Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

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The Silicon Valley company most like Stanford is...

Facebook - Taking over the world
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2%
Google - Already quietly running the world while letting Facebook (Harvard?) get all the press
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44%
Apple - The place for hip geniuses
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18%
Tesla - The place for genius hipsters
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13%
Netflix - Cool and addictive (like California)
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10%
Electronic Arts - For people allergic to the outside
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2%
Twitter - Still waiting for me to join...but it'll start poppin' off when I do!
9
10%
 
Total votes: 89

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Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby #gobroncos » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:07 pm

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Application Resources

Application opens 1 September 2017
Deadline for applying is 1 February 2018 by 11:59 pm PST

JD Application Procedure
Dean Faye Deal's Admissions Blog
Knight-Hennessy Scholarship
Application Status Checker

Cost of Attendance 2016-2017 Academic Year
Tuition and Fees: $58,236
Estimated Cost of Living (On-Campus): $30,933
Estimated Cost of Living (Off-Campus): $32,835
Total Cost of Attendance: (On-Campus) $89,169; (Off-Campus) $91,071

Required Application Materials
  • Fee: $100 (no merit waivers)
  • Stanford Fee Waiver Forms
  • Online Application
  • 1-2 page resume
  • Personal Statement ("about 2 pages")
  • 2-4 Letters of Recommendation (high emphasis placed on school-specific letters)
  • (Optional) Diversity Statement
  • (Optional) Short Answer Essays (see below)
  • Current LSAT Score
  • Credential Assembly Service Report
  • Dean's Statement (upon admission)
  • *SLS does not do interviews for admissions

Stanford Short Answer Essays
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If you think these optional short essays could help us get a better sense of who you are, we encourage you to consider submitting your responses to no more than two of the following questions. Note that there is a 100 to 250-word limit for each question.
1. What literary character do you most associate yourself with?
2. You're given the opportunity to teach a one-day class to your fellow students at Stanford Law School. Based on your particular skills and talents, what would you teach?
3. The library in the town where you grew up has been destroyed. Choose three books to contribute to rebuilding the library's collection.
4. Music has a way of setting tone and mood for any occasion. With this in mind, pick three songs or musical works to be playing in the background as the Admissions Committee reviews your materials.


Previous Class Profiles
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Class of 2020 Profile
Coming Soon

Class of 2019 Profile
Number of Applications: 3821
Number of Offers: 409 (10.7%)
LSAT 25/50/75: 168/171/173
GPA 25/50/75: 3.75/3.87/3.95

Class of 2018 Profile
Number of Applications: 3847
Number of Offers: 433 (11.2%)
LSAT 25/50/75: 169/171/173
GPA 25/50/75: 3.78/3.89/3.97



1st C/O 2021 Acceptance: ?????
1st C/O 2020 LSN Acceptance: 16 December 2016
1st C/O 2019 LSN Acceptance: 11 January 2016
1st C/O 2018 LSN Acceptance: 12 January 2015
1st C/O 2017 LSN Acceptance: 20 November 2013

LSN Graph

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Employment Information
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Visiting
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Online Tour
In person tours
Munger


Resources for Veterans
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Stanford Office for Military Affiliated Communities
Stanford's VA Financial Aid Page
Stanford's Yellow Ribbon Participation
Stanford Law Veterans Organization page
Service to School page (all veterans should check out this organization for help on applications)


Important References and Resources
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TLS School Profile
Class of 2019 Thread
Class of 2018 Thread
Class of 2017 Thread
ABA Required Disclosures
LST Score Reports
Stanford Law School Numbers
Stanford 509 Report for 2015
Stanford 509 Report for 2014
http://www.abarequireddisclosures.org/
Stanford LRAP Program
One COA calculator
Georgetown Financial Calculator (useful for any student)


Palo Alto Information
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Palo Alto Climate Summary
Homepage of the City of Palo Alto
Yelp site for Palo Alto Nightlife
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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby #gobroncos » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:08 pm

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby Platopus » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:14 pm

Checking-in! Currently under review, but not expecting to hear anything until March-ish. Going to be such a long wait!

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby principalagent » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:24 pm

Looooong shot but this would be the come up of the ages. Checking in.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby InterLaw » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:04 pm

Checking in. Way too high for me, but I couldn't sleep without trying so yeah, I'm UR...

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:03 pm

Checking in! Submitted SLS and Knight-Hennessy

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby maybeman » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:13 pm

Checking in!!

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby InterLaw » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:25 am

KENYADIGG1T wrote:Checking in! Submitted SLS and Knight-Hennessy


Knight-Hennessy for me too, but I think that's totally out of range for me. Other dreamers in this thread?

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby #gobroncos » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:19 am

I submitted a Knight-Hennessy also. It's just too good of a deal. Speaking of snowballs and hell...

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby heyduchess » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:39 pm

Checking in!

I'm a splitter and this is such a pipe dream, but there are worse ways to blow 100-something bucks!

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:22 am

For people who wrote the optional essays for Stanford did you choose to write two different topics or just one. I wrote a good one for the topic about 3 songs but I'm unsure if I should write another because I don't think it'll be as good.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby rachelac » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:09 am

jimmyplayer601 wrote:For people who wrote the optional essays for Stanford did you choose to write two different topics or just one. I wrote a good one for the topic about 3 songs but I'm unsure if I should write another because I don't think it'll be as good.


I just did one for that exact reason- really liked my answer and was worried doing another list would be repetitive but didn't have a good answer for the non-list ones.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby #gobroncos » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:46 am

jimmyplayer601 wrote:For people who wrote the optional essays for Stanford did you choose to write two different topics or just one. I wrote a good one for the topic about 3 songs but I'm unsure if I should write another because I don't think it'll be as good.


I wrote two. I don't think you can go wrong with just one well-written one. If they are actually using these essays in any sort of decision-making capacity, it's just to get a sense of how well you write, and one well-written mini essay is plenty to demonstrate this.

Also, my little theory is that they aren't actually using the essays this year. I think they might just be collecting data so that next year they can include a more serious optional essay.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby Ron.Swanson » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:29 pm

Another K-H applicant! :D Checking in.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby tuna_wasabi » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:41 pm

jimmyplayer601 wrote:For people who wrote the optional essays for Stanford did you choose to write two different topics or just one. I wrote a good one for the topic about 3 songs but I'm unsure if I should write another because I don't think it'll be as good.


Hey jimmy, do you mind PM'ing me this essay? I have my answers for this question but the general gist of my answer is pretty casual. I'm a bit worried that they are too casual.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby InterLaw » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:16 pm

Anyone down to do some speculation about the K-H thing? Do you think they have in mind a more or less precise number of spots for every graduate/professional program? If so, how many spots for the JD?

To what extent will that be number-driven? I think no more than 10-20%. Are they looking for unicorn softs?

Also, are you all US citizens? Because it seems we have different shares in this program!

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:27 pm

For people writing two optional essays, are you submitting as one document or two? There's no preference listed on their site or on LSAC.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby InterLaw » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:16 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:For people writing two optional essays, are you submitting as one document or two? There's no preference listed on their site or on LSAC.


FWIW, I did one.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby principalagent » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:40 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:For people writing two optional essays, are you submitting as one document or two? There's no preference listed on their site or on LSAC.


I just used one word document for both essays.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby black_mirror » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:23 am

SopranoSaxophone wrote:For people writing two optional essays, are you submitting as one document or two? There's no preference listed on their site or on LSAC.

One

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby #gobroncos » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:12 pm

InterLaw wrote:Anyone down to do some speculation about the K-H thing? Do you think they have in mind a more or less precise number of spots for every graduate/professional program? If so, how many spots for the JD?

To what extent will that be number-driven? I think no more than 10-20%. Are they looking for unicorn softs?

Also, are you all US citizens? Because it seems we have different shares in this program!


My guess is that they'll want some JDs with every class, maybe as many as 6-7 when the full class size kicks in (which would keep JDs in proportion to the rest of the grad population). I think how they actually select scholars is anyone's guess. I doubt anyone gets it without some killer softs or at least a killer combination of softs. Pretty much everyone who gets into Stanford will have great numbers, so I can't imagine numbers will be a huge part of it.

And yeah, I'm a US citizen.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby njames1961 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:36 pm

Would anyone mind sharing their optional essay about the three songs? I'm having a ton of trouble trying to gauge the appropriate style, tone, formality, and so on. Dying over here...

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby maybeman » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:11 pm

njames1961 wrote:Would anyone mind sharing their optional essay about the three songs? I'm having a ton of trouble trying to gauge the appropriate style, tone, formality, and so on. Dying over here...

Nobody can tell you exactly what they're looking for because it's the first year this has been introduced. But don't overthink it:) My take was to write succinctly, but to be pretty informal. The prompts are relaxed, so it doesn't seem like they're expecting anything too academic

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby nyc2dc » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:53 pm

Checking in, submitted the JD + KH apps. :D

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:47 pm

Just submitted my app and checking in!




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