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

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

Postby simplycatalina » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:16 pm

ilovesf wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:
ilovesf wrote:Congrats to the new admits :)


Thanks! :) I assume you go to Hastings now?? If you don't mind me asking, how do you like it? I live in SF now and would love to stay, but I've heard mixed things about the quality of life at Hastings.

Yep! I'm a 2L. I generally like Hastings. My complaints mainly stem from the economy. The quality of life is probably the same as any other law school, only you get to live in one of the best cities in the world.
I'll also link this thread again in case someone hasn't seen it before: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=173522


Great thank you :)

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

Postby md22 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:20 pm

Got in via email today as well! Just checked my email and it was sent around 6 PST! Excited to have an acceptance! :D

Congrats to everyone who got in today!

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

Postby xiaojimu » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:09 pm

Hi guys,

Did anyone have better luck trying to email Hastings about application status and stuff?
I keep getting replies in official tone and languages, which is of no help at all.

They didn't even seem to read what I have written before replying...
I got more helpful responses from other schools.

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

Postby WisemanAEKDB » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:11 pm

xiaojimu wrote:Hi guys,

Did anyone have better luck trying to email Hastings about application status and stuff?
I keep getting replies in official tone and languages, which is of no help at all.

They didn't even seem to read what I have written before replying...
I got more helpful responses from other schools.


Hastings took two weeks to acknowledge that I was attempting to change my address. Tried to call, but they told me to email. In comparison to other schools, their lack of attention to the applicants puts me off pretty hard.

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

Postby xiaojimu » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:14 pm

WisemanAEKDB wrote:
xiaojimu wrote:Hi guys,

Did anyone have better luck trying to email Hastings about application status and stuff?
I keep getting replies in official tone and languages, which is of no help at all.

They didn't even seem to read what I have written before replying...
I got more helpful responses from other schools.


Hastings took two weeks to acknowledge that I was attempting to change my address. Tried to call, but they told me to email. In comparison to other schools, their lack of attention to the applicants puts me off pretty hard.


I feel exactly the same way as you, I even emailed the Dean, and got no response all...
I told them in another email I had to leave the country for a couple of months,
and would like to find out my status and stuff, to prepare before I leave.
And a student worker replied my email saying the usual office is busy that kinda stuff... :(

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

Postby coffeeaddict » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:41 pm

xiaojimu wrote:
WisemanAEKDB wrote:
xiaojimu wrote:Hi guys,

Did anyone have better luck trying to email Hastings about application status and stuff?
I keep getting replies in official tone and languages, which is of no help at all.

They didn't even seem to read what I have written before replying...
I got more helpful responses from other schools.


Hastings took two weeks to acknowledge that I was attempting to change my address. Tried to call, but they told me to email. In comparison to other schools, their lack of attention to the applicants puts me off pretty hard.


I feel exactly the same way as you, I even emailed the Dean, and got no response all...
I told them in another email I had to leave the country for a couple of months,
and would like to find out my status and stuff, to prepare before I leave.
And a student worker replied my email saying the usual office is busy that kinda stuff... :(



I think the better approach for you would be to email the admissions office and let them know that you are goign out of the country for a few months and that you would like for them to notify you of your status via email or whatever other method you prefer. I think you should keep in mind that the admissions office has thousands of applications to go over and they can't pick and choose which ones to review and decide on first b/c of an individual applicant's personal situation. Rather than annoying them w/ requests for your status, request them to send your status, when it is ready, to your preferred method of delivery. Since they mail, email, and call and really have no set way of contacting applicants, i believe that this is the best thing that you can do.

Also, Hastings is notoriously slow w/ reviewing applications.

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

Postby named » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:30 pm

FYI make sure to check your spam inbox. A Hastings email about regional admitted student receptions got caught by my spam filter.

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Postby andy261 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:32 pm

named wrote:FYI make sure to check your spam inbox. A Hastings email about regional admitted student receptions got caught by my spam filter.

+1

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

Postby simplycatalina » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:24 pm

Anyone going to the ASD on March 23? I'm probably going to that and also the alumni event in SF at the Ferry Building.

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Postby helterskelter » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:42 am

cbarlow1016 wrote:Anyone going to the ASD on March 23? I'm probably going to that and also the alumni event in SF at the Ferry Building.


I'm planning to go to that ASD and trying to figure out if it's worth it to go to one of the Southern California alumni events. They'd require a lot of driving in rush hour, and I'm assuming they're in place of instead of in addition to the ASD (redundant and on a smaller, off-campus scale). But I'm curious to know if others are going to multiple events.

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Postby andy261 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:47 am

I'm going to both but I also live like a mile from campus.

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

Postby superpippo » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:11 am

helterskelter wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:Anyone going to the ASD on March 23? I'm probably going to that and also the alumni event in SF at the Ferry Building.


I'm planning to go to that ASD and trying to figure out if it's worth it to go to one of the Southern California alumni events. They'd require a lot of driving in rush hour, and I'm assuming they're in place of instead of in addition to the ASD (redundant and on a smaller, off-campus scale). But I'm curious to know if others are going to multiple events.


I'm questioning this as well. For sure going to ASD, but I go to school in so-cal so I'm wondering if driving to one of the 2 hour alumni events would be worth it.

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

Postby simplycatalina » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:56 am

helterskelter wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:Anyone going to the ASD on March 23? I'm probably going to that and also the alumni event in SF at the Ferry Building.


I'm planning to go to that ASD and trying to figure out if it's worth it to go to one of the Southern California alumni events. They'd require a lot of driving in rush hour, and I'm assuming they're in place of instead of in addition to the ASD (redundant and on a smaller, off-campus scale). But I'm curious to know if others are going to multiple events.


haha yeah me too :) I live very close so I might even go to the Oakland event too.

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

Postby simplycatalina » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:35 pm

Just got the nicest call from Greg Canada :) nice touch, Hastings.

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

Postby xiaojimu » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:15 pm

just got a really angry letter in response, looks like i've totally ruined my chances of getting into Hastings :'(

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

Postby iamsupergrover » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:27 pm

advice solicitation—I sent in my application last Thursday morning, LSAC says it's complete, but I have received no acknowledgement of receipt from Hastings. My first reaction is to be concerned, but judging by the above comments, lack of response seems to be pretty standard procedure. How much longer should I wait before I ask what's up?

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Postby JadeWest » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:39 pm

iamsupergrover wrote:advice solicitation—I sent in my application last Thursday morning, LSAC says it's complete, but I have received no acknowledgement of receipt from Hastings. My first reaction is to be concerned, but judging by the above comments, lack of response seems to be pretty standard procedure. How much longer should I wait before I ask what's up?


FWIW - I just checked, mine took 14 days to confirm receipt

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

Postby iamsupergrover » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:45 pm

JadeWest wrote:FWIW - I just checked, mine took 14 days to confirm receipt

Wow. Good to know, thank you!

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

Postby kaydee » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:03 pm

Sorry for the possibly redundant question, but to confirm: is there an application status website? The application complete e-mail was quite vague. Application complete since 01/28.

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Postby andy261 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:17 pm

kaydee wrote:Sorry for the possibly redundant question, but to confirm: is there an application status website? The application complete e-mail was quite vague. Application complete since 01/28.

Nope. Silence after the complete email until you receive your decision.

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Postby kaydee » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:37 pm

andy261 wrote:
kaydee wrote:Sorry for the possibly redundant question, but to confirm: is there an application status website? The application complete e-mail was quite vague. Application complete since 01/28.

Nope. Silence after the complete email until you receive your decision.


Thanks, fellow splitter!

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

Postby Needajob1 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:19 am

What do you mean "an angry letter in response"?
xiaojimu wrote:just got a really angry letter in response, looks like i've totally ruined my chances of getting into Hastings :'(

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

Postby xiaojimu » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:59 am

Needajob1 wrote:What do you mean "an angry letter in response"?
xiaojimu wrote:just got a really angry letter in response, looks like i've totally ruined my chances of getting into Hastings :'(


i emailed the admissions office about my application status, and got a very angry letter in response :(

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Postby superpippo » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:01 am

xiaojimu wrote:
Needajob1 wrote:What do you mean "an angry letter in response"?
xiaojimu wrote:just got a really angry letter in response, looks like i've totally ruined my chances of getting into Hastings :'(


i emailed the admissions office about my application status, and got a very angry letter in response :(


You didn't really answer that question; was it like all-caps or what? In what substantive ways was the content of the letter angry in tone?

And I'm sure while the letter may have reflected the stressful nature of the admissions process for those who work in the department at this juncture, I don't think it could have been so angry that it would effect your chances of admittance.

That said, emailing the dean directly probably wasn't the best idea. Best to leave those administrative qualms to those at the lower levels

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

Postby CO2016YEAH » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:09 am

superpippo wrote:
xiaojimu wrote:
Needajob1 wrote:What do you mean "an angry letter in response"?
xiaojimu wrote:just got a really angry letter in response, looks like i've totally ruined my chances of getting into Hastings :'(


i emailed the admissions office about my application status, and got a very angry letter in response :(


You didn't really answer that question; was it like all-caps or what? In what substantive ways was the content of the letter angry in tone?

And I'm sure while the letter may have reflected the stressful nature of the admissions process for those who work in the department at this juncture, I don't think it could have been so angry that it would effect your chances of admittance.

That said, emailing the dean directly probably wasn't the best idea. Best to leave those administrative qualms to those at the lower levels


Seriously lol'ing at "was it like all-caps or what"?

Not laughing at you, though, xiaojimu. Chances are they just want you to stop pestering them and it won't effect your chances. :)




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