UC Hastings 2010!!!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby drdolittle » Sun May 16, 2010 2:21 am

a male human wrote:Yeah, I worked 2 years full time to save up for school, and I was rewarded with a big 0.


This is total bullshit, but schools unfortunately don't seem to value such a financially responsible approach. And some applicants reading these posts will only corrupt the fin aid system further. On the other hand, you're well positioned to kick ass during 1L and get a significant scholarship thereafter or transfer for a more valuable degree...

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Sun May 16, 2010 2:34 am

drdolittle wrote:
a male human wrote:Yeah, I worked 2 years full time to save up for school, and I was rewarded with a big 0.


This is total bullshit, but schools unfortunately don't seem to value such a financially responsible approach. And some applicants reading these posts will only corrupt the fin aid system further. On the other hand, you're well positioned to kick ass during 1L and get a significant scholarship thereafter or transfer for a more valuable degree...

Thanks, but what made you say I'm well positioned to kick ass in 1L?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby drdolittle » Sun May 16, 2010 2:53 am

a male human wrote:
drdolittle wrote:
a male human wrote:Yeah, I worked 2 years full time to save up for school, and I was rewarded with a big 0.


This is total bullshit, but schools unfortunately don't seem to value such a financially responsible approach. And some applicants reading these posts will only corrupt the fin aid system further. On the other hand, you're well positioned to kick ass during 1L and get a significant scholarship thereafter or transfer for a more valuable degree...

Thanks, but what made you say I'm well positioned to kick ass in 1L?


Just that you had the foresight and discipline to save up for school. Success in LS is never a sure thing, but this is not a bad sign either.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby tommytahoe » Sun May 16, 2010 10:11 am

RadMobile wrote:
pomfiend wrote:Did anyone who got the waitlist email this past Tuesday get an offer yet?


I received the email on Tuesday and then received a call on Wednesday. I was on cloud 9. From the beginning, Hastings has been my #1 choice. It has been quite the cycle :) Good luck to those still waiting!!


Well, that's interesting. Maybe there is no expected result, or time frame, but your one-day turnaround at least suggests that for each individual crop of email recipients, there is some variability. Looks like they're just sending out feelers to the seriously considered, and making offers by responding to withdrawals, etc, as they come.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby savesthedayajb » Sun May 16, 2010 3:13 pm

Anyone know the best way to get to Hastings from either SFO or Oakland International with public trans? Thanks in advance.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby scgoaliface32 » Sun May 16, 2010 3:29 pm

From SFO just jump on BART, there's a station in the airport, and take it to the Civic Center stop. It's like a 20 minute ride and you can see the Tower when you exit the station. It's honestly ridiculously convenient. Check out the BART website to get details.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby savesthedayajb » Sun May 16, 2010 5:04 pm

Great, thanks a lot man. So you suggest flying into SFO over Oakland?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby General Tso » Mon May 17, 2010 9:45 am

savesthedayajb wrote:Great, thanks a lot man. So you suggest flying into SFO over Oakland?


you can take BART from the oakland airport as well, but you have to pay something like $5 or $8 bucks for the shuttle from the coliseum bart to the airport. I have never used BART to SFO but I don't believe you have to do anything like this there. And generally SFO prices are cheaper than San Jose or Oakland.

But check here: http://www.kayak.com

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sibley » Mon May 17, 2010 10:53 am

scgoaliface32 wrote:From SFO just jump on BART, there's a station in the airport, and take it to the Civic Center stop. It's like a 20 minute ride and you can see the Tower when you exit the station. It's honestly ridiculously convenient. Check out the BART website to get details.


I second this. This is what we did when we visited last year. You step blinking out into the sun (sorry, my boyfriend was singing a Lion King song yesterday) to these shiny white buildings and you say 'wow' and then you never ever want to leave.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Borhas » Mon May 17, 2010 11:36 am

sibley wrote:
scgoaliface32 wrote:From SFO just jump on BART, there's a station in the airport, and take it to the Civic Center stop. It's like a 20 minute ride and you can see the Tower when you exit the station. It's honestly ridiculously convenient. Check out the BART website to get details.


I second this. This is what we did when we visited last year. You step blinking out into the sun (sorry, my boyfriend was singing a Lion King song yesterday) to these shiny white buildings and you say 'wow' and then you never ever want to leave.


my first thought on stepping on to the airtrain heading to the Bart stop was 'wow this is like some futuristic utopia'

'free speech' booths and everything...awesome air port all around

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby tommytahoe » Mon May 17, 2010 11:46 am

Borhas wrote:
sibley wrote:
scgoaliface32 wrote:From SFO just jump on BART, there's a station in the airport, and take it to the Civic Center stop. It's like a 20 minute ride and you can see the Tower when you exit the station. It's honestly ridiculously convenient. Check out the BART website to get details.


I second this. This is what we did when we visited last year. You step blinking out into the sun (sorry, my boyfriend was singing a Lion King song yesterday) to these shiny white buildings and you say 'wow' and then you never ever want to leave.


my first thought on stepping on to the airtrain heading to the Bart stop was 'wow this is like some futuristic utopia'

'free speech' booths and everything...awesome air port all around


Yes, def. a great way to wind down from a flight, on the modern BART system.
For those of you who can only come into Oakland Int'l Airport, they have a quick shuttle bus that drops you off at the Oakland Coliseum BART stop, from which you can get to Civic Center, in about 20 - 25 minutes.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby savesthedayajb » Mon May 17, 2010 12:34 pm

Thanks a lot for the help you guys. Cant wait to check out SanFran and Hastings this week!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Regionality » Mon May 17, 2010 1:29 pm

Borhas wrote:
sibley wrote:
scgoaliface32 wrote:From SFO just jump on BART, there's a station in the airport, and take it to the Civic Center stop. It's like a 20 minute ride and you can see the Tower when you exit the station. It's honestly ridiculously convenient. Check out the BART website to get details.


I second this. This is what we did when we visited last year. You step blinking out into the sun (sorry, my boyfriend was singing a Lion King song yesterday) to these shiny white buildings and you say 'wow' and then you never ever want to leave.


my first thought on stepping on to the airtrain heading to the Bart stop was 'wow this is like some futuristic utopia'

'free speech' booths and everything...awesome air port all around


I bet thinking you were landing in the bay was scary-cool too.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby RadMobile » Mon May 17, 2010 1:35 pm

Yeah, SFO>Oakland for riding BART, especially if you are wanting to visit Hastings.

For those of you who were accepted off of the waitlist, have you gotten your financial aid packages yet, and if so, how long after the acceptance was given did you receive notice of the financial aid package?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby savesthedayajb » Mon May 17, 2010 1:47 pm

I noticed that the loan amount allocated for rent comes out to $900/month for a 12 month period. That is not nearly enough to work with if you dont live in the tower. Anyone else having this issue?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby fiftyonefifty » Mon May 17, 2010 2:09 pm

The financial aid guy said you can request more loans if you need it. Go make an appointment with one of the counselors

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby missinglink » Mon May 17, 2010 2:11 pm

RadMobile wrote:Yeah, SFO>Oakland for riding BART, especially if you are wanting to visit Hastings.

For those of you who were accepted off of the waitlist, have you gotten your financial aid packages yet, and if so, how long after the acceptance was given did you receive notice of the financial aid package?

Received fin aid package last Thursday, so 7 days after being accepted off the waitlist. Although they probably didn't process anything until Monday, as I was accepted pretty late on Friday, so that is more like a 4 day turn around.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby missinglink » Mon May 17, 2010 2:13 pm

fiftyonefifty wrote:The financial aid guy said you can request more loans if you need it. Go make an appointment with one of the counselors

Interesting. I had just planned to be a bit more frugal with my money during the semester to leave enough for the summer. The cost of living estimates, to my eye anyways, seem to be on the high side, especially with regard to food and transportation.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby tommytahoe » Mon May 17, 2010 2:18 pm

missinglink wrote:
fiftyonefifty wrote:The financial aid guy said you can request more loans if you need it. Go make an appointment with one of the counselors

Interesting. I had just planned to be a bit more frugal with my money during the semester to leave enough for the summer. The cost of living estimates, to my eye anyways, seem to be on the high side, especially with regard to food and transportation.


I urge folks to find a housemate (even just one). Living in the Bay Area makes one lear54n how to do this, and you can shave $200/month rent by doing so. Seriously. Plus, if it's someone you meet at law school, and you get a good vibe about him/her, then you can live with someone going through the same 1L experience.
A 1BR in SF will be under $1K/month (with very few exceptions) only if the places is the size of a Honda Accord, or if you go live off the city (Richmond, Sunset, etc).

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby drdolittle » Mon May 17, 2010 2:29 pm

tommytahoe wrote:I urge folks to find a housemate (even just one). Living in the Bay Area makes one lear54n how to do this, and you can shave $200/month rent by doing so. Seriously. Plus, if it's someone you meet at law school, and you get a good vibe about him/her, then you can live with someone going through the same 1L experience.
A 1BR in SF will be under $1K/month (with very few exceptions) only if the places is the size of a Honda Accord, or if you go live off the city (Richmond, Sunset, etc).


Granted I haven't looked very recently, but I can't imagine a 1BR in or near SF being under $1K/mo, except maybe in the absolute worst areas where most law students would refuse to live. Even decent studios are typically more than this. I'd be very suspicious of any apt listing that looks too good to be true in general...

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby tommytahoe » Mon May 17, 2010 2:42 pm

drdolittle wrote:
tommytahoe wrote:I urge folks to find a housemate (even just one). Living in the Bay Area makes one lear54n how to do this, and you can shave $200/month rent by doing so. Seriously. Plus, if it's someone you meet at law school, and you get a good vibe about him/her, then you can live with someone going through the same 1L experience.
A 1BR in SF will be under $1K/month (with very few exceptions) only if the places is the size of a Honda Accord, or if you go live off the city (Richmond, Sunset, etc).


Granted I haven't looked very recently, but I can't imagine a 1BR in or near SF being under $1K/mo, except maybe in the absolute worst areas where most law students would refuse to live. Even decent studios are typically more than this. I'd be very suspicious of any apt listing that looks too good to be true in general...


Exactly. SF is expensive like NYC when you account for the limited space available, and the tiny apts. one gets just to live alone.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Great Satchmo » Mon May 17, 2010 5:49 pm

drdolittle wrote:
tommytahoe wrote:I urge folks to find a housemate (even just one). Living in the Bay Area makes one lear54n how to do this, and you can shave $200/month rent by doing so. Seriously. Plus, if it's someone you meet at law school, and you get a good vibe about him/her, then you can live with someone going through the same 1L experience.
A 1BR in SF will be under $1K/month (with very few exceptions) only if the places is the size of a Honda Accord, or if you go live off the city (Richmond, Sunset, etc).


Granted I haven't looked very recently, but I can't imagine a 1BR in or near SF being under $1K/mo, except maybe in the absolute worst areas where most law students would refuse to live. Even decent studios are typically more than this. I'd be very suspicious of any apt listing that looks too good to be true in general...


I'd be stunned to find more than one or two real 1 bedroom apartments in SF for under $1K/month. Crappy studios end up costing around $900+/month.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby RadMobile » Mon May 17, 2010 5:56 pm

Satchmo, are we gonna see you at Hastings in the fall???

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby RadMobile » Thu May 20, 2010 10:01 pm

Any news or movement?

The thread has been dead...:?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby tommytahoe » Thu May 20, 2010 10:11 pm

RadMobile wrote:Any news or movement?

The thread has been dead...:?


I was just gonna get on here and tell y'all that, nope, nothing for me. I'm one of the email recipients —like Sibley and I think missinglink, who got the email and later the offer of admission. It will have been 10 days tomorrow when they sent the email. I responded with the info. and an attached LOCI, so if they don't make an offer, it won't be because I didn't express interest!
We'll see...




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