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

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

Postby irongirl51 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:01 pm

Got WL'd too. Can someone shed light on the programmatic contribution/why ucla essay? I'm so lost on what that was. And whatever it is, is it a good idea to send now that I'm WL'd? UCLA is my top choice so....HELP.

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

Postby chichi1992 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:16 pm

...nothing like submitting an application at 10:15 p.m. the night it's due.

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

Postby futureellewoods123 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:37 pm

irongirl51 wrote:Got WL'd too. Can someone shed light on the programmatic contribution/why ucla essay? I'm so lost on what that was. And whatever it is, is it a good idea to send now that I'm WL'd? UCLA is my top choice so....HELP.


I haven't gotten a decision yet so I can't speak to sending it in to get off WL but I researched the different journals/centers/clinics, etc. and wrote about why I was interested in specific ones and why my experience in those areas would make me a good candidate. Hope this helps! Good luck!

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

Postby Ashleighjarm » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:43 pm

In via phone call!!!

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Postby aryi3025 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:20 pm

Ashleighjarm wrote:In via phone call!!!


Congrats!!!!

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

Postby Ashleighjarm » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:20 pm

aryi3025 wrote:
Ashleighjarm wrote:In via phone call!!!


Congrats!!!!

Thank you! I was surprised at the turnaround! I went complete 1/9 and got the call today. Good luck!

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

Postby irongirl51 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:52 pm

futureellewoods123 wrote:
irongirl51 wrote:Got WL'd too. Can someone shed light on the programmatic contribution/why ucla essay? I'm so lost on what that was. And whatever it is, is it a good idea to send now that I'm WL'd? UCLA is my top choice so....HELP.


I haven't gotten a decision yet so I can't speak to sending it in to get off WL but I researched the different journals/centers/clinics, etc. and wrote about why I was interested in specific ones and why my experience in those areas would make me a good candidate. Hope this helps! Good luck!



Thank you!!! I will def look into all this.

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

Postby irongirl51 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:23 pm

chichi1992 wrote:...nothing like submitting an application at 10:15 p.m. the night it's due.



you a rebel. they dont want you to rebel, so you must rebel.

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

Postby irongirl51 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:23 pm

chichi1992 wrote:...nothing like submitting an application at 10:15 p.m. the night it's due.



you a rebel. they dont want you to rebel, so you must rebel.

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

Postby aryi3025 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:34 pm

No response from UCLA yet and I didn't do a programmatic contribution... should I take the risk and send one in now?

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

Postby irongirl51 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:37 pm

aryi3025 wrote:No response from UCLA yet and I didn't do a programmatic contribution... should I take the risk and send one in now?

what is a programmatic contribution?

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Postby goldenbear2020 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:51 pm

irongirl51 wrote:
aryi3025 wrote:No response from UCLA yet and I didn't do a programmatic contribution... should I take the risk and send one in now?

what is a programmatic contribution?

Question #15 on the UCLA app:
(1) If you believe you can make a distinctive contribution to a specific UCLA School of Law Specialization, Academic Program,Joint Degree, Law Review/Journal, or research in a particular subject area (as described at the website: www.law.ucla.edu), please identify one such specific area in the box below.
(2) Explain your prior academic training, work, or extracurricular activities that enable you to make that distinctive contribution. If you need additional space, please go to the "Attachment" tab, click on "Programmatic Contribution," and upload an addendum.

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

Postby aryi3025 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:24 am

goldenbear2020 wrote:
irongirl51 wrote:
aryi3025 wrote:No response from UCLA yet and I didn't do a programmatic contribution... should I take the risk and send one in now?

what is a programmatic contribution?

Question #15 on the UCLA app:
(1) If you believe you can make a distinctive contribution to a specific UCLA School of Law Specialization, Academic Program,Joint Degree, Law Review/Journal, or research in a particular subject area (as described at the website: http://www.law.ucla.edu), please identify one such specific area in the box below.
(2) Explain your prior academic training, work, or extracurricular activities that enable you to make that distinctive contribution. If you need additional space, please go to the "Attachment" tab, click on "Programmatic Contribution," and upload an addendum.


do you know if there is a specified length or limit for this essay?

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

Postby futureellewoods123 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:46 pm

aryi3025 wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
irongirl51 wrote:
aryi3025 wrote:No response from UCLA yet and I didn't do a programmatic contribution... should I take the risk and send one in now?

what is a programmatic contribution?

Question #15 on the UCLA app:
(1) If you believe you can make a distinctive contribution to a specific UCLA School of Law Specialization, Academic Program,Joint Degree, Law Review/Journal, or research in a particular subject area (as described at the website: http://www.law.ucla.edu), please identify one such specific area in the box below.
(2) Explain your prior academic training, work, or extracurricular activities that enable you to make that distinctive contribution. If you need additional space, please go to the "Attachment" tab, click on "Programmatic Contribution," and upload an addendum.


do you know if there is a specified length or limit for this essay?


I kept mine under one double-spaced page. Short and sweet, kept it specific but enough to make my point. The adcomms are already reading a ton of stuff so typically I kept supplemental docs like this to a page or under.

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

Postby irongirl51 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:17 pm

futureellewoods123 wrote:
aryi3025 wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
irongirl51 wrote:
aryi3025 wrote:No response from UCLA yet and I didn't do a programmatic contribution... should I take the risk and send one in now?

what is a programmatic contribution?

Question #15 on the UCLA app:
(1) If you believe you can make a distinctive contribution to a specific UCLA School of Law Specialization, Academic Program,Joint Degree, Law Review/Journal, or research in a particular subject area (as described at the website: http://www.law.ucla.edu), please identify one such specific area in the box below.
(2) Explain your prior academic training, work, or extracurricular activities that enable you to make that distinctive contribution. If you need additional space, please go to the "Attachment" tab, click on "Programmatic Contribution," and upload an addendum.


do you know if there is a specified length or limit for this essay?


I kept mine under one double-spaced page. Short and sweet, kept it specific but enough to make my point. The adcomms are already reading a ton of stuff so typically I kept supplemental docs like this to a page or under.



LOL yeah I did one. Same. Short and sweet.

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

Postby treetops_rising » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:23 pm

irongirl51 wrote:
futureellewoods123 wrote:
aryi3025 wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
irongirl51 wrote:
aryi3025 wrote:No response from UCLA yet and I didn't do a programmatic contribution... should I take the risk and send one in now?

what is a programmatic contribution?

Question #15 on the UCLA app:
(1) If you believe you can make a distinctive contribution to a specific UCLA School of Law Specialization, Academic Program,Joint Degree, Law Review/Journal, or research in a particular subject area (as described at the website: http://www.law.ucla.edu), please identify one such specific area in the box below.
(2) Explain your prior academic training, work, or extracurricular activities that enable you to make that distinctive contribution. If you need additional space, please go to the "Attachment" tab, click on "Programmatic Contribution," and upload an addendum.


do you know if there is a specified length or limit for this essay?


I kept mine under one double-spaced page. Short and sweet, kept it specific but enough to make my point. The adcomms are already reading a ton of stuff so typically I kept supplemental docs like this to a page or under.



LOL yeah I did one. Same. Short and sweet.


I did one. It was about a page and a half and I got waitlisted. I'm in at higher ranked schools with $$ without any "why x" statements. Other school that I did do a "why x" for was Duke and got waitlisted there as well.

Don't think it's yp because my LSAT isn't all that high (169), I just really think I was approaching the "why x" wrong and it brought down an otherwise strong app.

So my two cents is only write one if you really have something to say and have other people read it over just like you did for your ps.

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

Postby Rigo » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:53 pm

My Programmatic was 1-2 sentences lulz
Accepted prettyy quickly.

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

Postby aryi3025 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:05 pm

thanks for the responses and apologies for hijacking the thread, should i go for it and send one or just wait it out and hope for the best. my numbers are mediocre for ucla ... definitely my reach school

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

Postby futureellewoods123 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:07 pm

aryi3025 wrote:thanks for the responses and apologies for hijacking the thread, should i go for it and send one or just wait it out and hope for the best. my numbers are mediocre for ucla ... definitely my reach school


I'd say go for it

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

Postby irongirl51 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:53 pm

Rigo wrote:My Programmatic was 1-2 sentences lulz
Accepted prettyy quickly.



lulz. Bye Lizzie.

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

Postby lazarzhr » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:21 am

Anyone have any insight as to the timeline for hearing back about Epstein admissions?? I was accepted to UCLA in early December, but haven't heard anything about Epstein since.

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

Postby playersball » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:05 pm

lazarzhr wrote:Anyone have any insight as to the timeline for hearing back about Epstein admissions?? I was accepted to UCLA in early December, but haven't heard anything about Epstein since.


I heard back in December, about a month after I got in. I think I saw that you got the binding Distinguished Scholar full ride? If that's the case, it may be fair to follow up on it!

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

Postby shotgunheist » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:15 pm

just got dinged, 25 lsat 50 gpa. no surprise. good luck!

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

Postby charles117 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:30 am

I submitted 1/10 is it odd that I have not heard anything since then?

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

Postby Mr_Chukes » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:53 am

charles117 wrote:I submitted 1/10 is it odd that I have not heard anything since then?

Naw lol. I applied 11/25 and still have not heard anything.



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