Stanford 2013/2014


mvillegas
Im on the same boat... i got admitted in Berkeley but i would love to hear some news from Stanford..

Do you think that if I got admitted into Berkeley, is possible to obtain the same result at Stanford?
Im on the same boat... i got admitted in Berkeley but i would love to hear some news from Stanford..

Do you think that if I got admitted into Berkeley, is possible to obtain the same result at Stanford?

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mdm31
Im on the same boat... i got admitted in Berkeley but i would love to hear some news from Stanford..

Do you think that if I got admitted into Berkeley, is possible to obtain the same result at Stanford?



Being admitted to Stanford is WAY more difficult than being admitted to Berkeley. Classes are really small and they always look for a specific profile. I hope we all have a positive response, but I wouldnt assume that because I was admitted to Berkeley I would also have a chance at SLS.
<blockquote>Im on the same boat... i got admitted in Berkeley but i would love to hear some news from Stanford..

Do you think that if I got admitted into Berkeley, is possible to obtain the same result at Stanford?

</blockquote>

Being admitted to Stanford is WAY more difficult than being admitted to Berkeley. Classes are really small and they always look for a specific profile. I hope we all have a positive response, but I wouldnt assume that because I was admitted to Berkeley I would also have a chance at SLS.
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lawyercupl
It is true that SLS is way more prestigous than Berkeley, but the later one is still a good school though.
It is true that SLS is way more prestigous than Berkeley, but the later one is still a good school though.
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IPlaw
Hi there! I received my acceptance to Stanford SPILS yesterday. My focus is IP so I'm quite elated :)
Good luck to all!!
Hi there! I received my acceptance to Stanford SPILS yesterday. My focus is IP so I'm quite elated :)
Good luck to all!!
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lawyercupl
cong! btw, where are you from?
cong! btw, where are you from?
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edith_r
Indeed Berkeley sent out their admission earlier this year (Last year was from late Mar to early Apr, after SLS). On IP, Berkeley is no less prestigious than SLS. It seems that on some edging isues like privacy, Berkeley offers good course while SLS does not. Moreover, this quarter no one in the LST program can choose antitrust due to conflict with another compulsory course. So if you are interested in those 2 areas, think about it.

If SLS follows their practice in the past two years, offers from LST program will emerge from the second weekend of Mar, while CGP should be 1-2 weeks later. Phone call interviews will also be conducted during this period - just some CV questions, no panic. SLS starts a new LLM program on environment law this year, not sure how this one runs yet.

It is true that SLS and Berkeley are enimies, hahah - you know when you see the big flag "Beat Cal" in the game season in front of the Meyer library. Besides that, we are friends (hopefully...). Patent course taught by Visiting Professor Merges from Berkeley this quarter is excellent.

I strongly suggest you visit the school course grid to find out what courses being offered and whether they match your interests. Don't just look at the rank.

SLS course schedule: http://lawreg.stanford.edu/stanford/
Indeed Berkeley sent out their admission earlier this year (Last year was from late Mar to early Apr, after SLS). On IP, Berkeley is no less prestigious than SLS. It seems that on some edging isues like privacy, Berkeley offers good course while SLS does not. Moreover, this quarter no one in the LST program can choose antitrust due to conflict with another compulsory course. So if you are interested in those 2 areas, think about it.

If SLS follows their practice in the past two years, offers from LST program will emerge from the second weekend of Mar, while CGP should be 1-2 weeks later. Phone call interviews will also be conducted during this period - just some CV questions, no panic. SLS starts a new LLM program on environment law this year, not sure how this one runs yet.

It is true that SLS and Berkeley are enimies, hahah - you know when you see the big flag "Beat Cal" in the game season in front of the Meyer library. Besides that, we are friends (hopefully...). Patent course taught by Visiting Professor Merges from Berkeley this quarter is excellent.

I strongly suggest you visit the school course grid to find out what courses being offered and whether they match your interests. Don't just look at the rank.

SLS course schedule: http://lawreg.stanford.edu/stanford/
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mvillegas
PIlaw...

would you share your background with us?

thanks!!
PIlaw...

would you share your background with us?

thanks!!
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indialaw
My application status online mentions December 05, 2012 as the date of my last status update. Is that normal? That date is almost 3 months ago...
My application status online mentions December 05, 2012 as the date of my last status update. Is that normal? That date is almost 3 months ago...
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Kat14
My application status online mentions December 05, 2012 as the date of my last status update. Is that normal? That date is almost 3 months ago...


For me it's the same since November, so as long as it says your application is complete and submitted for review I think you're fine.
<blockquote>My application status online mentions December 05, 2012 as the date of my last status update. Is that normal? That date is almost 3 months ago...</blockquote>

For me it's the same since November, so as long as it says your application is complete and submitted for review I think you're fine.
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HazzaFord
Has anyone had the infamous unscheduled telephone interview yet?
Has anyone had the infamous unscheduled telephone interview yet?
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Ali22
Has anyone had the infamous unscheduled telephone interview yet?


What is that? It sounds a bit intimidating!
<blockquote>Has anyone had the infamous unscheduled telephone interview yet?</blockquote>

What is that? It sounds a bit intimidating!
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HazzaFord
Below is an extract from a past Standofrd LLM student's blog:

"There is one more bonus part to the Stanford application process that no other uni seems to have.

Its sneaky and unpleasant, especially if youre unprepared for it. There is absolutely no place on the website or in any official documentation which even hints at the fact that there will be an interview. Not the slightest indication. Its only when you visit the forums that you start to get suspicious when you find a few scattered references about impromptu telephone interviews.

Stanford has an interview round and they conduct it by ambush. Their modus operandi is to call you, normally while youre at work, out of the blue. One moment youre focusing on drafting a licensing agreement and the next minute theres an American voice on the other end of the line. And its not your client.

Despite being aware of this, I was still caught by surprise. There is pretty much zero communication from Stanford after they confirm receiving your application. They shortlist applicants, interview them, and accept/reject everyone at roughly the same time. Apparently about 50% progress beyond the interview stage. In early March, I began reading reports on the forums of people getting ambush calls (one interviewee happened to be in court at the time!). In hopeful anticipation, I brought an interview cheat sheet to work. Then the calls stopped going out for about a week. Naturally I thought that I had missed out and was expecting the rejection email to arrive imminently. Soon after, people started reporting acceptances, so that was the nail in the coffin in my mind.

Another week passed and then suddenly there was an American voice on the phone at 11.00am on a Friday. I was totally unprepared. The interview was short and, on my part, plain crap. One rambling answer I gave was followed by an awkward silence on the other end of the line followed by an, O… kay… um… yeah. My next question is Mortifying. To my shock, I got the acceptance email half a week later.

There is a silver lining to all this, but its only a theory: the telephone interview is conducted solely to figure out if you can actually speak English (and arent a raving lunatic, even though I may or may not have bordered upon that in my interview). Very few students come from countries in the Anglosphere and I am probably the only monolingual LLM student this year. Theres no warning about the call probably because they dont want you preparing for it, but to be fair, its pretty much like a chat rather than a grilling.

In hindsight I think what they did was interview and accept the corporate stream before starting to process my stream. The application process was wrapped up by the time April arrived."
Below is an extract from a past Standofrd LLM student's blog:

"There is one more bonus part to the Stanford application process that no other uni seems to have.

It’s sneaky and unpleasant, especially if you’re unprepared for it. There is absolutely no place on the website or in any official documentation which even hints at the fact that there will be an interview. Not the slightest indication. It’s only when you visit the forums that you start to get suspicious when you find a few scattered references about impromptu telephone interviews.

Stanford has an interview round and they conduct it by ambush. Their modus operandi is to call you, normally while you’re at work, out of the blue. One moment you’re focusing on drafting a licensing agreement and the next minute there’s an American voice on the other end of the line. And it’s not your client.

Despite being aware of this, I was still caught by surprise. There is pretty much zero communication from Stanford after they confirm receiving your application. They shortlist applicants, interview them, and accept/reject everyone at roughly the same time. Apparently about 50% progress beyond the interview stage. In early March, I began reading reports on the forums of people getting ambush calls (one interviewee happened to be in court at the time!). In hopeful anticipation, I brought an interview cheat sheet to work. Then the calls stopped going out for about a week. Naturally I thought that I had missed out and was expecting the rejection email to arrive imminently. Soon after, people started reporting acceptances, so that was the nail in the coffin in my mind.

Another week passed and then suddenly there was an American voice on the phone at 11.00am on a Friday. I was totally unprepared. The interview was short and, on my part, plain crap. One rambling answer I gave was followed by an awkward silence on the other end of the line followed by an, “O&#133; kay&#133; um&#133; yeah. My next question is…” Mortifying. To my shock, I got the acceptance email half a week later.

There is a silver lining to all this, but it’s only a theory: the telephone interview is conducted solely to figure out if you can actually speak English (and aren’t a raving lunatic, even though I may or may not have bordered upon that in my interview). Very few students come from countries in the Anglosphere and I am probably the only monolingual LLM student this year. There’s no warning about the call probably because they don’t want you preparing for it, but to be fair, it’s pretty much like a chat rather than a grilling.

In hindsight I think what they did was interview and accept the corporate stream before starting to process my stream. The application process was wrapped up by the time April arrived."
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greengills
That just sounds sneaky. Why wouldn't they want us preparing for an interview? Also, what if we genuinely can't take their call because we're otherwise occupied (I wonder what that guy who was in court did)? Will they agree to call back?
That just sounds sneaky. Why wouldn't they want us preparing for an interview? Also, what if we genuinely can't take their call because we're otherwise occupied (I wonder what that guy who was in court did)? Will they agree to call back?
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Dargwen
About the phone interview: I have two Brazilian friends who got in last year - one got the call, the other didn't.
About the phone interview: I have two Brazilian friends who got in last year - one got the call, the other didn't.
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guybrush
About the phone interview: I have two Brazilian friends who got in last year - one got the call, the other didn't.


How were their toefl scores, respectively?
<blockquote>About the phone interview: I have two Brazilian friends who got in last year - one got the call, the other didn't.
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How were their toefl scores, respectively?
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Dargwen
The exact same - 104. The one who received the call was asked specifically about her research project. It may have to do with the fact that, differently from my other friend, she applied for the SPILS program.
The exact same - 104. The one who received the call was asked specifically about her research project. It may have to do with the fact that, differently from my other friend, she applied for the SPILS program.
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mdm31
Has anyone received the call already? Soon it will be spring break, and I was hoping SLS would make decisions before that...
Has anyone received the call already? Soon it will be spring break, and I was hoping SLS would make decisions before that...
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Dargwen
My application status check link is down. Anyone else's?
My application status check link is down. Anyone else's?
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My application status check link is down. Anyone else's?


lsac.org seems to be down. It is probably back up again tomorrow.
<blockquote>My application status check link is down. Anyone else's?</blockquote>

lsac.org seems to be down. It is probably back up again tomorrow.
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