UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby katthegreat11 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:22 pm

Just got the call, I'm in!! :D

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby nimbus cloud » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:04 pm

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ray.bee » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:17 pm

nimbus cloud wrote:I wonder how much of a disadvantage it is to be out-of-state for LA biglaw if you attend UCLA. Interested in the West Coast but have no connections there. LSAT at 75th, GPA above 75th. Thinking about ED'ing for the full ride scholarship, but I really don't want to be un- or underemployed after law school.



I think that's a little silly. :) You seem to have great stats which means you're a great candidate. UCLA is a top tier law school so if you expect to be successful there, you shouldn't have trouble finding work. Especially since, if you look into it, the fact that most employment is in LA is a self-selecting thing.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby nimbus cloud » Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:31 pm

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ray.bee » Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:43 pm

nimbus cloud wrote:
ray.bee wrote:
nimbus cloud wrote:I wonder how much of a disadvantage it is to be out-of-state for LA biglaw if you attend UCLA. Interested in the West Coast but have no connections there. LSAT at 75th, GPA above 75th. Thinking about ED'ing for the full ride scholarship, but I really don't want to be un- or underemployed after law school.



I think that's a little silly. :) You seem to have great stats which means you're a great candidate. UCLA is a top tier law school so if you expect to be successful there, you shouldn't have trouble finding work. Especially since, if you look into it, the fact that most employment is in LA is a self-selecting thing.


In retrospect, that came off a little arrogant. But my intention was quite the opposite: from what I understand, hard work is not sufficient for good grades in law school and I guess that's what I am most worried about.

But could you elaborate on the last sentence, please?


No, no you didn't come across as arrogant! :) I am saying that you are clearly competitive (above 75ths) and many on campus interviews from big law firms will start with the top 10% of the law school class. (Though, obviously if you aren't in that top 10% you still have PLENTY of opportunities). It seems like you'll have a good chance at being in that top 10%, given your stats.

Also, I am from LA, but also have zero connections with legal professionals in LA. I think that it shouldn't be rare to see that--most connections are made during law school. As for the last sentence, I misunderstood the question! I thought you were asking if you would be at a disadvantage going back to the East Coast to practice law if you went to UCLA (a lot of stats about employment show MOST UCLA Law grads remain in LA), to that I responded that this is self-selecting in that they stay in LA because that's what they WANT, not because they couldn't leave.

Also, as for hard work not being good enough, I suppose that is true for anything. You should be fine. I guess my biggest suggestion would be to make sure being far away from home will be okay with you or if it will lead to unnecessary stress.

If you have any questions about the campus of UCLA (I am an undergrad), feel free to ask if that will help you gauge how happy, etc you will be here. *Disclaimer: I will say basically only positive things because I love it so much, LOL*

Hope this was useful!

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby nimbus cloud » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:56 pm

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby SilverSurfer2020 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:00 pm

Does anyone know if UCLA offers travel stipends to admitted students? I'd love to visit, but it's not a drivable trip for me.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawcapture » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:12 pm

SilverSurfer2020 wrote:Does anyone know if UCLA offers travel stipends to admitted students? I'd love to visit, but it's not a drivable trip for me.


I asked when I got the call. Sounds like they have a limited amount of money to give to students to visit (during ASW). Was told if I was interested in coming to ASW they can help with the cost if I let them know before the end of december

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby longpig » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:12 pm

This is probably an insanely dumb question, but UCLA won't accept any less than 12 pt font for personal statement. Does it matter what font? My essay is over 2 pages at 12 pt Times New Roman but exactly 2 pages at 12 pt Arial. Lol is that ok?

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Postby Lawschool305 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:16 pm

longpig wrote:This is probably an insanely dumb question, but UCLA won't accept any less than 12 pt font for personal statement. Does it matter what font? My essay is over 2 pages at 12 pt Times New Roman but exactly 2 pages at 12 pt Arial. Lol is that ok?


I was accepted and used 11. In my experience it did not matter.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ray.bee » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:18 pm

Anyone interview?

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:21 pm

ray.bee wrote:Anyone interview?

pretty sure they don't do interviews. I didn't have one last year at least.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ray.bee » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:24 pm

proteinshake wrote:
ray.bee wrote:Anyone interview?

pretty sure they don't do interviews. I didn't have one last year at least.


I have one over Skype, but I have not heard of anyone else who has ever had one. So, I am nervous. LOL

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby longpig » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:29 pm

Lawschool305 wrote:
longpig wrote:This is probably an insanely dumb question, but UCLA won't accept any less than 12 pt font for personal statement. Does it matter what font? My essay is over 2 pages at 12 pt Times New Roman but exactly 2 pages at 12 pt Arial. Lol is that ok?


I was accepted and used 11. In my experience it did not matter.

Thanks! Feel like using Arial is really awkward.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:30 pm

ray.bee wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
ray.bee wrote:Anyone interview?

pretty sure they don't do interviews. I didn't have one last year at least.


I have one over Skype, but I have not heard of anyone else who has ever had one. So, I am nervous. LOL

oh wow, good luck!

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ray.bee » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:32 pm

proteinshake wrote:
ray.bee wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
ray.bee wrote:Anyone interview?

pretty sure they don't do interviews. I didn't have one last year at least.


I have one over Skype, but I have not heard of anyone else who has ever had one. So, I am nervous. LOL

oh wow, good luck!


Thank you!

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby SilverSurfer2020 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:40 pm

ray.bee wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
ray.bee wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
ray.bee wrote:Anyone interview?

pretty sure they don't do interviews. I didn't have one last year at least.


I have one over Skype, but I have not heard of anyone else who has ever had one. So, I am nervous. LOL

oh wow, good luck!


Thank you!


I was accepted without one, but I doubt it's a bad thing. If they didn't like your application they'd probably just ding you, so I'd take the continued interest as a good sign. Best of luck!

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ray.bee » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:11 pm

SilverSurfer2020 wrote:
ray.bee wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
ray.bee wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
ray.bee wrote:Anyone interview?

pretty sure they don't do interviews. I didn't have one last year at least.


I have one over Skype, but I have not heard of anyone else who has ever had one. So, I am nervous. LOL

oh wow, good luck!


Thank you!


I was accepted without one, but I doubt it's a bad thing. If they didn't like your application they'd probably just ding you, so I'd take the continued interest as a good sign. Best of luck!


Thanks!! I am assuming it's because I am a reverse splitter, with a pretty dramatic difference between LSAT and GPA. We shall see. UCLA is my #1 choice, so here's to hoping I do well. LOL :)

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Leahmealone » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:28 pm

ray.bee wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
ray.bee wrote:Anyone interview?

pretty sure they don't do interviews. I didn't have one last year at least.


I have one over Skype, but I have not heard of anyone else who has ever had one. So, I am nervous. LOL


I have a skype interview too! Is yours scheduled for next week?

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ray.bee » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:34 pm

Leahmealone wrote:
ray.bee wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
ray.bee wrote:Anyone interview?

pretty sure they don't do interviews. I didn't have one last year at least.


I have one over Skype, but I have not heard of anyone else who has ever had one. So, I am nervous. LOL


I have a skype interview too! Is yours scheduled for next week?


Yes!! Are you an ED applicant? I am!

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Leahmealone » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:41 pm

ray.bee wrote:
Leahmealone wrote:
ray.bee wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
ray.bee wrote:Anyone interview?

pretty sure they don't do interviews. I didn't have one last year at least.


I have one over Skype, but I have not heard of anyone else who has ever had one. So, I am nervous. LOL


I have a skype interview too! Is yours scheduled for next week?


Yes!! Are you an ED applicant? I am!


Yup! I'm so glad you have one too it was starting to freak me out a bit lol

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ray.bee » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:43 pm

Leahmealone wrote:
ray.bee wrote:
Leahmealone wrote:
ray.bee wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
ray.bee wrote:Anyone interview?

pretty sure they don't do interviews. I didn't have one last year at least.


I have one over Skype, but I have not heard of anyone else who has ever had one. So, I am nervous. LOL


I have a skype interview too! Is yours scheduled for next week?


Yes!! Are you an ED applicant? I am!


Yup! I'm so glad you have one too it was starting to freak me out a bit lol


Omg. Same! Do you want to like direct message me to discuss this more? LOL

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Christinabruin » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:04 pm

Checking in! Did anyone submit a Diversity Statement to UCLA that is not related to disability/socio-economic disadvantage?

I think their topic is very specific so I'm not sure if it's okay to submit a DS in their optional addendum (my DS deals with religious and cultural discrimination, if that helps!)

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!! :)

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lazarzhr » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:55 pm

Hey y'all! Long time TLS peruser here, so I figured I ought to check in -- UCLA is my top choice! (specifically, Epstein)

So how am I supposed to know when I've gone "complete" or they've received everything? etc. I've submitted my application and all my relevant materials are in LSAC, and on the status checker everything is checked off under the requirements list. Will this site give any updates/new indicators?

Also...it sounds like the turnaround time for a decision has been around 3 weeks?

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby cantyoloforever » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:56 pm

lazarzhr wrote:
Also...it sounds like the turnaround time for a decision has been around 3 weeks?

I heard in less than 2 weeks, so I think it depends



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