UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby teiswei » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:44 pm

99.9luft wrote:
Hyee wrote:So I think this came up before, but I ask again. How will everyone be dressing for this occasion? I'm assuming a tie isn't necessary, but jeans/tshirt won't do as well. Am I in the ballpark here? Business casual, etc? How do student generally dress on a normal day of law school? I'm from Cal so, naturally, everything goes and shoes optional.


yes, business casual. slacks, shirt, no tie.

Packed today and keeping it simple. Didn't want to show anyone up with my stylish threads ;)

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Wishfulthinker » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:44 pm

unclepete wrote:Am I the only one still waiting on a decision?



I'm still waiting too...

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby teiswei » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:45 pm

Wishfulthinker wrote:
unclepete wrote:Am I the only one still waiting on a decision?



I'm still waiting too...

Numbers?

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Homelandsagreatshow » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:55 pm

same, although I did apply on the deadline....

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby teiswei » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:12 pm

Homelandsagreatshow wrote:same, although I did apply on the deadline....

I applied at the deadline last year and didn't hear until late may I believe (ding).

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby nthakker » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:25 pm

In terms of what students wear on a regular basis: just regular clothes but nothing too revealing/risky.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Hyee » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:19 pm

nthakker wrote:In terms of what students wear on a regular basis: just regular clothes but nothing too revealing/risky.



Thanks, because I've essentially worn jeans and a black t-shirt for every casual public appearance since senior year of high school. Would hate to have to change that.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby ChaseInk » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:01 am

Hyee wrote:
nthakker wrote:In terms of what students wear on a regular basis: just regular clothes but nothing too revealing/risky.



Thanks, because I've essentially worn jeans and a black t-shirt for every casual public appearance since senior year of high school. Would hate to have to change that.


Here is my $0.02 on this: yes this is Souther California, and yes you can get away with wearing jeans, rainbows, and a t-shirt anywhere but court and a funeral, but YOU ARE GOING TO THE SCHOOL SO THAT YOU CAN GO TO COURT (or stay out of it, if you're doing transactional). I'm not saying wear a shirt and tie to ASW or to class, but at ASW and on any given day during the school year, you are interacting not just with your professors (all of whom except Bob Solomon wear slacks and a OCBD minimum), but you might run into the various federal judges who are on campus daily, the Senators who drop by on occasion, the local dignitaries who love throwing money at Chem, or practicing lawyers who want to give us jobs, ALL OF WHOM ARE WEARING SUITS AND TIES. Act the part; dress the part. People will take you more seriously.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby b123 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:25 am

ChaseInk wrote:
Hyee wrote:
nthakker wrote:In terms of what students wear on a regular basis: just regular clothes but nothing too revealing/risky.



Thanks, because I've essentially worn jeans and a black t-shirt for every casual public appearance since senior year of high school. Would hate to have to change that.


Here is my $0.02 on this: yes this is Souther California, and yes you can get away with wearing jeans, rainbows, and a t-shirt anywhere but court and a funeral, but YOU ARE GOING TO THE SCHOOL SO THAT YOU CAN GO TO COURT (or stay out of it, if you're doing transactional). I'm not saying wear a shirt and tie to ASW or to class, but at ASW and on any given day during the school year, you are interacting not just with your professors (all of whom except Bob Solomon wear slacks and a OCBD minimum), but you might run into the various federal judges who are on campus daily, the Senators who drop by on occasion, the local dignitaries who love throwing money at Chem, or practicing lawyers who want to give us jobs, ALL OF WHOM ARE WEARING SUITS AND TIES. Act the part; dress the part. People will take you more seriously.


Yeah, Imma wear jeans.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Hyee » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:36 am

b123 wrote:
ChaseInk wrote:
Hyee wrote:
nthakker wrote:In terms of what students wear on a regular basis: just regular clothes but nothing too revealing/risky.



Thanks, because I've essentially worn jeans and a black t-shirt for every casual public appearance since senior year of high school. Would hate to have to change that.


Here is my $0.02 on this: yes this is Souther California, and yes you can get away with wearing jeans, rainbows, and a t-shirt anywhere but court and a funeral, but YOU ARE GOING TO THE SCHOOL SO THAT YOU CAN GO TO COURT (or stay out of it, if you're doing transactional). I'm not saying wear a shirt and tie to ASW or to class, but at ASW and on any given day during the school year, you are interacting not just with your professors (all of whom except Bob Solomon wear slacks and a OCBD minimum), but you might run into the various federal judges who are on campus daily, the Senators who drop by on occasion, the local dignitaries who love throwing money at Chem, or practicing lawyers who want to give us jobs, ALL OF WHOM ARE WEARING SUITS AND TIES. Act the part; dress the part. People will take you more seriously.


Yeah, Imma wear jeans.


The man has a point, which I will probably end up ignoring after I get comfortable in law school. Point has definitely been acknowledged though.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bettercallsaul91 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:12 am

Yeah ... we're heading to Dave and Busters. I'm not wearing jeans, but I'm taking it easy. I'll dress up for the school year.

In any case, heading down to UCI now! See you all soon :)

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby superhopefulwoo » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:47 am

bettercallsaul91 wrote:Yeah ... we're heading to Dave and Busters. I'm not wearing jeans, but I'm taking it easy. I'll dress up for the school year.

In any case, heading down to UCI now! See you all soon :)

Me too! Flying out in a couple hours - see yall there!

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby unclepete » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:04 am

teiswei wrote:
Homelandsagreatshow wrote:same, although I did apply on the deadline....

I applied at the deadline last year and didn't hear until late may I believe (ding).


Yikes. Yeah, I applied very near deadline. 167, 3.2.... So I suppose I`m expecting a ding as well

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby teiswei » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:38 pm

unclepete wrote:
teiswei wrote:
Homelandsagreatshow wrote:same, although I did apply on the deadline....

I applied at the deadline last year and didn't hear until late may I believe (ding).


Yikes. Yeah, I applied very near deadline. 167, 3.2.... So I suppose I`m expecting a ding as well

Ha you aren't getting dinged. I got dinged because I threw a sloppy app and had a terrible LSAT score - 155

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby teiswei » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:39 pm

Landed in LA looking forward to meeting all of you. Checking out a Bill Maher taping first though :D

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:57 pm

teiswei wrote:Landed in LA looking forward to meeting all of you. Checking out a Bill Maher taping first though :D


welcome and awesome!

I tried getting Bill Maher tickets twice in the last 5 years, never heard from them both times. Maybe they like out-of-staters or maybe i am just a douche or both....

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bettercallsaul91 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:18 pm

teiswei wrote:Landed in LA looking forward to meeting all of you. Checking out a Bill Maher taping first though :D



Yesss! !!!! Did that once when Cornel West was on! Loved it! Though when I saw him a second time just doing stand-up, he was a lot more racist and misogynistic.

Have fun! Can't wait to do that more often soon

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby gitguy » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:17 pm

bettercallsaul91 wrote:
teiswei wrote:Landed in LA looking forward to meeting all of you. Checking out a Bill Maher taping first though :D



Yesss! !!!! Did that once when Cornel West was on! Loved it! Though when I saw him a second time just doing stand-up, he was a lot more racist and misogynistic.

Have fun! Can't wait to do that more often soon


Ooh, a Cornel West episode. Score.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby anticule » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:28 pm

Hey guys..

I got waitlisted this morning.. I'm a California native and I've been accepted into some schools in the T25 with $$$(don't want to name the schools)...I went to UCI undergrad and would love to stay in California...

Now I just wanted to see what you guys would do to try to get off the waitlist in my situation? Thanks!

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby unclepete » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:33 pm

anticule wrote:Hey guys..

I got waitlisted this morning.. I'm a California native and I've been accepted into some schools in the T25 with $$$(don't want to name the schools)...I went to UCI undergrad and would love to stay in California...

Now I just wanted to see what you guys would do to try to get off the waitlist in my situation? Thanks!


Welp, this worries me. Sorry to hear! What are your stats, if you don't mind?

As far as your question goes, a well-written LOCI is really all you can do

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby anticule » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:43 pm

unclepete wrote:
anticule wrote:Hey guys..

I got waitlisted this morning.. I'm a California native and I've been accepted into some schools in the T25 with $$$(don't want to name the schools)...I went to UCI undergrad and would love to stay in California...

Now I just wanted to see what you guys would do to try to get off the waitlist in my situation? Thanks!


Welp, this worries me. Sorry to hear! What are your stats, if you don't mind?

As far as your question goes, a well-written LOCI is really all you can do


GPA is near perfect .. LSAT was 15X...

I didn't expect to get accepted but I'd drop all my acceptances for this.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby boblawlob » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:02 pm

anticule wrote:GPA is near perfect .. LSAT was 15X...

I didn't expect to get accepted but I'd drop all my acceptances for this.

I'd retake if I were you.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby anticule » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:42 pm

boblawlob wrote:
anticule wrote:GPA is near perfect .. LSAT was 15X...

I didn't expect to get accepted but I'd drop all my acceptances for this.

I'd retake if I were you.



3rd time wasn't a charm. :-(

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:53 pm

anticule wrote:
boblawlob wrote:
anticule wrote:GPA is near perfect .. LSAT was 15X...

I didn't expect to get accepted but I'd drop all my acceptances for this.

I'd retake if I were you.



3rd time wasn't a charm. :-(


the number of takes does not matter. what matters is HOW you study and WHETHER you improve in your practice tests before gameday. how old are you? if you are still in your 20s, i'd wait 2 years by acquiring interesting work experience (preferably law-related), study better (i.e. smarter), take it again. do not waste that GPA.
-my 99 cents

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby boblawlob » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:05 pm

99.9luft wrote:
anticule wrote:3rd time wasn't a charm. :-(


the number of takes does not matter. what matters is HOW you study and WHETHER you improve in your practice tests before gameday. how old are you? if you are still in your 20s, i'd wait 2 years by acquiring interesting work experience (preferably law-related), study better (i.e. smarter), take it again. do not waste that GPA.
-my 99 cents


This

If poster was already 2+ years out of undergrad, I wouldn't tell him/her to retake (I would probably say look for another profession unless you are crazy enough to go tier 2).

But seems as though poster just graduated last June. Assuming poster does not have a job that requires a college degree, a 9 month resume gap shouldn't be too bad on LS apps if poster were to get such a job asap. Work at that job and study for the LSAT until you hit 173ish on PT/get 167+ on the real thing. Two things will happen after that: 1. you get into a better school with better chances 2. you will have saved up money for living costs during law school.




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