Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby EvelynS » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:57 am

Elliott_Smith wrote:New rankings made me smile :)


Yey!!!! This new ranking made my day :D

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Rotor » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:49 am

Tanicius wrote:
Elliott_Smith wrote:New rankings made me smile :)



We popped $250 bottles of champagne on our new posh 8th floor terrace built as a congratulatory measure of tying UPenn for best public law school in the country.

Except Penn is private, so there is no tie. And despite what the number US News decides to randomly assign us each year, it doesn't change your ultimate conclusion.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby dreakol » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:09 am

Rotor wrote:
Tanicius wrote:
Elliott_Smith wrote:New rankings made me smile :)



We popped $250 bottles of champagne on our new posh 8th floor terrace built as a congratulatory measure of tying UPenn for best public law school in the country.

Except Penn is private, so there is no tie. And despite what the number US News decides to randomly assign us each year, it doesn't change your ultimate conclusion.


whoosh

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:23 am

dreakol wrote:
Rotor wrote:
Tanicius wrote:
Elliott_Smith wrote:New rankings made me smile :)



We popped $250 bottles of champagne on our new posh 8th floor terrace built as a congratulatory measure of tying UPenn for best public law school in the country.

Except Penn is private, so there is no tie. And despite what the number US News decides to randomly assign us each year, it doesn't change your ultimate conclusion.


whoosh


except we tied uva. but w/e. still awesome.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Aspen » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:44 am

except we tied uva. but w/e. still awesome.


Yeah that's pretty ridiculous! I want Berkeley being back to being the top public law school in the country and not having to share it with anyone. Berkeley is definitely way better than UVA. First of all when I went to tour that place it was SUPER depressing. Everyone kinda looked like they didn't want to be there at all, which is a huge contrast with Berkeley. Then on top of that it has horrible placement in the California market. I don't care how good you claim you are but if you can't place in the most populous state in the country you're not this super amazing national law school. I spoke to students who want to practice there and alums who currently practice in CA and they said it was EXTREMELY difficult trying to get there/getting there. Berkeley, however, has pretty good placement on the East Coast. It's pretty much common knowledge (and I know a couple alums/current students at Boalt) that if you really want to go back to the East Coast from there you can.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:05 pm

Aspen wrote:
except we tied uva. but w/e. still awesome.


Yeah that's pretty ridiculous! I want Berkeley being back to being the top public law school in the country and not having to share it with anyone. Berkeley is definitely way better than UVA. First of all when I went to tour that place it was SUPER depressing. Everyone kinda looked like they didn't want to be there at all, which is a huge contrast with Berkeley. Then on top of that it has horrible placement in the California market. I don't care how good you claim you are but if you can't place in the most populous state in the country you're not this super amazing national law school. I spoke to students who want to practice there and alums who currently practice in CA and they said it was EXTREMELY difficult trying to get there/getting there. Berkeley, however, has pretty good placement on the East Coast. It's pretty much common knowledge (and I know a couple alums/current students at Boalt) that if you really want to go back to the East Coast from there you can.


i feel like berkeley really does have a better national reputation than other peer schools, with the possible exception of Penn. also, correct me if i'm wrong, but berkeley doesn't have a new fellowship program where they pay their own graduates to boost employment statistics? next year i anticipate a drop in the rankings for uva, as 10%+ of their students are "employed" by their alma mater. us news has promised to impose more rigorous employment standards to improve transparency.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Neatrends » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:11 pm

Virgil777 wrote:Oh great, while I was typing out the answers to the Scholarship Interest form questions, it timed me out and logged me off, the only problem is that it went ahead and "submitted" my application and conveniently changed all of my "yes" answers to "no" and I can't change anything because it has been submitted. :roll:

It'll be interesting to see how helpful their Financial Aid office is going to be in resolving this issue.


"NOPE! Sry, you submitted already. Whats done is done."

JK Im sure theyll be happy to help ya out =D

Also, did anyone get a call from the admissions office today? I had a missed call from them but no message, thought it was odd.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:47 pm

Neatrends wrote:
Virgil777 wrote:Oh great, while I was typing out the answers to the Scholarship Interest form questions, it timed me out and logged me off, the only problem is that it went ahead and "submitted" my application and conveniently changed all of my "yes" answers to "no" and I can't change anything because it has been submitted. :roll:

It'll be interesting to see how helpful their Financial Aid office is going to be in resolving this issue.


"NOPE! Sry, you submitted already. Whats done is done."

JK Im sure theyll be happy to help ya out =D

Also, did anyone get a call from the admissions office today? I had a missed call from them but no message, thought it was odd.

yeah it was a berkeley student. idk what they wanted to talk about bc i had to go to a meeting at that precise time, but i think they wanted to answer any questions we might have about berkeley.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby ViennaGraben » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:19 pm

Geneva wrote:
Neatrends wrote:
Virgil777 wrote:Oh great, while I was typing out the answers to the Scholarship Interest form questions, it timed me out and logged me off, the only problem is that it went ahead and "submitted" my application and conveniently changed all of my "yes" answers to "no" and I can't change anything because it has been submitted. :roll:

It'll be interesting to see how helpful their Financial Aid office is going to be in resolving this issue.


"NOPE! Sry, you submitted already. Whats done is done."

JK Im sure theyll be happy to help ya out =D

Also, did anyone get a call from the admissions office today? I had a missed call from them but no message, thought it was odd.

yeah it was a berkeley student. idk what they wanted to talk about bc i had to go to a meeting at that precise time, but i think they wanted to answer any questions we might have about berkeley.


I got mine last night. It was a 1L who just wanted to chat and answer any questions we might have about the program and/or ASW coming up. We chatted for about 20 mins or so and she gave me her email to stay in touch, etc.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Aspen » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:03 pm

Virgil777 wrote:Oh great, while I was typing out the answers to the Scholarship Interest form questions, it timed me out and logged me off, the only problem is that it went ahead and "submitted" my application and conveniently changed all of my "yes" answers to "no" and I can't change anything because it has been submitted. :roll:

It'll be interesting to see how helpful their Financial Aid office is going to be in resolving this issue.


You have to deal with admissions not financial aid. I called Financial Aid with some questions on that form and they said to direct all scholarship questions to admissions.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby poe » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:50 pm

Hmm, I got a call from a 510 number, but didn't hear anyone on the other end. Probably a bad connection. I wonder if that was my 1L call...

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby bigtexmex » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:32 pm

poe wrote:Hmm, I got a call from a 510 number, but didn't hear anyone on the other end. Probably a bad connection. I wonder if that was my 1L call...

I had a call yesterday from a 2L student. She decided to call me right as I was going to sleep. I think she might have thought I was some psycho killer or something due to the fact that I was already dozing off.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby thebigspoon » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:21 am

anyone hear back with any scholarship info? Matching or anything from the scholarship interest form? I love Cal but its expensive =/

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby mcenteno » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:25 am

thebigspoon wrote:anyone hear back with any scholarship info? Matching or anything from the scholarship interest form? I love Cal but its expensive =/


I submitted the scholarship interest form a few weeks ago and still haven't heard anything! Maybe after ASW, around the same time they send out financial aid packages?

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Redamon1 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:12 pm

Geneva wrote:
Aspen wrote:
except we tied uva. but w/e. still awesome.


Yeah that's pretty ridiculous! I want Berkeley being back to being the top public law school in the country and not having to share it with anyone. Berkeley is definitely way better than UVA. First of all when I went to tour that place it was SUPER depressing. Everyone kinda looked like they didn't want to be there at all, which is a huge contrast with Berkeley. Then on top of that it has horrible placement in the California market. I don't care how good you claim you are but if you can't place in the most populous state in the country you're not this super amazing national law school. I spoke to students who want to practice there and alums who currently practice in CA and they said it was EXTREMELY difficult trying to get there/getting there. Berkeley, however, has pretty good placement on the East Coast. It's pretty much common knowledge (and I know a couple alums/current students at Boalt) that if you really want to go back to the East Coast from there you can.


i feel like berkeley really does have a better national reputation than other peer schools, with the possible exception of Penn. also, correct me if i'm wrong, but berkeley doesn't have a new fellowship program where they pay their own graduates to boost employment statistics? next year i anticipate a drop in the rankings for uva, as 10%+ of their students are "employed" by their alma mater. us news has promised to impose more rigorous employment standards to improve transparency.


I can tell you from personal experience that Berkeley as a school overall has a better reputation than UVA, Mich, and even some higher ranked schools like NYU and Chicago. I'm talking here about the perception among non-lawyers, many of whom PI-interested grads will need to impress to get hired and promoted. BigLaw is clearly another matter but when it comes to PI, lay prestige, largely influenced by the quality of the University overall, is an important factor.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Elliott_Smith » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:51 pm

thebigspoon wrote:anyone hear back with any scholarship info? Matching or anything from the scholarship interest form? I love Cal but its expensive =/


Patiently waiting.

It sounds like late march/early April is the norm.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Shaggier1 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:17 pm

Congrats to all the new admits! Berkeley is a wonderful place to go to law school.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby ViennaGraben » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:30 pm

Elliott_Smith wrote:
thebigspoon wrote:anyone hear back with any scholarship info? Matching or anything from the scholarship interest form? I love Cal but its expensive =/


Patiently waiting.

It sounds like late march/early April is the norm.


Nothing aside from that info about the Phoenix. There's a little chain about it going on the admissions thread too. Since a lot of admitted student who aren't minorities got it, we're assuming everyone did. Wish we would hear on the actual awards sooooooooooooon...

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Elliott_Smith » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:31 pm

Yup, so that. It definitely looks like they didn't restrict the email to eligible admits.

Waiting less patiently.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Geneva » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:39 pm

I'm having trouble getting onto the admitted students page. Although I created a CalNet ID and pass phrase, I cannot log onto the account. Despite the fact that I made a point of typing in the right words, I keep getting an error message. I have not been able to log in since creating my CalNetID. Is anyone else having this problem? The error message says: Note: Your CalNet Passphrase is case sensitive.

The CalNet ID and/or Passphrase you provided are incorrect.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby canon » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:13 pm

Wanted to say congratufreakinglations to all the new admits. Please come to ASW! Best way to see why Boalt has its reputation as one of the more relaxed/chill law schools in the T14.

I met some admits in the past few weeks and really hope you attend!

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Geneva » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:16 pm

canon wrote:Wanted to say congratufreakinglations to all the new admits. Please come to ASW! Best way to see why Boalt has its reputation as one of the more relaxed/chill law schools in the T14.

I met some admits in the past few weeks and really hope you attend!


Thank you! Stoked to be in. Just have to figure out how to access the admitted students site!




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