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dreamz01
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Re: UC Davis

Postby dreamz01 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:32 pm

are there any tips that really helped someone from previous years to get off the waitlist?

i've been researching my brains out and am trying to find out how someone can stand out from the rest but i dont know what more we can do than a LOCI and a visit to the school. i also dont want to bombard them bc i know that pisses them off.

the thing is though, i know that they use their waitlist every year. when i visited, the lady at the admissions counter told me that they ALWAYS use their waitlist at some point. she also told me that the list IS long but offered to show me people in law review that were admitted off the list to make me feel better.

i really love davis.... so all you previously admitted people or all you people that know what davis likes, what should us waitlisted folks do!?

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Matteliszt
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Re: UC Davis

Postby Matteliszt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:37 pm

http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... alker.aspx

If in undergrad, try to keep good grades.
I hate the expression, but hope this helps.

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Re: UC Davis

Postby JOThompson » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:37 pm

dreamz01 wrote:are there any tips that really helped someone from previous years to get off the waitlist?

i've been researching my brains out and am trying to find out how someone can stand out from the rest but i dont know what more we can do than a LOCI and a visit to the school. i also dont want to bombard them bc i know that pisses them off.

the thing is though, i know that they use their waitlist every year. when i visited, the lady at the admissions counter told me that they ALWAYS use their waitlist at some point. she also told me that the list IS long but offered to show me people in law review that were admitted off the list to make me feel better.

i really love davis.... so all you previously admitted people or all you people that know what davis likes, what should us waitlisted folks do!?

Retaking the LSAT could set you apart from the rest of the waitlist pack. Other than that, all you can realistically do is visit and write thoughtful letters of continued interest. I imagine LOCI's with real updates, i.e. job promotion, volunteering, etc. might be more helpful than the "UC: Davis remains my top choice" sort.

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Matteliszt
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Re: UC Davis

Postby Matteliszt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:41 pm

I am mixed on if LSAT retake is worth it..if you really know you will improve into the next score band up (90th percentile ---> 95th for example) I think its credited, but otherwise it seems like a big waste to go like 163-->165.. you really need like 163-->167 to show improvement, and at that point your application is almost ready to be for the next tier of school up (something like Vandy/UCLA/USC if you are like 163/3.5 etc)

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Modian
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Re: UC Davis

Postby Modian » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:08 pm

missinglink wrote:
Modian wrote:sent email yesterday, got a email reply today (albiet a "one-size-fits-all" email, their words, not mine), so people are definitely alive over there.

Weird. I've never received an email response.

If you don't mind describing, in general terms at least, what did you ask?


I sent an email asking about my application, followed by a LOCI.

pegleg
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Re: UC Davis

Postby pegleg » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:16 pm

Who feels like today will be the day they get a Davis decision?

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NervousInKC
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Re: UC Davis

Postby NervousInKC » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:24 pm

Eval in progress today finally... this is becoming insane. But I still love you, Davis.

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uganik
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Re: UC Davis

Postby uganik » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:39 pm

pegleg wrote:Who feels like today will be the day they get a Davis decision?



Me.


I feel like "D" day is 2:20:25 hrs away......

PunjabiLower
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Re: UC Davis

Postby PunjabiLower » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:18 pm

A lot is on the line for me...if I get into davis...i go to law school

if i get rejected...i have to take 2 years off, take the LSAT again, and try and find a job(which is impossible with my resume).

yo!
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Re: UC Davis

Postby yo! » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:20 pm

PunjabiLower wrote:A lot is on the line for me...if I get into davis...i go to law school

if i get rejected...i have to take 2 years off, take the LSAT again, and try and find a job(which is impossible with my resume).


plz explain :?

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phoenix323
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Re: UC Davis

Postby phoenix323 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:01 pm

No news is good news? :cry:


Davis, I love you. Please admit me!
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hellokitty
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Re: UC Davis

Postby hellokitty » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:01 pm

Eval in progress...how shocking.

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Re: UC Davis

Postby missinglink » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:01 pm

pegleg wrote:Who feels like today will be the day they get a Davis decision?


*crickets*

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Re: UC Davis

Postby zeth006 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:05 pm

Another day gone by...

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Re: UC Davis

Postby rodewan » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:33 pm

eval in progress here too...no surprise here

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uganik
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Re: UC Davis

Postby uganik » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:42 pm

Nothing new.......

primusux
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Re: UC Davis

Postby primusux » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:41 pm

Is there anyone here, possibly a current student, that can provide more info than the UC Davis website provides on the new building and renovations?

The way I understand it is:
New building complete in June - one, maybe 2 actual classrooms being added - probably not for 1L use by the look of the floor plan.
After completion they will begin renovating the old building, starting with the basement, then the classrooms, then the 1st floor. 6 Months each, back-to-back-to-back.

So the reality is as new students we will be in the, to put it very kindly, outdated classrooms for our first 2 years if you take into account the normal construction delays of a project this size.

Additionally, can any current students chime in on the construction and the effect it has had on being able to study in a quiet environment in the law school? I would think once the renovation starts its going to be extremely difficult to have a quiet space in the law school.

Am I understanding this correctly? I haven't followed this thread from the beginning so I'm not sure if their current facilities have been discussed. It just seems so odd to me that the new building is by in large for administration. :?

PunjabiLower
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Re: UC Davis

Postby PunjabiLower » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:56 am

I know I keep saying this...but I have a very good feeling about Thursday and Friday.

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ozarkhack
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Re: UC Davis

Postby ozarkhack » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:40 am

primusux wrote:Is there anyone here, possibly a current student, that can provide more info than the UC Davis website provides on the new building and renovations?

The way I understand it is:
New building complete in June - one, maybe 2 actual classrooms being added - probably not for 1L use by the look of the floor plan.
After completion they will begin renovating the old building, starting with the basement, then the classrooms, then the 1st floor. 6 Months each, back-to-back-to-back.

So the reality is as new students we will be in the, to put it very kindly, outdated classrooms for our first 2 years if you take into account the normal construction delays of a project this size.

Additionally, can any current students chime in on the construction and the effect it has had on being able to study in a quiet environment in the law school? I would think once the renovation starts its going to be extremely difficult to have a quiet space in the law school.

Am I understanding this correctly? I haven't followed this thread from the beginning so I'm not sure if their current facilities have been discussed. It just seems so odd to me that the new building is by in large for administration. :?


I second the request for more info here.

A 2L at ASD promised me I wouldn't have to sit in those terrible, terrible classrooms (probably the worst, squeakiest lecture-room chairs I've ever put my butt in). But re-examining the floor plan (and renovation sked) seems to put the lie to that: 1 classroom, 2 seminar rooms and LRW room done before fall. We'll benefit from two of those.

It is a little sucky that much of the expansion is for a big lobby and new admin offices. But, given that Dean Johnson said he's been working out in the parking lot in a pre-fabricated, transportable abode, I guess there's at least some need there.

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Re: UC Davis

Postby Rory1987 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:05 am

SoftBoiledLife wrote:Bidding on my 1L course outlines begins now. Ladies, I will be accepting home-cooked meals and sexual favors. Gents, I will only be accepting sexual favors.


What will some shoulder-deep fisting action get me?

cali gal
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Re: UC Davis

Postby cali gal » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:25 pm

Has anyone waitlisted visited the school or spoke with someone from the admissions office directly yet?

dreamz01
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Re: UC Davis

Postby dreamz01 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:37 pm

cali gal wrote:Has anyone waitlisted visited the school or spoke with someone from the admissions office directly yet?


I have. I visited admissions last week. The lady at the front desk said there are a lot of people on the waitlist but they use it each year to fill the seats

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Modian
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Re: UC Davis

Postby Modian » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:48 pm

woohoo awaiting eval -> eval in progress!

missinglink
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Re: UC Davis

Postby missinglink » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:58 pm

ozarkhack wrote:
primusux wrote:Is there anyone here, possibly a current student, that can provide more info than the UC Davis website provides on the new building and renovations?

The way I understand it is:
New building complete in June - one, maybe 2 actual classrooms being added - probably not for 1L use by the look of the floor plan.
After completion they will begin renovating the old building, starting with the basement, then the classrooms, then the 1st floor. 6 Months each, back-to-back-to-back.

So the reality is as new students we will be in the, to put it very kindly, outdated classrooms for our first 2 years if you take into account the normal construction delays of a project this size.

Additionally, can any current students chime in on the construction and the effect it has had on being able to study in a quiet environment in the law school? I would think once the renovation starts its going to be extremely difficult to have a quiet space in the law school.

Am I understanding this correctly? I haven't followed this thread from the beginning so I'm not sure if their current facilities have been discussed. It just seems so odd to me that the new building is by in large for administration. :?


I second the request for more info here.

A 2L at ASD promised me I wouldn't have to sit in those terrible, terrible classrooms (probably the worst, squeakiest lecture-room chairs I've ever put my butt in). But re-examining the floor plan (and renovation sked) seems to put the lie to that: 1 classroom, 2 seminar rooms and LRW room done before fall. We'll benefit from two of those.

It is a little sucky that much of the expansion is for a big lobby and new admin offices. But, given that Dean Johnson said he's been working out in the parking lot in a pre-fabricated, transportable abode, I guess there's at least some need there.


I'll third the request for more information on this issue.

lawschoolliberal
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Re: UC Davis

Postby lawschoolliberal » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:28 pm

On the waitlist herel; us waitlisters should make a new 2010 waitlist forum




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