Berkeley Law Class of 2016

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Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby Real Madrid » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:08 am

Hey everyone!

I deferred from last cycle to the Class of 2016. Just thought I'd go ahead and get this thread started for those others who've decided to go to Cal.

Here's what we have to look forward to:

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And in case you get bored, there's a pretty interesting city across the bay. Maybe you've heard of it?

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Facebook Group:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/519840564716351/
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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby vishwanath15 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:11 pm

I have sent in my application! i hope i get in!!!! LOOOVE the place

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby Redamon1 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:30 pm

Nice shots!

I started 1L here recently and I must say the building is fantastic. Plenty of great sunny spots inside and outside the building with a nice view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the rooftop terrace. The weather is surprisingly sunny and temperate. So lucky to get here just as the construction is finished. And the profs, students, journals and clinics are living up to Berkeley's reputation as a challenging, stimulating, supportive and down-to-earth environment. Definitely come visit if you can - the school will pay for your flight to SF if you get admitted.

Good luck to all applicants! Remember that you can post on the "ask students" thread if you any questions about the school or city.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=130044
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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby UtilityMonster » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:21 pm

*drool*

Those are great photos of the building.

I'm such a sucker for... buildings.

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby Ialdabaoth » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:33 pm

Bump. I'll (hopefully) be submitting my application within the next couple of weeks. Good luck to all!

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby CalAlumni » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:56 am

I'll be submitting my application once I get my LSAT score on the 29th.

Loved my time at Cal during undergrad! If anyone has any questions regarding living in Berkeley (living on the North Side vs South Side) or anything else Cal related, feel free to private message me.

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby sonny » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:19 am

Status went "your file is under review" yesterday... anyone else?

From previous threads looks like what? If I don't hear by end of December its probably a rejection...

Good Luck Everyone!

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby Aspen » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:24 pm

sonny wrote:Status went "your file is under review" yesterday... anyone else?

From previous threads looks like what? If I don't hear by end of December its probably a rejection...

Good Luck Everyone!


Nope. Not true. I'm currently a 1L here. My file went under review sometime in October and I didn't get in until February when the 1st Faculty Review committee's results came out. I also heard on the last day after everyone on the forums said that the rest of the people would be rejected. So when I got the phone call I was already convinced I was going to be rejected and was researching housing options at Penn. Don't stress out too much.

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby sonny » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:48 am

Aspen wrote:
sonny wrote:Status went "your file is under review" yesterday... anyone else?

From previous threads looks like what? If I don't hear by end of December its probably a rejection...

Good Luck Everyone!


Nope. Not true. I'm currently a 1L here. My file went under review sometime in October and I didn't get in until February when the 1st Faculty Review committee's results came out. I also heard on the last day after everyone on the forums said that the rest of the people would be rejected. So when I got the phone call I was already convinced I was going to be rejected and was researching housing options at Penn. Don't stress out too much.



Good to know... I'm sure it was a LONG wait though haha

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby vzapana » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:45 pm

Got admitted on Monday. RD. So excited to visit!

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby MayBJack426 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:48 am

Congrats to all the recent admits! I'm still in shock that I was admitted, as Berkeley has always been that dream school to me. But after going through last years thread, I'm disheartened about the chances of meaningful financial aid and scholarships. I can't attend at sticker, like many here, and I'm wondering if anyone knows of things that can be done to increase aid chances? I guess my question is for current students.

Are there admits who think they'll be biting the bullet and going regardless of aid? And pursuing Public interest? Maybe I just need a hug, and need to stop looking at beautiful Berkeley pictures..

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby hume85 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:53 am

Congrats to all of you! I went to Berkeley for UG, and I loved it. Welcome to Cal, it's a special place. Go Bears!

ETA: They may have upgraded the interior, but the exterior of much of the law school is still uglier than sin. And :lol: at the people ITT that think it is a "Berkeley c/o 2016 applicants thread".

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby worldtraveler » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:13 am

MayBJack426 wrote:Congrats to all the recent admits! I'm still in shock that I was admitted, as Berkeley has always been that dream school to me. But after going through last years thread, I'm disheartened about the chances of meaningful financial aid and scholarships. I can't attend at sticker, like many here, and I'm wondering if anyone knows of things that can be done to increase aid chances? I guess my question is for current students.

Are there admits who think they'll be biting the bullet and going regardless of aid? And pursuing Public interest? Maybe I just need a hug, and need to stop looking at beautiful Berkeley pictures..


If you are PI then you should be far more concerned about LRAP. Berkeley's LRAP is excellent.

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby bigtexmex » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:00 pm

sonny wrote:Status went "your file is under review" yesterday... anyone else?

From previous threads looks like what? If I don't hear by end of December its probably a rejection...

Good Luck Everyone!


Not exactly. I was lucky. Went under review early January and accepted two weeks later. But I knew some who took a while to hear back.

Good luck to all! Boalt is awesome.

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby twinkletoes16 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:21 pm

As long as some aid money comes my way, I'll be here. Grew up in Norcal, want to live and practice in Norcal. Still can't believe I got in, let alone so fast! It feels like a dream- not gonna lie, teared up some when I got that email. Total shock.

Now just need to get myself an apartment and a dog and move back and I'm set 8)

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby Mdenis1 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:45 am

Hey guys! Checking in. Admitted international (Canadian) applicant. I still can't believe I got into Berkeley, let alone that early in the cycle! (I got in at the beg of Dec)

I do hope I get a scholarship from them (or that they agree to match one of my other T14 - NU offers) As a non-US citizens, I do not have access to financial aid so my options are more limited if I need to attend at sticker.

I hope this thread gets more active! I have never been to California, let alone the Berkeley area, so I have tons of questions about housing/transportation/weather etc. but I'll keep it for later. :)

Congrats again to everyone who has been offered admission!

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby emr2012 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:39 am

Hello all,

I was admitted in early December and know that packets were mailed out last week. As I will not have access to my packet until late next week (out of the country), I was wondering if someone on here could tell me if there is anything in it that requires immediate action. So, care to shed some light on this issue? Also, has anyone received financial aid info yet? In all honesty, I'd probably "bite the bullet" financially if it meant going to Berkeley, but I'd obviously rather not have to do that.

Congrats to all of you that have been admitted! I hope to see/meet you all in April!

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby Spritzpiggy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:54 pm

I briefly visited the campus this summer while I was in CA however yesterday, while stalking the building on googlemaps, I realized there is a rooftop terrace. Rooftop terrace people!!

I'll be that chick sunbathing at ASW this April :)

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby Mdenis1 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:24 am

Spritzpiggy wrote:I briefly visited the campus this summer while I was in CA however yesterday, while stalking the building on googlemaps, I realized there is a rooftop terrace. Rooftop terrace people!!

I'll be that chick sunbathing at ASW this April :)


Awesome!

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby Mdenis1 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:27 am

emr2012 wrote:Hello all,

I was admitted in early December and know that packets were mailed out last week. As I will not have access to my packet until late next week (out of the country), I was wondering if someone on here could tell me if there is anything in it that requires immediate action. So, care to shed some light on this issue? Also, has anyone received financial aid info yet? In all honesty, I'd probably "bite the bullet" financially if it meant going to Berkeley, but I'd obviously rather not have to do that.

Congrats to all of you that have been admitted! I hope to see/meet you all in April!


I haven't received any financial aid offer and I don't think I've heard of anyone who has.

I'd also appreciate if someone could tell us the content of the package as I am also out of the country (Although I am pretty sure we can all find it on Admitted students website, there is tons of information there and with everyone travelling nowadays, I don't think they would put any important information only in the mailed package and not online)

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby clouded.memory » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:10 pm

Mdenis1 wrote:
emr2012 wrote:Hello all,
I was admitted in early December and know that packets were mailed out last week. As I will not have access to my packet until late next week (out of the country), I was wondering if someone on here could tell me if there is anything in it that requires immediate action. So, care to shed some light on this issue? Also, has anyone received financial aid info yet? In all honesty, I'd probably "bite the bullet" financially if it meant going to Berkeley, but I'd obviously rather not have to do that.

Congrats to all of you that have been admitted! I hope to see/meet you all in April!


I haven't received any financial aid offer and I don't think I've heard of anyone who has.

I'd also appreciate if someone could tell us the content of the package as I am also out of the country (Although I am pretty sure we can all find it on Admitted students website, there is tons of information there and with everyone travelling nowadays, I don't think they would put any important information only in the mailed package and not online)

I received my admission packet last week, so I can shed some light on what's inside. Really, there's nothing in there of much importance. You'll get a folder that contains four letters (an admission letter from Dean Tom, another letter about how great Berkeley is, a letter from the Financial Aid Office, and another letter from the Career Development Office), the school's Spring 2012 Transcript publication, and then three promotional booklets that give a little more information about the law school, events, programs, etc. The letter from the Financial Aid Office doesn't give anymore information than their website does, so nothing to worry about there.

I hope this helps! :D

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby emr2012 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:49 pm

Very helpful, thanks a lot!

I guess it's back to the waiting game for scholarship info..

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby LSATSCORES2012 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:05 pm

And I present... The Berkeley Law C/O 2016 FB Group.

Please request to join at your leisure. :)

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby Facebook » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:48 pm

Hi, sorry if the question doesn't fit well here, but this forum is the closest I can find in terms of appropriateness.

I'm a 1L from your beloved rival school across the bay, and this quarter I'm taking a class taught by a visiting professor from Boalt. Is anybody willing to help me find previous outlines and past exams for this professor's class? If so, PM me. I would greatly appreciate it. And needless to say, I will gladly reciprocate the favor in the future should such a chance arise.

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Re: Berkeley Law Class of 2016

Postby Mdenis1 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:23 am

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/6957.htm

Is anyone aware why they don't match NU offers? I'm just wondering out of curiosity, I haven't heard back from them yet. Is it because they are more generous than the others T14 schools and therefore it would be too expensive for Berk to match? (Even if this was the reason, ever since Berk does not automatically match and denies a lot of match request, it wouldn't make much sense...)

I'm curious! :)




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