In at Stanford!

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CardinalRules
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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:15 pm

ndnlawdc wrote:
BTW, don't bring your parents. A couple of kids did that at HLS and I sooo judged them.


My parents will go on my law school visits but lurk unobtrusively in the background. They will hunt for apartments while I participate in the Admit activities. If people wish to judge me on that account, so be it.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby mochafury » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:46 pm

CardinalRules wrote:
ndnlawdc wrote:
BTW, don't bring your parents. A couple of kids did that at HLS and I sooo judged them.


My parents will go on my law school visits but lurk unobtrusively in the background. They will hunt for apartments while I participate in the Admit activities. If people wish to judge me on that account, so be it.


So noted, so shall it be done. There was one girl with parents at a recent event, and even I, a child of quite overbearing parents, was surprised.

A side note: SOs are ok, but extremely touchy SOs whose presence entails extreme PDA (yes, there was one couple like this at the same event as the parents girl)...these cases are just as awkward as parents. Bring your wife/girlfriend...but don't massage her back while asking a question to a well-regarded professor.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby ndnlawdc » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:32 am

CardinalRules wrote:My parents will go on my law school visits but lurk unobtrusively in the background. They will hunt for apartments while I participate in the Admit activities. If people wish to judge me on that account, so be it.


I think the point is not to have your parents asking questions of the other admits at cocktail parties. The following is an actual conversation that took place at one of the HLS ASWs.

"- Where are you from?
- Oh, I'm from Oklahoma.
- Oklahoma? Oh, well, it will be a big transition when you get out here!
- Ah, yeah, well, I've been in DC for three years.
- How did you get from Oklahoma to Washington?"
* Note the emphasis and odd tone of voice used with the word "Oklahoma."

It also depends on your parents. If your parents seem like wealthy East Coast helicopter parents, they're going to stand out. The goal is to not scream "My parents are super-involved in this choice and are paying for everything!" And, FWIW, there was only one parent at the SLS ASW last year that I remember.

Just food for thought.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:48 am

ndnlawdc wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:My parents will go on my law school visits but lurk unobtrusively in the background. They will hunt for apartments while I participate in the Admit activities. If people wish to judge me on that account, so be it.


I think the point is not to have your parents asking questions of the other admits at cocktail parties. The following is an actual conversation that took place at one of the HLS ASWs.

"- Where are you from?
- Oh, I'm from Oklahoma.
- Oklahoma? Oh, well, it will be a big transition when you get out here!
- Ah, yeah, well, I've been in DC for three years.
- How did you get from Oklahoma to Washington?"
* Note the emphasis and odd tone of voice used with the word "Oklahoma."

It also depends on your parents. If your parents seem like wealthy East Coast helicopter parents, they're going to stand out. The goal is to not scream "My parents are super-involved in this choice and are paying for everything!" And, FWIW, there was only one parent at the SLS ASW last year that I remember.

Just food for thought.


Thanks for the input! They won't be at the SLS weekend because all of us already live out here, so obviously I won't need a new apartment. :)

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby skynet » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:48 am

ndnlawdc wrote:
BTW, don't bring your parents. A couple of kids did that at HLS and I sooo judged them.


I judged everyone who brought their parents on college visits and I will double-judge anyone who brings parents on a professional school visit.*


*Except as may be required as an accommodation for a disability.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby anmo » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:44 am

FYI - the admitted student's site updated today. We can print off and send in the Independence Test. Looks likes theres some other new info/options as well... time to RSVP for ASW!

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:49 am

anmo wrote:FYI - the admitted student's site updated today. We can print off and send in the Independence Test. Looks likes theres some other new info/options as well... time to RSVP for ASW!


What is the Independence Test?

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby anmo » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:05 am

CardinalRules wrote:
anmo wrote:FYI - the admitted student's site updated today. We can print off and send in the Independence Test. Looks likes theres some other new info/options as well... time to RSVP for ASW!


What is the Independence Test?


Determines how much your parent's will contribute to your education. The more recent they've claimed you, the more they're expected to contribute. Also, if they've contributed $5,000 or more to support you that's taken into account. It only considers from the year 2005-forward, so if since 2005 you've been "independent," according to the two previous definitions, your parents won't be expected to contribute to your education and you should receive higher need-based aid. hth

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby Kretzy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:38 pm

anmo wrote:FYI - the admitted student's site updated today. We can print off and send in the Independence Test. Looks likes theres some other new info/options as well... time to RSVP for ASW!


Damn, my productivity for the evening was just completely shot by seeing the updated site.

BTW, do we have a Facebook group?

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby anmo » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:04 pm

Kretzy wrote:
anmo wrote:FYI - the admitted student's site updated today. We can print off and send in the Independence Test. Looks likes theres some other new info/options as well... time to RSVP for ASW!


Damn, my productivity for the evening was just completely shot by seeing the updated site.

BTW, do we have a Facebook group?


google group... haven't heard anything about FB

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby BioEBear2010 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:44 pm

Ending the month of silence! Was just accepted this morning and my heart is still pounding!

<3 Stanford!!!

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby Kretzy » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:46 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:Ending the month of silence! Was just accepted this morning and my heart is still pounding!

<3 Stanford!!!


HELL YES! Congrats!!!!!!

Now you get the most amazing difficult choice of your life: Stanford v. Yale.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby englawyer » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:46 pm

Kretzy wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:Ending the month of silence! Was just accepted this morning and my heart is still pounding!

<3 Stanford!!!


HELL YES! Congrats!!!!!!

Now you get the most amazing difficult choice of your life: Stanford v. Yale.


+1 those are some great options. good luck in your decision

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby mochafury » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:49 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:Ending the month of silence! Was just accepted this morning and my heart is still pounding!

<3 Stanford!!!


Congratulations, numbers fraternal twin! PM with some application details? This gives me much hope.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby anmo » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:50 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:Ending the month of silence! Was just accepted this morning and my heart is still pounding!

<3 Stanford!!!


CONGRATS!!!

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby BioEBear2010 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:00 pm

Thanks guys! I feel pretty damn lucky, and I have no idea how I'm going to make this decision!

I'm so ready for these admit weekends!

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby cavebat2000 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:04 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:Thanks guys! I feel pretty damn lucky, and I have no idea how I'm going to make this decision!

I'm so ready for these admit weekends!


Congrats! Let's hope my phone rings today. :)

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby anmo » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:09 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:Oh Crackberry, how similar we are. I'm still praying for a Stanford acceptance, and if admitted, will have to face the same tough decision. It really helps to weigh the pros and cons (Managamy helped me with this one)...

Stanford -
Pros: Location (both weather and job opportunities/connections), access to Stanford's other academic departments (they are great at letting law students take courses in other disciplines)
Cons: Slightly weaker clerkship opportunities, de-facto grades

Yale -
Pros: The Yale name, clerkship opportunities, no grades
Cons: Location

Remember, though, that you can't go wrong with either. You really need to visit to get a feel for both schools. As Dignan said, go where you will be happiest


just a reminder :wink:

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby adameus » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:18 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:Ending the month of silence! Was just accepted this morning and my heart is still pounding!

<3 Stanford!!!



Wow, that's fantastic!

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby crackberry » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:50 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:Ending the month of silence! Was just accepted this morning and my heart is still pounding!

<3 Stanford!!!

Why is SLS accepting so many damn Bears?

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby crackberry » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:51 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:<3 Stanford!!!

Also, quoted to blackmail BioE until eternity.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:11 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:Ending the month of silence! Was just accepted this morning and my heart is still pounding!

<3 Stanford!!!


<3 Cal people, and would love to be in the same school with you next year! The Stanford grading system is as close to "no grades" as you can get, BTW, so I think that the Yale edge in that category is minimal.

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby Kretzy » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:12 pm

CardinalRules wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:Ending the month of silence! Was just accepted this morning and my heart is still pounding!

<3 Stanford!!!


<3 Cal, and would love to be in the same school with you next year! The Stanford grading system is as close to "no grades" as you can get, BTW, so I think that the Yale edge in that category is minimal.


Does the mean you're picking SLS, Cardinal?

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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby im_blue » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:17 pm

crackberry wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:Ending the month of silence! Was just accepted this morning and my heart is still pounding!

<3 Stanford!!!

Why is SLS accepting so many damn Bears?


Actually, SLS has accepted only 11 out of 231 Bears (4.8%) from 2004-2008, almost all with 4.0/170+ stats, and enrolled only 4. In contrast, Boalt has taken 76/461 over the same 5 years (16.5%). I believe SLS enrolls around 25 Stanford UGs per year.

https://career.berkeley.edu/Law/LawStats.stm
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Re: In at Stanford!

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:18 pm

Kretzy wrote:
CardinalRules wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:Ending the month of silence! Was just accepted this morning and my heart is still pounding!

<3 Stanford!!!


<3 Cal, and would love to be in the same school with you next year! The Stanford grading system is as close to "no grades" as you can get, BTW, so I think that the Yale edge in that category is minimal.


Does the mean you're picking SLS, Cardinal?


No, it's an allusion to my UG. The dithering is going to continue for a month or so longer. :wink:

I had to change the other name because people were interpreting it in a misleading way.




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