2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

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stillwater
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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby stillwater » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:14 am

2LOLJD2015 wrote:I wish they would just ask for a deposit. I wouldn't feel so bad about breaking it off afterward if they did that.

This "give us your word as a lawyer, or ur a scumbag" thing is pretty smart on their part though.


lawyers = scumbags. problem solved

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby sap » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:32 pm

So, anyone who's thinking about housing but has no friends in the bay area yet, my classmate and I just took a 3 bedroom that's about 3 blocks away from the law school. PM me for details.

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby darkatillam2 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:21 pm

Any news on the 2nd batch of acceptances?

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Oleef » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:39 am

darkatillam2 wrote:Any news on the 2nd batch of acceptances?


I checked last years Berkeley transfer thread about about 6 people said they were denied on July 5th, so maybe we'll hear something soon. BTW I've been under review since 6/18

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Nammertat » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:26 pm

Under review since 06/06. Crossing my fingers!

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby brotherdarkness » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:23 pm

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby sap » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:48 pm

There was a girl who transferred to Stanford from Hastings posting in here who seemed like she was saying "accept in good conscience at Berkeley, then if you get into Stanford, go to Stanford." You never know. Admits went out 7/17 last year, and I guess it's not totally inconceivable that they'll be nice and do it a bit earlier this year (the deadline for apps was 6/15 last year I think, and it was 6/14 this year?)

I don't think I'll get into stanford anyway - while I totally kicked 1L's butt, my school is pretty low ranked. Unless Stanford considers why you ended up at a poorly ranked school and favors splitters well, I don't see myself as having much of a shot. So it's kinda a no-brainer here.

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby anonabon » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:03 pm

Just wanted to pop in and say I've been rejected as hell from Berkeley. Not shocking, but I guess I thought they would at least throw me on a waitlist. I didn't really have the stats anyway, and it doesn't hurt as much as I thought it would, so there's that.

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Oleef » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:06 pm

ding, via email. Goodluck!

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Nammertat » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:11 pm

Ding

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby mss455 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:15 pm

anonabon wrote:Just wanted to pop in and say I've been rejected as hell from Berkeley. Not shocking, but I guess I thought they would at least throw me on a waitlist. I didn't really have the stats anyway, and it doesn't hurt as much as I thought it would, so there's that.


Which school sends out a series of dings before a holiday weekend -> Berkeley does!

Dinged by email too but oh well ... life goes on!

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby Nammertat » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:16 pm

mss455 wrote:
anonabon wrote:Just wanted to pop in and say I've been rejected as hell from Berkeley. Not shocking, but I guess I thought they would at least throw me on a waitlist. I didn't really have the stats anyway, and it doesn't hurt as much as I thought it would, so there's that.


Which school sends out a series of dings before a holiday weekend -> Berkeley does!

Dinged by email too but oh well ... life goes on!


Agreed- I was already leaning toward staying at my current school. This makes the decision process MUCH easier!

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby saffronleaf » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:50 pm

Dinged by email.

Stats: T25, top 15th %ile

Had low odds to begin with, but I'm still more disappointed than I thought I would be. Damn.

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby westcoast » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:17 pm

saffronleaf wrote:Dinged by email.

Stats: T25, top 15th %ile

Had low odds to begin with, but I'm still more disappointed than I thought I would be. Damn.


Also dinged. That's pretty much how I feel.

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby nelaw2010 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:04 am

Dinged!

Top 10%, T2.

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby csfm94102 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:32 am

So... Anyone looking for a roommate in Berkeley? If so PM me.

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby brotherdarkness » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:38 pm

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby sap » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:34 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:Alright guys, it's almost decision time. For those of you still waiting on other schools, what's your plan?

I'm sending them my yes and law review signup tomorrow. T2/3->Berkeley is a no-brainer. Waiting for Stanford would be idiotic.

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby brotherdarkness » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:39 pm

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby sap » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:46 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:I'm at a lower T1 and have been offered a 75% scholarship, so I'm having a hard time with this decision. I'm from CA, would love to end up there, and likely can't get there from my current school, but the debt scares me (especially when biglaw isn't certain).


If it were me in that position, I'd probably still go. The debt terrifies me, too, but from everything I've heard, Berkeley transfers do pretty well (I know the ones that came from my school did) and it's just so hard to get into CA from anywhere but one of the top NY schools if you're not here already.

I don't know, I'd PM like everyone on last year's Berkeley transfer thread and ask them how they did at OCI if I were unsure.

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby whynat » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:59 pm

Anybody having trouble finding & submitting the SLR form?

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby sap » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:07 pm

whynat wrote:Anybody having trouble finding & submitting the SLR form?


I did, they told me that I wouldn't be able to do it until I'd confirmed my enrollment. If you have your login, though, you you should see it at the furthest left of the bearfacts portal.

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby whynat » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:14 pm

sap wrote:
whynat wrote:Anybody having trouble finding & submitting the SLR form?


I did, they told me that I wouldn't be able to do it until I'd confirmed my enrollment. If you have your login, though, you you should see it at the furthest left of the bearfacts portal.

Thank you for replying.

Yeah, I was told the same thing. I do have a log-in. The mybearfacts website is showing an error, though.

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby sap » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:20 pm

whynat wrote:
sap wrote:
whynat wrote:Anybody having trouble finding & submitting the SLR form?


I did, they told me that I wouldn't be able to do it until I'd confirmed my enrollment. If you have your login, though, you you should see it at the furthest left of the bearfacts portal.

Thank you for replying.

Yeah, I was told the same thing. I do have a log-in. The mybearfacts website is showing an error, though.


Ahh, looking closer at my email, this is the error I got
We have encountered an error in determining your SLR status. Please contact the Office of the Registrar.
SLR dates not available for requested term.


And they said (in addition to confirm your enrollment before complaining):
The information needed for you to complete the SLR is being sent to the registrar's office, so you should be able to complete it by Wednesday of next week. Please let us know if you continue to have problems completing it after that time.


Since we all got admitted the same day, I'd guess that they have the same timeline for everyone's materials, so I wouldn't worry about it unless it also isn't working tomorrow.

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Re: 2013 Berkeley Transfer Thread

Postby BFrankBYangC » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:22 pm

Just sent in my email declining their offer (in at H!). Hope the extra spot goes to one of you fine fellows.




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