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« 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



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Re: hastings
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2005, 09:35:39 AM »
I totally agree with you. Though after seeing USF, I realized I could be happy there if Hastings rejects me.

Let's hope for decisions soon!


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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2005, 07:18:42 PM »
the decisions are rolling in tho... when it rains it pours!  waitlisted at USC and Vanderbilt, but still totally happy i wasnt flat out rejected, and then an accept to Davis. phew.  saved me a couple hundred in deposits.

davis was funny- i thought i wouldnt get in, they seem to reject a billion people, but then when i got the letter the dean wrote a little note on it just for me in his writing!  (turns out the head of admissions went to the same undergrad as me.  thought it was sweet and personal- so not what i was expecting from law schools after going through this madness)

anyhow.  i think you and i are cool ambs.  hastings might lets us in.  I think since we missed the last batch you and i are in the same pile and they are just waiting for someone to cancel before letting us in:)

Re: hastings
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2005, 07:23:53 AM »
Most Underrated  Hastings

1. Boston College MA $41,000 $125,000

2 Boston University MA $42,000 $125,000

3 Columbia University NY $45,716 $125,000

4 Cornell University NY $43,326 $125,000

5 Duke University NC $41,000 $125,000

7 Fordham University NY $45,000 $125,000

8 George Washington U. DC $42,500 $125,000

9 Georgetown University DC $43,000 $125,000

10 Harvard University MA $44,222 $125,000

11 New York University NY $44,352 $125,000

12 Northwestern University IL $40,000 $125,000

13 U. of California (Hastings) CA $40,000 $125,000

14 U. of California-Berkeley CA $40,000 $125,000

15 U. of California-Los Angeles CA $44,500 $125,000

16 U. of Chicago IL $44,000 $125,000

17 U. of Michigan-Ann Arbor MI $43,326 $125,000

18 U. of Pennsylvania PA $42,000 $125,000

19 U. of Southern California CA $46,000 $125,000


Re: hastings
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2005, 02:00:04 PM »

UG Yes.

Law School  NO.


Re: hastings
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2005, 02:04:05 PM »

Is California residency important for admissions?
No, California residency has no impact on the application process. Do note, however, that the tuition for out-of-state students is higher than that of California residents. For


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Re: hastings
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2005, 02:22:41 PM »

The Good:
Has some really great professors
Solid rep throughout CA (and Hawaii actually)

The Bad
Crappy neighborhood
Employment problems, particularly if you want to work in SF. There's so many Hastings grads in the area and competition from Stanford/Boalt folks that it's hard for a lot of Hasting people who are at or below the median to find work.
Almmost universally described as cold and impersonal (although the students from Hawaii are said to be fun).
Some people say it's a particularly competitive law school although that may have changed (don't know if they still publicly list grades, etc. which would encourage a competitive atmosphere).


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Re: hastings
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2005, 01:54:04 AM »
Hi!  I'm new to the board, but recently I've been told that I should look into Hastings (by my fave professor and a lawyer I met that got her JD there).  My question is, is it hard to get in if you are not a California resident?  I've heard that the UC schools give a LOT of weight to residency...


For the Law/professional schools, residency makes little, if any difference. Especially with the recent tuition increases, I imagine it will become easier for out of state applicants to get in.