want. Every Thursday night (starting about 9/10pm) is bar review - it's been very popular among my 1L class, but it did start to peter out the closer we got to finals. Some groups hold their meetings in the evening (around 6:30/7pm), so that might prove to be a small annoyance if you don't want to hang around campus long after classes are over (granted, if you live close enough, you can always come back). Additionally, depending on what journal you choose to be on (if you choose to be on one, that is), you might have afternoon/evening meetings for those as well. Toward the beginning of the year, my class threw quite a few parties in Munger on Friday and Saturday nights, but that also decreased the farther we got into the quarter. I've definitely seen some people who live off-campus at our parties, so it definitely can be done!

That being said, with the class being so small, you'll know almost everyone in your class (except for your ghost section, possibly). If your FB group is pretty active (ours is), you'll definitely be kept in the know about different things going on. Sections will throw small section events and even host cross-section events. I have to say that having all of your autumn quarter classes (and most of your winter quarter classes, too) with your section is really nice, as well - you'll get to know everyone, make friends, and I think that's a lot of what makes the 1L experience.

Hope this was helpful.

ETA: I just want to reiterate that I don't live off-campus, so I am only speaking from my experience and what I've seen with some of my classmates. So this might be another good question to ask at ASW, if you come (and I hope you all do!).


This was very helpful, thanks! Really heartening. I'll be at ASW -- can't wait!

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby gma221 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:05 am

clouded.memory wrote:Hope this was helpful.


Very helpful (and encouraging), thanks!

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:43 pm

Does SLS contact you once your aid award is available to see? Just wondering if I need to keep logging into Axess every single day. :P

Also, do we have a SLS email? I noticed some of the materials mention it, but didn't know if that only happens once we confirm out attendance.

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby wrkrb » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:01 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:Does SLS contact you once your aid award is available to see? Just wondering if I need to keep logging into Axess every single day. :P

Also, do we have a SLS email? I noticed some of the materials mention it, but didn't know if that only happens once we confirm out attendance.


It is your SUNETID@stanford.edu :)
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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby mj1989 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:02 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:Does SLS contact you once your aid award is available to see? Just wondering if I need to keep logging into Axess every single day. :P

Also, do we have a SLS email? I noticed some of the materials mention it, but didn't know if that only happens once we confirm out attendance.


Yep!

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Re: Stanford Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:19 pm

Thanks :)

As for he email, where do I log in? I tried one page I found but it told me the account wasn't found, even though Axess works just fine.




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