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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby 5ky » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:15 pm

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:16 pm

Hattori Hanzo wrote:Are Asian girls over-represented in law schools in general?

Yes, and especially at California law schools.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby georgina » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:25 pm

5ky wrote:This is getting weird.

+1.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby georgina » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:44 pm

... so you guys think the first wave of decisions will come out at the end this week like with YLS?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby alleyoop86 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:47 pm

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:17 pm

crackberry wrote:
Hattori Hanzo wrote:Are Asian girls over-represented in law schools in general?

Yes, and especially at California law schools.


+a lot. Better write a "why Stanford" addendum explaining your special reason for desperately wanting to attend.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:23 pm

anyone up for aimless speculation re: the new index that SLS is supposedly rolling out this year? i don't have a link/source, but i read somewhere that they've altered their index to place more relative weight on LSAT. do we think this is going to change the profile of the new class appreciably, or not so much?

i agree with the sentiment expressed a couple pages ago that SLS is perfectly capable of raising its LSAT median if it so chooses. maybe they're looking to bump it up a point (or even two) this year?

i confess i've got a big vested interest in this myself (GPA near 25th, LSAT well above 75th). i don't figure myself for much of a shot at stanford, given their reputation for emphasis on GPA. any chance that changes this year?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby fidesverita » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:26 pm

managamy wrote:
crackberry wrote:
Hattori Hanzo wrote:Are Asian girls over-represented in law schools in general?

Yes, and especially at California law schools.


+a lot. Better write a "why Stanford" addendum explaining your special reason for desperately wanting to attend.


Hahahaha. I wouldn't say that asian girls are "over-represented" in law schools in general... but there are a ton of Asian students in California, but that's just because they all live in California. UC Berkeley has 45%+ asian students. (Because they don't use affirmative action)

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:28 pm

GargamelITT wrote:anyone up for aimless speculation re: the new index that SLS is supposedly rolling out this year? i don't have a link/source, but i read somewhere that they've altered their index to place more relative weight on LSAT. do we think this is going to change the profile of the new class appreciably, or not so much?

i agree with the sentiment expressed a couple pages ago that SLS is perfectly capable of raising its LSAT median if it so chooses. maybe they're looking to bump it up a point (or even two) this year?
i confess i've got a big vested interest in this myself (GPA near 25th, LSAT well above 75th). i don't figure myself for much of a shot at stanford, given their reputation for emphasis on GPA. any chance that changes this year?


From your mouth to their ears! :D :D :D I am ready and willing to help them.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:29 pm

GargamelITT wrote:anyone up for aimless speculation re: the new index that SLS is supposedly rolling out this year? i don't have a link/source, but i read somewhere that they've altered their index to place more relative weight on LSAT. do we think this is going to change the profile of the new class appreciably, or not so much?

i agree with the sentiment expressed a couple pages ago that SLS is perfectly capable of raising its LSAT median if it so chooses. maybe they're looking to bump it up a point (or even two) this year?

i confess i've got a big vested interest in this myself (GPA near 25th, LSAT well above 75th). i don't figure myself for much of a shot at stanford, given their reputation for emphasis on GPA. any chance that changes this year?

I think they could keep their GPA median the same and raise LSAT if they choose to.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby alleyoop86 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:30 pm

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:30 pm

managamy wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:anyone up for aimless speculation re: the new index that SLS is supposedly rolling out this year? i don't have a link/source, but i read somewhere that they've altered their index to place more relative weight on LSAT. do we think this is going to change the profile of the new class appreciably, or not so much?

i agree with the sentiment expressed a couple pages ago that SLS is perfectly capable of raising its LSAT median if it so chooses. maybe they're looking to bump it up a point (or even two) this year?
i confess i've got a big vested interest in this myself (GPA near 25th, LSAT well above 75th). i don't figure myself for much of a shot at stanford, given their reputation for emphasis on GPA. any chance that changes this year?


From your mouth to their ears! :D :D :D I am ready and willing to help them.


surely you've had enough of palo alto at this point, eh?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:33 pm

GargamelITT wrote:
managamy wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:anyone up for aimless speculation re: the new index that SLS is supposedly rolling out this year? i don't have a link/source, but i read somewhere that they've altered their index to place more relative weight on LSAT. do we think this is going to change the profile of the new class appreciably, or not so much?

i agree with the sentiment expressed a couple pages ago that SLS is perfectly capable of raising its LSAT median if it so chooses. maybe they're looking to bump it up a point (or even two) this year?
i confess i've got a big vested interest in this myself (GPA near 25th, LSAT well above 75th). i don't figure myself for much of a shot at stanford, given their reputation for emphasis on GPA. any chance that changes this year?


From your mouth to their ears! :D :D :D I am ready and willing to help them.


surely you've had enough of palo alto at this point, eh?



:roll:

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:35 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:anyone up for aimless speculation re: the new index that SLS is supposedly rolling out this year? i don't have a link/source, but i read somewhere that they've altered their index to place more relative weight on LSAT. do we think this is going to change the profile of the new class appreciably, or not so much?

i agree with the sentiment expressed a couple pages ago that SLS is perfectly capable of raising its LSAT median if it so chooses. maybe they're looking to bump it up a point (or even two) this year?

i confess i've got a big vested interest in this myself (GPA near 25th, LSAT well above 75th). i don't figure myself for much of a shot at stanford, given their reputation for emphasis on GPA. any chance that changes this year?

I think they could keep their GPA median the same and raise LSAT if they choose to.


i agree with this as well, given their very high, uh, "softs median." so i'd imagine they could bump up LSAT by compromising either that or GPA. but i think the fact that they changed the index suggests the latter, since softs aren't relevant to the index at all

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby hiro86 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:36 pm

GargamelITT wrote:anyone up for aimless speculation re: the new index that SLS is supposedly rolling out this year? i don't have a link/source, but i read somewhere that they've altered their index to place more relative weight on LSAT. do we think this is going to change the profile of the new class appreciably, or not so much?

i agree with the sentiment expressed a couple pages ago that SLS is perfectly capable of raising its LSAT median if it so chooses. maybe they're looking to bump it up a point (or even two) this year?

i confess i've got a big vested interest in this myself (GPA near 25th, LSAT well above 75th). i don't figure myself for much of a shot at stanford, given their reputation for emphasis on GPA. any chance that changes this year?

Their index definitely did change this year and I started a post several months ago about whether or not it would matter. I sincerely hope that it at least indicates that they are starting to care more about the LSAT. But, I would be surprised if they drastically alter their admissions criteria.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:37 pm

managamy wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:
managamy wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:anyone up for aimless speculation re: the new index that SLS is supposedly rolling out this year? i don't have a link/source, but i read somewhere that they've altered their index to place more relative weight on LSAT. do we think this is going to change the profile of the new class appreciably, or not so much?

i agree with the sentiment expressed a couple pages ago that SLS is perfectly capable of raising its LSAT median if it so chooses. maybe they're looking to bump it up a point (or even two) this year?
i confess i've got a big vested interest in this myself (GPA near 25th, LSAT well above 75th). i don't figure myself for much of a shot at stanford, given their reputation for emphasis on GPA. any chance that changes this year?


From your mouth to their ears! :D :D :D I am ready and willing to help them.


surely you've had enough of palo alto at this point, eh?



:roll:


no? fair enough. if you get a nice, shiny SLS acceptance next to that harvard one, where do you go? or have you not figured it out yet

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:43 pm

GargamelITT wrote:
no? fair enough. if you get a nice, shiny SLS acceptance next to that harvard one, where do you go? or have you not figured it out yet


Going to PM you.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Saya » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:47 pm

managamy wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:
no? fair enough. if you get a nice, shiny SLS acceptance next to that harvard one, where do you go? or have you not figured it out yet


Going to PM you.
Wanna PM me, too? Let me inside your [strike]ego[/strike] mind.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby regatsrj » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:48 pm

GargamelITT wrote:anyone up for aimless speculation re: the new index that SLS is supposedly rolling out this year? i don't have a link/source, but i read somewhere that they've altered their index to place more relative weight on LSAT. do we think this is going to change the profile of the new class appreciably, or not so much?

i agree with the sentiment expressed a couple pages ago that SLS is perfectly capable of raising its LSAT median if it so chooses. maybe they're looking to bump it up a point (or even two) this year?

i confess i've got a big vested interest in this myself (GPA near 25th, LSAT well above 75th). i don't figure myself for much of a shot at stanford, given their reputation for emphasis on GPA. any chance that changes this year?


Where did you read this? Sources required or else I call shameless rumor-mongering!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:11 pm

regatsrj wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:anyone up for aimless speculation re: the new index that SLS is supposedly rolling out this year? i don't have a link/source, but i read somewhere that they've altered their index to place more relative weight on LSAT. do we think this is going to change the profile of the new class appreciably, or not so much?

i agree with the sentiment expressed a couple pages ago that SLS is perfectly capable of raising its LSAT median if it so chooses. maybe they're looking to bump it up a point (or even two) this year?

i confess i've got a big vested interest in this myself (GPA near 25th, LSAT well above 75th). i don't figure myself for much of a shot at stanford, given their reputation for emphasis on GPA. any chance that changes this year?


Where did you read this? Sources required or else I call shameless rumor-mongering!

No this is definitely happening.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby fidesverita » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:17 pm

crackberry wrote:
regatsrj wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:anyone up for aimless speculation re: the new index that SLS is supposedly rolling out this year? i don't have a link/source, but i read somewhere that they've altered their index to place more relative weight on LSAT. do we think this is going to change the profile of the new class appreciably, or not so much?

i agree with the sentiment expressed a couple pages ago that SLS is perfectly capable of raising its LSAT median if it so chooses. maybe they're looking to bump it up a point (or even two) this year?

i confess i've got a big vested interest in this myself (GPA near 25th, LSAT well above 75th). i don't figure myself for much of a shot at stanford, given their reputation for emphasis on GPA. any chance that changes this year?


Where did you read this? Sources required or else I call shameless rumor-mongering!

No this is definitely happening.



Yeah I never heard of this... and when I talked to admissions it seems like the standards were just as (high as) before. There didn't seem to be any shift in focus to high LSATs "just because".

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:20 pm

fidesverita wrote:Yeah I never heard of this... and when I talked to admissions it seems like the standards were just as (high as) before. There didn't seem to be any shift in focus to high LSATs "just because".

From the Stanford TLS profile:

"GPA vs. LSAT

The GPAs of incoming students are similar to those of rivals Harvard and Yale, but Stanford’s LSAT statistics have historically been lower. Like its Bay Area neighbor Berkeley, Stanford has placed more emphasis on an applicant’s GPA than other top law schools in previous years. A shift may be underway, however. For the 2009 to 2010 application cycle, Stanford changed the formula it uses to compare applicants, its “index formula.” More weight will now be given to the LSAT than in the older formula. While it is too early to precisely judge what effect this will have, applicants with a high LSAT score will likely stand a better chance than before."


If you don't trust the TLS profile, I will find you some more evidence from LSAC.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:22 pm

crackberry wrote:
fidesverita wrote:Yeah I never heard of this... and when I talked to admissions it seems like the standards were just as (high as) before. There didn't seem to be any shift in focus to high LSATs "just because".

From the Stanford TLS profile:

"GPA vs. LSAT

The GPAs of incoming students are similar to those of rivals Harvard and Yale, but Stanford’s LSAT statistics have historically been lower. Like its Bay Area neighbor Berkeley, Stanford has placed more emphasis on an applicant’s GPA than other top law schools in previous years. A shift may be underway, however. For the 2009 to 2010 application cycle, Stanford changed the formula it uses to compare applicants, its “index formula.” More weight will now be given to the LSAT than in the older formula. While it is too early to precisely judge what effect this will have, applicants with a high LSAT score will likely stand a better chance than before."


If you don't trust the TLS profile, I will find you some more evidence from LSAC.


The million-dollar question, though, is how much more?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:25 pm

managamy wrote:
crackberry wrote:
fidesverita wrote:Yeah I never heard of this... and when I talked to admissions it seems like the standards were just as (high as) before. There didn't seem to be any shift in focus to high LSATs "just because".

From the Stanford TLS profile:

"GPA vs. LSAT

The GPAs of incoming students are similar to those of rivals Harvard and Yale, but Stanford’s LSAT statistics have historically been lower. Like its Bay Area neighbor Berkeley, Stanford has placed more emphasis on an applicant’s GPA than other top law schools in previous years. A shift may be underway, however. For the 2009 to 2010 application cycle, Stanford changed the formula it uses to compare applicants, its “index formula.” More weight will now be given to the LSAT than in the older formula. While it is too early to precisely judge what effect this will have, applicants with a high LSAT score will likely stand a better chance than before."


If you don't trust the TLS profile, I will find you some more evidence from LSAC.


The million-dollar question, though, is how much more?

It's something like 50 percent more. I'm working on it now.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:27 pm

[quote="crackberry]

It's something like 50 percent more. I'm working on it now.[/quote]

Yikes, that would be NEWS with a capital N.




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