Stanford 2010!!!

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SR86
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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby SR86 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:24 pm

Withdrew today, officially attending HLS. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Hey-O » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:51 pm

Still nothing again today. If I don't get something on Monday I'm calling again.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Kretzy » Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:58 pm

SR86 wrote:Withdrew today, officially attending HLS. Good luck everyone!


Congrats on making the decision and good luck at Harvard!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:08 pm

Kretzy wrote:
SR86 wrote:Withdrew today, officially attending HLS. Good luck everyone!


Congrats on making the decision and good luck at Harvard!


+1. You'll have a wonderful time!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:15 pm

NightHooded wrote:I'd appreciate some SLS knowledge here: what are the key selling points of Stanford? (not weather... although I guess being able to exercise often and be cheerful do count for something 8) )

what can you do at SLS that you can't do as well elsewhere? What type of law or university opportunities are especially good at Stanford? I am deciding on schools and if I enroll at SLS I want to make sure I play to its strengths, though I'm sure it's relatively top in all areas. To rephrase, how is SLS aiming towards the "future" in law/business without resting on laurels?

What?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:40 am

I'll send you a PM.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby adameus » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:09 am

crackberry wrote:
NightHooded wrote:I'd appreciate some SLS knowledge here: what are the key selling points of Stanford? (not weather... although I guess being able to exercise often and be cheerful do count for something 8) )

what can you do at SLS that you can't do as well elsewhere? What type of law or university opportunities are especially good at Stanford? I am deciding on schools and if I enroll at SLS I want to make sure I play to its strengths, though I'm sure it's relatively top in all areas. To rephrase, how is SLS aiming towards the "future" in law/business without resting on laurels?

What?


+1. This is a loaded question and I think probably only a few select people (ie. the Dean of SLS) could answer this with any type of meaningful answer.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby crackberry » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:35 pm

adameus wrote:
crackberry wrote:
NightHooded wrote:I'd appreciate some SLS knowledge here: what are the key selling points of Stanford? (not weather... although I guess being able to exercise often and be cheerful do count for something 8) )

what can you do at SLS that you can't do as well elsewhere? What type of law or university opportunities are especially good at Stanford? I am deciding on schools and if I enroll at SLS I want to make sure I play to its strengths, though I'm sure it's relatively top in all areas. To rephrase, how is SLS aiming towards the "future" in law/business without resting on laurels?

What?


+1. This is a loaded question and I think probably only a few select people (ie. the Dean of SLS) could answer this with any type of meaningful answer.

And couldn't one ask the same of, say, Harvard and Yale? I just don't understand how this question is at all Stanford-specific.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby NightHooded » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:20 pm

crackberry wrote:
adameus wrote:
crackberry wrote:
NightHooded wrote:I'd appreciate some SLS knowledge here: what are the key selling points of Stanford? (not weather... although I guess being able to exercise often and be cheerful do count for something 8) )

what can you do at SLS that you can't do as well elsewhere? What type of law or university opportunities are especially good at Stanford? I am deciding on schools and if I enroll at SLS I want to make sure I play to its strengths, though I'm sure it's relatively top in all areas. To rephrase, how is SLS aiming towards the "future" in law/business without resting on laurels?

What?


+1. This is a loaded question and I think probably only a few select people (ie. the Dean of SLS) could answer this with any type of meaningful answer.

And couldn't one ask the same of, say, Harvard and Yale? I just don't understand how this question is at all Stanford-specific.


Well I didn't mean to throw a "loaded question." I meant to ask what does SLS specifically shine in. Is there some aspect of law, or the way they guide you career-wise, which is unique? I know Stanford in general focuses on "the future" and I figure if I attend, I would rather try to get ahead of the curve. That means either the field of law (IP? Environmental?) or the type of career - Silicon valley/SF vs. NYC.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby adameus » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:35 pm

NightHooded wrote:
Well I didn't mean to throw a "loaded question." I meant to ask what does SLS specifically shine in. Is there some aspect of law, or the way they guide you career-wise, which is unique? I know Stanford in general focuses on "the future" and I figure if I attend, I would rather try to get ahead of the curve. That means either the field of law (IP? Environmental?) or the type of career - Silicon valley/SF vs. NYC.



I think you can figure this out if/when you go there. It appears you have the ability to both over-simplify the field of law and at the same time ask very difficult questions (ie. predict the future of law). I'll attempt to answer what I think you asked:

If you are interested in IP or Environmental law, then Stanford has strong programs in both. I think it is also generally believed that both of these are fields of law that are growing (especially Environmental law) although I don't know if there are a lot of great paying jobs in Environmental law (this is just my assumption). As far as SF vs. NYC, it's generally recommended that if you want to work in SF then Stanford is your best bet, if you want to work in NYC then go to Yale, Harvard, Columbia or NYU.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby ndnlawdc » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:29 pm

adameus wrote:If you are interested in IP or Environmental law, then Stanford has strong programs in both. I think it is also generally believed that both of these are fields of law that are growing (especially Environmental law) although I don't know if there are a lot of great paying jobs in Environmental law (this is just my assumption). As far as SF vs. NYC, it's generally recommended that if you want to work in SF then Stanford is your best bet, if you want to work in NYC then go to Yale, Harvard, Columbia or NYU.


FWIW it's the prevailing sentiment at the law school that the west coast markets (LA/SF) seem even a bit harder for SLS students to get than NYC/DC. Even though SLS absolutely dominates those markets, and students by no means have a particularly hard time breaking in, everyone seems to want to go there. SLS grads are in demand in NYC and DC.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby doinmybest » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:27 am

Anyone have any idea when the second deposit will be due? Anyone want to take any guesses?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Lysis » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:39 pm

I withdrew today, having settled on HLS. I hope that opens up a spot for one of you!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby saxamaflob » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:50 pm

I withdrew from HLS today :D after speaking with career counselors, deans and professors and students at both schools, and legal professionals; after stacking up numbers and rankings; after visiting both schools for their ASWs; and after investigating both schools' student handbooks… but I've applied for a deferral!!

Another waitlister should get good news soon…

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby adameus » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:53 pm

cheers to all the withdrawals/deferrals!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Havaianas » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:39 pm

Lysis wrote:I withdrew today, having settled on HLS. I hope that opens up a spot for one of you!


meeeee? please Stanford - I looooove you.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Kretzy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:44 pm

Lysis wrote:I withdrew today, having settled on HLS. I hope that opens up a spot for one of you!


Good luck at HLS!!!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:51 am

Lysis wrote:I withdrew today, having settled on HLS. I hope that opens up a spot for one of you!


Best of luck, and enjoy the magnificent three-year ride that is HLS!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby thorntll » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:48 am

Soooo... Have to make a deposit to Chicago on Friday, and Chicago makes you withdraw all pending applications. Should I call Stanford?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby mochafury » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:53 am

I thought Chicago only makes you withdraw if you're deferring. Anyone else have info here?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby thorntll » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:06 am

mochafury wrote:I thought Chicago only makes you withdraw if you're deferring. Anyone else have info here?


No, they definitely make you withdraw any pending apps.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby Kretzy » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:09 am

thorntll wrote:Soooo... Have to make a deposit to Chicago on Friday, and Chicago makes you withdraw all pending applications. Should I call Stanford?


I'd call, especially if you'd be willing to ride out the waitlist at SLS.

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby swampthang » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:11 am

thorntll wrote:
mochafury wrote:I thought Chicago only makes you withdraw if you're deferring. Anyone else have info here?


No, they definitely make you withdraw any pending apps.


Pretty sure this has been discussed elsewhere and is untrue. My understanding is you only have to withdraw all apps if you defer. If you're just depositing, you have to withdraw all other acceptances. If an app is still pending or you're on a WL, these are fine. Forget where I saw that, maybe the Harvard thread?

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby mochafury » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:19 am

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=100063&start=600

Few pages down. Accio Rand.M for details!

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Re: Stanford 2010!!!

Postby mochafury » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:26 am

nm...it's directly on the Commitment Response Form page: "You are not required to remove your name from waitlists at other law schools."




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