UC Hastings 2010!!!

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mnolen
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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby mnolen » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:37 am

swheat wrote:
Borhas wrote:
swheat wrote:
stonepeep wrote:Yeah you're not going to get very much money from either Hastings or Davis. Hastings gave me more than Davis was offering (last year) for what it's worth.

Also cost of living is not that much higher at Hastings - if you live in the East Bay instead of in the city. Something to think about.


yeah I live in the East Bay with roommates and my share comes out to $425/mo. + utilities

BART fare is around $250 per month.


that fare seems kind of of steep

how much BART fare would be spend on average if they stayed at the Tower.


Well I live at the absolute end of the BART line (dublin/pleasanton), and they charge by the distance. I believe I pay $12.00 per day to go to class. It does seem very steep, but if you figure my Rent + BART = around $675/mo., then it is still a bargain compared to the cheapest Tower housing at around $1000/mo. I figure it would cost me around $30.00 per day to drive instead of BART (SUV gets 16 mpg/$6.00 bay bridge/$8.00 Hastings parking garage = around $30/day). Plus BART is faster and I can read most of my cases while sitting there.

If you live in the Tower you likely won't be using BART much. Most of the travel inside SF is done with MUNI trains or buses. BART mostly goes to the East Bay and the SFO airport. I know Hastings has a hugely discounted MUNI monthly pass for students, but I do not know how much it is. I think its like a 50% discount or something.


Er, just to clarify, Hastings doesn't offer any sort of discount on MUNI passes. They're $60 for MUNI-only (no BART access) and a bit higher if you want a pass that gives you access to BART within the city. That's the same rate you get anywhere else you would buy a pass.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby hellokitty » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:47 am

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby squirtle » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:51 am

I received a small envelope with a letter saying that I was in...Weeks later, I received an admission packet that detailed things like housing and financial aid, and weeks after that, they followed up with an Admitted Students Day email.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby mnolen » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:54 am

Just read through the thread a little - sorry to all the WLs, I know how much it sucks. Take solace in the fact that one of my TLS friends got in off the WL a couple weeks before school started. If you want to get in, send multiple LOCIs, chat up the admissions staff, do anything possible. Seriously. We have a huge class, so her admittance would have been a surprise if she weren't so amazing.

you can PM me if you have any Hastings questions. :) Good luck everyone!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby PunjabiLower » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:41 am

Cale39 wrote:
PunjabiLower wrote:
J Burrito wrote:
PunjabiLower wrote:rejected. 3.84, 162-164

:shock: !!?!!??!!?


I dunno. My mom read me the rejection letter over the phone. But she tends to joke around a lot. I'm going home tomorrow to see for myself. Went to a top undergrad, but graduated 2 years early. That might have killed me.


kiddah paji

That is incredible, I can't believe you got dinged. What ugrad did you go to?


berkeley...3.84, 162-164 range. decent softs and unique experiences...etc.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Borhas » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:16 am

hellokitty wrote:I want to go to Hastings so badly. I know I'm an auto-reject, but my face would light up like a kid on Christmas for the WL. I'm abroad, is everything strictly snail mail or should I expect an email too?


snail mail

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sibley » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:11 am

mnolen wrote:Just read through the thread a little - sorry to all the WLs, I know how much it sucks. Take solace in the fact that one of my TLS friends got in off the WL a couple weeks before school started. If you want to get in, send multiple LOCIs, chat up the admissions staff, do anything possible. Seriously. We have a huge class, so her admittance would have been a surprise if she weren't so amazing.

you can PM me if you have any Hastings questions. :) Good luck everyone!



<gives up>
stupid freaking yp. glad I didn't waste my nonexistent funds on a visit.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Fef619 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:40 am

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Neil » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:05 am

nyyankees wrote:sorry i havent really been keeping up with this thread, but how long is it typically taking them to get back with a decision? I applied in early december and havent heard anything

(~3/169)


Also curious about this. I really can't get a feel for the timeline based on the past few pages and LSN. I got my "complete" e-mail 12/1 and haven't heard anything since.

Also, noticed a lot of people were being e-mailed their WL decisions. Have admits and rejections all been via snail mail? Looks like a lot of people have been hearing back the past few days. Unfortunately, my numbers are not very Hastings-friendly...

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby calgal17 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:24 pm

That is incredible, I can't believe you got dinged. What ugrad did you go to?[/quote]

berkeley...3.84, 162-164 range. decent softs and unique experiences...etc.[/quote]

:shock: Wow there is no reason for this! wtf mate? I'm sorry my fellow bear :(

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby finalaspects » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:32 pm

calgal17 wrote:
:shock: Wow there is no reason for this! wtf mate? I'm sorry my fellow bear :(


maybe hastings wants to go for a 165 median LSAT???

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby msch0i » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:08 pm

finalaspects wrote:
calgal17 wrote:
:shock: Wow there is no reason for this! wtf mate? I'm sorry my fellow bear :(


maybe hastings wants to go for a 165 median LSAT???


Then I'm out :lol:

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby NU_Jet55 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:08 pm

IN AT HASTINGS!!! It's my first acceptance!!! :D :D :D

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby msch0i » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:14 pm

NU_Jet55 wrote:IN AT HASTINGS!!! It's my first acceptance!!! :D :D :D


Yay! Congrats :D Where are you located, if you don't mind me asking

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby NU_Jet55 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:19 pm

msch0i wrote:
NU_Jet55 wrote:IN AT HASTINGS!!! It's my first acceptance!!! :D :D :D


Yay! Congrats :D Where are you located, if you don't mind me asking


I am in Kansas...Does anybody know if the scholly info comes with the letter? Or does it come later?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sibley » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:24 pm

NU_Jet55 wrote:
msch0i wrote:
NU_Jet55 wrote:IN AT HASTINGS!!! It's my first acceptance!!! :D :D :D


Yay! Congrats :D Where are you located, if you don't mind me asking


I am in Kansas...Does anybody know if the scholly info comes with the letter? Or does it come later?


I am feeling less bitter about my WL. Congratulations =) My distance theory no longer holds.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby maybesheis » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:26 pm

sibley wrote:
edit: just looked at your profile... east coast? they hate us?


I live on the east coast, but I was accepted :X

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sibley » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:31 pm

maybesheis wrote:
sibley wrote:
edit: just looked at your profile... east coast? they hate us?


I live on the east coast, but I was accepted :X


sibley wrote:I am feeling less bitter about my WL. Congratulations =) My distance theory no longer holds.


They officially just hate me. Maybe I'll email them and beg to be considered for LEOP. I chose not to in favor of a quicker decision... pshaw.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby pootie » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:41 pm

I was waitlisted yesterday too :( My numbers are 163/3.76. I want Hastings!!! I guess I'll be sending LOCI(s). Do you think a visit to the school would help?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby finalaspects » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:46 pm

everyone who is getting waitlisted with good numbers are getting me worried. i do have a high LSAT but my GPA is horrible... and i've been complete since mid-oct... no emails... most likely rejection?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby NU_Jet55 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:53 pm

sibley wrote:
maybesheis wrote:
sibley wrote:
edit: just looked at your profile... east coast? they hate us?


I live on the east coast, but I was accepted :X


sibley wrote:I am feeling less bitter about my WL. Congratulations =) My distance theory no longer holds.


They officially just hate me. Maybe I'll email them and beg to be considered for LEOP. I chose not to in favor of a quicker decision... pshaw.


I'll trade you my UC Hastings Acceptance for your WUSTL or your GW Acceptance, straight up :)

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sibley » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:54 pm

NU_Jet55 wrote:
sibley wrote:
maybesheis wrote:
sibley wrote:
edit: just looked at your profile... east coast? they hate us?


I live on the east coast, but I was accepted :X


sibley wrote:I am feeling less bitter about my WL. Congratulations =) My distance theory no longer holds.


They officially just hate me. Maybe I'll email them and beg to be considered for LEOP. I chose not to in favor of a quicker decision... pshaw.


I'll trade you my UC Hastings Acceptance for your WUSTL or your GW Acceptance, straight up :)


You can have GW! Maybe WUSTL, still waiting on moneys.


PS. My new plan is to email Hastings every workday until they let me in.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Cale39 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:42 pm

Damn,

I just got dinged at Berkeley and Illinois within 5 mins of each other. Not a huge surprise

Berk undergrad, 162-164 3.7X

If I don't get into hastings or davis I'm retaking LSAT in june and not going to law school this year. Goddamn LSAT, ruining my life.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby finalaspects » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:44 pm

Cale39 wrote:Damn,

I just got dinged at Berkeley and Illinois within 5 mins of each other. Not a huge surprise

Berk undergrad, 162-164 3.7X

If I don't get into hastings or davis I'm retaking LSAT in june and not going to law school this year. Goddamn LSAT, ruining my life.


at least you have a chance at retaking the LSAT and doing better. i myself as a splitter with a 168... will be screwed no matter what since my GPA is too low. other then to attend another school for a couple of years at another degree then go to law again for 3 more years?... which isn't a real option in my opinion...

then again its my fault for taking undergrad lightly... :cry:

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sibley » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:46 pm

finalaspects wrote:then again its my fault for taking undergrad lightly... :cry:



heh. I worked decently hard in undergrad and my gpa is still slightly below the mean or the median or something for my school. oh well. (and yet another reason I want to go to a school that's not quite the best I could get int0)...




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