jay115 wrote: billyez wrote: msch0i wrote:
michstudent10 wrote:Can you get into UCLA and not get into the Epstein program if you applied? I really want to go into Public Interest & I applied to the Epstein program but I really want UCLA regardless & I'm worried that applying to the program may have been risky with my numbers. My PS and my LORs all addressed my interest in PI so I just applied them to the Epstein program (i.e wrote down my original recommenders' names). Now I'm worried! Any thoughts?
They have a completely separate admissions program, meaning the decisions are independent of each other. The only thing is that, if you're rejected from UCLA's general application pool but the Epstein adcom admits you, then you're in at UCLA.
On another note...has anyone sent a LOCI yet? (I guess this is more for WLers..) I sent one via mail because it seems more formal than e-mail but don't know which method they actually prefer...
Now this raised my eyebrows. Where did you hear this from? Did anyone else hear this? I wrote a good esay for the program and have good references...but i didn't know that it could have that much of an effect on your admission. Now I'm more interested in that particular application process.
My source for this info is my supervisor, who is a graduate of the program. She told me that she didn't quite have the numbers (around 160 LSAT..but this WAS around 7 years ago, so I don't know what numbers were like back then) but she demonstrated a strong background and desire to go into PI law, and she got in. I'm sure they don't go advertising this fact, but I'm pretty sure it is the case.
I don't think it's surprising that they have a separate admissions process, since what they're looking for is completely different...