UC Hastings 2011

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Aggiegrad2011
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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:52 pm

Yeah I got mine on Saturday, woot!

It's a bit underwhelming, but it's better than Cardozo's was D:

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masochist
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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby masochist » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:42 pm

Has anyone's packet included a scholarship award? Mine did not :cry:

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:21 pm

masochist wrote:Has anyone's packet included a scholarship award? Mine did not :cry:


Nope although from what I have read and heard, UCH doesn't give much scholly $ out.

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby danicalifornia » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:24 pm

The residency form is ridiculous!! So long.

And i'm still confused if the Hastings Grant is solely need based? Anyone have any idea?

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby General Tso » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:26 am

danicalifornia wrote:And i'm still confused if the Hastings Grant is solely need based? Anyone have any idea?


yup

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby thedumbwaiter » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:20 pm

So I'm a bit stressy. I applied to UCHastings and Davis and really really hope I get accepted by one (both would be great but I'm not greedy!). I'm an international applicant so I don't actually have a GPA and I read elsewhere on TLS that generally schools just look at your LSAT and assume you have an appropriate GPA to get in. I guess my question is: with a 163 LSAT and a degree from a top British university do you think I'll get in? I've been looking at LSN but without a GPA its pretty pointless.

I'm not sure my personal statement is that good. I unfortunately sent off applications before I came across this forum. Do you think I could email them asking would they like a Diversity Statement etc? Or is it stupid to hassle them?

I'm really hoping an acceptance letter is winging its way across the Atlantic right now but I'm not all that confident. :shock:

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby LttleBlakDress » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:33 pm

thedumbwaiter wrote: Do you think I could email them asking would they like a Diversity Statement etc? Or is it stupid to hassle them?



The Dean at Hastings made it very clear when I was visiting that they do not look kindly upon additional materials after your application has been submitted. Not sure about Davis.

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby danicalifornia » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:38 pm

i wouldn't recommend sending anything extra to hastings. they aren't fans of that at all.

good luck!

thedumbwaiter wrote:So I'm a bit stressy. I applied to UCHastings and Davis and really really hope I get accepted by one (both would be great but I'm not greedy!). I'm an international applicant so I don't actually have a GPA and I read elsewhere on TLS that generally schools just look at your LSAT and assume you have an appropriate GPA to get in. I guess my question is: with a 163 LSAT and a degree from a top British university do you think I'll get in? I've been looking at LSN but without a GPA its pretty pointless.

I'm not sure my personal statement is that good. I unfortunately sent off applications before I came across this forum. Do you think I could email them asking would they like a Diversity Statement etc? Or is it stupid to hassle them?

I'm really hoping an acceptance letter is winging its way across the Atlantic right now but I'm not all that confident. :shock:

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby Gotti » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:57 pm

got my acceptance packet yesterday (or the day before...idk i didn't check the mail until yesterday). I am underwhelmed...but SF would be a nice place to live if I don't go to the east coast...

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby Borhas » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:58 pm

thedumbwaiter wrote:So I'm a bit stressy. I applied to UCHastings and Davis and really really hope I get accepted by one (both would be great but I'm not greedy!). I'm an international applicant so I don't actually have a GPA and I read elsewhere on TLS that generally schools just look at your LSAT and assume you have an appropriate GPA to get in. I guess my question is: with a 163 LSAT and a degree from a top British university do you think I'll get in? I've been looking at LSN but without a GPA its pretty pointless.

I'm not sure my personal statement is that good. I unfortunately sent off applications before I came across this forum. Do you think I could email them asking would they like a Diversity Statement etc? Or is it stupid to hassle them?

I'm really hoping an acceptance letter is winging its way across the Atlantic right now but I'm not all that confident. :shock:


my guess is you'll get into at least one of the schools

more likely Davis cause their median LSAT is 163 (they like GPA more than Hastings) the median at Hastings is 164 so w/o an above median GPA your app may not be as enticing (though they'd both love your out of state tuition)

I wouldn't worry about a diversity statement or personal statement, that stuff doesn't matter a lot

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby mushroom3 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:32 pm

just got the acceptance letter! i freaked out though bc it was in a small envelope and i had not gotten a phone call so i just assumed it was a rejection

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby LilMonsterAnnie » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:33 pm

mushroom3 wrote:just got the acceptance letter! i freaked out though bc it was in a small envelope and i had not gotten a phone call so i just assumed it was a rejection


CONGRATULATIONS!

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby wokeemilo » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:34 pm

mushroom3 wrote:just got the acceptance letter! i freaked out though bc it was in a small envelope and i had not gotten a phone call so i just assumed it was a rejection


congrats! what are your status, mushroom?

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby mushroom3 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:24 pm

wokeemilo wrote:
mushroom3 wrote:just got the acceptance letter! i freaked out though bc it was in a small envelope and i had not gotten a phone call so i just assumed it was a rejection


congrats! what are your status, mushroom?


message me for stats!

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby chihuahua12 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:48 pm

Just got the phone call :)

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby Zarathustraspoke » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:26 pm

Gotta say I'm a little worried. I applied to Hastings Mid-November(week before Thanksgiving) and still haven't heard anything back, is anyone else on this doleful boat with me?

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby krad » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:28 pm

Got my packet yesterday... Hastings is DANG expensive OOS, blah :(

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby crit_racer » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:30 pm

How long did it take everyone to receive your decision after you got the e-mail saying your were complete and under review? Did you actually get your decision within a few weeks liek the e-mail said?

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby thedumbwaiter » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:37 pm

Borhas wrote:my guess is you'll get into at least one of the schools

more likely Davis cause their median LSAT is 163 (they like GPA more than Hastings) the median at Hastings is 164 so w/o an above median GPA your app may not be as enticing (though they'd both love your out of state tuition)

I wouldn't worry about a diversity statement or personal statement, that stuff doesn't matter a lot


Thanks, I guess I'll just sit tight and keep waiting!


Zarathustraspoke wrote:Gotta say I'm a little worried. I applied to Hastings Mid-November(week before Thanksgiving) and still haven't heard anything back, is anyone else on this doleful boat with me?



I applied November 18th so right around then too. Not a peep out of them since they acknowledged my application unfortunately.

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:42 pm

Is Hastings particularly slow or something? It seems like a munch of you guys have been waiting for some time. I didnt apply until Jan 14th, so it looks like I am in for a bit of a wait :(

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby LttleBlakDress » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:57 pm

thedumbwaiter wrote:
Borhas wrote:my guess is you'll get into at least one of the schools

more likely Davis cause their median LSAT is 163 (they like GPA more than Hastings) the median at Hastings is 164 so w/o an above median GPA your app may not be as enticing (though they'd both love your out of state tuition)

I wouldn't worry about a diversity statement or personal statement, that stuff doesn't matter a lot


Thanks, I guess I'll just sit tight and keep waiting!


Zarathustraspoke wrote:Gotta say I'm a little worried. I applied to Hastings Mid-November(week before Thanksgiving) and still haven't heard anything back, is anyone else on this doleful boat with me?



I applied November 18th so right around then too. Not a peep out of them since they acknowledged my application unfortunately.


Same boat and it's my only solid local option I have left. (Since Boalt, unsuprisingly, rejected me.) I know they're going to be bitches about my gpa but if I get waitlisted I at least want to know so that I can beg them to take me and allow me to continue my perfect Bay Area lifestyle.

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby mushroom3 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:02 pm

Zarathustraspoke wrote:Gotta say I'm a little worried. I applied to Hastings Mid-November(week before Thanksgiving) and still haven't heard anything back, is anyone else on this doleful boat with me?


i just heard back from them yesterday and i went complete and under review on 11/5, so i wouldn't worry too much bc hastings is just slow

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby ilovesf » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:11 pm

I sent in my app 10/20, and I'm not that strong of a candidate.. so it definitely isn't rolling, I haven't heard back yet. Like most schools, if it takes a long time to hear back then they are just making up their minds.

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby swordsfish » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:26 pm

Got dinged yesterday via snail mail. Went complete around 11/15. LSAT is at median and GPA a few points under 25th percentile. A bit discouraging since this is the first of the mid tier 1 schools I've heard back from :( Better luck to everyone else!

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Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby lisavj » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:51 pm

Accepted today!!

UR since 11/15 in case anyone is wondering, was getting pretty worried because I'm at/above 75 for both.




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