Stanford LLM (2021 - 2022 applicants)


Jerryis

While Stanford is not my priority school but nevertheless I must highlight the lack of professionalism and student-centric approach by Stanford LLM Adcom. With a class size in double-digit, I cannot possibly understand what restricts them in effectively communicating decisions to the applicants. Other schools, (Berk, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard) with a larger intake have such a robust admissions process. If applicants(accepted or rejected) are given such hostile treatment by the Adcom, I am not sure if Stanford LLM is the right place. There's only so much the name and brand can do. The attitude of releasing decisions much after deposit deadlines of other colleges reeks of elitism and indicates a lack of care towards an applicants' time, energy, and finances. As the third/fourth best Law School, it can't behave as an arrogant first. 


I can't agree more. From mid March till now, I still can't believe Stanford has nothing to provide to his candidates who at least paid $85 for their application. I will strongly advise my peers not to apply this school.

Btw, I was admitted to Harvard, you lost me, Stanford.

[quote]While Stanford is not my priority school but nevertheless I must highlight the lack of professionalism and student-centric approach by Stanford LLM Adcom. With a class size in double-digit, I cannot possibly understand what restricts them in effectively communicating decisions to the applicants. Other schools, (Berk, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard) with a larger intake have such a robust admissions process. If applicants(accepted or rejected) are given such hostile treatment by the Adcom, I am not sure if Stanford LLM is the right place. There's only so much the name and brand can do. The attitude of releasing decisions much after deposit deadlines of other colleges reeks of elitism and indicates a lack of care towards an applicants' time, energy, and finances. As the third/fourth best Law School, it can't behave as an arrogant first.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I can't agree more. From mid March till now, I still can't believe Stanford has nothing to provide to his candidates who at least paid $85 for their application. I will strongly advise my peers not to apply this school.<br><br>Btw, I was admitted to Harvard, you lost me, Stanford.
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MHC

I got waitlisted from SPILS. For those admitted can you share the deadline provided by SLS for you to accept the offer? Just trying to figure out the tentative date of action on the waitlisted applicants. If you are selecting another school, sharing that information will also help to ease my mind..


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I got waitlisted from SPILS. For those admitted can you share the deadline provided by SLS for you to accept the offer? Just trying to figure out the tentative date of action on the waitlisted applicants. If you are selecting another school, sharing that information will also help to ease my mind..<br><br><br>
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luly171

The deadline is May, 01.

The deadline is May, 01.
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Flumbo

I got waitlisted from SPILS. For those admitted can you share the deadline provided by SLS for you to accept the offer? Just trying to figure out the tentative date of action on the waitlisted applicants. If you are selecting another school, sharing that information will also help to ease my mind..


Were you offered any financial aid with that?



I'm waiting to hear about my SPILS application, but I may as well proceed with the university that accepted me at this point, right? 

[quote]I got waitlisted from SPILS. For those admitted can you share the deadline provided by SLS for you to accept the offer? Just trying to figure out the tentative date of action on the waitlisted applicants. If you are selecting another school, sharing that information will also help to ease my mind..<br> [/quote]<br><br>Were you offered any financial aid with that?<br><br>
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</div><div>I'm waiting to hear about my SPILS application, but I may as well proceed with the university that accepted me at this point, right?&nbsp;</div><div>
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crewfully

I got waitlisted from SPILS. For those admitted can you share the deadline provided by SLS for you to accept the offer? Just trying to figure out the tentative date of action on the waitlisted applicants. If you are selecting another school, sharing that information will also help to ease my mind..


I am waitlisted for SPILS as well.  If the deadline to confirm for the admits is May 1, I may not be able to wait before accepting other offers :(. Also it means that even if I do get in my chances for funding are nil. 



[quote]I got waitlisted from SPILS. For those admitted can you share the deadline provided by SLS for you to accept the offer? Just trying to figure out the tentative date of action on the waitlisted applicants. If you are selecting another school, sharing that information will also help to ease my mind..<br> [/quote]<br><br>I am waitlisted for SPILS as well. &nbsp;If the deadline to confirm for the admits is May 1, I may not be able to wait before accepting other offers :(. Also it means that even if I do get in my chances for funding are nil.&nbsp;<div>
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Me too!! 1f60a And I just found that I’ve been rejected by SLS but whatever!

While Stanford is not my priority school but nevertheless I must highlight the lack of professionalism and student-centric approach by Stanford LLM Adcom. With a class size in double-digit, I cannot possibly understand what restricts them in effectively communicating decisions to the applicants. Other schools, (Berk, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard) with a larger intake have such a robust admissions process. If applicants(accepted or rejected) are given such hostile treatment by the Adcom, I am not sure if Stanford LLM is the right place. There's only so much the name and brand can do. The attitude of releasing decisions much after deposit deadlines of other colleges reeks of elitism and indicates a lack of care towards an applicants' time, energy, and finances. As the third/fourth best Law School, it can't behave as an arrogant first. 


I can't agree more. From mid March till now, I still can't believe Stanford has nothing to provide to his candidates who at least paid $85 for their application. I will strongly advise my peers not to apply this school.

Btw, I was admitted to Harvard, you lost me, Stanford.

[Edited by miranda.btong on Apr 03, 2021]

Me too!!&nbsp;:blush:&nbsp;And I just found that I’ve been rejected by SLS but whatever!<br><br>[quote][quote]While Stanford is not my priority school but nevertheless I must highlight the lack of professionalism and student-centric approach by Stanford LLM Adcom. With a class size in double-digit, I cannot possibly understand what restricts them in effectively communicating decisions to the applicants. Other schools, (Berk, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard) with a larger intake have such a robust admissions process. If applicants(accepted or rejected) are given such hostile treatment by the Adcom, I am not sure if Stanford LLM is the right place. There's only so much the name and brand can do. The attitude of releasing decisions much after deposit deadlines of other colleges reeks of elitism and indicates a lack of care towards an applicants' time, energy, and finances. As the third/fourth best Law School, it can't behave as an arrogant first.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I can't agree more. From mid March till now, I still can't believe Stanford has nothing to provide to his candidates who at least paid $85 for their application. I will strongly advise my peers not to apply this school.<br><br>Btw, I was admitted to Harvard, you lost me, Stanford. [/quote]
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I'm an aspiring applicant for the 2022-23 SPILS LLM and am wondering how selective Stanford is. I've heard that they're usually softer on LLM applicants than JD applicants. Did you all have perfect undergraduate grades and outstanding resumés when you applied? I'm having a little trouble gauging the value of my CV and would appreciate any insight as to what stage of your career you were at when you applied to Stanford. 

[Edited by Joaquin Jacome on Apr 05, 2021]

I'm an aspiring applicant for the 2022-23 SPILS LLM and am wondering how selective Stanford is. I've heard that they're usually softer on LLM applicants than JD applicants. Did you all have perfect undergraduate grades and outstanding resumés when you applied? I'm having a little trouble gauging the value of my CV and would appreciate any insight as to what stage of your career you were at when you applied to Stanford.&nbsp;
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sue21

While Stanford is not my priority school but nevertheless I must highlight the lack of professionalism and student-centric approach by Stanford LLM Adcom. With a class size in double-digit, I cannot possibly understand what restricts them in effectively communicating decisions to the applicants. Other schools, (Berk, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard) with a larger intake have such a robust admissions process. If applicants(accepted or rejected) are given such hostile treatment by the Adcom, I am not sure if Stanford LLM is the right place. There's only so much the name and brand can do. The attitude of releasing decisions much after deposit deadlines of other colleges reeks of elitism and indicates a lack of care towards an applicants' time, energy, and finances. As the third/fourth best Law School, it can't behave as an arrogant first. 


I can't agree more. From mid March till now, I still can't believe Stanford has nothing to provide to his candidates who at least paid $85 for their application. I will strongly advise my peers not to apply this school.

Btw, I was admitted to Harvard, you lost me, Stanford.


Hasn't it always been the case that Stanford releases its decisions more or less as the last school?  Anyway, I believe that the main reason why SLS LLM decisions are not communicated in a streamlined manner, is because (i) they leave the final decision to the faculty and teaching fellow of each LLM specialization (not admission staff but academics); and (ii) for most programs these persons make a final selection based on phonecalls or short video chats scheduled and conducted by the teaching fellow.  So it's a bit more personal and less consistent on timing, but in my case (ELP LLM) they communicated their offer well before Harvard's deadline.

SLS is all about a few tiny specialized LLM programs, a small but truly elite law school with a lot of really close contact with faculty, sunny weather and a relaxed, West Coast collaborative atmosphere 1f60e  So I believe that you should consider SLS' LLM admission process as indicative of those features and the fact that it's indeed not a perfect machine dominated by non-academic staff, rather than misplaced arrogance/elitism.

[quote][quote]While Stanford is not my priority school but nevertheless I must highlight the lack of professionalism and student-centric approach by Stanford LLM Adcom. With a class size in double-digit, I cannot possibly understand what restricts them in effectively communicating decisions to the applicants. Other schools, (Berk, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard) with a larger intake have such a robust admissions process. If applicants(accepted or rejected) are given such hostile treatment by the Adcom, I am not sure if Stanford LLM is the right place. There's only so much the name and brand can do. The attitude of releasing decisions much after deposit deadlines of other colleges reeks of elitism and indicates a lack of care towards an applicants' time, energy, and finances. As the third/fourth best Law School, it can't behave as an arrogant first.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I can't agree more. From mid March till now, I still can't believe Stanford has nothing to provide to his candidates who at least paid $85 for their application. I will strongly advise my peers not to apply this school.<br><br>Btw, I was admitted to Harvard, you lost me, Stanford. [/quote]<br><br>Hasn't it always been the case that Stanford releases its decisions more or less as the last school?&nbsp; Anyway, I believe that the main reason why SLS LLM decisions are not communicated in a streamlined manner, is because (i) they leave the final decision to the faculty and teaching fellow of each LLM specialization (not admission staff but academics); and (ii) for most programs these persons make a final selection based on phonecalls or short video chats scheduled and conducted by the teaching fellow.&nbsp; So it's a bit more personal and less consistent on timing, but in my case (ELP LLM) they communicated their offer well before Harvard's deadline.<br><br>SLS is all about a few tiny specialized LLM programs, a small but truly elite law school with a lot of really close contact with faculty, sunny weather and a relaxed, West Coast collaborative atmosphere&nbsp;:sunglasses:&nbsp; So I believe that you should consider SLS' LLM admission process as indicative of those features and the fact that it's indeed not a perfect machine dominated by non-academic staff, rather than misplaced arrogance/elitism.
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MHC

Any updates on the waitlist?

Any updates on the waitlist?
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crewfully

Any updates on the waitlist?


I'm still waiting. LOL.

[quote]Any updates on the waitlist? [/quote]<br><br>I'm still waiting. LOL.
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