bobloblaw'slawblog wrote: calawdude wrote: ilovesf wrote:
Lasers wrote:yes, aimed at improving rankings.
i believe smaller class size means student/faculty ratio goes up, less students to account for in terms of employment, likely better stats for the incoming class. if they were smart, they would curtail LEOP admissions more than the regular admissions.
Yeah, LEOP really hurts the stats, but I really like the idea of the program. I would feel really shitty about hastings if they stopped it just for the rankings though.
I agree. If Hastings did anything with LEOP, it wouldn't be Hastings anymore, and the school stands for a lot of good things.
Good thing we're keeping it civil, though. No need for bad blood in this thread. It's all love. Haha.
FYI: I went to the Irvine alumni event. Dean Wu is an amazing speaker. He made a lot of good points about Hastings that won me over, but much of it I had already realized when I was comparing schools. I suggest you guys go to the event closest to you if you can.
I'm considering Hastings but unfortunately I am working outside of CA right now and cannot attend any of the alumni events / admitted student events.
Would you mind sharing some (or all) of the points Dean Wu made in his speech?
ps. go bears(?) !
Sure. FYI: I actually arrived about 50 minutes late (even though I had started driving 3 hours earlier!), so I'm sure I missed some points. Prior to the event, I had already decided I wanted a lot of options when it came time to study abroad. Dean Wu talked about Hastings being very "international" given its student body and its exchange programs with schools overseas. He talked about California being part of the Pacific rim (which is great for trade) and how Hastings students can benefit from this "international" culture. Being able to speak a foreign language is important to me, so I compared the options Hastings had with some other law schools and had already decided on Hastings for this very reason. Also, if you want to get into public service, Hastings is a great place to start because it's centrally located in a big city and the school has a history/culture of community involvement. There will be tons of opportunities and the experience will be invaluable.
Before I sound anymore like a brochure, those of you who were also there, please feel free to chime in. As I had mentioned earlier, I was 50 minutes late. Haha.