Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

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WesttoEast
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby WesttoEast » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:19 pm

My thoughts exactly. Pretty awful.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Journeybound » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:23 pm

Officially declared my intent to enroll. I'm going to Berkeley!!!

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby shmoo597 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:31 pm

WesttoEast wrote:My thoughts exactly. Pretty awful.


Journeybound wrote:Officially declared my intent to enroll. I'm going to Berkeley!!!


:( :( :(

:) :) :)

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby tobey2 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:09 pm

hi new transfers to boalt,

i know someone transferring out of boalt who is looking find someone to take over the lease for his room in his house. the house has 3 other roommates, all grad students but no other law students, and its in a great neighborhood near the berkeley bowl and ashby bart station. rent is somewhere around $650/month and there is a parking space. about 10 min bike ride to school, or there are bus lines on telegraph that take you pretty close.

if you're a new transfer to berkeley and looking for housing, send me a message and i can put you in touch!
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Lawl Shcool
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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:11 pm

Anyone else doing the write on starting Thur?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby destro85 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:13 pm

Just a quick question to you all:

Anyone got in from a low T2 or TTT/TTTT??

I'll be starting at a school ranked in the 90's and will like to xfer to Berkeley... just wanted to know if I was the only one.
Now time to top gun this semester =/

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby nleefer » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:53 pm

destro85 wrote:Just a quick question to you all:

Anyone got in from a low T2 or TTT/TTTT??

I'll be starting at a school ranked in the 90's and will like to xfer to Berkeley... just wanted to know if I was the only one.
Now time to top gun this semester =/


Don't plan on it.

That said I did my first year at SCU (ranked near the bottom of T2) and got in. Berkeley does seem to take the top few students at SCU every year though, that may not be the case at your school.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby destro85 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:35 am

nleefer wrote:
destro85 wrote:Just a quick question to you all:

Anyone got in from a low T2 or TTT/TTTT??

I'll be starting at a school ranked in the 90's and will like to xfer to Berkeley... just wanted to know if I was the only one.
Now time to top gun this semester =/


Don't plan on it.

That said I did my first year at SCU (ranked near the bottom of T2) and got in. Berkeley does seem to take the top few students at SCU every year though, that may not be the case at your school.


You contradicted yourself, you said "don't plan on it" but yet you seem to have gotten in?
Maybe what you're referring to is the "regional" school since SCU is in Cal and the markets could blend.
Though, I hear where you're coming from, this school is in the east coast but I'll still try; however, what do you say to those TTT and TTTT that have gotten in? Maybe the top students like you said perhaps do have a chance.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby nleefer » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:18 am

Perhaps I was too brief, let me elaborate. When I say don't count on it I mean that transferring from a low T2/TTT to T14 isn't something that happens for a great number of people. Berkeley does take a largish transfer class, so that works in your favor, but you will still need to be in the top 5 or maybe 10% of your class.

All things being equal, you have a 5% chance of being in the top 5%. You may be lucky and have a knack for law school, but that's impossible to know until after your first semester. My advice is keep the thought of transferring in the back of your mind, but don't spend a lot of time thinking about it. Work as hard and as smart as you can, earning the best grades you can. Try to make a good impression on your professors. Finally, be prepared to graduate from the T2 you are attending. Best of luck.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby hotdog » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:27 am

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby aliceydu » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:26 pm

How well would someone have to do in order to transfer to Berkeley from Hastings? Top 10-15? But if you're already top 10-15% from Hastings, is it still worth it to transfer?

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby sillyboots » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:45 pm

How well would someone have to do in order to transfer to Berkeley from Hastings? Top 10-15? But if you're already top 10-15% from Hastings, is it still worth it to transfer?


I'd be curious to hear any insight into this as well, but just by reading through this thread and the thread from the year before, I'd say top 5% and you have very good chances, top 5-10% and you have an outside chance, and anything past top 10% and you better have some really impressive softs or compelling reasons to be at boalt.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Coolgrnmen » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:57 pm

sillyboots wrote:
How well would someone have to do in order to transfer to Berkeley from Hastings? Top 10-15? But if you're already top 10-15% from Hastings, is it still worth it to transfer?


I'd be curious to hear any insight into this as well, but just by reading through this thread and the thread from the year before, I'd say top 5% and you have very good chances, top 5-10% and you have an outside chance, and anything past top 10% and you better have some really impressive softs or compelling reasons to be at boalt.

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I'd be curious to hear why both of you revived a 2 year old thread.

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Re: Official UC-Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Lasers » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:30 pm

aliceydu wrote:How well would someone have to do in order to transfer to Berkeley from Hastings? Top 10-15? But if you're already top 10-15% from Hastings, is it still worth it to transfer?

aren't you a 0L?

transferring should be the furthest thing from your mind.




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