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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby chopsticks3092 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:13 pm

managamy wrote:Egotism Alert for what follows (apologies in advance):

I just won the Stanford award for scholastic achievement (top 25 students in the class, basically about the top 1.5%.) It's so thrilling!!! :D :D :D

Sorry, but I just had to post it.


Yeah but with a 4.1 LSAC GPA, who would get it if you didn't? I mean, if 4.1 doesn't count in the top 1.5%, then I cringe at the degree of grade inflation at Stanford.

But yes, congrats!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Dignan » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:16 pm

crackberry wrote:
Dignan wrote:
nixxers wrote:
maudlinstreet wrote:got my rejection in the mail today. no big surprise though :)


bummer :(
postmarked when/where are you?

On LSN, several SLS rejections were reported over the last 24 hours.

Maybe it's your dedication to SLS, Dignan, but for whatever reason I'm rooting harder for you to get in than I am for anyone but maybe V6 and BioEBear.

Thanks, Crackberry. I appreciate the support.

At the beginning of this process, SLS was my #1 choice. As time passes, and as I learn more about the schools to which I applied, I have become all the more convinced that SLS has the best learning environment of any law school in the country, at least for me. On my own list, SLS was initially tied with YLS and a tick ahead of HLS; now, it's a tick ahead of YLS and way ahead of HLS.

Despite the fact that I want SLS more than ever, I am more prepared than before for a rejection. I realize that I am incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the excellent law schools that have already accepted me. Even if I end up at CLS or Berkeley or U of C, I will still have a great shot at establishing the career that I want.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:16 pm

crackberry wrote:
managamy wrote:Egotism Alert for what follows (apologies in advance):

I just won the Stanford award for scholastic achievement (top 25 students in the class, basically about the top 1.5%.) It's so thrilling!!! :D :D :D

Sorry, but I just had to post it.

I didn't even know that existed. Congrats.


It's a new award, apparently, called the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement. At first, I thought that I got the big Sterling Award and reacted with "wut? how does the ultimate nerd get that one?" :? Then, I looked it up and saw that there's this other award, much better suited to me. :wink:

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:18 pm

[quote="Dignan]
Thanks, Crackberry. I appreciate the support.

At the beginning of this process, SLS was my #1 choice. As time passes, and as I learn more about the schools to which I applied, I have become all the more convinced that SLS has the best learning environment of any law school in the country, at least for me. On my own list, SLS was initially tied with YLS and a tick ahead of HLS; now, it's a tick ahead of YLS and way ahead of HLS.

Despite the fact that I want SLS more than ever, I am more prepared than before for a rejection. I realize that I am incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the excellent law schools that have already accepted me. Even if I end up at CLS or Berkeley or U of C, I will still have a great shot at establishing the career that I want.[/quote]

I really envy you your attitude. Could you bottle some of it and mail it to me? It just makes me root for you all the more, actually.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Core » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:31 pm

tintin wrote:five bucks says i have a rejection letter waiting for me in the mail when i get home from work...

I hope you get in... We also have such similar numbers.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:39 pm

Core wrote:
tintin wrote:five bucks says i have a rejection letter waiting for me in the mail when i get home from work...

I hope you get in because we have such similar numbers.



Fixed. :wink:

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Kretzy » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:42 pm

Core wrote:
tintin wrote:five bucks says i have a rejection letter waiting for me in the mail when i get home from work...

I hope you get in... We also have such similar numbers.


I'm kinda hoping both of you get in...so, there's that.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:46 pm

managamy wrote:
crackberry wrote:
managamy wrote:Egotism Alert for what follows (apologies in advance):

I just won the Stanford award for scholastic achievement (top 25 students in the class, basically about the top 1.5%.) It's so thrilling!!! :D :D :D

Sorry, but I just had to post it.

I didn't even know that existed. Congrats.


It's a new award, apparently, called the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement. At first, I thought that I got the big Sterling Award and reacted with "wut? how does the ultimate nerd get that one?" :? Then, I looked it up and saw that there's this other award, much better suited to me. :wink:

What is the Sterling Award?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:54 pm

crackberry wrote:
managamy wrote:Egotism Alert for what follows (apologies in advance):

I just won the Stanford award for scholastic achievement (top 25 students in the class, basically about the top 1.5%.) It's so thrilling!!! :D :D :D

Sorry, but I just had to post it.

I didn't even know that existed. Congrats.


They didn't have anything else worthy of Managamy so they had to come up with something new. It's also a one-time-only award since the odds of another Managamy coming along in the next millenium is slim to none :D

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:57 pm

crackberry wrote:
What is the Sterling Award?


http://www.stanfordalumni.org/students/ ... /home.html

Check it out here. It's basically the most prestigious award at Stanford, but it's definitely not for "academic specialists" like me.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Core » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:10 pm

managamy wrote:
Core wrote:
tintin wrote:five bucks says i have a rejection letter waiting for me in the mail when i get home from work...

I hope you get in because we have such similar numbers.



Fixed. :wink:

Ahaha...
Maybe.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby tintin » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:46 pm

Kretzy wrote:
Core wrote:
tintin wrote:five bucks says i have a rejection letter waiting for me in the mail when i get home from work...

I hope you get in... We also have such similar numbers.


I'm kinda hoping both of you get in...so, there's that.


thanks!! :mrgreen:


anyways, no rejection letter. just a big fatty envelope from ucla. WHEW. another day i survived!!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Inches » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:40 pm

Wow, SLS admissions takes the cake for personalized outreach to admits, they managed to track down a 1L and 2L who know me and have them send me 'Choose Stanford-esque' emails. Impressive, almost enough to tip me away from HLS, but not quite.

Have others heard from current students they know?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Dignan » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:46 pm

Inches wrote:Wow, SLS admissions takes the cake for personalized outreach to admits, they managed to track down a 1L and 2L who know me and have them send me 'Choose Stanford-esque' emails. Impressive, almost enough to tip me away from HLS, but not quite.

Have others heard from current students they know?

There's an "In At Stanford" thread for this kind of post:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=99249

And congratulations, Inches.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Core » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:27 pm

Sorry if this was asked above, but does Stanford have a specific day of the week it calls admits?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby ConMan345 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:31 pm

Inches wrote:Wow, SLS admissions takes the cake for personalized outreach to admits, they managed to track down a 1L and 2L who know me and have them send me 'Choose Stanford-esque' emails. Impressive, almost enough to tip me away from HLS, but not quite.

Have others heard from current students they know?


Yeah, actually. A friend of mine from freshman year called me last night to answer questions/convince me.

HLS, though, also managed to pick/find my best friend there. I told JR that I'd hear plenty from her, so he's finding another person.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby mochafury » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:41 pm

Core wrote:Sorry if this was asked above, but does Stanford have a specific day of the week it calls admits?


Tuesday and Friday. Which is why, twice a week, I develop a nervous tic at work by checking my phone every 3.14159 minutes.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:41 pm

Core wrote:Sorry if this was asked above, but does Stanford have a specific day of the week it calls admits?

Usually Friday. None today so far though, it seems.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:41 pm

mochafury wrote:
Core wrote:Sorry if this was asked above, but does Stanford have a specific day of the week it calls admits?


Tuesday and Friday. Which is why, twice a week, I develop a nervous tic at work by checking my phone every 3.14159 minutes.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby tintin » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:44 pm

crackberry wrote:
Core wrote:Sorry if this was asked above, but does Stanford have a specific day of the week it calls admits?

Usually Friday. None today so far though, it seems.


damn, now i will be looking at my phone every few minutes too! :roll:

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Dignan » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:47 pm

tintin wrote:
crackberry wrote:
Core wrote:Sorry if this was asked above, but does Stanford have a specific day of the week it calls admits?

Usually Friday. None today so far though, it seems.


damn, now i will be looking at my phone every few minutes too! :roll:

You can probably stop looking at noon. So far, it seems that all Friday calls go out in the morning. There have been a couple of midweek calls that went out early in the afternoon, but they're the exception. Dean Faye seems to be a morning person.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby tintin » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:58 pm

Dignan wrote:
tintin wrote:
crackberry wrote:
Core wrote:Sorry if this was asked above, but does Stanford have a specific day of the week it calls admits?

Usually Friday. None today so far though, it seems.


damn, now i will be looking at my phone every few minutes too! :roll:

You can probably stop looking at noon. So far, it seems that all Friday calls go out in the morning. There have been a couple of midweek calls that went out early in the afternoon, but they're the exception. Dean Faye seems to be a morning person.


lame, why you gotta kill my dreams like that??? :lol:

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Dignan » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:03 pm

tintin wrote:
Dignan wrote:You can probably stop looking at noon. So far, it seems that all Friday calls go out in the morning. There have been a couple of midweek calls that went out early in the afternoon, but they're the exception. Dean Faye seems to be a morning person.


lame, why you gotta kill my dreams like that??? :lol:

I'm not trying to kill your dreams; I'm just trying to increase your chances of having an enjoyable and carefree afternoon. As someone who has the same dream as you, I've learned that it's not much fun to neurotically check my phone for hours on end. :)

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby JohnYuu » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:28 pm

Are dings always via snail mail?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Core » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:31 pm

JohnYuu wrote:Are dings always via snail mail?

Yes.




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