UC Hastings 2010!!!

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finalaspects
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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby finalaspects » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:57 pm

swheat wrote:
Shellbelle wrote:anybody know if Hastings is a mac-friendly school? My assumption is that most have to be...but I've heard rumors this isn't always the case at all schools because some test programs are not compatible.

Just wondering before I go out and buy a laptop...

Thanks!


Over half of Hastings students use Mac. No problems except when it comes to exams. You need to install Windows on your macbook to run the exam software. It isn't difficult...the IT guys at Hastings will help if need be. The problem is spending $100+ for a version of Windows (although they sold us Windows 7 for $29.99 when it first came out..not sure if that deal is still available)

Some of the student legislature people are trying to get Hastings to give out free windows copies to students. Money is tight though so don't hold your breath.


makes sense. 93+% of all computers in the world are windows. Macs are only like 5-6% and the rest are linux/unix variations. Using VMware to run windows is very simple. or Bootcamp that comes pre-loaded with Macs. I'll help you install it if hastings accept me!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby General Tso » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:05 pm

can't use VM Ware or Parallels. Only boot camp and native Windows will run the exam software.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby BearTerritory » Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:11 am

has anyone gotten any scholarship $$?? and does anyone know what the lsat/gpa ranges and corresponding average rewards are on average?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby beef wellington » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:09 am

BearTerritory wrote:has anyone gotten any scholarship $$?? and does anyone know what the lsat/gpa ranges and corresponding average rewards are on average?

hourumd is a good way to figure out what kind of $ to expect.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby GeorgeBernardShaw » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:47 pm

Bad idea or a good idea to submit a LOCI if you applied waaayy back in Nov. and still haven't heard anything?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby finalaspects » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:49 pm

GeorgeBernardShaw wrote:Bad idea or a good idea to submit a LOCI if you applied waaayy back in Nov. and still haven't heard anything?


i haven't heard anything since Oct. but if we send a LOCI interest now, and we get waitlisted what are we going to do then? i figure we should at least wait until April. i contacted them regarding my application since its been well over 4 months, almost 5 now, and they said that they will make a decision by the end of May.....

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Shellbelle » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:58 pm

anybody have any idea when admitted students start getting financial offers?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby msch0i » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:24 pm

finalaspects wrote:
GeorgeBernardShaw wrote:Bad idea or a good idea to submit a LOCI if you applied waaayy back in Nov. and still haven't heard anything?


i haven't heard anything since Oct. but if we send a LOCI interest now, and we get waitlisted what are we going to do then? i figure we should at least wait until April. i contacted them regarding my application since its been well over 4 months, almost 5 now, and they said that they will make a decision by the end of May.....


...how kind of them :evil:

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby GeorgeBernardShaw » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:36 pm

Thanks, Final Aspects. I'm rooting for you (and me)!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Borhas » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:50 am

I'm rooting for both you guys fwiw :)

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby azukibeanlove » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:44 pm

Shellbelle wrote:anybody have any idea when admitted students start getting financial offers?


I contacted the Financial Aid office and they said they will begin releasing financial aid information in late-March / early-April IF you filed both your Need Access application AND FAFSA during January / early-February.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby pamcasso » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:03 am

does anyone know if hastings grants deferrals?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Borhas » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:13 am

pamcasso wrote:does anyone know if hastings grants deferrals?


nope

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No. UC Hastings does not have a deferred admission program. We ask that you apply for admission when you are ready to attend. Admitted students who decide not to attend may reapply in subsequent years.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby hellomoto » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:59 pm

BearTerritory wrote:has anyone gotten any scholarship $$?? and does anyone know what the lsat/gpa ranges and corresponding average rewards are on average?


I got an email for $10K. I read somewhere this is the most they offer...?
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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby elmeromero » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:09 pm

hellomoto wrote:
BearTerritory wrote:has anyone gotten any scholarship $$?? and does anyone know what the lsat/gpa ranges and corresponding average rewards are on average?


I got an email for $10K/year. I read somewhere this is the most they offer...?


Did your email actually offer $10K per year? I got an email that said only the first year. Congrats!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby hellomoto » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:25 pm

elmeromero wrote:
hellomoto wrote:
BearTerritory wrote:has anyone gotten any scholarship $$?? and does anyone know what the lsat/gpa ranges and corresponding average rewards are on average?


I got an email for $10K/year. I read somewhere this is the most they offer...?


Did your email actually offer $10K per year? I got an email that said only the first year. Congrats!


Well, that's embarrassing. Haha, I just re-read it. Looks like it is just for the first year. With or without, it's still an expensive school :)

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby foxyeconomist » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:31 pm

The Blum scholarship I was offered was $10k for the first year, renewable with a 2.5 gpa.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby hellomoto » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:36 pm

Actually, it looks like all of the scholarships are renewable. It just isn't very clear in the email.

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My email didn't say I got a Dean's, Merit, or Percy E. Towne Scholarship, but they are all renewable. Don't know what the requirements are though.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby elmeromero » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:45 pm

hellomoto wrote:Actually, it looks like all of the scholarships are renewable. It just isn't very clear in the email.

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My email didn't say I got a Dean's, Merit, or Percy E. Towne Scholarship, but they are all renewable. Don't know what the requirements are though.


Interesting ...
Maybe they don't want to make any promises because funding is questionable ... ? Whatever the case may be, I hope they are renewable.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby lateforthesky16 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:55 pm

elmeromero wrote:
hellomoto wrote:Actually, it looks like all of the scholarships are renewable. It just isn't very clear in the email.

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My email didn't say I got a Dean's, Merit, or Percy E. Towne Scholarship, but they are all renewable. Don't know what the requirements are though.


Interesting ...
Maybe they don't want to make any promises because funding is questionable ... ? Whatever the case may be, I hope they are renewable.




Did you guys get the scholarship email recently? Also, mind sharing your numbers? :) Thanks!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:05 pm

sweet man

got that 10k for the first year today but now i have to respond by april 1st. this pretty much shot my preferences to hastings over davis/scu anyway.

164, 3.33

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Inygma » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:41 pm

a male human wrote:sweet man

got that 10k for the first year today but now i have to respond by april 1st. this pretty much shot my preferences to hastings over davis/scu anyway.

164, 3.33


Congrats!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby benetnash » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:19 pm

I got the scholarship email yesterday. It says specifically that I've been rewarded the Percy E. Towne Renewable Scholarship Award, 10k "renewable as long as you continue to demonstrate need, and maintain a 3.0 grade point average."

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:31 pm

Inygma wrote:
a male human wrote:sweet man

got that 10k for the first year today but now i have to respond by april 1st. this pretty much shot my preferences to hastings over davis/scu anyway.

164, 3.33


Congrats!

thanks!

mine just says "$10,000 UC Hastings Scholarship to help support you during the first year of your legal education." no name or anything...

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby missinglink » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:51 pm

Things have been pretty quiet on the Hastings front. Not much activity since late Feb on LSN.

Judging by last year's activity, we should be seeing a wave of activity relatively soon.

Just thought I would finally join the fun here. I've been lurking in this thread for a while. 3.78/163.

I'm visiting my brother at UC Berkeley in a couple weeks for spring break. Here's hoping Hastings gives me a reason to hop on the BART and check out the tenderloin while I'm there. 8)

BTW, I've read somewhere that Hastings is looking to shrink their class size a bit in the coming years? Anyone have any solid info about that? Nothing I've read has been too definitive/authoritative.




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