Berkeley Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
CredoUtIntellegam
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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby CredoUtIntellegam » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:56 pm

"In law" means it is connected to a house but has its own entrance, bathroom, etc. I think these apartments or studios were originally used or meant for "in-laws," hence the name.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:54 pm

A friend of mine just returned from a trip to Berkeley, where he discovered this ice cream parlor:

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Check out the flavor listing - it's insane. AND for those nights when we're studying for finals, need some comfort, but don't want to tear ourselves away from the law books for too long.....they deliver. :wink:

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby TopCat » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:44 pm

Signed my lease today. Got a fantastic deal at Berkeley Way and Milvia. Me happy. Now ready for 1L. Also, met Dean Tom today. His office is grand (in Telegraph, couple of blocks North of Ashby). "This is the only law school that can claim to have an office that overlooks the Golden Gate bridge," he boasted 8)

IzziesGal wrote:A friend of mine just returned from a trip to Berkeley, where he discovered this ice cream parlor:

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Check out the flavor listing - it's insane. AND for those nights when we're studying for finals, need some comfort, but don't want to tear ourselves away from the law books for too long.....they deliver. :wink:


Interesting. I hardly eat any ice cream but yesterday I tried $1 scoop somewhere at Shattuck (and nearby school). The selection wasn't as huge but it tasted quite good. I think it's within a block or two South from the BART station.

Also in the news: Biking up to Boalt Hall from Shattuck (or anywhere going from the West to the East of campus) is really quite a workout! The upslope kills ya. I think I am too lazy for that kinda workout when hurrying over to class :mrgreen:

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby worldtraveler » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:25 am

I just aced my loan entrance quiz. Considering I normally screw up finances, I'm calling this a victory.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby feeblemiles » Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:23 pm

One month until our first day of class! Hope everyone is having a good summer

I went skydiving for the first time last week and got the video taken. I may have passed out right before landing... embarrassing or hilarious? I'm going with the latter.

Check it out.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Bright*Star » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:33 pm

IzziesGal wrote:A friend of mine just returned from a trip to Berkeley, where he discovered this ice cream parlor:

--LinkRemoved--

Check out the flavor listing - it's insane. AND for those nights when we're studying for finals, need some comfort, but don't want to tear ourselves away from the law books for too long.....they deliver. :wink:


There go my dreams of losing the weight gain I blame on my 9-5 :(

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby unionorganizer02 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:56 pm

I was wondering if any of you use a particular organizing program on your computer. I was a ardent user of Planplus, which is based on Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People when I was at work. But it is not compatible with mac. So I'm looking at Things by Cultured Code (http://culturedcode.com/things/) and Omnifocus (http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnifocus/). Both are based on the Getting Things Done model. Have any of you used either of these programs or thinking of getting one of them? They also sync with your iphone/ipod touch/or similar mobile phones.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:48 pm

feeblemiles wrote:One month until our first day of class! Hope everyone is having a good summer

I went skydiving for the first time last week and got the video taken. I may have passed out right before landing... embarrassing or hilarious? I'm going with the latter.

Check it out.

LMFAO!!! That is GREAT!! And wearing your Berkeley Law 2012 T-shirt too!

But it brings up two points of observation:

1. When I met you in April, you seemed to have enough sense not to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, and

2. The loss of consciousness underscores the feeble in feeblemiles! :P

Congrats and thanks for the entertainment!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby unionorganizer02 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:21 pm

Rotor wrote:
feeblemiles wrote:One month until our first day of class! Hope everyone is having a good summer

I went skydiving for the first time last week and got the video taken. I may have passed out right before landing... embarrassing or hilarious? I'm going with the latter.

Check it out.

LMFAO!!! That is GREAT!! And wearing your Berkeley Law 2012 T-shirt too!

But it brings up two points of observation:

1. When I met you in April, you seemed to have enough sense not to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, and

2. The loss of consciousness underscores the feeble in feeblemiles! :P

Congrats and thanks for the entertainment!


that was so awesome! way to represent! boalt hall 2012!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby iamlife1001 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:26 pm

feeblemiles wrote:One month until our first day of class! Hope everyone is having a good summer

I went skydiving for the first time last week and got the video taken. I may have passed out right before landing... embarrassing or hilarious? I'm going with the latter.

Check it out.



cool as shit, made me kinda queasy just watching you though :)

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby snickersnicker » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:59 pm

Hey everyone. I'm not attending Boalt this fall, but really hope to next year. Would anyone be willing to look over my "Why Berkeley" essay? This is definitely my top choice (amongst schools at which I have a shot, at least) and could probably benefit from some feedback on people who were accepted. Just post here or shoot me a PM if you're willing. Thanks!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby rookiefosho » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:22 pm

notorious boalt is hellsa sick. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBTba2J6OKI tiiiiyyght

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby afjag09 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:34 am

Hey all,

Don't post very often, but after months of imagining what Berkeley might look like, I finally made it out here to find a place and check out the area. I scored an awesome 1BR in a cool Art-Deco style building on Haste and Shattuck. For anyone still looking, I highly recommend checking out Berkeley Apartments. They're a little pricey, but the people are really helpful, friendly, and informative. I think they own buildings scattered around campus.

Anyway, real reason for this post is to share some pics from around and inside Boalt. Might help those of us who couldn't make it to ASW get a small feel for the building!

First floor lobby
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First floor lobby (opposite direction)
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Hallway from lobby
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Posting boards
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Hallway
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View down Bancroft from corner of Bancroft/Piedmont (view of the bay in the background, slight downhill slope)
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On a side note, I got to experience the more "extreme" side of Berkeley while visiting. I was wearing an Air Force training shirt (not the best idea, but I didn't even think about it!), walking outside the McDonalds on Shattuck, when some crazy guy started yelling obscenities and bashing the military, giving me the bird all the while. I have to admit, I got a bit heated :oops: :oops: . Not even an hour in Berkeley, and this happens! Guess I need to be a bit more cognizant of my attire for the next couple of years...lol

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Son of Cicero » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:45 pm

Pacific Gas & Electric is the primary utility company. PG&E was also party to a landmark contracts case decided by Roger Traynor, one of Boalt's most renowned and frequently-cited graduates. *wanders off*

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:21 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:What are the names of the utility companies that service Berkeley? Like, water, electric, gas, and cable? Thanks guys!

SoC got you PG&E. Cable is Comcast-- I got the bundle for Internet, phone & cable. Landlord is paying water/sewer/garbage, so can't help there.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby christyh » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:47 am

hey everyone! so i know this is a little late, as everyone seems to have moved in already, but i just got back into the country and i am looking for roommates to share a nice 2 bd or 3 bd in berkeley. i went looking today thinking i could find a place in what turned out to be 7 hours..but no. lets just say i found some disgusting places! i'm sure some of you are in my situation (who got screwed by grad housing) and want to live somewhere nice with other boalt students. anyone interested? im a good roommate :)

message me or respond here or email me at christyholstege@gmail.com to get in touch. if you have a place and are looking to fill a room..that would be awesome too!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby unionorganizer02 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:41 pm

Oh man I finally got through one of the optional reading books, "Simple Justice" which is about the history of Brown v. Board. It was a monstrous 800 pages! But it was amazing, inspiring, and worth every page. I had no idea that the chief justice who heard the case (and was leaning against desegregation) died a few months before a decision had to be rendered! That left the door open for Eisenhower to nominate Earl Warren, governor of California at the time and a Boalt Hall alum! He successfully united all of the 8 other justices to support overturning Plessy and desegregating the schools. Sadly, the book ends on a somewhat somber note when it discusses how the later Supreme Court under Rehnquist and Scalia worked to undermine and dismantle Brown. In fact the school district in the Brown case is just as, if not more, segregated today than it was 50 years ago. Has anyone read any of the other books on the list? I'm thinking of picking up another.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Arrow » Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:16 pm

Hey, did anyone else have to turn in a proof of citizenship of some sort to the financial aid?

They said that you must do it in person, and I will not be able to do it right before school starts, which means I cannot use my loans at all to pay for tuition until then.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby purplemonkey » Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:24 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:Another question - has anyone been able to access their e-bill on cars? I keep getting errors...


I also get an error message when trying to access my e-bill. In our orientation email from a few weeks back, I think that it said that our e-bill would be accessible on or around August 1. I may be completely off though.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby TopCat » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:06 pm

purplemonkey wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:Another question - has anyone been able to access their e-bill on cars? I keep getting errors...


I also get an error message when trying to access my e-bill. In our orientation email from a few weeks back, I think that it said that our e-bill would be accessible on or around August 1. I may be completely off though.

Yes, I think this is about right (ebill accessible after the dummy class registration or something like that).

Rotor wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:What are the names of the utility companies that service Berkeley? Like, water, electric, gas, and cable? Thanks guys!

SoC got you PG&E. Cable is Comcast-- I got the bundle for Internet, phone & cable. Landlord is paying water/sewer/garbage, so can't help there.

I'm thinking about getting one of those bundles too.

unionorganizer02 wrote:Oh man I finally got through one of the optional reading books, "Simple Justice" which is about the history of Brown v. Board. It was a monstrous 800 pages! But it was amazing, inspiring, and worth every page. I had no idea that the chief justice who heard the case (and was leaning against desegregation) died a few months before a decision had to be rendered! That left the door open for Eisenhower to nominate Earl Warren, governor of California at the time and a Boalt Hall alum! He successfully united all of the 8 other justices to support overturning Plessy and desegregating the schools. Sadly, the book ends on a somewhat somber note when it discusses how the later Supreme Court under Rehnquist and Scalia worked to undermine and dismantle Brown. In fact the school district in the Brown case is just as, if not more, segregated today than it was 50 years ago. Has anyone read any of the other books on the list? I'm thinking of picking up another.

Interesting. I did read excerpts from Brown when I was doing a paper on legal philosophy but nothing in detail.

And, feeblemiles' video is just great. Skydiving is now on my list of adventurous things to do, right after bungee jumping. I have yet to muster up courage for that one, to begin with.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:04 pm

Hey everyone! I just got here on Monday and so far, I love it!! The Bay Area is just breathtaking. I am soooo happy to be out of Manhattan. Can't wait to meet you all and to start exploring Berkeley. =)

Quick question....we can't do the dummy registration thing until August, correct?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby worldtraveler » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:26 pm

IzziesGal wrote:Hey everyone! I just got here on Monday and so far, I love it!! The Bay Area is just breathtaking. I am soooo happy to be out of Manhattan. Can't wait to meet you all and to start exploring Berkeley. =)

Quick question....we can't do the dummy registration thing until August, correct?


My registration time is between August 6-12. Assuming we all have the same one, then you're right.

I'm starting to get really excited/nervous. I've been travelling so law school hasn't been on my mind but now I'm just like WOW-this is coming up soon!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby emilybeth » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:19 am

I move out to the bay area in one week exactly! After 3 days of driving I'll finally be there on Aug. 1 ... I'm so excited!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:07 am

amyLAchemist wrote:
emilybeth wrote:I move out to the bay area in one week exactly! After 3 days of driving I'll finally be there on Aug. 1 ... I'm so excited!


Yay! I also arrive on Aug 1, but I only have a 5-6 hour drive. :) Is anyone else driving up from LA on Aug 1 (sat)?

My movers pull away on the 29th, but seeing as how I have at least a 5-6 DAY drive, we'll be deep into that first week of August before we get there. :(

On the plus side-- work is over. A few formalities tomorrow and I'll be able to start to get REALLY excited for school. :D

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby unionorganizer02 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:26 am

amyLAchemist wrote:
emilybeth wrote:I move out to the bay area in one week exactly! After 3 days of driving I'll finally be there on Aug. 1 ... I'm so excited!


Yay! I also arrive on Aug 1, but I only have a 5-6 hour drive. :) Is anyone else driving up from LA on Aug 1 (sat)?


i'll be driving up on August 2




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