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

Postby ErgoSum » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:34 pm

Tr3 wrote:Is there a 2018 fb group?



I'd join :P

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

Postby mvp_13 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:47 pm

Oskosh wrote:
BlueLaw11 wrote:
Oskosh wrote:If one is going to ASW, how does one get Berkeley to reimburse the $400? I still don't know whether I'm attending, but will come to a decision this week...


I remember reading that they have a table at ASW where you can fill out the paperwork. I'd double check on the admitted students website though. Hope you can make it!

If it's pretty much guaranteed, it'd be awesome. I'm a teacher, so it's not a wonderful salary. I don't just have $400 lying around to make a trip to a law school... If they guarantee the reimbursement, I could fly out to the Oakland airport for ~$420 roundtrip.


It sounds like, on a very limited basis, they're able to give you the money upfront, but you need to get in touch ASAP and make a strong case for it. Otherwise it might be prudent to RSVP and select the box that says you want to be reimbursed. In addition, I think there's a cap for the reimbursement, so you may not get the full $420 back. :?

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

Postby gauthi75 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:58 pm

Hi all,

I was just wondering if anyone here is attending the interviews for the Berkeley Law Opportunity Scholarship or knows anything about them? And congrats to everyone on getting in

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

Postby stoopkid13 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:49 pm

Anyone have an idea of when info on ASW student hosts will come out?

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

Postby Smoking Gunner » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:54 pm

Has anyone found any apartments near campus (preferably walking distance) with 1 bd/bath for <$2000? I've been doing some research but all the apartments I've found are pretty far from campus or aren't particularly nice (e.g. Manville).

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

Postby DiniMae » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:26 pm

stoopkid13 wrote:Anyone have an idea of when info on ASW student hosts will come out?

I was told very shortly.

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

Postby DiniMae » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:26 pm

qwerty125 wrote:Has anyone found any apartments near campus (preferably walking distance) with 1 bd/bath for <$2000? I've been doing some research but all the apartments I've found are pretty far from campus or aren't particularly nice (e.g. Manville).

+1

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:32 pm

qwerty125 wrote:Has anyone found any apartments near campus (preferably walking distance) with 1 bd/bath for <$2000? I've been doing some research but all the apartments I've found are pretty far from campus or aren't particularly nice (e.g. Manville).


Jesus

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

Postby Tr3 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:02 pm

My packet finally arrived in the mail! I was part of the 2/6 FR1 group. Yayy!!

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

Postby leslieknope » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:43 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
qwerty125 wrote:Has anyone found any apartments near campus (preferably walking distance) with 1 bd/bath for <$2000? I've been doing some research but all the apartments I've found are pretty far from campus or aren't particularly nice (e.g. Manville).


Jesus

To be fair, this is probably a pretty bad time to be looking. If it's anything like the housing market near my UG, leases all expire in either May/June when the semester ends for the 9 month leases, or in August for the year-long leases.

That said, I definitely can't afford to live alone off-campus at these prices and I'm not coming with a spouse, so I'm not sure what I'll be doing. Either springing for grad student housing (which is still expensive) or risking my fortune on a CraigsList roommate, I guess? :|

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

Postby arose928 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:25 pm

leslieknope wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:
qwerty125 wrote:Has anyone found any apartments near campus (preferably walking distance) with 1 bd/bath for <$2000? I've been doing some research but all the apartments I've found are pretty far from campus or aren't particularly nice (e.g. Manville).


Jesus

To be fair, this is probably a pretty bad time to be looking. If it's anything like the housing market near my UG, leases all expire in either May/June when the semester ends for the 9 month leases, or in August for the year-long leases.

That said, I definitely can't afford to live alone off-campus at these prices and I'm not coming with a spouse, so I'm not sure what I'll be doing. Either springing for grad student housing (which is still expensive) or risking my fortune on a CraigsList roommate, I guess? :|


Berkeley has an in-house Facebook page on the admitted students site where people can indicate if they are looking for a roommate. It looks like there's also some CalRentals portal for listings - more info here: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-program ... hp?id=6356

Agreed that I don't think it's a great time to be looking, and $2,000 seems steep - I would expect a 1br to be more in the $1,300-$1,800 range (but still probably not affordable for a law student on their own).

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

Postby BlueLaw11 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:13 am

Hey has anyone had any success with the scholarship matching program yet? And if so did you include a statement with your request? I'm about to fill my form out and was wondering if anyone has had success. Thanks!

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

Postby slurpy » Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:19 pm

BlueLaw11 wrote:Hey has anyone had any success with the scholarship matching program yet? And if so did you include a statement with your request? I'm about to fill my form out and was wondering if anyone has had success. Thanks!


I don't think they've made any scholarship offers yet, matching or otherwise.

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

Postby ErgoSum » Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:34 pm

I just want to remind everyone that we all got into Boalt :D :D :D

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

Postby leslieknope » Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:46 pm

ErgoSum wrote:I just want to remind everyone that we all got into Boalt :D :D :D

This both delighted me and reminded me to finish booking stuff for ASW, so you have accomplished two things! :D :D :D

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

Postby Oskosh » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:37 am

This would be a first time experience... What kind of attire would one have to take to ASW?? Ugh...

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

Postby p89sean16 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:58 am

Oskosh wrote:This would be a first time experience... What kind of attire would one have to take to ASW?? Ugh...


Don't overthink it. No need for suits or formal attire, probably would avoid dressing like a slob also. More or less wearing what I would on weekends when I go out to eat rather than club, if that makes sense.

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

Postby goldenbear92 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:19 pm

Finally checking in! Excited for ASW next month, anyone else going to be a 'double bear'? :D

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

Postby DiniMae » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:31 pm

p89sean16 wrote:
Oskosh wrote:This would be a first time experience... What kind of attire would one have to take to ASW?? Ugh...


Don't overthink it. No need for suits or formal attire, probably would avoid dressing like a slob also. More or less wearing what I would on weekends when I go out to eat rather than club, if that makes sense.

At the GULC one, many people had on business casual or formal. A few were very casual with jeans, but they had on a nice sweater or button down. I saw no one in sneakers or tshirts. But this is Berkeley and I have no idea how WC style standards compare to the East.

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

Postby DiniMae » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:32 pm

Any word on student hosting a place to stay for ASW?

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

Postby p89sean16 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:57 am

DiniMae wrote:
p89sean16 wrote:
Oskosh wrote:This would be a first time experience... What kind of attire would one have to take to ASW?? Ugh...


Don't overthink it. No need for suits or formal attire, probably would avoid dressing like a slob also. More or less wearing what I would on weekends when I go out to eat rather than club, if that makes sense.

At the GULC one, many people had on business casual or formal. A few were very casual with jeans, but they had on a nice sweater or button down. I saw no one in sneakers or tshirts. But this is Berkeley and I have no idea how WC style standards compare to the East.


True, it may vary by school. This is last year's Admit Day on Boalt's Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29370912@ ... 553344402/

Looks pretty laid back.

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

Postby arose928 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:41 pm

p89sean16 wrote:
DiniMae wrote:
p89sean16 wrote:
Oskosh wrote:This would be a first time experience... What kind of attire would one have to take to ASW?? Ugh...


Don't overthink it. No need for suits or formal attire, probably would avoid dressing like a slob also. More or less wearing what I would on weekends when I go out to eat rather than club, if that makes sense.

At the GULC one, many people had on business casual or formal. A few were very casual with jeans, but they had on a nice sweater or button down. I saw no one in sneakers or tshirts. But this is Berkeley and I have no idea how WC style standards compare to the East.


True, it may vary by school. This is last year's Admit Day on Boalt's Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29370912@ ... 553344402/

Looks pretty laid back.


Yeah on the admitted students website it says "Our Admit Weekend program will begin with lunch on Thursday, March 12, at the School. Substantive and social activities are planned throughout the weekend. There will be presentations by students, faculty, and the financial aid office. You will have opportunities to meet members of student organizations and journals and to learn more about of our clinical and curricular concentration programs. Attire for all events is casual."

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

Postby NutellaDipity » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:00 pm

DiniMae wrote:Any word on student hosting a place to stay for ASW?

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

Postby leslieknope » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:31 pm

NutellaDipity wrote:
DiniMae wrote:Any word on student hosting a place to stay for ASW?

It was in the email Dean Tom sent out today, if you guys didn't see.

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

Postby sheishkabob » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:02 pm

Hey guys, question/thoughts: Do you think that there will be a difference in scholarship awards between people accepted off faculty review and those admitted by Dean Tom?




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