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Re: UCLA?

Postby Veritas » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:49 am

Hopefullawstudent wrote:Question: Does anyone know if Berkeley and UCLA "trade" applicants the way the Ivy League schools do? It cannot be a coincidence that the moment after I got off the phone with Dean Schwartz, I got a ding email from Berkeley. It was the weirdest high, low, but back to high feeling I've had in a while.

-HL

wait, berk sent out ding emails? when?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby msch0i » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:56 am

Veritas wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:Question: Does anyone know if Berkeley and UCLA "trade" applicants the way the Ivy League schools do? It cannot be a coincidence that the moment after I got off the phone with Dean Schwartz, I got a ding email from Berkeley. It was the weirdest high, low, but back to high feeling I've had in a while.

-HL

wait, berk sent out ding emails? when?


Last week sometime...wednesday, I think?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Veritas » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:57 am

msch0i wrote:
Veritas wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:Question: Does anyone know if Berkeley and UCLA "trade" applicants the way the Ivy League schools do? It cannot be a coincidence that the moment after I got off the phone with Dean Schwartz, I got a ding email from Berkeley. It was the weirdest high, low, but back to high feeling I've had in a while.

-HL

wait, berk sent out ding emails? when?


Last week sometime...wednesday, I think?

oh ya...I can't keep track. That was when all the people who were left over from the people who didn't get FR were rejected except for an even smaller, confused handful, I think.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby MURPH » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:29 am

I got a message on my answering machine that UCLA law admissions called. I'll call them back in the morning. It would be pretty cruel to give rejections over the phone. I wonder if adcoms do this occasionally just to break the routine: "Hello Murph, This is dean X from UCLA. Really, what were you thinking when you applied? (Laughter in the background) We just called to wish you luck at Cooley. They are really ranked quite high. (More laughter)"

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Re: UCLA?

Postby booboo » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:40 am

MURPH wrote:I got a message on my answering machine that UCLA law admissions called. I'll call them back in the morning. It would be pretty cruel to give rejections over the phone. I wonder if adcoms do this occasionally just to break the routine: "Hello Murph, This is dean X from UCLA. Really, what were you thinking when you applied? (Laughter in the background) We just called to wish you luck at Cooley. They are really ranked quite high. (More laughter)"


I don't get it... Aren't they?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby jay115 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:51 am

MURPH wrote:I got a message on my answering machine that UCLA law admissions called. I'll call them back in the morning. It would be pretty cruel to give rejections over the phone. I wonder if adcoms do this occasionally just to break the routine: "Hello Murph, This is dean X from UCLA. Really, what were you thinking when you applied? (Laughter in the background) We just called to wish you luck at Cooley. They are really ranked quite high. (More laughter)"


I'd probably leave a burning bag of shit outside their door, but it would be an amusing story to tell years after. I think, anyways.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby mrm2083 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:12 am

I applied Jan 12 and still haven't gone complete, is it normal for UCLA to take this long?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:48 am

booboo wrote:
MURPH wrote:I got a message on my answering machine that UCLA law admissions called. I'll call them back in the morning. It would be pretty cruel to give rejections over the phone. I wonder if adcoms do this occasionally just to break the routine: "Hello Murph, This is dean X from UCLA. Really, what were you thinking when you applied? (Laughter in the background) We just called to wish you luck at Cooley. They are really ranked quite high. (More laughter)"


I don't get it... Aren't they?

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hahahahha, that's an amazing ranking system.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby roundabout » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:14 am

Have any people who applied to the Epstein program heard yet? Does anyone know if they review these at different times?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:31 am

mrm2083 wrote:I applied Jan 12 and still haven't gone complete, is it normal for UCLA to take this long?


Call them. That is a little long not to have heard anything. Check your email junk folder too just in case a notification was sent there accidentally.

-HL

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Re: UCLA?

Postby MURPH » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:27 pm

I called them back today and I am in. My numbers are 175 and 2.98 I applied on 12/5/9. They didn't mention scholarships on the phone so I'll have to wait and see for that.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Veritas » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:29 pm

MURPH wrote:I called them back today and I am in. My numbers are 175 and 2.98 I applied on 12/5/9. They didn't mention scholarships on the phone so I'll have to wait and see for that.

Congrats!!!


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Re: UCLA?

Postby turkishangora » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:50 pm

MURPH wrote:I called them back today and I am in. My numbers are 175 and 2.98 I applied on 12/5/9. They didn't mention scholarships on the phone so I'll have to wait and see for that.



Congrats!!! Mine didn't mention $ either...actually it was a really short conversation with me being somewhat idiotic.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby danidancer » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:32 pm

Waitlisted today via email (that got trapped by gmail's spam filter). Not sure if I'm staying on or not. SIGH.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Veritas » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:38 pm

danidancer wrote:Waitlisted today via email (that got trapped by gmail's spam filter). Not sure if I'm staying on or not. SIGH.

oh geeez, more WLs?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby cindytran872 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:13 pm

Does UCLA have a status checker? Don't remember receiving a link...or I can't find the email.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby lawapps0502 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:14 pm

does anyone know how long, on average, it takes an application to go complete and be under review?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:18 pm

cindytran872 wrote:Does UCLA have a status checker? Don't remember receiving a link...or I can't find the email.


Nope. :( It's an opaque process at best. Just hope it ends with a call from Dean Schwartz!

lawapps0502 wrote:does anyone know how long, on average, it takes an application to go complete and be under review?


Nope. See above. But it usually takes less than two weeks for an application to go complete. When it goes under review, no one on TLS really knows. They don't have a strict rolling admissions process. It is slow or quick depending on your stats.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby msch0i » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:50 pm

roundabout wrote:Have any people who applied to the Epstein program heard yet? Does anyone know if they review these at different times?


Nope :( not expecting to hear much until at least March.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby CAHopeful » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:01 pm

roundabout wrote:Have any people who applied to the Epstein program heard yet? Does anyone know if they review these at different times?


There's a separate thread for Epstein applicants that I've found helpful: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=104536.

But the general consensus seems to be that we'll have to wait longer as we theoretically have two separate apps. that need to be reviewed by two separate committees. And, apparently you can possibly be rejected from UCLA but accepted to Epstein, which could in turn put you back into UCLA (or vice versa). Complicated process.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:01 pm

Wow. I had crossed U San Diego Law School off my list, but they just offered me $120K. What do people think: UCLA in-state or San Diego practically full-ride? I basically know that I want to practice in SoCal.

-HL

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Re: UCLA?

Postby tintin » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:04 pm

dean schwartz emailed me some info about the williams institute today, thought it was a really nice gesture. then when i emailed to thank him, he sent me some more!!

he's a great guy. i had lunch with him last year. sooo nice!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Veritas » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:46 pm

Hopefullawstudent wrote:Wow. I had crossed U San Diego Law School off my list, but they just offered me $120K. What do people think: UCLA in-state or San Diego practically full-ride? I basically know that I want to practice in SoCal.

-HL

wow! congrats, I'm still waiting to hear from them about the money.

Are there any stipulations for the money?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Hopefullawstudent » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:57 pm

Veritas wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:Wow. I had crossed U San Diego Law School off my list, but they just offered me $120K. What do people think: UCLA in-state or San Diego practically full-ride? I basically know that I want to practice in SoCal.

-HL

wow! congrats, I'm still waiting to hear from them about the money.

Are there any stipulations for the money?


Yes. The award is only paid in full if I finish the 1L year in the top third of the class. It is reduced to ~20K renewable per year as long as I maintain a particular GPA. Etc. It took them a while to get that scholarship info out!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby los blancos » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:34 pm

Hopefullawstudent wrote:
Veritas wrote:
Hopefullawstudent wrote:Wow. I had crossed U San Diego Law School off my list, but they just offered me $120K. What do people think: UCLA in-state or San Diego practically full-ride? I basically know that I want to practice in SoCal.

-HL

wow! congrats, I'm still waiting to hear from them about the money.

Are there any stipulations for the money?


Yes. The award is only paid in full if I finish the 1L year in the top third of the class. It is reduced to ~20K renewable per year as long as I maintain a particular GPA. Etc. It took them a while to get that scholarship info out!



Eh, given those conditions... Take UCLA unless you don't care at all about biglaw.




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