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Veritas
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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Veritas » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:25 pm

NoamChomsky wrote:
LawApp2012 wrote:
polarjack wrote:Who is going to the ASD in April? I sure am!


I am! Wish it was sooner though.



I am so desparate that I'll attend even if I DON'T get in :cry:

+1, I would really like to get into UCI (hint hint if you are out there adcomms :wink: )

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby lifelesslived » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:18 pm

Maybe this is unrelated but couldn't figure a better place to ask.

So I've been accepted to UCI and got a full tuition scholarship to the MBA program at Carnegie Mellon. In all honesty, I'm a little unsure what to do. The obvious question is what do I want to do after school? Do I want to be a lawyer or not?

Anyone have any advice they'd like to impart?

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby jibstir13 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:30 pm

to those who are awaiting a response, when did you apply?

i applied mid january...uci being my number one choice makes the wait that much more exciting.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Veritas » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:41 pm

jibstir13 wrote:to those who are awaiting a response, when did you apply?

i applied mid january...uci being my number one choice makes the wait that much more exciting.

I applied in late October.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Kian » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:44 pm

jibstir13 wrote:to those who are awaiting a response, when did you apply?

i applied mid january...uci being my number one choice makes the wait that much more exciting.


I applied in mid Dec, but didn't go complete until last week (b/c of my LORs). Congrats to those who have been accepted so far! I'm so envious!

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby General Tso » Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:33 am

lifelesslived wrote:Maybe this is unrelated but couldn't figure a better place to ask.

So I've been accepted to UCI and got a full tuition scholarship to the MBA program at Carnegie Mellon. In all honesty, I'm a little unsure what to do. The obvious question is what do I want to do after school? Do I want to be a lawyer or not?

Anyone have any advice they'd like to impart?



Take the free ride in the MBA. A wider range of job opp's will be open to you and you sound like you aren't convinced you want to be a lawyer. Just read all of TTTsolo's fire and brimstone...if you aren't committed to the legal profession you might just get left behind in this economy.

Besides I want that spot at UCI :D

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Fourttier » Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:39 am

swheat wrote:
lifelesslived wrote:Maybe this is unrelated but couldn't figure a better place to ask.

So I've been accepted to UCI and got a full tuition scholarship to the MBA program at Carnegie Mellon. In all honesty, I'm a little unsure what to do. The obvious question is what do I want to do after school? Do I want to be a lawyer or not?

Anyone have any advice they'd like to impart?



Take the free ride in the MBA. A wider range of job opp's will be open to you and you sound like you aren't convinced you want to be a lawyer. Just read all of TTTsolo's fire and brimstone...if you aren't committed to the legal profession you might just get left behind in this economy.

Besides I want that spot at UCI :D


Just wondering, what are your LSAT and GPA numbers? What IS UCI accepting.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby General Tso » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:30 am

Fourttier wrote:
swheat wrote:
lifelesslived wrote:Maybe this is unrelated but couldn't figure a better place to ask.

So I've been accepted to UCI and got a full tuition scholarship to the MBA program at Carnegie Mellon. In all honesty, I'm a little unsure what to do. The obvious question is what do I want to do after school? Do I want to be a lawyer or not?

Anyone have any advice they'd like to impart?



Take the free ride in the MBA. A wider range of job opp's will be open to you and you sound like you aren't convinced you want to be a lawyer. Just read all of TTTsolo's fire and brimstone...if you aren't committed to the legal profession you might just get left behind in this economy.

Besides I want that spot at UCI :D


Just wondering, what are your LSAT and GPA numbers? What IS UCI accepting.


I am 3.87/162. The lowest admit I have seen is 164/3.1. Most are 3.5+ and 165+

I am a long shot I know, but I am hoping for a waitlist and hoping that most people like lifelesslived turn UCI down for more prestigious options.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby alleycat13 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:51 am

Holy Cow.

Where was I when the memo on UCI came out???

So the app deadline is March 1? I assume this means that my file should be complete by then or no - just submitted?

I am already half way done with law school @ a SoCal Tier 4, but after reading UCI's website, I am ready to start all over.

And yes, I know that sounds nuts.
(I'm currently a part time non trad student, it would not postpone my graduation date)

My absolute biggest frustration in law school thus far is the complete disconnect between NECESSARY interdisciplinary studies and the LAW. The relationships between criminal law and psychology, between Biotech/Food & Drug Law and nutrition, between mental health and the legal profession itself (ethics), between TRUE ethics and ALL areas of the law - not to mention the influence of culture/religion on any ONE of the things mentioned above (just to name a few) are sadly overlooked, and devalued as part of legal education as we know it. Among other things. At least that has been my experience thus far.

My mindset - which is "tell me the rules so I know how to break them" does not seem to fit very well @ a tier 4, where creativity, advocacy, passion and no B.S. seem to take a back seat to the conforming of minds (as opposed to the expansion).

Administration at my school, (and others) remain painfully disconnected from students, and students (most) don't even know who administrators are, much less view them as allies invested in their lives or the quality of their education. You are getting phone calls from Deans? Let me assure you, this is NOT a regular/normal/standard occurrence - unless of course you are in leadership.

UCI sounds like a breath of fresh air that has the potential to bridge the gaps between the "standard" law school education and an "ideal" law school experience - and quite possibly (gasp) ACTUALLY inject a group highly competent, MORE than adequately trained, unusually empathetic, well-rounded, bright and creative graduates into a field that is SORELY in need of it.

THAT'S some trail-blazin' folks.

To me - as idealistic as it sounds - that makes UCI WORTH the risk. (Which I HIGHLY doubt there is much of, since it looks like the ABA is happily contributing marketing efforts to shine a nicely illuminated spotlight on UCI)

I will be calling them first thing in the morning, on my way to my evidence class with a prayer and a pipe dream that it just may NOT be too late for an app and that I stand more than a snowball's chance in hell of gaining admission.


*** and for you "ne'er do wellers" that will inevitably question my gumption or audacity at even remotely entertaining an application to UCI whilst I attend only a 'mere' tier 4 school - our school has had some of the top bar passage rates in the STATE, so you can bet your butt that we are vigorously prepared for bar passage. I started with about 800 classmates. I am ranked with a little over 300 due to attrition rates and transfers. And, once UCI gets the desired number of numbers people offered and admitted, there could, quite possibly be the spots for other 'people that will change the world but didn't do so well on that one little test' - like me.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby google » Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:23 pm

alleycat13 wrote:And, once UCI gets the desired number of numbers people offered and admitted, there could, quite possibly be the spots for other 'people that will change the world but didn't do so well on that one little test' - like me.


http://irvine.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

Yeah, good luck with that.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby alleycat13 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:17 pm

Hater. :P

I have faith that while this program is alot about numbers in order to reach that top 20 goal, that it's also about innovation, drive, raw talent and diversity. I move more mountains in a month than most do in their lifetimes.

Don't be negative. That's the kind of attitude that gives our profession a bad rap.

Clients don't want to hear: "You can't do that."
They want to hear: "If there is any possible way to do that, I'll figure it out."

There is ALWAYS an exception to every rule. I am often it.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby google » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:31 pm

alleycat13 wrote: I move more mountains in a month than most do in their lifetimes.


Okay, Count Chocula.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Veritas » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:34 pm

google wrote:
alleycat13 wrote: I move more mountains in a month than most do in their lifetimes.


Okay, Count Chocula.

Image

omg, that might be the most annoying smiley ever.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby alleycat13 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:53 pm

That does not even make any sense.... :?

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby chester22 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:47 pm

I spoke to a Professor who will be teaching at UC Irvine, and he said that the admissions board was specifically (and semi-exclusively) looking for individuals who have workplace experience. Good luck!

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Anonymous0L » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:59 pm

Given all that a new school has stacked against it -- Irvine has no ABA accreditation and no alumni network -- 1,000 is a good number of applications, said Hastings College of the Law Director of Admissions Greg Canada. "The telling thing will be next year when they don't have that enticement of a free ride," Canada said.



Hastings gets nasty.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Danteshek » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:14 am

chester22 wrote:I spoke to a Professor who will be teaching at UC Irvine, and he said that the admissions board was specifically (and semi-exclusively) looking for individuals who have workplace experience. Good luck!


Is there an admission board? Is anyone besides Ms. Ortiz making admissions decisions?

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby scantronix » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:42 am

So, for everyone going to Irvine, how old are you? Am I correct to assume that this is going to be a pretty non-trad class, age-wise? I'm 28 and starting to think I may not be an "older" student. Yay.

Also, any word on how many apps they've received? A few posts ago someone said 1,000. Is that true and current?

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby General Tso » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:23 am

scantronix wrote:So, for everyone going to Irvine, how old are you? Am I correct to assume that this is going to be a pretty non-trad class, age-wise? I'm 28 and starting to think I may not be an "older" student. Yay.

Also, any word on how many apps they've received? A few posts ago someone said 1,000. Is that true and current?


This is where that stat comes from:

http://www.law.com/jsp/law/careercenter ... 2427909276

I think the 1000 apps is current as of Feb 2.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby econtutornv » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:58 am

Did anyone check out the bottom of that article?

http://www.law.com/jsp/law/careercenter ... 2427909276

Charles Cannon, the Irvine law school's assistant dean of development, said it is past the halfway mark in raising the $6 million it will need for scholarships to cover the inaugural class' three years. The UC Regents set the cost, but the school is assuming just over $34,000 a year for California residents, and another $10,000 for out-of-state students, Cannon said.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby General Tso » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:17 pm

econtutornv wrote:Did anyone check out the bottom of that article?

http://www.law.com/jsp/law/careercenter ... 2427909276

Charles Cannon, the Irvine law school's assistant dean of development, said it is past the halfway mark in raising the $6 million it will need for scholarships to cover the inaugural class' three years. The UC Regents set the cost, but the school is assuming just over $34,000 a year for California residents, and another $10,000 for out-of-state students, Cannon said.


I just found out that Hastings had raised tuition from 28k to over 32k for next year. Great timing right with the ease of getting loans these days. I blame the state of CA for its budget problems.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby LawApp2012 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:38 pm

Brian Leiter's Law School Rankings website published a study today of the "Top Ten Law Faculties in Scholarly Impact, 2005-2008". UC Irvine made the Top 10! Not bad for a school that hasn't even opened yet.

http://www.leiterrankings.com/faculty/2 ... pact.shtml

Too bad quality of the faculty isn't really measured for US News school rankings. Why is that anyway? Doesn't make sense to me.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby pany1985 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:40 pm

I'm taking a trip out west to visit the UCI campus on either Monday or Friday next week, if anyone's interested in some pictures/descriptions/anecdotes/etc.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby lifelesslived » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:40 am

For what it's worth, I visited the campus over Christmas break. of course the place was empty, but like a lot of orange county, it's very suburbany and strip mallish. I felt like I didn't fit into the OC, though if I end up going to UCI, I think I will fit in with the student body.

Enjoy your trip.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Danteshek » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:47 pm

I had a dream about Chem last night. I approached him and said that I was applying to his school. He then asked me how his school ranked among the schools I had applied to. I said it was my first choice.




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