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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Anonymous0L » Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:30 am

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.

If there is a spot that the economic downturn has definitively shown itself, it would be in fundraising.

Cannon said that a number of law firms and businesses have postponed the decision to donate or scaled back the amount they'd consider. There are at least four law firms that are still considering a scholarship gift worth between $30,000 and $100,000, he said.


What? Only at the halfway mark? Article published 2/2/09

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 2427909276

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby LawApp2012 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:38 pm

Jwatson wrote:
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.

If there is a spot that the economic downturn has definitively shown itself, it would be in fundraising.

Cannon said that a number of law firms and businesses have postponed the decision to donate or scaled back the amount they'd consider. There are at least four law firms that are still considering a scholarship gift worth between $30,000 and $100,000, he said.


What? Only at the halfway mark? Article published 2/2/09

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 2427909276

I see it more like they're already at the halfway mark. They only started fundraising less than a year ago I think, right? They have raised $3 million and have another $3 million to go for the 60 students, but they have 3 more years to raise the rest. My letter that offered the full-tuition scholarship didn't say "...unless we're not able to raise enough money", so I don't think the students need to worry about their fundraising efforts.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby scantronix » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:27 pm

Did anyone else get a letter from Dean Ortiz about 'connecting admitted students'? For lunch in Irvine on March 8th? Anyone going?

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby kp1981 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:29 pm

Yes, I got the email, but I can't go. I will be visiting the campus on March 17th or 18th however.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby LawApp2012 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:38 am

scantronix wrote:Did anyone else get a letter from Dean Ortiz about 'connecting admitted students'? For lunch in Irvine on March 8th? Anyone going?

Ya, I think I'm going to go. It sounds pretty informal, just a chance for the admitted students to get to know each other.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby jibstir13 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:30 am

i hope my status changes and i get invited too!

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby LawApp2012 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:03 pm

jibstir13 wrote:i hope my status changes and i get invited too!
We know at least one spot opened up from jcl2, good luck!!

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby google » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:00 pm

Can someone who's been accepted to Irvine and received an e-mail for that informal lunch get together ask Ms. Ortiz to see how many people they've admitted? Or you can just frame it by asking how many people she's expecting to attend the lunch.

:P

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby scantronix » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:53 pm

Getting drunk at aforementioned luncheon: acceptable or not?

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby LawApp2012 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:21 pm

scantronix wrote:Getting drunk at aforementioned luncheon: acceptable or not?
Hmm...3:00pm on a Sunday afternoon, meeting the Dean of Admissions and your future classmates for the first time, I'd venture to say probably not appropriate. . . :)

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Mosca » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:25 pm

scantronix wrote:Getting drunk at aforementioned luncheon: acceptable or not?

I want to go to law school with people like this ^^

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Mr. Costello » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:37 pm

scantronix wrote:Getting drunk at aforementioned luncheon: acceptable or not?


You'll be lying face down in a pool of your own vomit. Dean Chemerinsky will see you, nod his head knowingly, turn to your fellow accepted students, and say, "that stupid sonofabitch is gonna make one hell of a lawyer. Because he gets it."

Acceptable? I'd say expected.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby LawApp2012 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:49 pm

Mr. Costello wrote:
scantronix wrote:Getting drunk at aforementioned luncheon: acceptable or not?


You'll be lying face down in a pool of your own vomit. Dean Chemerinsky will see you, nod his head knowingly, turn to your fellow accepted students, and say, "that stupid sonofabitch is gonna make one hell of a lawyer. Because he gets it."

Acceptable? I'd say expected.

LOL

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby jibstir13 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:09 am

there hasn't been any activity on LSN for UCI over the last few weeks...

do you guys think they are waiting for Feb scores to come out before making more decisions?..

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby LawApp2012 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:25 am

jibstir13 wrote:there hasn't been any activity on LSN for UCI over the last few weeks...

do you guys think they are waiting for Feb scores to come out before making more decisions?..
Not sure, but my guess is that they are waiting to see how many admitted students accept or decline. Since they can only offer up to 60 scholarships, it must be really nerve-racking for them to have to wait until April to know how many new applicants they can admit. They don't have the same flexibility most other schools have in relying on history to determine what % will accept their admission offers, so I think they're being safe in the chance that too many people might accept if they admitted more than 60 people. My job is stressful, but I don't envy their admissions committee right now.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Rocky Estoppel » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:00 pm

Does anyone think they'll start admitting in the lower 160's in the future? Their numbers right now are better than Hastings/Davis and I can't imagine all those students choosing Irvine over higher ranked schools. Wondering if I might have a shot... :?

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby google » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:24 pm

kak23 wrote:Does anyone think they'll start admitting in the lower 160's in the future? Their numbers right now are better than Hastings/Davis and I can't imagine all those students choosing Irvine over higher ranked schools. Wondering if I might have a shot... :?


Hope is not a good strategy.

:shock:

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby General Tso » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:26 pm

kak23 wrote:Does anyone think they'll start admitting in the lower 160's in the future? Their numbers right now are better than Hastings/Davis and I can't imagine all those students choosing Irvine over higher ranked schools. Wondering if I might have a shot... :?


Me too. I am hoping my 2 years WE help make up for the 162.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Rocky Estoppel » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:28 pm

google wrote:
kak23 wrote:Does anyone think they'll start admitting in the lower 160's in the future? Their numbers right now are better than Hastings/Davis and I can't imagine all those students choosing Irvine over higher ranked schools. Wondering if I might have a shot... :?


Hope is not a good strategy.

:shock:

No. Relying on hope is not a good strategy.

I'm not holding all my cards for UC-Irvine...if it happens, it happens. I'm just wondering how others out there feel the cycle might shape itself in the next few months because I really like what I've seen of Irvine and it's always nice to dream...
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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby jibstir13 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:41 am

LawApp2012 wrote:Not sure, but my guess is that they are waiting to see how many admitted students accept or decline. Since they can only offer up to 60 scholarships, it must be really nerve-racking for them to have to wait until April to know how many new applicants they can admit. They don't have the same flexibility most other schools have in relying on history to determine what % will accept their admission offers, so I think they're being safe in the chance that too many people might accept if they admitted more than 60 people. My job is stressful, but I don't envy their admissions committee right now.


do you think they have already admitted their ideal class and are waiting to see who accepts before doing another round of admissions?

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby General Tso » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:09 am

jibstir13 wrote:
LawApp2012 wrote:Not sure, but my guess is that they are waiting to see how many admitted students accept or decline. Since they can only offer up to 60 scholarships, it must be really nerve-racking for them to have to wait until April to know how many new applicants they can admit. They don't have the same flexibility most other schools have in relying on history to determine what % will accept their admission offers, so I think they're being safe in the chance that too many people might accept if they admitted more than 60 people. My job is stressful, but I don't envy their admissions committee right now.


do you think they have already admitted their ideal class and are waiting to see who accepts before doing another round of admissions?


Yup.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby BrookeB » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:40 pm

scantronix wrote:I agree with the 'you're there for a reason' bit. I think this will be an exciting, unconventional class. Being as that is, this is freaking me out:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=irvine



I hate to scare you, but yea it seems about right. I live in Tustin/Orange area and Irvine in like 5 minutes away. A lot of my friends live there. Look, Irvine is pretty hardcore about cops and speeding and a million other things, and it all DOES look exactly the same, ......wait I forget where I was going with this, I had something pos. to day but now I forget....at least it's clean!

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby BrookeB » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:46 pm

j/k sorta. its pretty and clean and fun stuff around....but really it is a lot like cookie cutters and pleasantville. I like it...

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby gideonstrombone » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:54 pm

If you rely on the Urban Dictionary for valid and reliable information about the qualify of life in communities, then maybe Irvine is not for you. As a resident of Irvine for 25 years, I can tell you that it is clean, safe, close to Laguna Beach and Newport Beach and a nice place to live. The university, which I also attended, is excellent, but definitely not a rah-rah school like USC or Wisconsin. Students there are studious (think U of Chi. for comparison) and the largest ethnic group on campus are Asians (larger than Caucasian). The city is not a police state. If you are serious about studying law then it might be a good choice. My only concern about the law school is the lack of an alumni. But the faculty looks to be top-notch -- which one would expect with its Dean and the brain drain he has been able to accomplish from Duke and other top schools.

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Re: In at UC Irvine

Postby Danteshek » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:00 pm

Does anyone know the details of Chem's contract? There is a lot of "key man risk" here.




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