Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:27 am

Yukos wrote:Just a PSA: Law School Predictor has little relation to reality. MyLSN.info is where it's at.

I won't lie, you'll need great great softs to get in, but I'm sure Stanford would be willing to look past that LSAT if you're special.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby zebra6777 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:29 am

Yukos wrote:
Just a PSA: Law School Predictor has little relation to reality. MyLSN.info is where it's at.

I won't lie, you'll need great great softs to get in, but I'm sure Stanford would be willing to look past that LSAT if you're special.


I hadn't seen this site til now, thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby Yukos » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:30 am

You should thank the guy who posted above you, he made it :)

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby zebra6777 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:38 am

LSATSCORES2012 wrote:
Yukos wrote:Just a PSA: Law School Predictor has little relation to reality. MyLSN.info is where it's at.

I won't lie, you'll need great great softs to get in, but I'm sure Stanford would be willing to look past that LSAT if you're special.

<3


Thanks for making the site, but now that I've found it I'm prob going to be up all night parsing through the data! :shock:

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby uconjak » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:45 pm

i thought I would be an Auto Ding....168/3.9...but not a word.....yes, no, maybe? getting in would like drawing to an inside straight....

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby grapefruits » Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:49 pm

Has there been any movement for late November completes yet? Seems like the latest was an early November.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby elterrible78 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:01 pm

Submitted 01/08, file was just submitted for review. Apparently it took a little time for the Dean's Statement to show up and get processed.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby helix23 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:05 pm

uconjak wrote:i thought I would be an Auto Ding....168/3.9...but not a word.....yes, no, maybe? getting in would like drawing to an inside straight....


When did you submit?

First dings came first week of February last cycle.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby voytek » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:07 pm

grapefruits wrote:Has there been any movement for late November completes yet? Seems like the latest was an early November.


Yeah, I know there's at least one mid-Nov admit on LSN. I think there have even been a few December people admitted.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby uconjak » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:07 pm

helix23 wrote:
uconjak wrote:i thought I would be an Auto Ding....168/3.9...but not a word.....yes, no, maybe? getting in would like drawing to an inside straight....


When did you submit?

First dings came first week of February last cycle.


Mid-December...

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby Lurkington » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:03 pm

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby Yukos » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:07 pm

Lurkington wrote:
Wormfather wrote:
zebra6777 wrote:
khaleesi wrote:Wow. I spent all day hoping to avoid a hold from Harvard, and instead I get a voicemail from Dean Deal. SO THRILLED. Don't ask me how I managed it, because I have no idea (I literally went to my LSAC app to see if I'd accidentally checked off a URM or something).


Lol, five minutes after I got into NYU I was freaking out I accidently hit the urm button, finally figured out lsac saves your completed apps...


I'm happy for you, but I'm not gonna lie; this was slightly offensive while being simultaneously slightly justified.


Seriously? Lol


Let's not go here ok?

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby grapefruits » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:16 pm

Come on worm, URM boost is an unhidden fact. You're tying what he said too closely to the whole, "if only I had white priv. with URM status" thing.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby aleahey » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:22 pm

grapefruits wrote:Come on worm, URM boost is an unhidden fact.


This.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby klingonsrock » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:26 pm

167/3.9 Applied mid-Sept...I applied last year and was on pins and needles the whole time, all the way into mid-April. This year I swore I'd stay away from the forums, but now I'm jonesing for info. lol.

questions: 1) do re-applicants have a better chance?
2) I just started a new job at Stanford, how soon should I send a LOCI since I a) haven't heard a peep since completing last fall and b) didn't get waitlisted last time around?

thanks for any help, and best of luck to you all!

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby pedestrian » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:31 pm

grapefruits wrote:Come on worm, URM boost is an unhidden fact. You're tying what he said too closely to the whole, "if only I had white priv. with URM status" thing.


URM is also uniquely singled out, when there are dozens of documented softs that factor into a decision. Honestly, the comment irked me too, but I didn't say anything because I know how intolerable it can be when something that offends is called offensive. Not trying to perpetuate a diversion here either, I just wanted to back up Worm.

Pro-tip: To avoid unfunny lectures on race, steer clear of "URM=autoadmit" jokes. Seriously, it isn't hard.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby bosmer88 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:35 pm

pedestrian wrote:
grapefruits wrote:Come on worm, URM boost is an unhidden fact. You're tying what he said too closely to the whole, "if only I had white priv. with URM status" thing.


URM is also uniquely singled out, when there are dozens of documented softs that factor into a decision. Honestly, the comment irked me too, but I didn't say anything because I know how intolerable it can be when something that offends is called offensive. Not trying to perpetuate a diversion here either, I just wanted to back up Worm.

Pro-tip: To avoid unfunny lectures on race, steer clear of "URM=autoadmit" jokes. Seriously, it isn't hard.


+1

Other than that, back to worrying and wondering about what the admissions committee is doing.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby Yukos » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:48 pm

Does anyone know what Stanford's admissions process is? I can't find if it's faculty review, purely the adcomm, Dean Faye reaching into a hat...

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby pedestrian » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:56 pm

Yukos wrote:Does anyone know what Stanford's admissions process is? I can't find if it's faculty review, purely the adcomm, Dean Faye reaching into a hat...


Stairs:
http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/2006/12/a_guide_to_grad.html

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:03 pm

Yukos wrote:Does anyone know what Stanford's admissions process is? I can't find if it's faculty review, purely the adcomm, Dean Faye reaching into a hat...


Agreed, lets speculate about this rather than boosts

Is this the one where Dean Faye once said in some blog post that two to five professors might review a file? Or was that HLS?

Edit: To be useful.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby zebra6777 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:35 pm

pedestrian wrote:
grapefruits wrote:Come on worm, URM boost is an unhidden fact. You're tying what he said too closely to the whole, "if only I had white priv. with URM status" thing.


URM is also uniquely singled out, when there are dozens of documented softs that factor into a decision. Honestly, the comment irked me too, but I didn't say anything because I know how intolerable it can be when something that offends is called offensive. Not trying to perpetuate a diversion here either, I just wanted to back up Worm.

Pro-tip: To avoid unfunny lectures on race, steer clear of "URM=autoadmit" jokes. Seriously, it isn't hard.


You are mischaracterizing the post. There was no joke or "URM=autoadmit" statement. I thought it was funny me and another non-URM had a similar experience, thinking we had checked the wrong race box and got an undeserved boost, and then actually went and double-checked the application to make sure it was legit.

Nobody is saying plenty of softs don't factor into the decision. Like I said before, there is no other way you could inadvertently boost your chances (unless in my sleep I wrote I worked for TFA), which is why we both checked it. Goodness, I thought it was bizarre shared anecdote, wasn't meant to launch an AA flame war...

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:58 pm

zebra6777 wrote:
pedestrian wrote:
grapefruits wrote:Come on worm, URM boost is an unhidden fact. You're tying what he said too closely to the whole, "if only I had white priv. with URM status" thing.


URM is also uniquely singled out, when there are dozens of documented softs that factor into a decision. Honestly, the comment irked me too, but I didn't say anything because I know how intolerable it can be when something that offends is called offensive. Not trying to perpetuate a diversion here either, I just wanted to back up Worm.

Pro-tip: To avoid unfunny lectures on race, steer clear of "URM=autoadmit" jokes. Seriously, it isn't hard.


You are mischaracterizing the post. There was no joke or "URM=autoadmit" statement. I thought it was funny me and another non-URM had a similar experience, thinking we had checked the wrong race box and got an undeserved boost, and then actually went and double-checked the application to make sure it was legit.

Nobody is saying plenty of softs don't factor into the decision. Like I said before, there is no other way you could inadvertently boost your chances (unless in my sleep I wrote I worked for TFA), which is why we both checked it. Goodness, I thought it was bizarre shared anecdote, wasn't meant to launch an AA flame war...



Seems like people are being a little oversensitive. if you mark URM on your application, you have a much greater chance of getting admitted with below median numbers. not that its funny either...

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby bbsg » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:17 am

Just went 'submitted for review' on 1/24. Submitted app on 1/7.

GPA 3.89; LSAT 175 (retake). Happy to jump aboard this ship with you all!

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Re: Stanford C/O 2016 Applicants Thread

Postby zebra6777 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:53 am

bbsg wrote:Just went 'submitted for review' on 1/24. Submitted app on 1/7.

GPA 3.89; LSAT 175 (retake). Happy to jump aboard this ship with you all!


I'm curious, did you provide Stanford an addendum explaining your retake score? My 3rd score was 7 points higher than my first two scores, but I didn’t write one because I couldn’t think of a non-BS argument to make.




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