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Deciding Where to Go => Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists => Topic started by: postal007 on January 13, 2006, 03:45:35 PM

Title: Stanford DING!
Post by: postal007 on January 13, 2006, 03:45:35 PM
I don't know if there is a prior thread, but I got a Stanford DING in the mail today.  I'm in the Bay Area, so might be one of the first to hear.

Two dings in one day, what a way to end a week =).
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: thenextstep on January 13, 2006, 03:59:49 PM
Sorry to hear it postal.  But you have some great options already so that's good!
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 13, 2006, 04:01:43 PM
Sorry postal....after the way you started off this cycle, I am kinda surprised  >:(

There is still Yale though!  ;)
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: postal007 on January 13, 2006, 04:11:14 PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone.

I definitely have some good options, and I feel blessed for that already =).  Just that Stanford was my dream school, but it was a long shot anyways.

Good luck to everyone else who hasn't heard yet.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Pancho on January 13, 2006, 05:52:26 PM
Sorry postal.  I hope mine is not on the way.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: faultytowers on January 13, 2006, 07:27:23 PM
Kinda cool to be the first of the season, I guess. Looking at LSN, it appears there are at least a few people who didn't get into H/S but got on the waitlist at Yale. So, at least there's that...
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Pancho on January 15, 2006, 12:56:53 AM
A Darrow winner dinged at Stanford:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=ctmontecristo
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: NYerCartoonist on January 15, 2006, 06:43:48 AM
So far the rejections have surfaced only in Cali. It seems like the eastcoast dings won't arrive until Tuesday because of MLK Day. Agh... this is just not a fun process.

Since Stanford has rolling admissions, should most early (Sept-Oct) applicants be hearing soon? Roughly how many early applicants heard nothing until April?

-NYC

Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: TXcal on January 15, 2006, 08:58:20 AM
A Darrow winner dinged at Stanford:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=ctmontecristo


Wow. 
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: ACK! on January 17, 2006, 10:15:32 AM
Sorry to hear that Postal.  :(  Any day now for me...
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: thescreed on January 17, 2006, 01:01:44 PM
Warming up my space, too.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: azstudent on January 17, 2006, 01:57:47 PM
Got my ding also...
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: pandabones on January 17, 2006, 02:04:55 PM
Dings (x2) here in NYC.  Expected, of course, so I am not really that sad.  I have it #1 on LSN b/c I want to practice in CA...
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: thescreed on January 17, 2006, 02:41:12 PM
Sorry to hear about all of these dings, especially you Vapid. It's only on a mere technicality that we haven't put a statue of you in the Legends Wing of the Splitter Hall of Fame.  You'll be going to a great law school this fall, period.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: lovelovelovenyc on January 17, 2006, 03:49:49 PM
DING!!  In DC, complete beginning of Nov.  Mainly happy it was not Harvard.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: ACK! on January 17, 2006, 04:01:30 PM
Out in DC as well. Letter dated 1-13-06. Hehe, oh well. Can't say I'm surprised.  ;)
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: postal007 on January 17, 2006, 06:14:05 PM
DING!!  In DC, complete beginning of Nov.  Mainly happy it was not Harvard.

Good luck on H, lovelove =).
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: John Galt on January 17, 2006, 06:18:04 PM
damn you, pancho. get an LSN profile. A random one that only you and I know about. i still have no clue where you're in, etc.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: NYerCartoonist on January 18, 2006, 07:47:07 AM
Safe on first, no ding yet... complete on 11/7, too.

Pancho, are you also on the eastcoast? Can you keep me updated? Thanks  :)

NYC
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Lady Stardust on January 19, 2006, 11:09:48 AM

I just received my DING! up in Boston this afternoon.

I wish that Harvard would get theirs over with. I was complete in late November at both.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: ramman on January 19, 2006, 12:58:24 PM
got dinged yesterday
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: postal007 on January 19, 2006, 05:57:18 PM
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=jwilcox1024

Our own jwilcox got dinged.  Yes, with a 180.  I am scared.

Wow.. I guess that puts things in perspective.  Although I do feel bad for jwilcox.. that is a monster score, and I would have expected a better result.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: ACK! on January 19, 2006, 05:58:01 PM
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=jwilcox1024

Our own jwilcox got dinged.  Yes, with a 180.  I am scared.

Wow, now that’s a selective school.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 19, 2006, 05:58:09 PM
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=jwilcox1024

Our own jwilcox got dinged.  Yes, with a 180.  I am scared.

I am surprised although Stanford has been all about GPA this cycle, there are only 3 GPAS below 3.9 that have been accepted (and one of them is our very own JG who is just a beast ;) so that doesn't count!), and no one with a GPA below 3.8 has been accepted.

S's average GPA so far is a 3.94...
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Pancho on January 19, 2006, 05:58:22 PM
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=jwilcox1024

Our own jwilcox got dinged.  Yes, with a 180.  I am scared.

Wow.. I guess that puts things in perspective.  Although I do feel bad for jwilcox.. that is a monster score, and I would have expected a better result.

Things like this and Goodfella Aaron's UMich ding make me wonder about the whole process. 
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: jwilcox1024 on January 19, 2006, 05:58:55 PM
Wow, Pancho is quick. I just updated my LSN profile 2 or 3 minutes ago. I'm not too suprised. Other than my 180, all I brought to the table was a life as an average white guy from a forgettable undergrad.

I also keep on having a hard time posting this because all of you are providing so much instant commentary. :)
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: ACK! on January 19, 2006, 06:01:12 PM
Wow, Pancho is quick. I just updated my LSN profile 2 or 3 minutes ago. I'm not too suprised. Other than my 180, all I brought to the table was a life as an average white guy from a forgettable undergrad.

I also keep on having a hard time posting this because all of you are providing so much instant commentary. :)

Sorry about it anyway dude. I’m sure you’ll have some great options. 
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Pancho on January 19, 2006, 08:32:20 PM
Yeah, like, maybe it's not all just about the LSAT?  <gasp>

Ha, perhaps not everything, but it still retains its crown as "king."
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: txntrio on January 20, 2006, 05:43:54 PM
Nothing like Jwilcox 180, but Stanford just dinged my 170.

I expected it, but, man, that first ding stings!!!!
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: txntrio on January 20, 2006, 08:02:26 PM
Hey Tony,

I knew I could count on you for condolences.  I assume they got my updated transcript so I would be at a 3.87 (.03 below the benchmark) and a 170.  PM me when you get a chance if you heard anything more from UT.  Did you call them?

Mark
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: gertrude on January 20, 2006, 08:03:51 PM
Nothing like Jwilcox 180, but Stanford just dinged my 170.

I expected it, but, man, that first ding stings!!!!

Sorry to hear it.

What was your GPA?  I'm curious to see if the pattern holds.

I think jwilcox broke the pattern- he was above the 3.5 mark- a bit depressing
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: txntrio on January 20, 2006, 08:04:48 PM
Nothing like Jwilcox 180, but Stanford just dinged my 170.

I expected it, but, man, that first ding stings!!!!

Sorry to hear it.

What was your GPA?  I'm curious to see if the pattern holds.

I think jwilcox broke the pattern- he was above the 3.5 mark- a bit depressing


3.5?  I thought the mark was 3.9.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 20, 2006, 08:05:57 PM
Nothing like Jwilcox 180, but Stanford just dinged my 170.

I expected it, but, man, that first ding stings!!!!

Sorry to hear it.

What was your GPA?  I'm curious to see if the pattern holds.

I think jwilcox broke the pattern- he was above the 3.5 mark- a bit depressing

Yeah but his GPA was below their 25% - yes his LSAT was well beyond their ranges, but S seems (at least from that acceptances on LSN) to be more interested in GPA than LSAT...
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 20, 2006, 08:06:19 PM
Nothing like Jwilcox 180, but Stanford just dinged my 170.

I expected it, but, man, that first ding stings!!!!

Sorry to hear it.

What was your GPA?  I'm curious to see if the pattern holds.

I think jwilcox broke the pattern- he was above the 3.5 mark- a bit depressing


3.5?  I thought the mark was 3.9.

By 3.5 he meant the index number not the GPA
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: txntrio on January 20, 2006, 08:11:06 PM

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By 3.5 he meant the index number not the GPA
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OK, I'm on board now.  Thanks for the correction Steve. 

One thing I failed to mention is that the ding was personally signed by Faye Deal. I wonder if she'll sign all 4730 dings or am I just really special?

Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 20, 2006, 08:12:50 PM


By 3.5 he meant the index number not the GPA
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OK, I'm on board now.  Thanks for the correction Steve. 

One thing I failed to mention is that the ding was personally signed by Faye Deal. I wonder if she'll sign all 4730 dings or am I just really special?


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It was probably auto pen - people rarely "sign" anything anymore  :-\
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: txntrio on January 20, 2006, 08:20:19 PM


By 3.5 he meant the index number not the GPA

OK, I'm on board now.  Thanks for the correction Steve. 

One thing I failed to mention is that the ding was personally signed by Faye Deal. I wonder if she'll sign all 4730 dings or am I just really special?


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It was probably auto pen - people rarely "sign" anything anymore  :-\
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You're probably right, but the signature looks so awful that I would be surprised that would be her auto pen.  Anyway, it's blue and the rest of the letter is black, and it fooled me, so I'm really happy and feel super special. 

Now, I must go and drink myself into oblivion and come to terms with the fact that my "California Dreamin" was in vain.

Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Pancho on January 20, 2006, 09:50:07 PM

You're probably right, but the signature looks so awful that I would be surprised that would be her auto pen.  Anyway, it's blue and the rest of the letter is black, and it fooled me, so I'm really happy and feel super special. 

Now, I must go and drink myself into oblivion and come to terms with the fact that my "California Dreamin" was in vain.


Sorry to hear about this, tx.  When was your letter sent?
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: lyrehc on January 20, 2006, 11:23:12 PM
let me add my name to this list... *sigh*  got my letter today, first rejection letter this cycle.

Funny thing is, I went to tell a partner at my firm yesterday that I was going to law school.  He asked me what my top choice was and I told him Stanford.  He asked me "Would it help if you know someone there?"  I told him I don't know, because I don't know anyone there.  He promptly tells me that his friend is on the Board of Trustees at Stanford, and informs me that he will make a call for me.  I leave his office, 5 minutes later, he motions me back to his office and told me that he talked to his friend and that that his friend knows the Dean.  He told me to email his friend, and set up a time to meet with him, because it's not exactly the type of situation where he can call up the dean and asks him to let someone his friend knows in.  I guess the plan was that I go talk to this guy for a while, and he would write a letter of rec for me to Stanford.  So I emailed my partner's friend this morning, he hasn't gotten back to me yet.  As fate would have it, all along my rejection letter was already on its way to me. 

Maybe nothing would've come out of it, maybe something would have.  Some things are just not meant to be.  At least this way, I wouldn't have to worry if it was the letter who got me in, or just me.  actually... nah, I just want to get in... who the hell cares how I got in. 
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: txntrio on January 21, 2006, 09:01:34 AM

You're probably right, but the signature looks so awful that I would be surprised that would be her auto pen.  Anyway, it's blue and the rest of the letter is black, and it fooled me, so I'm really happy and feel super special. 



Now, I must go and drink myself into oblivion and come to terms with the fact that my "California Dreamin" was in vain.

Sorry to hear about this, tx.  When was your letter sent?

Thanks, Pancho.  The letter was dated 1/17 and I received it yesterday.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: dococ23 on January 21, 2006, 02:27:40 PM

You're probably right, but the signature looks so awful that I would be surprised that would be her auto pen.  Anyway, it's blue and the rest of the letter is black, and it fooled me, so I'm really happy and feel super special. 



Now, I must go and drink myself into oblivion and come to terms with the fact that my "California Dreamin" was in vain.

Sorry to hear about this, tx.  When was your letter sent?

Thanks, Pancho.  The letter was dated 1/17 and I received it yesterday.

Dinged here too, but not a surprise. Letter dated 1/18, I received it today, im in Boston.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Pancho on January 22, 2006, 02:37:33 PM
http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=dawn

I didn't get anything in the mail this weekend...
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: LonghornDUG on January 23, 2006, 10:04:00 AM
Yep, my first rejection of this cycle too.  Oh well -- hopefully there aren't many more on the way!
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: chombi3 on January 23, 2006, 02:12:49 PM
just got my stanford rejection too...first of the cycle, alas.  surprisingly, im not upset at all.  i never really expected to get in because of my gpa, and i couldn't really imagine any circumstance where i would end up moving to california for law school.  ah well.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 23, 2006, 02:14:40 PM
just got my stanford rejection too...first of the cycle, alas.  surprisingly, im not upset at all.  i never really expected to get in because of my gpa, and i couldn't really imagine any circumstance where i would end up moving to california for law school.  ah well.

Sorry chombi, and wow you were complete in December?  Thats bad news, since I was complete in late November...warming up my space  :-\
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: practiceboy02 on January 23, 2006, 02:22:32 PM
Where's mine!?
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 23, 2006, 02:27:09 PM
just got my stanford rejection too...first of the cycle, alas.  surprisingly, im not upset at all.  i never really expected to get in because of my gpa, and i couldn't really imagine any circumstance where i would end up moving to california for law school.  ah well.

Sorry chombi, and wow you were complete in December?  Thats bad news, since I was complete in late November...warming up my space  :-\

Heh.  Since we're both EE/CE with identical GPAs, it'll be really interesting to see whether your LSAT trumps my resume, though I rather suspect it will.  Maybe they'll make us fight a blood match for one of the token nerd seats.

Heh, do you have a lot of WE or something?

I don't consider myself a nerd...js ;)

If I had to guess I say they ding us both  :'( :(
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: chombi3 on January 23, 2006, 02:27:22 PM
just got my stanford rejection too...first of the cycle, alas.  surprisingly, im not upset at all.  i never really expected to get in because of my gpa, and i couldn't really imagine any circumstance where i would end up moving to california for law school.  ah well.

Sorry chombi, and wow you were complete in December?  Thats bad news, since I was complete in late November...warming up my space  :-\

thanks steve.  i think you're much more likely to be accepted with your stellar gpa in a tough major...maybe it's good news that they're onto december and you haven't gotten anything!
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: orlando jackson on January 23, 2006, 02:29:40 PM
rejected by stanford today.  letter dated 1/20.  I'd just like to point out that Stanford lost to UC Davis in both football and basketbal this year.  UC Davis is was DII a year or two ago.  And of course, stanford also lost the big game to Cal this year.  Go Bears.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 23, 2006, 02:34:33 PM
rejected by stanford today.  letter dated 1/20.  I'd just like to point out that Stanford lost to UC Davis in both football and basketbal this year.  UC Davis is was DII a year or two ago.  And of course, stanford also lost the big game to Cal this year.  Go Bears.

Bitter? ;) j/k....Do you mind sharing your numbers and complete date?

just got my stanford rejection too...first of the cycle, alas.  surprisingly, im not upset at all.  i never really expected to get in because of my gpa, and i couldn't really imagine any circumstance where i would end up moving to california for law school.  ah well.

Sorry chombi, and wow you were complete in December?  Thats bad news, since I was complete in late November...warming up my space  :-\

thanks steve.  i think you're much more likely to be accepted with your stellar gpa in a tough major...maybe it's good news that they're onto december and you haven't gotten anything!

thanks for the kind words chombi, but the more I go through this process the more I see/realize that LSAT is king, and unfortunately (for me) GPA is just kinda there... :-\
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: chombi3 on January 23, 2006, 02:37:04 PM
just got my stanford rejection too...first of the cycle, alas.  surprisingly, im not upset at all.  i never really expected to get in because of my gpa, and i couldn't really imagine any circumstance where i would end up moving to california for law school.  ah well.

Sorry chombi, and wow you were complete in December?  Thats bad news, since I was complete in late November...warming up my space  :-\

thanks steve.  i think you're much more likely to be accepted with your stellar gpa in a tough major...maybe it's good news that they're onto december and you haven't gotten anything!

thanks for the kind words chombi, but the more I go through this process the more I see/realize that LSAT is king, and unfortunately (for me) GPA is just kinda there... :-\
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well as much as that's true for most schools (to my delight), i think stanford and boalt are two of the most notable exceptions.  judging from the former's acceptances this cycle on LSN, you basically need a 3.9 or above.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: orlando jackson on January 23, 2006, 03:10:49 PM
rejected by stanford today.  letter dated 1/20.  I'd just like to point out that Stanford lost to UC Davis in both football and basketbal this year.  UC Davis is was DII a year or two ago.  And of course, stanford also lost the big game to Cal this year.  Go Bears.

Bitter? ;) j/k....Do you mind sharing your numbers and complete date?


bitter is a good word to describe how i feel.  thats what i was trying to convey at least.  my numbers are on LSN at http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=orlandojackson.  i guess a stanford rejection makes sense when you look at my gpa.  the first one is the worst though.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Pancho on January 23, 2006, 04:20:53 PM
Sorry chombi and Orlando :-\. 

It looks like with these rejections dated 1/20, there will be no end to the worrying for the rest of us :P....
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Pancho on January 23, 2006, 06:08:21 PM
They must have something against the 3.8x/176 applicants:

http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=NorthernGirl
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: thescreed on January 23, 2006, 06:42:31 PM
The one good thing about these Stanford dings is that you can be sure they're not rejecting people just because of their numbers.  They have to take a careful look at the files of some outstanding candidates to find an excuse to reject so many this early in the cycle.

I hope I get a personalized letter telling me that it's not just my old GPA that made them reject me, but that they gave my file a detailed examination and decided that they flat-out don't like me.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: piggy-buttercup on January 23, 2006, 10:21:30 PM
dinged at stanford  :-[
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 23, 2006, 10:23:15 PM
dinged at stanford  :-[

GPA, complete date?
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Pancho on January 23, 2006, 10:33:01 PM
dinged at stanford  :-[

My word.  Sorry :(.  If it makes you feel any better, it seems they plan on enrolling six people in the Class of 2009 :).
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 23, 2006, 10:35:06 PM
dinged at stanford  :-[

My word.  Sorry :(.  If it makes you feel any better, it seems they plan on enrolling six people in the Class of 2009 :).

Can you imagine the student faculty ratio that will result?

S will take the rankings by storm!  :D
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Mikhaila on January 23, 2006, 10:36:19 PM
I'm NorthernGirl on LSN.  A little surprised to be dinged this early, but I was never going to choose Stanford over Harvard (I want to end up back in Canada), so not too upset.

Commiserations to everyone else getting the bad news this week.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: piggy-buttercup on January 23, 2006, 10:37:46 PM
dinged at stanford  :-[

GPA, complete date?

nov 16th, 3.93 gpa
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: piggy-buttercup on January 23, 2006, 10:39:23 PM
dinged at stanford  :-[

My word.  Sorry :(.  If it makes you feel any better, it seems they plan on enrolling six people in the Class of 2009 :).

thanks pancho, stanford popped my rejection cherry. i'm okay though  :)
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 23, 2006, 10:41:40 PM
dinged at stanford  :-[

GPA, complete date?

nov 16th, 3.93 gpa

Thanks...I was hoping you would say 3.4...or something...sigh your numbers are very close to mine...warming up my space  :(
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: piggy-buttercup on January 23, 2006, 10:46:45 PM
dinged at stanford  :-[

GPA, complete date?

nov 16th, 3.93 gpa

Thanks...I was hoping you would say 3.4...or something...sigh your numbers are very close to mine...warming up my space  :(

I had my relative weaknesses - state univ, business major

173 with an engineering major looks good. wishing you best of luck steve. =)
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 23, 2006, 10:49:06 PM
dinged at stanford  :-[

GPA, complete date?

nov 16th, 3.93 gpa

Thanks...I was hoping you would say 3.4...or something...sigh your numbers are very close to mine...warming up my space  :(

I had my relative weaknesses - state univ, business major

173 with an engineering major looks good. wishing you best of luck steve. =)

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: chombi3 on January 23, 2006, 11:04:50 PM
i love how much this rejection has brought me up in the LSN rankings :)
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: snikrep on January 23, 2006, 11:25:27 PM
Man, they sure are selective - the funny thing is that many of their admits will end up turning them down for Harvard/Yale, somehow I get a sick pleasure out of seeing Stanford's low yield rate :P.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: aac2022 on January 24, 2006, 02:48:06 PM
Got the letter today.  Neither a big surprise nor a big disappointment.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: snikrep on January 24, 2006, 03:12:50 PM
Man, a 11-18 applicant was just dinged - they sure are moving fast, creeping up on my app date :P.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 24, 2006, 03:25:12 PM
Man, a 11-18 applicant was just dinged - they sure are moving fast, creeping up on my app date :P.

people with december completes have been rejected already...
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: snikrep on January 24, 2006, 03:29:37 PM
But they applied a lot earlier (I think), 11-18 was the earliers application date I had seen.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: NYerCartoonist on January 24, 2006, 03:37:58 PM
AAC, I'm so sorry. That sucks. I'm really surprised. You've gotten into SO many awesome schools, so you should feel great regardless.

This is such a humbling (and ulcer inducing) process, I hate it. I've been complete since 11/7. My stomach is totally in knots right now. I won't be home to check the mail for hours.

Rolling admissions is almost worse than online status check systems.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: aac2022 on January 24, 2006, 03:42:35 PM
AAC, I'm so sorry. That sucks. I'm really surprised. You've gotten into SO many awesome schools, so you should feel great regardless.

This is such a humbling (and ulcer inducing) process, I hate it. I've been complete since 11/7. My stomach is totally in knots right now. I won't be home to check the mail for hours.

Rolling admissions is almost worse than online status check systems.

Hah, no worries.  I didn't really have a strong desire to go to Stanford as I didn't want to go to CA (I don't have a driver's license) and they also aren't particularly strong in where my interests lie (international and Chinese law).

It seemed pretty clear I'd be rejected due to my GPA.  They kind of freak me out with their obsession with GPA.  I'm pretty glad I won't be going there as I could not exist in a class full of hard workers.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Dirt McGirt on January 24, 2006, 09:57:28 PM
I look forward to seeing Stanford's enrollment numbers this year. What are their impossible (caprcious?) standards?
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: pnkldy on January 24, 2006, 10:58:29 PM
my friends and I joke that you have to play the cello underwater to get into Stanford. I do not know if this applies to Law School... but it sure seems to.

They are random; I read on LSD that they like work experience, but I have no way of proving/disproving that information. It seems from LSN they hate splitters, but I still have my hopes up.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Dirt McGirt on January 24, 2006, 11:02:47 PM
I play the oboe underwater.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: thescreed on January 24, 2006, 11:08:12 PM
For those of you already dinged by Stanford, did you do any Stanford-specific stuff with your application (separate letters with Form C, addendum on why Stanford, etc.) or did you submit as one of many apps?

I've heard from some people who went to Stanford (though it was years ago) that the thing Stanford values more than anything except ability to do the work is wanting to go to Stanford -- which supposedly is why they ding East Coast people who are autoadmits at Harvard, Yale, or the New York schools.

Anyone with data to confirm or refute this?
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Mikhaila on January 25, 2006, 11:42:51 AM
I did not submit any SLS specific materials, though my PS was exclusively about my interest in PI work.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: chombi3 on January 25, 2006, 04:18:16 PM
i finally saw the actual letter when i went home today...that was the nicest rejection i've ever gotten.  it almost made me feel good.  faye deal, you are a nice lady.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 25, 2006, 04:21:52 PM
i finally saw the actual letter when i went home today...that was the nicest rejection i've ever gotten.  it almost made me feel good.  faye deal, you are a nice lady.

what did it say?

chombi when (if :-\) are we getting into CLS?  :'(
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: chombi3 on January 25, 2006, 05:25:22 PM
i don't remember exactly what it said and i don't have it here with me, but it was something along the lines of "it is so difficult to reject so many extremely qualified applicants.  we take comfort, however, in the fact that we know you will end up at another great top law school."  it was kinda longish, and generally just very nice.

and re: columbia -- i don't know  :-\  didn't get anything today, but im trying not to worry about it. i'm already stressed out enough looking for my harvard deferral every day in the mailbox (or rather, having my mom look for it and call me).
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: snikrep on January 26, 2006, 01:11:11 PM
Rejected - 11/22 application.

At least they did it quickly, still disappointing.  I also got a letter with the ink smeared from being closed too quickly after printing, it does feel like crap, lol.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 26, 2006, 01:20:25 PM
Rejected - 11/22 application.

At least they did it quickly, still disappointing.  I also got a letter with the ink smeared from being closed too quickly after printing, it does feel like crap, lol.

sorry man...:(
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: txntrio on January 26, 2006, 01:32:12 PM
Sorry to hear that VA.  Good luck the rest of the way.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: snikrep on January 26, 2006, 01:36:50 PM
My way of dealing with a rejection is convincing myself that I would probably end up getting mugged and shot to death if I had gotten accepted at the school - then I think, "Well thank goodness they rejected me!"

 :P
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: NYerCartoonist on January 26, 2006, 01:58:48 PM
Palo Alto is pretty ghetto  ;)

Sorry to hear the bad news, VA. This is not a fun game. But hey, Virginia is awesome!! I have a lot of friends there who love it. 
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: azdezza on January 26, 2006, 03:32:37 PM
Got my ding today... not that I really thought I had any chance to begin with, so oh well
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 26, 2006, 05:20:46 PM
Palo Alto is pretty ghetto  ;)

Sorry to hear the bad news, VA. This is not a fun game. But hey, Virginia is awesome!! I have a lot of friends there who love it. 

Sorry :(

seems like people who were complete after me are getting dings...not sure how to interpret this...I am all the way on the other side of the country... :-\
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: kiyakoiya on January 26, 2006, 05:23:24 PM
Palo Alto is pretty ghetto  ;)

Sorry to hear the bad news, VA. This is not a fun game. But hey, Virginia is awesome!! I have a lot of friends there who love it. 

Sorry :(

seems like people who were complete after me are getting dings...not sure how to interpret this...I am all the way on the other side of the country... :-\

same here, although i'm certainly expecting a ding.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 26, 2006, 05:25:02 PM
Got my ding today... not that I really thought I had any chance to begin with, so oh well

Meant to say sorry to you :)
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: azdezza on January 26, 2006, 05:28:12 PM
Got my ding today... not that I really thought I had any chance to begin with, so oh well

Meant to say sorry to you :)

lol, thanks
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on January 26, 2006, 05:29:12 PM
Palo Alto is pretty ghetto  ;)

Sorry to hear the bad news, VA. This is not a fun game. But hey, Virginia is awesome!! I have a lot of friends there who love it. 

Sorry :(

seems like people who were complete after me are getting dings...not sure how to interpret this...I am all the way on the other side of the country... :-\

same here, although i'm certainly expecting a ding.

As am i :(
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: azdezza on January 26, 2006, 05:31:18 PM
Kimmus and Steve... you both have a GREAT shot!  Don't sell yourselves short!
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: JaimeNina on January 31, 2006, 10:07:44 PM
So, here is my speculation. It seems like they went through and did all the auto-admits who went complete up until 12/15.  Then they went through and did a round of rejects through 12/15. Now, they should do the same for the next batch, working their way through auto-admits, then going back and doing chronological rejections from 12/16 through, say 1/31.  When both of these rounds are done, they'll sort through who's left for last-minute admits, waitlists, and rejects. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: faultytowers on January 31, 2006, 10:26:14 PM
Bay - I like the theory. I am getting myself psyched up for that sweet, sweet waitlist.

CA4EVR!
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: faultytowers on February 01, 2006, 09:40:11 AM
Good point, Tony.

But I think there's something to be said for the deceasing qualifications of admits as the cycle continues. I believe as we get towards the very end of the cycle, there will be some admits that don't have the 3.5index/3.9gpa that has so far been determinative of success.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: potato on February 02, 2006, 03:01:43 PM
Bah! I didn't want to go to Palo Alto anyway!
So much for that perfect LSAT. Oh well. 
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: faultytowers on February 02, 2006, 03:14:56 PM
180 reject? Oh man. Sorry. Have fun at Harvard or Yale!!!
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: potato on February 02, 2006, 03:45:47 PM
Eh, we'll see, no love from Toby yet, and I didn't bother with Yale.  My undergrad GPA is, well, sad to say the least, but it was a while and ago and a few degrees ago.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: motheroftaurasi on February 20, 2006, 11:23:53 AM
Interesting theory on the East Coast bias. You're right, they did make a big deal out of the Form C (which I did not submit, entirely because I wanted to make things easier for my recommenders). I'm expecting to be rejected--I have a middle 50% GPA and way above 75% LSAT, which is much in line with other folks accepted at Harvard and rejected at Stanford. I thought my essay and recommendations were good, but I don't know if they're good enough to overcome some deep sentiment that I'm going to pick Harvard over them.

Anyway, if that's the case, I think that's pretty foul. If I were accepted, I would fly out there and visit and give them a fair shake just like I'm giving everyone else. For them to presume that I would be all starry-eyed with Harvard...it's not really a fair assumption. And I think they'd probably be selling themselves short on a bunch of good students. But if they think they have to do it to protect their yield, I guess that's their business.


(And not to harp on this or anything, because I don't know if it's true, but that would be a really crummy strategy for the development of your law school as well. If your concern is that students on the East Coast are turning down Stanford because it's not on the East Coast, or it's not Harvard, or what have you, then you do yourself a disservice in refusing them admission. You don't even give that 1 student in 8 or 10 a chance to pick Stanford over Harvard, to report back to his friends on the East Coast, to report back to his pre-law adviser, to tell everyone how much he loves the school. Your concerns about East Coast kids  disrespecting you become a self-fulfilling prophecy, and you become just a small step up from a regionally prestigious law school. Which some might argue is exactly what Stanford is. So if that's their strategy, then good luck catching Harvard and Yale.

...Sorry, but I'm really opinionated on this subject because I was a tourguide at Duke undergrad and spent my life trying to convince students that the world wouldn't end if they chose Duke over Harvard. Duke, to its credit, does not yield-protect, and if that means our yield stays under 50%, so be it! Because I know that our classes are enriched by those students we might have rejected through yield protection, but chose to attend Duke anyway. You gotta aim high. You just gotta.)
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on February 20, 2006, 01:17:34 PM
Interesting theory on the East Coast bias. You're right, they did make a big deal out of the Form C (which I did not submit, entirely because I wanted to make things easier for my recommenders). I'm expecting to be rejected--I have a middle 50% GPA and way above 75% LSAT, which is much in line with other folks accepted at Harvard and rejected at Stanford. I thought my essay and recommendations were good, but I don't know if they're good enough to overcome some deep sentiment that I'm going to pick Harvard over them.

Anyway, if that's the case, I think that's pretty foul. If I were accepted, I would fly out there and visit and give them a fair shake just like I'm giving everyone else. For them to presume that I would be all starry-eyed with Harvard...it's not really a fair assumption. And I think they'd probably be selling themselves short on a bunch of good students. But if they think they have to do it to protect their yield, I guess that's their business.


(And not to harp on this or anything, because I don't know if it's true, but that would be a really crummy strategy for the development of your law school as well. If your concern is that students on the East Coast are turning down Stanford because it's not on the East Coast, or it's not Harvard, or what have you, then you do yourself a disservice in refusing them admission. You don't even give that 1 student in 8 or 10 a chance to pick Stanford over Harvard, to report back to his friends on the East Coast, to report back to his pre-law adviser, to tell everyone how much he loves the school. Your concerns about East Coast kids  disrespecting you become a self-fulfilling prophecy, and you become just a small step up from a regionally prestigious law school. Which some might argue is exactly what Stanford is. So if that's their strategy, then good luck catching Harvard and Yale.

...Sorry, but I'm really opinionated on this subject because I was a tourguide at Duke undergrad and spent my life trying to convince students that the world wouldn't end if they chose Duke over Harvard. Duke, to its credit, does not yield-protect, and if that means our yield stays under 50%, so be it! Because I know that our classes are enriched by those students we might have rejected through yield protection, but chose to attend Duke anyway. You gotta aim high. You just gotta.)

I agree with most of what you said...but something to keep in mind: The reason S yield protects, and Penn does this as well, is that EVEN with yield protection Stanford's yield is under 50%, if they did not do yield protection at all, their acceptance rate would rise significantly which *might* lower their ranking.  Should they reject qualified students to keep their acceptance rate low?  IMO, no.  Does keeping their acceptance rate low help their ranking? Sure does....Do adcomms care about the rankings?  Unfortunately they do...

Also, I don't think anyone considers S a "step up" from a regional law school...jsia ;)
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: check01 on February 20, 2006, 01:46:54 PM
I don't think there is anything wrong with Stanford deciding to ding people who don't show some interest in attending outside of its ranking.

I also think it's reasonable. Stanford's main method of doing this, I think, is the special recommender form -- anyone who doesn't bother with it, despite their stern admonishment on their web site -- is probably considered a vanity applicant (people just looking for the ego boost of being accepted to all of the T3).  I, for one, included an unsolicited addendum explaining exactly why Stanford was my first choice and promising to enroll if admitted.

The relatively new electronic application system LSAC uses is greatly increasing the number of "what the hell" applications from people taking a shot just to see if they can get admitted. That's why total apps are up while total applicants are down. Even if yield wasn't part of the stupid rankings, it would be perfectly reasonable for Stanford to reject people who haven't shown one bit of interest in attending aside from paying the app fee.

That said, it would be more transparent if Stanford required a special essay like the Yale 250 to ensure that applicants were spending both money AND effort to apply.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: check01 on February 20, 2006, 02:03:21 PM

I didn't do the spec recommender form b/c I thought it'd be a pain for my rec writers and getting recs is the by far the most annoying part of applying (b/c you are relying on others goodwill and punctuality).

This is exactly what makes the special form such an effective tool for determining which applicants are truly committed to going to Stanford. Besides, I don't think it's that hard if you tell your recommenders that they don't need to write a special letter, just fill out the form and attach a second copy of the same letter.

Fortunately, all of my recommenders were more than happy to do so. (My former boss replied to my request for a second letter with an email saying, "GO @#!* YOURSELF. Just kidding, glad to do it.")

Still, I'm keeping my spot on the ding thread warm.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Pancho on February 20, 2006, 02:12:07 PM
I also think it's reasonable. Stanford's main method of doing this, I think, is the special recommender form -- anyone who doesn't bother with it, despite their stern admonishment on their web site -- is probably considered a vanity applicant (people just looking for the ego boost of being accepted to all of the T3).  I, for one, included an unsolicited addendum explaining exactly why Stanford was my first choice and promising to enroll if admitted.

Every one of the Stanford admits on LSD last year (regulars that I talked to - max, mariecutie, etc.) did not use the school-specific form.  From all indications, it is simply not that important in whatever Stanford is looking for.  I know dawn (LSD non-regular) made it clear in her app that S was her first choice and she got dinged.  She got into Yale and Harvard.  They apparently didn't want her ~3.9/175. 
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: check01 on February 20, 2006, 02:24:31 PM
Every one of the Stanford admits on LSD last year (regulars that I talked to - max, mariecutie, etc.) did not use the school-specific form.  From all indications, it is simply not that important in whatever Stanford is looking for.  I know dawn (LSD non-regular) made it clear in her app that S was her first choice and she got dinged.  She got into Yale and Harvard.  They apparently didn't want her ~3.9/175. 

Hmm, interesting. Perhaps they use the pigeon method instead -- spread 100 apps on the floor, put a pigeon on them, the first app the pigeon craps on is admitted. This is the only theory that can't be contradicted by evidence of exceptions.

Their web site says, "Please be aware of the high value Stanford places on school-specific letters of recommendation on Form C." I took them at their word. Why they would say "high value" and then act as if it's "not that important" is a mystery to me.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Pancho on February 20, 2006, 03:18:07 PM

Their web site says, "Please be aware of the high value Stanford places on school-specific letters of recommendation on Form C." I took them at their word. Why they would say "high value" and then act as if it's "not that important" is a mystery to me.


Hard to say.  There were a lot of Stanford admits on the board last year, and I asked nearly every one of them.  I think they care a lot more about finding those high GPA (usually from Ivies or comparable schools), 168+ LSAT applicants they love.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: motheroftaurasi on February 20, 2006, 04:37:19 PM
Okay, a couple things. I think it's unreasonable and, frankly, a little arrogant to reject students because you assume they have no interest in your school. Excuse me, but how do you know what I want? I don't see why I should have to swear some kind of loyalty oath to Stanford to be admitted--I applied to seven schools, carefully selected, all of which I'd be happy to attend for different reasons. Rankings were a consideration, but not the only consideration--for example, I applied to UCLA and Duke, and would be happy to attend either of those, even though they're ranked below other schools where I was admitted. For Stanford to assume that I applied there only because it's ranked 3rd, and to reject me for that reason, just wouldn't be a wise way to go about selecting the best possible class.

On the recommenders, I'm sorry, but it's a bunch of BS to tell me that if I don't go the extra mile and turn in Form C, I must not really want to go to Stanford. First of all, I'm in Washington DC and my recommenders are at Duke. Second, I'm indebted to them for filling out ONE recommendation and it's in my interest to make it as easy for them as possible. Finally, there are extenuating circumstances (one of my recommenders had a heart attack and still got my rec in on time) that can make criticism for not turning in one school's special form ring a little hollow.

Once again, I don't know if this is how the Stanford admissions office really approaches applications like mine. If it's not, then I'm sorry for casting aspersions. But I wouldn't be terribly surprised, given what I've seen so far.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Steve.jd on February 20, 2006, 04:59:18 PM
Okay, a couple things. I think it's unreasonable and, frankly, a little arrogant to reject students because you assume they have no interest in your school. Excuse me, but how do you know what I want? I don't see why I should have to swear some kind of loyalty oath to Stanford to be admitted--I applied to seven schools, carefully selected, all of which I'd be happy to attend for different reasons. Rankings were a consideration, but not the only consideration--for example, I applied to UCLA and Duke, and would be happy to attend either of those, even though they're ranked below other schools where I was admitted. For Stanford to assume that I applied there only because it's ranked 3rd, and to reject me for that reason, just wouldn't be a wise way to go about selecting the best possible class.

On the recommenders, I'm sorry, but it's a bunch of BS to tell me that if I don't go the extra mile and turn in Form C, I must not really want to go to Stanford. First of all, I'm in Washington DC and my recommenders are at Duke. Second, I'm indebted to them for filling out ONE recommendation and it's in my interest to make it as easy for them as possible. Finally, there are extenuating circumstances (one of my recommenders had a heart attack and still got my rec in on time) that can make criticism for not turning in one school's special form ring a little hollow.

Once again, I don't know if this is how the Stanford admissions office really approaches applications like mine. If it's not, then I'm sorry for casting aspersions. But I wouldn't be terribly surprised, given what I've seen so far.


I agree with you, but like I said earlier admissions (unfortunately) is geared more towards the whims of USNWR than about admitting all qualified students...this does not apply to S so much as it applies to EVERYONE...

P.S.  Most schools game the rankings far more than Stanford *may*.......second, we don't know why you were rejected...I don't know your numbers...but looking at LSN, virtually no one who is not a URM has been admitted with a GPA below 3.9, and even then everyone else is at 3.8+....maybe Stanford (god bless em if its true) aren't obsessed with a four hour test...also its a little arrogant for you to assume that S rejected you based on their knowledge or intuition that you would not attend...maybe they just didn't like something in your app, maybe they thought your GPA was too low...maybe they didn't like your soft factors...the fact is I don't know why they rejected you, and neither do you...
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: motheroftaurasi on February 20, 2006, 06:38:34 PM
Okay, a couple things. I think it's unreasonable and, frankly, a little arrogant to reject students because you assume they have no interest in your school. Excuse me, but how do you know what I want? I don't see why I should have to swear some kind of loyalty oath to Stanford to be admitted--I applied to seven schools, carefully selected, all of which I'd be happy to attend for different reasons. Rankings were a consideration, but not the only consideration--for example, I applied to UCLA and Duke, and would be happy to attend either of those, even though they're ranked below other schools where I was admitted. For Stanford to assume that I applied there only because it's ranked 3rd, and to reject me for that reason, just wouldn't be a wise way to go about selecting the best possible class.

On the recommenders, I'm sorry, but it's a bunch of BS to tell me that if I don't go the extra mile and turn in Form C, I must not really want to go to Stanford. First of all, I'm in Washington DC and my recommenders are at Duke. Second, I'm indebted to them for filling out ONE recommendation and it's in my interest to make it as easy for them as possible. Finally, there are extenuating circumstances (one of my recommenders had a heart attack and still got my rec in on time) that can make criticism for not turning in one school's special form ring a little hollow.

Once again, I don't know if this is how the Stanford admissions office really approaches applications like mine. If it's not, then I'm sorry for casting aspersions. But I wouldn't be terribly surprised, given what I've seen so far.


I agree with you, but like I said earlier admissions (unfortunately) is geared more towards the whims of USNWR than about admitting all qualified students...this does not apply to S so much as it applies to EVERYONE...

P.S.  Most schools game the rankings far more than Stanford *may*.......second, we don't know why you were rejected...I don't know your numbers...but looking at LSN, virtually no one who is not a URM has been admitted with a GPA below 3.9, and even then everyone else is at 3.8+....maybe Stanford (god bless em if its true) aren't obsessed with a four hour test...also its a little arrogant for you to assume that S rejected you based on their knowledge or intuition that you would not attend...maybe they just didn't like something in your app, maybe they thought your GPA was too low...maybe they didn't like your soft factors...the fact is I don't know why they rejected you, and neither do you...

Actually, despite the title of this thread, I haven't been rejected yet. I said I'm anticipating rejection, and, after reading the theory on East Coast bias, said that it's "foul" if it's for that reason. That's all, no more and no less.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: Pancho on February 20, 2006, 10:22:54 PM
maybe Stanford (god bless em if its true) aren't obsessed with a four hour test

Interestingly, last year I analyzed the index formula for all of the schools in the top 25 that calculate such a measure to see the value of a single LSAT point.  Stanford placed BY FAR the lowest importance on LSAT, equating 1 LSAT point to 0.04 GPA points.  The average of the group was 0.08, and WUSTL was actually slightly over 0.1. 

In other terms, a 4.0/170 has the same index as

3.80/175 at Stanford
3.60/175 at most schools
3.48/175 at WUSTL

While index numbers do not determine admission, I think this is at least evidence of Stanford's priorities.


Good stuff!
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: check01 on February 21, 2006, 09:15:50 PM
Ding.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: tobyiscute on March 01, 2006, 05:59:06 PM
Dinged!  No suprises...
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: wowand135 on March 06, 2006, 02:26:03 PM
i got mine on saturday. :( along with georgetown. my first 2.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: NYerCartoonist on March 06, 2006, 04:03:37 PM
Oh, wow, sorry guys. That stinks. Hopefully you're getting into some great schools you'll want to attend. This road is never smooth. For most of us, at least.

Not to under-agonize with you (it is agonizing), but did you apply later or earlier in the cycle? Did eastcoast letters arrive today? The 11/7-ers should start to hear back fairly soon and we're all getting antsy. Or at least I am.

Thanks and, again, sorry,
NYC
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: wowand135 on March 06, 2006, 04:12:03 PM
i applied early to mid jan.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: magnumalv on March 06, 2006, 04:21:06 PM
Not to under-agonize with you (it is agonizing), but did you apply later or earlier in the cycle? Did eastcoast letters arrive today? The 11/7-ers should start to hear back fairly soon and we're all getting antsy. Or at least I am.

Thanks and, again, sorry,
NYC

Applied 12/31. Letter was dated 03/03, got it today (03/06) on the East Coast.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: ImNobody on March 12, 2006, 05:05:17 PM
I think I only applied so when some of you kids go off to fabulous futures at Harvard and who knows where else, we'll have something in common....sigh....So when I call you up asking favors, I'm the girl who commiserated over Stanford with you, k?
Where's my letter already, Stanford? C'mon now, you're not foolin anyone.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: CalDave on March 12, 2006, 08:29:15 PM
Did anyone who got a Stanford ding get a fee waiver from them? 
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: TheRenegade on March 13, 2006, 02:02:07 PM
Well at least I've heard something from every school I applied to. Ding mailed on March 10th, pretty much expected, but its still going to put a damper on my day. Arrrrrrrrrg!!!
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: SFnative on March 14, 2006, 04:12:00 AM
Well at least I've heard something from every school I applied to. Ding mailed on March 10th, pretty much expected, but its still going to put a damper on my day. Arrrrrrrrrg!!!

Ding at Stanford, rejection letter postmarked March 10th

First ding of the cycle, hope there isnt any more to come...
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: alexdn on March 19, 2006, 06:57:02 AM
Reviving this thread just to celebrate my rejection (complete 1/30, rejected 3/13). 

The idea of living in California for three years was kind of nice, but do I really care?  Hell no!  :D
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: ImNobody on March 19, 2006, 02:18:26 PM
Oy, I'm in this club now too. Sweet.

On the plus side, no word from Harvard yet- are they hoping that if they ignore me, I'll go away? Silly Toby, don't you know every day you wait to reject me is just another victory for me? mwhahahha.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: ladylazarus on March 25, 2006, 01:30:44 PM
:(

Obviously didn't expect anything else, but it still stung a little... oh, you little white envelopes, how you make me cry.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: dw05 on March 29, 2006, 08:05:29 AM
forgot to post over here last night, but i finally got the axe yesterday.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: newtolaw on March 30, 2006, 12:49:53 PM
called - dinged over the phone. (letters mailed today)
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: oxman on March 30, 2006, 01:29:17 PM
I'm surprised they would give a decision over the phone.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: newtolaw on March 30, 2006, 02:02:01 PM
they told me a letter was sent today.  i asked what it said, they put me on hold, and then told me.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: NYerCartoonist on March 31, 2006, 06:49:20 AM
The white envelope arrived yesterday.

My interest in law school had died around January, so I didn't feel the pain. I opened the letter as if opening a pack of E-VALU community coupons. Indifferent but curious, distracted by the InStyle magazine below. The feeling confirms what I've known for the last few years: I don't want to go to law school.

I'm sending withdrawals to other schools today. Stanford was the only school I, lacking desire to be a lawyer, would have attended. I'm far more excited about my current field and, having discussed the role of law in the field with numerous people, am not at all excited about the contribution lawyers make. (Actually, they can make a huge contribution in government--but I do not want to be a politician.) I like creating options, so I had to give law school applications a go. Too bad it was an expensive go. But one thousand dollars is, in my opinion, worth never wondering "what if?"

Best of luck to everyone still in purgatory! I hope you all enjoy law school and practicing law.

To those students still in college, I highly recommend you defer admission for one or more years. Getting caught in the grad school momentum of friends is understandable. But do not let it decide your career. There are a lot of unhappy lawyers. It's not because the field is inherently awful, but because many people do not know what it is like to really practice law. Please, for your sake, spend some time with lawyers before attending. Law school is not supposed to be three years of "finding out what you want to actually do."

That said, I hope all of you do very, very well in law and that it provides fulfilling and challenging work! May our paths cross in the future.

My very best,
NYC



Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: merkina on April 04, 2006, 04:49:23 PM
Ding.
Today by snail mail.  letter dated 3/23, postmarked 3/28, sent to the wrong address, forwarded and arrived today.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: bluesmoke on April 18, 2006, 02:56:48 PM
Rejected today... Called and they told me.   >:(
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: motheroftaurasi on April 20, 2006, 08:38:52 AM
I don't know why they can't send mine and get it over with. I've already made my deposit somewhere else, but I just feel incomplete.
Title: Re: Stanford DING!
Post by: nolalove on April 27, 2006, 09:53:01 AM
ding, ding, ding. jeez, that first rejection will really get you!