Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby ilovesf » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:04 pm

aarias11 wrote:I got accepted through LEOP I have an LSAT of 167 and major G.P.A of 3.85 do you guys think I'm going to bring down the medians? I wouldn't want to ruin anybody's law school experience.

:lol:

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby calawdude » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:26 pm

Any LEOP admits (or even non-LEOP admits) here interested in organizing and starting some sort of organization for law students from underprivileged backgrounds? I was looking through all the student organizations and all of them seemed to focus on race, ethnicity, or legal interest. It would be nice to get together with people with similar backgrounds.

If there's already an organization like this, please let me know; otherwise, if we start one, our organization might actually be the first of its kind (an organization based on class).

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Robst » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:29 pm

[/quote]
I got accepted through LEOP I have an LSAT of 167 and major G.P.A of 3.85 do you guys think I'm going to bring down the medians? I wouldn't want to ruin anybody's law school experience.[/quote]
Great. Stuff.

Went to the LA reception. Met some wonderful alumni and the assistant dean of admissions. Had a great time and it really had me liking Hastings. Planning to visit campus soon, hopefully for Admitted Students Day.

-Random dude who is ruining hastings because I was admitted via LEOP

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aliceydu » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:07 pm

melissaraffalow wrote:I'm creating a facebook group for students who are attending and who will be in the class of 2015. Add me on Facebook if you're definitely attending cause it won't let me create the group without selecting friends!


I just added you~ (I think it's you). I'm not 100% sure about attending yet, but since Davis has a group already, Hastings should have one, too. :)

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby calawdude » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:11 pm


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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby apollo2015 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:53 pm

calawdude wrote:Any LEOP admits (or even non-LEOP admits) here interested in organizing and starting some sort of organization for law students from underprivileged backgrounds? I was looking through all the student organizations and all of them seemed to focus on race, ethnicity, or legal interest. It would be nice to get together with people with similar backgrounds.

If there's already an organization like this, please let me know; otherwise, if we start one, our organization might actually be the first of its kind (an organization based on class).


As a non-LEOP admit from a Lower Class background, I like the sound of this.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Lasers » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:18 am

aarias11 wrote:
Lasers 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 don't want to get into it here, but LEOP is a totally unfair advantage. i know people in the program...it's pretty insane what they got first semester. i'm all for what LEOP represents, but they went too far, imo.

i'll just leave it at that.

I got accepted through LEOP I have an LSAT of 167 and major G.P.A of 3.85 do you guys think I'm going to bring down the medians? I wouldn't want to ruin anybody's law school experience.

my early bet is on you to be in the top 10% of the class should you attend hastings. your stats indicate you are capable + what LEOP offers... it is borderline unfair. i've heard they scaled back the advantages slightly, but that really doesn't matter.

enjoy your good fortune.
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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Lasers » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:22 am

just to clarify, LEOP is a great program and i'm all for it. my gripe with it is that once school starts, they go a bit too far in providing certain...advantages. they have altered it slightly from what i have heard this semester, so it's a step in the right direction.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby tropicanax » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:31 am

Blumpbeef wrote:
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


At graduation, not 9 months after.



even if it's not 9 months after... isn't that still sort of concerning? =/ less than half the class have jobs at graduation

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Pleasye » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:13 am

Lasers wrote:just to clarify, LEOP is a great program and i'm all for it. my gripe with it is that once school starts, they go a bit too far in providing certain...advantages. they have altered it slightly from what i have heard this semester, so it's a step in the right direction.

If you can keep it...non-offensive. I'd like to hear about the advantages that LEOP students are given and why you think it's so unfair.

I didn't apply for the program I'm just asking out of curiosity.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Borhas » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:01 am

The problem w/ LEOP was that there was one lady in charge of the whole program. So who was admitted to the school and who was not, at least as far as LEOP went (which is 20% of the class) was based on the whims of a single person. I see no reason why the same principles behind LEOP couldn't just be incorporated into the general admission system.

As far as the "advantages" go, I have no idea what they entail.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Borhas » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:10 am

tropicanax wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
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


At graduation, not 9 months after.



even if it's not 9 months after... isn't that still sort of concerning? =/ less than half the class have jobs at graduation


Hastings 2L here.

This is a reality for non T-14 schools. Yes, at Davis too. It's well known that they fudge their #'s. It's not that Hastings employment prospects are exceptionally bad, it's that Hastings is one of the few schools that posts fairly accurate employment at graduation #'s.

W/ that said, you will all have to think hard about applying to law school in the first place. Legal hiring will probably pick up a bit by the time you all will graduate, but a significant number of you will struggle to find employment at graduation. If you decide to go to Hastings, or any other non T14 school that's just the reality you will face. So if you decide to attend just make sure you "keep your eye on the ball" so to speak. Do your work for school and all that, but also make sure you are the first one applying to jobs your 1L summer. And I don't mean that as competition between other Hastings students but other law schools. Use your family connections if you have them. Find mentors and keep them. Etc.

If you guys have any questions just let me know.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby odetojefferson » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:12 pm

Pleasye wrote:
Lasers wrote:just to clarify, LEOP is a great program and i'm all for it. my gripe with it is that once school starts, they go a bit too far in providing certain...advantages. they have altered it slightly from what i have heard this semester, so it's a step in the right direction.

If you can keep it...non-offensive. I'd like to hear about the advantages that LEOP students are given and why you think it's so unfair.

I didn't apply for the program I'm just asking out of curiosity.


+1. I didn't really know the program existed...

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Lasers » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:51 pm

you can pm me if you want but that is all I will say about leop.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby steepair » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:22 pm

Borhas wrote:
tropicanax wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
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


At graduation, not 9 months after.



even if it's not 9 months after... isn't that still sort of concerning? =/ less than half the class have jobs at graduation


Hastings 2L here.

This is a reality for non T-14 schools. Yes, at Davis too. It's well known that they fudge their #'s. It's not that Hastings employment prospects are exceptionally bad, it's that Hastings is one of the few schools that posts fairly accurate employment at graduation #'s.

W/ that said, you will all have to think hard about applying to law school in the first place. Legal hiring will probably pick up a bit by the time you all will graduate, but a significant number of you will struggle to find employment at graduation. If you decide to go to Hastings, or any other non T14 school that's just the reality you will face. So if you decide to attend just make sure you "keep your eye on the ball" so to speak. Do your work for school and all that, but also make sure you are the first one applying to jobs your 1L summer. And I don't mean that as competition between other Hastings students but other law schools. Use your family connections if you have them. Find mentors and keep them. Etc.

If you guys have any questions just let me know.


what the above poster says is true. hastings is and has been one of the more transparent schools when it comes to their employment stats. and, their nine-month stats are not nearly as bad as their at-graduation ones.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby apollo2015 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:18 pm

Oh wow. The Saint Patrick's Day Parade goes right by UC Hastings! I was downtown to watch the parade, so I ended up watching it from the steps of Hastings. I can't wait for next year's parade, when all I'll have to do is go downstairs from the McAllister Tower to watch.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby aliceydu » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:34 am

So I haven't gotten any $$ offers yet. I'm right at the median for Hastings... does anyone have any idea how much I might get? Or anything at all?

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby bioreboot » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:55 pm

Possibly a bit late on this question but for some reason I've started worrying about it...

Do we need to fill out the parent information on the FAFSA application? I know Davis doesn't care because of Need-Access, but what about Hastings?

For some reason I can't find any mention of it on the website.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby bessmarvin89 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:33 pm

calawdude wrote:Future classmates!

Here you go:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/13224222 ... 273563483/


Requested to Join. Please accept :)

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby bessmarvin89 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:37 pm

aliceydu wrote:
melissaraffalow wrote:I'm creating a facebook group for students who are attending and who will be in the class of 2015. Add me on Facebook if you're definitely attending cause it won't let me create the group without selecting friends!


I just added you~ (I think it's you). I'm not 100% sure about attending yet, but since Davis has a group already, Hastings should have one, too. :)


Wasn't sure if I'd get accepted so I added you too :)

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby ohcanada » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:53 pm

Has anyone not received their financial aid notice/award yet?

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby hadisious » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:49 pm

ohcanada wrote:Has anyone not received their financial aid notice/award yet?

I haven't. Starting to wonder what the deal is.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby USMCMatt » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:11 pm

In today via Email...hopefully Davis gets the hint that NorCal would enjoy my presence...

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby apollo2015 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:15 pm

USMCMatt wrote:In today via Email


Congratulations! Will you be going to one of the Admitted Students Days? One is this Saturday, and the other is on the 31st.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby USMCMatt » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:20 pm

I wish...

This Saturday I have "Baby Boot Camp" for expectant fathers then La Fiesta de las Golondrinas (Swallows Day Festival) in San Juan Capistrano. Annual south Orange County tradition. Then on the 31st is a big family baby shower for my wife...I'm swamped!




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