Admissions interviews


Old Blue
Has anyone else been called for a telephone interview?
Has anyone else been called for a telephone interview?
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techy
You mean you already had a telephone interview by SLS??
You mean you already had a telephone interview by SLS??
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figaro
Which university does admission interviews? I wasnt aware of admission interviews... Do they call beforehand to schedule an interview or is it some sort of a "surprise" interview?
Which university does admission interviews? I wasnt aware of admission interviews... Do they call beforehand to schedule an interview or is it some sort of a "surprise" interview?
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Etzmolch
Which university does admission interviews? I wasnt aware of admission interviews... Do they call beforehand to schedule an interview or is it some sort of a "surprise" interview?


e.g. Boston U.: "The program Director and/or Assistant Director interviews all qualified applicants by phone (or in person, if practical). The Office of Foreign Programs will notify applicants of the time and date of scheduled interviews."
<blockquote>Which university does admission interviews? I wasnt aware of admission interviews... Do they call beforehand to schedule an interview or is it some sort of a "surprise" interview?</blockquote>

e.g. Boston U.: "The program Director and/or Assistant Director interviews all qualified applicants by phone (or in person, if practical). The Office of Foreign Programs will notify applicants of the time and date of scheduled interviews."
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Old Blue
Apparently, last year SLS conducted interviews by telephone of selected applicants. I wondered whether they are doing so again and, if so, whether other applicants had been contacted.
Apparently, last year SLS conducted interviews by telephone of selected applicants. I wondered whether they are doing so again and, if so, whether other applicants had been contacted.
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figaro
Old Blue:
So have you been contacted by SLS?
Old Blue:
So have you been contacted by SLS?
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Ross
I have been contacted by Stanford Law School for telephone interview. They first called my office and I was out, they left a name and a number asking me to call back. I did it but no one answered. So I sent an e-mail back according to the name left, and asked them to call my cell phone. I received their call midnight China time. Two interveiwers were on the phone. They were very nice and the questions were simple, mainly about your prior working experiences and why Stanford etc. Contrary to some other people said in this forum, I was told by the interviewers that telephone interview itself does not mean that the selected interviewees have a higher chance of being admitted. "It doesn't mean anything...", they said. They also said that the results are coming through around mid March. Fingers crossed! Wondering anyone else received their call and can share his/her experience here. Comments from existing SLS students are also highly appreciated!
I have been contacted by Stanford Law School for telephone interview. They first called my office and I was out, they left a name and a number asking me to call back. I did it but no one answered. So I sent an e-mail back according to the name left, and asked them to call my cell phone. I received their call midnight China time. Two interveiwers were on the phone. They were very nice and the questions were simple, mainly about your prior working experiences and why Stanford etc. Contrary to some other people said in this forum, I was told by the interviewers that telephone interview itself does not mean that the selected interviewees have a higher chance of being admitted. "It doesn't mean anything...", they said. They also said that the results are coming through around mid March. Fingers crossed! Wondering anyone else received their call and can share his/her experience here. Comments from existing SLS students are also highly appreciated!

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figaro
Hi toddliao,
thanx for sharing your experience with us. Do you know if they send out their decisions via email or mail?
Hi toddliao,
thanx for sharing your experience with us. Do you know if they send out their decisions via email or mail?
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reach
I have been contacted by Stanford Law School for telephone interview. They first called my office and I was out, they left a name and a number asking me to call back. I did it but no one answered. So I sent an e-mail back according to the name left, and asked them to call my cell phone. I received their call midnight China time. Two interveiwers were on the phone. They were very nice and the questions were simple, mainly about your prior working experiences and why Stanford etc. Contrary to some other people said in this forum, I was told by the interviewers that telephone interview itself does not mean that the selected interviewees have a higher chance of being admitted. "It doesn't mean anything...", they said. They also said that the results are coming through around mid March. Fingers crossed! Wondering anyone else received their call and can share his/her experience here. Comments from existing SLS students are also highly appreciated!




did you apply for LLM or SPILS?
<blockquote>I have been contacted by Stanford Law School for telephone interview. They first called my office and I was out, they left a name and a number asking me to call back. I did it but no one answered. So I sent an e-mail back according to the name left, and asked them to call my cell phone. I received their call midnight China time. Two interveiwers were on the phone. They were very nice and the questions were simple, mainly about your prior working experiences and why Stanford etc. Contrary to some other people said in this forum, I was told by the interviewers that telephone interview itself does not mean that the selected interviewees have a higher chance of being admitted. "It doesn't mean anything...", they said. They also said that the results are coming through around mid March. Fingers crossed! Wondering anyone else received their call and can share his/her experience here. Comments from existing SLS students are also highly appreciated!

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did you apply for LLM or SPILS?
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jorgebay
Last week I was interviewed by two members of the selection committee; they were very nice. The conversation lasted around 15 minutes, regarding my prior experiences and also my expectations about the program. They requested me, if I had any, to make some questions regarding the program and SLS. During the conversation they told me that they will inform me about the application by email and also by regular mail.

I agree that a phone interview doesn't mean that you are already selected; however, it might mean that you are within the short list; I don't know.

At this time and since the interview I am very anxious. However, keep in mind that if you are not selected, this is not the end of the world.

Best whishes to all of you and let's stay in touch.
Last week I was interviewed by two members of the selection committee; they were very nice. The conversation lasted around 15 minutes, regarding my prior experiences and also my expectations about the program. They requested me, if I had any, to make some questions regarding the program and SLS. During the conversation they told me that they will inform me about the application by email and also by regular mail.

I agree that a phone interview doesn't mean that you are already selected; however, it might mean that you are within the short list; I don't know.

At this time and since the interview I am very anxious. However, keep in mind that if you are not selected, this is not the end of the world.

Best whishes to all of you and let's stay in touch.
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black
I was made aware of my admission to SPILS last year by phone (voicemail since I was out when I received the call).
I had an interview about a week earlier.
Not everyone admitted had an interview, so if you do not go through one (surprise interview unless of course, you are out when they call and they leave their names to your secretary or so), does not mean you have no chance.
We did not determine why some had interviews and some did not, since people with similar backgrounds had or had not interviews.
I was made aware of my admission to SPILS last year by phone (voicemail since I was out when I received the call).
I had an interview about a week earlier.
Not everyone admitted had an interview, so if you do not go through one (surprise interview unless of course, you are out when they call and they leave their names to your secretary or so), does not mean you have no chance.
We did not determine why some had interviews and some did not, since people with similar backgrounds had or had not interviews.
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Sando
Even I got a call last evening from SPILS for an interview. It was a general talk about my background and interests. I enquired what interview meant to both of us. They said that the committee has made recommendations on various applicants and they are following up. However, it does not mean acceptance. Quiet possible, they have a shortlist of candidates.

Well goog luck bad luck who knows!

Good luck to all!
Even I got a call last evening from SPILS for an interview. It was a general talk about my background and interests. I enquired what interview meant to both of us. They said that the committee has made recommendations on various applicants and they are following up. However, it does not mean acceptance. Quiet possible, they have a shortlist of candidates.

Well goog luck bad luck who knows!

Good luck to all!
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V-2007
Got a phone call from SLS. Thinking about returning the call (was out). Would it make sense if I am going to reject an offer (if any) anyway? What are you thoughts?
Got a phone call from SLS. Thinking about returning the call (was out). Would it make sense if I am going to reject an offer (if any) anyway? What are you thoughts?
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figaro
Why would you reject the offer anyway? I would call them back no matter what - if you are so sure about not accepting an offer, you could tell them on the phone, but its just good manner to return a call, in my opinion.

Did you apply for the SPILS program or the LLM program?
Why would you reject the offer anyway? I would call them back no matter what - if you are so sure about not accepting an offer, you could tell them on the phone, but its just good manner to return a call, in my opinion.

Did you apply for the SPILS program or the LLM program?
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V-2007
LLM.
Of course I could let them know by e-mail... It is not a matter of good manners I guess :)
LLM.
Of course I could let them know by e-mail... It is not a matter of good manners I guess :)
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marungu
Now that the deadline is getting close for Hausers and Vanderbilts, what are we gonna do? HLS decisions will come out on March 22.
Shd we turn down NYU for HLS?

I am thinking of turning down my Hauser offer for HLS
Some thoughts?
Now that the deadline is getting close for Hausers and Vanderbilts, what are we gonna do? HLS decisions will come out on March 22.
Shd we turn down NYU for HLS?

I am thinking of turning down my Hauser offer for HLS
Some thoughts?
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black
To V-2007, before considering emailing SLS about your refusal decision, a prerequisite would be that you are admitted. An interview does not guarantee being offered admission.
To V-2007, before considering emailing SLS about your refusal decision, a prerequisite would be that you are admitted. An interview does not guarantee being offered admission.
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