Davis c/o 2016

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Micdiddy
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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:56 am

Have you been to Davis?

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby FortunaGubernans » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:00 am

Micdiddy wrote:Have you been to Davis?


Yes, I visited last month. I didn't talk to anyone (because I hadn't been admitted yet and I'm shy), but I walked around.

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:07 am

Well I live here, pm me with any questions :)

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby jen1park » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:09 am

FortunaGubernans wrote:Wait! I am smart and I tried to log into the Admitted Students Website and I can!

I CAN!

Everything is great.


Tried this and was able to access. What would I do without TLS? Thanks for the tip!

My friend currently attends Davis Law and she says people (peers AND professors) are really nice. The faculty, especially, try hard to remind you to cherish the camaraderie among peers and not be a gunner. Sounds like a great environment.

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby FortunaGubernans » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:10 am

Micdiddy wrote:Well I live here, pm me with any questions :)


Sweet, thanks! If I think of any, I shall!

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby FortunaGubernans » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:12 am

jen1park wrote:
FortunaGubernans wrote:Wait! I am smart and I tried to log into the Admitted Students Website and I can!

I CAN!

Everything is great.


Tried this and was able to access. What would I do without TLS? Thanks for the tip!

My friend currently attends Davis Law and she says people (peers AND professors) are really nice. The faculty, especially, try hard to remind you to cherish the camaraderie among peers and not be a gunner. Sounds like a great environment.


Happy to help, and congratulations!

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby Allie » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:50 am

This is a reach school for me (I'm a splitter the other way) but I'm definitely waiting very anxiously. Went complete 1/11 (took them a month...) so still waiting evaluation. <_<

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:56 am

Allie wrote:This is a reach school for me (I'm a splitter the other way) but I'm definitely waiting very anxiously. Went complete 1/11 (took them a month...) so still waiting evaluation. <_<


Good luck!

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby md22 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:22 am

So it begins....

I've been awaiting evaluation since early Jan., hope it moves along fairly quickly from here on out...

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby mehh » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:05 pm

FortunaGubernans wrote:Good God, I just had a mini-heart attack!

My status changed to "Decision has been mailed". And it must have just changed because I've checked it like six times today. Has the first wave begun? Does anyone know if that particular wording indicates anything (ie, they send a letter if it's a rejection and an email if it's an acceptance)?

I AM FREAKING OUT.

Now I'm going to be that crazy lady who lives in the post office and accosts mailmen headed near her street...



You only need to check Davis once a day. They update their system (once) daily at 6pm.

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby mehh » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:06 pm

mehh wrote:
FortunaGubernans wrote:Good God, I just had a mini-heart attack!

My status changed to "Decision has been mailed". And it must have just changed because I've checked it like six times today. Has the first wave begun? Does anyone know if that particular wording indicates anything (ie, they send a letter if it's a rejection and an email if it's an acceptance)?

I AM FREAKING OUT.

Now I'm going to be that crazy lady who lives in the post office and accosts mailmen headed near her street...



You only need to check Davis once a day. They update their system (once) daily at 6pm.


And good luck! That's exciting. I'm pulling for yah.

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby apinarba » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:25 pm

a change! evaluation in progress as well... it's starting to feel real

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby whsy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:39 pm

Me too! Evaluation in progresss :shock:

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby md22 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:12 pm

^^^^ When did you guys change to "awaiting evaluation"?

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby apinarba » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:17 pm

md22 wrote:^^^^ When did you guys change to "awaiting evaluation"?


like mid-dec

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby gitguy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:22 pm

"Decision has been mailed". Here we go! Ditto re the concern over whether admits are emailed or snail-mailed. FYI, I submitted on 10/1 or so and have been in evaluation for about two months now. Finally good to see some movement.

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby md22 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:24 pm

gitguy wrote:"Decision has been mailed". Here we go! Ditto re the concern over whether admits are emailed or snail-mailed. FYI, I submitted on 10/1 or so and have been in evaluation for about two months now. Finally good to see some movement.


Good luck! To me, it seems logical that a mailing means an acceptance packet, whereas an email would suffice for a rejection.

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby skri65 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:35 pm

I was able to log into the admitted students site, so I figure I'm in. Does anyone know how/when scholly info comes out?

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby KingFish » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:17 pm

Evaluation in Progress today

Submitted: 1/8
Complete: 1/23
UR: 1/31

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby gitguy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:07 pm

skri65 wrote:I was able to log into the admitted students site, so I figure I'm in. Does anyone know how/when scholly info comes out?


Same here and thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby apinarba » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:12 pm

haha i tried to log in just for funsies. no dice.

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby doppelganger » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:13 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
doppelganger wrote:
FortunaGubernans wrote:Raise your hand if you would really, really like to see some movement up in here.


+1

Did anyone else attend the faculty chat? It made me even more sure that this is the right place for me (if only admissions would realize :lol: ) And can anyone tell me about their personal experiences with alumni, campus, or surrounding area?

Stay strong, fellow waiters, stay strong :|


Really? I attended the faculty chat and thought it was just them taking softball questions to boost their image. I tried asking some actually tough questions and the moderator wouldn't put any of them through.
Anyway, despite that annoyance, the city of Davis is fantastic. It's beautiful, everyone is really, really nice and there are many great restaurants and ongoing events (tons of pub quiz nights, some local shows, the occasional cafe concert, on campus events, etc.).
The campus is similarly amazing though King's Hall itself is underwhelming. Shield's Library is fantastic and the law school comes with its own separate library as well just for law students.
So, when it comes to location I cannot recommend Davis highly enough. As for the school I have known some alumni who loved it and found good jobs, and some who told me "GO TO THE BEST SCHOOL YOU CAN AND FORGET DAVIS," obviously that advice is numbers based, for some people Davis IS the best school they can get into.
As someone with numbers that may get me into a t14, but who wants to work in Sacramento after graduation, I am still torn as to whether Davis, or somewhere else, is right for me. I guess, I need to get in first! Still awaiting evaluation :)


I'm curious about what your questions are exactly that were tough. I'll have to look back, but they seemed to go into more specifics than I thought they would about certain topics. I guess I should come clean and say I read the transcript as I couldn't be there past the first 5 minutes for prior obligation. I don't know how many questions they didn't put through, but as someone who has moderated similar chats, I can see it being difficult to filter and choose the most "answerable" questions. It seemed like the moderator was at least directing more specific questions to the proper channels. The faculty answers seemed more thorough than I was expecting.

Or perhaps I am just excited about what I already know about Davis and how it applies to my situation and career needs. Yeah, I'm a fangirl and I've said as much earlier in the thread :) If I didn't have the obligations and considerations that I do, I might be willing to live anywhere and go to the highest ranking school that I am accepted to. The only problem is the highest ranking school that has sent me the most information and invitations doesn't teach the things I'm wanting to learn about or seem to offer the kinds of opportunities that Davis does (on paper).

Maybe it's just the friendly responsiveness from the admissions office that is creating a rosier-than-deserved lens? Interested in your thoughts about Davis Law and Davis in general.

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:40 pm

I didn't mean to detract entirely from the school itself. I did apply after all and want to get in. I just thought the chat itself was "playing to our strengths." In retrospect, my specific question may not have been best geared towards those professors anyway, so that's certainly an excuse not to offer it, and in general it was an "information seminar" so wanting to just elaborate on certain programs, etc. seems like a worthy use of time. I think I was simply frustrated because I wanted it to be something different and felt like I was being ignored (even my, "hi from Davis!" statement were censored, but this is irrational paranoia on my part).

Ironically, King Hall is what made me want to apply to law school in the first place, but then I got numbers good enough for t14 and prob just got jaded. When all is said and done, if I do end up going to King Hall I will still consider it a success. Davis the city is certainly a reasonable place to be crazy about, it's awesome.

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby md22 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:23 pm

KingFish wrote:Evaluation in Progress today

Submitted: 1/8
Complete: 1/23
UR: 1/31


Lucky. Submitted 5 days earlier and still "awaiting evaluation". Boo!

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Re: Davis c/o 2016

Postby Allie » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:18 pm

Good luck to everyone who's gone into evaluation!

I kinda wonder though if how they choose apps to go into evaluation is random or something, becasue I keep seeing some people who went complete later than other people go into review earlier. (tl;dr: I hope they didn't forget about me! lol)




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