Stanford 2010!!!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby nixxers » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:42 pm

now everyone is sending loci's, i won't look like a special snowflake anymore!! :evil: :evil:

jkjk, good luck tintin :) PM it to me if ya want, w/ the caveat that i'm not any kind of authority on what makes a good one

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby tintin » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:51 pm

is it appropriate to say that i have received decisions from everywhere except stanford?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:02 pm

tintin wrote:is it appropriate to say that i have received decisions from everywhere except stanford?

I would not say that.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:11 pm

Nixxers — would you consider Stanford over Harvard?

BenJ - where is Stanford on your list vis-a-vis HY & Columbia?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby nixxers » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:14 pm

crackberry wrote:Nixxers — would you consider Stanford over Harvard?




No question about it. I'd have to visit both schools to be sure, but if I got in to Stanford I'd be in a tough spot.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:15 pm

nixxers wrote:
crackberry wrote:Nixxers — would you consider Stanford over Harvard?



No question about it. I'd have to visit both schools to be sure, but if I got in to Stanford I'd be in a tough spot.

In what part of the country do you live?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby nixxers » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:16 pm

crackberry wrote:
nixxers wrote:
crackberry wrote:Nixxers — would you consider Stanford over Harvard?



No question about it. I'd have to visit both schools to be sure, but if I got in to Stanford I'd be in a tough spot.

In what part of the country do you live?


Minnesota :D but I go to school out east.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby BioEBear2010 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:19 pm

nixxers wrote:
crackberry wrote:
nixxers wrote:
crackberry wrote:Nixxers — would you consider Stanford over Harvard?



No question about it. I'd have to visit both schools to be sure, but if I got in to Stanford I'd be in a tough spot.

In what part of the country do you live?


Minnesota :D but I go to school out east.

Go to Stanford. Escape the cold :D

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby BenJ » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:20 pm

crackberry wrote:Nixxers — would you consider Stanford over Harvard?

BenJ - where is Stanford on your list vis-a-vis HY & Columbia?



Yale/Stanford > Harvard > Columbia/NYU > others (but waiting to see about scholarships)

I would much prefer the smaller school environment of Stanford or Yale, and YS are much better at environmental law than H. I kind of doubt I'll get into any of HYS, though.
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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby tintin » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:20 pm

crackberry wrote:
tintin wrote:is it appropriate to say that i have received decisions from everywhere except stanford?

I would not say that.


can you elaborate crackberry? i thought it would indicate that im still holding out for SLS but do you think it would come across as impatient?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby nixxers » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:21 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:Go to Stanford. Escape the cold :D


easier said than done, BioE :p

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Proximity » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:23 pm

Just received a letter. Lo and behold, a ding.

Complete 1/7, letter dated 3/1

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby adameus » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:27 pm

Proximity wrote:Just received a letter. Lo and behold, a ding.

Complete 1/7, letter dated 3/1


That's too bad. At least you know though. That's more than a lot of other people here can say.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby BlueCivic » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:29 pm

adameus wrote:
Proximity wrote:Just received a letter. Lo and behold, a ding.

Complete 1/7, letter dated 3/1


That's too bad. At least you know though. That's more than a lot of other people here can say.



Yeah submitted in September--which was like 100 years ago--with no decision.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:44 pm

BenJ wrote:
crackberry wrote:Nixxers — would you consider Stanford over Harvard?

BenJ - where is Stanford on your list vis-a-vis HY & Columbia?



Yale/Stanford > Harvard > Columbia/NYU > others (but waiting to see about scholarships)

I would much prefer the smaller school environment of Stanford or Yale, and YS are much better at environmental law than H.

I might as well have posted this. My thoughts exactly, down to the environmental part. Are you in at CLS/NYU? I don't remember.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:46 pm

tintin wrote:
crackberry wrote:
tintin wrote:is it appropriate to say that i have received decisions from everywhere except stanford?

I would not say that.


can you elaborate crackberry? i thought it would indicate that im still holding out for SLS but do you think it would come across as impatient?

I don't think SLS cares at all about who you have or have not heard from. It's not like they're going to read "I've heard from everywhere but SLS" and think "Oh, wow, ok well we really need to make a decision ASAP then." At best, I think it comes across as impatient. At worst, I think it reeks of entitlement.

If you're going to tell them you'll go if admitted, that's way more powerful than telling them you've already heard something from everyone else.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby adameus » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:49 pm

crackberry wrote:
tintin wrote:
crackberry wrote:
tintin wrote:is it appropriate to say that i have received decisions from everywhere except stanford?

I would not say that.


can you elaborate crackberry? i thought it would indicate that im still holding out for SLS but do you think it would come across as impatient?

I don't think SLS cares at all about who you have or have not heard from. It's not like they're going to read "I've heard from everywhere but SLS" and think "Oh, wow, ok well we really need to make a decision ASAP then." At best, I think it comes across as impatient. At worst, I think it reeks of entitlement.

If you're going to tell them you'll go if admitted, that's way more powerful than telling them you've already heard something from everyone else.


I think it will make them realize, oh geeze we better get our shit together or we are gonna lose our chance at getting tintin in our class.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby BenJ » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:51 pm

crackberry wrote:
BenJ wrote:
crackberry wrote:Nixxers — would you consider Stanford over Harvard?

BenJ - where is Stanford on your list vis-a-vis HY & Columbia?



Yale/Stanford > Harvard > Columbia/NYU > others (but waiting to see about scholarships)

I would much prefer the smaller school environment of Stanford or Yale, and YS are much better at environmental law than H.

I might as well have posted this. My thoughts exactly, down to the environmental part. Are you in at CLS/NYU? I don't remember.


Yes, in at CLS (last week) and NYU (a few weeks ago). Also still waiting on Chicago, Penn and Berkeley (FR), but it would take a lot for me to choose one of them over Columbia/NYU. Some of my softs are really NYC-focused, so I think that helped seal the deal quickly at CN. OTOH, it makes me worried about Stanford perceiving me as East Coaster with no serious interest in the school (not at all true!).
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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby BioEBear2010 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:52 pm

adameus wrote:
crackberry wrote:I don't think SLS cares at all about who you have or have not heard from. It's not like they're going to read "I've heard from everywhere but SLS" and think "Oh, wow, ok well we really need to make a decision ASAP then." At best, I think it comes across as impatient. At worst, I think it reeks of entitlement.

If you're going to tell them you'll go if admitted, that's way more powerful than telling them you've already heard something from everyone else.


I think it will make them realize, oh geeze we better get our shit together or we are gonna lose our chance at getting tintin in our class.

Stanford knows they are competing over students who will be accepted to Yale/Harvard/Columbia/etc. They want students who want to go there (and trust me, there are MANY people who want to go to Stanford).

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:55 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:Stanford knows they are competing over students who will be accepted to Yale/Harvard/Columbia/etc. They want students who want to go there (and trust me, there are MANY people who want to go to Stanford).

Yeah, I really think something along the lines of (but more eloquent than) "After careful research, Stanford has emerged as my top choice for law school; if admitted, I will attend" is a lot more effective than, "Stanford remains the only school from which I have yet to receive a decision."

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby tintin » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:09 pm

hahah thanks for the opinions guys. i guess i won't tell them that. i intended it to come across as, hey, i've gotten all my other decisions and i would still attend stanford if admitted over all these other schools. but it sounds like thats not how it sounds on paper. thanks for the advice !

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby BenJ » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:35 pm

BioEBear, you said you e-mailed your LOCI, right? To which email address did you send it? The general admissions email?

Also, should I PDF the LOCI and attach it, or just send it in the body of the email?
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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby BioEBear2010 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:38 pm

BenJ wrote:BioEBear, you said you e-mailed your LOCI, right? To which email address did you send it? The general admissions email?

Also, should I PDF the LOCI and attached it, or just send it in the body of the email?

Yeah, the general admissions e-mail (I think it's admissions@law.stanford.edu).

You can do either, but I just put it in the body.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:49 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:
BenJ wrote:BioEBear, you said you e-mailed your LOCI, right? To which email address did you send it? The general admissions email?

Also, should I PDF the LOCI and attached it, or just send it in the body of the email?

Yeah, the general admissions e-mail (I think it's admissions@law.stanford.edu).

You can do either, but I just put it in the body.


Do you know for a fact that they got it, added it to your file, and reviewed it before decision? I'm just asking for the benefit of others on these boards.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby BioEBear2010 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:55 pm

CardinalRules wrote:Do you know for a fact that they got it, added it to your file, and reviewed it before decision? I'm just asking for the benefit of others on these boards.

Yes. They said that they added it to my file. I assume the read it at some point, but one can't be sure.
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