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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby cardinals1989 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:33 pm

tomwatts wrote:Oh, one other thing: some people get in obscenely quickly. Check out that 1/22 admit who was complete on 1/19. That's nuts. What is this, Duke?


Wonder what disease they cured.

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Postby r6_philly » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:47 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
tomwatts wrote:Oh, one other thing: some people get in obscenely quickly. Check out that 1/22 admit who was complete on 1/19. That's nuts. What is this, Duke?


Wonder what disease they cured.


class president at Stanford UG? lol

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Postby Ragged » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:01 pm

tomwatts wrote:Oh, one other thing: some people get in obscenely quickly. Check out that 1/22 admit who was complete on 1/19. That's nuts. What is this, Duke?


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Postby Knock » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:09 am

Stanford is about to end U. Conn's winning streak! awesome! :mrgreen:

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Postby Knock » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:12 am

tomwatts wrote:Did this for Yale, so I figure it might be interesting for Stanford, too. Just data mining from last year. Correlating blog comments with LSN admits (with the occasional comment about rejections) and (if I feel super-ambitious) maybe even some TLS comments from last year should yield some information about the basic Stanford admissions calendar. This omits, by the way, anybody who was missing an admit date or didn't have either a submit or a complete date.

Date accepted: complete date or submit date if asterisked, LSAT, GPA

12/11 (Fri): 10/09, 179, 3.83 and 10/21, 170, 3.91, and 10/2, 179, 3.9, and 10/22, 178, 3.96, and 10/2, 169, 3.92, and 10/15, 175, 4, and 10/6, 175, 3.95, and 10/21, 175, 4.03
12/12 (Sat): 10/22, 176, 3.95
12/15 (Tues): 12/1, 173, 4, and 10/29, 179, 3.94, and 11/6, 161, 3.91; blog post not directly related to any of this
12/17 (Thurs): 11/11, 170, 3.89, and 11/18, 171, 4
12/18 (Fri): 11/23*, 175, 3.88; blog post indicating that Stanford is shutting down for the break

1/8 (Fri): blog post indicating that they're back
1/14 (Thurs): 10/29, 171, 3.81
1/15 (Fri): 11/24*, 170, 4.02
1/19 (Tues): 11/6, 171, 3.91, and 11/23, 175, 4.04, and 11/1*, 175, 3.8
1/22 (Fri): 1/19, 168, 4, and 11/10*, 175, 3.62, and 12/14, 178, 3.96, and 1/13, 173, 3.94, and 12/12*, 177, 4.12, and 1/15, 178, 4
1/27-1/29 (Wed-Fri): A whole lot of rejections, the first of the cycle for Stanford.
1/29 (Fri): 1/19, 170, 3.97, and 1/22, 172, 3.92; blog post that indicates that the deadline is approaching, but the class is not yet full

2/1 (Mon): 11/4*, 172, 3.95
2/2 (Tues): 10/26, 173, 3.88
A million rejections in early Feb. From here on, really.
2/11 (Thurs): 10/26*, 166, 3.76
2/24 (Wed): 2/11, 173, 3.84
2/25 (Thurs): 2/12, 167, 3.73, and 10/15, 172, 3.82
2/26 (Fri): blog post indicating that Dean Deal goes out of town in mid-February each year

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

Only 39 people report being accepted to Stanford with enough information to make this list (a decision date and a complete or submit date), which is a pretty small fraction of what they admit, and, as noted over in the Yale topic, these people are applying disproportionately early (probably). Still...

By far the biggest day was the first one (8 admits on 12/11, which is crazy!). Other big dates with 3 or more admits are: 12/15 (3), 1/19 (3), 1/22 (6), 4/7 (4), and 4/9 (3). This indicates that January is likely to be a pretty big month overall for the TLS crowd (and April), but there's no one day that really jumps out (well, maybe the Friday after MLK Jr. Day, which would be 1/21 this year). Also, they definitely do start admitting more people more or less as soon as they come back, although January appears to build up (more decisions in late January than in early January), at least as far as the LSN crowd goes.

I don't know what's up with the total lack of March admits. That seems like data bias more than anything else, but I have no idea why.

Check out that 10/22 complete date who was finally accepted on 4/9. That's not a waitlist or anything. That's a straight-up admit after nearly six months. They apparently do that all through April, because that's not the only October complete date who was admitted in April. Complete date and decision date appear to be only mildly correlated at best; further, while those April admits for October/November completes are mostly people with a (relatively) lower LSAT score or GPA, they're not all. Check out the 4/7 admit with 10/29 complete and 177/4.1 numbers.

If you're just waiting for a rejection, you'll certainly have to wait at least until the end of January, and maybe until the beginning of February or later. A waitlist apparently won't happen until late March. (This seems crazy late, but maybe these are ones that they're hanging onto with the hope of giving a spot that they end up not having. They do appear to do that.)

More thoughts as they occur to me.


Updated the OP to include this post. Thanks Tomwatts!

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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby daisyduke » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:19 am

Knock wrote:Stanford is about to end U. Conn's winning streak! awesome! :mrgreen:


The Women???

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Postby Knock » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:23 am

daisyduke wrote:
Knock wrote:Stanford is about to end U. Conn's winning streak! awesome! :mrgreen:


The Women???


Yeah, women's basketball.

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Postby daisyduke » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:35 am

Knock wrote:
daisyduke wrote:
Knock wrote:Stanford is about to end U. Conn's winning streak! awesome! :mrgreen:


The Women???


Yeah, women's basketball.


Wow! They were also the last ones to beat them before the 90-game streak. Go Stanford! and PLEASE accept me!

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Postby Knock » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:37 am

daisyduke wrote:
Knock wrote:
daisyduke wrote:
Knock wrote:Stanford is about to end U. Conn's winning streak! awesome! :mrgreen:


The Women???


Yeah, women's basketball.


Wow! They were also the last ones to beat them before the 90-game streak. Go Stanford! and PLEASE accept me!


The only thing I can reasonably conclude from this is that Stanford is awesome. and PLEASE accept me too!

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Postby daisyduke » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:42 am

Knock wrote:
daisyduke wrote:
Knock wrote:Stanford is about to end U. Conn's winning streak! awesome! :mrgreen:


Wow! They were also the last ones to beat them before the 90-game streak. Go Stanford! and PLEASE accept me!


The only thing I can reasonably conclude from this is that Stanford is awesome. and PLEASE accept me too!


:D :D :D PLEASE

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Postby cardinals1989 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:06 am

daisyduke wrote:
Knock wrote:
daisyduke wrote:
Knock wrote:Stanford is about to end U. Conn's winning streak! awesome! :mrgreen:


Wow! They were also the last ones to beat them before the 90-game streak. Go Stanford! and PLEASE accept me!


The only thing I can reasonably conclude from this is that Stanford is awesome. and PLEASE accept me too!


:D :D :D PLEASE


+1

A New Year of staring at my phone for a call from Dean Deal.

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Postby Ragged » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:15 am

Knock wrote:
daisyduke wrote:
Knock wrote:Stanford is about to end U. Conn's winning streak! awesome! :mrgreen:


The Women???


Yeah, women's basketball.


Do we care about that? Does anyone?

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Postby cardinals1989 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:51 pm

Tomorrow begins anew the obsessive wait. Woohoo!

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Postby Knock » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:28 am

cardinals1989 wrote:Tomorrow begins anew the obsessive wait. Woohoo!


Haha, awesome. I bet more calls won't happen until next week though.

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Postby rui » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:28 am

Orange Bowl predictions for tomorrow? I'll start.

Stanford: 5210
VT: -3

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Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:32 am

Is there anything that I should check out at Stanford when I go visit? I know school is not in session, so anything else?

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Postby Kretzy » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:36 am

r6_philly wrote:Is there anything that I should check out at Stanford when I go visit? I know school is not in session, so anything else?


School is back in session tomorrow. The silliness of the quarter system only gave us 3 weeks off.

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Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:44 am

Kretzy wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Is there anything that I should check out at Stanford when I go visit? I know school is not in session, so anything else?


School is back in session tomorrow. The silliness of the quarter system only gave us 3 weeks off.


Ha so I get to see the school in action? I will email admissions to find out. Any suggestions? Will be there Thurs. afternoon.

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Postby cardinals1989 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:46 am

I am also considering a visit this week! This is probably one of the very few weeks where Stanford will be in session while my college is not. I also want to know of anything in particular to see.

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Postby hokie » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:49 am

rui wrote:Orange Bowl predictions for tomorrow? I'll start.

Stanford: 5210
VT: -3


I'll end.

Stanford: -3
VT: 5210

I took the liberty of fixing your typo for you. thnxkbye :mrgreen:

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Postby tgir » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:50 am

I'm with r6 and cardinals: visiting later this week. Other than sitting in on a class, is there anything I absolutely should plan to do to experience Stanford properly?

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Postby Kretzy » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:58 am

cardinals1989 wrote:I am also considering a visit this week! This is probably one of the very few weeks where Stanford will be in session while my college is not. I also want to know of anything in particular to see.


Well, I'd rather give advice on fun stuff to do here than read for Property tomorrow, so there are a few things.

- Email admissions, see if they can have you sit in on a class. Con Law doesn't meet on Thursday, otherwise I'd have said see Kramer or Karlan teach. George Fisher teaches Evidence Thursdays, though, and he's supposed to be wonderful. Let them know your interests and they might be able to find something great for you.

- Food-wise, I'd check out Russo Cafe, which is a favorite of the law students. It's in Munger building 3, on the ground floor. Anyone would be able to point you there. There will be a ton of law students and professors around if it's nice out.

- Email any of the affinity groups that interest you (GLBT, racial/ethnic, law-related like Tech, etc.) and see if someone would meet you for coffee. It's a bit short notice, but they might be able to scrounge someone up since it's early in the term. Alternatively, email a professor who does work that interests you and see if they'll be around on Thursday. I bet most will, and they're for the most part really open to meet with prospective students (I did this during admit weekend even, and met two who did work in areas that I wanted to research).

- As far as Palo Alto is concerned, I'd check out downtown, which is straight off of campus. There are some alright bars (I like Rose & Crown personally, especially on Tuesdays for trivia), good food, and it'll give you a sense of if PA is too small for you (since it's only a town of 50k or so). If you're here on Sunday, the farmer's market is awesome. If you're here tomorrow, a bunch of folks are watching the Stanford-VT game at the Stadium (and, also, all around campus/town). If you're here Thursday, the law school will do Bar Review (though we don't know the venue yet).

Hope that helps! If all else fails, shoot me a PM or something and I'll see if I know anyone who has your interests who you could chat with.

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Postby cardinals1989 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:38 am

Kretzy wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:I am also considering a visit this week! This is probably one of the very few weeks where Stanford will be in session while my college is not. I also want to know of anything in particular to see.


Well, I'd rather give advice on fun stuff to do here than read for Property tomorrow, so there are a few things.

- Email admissions, see if they can have you sit in on a class. Con Law doesn't meet on Thursday, otherwise I'd have said see Kramer or Karlan teach. George Fisher teaches Evidence Thursdays, though, and he's supposed to be wonderful. Let them know your interests and they might be able to find something great for you.

- Food-wise, I'd check out Russo Cafe, which is a favorite of the law students. It's in Munger building 3, on the ground floor. Anyone would be able to point you there. There will be a ton of law students and professors around if it's nice out.

- Email any of the affinity groups that interest you (GLBT, racial/ethnic, law-related like Tech, etc.) and see if someone would meet you for coffee. It's a bit short notice, but they might be able to scrounge someone up since it's early in the term. Alternatively, email a professor who does work that interests you and see if they'll be around on Thursday. I bet most will, and they're for the most part really open to meet with prospective students (I did this during admit weekend even, and met two who did work in areas that I wanted to research).

- As far as Palo Alto is concerned, I'd check out downtown, which is straight off of campus. There are some alright bars (I like Rose & Crown personally, especially on Tuesdays for trivia), good food, and it'll give you a sense of if PA is too small for you (since it's only a town of 50k or so). If you're here on Sunday, the farmer's market is awesome. If you're here tomorrow, a bunch of folks are watching the Stanford-VT game at the Stadium (and, also, all around campus/town). If you're here Thursday, the law school will do Bar Review (though we don't know the venue yet).

Hope that helps! If all else fails, shoot me a PM or something and I'll see if I know anyone who has your interests who you could chat with.


Wow, thanks for all this information, Kretzy. It is very helpful. What days/times are Con Law classes this semester and who teaches them?

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Postby theadw » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:42 am

cardinals1989 wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:I am also considering a visit this week! This is probably one of the very few weeks where Stanford will be in session while my college is not. I also want to know of anything in particular to see.


Well, I'd rather give advice on fun stuff to do here than read for Property tomorrow, so there are a few things.

- Email admissions, see if they can have you sit in on a class. Con Law doesn't meet on Thursday, otherwise I'd have said see Kramer or Karlan teach. George Fisher teaches Evidence Thursdays, though, and he's supposed to be wonderful. Let them know your interests and they might be able to find something great for you.

- Food-wise, I'd check out Russo Cafe, which is a favorite of the law students. It's in Munger building 3, on the ground floor. Anyone would be able to point you there. There will be a ton of law students and professors around if it's nice out.

- Email any of the affinity groups that interest you (GLBT, racial/ethnic, law-related like Tech, etc.) and see if someone would meet you for coffee. It's a bit short notice, but they might be able to scrounge someone up since it's early in the term. Alternatively, email a professor who does work that interests you and see if they'll be around on Thursday. I bet most will, and they're for the most part really open to meet with prospective students (I did this during admit weekend even, and met two who did work in areas that I wanted to research).

- As far as Palo Alto is concerned, I'd check out downtown, which is straight off of campus. There are some alright bars (I like Rose & Crown personally, especially on Tuesdays for trivia), good food, and it'll give you a sense of if PA is too small for you (since it's only a town of 50k or so). If you're here on Sunday, the farmer's market is awesome. If you're here tomorrow, a bunch of folks are watching the Stanford-VT game at the Stadium (and, also, all around campus/town). If you're here Thursday, the law school will do Bar Review (though we don't know the venue yet).

Hope that helps! If all else fails, shoot me a PM or something and I'll see if I know anyone who has your interests who you could chat with.


Wow, thanks for all this information, Kretzy. It is very helpful. What days/times are Con Law classes this semester and who teaches them?


For Kramer's class, Con Law is MTW; MT from 9:50-11, and W from 8:30-9:40. Karlan's (and the visiting professor's, but it's probably silly to visit a visiting professor's class) is probably the same.

edited to add: Also, anyone here Wednesday or after should go to the foolishly-named Cool Cafe at Stanford's art museum. It's perched next to our garden of Rodin sculptures, and serves surprisingly good food.
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Re: Stanford Law School 2011 Applicants (Pics)

Postby Kretzy » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:43 am

theadw wrote:For Kramer's class, Con Law is MTW; MT from 9:50-11, and W from 8:30-9:40. Karlan's (and the visiting professor's, but it's probably silly to visit a visiting professor's class) is probably the same.


Though Prof. Meyler (the visitor) is supposed to be quite good, you should be kicked if you pick her class over Karlan or Kramer...




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