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U of California - Hastings / Re: Hastings Class of 2009?
« on: August 15, 2006, 12:44:49 PM »
What prof's do you guys have?  Some of us lingering alums may be able to hook you up.  Also, there are outlines posted on the APALSA (Sp?) website.  You can get to it by going to the Hastings website, going to students, then organizations, then there is a link to their website.  HPILF website also has a few good outlines.

Job Search / Re: McDermott Will Emery
« on: August 06, 2006, 10:39:04 PM »
Glad I read that before OCI.  Definately will not be bidding on them.  Also heard they gave no offers last year.

Transferring / Re: Where Should I Transfer - Harvard/Stanford?
« on: August 06, 2006, 07:13:54 PM »
The schools are so close in ranking I think it really comes down to geography.  I think Harvard has a slight edge in prestige, clerkship placement, and academia.  If you just want to do biglaw you can get those jobs at either.  The class size is super small at Stanford and it is supposed to be a more relaxed atmosphere.  The drawbacks of that are less class variety and lots of gossip.  Harvard, on other other hand, is huge with lots of niches to fall into but possibly more competitive.


U of California - Hastings / Re: Hastings Class of 2009?
« on: August 01, 2006, 10:14:46 PM »
Law school furniture for sale cheap!  I live close to school and I am selling some Ikea stuff asap.  I have a really big desk- perfect for studying. Also a book shelf, TV stand, comfy chair, maybe some supplements.  Everything is in the light colored wood, except the bookshelf which is white. PM me if interested.

U of California - Hastings / Re: Hastings Class of 2009?
« on: July 23, 2006, 12:02:26 PM »
Just saw this thread and it makes me miss Hastings already!  I completed my 1L year at Hastings, but I was one of those people Gumby described that shut myself in and studied all the time and now I am on my way to the east coast. 

SteevO- I went to the OC reception law year and would highly recommend it.  I met some other OC ppl going to Hastings who I have remained friends with.  There are also a lot of recent grads and alums there, including a few judges.  It is a nice way to network and people you meet 5there may be useful in your 1L job search.

About the curve- it is a B average (3.0 gpa).  So a B is exactly that- average.  Some prof's give more A's (I have heard they can give 10-33%) but then they also have to give more C's to balance it out.  Other profs give very few As & Cs & lots of Bs.  All my friends came out on the good side of the curve so don't worry about it too much.

Good lcuk!

Got this yesterday, anyone going?

Congratulations on your recent admission to UC Hastings!

Please save the date and plan to attend the Orange County New Student
Welcome Reception on Thursday, July 27 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at
McCormick & Schmick's (2000 Main Street in Irvine). Academic Shauna
Marshall will be there to welcome you. Meet Hastings alums who can
share their experiences at Hastings.

Your invitation should be in the mail in the next few days.  You can
RSVP by email to or in a few days check out the
alumni event calendar at

Hope to see you on the 27th!

Transferring / Re: columbia v. NYU?
« on: June 22, 2006, 08:03:24 PM »
Tough call.

Columbia: more presitigous, higher ranking
NYU: better location, I have heard the environment at NYU is better- less competitive & friendlier.

I would maybe look into any specific programs you are interested in.  I want a clerkship so I would choose which one had higher clerkship placement.

I am applying to both as well but my theory has been throw out a "wide net" and make decisions later.  Do you think you will get into both?

Current Law Students / Re: Write On Hell
« on: May 20, 2006, 06:06:04 PM »
I agree w/ Giraffe that a short time frame is better, like ripping off a band aid.  I just would have preferred more time after my final to start, since we had less than 24 hours.  I am really unmotivated.  And its a bummer that it eats up almost all the time I am visiting home before my internship starts.

Current Law Students / Write On Hell
« on: May 20, 2006, 01:09:25 PM »
Had my last final on Wednesday, just want to relax at the beach, but I have 12 days to finish a 10 page law review write on.  Anyone else feeling the pain?

Studying for the LSAT / Would 28 be a bit old to start law school?
« on: December 10, 2004, 12:05:41 PM »
I am just curious of what the effects of been older would have, and self conscious also.


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