Stanford - Interview


jennylau

Heard SLS has an interview component for its LLM Application - would be most appreciative if any of you could shed light on the kind of questions that are being asked and the kind of things that are discussed :)

Thankee!

Jenny

Heard SLS has an interview component for its LLM Application - would be most appreciative if any of you could shed light on the kind of questions that are being asked and the kind of things that are discussed :)

Thankee!

Jenny
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stan2007

Hi Jenny!

I was asked general questions about my previous professional experiences, my personal statement, my goals, my previous trips to the US, my personal interests in life (e.g. literature, art) and my specific motivation for the LLM Program at Stanford Law School.

It was definitely not a "technical" interview. The purpose is, I think, to assess your English communication skills and to try to determine if your personality matches the "Stanford culture" (the Stanford LLM program is unique in its small size, so when you have to select a very small number of people for a one-year program, its crucial to choose friendly, open-minded, confident but non-arrogant people).

My interview was conducted by two persons: the academic in charge of the LLM Program I applied to and the Stanford Law Schools Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid. Last year, several students were denied admission after an interview, so I think its an important part of the process.

I graduated from Stanford last summer and Im now working for a top 5 Vault-ranked American law firm. My past year at Stanford was truly fantastic, definitely one of the best in my life. The campus, the atmosphere, the interactions with law professors and JD students, San Francisco and the Silicon Valley I was sometimes the only foreign student in a class and I think its the best way to learn.

At Stanford, the staff and most of the professors will call you by your name and, believe me, it makes all the difference

Being treated as an individual not just as a number

Best wishes and good luck!


Hi Jenny!

I was asked general questions about my previous professional experiences, my personal statement, my goals, my previous trips to the US, my personal interests in life (e.g. literature, art) and my specific motivation for the LLM Program at Stanford Law School.

It was definitely not a "technical" interview. The purpose is, I think, to assess your English communication skills and to try to determine if your personality matches the "Stanford culture" (the Stanford LLM program is unique in its small size, so when you have to select a very small number of people for a one-year program, it’s crucial to choose friendly, open-minded, confident but non-arrogant people…).

My interview was conducted by two persons: the academic in charge of the LLM Program I applied to and the Stanford Law School’s Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid. Last year, several students were denied admission after an interview, so I think it’s an important part of the process.

I graduated from Stanford last summer and I’m now working for a top 5 Vault-ranked American law firm. My past year at Stanford was truly fantastic, definitely one of the best in my life. The campus, the atmosphere, the interactions with law professors and JD students, San Francisco and the Silicon Valley… I was sometimes the only foreign student in a class and I think it’s the best way to learn.

At Stanford, the staff and most of the professors will call you by your name and, believe me, it makes all the difference…

Being treated as an individual… not just as a number…

Best wishes and good luck!

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EveB

Thanks for the input, Stan2007! It's made all of us (2007 applicants) a little less anxious.

Which specialization did you pursue at Stanford? Well, I am a Brazilian lawyer and have applied to the LLM in Corporate Governance & Practice. SLS is definitely my first choice! However, the fact that it has such a small program makes me a lot insecure about my chances... So, it would be great if you could say a bit about your background and experience in Stanford (if you don't mind, of course). =)

Thanks for the input, Stan2007! It's made all of us (2007 applicants) a little less anxious.

Which specialization did you pursue at Stanford? Well, I am a Brazilian lawyer and have applied to the LLM in Corporate Governance & Practice. SLS is definitely my first choice! However, the fact that it has such a small program makes me a lot insecure about my chances... So, it would be great if you could say a bit about your background and experience in Stanford (if you don't mind, of course). =)
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jennylau

Thanks for the tips and for the insight into the process Stan 2007! 'Twas definitely helpful :) Anyone else with any experiences to share?

Merry X'mas everyone!

Jen

Thanks for the tips and for the insight into the process Stan 2007! 'Twas definitely helpful :) Anyone else with any experiences to share?

Merry X'mas everyone!

Jen
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Gloss

Eve, I am also Brazilian and I took the Stanford LLM Program in Corporate Governance and Practice. If you would like to know more about the application process, the program or the life experience in Northern California, please let me know and I will give you my e-mail.

About my experience in Stanford, I would say that join Stanford was one of the best decisions I have made in my life, professionally and personally. I dont want to compare it with other schools, but I can guarantee that I got everything I expected and dreamed during and after Stanford LLM, and I believe 100% of my classmates too... I honestly dont know if other schools can deliver this to you, what I know is that, if they do, they are matching what Stanford delivers.

Eve, I am also Brazilian and I took the Stanford LLM Program in Corporate Governance and Practice. If you would like to know more about the application process, the program or the life experience in Northern California, please let me know and I will give you my e-mail.

About my experience in Stanford, I would say that join Stanford was one of the best decisions I have made in my life, professionally and personally. I dont want to compare it with other schools, but I can guarantee that I got everything I expected and dreamed during and after Stanford LLM, and I believe 100% of my classmates too... I honestly dont know if other schools can deliver this to you, what I know is that, if they do, they are matching what Stanford delivers.
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EveB

Thanks, Gloss! Good to know you are Brazilian too! It would be great to exchange some thoughts and lear about your experience. I've sent you a PM!
Abraços!

Thanks, Gloss! Good to know you are Brazilian too! It would be great to exchange some thoughts and lear about your experience. I've sent you a PM!
Abraços!
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Hi Stan2007,

May be you have answered this. Nevertheless, I still wish to know the time when Stanford Law School starts sending the replies pertaining to the acceptance/rejection to their LL.M programs. Since you have gone thru' this process, could you please cronologically state the different stages you went thru' before you finally got the acceptance offer from SLS. Please begin from the time you sent the application till the time you recieved the acceptance letter (I-20) from SLS, with all the details in between that time frame.

I have recently applied to the LL.M course in Law, Science & Technology. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Law (LL.B.). I also have diverse experience in engg & law for more than 2yrs in patent law. You are also requested to advise me regarding my chances of getting an acceptance for LL.M. in Law, Science & Technology.

Your reply is eagerly awaited.
Regards.

Hi Stan2007,

May be you have answered this. Nevertheless, I still wish to know the time when Stanford Law School starts sending the replies pertaining to the acceptance/rejection to their LL.M programs. Since you have gone thru' this process, could you please cronologically state the different stages you went thru' before you finally got the acceptance offer from SLS. Please begin from the time you sent the application till the time you recieved the acceptance letter (I-20) from SLS, with all the details in between that time frame.

I have recently applied to the LL.M course in Law, Science & Technology. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Law (LL.B.). I also have diverse experience in engg & law for more than 2yrs in patent law. You are also requested to advise me regarding my chances of getting an acceptance for LL.M. in Law, Science & Technology.

Your reply is eagerly awaited.
Regards.
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The Counse...

No news of any kind,

does someone answer to an interview as this time?

No news of any kind,

does someone answer to an interview as this time?
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Not yet....still waiting :/

Regards,

JL

Not yet....still waiting :/

Regards,

JL
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Still waiting guyz....keep us posted...Byee

Still waiting guyz....keep us posted...Byee
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