I think no one answered because no one outside the admissions process really knows. I've heard the same thing you have about it being a negative, but have a couple of friends-- both K through JD types-- who came through UCB undergrad.petite chouette wrote:I don't think anyone has asked this yet, so apologies if it has been mentioned already. Does attending Berkeley for UG have any bearing on acceptance to Boalt? There are myths that it's much harder to get into the grad programs if you went there for UG, which is probably not true but I was wondering if there is anything I should keep in mind when applying for LS here.
Similarly, does it reflect negatively on someone in hiring, etc to not have more diversity in their schooling? I love living in the Bay Area and do not want to leave if at all possible!
As for hiring, ties to the area can be a good thing if you want to stay around here. It may limit your options in other areas, but it sounds like you aren't really interestedin those options.