UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Which ASW events are you attending?

BJSA Welcome Event
0
No votes
FGP Welcome Dinner
11
34%
WOCC Dinner
5
16%
BHWA Happy Hour
3
9%
BJIL BBQ
2
6%
BTLJ Happy Hour
0
No votes
BJELL Happy Hour
0
No votes
AAPI Dinner
4
13%
MELSA Dinner
1
3%
La Raza Welcome
6
19%
 
Total votes: 32

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UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:24 pm

Welcome Boalt Class of 2018!

Image

Berkeley has their own flickr that seems to be regularly updated. Peep the pics below:
2014 Admit Day: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29370912@ ... 553344402/
Berkeley Law Life: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29370912@ ... 936345102/
2014 Scholarship Luncheon: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29370912@ ... 272756312/
Faculty Responses to Brown and Garner Cases: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29370912@ ... 706106102/

Thank you to jemthey17 for help gathering information!

Key Dates
Need-based Financial Aid: Apply by March 2, 2015
Admitted Students Weekend: March 12-14, 2015
First Admissions Response Form: April 15, 2015
Final Admissions Response Form: June 1, 2015
Statement of Legal Resident: June 1, 2015
1L Orientation: August 21, 2015
Classes Begin: August 24, 2015

Links
Admitted Students Website: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/admitted.htm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Berkeley ... 9436858124
Twitter: https://twitter.com/berkeleylawnews
Housing: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/433.htm
Financial Aid: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/finaid.htm
FinAid Blog: http://finaid.berkeleylawblogs.org/

Accepted Students Weekend: March 12-14 (Thu-Sat)
Travel Stipend (air only):
    In-state: $150
    Out-of-State: $300
Airports: Oakland International Airport (OAK) ((recommended)) & San Francisco International (SFO)
Where to Stay (ask for Berkeley discount): http://www.law.berkeley.edu/142.htm

Events
Thursday:
    Programming begins at 12:30pm
    Check in at the Morrison Foerster Room as early as 10am (“MoFo room” in Simon Hall). Luggage storage available. Enter Simon Hall at corner of Piedmont Avenue & Bancroft Way.
    Pick up your name badge (you’ll need it!) and learn your “Mock Module” assignment.
    12-2 pm: Lunch with members of the faculty (Goldberg Room, Steinhart Courtyard).
    2:15-5:30 pm: Choose from a variety of afternoon options:
      Observe a class in session.
      Tour the Berkeley Campus.
      Dean Tom answers your questions.
      Relax and meet your fellow admitted students.
      Take care of business – pick up your travel stipend card, learn about financial aid, etc.
    Pick up stored luggage.
    Available all day: Financial aid counseling by appointment (396 Simon). Travel stipend distribution (393 Simon).
    Programming ends at 7:00pm
    “The Hungry Games” – Meals by local neighborhoods (dinner on your own or with new friends).
    5:30-8:30 pm: Choose from a variety of evening options:
      5:30-7 pm: Wrap up with our Celebrate Diversity Reception at the University Club in Memorial Stadium
      6-8 pm: Berkeley Business Law Happy Hour
      6:30-8:30 pm: BJSA Welcome Event
      6:30-8:30 pm: FGP Welcome Dinner
      6:30-8 pm: Veteran/Military Meet & Greet
      7:30-8 pm: WOCC Dinner
    A complete list of your options will be available on the Admitted Students Website and distributed with registration materials.

Friday:
    Programming begins at 8:30am
    Check in at Donor Lobby. Luggage storage available (MoFo room).
    If you haven’t already, pick up your name badge and learn your “Mock Module” assignment.
    8:30 am: We provide a light breakfast in Steinhart Courtyard.
    8:30 am-4 pm:
      Convene for welcome remarks in Booth Auditorium.
      Concurrent sessions (financial aid and scholarships, student life, hands-on learning, curricular interest areas, career development options, LRAP, etc.).
      Experience life as a 1L and head to a mock first-year class. Expect a reading assignment!
      Criminal Law taught by Professor Melissa Murray
      Property Law taught by Professor Molly S. Van Houweling
      Lunch with current students and members of your Mock Mod. Concurrent building tours available (Locations TBA).
      More concurrent sessions (financial aid and scholarships, student life, hands-on learning, curricular interest areas, career development options, LRAP, etc.)
    4:15-5:30 pm: Conclude with our Student Activities Fair (Heyman Terrace and Student Center).
    Pick up stored luggage by 5:30pm.
    Available all day: Financial aid counseling by appointment (396 Simon). Travel stipend distribution (393 Simon).
    Programming ends at 5:30pm
    Dinner on your own or join an activity:
      5-9 pm: BHWA Happy Hour, BJIL Welcome BBQ, Dinner with Boalt Catholic Community, BTLJ Happy Hour, BJELL Happy Hour, AAPI Dinner, MELSA Dinner, La Raza Welcome, and Criminal Law Journal Happy Hour.

Saturday:
    10:00am-Noon: Alumni Brunch Mixer (Steinhart Courtyard)
    10:00am-1:00pm: Supplemental financial aid advising (by appointment) (396 Simon Hall).
    Student-organized activities may be available (e.g., Gender Journal picnic, All-Enviro Berkeley Hills hike, CFD picnic, etc.). A complete list of your options will be available on the Admitted Students Website and distributed with registration materials.
    Explore the Bay Area on your own – we’ve got it all. A list of suggestions will be included with your registration materials.

If you are unable to attend, Boalt offers Admitted Student Information Sessions and will happily connect you with current students and arrange for you to observe a class in session and have lunch at Cafe Zeb.

There are also regional receptions:
    LA: March 19th
    DC: March 31st
    NYC: April 2nd
    SanFran: TBD

Estimated 2014-2015 School Year Expenses
    Tuition (CA): 48,066
    Tuition (Nonres – 1st year only): 52,024
    Housing & Food: 18,560
    Books & Supplies: 1,544
    Personal: 1,480
    Transportation: 3,002

Scholarship Info
Offers are typically extended beginning in early March and until the final response deadline in June or until the available funds are exhausted.

Scholarship Matching Program (participating schools):
    Columbia University
    Cornell University
    Duke University
    Harvard University
    New York University
    Stanford University
    University of Chicago
    University of Michigan
    University of Pennsylvania
    Yale University

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

Other Scholarships:
In general, the awards range from $15,000 - $75,000 ($5,000 - $25,000 per year). Full tuition scholarships are exceedingly rare. Apply with your Scholarship Interest Form on the Accepted Students website

Previous Examples:
    Berkeley Law Dean's Fellowship: Typically $30,000-$75,000 (awarded as $10,000-$25,000 per year
    Philip S. Ehrlich Public Service Loan-Grant: Typically $60,000 (awarded as $20,000 per year)
    S.K. Yee Fellowship: Typically $15,000 (awarded as $5,000 per year)
    Larry L. Hillblom Fellowship: Typically $30,000 (awarded as $10,000 per year)
    Billie & Adrian Kragen Scholarship: Typically $15,000 (awarded as $5,000 per year)
    Ralph Eltse Memorial Scholarship: Typically $30,000 (awarded as $10,000 per year)
    Graduate Opportunity Program Scholarship: Award typically provides full fees plus a $10,000 living expense stipend for the first year only.

Housing Options
Graduate Housing Website with pictures and details: http://www.housing.berkeley.edu/livinga ... dents.html

Single Students: Manville Apartments (12 month lease)
Manville Apartments is located three blocks from the southwestern corner of campus at Shattuck Avenue and Channing Way, Manville apartments is reserved for law and graduate students. The secured complex includes 132 small, unfurnished, single-occupancy studio apartments.

2014-2015 Rates:
    Standard Apartment= 1,082
    Apartment with Bay view= 1,118
    Apartment with deck= 1,118
    Apartment with courtyard access= 1,118

Single Students: Ida Louise Jackson Apartments (12 month lease + includes utilities)
Jackson Graduate House is located one block from the campus. The newly constructed complex offers space for 120 students in 2,3,4,5 and 6 bedroom shared apartments. Jackson House is considered "off campus" for budgetary purposes with the Financial Aid office.

2014-2015 Rates:
    2 BR= 1,167
    3 BR= 1, 123
    4 BR= 1,110
    5 BR= 1,049
    6 BR= 992

UC Family Housing (For married students or students with a domestic partner, with or without children, and single parents)
University Village Apartments (UVA) is a 58-acre complex with 974 1/2/3 BR apartments, and 2BR townhouses, located 4 miles west of the campus. UVA has its own recreational & community center, a café, laundry rooms, and child care center.

2014-2015 rental rates for Family Student Housing are $1337, $1597 and $1818 respectively for 1, 2 and 3 BR apartments in the new West Village, and $1733 to $2059 for 2 and 3 BR flats and townhouses in the recent East Village. Includes all utilities (except telephone service), and a parking space.

Other Options
International House
Berkeley Student Cooperative

Off-Campus
The following are typical monthly rent ranges for apartments and houses in Berkeley and the surrounding areas:
$812 average cost 2013 - Room in shared apartment or house
$1,250 average cost 2013 - Studio apartment
$1,600 average cost 2013 - 1BR apartment
$2,400 average cost 2013 - 2BR apartment or house
$3,500 average cost 2013 - 3BR or larger house (rare)

Summer Housing
Located in a residence hall near campus. Until mid-August, you can rent a single room for one or two people for approximately $65 per room per night, with a discounted weekly rate.

Transportation
UC Berkeley runs a campus shuttle service, with routes that connect with city bus stops and the downtown Berkeley subway (BART) station. And, remember, with the appropriate sticker, your Cal student ID Card entitles you to free rides on local buses so you need to confine your housing search to the immediate campus vicinity.

Academics
Grading
    High Honors (HH): 10% 1L, 10-15% 2/3L
    Honors (H): 30% 1L, 25-30% 2/3L
    Pass (P)
    Substandard Pass (PC)
    Fail/No Credit (NC)

1Ls who take classes with 2/3Ls have a separate curve.
Seminars have special rules.

Graduation Requirements
    1L Curriculum
    Professional Responsibility course
    Constitutional Law 220.6
    Writing requirement
    Professional Skills course (options)

Certificate Programs
    Clean Technology Law
    Environmental Law
    Law and Technology

Clinics
    Death Penalty
    East Bay Community Law Center
    International Human Rights Law
    Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy

Journals

Link to "Boalt 1Ls taking questions": viewtopic.php?f=4&t=130044&hilit=berkeley&start=1000

This will be updated with more information. This was just to get a thread going. Please let me know if there's info to add or any errors. Thanks!
Last edited by DiniMae on Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:57 pm, edited 22 times in total.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:31 pm

Yay! Thanks for making this.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby jemthey17 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:56 pm

This is amazing, DiniMae!

Maybe premature, but does anyone know where they are planning to stay for ASW?

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Atmosphere » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:58 pm

Great job on the OP!

Checking in, definitely my #1 choice as it stands!

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby ballcaps » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:04 pm

checking in, thanks for creating.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:08 pm

jemthey17 wrote:This is amazing, DiniMae!

Maybe premature, but does anyone know where they are planning to stay for ASW?


No, THANK YOU. :-)

I made a few updates, but I am done for the evening. I will get back on my duties tomorrow.

Congrats, everyone!

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:32 pm

jemthey17 wrote:Maybe premature, but does anyone know where they are planning to stay for ASW?


Does Berk provide any options? If not, I might just be super decadent and live the good life in a hotel room.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:36 pm

Checking in!! Thanks for making this thread :)

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby postard » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:41 pm

Congrats everyone.

middlebear wrote:
jemthey17 wrote:Maybe premature, but does anyone know where they are planning to stay for ASW?


Does Berk provide any options? If not, I might just be super decadent and live the good life in a hotel room.


Berkeley will send out some info about staying with current students for ASW, at some point.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby p89sean16 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:43 pm

Checking in! I'm getting married during ASW and my fiancé won't let me attend the Berkeley event. Kind of rude IMO.

But seriously, wish I could make it to ASW. I'll be coming for an individual visit in March and can't wait to tour the campus and city, and hopefully meet you fine folks in August!

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby everything_bagel » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:00 pm

checking in!

edit: any thoughts (or wild speculation) as to how they come up with their matching scholarships list? why Cornell and no UVA?

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:10 pm

everything_bagel wrote:checking in!

edit: any thoughts (or wild speculation) as to how they come up with their matching scholarships list? why Cornell and no UVA?


I read in some thread that UVa is more liberal with money in their tier....Is that true? If so, that could be a reason.

I have NO idea why Cornell is on there? Maybe they didn't want to leave an Ivy out?

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:11 pm

checkin in

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:51 pm

everything_bagel wrote:edit: any thoughts (or wild speculation) as to how they come up with their matching scholarships list? why Cornell and no UVA?


Like DiniMae said, I think there's some reliable evidence out there that UVA was throwing so much money around it wasn't really practical leave it on. Maybe the $$ Cornell is giving out is closer to what Berk would do anyway?

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:34 am

Updated with links to the Boalt flickr account.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby LSCHI » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:18 am

Checking in! Excited about boalt and I could use some of that Cali sunshine today in the Windy City

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby AriTheHuman » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:17 pm

Checking in!
Maybe this is the wrong thread... but if anyone is deciding btw UCLA and Berkeley, please DM me! UCLA was my sure bet because of my focus on immigration law, and I'm still waiting on Stanford, but then BOOM Berkeley comes out of nowhere and admits me. I live in Richmond, CA so it's very close to home. I'm just not sure they'll provide me the best resources for what I eventually want to do.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:33 pm

For those going to ASW, are you staying for the brunch on the last day?

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:43 pm

DiniMae wrote:For those going to ASW, are you staying for the brunch on the last day?


Pretty sure I will be (I think I might go to SF for a day or two after ASW, so no reason not to go to the last event(s)).

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby jemthey17 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:58 pm

middlebear wrote:
DiniMae wrote:For those going to ASW, are you staying for the brunch on the last day?


Pretty sure I will be (I think I might go to SF for a day or two after ASW, so no reason not to go to the last event(s)).


I'm planning on doing this as well, so I will definitely be at the brunch.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:02 pm

jemthey17 wrote:
middlebear wrote:
DiniMae wrote:For those going to ASW, are you staying for the brunch on the last day?


Pretty sure I will be (I think I might go to SF for a day or two after ASW, so no reason not to go to the last event(s)).


I'm planning on doing this as well, so I will definitely be at the brunch.


I'm local-ish and will be driving to Berkeley Thurs/Fri so I probably will not go just for the brunch on Sat.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Atmosphere » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:17 pm

I'll be there for all of it

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:51 pm

lc39 wrote:
jemthey17 wrote:
middlebear wrote:
DiniMae wrote:For those going to ASW, are you staying for the brunch on the last day?


Pretty sure I will be (I think I might go to SF for a day or two after ASW, so no reason not to go to the last event(s)).


I'm planning on doing this as well, so I will definitely be at the brunch.


I'm local-ish and will be driving to Berkeley Thurs/Fri so I probably will not go just for the brunch on Sat.


Lucky you -- this x-country coordination requires a LOOOONG plane ride and limited options. I think I'll stay and look at apartments because I certainly don't have time to fly out again.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:56 pm

DiniMae wrote:Lucky you -- this x-country coordination requires a LOOOONG plane ride and limited options. I think I'll stay and look at apartments because I certainly don't have time to fly out again.


I know that feel though. I have 2 schools on this coast and 11 that are hella far away. I feel like it'd be easier if I was living on the east coast bc I could just knock out S and B in one trip and visit the other ones much more cheaply.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby DiniMae » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:23 pm

lc39 wrote:
DiniMae wrote:Lucky you -- this x-country coordination requires a LOOOONG plane ride and limited options. I think I'll stay and look at apartments because I certainly don't have time to fly out again.


I know that feel though. I have 2 schools on this coast and 11 that are hella far away. I feel like it'd be easier if I was living on the east coast bc I could just knock out S and B in one trip and visit the other ones much more cheaply.


I would hope that S&B are within a week of each other for that reason -- assuming S takes me. But no one has been accepted to pass on the news of asw dates. So.......

Yea I can see how traveling to the east coast for a bunch of schools is painful.




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