In at UC Hastings!!

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rlf
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby rlf » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:34 pm

Got the acceptance letter yesterday as well. Complete 11/13.

ChrisCiolko
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby ChrisCiolko » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:40 pm

emoticons: CA state schools don't take residency into account? Is that true?! I know that, for example, University of Texas is required to admit 65% Texas residents and I assumed it would be similar for California state schools.

InRetro2093
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby InRetro2093 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:42 pm

Do you guys think Villanova is a Legit school? I feel like there's a difference between a legitimate law school and all those T3/T4 JD Mills.

ChrisCiolko
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby ChrisCiolko » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:25 pm

Not sure about Villanova. I know they sent me a fee waiver awhile back, and most of the schools that sent me FW's were not what I'd really consider "legit". By "legit" I guess I mean "worth moving to another state and paying big bucks for" Villanova probably has regional connections, like any law school. But, if I remember correctly, its pretty damn expensive and not that hard to get in to.

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby jcfcporto » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:15 pm

Villanova has a good rep and connections in the Philly area. I think it's relatively easy to get into because Temple, which is slightly better, is so inexpensive comparatively. Especially for in state (18k). These two schools compete for many of the same students so Temple wins out most of the time based on price.

InRetro2093
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby InRetro2093 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:30 pm

well, just a reminder to your guys about how easy it is to get into Villanova....Villanova has almost the exact same entering class numbers as UC Davis or Hastings. So don't trash it too much.

lserenfindis
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby lserenfindis » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:28 pm

Could be a bad sign, went complete on 11/18 and the silence...it is deafening.

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project40
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby project40 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:37 pm

lserenfindis wrote:Could be a bad sign, went complete on 11/18 and the silence...it is deafening.


i dont think so..have you seen LSN...looks like they just started making decisions the last week or so

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby emoticons777 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:08 pm

ChrisCiolko wrote:emoticons: CA state schools don't take residency into account? Is that true?! I know that, for example, University of Texas is required to admit 65% Texas residents and I assumed it would be similar for California state schools.

I'm like 90% positive they don't take residency into account. I googled it and the first thing that came up was UC Davis does not take into account residency. I'd assume it's the same for Hastings.

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby ChrisCiolko » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:08 pm

^ Interesting.
Sounds like Villanova and Temple are sort of like SMU and U of Houston. Similar profiles and adjacent legal markets, but the fact that one is much more expensive than the other really increases the popularity of the cheaper alternative.

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:21 pm

I asked, because my situation is complicated. I split my time between NY and CA, and my dad says I'm eligible for CA residency, since I paid out of state tuition in NY, though I've since graduated. My CA resident parents are supporting me. In any case, Hastings said it didn't matter for admission, and my status would be determined if they let me in. Please let me in!

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby justletmein » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:25 pm

i got in yesterday with a letter dated 1/16 (i live on the peninsula; applied and complete 10/27). with a 164/3.36 i am currently helping to define the bottom of the lsn graph :) i am a california resident but according to the hastings website that is not taken into consideration:

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Is California residency important for admissions?
No, California residency has no impact on the application process. Do note, however, that the tuition for out-of-state students is higher than that for California residents. Students can often attain California residency for tuition purposes by their second or third year of law school. Read about residency requirements.
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bongothebunny
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby bongothebunny » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:30 pm

Does the letter say anything about when the ASW/ASD is?

justletmein
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby justletmein » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:36 pm

no; it gives a code in order to access the admitted students site which references upcoming ASDs. i am told the specific dates will arrive via email, and they occur on saturdays one each in march, april, and may.

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ihaftagetinsomewhere
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby ihaftagetinsomewhere » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:01 pm

IN!! I just got the letter right now! It was a small envelope and it scared me for a bit.

(164/3.5, complete 11/18, letter dated 1/16, postmarked 1/20)
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ChrisCiolko
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby ChrisCiolko » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:30 pm

Congrats! Looks like a bunch of people with 164/3.5 targeted Hastings and quite a few got in. Those are my exact stats. I hope this bodes well for my chances...

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby herewego » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:56 pm

I hurried to check the mail when I saw this post and I am in as well! 3.6/164, complete mid-Dec.

CWF V
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby CWF V » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:39 pm

And for the record, Hastings doesn't have an online status check, correct?

herewego
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby herewego » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:54 pm

CWF V wrote:And for the record, Hastings doesn't have an online status check, correct?

Correct.

leron
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby leron » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:16 am

let me tell you about that floor guys - in 3.2/164

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smack4ud
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby smack4ud » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:27 am

leron wrote:let me tell you about that floor guys - in 3.2/164


Oh Jesus, I just applied. Damnit. 3.2/164 Splitters UNITE!

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby ajrm116 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:21 am

Are most of you acceptees west coasters?

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby JPeavy44 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:26 am

leron wrote:let me tell you about that floor guys - in 3.2/164


I have hope! pleaseee

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby leron » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:33 am

haha it is bittersweet giving hope to the splitters.see you guys at hastings :wink:

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:45 am

164, 3.37, LEOP, and waiting, waiting, waiting. Now I wonder if I should have foregone LEOP to have an answer sooner. For anyone else who applied LEOP, I inquired about the time frame, and was told we'll have our decisions in March.... Congrats to all the new Hastings admits!




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