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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby msch0i » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:44 pm

njskatchmo wrote:No one wants to split a room for the ASD? How can I find out which hotels offer the shuttle that was previously mentioned. I'd rather not pay for a taxi/rent a car.


don't know how much this will help but... :mrgreen:
http://snap.uci.edu/viewXmlFile.jsp?resourceID=259

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby njskatchmo » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:37 pm

That's perfect, thank you.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby njskatchmo » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:58 pm

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby 1800calturk » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:46 pm

It's only one bed and you may be a serial killer. Radisson Newport has the free shuttles from the airport and to the campus, which is all you need. It's 99/night which I guess is reasonable for the area.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby njskatchmo » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:26 pm

Well, I figured a two bed room would be in order. But yes, there is the possibility that I am a serial killer, but I am accepting the same possibility. I find it very funny that on the UCI map, there is an area called "Middle Earth Housing".

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby ruleser » Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:41 pm

Just got the packet - the 1L curriculum sounds awesome - being paired with a lawyer mentor? If that is still happening (it says innaugural class on the sheet, but might still apply) that is worth its weight in gold just in getting to know a law firm - and having done intake interviews for a legal clinic by 1L Spring. The lawyering skills class sounds very cool too, as does they way they are trying to spin each class - calling cirm law Statutory analysis. Should be interesting to learn if/how they truly differ - would love to come out both well-educated and skilled - kind of like W and L wants to do with their new 3L program, except more integrated with the coursework rather than taking up all of 3rd year.

Plus the 4:1 teacher:student ratio, 70 firms/agencies lined up for OCI for 80 students. I'd be very interested w/out the scholarship. My biggest fear of even the better law schools is that they will turn out to be diploma mills where you are anonymous, and so truly lost careerwise without top of class numbers. Though I plan on getting top of class numbers :) , knowing you won't be ignored/left on your own to develop career skills/network/find work is a huge plus.

Can't wait to visit - if anyone knows if the mentoring thing is continuing for the second class let me know.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby lobstar » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:32 pm

ruleser wrote:Just got the packet - the 1L curriculum sounds awesome - being paired with a lawyer mentor? If that is still happening (it says innaugural class on the sheet, but might still apply) that is worth its weight in gold just in getting to know a law firm - and having done intake interviews for a legal clinic by 1L Spring. The lawyering skills class sounds very cool too, as does they way they are trying to spin each class - calling cirm law Statutory analysis. Should be interesting to learn if/how they truly differ - would love to come out both well-educated and skilled - kind of like W and L wants to do with their new 3L program, except more integrated with the coursework rather than taking up all of 3rd year.

Plus the 4:1 teacher:student ratio, 70 firms/agencies lined up for OCI for 80 students. I'd be very interested w/out the scholarship. My biggest fear of even the better law schools is that they will turn out to be diploma mills where you are anonymous, and so truly lost careerwise without top of class numbers. Though I plan on getting top of class numbers :) , knowing you won't be ignored/left on your own to develop career skills/network/find work is a huge plus.

Can't wait to visit - if anyone knows if the mentoring thing is continuing for the second class let me know.


Dean Ortiz said mentoring will continue.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby ruleser » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:43 pm

Sweet - somewhere back in this thread someone mentioned which housing place they thought was best - can't locate it - anyone recall/have info on that?

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby Veritas » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:46 pm

ruleser wrote:Sweet - somewhere back in this thread someone mentioned which housing place they thought was best - can't locate it - anyone recall/have info on that?

probably Puerta Del Sol.

I think, if/when I mark down housing I'll be choosing that and Vista Del Campo Norte

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby ucilawzot! » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:29 pm

Re: Housing

The quoted prices are per room. If you get a 2br then its $500+ per person, not for the entire apartment.

The university managed housing complexes (Palo Verde and Verano Place) are closer to the law school. However, they are older and come with less amenities than the privately manged complex (Vista del Campo). Just for the record, I think VDC's apartments are smaller than PV or Verano, if that matters. I'm not sure what this new Puerta del Sol place is, but they are putting up a new complex on Campus Dr. very close to the law school. If that's the case, it will be easily walkable. Clearly I can't speak to the amenities, but I'm guessing their carpet will be nicer than mine in PV!

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby ruleser » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:03 am

ucilawzot! wrote:Re: Housing

The quoted prices are per room. If you get a 2br then its $500+ per person, not for the entire apartment.

The university managed housing complexes (Palo Verde and Verano Place) are closer to the law school. However, they are older and come with less amenities than the privately manged complex (Vista del Campo). Just for the record, I think VDC's apartments are smaller than PV or Verano, if that matters. I'm not sure what this new Puerta del Sol place is, but they are putting up a new complex on Campus Dr. very close to the law school. If that's the case, it will be easily walkable. Clearly I can't speak to the amenities, but I'm guessing their carpet will be nicer than mine in PV!

Thanks for the info - which are the ones walking distance to the workout facilities? Is parking an issue with any?

Veritas, why are you choosing that one? (And does this mean you are returning the SIR - pretty certain you are attending
?)

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby lt0826 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:12 am

ruleser wrote:
ucilawzot! wrote:Re: Housing

The quoted prices are per room. If you get a 2br then its $500+ per person, not for the entire apartment.

The university managed housing complexes (Palo Verde and Verano Place) are closer to the law school. However, they are older and come with less amenities than the privately manged complex (Vista del Campo). Just for the record, I think VDC's apartments are smaller than PV or Verano, if that matters. I'm not sure what this new Puerta del Sol place is, but they are putting up a new complex on Campus Dr. very close to the law school. If that's the case, it will be easily walkable. Clearly I can't speak to the amenities, but I'm guessing their carpet will be nicer than mine in PV!

Thanks for the info - which are the ones walking distance to the workout facilities? Is parking an issue with any?

Veritas, why are you choosing that one? (And does this mean you are returning the SIR - pretty certain you are attending
?)

Palo Verde and Verano Place are the ones right across the workout facilities. Literally right across the street.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby Veritas » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:24 am

ruleser wrote:
ucilawzot! wrote:Re: Housing

The quoted prices are per room. If you get a 2br then its $500+ per person, not for the entire apartment.

The university managed housing complexes (Palo Verde and Verano Place) are closer to the law school. However, they are older and come with less amenities than the privately manged complex (Vista del Campo). Just for the record, I think VDC's apartments are smaller than PV or Verano, if that matters. I'm not sure what this new Puerta del Sol place is, but they are putting up a new complex on Campus Dr. very close to the law school. If that's the case, it will be easily walkable. Clearly I can't speak to the amenities, but I'm guessing their carpet will be nicer than mine in PV!

Thanks for the info - which are the ones walking distance to the workout facilities? Is parking an issue with any?

Veritas, why are you choosing that one? (And does this mean you are returning the SIR - pretty certain you are attending
?)

I like the set up of the studios in puerta del sol (plus it's brand new) and in Vista Del Campo Norte, they said there are washer/dryer units in the grad apartments. I was just looking for small things that differentiated the options.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby ruleser » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:26 am

lt0826 wrote:Palo Verde and Verano Place are the ones right across the workout facilities. Literally right across the street.

Thanks - is the a particular one/ones you recommend or don't other than the basics you listed above (ie, if you had free range to choose one)

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby lt0826 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:42 am

Veritas wrote:I like the set up of the studios in puerta del sol (plus it's brand new) and in Vista Del Campo Norte, they said there are washer/dryer units in the grad apartments. I was just looking for small things that differentiated the options.


W/D in unit definitely a plus if that's true. My understanding is Puerto Del Sol and Vista Del Campo are furnished though and hubby and I have a lot of furniture we like so we aren't sure we are willing to get rid of what we have.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby msch0i » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:42 am

Just confirmed with the only WL on LSN ( :shock:) that he got his notification via e-mail. Just in case anyone's wondering. I know I sure was :|

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby finalaspects » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:46 am

msch0i wrote:Just confirmed with the only WL on LSN ( :shock:) that he got his notification via e-mail. Just in case anyone's wondering. I know I sure was :|


good lucky ms choi. i think we'll definitely need it... even to get waitlisted =I

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby Inygma » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:48 am

finalaspects wrote:
msch0i wrote:Just confirmed with the only WL on LSN ( :shock:) that he got his notification via e-mail. Just in case anyone's wondering. I know I sure was :|


good lucky ms choi. i think we'll definitely need it... even to get waitlisted =I



+1 :cry:

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby msch0i » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:53 am

Yeah, I have absolutely no idea what to expect at this point...since I'm not even sure how many they would waitlist for a class of ~80 students.

Any speculations? :o

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby Veritas » Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:08 am

msch0i wrote:Yeah, I have absolutely no idea what to expect at this point...since I'm not even sure how many they would waitlist for a class of ~80 students.

Any speculations? :o

I feel like they could be waiting to see how many people commit? But, really I have no idea.

I am rooting for you guys, all of you, this opportunity is incredible.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby SandyC877 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:30 am

Sounds exciting
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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby autarkh » Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:27 am

I'm confused. When is the deadline to submit the SIR to be guaranteed housing? I thought it was March 4th, but I saw somewhere that it was May 4th, and relaxed a bit. Now, reading that everyone is already putting the deposit down, I'm getting anxious again. I kind of need Verano Place, given my existing furniture.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby 1800calturk » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:45 am

Ugh I'm getting anxious too. I really need to decide but I'm waiting on the ASD... I feel like by the time I decide there will be no housing left!

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby ctaylor21 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:14 am

1800calturk wrote:Ugh I'm getting anxious too. I really need to decide but I'm waiting on the ASD... I feel like by the time I decide there will be no housing left!


I feel the same way...although I was reassured by someone at UCI that there should be housing options available after the guaranteed housing bunch is taken care of.

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Re: UC Irvine 2013

Postby autarkh » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:46 am

So it was the 4th of March. Ugh.




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