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Messages - jenery
« on: August 15, 2006, 09:39:17 PM »
it does matter for people with a biology background who want to do patent prosecution because the big IP firms prefer biotech prosecutors to have a phd. i have a b.s. and m.s. in biology and i made sure to emphasize to every ip practice i interviewed with that i really wanted to do litigation.
« on: August 15, 2006, 05:30:17 PM »
only do it if you want to. i had really intense red (coke-bottle red) and then hot pink highlights in my hair for the entire first year of law school. professors did not care at all - i got almost straight As (duh, blind grading). students did not care at all. after the first month everyone starts showing up to class in their pajamas anyway, so odd-colored hair is not a big deal. you're still a student and no one expects you to look uber-professional every day. if you want a law firm job school is probably your last chance to keep the blue hair for a while - might as well enjoy it.
i would dye it back for interviews though.
« on: August 08, 2006, 10:45:56 PM »
last year sections 5/6 had most of our classes together, except for civ pro which was just section 5 (about 40 people) and then they split it up more for law skills. i think law skills was about 25 students per class. the 'big' classes have about 80 people, i think it saves on classrooms and professors.
i'm not sure how big the individual sections are this year. i'd guess around 28 if there are 340 incoming students total. so it looks like the big class sizes will be about the same. they can only fit so many students in some of the classrooms (like 1447/1457).
« on: August 08, 2006, 02:51:53 AM »
i was section 5 last year but we only had 8 sections total - i wonder if y'all's profs are different.
« on: July 15, 2006, 09:25:24 PM »
they're in the building next door, dodd hall.
« on: July 14, 2006, 09:26:11 PM »
hi guys! i'm class of '08 too but it turns out i'm going to be a lawyering skills writing advisor this year so i might actually get to meet some of you at orientation. couple of thoughts:
1) a guy in my section got in off the waitlist a day or two before orientation so those of you still waiting, don't give up.
2) ucla financial aid is soooooo slow. i had friends whose loans weren't disbursed until a couple of weeks after we started. the fed loans are quicker but my private loan took forever. ucla will let you take out a short-term emergency loan from them to cover tuition/whatever if this happens to you.
3) i live in the ucla married student housing if anyone has questions about that. it's pretty close geographically to the rest of the ucla off-campus apartments so i can tell you about the area if you're thinking about living in palms/mar vista.
i forgot what else people were asking about but i'm happy to answer q's if i can.
« on: August 15, 2005, 08:32:16 PM »
I established residency for my master's degree at UCSD (coming from GA) and it wasn't difficult. The in-state tuition for UC law schools has been going up steadily, it's not as much of a steal as it used to be, but still a pretty good bargain (about $10K less per year).
You have to convince them that school is not the only reason you are in California, i.e. that you want to become a permanent resident of the state. This includes getting a CA driver's license, registering your car in CA, registering to vote in CA, paying CA state taxes, making your CA address your 'permanent address', opening bank accounts in CA, etc. It was a pain in the ass and required a lot of documentation but my department actually required me to become a CA resident since they were paying my tuition and fees so there was not much I could do. Glad now that I have it though.
« on: August 12, 2005, 04:23:34 PM »
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
« on: August 12, 2005, 11:14:17 AM »
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
« on: August 11, 2005, 11:39:51 AM »
Nope, no orientation schedule for me yet either. I just take every 'deadline' they send out with a grain of salt now
I did find out yesterday I can buy a parking permit, which I wasn't expecting. I was just going to take the bus.