UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

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hellomellow
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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby hellomellow » Tue May 06, 2014 5:10 pm

has anyone gone to any of the receptions?

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Cocoblues » Wed May 07, 2014 2:29 am

hellomellow wrote:has anyone gone to any of the receptions?


I went to the one in DC! It was great! Helped solidify my Berkeley choice!

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby hellomellow » Wed May 07, 2014 3:23 am

Cocoblues wrote:
hellomellow wrote:has anyone gone to any of the receptions?


I went to the one in DC! It was great! Helped solidify my Berkeley choice!


what are they like?

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Cocoblues » Wed May 07, 2014 12:48 pm

hellomellow wrote:
Cocoblues wrote:
hellomellow wrote:has anyone gone to any of the receptions?


I went to the one in DC! It was great! Helped solidify my Berkeley choice!


what are they like?


There were admitted (for the most part committed) students, alumni, admin staff, and Dean Tom also made the trip. Since I hadn't had an opportunity to attend ASW, it was a great way to meet future classmates, talk to alumni, and get a sense of whether their experience at B could inform my decision.

I still visited the campus in addition to attending the reception. But the latter significantly made an impact on my decision-making process.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby snappysalmons » Wed May 07, 2014 1:25 pm

Any of the held matching scholly people heard anything back yet? Or are they making us go the distance?

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby hellomellow » Wed May 07, 2014 1:38 pm

snappysalmons wrote:Any of the held matching scholly people heard anything back yet? Or are they making us go the distance?


they still haven't gotten back to you guys? have you contacted them again? i hope they didn't forget >.<

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby nutsforboalt » Wed May 07, 2014 4:57 pm

snappysalmons wrote:Any of the held matching scholly people heard anything back yet? Or are they making us go the distance?


Still waiting :|

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby ironicbunny » Wed May 07, 2014 5:54 pm

nutsforboalt wrote:
snappysalmons wrote:Any of the held matching scholly people heard anything back yet? Or are they making us go the distance?


Still waiting :|


They should be releasing Matching decisions tomorrow, since May 8th was the last day in their projected timeline.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby ironicbunny » Wed May 07, 2014 5:55 pm

admiringatticus wrote:Not that this is going to affect my decision (just curious) but does anyone know when Berkeley is announcing the new dean?


I got an email the other day from Berkeley:

Sujit Choudhry, a renowned expert in comparative constitutional law, has been named dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Choudhry, the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and founder of its Center for Constitutional Transitions, will begin a five-year term beginning July 1, 2014.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Thu May 08, 2014 9:24 am

todaysthedaytodaysthedaytodaystheday

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Cocoblues » Thu May 08, 2014 11:58 am

cotiger wrote:todaysthedaytodaysthedaytodaystheday


NVM...Scholarship negotiations.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby agglomeration » Thu May 08, 2014 6:30 pm

Just heard back about matching scholarships.....Receiving the "Boalt Hall Fellowship" for 30,000. Anyone else receive this?

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby ironicbunny » Thu May 08, 2014 6:57 pm

agglomeration wrote:Just heard back about matching scholarships.....Receiving the "Boalt Hall Fellowship" for 30,000. Anyone else receive this?


That is what I got also!

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Thu May 08, 2014 8:42 pm

Just gotta make it so difficult, don't you berk? 5k/yr more and I definitely would be going. 5k/yr less and I definitely would not. Derrrr

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby banks » Sat May 10, 2014 10:57 pm

Howdy all. Excited to be committed to Berkeley! Looking forward to meeting everyone.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Typhoon24 » Sun May 11, 2014 10:00 pm

banks wrote:Howdy all. Excited to be committed to Berkeley! Looking forward to meeting everyone.



welcome!! see you in the fall!

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Thu May 15, 2014 12:33 pm

OP'ing this thread was a totally random decision. Looks like some excellent foreshadowing now. Just accepted my offer!

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu May 15, 2014 12:34 pm

cotiger wrote:OP'ing this thread was a totally random decision. Looks like some excellent foreshadowing now. Just accepted my offer!



:D :D :D
many congrats cotiger! i'm sure you'll be so happy at berkeley.
we at nyu will miss you.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Thu May 15, 2014 12:36 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
cotiger wrote:OP'ing this thread was a totally random decision. Looks like some excellent foreshadowing now. Just accepted my offer!



:D :D :D
many congrats cotiger! i'm sure you'll be so happy at berkeley.
we at nyu will miss you.


Thank bom! Enjoy the village for me, it'll be a blast. :D

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby agglomeration » Thu May 15, 2014 3:35 pm

On Berkeley Law's housing page, there is a website --LinkRemoved--. about staying in the residence halls when you are in the area looking for housing. However it does not seem to be working for me. Does anyone else seem to be having this problem?

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby truckstop » Thu May 15, 2014 4:34 pm

Dear Berkeley,

Way to take until May 15 to tell me that you're not matching my scholarship offer :roll:

Byyyyyye

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby SlothManProphecy » Sat May 17, 2014 6:52 pm

Officially committed to the class of 2017!

I've been living in Oakland for the past two years, and will continue to do so during law school. If anyone is considering doing something similar, feel free to message me about specific neighborhoods in Oakland. I have a large 1000 sq ft apartment in a 4-plex in a very cool/trendy neighborhood, and I only pay $800 a month. It takes me about 35 min to get to Cal via bus (which is free for students), or if I drive it is ~10 min away.

I highly recommend going the Oakland (or Albany, Lafayette, El Cerrito etc.) route. I went to Cal for undergrad and had my share of overpriced, tiny, disgusting apartments close to campus.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Cocoblues » Sun May 18, 2014 8:16 pm

hellomellow wrote:has anyone looked into housing? what is the deal on the manville apartments?


in other words, are they cute and cozy :)

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Tanicius » Tue May 20, 2014 12:16 am

Cocoblues wrote:
hellomellow wrote:has anyone looked into housing? what is the deal on the manville apartments?


in other words, are they cute and cozy :)


No. Student housing is a total ripoff for mediocre furniture and carpeted concrete floors. And the worst offense of all student housing: SINGLE beds. I have some friends who lived in International House for all three years, and frankly I don't know how they did it with those crappy dorm rooms and beds.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Cocoblues » Tue May 20, 2014 9:57 pm

Tanicius wrote:
Cocoblues wrote:
hellomellow wrote:has anyone looked into housing? what is the deal on the manville apartments?


in other words, are they cute and cozy :)


No. Student housing is a total ripoff for mediocre furniture and carpeted concrete floors. And the worst offense of all student housing: SINGLE beds. I have some friends who lived in International House for all three years, and frankly I don't know how they did it with those crappy dorm rooms and beds.



Good to know. Thanks!




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