Stanford 2010!!!

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CardinalRules
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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:47 pm

Illijah wrote:
I remember when I visited the law school there were 2 people in the administration office...they said all the people who make decisions were gone (it was the beginning of christmas break).


It's hard to tell because a variety of people are involved in decisions, and you don't know who is looking at a certain file at a certain time. I don't think that there is anyone whose job it is just to sit there and answer the phone, though, which is why I made the point about the efficiency.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Illijah » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:51 pm

its less efficient to have people review files and field calls....stanford seems pretty unorganized as a whole. I saw stacks of papers the lady informed me was people's files just sitting on various tables....No wonder I had to call for them to find my paperwork so i could finally go complete.

I should have wrote them that if admitted I would show up a few weeks early and get their ship in order....

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby gmichaelbluth » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:01 pm

WAITLIST! Wow, I know the chances of getting off it are basically impossible, but I just can't even describe how thrilled I am:).

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby KG_CalGuy » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:48 am

Has nobody mentioned the fact that the WL letter says that they have stopped admitting applicants at this point? You might read into it that maybe they've admitted some people and haven't sent out the letters, but let's be realistic...

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Emma. » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:57 am

KG_CalGuy wrote:Has nobody mentioned the fact that the WL letter says that they have stopped admitting applicants at this point? You might read into it that maybe they've admitted some people and haven't sent out the letters, but let's be realistic...


Well, they admitted someone yesterday, and that was after sending out a bunch of those WL letters that say they have stopped admitting anyone.... I don't think too many people in this thread have their hopes up, but it is pretty clear that they haven't stopped entirely.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Illijah » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:21 am

yea they definitely haven't stopped entirely

i'm really interested as to exactly what the percentage that is left is...

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:16 am

Illijah wrote:yea they definitely haven't stopped entirely

i'm really interested as to exactly what the percentage that is left is...


I'd say 10 or less; Faye had wanted to be done by the end of this week, and there weren't many left at that stage.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby opus127 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:04 pm

eas331 wrote:. . . just my daily post to say I'm still waiting. Nothing in the mail again today. Not URM.
:|

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Sakura3210 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:45 pm

Rejected :( Ugh, it sucks, but what am I going to do? Bye everybody, and good luck to the rest of the waiting! :)

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Core » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:48 pm

Sakura3210 wrote:Rejected :( Ugh, it sucks, but what am I going to do? Bye everybody, and good luck to the rest of the waiting! :)

Oh man, I'm sorry :( Are you pending anywhere else? You headed to NYU?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby ConMan345 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:48 pm

Hey everybody, just a note that I updated my lsn profile with more detail since my cycle is over. no, I haven't decided ><

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Core » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:51 pm

ConMan345 wrote:Hey everybody, just a note that I updated my lsn profile with more detail since my cycle is over. no, I haven't decided ><

I'd love to have to make that decision lol.
What are your goals?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby invisiblesun » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:53 pm

ConMan345 wrote:Hey everybody, just a note that I updated my lsn profile with more detail since my cycle is over. no, I haven't decided ><

Congrats, man!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Sakura3210 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:59 pm

Core wrote:
Sakura3210 wrote:Rejected :( Ugh, it sucks, but what am I going to do? Bye everybody, and good luck to the rest of the waiting! :)

Oh man, I'm sorry :( Are you pending anywhere else? You headed to NYU?


Still pending at Columbia (was held earlier, might withdraw), and there's my waitlist at Harvard + Chicago (might also withdraw from Chi.); otherwise, I'm off to NYU!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Illijah » Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:41 pm

Sakura3210 wrote:
Core wrote:
Sakura3210 wrote:Rejected :( Ugh, it sucks, but what am I going to do? Bye everybody, and good luck to the rest of the waiting! :)

Oh man, I'm sorry :( Are you pending anywhere else? You headed to NYU?


Still pending at Columbia (was held earlier, might withdraw), and there's my waitlist at Harvard + Chicago (might also withdraw from Chi.); otherwise, I'm off to NYU!


See you at NYU....barring a favorable decision from SLS/HLS

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Emma. » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:58 pm

Another day without a WL letter...

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Core » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:02 pm

emrose wrote:Another day without a WL letter...

+1

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby jasmoon » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:37 pm

Core wrote:
emrose wrote:Another day without a WL letter...

+1


Safe as well. This feels like American Idol.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Hey-O » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:37 pm

jasmoon wrote:
Core wrote:
emrose wrote:Another day without a WL letter...

+1


Safe as well. This feels like American Idol.


Yeah, but at this point isn't no WL a bad thing? I am in the same boat and I feel like it points to a rejection instead of an admittance.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Emma. » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:58 pm

Hey-O wrote:
jasmoon wrote:
Core wrote:
emrose wrote:Another day without a WL letter...

+1


Safe as well. This feels like American Idol.


Yeah, but at this point isn't no WL a bad thing? I am in the same boat and I feel like it points to a rejection instead of an admittance.


You could well be right. As much as I would love to go to Stanford, I have personal factors that will probably mean I can't ride out a WL, so for me a WL is much the same as a ding. I'll keep clinging to the (incredibly slim) hope that I might actually get in for as long as I can. :oops:

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby adameus » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:26 am

is anyone updating anywhere on the ASW?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby BioEBear2010 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:01 am

adameus wrote:is anyone updating anywhere on the ASW?

I recently posted in the Stanford ASW thread, but didn't say anything substantial...so here's my attempt to both rectify that and give SLS a good, hard sell :D:

The ASW was simply amazing. I was there for just over a day, but it felt like much longer (in a good way!). I had planned on attending some classes tomorrow, but unfortunately I came down with some sort of bug and decided to head back to Berkeley instead of infecting everyone.

Anyway, Stanford truly pulled out all the stops, putting together a schedule full of interesting and fun events. The forums and panels with faculty, alumni, and current students were informative and candid. The professors and current students were incredibly friendly and helpful, and seemed genuinely happy to be at Stanford. Dean Kramer and the other professors that I met all have magnetic personalities, and I loved simply hearing them speak. Their enthusiasm rubbed off on the admits, and everyone had a great time meeting one another.

Here's a brief play-by-play of my Saturday:
I arrived in Palo Alto around 11am, and after dropping off my luggage I went to lunch. Dean Kramer gave a great speech, and we got to meet the other admits and current students at our table. I went to a panel on Law, Economics, & Business afterward, and then to a small group discussion with a current 1L, 2L, and 3L (they answered all of our questions, including numerous "Harvard and Yale are great at XYZ, how does Stanford compare?" type questions). I then went to a viewing and discussion of My Cousin Vinny -- we would watch a scene from the movie, and then Kramer, Weisberg, Bankman, and Karlan would discuss the scene in a broader legal context and crack jokes. Dinner followed, and then a small group of students and I got to go to Professor Goldstein's house for a dessert reception. Professor Goldstein does copyright & soft IP, which are fields I am very interested in, so it was wonderful to speak with him (and his lovely wife). Afterward, most of us went to Palo Alto Bowl for, you guessed it, bowling. We also got a free drink (although many of us got more) and pizza, and we had a great time drinking, bowling, and socializing. Most students went to their hotel rooms afterward, but my buddy and I managed to land a room in Munger for the night, so we wandered around campus for a while before heading to bed.

Also, it must be noted that the campus is simply gorgeous (although I think the law school architecture leaves something to be desired), and the weather these past two days has been nothing short of heavenly. Right before I left for Caltrain, I got a chance to play soccer and tan on the field adjacent to the law school.

Sorry for the lengthy post, but I'm still really giddy with excitement from the ASW!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby parker09 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:29 am

Waitlisted. Letter dated 4/8 and postmarked 4/9 (I'm abroad, so snail mail decisions are rather irritating). This was the last school I was waiting on and, while it's nice not to get rejected, I'm not that excited to keep waiting some more.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby ConMan345 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:37 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote: I went to a panel on Law, Economics, & Business afterward


Ok, so, I have a hunch we sat next to each other and had a conversation, lol. You said you were an engineer at Berkeley and were deciding between Yale and Stanford and it only struck me after the panel started that you might be you. I'm curious as to whether you had a similar recognition experience (I'd probably be a little harder to spot).

For confirmation: you wear Prada glasses, yes? no?

EDIT: Oh jk, this guy was white...perhaps you know him though? :lol:

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Havaianas » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:47 pm

waitlist...... :D and :?




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