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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby cardinals1989 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:30 pm

Knock wrote:Woke up to a missed call. Not from SLS :cry:.


My heart definitely skipped a beat before I read the second sentence. I think I am as nervous for you as for myself :lol: .

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Postby Knock » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:40 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
Knock wrote:Woke up to a missed call. Not from SLS :cry:.


My heart definitely skipped a beat before I read the second sentence. I think I am as nervous for you as for myself :lol: .


Haha, I think I have plenty of nerves for myself :lol:. Good luck, hopefully some more TLSers get calls today and tomorrow.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:41 pm

r6_philly wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:
Yea they wont care. You update them on contacting someone at their school? I interviewed with two of their professors and both of them told me they have NO control over admissions. One of them even told me he had a Stan UG work for him for two years as a research assistant after graduating and he wrote him a ridiculously good recommendation, but they ended up not taking him anyways b.c. his application was right on the edge of dropping SLS's average LSAT down a point.


I don't think the whole point of the update is that he contacted someone. This just leads into the fact that Stanford is at the cutting edge of his field, which is a legitimate and important thing for them to know.


Yes I was searching for an authoritative opinion on the particular subject (it's 2010 cutting edge new) and the only credible reference from a law point of view was of Stanford origin. That's why I want to study at Stanford - it seem to offer the best education in a new legal frontier. Everyone else is not quite caught up yet.


Oh yes! That would be a great addition to your Why Stanford.
I'm sorry; I didn't understand you :/

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby The Stig » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:07 pm

just my .02 cents before there is a wave of Why SLS?s!- my app didn't have anything SLS-specific in the PS, but I did have two targeted letters from my recommenders. I believe they both used essentially the same LOR as for the generic one (but one did do post-doc work at Stanford, so maybe he threw a bit in there about SLS?).

From Dean Deal's blog, it sounds like they want to know how you fit into the SLS community, and how your puzzle pieces fit together (in her words 8) ). I think it would be useful to ask yourself if you have already put together that puzzle in your original app before sending in an essay. It might already be clear why you are a good fit! They've got a ton more admitting to do, so if it were me I wouldn't starting sending in stuff until later (though I recognize the urge, as it's what I want to do as schools I haven't heard from :oops: ).

At least for me, I focused throughout my app on my interdisciplinary background, which seems to be one of their focuses at SLS...that said I didn't change my app between schools...
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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby cardinals1989 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:16 pm

Man, if I got a call from Dean Deal tomorrow, it would be /cycle for me. Which would make for an awesome last semester of college. :wink:

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Postby r6_philly » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:21 pm

The Stig wrote:just my .02 cents before there is a wave of Why SLS?s!- my app didn't have anything SLS-specific in the PS, but I did have two targeted letters from my recommenders. I believe they both used essentially the same LOR as for the generic one (but one did do post-doc work at Stanford, so maybe he threw a bit in there about SLS?).

From Dean Deal's blog, it sounds like they want to know how you fit into the SLS community, and how your puzzle pieces fit together (in her words 8) ). I think it would be useful to ask yourself if you have already put together that puzzle in your original app before sending in an essay. It might already be clear why you are a good fit! They've got a ton more admitting to do, so if were me I wouldn't starting sending in stuff until later (though I recognize the urge, as it's what I want to do as schools I haven't heard from :oops: ).

At least for me, I focused throughout my app on my interdisciplinary background, which seems to be one of their trademarks at SLS...that said I didn't change my app between schools...


Thanks for the advice. I feel like I had more room to say things in the Berkeley PS since I put in 3 pages lol I am happy with my PS. Maybe my piece just hasn't found the right place to fit yet?

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby whathojeeves » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:19 pm

r6_philly wrote:[Maybe my piece just hasn't found the right place to fit yet?


I'm going to blame TLS-induced delirium for the many many inappropriate comments that jumped into my mind as I read that.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby r6_philly » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:48 pm

whathojeeves wrote:
I'm going to blame TLS-induced delirium for the many many inappropriate comments that jumped into my mind as I read that.


:lol:

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Postby HopefulFish » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:07 pm

any news of rejections?

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby cardinals1989 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:24 pm

HopefulFish wrote:any news of rejections?


According to last year's thread, I don't think they started until after the New Year. Problem is they all come as snail mail. The rejection hits you and you don't even know it is coming.

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Postby RTFM » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:53 pm

HopefulFish wrote:any news of rejections?


Why are you so focused on rejections? Hearing that someone else has been rejected does not make it more or less likely that you will be rejected. And it's just so negative!

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby Vertigo963 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:05 am

So, does anyone want to hazard an estimate of how many people have been admitted so far?

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby Knock » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:13 am

Vertigo963 wrote:So, does anyone want to hazard an estimate of how many people have been admitted so far?


Umm, <50. So like, ~300 more acceptances to go i'm guessing.

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Postby Vertigo963 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:23 am

Knock wrote:Umm, <50. So like, ~300 more acceptances to go i'm guessing.


That would be great! I was afraid it was like two-thirds over.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby cardinals1989 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:30 am

Vertigo963 wrote:
Knock wrote:Umm, <50. So like, ~300 more acceptances to go i'm guessing.


That would be great! I was afraid it was like two-thirds over.


Stanford will be admitting people through April. And off the waitlist after that through the rest of the summer.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:32 am

Does anyone re-read Dean Deal's blog, even though they've already read her posts before haha
... problems

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby cardinals1989 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:36 am

s0ph1e2007 wrote:Does anyone re-read Dean Deal's blog, even though they've already read her posts before haha
... problems


Story. of. my. life.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby Knock » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:42 am

cardinals1989 wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:Does anyone re-read Dean Deal's blog, even though they've already read her posts before haha
... problems


Story. of. my. life.


Pffft, you guys are weak. I have all her blog posts tattoo'd on my back. I hope she doesn't post a new one for a while though.

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Postby r6_philly » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:43 am

You guys are funny. What are you going to do until 1/5 or whenever they open back up?

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Postby lzyovrachievr » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:44 am

Knock wrote:Pffft, you guys are weak. I have all her blog posts tattoo'd on my back. I hope she doesn't post a new one for a while though.

Honey, I wish you'd stop doing that. I get tired of reading her words every night as I try to stay in the mood.

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby cardinals1989 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:08 am

r6_philly wrote:You guys are funny. What are you going to do until 1/5 4/30 or whenever they open back up? whenever they reject you?


FTFY.

Apparently find a tattoo artist. :shock:
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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby r6_philly » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:17 am

You can call me corny but I actually am having school related stuff tattooed on me. I have other large tattoos so maybe it won't be so bad lol

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby pennyloafer17 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:05 am

r6_philly wrote:You guys are funny. What are you going to do until 1/5 or whenever they open back up?


try to maintain my stress level...yoga?

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby Wolverine Den » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:39 am

In at Stanford, I hope all of you guys waiting really get a call from Dean Deal, she is as nice and warm as it gets. Good luck to the rest of you guys (specifically Knock and Cardinal :D ).

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby r6_philly » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:54 am

Wolverine Den wrote:In at Stanford, I hope all of you guys waiting really get a call from Dean Deal, she is as nice and warm as it gets. Good luck to the rest of you guys (specifically Knock and Cardinal :D ).


Congrats! Do you have high numbers?




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