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UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:21 pm
by Lucyfur
UCLA Law Class of 2019
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Admitted Students Welcome Receptions
Monday, March 7, 2016 | 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunday, April 3, 2016 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm[/list]

Important Dates and Deadlines
March 2, 2016
  • Priority deadline for FAFSA
April 15, 2016
  • Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)
  • Statement of Legal Residency (SLR)
  • First Non-Refundable Seat Deposit ($500)
May 15, 2016
  • Weyburn Terrace Graduate Housing application deadline
June 13, 2016
  • Second Non-Refundable Seat Deposit ($500)
July 8, 2016
  • Submit photograph for student ID card
August 1, 2016
  • Submit final transcripts (for K-JD)

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:22 pm
by Lucyfur
Suggestions for the OP/poll welcome! Please excuse my amateur coding skillz, it's been a while since myspace.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:48 am
by alora
yay checking in!! thank you for making the thread :)

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:53 am
by urbanist11
Checking in 8)

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:33 am
by James.K.Polk
Checking in, though I likely won't end up here. Still, Dean S said they will "reconsider" my scholarship and I should hear back in the next week....

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:15 pm
by jumbo2016
Checking in!! Really need some $$ though to make it a serious consideration. Pumped for ASD tomorrow! Though I think I brought bad weather with me from Boston

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:09 pm
by robertwabisabi
Checking in! Seriously considering going to UCLA now.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:22 pm
by Dexter97
jumbo2016 wrote:Checking in!! Really need some $$ though to make it a serious consideration. Pumped for ASD tomorrow! Though I think I brought bad weather with me from Boston


Ask them about financial aid tomorrow for me! They need to stop sending scholly info out in waves. :(

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:09 pm
by Lucyfur
James.K.Polk wrote:Checking in, though I likely won't end up here. Still, Dean S said they will "reconsider" my scholarship and I should hear back in the next week....

Let us know how it turns out! Got a WL from USC and don't have any leverage from T14s, so not sure how much luck I would have :(

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:11 am
by alora
jumbo2016 wrote:Checking in!! Really need some $$ though to make it a serious consideration. Pumped for ASD tomorrow! Though I think I brought bad weather with me from Boston

let us know how it goes? i wanted to make it to the first ASD but had schedule conflicts

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:07 am
by worldhunter
boom

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:45 am
by alora
how'd the ASD go? did any of you guys attend?

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:55 pm
by philawsopher
alora wrote:how'd the ASD go? did any of you guys attend?


I was there, but I don't have too much to compare it to. Seemed like a well-run event. Both the event and UCLA Law turned out to be pretty much just as I expected. In other words, the event really didn't increase or decrease my estimation of UCLA, but more confirmed what I had already gathered about the school (good and bad). The most helpful aspect for me was the small group student Q&A panel, where we seemed to be divided up with people coming from similar backgrounds.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:07 pm
by tappatappatappa
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Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:34 pm
by philawsopher
tappatappatappa wrote:
philawsopher wrote:Curious what the good and bad things were that were confirmed for you?


Fair question. Most I would say are more subjective matters or preferences that may not apply to others. As for more objective things:

Good:
High caliber students, faculty, and general atmosphere
Attractive specialization programs
Good for LA BigLaw, and for staying in SoCal in general

Bad:
Lacking some of the resources, facilities, and family-feel of smaller private law schools
Live-client clinical programs are few (but growing?)
Mixed reviews for Career Services

Don't read too much into these, though, they're just my own impressions. Depending on your options and desires, you may see things quite differently.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:58 pm
by Lucyfur
ASD was pretty much as I expected. I went to UCLA for undergrad though, so I'm interested to see what other people thought.

As philawsopher pointed out (and you all probably received the email by now), they're guaranteeing tuition which is pretty cool. If you don't want to read the memo linked on the email, the max in-state tuition for 2016-2017 is $45,500 and it can only increase by max $500 each year. The UC Regents set the tuition though, so if they happen to increase it by more than what UCLA Law is currently guaranteeing, UCLA will increase your scholarships to offset that amount. If you're OOS, you can qualify for in-state tuition during 2L and 3L.

I also liked how many options they had, including courses, specializations, and clinics/experiential learning. They don't have as many opportunities to work with actual clients as they'd like, but they still have a lot and are working on offering more. From what I heard from another student, you can also do a lot of work with student orgs like El Centro work with clients. Dean Mnookin also seems pretty cool.

Overall, the visit didn't sway me one way or the other. This was my first ASD, and I'm visiting a few more schools later this month. I'll most likely end up here, since it seems like my cheapest option at the moment, but keeping my options open.

Also, let me know if any of you have questions about the area (housing, food, etc) since I'm pretty familiar with it

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:28 am
by Kaizen428
Current 1l at UCLA. If you guys have any questions feel free to PM or post here!

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:12 am
by katalina1
What a fun club to be a part of!

How long after after your acceptance call did you get an email? Did you get stuff in the mail too? How long after all that did you get $$$?

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:30 am
by jumbo2016
Interesting experience Re: Schollys PM for deets

Also I LOVED ASD. Im really seeing myself at UCLA even though I've been admitted to "better" schools. I liked it much better than my GULC visit last week. We'll see how it compares with Mich.

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:56 pm
by jumbo2016
jumbo2016 wrote:Interesting experience Re: Schollys PM for deets

Also I LOVED ASD. Im really seeing myself at UCLA even though I've been admitted to "better" schools. I liked it much better than my GULC visit last week. We'll see how it compares with Mich.


Sorry to doublepost but I got a scholarship!!! Yaaaaay

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:11 pm
by Lucyfur
Did everyone get the provisional award letter today?

That loan amount was painful. Going to try to negotiate with my Vandy offer plus see if I can get any more need-based aid, since they're estimating I'll have a family contribution of ~10k when in reality it will be zero. If they don't budge, bye bye LA :(

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:29 pm
by miku015
Checking in! As a native Angeleno pretty psyched to get accepted, hope they give me enough $$$ to make it viable. I don't think I'd be able to make the ASD though, anyone think it was a game-changing experience for them?

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:04 pm
by Lucyfur
miku015 wrote:Checking in! As a native Angeleno pretty psyched to get accepted, hope they give me enough $$$ to make it viable. I don't think I'd be able to make the ASD though, anyone think it was a game-changing experience for them?

Not for me, but I've talked to other people that really liked it and were convinced. I think if you aren't too familiar with UCLA it's definitely helpful. I went to the first ASD but think I'm going to go to the next one too since I have more questions now that I want to ask, and I am hoping they make a really great second impression to make my decision easier because I don't want to move lol

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:34 pm
by adelllla
Lucyfur wrote:Did everyone get the provisional award letter today?

That loan amount was painful. Going to try to negotiate with my Vandy offer plus see if I can get any more need-based aid, since they're estimating I'll have a family contribution of ~10k when in reality it will be zero. If they don't budge, bye bye LA :(


I got mine as well. It's generous, as I knew, but I'm going to negotiate against SLS cause I want to stay in LA. I think from lurking around here that you went to UCLA as an undergrad, and so did I! So if we both choose UCLA, we'd be double bruins together!

Re: UCLA Law Class of 2019

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:28 pm
by miku015
Lucyfur wrote:Did everyone get the provisional award letter today?

That loan amount was painful. Going to try to negotiate with my Vandy offer plus see if I can get any more need-based aid, since they're estimating I'll have a family contribution of ~10k when in reality it will be zero. If they don't budge, bye bye LA :(


Got my provisional award letter today, must admit I was extremely disappointed when all I saw was them telling me to take 200k+ in loans. There is no way in hell I'd be able to afford UCLA at sticker, going to try to negotiate w/ my T14 offer...