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Postby theadw » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:16 pm

DeepSeaLaw wrote:Thanks, abl. Reassuring to hear.

Unrelated question: I think I would be spending my summers on the East Coast. Is it possible to leave a car parked at Stanford all summer?


It would be easy to leave a car somewhere safe in Palo Alto, though you might be better off trading your car (if you have one) for a zipcar membership if you plan to live on or very close to campus.

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Postby chup » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:32 pm

theadw wrote:
DeepSeaLaw wrote:Thanks, abl. Reassuring to hear.

Unrelated question: I think I would be spending my summers on the East Coast. Is it possible to leave a car parked at Stanford all summer?


It would be easy to leave a car somewhere safe in Palo Alto, though you might be better off trading your car (if you have one) for a zipcar membership if you plan to live on or very close to campus.

There's long-term summer parking in Parking Structure #5, near the Stanford Hospital. So yes.

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Postby Lt. Aldo Raine » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:21 pm

Knock wrote:I realize that this is a really small sample size, but i'm curious as to when you guys submitted/heard back. Were you all admitted straight away, or did anyone make it in off the waitlist?

Any tips for the long wait to hear back from schools?

Thanks to everyone who has posted so far!


I submitted on February 1st and got in off the waitlist on July 29th. Don't be like me. I know of at least two others that were admitted later than that, but I don't think there were many more. It was grueling to wait six months for the call, but it's been well worth it. I got the waitlist letter in mid-April and sent in two LOCIs (April/July) and two additional recs before getting the call from Dean Deal. Having been a Stanford undergrad probably made my promise of snap-accepting an offer of admission more believable. Putting in my two weeks notice at my old job twenty minutes after hearing from Faye was a top five moment in my life thus far.


BioEBear2010 wrote:In theory, the book prizes can be awarded to anyone in the class. I suspect that they will go to students who earn Honors, though.

And Kretzy, the housing system screwed us. My 1L roommate and I got lunatic roommates, while you got three awesome 1Ls. I demand expectation damages.


I'm glad to see that housing worked out a solution here, but I'm going to miss having you guys across the hall and taking part in all of the whiteboard trolling. C'est la vie.


Happy to answer any questions about the waitlist process (though it's a little early to discuss that) or how to mitigate damages from applying late in the cycle. I'm also equipped to discuss what it's like to come back to grad school at the same place you went to undergrad only with much better football. Winning the Orange Bowl would put us two wins shy of the number we had during my UG time here (14).

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Postby cardinals1989 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:28 pm

This has already been discussed some in the Stanford thread for this year, but when do you guys think a LOCI becomes appropriate? I was submitted for review mid-October. I also did not do a Why Stanford? originally, so I was not sure if I should maybe go this route instead of a LOCI at this point. Do you think either of these might help?

Since Stanford is about to close for the break, I figure I can take a week or two to write these and send them in.

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Postby theadw » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:53 pm

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Postby Knock » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:55 pm

theadw wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:This has already been discussed some in the Stanford thread for this year, but when do you guys think a LOCI becomes appropriate? I was submitted for review mid-October. I also did not do a Why Stanford? originally, so I was not sure if I should maybe go this route instead of a LOCI at this point. Do you think either of these might help?

Since Stanford is about to close for the break, I figure I can take a week or two to write these and send them in.


LOCIs are appropriate precisely and only when you have new information of some relevance to your application. I wrote two, each of which was about two sentences in length. The first noted that my girlfriend admitted to a Stanford PhD program; the second that I had a new LSAT score. I'd be wary of sending an LOCI just to note that you're still interested in Stanford — the school has little if any reason to expect that it's anything other than the/a top choice for each applicant, so emphasizing your interest seems redundant at best.


Do you think its with sending an email noting that I got straight As this quarter and my lsdas gpa will be going up? Only about .02 though.

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Postby theadw » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:34 pm

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Postby Knock » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:38 pm

theadw wrote:
Knock wrote:
theadw wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:This has already been discussed some in the Stanford thread for this year, but when do you guys think a LOCI becomes appropriate? I was submitted for review mid-October. I also did not do a Why Stanford? originally, so I was not sure if I should maybe go this route instead of a LOCI at this point. Do you think either of these might help?

Since Stanford is about to close for the break, I figure I can take a week or two to write these and send them in.


LOCIs are appropriate precisely and only when you have new information of some relevance to your application. I wrote two, each of which was about two sentences in length. The first noted that my girlfriend admitted to a Stanford PhD program; the second that I had a new LSAT score. I'd be wary of sending an LOCI just to note that you're still interested in Stanford — the school has little if any reason to expect that it's anything other than the/a top choice for each applicant, so emphasizing your interest seems redundant at best.


Do you think its with sending an email noting that I got straight As this quarter and my lsdas gpa will be going up? Only about .02 though.


No — your GPA is subject to change (for better or for worse), so I don't imagine that an update on where it is now is really that useful or informative.

Also, if straight As only bumped your GPA by .02, your GPA isn't keeping you out.


Okay, thanks Theadw. My GPA is still slightly south of median though, as much as I try to bring it up :|.

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Postby MartianManhunter » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:50 pm

Knock wrote:Do you think its with sending an email noting that I got straight As this quarter and my lsdas gpa will be going up? Only about .02 though.


Do you really need a LOCI for that? Just send in an updated transcript to LSAC.

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Postby Knock » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:51 pm

MartianManhunter wrote:
Knock wrote:Do you think its with sending an email noting that I got straight As this quarter and my lsdas gpa will be going up? Only about .02 though.


Do you really need a LOCI for that? Just send in an updated transcript to LSAC.


Yeah, that's what I did. I was just considering the option of having a positive update in my file since it's been UR since mid-Oct. But okay, I won't send a LOCI.

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Postby MartianManhunter » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:15 pm

Ha, I didn't mean to come at you that hard. I'd relax a bit and enjoy your holiday. This is my humble opinion, and I know it seems like forever, but it's a little early for a LOCI. I remember last year thinking that decisions really started to get rolling between February and April, so maybe send one a little before/right about then. That also gives you some time to add some meat to the LOCI with accomplishments in addition to the 'why Stanford.'

Congrats on a great semester!

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Postby cardinals1989 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:47 pm

Thanks for the replies. Yeah, I think it is probably too soon for a LOCI, but I was also thinking about visiting next semester, so I may decide to put together a LOCI after I visit in case my visit inspires me with new ideas.

I just didn't feel like my application conveyed enough of the why I want go to Stanford.

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Postby Wade LeBosh » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:04 pm

1) Do you know anyone that wants to work in entertainment law (one of the LA firms)?
2) Do law students participate in intramural sports? If so, which ones are most popular?
3) What percentage (guesstimation) of people that want LR get it?

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Postby Lt. Aldo Raine » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:26 pm

Wade LeBosh wrote:1) Do you know anyone that wants to work in entertainment law (one of the LA firms)?
2) Do law students participate in intramural sports? If so, which ones are most popular?
3) What percentage (guesstimation) of people that want LR get it?


Wade,

1- I haven't talked to anyone that is aiming for entertainment law, but I'm sure there are a couple out there. There's a strong concentration of California and thus LA natives here, and I wouldn't be surprised if a handful of them ended up working in sports/entertainment law.

2- We've only had the fall intramural season thus far, but flag football was quite popular. I captained and ended up with around 20 1Ls on the team and had to turn away some people. I am expecting intramural basketball to be quite popular, too. Basketball tends to be the most organized, well-run intramural sport at Stanford because games never rainout and it's always easy to get at least 5 people to show up and play on a weeknight.

There's also a healthy community for pickup basketball and football that we run through various email lists/fbook groups.

3- Other SLSers should correct me if I'm wrong, but I think around 1/3 of the people who do the LR writing exercise are selected for LR.

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Postby mrmangs » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:40 pm

Tagged. Helpful responses guys. Appreciated.

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Postby Knock » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:41 pm

Lt. Aldo Raine wrote:
Wade LeBosh wrote:1) Do you know anyone that wants to work in entertainment law (one of the LA firms)?
2) Do law students participate in intramural sports? If so, which ones are most popular?
3) What percentage (guesstimation) of people that want LR get it?


Wade,

1- I haven't talked to anyone that is aiming for entertainment law, but I'm sure there are a couple out there. There's a strong concentration of California and thus LA natives here, and I wouldn't be surprised if a handful of them ended up working in sports/entertainment law.

2- We've only had the fall intramural season thus far, but flag football was quite popular. I captained and ended up with around 20 1Ls on the team and had to turn away some people. I am expecting intramural basketball to be quite popular, too. Basketball tends to be the most organized, well-run intramural sport at Stanford because games never rainout and it's always easy to get at least 5 people to show up and play on a weeknight.

There's also a healthy community for pickup basketball and football that we run through various email lists/fbook groups.

3- Other SLSers should correct me if I'm wrong, but I think around 1/3 of the people who do the LR writing exercise are selected for LR.


Awesome that sounds like so much fun. I'd love to get in on some intramural spots in LS. Is it just for fun type deal, or is it really competitive, or what?

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Postby Kretzy » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:06 pm

Lt. Aldo Raine wrote:2- We've only had the fall intramural season thus far, but flag football was quite popular. I captained and ended up with around 20 1Ls on the team and had to turn away some people. I am expecting intramural basketball to be quite popular, too. Basketball tends to be the most organized, well-run intramural sport at Stanford because games never rainout and it's always easy to get at least 5 people to show up and play on a weeknight.

There's also a healthy community for pickup basketball and football that we run through various email lists/fbook groups.

3- Other SLSers should correct me if I'm wrong, but I think around 1/3 of the people who do the LR writing exercise are selected for LR.


There seem to be pickup games 2-3 nights a week in any number of sports. There are small groups that run varying distances as well, and at one point or another during the semester a few of us got into rowing/erging. Football, kickball, capture the flag, soccer, and basketball all happen regularly.

I think 1/3 sounds about right, since not everyone does the write-on, the class is small, and there are 40 or so spots on LR.

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Postby Lt. Aldo Raine » Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:00 am

Wiffle ball, too.

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Postby BioEBear2010 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:44 am

Fantasy football certainly counts as a sport.

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Postby The Stig » Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:52 pm

I'm happy to see this chat come back from the dead! (tagged)

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Postby hdivschool » Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:36 pm

Are there many people/professors interested in establishment or free exercise clause jurisprudence? Are there courses offered on religion and law issues by professors other than McConnell?

Thanks!

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Postby abl » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:06 pm

I believe Sullivan's also taught 1A recently. And everyone's interested in FEC/EC jurisprudence.

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Postby cardinals1989 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:59 pm

So, I am thinking about a trip late this week, and I was wondering what your opinions were on the best and easiest way to get to Stanford if I am flying in. What airport is best? What is the easiest route (read: one I am least likely to get lost on)? Any good places to stay in the nearby area? I know Stanford has some of this information on their website, but I thought I would get a student's perspective. Thanks!

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Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:04 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:So, I am thinking about a trip late this week, and I was wondering what your opinions were on the best and easiest way to get to Stanford if I am flying in. What airport is best? What is the easiest route (read: one I am least likely to get lost on)? Any good places to stay in the nearby area? I know Stanford has some of this information on their website, but I thought I would get a student's perspective. Thanks!


When are you going? We will be there Thur. - Sat. and will go to Stanford right from the airport (SFO). I am about to email and make an appointment.

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Postby cardinals1989 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:42 pm

r6_philly wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:So, I am thinking about a trip late this week, and I was wondering what your opinions were on the best and easiest way to get to Stanford if I am flying in. What airport is best? What is the easiest route (read: one I am least likely to get lost on)? Any good places to stay in the nearby area? I know Stanford has some of this information on their website, but I thought I would get a student's perspective. Thanks!


When are you going? We will be there Thur. - Sat. and will go to Stanford right from the airport (SFO). I am about to email and make an appointment.


I am still a bit undecided about going, but I am definitely leaning towards it. If I do go, I am also thinking Thursday, probably in the afternoon, through Friday night or Saturday morning. By appointment, do you mean like for a tour, attending a class, or meeting with someone in admissions?




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