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Specific Groups => Black Law Students => Topic started by: BJWriter26 on December 03, 2008, 01:59:52 PM

Title: Is dean's letter a sign?
Post by: BJWriter26 on December 03, 2008, 01:59:52 PM
A few days ago, I received a package from Stanford Law with a bunch of informational materials, as well as a letter from the dean of admissions inviting me to apply. However, my GPA and LSAT (3.57/163) are below Stanford's range. Should I take the letter seriously or is it really just a generic mailing?
Title: Re: Is dean's letter a sign?
Post by: doubledown on December 03, 2008, 02:32:47 PM
I got the same and have similar numbers, but given the timing (relatively late for application invitation type mailings), I suspect that it is just a tool to boost 1) minority application numbers and 2) application numbers in general.  I'm guessing that you got the letter from their BLSA with the sample PS/resumes?  I got the same exact thing last year, too, around the same time.  However, don't let any of the above discourage you from applying.   8)
Title: Re: Is dean's letter a sign?
Post by: BJWriter26 on December 03, 2008, 02:33:54 PM
Oh, so I'm guessing you weren't admitted then? Where are you now?
Title: Re: Is dean's letter a sign?
Post by: doubledown on December 03, 2008, 02:36:30 PM
I didn't apply last cycle, so I wasn't admitted or denied.  If I wasn't clear, I got the same exact mailing (or extremely similar) two years in a row around the same time.
Title: Re: Is dean's letter a sign?
Post by: BJWriter26 on December 03, 2008, 02:49:31 PM
Oh okay. Well, I'll may apply anyways - can't hurt, I guess!
Title: Re: Is dean's letter a sign?
Post by: A. on December 03, 2008, 03:02:21 PM
Doesn't mean much, but apply anyway.