banks wrote:I'm wondering if one of you could discuss a typical 1L day or week.
I can't really remember fall quarter and after that it varies for everyone based on electives. For fall it's something like four hours of class a day and then a lot of partying (at the beginning) or a lot of studying (at the end).
zazmo2 wrote:How is SLS for PI-focused students? Would you say there's a solid community of PI students, or are they more scattered/rare? How is the PI career services office?
The PI community is fantastic. There are TONS of kids doing PI--I would say half or less of my friends are doing OCI, and many of the OCI ones are planning on applying for PI positions 3L year anyway. Many of the best professors will encourage you to go into PI and, most importantly, SLS gives you a real shot at incredibly competitive PI jobs like Skadden Fellowships and DOJ Honors. YLS and SLS probably have the strongest PI communities in the country and you can't go wrong at either.
jmjm wrote:Any stanford campus events where one could meet with current LS students and ask them general questions?
This sounds like a question for Dean Deal.
jmjm wrote:It may vary from individual to individual, but typically how many hours per day one must study to do reasonably well at sls? What would be the percentage of engineer/stem types in sls body?
This is going to completely depend on the person. You can be fine doing absolutely no work until a couple weeks before finals, but I like to read for about an hour every day to keep up with class. But remember that you'll pretty much always have big outside commitments like LRW assignments, pro bono assignments, etc, so even if you're not studying much you're working pretty hard. I also think it's really important not to do too much at the beginning so you don't burn out at the end.