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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: July 15, 2006, 03:40:52 AM »
so, is anyone intending to actually pay the SBA dues?  i know 45 bucks isn't that much, but still. . . how important do you think it is to have "priority" locker assignment?

That depends. Do you want your locker to actually be in the law building?

Just a thought. :-)

~S

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: In at UCLA!
« on: August 16, 2005, 06:09:57 PM »
Awesome! Congratulations! What section are you in?

Just got in off the waitlist today, and accepted the offer. I just wanted to let you all know that miracles do actually happen, and that I am thankful for all the help and support I received here online.
Thanks Again!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UCLA Bound
« on: August 12, 2005, 05:58:35 PM »
I don't know; I've never gotten a parking pass before. OOoh, I'll go check out the schedule!!

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Buy the parking pass. You may not want to drive to classes, but when you're studying late in the library until after dark, sticking around for a study group, having to bring more books than usual, or even just eating dinner on campus, you'll be thankful you don't have to take the bus home or fork over $7 every single time and then struggle to find a spot that's not reserved for permit parking. But that's just my opinion. :-D

Yeah, I'm thinking about just doing it if I don't sell my car.  Do you know if you can return the pass for a refund partway through the year? 

The orientation schedule was just posted (in a weird .txt-like format) on the "Admitted student" section of the UCLA Law website.  Looks like it is split up by sections and goes from 9:30 - 5 on Thursday and from 9:30 - lunchtime on Friday.  Now I'm getting excited :)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UCLA Bound
« on: August 12, 2005, 03:01:22 PM »
If you're getting money from multiple places (private, grant, stafford) I'd imagine they'd probably be deposited into your BAR account at different times of the day. Yeah they seem to be really busy and rarely return phone calls but if you can actually get somebody on the phone they're very nice and helpful.

Buy the parking pass. You may not want to drive to classes, but when you're studying late in the library until after dark, sticking around for a study group, having to bring more books than usual, or even just eating dinner on campus, you'll be thankful you don't have to take the bus home or fork over $7 every single time and then struggle to find a spot that's not reserved for permit parking. But that's just my opinion. :-D

On the FAO website it says you can fulfill the debt counseling session online, which I did.  My loans haven't been disbursed yet though and URSA says I have WAY less 'anticipated financial aid' than I had anticipated (less than even my Staffords).  But the financial aid office never calls me back.  Ever.  It's kind of annoying.

ETA: Ok, I got off the phone with financial aid and they said to totally ignore whatever it says on URSA.  Loans will start being disbursed tonight and continue through next week. 

Shira, I live in UA South, off Sawtelle.  I can't decide if I should buy the permit or not!  I don't want to drive to school but I feel like a schmuck passing on the chance to have a parking pass  ;)

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  Very few white collar jobs let you get away with 40 hours every single week.     

And this isn't disturbing to anybody? The 40-hour workweek exists for a reason, and should be restored for the sake of national health, happiness and sanity -- not to mention productivity.


The 40-hour workweek exists because some people are lazy.  Also, some jobs that require actually physical labor probably shouldn't go much longer.  Goofing off in an office isn't quite as draining. 

In other words: relax, you commie!  ;)

Contrary to popular thought, an office job can be just as hazardous to your health as a job in physical labor. True, you're not likely to lose a finger or a limb in a meat-grinding machine, but there are other dangers. You're not getting any exercise (and who has time to go to the gym when you're working 60 hours a week?), you mess up your back by sitting all day, you rarely get a chance for a real meal as you'll often work straight through breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can completely lose the use of your hands and arms through repetitive motion injuries, and sitting in front of a computer all day absolutely destroys your vision. I just got new glasses in January and after just six months in an office I already need a new prescription. Just because you're not doing manual labor, it doesn't mean your body isn't affected. I'd say in some ways it's worse on your body, even if physically it isn't as difficult to accomplish the work itself.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UCLA Bound
« on: August 11, 2005, 08:33:20 PM »
I don't know; I went to UCLA for undergrad and it was my impression that the sessions were for first time borrowers through UCLA.

I haven't gotten the orientation schedule either...  But speaking of deadlines- have any of you attended a debt management session?  I am confused, b/c after I finished my loan entrance thing w/ accessgroup it said that a hold would be put on my loans until I went to a debt management session, but UCLA's own website says that the sessions will be offered during orientation... however since fees are due by the 20th and orientation is 18-19 that seems cutting it close.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UCLA Bound
« on: August 11, 2005, 04:23:43 PM »
Oh, NICE! How far away do you live?

Nope, no orientation schedule for me yet either. I just take every 'deadline' they send out with a grain of salt now :D

I did find out yesterday I can buy a parking permit, which I wasn't expecting.  I was just going to take the bus.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UCLA Bound
« on: August 11, 2005, 04:07:34 AM »
I'm in 5 too!

rock on!  any dirt on any of the professors?  i heard dolinko is good.

Don't know a thing. The textbook list doesn't look too bad; I wanna know what's missing (they say to budget like, $700-$900 per quarter; where does that go????). Did you get an orientation schedule yet? They were supposed to get emailed on the same day the class schedules came out, but I never saw it.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UCLA Bound
« on: August 08, 2005, 08:10:35 PM »
Yeah, we gripe because we love. *g* I wouldn't want to go anywhere else, so... :-D

I'm in 5 too!

yeah, i was expecting a fee increase this year, but not another one in january on top of the one they approved for fall!  i'm coming from grad school at ucsd so it's an adjustment to go from paying $6K/year in tuition and fees to around $25K just because it's a "professional" program, but still a UC.  :)  your point about the class-action suit is a good one too.

anyway, enough griping.  what section did everyone get?  i'm in 5. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UCLA Bound
« on: August 08, 2005, 04:46:50 PM »
Well, the class schedules finally came... as for the fee increase, yeah, that's to be expected. When I started my undergrad in 1999 the tuition was something like $1200, $1300 per quarter. Now it's about double that. That's free public education for ya, folks! :-P It's still cheaper than USC though. The thing that sucks is that we're paying for the class action lawsuit brought by the previous class for the insane raises they saw; they got to keep their original low fees, and we're paying the difference. :-P

probably the same thing that happened to the "July 21" efan notification... mine didn't show up until the 26th after a lot of phone calls.  typical ucregents stuff. 

everyone see that there will be another fee increase in january?  bringing it up to a 10% raise from when we applied.  by the time we graduate we will probably be paying MORE in total COA than a private school.

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