UC Berkeley Class of 2014

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby clone22 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:15 am

Hey, anyone know in detail how Berk's loan assistance repayment program works? As in, is Berkeley law worth sticker as compared to a T2 in an isolated market that's pretty much a free ride? This is still a hypothetical since no financial aid letters have come out, but I'm curious.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby obrienfa » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:49 am

clone22 wrote:Hey, anyone know in detail how Berk's loan assistance repayment program works? As in, is Berkeley law worth sticker as compared to a T2 in an isolated market that's pretty much a free ride? This is still a hypothetical since no financial aid letters have come out, but I'm curious.


I am not sure but give them a call, they have such a nice staff and I am sure they could explain it all to you.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby r6_philly » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:00 am

obrienfa wrote:
clone22 wrote:Hey, anyone know in detail how Berk's loan assistance repayment program works? As in, is Berkeley law worth sticker as compared to a T2 in an isolated market that's pretty much a free ride? This is still a hypothetical since no financial aid letters have come out, but I'm curious.


I am not sure but give them a call, they have such a nice staff and I am sure they could explain it all to you.


I recall a decent explanation in the Financial Aid section of the site. Their site is very nicely done with most info I needed, did you look it up? I think they just upped to income limit for LRAP to be higher than Yale's which is a great deal.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:44 pm

Finally got my admit packet.. Uc-Berk looks soooo perfect. If only I were independently wealthy.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby Knock » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:45 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Finally got my admit packet.. Uc-Berk looks soooo perfect. If only I were independently wealthy.


Hopefully mine comes in the mail today.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby r6_philly » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:02 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Finally got my admit packet.. Uc-Berk looks soooo perfect. If only I were independently wealthy.


I started to like them more since it's my only top acceptance so far. But coming from you it must be pretty nice. Look forward to getting it.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:29 pm

r6_philly wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:Finally got my admit packet.. Uc-Berk looks soooo perfect. If only I were independently wealthy.


I started to like them more since it's my only top acceptance so far. But coming from you it must be pretty nice. Look forward to getting it.


Im actually biased towards UC-Berk. My main academic interest is environmental/resource law and I am something of a "corporate hippie" type.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby sundance95 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:07 am

tkgrrett wrote:I am something of a "corporate hippie" type.

:shock:

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:07 pm

sundance95 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:I am something of a "corporate hippie" type.

:shock:

Haha, I enjoy having the hippie personality/element around even though I dont really dress or act the part myself. I find liberal minded people that I dont agree with far more tenable than conservative minded people I dont agree with. I would probably best be described as a liberal leaning moderate.

You would never find me with dreadlocks or in a tie-dye shirt but it wouldnt be strange to find me volunteering at the botanical gardens or working with the sierra club.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby r6_philly » Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:42 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
sundance95 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:I am something of a "corporate hippie" type.

:shock:

Haha, I enjoy having the hippie personality/element around even though I dont really dress or act the part myself. I find liberal minded people that I dont agree with far more tenable than conservative minded people I dont agree with. I would probably best be described as a liberal leaning moderate.

You would never find me with dreadlocks or in a tie-dye shirt but it wouldnt be strange to find me volunteering at the botanical gardens or working with the sierra club.


So you'd be better/happier at Berkeley/Stanford than Harvard right? I am a mix, so hard to really fit in anywhere.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:37 am

r6_philly wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:
sundance95 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:I am something of a "corporate hippie" type.

:shock:

Haha, I enjoy having the hippie personality/element around even though I dont really dress or act the part myself. I find liberal minded people that I dont agree with far more tenable than conservative minded people I dont agree with. I would probably best be described as a liberal leaning moderate.

You would never find me with dreadlocks or in a tie-dye shirt but it wouldnt be strange to find me volunteering at the botanical gardens or working with the sierra club.


So you'd be better/happier at Berkeley/Stanford than Harvard right? I am a mix, so hard to really fit in anywhere.


Yeah I would probably be happier at Berkeley/Stanford because of environmental factors (location, dedication to environmental law, weather) but not to the point that it, by itself, is a determining factor. I know that I would be fine at Harvard as well. At the end of the day, Im not at all picky and I just love universities so I would be happy just about anywhere that isnt some super rural place in a super conservative, crappy little farm town where the only place to go is walmart(went to school in one freshman year). That doesnt describe any of the top law schools so I really am not super against any of them.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby LA2Berkeley » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:11 pm

Anybody from the LA area going to Berkeley Law?

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby Knock » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:24 pm

LA2Berkeley wrote:Anybody from the LA area going to Berkeley Law?


I might be, why?

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby LA2Berkeley » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:20 pm

Knock wrote:
LA2Berkeley wrote:Anybody from the LA area going to Berkeley Law?


I might be, why?


I already accepted Berkeley and was looking to meet some local LA people to maybe get together socially before heading to Cal.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:19 pm

Congrats, mofos. See you in the fall.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby powerlawyer06 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:36 am

Congrats to all. I will see you all in the fall. :D

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby AP-375 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:01 pm

Just sent my application in this week and went under review immediately. Was this the case for everyone else? (Maybe this Q belongs in a different thread.)

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:02 pm

AP-375 wrote:Just sent my application in this week and went under review immediately. Was this the case for everyone else?


There is no "complete" you go from received to under review.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby AP-375 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:07 pm

r6_philly wrote:
AP-375 wrote:Just sent my application in this week and went under review immediately. Was this the case for everyone else?


There is no "complete" you go from received to under review.

Thanks.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby Blindc1rca » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:40 am

I just got in and I want Berkeley so so bad... but my god... It is so expensive.

Berkeley has been my dream school since the 6th grade... but my god... It is so expensive.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby r6_philly » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:43 am

Blindc1rca wrote:I just got in and I want Berkeley so so bad... but my god... It is so expensive.

Berkeley has been my dream school since the 6th grade... but my god... It is so expensive.


So are you going?

It may get more expensive soon BTW :shock:

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby Blindc1rca » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:03 am

r6_philly wrote:
Blindc1rca wrote:I just got in and I want Berkeley so so bad... but my god... It is so expensive.

Berkeley has been my dream school since the 6th grade... but my god... It is so expensive.


So are you going?

It may get more expensive soon BTW :shock:



shhhhhhhh

i don't knowww

maybe they'll give me $$ or ill get something worth matching?

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby r6_philly » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:05 am

Blindc1rca wrote:shhhhhhhh

i don't knowww

maybe they'll give me $$ or ill get something worth matching?


What other options do you have now? Cost is certain a concern for us since sticker at Penn is much cheaper than sticker at Berkeley (living expenses). Although I certainly hope I will not be forced to make a school decision based solely on cost.

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby pkt63 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:26 pm

Got my snail mail packet yesterday! Very exciting, but also stressful, as I guess I better start thinking about applying for aid and housing issues and stuff.

So I got the first email (after Dean Tom's call) about being admitted, but not the second email with my info to get on the admitted students site. This is supposed to be two separate emails right? It's been just over a week since the call...how long did it take for you to get that info?

Based on what I see on the website, no one is getting any scholly info for several weeks at least, is that right? I can't access that Scholarship Interest Form until I have my login info, but it seems safest to fill it out, even though it also seems like the candidates that are proactively chosen by reviewers are going to get the best of the pickings. At least this is all what I am inferring...any other info that might be helpful?

Anyone looking at housing options yet? I just skimmed the website, but would appreciate any other beta...

I haven't committed to Berkeley yet, but it's the only response I've gotten so far (yes, I just turned all my apps in two weeks ago). However, even if I get into my other 4, I think Berkeley is the most likely law school for me to attend, given likely financial situation, my future residence, its prestige and, of course, figuring out how to make this work for two, rather than just one (my husband will probably not move with me, so making this easy...er, uh, minimally difficult, is a primary goal).


Let's get this thread moving, potential classmates!

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Re: UC Berkeley Class of 2014

Postby clone22 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:35 pm

I keep hearing that berk has decent need based financial aid, but on their website it talks about how berk expects you to take out the first $44K of cost in loans first year, and first $40K in loans for the last two years. Does that mean the rest will be given in grant aid? Does berk definitely not give a greater percentage of need based aid in grants instead of loans? If anyone could chime in, it would be very useful, because $130K in debt seems to be much more manageable than $210K (the full 3 year COA).




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