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

Postby sharktankdean » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:29 am

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Chucky21 wrote:Could an LOCI hurt an application when on soft hold. Could it be viewed as just sending in a ton of documents to the admissions office or could it help? I sent in an updated resume with new work emxperience recently I should add.


from reading dean Deal's blog i think a LOCI is helpful only if it has new information. Don't send a LOCI that reads like "I really want to come to stanford"...... I mean they know that. If you have something that u seriously think can push you from the soft hold to the admit pile, send it ASAP. We are in March...stanford starts to make most of its decisions in March and April.


Hmm, I disagree a bit here. At least from what I've read on Dean Deal's blog, sending in an LOCI (even if it doesn't have new information) can signify that you are still interested in the school/taking an proactive stance throughout your application process. It doesn't hurt to express interest again after a couple of months of silence. It also lets them know that you're not necessarily set on another school.


by just submitting a LOCI, you are showing interest. What separates a good LOCI from another is the content. I doubt that just coming across as still interested without having much to offer would help you tremendously.

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

Postby Chucky21 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:47 pm

sharktankdean wrote:
lawschoolquestions57 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
Chucky21 wrote:Could an LOCI hurt an application when on soft hold. Could it be viewed as just sending in a ton of documents to the admissions office or could it help? I sent in an updated resume with new work emxperience recently I should add.


from reading dean Deal's blog i think a LOCI is helpful only if it has new information. Don't send a LOCI that reads like "I really want to come to stanford"...... I mean they know that. If you have something that u seriously think can push you from the soft hold to the admit pile, send it ASAP. We are in March...stanford starts to make most of its decisions in March and April.


Hmm, I disagree a bit here. At least from what I've read on Dean Deal's blog, sending in an LOCI (even if it doesn't have new information) can signify that you are still interested in the school/taking an proactive stance throughout your application process. It doesn't hurt to express interest again after a couple of months of silence. It also lets them know that you're not necessarily set on another school.


by just submitting a LOCI, you are showing interest. What separates a good LOCI from another is the content. I doubt that just coming across as still interested without having much to offer would help you tremendously.


Cool thanks. I'm going to think about this before a little bit more because the only new info is new work experience which I sent in the form of an updated resume. So I gather that a regular LOCI talking about programs and the curriculum would not be helpful?

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

Postby sharktankdean » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:22 pm

Chucky21 wrote:
lawschoolquestions57 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:
Chucky21 wrote:Could an LOCI hurt an application when on soft hold. Could it be viewed as just sending in a ton of documents to the admissions office or could it help? I sent in an updated resume with new work emxperience recently I should add.


from reading dean Deal's blog i think a LOCI is helpful only if it has new information. Don't send a LOCI that reads like "I really want to come to stanford"...... I mean they know that. If you have something that u seriously think can push you from the soft hold to the admit pile, send it ASAP. We are in March...stanford starts to make most of its decisions in March and April.


Hmm, I disagree a bit here. At least from what I've read on Dean Deal's blog, sending in an LOCI (even if it doesn't have new information) can signify that you are still interested in the school/taking an proactive stance throughout your application process. It doesn't hurt to express interest again after a couple of months of silence. It also lets them know that you're not necessarily set on another school.

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Cool thanks. I'm going to think about this before a little bit more because the only new info is new work experience which I sent in the form of an updated resume. So I gather that a regular LOCI talking about programs and the curriculum would not be helpful?


One thing you could do is describe how this new work experience has broadened your view of law school and also talk about the skills you are gaining in your current job and how they will help you in your law career. Stanford does not have an interview so you can prob use your LOCI as like a 'JS1' or FD1 is you want to get technical. Talk about what you are doing now...how it connects to law and how you can bridge the gap between what you are doing now and your law school career. You can then prob end with a sentence or two telling them about 'why stanford?" I think it wouldn't hurt.

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

Postby Aqua » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:58 pm

argh somehow stanford STILL hasn't received my dean's certification form. tempted to drive to my undergrad to get this straightened out. how r URM cycles doing so far? do i still have a shot? did i ever have a shot? 165, 3.8, half AA

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:00 pm

Aqua wrote:argh somehow stanford STILL hasn't received my dean's certification form. tempted to drive to my undergrad to get this straightened out. how r URM cycles doing so far? do i still have a shot? did i ever have a shot? 165, 3.8, half AA


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

Postby gravityrides0 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:30 pm

Aqua wrote:argh somehow stanford STILL hasn't received my dean's certification form. tempted to drive to my undergrad to get this straightened out. how r URM cycles doing so far? do i still have a shot? did i ever have a shot? 165, 3.8, half AA


it's probably Stanford and not your UG being slow... same thing happened to a lot of us. I had my school send out about 5 pieces of paperwork to different schools, and Stanford processed my dean's cert a solid month after the other schools did.

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

Postby sharktankdean » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:25 pm

hopefully tomorrow is the day Stanford stops ignoring my application

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

Postby amc987 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:28 pm

sharktankdean wrote:hopefully tomorrow is the day Stanford stops ignoring my application


+1. A call from Dean Deal would make my week for sure!!

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:28 pm

sharktankdean wrote:hopefully tomorrow is the day Stanford stops ignoring my application


No kidding.

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:30 pm

amc987 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:hopefully tomorrow is the day Stanford stops ignoring my application


+1. A call from Dean Deal would make my week year for sure!!


FTFM.

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

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:34 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:
amc987 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:hopefully tomorrow is the day Stanford stops ignoring my application


+1. A call from Dean Deal would make my week year life for sure!!


FTFM.


Too far?

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

Postby onedavetoomany » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:40 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
amc987 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:hopefully tomorrow is the day Stanford stops ignoring my application


+1. A call from Dean Deal would make my week year life for sure!!


FTFM.


Too far?


Nope. not too far lol

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

Postby amc987 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:41 pm

I'd go with year and not life, but it would be pretty amazing. I'm not even going to pretend like I wouldn't jump up and down and scream.

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:42 pm

onedavetoomany wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
amc987 wrote:
+1. A call from Dean Deal would make my week year life life and my children's lives for sure!!


FTFM.


Too far?


Nope. not too far lol


How 'bout now?

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

Postby sharktankdean » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:52 pm

lol.... I really hope she makes these calls tomorrow and not wait till the end of the week....I don't know why stanford drags out its app process...I mean by now they should have read most if not every app...

A call would make my life and prob my next life as well

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

Postby Tom Joad » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:39 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
amc987 wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:hopefully tomorrow is the day Stanford stops ignoring my application


+1. A call from Dean Deal would make my week year life the cosmos for all eternity for sure!!


FTFM.


Too far?

Too far?

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:47 am

sharktankdean wrote:lol.... I really hope she makes these calls tomorrow and not wait till the end of the week....I don't know why stanford drags out its app process...I mean by now they should have read most if not every app...

A call would make my life and prob my next life as well


Murphy's Law my friend. There is no way those calls go out tomorrow (that would make life far too easy).

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

Postby amc987 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:52 am

FryBreadPower wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:lol.... I really hope she makes these calls tomorrow and not wait till the end of the week....I don't know why stanford drags out its app process...I mean by now they should have read most if not every app...

A call would make my life and prob my next life as well


Murphy's Law my friend. There is no way those calls go out tomorrow (that would make life far too easy).


Ugh. This is NOT positive thinking. Hopefully Dean Deal will make her calls tomorrow. Last year she did a bunch of the early-March/URM acceptance batch on a Friday (3/4) and a Monday (3/7). Here's hoping she doesn't take the whole week... but hey, I'm not complaining. Whatever day I'm lucky enough to receive a call would be a good day.

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:12 am

amc987 wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:lol.... I really hope she makes these calls tomorrow and not wait till the end of the week....I don't know why stanford drags out its app process...I mean by now they should have read most if not every app...

A call would make my life and prob my next life as well


Murphy's Law my friend. There is no way those calls go out tomorrow (that would make life far too easy).


Ugh. This is NOT positive thinking. Hopefully Dean Deal will make her calls tomorrow. Last year she did a bunch of the early-March/URM acceptance batch on a Friday (3/4) and a Monday (3/7). Here's hoping she doesn't take the whole week... but hey, I'm not complaining. Whatever day I'm lucky enough to receive a call would be a good day.


I'm keeping my fingers crossed too (despite my cynicism). I appreciated your good thoughts in the Columbia thread. I would be more than glad if whatever higher cosmic entity exists allows those good thoughts to be manifested in the form of a phone call from Stanford.



....that sounded a lot weirder and new-age than I intended it to.

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

Postby Photog » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:41 am

Do people get into Stanford even without doing the Stanford-specific LORs? How much of a mark is it against an app that the LORs are non-specific?

My numbers are strong (3.93/177), and I'm in at HLS, but SLS would definitely be my number one choice. Should I just forget about SLS? I'm really kicking myself. My two recommenders wrote me great LORs, but they were both overwhelmed with special projects and soooo slow to get even my standards LORs ready that I figured I'd be in bad shape if I had to wait for them to get the Stanford-focused letters ready.

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

Postby defrutamadre » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:16 am

Photog wrote:Do people get into Stanford even without doing the Stanford-specific LORs? How much of a mark is it against an app that the LORs are non-specific?

My numbers are strong (3.93/177), and I'm in at HLS, but SLS would definitely be my number one choice. Should I just forget about SLS? I'm really kicking myself. My two recommenders wrote me great LORs, but they were both overwhelmed with special projects and soooo slow to get even my standards LORs ready that I figured I'd be in bad shape if I had to wait for them to get the Stanford-focused letters ready.


I had 3 LORs, none of them Stanford-specific, and was blessed with an acceptance. don't worry about it now! strong recs are strong recs, and I'm sure your app is feeling some love over there in Palo Alto.

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

Postby LaCumparsita » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:26 am

Photog wrote:Do people get into Stanford even without doing the Stanford-specific LORs? How much of a mark is it against an app that the LORs are non-specific?

My numbers are strong (3.93/177), and I'm in at HLS, but SLS would definitely be my number one choice. Should I just forget about SLS? I'm really kicking myself. My two recommenders wrote me great LORs, but they were both overwhelmed with special projects and soooo slow to get even my standards LORs ready that I figured I'd be in bad shape if I had to wait for them to get the Stanford-focused letters ready.


Why is SLS>HLS for you?

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

Postby sharktankdean » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:21 pm

So it's 10:20...pls dean deal do not dissapoint me today.

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

Postby Geneva » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:06 pm

Any news today?

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:23 pm

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