Hastings Class of 2012

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baycat80
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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby baycat80 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:58 pm

jawsome wrote:
baycat80 wrote:so i'm thinkin bout gettin an apartment in the east bay, prolly el cerrito or emeryville, somewhere close to the bart.

where are you guys thinkin of living?


Are you doing this for financial reasons? If so, Emeryville would not make economic sense (just as expense as SF) but El Cerrito could make it worthwhile, though that commute would be blah, imo.



you're right, in strictly monetary terms, emeryville is not that far off from sf. however, you can find similarly priced one bedroom apartments/studios with much more square footage in emeryville. also, the area is pretty nice and allows you to escape a little bit from the rush of the city. i'm also trying to think about where i'm going to keep my car, knowing parking is cheaper in east bay than in sf.

that being said, there are of course many distinct advantages to living in the city (shorter commute, for one). i would really love to live in mcallister tower, i just don't kno wat i'm gonna do with my car. any suggestions?

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blbs
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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby blbs » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:27 pm

baycat80 wrote: i just don't kno wat i'm gonna do with my car. any suggestions?


That's my problem with the tower. Fox Plaza apparently has spots for rent in their complex nearby. Also monthly passes are available in the structure under the civic center park, although I've been told there is a long wait list for cars, for motorcycles they consistently have monthly available. The lot under the park is not 24 hour access however, not sure about Fox Plaza.

Does anyone know much about the tower/specifically about the size of one bedrooms? I was just offered a spot in a one bedroom on the 9th floor. I've heard that anywhere below the 13th or so floor gets tons of noise pollution and virtually no views. That doesn't really make the tower hugely attractive especially at nearly $1400 a month. The housing office also isn't willing to show the units before signing!

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby General Tso » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:49 pm

blbs wrote:
baycat80 wrote: i just don't kno wat i'm gonna do with my car. any suggestions?


That's my problem with the tower. Fox Plaza apparently has spots for rent in their complex nearby. Also monthly passes are available in the structure under the civic center park, although I've been told there is a long wait list for cars, for motorcycles they consistently have monthly available. The lot under the park is not 24 hour access however, not sure about Fox Plaza.

Does anyone know much about the tower/specifically about the size of one bedrooms? I was just offered a spot in a one bedroom on the 9th floor. I've heard that anywhere below the 13th or so floor gets tons of noise pollution and virtually no views. That doesn't really make the tower hugely attractive especially at nearly $1400 a month. The housing office also isn't willing to show the units before signing!


How much does Fox Plaza charge per month for cars?

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby vb007 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:50 pm

baycat80 wrote:
jawsome wrote:
baycat80 wrote:so i'm thinkin bout gettin an apartment in the east bay, prolly el cerrito or emeryville, somewhere close to the bart.

where are you guys thinkin of living?


Are you doing this for financial reasons? If so, Emeryville would not make economic sense (just as expense as SF) but El Cerrito could make it worthwhile, though that commute would be blah, imo.



you're right, in strictly monetary terms, emeryville is not that far off from sf. however, you can find similarly priced one bedroom apartments/studios with much more square footage in emeryville. also, the area is pretty nice and allows you to escape a little bit from the rush of the city. i'm also trying to think about where i'm going to keep my car, knowing parking is cheaper in east bay than in sf.

that being said, there are of course many distinct advantages to living in the city (shorter commute, for one). i would really love to live in mcallister tower, i just don't kno wat i'm gonna do with my car. any suggestions?


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as you can read on that page, a parking garage is being built and will be ready this fall. i called them and they confirmed it will be ready to go for the fall but pricing information probably won't be available for a few months. so you're pretty much at their mercy if you commit to the tower now and have to have your car...

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby leron » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:06 pm

all quiet on the hastings front

allenfa
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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby allenfa » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:17 pm

Deposit paid today. :D

njc
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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby njc » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:36 pm

yup very quiet up in here. hopefully a few more acceptances are coming. from lsn's figures it looks like all dings and some waitlists though.

any leops waiting still?

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby leron » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:40 pm

so who's going to be moving from another city and when do you guys plan to move? i'm coming from LA and hope to be there in early August.

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby jawsome » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:58 pm

vb007 wrote:
jawsome wrote:
kimins wrote:
jawsome wrote:Just got my McAllister housing letter in the mail. That took them almost 4 months, geez. I turned in my deposit a few days after getting my ED acceptance, way back in December.


me too--i got a studio--im looking forward to living five minutes away from school :mrgreen: --however, not too fond of the 16th floor :( --i'm afraid of heights so ofcourse life has to play cruel games like this with me....


I'm on the 13th in a quaint (I hope) "efficiency."


man, those are small. i hope you're not claustrophobic...


Yeah, I figured they'd be small, but I'm fine with it. I also couldn't afford much more...

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby jawsome » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:59 pm

leron wrote:so who's going to be moving from another city and when do you guys plan to move? i'm coming from LA and hope to be there in early August.


I'm coming from SD and plan to be in around Aug. 15th. Possibly a bit earlier, but most likely not.

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby mnolen » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:42 pm

As someone who lives in the Bay Area but not in SF, I can definitely say that it is NOT the same at all. If you want the experience of San Francisco, live there. The suburbs around here are nice.. I love my home town. However, an hour commute each way is a HUGE chunk of time to lose! And imagine not having access to the library whenever you want.. I'll definitely be living in SF proper, close to Hastings (but definitely not in the Tenderloin). :)

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby kimins » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:32 am

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Yeah, I figured they'd be small, but I'm fine with it. I also couldn't afford much more...[/quote]

i was actually hoping for that but i got a studio---more loans for me:(!!!!!! it's ok though, the big space would ad a nice open feel:).............also, i've been doing some research and they charge us like over 2 grand for accident/sickness insurance?!! wtf?!...anyone know more about this, as in how I can avoid paying this? i would already be paying 400 for student health insurance, I don't get this accident/sickness insurance stuff........

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby stonepeep » Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:01 am

kimins wrote:also, i've been doing some research and they charge us like over 2 grand for accident/sickness insurance?!! wtf?!...anyone know more about this, as in how I can avoid paying this? i would already be paying 400 for student health insurance, I don't get this accident/sickness insurance stuff........


If you already have health insurance you just fill out a waiver stating you don't need the plan provided by Hastings. For whatever reasons students are required to have insurance so it's something you opt out of rather than opt in on.

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby sobee » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:25 am

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=91421115515

hi guys! come join the facebook UC Hastings c/0 2012 group!

I'm excited to meet you all in the Fall :mrgreen:

baycat80
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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby baycat80 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:07 pm

anyone else looking forward to moot court other than me?

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General Tso
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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby General Tso » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:14 pm

Anyone else looked at these weekly advice columns? Some of them are fairly interesting.

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby anastasia » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:36 pm

I'd moving from LA August 1st.

jawsome wrote:
leron wrote:so who's going to be moving from another city and when do you guys plan to move? i'm coming from LA and hope to be there in early August.


I'm coming from SD and plan to be in around Aug. 15th. Possibly a bit earlier, but most likely not.

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby vb007 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:12 pm

leron wrote:so who's going to be moving from another city and when do you guys plan to move? i'm coming from LA and hope to be there in early August.


i'm coming up from la too... haven't figured out exactly when yet. it will likely be in the second week of august.

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stayawake5
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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby stayawake5 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:23 pm

baycat80 wrote:anyone else looking forward to moot court other than me?


Yeah homie... I am totally excited- about everything! I feel like this is my calling.

2013Hopeful
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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby 2013Hopeful » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:26 pm

I so wish I could be part of this group :( . I applied LEOP really late and haven't heard anything yet. Congrats on all of your acceptances!!!

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stayawake5
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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby stayawake5 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:21 pm

2013Hopeful wrote:I so wish I could be part of this group :( . I applied LEOP really late and haven't heard anything yet. Congrats on all of your acceptances!!!


2013hopeful... How late did you apply? I applied right before the deadline and I was accepted sometime in march. LSAT 160 UGPA 3.85. But, my LSDAS GPA is much lower... I graduated in HS in 1998. Struggled in Junior College before enlisting in Marines- that type of story.

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby 2013Hopeful » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:31 pm

Congrats on your quick acceptance Stayawake! I applied right before the deadline too. Literally a day or two before. My numbers are no where as good as yours which explains why you have already heard back and I haven't. I have a 158 LSAT and an overall GPA of 3.1 but my last two years (out of 3 total) was about a 3.9. I had to drop out for family reasons and when I came back my grades were a lot better so I was hoping that they would take my grade trend into consideration. I've pretty much given up hope though :( My original plan was to apply to start in 2010 so I will probably have to do that since I only applied to Hastings and SCU and haven't heard from either one. Oh well, hopefully I'll have better luck next year.

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby deadatheist » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:41 pm

2013Hopeful wrote:I so wish I could be part of this group :(


word g'man. hang tight!

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby Outlawed » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:01 pm

Anyone have an estimate of what it is going to cost for McAllister housing, food, and other related expenses per 9 month period? I'm trying to figure my total expenses out before accepting Gradplus, so I know if I should decrease my loan amount. Thanks!

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Re: Hastings Class of 2012

Postby vb007 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:19 pm

Outlawed wrote:Anyone have an estimate of what it is going to cost for McAllister housing, food, and other related expenses per 9 month period? I'm trying to figure my total expenses out before accepting Gradplus, so I know if I should decrease my loan amount. Thanks!


well, if you got housing in the tower, you should know what it's going to cost already. for other stuff, the hastings website has estimates: --LinkRemoved-- . their estimates seem reasonable...




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