Way late, but I'll briefly share my thoughts.
I'm very skeptical of "special snowflake" schools claiming a monopoly on collegiality and interdisciplinarity. I go to ASWs with low expectations and a lot of skepticism, and for the most part, schools I visit don't make strong impressions on me. I went to Stanford expecting the same, but I was really pleasantly surprised.
My favorite part of ASWs is making new friends from current and admitted students. I connected with a lot more people here than at any other ASW. The extra length of Stanford's ASW helped, but Stanford has an atmosphere of friendliness I haven't experienced at the ASWs at some of the top east coast schools. It's hard to describe the difference, but Stanford students (admitted students and especially current students) seem more laid back in the sense that they're less concerned about positioning themselves for the most competitive or prestigious jobs. Obviously many people will still apply for and get these positions, but the lack of neuroticism and competition over them made things so much more pleasant, especially for people who aren't interested in these positions. At other schools, almost every student expressed skepticism about working collaboratively because studying is ultimately an individual endeavor. I don't doubt that this is true, but it doesn't seem to have stopped Stanford students, who all seem to know each other socially and academically and who seem to share notes and create outlines together without thinking twice. Collaboration is the default unless you choose to go at it alone--not the other way around.
Talking to admitted students leaning toward other schools is always a little awkward. I've been in that position before, and I'm not entirely sold on Stanford, either, so I understand what it's like. I enjoyed talking to people still trying to decide, but I have to admit they're not as fun to talk to as people who are 100% committed. When you're committed, you put yourself out there a little more and act more social. I'm sure if these undecided people end up choosing Stanford and I do too, I'll find them just as amiable and sociable as the others.
Dessert at faculty homes was one of my favorite events. My professor was super nice and easy to talk to. It was nice to get the faculty perspective on a lot of the issues admitted students are thinking about. My other favorite event was the small group dinner with current students. My group was super chill and talked about mostly things unrelated to law school. It was nice to get to know current students and other admitted students without stressing about law school decisions.
The law school buildings are amazing. Everything is basically brand new, and the classroom building gets a ton of natural lighting. I'm usually not that picky about this sort of thing, but even I had to admit it was very nice. The quad is beautiful and perfect for meals.
Munger is even nicer than I expected. You can't tell from the online floor plans how huge and luxurious these suites are. Some of them have really nice views, too. If you live in Munger, you can get to class in three minutes, door-to-door. There are tons of common spaces (though each suite has more than enough, so it's overkill), and laundry is free. There's also a convenience store in Munger, but it's pretty expensive. The overgrown palm trees make Munger look like a resort, which it really is.
The other residences, Rains and EV, aren't nearly as nice as Munger but still better than the dorms I'm used to from undergrad. They're not too far (10-20 minutes walk) from the law school and are $200-400 cheaper per month than Munger. You're more likely to get roommates outside the law school in these residences.
The campus itself is very pretty. A lot of people bike, and while bikes aren't necessary especially if you live in Munger, the weather this weekend was so nice that even I felt like renting a bike and going for a ride. I'm definitely planning to get one when I get here. I'll probably end up studying at different parts of the university just to get away from the law school stress. I'm avoiding the library unless I need strict silence to get something done--it was pretty intimidating.
I won't go into detail about the panels. They got repetitive so I actually skipped a lot of them to talk to current students and check out the campus.
Two things I liked about Stanford's academic program: first, the full-time clinics. At most schools, students will criticize clinics as generally poor experiences if you push them hard enough to tell you the truth. The biggest criticisms are that they're not all that similar to practice and that they take up too much time. Stanford's clinics are definitely time-consuming in that they're full-time, but you won't have to worry about taking classes at the same time. And since they're full-time, the experience should more closely resemble practice. Second, the ability to take 31 credits outside the law school. To graduate, you have to complete 82 credits beyond your required first-year courses, so you can take a lot of courses outside the law school. As naively excited about law school as I am now, I'm sure law school classes and exams will get old super fast, and it's nice to be able to take so many courses outside the law school.
My biggest concern about Stanford is that it's suburban. It doesn't have the exciting activities and conveniences of a city. I think there's only one restaurant that does late night delivery, if even that. Bars in Palo Alto are sparse and close super early. Access to San Francisco is just inconvenient enough that going to SF isn't something you'd do spontaneously, though it's certainly doable if you plan for it. Some 2Ls and 3Ls even commute to school from SF. Going anywhere outside campus pretty much requires a car unless it's on one of the shuttle routes. The social scene is somewhat limited because of the location and the size of the law school. There are tons of social activities in Munger, but outside that, there aren't many options. The dating scene seems weak. However, you can meet people through clubs outside the law school, and the different grad and professional schools at Stanford seem to do a lot of joint activities.
Stanford's definitely not for everyone. While the student atmosphere was a great fit for me, I can see how it might not be right for others--and I don't mean this in a sarcastic "if you like terrible people, you won't like Stanford!" way. Being in a tight-knit community helps you get to know people in a more meaningful way, but it's harder to avoid people you dislike. It can also feel a little insular, which makes it all the more helpful to have those courses and extracurricular activities outside the law school.
I came home excited about law school for the first time. I'm pretty cynical and jaded and not easily impressed by these law school productions, so it's pretty remarkable that I had such a positive experience here. I'm still on the fence about Stanford because I'm very debt averse, but Stanford's ASW was my favorite by far.
Oh, we got no swag other than the sunscreen.