Berkeley Class of 2012

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby unionorganizer02 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:19 pm

madison12991 wrote: If you're a weight room man, I hope you're not particularly snobbish when it comes to free weights.


I am not. I just want to get the job done. If its an older gym, I'm assuming they still use metal plates as opposed to the newer rubber ones. I actually like the "old school" grimy feel. I like hearing the "ka-ching" sound of the metal weights. =)

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:35 pm

This reply from my email query: "Berkeley does not require vaccinations."

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby truevines » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:27 pm

I am cleaning up my apartment and getting ready to move to Berkeley.

Do I have to keep all the law school application files for the bar moral test?
Just the one I sent to Berkeley Law?
Only the application forms? How about PS, LORs?

I am deleting files on my macbook and making some room for my coming class notes and essays.
And I don't know if I should throw away those LOR copies my professors sent me.

Thanks.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby unionorganizer02 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:41 pm

truevines wrote:I am cleaning up my apartment and getting ready to move to Berkeley.

Do I have to keep all the law school application files for the bar moral test?
Just the one I sent to Berkeley Law?
Only the application forms? How about PS, LORs?

I am deleting files on my macbook and making some room for my coming class notes and essays.
And I don't know if I should throw away those LOR copies my professors sent me.

Thanks.


One option you can do is to just get an external hard drive and put your files there if you have no room on your computer. I would probably scan the LORs and save them electronically.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:27 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:
madison12991 wrote:Now if you were referring to lockers at Boalt, I just assumed we get them because every other law school does the same. I guess you never know from a school that doesn't require immunizations, though...


I also originally made your assumptions, but yeah, Boalt rolls how Boalt rolls. :P

Maybe FormerBruin will know?

Wasn't there a big bank of lockers outside the auditorium?? Didn't Dean Tom make a joke about first day being like HS? (words to the effect of "We will hand you a class assignment and a combo to your locker..."). Or am I really old enough to be going senile? :wink:

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Drake014 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:51 pm

Anyone else stressed by San Fran?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:55 pm

Drake014 wrote:Anyone else stressed by San Fran?

San Fran is probably the least stressful of the big cities-- unless of course you drive a manual transmission and you've grown up in Kansas.

What in particular is stressing you?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:02 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:
Drake014 wrote:Anyone else stressed by San Fran?


The idea of being near SF is refreshing after being in LA for way.too.long.


Way.too.long. = from the minute you arrive in LA... (Yes FormerBruin that was for you... :mrgreen: )

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby TheNerdProject » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:59 pm

I'm sick of NYC so I can't wait for SF and the Bay Area in general. I hear winters in SF are rainy but that's way better than snow!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby madison12991 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:15 pm

I often joke about how I applied for schools while enduring a snowy midwest winter and there was no way I was going anywhere with crappy weather. Every time I had to scrape ice off my car and then drive to work in six inches of snow, my mantra was "never again after this winter".

I love being outdoors, and frequently checked the average weather graphs on weather.com to figure out what it was like for different cities.

If anyone's curious, here's Berkeley's:

http://www.weather.com/outlook/homeandg ... raph/94704

And here's what I've dealt with for nine years:

http://www.weather.com/outlook/homeandg ... nav_garden

I cannot describe how happy I am for my average low temperature in January to change from 13 to 44 degrees.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Drake014 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:18 pm

Rotor wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:
Drake014 wrote:Anyone else stressed by San Fran?


The idea of being near SF is refreshing after being in LA for way.too.long.


Way.too.long. = from the minute you arrive in LA... (Yes FormerBruin that was for you... :mrgreen: )


I was born in LA and lived a long time right outside of DC. Yet, for some reason, nothing gets to me like San Fran. Maybe its just the driving. I actually had a nightmare about driving straight up into the sky the night before my fiancee and I were scheduled to drive down to look at apartments.

It was Saturday yet the traffic was terrible and the first apartment we looked at I had to drive up a VERY steep hill to get to.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby worldtraveler » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:53 am

Drake014 wrote:
Rotor wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:
Drake014 wrote:Anyone else stressed by San Fran?


The idea of being near SF is refreshing after being in LA for way.too.long.


Way.too.long. = from the minute you arrive in LA... (Yes FormerBruin that was for you... :mrgreen: )


I was born in LA and lived a long time right outside of DC. Yet, for some reason, nothing gets to me like San Fran. Maybe its just the driving. I actually had a nightmare about driving straight up into the sky the night before my fiancee and I were scheduled to drive down to look at apartments.

It was Saturday yet the traffic was terrible and the first apartment we looked at I had to drive up a VERY steep hill to get to.


I can understand that. Driving/parking in SF is a bit of a nightmare. The first time I drove into the city I got a flat tire on the bay bridge and I thought I would get run over by an SUV and die. That city is not designed well for cars.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:26 am

TheNerdProject wrote:I'm sick of NYC so I can't wait for SF and the Bay Area in general. I hear winters in SF are rainy but that's way better than snow!


+100000000

I can't stand it anymore. "Live in NY once, but leave before it makes you hard....live in Northern California, but leave before it makes you soft."

I'm way beyond the "leave before it makes you hard" point. I've experienced one too many fights breaking out on crowded rush hour subways to have ANY patience left lately for anything.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby truevines » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:21 pm

Hi,
does any one know what "1st-year law students' exam" of the state bar is about?
They said the exam covers contracts, crim law and torts on the website and it is administrated in June of the 1L year.
Is it like a year-end final?
What if you fail?
If you are interning in DC or NYC, do you have to fly all the way back to take this exam?
Thanks.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:22 pm

truevines wrote:Hi,
does any one know what "1st-year law students' exam" of the state bar is about?
They said the exam covers contracts, crim law and torts on the website and it is administrated in June of the 1L year.
Is it like a year-end final?
What if you fail?
If you are interning in DC or NYC, do you have to fly all the way back to take this exam?
Thanks.


I noticed this, too, and am interested in the response. Can anyone weigh in on this?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Drake014 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:22 pm

truevines wrote:Hi,
does any one know what "1st-year law students' exam" of the state bar is about?
They said the exam covers contracts, crim law and torts on the website and it is administrated in June of the 1L year.
Is it like a year-end final?
What if you fail?
If you are interning in DC or NYC, do you have to fly all the way back to take this exam?
Thanks.


Never heard of this, but I'm definitely now intrigued.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:46 pm

Our orientation information just arrived!!!! :D

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby emilybeth » Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:00 pm

i'm reading all of this orientation stuff, but i'm still waiting for it to set in that i'm going to Berkeley. :)

i'm flying out in a week to find a place, sign a lease, and see the campus for the first time since undergrad, so maybe that will help. anyone have any suggestions for finding a place in two days?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:51 pm

truevines wrote:Hi,
does any one know what "1st-year law students' exam" of the state bar is about?
They said the exam covers contracts, crim law and torts on the website and it is administrated in June of the 1L year.
Is it like a year-end final?
What if you fail?
If you are interning in DC or NYC, do you have to fly all the way back to take this exam?
Thanks.


I think I remember this being something that law students from unaccredited schools have to take after their first year in order to take the bar exam. Not 100% certain, but I vaguely remember this from one of those Cooley/People's College trolling sessions...

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby TopCat » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:06 pm

IzziesGal wrote:
truevines wrote:Hi,
does any one know what "1st-year law students' exam" of the state bar is about?
They said the exam covers contracts, crim law and torts on the website and it is administrated in June of the 1L year.
Is it like a year-end final?
What if you fail?
If you are interning in DC or NYC, do you have to fly all the way back to take this exam?
Thanks.


I think I remember this being something that law students from unaccredited schools have to take after their first year in order to take the bar exam. Not 100% certain, but I vaguely remember this from one of those Cooley/People's College trolling sessions...


No, we will be exempt - we have more than 2 years of college and will have finished 1st year (and will be rising 2L's) at an ABA accredited law school. Scroll down to page 16 of the following:

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HTH.

emilybeth wrote:i'm reading all of this orientation stuff, but i'm still waiting for it to set in that i'm going to Berkeley. :)

i'm flying out in a week to find a place, sign a lease, and see the campus for the first time since undergrad, so maybe that will help. anyone have any suggestions for finding a place in two days?


Uhh...Craigslist? :mrgreen: Don't use CalRentals, it's a waste of money. Good luck.

IzziesGal wrote:Our orientation information just arrived!!!! :D


It just struck me how busy (and arduous and, dare I say it, fun) life as a 1L is going to be.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:41 pm

TopCat wrote:Uhh...Craigslist? :mrgreen: Don't use CalRentals, it's a waste of money. Good luck.

+1

Yes, it was only 20 bucks, but that would have paid for my weekly Starbucks frappuccino for a month!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:22 pm

Rotor wrote:
TopCat wrote:Uhh...Craigslist? :mrgreen: Don't use CalRentals, it's a waste of money. Good luck.

+1

Yes, it was only 20 bucks, but that would have paid for my weekly Starbucks frappuccino for a month!


Ha! Our apartment happens to be in a complex with a Starbucks....take one guess where all that GradPlus money is going. :wink:

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby unionorganizer02 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:59 pm

IzziesGal wrote:
Rotor wrote:
TopCat wrote:Uhh...Craigslist? :mrgreen: Don't use CalRentals, it's a waste of money. Good luck.

+1

Yes, it was only 20 bucks, but that would have paid for my weekly Starbucks frappuccino for a month!


Ha! Our apartment happens to be in a complex with a Starbucks....take one guess where all that GradPlus money is going. :wink:


that is so tempting!! despite the ubiquity of coffee shops at berkeley, i plan on investing in a french press. i already have a small coffee bean grinder. the french press will allow me to make fresh coffee fairly quickly every day. i should probably invest in some teeth whitening strips as well. :mrgreen:




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