amarie2013 wrote:dreakol wrote:only 16 transfers? any reason for the cut?
iirc, they usually accept around 50-60 transfers
I think 19 or 20 were actually accepted, but a few dipped out to go to Harvard instead. I only know of rumors as to why the cut in numbers. What I have heard revolves around jobs. Berkeley wants to stay up in the rankings, and Berkeley wants to make sure ALL of their students get jobs. So, less jobs makes accepting less students sound like a good idea. There has been talk about decreasing the incoming 1L class (presumably for this reason as well)
Hope this helps
does this mean berkeley doesn't pay their own students to do unpaid legal work in order to boost their ranking? thank goodness! uva's "fellowship" program (which employed legit 11% or so of the class of 2011 grads) and michigan and gulc's similar programs made me really wary about attending law school. i really hope boalt kids r getting real jobs:) also, is it true that pretty much anyone at boalt that REALLY wants a firm job can get one? i know that wasn't the case at uva last year and since they r technically tied in the rankings (despite how silly rankings r), i'm slightly concerned. thanks!