Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Borhas » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:38 pm

nugap2 wrote:a comment in regards to the TL.

the neighborhood is rapidly changing for the better. 10 years from now, it will be a very different place. anyone who has known the area for more than a few years can verify this. in a certain sense, it is already in the midst of the same process that the mission, soma, hayes valley, lower haight, mid-divis and mid-polk areas went through over the last 10 to 15 years. it is a late bloomer due to complexities of the problems it faces, however, for better or worse, it is only a matter of time before the pace of change hits a critical mass and really starts to accelerate.

in the past few years, the mid-market area and the TL have been on the top of the list as targets of city hall led revitalization. if anyone would have told me that there would be french bistro on 6th and market 5 years ago, i would have told them they were crazy. behold, it has happened. as the twitters of the world and other forward thinking companies continue to push into the centrally located and relatively cheap urban space, the neighborhood should change. although this means gentrification and all of its (negative) consequences for the neighborhood´s long-time residents, it also means a far safer and more appealing TL to the average student.

yes, this is a long term process and probably won´t do much for you in your next 3 years. however, down the road hastings and its reputation will greatly benefit from this shift as it will be able to attract a larger applicant pool and provide a higher quality of life for its students.

anyone else agree?


the best thing that can happen for the immediate neighborhood around Hastings is the completion of the federal building's renovation (the one across the tower). A bunch of federal workers + more security would do a lot to push the seedy elements a few blocks away. I believe it is set to finish in 2013/14

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby melissaraffalow » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:16 pm

Anyone know if there is an admitted students / attending students Facebook group? If not, we should make one! I'd love to get to know my future classmates / find a roommate!

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aliceydu » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:51 pm

melissaraffalow wrote:Anyone know if there is an admitted students / attending students Facebook group? If not, we should make one! I'd love to get to know my future classmates / find a roommate!


I found the one for Davis, but I don't think Hastings has one. Let's make one? Haha.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Blumpbeef » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:56 pm

aliceydu wrote:
melissaraffalow wrote:Anyone know if there is an admitted students / attending students Facebook group? If not, we should make one! I'd love to get to know my future classmates / find a roommate!


I found the one for Davis, but I don't think Hastings has one. Let's make one? Haha.


What's the Davis one?

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aliceydu » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:59 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
aliceydu wrote:
melissaraffalow wrote:Anyone know if there is an admitted students / attending students Facebook group? If not, we should make one! I'd love to get to know my future classmates / find a roommate!


I found the one for Davis, but I don't think Hastings has one. Let's make one? Haha.


What's the Davis one?


Davis 2015: http://www.facebook.com/groups/206775789429601/

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby skitlets » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:49 pm

I'll be at the ASW on March 31st. Can't make it to Friday but hoping to see some people there on Saturday.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby ttnguyen » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:31 am

Is anyone going to the reception in Irving this Weds at Haynes & Boone? If so...what are you wearing? Haha.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aliceydu » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:35 am

ttnguyen wrote:Is anyone going to the reception in Irving this Weds at Haynes & Boone? If so...what are you wearing? Haha.


HAHAHA, I think I might go to the San Diego reception on Tuesday... and I have the EXACT same question! It's at a firm, and I have no idea what to wear (or what to expect). Someone help?

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby calawdude » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:36 pm

To play it safe, I'm gonna wearing a suit. It can't hurt--I hope! Hahaha.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby ttnguyen » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:24 pm

I think I'm going to wear like a professional-type shift dress and heels...gosh. i don't really understand what's going to happen at the reception...hopefully it's fun not awkward!

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby horrorbusiness » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:26 pm

steepair wrote:just got an email telling me i've been awarded $10,000/yr dean's scholarship. need-based aid letters should be coming out by mid-march, according to the email.


same

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby odetojefferson » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:42 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:
steepair wrote:just got an email telling me i've been awarded $10,000/yr dean's scholarship. need-based aid letters should be coming out by mid-march, according to the email.


same


are you above medians? all I've gotten is an email today saying they received my stuff...which I sent over a month ago -_-. It excited me for a second.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aliceydu » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:04 pm

odetojefferson wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:
steepair wrote:just got an email telling me i've been awarded $10,000/yr dean's scholarship. need-based aid letters should be coming out by mid-march, according to the email.


same


are you above medians? all I've gotten is an email today saying they received my stuff...which I sent over a month ago -_-. It excited me for a second.


Yeah, I got the email saying they received my stuff as well. :[

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aliceydu » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:05 pm

calawdude wrote:To play it safe, I'm gonna wearing a suit. It can't hurt--I hope! Hahaha.


Wow, parking for the SD reception is $8/hour... now THAT can hurt.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby apollo2015 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:07 pm

odetojefferson wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:
steepair wrote:just got an email telling me i've been awarded $10,000/yr dean's scholarship. need-based aid letters should be coming out by mid-march, according to the email.


same


are you above medians? all I've gotten is an email today saying they received my stuff...which I sent over a month ago -_-. It excited me for a second.


I got the "we got your forms" e-mail too. Above one 75ths, below another median.

#NoBribesifyouApplyED I guess.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby calawdude » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:35 pm

ttnguyen wrote:I think I'm going to wear like a professional-type shift dress and heels...gosh. i don't really understand what's going to happen at the reception...hopefully it's fun not awkward!

I think it'll be a meet-and-greet type of thing--maybe an opportunity for us to see how tight-knit the alumni network is so that we can see the benefits of going to Hastings? That's my guess. Can't wait!!!

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Worker and Parasite » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:38 pm

aliceydu wrote:
calawdude wrote:To play it safe, I'm gonna wearing a suit. It can't hurt--I hope! Hahaha.


Wow, parking for the SD reception is $8/hour... now THAT can hurt.


Yeah I saw that...

I mean c'mon Hastings

anyways I think it's biz-casual and I'm coming from work so that should be okay with me.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby ilovesf » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:38 pm

calawdude wrote:
ttnguyen wrote:I think I'm going to wear like a professional-type shift dress and heels...gosh. i don't really understand what's going to happen at the reception...hopefully it's fun not awkward!

I think it'll be a meet-and-greet type of thing--maybe an opportunity for us to see how tight-knit the alumni network is so that we can see the benefits of going to Hastings? That's my guess. Can't wait!!!

The alumni have been great so far. I did a mock interview with an alum who works for the DOJ here in SF. We've been keeping in touch by email and she recommended I contact a few other people and gave me their e-mail addresses.. just super nice.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby prosen5808 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:30 pm

apollo2015 wrote:
odetojefferson wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:
steepair wrote:just got an email telling me i've been awarded $10,000/yr dean's scholarship. need-based aid letters should be coming out by mid-march, according to the email.


same


are you above medians? all I've gotten is an email today saying they received my stuff...which I sent over a month ago -_-. It excited me for a second.


I got the "we got your forms" e-mail too. Above one 75ths, below another median.

#NoBribesifyouApplyED I guess.


Also above the medians and also got a similar email saying they received my info. So is everyone thinking this means that we're receiving no merit-based scholarship? That would be horrible.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby odetojefferson » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:20 am

prosen5808 wrote:Also above the medians and also got a similar email saying they received my info. So is everyone thinking this means that we're receiving no merit-based scholarship? That would be horrible.


same, I'm at 75% for each. 15k was the max in scholarships per year right? Looking at LSN that doesn't seem to be much money out yet. There's one with 45k and 8 with 30k....

Edit: looked at last years cycle and only 12 people had >30k. C'mon Hastings, you are making it hard to resist Irvine.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aliceydu » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:43 am

A friend of mine (who is in law right) told me if I got into both Hastings and Davis, I can try to play them off of each other to get $$. Is that a good idea?! I'm sure lots of people got into both Hastings and Davis. How would I go about doing that anyway? Email them?

And another confusion~ so there are financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans... when people put $$, does that mean grants? How are those different from financial aid and scholarships?

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aliceydu » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:28 am

OMG the new law school ranking is out! Hastings dropped two spots to 44 :( Davis also dropped to 29.
US News says employment at graduation 40%... is that a joke?! Davis is at 80-something%.
Ohmygawwwwd...
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandr ... -law-03015

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Postby odetojefferson » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:04 am

aliceydu wrote:OMG the new law school ranking is out! Hastings dropped two spots to 44 :( Davis also dropped to 29.
US News says employment at graduation 40%... is that a joke?! Davis is at 80-something%.
Ohmygawwwwd...
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandr ... -law-03015


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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby ilovesf » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:29 am

aliceydu wrote:OMG the new law school ranking is out! Hastings dropped two spots to 44 :( Davis also dropped to 29.
US News says employment at graduation 40%... is that a joke?! Davis is at 80-something%.
Ohmygawwwwd...
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandr ... -law-03015

Dropping two spots really isn't a big deal. 0Ls care much more about the rankings than any students, etc. If it makes you feel better though, the dean did establish a committee to address the rankings this year and he wants to concentrate on improving. Also, it is a well known fact that Davis totally inflates their employment data.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby calawdude » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:42 pm

aliceydu wrote:OMG the new law school ranking is out! Hastings dropped two spots to 44 :( Davis also dropped to 29.
US News says employment at graduation 40%... is that a joke?! Davis is at 80-something%.
Ohmygawwwwd...
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandr ... -law-03015

I saw this on another thread on this site. It's what law firm recruiters think of schools. I compared the first 25 to what was on the US News site and it looks pretty legit. I couldn't find the full list on the US News site. I'm not sure what year this is for, but I'm sure it hasn't changed much. Notice the difference between Hastings (28) and Davis (43):

1. Harvard
2. Stanford
2. Yale
4. Columbia
4. Mich
6. NYU
6. UVA
8. Cornell
8. Duke
8. NW
8. Chicago
13. Gtown
13. Penn
15. Vandy
15. WUSTL
17. Texas
18. Bu
18. Emory
18. Wash and Lee
18. UCLA
18. UMN
18. ND
18. USC
25. BC
25. UNC
25. Iowa
28. Hastings
28. GW
28. Illinois
28. W & M
32. BYU
32. Fordham
32. IUB
32. Arizona.
32. U Wash
32. WIsconsin
38. OSU
38. Tulane
38. WF
41. SMU
41. Utah
43. AMerican
43. Davis
43. ASU
43. UF
43. ALabama
43. Georgia
43. Oklahoma
50. Baylor
50. Pepperdine
50. COlorado
50. Kansas
50. Kentucky
50. Miami
50. Oregon
50. Richmond
58. GMU
58. Gonzaga
58 Loyola-Chi
58. Marquette
58. PSU
58. Houston
58. Maryland
58. Mississippi
58. Mizzou
67. Catholic
67. Depaul
67. Drake
67. IU-Indy
67. Loyola-LA
67. Temple
67. ST Louis
67. Uconn
67. Denver
67 Louisville
67. USD
67. Nova
67. Dozo
81. Brooklyn
81. Case
81. Creighton
81. FSU
81 Hofstra
81. L&C
81. LSU
81. Loyola-NOLA
81. MSU
81. Samford
81. Cincy
81. Seattle
81. Nebraska
81 Pitt
81. SC
96. Chi-Kent
96. Santa Clara
96. Seton HAll
96. Cuse
96. Vermont
96. WVU




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