Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby bdubs » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:00 pm

aesis wrote:Friend of mine got in this morning. GPA 3.87+, idk the LSAT score though.


Were they a late applicant (January or February UR)?

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby jeng » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:05 pm

So if your status says DLS does that mean for sure ding or wl? Is it sent by snail mail?

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby bdubs » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:07 pm

jeng wrote:So if your status says DLS does that mean for sure ding or wl? Is it sent by snail mail?


Up until this point all DLS have been rejections, but WLs should start coming soon. The decision letters are sent via snail mail.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby aesis » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:15 pm

bdubs wrote:
aesis wrote:Friend of mine got in this morning. GPA 3.87+, idk the LSAT score though.


Were they a late applicant (January or February UR)?


I'm unsure. More an acquaintance than a friend actually.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby ChriLa425 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:15 pm

DLS :(

I knew it was a stretch when I applied though. Would be great to get some WL consideration but I am expecting and am surprisingly ok with a ding.

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Postby Confused7 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:17 pm

ChriLa425 wrote:DLS :(

I knew it was a stretch when I applied though. Would be great to get some WL consideration but I am expecting and am surprisingly ok with a ding.

Sorry to hear that, ChriLa. :( No one knows if WLs have been going out though - wait until you actually see the letter!

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby fish52 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:27 pm

These are not the kind of decisions I want Dean Deal to be making today. Sorry to all those who received a DLS. :(

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby ChriLa425 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:38 pm

Confused7 wrote:
ChriLa425 wrote:DLS :(

I knew it was a stretch when I applied though. Would be great to get some WL consideration but I am expecting and am surprisingly ok with a ding.

Sorry to hear that, ChriLa. :( No one knows if WLs have been going out though - wait until you actually see the letter!


At least I won´t have to open it myself, it´s always easier to hear news from mom :)
Yeah I know they haven´t been going out yet, but since I didn´t get a call that´s probably the best-case scenario.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby SLS2011 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:40 pm

DLS :cry: Best of luck to those still alive.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby jrose5 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:45 pm

SLS2011 wrote:DLS :cry: Best of luck to those still alive.


I'm sorry to hear. Given your icon and username, you must have wanted it really badly. Best of luck with the rest of your cycle.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby Knock » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:03 pm

SLS2011 wrote:DLS :cry: Best of luck to those still alive.


:cry:. Best of luck to you.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby misterbingley » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:19 pm

Sorry for all of those who got DLSed.

So for those of us still alive, as far as we know, they played 52-card pickup with our files and are now just going through in whatever order they turned out, yes?

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby r6_philly » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:21 pm

Knock wrote:
SLS2011 wrote:DLS :cry: Best of luck to those still alive.


:cry:. Best of luck to you.


Sorry :( seems like a lot happening today.

A handful of students at Penn's ASW told me to go to S if I get in. So... please?

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby Knock » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:21 pm

misterbingley wrote:Sorry for all of those who got DLSed.

So for those of us still alive, as far as we know, they played 52-card pickup with our files and are now just going through in whatever order they turned out, yes?


Guess so? Still alive thankfully. I reviewed Tomwatt's data mining and it looks like waitlists will start going out next week (started March 29 last year), and another wave of acceptances will go from early April to around mid-April.

Tomwatts wrote:3/5 (Fri): 11/15, 175, 3.91, and 10/28*, 177, 4.05
3/6 (Sat): 1/6, 174, 3.98
3/29 (Mon): First reported waitlist! This one was 11/19, 171, 3.91.

4/2 (Fri): 11/19, 171, 3.64, and 1/6, 173, 3.85
4/7 (Wed): 1/7, 175, 3.8, and 10/29, 177, 4.1, and 11/3, 174, 3.81, and 12/29*, 178, 3.91
4/8 (Thurs): 12/1, 171, 3.98
4/9 (Fri): 11/25, 168, 4.15, and 10/22, 164, 3.89, and 12/2, 171, 3.85
Decisions keep flowing in through mid-April (mostly slow down at 4/16), but no one else reports an acceptance after this point.
4/11 (Sun): blog post indicating that decisions will be finalized this week
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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby Confused7 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:22 pm

We are losing people fast day by day...oh cruel world! And yes, it seems that it's pretty much random by now. There were a couple URMs that got in recently, but other than that I don't think they're categorizing the files by anything. Slowly weeding us out...

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby r6_philly » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:23 pm

Confused7 wrote:We are losing people fast day by day...oh cruel world! And yes, it seems that it's pretty much random by now. There were a couple URMs that got in recently, but other than that I don't think they're categorizing the files by anything. Slowly weeding us out...


Hey didn't you already posted in the class 2014 thread about where you are going? :P

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby Confused7 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:04 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Confused7 wrote:We are losing people fast day by day...oh cruel world! And yes, it seems that it's pretty much random by now. There were a couple URMs that got in recently, but other than that I don't think they're categorizing the files by anything. Slowly weeding us out...


Hey didn't you already posted in the class 2014 thread about where you are going? :P


I haven't decided!! Haha, seriously. :P I checked it out to get information, but I'm only a certain percentage sure I'm going to HLS. Also I want to defer anyway so the prospect of actually attending law school still seems as far away as ever. :

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby cardinals1989 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:06 pm

Man, I missed a lot being away from my computer today! Sorry to all the new DLS's...

Did the obligatory run to the status checker...still no change...phew.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby neonx » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:50 am

I'm almost certain that Dean Deal is making her way toward the end of the pile for February submits/completes.

Then it's WL time!

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby aspeer » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:14 pm

my two cents on this, purely speculative is that they are going through cycles of review. Under a first general review, they rejected absolutely unqualified candidates, the ones who stood no chance. Similarly, they accepted the ones who were deemed very well qualified, the ones with stellar numbers AND the stellar softs whom they they regarded they could not reject or waitlist no matter who applied later. They are going through similar rounds of reviews now, rejecting and accepting people, and holding others who are kind of in that middle ground, some with may be sub-par numbers but really great softs, but others who have good numbers with decent softs; when it comes to this middle category, it's really hard to judge among people. You have to give it to them. It's a very arduous task. How do you judge somebody who has a 172 and 3.8 against somebody who has 167 3.7 but with considerable softs that will contribute to SLS. Is the sacrifice of 5 additional LSAT points worth the softs? Here in this board, people will tell you, oh no, of course not, numbers are the only thing that count, but believe me Stanford does not need your numbers, they are Stanford! Whereas Columbia and Chicago may try to up their average for ranking, in HYS, it's a whole different ball game. Those schools can afford to go beyond numbers, and in fact they do. Altough, if you have numbers that are way sub-par, then unless you are URM, it's probably dim for you. But that's my point. They process takes time because they are very careful and deliberate That was a was a digression, sorry.

It seems like there are rejections for both peoble who UR in mid-February and earlier. So my guess is WLs and admits are more highly than DLS at this point, BUT, those who have not heard, are by no means safe. I think there will be more DLS coming out in the weeks ahead, but WL and admit are more likely. My two cents.

Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby marcellus » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:32 pm

aspeer, heres to hope that those of us left are admits or WL. Frankly I'd be overjoyed to be WL at Stanford. That leaves the door slightly open!

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby aspeer » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:00 pm

I know a WL at Stanford would be AMAZING!!! When did you go UR?

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby marcellus » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:25 pm

I've been UR since 2/18... you? And I would literally jump for joy if I got a WL email from Stanford!!

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby Confused7 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:01 pm

So perhaps, barring a couple who are closer to auto-admits or who applied more recently, most us still waiting are "borderline" candidates? In the next few weeks, they'll have to make the difficult call of who to accept and who to WL/DLS. Speaking of WLs, does anyone know how often/to what extent SLS draws from its waitlist?

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby aspeer » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:41 pm

hey guys--my Stanford dream is officially over, just got the rejection letter in the mail. :cry: .

Isn't it funny just as I posted here, and was truly starting to hope well may be I have a chance...then got ready for a job, went out, boom the mail from Stanford. I immediately knew it was a rejection.

Oh well, I was kind of expecting given my numbers. UR on February 15, and surprisingly no DLS update in my status page?! PM me if you would like more specifics. Good luck to everyone!




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