Stanford 2013/2014


mdm31
I believe nobody started a thread for Stanford applicants yet.. I know decisions shall only be available by the end of March (long long wait), but I thought it would be a good idea to start sharing some info.
Btw, I applied to the Corporate Governance program.
I believe nobody started a thread for Stanford applicants yet.. I know decisions shall only be available by the end of March (long long wait), but I thought it would be a good idea to start sharing some info.
Btw, I applied to the Corporate Governance program.
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2eezy
I think one of the reasons is that there probably arent too many people who apply to Stanford, at least from what I have read so far (it seems so far out of reach).
As far as I'm concerned, I figured I'd give it a try anyways. I applied to the Law, Science and Technology program and was just granted my TOEFL Waiver Request. I am now awaiting a response re my application.
Good luck!
I think one of the reasons is that there probably arent too many people who apply to Stanford, at least from what I have read so far (it seems so far out of reach).
As far as I'm concerned, I figured I'd give it a try anyways. I applied to the Law, Science and Technology program and was just granted my TOEFL Waiver Request. I am now awaiting a response re my application.
Good luck!
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Thank you for starting this, guys.

I also applied to the Science & Technology.

I just hope I hibernate now and wake up in two months. :-)
Thank you for starting this, guys.

I also applied to the Science & Technology.

I just hope I hibernate now and wake up in two months. :-)
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LL.M. app
Far out of reach? Oh yeah..... The Corporate Governance program only accepts 18 students worldwide. You better settle for NYU school of law if you're looking for a safe harbour law school ;-)
Far out of reach? Oh yeah..... The Corporate Governance program only accepts 18 students worldwide. You better settle for NYU school of law if you're looking for a safe harbour law school ;-)
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2eezy
Thank you for starting this, guys.

I also applied to the Science & Technology.

I just hope I hibernate now and wake up in two months. :-)


Lol I feel you on hibernating and waking up in two months once the results are finally out!

What's your background?
<blockquote>Thank you for starting this, guys.

I also applied to the Science & Technology.

I just hope I hibernate now and wake up in two months. :-)
</blockquote>

Lol I feel you on hibernating and waking up in two months once the results are finally out!

What's your background?
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Eurofan
Still almost 2 months ahead.. let's wait!
Still almost 2 months ahead.. let's wait!
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lawyercupl
Got the TOEFL waiver as well, applied for the corporate governance program;
Got the TOEFL waiver as well, applied for the corporate governance program;

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mdm31
Apparently Stanford only informs admissions results by late March. Which is after the deadline to accept the offers made by some other schools.. Nervous, nervous...
Apparently Stanford only informs admissions results by late March. Which is after the deadline to accept the offers made by some other schools.. Nervous, nervous...
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dominicuk
I applied to the Stanford SPILS program in addition to the LLM programs at Berkeley and UCLA.

I've heard back from the other two, but Berkeley wants a decision by 1st March - really annoying since I understand Stanford doesn't make decisions until after that date.

I get the feeling Berkeley and Stanford don't like each other....!

Anyone else in the same boat?
I applied to the Stanford SPILS program in addition to the LLM programs at Berkeley and UCLA.

I've heard back from the other two, but Berkeley wants a decision by 1st March - really annoying since I understand Stanford doesn't make decisions until after that date.

I get the feeling Berkeley and Stanford don't like each other....!

Anyone else in the same boat?
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smr03
Hey. I am on the same boat! I got into Berkeley. I still want to wait for the results from stanford! What are you planning to do? I was wondering if we could write to Stanford and see?
Hey. I am on the same boat! I got into Berkeley. I still want to wait for the results from stanford! What are you planning to do? I was wondering if we could write to Stanford and see?
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dominicuk
I am going to ask Berkeley to see if they will extend the deadline, on the basis that it doesn't seem fair to require a decision before I have all my options before me.

Also, if it were a choice between UCLA and Berkeley, right now I am leaning towards UCLA (I feel they have a better business/finance law skew, which is my area of expertise and where I want to take my LLM) - so I feel I have nothing to lose by asking.

On top of that, if you read stanford's certification statement you signed on application, it states that it can withdraw any offer if it finds out you have placed a deposit with another school (although whether it would, I don't know)... so EVEN IF you have $1,000 to burn to keep your place open at berkeley, you still might be screwed if Stanford gets wind of what you have done!
I am going to ask Berkeley to see if they will extend the deadline, on the basis that it doesn't seem fair to require a decision before I have all my options before me.

Also, if it were a choice between UCLA and Berkeley, right now I am leaning towards UCLA (I feel they have a better business/finance law skew, which is my area of expertise and where I want to take my LLM) - so I feel I have nothing to lose by asking.

On top of that, if you read stanford's certification statement you signed on application, it states that it can withdraw any offer if it finds out you have placed a deposit with another school (although whether it would, I don't know)... so EVEN IF you have $1,000 to burn to keep your place open at berkeley, you still might be screwed if Stanford gets wind of what you have done!
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LL.M. app
Dear friends of Californian Legal Eduaction

It's time for a reality check:

UC Berkeley is not as prestigious as the No 2 ranked Stanford Law School. Therefore, Berkeley tries to put their admits under pressure by making deadlines before Stanford makes their admision decisions. This is unfair and you should not let yourself be put under pressure. Stanford is extremely prestigious therefore I would not simply give up on that one - Here my advice: Accept the Berkeley LL.M. but don't withdraw your Stanford app - if you get in - tell the Berkeley guys that you won't attend. If you accept the Berkeley offer it does not mean that you can't reconsider! It's not something they can legally enforce.

I beleive it's unfair that Berkeley forces their admits to make decisions without having all the options. As Stanford is very prestigious it would be a mistake to give up too soon. Remember, not many people get into Stanford and therefore you should really try!

Berkeley tries to play a game: They want to put you in a situation where you beleive you have to accept immediately because otherwise you end up having nothing (neither Stanford nor Berkeley). Don't let them fool you - accept Berkelely but stay in the Game with Stanford, Harvard, Columbia and turn down Berkeley as soon as a better school accepts you.

With respect to UCLA I have the following comment: I really can't understand why pople even consider that school since it is only ranked 16th (Stanford is 2nd, Berkeley is 7th). UCLA is not considered a "T-14 SChool" which means its degrees are not nationally portable in the US. Check the US News ranking for reference.
Dear friends of Californian Legal Eduaction

It's time for a reality check:

UC Berkeley is not as prestigious as the No 2 ranked Stanford Law School. Therefore, Berkeley tries to put their admits under pressure by making deadlines before Stanford makes their admision decisions. This is unfair and you should not let yourself be put under pressure. Stanford is extremely prestigious therefore I would not simply give up on that one - Here my advice: Accept the Berkeley LL.M. but don't withdraw your Stanford app - if you get in - tell the Berkeley guys that you won't attend. If you accept the Berkeley offer it does not mean that you can't reconsider! It's not something they can legally enforce.

I beleive it's unfair that Berkeley forces their admits to make decisions without having all the options. As Stanford is very prestigious it would be a mistake to give up too soon. Remember, not many people get into Stanford and therefore you should really try!

Berkeley tries to play a game: They want to put you in a situation where you beleive you have to accept immediately because otherwise you end up having nothing (neither Stanford nor Berkeley). Don't let them fool you - accept Berkelely but stay in the Game with Stanford, Harvard, Columbia and turn down Berkeley as soon as a better school accepts you.

With respect to UCLA I have the following comment: I really can't understand why pople even consider that school since it is only ranked 16th (Stanford is 2nd, Berkeley is 7th). UCLA is not considered a "T-14 SChool" which means its degrees are not nationally portable in the US. Check the US News ranking for reference.
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lawyercupl
good put;
good put;
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dominicuk
LLM app: which schools have you applied for?
LLM app: which schools have you applied for?
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Tony_PM
Got offer from Berkeley as well.

Anyone knows if Berkeley were tough on deadline of accepting offer last year? Any chance that they will extend the deadline. I'm thinking about not accepting it since the results of many other schools are not out yet.
Got offer from Berkeley as well.

Anyone knows if Berkeley were tough on deadline of accepting offer last year? Any chance that they will extend the deadline. I'm thinking about not accepting it since the results of many other schools are not out yet.
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york

With respect to UCLA I have the following comment: I really can't understand why pople even consider that school since it is only ranked 16th (Stanford is 2nd, Berkeley is 7th). UCLA is not considered a "T-14 SChool" which means its degrees are not nationally portable in the US. Check the US News ranking for reference.


Don't be such a rankings junkie. There many good schools in the US, not just those taking the top spots in the US News list.
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With respect to UCLA I have the following comment: I really can't understand why pople even consider that school since it is only ranked 16th (Stanford is 2nd, Berkeley is 7th). UCLA is not considered a "T-14 SChool" which means its degrees are not nationally portable in the US. Check the US News ranking for reference. </blockquote>

Don't be such a rankings junkie. There many good schools in the US, not just those taking the top spots in the US News list.
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IRILAW
Dear friends of Californian Legal Eduaction

It's time for a reality check:

UC Berkeley is not as prestigious as the No 2 ranked Stanford Law School. Therefore, Berkeley tries to put their admits under pressure by making deadlines before Stanford makes their admision decisions. This is unfair and you should not let yourself be put under pressure. Stanford is extremely prestigious therefore I would not simply give up on that one - Here my advice: Accept the Berkeley LL.M. but don't withdraw your Stanford app - if you get in - tell the Berkeley guys that you won't attend. If you accept the Berkeley offer it does not mean that you can't reconsider! It's not something they can legally enforce.

I beleive it's unfair that Berkeley forces their admits to make decisions without having all the options. As Stanford is very prestigious it would be a mistake to give up too soon. Remember, not many people get into Stanford and therefore you should really try!

Berkeley tries to play a game: They want to put you in a situation where you beleive you have to accept immediately because otherwise you end up having nothing (neither Stanford nor Berkeley). Don't let them fool you - accept Berkelely but stay in the Game with Stanford, Harvard, Columbia and turn down Berkeley as soon as a better school accepts you.

With respect to UCLA I have the following comment: I really can't understand why pople even consider that school since it is only ranked 16th (Stanford is 2nd, Berkeley is 7th). UCLA is not considered a "T-14 SChool" which means its degrees are not nationally portable in the US. Check the US News ranking for reference.


Hi, it seems you know a lot about the admissions process. I have 99 on my toefl IBT exam, what do you think will schools accept it? i have a really good work and academic backround. I have got it rescored, but dont have any news yet, it takes up to 3 weeks, and i am afraid i am late already. Please, advise.
Thanks
<blockquote>Dear friends of Californian Legal Eduaction

It's time for a reality check:

UC Berkeley is not as prestigious as the No 2 ranked Stanford Law School. Therefore, Berkeley tries to put their admits under pressure by making deadlines before Stanford makes their admision decisions. This is unfair and you should not let yourself be put under pressure. Stanford is extremely prestigious therefore I would not simply give up on that one - Here my advice: Accept the Berkeley LL.M. but don't withdraw your Stanford app - if you get in - tell the Berkeley guys that you won't attend. If you accept the Berkeley offer it does not mean that you can't reconsider! It's not something they can legally enforce.

I beleive it's unfair that Berkeley forces their admits to make decisions without having all the options. As Stanford is very prestigious it would be a mistake to give up too soon. Remember, not many people get into Stanford and therefore you should really try!

Berkeley tries to play a game: They want to put you in a situation where you beleive you have to accept immediately because otherwise you end up having nothing (neither Stanford nor Berkeley). Don't let them fool you - accept Berkelely but stay in the Game with Stanford, Harvard, Columbia and turn down Berkeley as soon as a better school accepts you.

With respect to UCLA I have the following comment: I really can't understand why pople even consider that school since it is only ranked 16th (Stanford is 2nd, Berkeley is 7th). UCLA is not considered a "T-14 SChool" which means its degrees are not nationally portable in the US. Check the US News ranking for reference. </blockquote>

Hi, it seems you know a lot about the admissions process. I have 99 on my toefl IBT exam, what do you think will schools accept it? i have a really good work and academic backround. I have got it rescored, but dont have any news yet, it takes up to 3 weeks, and i am afraid i am late already. Please, advise.
Thanks
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mdm31
HI IRINALAW, I see you are a little nervous about this issue as you have posted it in different threads.

I am no admissions expert, but I believe that, if you have an excellent profile, the schools could oversee your score and recommend you to take the preparatory English course they usually offer during the summer. Specially the schools that request 100 points on the Toefl test. On anoher hand, the TOEFL score is the only objective criteria for admission. So I guess this will really depend on the school and on the admissions team (actually, it always depend on these two).

If it makes you feel better, I have heard of people being admitted to Harvard and Columbia that had this same problem.

Good luck!!
HI IRINALAW, I see you are a little nervous about this issue as you have posted it in different threads.

I am no admissions expert, but I believe that, if you have an excellent profile, the schools could oversee your score and recommend you to take the preparatory English course they usually offer during the summer. Specially the schools that request 100 points on the Toefl test. On anoher hand, the TOEFL score is the only objective criteria for admission. So I guess this will really depend on the school and on the admissions team (actually, it always depend on these two).

If it makes you feel better, I have heard of people being admitted to Harvard and Columbia that had this same problem.

Good luck!!
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Hi everyone,

I applied to STFD as well, and was wondering how you guys would feel if you were accepted there, as well as Cambridge (U.K) - what would you do?

I am going to ask for an admission extension from Cambridge, but am still a little confused. I figured that if I am lucky enough to get into Harvard, then I will refuse Cambridge, but I am not as convinced with STFD - am I wrong? I know STFD takes very few applicants (and would be amazed if I were admitted among you guys) nevertheless, I am still not sure which, with my below goals in mind, is the best school.

I applied to STFD Energy policy and Enviro LLM. I am interested in that field, as well as generally Corporate Law.

I am using my LLM as a growth experience, to open doors to see what I am more interested in, and in all honestly, to boost my reputation and employment (I am at the top firm here, but am considering moving up to a big USA or UK firm or consulting) if possible.

I wish you all the best of luck and appreciate the advice.
Hi everyone,

I applied to STFD as well, and was wondering how you guys would feel if you were accepted there, as well as Cambridge (U.K) - what would you do?

I am going to ask for an admission extension from Cambridge, but am still a little confused. I figured that if I am lucky enough to get into Harvard, then I will refuse Cambridge, but I am not as convinced with STFD - am I wrong? I know STFD takes very few applicants (and would be amazed if I were admitted among you guys) nevertheless, I am still not sure which, with my below goals in mind, is the best school.

I applied to STFD Energy policy and Enviro LLM. I am interested in that field, as well as generally Corporate Law.

I am using my LLM as a growth experience, to open doors to see what I am more interested in, and in all honestly, to boost my reputation and employment (I am at the top firm here, but am considering moving up to a big USA or UK firm or consulting) if possible.

I wish you all the best of luck and appreciate the advice.

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IRILAW
HI IRINALAW, I see you are a little nervous about this issue as you have posted it in different threads.

I am no admissions expert, but I believe that, if you have an excellent profile, the schools could oversee your score and recommend you to take the preparatory English course they usually offer during the summer. Specially the schools that request 100 points on the Toefl test. On anoher hand, the TOEFL score is the only objective criteria for admission. So I guess this will really depend on the school and on the admissions team (actually, it always depend on these two).

If it makes you feel better, I have heard of people being admitted to Harvard and Columbia that had this same problem.

Good luck!!


Yea, i am actually nervous)) Which is i guess normal, mostly when the toefl score is low:) But you helped a lot, thank you :)
<blockquote>HI IRINALAW, I see you are a little nervous about this issue as you have posted it in different threads.

I am no admissions expert, but I believe that, if you have an excellent profile, the schools could oversee your score and recommend you to take the preparatory English course they usually offer during the summer. Specially the schools that request 100 points on the Toefl test. On anoher hand, the TOEFL score is the only objective criteria for admission. So I guess this will really depend on the school and on the admissions team (actually, it always depend on these two).

If it makes you feel better, I have heard of people being admitted to Harvard and Columbia that had this same problem.

Good luck!!</blockquote>

Yea, i am actually nervous)) Which is i guess normal, mostly when the toefl score is low:) But you helped a lot, thank you :)
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