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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:19 pm

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Sakura3210 wrote:Pre-law advisor at my undergrad uni.

I wouldn't worry too much. I sent my PS off to a pre-law advisor, and she thought it was terrible. I thought it was alright, so I sent it off anyway, with pretty positive results.


My pre-law advisor didn't have the time to help me, and I still did fine, so I don't think that they're necessarily essential.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby ConMan345 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:20 pm

CardinalRules wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:
Sakura3210 wrote:Pre-law advisor at my undergrad uni.

I wouldn't worry too much. I sent my PS off to a pre-law advisor, and she thought it was terrible. I thought it was alright, so I sent it off anyway, with pretty positive results.


My pre-law advisor didn't have the time to help me, and I still did fine, so I don't think that they're necessarily essential.


FWIW, our pre-law advisor is pretty terrible.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Kronk » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:20 pm

CardinalRules wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:
Sakura3210 wrote:Pre-law advisor at my undergrad uni.

I wouldn't worry too much. I sent my PS off to a pre-law advisor, and she thought it was terrible. I thought it was alright, so I sent it off anyway, with pretty positive results.


My pre-law advisor didn't have the time to help me, and I still did fine, so I don't think that they're necessarily essential.


Battle of understatements?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby adameus » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:21 pm

we didn't even have a pre-law advisor...

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby ConMan345 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:22 pm

Kronk wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:
Sakura3210 wrote:Pre-law advisor at my undergrad uni.

I wouldn't worry too much. I sent my PS off to a pre-law advisor, and she thought it was terrible. I thought it was alright, so I sent it off anyway, with pretty positive results.


My pre-law advisor didn't have the time to help me, and I still did fine, so I don't think that they're necessarily essential.


Battle of understatements?


you're only encouraging them

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:22 pm

ConMan345 wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:
Sakura3210 wrote:Pre-law advisor at my undergrad uni.

I wouldn't worry too much. I sent my PS off to a pre-law advisor, and she thought it was terrible. I thought it was alright, so I sent it off anyway, with pretty positive results.


My pre-law advisor didn't have the time to help me, and I still did fine, so I don't think that they're necessarily essential.


FWIW, our pre-law advisor is pretty terrible.

No doubt.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby ConMan345 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:24 pm

crackberry wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:I wouldn't worry too much. I sent my PS off to a pre-law advisor, and she thought it was terrible. I thought it was alright, so I sent it off anyway, with pretty positive results.


My pre-law advisor didn't have the time to help me, and I still did fine, so I don't think that they're necessarily essential.


FWIW, our pre-law advisor is pretty terrible.

No doubt.


In fact, she told me I should aim for American but had a decent shot at Yale in the same sentence.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby adameus » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:28 pm

ConMan345 wrote:
In fact, she told me I should aim for American but had a decent shot at Yale in the same sentence.



sounds like sound advice to me.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:36 pm

adameus wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:
In fact, she told me I should aim for American but had a decent shot at Yale in the same sentence.



sounds like sound advice to me.


I can actually understand how someone could get Yale but nothing else in the top 10. Obviously, the odds arer minuscule, but it could happen.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby ConMan345 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:39 pm

CardinalRules wrote:
adameus wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:
In fact, she told me I should aim for American but had a decent shot at Yale in the same sentence.



sounds like sound advice to me.


I can actually understand how someone could get Yale but nothing else in the top 10. Obviously, the odds arer minuscule, but it could happen.


Sure, but as far as giving a student who knows nothing of law school admissions an idea of where to apply--it's more than a little misleading. I would hazard a guess that <1% of Yale admits get nothing else in the t10.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby bloodonthetracks » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:43 pm

CardinalRules wrote:
adameus wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:
In fact, she told me I should aim for American but had a decent shot at Yale in the same sentence.



sounds like sound advice to me.


I can actually understand how someone could get Yale but nothing else in the top 10. Obviously, the odds arer minuscule, but it could happen.


i guess anything is possible, but i can't see this happening.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby liljerry » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:27 pm

I've been checking in on this thread occasionally and it seems like S hasn't accepted anyone in the past week and a half (at least on TLS). Anyone want to guess when/if the next wave will happen?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Kronk » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:01 am

liljerry wrote:I've been checking in on this thread occasionally and it seems like S hasn't accepted anyone in the past week and a half (at least on TLS). Anyone want to guess when/if the next wave will happen?


I thought that three people got in last Thursday?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby tomhobbes » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:03 am

CardinalRules wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:
Sakura3210 wrote:Pre-law advisor at my undergrad uni.

I wouldn't worry too much. I sent my PS off to a pre-law advisor, and she thought it was terrible. I thought it was alright, so I sent it off anyway, with pretty positive results.


My pre-law advisor didn't have the time to help me, and I still did fine, so I don't think that they're necessarily essential.


Wait didn't you use a private admissions consultant or something?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby adameus » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:39 pm

Kronk wrote:
liljerry wrote:I've been checking in on this thread occasionally and it seems like S hasn't accepted anyone in the past week and a half (at least on TLS). Anyone want to guess when/if the next wave will happen?


I thought that three people got in last Thursday?


yeah 3 got in last week, 2 URMs and I'm not sure about the other one.

Does anyone know if this is Stanford's spring break?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby BioEBear2010 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:48 pm

adameus wrote:
Kronk wrote:
liljerry wrote:I've been checking in on this thread occasionally and it seems like S hasn't accepted anyone in the past week and a half (at least on TLS). Anyone want to guess when/if the next wave will happen?


I thought that three people got in last Thursday?


yeah 3 got in last week, 2 URMs and I'm not sure about the other one.

Does anyone know if this is Stanford's spring break?

It is.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:48 pm

tomhobbes wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:
Sakura3210 wrote:Pre-law advisor at my undergrad uni.

I wouldn't worry too much. I sent my PS off to a pre-law advisor, and she thought it was terrible. I thought it was alright, so I sent it off anyway, with pretty positive results.


My pre-law advisor didn't have the time to help me, and I still did fine, so I don't think that they're necessarily essential.


Wait didn't you use a private admissions consultant or something?


No? :?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby tomhobbes » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:46 pm

My bad. But you have to admit, that does qualify as "or something."

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:47 pm

tomhobbes wrote:My bad. But you have to admit, that does qualify as "or something."


Haha, true. Nice catch!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Amelie » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:18 pm

I'm spending 5 days in SF around Berkeley's ASW, and I was thinking of making a visit to Stanford. It's probably too late at that point, but any chance it could give me a small boost since I'd be showing more interest?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Kronk » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:23 pm

Amelie wrote:I'm spending 5 days in SF around Berkeley's ASW, and I was thinking of making a visit to Stanford. It's probably too late at that point, but any chance it could give me a small boost since I'd be showing more interest?


There's nothing to see at Palo Alto Technical Institute.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby ConMan345 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:25 pm

Kronk wrote:
Amelie wrote:I'm spending 5 days in SF around Berkeley's ASW, and I was thinking of making a visit to Stanford. It's probably too late at that point, but any chance it could give me a small boost since I'd be showing more interest?


There's nothing to see at Palo Alto Technical Institute.


At least it's not Palo Alto Technical State University.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:22 pm

The Harvard thread made me feel bad about my 750 word LOCI to Stanford. :( But I really think everything in the LOCI was worth saying. Some of it was about what I've been doing, and some of it was some pretty Stanford-specific, and what I think is compelling, stuff. Hard to explain why here though. Oh well. There was just nothing in my regular application that showed Stanford that I was applying to them not just because they're a top school, but because I love Stanford.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:31 pm

Kronk wrote:
Amelie wrote:I'm spending 5 days in SF around Berkeley's ASW, and I was thinking of making a visit to Stanford. It's probably too late at that point, but any chance it could give me a small boost since I'd be showing more interest?


There's nothing to see at Palo Alto Technical Institute.

I assume you are going to the Cal State Oakland ASW, yes?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Herb Watchfell » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:03 pm

crackberry wrote:
Kronk wrote:
Amelie wrote:I'm spending 5 days in SF around Berkeley's ASW, and I was thinking of making a visit to Stanford. It's probably too late at that point, but any chance it could give me a small boost since I'd be showing more interest?


There's nothing to see at Palo Alto Technical Institute.

I assume you are going to the [strike]Cal State Oakland[/strike] Golden Gate University School of Law-East Campus ASW, yes?


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