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 ChodeAnalBead » Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:05 pm

KiltedKicker wrote:
ChodeAnalBead wrote:
4thand9 wrote:Hey all,

Current 1L here just wishing you all the best of luck. I know there's already a recent alum who has posted in this thread, but if you want/need another resource feel free to ask either in a post/quote or pm.

I know the admissions process may feel especially inscrutable with SLS, but don't worry too much about complete, utter, deafening silence! :D


You're a great person.

Did you visit SLS during or before your application season? Did you meet with an admissions member?

What does meeting with an admissions member during a visit usually entail?


Also a 1L here. What 4thand9 said seems right from talking to people and see people who have visited. I'm local and actually didn't visit until after I was waitlisted (I thought it would be weird to visit before being admitted), and when I visited I just had an informal conversation with Dean Deal and walked around the building. I think it helped just so that she could put a face to the application, but realistically it's very unlikely to make any difference if you've already shown enough interest. If you visit great, but if you can't it really shouldn't be a problem. And frankly you can get enough information off the internet to get a pretty good impression of which schools fit you best.

Also, law school specific advice that can probably be applied more broadly as well: shockingly, people generally consider names such as 'ChodeAnalBead' to be unprofessional. While it's pretty likely no one will ever find out who you are, there is zero upside and considerable downside to saying stupid shit on the internet. Don't assume that things you put on the internet will be anonymous


Lmao love your response. Thanks.

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

Postby 20170322 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:15 pm

Does Stanford do an interview?

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

Postby dietcoke1 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:16 pm

SweetTort wrote:Does Stanford do an interview?


no

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

Postby Madiscone » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:28 pm

Question - wondering if I should apply. 161 with a 3.9 GPA. Considering the schools I've gotten into already and measuring it against the people on TLS who didn't get in/got waitlisted, my softs are really great. I know my LSAT is way way low. Is it even worth spending the money to apply?

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

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

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

Postby Madiscone » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:35 pm

mm2368 wrote:
Madiscone wrote:Question - wondering if I should apply. 161 with a 3.9 GPA. Considering the schools I've gotten into already and measuring it against the people on TLS who didn't get in/got waitlisted, my softs are really great. I know my LSAT is way way low. Is it even worth spending the money to apply?


Are you a URM?
Just FYI - penn accepted someone with a score as low as 152 last year (that's straight from the horse's mouth, Dean Post herself) so I really think if you like Penn enough, it's worth a shot. She also emphasized transcript a lot, and whether you took tough courses in Ugrad really matters so that gpa can help.


No I'm not. But my transcript is great (phi beta kappa, summa cum laude, etc), double major, 300/400 level classes. Thanks!!

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

Postby RictusErectus » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:14 pm

Madiscone wrote:Question - wondering if I should apply. 161 with a 3.9 GPA. Considering the schools I've gotten into already and measuring it against the people on TLS who didn't get in/got waitlisted, my softs are really great. I know my LSAT is way way low. Is it even worth spending the money to apply?


I think you should apply if you're keen on it, as long as you have your expectations in check and the $130 fee isn't cumbersome for you. Schools like Yale and Stanford accept a couple of candidates each year in the 150s. Perhaps they are URMs / legacy admits / whatever, but you might be accepted for all any of us can predict. Stanford is a notorious black box, after all.

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

Postby dojodawg » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:20 pm

Madiscone wrote:
mm2368 wrote:
Madiscone wrote:Question - wondering if I should apply. 161 with a 3.9 GPA. Considering the schools I've gotten into already and measuring it against the people on TLS who didn't get in/got waitlisted, my softs are really great. I know my LSAT is way way low. Is it even worth spending the money to apply?


Are you a URM?
Just FYI - penn accepted someone with a score as low as 152 last year (that's straight from the horse's mouth, Dean Post herself) so I really think if you like Penn enough, it's worth a shot. She also emphasized transcript a lot, and whether you took tough courses in Ugrad really matters so that gpa can help.


No I'm not. But my transcript is great (phi beta kappa, summa cum laude, etc), double major, 300/400 level classes. Thanks!!


Isn't it kind of assumed that you would be phi beta kappa/summa cum laude with a 3.9? Not sure that will stand out if you already have that GPA

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

Postby 21157015576609 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:33 pm

dojodawg wrote:Isn't it kind of assumed that you would be phi beta kappa/summa cum laude with a 3.9? Not sure that will stand out if you already have that GPA

Phi Beta Kappa has breadth requirements that aren't necessarily reflected in just a GPA.

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

Postby Aquinas » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:46 pm

21157015576609 wrote:
dojodawg wrote:Isn't it kind of assumed that you would be phi beta kappa/summa cum laude with a 3.9? Not sure that will stand out if you already have that GPA

Phi Beta Kappa has breadth requirements that aren't necessarily reflected in just a GPA.



Similarly, a number of undergrad institutions assign Latin honors on the basis of senior thesis evaluations, rather than grades.

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

Postby poptart123 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:50 pm

Aquinas wrote:
21157015576609 wrote:
dojodawg wrote:Isn't it kind of assumed that you would be phi beta kappa/summa cum laude with a 3.9? Not sure that will stand out if you already have that GPA

Phi Beta Kappa has breadth requirements that aren't necessarily reflected in just a GPA.



Similarly, a number of undergrad institutions assign Latin honors on the basis of senior thesis evaluations, rather than grades.


Yeah, not to takeaway from S too much, but my undergrad had two sets of Latin honors for grades or the above. We also didn't have PBK, but other societies. When in doubt, list them out.

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

Postby Madiscone » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:21 pm

poptart123 wrote:
Aquinas wrote:
21157015576609 wrote:
dojodawg wrote:Isn't it kind of assumed that you would be phi beta kappa/summa cum laude with a 3.9? Not sure that will stand out if you already have that GPA

Phi Beta Kappa has breadth requirements that aren't necessarily reflected in just a GPA.



Similarly, a number of undergrad institutions assign Latin honors on the basis of senior thesis evaluations, rather than grades.


Yeah, not to takeaway from S too much, but my undergrad had two sets of Latin honors for grades or the above. We also didn't have PBK, but other societies. When in doubt, list them out.



Thanks guys! I actually got accepted into my ED school so no Stanford for me. But thank you for the advice!

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

Postby renegaderoop » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:00 am

Has anyone had to wait a long time before getting their "application received" notification from Stanford? It has been a few days for me and I haven't gotten one.

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

Postby Christinabruin » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:30 am

renegaderoop wrote:Has anyone had to wait a long time before getting their "application received" notification from Stanford? It has been a few days for me and I haven't gotten one.


I applied on 11/12 and haven't received any email notifications from them either..

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

Postby Aquinas » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:32 pm

renegaderoop wrote:Has anyone had to wait a long time before getting their "application received" notification from Stanford? It has been a few days for me and I haven't gotten one.


I wanna say mine took 3-4 days. Most other schools were within 24 hours, so it definitely freaked me out at the time...

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

Postby renegaderoop » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:57 pm

Thanks for the info. I just got mine today! Hope you get yours soon too Christinabruin!

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

Postby Christinabruin » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:36 pm

renegaderoop wrote:Thanks for the info. I just got mine today! Hope you get yours soon too Christinabruin!


Thanks renegaderoop! I got an email on 11/16 acknowledging my application and got another email on 11/17 regarding the status checker :D good luck to you and everyone else who's applied!!

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

Postby acz26 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:53 am

Could any 1Ls speak to the grading system at Stanford? What percentage pass versus high pass?

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

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:23 pm

acz26 wrote:Could any 1Ls speak to the grading system at Stanford? What percentage pass versus high pass?


4L, not a 1L, but I like to think I'm qualified.

Hard cap of 40% Honors. They target 30%, though.

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

Postby acz26 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:16 pm

ArtistOfManliness wrote:
acz26 wrote:Could any 1Ls speak to the grading system at Stanford? What percentage pass versus high pass?


4L, not a 1L, but I like to think I'm qualified.

Hard cap of 40% Honors. They target 30%, though.


Thanks!

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

Postby Fantasyfreak294 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:22 pm

Hi guys!

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

Postby Fantasyfreak294 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:23 pm

ArtistOfManliness wrote:
acz26 wrote:Could any 1Ls speak to the grading system at Stanford? What percentage pass versus high pass?


4L, not a 1L, but I like to think I'm qualified.

Hard cap of 40% Honors. They target 30%, though.


Gracias

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

Postby ProductofUnreality » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:31 pm

Stanford's thread is always the chillest. I wonder if it's because of the black box that is the admissions process, or because of the people who apply.

Finally went UR. Don't know when I was complete. Submitted my app mid Sept, but needed one extra LoR because I'm a reapplicant. No clue if that set me back or by how much, but oh well. Way ahead of last year's pace still.

Good luck, folks.

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

Postby Aquinas » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:37 pm

ProductofUnreality wrote:Stanford's thread is always the chillest. I wonder if it's because of the black box that is the admissions process, or because of the people who apply.

Finally went UR. Don't know when I was complete. Submitted my app mid Sept, but needed one extra LoR because I'm a reapplicant. No clue if that set me back or by how much, but oh well. Way ahead of last year's pace still.

Good luck, folks.


By UR, do you mean "Submitted for Review"? Or is there a distinct status actually called "Under Review" or something of the like? I've been at "Submitted for Review" since 10/28...



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