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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / hastings
« on: April 09, 2005, 12:33:23 AM »
ok really....

anyone on here who reads the bad stuff about hastings and believes it is retarded.  its a really nice school. in a great city. 

I havent even heard from them yet!  so i have no ultior motives, since i will be just as happy to attend davis, but honestly.  people were awesome, very smart, and generally a good crowd.  the tour guide is. hmm. special. i honestly dont know how she got in because she came off as being very ditzy, hopefully it is just an act or she was nervous, so dont think  she is representative of the school, but WOW.

sat in on a great class.  the students held their own as far as input, and the area is sooooooooooooooooooo not bad.  gorgeous buildings all around, clean, nothing at ALL like downtown LA

i was thoroughly impressed and hope they give me a shot.
thought i would share


Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / davis!
« on: April 08, 2005, 04:02:32 PM »
yay!  got in after checking the online status today.  Ironically, I am at the coffee shop next to UC Hastings since i just sat in on a class and went on a tour (they wont give them after the 14th, so if i do get a good response from them, then this was my only chance to go).

really.  this has to be a good sign.  if hastings rejects me i think I am gonna hit this up:)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / USC
« on: April 07, 2005, 06:17:19 PM »
wow.  my first waitlist, but it ain't a bad one to not be rejected by outright.

it is funny though, you can so tell how schools send everything out in batches since a couple other people just received the same letter.   I am pretty happy about that cuz i am still waiting on hastings, and since i havent even gone to decision yet and a ton of people just got rejected, there is still hope.

I feel better though.  at least I am still in the game somewhat

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: USC - where to live?
« on: April 07, 2005, 01:13:24 AM »
i detest that chick who said that the westide is "richer,safer,nicer"

you mean more whiteys?  just say it out loud..

I suggest silver lake (next to lozfeliz/hollywood).  its about 10 mins away even if there is traffic, its a cool community lacking the Gap, Starbucks, and most chains of those sorts (except for one but thats technically in glendale) as well as fake tans, and annoying jackasses that have overrun west LA.  There are AMAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZING restaurants, lots of venues to see gigs, an artistic, young, creative croud living in the area....a nice balance to the rigors of law school.

check it out, its the last secret of LA.  great historical homes buried in the hills, cool people, etc.  If you want stereotypical LA, then yes, go westside.  if you want to have the true LA experience, this is it.  you will not see better architecture or more people who actually respect the small things like that, than over on this side of town. 

ps- i am convinced that 99% of westsiders are not from LA and think that they have to live in cookie cutter apartments with nasty shag carpeting for $1500 are not from LA, or if the are, then mommy and daddy are paying for that overpriced apartment in the westside.  Oh yeh, and they think that being on the westside means more white people and more 'safety'.  not so.  of the 5 LA kids i kno to have been mugged, it was in WEST LA! (the bad guys like to stay close to the meat.  and the fake unmentionables)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: I love Tbone!
« on: April 07, 2005, 12:29:44 AM »
USC. no contest.  yeh, you might have a full ride- but that does not mean better job prospects. w/USC you are set anywhere.

ps- don't get cocky about the $$- just because you did well on the LSAT means absolutely nothing.  I know a couple of kids who are in the top 10% at loyola and they all got in the 150's.  It is how you apply yourself that matters, and part of me thinks that with a music major you might be in for a big shock. law school is a lot of work, and in a completely different way for that matter. try for USC, even if it means you will be in debt big time.  the name speaks for itself, and it is much more impressive to come from an intimidatingly well reputed school than from one who accepts anyone over a 160.  just a thought...

Choosing the Right Law School / phew. good news about hastings...
« on: April 05, 2005, 11:09:15 PM »
no- this is not an acceptance thread, but i thought i should share that I talked to a 1L hastings student who had NO idea where the 'competitive' rumors came from regarding hastings.  all he could think of was that they might have to do with the curve which isnt bad either.  only 1/3 of the class can get A's.  then 50% of the leftovers get B's, the rest get what they deserve.  I dont think its too shabby, and i know that emory has the same type of curve.  i guess if you are the super-anal "i must ace EVERYTHING regardless of whther or not i understand it" sorta person it might be tiring. 

His only gripe was that there was no campus.  other than that, he said the workload was more than comfortable, and that it gave him far too much time to watch tv... also, he likes his fellow students, loves his classes, and was really into all of the clubs and special interest focuses that hastings offered.  I officially am going to ignore the "soandso told me that their best friend's cousin's boyfriend saw someone ripping up the study guides"rumors, or the 'don't ever join a study group because they are all backstabbing bastards" rumors, and hope to attend if I am one of the privilaged ones admitted.  or waitlisted.   

I am gonna visit on friday.  anyone want me to look for anything or have any recommendations?


i just found out that madison is giving me $9k to go there...  maybe this means hastings might see something they did and actually LOOK AT MY FILE AND MAKE A DECISION!??!?!!?

i wanna go to hastings so bad:(  this sucks

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: No $$$ from Emory...
« on: March 31, 2005, 08:31:08 AM »
I am in the same boat- 18,500 a year (combined) for fin. aid.  is it worth it?  Well, for me, no.  I have decided against even visiting since it is an expensive school to begin with (about 5-10K more than the other schools i am looking at), and they should have seen my scholarship potential from the beginning- so i dont like them now anyhow. hehe. 

yeh, i think that no matter what, even if you can save $20k over the course of your education, then it is worth it.  go somewhere more affordable:)

good luck

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: UC DAVIS EMAIL
« on: March 23, 2005, 09:52:47 PM »
what are your numbers?  I am waiting to hear and am starting to get antsy :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Loyola LA is SO not FUGLY!!
« on: March 23, 2005, 02:38:11 PM »
yeh, a few (like my best friend) of the people i met who go there are well spoken, but I was actually surprised at how many weren't...  I am at work right now so when i get off in a couple hours i will let ya know all about it in detail.  But yeh, maybe I was being to harsh and they are ALL that way if hastings is just as bad. 

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