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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby crackberry » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:35 pm

adameus wrote:when is ASW? I am hoping to get a decision before then, assuming it is not very soon.

I think it's April 16-18.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:38 pm

adameus wrote:when is ASW? I am hoping to get a decision before then, assuming it is not very soon.


April 16-19.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby adameus » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:42 pm

WhiskeyGuy wrote:
adameus wrote:when is ASW? I am hoping to get a decision before then, assuming it is not very soon.


April 16-19.



Thanks, have they let you know if there is any type of travel subsidy?

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby crackberry » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:44 pm

adameus wrote:
WhiskeyGuy wrote:
adameus wrote:when is ASW? I am hoping to get a decision before then, assuming it is not very soon.


April 16-19.



Thanks, have they let you know if there is any type of travel subsidy?

Yeah, there is. They cover up to $400 for flights from out of Calif. and $200 for flights within Calif. They also cover rides to and from the airport. I don't know about hotels.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby ConMan345 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:45 pm

crackberry wrote:
adameus wrote:
WhiskeyGuy wrote:
adameus wrote:when is ASW? I am hoping to get a decision before then, assuming it is not very soon.


April 16-19.



Thanks, have they let you know if there is any type of travel subsidy?

Yeah, there is. They cover up to $400 for flights from out of Calif. and $200 for flights within Calif. They also cover rides to and from the airport. I don't know about hotels.


I wonder if they cover bike rides....

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby crackberry » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:52 pm

ConMan345 wrote:I wonder if they cover bike rides....

Haha yeah or my gas money from SF. Maybe I can convert the flight $$ I'm not using into a subsidized room at the Westin or maybe like 8 rounds of golf.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:53 pm

crackberry wrote:
adameus wrote:
WhiskeyGuy wrote:
adameus wrote:when is ASW? I am hoping to get a decision before then, assuming it is not very soon.


April 16-19.



Thanks, have they let you know if there is any type of travel subsidy?

Yeah, there is. They cover up to $400 for flights from out of Calif. and $200 for flights within Calif. They also cover rides to and from the airport. I don't know about hotels.


Exactly. It also looks like most/all of the meals are covered as well.

If the schedule is similar to last year, the 16th is the minority preview and then ASW goes from the 17th-19th.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby ConMan345 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:56 pm

crackberry wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:I wonder if they cover bike rides....

Haha yeah or my gas money from SF. Maybe I can convert the flight $$ I'm not using into a subsidized room at the Westin or maybe like 8 rounds of golf.


oh man, I played (for the first time ever) in a charity golf tournament on the Stanford course this past fall. It was actually really fun, and the course was beautiful. I liked the hole where your first drive has to clear the street at the bottom of the hill.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby Kretzy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:02 pm

ConMan345 wrote:
crackberry wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:I wonder if they cover bike rides....

Haha yeah or my gas money from SF. Maybe I can convert the flight $$ I'm not using into a subsidized room at the Westin or maybe like 8 rounds of golf.


oh man, I played (for the first time ever) in a charity golf tournament on the Stanford course this past fall. It was actually really fun, and the course was beautiful. I liked the hole where your first drive has to clear the street at the bottom of the hill.


Gosh, I'm excited. I've played Yale's course, which is very nice. Now if I can get my handicap back down...

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby crackberry » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:06 pm

Kretzy wrote:
ConMan345 wrote:oh man, I played (for the first time ever) in a charity golf tournament on the Stanford course this past fall. It was actually really fun, and the course was beautiful. I liked the hole where your first drive has to clear the street at the bottom of the hill.


Gosh, I'm excited. I've played Yale's course, which is very nice. Now if I can get my handicap back down...

Like I've said before, there are a few gimmicky holes on the front nine (#s 3 and 4 are back-to-back par 3s, which is pretty TTT, and #9 penalizes good drives and rewards mediocre ones), but the back nine is oh so glorious. #12 is one of my favorite holes on any course (I've played Pebble, Bethpage Black and Shinnecock) and the view from #18 tee is otherworldly.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby adameus » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:27 pm

I feel like a complete tool asking about this considering I am not even admitted, but I am in at Harvard and the only way I might not go there is if I'm in at Stanford. Given Stanford's past cycles I don't expect a decision from them for a while so I am trying to make my decision before hand so If I do end up getting accepted at Stanford I won't have to figure everything out then.

Anyways, what are the living options in Palo Alto? From what I can tell Stanford has a lot of residence options but what about for someone who is married? My research tells me that Palo Alto is one of the most expensive places to buy property in the US. Are rents very high as well? Does anyone have any experience as a married student, living on or off campus?

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby crackberry » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:37 pm

adameus wrote:I feel like a complete tool asking about this considering I am not even admitted, but I am in at Harvard and the only way I might not go there is if I'm in at Stanford. Given Stanford's past cycles I don't expect a decision from them for a while so I am trying to make my decision before hand so If I do end up getting accepted at Stanford I won't have to figure everything out then.

Anyways, what are the living options in Palo Alto? From what I can tell Stanford has a lot of residence options but what about for someone who is married? My research tells me that Palo Alto is one of the most expensive places to buy property in the US. Are rents very high as well? Does anyone have any experience as a married student, living on or off campus?

I can't speak to being married, but I have rented off campus.

Yes, buying a home in Palo Alto is very expensive. You'd be hard pressed to find anything decent for under $800K. BUT, renting really isn't that bad. If you're hell-bent on living off campus and you're going to have a car, you could live anywhere from Sunnyvale to Redwood City and the commute wouldn't be bad and you'd find cheap rent. If you really want to live in Palo Alto, there are definitely some diamonds in the rough.

Also, you could always live on campus.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:53 pm

adameus wrote:I feel like a complete tool asking about this considering I am not even admitted, but I am in at Harvard and the only way I might not go there is if I'm in at Stanford. Given Stanford's past cycles I don't expect a decision from them for a while so I am trying to make my decision before hand so If I do end up getting accepted at Stanford I won't have to figure everything out then.

Anyways, what are the living options in Palo Alto? From what I can tell Stanford has a lot of residence options but what about for someone who is married? My research tells me that Palo Alto is one of the most expensive places to buy property in the US. Are rents very high as well? Does anyone have any experience as a married student, living on or off campus?


adameus, a current SLS student says that on-campus housing can be pricey: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=86279&start=150

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:49 am

I had a great visit on Tuesday and definitely am more likely to attend than I was beforehand. Professor Sullivan's class was terrific, and she's an incredibly friendly person too.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby im_blue » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:39 am

WhiskeyGuy wrote:
adameus wrote:I feel like a complete tool asking about this considering I am not even admitted, but I am in at Harvard and the only way I might not go there is if I'm in at Stanford. Given Stanford's past cycles I don't expect a decision from them for a while so I am trying to make my decision before hand so If I do end up getting accepted at Stanford I won't have to figure everything out then.

Anyways, what are the living options in Palo Alto? From what I can tell Stanford has a lot of residence options but what about for someone who is married? My research tells me that Palo Alto is one of the most expensive places to buy property in the US. Are rents very high as well? Does anyone have any experience as a married student, living on or off campus?


adameus, a current SLS student says that on-campus housing can be pricey: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... &start=150


On-campus couples housing is either Munger (brand new building, $1500 studio/1BA or $1960 1BR/1BA) or Escondido Village (older building, $1510 1BR/1BA), which includes all utilities. 1L's are guaranteed campus housing, and you have to enter the housing draw after that. You can find cheaper off-campus apartments in Menlo Park or Mountain View, but then you'd have to pay about $60/month for a parking pass. Rents are high in this area for a suburban location, but quite reasonable compared to NYC or DC.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby Kretzy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:40 pm

managamy wrote:I had a great visit on Tuesday and definitely am more likely to attend than I was beforehand. Professor Sullivan's class was terrific, and she's an incredibly friendly person too.


Jealous. Really excited to hopefully meet her and Professor Karlan during ASW.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby crackberry » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:35 pm

im_blue wrote:On-campus couples housing is either Munger (brand new building, $1500 studio/1BA or $1960 1BR/1BA) or Escondido Village (older building, $1510 1BR/1BA), which includes all utilities. 1L's are guaranteed campus housing, and you have to enter the housing draw after that. You can find cheaper off-campus apartments in Menlo Park or Mountain View, but then you'd have to pay about $60/month for a parking pass. Rents are high in this area for a suburban location, but quite reasonable compared to NYC or DC.

Do we get a pass for "free" if we live in Munger? What pass is it? EA? C?

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby adameus » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:04 pm

im_blue wrote:
WhiskeyGuy wrote:
adameus wrote:I feel like a complete tool asking about this considering I am not even admitted, but I am in at Harvard and the only way I might not go there is if I'm in at Stanford. Given Stanford's past cycles I don't expect a decision from them for a while so I am trying to make my decision before hand so If I do end up getting accepted at Stanford I won't have to figure everything out then.

Anyways, what are the living options in Palo Alto? From what I can tell Stanford has a lot of residence options but what about for someone who is married? My research tells me that Palo Alto is one of the most expensive places to buy property in the US. Are rents very high as well? Does anyone have any experience as a married student, living on or off campus?


adameus, a current SLS student says that on-campus housing can be pricey: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... &start=150


On-campus couples housing is either Munger (brand new building, $1500 studio/1BA or $1960 1BR/1BA) or Escondido Village (older building, $1510 1BR/1BA), which includes all utilities. 1L's are guaranteed campus housing, and you have to enter the housing draw after that. You can find cheaper off-campus apartments in Menlo Park or Mountain View, but then you'd have to pay about $60/month for a parking pass. Rents are high in this area for a suburban location, but quite reasonable compared to NYC or DC.


Thanks! Do you know of a good website for looking at rentals?

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby Kretzy » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:38 pm

Anyone else get an email from a current professor? They managed to put one of my legal idols in contact with me...I flipped out when I saw her name in my Inbox, and then again when I realized it wasn't a form letter.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:14 pm

Kretzy wrote:Anyone else get an email from a current professor? They managed to put one of my legal idols in contact with me...I flipped out when I saw her name in my Inbox, and then again when I realized it wasn't a form letter.


Hahaha, that's great! Have you replied yet?

I haven't received any e-mails from professors (other than Dean Kramer). I did, however, receive one from a current SLS student.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby Kretzy » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:28 pm

WhiskeyGuy wrote:
Kretzy wrote:Anyone else get an email from a current professor? They managed to put one of my legal idols in contact with me...I flipped out when I saw her name in my Inbox, and then again when I realized it wasn't a form letter.


Hahaha, that's great! Have you replied yet?

I haven't received any e-mails from professors (other than Dean Kramer). I did, however, receive one from a current SLS student.


Yes, while desperately trying to contain my excitement. I don't think it worked :)

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby crackberry » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:08 pm

Kretzy wrote:Anyone else get an email from a current professor? They managed to put one of my legal idols in contact with me...I flipped out when I saw her name in my Inbox, and then again when I realized it wasn't a form letter.

PK or KS?

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby CardinalRules » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:54 pm

Kretzy wrote:Anyone else get an email from a current professor? They managed to put one of my legal idols in contact with me...I flipped out when I saw her name in my Inbox, and then again when I realized it wasn't a form letter.


I got an email from the Vice Dean. He responded very rapidly to my follow-up email with a lot of great information.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby ndnlawdc » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:20 pm

crackberry wrote:Do we get a pass for "free" if we live in Munger? What pass is it? EA? C?


Nope, you have to pay for parking on campus. I think it's $230ish (don't quote me on that) for the year plus $30 for the month of August (because the year is September-June). I believe you get an EA permit from Munger -- most folks park in the Wilbur Field garage near the law school.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby ndnlawdc » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:22 pm

CardinalRules wrote:I had a great visit on Tuesday and definitely am more likely to attend than I was beforehand. Professor Sullivan's class was terrific, and she's an incredibly friendly person too.


Was that the day she yelled at everyone for being late?




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