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U of California - Hastings / Re: Hastings Class of 2009?
« on: June 11, 2006, 10:35:06 PM »
Now officially a member!  I was at housing day (not becuase I need housing, I've lived here for 11 years) but becuase it was my last chance to meet incoming students, and 2Ls and 3Ls before the semester begins.  I think it was informative, but I wouldn't really advise living in the towers.  There are plenty of other, better neighborhoods in SF with rent that's competetive to the towers.  I have a very big one bedroom in glen park for $1275, one block from the bart station and therefore about 15 minutes commute time from hastings.  I would be very happy to offer up any advice that could help, just ask. 

Is anyone currently admitted a parent?  I'm a single mom with a 2 y old and would love to get in contact with some 1Ls with kids to talk about how they plan on handling things, financial aid issues, etc? 

See you all in August, or maybe sooner!

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Wait List / Re: Waitlists that are Moving
« on: June 07, 2006, 07:23:57 PM »
Congrats Holly!!! :D  Northern CA RoCkS!

I'm waiting for UCLA's to move...

Thanks veganchick!  I have lived here in SF for the last 11 years and am so happy that I get to stay and that I get to go to hastings.  It's been an incredible roller coastr ride until this point, and I'm glad this part is over!  G'luck  with UCLA. . .

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Wait List / Re: Waitlists that are Moving
« on: June 07, 2006, 05:18:03 PM »
Hastings is moving!!!!

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Wait List / Re: Anybody else get a Hastings WL e-mail today?
« on: May 22, 2006, 04:09:23 PM »
I know of WLed people who got the e-mail and those who did not.  I made contact with the admissions office just before receiving the e-mail to find out if I was on a LEOP Wl or a regular WL.  I couldn't tell if that call prompted the e-amil I got, or if it was something they sent everyone. 

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Acceptances / GGU Admit Day
« on: May 21, 2006, 03:02:13 PM »
Was anybody there who would like to alk more about it?  It realy chnaged my perspective on the school, especially after hearing more about HLP and PISP.  My concerns are pretty specific in that I want to do impact litigation in pub int law after school and am concened that the inherent elitism in the field will prevent me from doing that with a GGU JD.  Anybody else struggling with this?  Anybody else have thoughts about yesterday? 

To the haters--pls don't bother flaming here, take it to xoxo if you must.  Thanks in advance.

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Wait List / Anybody else get a Hastings WL e-mail today?
« on: May 20, 2006, 12:33:08 AM »
Aksing you to respond if you wished to remain on the WL and provide updated contact information?

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Paying for LS
« on: May 19, 2006, 12:09:29 AM »
With private loans, don't montly payments start immediately?  Shell, how are you going to afford this during LS? 

I was offered 18,000 but actually need around 22,000.  My financial advisor told me I wasn't eligible for educational loan money beyond my 18,000 financial package.  How do I make up the difference? 

Music Man,

You will need to borrow the difference between the $18,500 the federal government will loan you for school and the schools “cost of attendance” (which should be on the schools website, and includes all the costs and living expenses for the NINE month perioed that they consider a year). You can borrow this from private lenders, like Access Group, Wells Fargo, etc. They will only loan you’re the difference between the $18.5k and the schools cost of attendance. This is based on your credit score, as to if you can get approved or what interest rate you will get.

A very few lenders will loan you more than the cost of attendance, Bank One being one of them I have heard about.

Does that explain it?


Can you tell me more about "borrowing more"?  There is just no way in hell I can raise my two year old as a single mom in San Francisco on about 20k a year, and am beginning to worry that I cannot afford law school after all.  Thanks.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Would this be obtuse of me ?????
« on: May 18, 2006, 12:51:49 PM »
Write her a letter/email expressing this passion. If she is inclined, she will make a gesture.
I agree with georgejefferson, if she didn't review your file the first time around as a member of the adcom to begin with, and she really does like what she sees in your materials, she can be an inside force advocating for you application. I don't think you should actually outright ask her to do anything, other than maybe review your materials becuase you would so very much like to work with her, and as for a letter of recommendation, that's totally out of the quetsion.  I think your letter to her needs to be incredibly humble and succinct.  On the whole though, I think this is an epsecially good idea if the law school indicates that the adcom cannot accept additional materials from WLed applicants.
Good Luck. 

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Wait List / Re: Hastings Waitlist
« on: May 18, 2006, 01:40:45 AM »
It makes me feel better.  Or well, at least stood up for."

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