Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

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uzpakalis
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby uzpakalis » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:59 pm

katertot74 wrote:Accepted today via email. I have to accept by July 5 with no deposit required. Likely accepting unless I get NYU or Columbia where my partner is studying.

My Stats:
T2 in CA
Top 3-5%


I selfishly hope you get NYU/Columbia.

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Regionality
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Regionality » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:07 pm

catecureuil wrote:Under Review 6/16
School: East coast T2 in the 60s
GPA: 4.00
Rank: Top 1%

Received acceptance e-mail yesterday afternoon. Kinda freaking out about this 7/5 deadline.


You are #1 or 2 at a school in its 60's...I'd be shocked if you didn't get in to CCN

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Nacirema » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:55 pm

Anyone get the call today? does anyone think the next round will go out Friday?

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby random5483 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:50 pm

No news for me yet. Will post here moment I find out, even if it means logging on from internship.

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Regionality
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Regionality » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:32 pm

No news from me or my number twin either

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby katertot74 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:23 pm

Yes... I just have to respond via email and state my intent to enroll.

Regionality wrote:
katertot74 wrote:Accepted today via email. I have to accept by July 5 with no deposit required. Likely accepting unless I get NYU or Columbia where my partner is studying.

My Stats:
T2 in CA
Top 3-5%


In order to accept you just tell them you're enrolling?

Nacirema
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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Nacirema » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:52 pm

The suspense is killing me...........

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby smiley » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:04 pm

me too, i'm dying. my boyfriend is applying for jobs out there, and if i can't go with, i'll cry. i didn't put it in my statement because he doesn't have the job(s) yet, so i felt it would be lying-ish. please take pity on a breaking heart, berk.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Nacirema » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:22 pm

Really? nothing today!????? fml

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby jstn1104 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:58 pm

Nacirema wrote:Really? nothing today!????? fml


Seriously. I just want to know one way or the other!

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby FireNextTime » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:03 pm

I take the excruciating silence as a sign that it's all pretty much over.

Granted, we have about an hour before Admissions calls it another day. But given the July 5 deadline that acceptees have mentioned, I'm betting that Boalt's offered all it's gonna unless and until some of the accepted turn them down.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby missinglink » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:13 pm

FireNextTime wrote:I take the excruciating silence as a sign that it's all pretty much over.

Granted, we have about an hour before Admissions calls it another day. But given the July 5 deadline that acceptees have mentioned, I'm betting that Boalt's offered all it's gonna unless and until some of the accepted turn them down.

Agreed. :|

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Nacirema » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:50 pm

I think they close at 5. One more Hour... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Berkeley dont leave meeeeeeee!!!!!!!

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby wallberlin » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:28 pm

Pretty sure I'm out at this point.

UR 6/21
Bay Area T3/T4
Top 2-3%, number 7 overall

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby lawschoolhopeful91 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:09 pm

I'm also in at Boalt.

Low T14, around top 15-20%

Happy to get in but the July 5th deadline is killing me. What are my chances at HYS?

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Gary Sanchez » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:15 pm

lawschoolhopeful91 wrote:I'm also in at Boalt.

Low T14, around top 15-20%

Happy to get in but the July 5th deadline is killing me. What are my chances at HYS?



In @ Boalt as well as of Wednesday.... Freaking July 5 deadline, deal breaker. Gonna hold out for HYS

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Wholigan » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:29 pm

lawschoolhopeful91 wrote:I'm also in at Boalt.

Low T14, around top 15-20%

Happy to get in but the July 5th deadline is killing me. What are my chances at HYS?


I'm not applying to Boalt, but isn't it fair to call Boalt itself "Low T14" at this point? Not sure what your reasons are, but if they are anything close to the usual transfer reasons, (jobs/clerkships/academia/prestige) you're probably better off just holding out for HYS, regardless what your chances are at getting one.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Headybrah » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:36 pm

Wholigan wrote:
lawschoolhopeful91 wrote:I'm also in at Boalt.

Low T14, around top 15-20%

Happy to get in but the July 5th deadline is killing me. What are my chances at HYS?


I'm not applying to Boalt, but isn't it fair to call Boalt itself "Low T14" at this point? Not sure what your reasons are, but if they are anything close to the usual transfer reasons, (jobs/clerkships/academia/prestige) you're probably better off just holding out for HYS, regardless what your chances are at getting one.


If the kid is doing this well at that good a school your post is stupid. Typical of TLS. Maybe he wants to be in sf?

There are a ton of reasons he may want boalt. Why speculate.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Wholigan » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:49 pm

Headybrah wrote:
Wholigan wrote:
lawschoolhopeful91 wrote:I'm also in at Boalt.

Low T14, around top 15-20%

Happy to get in but the July 5th deadline is killing me. What are my chances at HYS?


I'm not applying to Boalt, but isn't it fair to call Boalt itself "Low T14" at this point? Not sure what your reasons are, but if they are anything close to the usual transfer reasons, (jobs/clerkships/academia/prestige) you're probably better off just holding out for HYS, regardless what your chances are at getting one.


If the kid is doing this well at that good a school your post is stupid. Typical of TLS. Maybe he wants to be in sf?

There are a ton of reasons he may want boalt. Why speculate.


Relax, dude. I left my comment open-ended in case there is some other reason, and I was perfectly polite. On the other hand, I love how you say "why speculate" after proceeding to speculate youself that he wants to be in SF. After he just said he would take any of HYS, which are in completely different parts of the country. So whose post is stupid after all?

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby lawschoolhopeful91 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:02 pm

Thanks for the responses. You're both right: I want the usual boost in job/clerkship opps, but I'm also particularly interested in the SF market/being in SF. Any other advice?

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Tiresias » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:33 pm

Ask yourself this question first. How unhappy are you with your present school? If you feel Berkeley will provide you with the community you have been missing, then I say commit to Berkeley.

Ultimately, if you do well at a lower t14 (and you are), it might take a little more effort, but you will surely get a good job in SF. So, given your situation, I don't think such a move would justify more objective costs such as moving, losing contacts and relationships, and rerooting yourself (you might be from SF and that might not be an issue).

If I was in your position, and I wish I was, I would hold out for HYS. Otherwise, it is just a lateral transfer. A decision to go to Berkeley can only be justified by the intangibles. If those intangibles are decisive, then I say you would have made a good decision to go to Berkeley.

Hope that helps my friend.

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby lawschoolhopeful91 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:51 pm

Thanks, you make some good points. I definitely think Berkeley would be a good fit for me and I'd be happy there, but I don't wanna sell myself short if I've got a good shot at HYS...

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby CindyLarson84 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:53 pm

I think you do have a very decent shot at HYS... did you apply to all three?

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby zomginternets » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:36 pm

What is the deposit amount for everyone that's been accepted so far?

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Re: Boalt Transfer Thread for Fall 2011

Postby Regionality » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:15 pm

Is it as dead out there re: Boalt news as this thread?

No one who went under review after the 15th has heard anything, right?




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