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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Moltenmama » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:17 am

In!!!
***<happy dance>***

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby BentleyLittle » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:04 am

Moltenmama wrote:In!!!
***<happy dance>***


Congrats!

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Moltenmama » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:10 am

BentleyLittle wrote:
Moltenmama wrote:In!!!
***<happy dance>***


Congrats!

Thanks. See you at ASW!

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby logicspeaks » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:21 am

In via email this morning!

Submitted 2/27, stats in profile.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby BentleyLittle » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:32 am

Moltenmama wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:
Moltenmama wrote:In!!!
***<happy dance>***


Congrats!

Thanks. See you at ASW!


Unfortunately, I won't be making it down for ASW. I'm going a few weeks earlier to visit before other schools' deposit deadlines and see how I feel, if I need to put a deposit down somewhere, etc. I'm sure it'll be a blast though!

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Amalthea » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:18 pm

In via e-mail as of this morning. I was so excited except that the e-mail "Welcome From the Career Development Office" does not say anything about merit scholarships. I am financially independent and genuinely interested in pursuing a public service oriented career, so keeping law school debt down is a must for me. With a 174 LSAT, I thought that UCI might be perfect to work with those interests. I'm going to send a follow-up e-mail and at least open the conversation, but I'm nervous :/

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby BentleyLittle » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:20 pm

Amalthea wrote:In via e-mail as of this morning. I was so excited except that the e-mail "Welcome From the Career Development Office" does not say anything about merit scholarships. I am financially independent and genuinely interested in pursuing a public service oriented career, so keeping law school debt down is a must for me. With a 174 LSAT, I thought that UCI might be perfect to work with those interests. I'm going to send a follow-up e-mail and at least open the conversation, but I'm nervous :/


My scholly came with the physical letter and my email didn't mention anything either. I'm sure you'll get something.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby pogman » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:23 pm

Congrats to you all! I'm still holding out hope that my admission will come lol....

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby almostthere1 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:54 pm

in about a week ago still waiting for snail mail :) very excited

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby ndnmm » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:33 pm

Hey everyone! I'm a Canadian undergrad who was just accepted into UCI this morning via email (LSAT 167, GPA 3.2, applied March 12 - which is apparently super super fast??)!

Just wanted to ask about the ASW - is it worth going? There's the travel reimbursement, which is nice, but I'm pretty sure $500 won't cover a weekend + travel expenses from Vancouver BC. Plus I'd probably have to take some time off work, and....aiiesh.

Anyway, I'm still debating whether or not to take UCI up on its offer - are there any other Canadian law students on this forum, current or prospective, who can give me some advice?? Cheers and thanks! :D

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Moltenmama » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:58 pm

ndnmm wrote:Hey everyone! I'm a Canadian undergrad who was just accepted into UCI this morning via email (LSAT 167, GPA 3.2, applied March 12 - which is apparently super super fast??)!

Just wanted to ask about the ASW - is it worth going? There's the travel reimbursement, which is nice, but I'm pretty sure $500 won't cover a weekend + travel expenses from Vancouver BC. Plus I'd probably have to take some time off work, and....aiiesh.

Anyway, I'm still debating whether or not to take UCI up on its offer - are there any other Canadian law students on this forum, current or prospective, who can give me some advice?? Cheers and thanks! :D

While I am not Canadian, there are several attending currently that I know of. I am definitely going to ASW. I was there a couple years back with someone, and the experience cemented the decision for the student, as well as for me as a prospective. If you really plan on attending and can work it out, it is my humble opinion that you should.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby kirbyb » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:44 pm

Kinda relevant? Obama is speaking at UCI's graduation ceremony this year. I expect his name will be dropped at ASW.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-president-obama-uc-irvine-commencement-20140320,0,2602845.story#axzz2wULojaKZ

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby ndnmm » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:03 am

Moltenmama wrote:
ndnmm wrote:Hey everyone! I'm a Canadian undergrad who was just accepted into UCI this morning via email (LSAT 167, GPA 3.2, applied March 12 - which is apparently super super fast??)!

Just wanted to ask about the ASW - is it worth going? There's the travel reimbursement, which is nice, but I'm pretty sure $500 won't cover a weekend + travel expenses from Vancouver BC. Plus I'd probably have to take some time off work, and....aiiesh.

Anyway, I'm still debating whether or not to take UCI up on its offer - are there any other Canadian law students on this forum, current or prospective, who can give me some advice?? Cheers and thanks! :D

While I am not Canadian, there are several attending currently that I know of. I am definitely going to ASW. I was there a couple years back with someone, and the experience cemented the decision for the student, as well as for me as a prospective. If you really plan on attending and can work it out, it is my humble opinion that you should.


Would you happen to know if those Canadian students are planning to work/practice in the US or are they aiming to transfer back to Canada?

As for ASW, fingers crossed I'll somehow be able to make it but I'm not too optimistic about it :(

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby gitguy » Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:55 pm

Amalthea wrote:In via e-mail as of this morning. I was so excited except that the e-mail "Welcome From the Career Development Office" does not say anything about merit scholarships. I am financially independent and genuinely interested in pursuing a public service oriented career, so keeping law school debt down is a must for me. With a 174 LSAT, I thought that UCI might be perfect to work with those interests. I'm going to send a follow-up e-mail and at least open the conversation, but I'm nervous :/


They're going to like that LSAT, gpa might hurt a bit. My educated guess is they give you two years worth, and you might push them for a bit more. Good luck!

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Moltenmama » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:20 pm

logicspeaks wrote:In via email this morning!

Submitted 2/27, stats in profile.

Hooray!

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Moltenmama » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:18 am


Notice that the bar passage rate is equal to the employment? In other words, if you passed the bar, you were eligible for employment. There was a bar passage anomaly for that year. Out of so few takers, if a handful don't pass then percentages are screwed.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby BentleyLittle » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:23 am



Why do you say reality check? I thought the consensus was that the numbers would dip once the class size rose. Still, they held their clerkship numbers.

I'm still uneasy about prospects going forward though.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby logicspeaks » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:44 am

I say reality check because these numbers are slipping quicker than many people thought. Even those who passed the bar are struggling more than I would like to see (~10% at very small firms). Plus, for a school that's supposed to be PI oriented only THREE graduates are in public interest.

Look, I'm not trying to hate because I really really want to go to this school, but with these numbers it's going to be difficult to make them my top choice when it's all said and done.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby BentleyLittle » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:54 am

logicspeaks wrote:I say reality check because these numbers are slipping quicker than many people thought. Even those who passed the bar are struggling more than I would like to see (~10% at very small firms). Plus, for a school that's supposed to be PI oriented only THREE graduates are in public interest.

Look, I'm not trying to hate because I really really want to go to this school, but with these numbers it's going to be difficult to make them my top choice when it's all said and done.


I see. I noticed the low PI number as well as the 2-10 firm %. Definitely disconcerting, impossible to know where the numbers go from here with an increasing class size for 2017.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Hrun » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:57 am

BentleyLittle wrote:


Why do you say reality check? I thought the consensus was that the numbers would dip once the class size rose. Still, they held their clerkship numbers.

I'm still uneasy about prospects going forward though.


Number of federal clerkships held, but the percentage dipped. If the percentage held, I wouldn't be as concern, but depending on how much they increase their class size in the coming years, things could get ugly especially if USC or UCLA ramp up their clerkship efforts. Don't you think?

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby BentleyLittle » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:17 am

Hrun wrote:
BentleyLittle wrote:


Why do you say reality check? I thought the consensus was that the numbers would dip once the class size rose. Still, they held their clerkship numbers.

I'm still uneasy about prospects going forward though.


Number of federal clerkships held, but the percentage dipped. If the percentage held, I wouldn't be as concern, but depending on how much they increase their class size in the coming years, things could get ugly especially if USC or UCLA ramp up their clerkship efforts. Don't you think?


Ah, definitely. All the reason why I'm not sure what to do with my cycle.

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby kirbyb » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:52 pm

Anyone hear anything from UCI? I haven't gotten much correspondence from them aside from confirmation about ASW

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Re: UC Irvine c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby logicspeaks » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:15 pm

kirbyb wrote:Anyone hear anything from UCI? I haven't gotten much correspondence from them aside from confirmation about ASW

I got the acceptance package and scholly info via snail mail today. I live in SoCal and was accepted last week.




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