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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:17 pm

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r6_philly wrote:
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Thanks- Can you email?


Yes email to the admissions office and they will get you a confirmation within a week.


Is it appropriate to add why you feel that YOU would be an asset, or is it better to stick to why Stanford is best for you?


I've read a few excellent LOCIs of either type. Personally, my LOCI as it stands right now is mainly an update on my application and then explaining why SLS is my top choice. I didn't personalize my PS, and only submitted 1 targeted LOR, so I think this would probably be more effective than trying to sell myself some more. I'm hoping my fall grade update and additional LOR will help with the selling myself part of my application, along with my other application materials.


Got it- thanks! Do you know of anywhere I can look at some sample LOCIs? This is the only one I'm doing. I thought I was finally done with the essays... haha

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby Knock » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:19 pm

arism87 wrote:
Knock wrote:
arism87 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Yes email to the admissions office and they will get you a confirmation within a week.


Is it appropriate to add why you feel that YOU would be an asset, or is it better to stick to why Stanford is best for you?


I've read a few excellent LOCIs of either type. Personally, my LOCI as it stands right now is mainly an update on my application and then explaining why SLS is my top choice. I didn't personalize my PS, and only submitted 1 targeted LOR, so I think this would probably be more effective than trying to sell myself some more. I'm hoping my fall grade update and additional LOR will help with the selling myself part of my application, along with my other application materials.


Got it- thanks! Do you know of anywhere I can look at some sample LOCIs? This is the only one I'm doing. I thought I was finally done with the essays... haha


Hmm, if you ask in this thread I bet a lot of people would be willing to share theirs. I'd be willing to share mine once it's finished.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby r6_philly » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:19 pm

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r6_philly wrote:ETA: if a solid case can be made, of course.


Aw, have some faith!

Although if they're gonna stick to 3.9+ through the whole cycle, nothing I can say is gonna help! lol

Thanks for all the advice


Not really a personal note, but I feel like I should say it. Having to stretch is not as good as not mentioning it, of course.

3.9+ is nice, but if you have other qualities, feel free to outline it. They may be more important anyway.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby r6_philly » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:20 pm

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Hmm, if you ask in this thread I bet a lot of people would be willing to share theirs. I'd be willing to share mine once it's finished.


Stop slacking! :mrgreen:

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby Knock » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:21 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:
Hmm, if you ask in this thread I bet a lot of people would be willing to share theirs. I'd be willing to share mine once it's finished.


Stop slacking! :mrgreen:


Haha, well I don't want to rush the editing phase :P! This is probably the last thing i'll send into SLS, so I want to make it count.

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Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:23 pm

Knock wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Knock wrote:
Hmm, if you ask in this thread I bet a lot of people would be willing to share theirs. I'd be willing to share mine once it's finished.


Stop slacking! :mrgreen:


Haha, well I don't want to rush the editing phase :P! This is probably the last thing i'll send into SLS, so I want to make it count.


Thanks so much! I'd really appreciate a chance to read it when you're finished!

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:25 pm

r6_philly wrote:
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r6_philly wrote:ETA: if a solid case can be made, of course.


Aw, have some faith!

Although if they're gonna stick to 3.9+ through the whole cycle, nothing I can say is gonna help! lol

Thanks for all the advice


Not really a personal note, but I feel like I should say it. Having to stretch is not as good as not mentioning it, of course.

3.9+ is nice, but if you have other qualities, feel free to outline it. They may be more important anyway.


I hope/think I do have the other qualities they are looking for, unfortunately idk if it's enough to see past the ole GPA. Anyway there are a few things I want to add that weren't apparent in my personal statement so.. here goes nothing.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:32 pm

Sorry, last question before I back off!

How long should it be? A page? Single or double spaced?

Why do I feel like I'm struggling to keep this brief- that is never my problem!

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Postby Knock » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:33 pm

arism87 wrote:Sorry, last question before I back off!

How long should it be? A page? Single or double spaced?

Why do I feel like I'm struggling to keep this brief- that is never my problem!


A page maximum, and apparently a Stanford UG talked to the S pre-law advisor, and they said to single-space LOCIs to SLS, so i'd single-space.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:10 pm

Thanks r6, Knock, and The Stig (via PM)!! I really appreciate it!

If anyone has some free time, I'd really appreciate a read-through of my draft- it's pretty rough (clearly, as I've only just written it while harassing you all.. lol)

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby bedefan » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:35 pm

I sent SLS a LOCI a week ago today, to the general admissions email, and haven't got a response. Do I send another email checking to see if the LOCI was received? Or just chill out?

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Postby CosmoLaw » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:37 pm

bedefan wrote:I sent SLS a LOCI a week ago today, to the general admissions email, and haven't got a response. Do I send another email checking to see if the LOCI was received? Or just chill out?



I'd give 'em till tonight and then maybe give 'em a quick call tomorrow?

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Postby mrmangs » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:39 pm

bedefan wrote:I sent SLS a LOCI a week ago today, to the general admissions email, and haven't got a response. Do I send another email checking to see if the LOCI was received? Or just chill out?


Mine took about three days to get a response. I've heard other people ITT saying it took them a week or even a little bit longer to hear back. If you don't get a confirmation email by Wednesday, I would think about giving them a call.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby bedefan » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:43 pm

mrmangs wrote:
bedefan wrote:I sent SLS a LOCI a week ago today, to the general admissions email, and haven't got a response. Do I send another email checking to see if the LOCI was received? Or just chill out?


Mine took about three days to get a response. I've heard other people ITT saying it took them a week or even a little bit longer to hear back. If you don't get a confirmation email by Wednesday, I would think about giving them a call.


Sounds like the voice of wisdom. OK, I'll wait till Wednesday, then put on my smooth-talking voice and call.

Come on, SLS... Don't let my California dreams die...

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby cardinals1989 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:46 pm

bedefan wrote:I sent SLS a LOCI a week ago today, to the general admissions email, and haven't got a response. Do I send another email checking to see if the LOCI was received? Or just chill out?


Mine took about a week to get a response, so I would wait a couple days as well.

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Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:55 pm

bedefan wrote:I sent SLS a LOCI a week ago today, to the general admissions email, and haven't got a response. Do I send another email checking to see if the LOCI was received? Or just chill out?


Remember tomorrow is the deadline, so they are probably flooded with applications.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby CosmoLaw » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:56 pm

There's going to be a barrage of rejections in the next 2 weeks I think... brace yourselves

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby cardinals1989 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:58 pm

CosmoLaw wrote:There's going to be a barrage of rejections in the next 2 weeks I think... brace yourselves

:evil: :oops: :( :cry:

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Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:00 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
CosmoLaw wrote:There's going to be a barrage of rejections in the next 2 weeks I think... brace yourselves

:evil: :oops: :( :cry:


I think it's going to skip the early applicants who are already skipped so far.

But this fits my theory, they look at the entire pool after 2/1 and do a sweep, anyone left is in good shape.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby CosmoLaw » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:01 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
CosmoLaw wrote:There's going to be a barrage of rejections in the next 2 weeks I think... brace yourselves

:evil: :oops: :( :cry:


I know my Blood Pressure is spiking furiously at the mere thought. But if they are going out chronologically, then you're safe. I'm not :shock:

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby rs2004 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:02 pm

r6_philly wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:
CosmoLaw wrote:There's going to be a barrage of rejections in the next 2 weeks I think... brace yourselves

:evil: :oops: :( :cry:


I think it's going to skip the early applicants who are already skipped so far.

But this fits my theory, they look at the entire pool after 2/1 and do a sweep, anyone left is in good shape.


what do you mean?

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:02 pm

CosmoLaw wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:
CosmoLaw wrote:There's going to be a barrage of rejections in the next 2 weeks I think... brace yourselves

:evil: :oops: :( :cry:


I know my Blood Pressure is spiking furiously at the mere thought. But if they are going out chronologically, then you're safe. I'm not :shock:


Maybe your LOCI will get there just in time to spare you of the barrage.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby bedefan » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:03 pm

r6_philly wrote:
bedefan wrote:I sent SLS a LOCI a week ago today, to the general admissions email, and haven't got a response. Do I send another email checking to see if the LOCI was received? Or just chill out?


Remember tomorrow is the deadline, so they are probably flooded with applications.


Oh, of course! I didn't even think of that. I'll wait until next week at the earliest to call them.

To be honest I had this fantasy number running through my head the past week where Dean Deal was so impressed with my LOCI that she just picked up the phone right then and called to admit me... That kinda stuff happen to anybody else?

...The delusions of grandeur, I mean, not actually having Dean Deal call to admit you immediately after reading your LOCI.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:04 pm

rs2004 wrote:
what do you mean?


They are holding non-auto-admits for now and rejecting the ones not qualified. Once they have a view of the whole pool, us median/borderline/maybe applicants may get a second look and some will get in.

If I am guessing right about the strength of this year's crops, it's going to look up soon.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:05 pm

bedefan wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
bedefan wrote:I sent SLS a LOCI a week ago today, to the general admissions email, and haven't got a response. Do I send another email checking to see if the LOCI was received? Or just chill out?


Remember tomorrow is the deadline, so they are probably flooded with applications.


Oh, of course! I didn't even think of that. I'll wait until next week at the earliest to call them.

To be honest I had this fantasy number running through my head the past week where Dean Deal was so impressed with my LOCI that she just picked up the phone right then and called to admit me... That kinda stuff happen to anybody else?

...The delusions of grandeur, I mean, not actually having Dean Deal call to admit you immediately after reading your LOCI.


Yes I have those delusions. They blur into real life. :lol:




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