Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

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tropicanax
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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby tropicanax » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:40 pm

Does anyone know if I can bring someone to ASD or is it strictly admitted students only?

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby ilovesf » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:20 am

tropicanax wrote:Does anyone know if I can bring someone to ASD or is it strictly admitted students only?

You can. Usually some events are student only though.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby ArtyIvy » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:20 am

calawdude wrote:ArtyIvy and apollo2015, good to know there are people receptive to the idea of starting some kind of organization of students from underprivileged backgrounds giving back to the indigent.

I will definitely try to bring this up when we start school--maybe when classes aren't so crazy. Haha.


Absolutely. Volunteering was mandatory for my scholarship at Ivy, but only an hour a week. I worked with GED students ready to apply to college. Other things I did -- like student council, Ivy Council and serving as a literary magazine editor -- also counted. The scholarship program had an annual event that brought in underprivileged kids from local high schools to our campus for talks, workshops, etc. If anything, I wanted us to do more, like weekly tutoring or mentoring. As a non-traditional student, the GED thing was close to my heart. I got hooked!

I'm also a couponer, so I'd love to share those skills. It would help stretch our own budgets. I was able to donate a lot of toiletries to a teen shelter before Christmas. It would be great to see that multiplied by a few dozen (or more!) law students!

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby ArtyIvy » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:25 am

postn0bills wrote:Is anyone still waiting on a response either way? This is taking quite a long time, I wish there was a way to check.


Still waiting, but I applied late.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby HeadToWall » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:00 am

ArtyIvy wrote:
postn0bills wrote:Is anyone still waiting on a response either way? This is taking quite a long time, I wish there was a way to check.


Still waiting, but I applied late.


Same, applied late Jan though

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby calawdude » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:32 pm

I have a question for everyone living in SF--hope you guys can advise on the traffic. Haha. I'll be driving to the Admitted Students Day event Saturday morning from South Francisco, right next to the airport (about 11 miles, according to Google Maps). The event starts at 9:30 a.m. Is there usually traffic going that direction Saturday morning? I'm not from the Bay Area so I'm just trying to see if I need to head out EXTRA early.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby masked kavana » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:44 pm

calawdude wrote:I have a question for everyone living in SF--hope you guys can advise on the traffic. Haha. I'll be driving to the Admitted Students Day event Saturday morning from South Francisco, right next to the airport (about 11 miles, according to Google Maps). The event starts at 9:30 a.m. Is there usually traffic going that direction Saturday morning? I'm not from the Bay Area so I'm just trying to see if I need to head out EXTRA early.

Thanks in advance.


Freeway traffic that early shouldn't be too bad. What may take time is driving to Hastings from the freeway. I'd say leaving about 30 min before isn't bad if you've seen the area before - the city's love for one way streets can be confusing at times.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby apollo2015 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:57 pm

calawdude wrote:I have a question for everyone living in SF--hope you guys can advise on the traffic. Haha. I'll be driving to the Admitted Students Day event Saturday morning from South Francisco, right next to the airport (about 11 miles, according to Google Maps). The event starts at 9:30 a.m. Is there usually traffic going that direction Saturday morning? I'm not from the Bay Area so I'm just trying to see if I need to head out EXTRA early.

Thanks in advance.


If you're flying in, you don't need to drive. There is a BART station at the airport, and you could take BART straight to within one block of campus. (Civic Center Station)

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby onedavetoomany » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:17 pm

apollo2015 wrote:
calawdude wrote:I have a question for everyone living in SF--hope you guys can advise on the traffic. Haha. I'll be driving to the Admitted Students Day event Saturday morning from South Francisco, right next to the airport (about 11 miles, according to Google Maps). The event starts at 9:30 a.m. Is there usually traffic going that direction Saturday morning? I'm not from the Bay Area so I'm just trying to see if I need to head out EXTRA early.

Thanks in advance.


If you're flying in, you don't need to drive. There is a BART station at the airport, and you could take BART straight to within one block of campus. (Civic Center Station)


^ this option is easier and cheaper. Parking is $3/hour at Hastings.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby hanman » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:19 pm

apollo2015 wrote:
calawdude wrote:I have a question for everyone living in SF--hope you guys can advise on the traffic. Haha. I'll be driving to the Admitted Students Day event Saturday morning from South Francisco, right next to the airport (about 11 miles, according to Google Maps). The event starts at 9:30 a.m. Is there usually traffic going that direction Saturday morning? I'm not from the Bay Area so I'm just trying to see if I need to head out EXTRA early.

Thanks in advance.


If you're flying in, you don't need to drive. There is a BART station at the airport, and you could take BART straight to within one block of campus. (Civic Center Station)


agree ... take the BART. much easier. it should take 30 minutes max from SFO to the Civic Center BART station. Parking can be a pain in the Hastings area, you'd most likely have to find a garage and pay SF's $$$ garage prices.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby apollo2015 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:36 pm

hanman wrote:Parking can be a pain in the Hastings area, you'd most likely have to find a garage and pay SF's $$$ garage prices.


Incidentally, this was brought up by the Hastings speakers on Saturday. One of their strategies to bring revenue into the school and to ween it off of California funding, was to build the Hastings' parking garage as a revenue generator. There are a lot of federal buildings and courts around Hastings, so I can totally see a market for it.

Another strategy they are pursuing is to create revenue generating masters programs. :)

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby calawdude » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:45 pm

Thanks, everyone. That is great advice.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby tropicanax » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:35 pm

no meters near by? lol -_-

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby splitsplat » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:59 pm

tropicanax wrote:no meters near by? lol -_-


Of course there are meters. They are just surrounded by the homeless, and you would have to move every 1-2 hours provided you are lucky enough to find one + expensive.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby ilovesf » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:52 pm

apollo2015 wrote:
hanman wrote:Parking can be a pain in the Hastings area, you'd most likely have to find a garage and pay SF's $$$ garage prices.


Incidentally, this was brought up by the Hastings speakers on Saturday. One of their strategies to bring revenue into the school and to ween it off of California funding, was to build the Hastings' parking garage as a revenue generator. There are a lot of federal buildings and courts around Hastings, so I can totally see a market for it.

Another strategy they are pursuing is to create revenue generating masters programs. :)

That garage is always super busy. When I arrive at 8 am I have to park on the 3rd or 4th floor. $8/day though is pretty awesome though.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby FinallyGoing » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:52 pm

alas...I went complete today!

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby nugap2 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:09 pm

all,
financial aid email just arrived for me.
gl

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby organic muskrat » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:19 pm

just got my financial aid offer too.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby onedavetoomany » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:21 pm

Also got my financial aid letter. They offered decent need-based aid, but no mention of any merit scholarships. Has anyone heard about merit aid?

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby hanman » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:23 pm

onedavetoomany wrote:Also got my financial aid letter. They offered decent need-based aid, but no mention of any merit scholarships. Has anyone heard about merit aid?


same as above. do they offer merit aid? they offered me $7.5k for the year...seems like its all need-based. im pretty disappointed.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby Decimal » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:54 pm

Also, received my financial aid letter. $10k in grants here - it's better than nothing but it's like a drop in the bucket of the whopping $67k cost of attendance.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby onedavetoomany » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:01 pm

Decimal wrote:Also, received my financial aid letter. $10k in grants here - it's better than nothing but it's like a drop in the bucket of the whopping $67k cost of attendance.

I feel exactly the same way. I definitely want to attend, but that is hard to stomach.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby apollo2015 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:41 pm

I do wish that they boosted the Cost of Living (COL) formula a bit, and gave us a few thousand more in loans, so as to make surviving over the 1L summer more feasible. I know all law schools do it this way, but I really think that its absurd that they don't factor summer costs into the COL.

Also, EFC=0 ----> the same 10k Need based grant. I am surprised since at the ASD the Financial Aid person said that need grants go up to 15k. I guess we would need a negative EFC to get that.

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby onedavetoomany » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:51 pm

apollo2015 wrote:Also, EFC=0 ----> the same 10k Need based grant. I am surprised since at the ASD the Financial Aid person said that need grants go up to 15k. I guess we would need a negative EFC to get that.


+1

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Re: Hastings 2011-2012 Cycle

Postby USMCMatt » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:53 pm

apollo2015 wrote:I do wish that they boosted the Cost of Living (COL) formula a bit, and gave us a few thousand more in loans, so as to make surviving over the 1L summer more feasible. I know all law schools do it this way, but I really think that its absurd that they don't factor summer costs into the COL.

Also, EFC=0 ----> the same 10k Need based grant. I am surprised since at the ASD the Financial Aid person said that need grants go up to 15k. I guess we would need a negative EFC to get that.


The whole EFC thing is stupid anyway...

My EFC was 25k. That would be great if I wasn't a married, 32 y/o with a newborn and newly non-working spouse. Sure, we made a comfortable income between the two of us last year (still expensive as hell in SoCal), but that all goes away as soon as LS starts and I sure as hell don't have 25k in the bank set aside. The FAFSA is great for UG students who are fresh or just a few years out of high school and actually have parents that can contribute. Graduate/professional degress just dont apply, IMHO.




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