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

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

Postby purplethunder » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:18 pm

Finally got my email for the 13K. Email makes it sound like it's all we're getting from Hastings, everything else will come from federal?

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

Postby Moonlight » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:57 pm

purplethunder wrote:Finally got my email for the 13K. Email makes it sound like it's all we're getting from Hastings, everything else will come from federal?


No. Federal is loans only for law school.

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

Postby calmenda » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:22 pm

Just got this email from Hastings (for those that got the 13k):

(Note: Please disregard this email if you have already received it. We are resending it because we have recently been made aware of a technical glitch that existed in our email system on the day it was originally sent. We apologize for any confusion this duplicate email may cause.)

If you're waiting on scholarship news you may want to see if it ended up in the spam filter.

(I had already received the initial email saying I got 13k)

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

Postby Moonlight » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:37 pm

calmenda wrote:Just got this email from Hastings (for those that got the 13k):

(Note: Please disregard this email if you have already received it. We are resending it because we have recently been made aware of a technical glitch that existed in our email system on the day it was originally sent. We apologize for any confusion this duplicate email may cause.)

If you're waiting on scholarship news you may want to see if it ended up in the spam filter.

(I had already received the initial email saying I got 13k)


Haha I was so excited for a second before I read the rest of that email

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

Postby BlackCanary » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:43 pm

Moonlight wrote:Haha I was so excited for a second before I read the rest of that email

I initially thought they were rescinding all aid.

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

Postby mac35352 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:47 pm

Didn't get either email. I emailed them asking about it and got no response. I think I see a huge RETAKE sign in my future. LoL

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

Postby krispymenudo » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:00 pm

SO glad I read this as mine had gone to my junk mail! Got the 13k!

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

Postby Moonlight » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:20 pm

mac35352 wrote:Didn't get either email. I emailed them asking about it and got no response. I think I see a huge RETAKE sign in my future. LoL


You should seek out people who retook in real life. Most haven't done well. TLS is a very different sample of people.

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

Postby Cal Trask » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:21 pm

Moonlight wrote:
mac35352 wrote:Didn't get either email. I emailed them asking about it and got no response. I think I see a huge RETAKE sign in my future. LoL


You should seek out people who retook in real life. Most haven't done well. TLS is a very different sample of people.


I retook and got the exact same score. :lol:

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

Postby calmenda » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:26 pm

I retook and got the exact same score as well. I studied a ton the 2nd time.

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

Postby Dingo Starr » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:27 pm

Hastings better up their fin aid offers.
If Obama's proposed 2015 budget changes gain traction I am sorely screwed with only 13k off sticker and I bet I'm not the only one.

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

Postby Moonlight » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:44 pm

[quote="Dingo Starr"]Hastings better up their fin aid offers.
If Obama's proposed 2015 budget changes gain traction I am sorely screwed with only 13k off sticker and I bet I'm not the only one.[/quote
What's going on for the 2015 budget?


And yea see there's 2 examples of retakes and no better. I have tons of friends in that boat too.

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

Postby calmenda » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:45 pm

I'm afraid to even ask the link between the proposed budget and law school.

Hopefully this won't devolve into partisan bickering.

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

Postby Moonlight » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:47 pm

calmenda wrote:I'm afraid to even ask the link between the proposed budget and law school.

Hopefully this won't devolve into partisan bickering.


Devolve? We never got out of partisan bickering lol.

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

Postby calmenda » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:52 pm

Only thing I have seen:

"The budget would make permanent the American Opportunity Tax Credit, benefiting about 11.5 million families and students with an average of more than $1,100 to help pay college costs. Another proposal would simplify tax treatment of 9 million Pell grant recipients."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-0 ... rowth.html

Is there something I am missing?

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

Postby Cal Trask » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:53 pm

Dingo Starr wrote:Hastings better up their fin aid offers.
If Obama's proposed 2015 budget changes gain traction I am sorely screwed with only 13k off sticker and I bet I'm not the only one.


I'm in the same boat, brother.

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

Postby Dingo Starr » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:54 pm

Heads out of the sand, guys.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=225724

There are two other threads about it that you can find using searchwords PSLF or PAYE

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

Postby Systematic1 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:00 pm

Moonlight wrote:
mac35352 wrote:Didn't get either email. I emailed them asking about it and got no response. I think I see a huge RETAKE sign in my future. LoL


You should seek out people who retook in real life. Most haven't done well. TLS is a very different sample of people.


Define well?

"From a scoring standpoint, test takers who repeat the LSAT increase their scores by an average of 2.8 points the second time they take the test, and increase by another 2.1 points the third time they take the test (as compared to the second time). While those are only averages, they suggest that sitting for the LSAT again is likely to bump up your score..."

http://www.powerscore.com/lsat/help/lsat-repeater-statistics.cfm

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

Postby calmenda » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:06 pm

Thanks for the link. I quickly skimmed through the thread. If that budget passes I would be disappointed since I am interested/considering a public service job. With that said - a lot has to happen for it to pass and given the current situation in the house I'm not confident that would actually happen.

Also, the "head in the sand" comment is a bit over the top for this type of forum.

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

Postby tom_thumb » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:11 pm

anyone get the need access form acknowldegment email before getting a decision?

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

Postby Cal Trask » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:15 pm

tom_thumb wrote:anyone get the need access form acknowldegment email before getting a decision?


I didn't, but they told me to apply for it before I received a decision. I wouldn't imagine that this has any bearing.

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

Postby Moonlight » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:20 pm

Systematic1 wrote:
Moonlight wrote:
mac35352 wrote:Didn't get either email. I emailed them asking about it and got no response. I think I see a huge RETAKE sign in my future. LoL


You should seek out people who retook in real life. Most haven't done well. TLS is a very different sample of people.


Define well?

"From a scoring standpoint, test takers who repeat the LSAT increase their scores by an average of 2.8 points the second time they take the test, and increase by another 2.1 points the third time they take the test (as compared to the second time). While those are only averages, they suggest that sitting for the LSAT again is likely to bump up your score..."

http://www.powerscore.com/lsat/help/lsat-repeater-statistics.cfm


Powerscore is a LSAT prep company. What do you expect them to say? Also 2 points is within the Standard Deviation range.

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

Postby tom_thumb » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:24 pm

Cal Trask wrote:
tom_thumb wrote:anyone get the need access form acknowldegment email before getting a decision?


I didn't, but they told me to apply for it before I received a decision. I wouldn't imagine that this has any bearing.


bearing on...?

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

Postby calmenda » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:27 pm

My thoughts exactly. It does not surprise me that a test prep company would encourage people to retake (and pay for more test prep while they are at it). While I had the same score while taking it twice I have friends that improved but not by much. I had one friend who actually received a lower score the second time around. This is all anecdotal. To each their own but taking it twice was enough for me.

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

Postby Cal Trask » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:27 pm

tom_thumb wrote:
Cal Trask wrote:
tom_thumb wrote:anyone get the need access form acknowldegment email before getting a decision?


I didn't, but they told me to apply for it before I received a decision. I wouldn't imagine that this has any bearing.


bearing on...?


Your admission decision.




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