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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby CosmoLaw » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:16 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
ela7117 wrote:Hi all, will add to the spreadsheet in a minute, but just as a heads up, I got a DLS sent 2/5, was under review since 11/19. good luck to the rest of you.


:( Sorry, ela. That's strange that DLS updated on 2/5, a Saturday. It also makes this small veil of comfort I call the weekend no longer safe.


+1. You do have CLS and NYU and other great options though!

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Postby r6_philly » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:19 pm

CosmoLaw wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:
ela7117 wrote:Hi all, will add to the spreadsheet in a minute, but just as a heads up, I got a DLS sent 2/5, was under review since 11/19. good luck to the rest of you.


:( Sorry, ela. That's strange that DLS updated on 2/5, a Saturday. It also makes this small veil of comfort I call the weekend no longer safe.


+1. You do have CLS and NYU and other great options though!


All these folks with CCN acceptances getting DLS is making me nervous.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby CosmoLaw » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:27 pm

so far the chronology is standing. You guys appear to be safe. I'm still in limbo. It's terrifying.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby cardinals1989 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:28 pm

CosmoLaw wrote:so far the chronology is standing. You guys appear to be safe. I'm still in limbo. It's terrifying.


THIS is the only hope I am holding on to right now....although I think I may be even more frightened of waiting until April to get a waitlist...

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Postby CosmoLaw » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:33 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
CosmoLaw wrote:so far the chronology is standing. You guys appear to be safe. I'm still in limbo. It's terrifying.


THIS is the only hope I am holding on to right now....although I think I may be even more frightened of waiting until April to get a waitlist...


I think that a healthy amount of acceptances will soon arrive, after the first slew of dings. So if you don't hear anything till about mid-march, then I would worry about that. Although this is just brazen speculation, it satisfies me for now.

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Postby r6_philly » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:33 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
CosmoLaw wrote:so far the chronology is standing. You guys appear to be safe. I'm still in limbo. It's terrifying.


THIS is the only hope I am holding on to right now....although I think I may be even more frightened of waiting until April to get a waitlist...


If you accept scholarships from many schools, you are supposed to withdraw from WLs. As a matter of fact I think accepting Berkeley's admission offer requires you to withdraw from WL. I wonder if that's that way just for SLS! I am terrified of the WL as well.

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Postby jrose5 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:39 pm

Way to be optimistic, guys. Not being sarcastic... it's really great that you guys are hopeful about getting in. I applied to SLS, too, but because of the "black box" nature of their admissions process, I have never allowed myself to get my hopes up about them (or YLS, for that matter). They clearly don't prioritize numbers nearly as much as the other top law schools, and even if one has great softs, it's hard to tell if they're softs SLS is look for....

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby The Real Jack McCoy » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:41 pm

Early December UR. Looks like they are assessing my batch right now.

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Postby jrose5 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:42 pm

The Real Jack McCoy wrote:Early December UR. Looks like they are assessing my batch right now.

How would you know? Unless people who applied around the same time are getting "DLS." From what I've heard, you never find out about being UR at SLS... the status will only ever read "application forwarded to committee for review."

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby cardinals1989 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:45 pm

jrose5 wrote:
The Real Jack McCoy wrote:Early December UR. Looks like they are assessing my batch right now.

How would you know? Unless people who applied around the same time are getting "DLS." From what I've heard, you never find out about being UR at SLS... the status will only ever read "application forwarded to committee for review."


Because it seems DLS's are going in order, and they have made it through mid-November.

Also, I find it strange that some people's statuses say "forwarded to committee for review" and some say "submitted for review."

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Postby jrose5 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:48 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
jrose5 wrote:
The Real Jack McCoy wrote:Early December UR. Looks like they are assessing my batch right now.

How would you know? Unless people who applied around the same time are getting "DLS." From what I've heard, you never find out about being UR at SLS... the status will only ever read "application forwarded to committee for review."


Because it seems DLS's are going in order, and they have made it through mid-November.

Also, I find it strange that some people's statuses say "forwarded to committee for review" and some say "submitted for review."


Wow, really? That's the first time I heard that... no matter how I think about it, though, it doesn't seem like the two mean anything different.............

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Postby r6_philly » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:50 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
Also, I find it strange that some people's statuses say "forwarded to committee for review" and some say "submitted for review."


Let's clear this confusion. This is what my page says:

"Your application for admission to Stanford Law School is now complete and has been submitted to the Admissions Committee for review. Please be advised that decisions are made on a rolling basis. The Office of Admissions will make every effort to provide decisions by April 30. "

The status is

"Your file has been submitted for review."

I think people are just quoting different things on the page.

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Postby neonx » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:08 pm

I'm horrified by the chronology of DLS's. I'm mid-to-late November, and I'll be stalking my mailbox all this week.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby Weirdlog » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:22 pm

That Saturday DLS just freaked me out--had to go to the status checker and check again. Thankfully, still alive!

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Postby Verisimi » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:24 pm

Maybe it's just because I'm in it, but does anyone else feel like this cycle is just a bit strange? LSN applications are way down at all of the top schools compared to the last two years (practically halved), Columbia decides to go all crazy, etc. etc. I like patterns, why are they destroying my patterns? :cry:

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Postby r6_philly » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:31 pm

Verisimi wrote:Maybe it's just because I'm in it, but does anyone else feel like this cycle is just a bit strange? LSN applications are way down at all of the top schools compared to the last two years (practically halved), Columbia decides to go all crazy, etc. etc. I like patterns, why are they destroying my patterns? :cry:


this year's pool doesn't fit last year's formulas.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby CosmoLaw » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:35 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Verisimi wrote:Maybe it's just because I'm in it, but does anyone else feel like this cycle is just a bit strange? LSN applications are way down at all of the top schools compared to the last two years (practically halved), Columbia decides to go all crazy, etc. etc. I like patterns, why are they destroying my patterns? :cry:


this year's pool doesn't fit last year's formulas.


this could work in our favor!

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Postby r6_philly » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:37 pm

CosmoLaw wrote:
this could work in our favor!


Statistically yes, if we are strong enough to get on the bubble!

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Postby Verisimi » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:41 pm

r6_philly wrote:
CosmoLaw wrote:
this could work in our favor!


Statistically yes, if we are strong enough to get on the bubble!


I just want to be able to start getting excited about the place where I'm going to spend the next three years of hell instead of in waiting/wishing limbo. :)

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby ela7117 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:33 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
ela7117 wrote:Hi all, will add to the spreadsheet in a minute, but just as a heads up, I got a DLS sent 2/5, was under review since 11/19. good luck to the rest of you.


:( Sorry, ela. That's strange that DLS updated on 2/5, a Saturday. It also makes this small veil of comfort I call the weekend no longer safe.


Well, I suppose it could have been 2/4, I didn't check until early Saturday. There is no date posted next to the decision.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby duckmoney » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:42 pm

So for those of us who missed the first ding round (UR 9/30), what are the chances for ding vs. waitlist? And do they take many off the waitlist?

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby cardinals1989 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:23 pm

r6_philly wrote:
CosmoLaw wrote:
this could work in our favor!


Statistically yes, if we are strong enough to get on the bubble!


Let's hope we don't get screwed when the bubble bursts!

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby jcn4 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:46 pm

Anyone think sending in a late LOCI or LOR could mess with the chronology?

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Postby r6_philly » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:49 pm

jcn4 wrote:Anyone think sending in a late LOCI or LOR could mess with the chronology?


I mean, it can't hurt. Although from reading the blog, if you are in the ding pile, it probably won't help. It would only help the people who are in the maybe pile. That's my reading. But again it can't hurt.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby The Stig » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:04 pm

r6_philly wrote:
jcn4 wrote:Anyone think sending in a late LOCI or LOR could mess with the chronology?


I mean, it can't hurt. Although from reading the blog, if you are in the ding pile, it probably won't help. It would only help the people who are in the maybe pile. That's my reading. But again it can't hurt.


Dean Deal wrote:If you’ve received notification indicating that your file is in review and you’ve not heard from us, treat this as an opportunity to update your file. What you submit may be that nudge I need. Keep in mind, that this is not an invitation to clutter my in-box with non-essential information or to call me with weekly updates.


I think r6 is assuming that you do a great LOCI, but if you whip a non-compelling letter that does not add anything new to your app, it might hurt in that they might question your judgment in sending it. If I were sending one, I'd make sure the writing/message/etc. is all up to the level of your PS, as it becomes a part of your file for whoever reads it!
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