Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby Yukos » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:24 pm

I've basically been dreaming of going to Stanford since I was born in Stanford Hospital so it would be hard for me to go anywhere else. I would probably take YLS if I somehow got in, but it would be a really tough choice.

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Postby orbotop » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:39 pm

spicyyoda17 wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:Who here would withdraw from YLS/HLS if you got into Stanford? - Ok fine, maybe not withdraw but know SLS is porbably where you'd like to go?


Right now I am 40-35-25 for SLS vs UChi vs. HLS. I am doubtful that an unlikely YLS acceptance would change that much. SLS is sitting #1, but finaid, or the lack thereof, could change my current rankings.


interesting to me -- is ruby solely what elevates C above HLS for you, and gets it within range of SLS? if there are C-specific attributes that are compelling for you, why no strong interest in YLS? that's like Chi++ in so many ways.

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Postby az21833 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:07 pm

Jaqen wrote:
zabava wrote:Also, shit, am I supposed to be worrying about housing already if I decide on UVA?


You should have been worrying about it last month and should be getting ready to sign a lease now.... It is known.


quick, the cville real estate is HOT

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby spicyyoda17 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:43 pm

orbotop wrote:
spicyyoda17 wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:Who here would withdraw from YLS/HLS if you got into Stanford? - Ok fine, maybe not withdraw but know SLS is porbably where you'd like to go?


Right now I am 40-35-25 for SLS vs UChi vs. HLS. I am doubtful that an unlikely YLS acceptance would change that much. SLS is sitting #1, but finaid, or the lack thereof, could change my current rankings.


interesting to me -- is ruby solely what elevates C above HLS for you, and gets it within range of SLS? if there are C-specific attributes that are compelling for you, why no strong interest in YLS? that's like Chi++ in so many ways.


UChi is pretty elevated b/c I think their law and economics focus coincides well with my desire to enter the field of business law (financial regulation, M&A, etc.); when you add in the Ruby, it puts UChi really high up there.

The reason SLS is prob. #1 right now is because I will be taking a wife+kid with me wherever I go, so an environment like Palo Alto is a lot more comfortable/convenient for a situation like that as opposed to Cambridge, Chicago, etc.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby orbotop » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:14 pm

spicyyoda17 wrote:
orbotop wrote:
spicyyoda17 wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:Who here would withdraw from YLS/HLS if you got into Stanford? - Ok fine, maybe not withdraw but know SLS is porbably where you'd like to go?


Right now I am 40-35-25 for SLS vs UChi vs. HLS. I am doubtful that an unlikely YLS acceptance would change that much. SLS is sitting #1, but finaid, or the lack thereof, could change my current rankings.


interesting to me -- is ruby solely what elevates C above HLS for you, and gets it within range of SLS? if there are C-specific attributes that are compelling for you, why no strong interest in YLS? that's like Chi++ in so many ways.


UChi is pretty elevated b/c I think their law and economics focus coincides well with my desire to enter the field of business law (financial regulation, M&A, etc.); when you add in the Ruby, it puts UChi really high up there.

The reason SLS is prob. #1 right now is because I will be taking a wife+kid with me wherever I go, so an environment like Palo Alto is a lot more comfortable/convenient for a situation like that as opposed to Cambridge, Chicago, etc.


yeah, can't go wrong in Palo w family. chicago great too, imo, but im not sure that i agree that its law and economics offerings will aid you greatly toward business/finance-centric law. youre talking about using principles of economics to evaluate the efficiency of legal outcomes and regulations, which is an approach you can find at any school in america nowadays, and if you want to delve into the advanced applications of econ to law that chicago uniquely offers, youre going to be skipping out on some more business/finance courses that youll really need to go your route. someone who goes to chicago specifically for law and econ should probably be very committed to publishing and academia...i think this is very commonly misunderstood, and i speak from exp, as i thought similarly until i talked at length and many times with some profs.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby az21833 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:28 pm

no clue why i am even posting here but +1 to above. You can gain a top-notch foundational understanding how law & econ shapes m&a, securities law both in a transactional setting and litigative setting at essentially any of HYSCCN. Where Chicago excels is at the next layer of depth and complexity which is really only pertinent to students who are committed to specializing in law & economics and most likely pursuing further study. If you're focused on being prepared for biglaw, you'll want to take a few law & econ courses but more m&a, capital market and analytical reasoning oriented courses. In my mind, HLS is by far the best school in the country in that specific regard with CLS, Penn, Northwestern also being solid academically in these fields. I would say, as it pertains to business, SLS real strength is being the unparalleled leader in entrepreneurship law, intellectual property, licensing, law & technology, venture capital etc. Just depends where your interest lies and also what geography you want to best position yourself for.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby spicyyoda17 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:32 pm

Az and Orobo - appreciate the insights. That's an important distinction that I definitely need to keep in mind!

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Postby helix23 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:57 pm

annnd five months later... radio silence.

shameless bump. come at me.

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Postby yarsten » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:00 pm

helix23 wrote:annnd five months later... radio silence.

shameless bump. come at me.


Yeah...9/19 complete, still nothing. If I hadn't lost hope months ago, I would be mad.

Vote Stanford for most boring admissions cycle to date.

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Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:05 pm

yarsten wrote:
helix23 wrote:annnd five months later... radio silence.

shameless bump. come at me.


Yeah...9/19 complete, still nothing. If I hadn't lost hope months ago, I would be mad.

Vote Stanford for most boring admissions cycle to date.


+1 for the September no-no's

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby Mr. Elshal » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:44 pm

After a lot of thought, I've decided that Stanford is just not right for me. I have withdrawn my application today. Good luck to all of you, and I hope they get back to you soon. Thanks for all the support ITT

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Postby dcg2120 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:08 am

Mr. Elshal wrote:After a lot of thought, I've decided that Stanford is just not right for me. I have withdrawn my application today. Good luck to all of you, and I hope they get back to you soon. Thanks for all the support ITT

Dibs on his spot! That was a gracious act and I hope the next-most-deserving person gets your spot.

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Postby digifly » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:13 am

Mr. Elshal wrote:After a lot of thought, I've decided that Stanford is just not right for me. I have withdrawn my application today. Good luck to all of you, and I hope they get back to you soon. Thanks for all the support ITT


Thanks!

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Postby Mr. Elshal » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:17 am

dcg2120 wrote:
Mr. Elshal wrote:After a lot of thought, I've decided that Stanford is just not right for me. I have withdrawn my application today. Good luck to all of you, and I hope they get back to you soon. Thanks for all the support ITT

Dibs on his spot!


Haha I wish I had a spot to give up. I hope you snag one anyway, though. Enjoy the beautiful sun, rolling green fields of grass, and Spanish architecture.

Did anybody else notice that almost every description of Stanford sounds like some vacation resort?

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Postby dcg2120 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:29 am

Mr. Elshal wrote:Haha I wish I had a spot to give up. I hope you snag one anyway, though. Enjoy the beautiful sun, rolling green fields of grass, and Spanish architecture.

Did anybody else notice that almost every description of Stanford sounds like some vacation resort?

Stanford Website wrote:sits on 8,000 acres of foothills and plains – once a horse farm belonging to Jane and Leland Stanford and still fondly known as "the Farm."

Yeah, I can see that.
Stanford Website wrote:Full Moon on the Quad
Freshmen are kissed at midnight by seniors under the first full moon of Fall Quarter.

...or a cult...

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Postby 04102014 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:31 am

dcg2120 wrote:
Mr. Elshal wrote:Haha I wish I had a spot to give up. I hope you snag one anyway, though. Enjoy the beautiful sun, rolling green fields of grass, and Spanish architecture.

Did anybody else notice that almost every description of Stanford sounds like some vacation resort?

Stanford Website wrote:sits on 8,000 acres of foothills and plains – once a horse farm belonging to Jane and Leland Stanford and still fondly known as "the Farm."

Yeah, I can see that.
Stanford Website wrote:Full Moon on the Quad
Freshmen are kissed at midnight by seniors under the first full moon of Fall Quarter.

...or a cult...


I lol'd

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Postby Mr. Elshal » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:38 am

dcg2120 wrote:
Mr. Elshal wrote:Haha I wish I had a spot to give up. I hope you snag one anyway, though. Enjoy the beautiful sun, rolling green fields of grass, and Spanish architecture.

Did anybody else notice that almost every description of Stanford sounds like some vacation resort?

Stanford Website wrote:sits on 8,000 acres of foothills and plains – once a horse farm belonging to Jane and Leland Stanford and still fondly known as "the Farm."

Yeah, I can see that.
Stanford Website wrote:Full Moon on the Quad
Freshmen are kissed at midnight by seniors under the first full moon of Fall Quarter.

...or a cult...


Haha I actually did laugh out loud.

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Postby jselson » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:41 pm

I'm in SoCal, and I'm thinking about travelling up to Stanford next week to visit. Has anyone done this, and did you discover anything particularly surprising while you were there? I"m gonna be torn between East and West Coast schools, and the decision's gonna be pretty hard for personal reasons.

Of course, I haven't yet gotten into Stanford, come on Stanford, come on.

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Postby Yukos » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:00 pm

jselson wrote:I'm in SoCal, and I'm thinking about travelling up to Stanford next week to visit. Has anyone done this, and did you discover anything particularly surprising while you were there? I"m gonna be torn between East and West Coast schools, and the decision's gonna be pretty hard for personal reasons.

Of course, I haven't yet gotten into Stanford, come on Stanford, come on.


I visited Stanford about two years ago, but I couldn't get a law school specific tour. The general campus tour is awesome and you'll get to see what everyone's raving about, but of course you can't ask specific questions. Since you're an applicant it might be different, and I know accepted students can get a private tour.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby jselson » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:10 pm

Yukos wrote:
jselson wrote:I'm in SoCal, and I'm thinking about travelling up to Stanford next week to visit. Has anyone done this, and did you discover anything particularly surprising while you were there? I"m gonna be torn between East and West Coast schools, and the decision's gonna be pretty hard for personal reasons.

Of course, I haven't yet gotten into Stanford, come on Stanford, come on.


I visited Stanford about two years ago, but I couldn't get a law school specific tour. The general campus tour is awesome and you'll get to see what everyone's raving about, but of course you can't ask specific questions. Since you're an applicant it might be different, and I know accepted students can get a private tour.


Thanks, I think I'll call early next week to see if I can set a tour up with the law school, although from the "Visiting Stanford Law School" page, it seems like the general tour might be it. But the page also implies that you can sit-in on a class, so I'll shoot 'em an email for everything, I guess.

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Postby mls » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:04 pm

jselson wrote:
Yukos wrote:
jselson wrote:I'm in SoCal, and I'm thinking about travelling up to Stanford next week to visit. Has anyone done this, and did you discover anything particularly surprising while you were there? I"m gonna be torn between East and West Coast schools, and the decision's gonna be pretty hard for personal reasons.

Of course, I haven't yet gotten into Stanford, come on Stanford, come on.


I visited Stanford about two years ago, but I couldn't get a law school specific tour. The general campus tour is awesome and you'll get to see what everyone's raving about, but of course you can't ask specific questions. Since you're an applicant it might be different, and I know accepted students can get a private tour.


Thanks, I think I'll call early next week to see if I can set a tour up with the law school, although from the "Visiting Stanford Law School" page, it seems like the general tour might be it. But the page also implies that you can sit-in on a class, so I'll shoot 'em an email for everything, I guess.



+1 to this advice in general. My sister goes to Stanford (not SLS, though) and the whole Law School is in one, maybe 2 buildings. However, the bookstore, libraries, student unions, etc. are shared by the entire university. So, spending time on the campus in general could be helpful. Of course, I can't compare it to going to SLS, but I felt like hanging out with her at the coffee house, walking to the gym, and whatnot gave me a feel for what it would be like to go to law school in paradise.

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Postby hyjintherye » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:21 am

checkin in here - app complete about a week ago

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Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:30 am

hyjintherye wrote:checkin in here - app complete about a week ago


You're cute, I hope you get in.

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Postby Davidbentley » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:56 am

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
hyjintherye wrote:checkin in here - app complete about a week ago


You're cute, I hope you get in.


1.) That is not him/her.
2.) If she is cute, I also hope she gets in.
3.) I'll also hope you get in, but only if have a stache Like your avatar.

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Postby trojandave » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:08 am

Davidbentley wrote:3.) I'll also hope you get in, but only if have a stache Like your avatar.


I have a funny feeling he will. In fact I'd put money on it.




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