Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby curiouscat » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:39 pm

norcal_youngin wrote:The irony of someone with the username MichelFoucault trying to normalize age and personal experience is, frankly, hilarious.


:lol:
I love this.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby zapcaz » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:39 pm


The irony of someone with the username MichelFoucault trying to normalize age and personal experience is, frankly, hilarious.


+1

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:08 pm

zapcaz wrote:

The irony of someone with the username MichelFoucault trying to normalize age and personal experience is, frankly, hilarious.


+1


Haha how about next you talk about the social institution of bureaucracy and how it is embodied by law school admissions committees. Discuss also the values, rules and power of the law school admissions bureaucracy from a post-structuralist standpoint.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby soj » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:14 pm

The weather is miserable where I am, and it makes me really want to move to Palo Alto.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby yankees42789 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:43 pm

soj wrote:The weather is miserable where I am, and it makes me really want to move to Palo Alto.


+1

I find myself thinking this pretty much every single day (and that's even with a relatively mild winter).

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sharktankdean » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:13 pm

does anyone want to hypothesize/theorize on how many people Stanford may have admitted...what % of people on 'soft hold' get accepted and when the WL usually comes out?

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby johnson.jelly » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:12 am

sharktankdean wrote:does anyone want to hypothesize/theorize on how many people Stanford may have admitted...what % of people on 'soft hold' get accepted and when the WL usually comes out?


A quick look at LSN gives me the following. Also, it's uncanny how LSN is a pretty accurate sample size.

LSN Sample:

# of Applicants: ~525

# Admitted: ~50

# Rejected: ~47

# of Wait List: 0

Stanford Law Applicant Pool:

# of Applicants: ~4,000

# Admitted: ~360 (calculated at a 9% admit rate)

Analysis:

LSN represents ~13% of the SLS applicant pool and since ~50 of the ~360 admits come from LSN, we can liberally deduce that ~310 seats are still available. I say liberally since there are those admitted students who choose not to share their info on LSN. It's also important to note that from the LSN sample, 9.52% of applicants have been admitted -- mirroring SLS's ~9% acceptance rate for the entire applicant pool.

It's rudimentary stats done on a Sunday evening, so by no means is this wholly accurate. Most decisions come out in March/April from what I've heard and this was echoed by a few SLS students in the "Ask SLS students" thread (I believe). I would take a closer look at LSN if you want more detail but I would chill, you'll be just fine wherever you end up going :D

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby knickerbocker » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:43 pm

So where are we on the DLSs? Do you think they're going in order of completion or what?

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby bogm2012 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:25 pm

johnson.jelly wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:does anyone want to hypothesize/theorize on how many people Stanford may have admitted...what % of people on 'soft hold' get accepted and when the WL usually comes out?


A quick look at LSN gives me the following. Also, it's uncanny how LSN is a pretty accurate sample size.

LSN Sample:

# of Applicants: ~525

# Admitted: ~50

# Rejected: ~47

# of Wait List: 0

Stanford Law Applicant Pool:

# of Applicants: ~4,000

# Admitted: ~360 (calculated at a 9% admit rate)

Analysis:

LSN represents ~13% of the SLS applicant pool and since ~50 of the ~360 admits come from LSN, we can liberally deduce that ~310 seats are still available. I say liberally since there are those admitted students who choose not to share their info on LSN. It's also important to note that from the LSN sample, 9.52% of applicants have been admitted -- mirroring SLS's ~9% acceptance rate for the entire applicant pool.


This seems off to me; I disagree entirely with the bolded section. If we assume that LSN people are just average for Stanford (sort of a large assumption generally, probably less so for HYS), then just multiplying out the 50 acceptances by the applicant variable would already put Stanford over its 379 acceptance total from last year (4248 total last year/525 LSN total this year = ~8.1. 8.1 * 50 = 405). Considering SLS is not done with its acceptances and so the number of acceptances may still be increasing, this suggests that LSN people are above average. The extent to which this is true would seem to indicate how many slots are left (i.e., if these people are true superstars, maybe there really are 310 spots left [doubtful]. If they are more average, then we might be near full capacity already).

I think it stands to reason that the acceptance rate is far more likely to be accurate than the rejection rate (people update with good news. few people rush to LSN to declare they were rejected, especially now, where SLS might be the last school you're hearing from, so a rejection would effectively end your cycle and with it any reason to update this data), and maybe TLS people have an average of 12-15% acceptances, but I think from this point out we may only see a bunch of hold/WL action, if any.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby txl » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:47 pm

sharktankdean wrote:does anyone want to hypothesize/theorize on how many people Stanford may have admitted...what % of people on 'soft hold' get accepted and when the WL usually comes out?


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My guess would be that we're about where march begins on this graph :D . And my other guess (based on anecdotal browsing through LSN) is that the last wave of admits (early april) have absolutely uncorrelated submit dates - its just "ok we need to do one last round of admits, who are the best ones left?"

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sailboat » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:46 pm

Your application for admission to Stanford Law School is now complete.

Current Status Date: 10/XX/2011

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby hypothalamus » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:51 pm

sailboat wrote:Your application for admission to Stanford Law School is now complete.

Current Status Date: 10/XX/2011


+1 Except a status date in January.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:53 pm

hypothalamus wrote:
sailboat wrote:Your application for admission to Stanford Law School is now complete.

Current Status Date: 10/XX/2011


+1 Except a status date in January.


We just need to be patient and wait for March to roll in. That's when they appear to make decisions on their soft holds.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby hypothalamus » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:55 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:
sailboat wrote:Your application for admission to Stanford Law School is now complete.

Current Status Date: 10/XX/2011


+1 Except a status date in January.


We just need to be patient and wait for March to roll in. That's when they will finally mail our rejections.


Fixed :D

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:58 pm

hypothalamus wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:
sailboat wrote:Your application for admission to Stanford Law School is now complete.

Current Status Date: 10/XX/2011


+1 Except a status date in January.


We just need to be patient and wait for March to roll in. That's when they will finally mail our rejections.


Fixed :D


I don't know about you, but I certainly hope that's not the case!

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby hypothalamus » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:01 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:We just need to be patient and wait for March to roll in. That's when they will finally mail our rejections.


Fixed :D[/quote]

I don't know about you, but I certainly hope that's not the case![/quote]

Well, hope is a beautiful thing and is said to die last, but... All I can really hope for personally is just any kind of closure.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sailboat » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:17 pm

hypothalamus wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:We just need to be patient and wait for March to roll in. That's when they will finally mail our rejections.


Fixed :D


Doorkeeper wrote:I don't know about you, but I certainly hope that's not the case!


hypothalamus wrote:Well, hope is a beautiful thing and is said to die last, but... All I can really hope for personally is just any kind of closure.


Yeah, I'm definitely glad I've made it this far, and I know there could be good news in the works. I'm just antsy! Especially because there doesn't seem to have been much of any movement lately.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Chucky21 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:23 pm

So it seems like soft holds have to commit somewhere else with the hope that they will have the pleasure of walking away from their deposit for sls?

March is the time for decisions on soft holds?

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MichelFoucault » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:16 pm

Chucky21 wrote:So it seems like soft holds have to commit somewhere else with the hope that they will have the pleasure of walking away from their deposit for sls?

March is the time for decisions on soft holds?


Just curious, how do you define soft hold, anyone who hasn't heard thus far?

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:29 pm

MichelFoucault wrote:
Chucky21 wrote:So it seems like soft holds have to commit somewhere else with the hope that they will have the pleasure of walking away from their deposit for sls?

March is the time for decisions on soft holds?


Just curious, how do you define soft hold, anyone who hasn't heard thus far?


I would define it anyone who submitted over two months ago who hasn't heard anything, but this is just an estimated guess on my part.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lawschoolquestions57 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:44 pm

A bit clueless, but what does 'soft hold' mean?

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:46 pm

lawschoolquestions57 wrote:A bit clueless, but what does 'soft hold' mean?


The admissions people at Stanford intially put applications into three piles: 1) auto admit, 2) auto reject, and 3) soft hold. The auto admits get admitted asap, the auto rejects get rejected, and the soft holds get held for further review later in the cycle after the auto admits are accepted and the admissions people want to see who they want to add to the class.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MichelFoucault » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:09 pm

In at Stanford about 30m ago! Best of luck to everyone else still waiting.

Early jan submit. 1/31 UCR

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby adam1 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:13 pm

MichelFoucault wrote:In at Stanford about 30m ago! Best of luck to everyone else still waiting.

Early jan submit. 1/31 UCR


Congrats! That's an early morning call from the west coast.

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Re: Stanford c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:22 pm

Congrats, brother!




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