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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:38 pm
by Itinerant
AABergq wrote:congrats again to those who all got accepted!

sort of surprised i still haven't heard back since going complete 12/21. low LSAT, but 3.8 gpa f/ uc berkeley, 26, put myself through first half of school as a single mom while working, volunteered at an asylum clinic for almost a year (that's the clinic i want to do at hastings- refugee & asylum), so can't figure out why they can't just decide :? but thinking no news is better than bad news..

sorry, just venting!


I hope you get in and get to work with Musalo in the refugee clinic.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:57 pm
by ilovesf
Itinerant wrote:
AABergq wrote:congrats again to those who all got accepted!

sort of surprised i still haven't heard back since going complete 12/21. low LSAT, but 3.8 gpa f/ uc berkeley, 26, put myself through first half of school as a single mom while working, volunteered at an asylum clinic for almost a year (that's the clinic i want to do at hastings- refugee & asylum), so can't figure out why they can't just decide :? but thinking no news is better than bad news..

sorry, just venting!


I hope you get in and get to work with Musalo in the refugee clinic.

She is super awesome.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:58 pm
by andy261
Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but do we have any idea when Hastings will release scholly info?

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:17 pm
by masked kavana
Accepted today!!

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:03 pm
by superpippo
andy261 wrote:Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but do we have any idea when Hastings will release scholly info?


"UC Hastings awards more than $600,000 in scholarships to entering students. Other than the Patiño Fellowship listed below, there is no need to make a separate application for any entering student scholarship. Some admitted students will receive scholarship offers along with their letter of admission; additional scholarship awards will be made by letter in the middle of April."

Source: http://www.uchastings.edu/about/admin-offices/financial-aid/scholarships/entering-students/index.php

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:03 pm
by andy261
superpippo wrote:
andy261 wrote:Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but do we have any idea when Hastings will release scholly info?


"UC Hastings awards more than $600,000 in scholarships to entering students. Other than the Patiño Fellowship listed below, there is no need to make a separate application for any entering student scholarship. Some admitted students will receive scholarship offers along with their letter of admission; additional scholarship awards will be made by letter in the middle of April."

Source:
http://www.uchastings.edu/about/admin-offices/financial-aid/scholarships/entering-students/index.php

Thank you!

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:02 pm
by 150s_or_bust
xiaojimu wrote:
150s_or_bust wrote:So what are the odds of getting off the waitlist?


I'd like to know too, getting so anxious waiting to hear back :/


Why don't you email the Dean one more time, xiaojimu? :P

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:19 pm
by RedGiant
Just wanted to share this map with my UCH friends. Ouch.

http://sfist.com/2013/03/07/map_average ... an_fra.php

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:30 pm
by 150s_or_bust
RedGiant wrote:Just wanted to share this map with my UCH friends. Ouch.

http://sfist.com/2013/03/07/map_average ... an_fra.php


OMG :shock:

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:32 pm
by simplycatalina
150s_or_bust wrote:
RedGiant wrote:Just wanted to share this map with my UCH friends. Ouch.

http://sfist.com/2013/03/07/map_average ... an_fra.php


OMG :shock:


LOL I live in Hayes Valley now and pay $2900/month for a 1br. It's pretty bad.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:33 pm
by andy261
Yeah rent here has reached insanity in the past two years. If anyone has any questions regarding specific neighborhoods, I'd be happy to answer as a current resident.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:40 pm
by WisemanAEKDB
andy261 wrote:Yeah rent here has reached insanity in the past two years. If anyone has any questions regarding specific neighborhoods, I'd be happy to answer as a current resident.


If you pay tuition on time, can you just set up an air mattress in the library at nights? haha.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:43 pm
by AABergq
ilovesf wrote:
Itinerant wrote:
AABergq wrote:congrats again to those who all got accepted!

sort of surprised i still haven't heard back since going complete 12/21. low LSAT, but 3.8 gpa f/ uc berkeley, 26, put myself through first half of school as a single mom while working, volunteered at an asylum clinic for almost a year (that's the clinic i want to do at hastings- refugee & asylum), so can't figure out why they can't just decide :? but thinking no news is better than bad news..

sorry, just venting!


I hope you get in and get to work with Musalo in the refugee clinic.

She is super awesome.


@ilovesf and @Itinerant
yea, she's great! she was a guest speaker at the annual dinner of the the non-profit i work with so i have met her before...yet another reason why i'm hoping to get in! even though i will be commuting f/ alameda :O

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:53 pm
by 150s_or_bust
andy261 wrote:Yeah rent here has reached insanity in the past two years. If anyone has any questions regarding specific neighborhoods, I'd be happy to answer as a current resident.


Would you recommend to commute from San Jose? I checked with Google and it's only 45mins - 1hr :o

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:55 pm
by andy261
150s_or_bust wrote:
andy261 wrote:Yeah rent here has reached insanity in the past two years. If anyone has any questions regarding specific neighborhoods, I'd be happy to answer as a current resident.


Would you recommend to commute from San Jose? I checked with Google and it's only 45mins - 1hr :o

That's without traffic. SF-South Bay is a rough commute and not one that I would recommend. Do you have a reason for wanting to live in San Jose?

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:58 pm
by bananasplit19
andy261 wrote:
150s_or_bust wrote:
andy261 wrote:Yeah rent here has reached insanity in the past two years. If anyone has any questions regarding specific neighborhoods, I'd be happy to answer as a current resident.


Would you recommend to commute from San Jose? I checked with Google and it's only 45mins - 1hr :o

That's without traffic. SF-South Bay is a rough commute and not one that I would recommend. Do you have a reason for wanting to live in San Jose?

+1. Commuting from San Jose to Hastings as a law student would be entirely unsustainable.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:01 pm
by simplycatalina
bananasplit19 wrote:
andy261 wrote:
150s_or_bust wrote:
andy261 wrote:Yeah rent here has reached insanity in the past two years. If anyone has any questions regarding specific neighborhoods, I'd be happy to answer as a current resident.


Would you recommend to commute from San Jose? I checked with Google and it's only 45mins - 1hr :o

That's without traffic. SF-South Bay is a rough commute and not one that I would recommend. Do you have a reason for wanting to live in San Jose?

+1. Commuting from San Jose to Hastings as a law student would be entirely unsustainable.


If you want a cheaper living option, it would be better to commute from Oakland or even Berkeley because you could take Bart.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:02 pm
by helterskelter
cbarlow1016 wrote:
150s_or_bust wrote:
RedGiant wrote:Just wanted to share this map with my UCH friends. Ouch.

http://sfist.com/2013/03/07/map_average ... an_fra.php


OMG :shock:


LOL I live in Hayes Valley now and pay $2900/month for a 1br. It's pretty bad.


I asked a family member for the friends and family discount on his Hayes Valley 1br basement rental and he told me I couldn't afford the discount (current tenants pay $2300, market is more like $3200). He then jokingly told me to try for some nice section 8 housing in the tenderloin...even that is around $1000/month!

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:05 pm
by andy261
helterskelter wrote:I asked a family member for the friends and family discount on his Hayes Valley 1br basement rental and he told me I couldn't afford the discount (current tenants pay $2300, market is more like $3200). He then jokingly told me to try for some nice section 8 housing in the tenderloin...even that is around $1000/month!


Lol brutal.

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:57 pm
by AABergq
People need to realize SF is the second most expensive city to NYC. Definitely outside and even across the bay is cheaper. Berkeley is only a tad less expensive, but Oakland is also NOT as bad as people make it seem (as long as you're not in the East part), just live near the lake (lake merritt).

The west end of Alameda is nice too, and 5min driving from downtown Oakland bart (East end is closer to fruitvale bart, with a bridge to separate the ghetto from Alameda)- and Alameda is like another world (think: suburbia with a decent town center- movie theater, bars, shops, restaurants), so depends what you're looking for...it's much cheaper than Berkeley and the safe parts of Oakland and safer/cleaner than both.

Just some advice for those of you needing to move to the Bay Area :)

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

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:58 pm
by leximex21
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/educa ... d=all&_r=0

Great article about Hastings from todays NYT

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

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:50 pm
by helterskelter
Last fall, I asked one of the admissions reps about students living in the East Bay/peninsula vs. the city. I'd wanted to know if I'd be out-of-the-loop if I lived in Hercules. He said very few students live outside SF, which I found hard to believe. Maybe 10-15% live outside but relatively close, like in Berkeley/Oakland, and he knew one in El Cerrito. I really hope people are not going into crazy debt to live somewhere because it's a great city (worse, if they are doing that and living in a terrible part of the city) when there are so many cities easily accessible by BART.

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

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:57 am
by superpippo
helterskelter wrote:Last fall, I asked one of the admissions reps about students living in the East Bay/peninsula vs. the city. I'd wanted to know if I'd be out-of-the-loop if I lived in Hercules. He said very few students live outside SF, which I found hard to believe. Maybe 10-15% live outside but relatively close, like in Berkeley/Oakland, and he knew one in El Cerrito. I really hope people are not going into crazy debt to live somewhere because it's a great city (worse, if they are doing that and living in a terrible part of the city) when there are so many cities easily accessible by BART.


Look rent is not absolutely horrible, you just need to be resourceful. When you see rent for 1 person at 2000+ that's a one bedroom, not a studio. Studio's will still run you like 1200-1500 (on the lower end obviously), but that's still not 2000+. Furthermore, if you can find 1 or 2 people to live with, you can find 2-3 bedroom houses in the richmond, the sunset, or sometimes the mission for like 1000-1300 per person. You can also find houses generally (2-3 br) for 1200-1500 per person.

If all this is too expensive, just look at craiglist roommates in SF. You can easily find someone to share a studio or share a room or fill a spot for sub-1000 dollars.

There is absolutely no need to move out of SF simply because the housing market is expensive. The opportunity cost/cost of owning a car and commuting from outside the city could easily make the costs not worth it. In addition, this doesn't even factor in the benefit of living in arguably the best city in the world (which can't be understated in my eyes).

Not everyone who lives in the city is wealthy; there wouldn't be such a youth culture if this was the case. You just have to be resourceful and you have to be ok with not necessarily living in absolutely picturesque neighborhoods, and you'll be fine. That said, with all those people (on the accepted students FB group) who are scared of the tenderloin, it seems like most people will be hopeless in this regard.

Sorry for the rant, I was born and raised in SF and I've been monitoring the rental market for a while so I just thought I'd voice my opinion.

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

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:59 am
by simplycatalina
I woke up to a note from my landlord that rent will be increasing from $2900 to $3100...good times.

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

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:00 am
by xiaojimu
hey, for those who are still waiting, i just tried and was able to login to my outlook email
here: http://www.uchastings.edu/about/admin-offices/it/Email/index.php
and change my password.
but I'm still unable to login to WebAdvisor.

Does that mean I'm still on WL?