Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

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Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Commit to Berkeley
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brotherdarkness
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Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby brotherdarkness » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:00 am

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UnfrozenCaveman
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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:13 am

Ask Berkeley for more time?

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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby Benjamin1987 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:16 am

Commit to Berkeley.

Here's the way I see it: Going to Berkeley you don't gain as much as you would with HSC. It's close though. And, those may be denials. This is a huge opportunity for you. With BLS you'll have it made in CA, and doors will likely be open in Chicago if you want to return. I'm assuming if you had been admitted to BLS through regular admissions you would have matriculated? So, don't get caught star-gazing now and miss a life-changing opportunity. Plus, if you get stuck at your current school returning to CA will be difficult if not impossible (at least for big law) and it sounds like you really like it there. Start preparing for their write-on competition.

Bottom-line: A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush. Good luck at BLS!

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brotherdarkness
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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby brotherdarkness » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:18 am

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UnfrozenCaveman
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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby UnfrozenCaveman » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:31 am

Wait as Long as you can today. Maybe you'll get a miracle last minute acceptance at Stanford.

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brotherdarkness
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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby brotherdarkness » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:38 am

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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby transferhopes2013 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:40 am

The early deadline is both a blessing and a curse. Berkeley is gracious not to drag the process out for us transfers, but it does create some difficulties when comparing opportunities.

That being said, as a fellow transfer (who has put a great dealing of thought and analysis into similar decisions) I think it would be wise to accept at Boalt. Like the previous posters stated, you gain a lot with Boalt that your current school can't offer. The other schools may admit you down the line, but they may not. Like any good gambler will tell you, you have to know when to walk away.

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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby transferhopes2013 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:47 am

BTW, withdrawing may not be the kiss of dome you think it is. Last year LisaVJ withdrew from Stanford when she accepted at Boalt. A week later SLS still accepted her. Explain to SLS when you withdraw. It seems like they may be understanding?

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brotherdarkness
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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby brotherdarkness » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:46 am

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Danger Zone
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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:48 am

CSWSer's KILLING IT in the transfer forum

transferhopes2013
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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby transferhopes2013 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:48 am

Congrats!

shecallingme
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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby shecallingme » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:53 am

What about passing up the money and taking on the extra debt? Everyone think that's worth it?

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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:55 am

shecallingme wrote:What about passing up the money and taking on the extra debt? Everyone think that's worth it?

Seems like OP has already made up his mind about that, so I didn't feel the need to give unsolicited advice.

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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby brotherdarkness » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:12 am

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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby shecallingme » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:34 am

^ Good points.

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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby hephaestus » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:09 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:Thanks for the help all. If I don't get a call from Stanford today (lol), I'll commit to Berkeley this evening. Feels like the right choice, and I know I'll be very happy at Boalt.

I think that's very much the right decision, especially with your California goals/ties.

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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby mattviphky » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:20 am

I have heard that people that go to Berkeley have small penises. I'd stay put if I were you.

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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:41 am

mattviphky wrote:I have heard that people that go to Berkeley have small penises. I'd stay put if I were you.


or he should go where he fits in

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Danger Zone
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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby Danger Zone » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:06 am

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
mattviphky wrote:I have heard that people that go to Berkeley have small penises. I'd stay put if I were you.


or he should go where he fits in

He said small, dude.

Ayooo

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brotherdarkness
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Re: Commit to Berkeley or roll the dice?

Postby brotherdarkness » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:15 am

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