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

Barbaroix2
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Barbaroix2 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:18 pm

Have people been receiving scholarship offers from Berkeley yet?

Don't see any on LSN, but I am wondering if I should submit the scholarship match form or wait to see what I get offered.

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:20 pm

Barbaroix2 wrote:Have people been receiving scholarship offers from Berkeley yet?

Don't see any on LSN, but I am wondering if I should submit the scholarship match form or wait to see what I get offered.


havent heard of any

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BlueLaw11
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby BlueLaw11 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:54 pm

Barbaroix2 wrote:Have people been receiving scholarship offers from Berkeley yet?

Don't see any on LSN, but I am wondering if I should submit the scholarship match form or wait to see what I get offered.


A current student I know told me it's best to submit the scholarship match forms sooner rather than later because they run out of money quickly. Not sure how early that happens but worth considering

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

Postby leslieknope » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:56 pm

I think scholarships are going to come out around ASW? I think I heard that. I'd hold off on submitting a matching application unless you have a full ride somewhere you want them to match, though. What if they were originally going to offer you more than what you're asking them to match? You lose leverage.

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

Postby hillz » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:02 pm

leslieknope wrote:I think scholarships are going to come out around ASW? I think I heard that. I'd hold off on submitting a matching application unless you have a full ride somewhere you want them to match, though. What if they were originally going to offer you more than what you're asking them to match? You lose leverage.


Yeah, I agree with this. If you have a full rid or full ride+, go ahead and submit.

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:03 pm

dillards neet not apply

Barbaroix2
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Barbaroix2 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:35 pm

leslieknope wrote:I think scholarships are going to come out around ASW? I think I heard that. I'd hold off on submitting a matching application unless you have a full ride somewhere you want them to match, though. What if they were originally going to offer you more than what you're asking them to match? You lose leverage.


That makes sense, thanks.

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

Postby trynalaw123 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:46 pm

Can't remember where I got this date from, but I've been operating under the impression that they start handing out regular scholarship decisions around March 15 and continue to do so through mid-April

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

Postby Four Winds » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:55 pm

trynalaw123 wrote:Can't remember where I got this date from, but I've been operating under the impression that they start handing out regular scholarship decisions around March 15 and continue to do so through mid-April


According to this thread (http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=238318) the first matching scholarships came out on March 20 and non-matching came out on March 27.

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

Postby trynalaw123 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:55 am

Four Winds wrote:
trynalaw123 wrote:Can't remember where I got this date from, but I've been operating under the impression that they start handing out regular scholarship decisions around March 15 and continue to do so through mid-April


According to this thread (http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=238318) the first matching scholarships came out on March 20 and non-matching came out on March 27.


Woo! It would be fabulous if Berkeley continued being the one school who's not behind on their timeline

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

Postby drballison » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:19 pm

Hey guys, long time lurker, first time poster. Does anyone have any insight into the best method for successfully getting a matching scholarship?

I got a Charles Evans Hughes (full-ride) at Cornell, and a Dean's Scholarship at NYU (75k total) so far. Still waiting on Penn and Duke. Is there any consensus on whether it's better to submit a higher offer or a lower offer from a better school? Since they only let you submit one scholly for matching, I definitely don't want to screw this up.

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

Postby arose928 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:05 pm

A related scholarship question... I'm still waiting to hear back from one school, just on the off chance that I get a scholarship I could leverage. But I haven't even gotten in yet, much less gotten a scholarship. I'm wondering at what point it hurts more to keep waiting to hear back from them, rather than submit the other offers I already have.

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:28 pm

withdrawing, good luck all

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

Postby DiniMae » Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:58 pm

Added a poll on Thursday and Friday night events! Excited to potentially meet/see everyone!

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

Postby goldenbear92 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:53 pm

DiniMae wrote:Added a poll on Thursday and Friday night events! Excited to potentially meet/see everyone!


Same here! really looking forward to it :D

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

Postby NutellaDipity » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:32 pm

goldenbear92 wrote:
DiniMae wrote:Added a poll on Thursday and Friday night events! Excited to potentially meet/see everyone!


Same here! really looking forward to it :D


my first time in cali, beyond happy to get away from this snow.

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

Postby arose928 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:15 pm

BJSA Welcome Event
FGP Welcome Dinner
WOCC Dinner
BHWA Happy Hour
BJIL BBQ
BTLJ Happy Hour
BJELL Happy Hour
AAPI Dinner
MELSA Dinner
La Raza Welcome

That's a whole lotta acronyms to learn :shock:

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

Postby DiniMae » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:35 am

Mack.Hambleton wrote:withdrawing, good luck all

Thanks. Where are you headed instead?

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BlueLaw11
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby BlueLaw11 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:51 pm

arose928 wrote:BJSA Welcome Event
FGP Welcome Dinner
WOCC Dinner
BHWA Happy Hour
BJIL BBQ
BTLJ Happy Hour
BJELL Happy Hour
AAPI Dinner
MELSA Dinner
La Raza Welcome

That's a whole lotta acronyms to learn :shock:


Haha seriously

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

Postby middlebear » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:02 am

BlueLaw11 wrote:
arose928 wrote:BJSA Welcome Event
FGP Welcome Dinner
WOCC Dinner
BHWA Happy Hour
BJIL BBQ
BTLJ Happy Hour
BJELL Happy Hour
AAPI Dinner
MELSA Dinner
La Raza Welcome

That's a whole lotta acronyms to learn :shock:


Haha seriously


lol I have noooooo clue what I am doing.

This is probably going to turn into following whatever ASW friend(s) I make to whatever they're going to.

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

Postby YouGoGlenCoCo » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:03 pm

arose928 wrote:BJSA Welcome Event
FGP Welcome Dinner
WOCC Dinner
BHWA Happy Hour
BJIL BBQ
BTLJ Happy Hour
BJELL Happy Hour
AAPI Dinner
MELSA Dinner
La Raza Welcome

That's a whole lotta acronyms to learn :shock:


Hey Everyone,

I'm a 1L at Berkeley right now, and I remember last year being incredibly confused and uncertain about the entire process. At that time in my admission cycle one or two current students reached out on my year's message board to offer help and it was through those interactions that I made my decision on where to go/how to find living (very, very difficult in Berkeley)/how to get involved/how to be a productive member of the campus community without sacrificing grades.

With that in mind I thought it would be only right for me to extend the same offer to you folks. I have not gone through this thread (yes, I know that's a cardinal sin in forum-world), so I don't know what concerns people have or what questions are floating around. If anyone would like to get in contact with me, feel free to PM me and I'll give you my personal email. In addition, if anyone is going to be in town for ASW this weekend and want to meet/talk/get a drink/cry about not getting into Yale, I am more than willing to be there for you guys.

Good luck with everything.

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pushsum123
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby pushsum123 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:34 pm

checking in, missing out on ASW, but def excited about Berk

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

Postby ErgoSum » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:21 pm

Excited to go up to random people and ask if they are on TLS

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

Postby middlebear » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:33 pm

ErgoSum wrote:Excited to go up to random people and ask if they are on TLS

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

Postby antiworldly » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:36 am

Have fun at ASW everyone! I'm unfortunately not going to make it, but I'm really excited for Berkeley!




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