my goodness, orientation is going to start in less than two months. isn't that crazy? i am very excited, though!
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Well, to answer your questions. They mentioned that anyone who WANTS to go to NYC or DC hasn't had trouble. Most people (something like 88%) CHOOSE to stay in CA, so don't let that number scare you off. As far as the classes, the current students I talked to said the one really big class they ever had was about 60-70 people. Other than that, most classes are small because the entering class size is only 200 people. The professors all seemed very friendly and very accessible. They mentioned the professors sitting on a dunk dank for a yearly spring celebration. So apparently some of them have senses of humor too.
Both the current students and the other admits (potentially our future classmates) were VERY cool. I have to say they were the most laid back and friendly of all the schools I've visited, so that was a very encouraging sign.
Hope that answers your questions!
i met people from Michigan, Boston, and Colorado. From what I gathered, something like 1/3ish of the students are from out of state. I could be totally wrong, but you will definitely not feel left out! besides, we Californians are all very welcoming!
The beach seems like a pretty long commute. But I guess for the people who've never lived on the W. Coast living near the beach is probably exciting.
i grew up in LA (westwood to be exact), but i work 7 blocks from the ocean, so everyday i go out i think "if i end up staying here for law school, i've gotta live by the beach!" but whether that'll translate into reality is another story.
They didn't talk about it specifically, but I asked a bunch of current students. Apparently our first semester nothing starts before 8:30, and on Fridays nothing goes on past 2:30pm-ish. Other than that, we will have class 5 days a week (this semester there was one exception because of that professor who commutes from Oakland). From what I gathered, most people stayed on campus basically from 9-5 or 6.
ah! i wish we could get the official instructions in less than a few weeks. i want it now!
me too! it's like, you already know!
they didn't talk much about housing. they mentioned that most 1Ls live closer to campus. there are some dorm-like housing options within walking distance, but otherwise they talked about places in LA, like Miracle Mile, that are relatively short commutes.
as far as the roommate situation, they send out a facebook type thing before orientation where you can sign up to find a roommate. you fill out things like preferences (male/female, pet/no pet, smoker/nonsmoker etc), and they circulate contact info so you can find roommates that way.
themoose, i enjoyed sitting at our table too! i also really enjoyed all the fellow admits, and i'm very relieved to know that i'll actually like my classmates.
as far as attending, i'm definitely leaning towards it now. but still holding out some hope for the ucla waitlist...what about you?