Berkeley Class of 2012

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muddywaters
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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby muddywaters » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:24 pm

UCs are not big on schollies at all, so let's not get our hopes up.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby 20160810 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:48 am

muddywaters wrote:UCs are not big on schollies at all, so let's not get our hopes up.


Yeah a friend of mine with a 3.8/awesome resume/171 was offered a whopping 75% of in-state tuition from UCHastings, so if Berkeley operates similarly don't get your hopes up for the big bucks. Also, if anyone wants to hear stories about dealing with UCB's financial ai... no, no, I won't rain on your parade.

UCB is a hellish, soulless bureaucracy, but it's also probably my favorite place on earth.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby jennglebell » Fri Dec 05, 2008 5:04 pm

SoftBoiledLife wrote:UCB is a hellish, soulless bureaucracy, but it's also probably my favorite place on earth.


+1

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby legends159 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:30 pm

muddywaters wrote:UCs are not big on schollies at all, so let's not get our hopes up.


UCLA was very generous. I really hope Berkeley will be as well. But I get the feeling they know I want them more than they want me (esp after I emailed deam Tom telling him he made my dreams come true). Bad move :oops:

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby xynder » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:56 pm

legends159 wrote:
muddywaters wrote:UCs are not big on schollies at all, so let's not get our hopes up.


UCLA was very generous. I really hope Berkeley will be as well. But I get the feeling they know I want them more than they want me (esp after I emailed deam Tom telling him he made my dreams come true). Bad move :oops:


lol I can see your scholarship offer going straight to the furnace after that;)

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby 20160810 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:50 pm

lol

well at least the cost of living in Berkeley is really lo............. :|

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby legends159 » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:51 pm

SoftBoiledLife wrote:lol

well at least the cost of living in Berkeley is really lo............. :|


Thanks. Maybe I'll find a really rich mentor who will take charity on me. *Wink* Ken *Wink*

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby muddywaters » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:17 am

UCLA does give more schollies, likely due to its desire to improve its classes stats in order to move up the USNWR rankings. UCB does not have this pressure.

Amy, I am surprised you did not get $$$ from UCLA. You still could though.

Is Berkeley your #1 right now?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby legends159 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:10 am

amyLAchemist wrote:Yeah, UCB is my first choice. We might move to NY though (I hope not), and then I would be going to school over there somewhere....


Wait, you would sacrifice Berkeley to move to NY?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby zabagabe » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:30 am

Hey all,

Reporting for duty! Just got the email. Not decided quite yet, but Bezerkeley is definitely up there in part b/c I'm also applying to a Ph.D. there. Congrats to everyone else! :)

All I have to say is: Cheese Board = Heaven.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby legends159 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:24 am

amyLAchemist wrote:
legends159 wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:Yeah, UCB is my first choice. We might move to NY though (I hope not), and then I would be going to school over there somewhere....


Wait, you would sacrifice Berkeley to move to NY?


I don't want to, but I might not have much of a choice. When faced with the choice of being apart from my SO (we are getting married during law school), I would just move to NY too. I got into Cornell at least....so it's not too much of a sacrifice. But I do hope I am part of Berkeley Class of 2012. :)


Is he doing something so important that he can't move to California?

Well in that case I hope you get into NYU/Columbia AND find an apartment for under $1200 a month.

Oh and welcome to the gang Zabagabe

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby pursuit1002 » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:16 pm

Anyone thinking of going to Admit day?
They're paying for the flight!
It'd be nice to check out the place before I actually enroll..

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby badfish » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:33 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:
legends159 wrote:Is he doing something so important that he can't move to California?


In my opinion, no. In his opinion, yes.

I ask him what his problem is (lol, my exact words), and his response was that I am smart and will do well no matter what T20 law school I go to. I guess it's a compliment, but still annoying as all hell since it's not what I want to hear. :lol:


Amy do yourself a favor and go to Berkeley!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby 20160810 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:52 pm

badfish wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:
legends159 wrote:Is he doing something so important that he can't move to California?


In my opinion, no. In his opinion, yes.

I ask him what his problem is (lol, my exact words), and his response was that I am smart and will do well no matter what T20 law school I go to. I guess it's a compliment, but still annoying as all hell since it's not what I want to hear. :lol:


Amy do yourself a favor and go to Berkeley!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby nallku » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:43 pm

I know that this is the forum for admitted students, but did someone get this:

"I write to inform you that your law school application at UC Berkeley Law School has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee."

and then get in?

I don't have a strong LSAT (165), but decided against a retake because my wife was having our first son in September and I wouldn't have time. I thought about retaking because I was at the hospital the night before because my father-in-law had a heart attack. I did ALOT better on TIMED practice exams (98th percentile-AVERAGE).

I think that I have great softs, a high GPA (especially for my major), and I want to do patent law. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. I am worried about a rejection after this e-mail.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby silver11 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:07 pm

nallku wrote:I know that this is the forum for admitted students, but did someone get this:

"I write to inform you that your law school application at UC Berkeley Law School has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee."

and then get in?

I don't have a strong LSAT (165), but decided against a retake because my wife was having our first son in September and I wouldn't have time. I thought about retaking because I was at the hospital the night before because my father-in-law had a heart attack. I did ALOT better on TIMED practice exams (98th percentile-AVERAGE).

I think that I have great softs, a high GPA (especially for my major), and I want to do patent law. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. I am worried about a rejection after this e-mail.


Lot's of people get in and according to this board you have the same chances that you had from the regular pool roughly 8-12 percent. I have heard that it is easier to gain acceptance once you're in committee review, but that doesn't seem to be the common sentiment.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby silver11 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:27 pm

Anyone get the admission packet today?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby legends159 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:29 pm

No. They said before Christmas though, so still waiting.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby lsatbobby » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:44 pm

But I get the feeling they know I want them more than they want me (esp after I emailed deam Tom telling him he made my dreams come true). Bad move


you did not do this...did you?

hahaha...i could only imagine how I'd respond to a toby acceptance call (im sure itd lead to my acceptance being revoked)

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby lsatbobby » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:45 pm

i hope berk sends some fun stuff...it seems like people in previous years got shirts and coasters and what not from schools

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby legends159 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:52 pm

lsatbobby wrote:i hope berk sends some fun stuff...it seems like people in previous years got shirts and coasters and what not from schools


all I got from my schools were a price tag

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby lsatbobby » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:53 pm

stupid economy...

but did you really send that email?

(oh, i did get a virtual xmas card from cornell)

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby 20160810 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:36 pm

If the sort of swag I got when admitted as an undergrad is any indication, Berkeley will send you three things:

1. A glossy postcard with a picture of the Campanile on it
2. A letter from Chancellor Birgeneau asking for donations
3. A bill

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby lsatbobby » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:37 pm

hahaha

well, i can't find any pics of the school (the part thats not getting tore down) on the website, so just a postcard with the campus on it would be nice

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby silver11 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:42 pm

lsatbobby wrote:hahaha

well, i can't find any pics of the school (the part thats not getting tore down) on the website, so just a postcard with the campus on it would be nice


Same problem, but I actually used Google Street View to look at the campus. Pretty pathetic lol




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