UC Hastings 2010!!!

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msch0i
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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby msch0i » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:17 pm

StyrofoamWar wrote:
jmaan wrote:
StyrofoamWar wrote:For anyone wondering about long wait times, I called and spoke with Hastings today since I had been complete/heard nothing for over 3.5 months and it's my top choice. Their response was "You haven't heard anything because there's nothing new to tell you, you will receive a decision by the end of May". Don't bother calling. Hastings is no longer my top choice, ha.


is this real? like word by word quote?

if so that was really really rude lol



That was the person's response, word for word. I was shocked.


Ugh. Sorry you had to deal with that. Even if they DID get hundreds of calls a week, that's no excuse for them to treat people who are going to dish out 40k a year to attend their school that way. Unprofessional.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby General Tso » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:57 pm

msch0i wrote:Ugh. Sorry you had to deal with that. Even if they DID get hundreds of calls a week, that's no excuse for them to treat people who are going to dish out 40k a year to attend their school that way. Unprofessional.


That's just typical UC customer service. I had a few run-ins with Hastings staff that went similar to this. It's not pleasant, but ultimately you have to remember that you won't be dealing with these administrative people on a day to day basis while in law school. The profs at Hastings are extremely friendly, you would never experience something like this with a professor.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby msch0i » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:03 pm

swheat wrote:
msch0i wrote:Ugh. Sorry you had to deal with that. Even if they DID get hundreds of calls a week, that's no excuse for them to treat people who are going to dish out 40k a year to attend their school that way. Unprofessional.


That's just typical UC customer service. I had a few run-ins with Hastings staff that went similar to this. It's not pleasant, but ultimately you have to remember that you won't be dealing with these administrative people on a day to day basis while in law school. The profs at Hastings are extremely friendly, you would never experience something like this with a professor.


That's strange. I've talked to UCLA and Berkeley admissions multiple times and asked (what I realize now as) really stupid questions, and they were friendly each and every time. Maybe Styrofoamwar got unlucky, but that's bad publicity, esp. when what the admissions person said ends up getting reported to hundreds of people on TLS :lol:

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby hellogoodbye1 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:23 pm

Borhas wrote:
hellogoodbye1 wrote:Does anyone know if we need to fill out anything other than the FAFSA and Need Access for financial aid? On the website it says "you should complete three documents by March 1," but only these two are listed....


there's a doc for that returning students fill out, which doesn't apply to 0-1L's


thanks for clearing that up! :)

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby 2013esq » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:46 am

swheat wrote:
2013esq wrote:
swheat wrote:
nlmne20 wrote:I was admitted LEOP about a week ago and I'm really excited about the prospect of going to Hastings. But I'm wondering how the student body as a whole treats the LEOP students. I don't want to feel like some second class citizen because I got in for different reasons than a traditional applicant. Any thoughts from current Hastings students?


I don't even know who the LEOP students are. If you don't announce yourself then nobody will know. Even if people did know, most of them would not treat you differently...it's not like people are opposed to LEOP in the first place.


I don't know if this is entirely true. I have a few friends in LEOP and have attended several LEOP-sponsored events on campus. It's true that you don't have to make your LEOP-status made public but I've heard that many non-minority students feel that LEOP students get an "unfair advantage" because they have access to free exam prep and mentors, etc. Many students ARE opposed to LEOP. This is just what I've heard.

By the way, I got into LEOP, too, and am totally honored.


Regular students can get everything LEOP students can.
-old exams are on the library website
-study supplements are available at the library
-CALI lessons are free at the library
-Each section has a "section leader" who is like the mentor for that section. They hold exam prep sessions, etc. and you can arrange a private meeting with them to get advice.

So where is the unfairness? People who complain about LEOP are just mad about AA. I honestly don't know a single student in LEOP. I don't ask around, and as far as I can tell they don't announce themselves. And I have not heard a single complaint from my classmates.


Good to know; thanks for the clarification!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Inygma » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:12 am

In via snail mail on my birthday!

Sent in : 11/5
Complete: Soon after
Letter Dated: 2/4

+1 for birthday delivery

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Stephanie13 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:17 am

Inygma wrote:In via snail mail on my birthday!

Sent in : 11/5
Complete: Soon after
Letter Dated: 2/4

+1 for birthday delivery

Congrats! Oh and happy birthday!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby calgal17 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:00 am

Inygma wrote:In via snail mail on my birthday!

Sent in : 11/5
Complete: Soon after
Letter Dated: 2/4

+1 for birthday delivery


YAY congrats and happy birthday! :D

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Veritas » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:02 am

Inygma wrote:In via snail mail on my birthday!

Sent in : 11/5
Complete: Soon after
Letter Dated: 2/4

+1 for birthday delivery

woohoo! congrats and happy birthday!! :D

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby msch0i » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:44 am

Inygma wrote:In via snail mail on my birthday!

Sent in : 11/5
Complete: Soon after
Letter Dated: 2/4

+1 for birthday delivery


Yay!! What a great bday gift :D

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby texaspecial88 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:54 am

msch0i wrote:
Inygma wrote:In via snail mail on my birthday!

Sent in : 11/5
Complete: Soon after
Letter Dated: 2/4

+1 for birthday delivery


Yay!! What a great bday gift :D


congrats and happy bday. Mind sharing your numbers?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Inygma » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:14 am

texaspecial88 wrote:
msch0i wrote:
Inygma wrote:In via snail mail on my birthday!

Sent in : 11/5
Complete: Soon after
Letter Dated: 2/4

+1 for birthday delivery


Yay!! What a great bday gift :D


congrats and happy bday. Mind sharing your numbers?


Thanks everyone!

163/3.71

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Island Girl » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:10 am

Inygma wrote:In via snail mail on my birthday!

Sent in : 11/5
Complete: Soon after
Letter Dated: 2/4

+1 for birthday delivery


Congratumalations!! I wish it was my bday too. Maybe Hastings will pay attention. :D

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby finalaspects » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:26 am

Inygma wrote:In via snail mail on my birthday!

Sent in : 11/5
Complete: Soon after
Letter Dated: 2/4

+1 for birthday delivery


congrats!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Borhas » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:39 pm

Inygma wrote:In via snail mail on my birthday!

Sent in : 11/5
Complete: Soon after
Letter Dated: 2/4

+1 for birthday delivery


Congratulations!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby JIsaacSmith » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:57 am

Just heard about my acceptance yesterday. REAL SURPRISED w/ a 3.1/162

I guess softs really DO matter :D

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Nat1018 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:04 am

JIsaacSmith wrote:Just heard about my acceptance yesterday. REAL SURPRISED w/ a 3.1/162

I guess softs really DO matter :D



Congratulations!! Thanks for giving me hope. I'm SOO glad to hear they actually consider softs!!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby pamcasso » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:15 am

does anyone here know if they are definitely going to hastings yet? just curious

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby J Burrito » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:19 am

JIsaacSmith wrote:Just heard about my acceptance yesterday. REAL SURPRISED w/ a 3.1/162

I guess softs really DO matter :D


URM?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Cale39 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:21 am

JIsaacSmith wrote:Just heard about my acceptance yesterday. REAL SURPRISED w/ a 3.1/162

I guess softs really DO matter :D


congrats! is hastings a top choice?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby elmeromero » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:26 am

JIsaacSmith wrote:Just heard about my acceptance yesterday. REAL SURPRISED w/ a 3.1/162

I guess softs really DO matter :D


Heck yeah they matter! And I am ever so grateful they do! In w/ 3.6/mid 150s

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby zeth006 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:19 am

JIsaacSmith wrote:Just heard about my acceptance yesterday. REAL SURPRISED w/ a 3.1/162

I guess softs really DO matter :D


When did you apply and go complete?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby finalaspects » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:45 am

jbaritot wrote:
JIsaacSmith wrote:Just heard about my acceptance yesterday. REAL SURPRISED w/ a 3.1/162

I guess softs really DO matter :D


URM?


um i would definitely think so. unless this person's soft is really that incredible like curing cancer.

it is his/her first post though so i would take it with a grain of salt.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby gatorlion » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:53 am

elmeromero wrote:
JIsaacSmith wrote:Just heard about my acceptance yesterday. REAL SURPRISED w/ a 3.1/162

I guess softs really DO matter :D


Heck yeah they matter! And I am ever so grateful they do! In w/ 3.6/mid 150s


URM?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby ctaylor21 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:05 pm

Accepted via snail mail on Monday. I received a thin, small envelope that gave me a scare, but I'm in! No scholarship info though. Above the 75th percentile for GPA and at or slightly above their median LSAT.




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