UCLA? 2011

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Arbiter213
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Arbiter213 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:48 pm

sanguar wrote:
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Seems like they really prefer the Philosophers!

I've been wondering if law school concentration matters for career prospects... if I go to UCLA and focus on Philosophy and Law, will I then be un-hire-able?


They do seem to, at least today! (Not a lot of days when one get's to say "It's a good day to be a philosopher.") Not sure about the career prospects issue exactly. The TLS write-up on UCLA had an interesting quasi-relevant passage:

"Finally, for aspiring academics, UCLA isn’t a bad choice either. The Dean is working actively to increase the number of people going into academic careers and is expecting “real returns.” The school just recently started a Law and Philosophy department, and wants to further expand with a Law and Economics department as well as a Law and Sociology department."

This seems to be implying that the Law and Philo specialization is meant to enhance academic career prospects. But it seems hard to say whether a prospective (non-academic) employer would look upon you less-favorably for having it on your degree. I suppose it depends on what you want to do, and on whether other people going into your field have other, more pertinent, specializations that you don't have because you were busy mucking around with that crazy philo stuff. Might be something to talk to the career services people about though, since they might have some insight on what employers in various fields are looking for.


Thanks for the input. I'm definitely interested in Legal Academia (dream job) but I recognize it's highly unlikely and likely unstable going forward, and I'll have loans to pay off. So I'd rather have the option of being employable. Of course, the Philosophy and Law concentration likely wouldn't hurt getting a Clerkship...

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Blindc1rca » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:00 pm

ugh. submitted early December and still nothing. above 75th LSAT and almost at 75th GPA OOS.

also... i received NO email about their philosophy program. in fact the only email ive received has been my app complete email on 11/16.

bah humbug...

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Cade McNown » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:06 pm

Blindc1rca wrote:ugh. submitted early December and still nothing. above 75th LSAT and almost at 75th GPA OOS.

also... i received NO email about their philosophy program. in fact the only email ive received has been my app complete email on 11/16.

bah humbug...


Did you major in philosophy? My impression is that this email was sent only to Phil majors not in the auto reject pile.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby chasgoose » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:16 pm

UGH just received a call from a 310 number and almost died, but then realized it was my company calling to assign me a new client.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:19 pm

Cade McNown wrote:
Blindc1rca wrote:ugh. submitted early December and still nothing. above 75th LSAT and almost at 75th GPA OOS.

also... i received NO email about their philosophy program. in fact the only email ive received has been my app complete email on 11/16.

bah humbug...


Did you major in philosophy? My impression is that this email was sent only to Phil majors not in the auto reject pile.


I didn't get it. And I don't think I'm auto-reject...but maybe I am? I get "consider" on LSN. and UTexas took me! Hmm.....

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby snldude » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:23 pm

got the call today too. 3.46, 170, w/ a phd.

no mention of scholarship however. of course, with those numbers, i didn't hold a lot of hope.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Cade McNown » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:28 pm

swimmergirl1303 wrote:
Cade McNown wrote:
Blindc1rca wrote:ugh. submitted early December and still nothing. above 75th LSAT and almost at 75th GPA OOS.

also... i received NO email about their philosophy program. in fact the only email ive received has been my app complete email on 11/16.

bah humbug...


Did you major in philosophy? My impression is that this email was sent only to Phil majors not in the auto reject pile.


I didn't get it. And I don't think I'm auto-reject...but maybe I am? I get "consider" on LSN. and UTexas took me! Hmm.....


Hmmm, that's interesting. FWIW my PS discussed philosophy and law and one of my LORs was from a Phil. prof. Maybe they weren't only looking at the UG major?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:31 pm

Cade McNown wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:
Cade McNown wrote:
Blindc1rca wrote:ugh. submitted early December and still nothing. above 75th LSAT and almost at 75th GPA OOS.

also... i received NO email about their philosophy program. in fact the only email ive received has been my app complete email on 11/16.

bah humbug...


Did you major in philosophy? My impression is that this email was sent only to Phil majors not in the auto reject pile.


I didn't get it. And I don't think I'm auto-reject...but maybe I am? I get "consider" on LSN. and UTexas took me! Hmm.....


Hmmm, that's interesting. FWIW my PS discussed philosophy and law and one of my LORs was from a Phil. prof. Maybe they weren't only looking at the UG major?


Yeah so did mine. And I wrote a programmatic contribution essay and I applied to the PhD program. Maybe they figured since I already applied there was no need to send it to me? *wishful thinking*

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Arbiter213 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:33 pm

Cade McNown wrote:
Blindc1rca wrote:ugh. submitted early December and still nothing. above 75th LSAT and almost at 75th GPA OOS.

also... i received NO email about their philosophy program. in fact the only email ive received has been my app complete email on 11/16.

bah humbug...


Did you major in philosophy? My impression is that this email was sent only to Phil majors not in the auto reject pile.


I didn't get it, and my major is philosophy and my PS was about why I study it. So it doesn't seem to be a broadly sent message. Though maybe because I've been admitted for a long time...?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Cade McNown » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:42 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
Cade McNown wrote:
Blindc1rca wrote:ugh. submitted early December and still nothing. above 75th LSAT and almost at 75th GPA OOS.

also... i received NO email about their philosophy program. in fact the only email ive received has been my app complete email on 11/16.

bah humbug...


Did you major in philosophy? My impression is that this email was sent only to Phil majors not in the auto reject pile.


I didn't get it, and my major is philosophy and my PS was about why I study it. So it doesn't seem to be a broadly sent message. Though maybe because I've been admitted for a long time...?


Yeah that's another thing, I applied late. Received the email after submitting app but before going complete, and I have your exact same numbers.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby ellewoods2 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:44 pm

Anybody know what the policy is on submitting updated transcripts without them having been solicited? Especially since I've been sitting at complete since 10/07 and a decision could have very likely been made already?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:13 pm

ellewoods2 wrote:Anybody know what the policy is on submitting updated transcripts without them having been solicited? Especially since I've been sitting at complete since 10/07 and a decision could have very likely been made already?


Update LSAC.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby alexandra » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:24 am

To all those admitted in the fast few days, when did you go complete?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby NorCalBruin » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:51 am

I went complete the day after the Dec. LSAT scores came back.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby alexandra » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:56 am

NorCalBruin wrote:I went complete the day after the Dec. LSAT scores came back.


Ahh! Me too. Stats?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby glitter178 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:57 am

I went complete 11/10.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby NorCalBruin » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:59 am

alexandra wrote:
NorCalBruin wrote:I went complete the day after the Dec. LSAT scores came back.


Ahh! Me too. Stats?


169 / 3.8

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby registeredtosay » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:19 pm

I'm complete as of 10/18 and still haven't heard from them. Has anyone else been waiting this long?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby HopefulFish » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:40 pm

registeredtosay wrote:I'm complete as of 10/18 and still haven't heard from them. Has anyone else been waiting this long?


me

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:42 pm

registeredtosay wrote:I'm complete as of 10/18 and still haven't heard from them. Has anyone else been waiting this long?


9/21 or something.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby glitter178 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:44 pm

r6_philly wrote:
registeredtosay wrote:I'm complete as of 10/18 and still haven't heard from them. Has anyone else been waiting this long?


9/21 or something.



It's going to happen for you this week, r6!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby ppch » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:56 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
sanguar wrote:IN! Just got off the phone. $75,000!

ETA: Sent 1/10, Complete 1/13


Wtf, why do I get no moneys but you get $75,000 a year? The PhD? The extra .02 and +1 on the lsat? that's the difference between 0 and $25k a year?

:?

I'm hoping they pull through with need based aid...


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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:07 pm

glitter178 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
registeredtosay wrote:I'm complete as of 10/18 and still haven't heard from them. Has anyone else been waiting this long?


9/21 or something.



It's going to happen for you this week, r6!


Please don't bet any money on that. I would feel horrible.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby BeachandRun23 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:08 pm

registeredtosay wrote:I'm complete as of 10/18 and still haven't heard from them. Has anyone else been waiting this long?


me too. Not a peep.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:09 pm

Their LSN graph has a void where my numbers are... Look like they are mostly admitting medians + splitters right now. Exact the opposite of my reach schools.

http://ucla.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/?whichCycle=1011




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