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Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:07 pm
by #gobroncos
*Give me a bit to get this generally cleaned up. I'm teaching myself on the fly here.*

Application Resources

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

JD Application Procedure

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
Current LSAT Score
Credential Assembly Service Report
Dean's Statement (upon admission)
*SLS does not do interviews for admissions

Dean Faye Deal's Admissions Blog
Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Application Status Checker

Class of 2020 Profile
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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

Visiting
Online Tour
In person tours
Munger

LSN Graph
Working on it


Employment Information
Working on it

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

Resources for Veterans
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)

Reference Materials
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
Palo Alto Climate Summary
Homepage of the City of Palo Alto
Yelp site for Palo Alto Nightlife[/quote]

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:08 pm
by #gobroncos
I figured this one was way overdue, so even though I'm not the greatest with coding and whatnot, I figured I'd give it a shot so that we'll be able to use this as a resource going through the cycle.

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:14 pm
by Platopus
Checking-in! Currently under review, but not expecting to hear anything until March-ish. Going to be such a long wait!

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:24 pm
by principalagent
Looooong shot but this would be the come up of the ages. Checking in.

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:04 pm
by InterLaw
Checking in. Way too high for me, but I couldn't sleep without trying so yeah, I'm UR...

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:03 pm
by KENYADIGG1T
Checking in! Submitted SLS and Knight-Hennessy

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:13 pm
by maybeman
Checking in!!

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:25 am
by InterLaw
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?

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:19 am
by #gobroncos
I submitted a Knight-Hennessy also. It's just too good of a deal. Speaking of snowballs and hell...

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:39 pm
by heyduchess
Checking in!

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

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:22 am
by jimmyplayer601
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.

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:09 am
by rachelac
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.

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:46 am
by #gobroncos
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.

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:29 pm
by Ron.Swanson
Another K-H applicant! :D Checking in.

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:41 pm
by tuna_wasabi
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.

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:16 pm
by InterLaw
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!

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:27 pm
by SopranoSaxophone
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.

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:16 pm
by InterLaw
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.

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:40 pm
by principalagent
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.

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:23 am
by black_mirror
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

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:12 pm
by #gobroncos
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.

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:36 pm
by njames1961
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...

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:11 pm
by maybeman
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

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:53 pm
by nyc2dc
Checking in, submitted the JD + KH apps. :D

Re: Stanford Law Applicants c/o 2021

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:47 pm
by SopranoSaxophone
Just submitted my app and checking in!