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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby ViP » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:43 pm

ctaylor21 wrote:
ViP wrote:
ctaylor21 wrote:I visited UCI today, sat in on a couple classes and met with some current students. I am a recent admit and although I have some decent acceptances already and though I have yet to hear from some attractive schools like USC, Vandy, UCLA and Georgetown, I am pretty impressed and heavily leaning towards Irvine.

After sitting on Dean Cherminsky's conlaw class I managed to chat with him about some of the future plans for the law school facilities, prospective faculty hires and the solid LSAT and GPA median of those admitted so far (both being higher than last year apparently).


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Really? He actually said that? Apparently last year the administration was pretty hush-hush about revealing too much info about the profile of the entering class at this point in the admissions process.


Yes he did. Hope I didn't say too much myself.


Nah, he wouldn't have told you if it was meant to be confidential.

It's very true that the numbers are only the "admitted' numbers and obviously not the matriculating numbers, but Irvine will continue to have a ridiculous yield rate (though not as ridiculous as that of last year). The numbers can't be too far off.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby LauraCB » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:27 am

ucilawzot! wrote:Hi Everyone,

UCI 1L here. I wanted to reply to a few questions/comments from this board.

First, yes there are clinics in the works! Next year we'll be launching an environmental law clinic. I know there are others planned, but they are still TBD. We've been in the process of recruiting a director for the enviro. law clinic and the candidates are great! UCI values experiential learning and a big part of this process will be required clinical work. With that said, we won't all have to do environmental law. There will be other options too.

Thanks so much for answering my question about the clinics - it's great to hear that the environmental clinic is in the works and I'm looking forward to hearing what other types of clinics will be implemented in the future. I am very interested in law schools with strong clinical programs, and with its public interest focus, I am looking forward to seeing what UCI has to offer.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby gymboree » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:31 am

Rock on UCI with the big numbers!

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby SandyC877 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:36 am

1800calturk wrote:
im_blue wrote:
ViP wrote:
ctaylor21 wrote:I visited UCI today, sat in on a couple classes and met with some current students. I am a recent admit and although I have some decent acceptances already and though I have yet to hear from some attractive schools like USC, Vandy, UCLA and Georgetown, I am pretty impressed and heavily leaning towards Irvine.

After sitting on Dean Cherminsky's conlaw class I managed to chat with him about some of the future plans for the law school facilities, prospective faculty hires and the solid LSAT and GPA median of those admitted so far (both being higher than last year apparently).


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Really? He actually said that? Apparently last year the administration was pretty hush-hush about revealing too much info about the profile of the entering class at this point in the admissions process.


The admitted stats don't matter, since it's the enrolled stats that count. It remains to be seen where their medians end up, since they're only giving out half tuition this year. I think they'll still end up being competitive with T20 schools, though.


QFT. Except I think the medians will be lower than last year's.


I would think it would be higher. 50% discount is still a significant factor, and considering that last year's median was so successful, it's even more ensuring for the 2nd class. Other than 50% more tuition, the 2nd class gets the same privilege as the inaugural class and more.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby msch0i » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:40 am

SandyC877 wrote:
I would think it would be higher. 50% discount is still a significant factor, and considering that last year's median was so successful, it's even more ensuring for the 2nd class. Other than 50% more tuition, the 2nd class gets the same privilege as the inaugural class and more.


Well there's no hope for me, then :(

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby SandyC877 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:49 am

msch0i wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:
I would think it would be higher. 50% discount is still a significant factor, and considering that last year's median was so successful, it's even more ensuring for the 2nd class. Other than 50% more tuition, the 2nd class gets the same privilege as the inaugural class and more.


Well there's no hope for me, then :(


why would you say that?

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby gymboree » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:51 am

msch0i wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:
I would think it would be higher. 50% discount is still a significant factor, and considering that last year's median was so successful, it's even more ensuring for the 2nd class. Other than 50% more tuition, the 2nd class gets the same privilege as the inaugural class and more.


Well there's no hope for me, then :(


I'm still rooting for you msch0i!!!

edit: where's Veritas these days?... anyone?

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby msch0i » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:28 am

Sandy: My LSAT is very low, I'm a non-URM, and don't have tons of WE :? The fact that their acceptance medians are higher than last year's worries me, esp. since my GPA isn't quite high enough to offset my LSAT score (imo, anyway). I'm hoping for a miracle, though :D

Gymboree: thank you! and I think I've seen veritas pop in here and there on other threads. I think he may be taking the hard-to-get approach with Dean Ortiz :wink:

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby Veritas » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:34 am

gymboree wrote:
msch0i wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:
I would think it would be higher. 50% discount is still a significant factor, and considering that last year's median was so successful, it's even more ensuring for the 2nd class. Other than 50% more tuition, the 2nd class gets the same privilege as the inaugural class and more.


Well there's no hope for me, then :(


I'm still rooting for you msch0i!!!

edit: where's Veritas these days?... anyone?

hai! I'm still here. Took a step back for a little bit. I'm nervous to get excited over a school after Berk :oops:

Congrats, btw! Have you made a choice, yet?

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby calgal17 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:02 pm

Veritas wrote:
gymboree wrote:
msch0i wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:
I would think it would be higher. 50% discount is still a significant factor, and considering that last year's median was so successful, it's even more ensuring for the 2nd class. Other than 50% more tuition, the 2nd class gets the same privilege as the inaugural class and more.


Well there's no hope for me, then :(


I'm still rooting for you msch0i!!!

edit: where's Veritas these days?... anyone?

hai! I'm still here. Took a step back for a little bit. I'm nervous to get excited over a school after Berk :oops:

Congrats, btw! Have you made a choice, yet?


I hear you! Rejection stings. :(

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby gymboree » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:25 pm

Veritas wrote:Congrats, btw! Have you made a choice, yet?


No choice yet - still in the Kubler-Ross 7 stages of celebration. :D For how long we wait for these decisions, I want to give myself the time to relish in the choice.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby dontstopbelivin » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:37 am

Bought my plane ticket for ASD! Super pumped to finally visit what sounds like the happiest law school on earth! :D

Also, taking this ASD topic over to the "Law School Visit" forum (http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=109088), so join me over there to chime in.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby eroica10 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:47 pm

Hey guys:)

Got an email from Dean Ortiz and in at UCI! soooooo excited and cannot wait to see everyone on ASD!

Int'l applicant, LSAT about the median, 2 years WE

btw, what the UCInetID is?

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby finalaspects » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:48 pm

eroica10 wrote:Hey guys:)

Got an email from Dean Ortiz and in at UCI! soooooo excited and cannot wait to see everyone on ASD!

Int'l applicant, LSAT about the median, 2 years WE

btw, what the UCInetID is?


congrats! i'm guessing UCInetID is their login for their admitted students on their website? this is just an assumption though.

congrats again!

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby eroica10 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:00 pm

finalaspects wrote:
eroica10 wrote:Hey guys:)

Got an email from Dean Ortiz and in at UCI! soooooo excited and cannot wait to see everyone on ASD!

Int'l applicant, LSAT about the median, 2 years WE

btw, what the UCInetID is?


congrats! i'm guessing UCInetID is their login for their admitted students on their website? this is just an assumption though.

congrats again!


thanks! :) UCI is definitely my top choice, the scholarship is really generous and I am attracted by the idea of building an amazing law school

i'm wondering how long the envelope will arrive, is it snailmail?

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby DoctorNick189 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:57 pm

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby msch0i » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:27 pm

DoctorNick189 wrote:SIR submitted. I can now live my life without obsessively checking TLS, so this is my last post. Looking forward to seeing you in Irvine!


Yayy!! That's a gift from above you know, no longer having to be glued to TLS..

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby dontstopbelivin » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:39 pm

DoctorNick189 wrote:SIR submitted. I can now live my life without obsessively checking TLS, so this is my last post. Looking forward to seeing you in Irvine!



Oo, I'm jealous - sometimes I dream that I'm checking TLS (THAT'S when you know you're obsessed). And congrats on making your decision. See you in sunny California!

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby msch0i » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:27 pm

Btw, for current 1Ls, how do you like your mentorship program? That's one thing Mr. Ponciano elaborated on during my visit that really interested me because other law schools don't seem to make as much use of it as UCI does. If you guys don't mind, could you give some personal examples (what field of law your mentor is in, if it aligns with your interests, what kinds of things you do/talk about with them) and just kind of an overview of how it works? You can also PM. :D Thank you!

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby NiGhTHaWk830 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:05 am

I applied at the deadline - and some of you guys have been stressing for a quite a long time (read all 28 pages). I'd probably go to Irvine if I got in - half tuition and being able to commute are pluses for me. 3.4 (UCLA UG), 169. My only other acceptance so far is GW.
Good luck to everyone here.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby eroica10 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:17 pm

NiGhTHaWk830 wrote:I applied at the deadline - and some of you guys have been stressing for a quite a long time (read all 28 pages). I'd probably go to Irvine if I got in - half tuition and being able to commute are pluses for me. 3.4 (UCLA UG), 169. My only other acceptance so far is GW.
Good luck to everyone here.


Good luck, given your LSAT it is a very strong application.

also from my own experience, early or late you applied is not a very big issue.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby njskatchmo » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:54 pm

Hey Guys,

I was admitted to UCI, and I am interested in visiting for their admitted students day. I am heading from the NYC area (Most likely Newark airport). In the admitted students package, they list a few hotels that are like $100 a night. That seems like a whole lot of money. Is anyone interested in splitting a hotel room, and the cab fare? I will only need to stay there over Thursday night, and then I plan to head to LA with a friend (I'm sure we could give you a ride if you would like one). I am a normal person and not a murderer. I am a guy. PM me if you want to work out the details. I am looking to book my flight this week.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby lobstar » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:55 pm

I won't be going to ASD ... since I'll be visiting tomorrow. PM me if you want to be name dropped =D

The SNA Hilton is a good bet, and it was $99/night, which is less than the price quoted by UCI. Just call and say you're coming for a meeting, and they'll give you the corporate code. Included wifi and parking ($12.95 and $14.95, respectively).

P.S. aren't hotels like $400 a night in NYC?

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby dontstopbelivin » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:15 pm

lobstar wrote:I won't be going to ASD ... since I'll be visiting tomorrow. PM me if you want to be name dropped =D

The SNA Hilton is a good bet, and it was $99/night, which is less than the price quoted by UCI. Just call and say you're coming for a meeting, and they'll give you the corporate code. Included wifi and parking ($12.95 and $14.95, respectively).

P.S. aren't hotels like $400 a night in NYC?


lobstar, report back after your visit please! Can't make it out there before ASD, so I'd love to hear more about what it's like on a non-planned day.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby njskatchmo » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:08 pm

lobstar wrote:I won't be going to ASD ... since I'll be visiting tomorrow. PM me if you want to be name dropped =D

The SNA Hilton is a good bet, and it was $99/night, which is less than the price quoted by UCI. Just call and say you're coming for a meeting, and they'll give you the corporate code. Included wifi and parking ($12.95 and $14.95, respectively).

P.S. aren't hotels like $400 a night in NYC?


Thanks for the info. Anything I can save would be really helpful. Hotels are expensive in NYC, but thankfully I have never had to stay in one.

All I need is a place to sleep, I don't care about amenities.




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