mudiverse wrote: Assasindowntheavenue wrote: mudiverse wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Anyone receive their admissions packet yet?
Not I - they said around this week and I am assuming it's going to come by physical mail. Very curious to see any scholarship $$ since I'm from out of state.
Nice. UCI is pretty much in my backyard, so hoping I get it soon. Will update when it comes. Good luck to you.
Same to you brother. Can I ask you as a local, how would you describe the area to someone who has never been there? Is the legal industry doing well in the area? I'm planning a visit this Spring but just trying to wrap my head around the whole SoCal thing.
Well I've only lived in the area for about 9 months, but my partner is from the area and I've gathered what I think is a good sense of the scene in my time here.
Orange County is divided into north and south county. North county is more racially and economically diverse. South county is largely white and more upper-middle class to upper class. These factors bring different results - I would say in north county you have more possibilities to do public interest work - immigration, criminal defense, etc. In south county, it seems more corporate/business and representing people with large pockets. It's sort of like in every town, where there is the poor side and the rich side, except it's more about regions in the county here. All this is to say I think the legal industry is doing well here, whether you're interested in PI or corporate.
In terms of the area, it's beautiful. Only now that it's December are the temperatures going down, but even then it's in the low 60s. Lots of beaches not too far from UCI (15-20min). Driving blows. It's like LA traffic just a little smaller. At least in south county there are a lot of shitty drivers that feel entitled to the right of way. But I think it goes hand in hand with the area feeling pretty safe (ppl act different than if they were on the road in LA). Also, it's its own little hub. There's the LA area, then OC area, then San Diego. They're all relatively close (an hour- hour and a half), but sort of exclusive of each other.
Once again, these are just my insights, so don't take it as gospel. I may be wrong. But that's what I've observed since moving here. It's a great place to be. I'd like to stay if I could. But yeah, let me know if you have any other questions!
And update - no packet in the mail today.