The Truth about UC Irvine

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Blindmelon
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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby Blindmelon » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:46 am

To summarize every thread about UCI:
Pro: Nice scholarships now
At least 6/60 people got bigfirm offers (gotta admit, 10% is pretty damn impressive for an unaccredited 4th tier school)
Anti: There are already too many law schools
Its the Touro or NYLS of CA (behind Stan/Berk/UCLA/USC/UCD/UCH (#8 in the state)).

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby Flanker1067 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:05 am

atresia wrote:Interesting. I work with a JD/MD who went to Berkeley Law, and she really encouraged me to apply to Irvine in large part because of their new dean.


What does that person do?

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:32 pm

Blindmelon wrote:To summarize every thread about UCI:
Pro: Nice scholarships now
At least 6/60 people got bigfirm offers (gotta admit, 10% is pretty damn impressive for an unaccredited 4th tier school)
Anti: There are already too many law schools
Its the Touro or NYLS of CA (behind Stan/Berk/UCLA/USC/UCD/UCH (#8 in the state)).



But to borrow a phrase from Xo, 10% from a school claiming to be top 20 is shit, PURE SHIT.

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby Borhas » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:44 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:To summarize every thread about UCI:
Pro: Nice scholarships now
At least 6/60 people got bigfirm offers (gotta admit, 10% is pretty damn impressive for an unaccredited 4th tier school)
Anti: There are already too many law schools
Its the Touro or NYLS of CA (behind Stan/Berk/UCLA/USC/UCD/UCH (#8 in the state)).



But to borrow a phrase from Xo, 10% from a school claiming to be top 20 is shit, PURE SHIT.


especially considering that those students could have went to UCLA/USC/Berkeley and gotten 20-40% odds...

what happens when they can't lure them away from those school with $$

2-5%?

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby California Babe » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:23 pm

Borhas wrote:especially considering that those students could have went to UCLA/USC/Berkeley and gotten 20-40% odds...

what happens when they can't lure them away from those school with $$

2-5%?


How does this work? Are biglaw firms looking at LSAT scores when interviewing the top 10% of the class at UCI? What's the difference between "top 10% could have gone to UCLA" and "top 10% couldn't have gone to UCLA" to a firm interviewing you?

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby fragged » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:00 am

Was reading the blog, was taking it seriously.....then realized the guy trashing UCI graduated from Drake. Then stopped reading, chuckled, then wrote this reply.

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby Grizz » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:06 am

fragged wrote:Was reading the blog, was taking it seriously.....then realized the guy trashing UCI graduated from Drake. Then stopped reading, chuckled, then wrote this reply.


Just because he went to Drake doesn't mean he can't be right herp derp

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby Borhas » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:04 am

California Babe wrote:
Borhas wrote:especially considering that those students could have went to UCLA/USC/Berkeley and gotten 20-40% odds...

what happens when they can't lure them away from those school with $$

2-5%?


How does this work? Are biglaw firms looking at LSAT scores when interviewing the top 10% of the class at UCI? What's the difference between "top 10% could have gone to UCLA" and "top 10% couldn't have gone to UCLA" to a firm interviewing you?


yes, Big Law firms probably think like that

why wouldn't they?

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby d34d9823 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:44 am

rad law wrote:
fragged wrote:Was reading the blog, was taking it seriously.....then realized the guy trashing UCI graduated from Drake. Then stopped reading, chuckled, then wrote this reply.


Just because he went to Drake doesn't mean he can't be right herp derp

Yeah, but who's going to take you seriously when you're like "don't go here, it's a terrible career decision", but then we find out you went somewhere WORSE?

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby Grizz » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:35 am

d34dluk3 wrote:
rad law wrote:
fragged wrote:Was reading the blog, was taking it seriously.....then realized the guy trashing UCI graduated from Drake. Then stopped reading, chuckled, then wrote this reply.


Just because he went to Drake doesn't mean he can't be right herp derp

Yeah, but who's going to take you seriously when you're like "don't go here, it's a terrible career decision", but then we find out you went somewhere WORSE?


Bc he was firsthand experience getting fucked?

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:39 am

+1 to rad law, it should take about 9 seconds to pick this article to pieces on the merits of the content. No need to bring in ulterior motives.

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby d34d9823 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:46 am

delBarco wrote:+1 to rad law, it should take about 9 seconds to pick this article to pieces on the merits of the content. No need to bring in ulterior motives.

Meh. There are a lot of reasons to hate on UCI, but it's suspicious how most of the whining is coming from the TTT camp.

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:51 am

d34dluk3 wrote:
delBarco wrote:+1 to rad law, it should take about 9 seconds to pick this article to pieces on the merits of the content. No need to bring in ulterior motives.

Meh. There are a lot of reasons to hate on UCI, but it's suspicious how most of the whining is coming from the TTT camp.

Sure they have the most to gain by convincing people the school is TTT, but that doesn't mean their gripes are not legitimate. If an claim has no merit, then refute it for it's lack of merit, an ad hom doesn't really help anyone.

That said, this blog is lulzy stupid.

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby fragged » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:00 pm

rad law wrote:
fragged wrote:Was reading the blog, was taking it seriously.....then realized the guy trashing UCI graduated from Drake. Then stopped reading, chuckled, then wrote this reply.


Just because he went to Drake doesn't mean he can't be right herp derp


The rant just has less credibility when the person writing it attended a school that is clearly TTT, attacking a school that is not clearly T-anything yet until we know more. I still don't understand why he found the need to attack UCI of all places. What about the plethora of bottom-feeding T4 schools that charge as much (if not more) in tuition that T-14's? Just doesn't make sense that this attack is anything other than personal animosity toward UCI. Maybe his ex got in and dumped him to relocate to Irvine...

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:01 pm

fragged wrote:
rad law wrote:
fragged wrote:Was reading the blog, was taking it seriously.....then realized the guy trashing UCI graduated from Drake. Then stopped reading, chuckled, then wrote this reply.


Just because he went to Drake doesn't mean he can't be right herp derp


The rant just has less credibility when the person writing it attended a school that is clearly TTT, attacking a school that is not clearly T-anything yet until we know more. I still don't understand why he found the need to attack UCI of all places. What about the plethora of bottom-feeding T4 schools that charge as much (if not more) in tuition that T-14's? Just doesn't make sense that this attack is anything other than personal animosity toward UCI. Maybe his ex got in and dumped him to relocate to Irvine...


The animosity is because they are opening a new school when there is no need for one.

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby Grizz » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:05 pm

fragged wrote:
rad law wrote:
fragged wrote:Was reading the blog, was taking it seriously.....then realized the guy trashing UCI graduated from Drake. Then stopped reading, chuckled, then wrote this reply.


Just because he went to Drake doesn't mean he can't be right herp derp


The rant just has less credibility when the person writing it attended a school that is clearly TTT, attacking a school that is not clearly T-anything yet until we know more. I still don't understand why he found the need to attack UCI of all places. What about the plethora of bottom-feeding T4 schools that charge as much (if not more) in tuition that T-14's? Just doesn't make sense that this attack is anything other than personal animosity toward UCI. Maybe his ex got in and dumped him to relocate to Irvine...


Ya it does, and if you can't see why it does then I can't help you.

HTH

Also I agree with delBarco, that blog is boring.

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby flcath » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:42 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
fragged wrote:
rad law wrote:
fragged wrote:Was reading the blog, was taking it seriously.....then realized the guy trashing UCI graduated from Drake. Then stopped reading, chuckled, then wrote this reply.


Just because he went to Drake doesn't mean he can't be right herp derp


The rant just has less credibility when the person writing it attended a school that is clearly TTT, attacking a school that is not clearly T-anything yet until we know more. I still don't understand why he found the need to attack UCI of all places. What about the plethora of bottom-feeding T4 schools that charge as much (if not more) in tuition that T-14's? Just doesn't make sense that this attack is anything other than personal animosity toward UCI. Maybe his ex got in and dumped him to relocate to Irvine...


The animosity is because they are opening a new school when there is no need for one.

This. Again.

And the "we're clearly a T-[n] school" bit, where n is a number less than 25.

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Re: The Truth about UC Irvine

Postby Danteshek » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:47 am

I spent my Saturday night editing a Chemerinsky article.




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