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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43%
Apple - The place for hip geniuses
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17%
Tesla - The place for genius hipsters
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13%
Netflix - Cool and addictive (like California)
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11%
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!
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11%
 
Total votes: 83

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Platopus
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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby Platopus » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:20 pm

rachelac wrote:
#gobroncos wrote:
principalagent wrote:
I suppose they are worried about numbers like every other school and assume 174s would start jumping ship to Harvard and Yale. That number is also Hamilton/Rubenstein territory and maybe they’re attempting to mitigate that risk.


I do also wonder to what extent complacency really does set in among folks with really great numbers. We’d never be able to actually know or quantify that, but maybe it really is that better applicants tend more toward laziness or even self-aggrandizement in their PS, etc. making them WL candidates rather than admits even as folks with lower numbers get in.


Plus maybe people with numbers that strong usually apply as K-JD? If I'd had a slightly higher GPA I might've been more likely to consider it, but it seems like Stanford really likes WE


I think it's probably just a sample size thing, since I have a hard time believing people 1 point higher are just getting complacent, especially since 175+ also sees a little boost. It's just a weird, very encouraging anomaly.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby #gobroncos » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:37 am

Platopus wrote:
rachelac wrote:
#gobroncos wrote:
principalagent wrote:
I suppose they are worried about numbers like every other school and assume 174s would start jumping ship to Harvard and Yale. That number is also Hamilton/Rubenstein territory and maybe they’re attempting to mitigate that risk.


I do also wonder to what extent complacency really does set in among folks with really great numbers. We’d never be able to actually know or quantify that, but maybe it really is that better applicants tend more toward laziness or even self-aggrandizement in their PS, etc. making them WL candidates rather than admits even as folks with lower numbers get in.


Plus maybe people with numbers that strong usually apply as K-JD? If I'd had a slightly higher GPA I might've been more likely to consider it, but it seems like Stanford really likes WE


I think it's probably just a sample size thing, since I have a hard time believing people 1 point higher are just getting complacent, especially since 175+ also sees a little boost. It's just a weird, very encouraging anomaly.


As a 174 person, can’t say I agree. Haha.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby DistrictDisaster » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:40 am

Submitted yesterday! I did just one extra essay - I felt like one was perfect for me and doing two would be a try-hard moment they'd easily detect. Fingers crossed....

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby maybeman » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:11 pm

Platopus wrote:
maybeman wrote:Have you guys noticed the discrepancy between the LSN GPA/LSAT grid and MyLSN? I don't know if I'm plugging things in incorrectly or they somehow use different data sets, but the acceptance percentages are different. MyLSN is way more optimistic about my numbers


You can zoom in on the graphs on LSN. Doing so may illuminate there there a lot more data points that you just aren't seeing.

I mean the difference between these (even adjusting the first to 4.0 173 the difference is pretty pronounced:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/gpa-3.9/lsat-173

http://mylsn.info/55m7x8/

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby Platopus » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:26 pm

maybeman wrote:
Platopus wrote:
maybeman wrote:Have you guys noticed the discrepancy between the LSN GPA/LSAT grid and MyLSN? I don't know if I'm plugging things in incorrectly or they somehow use different data sets, but the acceptance percentages are different. MyLSN is way more optimistic about my numbers


You can zoom in on the graphs on LSN. Doing so may illuminate there there a lot more data points that you just aren't seeing.

I mean the difference between these (even adjusting the first to 4.0 173 the difference is pretty pronounced:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/gpa-3.9/lsat-173

http://mylsn.info/55m7x8/


The MyLSN results are only showing the applicants who applied before December. Goes to reason that if you apply Dec-Feb you run a higher risk of riding a WL

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby maybeman » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:33 pm

Platopus wrote:
maybeman wrote:
Platopus wrote:
maybeman wrote:Have you guys noticed the discrepancy between the LSN GPA/LSAT grid and MyLSN? I don't know if I'm plugging things in incorrectly or they somehow use different data sets, but the acceptance percentages are different. MyLSN is way more optimistic about my numbers


You can zoom in on the graphs on LSN. Doing so may illuminate there there a lot more data points that you just aren't seeing.

I mean the difference between these (even adjusting the first to 4.0 173 the difference is pretty pronounced:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/gpa-3.9/lsat-173

http://mylsn.info/55m7x8/


The MyLSN results are only showing the applicants who applied before December. Goes to reason that if you apply Dec-Feb you run a higher risk of riding a WL

:mrgreen: thank you so much!! This makes me feel a little less awful about my chances

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby Platopus » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:38 pm

maybeman wrote::mrgreen: thank you so much!! This makes me feel a little less awful about my chances


:mrgreen:

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:21 pm

DistrictDisaster wrote:Submitted yesterday! I did just one extra essay - I felt like one was perfect for me and doing two would be a try-hard moment they'd easily detect. Fingers crossed....



Exactly what I thought and did

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby DistrictDisaster » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:06 pm

Complete to UR suspiciously quickly. Ahh nausea, I haven't seen you since grey day!

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby usaorbust » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:33 pm

Shout out to the Samford emails making me think Stanford was hitting me up.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby Platopus » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:14 pm

usaorbust wrote:Shout out to the Samford emails making me think Stanford was hitting me up.


+1

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby urmlaw17 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:48 pm

Submitted!

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby tuna_wasabi » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:11 pm

Guys, how big of a disadvantage will I face if I submit the Stanford app on early November?

Feeling queasy right now...

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby DowsingForAJD » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:26 pm

tuna_wasabi wrote:Guys, how big of a disadvantage will I face if I submit the Stanford app on early November?

Feeling queasy right now...


Someone please correct me if this isn't the case at Stanford, but anytime before Thanksgiving is generally considered early in the cycle. It shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby #gobroncos » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:33 pm

DowsingForAJD wrote:
tuna_wasabi wrote:Guys, how big of a disadvantage will I face if I submit the Stanford app on early November?

Feeling queasy right now...


Someone please correct me if this isn't the case at Stanford, but anytime before Thanksgiving is generally considered early in the cycle. It shouldn't be a problem.


Especially given that they usually don't admit people until after the New Year, I can't imagine applying in November will be any issue. They'll almost certainly have reviewed your file by the time the first decisions are rendered. A November application shouldn't be any problem.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby tuna_wasabi » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:30 pm

#gobroncos wrote:
DowsingForAJD wrote:
tuna_wasabi wrote:Guys, how big of a disadvantage will I face if I submit the Stanford app on early November?

Feeling queasy right now...


Someone please correct me if this isn't the case at Stanford, but anytime before Thanksgiving is generally considered early in the cycle. It shouldn't be a problem.


Especially given that they usually don't admit people until after the New Year, I can't imagine applying in November will be any issue. They'll almost certainly have reviewed your file by the time the first decisions are rendered. A November application shouldn't be any problem.


I love you. Thanks for making my sleep more peaceful tonight!

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby #gobroncos » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:29 pm

Got to 100 posts, so I cleaned up the OP a bit, brought back photos, and put up a new poll!

Thanks to my Stanford thread forebears who created the banner and compiled the resources!

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby etramak » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:44 am

Has it been adequately explained why the mylsn data for Stanford doesn't seem to match up with their publicized medians?

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby AlPastor » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:49 pm

Finally submitted stanford :!:

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby highLSATurm » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:41 pm

checking in. going to be active and not just stalk TLS this cycle. [i posted this in my 7 favorite threads. can i do that?]
not sure how this works but here goes:
GPA: 3.6 [blah state school. easy major - Psychology]
LSAC GPA: 3.56
LSAT take one 163: [sat for it cold, no prep. so essentially a "diagnostic" only not ... because it was the actual LSAT]
LSAT take two 178: [almost cancelled]
URM: AfAm Female
softs: somewhere between nonexistent and unimpressive

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby gayfish » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:58 pm

Belated check in -- submitted late October. GPA just under 25th, LSAT just over 75th, non-URM (but otherwise diverse), from California. Top choice over literally anything else, including RTK at NYU or Yale. Just trying to get back to California, use their solid LRAP program, and eventually land a state gov gig.

If I'm going to be going home for a week for the holidays, do you think there would be students around for tours and such? Live on the east coast now but my family is about hour and a half drive outside of Stanford, so that would be the only way I could visit. I'm guessing most students would be home for the holidays too, but there's got to be some locals who are still on campus, right?

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby texasreznikoff » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:40 pm

stanford outlaws just inadvertently outed me to my dad by sending stuff to my home address that he then opened without my permission :|

and all for nothing, since i would never even get in!

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:54 pm

texasreznikoff wrote:stanford outlaws just inadvertently outed me to my dad by sending stuff to my home address that he then opened without my permission :|

and all for nothing, since i would never even get in!


That's terrible! I hope everything is okay with your living situation.

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby principalagent » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:55 pm

texasreznikoff wrote:stanford.


:shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Postby texasreznikoff » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:53 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:
texasreznikoff wrote:stanford outlaws just inadvertently outed me to my dad by sending stuff to my home address that he then opened without my permission :|

and all for nothing, since i would never even get in!


That's terrible! I hope everything is okay with your living situation.


it’s all good, i’m not there and he appears to think it was a mistake




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