UC Hastings 2011

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
jwmalone87
Posts: 384
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:46 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby jwmalone87 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:07 pm

bk1 wrote:Maybe Davis lures with money? To be honest, that 75th being close to the median for the LSAT looks like Hastings is whoring itself out to splitters to achieve their medians moreso than Davis.

I don't think Davis or Hastings lures with money, unfortunately :(
Last edited by jwmalone87 on Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

chicityteacher
Posts: 150
Joined: Sun May 23, 2010 2:43 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby chicityteacher » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:08 pm

bk1 wrote:
The TLS stats are several years old, iirc.

Maybe Davis lures with money? To be honest, that 75th being close to the median for the LSAT looks like Hastings is whoring itself out to splitters to achieve their medians moreso than Davis.


True, or that all of the 164s and 165s that don't get in to Davis go to Hastings.

User avatar
bk1
Posts: 18422
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:06 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:09 pm

jwmalone87 wrote:
bk1 wrote:Maybe Davis lures with money? To be honest, that 75th being close to the median for the LSAT looks like Hastings is whoring itself out to splitters to achieve their medians moreso than Davis.

I don't think neither Davis nor Hastings lures with money, unfortunately :(


Well, maybe a smidge more money than Hastings? :P Yeah they are pretty stingy schools sadly.

User avatar
Borhas
Posts: 4856
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:09 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby Borhas » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:20 pm

chicityteacher wrote:I have been looking at the numbers on the Hastings and Davis websites, and it is difficult to say definitively which is more competitive. If anything, Davis may be slightly more so than Hastings.
First, acceptance rate is almost the same for each. Hastings = (1323/5881) = 22.5%, Davis = (944/4018) = 23.5%

The numbers is what confuses me:

Hastings
GPA: 3.45 - 3.6 - 3.71
LSAT: 160 - 164 - 165

Davis:
GPA: 3.35 - 3.69 - 3.83
LSAT: 161 - 164 - 167
.


those numbers are for Davis' accepted students, not matriculating students. It doesn't say who's #'s they are specifically, they left it ambiguous on purpose I think. The numbers they put up on their website last year were about the same, but those were for admitted students, not matriculating students. I suspect they did the same thing here, except this time they took out the description and instead left those numbers without any description next to a paragraph about the enrolled class to imply those are the numbers of the enrolled class.

frankly, Davis' BS employment #'s combined with this has impressed upon me their administrations reckless BSing w/ the facts (to the point where they are obviously gaming rankings and misrepresenting themselves at the cost of misinformed applicants). We need schools to be more transparent, and Davis is one of the least transparent I've come across.

If you doubt me, send them an email asking them point blank whether those numbers are for admitted students or for matriculating students. I bet you won't get a response. (and if you still won't believe me compare the LSN graphs (the green yellow red dot graph) of each school, the only difference is that Hastings prefers LSAT splitters while UC Davis prefers GPA splitters)

SHarry3666
Posts: 38
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:13 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby SHarry3666 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:33 pm

Just received a tweet about this new interview with Greg Canada, Hastings' Dean of Admission. Haven't read it yet . . . just thought I'd pass it along.

User avatar
usuallyjustlurks
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:32 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby usuallyjustlurks » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:17 am

SHarry3666 wrote:Just received a tweet about this new interview with Greg Canada, Hastings' Dean of Admission. Haven't read it yet . . . just thought I'd pass it along.


Thanks for sharing! :D

ELCORCO
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:16 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby ELCORCO » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:22 pm

Question for us poor waitlisted souls...

I know for a lot of schools LOCI and additional materials are a good idea to send over but in the case of Hastings they seem pretty clear that:

"Because we have a very large number of applications to process, we will appreciate if you do not call or email us regarding the waitlist"

Are people in the same situation as me ignoring this? Should I still send over additional info, LOCI etc? Hastings is my first choice but they seem pretty clear in their desire to hear nothing more from me. Anyone have any suggestions/tactics to share?

User avatar
HopelesslyOptimistic
Posts: 44
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:36 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby HopelesslyOptimistic » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:04 pm

Question for those of you who were admitted

Did someone from the admissions office call you to tell you that you were accepted? Because my boyfriend was accepted that way and I was wondering if they do this for everyone...

User avatar
usuallyjustlurks
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:32 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby usuallyjustlurks » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:17 pm

HopelesslyOptimistic wrote:Question for those of you who were admitted

Did someone from the admissions office call you to tell you that you were accepted? Because my boyfriend was accepted that way and I was wondering if they do this for everyone...


I got a call followed by a letter, and I think everyone who I've seen post on TLS also got a call and a letter, but some people seem to have received their letter before or on the same day as their call.

Good luck!

User avatar
Krodizzle
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:51 am

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby Krodizzle » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:15 pm

Has anyone heard about money? If so, did it come with the admittance packet? in an additional email? or some other way?

jwmalone87
Posts: 384
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:46 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby jwmalone87 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:35 pm

Krodizzle wrote:Has anyone heard about money? If so, did it come with the admittance packet? in an additional email? or some other way?

Accepted mid-January and nothing here. I'm really anxious to hear about need-based grants, which from what I hear Hastings does give with some regularity. I might give them a call tomorrow.

snichols16
Posts: 295
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:33 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby snichols16 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:37 pm

jwmalone87 wrote:
Krodizzle wrote:Has anyone heard about money? If so, did it come with the admittance packet? in an additional email? or some other way?

Accepted mid-January and nothing here. I'm really anxious to hear about need-based grants, which from what I hear Hastings does give with some regularity. I might give them a call tomorrow.


Do give them a call. I called yesterday and talked with someone named Christian in the office. Very nice guy and helpful on all fronts. Felt badly that I am going to withdraw, but...

User avatar
SFnative
Posts: 120
Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:25 am

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby SFnative » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:10 pm

I called in today asking how to log in to my status checker, only to be told, there is no such thing ...:oops:

User avatar
nightman09
Posts: 109
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:40 am

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby nightman09 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:21 am

Applied and went complete in late October/early November and haven't heard a decision yet!! UGH! Did most people get their decisions via email or snail mail?

User avatar
lisavj
Posts: 275
Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:42 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby lisavj » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:23 am

Sadly I only got a letter, in a thin envelope. Would have loved a call. Maybe my #s are too low for that, or my essay really stank. Not sure.

User avatar
ilovesf
Posts: 11785
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby ilovesf » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:28 am

nightman09 wrote:Applied and went complete in late October/early November and haven't heard a decision yet!! UGH! Did most people get their decisions via email or snail mail?


I've been complete since 10/25, and haven't heard anything either. :(

Kiwi917
Posts: 231
Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:13 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby Kiwi917 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:55 am

lisavj wrote:Sadly I only got a letter, in a thin envelope. Would have loved a call. Maybe my #s are too low for that, or my essay really stank. Not sure.


Same here.

User avatar
nightman09
Posts: 109
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:40 am

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby nightman09 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:57 am

I guess we're in this together than, ilovesf

User avatar
ilovesf
Posts: 11785
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby ilovesf » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:08 am

nightman09 wrote:I guess we're in this together than, ilovesf


love the nickname nightman!

User avatar
smittelman6
Posts: 168
Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:08 am

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby smittelman6 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:48 pm

dean canada actually said on the phone RE: the small envelope, "yeah, that's just our admissions committee's sense of humor."

HYSTERICAL. i'll send you the bill for my small heart attack. :wink:

User avatar
OklahomasOK
Posts: 394
Joined: Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:10 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby OklahomasOK » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:33 pm

ELCORCO wrote:Question for us poor waitlisted souls...

I know for a lot of schools LOCI and additional materials are a good idea to send over but in the case of Hastings they seem pretty clear that:

"Because we have a very large number of applications to process, we will appreciate if you do not call or email us regarding the waitlist"

Are people in the same situation as me ignoring this? Should I still send over additional info, LOCI etc? Hastings is my first choice but they seem pretty clear in their desire to hear nothing more from me. Anyone have any suggestions/tactics to share?


I'm sending an LOCI around March 1st. I want Hastings more than anything else, even if it means I'm a thorn in their ass for a couple months.

Aggiegrad2011
Posts: 1514
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:42 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:09 pm

I have withdrawn from my acceptance (enjoy my $500, hastings!) so good luck to whomever gets my slot.

User avatar
tea_drinker
Posts: 781
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:44 am

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby tea_drinker » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:12 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:I have withdrawn from my acceptance (enjoy my $500, hastings!) so good luck to whomever gets my slot.


Just saw your post in the Berkeley CR thread. I am not sure if I can ask why you make your decision so early? PM me if you prefer. Thanks.

Aggiegrad2011
Posts: 1514
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:42 pm

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:14 pm

tea_drinker wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:I have withdrawn from my acceptance (enjoy my $500, hastings!) so good luck to whomever gets my slot.


Just saw your post in the Berkeley CR thread. I am not sure if I can ask why you make your decision so early? PM me if you prefer. Thanks.


No worries - It's cost primarily. I'm in @ UW with basically a 50% scholly without any strings attached which will make my 1L tuition a hefty $16,700 and 2L and 3L $11,000 each and I just can't swallow Hastings at sticker. I also freaking love Seattle, so geographically, it's a toss-up.

I am still lovin' Boalt love, but it prolly won't happen, so I just withdrew from basically every school that's accepted me that I have no intention to go to.

User avatar
tea_drinker
Posts: 781
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:44 am

Re: UC Hastings 2011

Postby tea_drinker » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:23 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
tea_drinker wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:I have withdrawn from my acceptance (enjoy my $500, hastings!) so good luck to whomever gets my slot.


Just saw your post in the Berkeley CR thread. I am not sure if I can ask why you make your decision so early? PM me if you prefer. Thanks.


No worries - It's cost primarily. I'm in @ UW with basically a 50% scholly without any strings attached which will make my 1L tuition a hefty $16,700 and 2L and 3L $11,000 each and I just can't swallow Hastings at sticker. I also freaking love Seattle, so geographically, it's a toss-up.

I am still lovin' Boalt love, but it prolly won't happen, so I just withdrew from basically every school that's accepted me that I have no intention to go to.


Wow, congrats on udubs and the scholarship. You will have a good time in Seattle.




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], ChodeAnalBead, Cowgirl, dsberkeley, Exabot [Bot], fountainja, Google Adsense [Bot], Kaziende, MSNbot Media, ray.bee, TAD, woojin1287 and 11 guests