UC Hastings c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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

Postby Dingo Starr » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:08 am

Thanks, Cal.

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

Postby follywood » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:04 pm

Where are people considering living, if moving to the Bay Area? I used to live in Chinatown way back when, but I'm thinking the East Bay might be a better option for me now. Unfortunately, my exposure to the East Bay is pretty limited.

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

Postby Dingo Starr » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:21 pm

Thanks, Moon.
It's a starting point for negotiations right now.
Still alive in the Berkeley game. Hard to say how much longer that will last, though I'll hold on to the bitter end. Still alive @ SLS FWIW, but the former is more likely than the latter IMO.
What are you thinking about Hastings, at this point?

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

Postby Dingo Starr » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:14 pm

I'm open to the possibility, even with the notoriously low financial aid offerings. Name rep for Hastings in the bay is still a real thing, regardless of their ranking. I'll have a better idea after visiting campus and weighing my options more thoroughly.

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

Postby Dingo Starr » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:31 pm

Careful with the Hastings praise or we might get hiima3L or Lasers up in here for some smack talk.

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

Postby Dingo Starr » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:27 pm

Dear Hastings Admissions/Financial Aid officer,
While I am seriously considering attending your school you could easily seal the deal with some official swag. SLS sent their admitted students moleskine notebooks and I think you could easily match that offer. Awaiting my embossed Hastings day-planner,
Sincerely,
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Re: UC Hastings c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Cal Trask » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:29 pm

Maybe you'll get something at the ASW?

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

Postby Dingo Starr » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:38 pm

Does anyone have a date for ASW? My acceptance email didn't say anything about it, I think.

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

Postby Cal Trask » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:43 pm

Dingo Starr wrote:Does anyone have a date for ASW? My acceptance email didn't say anything about it, I think.

Comes in your mail packet. March 22nd and April 5th (same days as SCU I believe).

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

Postby Dingo Starr » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:46 pm

Any scholly/fin aid info in the packet? I'm wrapping up Need Access now and I already filed FAFSA.

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

Postby Cal Trask » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:58 pm

Dingo Starr wrote:Any scholly/fin aid info in the packet? I'm wrapping up Need Access now and I already filed FAFSA.


Nope. You're looking at roughly a two week wait from time of submission of FAFSA/Need Access, from what they've said to others.

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

Postby blackbirdfly » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:47 pm

Moonlight wrote:
Dingo Starr wrote:I'm open to the possibility, even with the notoriously low financial aid offerings. Name rep for Hastings in the bay is still a real thing, regardless of their ranking. I'll have a better idea after visiting campus and weighing my options more thoroughly.


I agree, the name rep for Hastings in the bay is still a very legit thing. Plus like I was looking at rankings and it says University of Houston is ranked the same as Hastings and I just don't buy that.


Looking at employment, totally I'd buy it. Though I'm personally not a fan of USNWR rankings (I like ATL)




Did anybody write a Why Hastings statement? Asking for a friend.

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

Postby Cal Trask » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:29 pm

blackbirdfly wrote:

Did anybody write a Why Hastings statement? Asking for a friend.


I did not.

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

Postby blackbirdfly » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:43 pm

Thanks for the responses.

I hope both of your cycles are going well!

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

Postby follywood » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:34 pm

blackbirdfly wrote:Did anybody write a Why Hastings statement? Asking for a friend.

No, but I tied in my narrative with specific examples from Hastings.

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

Postby follywood » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:44 pm

Moonlight wrote:
Dingo Starr wrote:I'm open to the possibility, even with the notoriously low financial aid offerings. Name rep for Hastings in the bay is still a real thing, regardless of their ranking. I'll have a better idea after visiting campus and weighing my options more thoroughly.


I agree, the name rep for Hastings in the bay is still a very legit thing. Plus like I was looking at rankings and it says University of Houston is ranked the same as Hastings and I just don't buy that.


Moonlight, I'm glad you mentioned this because it's a claim I should better understand. How is it measured? Is it based on the number of practicing alumni in the Bay Area relative to other alumni? The number of clerkships appointed? Or is it less tangible than that?

I don't doubt the integrity of your claim--living in Seattle, I see Hastings' reach all the way up here--I merely want to know how it's determined, especially since it seems like such a controversial subject.

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

Postby follywood » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:51 pm

Moonlight wrote:
follywood wrote:
Moonlight wrote:
Dingo Starr wrote:I'm open to the possibility, even with the notoriously low financial aid offerings. Name rep for Hastings in the bay is still a real thing, regardless of their ranking. I'll have a better idea after visiting campus and weighing my options more thoroughly.


I agree, the name rep for Hastings in the bay is still a very legit thing. Plus like I was looking at rankings and it says University of Houston is ranked the same as Hastings and I just don't buy that.


Moonlight, I'm glad you mentioned this because it's a claim I should better understand. How is it measured? Is it based on the number of practicing alumni in the Bay Area relative to other alumni? The number of clerkships appointed? Or is it less tangible than that?

I don't doubt the integrity of your claim--living in Seattle, I see Hastings' reach all the way up here--I merely want to know how it's determined, especially since it seems like such a controversial subject.


So here's how I viewed it. From the least tangible idea, I basically hear people speak of Hastings a lot and I see people react impressed at the idea of getting into Hastings or recommend going to Hastings.

From a more factual analysis, I'm thinking that San Francisco is a better place to build a life than Houston (no offense to people out in Houston, but that's my Bay Area bias) Plus there are a ton of notable alumni in the Bay Area and a lot of large firms with partners who were Hastings grads including Morrison & Foerster. I think clerkships wise Hastings does okay but not as strong as Berkeley or Stanford naturally.


Are these people in any way involved in the legal community? I ask because I am seriously considering attending Hastings; the vehement opposition teeming on these boards is very real.

Also very real is the reduction in 2013 1L class size vs. 2012, addressing a common complaint among Hastings students and responding to the reality of disappointing statistics. If we attended, I wonder how this might affect us, graduating in one of the school's smallest classes in recent history?




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