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hellogoodbye1
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Re: UCLA?

Postby hellogoodbye1 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:42 pm

Veritas wrote:
ViP wrote:
calidreamin wrote:They basically ask for a why UCLA with that question about what program/group you would contribute to


I guess so... sort of a pre-arranged "why X" essay.

How many people here wrote that essay? I think it was the "answer to question 7" optional essay...

I wrote one about the international human rights program. I had some some research and project work experience with disability rights in the UK so I spoke about what I can bring to the program from that experience and how the program will aid me in expanding my knowledge and blah blah blah


i wrote about the human rights program too! does anyone know if the admissions committee reads these? or if they just forward them along to faculty in the department?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Veritas » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:43 pm

hellogoodbye1 wrote:
Veritas wrote:
ViP wrote:
calidreamin wrote:They basically ask for a why UCLA with that question about what program/group you would contribute to


I guess so... sort of a pre-arranged "why X" essay.

How many people here wrote that essay? I think it was the "answer to question 7" optional essay...

I wrote one about the international human rights program. I had some some research and project work experience with disability rights in the UK so I spoke about what I can bring to the program from that experience and how the program will aid me in expanding my knowledge and blah blah blah


i wrote about the human rights program too! does anyone know if the admissions committee reads these? or if they just forward them along to faculty in the department?

I hope they read them! UCLA is one of my reaches, please read!! :D <3

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Re: UCLA?

Postby MC Southstar » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:48 pm

crackberry is a strong candidate for berkeley though, as far as i can tell. -_-

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Re: UCLA?

Postby cougarlive » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:48 pm

Did anyone apply to the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy?

If so, do you know if how it affects how long it takes them to reach a decision?

Last but not least, do you know if there have ever been cases where people who applied to the program are accepted into UCLA LAW, but not the Program?

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Veritas
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Re: UCLA?

Postby Veritas » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:50 pm

anyone deterred by the tuition bumps?

i am :( :x

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Re: UCLA?

Postby crackberry » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:52 pm

shadowfrost000 wrote:crackberry is a strong candidate for berkeley though, as far as i can tell. -_-

Haha I appreciate the vote of confidence. Let's hope. SYHB (in that order) are my top choices, and I'm not banking on SYH at all (nor on B, but I think that's my best shot of the four.)

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Jacques » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:55 pm

cougarlive wrote:Did anyone apply to the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy?

If so, do you know if how it affects how long it takes them to reach a decision?

Last but not least, do you know if there have ever been cases where people who applied to the program are accepted into UCLA LAW, but not the Program?


Epstein is an entirely different application process, and highly selective -- people get into the school but not the program all the time.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby MC Southstar » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:58 pm

crackberry wrote:
shadowfrost000 wrote:crackberry is a strong candidate for berkeley though, as far as i can tell. -_-

Haha I appreciate the vote of confidence. Let's hope. SYHB (in that order) are my top choices, and I'm not banking on SYH at all (nor on B, but I think that's my best shot of the four.)


SYH seems like a bit of a stretch, but B you should be a strong candidate for, esp if you're in-state (so jealous).

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Re: UCLA?

Postby crackberry » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:03 pm

shadowfrost000 wrote:
crackberry wrote:
shadowfrost000 wrote:crackberry is a strong candidate for berkeley though, as far as i can tell. -_-

Haha I appreciate the vote of confidence. Let's hope. SYHB (in that order) are my top choices, and I'm not banking on SYH at all (nor on B, but I think that's my best shot of the four.)


SYH seems like a bit of a stretch, but B you should be a strong candidate for, esp if you're in-state (so jealous).

I am in-state, and I'm hoping the fact that I went to Stanford UG and have pretty good softs could maybe push me over the edge at one of SYH (I did get an early JR1 at H for what that's worth...).

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Re: UCLA?

Postby cougarlive » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:21 pm

Jacques wrote:
cougarlive wrote:Did anyone apply to the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy?

If so, do you know if how it affects how long it takes them to reach a decision?

Last but not least, do you know if there have ever been cases where people who applied to the program are accepted into UCLA LAW, but not the Program?


Epstein is an entirely different application process, and highly selective -- people get into the school but not the program all the time.



Thanks for your response. I am familiar with the application process itself (I applied this year), and was wondering about the review process. What else have you heard about the selectivity of the program? It seems the general feeling on TLS last year was that by applying to the Program, you actually stand a better chance of getting into UCLA--or rather, that they put more weight on the criteria of the Program rather than the typical LSAT/GPA combo (which for me would mean a better chance at getting in).

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Re: UCLA?

Postby finalaspects » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:03 pm

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Yeah, I'm ED also. I really hope my personal statement shines. A 163 ain't exactly the most attractive thing at UCLA :(.


A 3.1 GPA is definitely not attractive to UCLA either. Hopefully the fact that we're doing ED helps us out a lot.

I also wrote in the contribution part, stating that my experience in the Information Technology industry (I'm a Director of IT) will contribute to their school. End of December cannot seem to come quick enough, regardless if its bad news. :|

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Re: UCLA?

Postby Jacques » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:14 pm

cougarlive wrote:
Jacques wrote:
cougarlive wrote:Did anyone apply to the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy?

If so, do you know if how it affects how long it takes them to reach a decision?

Last but not least, do you know if there have ever been cases where people who applied to the program are accepted into UCLA LAW, but not the Program?


Epstein is an entirely different application process, and highly selective -- people get into the school but not the program all the time.



Thanks for your response. I am familiar with the application process itself (I applied this year), and was wondering about the review process. What else have you heard about the selectivity of the program? It seems the general feeling on TLS last year was that by applying to the Program, you actually stand a better chance of getting into UCLA--or rather, that they put more weight on the criteria of the Program rather than the typical LSAT/GPA combo (which for me would mean a better chance at getting in).


PMed you.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby autao » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:05 pm

in via phone. 3.9 168. So pumped i could barely speak. It was probably weird for him.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby bighead715 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:08 pm

congrats, humph, no word from anyone continues to make me as somber as can be...

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Re: UCLA?

Postby panadera » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:13 pm

autao wrote:in via phone. 3.9 168. So pumped i could barely speak. It was probably weird for him.


Congratulations!

And maybe over-excitement makes them feel good- like they really made the right choice to admit someone so happy to be accepted.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby ViP » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:18 pm

autao wrote:in via phone. 3.9 168. So pumped i could barely speak. It was probably weird for him.


Wow, exciting stuff!

Congrats!

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Re: UCLA?

Postby galahad85 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:44 pm

Finally got my complete email. That's one step closer, at least...

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MC Southstar
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Re: UCLA?

Postby MC Southstar » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:44 pm

Woot. Complete.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby ViP » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:45 pm

^^ Date of application submission?

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Re: UCLA?

Postby galahad85 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:46 pm

ViP wrote:^^ Date of application submission?


10/30

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MC Southstar
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Re: UCLA?

Postby MC Southstar » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:46 pm

ViP wrote:^^ Date of application submission?


App was submitted around the 28th or 29th of October, but my final LOR didn't get there til probably end of last week or last couple days.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby autao » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:46 pm

Thanks for the congrats, I was so excited when i saw the 310 area code.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby anniesaysrelax » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:48 pm

Just got my complete email as well, submitted on 11/09/09.

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hhg
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Re: UCLA?

Postby hhg » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:54 pm

also just went complete - 8 nov submitted & received.

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Re: UCLA?

Postby ViP » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:59 pm

They received my app on 11/05.

I hope to receive that "complete" email soon.

EDIT: I just received it.




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