UCLA Law Class of 2011

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sarahs5
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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby sarahs5 » Wed May 21, 2008 2:59 pm

Rolloss wrote:
sarahs5 wrote:I went to UCLA for undergrad so feel free to ask me any questions about UCLA or Westwood.


I heard there are only two bars in Westwood. Is that right? Where does everybody go on weekends? Do they drive into other parts of LA? I really like having a variety of bars of in walking distance, I think I'm spoiled too.


Yeah, only 2 bars in Westwood - O'Hara's (formerly Maloney's) and BrewCo. O'Hara's has liter night Tuesdays ($4) but it's best to arrive before 10 or there's a line. Personally, I prefer BrewCo. It's not that great of an atmosphere but it's fun to be around a bunch of other students, and there's karaoke and comedy and stuff. There's also a restaurant called Palomino's that has happy hour after 10 pm. There's the W, but drinks are ridiculously expensive (about $15/drink). There's a place called Busby's (on Santa Monica) that has a free limo-bus you can call and pick you up from your apartment in Westwood on Thursdays. If you want to go somewhere a little nicer, there are a ton of clubs and bars on Sunset. However, you'd have to take a cab for those. Cabs in LA are rare and expensive so share with as many people as possible.

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby snlink » Wed May 21, 2008 3:03 pm

One of the people I talked to at the ASW said she lives in University Apartments south which are some of the apartments about 4-5 miles south of campus. They're still subsidized through UCLA so it's a lot cheaper than other places but you'd definitely not want to walk to the law building from there. She said the places are pretty nice there and they're close to downtown Culver City. The shuttle runs daily and takes about 30-35 mins to get to campus. Sounds like those places might be a good option to keep in mind as well!

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby bruinbear » Wed May 21, 2008 3:23 pm

sarahs5 wrote:
yeah, it's a straight path from wilshire to campus, but once on campus, there's a big hill to get to north campus where the law school is. dude, i dunno, south of wilshire seems kinda far to walk everyday. big blue bus might be an option though.


yea but there's a big hill to go anywhere on campus :)

i dunno if the campus shuttle runs along westwood or not but it might. i know it runs between campus and weyburn though for the truely lazy.

i hate waiting for buses so id rather just walk even if its south of wilshire. i used to walk to friends' apartments over in that area all the time and didn't seem too awful compared to walking back to my westwood apartment on top of a giantic hill.

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby bruinbear » Wed May 21, 2008 3:26 pm

snlink wrote:One of the people I talked to at the ASW said she lives in University Apartments south which are some of the apartments about 4-5 miles south of campus. They're still subsidized through UCLA so it's a lot cheaper than other places but you'd definitely not want to walk to the law building from there. She said the places are pretty nice there and they're close to downtown Culver City. The shuttle runs daily and takes about 30-35 mins to get to campus. Sounds like those places might be a good option to keep in mind as well!


I think people that live over there or in Palms should just get parking on campus and drive to class. or i would anyway. i worked part time 2 miles away from campus one quarter and id waste an hour or more of my life everyday just waiting for the bus that was supposed to come every 15 minutes but never did.

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby snlink » Wed May 21, 2008 3:31 pm

The good news for people taking the bus/shuttle is that they'll take you right up the hill across from the law school and it shouldn't be more than a 2-3 min walk!

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby bruinbear » Wed May 21, 2008 3:36 pm

snlink wrote:The good news for people taking the bus/shuttle is that they'll take you right up the hill across from the law school and it shouldn't be more than a 2-3 min walk!


but that would prevent you from walking through bruinwalk and fully appreciating the physical beauty of undergrads :P

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby sarahs5 » Wed May 21, 2008 3:38 pm

awaitingmailman wrote:
snlink wrote:The good news for people taking the bus/shuttle is that they'll take you right up the hill across from the law school and it shouldn't be more than a 2-3 min walk!


but that would prevent you from walking through bruinwalk and fully appreciating the physical beauty of undergrads :P

word. haha jk.

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby snlink » Wed May 21, 2008 3:38 pm

We will have the campus more or less to ourselves for the first few weeks :twisted:

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby Lancetastic » Wed May 21, 2008 5:36 pm

Do most people have their final financial award offers yet? If so, how long after getting your ePAL did it take to get your final award?

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby balla » Wed May 21, 2008 5:45 pm

I only have ePal, with verbal assurances from admissions and fin aid about the other $

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby snlink » Wed May 21, 2008 7:36 pm

I got my provisional letter couple months ago but nothing official yet. Supposedly the final award is supposed to be in May so hopefully it comes soon.

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby bob loblaw » Thu May 22, 2008 2:13 pm

Does anyone know if the powers that be pair law students with other law students at Weyburn? I requested a studio, but received a 2bed. No offense to any of you, but I'd rather not be with another 1L.

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby bruinbear » Thu May 22, 2008 2:17 pm

bob loblaw wrote:Does anyone know if the powers that be pair law students with other law students at Weyburn? I requested a studio, but received a 2bed. No offense to any of you, but I'd rather not be with another 1L.


I think its random but I'm not sure. Got to the housing website and submit it as a question. Do you know someone thats not in law school that's going to live in Weyburn that you wouldn't mind living with? If you mutually request each other to be roommates then it's a sure way of not getting a law student.

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby mhiest02 » Thu May 22, 2008 8:00 pm

ahhhhh i just got home from my college graduation and opened all my mail from ucla from the past month and found the dean's list scholarship acceptance form for which the deadline has passed. i didnt have my mail and the email didnt say anything about it. do you think i lost my scholarship now?! what should i do!

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby snlink » Thu May 22, 2008 8:39 pm

I would send rob schwartz an e-mail and explain the situation. It sounds like he keeps in pretty regular contact with the scholarship committee. Hopefully they can do something for you!

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby ari20dal7 » Fri May 23, 2008 12:34 am

Tornadoes south of Anaheim?!?!?!?!?! Good golly, Miss Molly: maybe I don't have to leave the Plains after all!

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby mhiest02 » Sun May 25, 2008 9:36 am

ahhhh i heard about the tornado. i also heard theres a huge earthquake expected to hit southern california sometime in the next 30 years... how worried should we be about that?

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby hope » Sun May 25, 2008 1:35 pm

Can someone please tell me when orientation & the first day of classes are? Thanks!

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby redux » Sun May 25, 2008 2:18 pm

does the roommate information exchange link on the admitted students site work for anyone? it's not a link, but i get an error message when i click on it.


hope wrote:Can someone please tell me when orientation & the first day of classes are? Thanks!


orientation is aug 18-19, first day of classes is aug 20.

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby snlink » Sun May 25, 2008 2:21 pm

Link doesn't work for me either. It looks like some type of server/database error.

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby hope » Tue May 27, 2008 3:54 pm

Does anyone know if there are cheap student tickets for the football/basketball games? I know we won't have much free time, but it would be fun to go to some games!

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby balla » Tue May 27, 2008 4:43 pm

Yeah student ticks for both are 10-12 bucks. Good times

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby hope » Tue May 27, 2008 5:31 pm

That is AWESOME news :)

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby sarahs5 » Tue May 27, 2008 6:41 pm

Just confirmed my SIR! w00t!

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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2011

Postby snlink » Tue May 27, 2008 6:50 pm

I am so stoked to see the basketball games in person. I was rooting for them in the tournament for good karma to be admitted.




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