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

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

Postby splitbrain » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:11 pm

USMCMatt wrote:Reading all this is killing me!

I submitted what seems like ages ago and haven't heard a peep....AND I LIVE IN ORANGE COUNTY!!!

That's crazy! Maybe send in a LOCI? I'm surprised they haven't gotten back to you yet.

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

Postby uci2013 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:05 pm

splitbrain wrote:
USMCMatt wrote:Reading all this is killing me!

I submitted what seems like ages ago and haven't heard a peep....AND I LIVE IN ORANGE COUNTY!!!

That's crazy! Maybe send in a LOCI? I'm surprised they haven't gotten back to you yet.


You can also call them. They are only human, things get lost in the shuffle sometimes. It wouldn't hurt to call and ask nicely about the status of your application.

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

Postby FinallyGoing » Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:25 pm

In via snail mail today...will be withdrawing.

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

Postby DeusExCyber » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:02 am

+11
[or whatever number we are on]

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I finally have some time to write about my experience. I'll briefly describe three events from UCI Law:

- Reigniting Community - Strengthening the Asian American Identity
- ELS: The Evolution of Gaming
- Debate on Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review [aka Dean Chemerinsky vs. Dean Kramer of Stanford Law School]

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Reigniting Community - Strengthening the Asian American Identity
The 2-day event was amazing!!! I fully enjoy the excellent company, discussions, and food! The first night had an amazing buffet style containing great sushi, excellent spring rolls containing BOTH beef and shrimp(!!!), shrimp wantons and dumplings, beef buns, 5 different sauces, and Asian pastries (including pineapple custard bread). Also, they had an open bar containing 3 different whites, 3 different reds, and ~4 different beers!!! The next day, they still had great food, but nothing compared to the first night. They did have amazing tea ;)

For the event itself, the first night had a documentary regarding Vincent Chin. His death sparked the Asian American movement. The two people that killed him (white) was brutal... The injuries happened with a baseball bat and that his head was described as to be caved in. One witness described that one of the killers yelled "It's because of you ************s we're out of work." The Judge in the case sentenced the two killers to 3 years of probation and $3,000 fine... After appeals and whatnot (read the wiki link), the two killers were cleared of all charges...

The second day was filled with more discussions on various conversations. One topic that I find particular interest was Mixed APAs (Asian Pacific American) and how they identify themselves. For a study, when Mixed APAs are presented with choosing only White, Asian, and Other, half of the participants chose Other. Most interesting is how the employers identify Mixed APAs to be Asian without asking them their racial identity.

*Also, during the first night, I saw Dean Austin in jeans and a red sweater... It was a surreal experience. :shock:


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- ELS: The Evolution of Gaming
The Entertainment Law Society held a panel that lasted for 2 hours. One of the panelist is Eric Roeder (General Counsel, Blizzard Entertainment). The topic was amazing!!! The panelist address the future of gaming and digital property. Additionally, they gave advice on how to pursue this field *HINT: be a great lawyer and have a great mentor*. Afterwards, I talked to Eric Roeder about E-Sports =). That was definitely my highlight. The other two panelist were amazing as well!

Besides that, not much more was to be gained besides the release date to SC2:HOTS and what is project "Titan."


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Debate on Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review [aka Dean Chemerisnky vs. Dean Kramer of Stanford Law School]
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Popular Constitutionalism is a stance that Dean Kramer holds in his book written ~2004. Back then, the idea could make sense but now seems very unlikely. ALSO, I do stress that this debate, let alone this recap, will not due justice on this topic. Here is my stance on this so you know where I am coming from: I think Popular Constitutionalism (from what I understand it to be) is impractical on so many levels.

In the nut shell (from what I garnered)
Popular Constitutionalism = Judaical Review without Judaical Supremacy
In other words, Congress has the authority to overrule any Supreme Court Decision... Personally, I see that there is a lot of problems with this (especially the Bi-Polar nature of Congress right now). Besides this, one of the most interesting debate topic was the last QA question. The last person asked for opinions on the possibility for Congress to pass both a law and provision that the Supreme Court cannot overthrow the passed law. Besides that question, Dean Chemerinsky made an interesting comment. He personally believes that there should be an 18-year term limit for the Justices (with, what I think, a 2-year transition period).

Ultimately, when confronted with confrontation, Dean Kramer speaks faster while Dean Chemerinsky becomes humbler :shock:. Also, when Dean Chemerinsky spoke for the first time during the debate (Dean Kramer and the Moderator began beforehand)--I know you will call me crazy--but I somehow heard a collective smile. Strange, isn't it! Also, after Dean Chemerinsky's opening, I heard people mumbling "WOW!"


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Well that is all. I hope that helps. For the upcoming week, there is a UCI Law's Space Law Society's Lunch and the Pesticides: Domestic and International Perspectives from
Science, Law, and Governance
.

http://apps.law.uci.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5fNQB%2b0HS%2bMl9Gjv5fcmOnRld%2bpG%2by6KKrwsCFCbUyXgec5TwsqZg%2f

-DeC

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

Postby hipLonghorn » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:14 am

DeusExCyber wrote:+11
[or whatever number we are on]

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I finally have some time to write about my experience. I'll briefly describe three events from UCI Law:



-DeC



You are lucky that you got to see all this. Keep reporting back.

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

Postby splitsplat » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:10 pm

Anyone still waiting on an initial decision?

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

Postby Indebted » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:42 pm

splitsplat wrote:Anyone still waiting on an initial decision?


Yup.

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

Postby splitsplat » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:46 pm

How long have you been complete? I've been sitting since the start of December..

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

Postby ac85 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:25 pm

Yeah, I've been complete since 1/27. I asked them in between the 7-8th week outside of the 4-6 week decision window what the status was. They said I was still under review and would be notified around 2-3 weeks later right around now.

Constantly checking this board to see if people are getting notifications.

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

Postby vahem » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:34 pm

Indebted wrote:
splitsplat wrote:Anyone still waiting on an initial decision?


Yup.


splitsplat wrote:How long have you been complete? I've been sitting since the start of December..
ac85 wrote:Yeah, I've been complete since 1/27. I asked them in between the 7-8th week outside of the 4-6 week decision window what the status was. They said I was still under review and would be notified around 2-3 weeks later right around now.

Constantly checking this board to see if people are getting notifications.



What statistics are you guys applying with?

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

Postby LSATsanta » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:23 pm

I am still waiting too. I applied on 2/27. About a week and a half ago I received an email that was addressed to "class of 2015" - a reminder about the upcoming SIR deadline - and then another email about 15 minutes later saying that the first email was sent in error and that no final decision had been reached regarding my application. Did anyone else get the email by mistake?

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

Postby splitsplat » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:04 pm

vahem wrote:What statistics are you guys applying with?


3.0/171 - unusual circumstances during undergrad

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

Postby DeusExCyber » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:02 am

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

Postby lawgeekgrl » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:48 am

DeusExCyber wrote: From what was heard, last year, UCI Law did not take anyone from the waitlist even though they were under the target number.


This is not accurate. I met at least one student who got in off of the wait list for the class of 2014.

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

Postby martorem » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:52 am

lawgeekgrl wrote:
DeusExCyber wrote: From what was heard, last year, UCI Law did not take anyone from the waitlist even though they were under the target number.


This is not accurate. I met at least one student who got in off of the wait list for the class of 2014.


Same here. May have been the same person, but from what I remember he was ready to attend elsewhere and then mid-summer he was accepted.

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

Postby Indebted » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:22 am

LSATsanta wrote:I am still waiting too. I applied on 2/27. About a week and a half ago I received an email that was addressed to "class of 2015" - a reminder about the upcoming SIR deadline - and then another email about 15 minutes later saying that the first email was sent in error and that no final decision had been reached regarding my application. Did anyone else get the email by mistake?


Yes, I got that email as well. The law school gods giveth, then taketh away! FWIW, the follow-up email (sent March 28) said, "I anticipate that you will receive official notification within the next two weeks." Tomorrow will be two weeks.

All things considered, I'm not surprised I haven't heard back yet and don't expect to get in. I applied on Feb 29 with a 3.3/180.

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

Postby vahem » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:42 pm

For those of you who attended ASW, have any of you received your travel expense reimbursement yet?

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

Postby TrojanHopeful » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:59 pm

Indebted wrote:
LSATsanta wrote:I am still waiting too. I applied on 2/27. About a week and a half ago I received an email that was addressed to "class of 2015" - a reminder about the upcoming SIR deadline - and then another email about 15 minutes later saying that the first email was sent in error and that no final decision had been reached regarding my application. Did anyone else get the email by mistake?


Yes, I got that email as well. The law school gods giveth, then taketh away! FWIW, the follow-up email (sent March 28) said, "I anticipate that you will receive official notification within the next two weeks." Tomorrow will be two weeks.

All things considered, I'm not surprised I haven't heard back yet and don't expect to get in. I applied on Feb 29 with a 3.3/180.


Congrats on that 180. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to show continued interest if you are serious about attending.

Regarding last year's waitlist - from what I remember, Chem stated that they could have taken additional students off of the waitlist to reach their target number of students; however, since it would have lowered the LSAT/GPA #s, they decided not to.

Good luck to all still waiting!

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

Postby vahem » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:57 pm

lawgeekgrl wrote:
vahem wrote:For those of you who attended ASW, have any of you received your travel expense reimbursement yet?


Nope, but would love to soon.

Also, I got my award letter about 5 mins ago.


How does the award letter look? Any thoughts?

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

Postby martorem » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:02 pm

vahem wrote:
lawgeekgrl wrote:
vahem wrote:For those of you who attended ASW, have any of you received your travel expense reimbursement yet?


Nope, but would love to soon.

Also, I got my award letter about 5 mins ago.


How does the award letter look? Any thoughts?


I got mine last week - it looks like I'll have to borrow ~61k/year to make it work. Lovely. I emailed Nasreen about need-based aid because I didn't get any. Maybe because I had to re-submit the FAFSA? I originally didn't have my dad's information on it.

Gross.

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Postby vahem » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:37 pm

lawgeekgrl wrote:
vahem wrote:
lawgeekgrl wrote:
vahem wrote:For those of you who attended ASW, have any of you received your travel expense reimbursement yet?


Nope, but would love to soon.

Also, I got my award letter about 5 mins ago.


How does the award letter look? Any thoughts?


Oh you know, some scholly money, grant, and tons of loans.


Yeah, I'm anticipating a sh*t ton of loans too. UCI better be worth it :evil:

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