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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby jcl2 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:53 pm

socal99 wrote:
jcl2 wrote:
socal99 wrote:This just in: all 60 1Ls have secured summer employment: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ ... _students/

"According to the Recorder’s count, 30 students have jobs with nonprofits, 17 with judges, and the rest in law firms and prosecutors’ offices. The school is still unaccredited, but it’s enjoying a “honeymoon” period, according to Charles Cannon, the law school's assistant dean of development and external affairs."

I guess the question is, will this honeymoon period extend to next summer's (slightly bigger) crop of 1Ls as well?


I'm waiting to hear the results of 2L OCI this fall to decide whether turning down UC Irvine last year was a mistake.


Where did you end up going to school if you don't mind my asking?


The University of Washington, and I actually ended up deferring and will be starting this fall.

I was only half serious with the above statement, I'm pretty sure I'll be happy with my decision regardless of how well that first UCI class does. I want to end up in the NW, my friends and family are mostly up here, in-state tuition at UW isn't bad, and it would have been tough for my wife's career if we had moved to Irvine. Also, I doubt UCI would have let me defer, which ended up being pretty necessary, while keeping the full scholarship.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby socal99 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:24 pm

jcl2 wrote:
socal99 wrote:
jcl2 wrote:
socal99 wrote:This just in: all 60 1Ls have secured summer employment: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ ... _students/

"According to the Recorder’s count, 30 students have jobs with nonprofits, 17 with judges, and the rest in law firms and prosecutors’ offices. The school is still unaccredited, but it’s enjoying a “honeymoon” period, according to Charles Cannon, the law school's assistant dean of development and external affairs."

I guess the question is, will this honeymoon period extend to next summer's (slightly bigger) crop of 1Ls as well?


I'm waiting to hear the results of 2L OCI this fall to decide whether turning down UC Irvine last year was a mistake.


Where did you end up going to school if you don't mind my asking?


The University of Washington, and I actually ended up deferring and will be starting this fall.

I was only half serious with the above statement, I'm pretty sure I'll be happy with my decision regardless of how well that first UCI class does. I want to end up in the NW, my friends and family are mostly up here, in-state tuition at UW isn't bad, and it would have been tough for my wife's career if we had moved to Irvine. Also, I doubt UCI would have let me defer, which ended up being pretty necessary, while keeping the full scholarship.


If you want to practice in the NW then I think you probably made the right choice. I wouldn't spend too much time worrying about it.

I am considering USC vs. UCI, and while the established network at USC is clearly a plus, the huge debt plus uncertainty as to whether I'll really be able to snag $160k in 3 years is making me take a long, hard look at UCI. I honestly think UCI would be a much more enjoyable experience - the profs would be much more available, the students friendlier and the community more close-knit. Let's face it you have to have a certain fortitude in your nether regions to take a chance on law school, but I think it's fairly reasonable to assume that UCI will be a big hit. Every indication I've seen so far seems to indicate this.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby SandyC877 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:03 pm

socal99 wrote:
If you want to practice in the NW then I think you probably made the right choice. I wouldn't spend too much time worrying about it.

I am considering USC vs. UCI, and while the established network at USC is clearly a plus, the huge debt plus uncertainty as to whether I'll really be able to snag $160k in 3 years is making me take a long, hard look at UCI. I honestly think UCI would be a much more enjoyable experience - the profs would be much more available, the students friendlier and the community more close-knit. Let's face it you have to have a certain fortitude in your nether regions to take a chance on law school, but I think it's fairly reasonable to assume that UCI will be a big hit. Every indication I've seen so far seems to indicate this.


If all else fails, you're still spared of the gigantic tuition debt. UCI can't go wrong.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby pany1985 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:18 pm

I think (well, to be more accurate, I partially think and partially hope) that UCI will be on par with USC and UCLA for hiring in Orange County. Coming from out of the area to attend UCI, I was pretty surprised how many biglaw firms and corporate HQs are in OC, not to mention the fact that there are 3 million people here (in a county that's pretty small geographically compared to LA county). Up in LA I'd bet USC and UCLA will still have a local edge, but personally I'd never want to live/work up there anyway. San Diego's more of a free-for-all, since they don't have a top tier law school any closer than Irvine.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby msch0i » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:10 pm

pany1985 wrote:I think (well, to be more accurate, I partially think and partially hope) that UCI will be on par with USC and UCLA for hiring in Orange County. Coming from out of the area to attend UCI, I was pretty surprised how many biglaw firms and corporate HQs are in OC, not to mention the fact that there are 3 million people here (in a county that's pretty small geographically compared to LA county). Up in LA I'd bet USC and UCLA will still have a local edge, but personally I'd never want to live/work up there anyway. San Diego's more of a free-for-all, since they don't have a top tier law school any closer than Irvine.


Do you think so? I really hope that's the case. San Diego's where I'd want to eventually end up. How do you think Irvine's first 3 or so graduating classes will fare against USD graduates in the SD area?

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby lobstar » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:43 pm

msch0i wrote:
pany1985 wrote:I think (well, to be more accurate, I partially think and partially hope) that UCI will be on par with USC and UCLA for hiring in Orange County. Coming from out of the area to attend UCI, I was pretty surprised how many biglaw firms and corporate HQs are in OC, not to mention the fact that there are 3 million people here (in a county that's pretty small geographically compared to LA county). Up in LA I'd bet USC and UCLA will still have a local edge, but personally I'd never want to live/work up there anyway. San Diego's more of a free-for-all, since they don't have a top tier law school any closer than Irvine.


Do you think so? I really hope that's the case. San Diego's where I'd want to eventually end up. How do you think Irvine's first 3 or so graduating classes will fare against USD graduates in the SD area?



Not to be snooty, but I don't think USD qualifies as a "top-tier" law school. Their numbers don't compare, and they're sitting at 61 on the TLS rank sheet.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby msch0i » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:46 pm

lobstar wrote:
msch0i wrote:
pany1985 wrote:I think (well, to be more accurate, I partially think and partially hope) that UCI will be on par with USC and UCLA for hiring in Orange County. Coming from out of the area to attend UCI, I was pretty surprised how many biglaw firms and corporate HQs are in OC, not to mention the fact that there are 3 million people here (in a county that's pretty small geographically compared to LA county). Up in LA I'd bet USC and UCLA will still have a local edge, but personally I'd never want to live/work up there anyway. San Diego's more of a free-for-all, since they don't have a top tier law school any closer than Irvine.


Do you think so? I really hope that's the case. San Diego's where I'd want to eventually end up. How do you think Irvine's first 3 or so graduating classes will fare against USD graduates in the SD area?



Not to be snooty, but I don't think USD qualifies as a "top-tier" law school. Their numbers don't compare, and they're sitting at 61 on the TLS rank sheet.


Yeah, but there is that regional loyalty. (As evidenced by OC firms enthusiastically supporting UCI.) There are a ton of USD graduates working all over San Diego, so I'm not sure how they would look at a UCI graduate vs. a USD graduate. I guess it might just be left to each hiring individual's preference?

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby socal99 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:33 pm

Random question: since next year's class will have 80 students, does anyone know whether everyone will get to be in Chemerinsky's Con Law class? Or is there a chance that half the students will get him and the other half will get another prof?

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby gymboree » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:46 pm

socal99 wrote:Random question: since next year's class will have 80 students, does anyone know whether everyone will get to be in Chemerinsky's Con Law class? Or is there a chance that half the students will get him and the other half will get another prof?


He told me he'll be teaching it for everyone next year, at least that was how I interpreted it in the midst of a longer conversation (it was slightly flustering being on the phone with Chemerinsky, as you can imagine).

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby pany1985 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:22 am

So who's coming to ASD on the 1st?

Also, on an unrelated note, if any of you are interested in tax law, it was recently confirmed that UCI has snagged an awesome professor, Sarah Lawsky, from GW (she's actually currently a visiting professor at UVA) to get our program up and running in that department. I, as well as the few other students who had a chance to meet her when she came to check out the school, think she's pretty great. I'm not sure if I'm actually all that interested in tax law on its own, but I'm definitely planning on taking at least one class with her next year.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby Veritas » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:01 am

pany1985 wrote:So who's coming to ASD on the 1st?

Also, on an unrelated note, if any of you are interested in tax law, it was recently confirmed that UCI has snagged an awesome professor, Sarah Lawsky, from GW (she's actually currently a visiting professor at UVA) to get our program up and running in that department. I, as well as the few other students who had a chance to meet her when she came to check out the school, think she's pretty great. I'm not sure if I'm actually all that interested in tax law on its own, but I'm definitely planning on taking at least one class with her next year.

I'll be there! :D

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby Stupendous_Man » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:21 am

SandyC877 wrote:
If all else fails, you're still spared of the gigantic tuition debt. UCI can't go wrong.


I don't think the money is a fair emphasis with a 50% scholarship. It's very generous and very helpful, but even with the scholarship Irvine's estimated total cost is $113,805. That's conservative since it doesn't take into account fee hikes over the next few years. Even if you are lucky enough to be in a situation where over $100k in debt isn't significant to you, students at UCI's medians are getting full rides at places like pepperdine and significant scholarships at T30's.

pany1985 wrote:Also, on an unrelated note, if any of you are interested in tax law, it was recently confirmed that UCI has snagged an awesome professor, Sarah Lawsky, from GW (she's actually currently a visiting professor at UVA) to get our program up and running in that department. I, as well as the few other students who had a chance to meet her when she came to check out the school, think she's pretty great. I'm not sure if I'm actually all that interested in tax law on its own, but I'm definitely planning on taking at least one class with her next year.


This is Irvine's greatest strength in my opinion. With so few teachers and a slow hiring trickle, they get to seriously quality control every professor who comes in. Although the disadvantage here is that fewer courses are available (yeah you get to choose what you're interested in but it's hard to expand your horizons into areas of interest you've never considered), it means that you're not going to get that old difficult professor that everyone fears and hates.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby lt0826 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:55 am

Hmm, this is disappointing if true:
http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leit ... rvine.html

Is Professor Moran really leaving UCI to go back to Berkeley? If so makes me wonder what is behind her decision?. . .

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby ViP » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:58 am

lt0826 wrote:Hmm, this is disappointing if true:
http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leit ... rvine.html

Is Professor Moran really leaving UCI to go back to Berkeley? If so makes me wonder what is behind her decision?. . .


According to the article, she was expected to return to Berkeley from the beginning.

Leiter's words last year: "Berkeley reports Professor Moran will be on leave next year, so perhaps she will return."

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby lt0826 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:03 pm

ViP wrote:
lt0826 wrote:Hmm, this is disappointing if true:
http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leit ... rvine.html

Is Professor Moran really leaving UCI to go back to Berkeley? If so makes me wonder what is behind her decision?. . .


According to the article, she was expected to return to Berkeley from the beginning.

Leiter's words last year: "Berkeley reports Professor Moran will be on leave next year, so perhaps she will return."


It doesn't seem clear one way or the other. It looks like it was a keep the options open kind of situation. And maybe she tried out UCI and decided to return to Berkeley.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby Stupendous_Man » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:07 pm

lt0826 wrote:
ViP wrote:
lt0826 wrote:Hmm, this is disappointing if true:
http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leit ... rvine.html

Is Professor Moran really leaving UCI to go back to Berkeley? If so makes me wonder what is behind her decision?. . .


According to the article, she was expected to return to Berkeley from the beginning.

Leiter's words last year: "Berkeley reports Professor Moran will be on leave next year, so perhaps she will return."


It doesn't seem clear one way or the other. It looks like it was a keep the options open kind of situation. And maybe she tried out UCI and decided to return to Berkeley.


More than likely. It sounds like Berkeley expected her to return and Irvine was hoping she'd stay.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby NiGhTHaWk830 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:44 pm

Veritas wrote:
pany1985 wrote:So who's coming to ASD on the 1st?

Also, on an unrelated note, if any of you are interested in tax law, it was recently confirmed that UCI has snagged an awesome professor, Sarah Lawsky, from GW (she's actually currently a visiting professor at UVA) to get our program up and running in that department. I, as well as the few other students who had a chance to meet her when she came to check out the school, think she's pretty great. I'm not sure if I'm actually all that interested in tax law on its own, but I'm definitely planning on taking at least one class with her next year.

I'll be there! :D


I will also be there. Dean Ortiz hasn't mailed out any extra information on ASD though right? I haven't received any correspondence since the first notification of ASD back when I learned I was admitted.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby lt0826 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:03 pm

NiGhTHaWk830 wrote:I will also be there. Dean Ortiz hasn't mailed out any extra information on ASD though right? I haven't received any correspondence since the first notification of ASD back when I learned I was admitted.


Ditto. I will be there and I haven't received any more info on ASD either.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby msch0i » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:39 pm

Have fun at ASD everyone! So jealous :D

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby jay115 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:48 pm

Stupendous_Man wrote:
This is Irvine's greatest strength in my opinion. With so few teachers and a slow hiring trickle, they get to seriously quality control every professor who comes in. Although the disadvantage here is that fewer courses are available (yeah you get to choose what you're interested in but it's hard to expand your horizons into areas of interest you've never considered), it means that you're not going to get that old difficult professor that everyone fears and hates.


I think UCLA and UCI should let students take classes at each other's law school. After all, they are "sister" law schools, are they not? This would diversify irvine's course offerings while letting UCLA kids take classes with some rocking professors. Although there are some obvious big objections to this - the most prominent being that it takes away from Irvine's claim of incredibly small class sizes...

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby Veritas » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:45 pm

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2010/03/25/lif ... l-it-last/

More national attention for UCI!!

I'm all for a TLS get together if anyone is interested this Thursday :D

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby pany1985 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:57 pm

jay115 wrote:I think UCLA and UCI should let students take classes at each other's law school. After all, they are "sister" law schools, are they not? This would diversify irvine's course offerings while letting UCLA kids take classes with some rocking professors. Although there are some obvious big objections to this - the most prominent being that it takes away from Irvine's claim of incredibly small class sizes...


The biggest problem probably isn't Irvine's claim to small class sizes, it's (1) LA-area traffic and (2) lack of necessity. I doubt many people are going to be willing to travel back and forth between UCLA and UCI, where a one-way trip is only 50 miles but can easily take 2 hours, to take what are essentially the same courses. Dean Chemerinsky has made it pretty clear that if more than about 5 students want to take anything for next year, they'll either have a current professor teach it (if they're familiar with the subject) or hire an adjunct. The list of classes they plan on offering (http://www.law.uci.edu/registrar/curriculum_upper_level.html) seems pretty expansive to me. There won't even be time for me to take everything I want from that list before I graduate.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby msch0i » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:28 pm

I'm not sure if this was common knowledge or not, but TLS rankings have UCI estimated at rank 29 :D

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby Tofu » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:37 pm

msch0i wrote:I'm not sure if this was common knowledge or not, but TLS rankings have UCI estimated at rank 29 :D


Still waiting for that phone call? haha

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby finalaspects » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:43 pm

Tofu wrote:
msch0i wrote:I'm not sure if this was common knowledge or not, but TLS rankings have UCI estimated at rank 29 :D


Still waiting for that phone call? haha


so am i. :cry:




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