UCLA Class of 2018

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Dipper
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UCLA Class of 2018

Postby Dipper » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:34 pm

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Congratulations, new admits!

Key Dates
April 10-12, 2015: Diversity Weekend
April 12, 2015: Admitted Students Day
April 17, 2015: Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)
April 17, 2015: Statement of Legal Residency (SLR)
April 17, 2015: First Non-refundable Seat Deposit ($500)
June 12, 2015: Second Non-refundable Seat Deposit ($500)
August 3, 2015: Final Transcript Deadline

Financial Aid
FAQ: http://www.law.ucla.edu/admissions/financial-aid/
FAFSA: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
Need Access Application: http://www.needaccess.org/Students/Student.aspx

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Special thanks to Gray for the banner!

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potatoes
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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby potatoes » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:12 pm

Has anyone received scholarship info yet? Would love to attend UCLA, but couldn't justify it at full cost.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby Hand » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:16 pm

potatoes wrote:Has anyone received scholarship info yet? Would love to attend UCLA, but couldn't justify it at full cost.


From correspondence from last week:

We will begin awarding merit scholarships in the next few weeks. If you would like to know where you stand, please feel free to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby Lawgirl101 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:04 pm

to whoever is planning on going to admitted students weekend, what do you plan on wearing? during the day/for the reception?

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby giantswan » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:55 am

Lawgirl101 wrote:to whoever is planning on going to admitted students weekend, what do you plan on wearing? during the day/for the reception?


Probably nice jeans, blouse, flats. Nothing fancy.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby slurpy » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:29 pm

potatoes wrote:Has anyone received scholarship info yet? Would love to attend UCLA, but couldn't justify it at full cost.


I got a need-based grant via email today. The email says merit aid will be awarded in the next few weeks.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby giantswan » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:36 pm

Got the scholarship e-mail today. They beat USC's offer, I'm pretty pleased. PM for details.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby ThatOneGuy » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:48 pm

slurpy wrote:
potatoes wrote:Has anyone received scholarship info yet? Would love to attend UCLA, but couldn't justify it at full cost.


I got a need-based grant via email today. The email says merit aid will be awarded in the next few weeks.



+1

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby Ms4life » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:50 pm

Anyone looking to move to LA beginning June 1st-July 31st? I have a really great spot in a really awesome location (1304 W.2nd St. 90026)! PM me for more details and picture

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby paragonloop » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:33 pm

Who's going to the Admitted Student Day next week? I'm currently weathering a bunch of snow on the east coast so I'm excited to get to LA!

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby spencercross » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:38 pm

paragonloop wrote:Who's going to the Admitted Student Day next week? I'm currently weathering a bunch of snow on the east coast so I'm excited to get to LA!

I'll be there. I'm local so it's an easy call for me.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby giantswan » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:50 pm

spencercross wrote:
paragonloop wrote:Who's going to the Admitted Student Day next week? I'm currently weathering a bunch of snow on the east coast so I'm excited to get to LA!

I'll be there. I'm local so it's an easy call for me.


Me too!

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby minion2018 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:14 pm

I won't be able to make any of the Admitted Student Days. Please take good notes and report back! :D

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby znllh305 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:11 pm

Is anyone else who's going tomorrow going to do the optional tours and events?

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby Bruingrad2014 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:37 pm

what time are all the optional things starting?

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby giantswan » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:07 am

The optional things start at 8:30. I'm going to one of the mid-morning classes.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby keosu11 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:11 am

Where did you guys get the schedule? I switched from April to march but haven't received anything

If they did email something out would one of you please send me a message with those details or post them here

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby spencercross » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:26 pm

keosu11 wrote:Where did you guys get the schedule? I switched from April to march but haven't received anything

If they did email something out would one of you please send me a message with those details or post them here

Cut and pasted below. They also included some reading for the mock Torts class that I uploaded here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12298390/UCLA%20Law%20Admitted%20Students%20Day%20March%202015%20Mock%20Class%20Reading.pdf

2:30 p.m. REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Courtyard of the Law School

3:00 p.m. WELCOME
Rob Schwartz, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
UCLA School of Law

3:05 p.m. MOCK TORTS CLASS
Mark Grady
Distinguished Professor of Law

4:00 p.m. Q & A IN BREAK-OUT GROUPS
Facilitated by current law students
Various classrooms at UCLA School of Law

5:00 p.m. Break

5:10 p.m. UCLA LAW STUDENT RESOURCES PANEL
David Babbe, Director of Skills Curriculum
Beth Moeller, Dean of Career Services
Rob Schwartz, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Emily Scivoletto, Dean of Students
UCLA School of Law

6:00 p.m. DEAN’S WELCOME
Rachel F. Moran Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law
UCLA School of Law

6:30 p.m. RECEPTION WITH CURRENT STUDENTS, ALUMNI AND FACULTY Faculty Center, Main Dining Room

Optional Activities for Early Arrivals
For all activities, please meet at the Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Courtyard of the Law School

8:30 am - 12:00 pm CLASS OBSERVATIONS
Check in at the registration table ten minutes prior to your class start time to be escorted to the class. Unfortunately, late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
(You had to sign up for these ahead of time so it's probably too late, but worth asking if you're interested)

9:00 am - 3:00 pm FINANCIAL AID COUNSELING
Dodd 65 (Stop at registration table for directions)

8:45 am & 11:50 am SINGLE GRADUATE STUDENT HOUSING TOURS (1 ¾ hours)
Check in near the registration table ten minutes
prior to your tour time.

11 am, 12:15 pm & 1:45 pm TOURS OF THE LAW SCHOOL (45 minutes)
Check in near the registration table ten minutes prior to your tour time.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby minion2018 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:56 pm

spencercross wrote:8:45 am & 11:50 am SINGLE GRADUATE STUDENT HOUSING TOURS (1 ¾ hours)
Check in near the registration table ten minutes prior to your tour time.


Thanks for uploading the reading!

Can anyone report on housing? Did they only show Weyburn/Hilgard?

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby Dipper » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:58 pm

Anyone care to report back generally? I'm curious about the financial aid counseling, personally...

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby Bruingrad2014 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:04 pm

The financial aid counseling was not that helpful. The only thing I found out was how they calculate your big law SA position to take away from any 3rd year need aid.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby spencercross » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:30 pm

Dipper wrote:Anyone care to report back generally? I'm curious about the financial aid counseling, personally...

I didn't take part in the FA counseling, so I can't speak to that. But in general I really like UCLA. Definitely a better environment than USC (who's facilities really work against it, I think). The campus is gorgeous. I spoke with Dean Moran briefly and she was very nice. I was at a lunchtime alumni talk early in the day and she referred to several of the students by name, which seems like a good sign, and I think she has a very forward-thinking vision for the school. The four student ambassadors I had in my small Q&A were very open about their experiences and seemed to genuinely like the school (as opposed to some of the other schools I've been to where the student ambassadors felt like cheerleader robots). Clinical opportunities seem copious and well structured. They have a grant program to support students working in a public interest capacity during the summer, which is very compelling if you're interested in PI. Their orientation is a week long and includes a class to prep you for what you'll be doing in school, which I think is great. I'm a little concerned about some of the other schools who's orientation seems to consist entirely of a copule of days of student mixers and tours. Overall, a very positive experience for me.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby giantswan » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:41 pm

I think the financial aid counseling was mostly for answering questions you had so it probably varied from person to person. Basic stuff we went over:

-The reevaluation of need-aid every year
-What to do if you take out too much or too little in loans
-Availability of a bunch of small grants in 2L year
-On campus positions and fee remission

On another note they did share what their new employment numbers were so far (I think they report to the ABA on the 15th) and they are now at like 78% for Bar Passage Required/JD Advantage positions. Their employment figures in general seemed to be slightly on the rise. Nothing ground breaking but still better than if they had been stagnant or declining. I'm choosing to be optimistic about it all.

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby spencercross » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:56 pm

giantswan wrote:-The reevaluation of need-aid every year

What exactly did they say about this? I'm assuming that, barring a dramatic change in your financial situation or their funding, it should remain relatively consistent each year. Did they address that?

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Re: UCLA Class of 2018

Postby giantswan » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:07 pm

spencercross wrote:
giantswan wrote:-The reevaluation of need-aid every year

What exactly did they say about this? I'm assuming that, barring a dramatic change in your financial situation or their funding, it should remain relatively consistent each year. Did they address that?


Yeah they basically just talked about having to fill out Need Access and FAFSA again and said the aid remains fairly consistent if your financial situation doesn't change too much. I think the most important thing I took away with regards to the need-aid reevaluation was that the on campus positions are not considered when they reevaluate.




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