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

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

Postby matchesmalone17 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:37 pm

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njdevils327 wrote:Deciding between UCLA and WashU (at 80k less at least COA) is going to be the death of me.


I'm in the same boat, do you plan on submitting the 1st seat deposit to WUSTL?


In a very similar boat. Also have Georgetown in the mix. I asked admissions office for an extension on first seat deposit to April 15 (told them I was visiting UCLA), and they granted it.

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

Postby njdevils327 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:49 pm

I got an extension on the WUSTL seat deposit till the 15th luckily. So I have till then to decide. I do wonder if there's a chance I would qualify for some need based aid that would close that gap. But I'm not quite sure yet.

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

Postby brinicolec » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:15 pm

Withdrew.

They asked me where I plan on going and how much money I'll be getting but I'm still waiting to figure that out so.... I guess I'll just reply in a week or so? Lol

Good luck everyone!

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

Postby wawa19924 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:09 pm

Anyone still waiting to hear back their admission decision still and also applied for the David J. Epstein program? has anyone else been complete since around October?

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

Postby futureellewoods123 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:16 pm

wawa19924 wrote:Anyone still waiting to hear back their admission decision still and also applied for the David J. Epstein program? has anyone else been complete since around October?


Yes and not quite as long

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

Postby hethebearded » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:47 pm

Still under review and gunning for the Epstein program, but I've only been complete since 2/2.

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

Postby rozes » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:03 pm

Any recent admits have a timeline on how quickly after their acceptance call they received their scholarship information, and whether it was by email or USPS? I got accepted via phone on Thursday (complete 2/3) and am very excited, but really need to get the financials sorted out to really begin considering UCLA.

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

Postby Rigo » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:23 pm

rozes wrote:Any recent admits have a timeline on how quickly after their acceptance call they received their scholarship information, and whether it was by email or USPS? I got accepted via phone on Thursday (complete 2/3) and am very excited, but really need to get the financials sorted out to really begin considering UCLA.

Not a recent admit, but my scholarship came via email. I don't see why they'd switch to snail mail if time is of the essence.

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

Postby rozes » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:12 pm

Rigo wrote:
rozes wrote:Any recent admits have a timeline on how quickly after their acceptance call they received their scholarship information, and whether it was by email or USPS? I got accepted via phone on Thursday (complete 2/3) and am very excited, but really need to get the financials sorted out to really begin considering UCLA.

Not a recent admit, but my scholarship came via email. I don't see why they'd switch to snail mail if time is of the essence.


Many thanks! I only ask because Dean Schwartz said on the phone "receive your letters tomorrow" (indicating Friday), but I received nothing in my email, and I don't have any additional notifications on my mailings in the status checker (nor has that been updated). Maybe a quick email to the admissions office is warranted...if only to ensure that the acceptance call wasn't actually a dream and really did happen...

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

Postby Rigo » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:16 pm

rozes wrote:
Rigo wrote:
rozes wrote:Any recent admits have a timeline on how quickly after their acceptance call they received their scholarship information, and whether it was by email or USPS? I got accepted via phone on Thursday (complete 2/3) and am very excited, but really need to get the financials sorted out to really begin considering UCLA.

Not a recent admit, but my scholarship came via email. I don't see why they'd switch to snail mail if time is of the essence.

Many thanks! I only ask because Dean Schwartz said on the phone "receive your letters tomorrow" (indicating Friday), but I received nothing in my email, and I don't have any additional notifications on my mailings in the status checker (nor has that been updated). Maybe a quick email to the admissions office is warranted...if only to ensure that the acceptance call wasn't actually a dream and really did happen...

Check your promotions folder first. For some reason all my UCLA emails got sent there.
Dean S hasn't been that on top of things or given accurate dates and figures IME so maybe they're just backed up and busy. Doesn't hurt to reach out tomorrow.
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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby calmenda » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:17 pm

Also, it will almost certainly be via email.

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

Postby StopLawying » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:41 am

It's really gonna come down to UCLA and another school for me, anything preventing me from double depositing? I know I'll lose the $, but I still have to hear back from the other school about scholarship $, plus it'll give me some more time to decide. Just want to make sure that what I'm doing is ethical. Please don't quote.

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

Postby Rigo » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:32 am

Read the terms of the deposit. I'm not sure what UCLA says specifically but people double deposit in general all the time and it's nbd.

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

Postby StopLawying » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:03 pm

Rigo wrote:Read the terms of the deposit. I'm not sure what UCLA says specifically but people double deposit in general all the time and it's nbd.


Thanks, I will. But if anyone knows please let me know, would really appreciate it

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

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

Postby Rigo » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:56 pm

42.72% biglaw+fedclerk for those not wanting to whip out a calculator.
Down 2.35% from last year.

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

Postby calmenda » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:01 pm

Is the unstated assumption that biglaw + fedclerk is what everyone wants to do and thereby superior to the other categories?

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

Postby charles117 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:04 pm

calmenda wrote:Is the unstated assumption that biglaw + fedclerk is what everyone wants to do and thereby superior to the other categories?

well they're probably at least more competitive to get into. to call them superior is a judgement call though

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

Postby Rigo » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:06 pm

calmenda wrote:Is the unstated assumption that biglaw + fedclerk is what everyone wants to do and thereby superior to the other categories?

It's a good proxy for placement power.
But really, biglaw is the path of least resistance for law students and pretty much the only way to effectively tackle massive debts.
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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:07 pm

calmenda wrote:Is the unstated assumption that biglaw + fedclerk is what everyone wants to do and thereby superior to the other categories?


Not necessarily. There are certain PI jobs that are just as competitive to get as biglaw or fedclerk, if not more so.

BL + FC is just an easy way to get an idea of how well a school places student into strong outcomes, as both of those generally require good grades/school performance. I'm not sure there's an easy way to distinguish elite PI jobs from more common ones, so those aren't really taken into account.

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

Postby JDrat » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:09 pm

Withdrew today. Best of luck to those on the WL, hopefully some of you will now hear back soon!

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

Postby calmenda » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:10 pm

BigLaw and Fed are very competitive. No doubt about that.

Employment numbers reflect choices students make. There are students who could work in BigLaw or become federal clersk who choose to work in public interest, government, academia etc.

Example: https://law.ucla.edu/faculty/faculty-pr ... -horowitz/

"Horowitz is a 2001 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where she was an articles editor of the UCLA Law Review and finished first in her class."

We can look at GPA/LSAT for indicators of a class' strength but the choices people make post-grad are more complicated than "I could work at Skadden, I will work at Skadden."

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

Postby Rigo » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:11 pm

Yeah but people at all law schools opt out of OCI for PI. It's still a good metric to compare schools.

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

Postby Rigo » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:13 pm

calmenda wrote:We can look at GPA/LSAT for indicators of a class' strength but the choices people make post-grad are more complicated than "I could work at Skadden, I will work at Skadden."

lol fuck skadden. I pity the fool who targets Skadden.

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

Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:25 pm

Rigo wrote:
calmenda wrote:We can look at GPA/LSAT for indicators of a class' strength but the choices people make post-grad are more complicated than "I could work at Skadden, I will work at Skadden."

lol fuck skadden. I pity the fool who targets Skadden.


I like to think it means one less person at OCI targeting a firm I'd want to work for.




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