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.
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 email@example.com or in a few days check out the
alumni event calendar at www.uchastings.edu.
Hope to see you on the 27th!