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Is dean's letter a sign?

BJWriter26

Is dean's letter a sign?
« on: December 03, 2008, 02:59:52 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?

Re: Is dean's letter a sign?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 03:32:47 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)

BJWriter26

Re: Is dean's letter a sign?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 03:33:54 PM »
Oh, so I'm guessing you weren't admitted then? Where are you now?

Re: Is dean's letter a sign?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 03:36:30 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.

BJWriter26

Re: Is dean's letter a sign?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008, 03:49:31 PM »
Oh okay. Well, I'll may apply anyways - can't hurt, I guess!

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Re: Is dean's letter a sign?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 04:02:21 PM »
Doesn't mean much, but apply anyway.