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akitz
Joined: 20 Dec 2010
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Stanford - Admissions thread
Mon Mar 28, 2011 05:32 PM
I am also waiting for an answer from SLS.
But do you really think the "brand" has such power?
Even if it is an LLM and not a JD?
How much do you rate the "Stanford effect" compared to other schools such as NYU or Columbia?


An LLM has much less 'power' than a JD, but it's apples and oranges as you aren't really competing in the same circles. Most LLM students already have their articling etc. done, so the degree is more to have a specific area of expertise than the general knowledge of the law that a JD provides. That being said, some UK paper put together a list of the most reputable schools in the world and Stanford was no. 4 (don't ask me how the ranked) so it's not like a degree from Stanford - specifically an LLM - will hurt!

In the US I think Columbia and NYU have slightly better reputations, only because of their access to the NYC firms, but I'm sure there are two or three dozen people in this forum who would disagree! At the end of the day, it's just another name on your CV. If the rest of that A4 paper isn't very good, Stanford isn't going to save you - you can't shine a turd, as they say.

At least that's how I see it, but what do I know, right?
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daniel2011
Joined: 28 Mar 2011
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Stanford - Admissions thread
Tue Mar 29, 2011 07:06 PM
Any news from the IELBP?
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launvatar
Joined: 15 Nov 2009
Posts: 31
Stanford - Admissions thread
Tue Mar 29, 2011 07:08 PM
Nothing :,(
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daniel2011
Joined: 28 Mar 2011
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Stanford - Admissions thread
Tue Mar 29, 2011 08:44 PM
I called them and I was told they have not made any decision yet for the IELBP.
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Hills
Joined: 29 Mar 2011
Posts: 4
Stanford - Admissions thread
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:24 PM
Do you have any idea of the number of applicants to the IELBP program for this year? and/or how many applicants are expected to be admitted this year? I read the admitted students for the last year were around 15, but I am not sure whether this also applies for this year.
Many thanks!
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daniel2011
Joined: 28 Mar 2011
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Stanford - Admissions thread
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:29 PM
I have no idea of the number of applicants and I read they have around 15 to 20 places for the IELBP.
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kaosun
Joined: 16 Mar 2011
Posts: 20
Stanford - Admissions thread
Wed Mar 30, 2011 05:38 AM
So this time, it seems that SLS is gonna send out decisions at the last mimute...
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launvatar
Joined: 15 Nov 2009
Posts: 31
Stanford - Admissions thread
Wed Mar 30, 2011 06:00 AM
Hahah this means that we have all so extraordinary credentials that we're giving them some hard time to decide ;)
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change73
Joined: 24 Feb 2011
Posts: 6
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Wed Mar 30, 2011 03:06 PM
I checked the confirmation e-mail which SLS submitted to me and I quote:

"Your Stanford Law advanced degree application is now complete. Most admissions decisions will be announced by April 1, 2011."

In other words, NOT ALL decisions will be announced this week ...
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lilijane
Joined: 11 Mar 2011
Posts: 51
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Wed Mar 30, 2011 03:11 PM
I checked the confirmation e-mail which SLS submitted to me and I quote:

"Your Stanford Law advanced degree application is now complete. Most admissions decisions will be announced by April 1, 2011."

In other words, NOT ALL decisions will be announced this week ...
I dont think that 'any' decisions have been announced yet..
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change73
Joined: 24 Feb 2011
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Wed Mar 30, 2011 03:15 PM
I agree with lilijane! And, unfortunately, I don't think that the waiting will be over by the weekend.
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launvatar
Joined: 15 Nov 2009
Posts: 31
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Wed Mar 30, 2011 03:15 PM
Actually some of them were announced (e.g. some people already got admitted to other tracks).

I also don't agree necessarily with "not all decisions will be announced this week" thing since I believe that the reason they use "most admissions decisions (...)" is only to not to oblige themselves to a certain deadline just in case.
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lilijane
Joined: 11 Mar 2011
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Wed Mar 30, 2011 03:29 PM
I agree with both of you..last year IELBP was the last one to be announced; however they are already one week late compared to last year..maybe there are more applications this year...
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launvatar
Joined: 15 Nov 2009
Posts: 31
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Wed Mar 30, 2011 04:44 PM
Seems like they released their decisions for Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Corporate Governance & Practice program an hour ago.

Just check the apptracker

[Edited by launvatar on 30 Mar 2011]

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daniel2011
Joined: 28 Mar 2011
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Stanford - Admissions thread
Wed Mar 30, 2011 05:43 PM
Would you post the link for the application tracker? Thanks!
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Alain

Joined: 20 Jul 2009
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Stanford - Admissions thread
Wed Mar 30, 2011 08:10 PM
www.llm-guide.com (bottom)
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MayZ
Joined: 27 Dec 2010
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Stanford - Admissions thread
Thu Mar 31, 2011 01:13 AM
I called them and I was told they have not made any decision yet for the IELBP.


They called me yesterday to ask if I was still interested in Stanford, and if I had any questions about the course...I didn't understand it.
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seabridge
Joined: 13 Mar 2011
Posts: 5
Stanford - Admissions thread
Thu Mar 31, 2011 01:17 AM
Hi, MayZ , which program did you apply for? Thanks.
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MayZ
Joined: 27 Dec 2010
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Stanford - Admissions thread
Thu Mar 31, 2011 01:18 AM
Hi, MayZ , which program did you apply for? Thanks.


IELBP
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kaosun
Joined: 16 Mar 2011
Posts: 20
Stanford - Admissions thread
Thu Mar 31, 2011 01:24 AM
Then do you mind sharing your reply to their questions, e.g., your interest in SLS?
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PF007
Joined: 06 Dec 2010
Posts: 15
Stanford - Admissions thread
Thu Mar 31, 2011 01:32 AM
Seems like they released their decisions for Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Corporate Governance & Practice program an hour ago.

Just check the apptracker

[Edited by PF007 on 31 Mar 2011]

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lilijane
Joined: 11 Mar 2011
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Stanford - Admissions thread
Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:47 AM
I called them and I was told they have not made any decision yet for the IELBP.


They called me yesterday to ask if I was still interested in Stanford, and if I had any questions about the course...I didn't understand it.
it means u r admitted:)
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daniel2011
Joined: 28 Mar 2011
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Stanford - Admissions thread
Thu Mar 31, 2011 03:58 PM
They called me yesterday asking the same question. It is strange because the call lasted around 1 minute.
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lilijane
Joined: 11 Mar 2011
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Stanford - Admissions thread
Thu Mar 31, 2011 04:01 PM
They called me yesterday asking the same question. It is strange because the call lasted around 1 minute.
daniel, you are probably admitted to SLS..where are you from?
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launvatar
Joined: 15 Nov 2009
Posts: 31
Stanford - Admissions thread
Thu Mar 31, 2011 04:01 PM
How did you reply their questions?
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