Stanford IELBP Cancellation


D.A.

Well, no I see why SLS cancelled the program:

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Dear Admitted Student,

We are pleased to be in touch with some wonderful news about a new professor who will join NYU Law this coming year.

Dean Richard Revesz has just announced that Alan Sykes will join the Law School as a permanent member of our faculty in Fall 2012. Prof. Sykes is currently the James and Patricia Kowal Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where he has taught since 2005 and has directed the Masters Program in International Economic Law, Business, and Policy. A first-rate economist and lawyer, Prof. Sykes is widely regarded as one of the leading figures in law and economics.

Prof. Sykes's recent work has tackled core legal issues in international trade regimes. His writing moves fluidly between economic analysis and the intricacies of legal doctrine and institutions, and conveys complex ideas in a way that is accessible to a general audience. He is the co-author of Economic Foundations of International Law (with Eric Posner) (forthcoming Harvard University Press), The Genesis of the GATT (with Douglas Irwin and Petros Mavroidis) (Cambridge 2008), and one of the leading international trade casebooks (with John Jackson and William Davey). He is an editor of the Journal of International Economic Law and the American Journal of International Law, and a Reporter for the ALI Project on Principles of Trade Law. For many years, Prof. Sykes served as co-editor of the Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Law & Economics.

Prior to moving to Stanford, Prof. Sykes spent twenty years on the faculty of the University of Chicago. He received his J.D. from Yale in 1982, and a Ph.D. in economics, also from Yale, in 1987. Before joining the Chicago faculty, he spent three years as an associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C.

Please feel free to be in touch with any questions you may have as you finalize your enrollment plans. We look forward to welcoming you to Washington Square in August!

Well, no I see why SLS cancelled the program:

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Dear Admitted Student,

We are pleased to be in touch with some wonderful news about a new professor who will join NYU Law this coming year.

Dean Richard Revesz has just announced that Alan Sykes will join the Law School as a permanent member of our faculty in Fall 2012. Prof. Sykes is currently the James and Patricia Kowal Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where he has taught since 2005 and has directed the Master’s Program in International Economic Law, Business, and Policy. A first-rate economist and lawyer, Prof. Sykes is widely regarded as one of the leading figures in law and economics.

Prof. Sykes's recent work has tackled core legal issues in international trade regimes. His writing moves fluidly between economic analysis and the intricacies of legal doctrine and institutions, and conveys complex ideas in a way that is accessible to a general audience. He is the co-author of Economic Foundations of International Law (with Eric Posner) (forthcoming Harvard University Press), The Genesis of the GATT (with Douglas Irwin and Petros Mavroidis) (Cambridge 2008), and one of the leading international trade casebooks (with John Jackson and William Davey). He is an editor of the Journal of International Economic Law and the American Journal of International Law, and a Reporter for the ALI Project on Principles of Trade Law. For many years, Prof. Sykes served as co-editor of the Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Law & Economics.

Prior to moving to Stanford, Prof. Sykes spent twenty years on the faculty of the University of Chicago. He received his J.D. from Yale in 1982, and a Ph.D. in economics, also from Yale, in 1987. Before joining the Chicago faculty, he spent three years as an associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C.

Please feel free to be in touch with any questions you may have as you finalize your enrollment plans. We look forward to welcoming you to Washington Square in August!

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Ralph Wigg...

That could be an explanation. But is SLS / its IELBP program really dependant on one single person?

That could be an explanation. But is SLS / its IELBP program really dependant on one single person?
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Basilius

"(...) has directed the Masters Program in International Economic Law, Business, and Policy."

With this in mind the cancellation actually makes sense. Though its still weird that SLS didn't have enough time to adjust. I guess this means they didn't even know until the application deadline was over, tried to compensate until pretty much the last day, realized they couldn't (without a scratch to their reputation) and decided to cancel it?

http://www.law.stanford.edu/directory/profile/134/Alan%20O.%20Sykes/

"(...) has directed the Master’s Program in International Economic Law, Business, and Policy."

With this in mind the cancellation actually makes sense. Though its still weird that SLS didn't have enough time to adjust. I guess this means they didn't even know until the application deadline was over, tried to compensate until pretty much the last day, realized they couldn't (without a scratch to their reputation) and decided to cancel it?

http://www.law.stanford.edu/directory/profile/134/Alan%20O.%20Sykes/
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gfloresabc

Did anyone see its money being reimbursed? Please post!

Did anyone see its money being reimbursed? Please post!
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JLLM

Hey, did anyone get reimbursed by stanford? thank you

Hey, did anyone get reimbursed by stanford? thank you
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Sniegena

Still waiting!

Still waiting!
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Still waiting. They don't even bother to reply to the mails!

Still waiting. They don't even bother to reply to the mails!
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HWL

Hi everyone,

Has the IELBP already been cancelled anyway?

I noted that Prof. Joost Pauwelyn will be teaching SLS as a visiting professor for the upcoming year (and another intensive courses at HLS next spring). Even though Alan left, it does not make sense to cancel the whole program since Joost, a young superstar in WTO law, will still be there next year!

Hi everyone,

Has the IELBP already been cancelled anyway?

I noted that Prof. Joost Pauwelyn will be teaching SLS as a visiting professor for the upcoming year (and another intensive courses at HLS next spring). Even though Alan left, it does not make sense to cancel the whole program since Joost, a young superstar in WTO law, will still be there next year!
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rgcidade

Just received their refund check here in Brazil by mail.

Just received their refund check here in Brazil by mail.
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HWL

So CLS is gonna completely cancel the program anyway?!

So CLS is gonna completely cancel the program anyway?!
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Just received their refund check here in Brazil by mail.


I also got a response to my (hate!) mail sent to them. They said that the request for the refund was submitted to the University on May 4 and the same is pending final approval, after which it will be mailed to me.

Those who've received the check, does it include the amount spent on LSAC as well or just the application fee?

<blockquote>Just received their refund check here in Brazil by mail. </blockquote>

I also got a response to my (hate!) mail sent to them. They said that the request for the refund was submitted to the University on May 4 and the same is pending final approval, after which it will be mailed to me.

Those who've received the check, does it include the amount spent on LSAC as well or just the application fee?
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rgcidade

Just the US$ 125,00.

Just the US$ 125,00.
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chicagollm

This is the latest email I got after I sent them a stinker:

"The request for your refund check has been submitted to the university. Once the final approval is granted the check will be mailed to the valid current mailing address listed on your application.

We appreciate your patience while we process the numerous refunds."

This is the latest email I got after I sent them a stinker:

"The request for your refund check has been submitted to the university. Once the final approval is granted the check will be mailed to the valid current mailing address listed on your application.

We appreciate your patience while we process the numerous refunds."
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