In at Stanford: Class of 2016

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callmemaybe84
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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby callmemaybe84 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:14 pm

tirakon wrote:I'm not sure I agree with this. SLS has an edge for clerkship placement, but I think when it comes to DC jobs Harvard's much larger network actually gives it a bigger advantage. Even adjusted for size, I think HLS dominates SLS at the prestigious DC firms, and in government policy jobs.


Can you back this up with a source? And how much of that is self selection, more HLS grads applying for DC firms than SLS grads?

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby tirakon » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:37 pm

Take, for example, the number of HLS and SLS graduates at Williams and Connolly or at Covington DC.

At both firms, HLS grads outnumber SLS grads far more than 3 to 1.

Those are just two I looked at offhand. I'd expect the numbers to be similar at other coveted DC firms.

Now that I reread your post, I realize I may have misread it. Are you only referring to Fed Gov jobs in DC, or listing it among others?

If the former, then I'm not sure, but even grads I know who went into Fed Gov jobs from Stanford have told me that Harvard places just as well. Although that's obviously just anecdotal.

I am generally skeptical of the Stanford argument that their network is much stronger because of it's smaller size. But that's just me.
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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby callmemaybe84 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:52 pm

tirakon wrote:Take, for example, the number of HLS and SLS graduates at Williams and Connolly or at Covington DC.

At both firms, HLS grads outnumber SLS grads far more than 3 to 1.

Those are just two I looked at offhand. I'd expect the numbers to be similar at other coveted DC firms.

Now that I reread your post, I realize I may have misread it. Are you only referring to Fed Gov jobs in DC, or listing it among others?

If the former, than I'm not sure, but even grads I know who went into Fed Gov jobs from Stanford have told me that Harvard places just as well. Although that's obviously just anecdotal.

I am generally skeptical of the Stanford argument that there network is much stronger because of it's smaller size. But that's just me.


Yeah, I am too. I'm just going back and forth between the two, and see good and bad in both. I just don't know which I actually want, or whether one school is considerably better than the other. Hmhmhmhm

And I was listing it among others.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby Vincent » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:36 am

How is everyone getting to campus?

I was going to BART down - I'm in the East Bay, and BART runs by SFO, before connecting to Caltrain in Milbrae. Caltrain has a Palo Alto stop, where you can hop on the Marguerite into campus.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby spicyyoda17 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:03 am

tirakon wrote:Take, for example, the number of HLS and SLS graduates at Williams and Connolly or at Covington DC.

At both firms, HLS grads outnumber SLS grads far more than 3 to 1.

Those are just two I looked at offhand. I'd expect the numbers to be similar at other coveted DC firms.

Now that I reread your post, I realize I may have misread it. Are you only referring to Fed Gov jobs in DC, or listing it among others?

If the former, then I'm not sure, but even grads I know who went into Fed Gov jobs from Stanford have told me that Harvard places just as well. Although that's obviously just anecdotal.

I am generally skeptical of the Stanford argument that their network is much stronger because of it's smaller size. But that's just me.

At W&C this past summer, 7 SAs from HLS and 6 from SLS.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby Alassio » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:08 am

callmemaybe84 wrote:Yeah, I am too. I'm just going back and forth between the two, and see good and bad in both. I just don't know which I actually want, or whether one school is considerably better than the other. Hmhmhmhm

And I was listing it among others.


Yea, I seriously am 100% decided on SLS one week, and 100% decided on HLS the next. hopefully ASW will make the choice clearer. "Hmhmhmhm" is right!

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:42 pm

Got my SLS financial aid package today... much better than the one from HLS - although that would not have been hard to beat :D

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:59 pm

Wormfather wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:Got my SLS financial aid package today... much better than the one from HLS - although that would not have been hard to beat :D


When did you submit MoM


I initially submitted on 3/3 - but I had some special circumstances that additional clarification that was done the week after. But then, in my stupidity, I didn't realize that I could send the need access to another school without standing it to SLS again, so I "re-submitted" it on 3/29.

Are you still waiting? Woulda thought they'd have broken out a new scholarship by now for you

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby Alassio » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:57 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:Got my SLS financial aid package today... much better than the one from HLS - although that would not have been hard to beat :D


this is so strange. I wonder how they are doing these calculations, such that some of us get more and others less from HLS

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby vzapana » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:04 pm

Who's excited for asw this week?

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby eph » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:09 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:Got my SLS financial aid package today... much better than the one from HLS - although that would not have been hard to beat :D



My Harvard was much better. Random.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby bernaldiaz » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:13 pm

eph wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:Got my SLS financial aid package today... much better than the one from HLS - although that would not have been hard to beat :D



My Harvard was much better. Random.


Mine sucked equally.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby vzapana » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:41 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
eph wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:Got my SLS financial aid package today... much better than the one from HLS - although that would not have been hard to beat :D



My Harvard was much better. Random.


Mine sucked equally.


+180(k)

Edit: 500th post. I spend too much time on this forum

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby BalanceCare » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:58 pm

Alassio wrote:Yea, I seriously am 100% decided on SLS one week, and 100% decided on HLS the next. hopefully ASW will make the choice clearer. "Hmhmhmhm" is right!

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby vzapana » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:54 pm

on the subject of financial aid, i wonder if this plays a factor: http://www.stanforddaily.com/2012/09/27 ... ncial-aid/

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby anela00 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:02 am

Vincent wrote:How is everyone getting to campus?

I was going to BART down - I'm in the East Bay, and BART runs by SFO, before connecting to Caltrain in Milbrae. Caltrain has a Palo Alto stop, where you can hop on the Marguerite into campus.


Have you looked at how long that takes? I'm trying to split my time between Stanford and Berkeley, and Google Maps is telling me the BART/Caltrain route will take up to 3 hours. :( I don't know what's worse: that or being stuck in a terrible traffic jam on 880.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby Yukos » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:02 am

anela00 wrote:
Vincent wrote:How is everyone getting to campus?

I was going to BART down - I'm in the East Bay, and BART runs by SFO, before connecting to Caltrain in Milbrae. Caltrain has a Palo Alto stop, where you can hop on the Marguerite into campus.


Have you looked at how long that takes? I'm trying to split my time between Stanford and Berkeley, and Google Maps is telling me the BART/Caltrain route will take up to 3 hours. :( I don't know what's worse: that or being stuck in a terrible traffic jam on 880.


To put it in precise, technical terms, taking BART/CalTrain from Berkeley to Stanford takes a long fucking time.

And I am so pumped for ASW, it's not even funny.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:34 pm

I am the only one who is going to have to find a way to watch the masters on Sunday?

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby chillipepper » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:37 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:I am the only one who is going to have to find a way to watch the masters on Sunday?


Nope, it will be loaded on my phone.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby bluecouch » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:05 pm

Checking in! I was admitted on Saturday and haven't yet received stuff in the mail. So jealous that folks are going to ASW! Clearly, I will need reports... possibly pictures.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby Lighthouseman » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:18 pm

So happy to be joining you all in this group!

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby clouded.memory » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:20 pm

Lighthouseman wrote:So happy to be joining you all in this group!

I double this sentiment!

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby eph » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:26 pm

Congrats to all the new admits. Sadly I think plane flights at this late date are going to be very expensive. Maybe a charter?

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:27 pm

eph wrote:Congrats to all the new admits. Sadly I think plane flights at this late date are going to be very expensive. Maybe a charter?


Who needs a flight to ASW? Just sign on the dotted line and show up in September!

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby clouded.memory » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:28 pm

eph wrote:Congrats to all the new admits. Sadly I think plane flights at this late date are going to be very expensive. Maybe a charter?

Haha, thank God I'm coming from close by. Their reimbursement just barely covers my flight ticket.




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