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

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

Postby Legalstudent111 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:21 pm

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TakeItToTrial wrote:Rejected last night. Just below both medians. Did not do a "Why UCLA/Programmatic Contribution"

First rejection, so it stings, but never had any real plans of attending.


Sorry :( I had my first rejection this week as well unfortunately.

Hoping that UCLA comes through for me because it's a top choice, however I did not write a "Why UCLA". Too late now?

It couldn't hurt.
I didn't write one nor a programmatic contribution and got in with median LSAT/above median GPA. They seem kind of random though, despite probably having a method to their madness.

Someone above both medians who early decision'd got straight out waitlisted earlier and that really confuses me. Oh well.
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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:22 pm

If UCLA being weird is any indication of a larger weird cycle, I'll be sitting here waiting for my Stanny acceptance. :mrgreen:

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

Postby whatupbrobro » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:17 am

Hi everyone, I went complete January 8, when should I expect a decision?

LSAT @ 75%
GPA below 25%

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

Postby haley12 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:22 am

Waitlisted. LSAT >> 75, GPA << 25. Some good news is really needed right now @lawschoolgods

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

Postby brinicolec » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:38 am

haley12 wrote:Waitlisted. LSAT >> 75, GPA << 25. Some good news is really needed right now @lawschoolgods


Sorry to hear that. I'm sure some good things'll come your way!

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

Postby whatupbrobro » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:54 am

@haley12 sorry to hear that..I'm a similar applicant.. do you mind sharing your gpa? You can pm me

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

Postby haley12 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:23 am

whatupbrobro wrote:@haley12 sorry to hear that..I'm a similar applicant.. do you mind sharing your gpa? You can pm me


PM'd :)

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

Postby amta » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:49 pm

haley12 wrote:
whatupbrobro wrote:@haley12 sorry to hear that..I'm a similar applicant.. do you mind sharing your gpa? You can pm me


PM'd :)


same if you don't mind?

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

Postby Pozzo » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:49 pm

In via call today!

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

Postby treetops_rising » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:51 pm

Pozzo wrote:In via call today!


Congratulations!! What time was the call?

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

Postby Pozzo » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:04 pm

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Pozzo wrote:In via call today!


Congratulations!! What time was the call?

Thanks!
1:30 eastern

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

Postby amta » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:49 pm

Pozzo wrote:In via call today!


:!: :!: :!:

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

Postby Instrumental » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:54 pm

Nice work Pozzo!

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

Postby sorence » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:59 pm

Pozzo wrote:In via call today!


Congrats! :D

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

Postby Pozzo » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:19 pm

Thanks!

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

Postby whatupbrobro » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:15 am

What are strategic schools to apply to in order to use for scholarship negotiation purposes at UCLA besides USC.

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

Postby brinicolec » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:28 pm

whatupbrobro wrote:What are strategic schools to apply to in order to use for scholarship negotiation purposes at UCLA besides USC.


Anything that may be considered a peer school. So maybe schools right outside of the T14?

Edit: Also, if you have any T14 offers that include scholly $, use those.
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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:31 pm

I've seen people mention that 2L, 3L students may be able to qualify for in-state tuition. Does anyone have more information on this (i.e. What would make them eligible? How many 2L, 3L students are actually able to pull this off?)? If this is something that's actually doable for most people, and I really love LA, that'll DEFINITELY put UCLA towards the top of my choices.

Also, does anyone know if this is unique to UCLA or if other law schools also have this option? If they do, what are the other law schools?

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

Postby Rigo » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:41 pm

It's super easy for Berkeley and UCLA and California in general. Just get a new driver's license and sign a lease and you'll be good.

I've heard it's impossible in Texas unless you pretty much buy property.

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

Postby brinicolec » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:52 pm

Rigo wrote:It's super easy for Berkeley and UCLA and California in general. Just get a new driver's license and sign a lease and you'll be good.

I've heard it's impossible in Texas unless you pretty much buy property.


Even a lease just renting?! That's pretty awesome, though I guess it forces you to get off-campus housing if that wasn't your original plan.

North Carolina was like that too (the property thing). I think a lot of places are.

It's pretty awesome that you can end up with in-state tuition; saves like $6k/yr (assuming tuition doesn't increase much). I'll have to keep that in mind.

Thanks for the info!

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

Postby Rigo » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:57 pm

Check and see if on-campus housing rental agreements don't qualify. I'd be surprised if they didn't if you wanted to live on campus.

CA makes it ridiculously easy, so that's why UCLA only assumes OOS for first year.

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

Postby Rigo » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:02 pm

UCSD site but it's the UC System criteria:
https://students.ucsd.edu/finances/fees ... teria.html

You can satisfy the "intent" section any number of ways. A lease is just one of those ways.

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

Postby brinicolec » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:06 pm

Rigo wrote:UCSD site but it's the UC System criteria:
https://students.ucsd.edu/finances/fees ... teria.html

You can satisfy the "intent" section any number of ways. A lease is just one of those ways.


Oh wow, this is totally awesome :lol: I mean, also, I imagine most people who go to UCLA for LS intend to stay in Cali just based on placement numbers so it makes sense.

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

Postby lawlzschool » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:40 pm

brinicolec wrote:
Rigo wrote:It's super easy for Berkeley and UCLA and California in general. Just get a new driver's license and sign a lease and you'll be good.

I've heard it's impossible in Texas unless you pretty much buy property.


Even a lease just renting?! That's pretty awesome, though I guess it forces you to get off-campus housing if that wasn't your original plan.

North Carolina was like that too (the property thing). I think a lot of places are.

It's pretty awesome that you can end up with in-state tuition; saves like $6k/yr (assuming tuition doesn't increase much). I'll have to keep that in mind.

Thanks for the info!


wait this is so far from true its borderline dangerous... i used to run residency appeals as an undergrad [at berkeley, hi adcomms, but happy to out myself for the cause] and it is an unbelievably arduous process wherein you have to keep records of all spend, you have to be physically present in the state of california for 365+1 days (and be able to prove it), you have to register to vote, drive, and live [by register i mean prove that you have a lease or own property] here, you can't be a dependent in anther state, and generally you have to write a letter pleading your case as well. even with all of that they will often not grant residency. be really really careful with this misinformation because it could cost you literally hundreds of thousands of dollars here... unless something has changed in the last two years [it hasn't] i can promise you that there is almost no chance you'll qualify for residency in law school at a uc--if you are oos expect to pay oos tuition for three years

tl;dr http://registrar.berkeley.edu/tuition-f ... e-students and http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/Fees-Resi ... a-Resident

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

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:57 pm

Rigo wrote:It's super easy for Berkeley and UCLA and California in general. Just get a new driver's license and sign a lease and you'll be good.

I've heard it's impossible in Texas unless you pretty much buy property.


good thing my family is a long line of landowners



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