UCLA Class of 2015

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2015)
fakehunter
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UCLA Class of 2015

Postby fakehunter » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:52 pm

Hey guys!

I got into UCLA last week, and it's probably the school I am going to end up at , so I decided to make this thread. Anyone else thinking about going here?

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby vto35 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:09 am

Definitely my top choice...would be a FOR SURE if I can just get a little bit more money since I'm turning down a couple full rides to be a Bruin

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Champion
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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby Champion » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:37 am

vto35 wrote:Definitely my top choice...would be a FOR SURE if I can just get a little bit more money since I'm turning down a couple full rides to be a Bruin


Negotiate! Make it seem like (which it is) UCLA is your top choice, but the other schools that are giving you full rides are making it awfully hard on you. Hopefully, they'll meet somewhere in the middle. I've heard UCLA is very good with negotiation and that they usually budge. Good luck!

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby vto35 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:19 pm

Champion wrote:
vto35 wrote:Definitely my top choice...would be a FOR SURE if I can just get a little bit more money since I'm turning down a couple full rides to be a Bruin


Negotiate! Make it seem like (which it is) UCLA is your top choice, but the other schools that are giving you full rides are making it awfully hard on you. Hopefully, they'll meet somewhere in the middle. I've heard UCLA is very good with negotiation and that they usually budge. Good luck!


Thanks! Im definitely going to give it my best shot.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby cactuarX3 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:03 am

Checking in here! Also considering UCLA along with some T14s mainly because of the serious money they are offering. Anyone had experience negotiating with them in the past? Would they up their offer if you bring up T14 acceptances?

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby johansantana21 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:23 am

cactuarX3 wrote:Checking in here! Also considering UCLA along with some T14s mainly because of the serious money they are offering. Anyone had experience negotiating with them in the past? Would they up their offer if you bring up T14 acceptances?


I tried this before and general answer is no unless the T14 is super high or offering you $.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby fakehunter » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:57 pm

johansantana21 wrote:
cactuarX3 wrote:Checking in here! Also considering UCLA along with some T14s mainly because of the serious money they are offering. Anyone had experience negotiating with them in the past? Would they up their offer if you bring up T14 acceptances?


I tried this before and general answer is no unless the T14 is super high or offering you $.


I'm assuming Michigan doesn't count as super high?

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby horrorbusiness » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:23 pm

checking in... just got in today, fair chance i may attend, especially as a southern california native.

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Ti1Her0
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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby Ti1Her0 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:29 am

ED here so I'll definitely be at UCLA this fall. :D

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby horrorbusiness » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:17 pm

i guess UCLA doesn't create an official 2015 fb group. or at least the 2014 group was made by a student ( http://www.facebook.com/groups/154737124589657/ ). one of the EDer's should get on this :mrgreen:

i'd do it, but i'm not certain that i'm gonna go here, so i don't want control over something i'm not really invested in yet.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby SisyphusHappy » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:21 am

This is probably a little pre-mature, but I'll mention it anyway. I'm currently a 1L and, because I won't be around this summer, I'm getting kicked out of Weyburn. If anyone gets guaranteed housing there and wants a 2L roommate, let me know. I'd like to live here again in the fall.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby nyyfan333 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:48 am

anyone else have trouble generating a lawnet password?

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sf88
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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby sf88 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:28 pm

Just got accepted yesterday. The dean didn't mention an all-expenses paid trip to visit the campus. I'm from the east coast and I can't afford the cost of visiting (I'm still in undergrad and I'm paying for all law school related expenses..plus other stuff). How tacky would it be to ask for a travel stipend?

nyyfan333 wrote:anyone else have trouble generating a lawnet password?


They have several restrictions on passwords, so make sure you read the directions carefully. I tried typing in a couple passwords before I bothered to read the instructions :)

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby msch0i » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:30 pm

Current 1L here - will be happy to answer any questions, since I'm in need of a valid excuse to procrastinate :D

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby horrorbusiness » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:15 am

msch0i wrote:Current 1L here - will be happy to answer any questions, since I'm in need of a valid excuse to procrastinate :D


what the vibe at UCLA like in regards to getting biglaw? is hiring from there seeming to be picking up? any anecdotes about how many students that WANT biglaw get it?

i'm asking because it's a big concern for me. i'm in at cornell and UCLA and having a tough time decide between the two. i'm a southern california native and like being here.. (still waiting on financial info from both schools, which will also play a big role in my decision making)

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby shbe0701 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:26 am

tag

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby tjddk » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:56 pm

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby horrorbusiness » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:01 pm

can anyone remind me what data they use to create your username/password for the admitted student's site??

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby Jumborific » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:17 pm

current 1L at UCLA too. Working in Seattle this summer. Hard to say about BigLaw. Obviously really hard to get a job as a 1L. BigLaw firms pretty much just hire one first-year each. That is the vibe I am getting at least. As a 1L you will probably be working in 1) public interest or 2) crim/government. Crim and government jobs are harder to get. Judicial Externships are probably slightly easier to get than BigLaw summer jobs, and, some would argue, a better opportunity, but they don't pay anything.

If you are in at Northwestern, you should go there unless you KNOW that you want to practice law in Cali. Otherwise go to Northwestern.

At the same time, UCLA isn't entirely as regional as many would have you believe. I know myself and at least one other person who will be working in Seattle/Olympia. So not undoable. Career services doesn't give you jobs though. Prepare to do the heavy lifting yourself. I think it's like that at most places. Nothing shows up on a silver platter.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby horrorbusiness » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:27 pm

man this thread is pretty dead in terms of 0Ls, though i really appreciate the 1Ls in here helping out. :mrgreen:

UCLA offered me 20k/yr in need-aid! 8)

that's gonna be super tempting if cornell offers me nothing or is unwilling to match/consider that.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby Golden Bear 11 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:29 am

msch0i wrote:Current 1L here - will be happy to answer any questions, since I'm in need of a valid excuse to procrastinate :D


Why did you choose UCLA over other schools (i.e., USC?)?

Thanks for answering questions!

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Ti1Her0
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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby Ti1Her0 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:12 pm

Anyone attending the ASD/welcome receptions next Monday?

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Dato
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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby Dato » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:40 pm

Anyone apply for Epstein // hear back??

fakehunter
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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby fakehunter » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:38 pm

I haven't deposited yet, but I'm basically sure I'm going to UCLA. Anyone else in this boat? I want to start getting to know future classmates!

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Re: UCLA Class of 2015

Postby commonpleas » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:00 pm

Dato wrote:Anyone apply for Epstein // hear back??


I attended last week's admitted students reception and I stopped by the public interest office beforehand and chatted with the director, Rochelle Adelman. She said they had 500 applicants, of those 500 half made it to the committee review, for which they are had their final decision meeting on this past Wednesday. I followed up with her on Thursday, but she said that they actually hadn't finished with the decision process, and that Monday seemed more likely. Hope this is helpful!




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