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

Postby splitbrain » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:05 pm

tooswolle wrote:Aside from good clerkship does it have the ability to place people in moderately well paying jobs ie midlaw?

Just based off the first class, yes:
There are at least 24 students with offers at firms with 51 or more attorneys. Also, the last count was 14 with clerkship offers in place. This is only out of the initial group of 58 or 59 3Ls, so if these percentages do not get diluted as the class size increases, then the school will be golden (on par or better than UCLA). If they do get diluted, then the numbers are likely to be closer to Davis or Hastings.

Unfortunately, that's all the data there really is at this point to answer your question. The risk is in whether or not the percentages will remain the same, improve, or if they will get diluted by more than a reasonable amount.

ETA: Also, regarding that shady business practice of losing your scholarship, Yale spoke out against that kind of bullshit recently:
http://abovethelaw.com/2012/04/yale-to-everybody-else-stop-scamming-people/

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Postby splitsplat » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:50 pm

nice name bro.

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Postby splitbrain » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:52 pm

splitsplat wrote:nice name bro.

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

Postby tooswolle » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:40 am

splitbrain wrote:
tooswolle wrote:Aside from good clerkship does it have the ability to place people in moderately well paying jobs ie midlaw?

Just based off the first class, yes:
There are at least 24 students with offers at firms with 51 or more attorneys. Also, the last count was 14 with clerkship offers in place. This is only out of the initial group of 58 or 59 3Ls, so if these percentages do not get diluted as the class size increases, then the school will be golden (on par or better than UCLA). If they do get diluted, then the numbers are likely to be closer to Davis or Hastings.

Unfortunately, that's all the data there really is at this point to answer your question. The risk is in whether or not the percentages will remain the same, improve, or if they will get diluted by more than a reasonable amount.

ETA: Also, regarding that shady business practice of losing your scholarship, Yale spoke out against that kind of bullshit recently:
http://abovethelaw.com/2012/04/yale-to-everybody-else-stop-scamming-people/


That stuff sounds good I'm local so I know the hype it's got and the collective hopes everyone has for the community. The program looks solid an has great faculty. Quick question how's the social scene? Any good "prospects" ?

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

Postby jck4487 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:21 pm

tooswolle wrote:
splitbrain wrote:
tooswolle wrote:Aside from good clerkship does it have the ability to place people in moderately well paying jobs ie midlaw?

Just based off the first class, yes:
There are at least 24 students with offers at firms with 51 or more attorneys. Also, the last count was 14 with clerkship offers in place. This is only out of the initial group of 58 or 59 3Ls, so if these percentages do not get diluted as the class size increases, then the school will be golden (on par or better than UCLA). If they do get diluted, then the numbers are likely to be closer to Davis or Hastings.

Unfortunately, that's all the data there really is at this point to answer your question. The risk is in whether or not the percentages will remain the same, improve, or if they will get diluted by more than a reasonable amount.

ETA: Also, regarding that shady business practice of losing your scholarship, Yale spoke out against that kind of bullshit recently:
http://abovethelaw.com/2012/04/yale-to-everybody-else-stop-scamming-people/


That stuff sounds good I'm local so I know the hype it's got and the collective hopes everyone has for the community. The program looks solid an has great faculty. Quick question how's the social scene? Any good "prospects" ?


I'm a current 1L, and we have fun. There's a solid group of people that goes out to bars in Newport often, and we do house parties in Newport or near campus. We have bar review every other week and people go to Long Beach of Los Angeles when they get tired of Orange County. We're never bored (unless it's intentional -- weeks when you have deliverables can be rough). People surf. There's a group of 1Ls that plays basketball a few times a week, another group of guys that goes to Angels games often, and our intramural soccer team won its division this semester. (Motion to Strike -- get used to shitty legal puns. If you came to ASW, Chems is like that every day in class.)

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

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:30 pm

jck4487 wrote:
tooswolle wrote:
splitbrain wrote:
tooswolle wrote:Aside from good clerkship does it have the ability to place people in moderately well paying jobs ie midlaw?

Just based off the first class, yes:
There are at least 24 students with offers at firms with 51 or more attorneys. Also, the last count was 14 with clerkship offers in place. This is only out of the initial group of 58 or 59 3Ls, so if these percentages do not get diluted as the class size increases, then the school will be golden (on par or better than UCLA). If they do get diluted, then the numbers are likely to be closer to Davis or Hastings.

Unfortunately, that's all the data there really is at this point to answer your question. The risk is in whether or not the percentages will remain the same, improve, or if they will get diluted by more than a reasonable amount.

ETA: Also, regarding that shady business practice of losing your scholarship, Yale spoke out against that kind of bullshit recently:
http://abovethelaw.com/2012/04/yale-to-everybody-else-stop-scamming-people/


That stuff sounds good I'm local so I know the hype it's got and the collective hopes everyone has for the community. The program looks solid an has great faculty. Quick question how's the social scene? Any good "prospects" ?


I'm a current 1L, and we have fun. There's a solid group of people that goes out to bars in Newport often, and we do house parties in Newport or near campus. We have bar review every other week and people go to Long Beach of Los Angeles when they get tired of Orange County. We're never bored (unless it's intentional -- weeks when you have deliverables can be rough). People surf. There's a group of 1Ls that plays basketball a few times a week, another group of guys that goes to Angels games often, and our intramural soccer team won its division this semester. (Motion to Strike -- get used to shitty legal puns. If you came to ASW, Chems is like that every day in class.)



District, Sharkeez, Woodys?

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

Postby tooswolle » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:42 pm

jck4487 wrote:
tooswolle wrote:
splitbrain wrote:
tooswolle wrote:Aside from good clerkship does it have the ability to place people in moderately well paying jobs ie midlaw?

Just based off the first class, yes:
There are at least 24 students with offers at firms with 51 or more attorneys. Also, the last count was 14 with clerkship offers in place. This is only out of the initial group of 58 or 59 3Ls, so if these percentages do not get diluted as the class size increases, then the school will be golden (on par or better than UCLA). If they do get diluted, then the numbers are likely to be closer to Davis or Hastings.

Unfortunately, that's all the data there really is at this point to answer your question. The risk is in whether or not the percentages will remain the same, improve, or if they will get diluted by more than a reasonable amount.

ETA: Also, regarding that shady business practice of losing your scholarship, Yale spoke out against that kind of bullshit recently:
http://abovethelaw.com/2012/04/yale-to-everybody-else-stop-scamming-people/


That stuff sounds good I'm local so I know the hype it's got and the collective hopes everyone has for the community. The program looks solid an has great faculty. Quick question how's the social scene? Any good "prospects" ?


I'm a current 1L, and we have fun. There's a solid group of people that goes out to bars in Newport often, and we do house parties in Newport or near campus. We have bar review every other week and people go to Long Beach of Los Angeles when they get tired of Orange County. We're never bored (unless it's intentional -- weeks when you have deliverables can be rough). People surf. There's a group of 1Ls that plays basketball a few times a week, another group of guys that goes to Angels games often, and our intramural soccer team won its division this semester. (Motion to Strike -- get used to shitty legal puns. If you came to ASW, Chems is like that every day in class.)


Sounds about right. I didn't go to asw as I won't be attending this year. I'll be attending next year. Hence I'm looking in to the job placement they offer as well as the social life. Coming from down here I have a network but I'm always looking to have fun. Does anyone know how two + years real work experience (career that is) can boost your odds with employera? I'm looking at doing business law and would love mid law, in house or big law (ideally) lol

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Postby lawgeekgrl » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:16 am

jck4487 wrote:
tooswolle wrote:
splitbrain wrote:
tooswolle wrote:Aside from good clerkship does it have the ability to place people in moderately well paying jobs ie midlaw?

Just based off the first class, yes:
There are at least 24 students with offers at firms with 51 or more attorneys. Also, the last count was 14 with clerkship offers in place. This is only out of the initial group of 58 or 59 3Ls, so if these percentages do not get diluted as the class size increases, then the school will be golden (on par or better than UCLA). If they do get diluted, then the numbers are likely to be closer to Davis or Hastings.

Unfortunately, that's all the data there really is at this point to answer your question. The risk is in whether or not the percentages will remain the same, improve, or if they will get diluted by more than a reasonable amount.

ETA: Also, regarding that shady business practice of losing your scholarship, Yale spoke out against that kind of bullshit recently:
http://abovethelaw.com/2012/04/yale-to-everybody-else-stop-scamming-people/


That stuff sounds good I'm local so I know the hype it's got and the collective hopes everyone has for the community. The program looks solid an has great faculty. Quick question how's the social scene? Any good "prospects" ?


I'm a current 1L, and we have fun. There's a solid group of people that goes out to bars in Newport often, and we do house parties in Newport or near campus. We have bar review every other week and people go to Long Beach of Los Angeles when they get tired of Orange County. We're never bored (unless it's intentional -- weeks when you have deliverables can be rough). People surf. There's a group of 1Ls that plays basketball a few times a week, another group of guys that goes to Angels games often, and our intramural soccer team won its division this semester. (Motion to Strike -- get used to shitty legal puns. If you came to ASW, Chems is like that every day in class.)


Awesome insight!

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

Postby coralpur » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:12 pm

jck4487 wrote:
tooswolle wrote:
splitbrain wrote:
tooswolle wrote:Aside from good clerkship does it have the ability to place people in moderately well paying jobs ie midlaw?

Just based off the first class, yes:
There are at least 24 students with offers at firms with 51 or more attorneys. Also, the last count was 14 with clerkship offers in place. This is only out of the initial group of 58 or 59 3Ls, so if these percentages do not get diluted as the class size increases, then the school will be golden (on par or better than UCLA). If they do get diluted, then the numbers are likely to be closer to Davis or Hastings.

Unfortunately, that's all the data there really is at this point to answer your question. The risk is in whether or not the percentages will remain the same, improve, or if they will get diluted by more than a reasonable amount.

ETA: Also, regarding that shady business practice of losing your scholarship, Yale spoke out against that kind of bullshit recently:
http://abovethelaw.com/2012/04/yale-to-everybody-else-stop-scamming-people/


That stuff sounds good I'm local so I know the hype it's got and the collective hopes everyone has for the community. The program looks solid an has great faculty. Quick question how's the social scene? Any good "prospects" ?


I'm a current 1L, and we have fun. There's a solid group of people that goes out to bars in Newport often, and we do house parties in Newport or near campus. We have bar review every other week and people go to Long Beach of Los Angeles when they get tired of Orange County. We're never bored (unless it's intentional -- weeks when you have deliverables can be rough). People surf. There's a group of 1Ls that plays basketball a few times a week, another group of guys that goes to Angels games often, and our intramural soccer team won its division this semester. (Motion to Strike -- get used to shitty legal puns. If you came to ASW, Chems is like that every day in class.)



Awesome. Do you recommend living off campus or on campus for your first year? And if on campus, which one is the best community (closest to the law school) or just best overall?

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Postby D1Swimmer » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:11 pm

Since the SIR due date has passed, do y'all think we'll start to see people getting off the waitlist? I've submitted mine, but I was just wondering how many people that originally got accepted decided on UC irvine as well. Hopefully some TLSers get off the list soon! :)

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Postby splitsplat » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:14 pm

I recently talked to admissions regarding something and it came up that there are still some applications pending an initial decision so I would say it is pretty unlikely to see any waitlist movement until all applications get that initial decision.

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Postby D1Swimmer » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:50 pm

splitsplat wrote:I recently talked to admissions regarding something and it came up that there are still some applications pending an initial decision so I would say it is pretty unlikely to see any waitlist movement until all applications get that initial decision.


Oh ok. Thanks for the info. Seems pretty late for an initial decision, but I guess a lot of schools do this too.

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Postby splitsplat » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:19 pm

UCI also had a deadline a month later than most schools so I assume that had something to do with the amount of remaining applications.

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Postby hipLonghorn » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:20 pm

Would it be wrong if I start getting my family and myself UCI Law gear even though I haven't taken one class yet?

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Postby lawgeekgrl » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:57 pm

hipLonghorn wrote:Would it be wrong if I start getting my family and myself UCI Law gear even though I haven't taken one class yet?


Nah, we should ALL dress up with Anteater gear head to toe--- Anteater party!!!

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Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:12 pm

lawgeekgrl wrote:
hipLonghorn wrote:Would it be wrong if I start getting my family and myself UCI Law gear even though I haven't taken one class yet?


Nah, we should ALL dress up with Anteater gear head to toe--- Anteater party!!!


zot zot .

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got one of these for my birthday last year

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

Postby GueritaPeloChino » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:58 pm

I applied pretty late in the cycle, I think the day before the application deadline. My application became complete on March 7. On April 4, I was placed on the waitlist. The letter states they will review their waitlist in May. This gave me hope, but now I have read that UCI doesn't admit many students from the waitlist. I don't know how beneficial a LOCI might be at this point. :?

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

Postby jck4487 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:17 am

coralpur wrote:
jck4487 wrote:
tooswolle wrote:
splitbrain wrote:Just based off the first class, yes:
There are at least 24 students with offers at firms with 51 or more attorneys. Also, the last count was 14 with clerkship offers in place. This is only out of the initial group of 58 or 59 3Ls, so if these percentages do not get diluted as the class size increases, then the school will be golden (on par or better than UCLA). If they do get diluted, then the numbers are likely to be closer to Davis or Hastings.

Unfortunately, that's all the data there really is at this point to answer your question. The risk is in whether or not the percentages will remain the same, improve, or if they will get diluted by more than a reasonable amount.

ETA: Also, regarding that shady business practice of losing your scholarship, Yale spoke out against that kind of bullshit recently:
http://abovethelaw.com/2012/04/yale-to-everybody-else-stop-scamming-people/


That stuff sounds good I'm local so I know the hype it's got and the collective hopes everyone has for the community. The program looks solid an has great faculty. Quick question how's the social scene? Any good "prospects" ?


I'm a current 1L, and we have fun. There's a solid group of people that goes out to bars in Newport often, and we do house parties in Newport or near campus. We have bar review every other week and people go to Long Beach of Los Angeles when they get tired of Orange County. We're never bored (unless it's intentional -- weeks when you have deliverables can be rough). People surf. There's a group of 1Ls that plays basketball a few times a week, another group of guys that goes to Angels games often, and our intramural soccer team won its division this semester. (Motion to Strike -- get used to shitty legal puns. If you came to ASW, Chems is like that every day in class.)



Awesome. Do you recommend living off campus or on campus for your first year? And if on campus, which one is the best community (closest to the law school) or just best overall?


I live on campus (VDC Norte) and like it. I live with my fiance, so I wasn't as concerned about always being entertained. We go out a lot still. If finding cheap housing is important and you don't mind an unfurnished apartment, go for Verano. If cheap housing is important and you don't mind an unfurnished apartment but would prefer it was built in the last 20 years, go for Palo Verde. VDC and VDC Norte are pretty much identical. Grad apartments in those complexes are furnished, have washer/dyer in unit, and air conditioning. Little more expensive, but they're nice. Puerta del Sol is brand new, but expensive and has no washer/dryer in unit but it's still free for residents. And the fire alarm fucks with your sleep schedule. uci2013 tells me they can hear it in Verano even, right?

Unless you have amazing time management skills, I'd recommend living on campus. lfp, you live off campus and I know you love it, but you are far more self disciplined than me. If you're going to live off campus but close enough to walk/ride a bike, you'll pay about 50% more and only get slightly more space. lfp lives down in Newport with some 2Ls and she loves it, but like I said, she has super-human powers and can somehow focus even though her door opens onto the sand.

Hope that helps!

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Postby abryn » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:28 am


I live on campus (VDC Norte) and like it. I live with my fiance, so I wasn't as concerned about always being entertained. We go out a lot still. If finding cheap housing is important and you don't mind an unfurnished apartment, go for Verano. If cheap housing is important and you don't mind an unfurnished apartment but would prefer it was built in the last 20 years, go for Palo Verde. VDC and VDC Norte are pretty much identical. Grad apartments in those complexes are furnished, have washer/dyer in unit, and air conditioning. Little more expensive, but they're nice. Puerta del Sol is brand new, but expensive and has no washer/dryer in unit but it's still free for residents. And the fire alarm fucks with your sleep schedule. uci2013 tells me they can hear it in Verano even, right?

Unless you have amazing time management skills, I'd recommend living on campus. lfp, you live off campus and I know you love it, but you are far more self disciplined than me. If you're going to live off campus but close enough to walk/ride a bike, you'll pay about 50% more and only get slightly more space. lfp lives down in Newport with some 2Ls and she loves it, but like I said, she has super-human powers and can somehow focus even though her door opens onto the sand.

Hope that helps!


How do you live on campus with your fiance? I was told only married couples could live on campus...

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

Postby hellothisisme » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:46 pm

Has anybody gotten their reimbursement for ASW yet?

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

Postby skitlets » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:55 pm

hellothisisme wrote:Has anybody gotten their reimbursement for ASW yet?


I was told I'd be hearing about them next week.

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

Postby GoUBears » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:01 pm

D1Swimmer wrote:Since the SIR due date has passed, do y'all think we'll start to see people getting off the waitlist? I've submitted mine, but I was just wondering how many people that originally got accepted decided on UC irvine as well. Hopefully some TLSers get off the list soon! :)


That would be great! :D

I was wondering the same thing about the SIR deadline, but it sounds like not everyone even has an initial decision yet. Is that right? In early March, I was told they'd have a better idea of whether or not they would even use the wait list after the SIR deadline had passed. I would love to see some movement off the WL :)

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

Postby jck4487 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:54 pm

abryn wrote:

I live on campus (VDC Norte) and like it. I live with my fiance, so I wasn't as concerned about always being entertained. We go out a lot still. If finding cheap housing is important and you don't mind an unfurnished apartment, go for Verano. If cheap housing is important and you don't mind an unfurnished apartment but would prefer it was built in the last 20 years, go for Palo Verde. VDC and VDC Norte are pretty much identical. Grad apartments in those complexes are furnished, have washer/dyer in unit, and air conditioning. Little more expensive, but they're nice. Puerta del Sol is brand new, but expensive and has no washer/dryer in unit but it's still free for residents. And the fire alarm fucks with your sleep schedule. uci2013 tells me they can hear it in Verano even, right?

Unless you have amazing time management skills, I'd recommend living on campus. lfp, you live off campus and I know you love it, but you are far more self disciplined than me. If you're going to live off campus but close enough to walk/ride a bike, you'll pay about 50% more and only get slightly more space. lfp lives down in Newport with some 2Ls and she loves it, but like I said, she has super-human powers and can somehow focus even though her door opens onto the sand.

Hope that helps!


How do you live on campus with your fiance? I was told only married couples could live on campus...


Nah, you have to fill out a form an say your "domestic partners." Since the gays can't get married, they allow them to become domestic partners and live together. And if same-sex unmarried couples can live together, then opposite-sex unmarried couples have to be able to do it as well.

People live together with their opposite-sex boyfriends/girlfriends/partners all the time. Was it someone at the law school that told you that?

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Re: 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 lawgeekgrl » Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:12 pm

hellothisisme wrote:Has anybody gotten their reimbursement for ASW yet?


I got mine today, but I also requested the Monday right after ASW and I'm also geographically close.




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