Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

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Why do you think you STILL haven't heard from S?

MS9 is about to confirm any second ..... COUNTERCYCLE
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My app was so bad that Dean Deal wants to make it SEEM like I have a chance when in reality she is punishing me for having her read it
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S won't be outdone by Y (battle for who can hold onto apps the longest)
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glitch in my status checker and I actually went DLS months ago
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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby notorious_mig » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:55 am

Hi friends! I know I have like a 0% chance at Stanford (my app was like a ~shoot for the stars~ situation tbh) but I'm curious for shits and gigs, what benefit/drawback is there to having family that graduated from Stanford? My cousin got his JD there a few years ago so I included that in the app but I was kind of curious what purpose it might serve. Any insight would be delightful! Thanks!

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby Aquinas » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:44 pm

notorious_mig wrote:Hi friends! I know I have like a 0% chance at Stanford (my app was like a ~shoot for the stars~ situation tbh) but I'm curious for shits and gigs, what benefit/drawback is there to having family that graduated from Stanford? My cousin got his JD there a few years ago so I included that in the app but I was kind of curious what purpose it might serve. Any insight would be delightful! Thanks!


I would imagine it's for the same reason that a lot of undergrad institutions ask undergrads about relatives who are alumni: Admitting legacies helps to keep the alumni base happy (i.e., willing to keep donating every year), and also lends to the sense of community (particularly, an inter-generational community) at a school. The latter of these factors seems especially in keeping with SLS's emphasis on Stanford-specific LORs--they appear to care a lot about bringing in students who come in with some knowledge of the culture of SLS, and who can be vouched for (by alums) as good potential fits for that culture.

All that being said, my uncle went to SLS in the 70's, and I anticipate that that'll give me zero advantage in the admissions process haha.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby notorious_mig » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:16 pm

Aquinas wrote:
notorious_mig wrote:Hi friends! I know I have like a 0% chance at Stanford (my app was like a ~shoot for the stars~ situation tbh) but I'm curious for shits and gigs, what benefit/drawback is there to having family that graduated from Stanford? My cousin got his JD there a few years ago so I included that in the app but I was kind of curious what purpose it might serve. Any insight would be delightful! Thanks!


I would imagine it's for the same reason that a lot of undergrad institutions ask undergrads about relatives who are alumni: Admitting legacies helps to keep the alumni base happy (i.e., willing to keep donating every year), and also lends to the sense of community (particularly, an inter-generational community) at a school. The latter of these factors seems especially in keeping with SLS's emphasis on Stanford-specific LORs--they appear to care a lot about bringing in students who come in with some knowledge of the culture of SLS, and who can be vouched for (by alums) as good potential fits for that culture.

All that being said, my uncle went to SLS in the 70's, and I anticipate that that'll give me zero advantage in the admissions process haha.


Dag nabbit I worked for a lawyer that went to Stanford (undergrad though) and I didn't ask him to write a LOR because he wrote one for my Fulbright and I didn't want to bug him again because he's rad as hell. Damn #damn. This is VERY informative though, thank you so so much for taking the time to respond!

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby RictusErectus » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:57 pm

Quoting hiltopp01's post in the median thread:

Class of 2019 medians:

LSAT: 168 (-1); 171 (0); 173 (0)
GPA: 3.75 (-.03); 3.87 (-.02); 3.95 (-.02)

Falling stats make me happy.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby cantyoloforever » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:06 pm

Just submitted an app on a whim because of a dream I had last night. GPA is below 25th, and my LSAT is between 25th and median, so....yeah, probably just wasted $130.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby katthegreat11 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:53 pm

RictusErectus wrote:Quoting hiltopp01's post in the median thread:

Class of 2019 medians:

LSAT: 168 (-1); 171 (0); 173 (0)
GPA: 3.75 (-.03); 3.87 (-.02); 3.95 (-.02)

Falling stats make me happy.


Woooohooo my LSAT is officially 25th now!

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby NotAGolfer » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:16 pm

RictusErectus wrote:Quoting hiltopp01's post in the median thread:

Class of 2019 medians:

LSAT: 168 (-1); 171 (0); 173 (0)
GPA: 3.75 (-.03); 3.87 (-.02); 3.95 (-.02)

Falling stats make me happy.

Me too. Makes me think there might be a teeny-tiny glimmer of hope for splitters...



...a girl can dream right?

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby Christinabruin » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:27 am

NotAGolfer wrote:
RictusErectus wrote:Quoting hiltopp01's post in the median thread:

Class of 2019 medians:

LSAT: 168 (-1); 171 (0); 173 (0)
GPA: 3.75 (-.03); 3.87 (-.02); 3.95 (-.02)

Falling stats make me happy.

Me too. Makes me think there might be a teeny-tiny glimmer of hope for splitters...



...a girl can dream right?


+++++10000! hehehe :lol:

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby zeglo » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:33 am

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby carlos_danger » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:39 am

zeglo wrote:Dang I am at median GPA and 25th LSAT. I didn't bother applying though.


Both the Cubs and the Cavs beat their way back from 3-1 deficits to win championships in 2016. It's the year of the underdog and if that's not a sign for you to apply idk what is.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby taxman14 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:43 am

carlos_danger wrote:
zeglo wrote:Dang I am at median GPA and 25th LSAT. I didn't bother applying though.


Both the Cubs and the Cavs beat their way back from 3-1 deficits to win championships in 2016. It's the year of the underdog and if that's not a sign for you to apply idk what is.


+1!!!! My man

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby canafsa » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:42 am

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:47 am

carlos_danger wrote:
zeglo wrote:Dang I am at median GPA and 25th LSAT. I didn't bother applying though.


Both the Cubs and the Cavs beat their way back from 3-1 deficits to win championships in 2016. It's the year of the underdog and if that's not a sign for you to apply idk what is.


+1!!

Also if the Donald can be President, why can't WE attend Stanford??? :)

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby carlos_danger » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:03 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
carlos_danger wrote:
zeglo wrote:Dang I am at median GPA and 25th LSAT. I didn't bother applying though.


Both the Cubs and the Cavs beat their way back from 3-1 deficits to win championships in 2016. It's the year of the underdog and if that's not a sign for you to apply idk what is.


+1!!

Also if the Donald can be President, why can't WE attend Stanford??? :)


When I get that inevitable ding, I'm going to take my grievances to Twitter:

"Crooked Stanford is irrelevant school full of losers and haters. I am too successful to go there. Sad!"

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby smartmoon » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:05 pm

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby votebuilder1 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:06 pm

carlos_danger wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
carlos_danger wrote:
zeglo wrote:Dang I am at median GPA and 25th LSAT. I didn't bother applying though.


Both the Cubs and the Cavs beat their way back from 3-1 deficits to win championships in 2016. It's the year of the underdog and if that's not a sign for you to apply idk what is.


+1!!

Also if the Donald can be President, why can't WE attend Stanford??? :)


When I get that inevitable ding, I'm going to take my grievances to Twitter:

"Crooked Stanford is irrelevant school full of losers and haters. I am too successful to go there. Sad!"


Presidential af! :lol:

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:08 pm

carlos_danger wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
carlos_danger wrote:
zeglo wrote:Dang I am at median GPA and 25th LSAT. I didn't bother applying though.


Both the Cubs and the Cavs beat their way back from 3-1 deficits to win championships in 2016. It's the year of the underdog and if that's not a sign for you to apply idk what is.


+1!!

Also if the Donald can be President, why can't WE attend Stanford??? :)


When I get that inevitable ding, I'm going to take my grievances to Twitter:

"Crooked Stanford is irrelevant school full of losers and haters. I am too successful to go there. Sad!"


LOLOL uncanny!

"While California is in a water drought, Stanford is in a moral drought. Crookedly accepting losers and gunners. Doesn't deserve to be T14. Gettem outta there!"

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby pandaaa » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:16 pm

carlos_danger wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
carlos_danger wrote:
zeglo wrote:Dang I am at median GPA and 25th LSAT. I didn't bother applying though.


Both the Cubs and the Cavs beat their way back from 3-1 deficits to win championships in 2016. It's the year of the underdog and if that's not a sign for you to apply idk what is.


+1!!

Also if the Donald can be President, why can't WE attend Stanford??? :)


When I get that inevitable ding, I'm going to take my grievances to Twitter:

"Crooked Stanford is irrelevant school full of losers and haters. I am too successful to go there. Sad!"


HAAHAHAHA quite possibly my favorite post on this page

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby poptart123 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:59 pm

With falling scores @ S and according to MS9 (so far), I decided to bite the bullet and apply. Checking in.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:05 pm

carlos_danger wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
carlos_danger wrote:
zeglo wrote:Dang I am at median GPA and 25th LSAT. I didn't bother applying though.


Both the Cubs and the Cavs beat their way back from 3-1 deficits to win championships in 2016. It's the year of the underdog and if that's not a sign for you to apply idk what is.


+1!!

Also if the Donald can be President, why can't WE attend Stanford??? :)


When I get that inevitable ding, I'm going to take my grievances to Twitter:

"Crooked Stanford is irrelevant school full of losers and haters. I am too successful to go there. Sad!"



Based lol.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby ChodeAnalBead » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:17 pm

poptart123 wrote:With falling scores @ S and according to MS9 (so far), I decided to bite the bullet and apply. Checking in.

What do you mean according to MS9? What have you learned about SLS from MS9?

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby poptart123 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:18 pm

ChodeAnalBead wrote:
poptart123 wrote:With falling scores @ S and according to MS9 (so far), I decided to bite the bullet and apply. Checking in.

What do you mean according to MS9? What have you learned about SLS from MS9?


Nothing about SLS according to him, but he released LSAT data up to this point, today.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby zeglo » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:48 pm

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby carlos_danger » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:52 pm

zeglo wrote:
Would I be late if I submitted right now?


I think December is usually considered "on time." After Christmas is considered late. But also Stanford is a total black box, so who even knows.

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Re: Stanford C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017 Cycle)

Postby texteach » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:58 pm

Checking in! Not a stellar candidate numerically by any means (GPA .1 below 25% & 25%<LSAT<50%), but I'm hoping my softs and work experience help strengthen my candidacy :| Submitted everything else around Halloween, but for some reason I just waited on Stanford.



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