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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:32 pm
by batman88
Emailed Dean Schwartz about scholarship offer on 4/1 and haven't heard back yet. Should I followup or just wait?

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:40 pm
by Lucyfur
batman88 wrote:Emailed Dean Schwartz about scholarship offer on 4/1 and haven't heard back yet. Should I followup or just wait?

I'd probably give it another day. Keep an eye out for an email from Danae McElroy too, since she might be the one actually responding.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:46 pm
by mist4bison
batman88 wrote:Emailed Dean Schwartz about scholarship offer on 4/1 and haven't heard back yet. Should I followup or just wait?


Follow up. I waited 2 weeks before following up only to find out he'd lost the email and no action had been taken yet.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:35 pm
by urbanist11
Hard to pass up the warm California sunshine but decided to decline my offer - good luck future Bruins!

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:54 pm
by alora
put in my deposit today :)

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:00 am
by 87mm
Put in my deposit. Now to cut spending to save as much as possible to live off of.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:32 am
by adelllla
Put in my deposit as well :D

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:10 pm
by miku015
Couldn't get them to give me the $$$ so had to withdraw unfortunately, gl to everyone else!

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:34 pm
by wellitsover
Also deposited :) the finality is exciting and nerve wracking at the same time!

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:40 pm
by adelllla
wellitsover wrote:Also deposited :) the finality is exciting and nerve wracking at the same time!


This is such a perfect description!

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:33 pm
by woc
Removed.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:21 pm
by batman88
Do you lose your spot/scholly if you don't deposit tomorrow? How does that work?

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:35 pm
by frazzledandbedazzled
woc wrote:does anyone know if you're required to withdraw from other schools (acceptances) if you deposit at UCLA?


There is no requirement to withdraw! I asked admissions this question.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:36 pm
by woc
Removed.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:22 am
by Lucyfur
Finally put in my deposit! I plan on initiating second-round negotiations early next week. If anyone has done this already, please PM me! :D

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:47 am
by alvmew
Joining the club - put in my deposit this morning. (:

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:26 pm
by jmark1
Just deposited after negotiating some more money. Planning on riding a few waitlists just to see if I can continue negotiations, but I'm excited as hell to be a Bruin!

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:13 pm
by 87mm
Do any LA residents/Bruins recommend getting a road bike to commute around the campus and surrounding area? It looks like Santa Monica is only a 30 minute bike ride away and you wont have to pay for parking.

How are the roads for biking around? Seriously considering it.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:57 pm
by mrsomebody
87mm wrote:Do any LA residents/Bruins recommend getting a road bike to commute around the campus and surrounding area? It looks like Santa Monica is only a 30 minute bike ride away and you wont have to pay for parking.

How are the roads for biking around? Seriously considering it.


+1

I'd much prefer biking over driving if people think its doable

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:19 pm
by Lucyfur
mrsomebody wrote:
87mm wrote:Do any LA residents/Bruins recommend getting a road bike to commute around the campus and surrounding area? It looks like Santa Monica is only a 30 minute bike ride away and you wont have to pay for parking.

How are the roads for biking around? Seriously considering it.


+1

I'd much prefer biking over driving if people think its doable

LA isn't the most bike-friendly city, but it's gotten better and is definitely doable. I know several people in the area that bike as their primary mode of transportation

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:47 am
by adelllla
Lucyfur wrote:
mrsomebody wrote:
87mm wrote:Do any LA residents/Bruins recommend getting a road bike to commute around the campus and surrounding area? It looks like Santa Monica is only a 30 minute bike ride away and you wont have to pay for parking.

How are the roads for biking around? Seriously considering it.


+1

I'd much prefer biking over driving if people think its doable

LA isn't the most bike-friendly city, but it's gotten better and is definitely doable. I know several people in the area that bike as their primary mode of transportation


+1.

I went to undergrad at UCLA, and most people I knew would bike to classes/around campus & the near vicinities, but I don't know how ideal it would be for 2L/3L, when you're doing externships and such off campus. Even that would be doable but not ideal (@least not for me, but then again, I'm merely a car-trapped LA gal).

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:15 pm
by 87mm
adelllla wrote:
Lucyfur wrote:
mrsomebody wrote:
87mm wrote:Do any LA residents/Bruins recommend getting a road bike to commute around the campus and surrounding area? It looks like Santa Monica is only a 30 minute bike ride away and you wont have to pay for parking.

How are the roads for biking around? Seriously considering it.


+1

I'd much prefer biking over driving if people think its doable

LA isn't the most bike-friendly city, but it's gotten better and is definitely doable. I know several people in the area that bike as their primary mode of transportation


+1.

I went to undergrad at UCLA, and most people I knew would bike to classes/around campus & the near vicinities, but I don't know how ideal it would be for 2L/3L, when you're doing externships and such off campus. Even that would be doable but not ideal (@least not for me, but then again, I'm merely a car-trapped LA gal).



I figured it would be best for daily stuff but I will also have my car with me as well.

Anyone have any insight as to motorcycle viability? I have a motorcycle but I am debating selling it for the extra spending money. The lane sharing seems like a dangerous thing with the traffic in LA. I would prefer not to be dead :(

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:13 pm
by Draconem
87mm wrote:
adelllla wrote:
Lucyfur wrote:
mrsomebody wrote:
87mm wrote:Do any LA residents/Bruins recommend getting a road bike to commute around the campus and surrounding area? It looks like Santa Monica is only a 30 minute bike ride away and you wont have to pay for parking.

How are the roads for biking around? Seriously considering it.


+1

I'd much prefer biking over driving if people think its doable

LA isn't the most bike-friendly city, but it's gotten better and is definitely doable. I know several people in the area that bike as their primary mode of transportation


+1.

I went to undergrad at UCLA, and most people I knew would bike to classes/around campus & the near vicinities, but I don't know how ideal it would be for 2L/3L, when you're doing externships and such off campus. Even that would be doable but not ideal (@least not for me, but then again, I'm merely a car-trapped LA gal).



I figured it would be best for daily stuff but I will also have my car with me as well.

Anyone have any insight as to motorcycle viability? I have a motorcycle but I am debating selling it for the extra spending money. The lane sharing seems like a dangerous thing with the traffic in LA. I would prefer not to be dead :(


I wouldn't. My partner was almost killed a few times by drivers. After a hit and run that left her knees messed up, she finally sold her bike and was done.

Not worth it, in my opinion.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:24 am
by 87mm
Draconem wrote:
87mm wrote:
adelllla wrote:
Lucyfur wrote:
mrsomebody wrote:
87mm wrote:Do any LA residents/Bruins recommend getting a road bike to commute around the campus and surrounding area? It looks like Santa Monica is only a 30 minute bike ride away and you wont have to pay for parking.

How are the roads for biking around? Seriously considering it.


+1

I'd much prefer biking over driving if people think its doable

LA isn't the most bike-friendly city, but it's gotten better and is definitely doable. I know several people in the area that bike as their primary mode of transportation


+1.

I went to undergrad at UCLA, and most people I knew would bike to classes/around campus & the near vicinities, but I don't know how ideal it would be for 2L/3L, when you're doing externships and such off campus. Even that would be doable but not ideal (@least not for me, but then again, I'm merely a car-trapped LA gal).



I figured it would be best for daily stuff but I will also have my car with me as well.

Anyone have any insight as to motorcycle viability? I have a motorcycle but I am debating selling it for the extra spending money. The lane sharing seems like a dangerous thing with the traffic in LA. I would prefer not to be dead :(


I wouldn't. My partner was almost killed a few times by drivers. After a hit and run that left her knees messed up, she finally sold her bike and was done.

Not worth it, in my opinion.


That settles that debate for me. Out of curiosity, was there there any location that specifically caused most of this? As in, was it freeway or riding around town? If I use a bicycle will I be at similar risk? Honestly, I dont know anything about traffic out there for cyclists and motorcyclists.

Thanks for the input and I'm glad your partner gave up the bike. Hope she recovered.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:03 am
by keezmasterflex
87mm wrote:
Draconem wrote:
87mm wrote:
adelllla wrote:
Lucyfur wrote:
mrsomebody wrote:
87mm wrote:Do any LA residents/Bruins recommend getting a road bike to commute around the campus and surrounding area? It looks like Santa Monica is only a 30 minute bike ride away and you wont have to pay for parking.

How are the roads for biking around? Seriously considering it.


+1

I'd much prefer biking over driving if people think its doable

LA isn't the most bike-friendly city, but it's gotten better and is definitely doable. I know several people in the area that bike as their primary mode of transportation


+1.

I went to undergrad at UCLA, and most people I knew would bike to classes/around campus & the near vicinities, but I don't know how ideal it would be for 2L/3L, when you're doing externships and such off campus. Even that would be doable but not ideal (@least not for me, but then again, I'm merely a car-trapped LA gal).



I figured it would be best for daily stuff but I will also have my car with me as well.

Anyone have any insight as to motorcycle viability? I have a motorcycle but I am debating selling it for the extra spending money. The lane sharing seems like a dangerous thing with the traffic in LA. I would prefer not to be dead :(


I wouldn't. My partner was almost killed a few times by drivers. After a hit and run that left her knees messed up, she finally sold her bike and was done.

Not worth it, in my opinion.


That settles that debate for me. Out of curiosity, was there there any location that specifically caused most of this? As in, was it freeway or riding around town? If I use a bicycle will I be at similar risk? Honestly, I dont know anything about traffic out there for cyclists and motorcyclists.

Thanks for the input and I'm glad your partner gave up the bike. Hope she recovered.



Bikes are also dangerous. The traffic in Los Angeles is not bike friendly. They are aggressive, on their cell phones, putting on make-up and in a rush 99.9% of the time. My accidents occurred in neighborhoods and side roads. I was never on a freeway with my motorbike. Hard to live in LA without a car.