UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Beachbum89
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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Beachbum89 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:46 pm

Tried negotiating my scholarship and was pretty much shot down today. I only got 8k a year from UCI and tried leveraging a 40k scholarship from a Top 30 school and 30k+ scholarships from two Top 50 schools. They said they might have some unused merit aid after they've finished accepting people but that it's unlikely (even then) that they'd be able to increase it more than a few thousand dollars.

I'd love to go to UCI but given the small scholarship and the fact that I think I'll be getting at least double that from Hastings and Davis I'll probably be considering them and my other acceptances more. To me it's just too much of a risk to go UCI without at least a 15-20k scholarship given that they haven't had a class take the bar and we don't know what their employment numbers will look like.

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Worker and Parasite » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:18 pm

sorry to hear that negotiations didn't work but hopefully they have more than "a few grand" to hand out to ya

imadude wrote:
legalabogada wrote:imadude, did you get something in the mail? Are we all just being impatient or did we miss something?


I emailed and asked.


Thank you for doing this btw, much appreciated.

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Postby uci2013 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:24 pm

Beachbum89 wrote:Tried negotiating my scholarship and was pretty much shot down today. I only got 8k a year from UCI and tried leveraging a 40k scholarship from a Top 30 school and 30k+ scholarships from two Top 50 schools. They said they might have some unused merit aid after they've finished accepting people but that it's unlikely (even then) that they'd be able to increase it more than a few thousand dollars.

I'd love to go to UCI but given the small scholarship and the fact that I think I'll be getting at least double that from Hastings and Davis I'll probably be considering them and my other acceptances more. To me it's just too much of a risk to go UCI without at least a 15-20k scholarship given that they haven't had a class take the bar and we don't know what their employment numbers will look like.


Sorry to hear that Beachbum. I do understand that finances have to play a role in the decision-making process, as it certainly was an important factor to me. I do encourage you to visit all the campuses you are considering before making a decision. I will say Davis and Hastings have very different feels from each other and both feel different than UCI. I was really surprised at how different every school felt to me when I visited during my application cycle. But it sounds like you have some good options, including UCI, and you probably won't go wrong no matter where you choose.

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby imadude » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:23 am

So I've spent the evening researching job placement for UCI. Besides the great clerkship placement, the types of firms hiring this year's graduating class aren't too shabby. I've also spoke with several OC attorneys at large firms who confirm that the legal market in the area is very interested in making UCI succeed. I might get flamed for this, but one even told me that if I did well at UCI, I might even have a better shot at a good job in the OC than I would graduating from Georgetown (one of my other options). They've definitely placed some kids at personal injury offices, as well, but there are quite a few large firms on this list, and the OC has a surprisingly large legal market. Anyway, just thought some of my potential classmates might be interested. I'm still not completely set on UCI, but I'm trying to give it a fair shot, and the more I research, the more I like. Here is the link:

http://www.law.uci.edu/career_dev/offer ... yment.html

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Postby padawanphil » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:44 am

Beachbum89 wrote:Tried negotiating my scholarship and was pretty much shot down today. I only got 8k a year from UCI and tried leveraging a 40k scholarship from a Top 30 school and 30k+ scholarships from two Top 50 schools. They said they might have some unused merit aid after they've finished accepting people but that it's unlikely (even then) that they'd be able to increase it more than a few thousand dollars.

I'd love to go to UCI but given the small scholarship and the fact that I think I'll be getting at least double that from Hastings and Davis I'll probably be considering them and my other acceptances more. To me it's just too much of a risk to go UCI without at least a 15-20k scholarship given that they haven't had a class take the bar and we don't know what their employment numbers will look like.


Same here. I really liked what I saw when I visited UCI, but 10k/yr off of 45k/yr tuition + living is just too much for a school that's still a bit of a wildcard.

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby odetojefferson » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:36 am

splitbrain wrote:
odetojefferson wrote:
odetojefferson wrote:
splitbrain wrote:...

Would you mind calling and asking sometime? I browsed around my UCINET but it didn't really say.

(I'm out of the country so it's kinda hard for me to call, sorry, not being extra lazy)

I called - they said that they select some students for verification (not sure how many, but I guess we were just "lucky"), and I assume they'd only need to verify people that qualify for the need-based grants based on the FAFSA alone.

Unfortunately, they need the verification before they send out the package, so the sooner we complete it the better...


Wow, this sucks. Considering we have to tell them if we want to attend by 4/13 and taxes aren't due until 4/17....Hopefully I can work something out with them because my mom's filing for an extension. uggghhhh. Thanks for investigating though!

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Ubermaus » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:07 pm

I was waitlisted by mail yesterday, but I'm probably going to withdraw. Good luck to the rest of yous guys!

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ryemanhattan » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:10 pm

Just received 12k/ year scholly, friendly stips. Still waiting on Davis and Hastings, but UCI is the only CA acceptance I'm considering at this point. I'm wondering what sort of job prospects I might have in Norcal coming out of UC Irvine vs. Northwestern (and Davis/Hastings for that matter). I think I will head down for admitted students weekend and check this place out.

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby D1Swimmer » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:36 pm

10K per year with just a 2.0 =))
Very happy with that offer.. hell I was ecstatic just get the acceptance!
Talking to my parents, but I think I'll be attending ASW.

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby splitbrain » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:51 pm

20 members of the class of 2012 had SA positions/offers with a firm with 100+ attorneys (this is a little over 1/3 of the class, and a little over 1/2 of those that went for firm work).

Source: http://www.law.uci.edu/career_dev/offers_and_employment.html

I wonder if there is information about 2L SA's at the other UC's because I have no idea what to compare this to.

It's not really valid to compare it to graduate employment data 9-months-out (even though I did that before :roll: ).

Maybe after the campaign to get schools to report better employment data proves successful we can toss in a quick "oh and would you mind also posting 2L data plz" :lol: - I really like having this data, although it's obviously no substitution for post-grad info.

Edit: hopefully ASW will have some valuable info regarding both classes of 2012 and 2013 (I think last year's ASW was when they released summer employment info?)

Granted...they do have a really damn good clerkship for their 3L's that would be fine if it remained constant for the next couple years, heh.

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lrslayer » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:42 pm

got my scholly letter today. 15k a year, same stips as everyone else. i am pretty stoked and surprised by this offer :)

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lawgeekgrl » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:54 pm

10K, 2.0 stip.

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sailormoon » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:53 am

in today through email from dean of admissions (app sent 1/23); hopefully, they give me good money as i need it badly.

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby D1Swimmer » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:25 am

Congrats to everyone in and getting scholarship! Does anyone know if they're attending ASW?

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Postby lrslayer » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:20 am

D1Swimmer wrote:Congrats to everyone in and getting scholarship! Does anyone know if they're attending ASW?

yep. already booked my whole trip for me and my fam. will be there for the whole week prior to also tour usc, ucla and take my kid to disney!

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby odetojefferson » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:11 pm

Do you guys think the class size will be about the same this year? (83-2013, 89-2014)

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby brogoc » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:31 pm

odetojefferson wrote:Do you guys think the class size will be about the same this year? (83-2013, 89-2014)


They intend to increase the class size significantly this year
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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby splitbrain » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:29 pm

brogoc wrote:
odetojefferson wrote:Do you guys think the class size will be about the same this year? (83-2013, 89-2014)


They intend to increase the class size significantly this year (~150)


Did they get a significant bump in applicants?

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Postby hipLonghorn » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:43 pm

ttnguyen wrote:I just RSVP'd for ASW as well.



Yup...just booked my flight not too long ago. I can't wait to get out of the East Coast and get some "real" Mexican food...Tacos Mexico, here I come.

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby aarias11 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:58 pm

When is asw??

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JDProspect » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:52 pm

splitbrain wrote:
brogoc wrote:
odetojefferson wrote:Do you guys think the class size will be about the same this year? (83-2013, 89-2014)


They intend to increase the class size significantly this year (~150)


Did they get a significant bump in applicants?


I visited on Friday and I was told that the expected class size is 140 students. Last year they wanted to go up to 100 students, but they did not want to sacrifice student experience nor bring down their student/staff ratio so they have 87 or 89. Eventually they want the school to be ~220 students per class.

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Dunnavant » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:09 am

JDProspect wrote:
splitbrain wrote:
brogoc wrote:
odetojefferson wrote:Do you guys think the class size will be about the same this year? (83-2013, 89-2014)


They intend to increase the class size significantly this year (~150)


Did they get a significant bump in applicants?


I visited on Friday and I was told that the expected class size is 140 students. Last year they wanted to go up to 100 students, but they did not want to sacrifice student experience nor bring down their student/staff ratio so they have 87 or 89. Eventually they want the school to be ~220 students per class.


UCI 1L here. I'm surprised that you were told that number. In my meetings with the Dean, he said he anticipates ~100.

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Munchkin318 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:50 am

Any of the Valentine's day accepts get scholly info who live on the East Coast? Not sure whether to expect something or just give up on scholly chances.

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby martorem » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:57 am

Munchkin318 wrote:Any of the Valentine's day accepts get scholly info who live on the East Coast? Not sure whether to expect something or just give up on scholly chances.


I was accepted 2/14 and received a scholarship letter this past Saturday in the mail. I'm in Boston, so maybe if you're in a smaller town or city you could get it soon? Good luck!

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Re: UCI (UC Irvine) c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby splitbrain » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:49 pm

aarias11 wrote:When is asw??


March 23-24 (Fri-Sat)




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