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

Postby strugglebus » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:51 am

For those not at ASW/not in the finaid Q&A today -- sounds like merit offers should start going out next week.

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

Postby slurpy » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:55 am

strugglebus wrote:For those not at ASW/not in the finaid Q&A today -- sounds like merit offers should start going out next week.


Thanks for letting us know!

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

Postby antiworldly » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:26 am

strugglebus wrote:For those not at ASW/not in the finaid Q&A today -- sounds like merit offers should start going out next week.


Fun times, hopefully it all works out and I can be relaxing in sunny Berkeley this time next year.

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

Postby wonka » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:37 am

strugglebus wrote:For those not at ASW/not in the finaid Q&A today -- sounds like merit offers should start going out next week.


Oh, great to know! Thanks!

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

Postby zaetoroftheprotoss » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:43 pm

in the student panel breakout: They said that employers are all aware of the drawbacks in not having letter grades and that employers don't get the transcripts until you come to the interview (you bring the transcript to the interview)

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

Postby wonka » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:48 pm

zaetoroftheprotoss wrote:in the student panel breakout: They said that employers are all aware of the drawbacks in not having letter grades and that employers don't get the transcripts until you come to the interview (you bring the transcript to the interview)


Thanks for the info!

Am I correct to think this is a good thing because it prevents transcripts from precluding interviews?

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

Postby zaetoroftheprotoss » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:05 pm

mwonka wrote:
zaetoroftheprotoss wrote:in the student panel breakout: They said that employers are all aware of the drawbacks in not having letter grades and that employers don't get the transcripts until you come to the interview (you bring the transcript to the interview)


Thanks for the info!

Am I correct to think this is a good thing because it prevents transcripts from precluding interviews?


They didn't say explicitly but I would say this is a fair assumption from the tone of the response.

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

Postby middlebear » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:12 pm

Shout-out to the person in front of me at the LRAP panel (if I remember right) who was reading TLS on their phone.

(What are your guys's thoughts, for those of you at ASW?)

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

Postby paragonloop » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:37 am

middlebear wrote:Shout-out to the person in front of me at the LRAP panel (if I remember right) who was reading TLS on their phone.

(What are your guys's thoughts, for those of you at ASW?)


I was sold, but trying not to get too enamored before reality hits with scholarship offers hopefully this week.

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

Postby BlueLaw11 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:34 pm

middlebear wrote:Shout-out to the person in front of me at the LRAP panel (if I remember right) who was reading TLS on their phone.

(What are your guys's thoughts, for those of you at ASW?)


I had a great time, what a cool place. In the same boat on waiting for scholarship info but as of now Boalt is my #1

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

Postby middlebear » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:30 am

I really liked the people (at least the law school people - the hordes of hipster undergrads will take some adjusting to). Waiting on money, which is going to probably be the tie-breaker for me.

...and I spent today in SF mainly just eating all the great food and drinking all the great coffee on the water. Unf.

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

Postby arose928 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:43 pm

I met with a financial aid counselor yesterday who said scholarship offers would start going out near the end of next week, and that process would continue through April. After April, your chances of receiving a scholarship are diminished because most of the offers are committed and accepted. Also said that financial aid packages would start going out the beginning of April. Later than I thought - I thought they were going out last week so people could have that info during ASW. It seems like most people (on here and who I met at ASW) are waiting on that before making a final decision.

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

Postby slurpy » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:21 am

Got an email soliciting my application for the Phoenix Fellowship (despite the fact that I am not a woman of color) while at the gym and almost fell off the treadmill thinking it was my scholarship package. All this waiting is not kind to my nerves.

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

Postby antiworldly » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:34 am

slurpy wrote:Got an email soliciting my application for the Phoenix Fellowship (despite the fact that I am not a woman of color) while at the gym and almost fell off the treadmill thinking it was my scholarship package. All this waiting is not kind to my nerves.


Seriously, the email's title got me extraordinarily excited when I glanced at my phone this morning. Such a let down!

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

Postby IngmarKurosawa » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:51 am

slurpy wrote:Got an email soliciting my application for the Phoenix Fellowship (despite the fact that I am not a woman of color) while at the gym and almost fell off the treadmill thinking it was my scholarship package. All this waiting is not kind to my nerves.


This happened to me too (also not a POC). I thought perhaps that Berkeley had made an assumption about my race (most of my substantive work experience is Civil Rights/PI related) and spent a good 10 minutes savoring the irony. Apparently not though.

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

Postby slurpy » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:18 pm

IngmarKurosawa wrote:
slurpy wrote:Got an email soliciting my application for the Phoenix Fellowship (despite the fact that I am not a woman of color) while at the gym and almost fell off the treadmill thinking it was my scholarship package. All this waiting is not kind to my nerves.


This happened to me too (also not a POC). I thought perhaps that Berkeley had made an assumption about my race (most of my substantive work experience is Civil Rights/PI related) and spent a good 10 minutes savoring the irony. Apparently not though.


Could be true - all of my work experience is also in PI.

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

Postby sheishkabob » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:25 pm

slurpy wrote:
IngmarKurosawa wrote:
slurpy wrote:Got an email soliciting my application for the Phoenix Fellowship (despite the fact that I am not a woman of color) while at the gym and almost fell off the treadmill thinking it was my scholarship package. All this waiting is not kind to my nerves.


This happened to me too (also not a POC). I thought perhaps that Berkeley had made an assumption about my race (most of my substantive work experience is Civil Rights/PI related) and spent a good 10 minutes savoring the irony. Apparently not though.


Could be true - all of my work experience is also in PI.


No PI for me and not a woman of color...I think it might have been a random blast

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:30 pm

They sent me three emails about this same thing lol

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

Postby arose928 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:35 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:They sent me three emails about this same thing lol


Yeah just got third email, for thing I am not eligible for.

Regarding scholarships though - I didn't get anything from a school on their official matching list, but students told me to submit what I got anyway. I'm wondering if it's better to do this before the first round of offers goes out, or after? For most schools I think it would be after (you don't want to potentially lowball yourself), but from what I've gleaned Berkeley has a smaller pool of money so you want to get in on it asap. Do other folks have thoughts on this?

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

Postby antiworldly » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:35 pm

sheishkabob wrote:
slurpy wrote:
IngmarKurosawa wrote:
slurpy wrote:Got an email soliciting my application for the Phoenix Fellowship (despite the fact that I am not a woman of color) while at the gym and almost fell off the treadmill thinking it was my scholarship package. All this waiting is not kind to my nerves.


This happened to me too (also not a POC). I thought perhaps that Berkeley had made an assumption about my race (most of my substantive work experience is Civil Rights/PI related) and spent a good 10 minutes savoring the irony. Apparently not though.


Could be true - all of my work experience is also in PI.


No PI for me and not a woman of color...I think it might have been a random blast


As a white male with a strong IP background and no interest in PI work, I'm pretty sure there was no rhyme or reason to the recipients.

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

Postby LoganCouture » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:36 pm

arose928 wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:They sent me three emails about this same thing lol


Yeah just got third email, for thing I am not eligible for.

Regarding scholarships though - I didn't get anything from a school on their official matching list, but students told me to submit what I got anyway. I'm wondering if it's better to do this before the first round of offers goes out, or after? For most schools I think it would be after (you don't want to potentially lowball yourself), but from what I've gleaned Berkeley has a smaller pool of money so you want to get in on it asap. Do other folks have thoughts on this?


Never heard of anyone getting a matching offer from schools not on the list. You actually have to select the school from a drop-down list on the app so idk what you would do if the school's not there...

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

Postby middlebear » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:45 pm

arose928 wrote:Regarding scholarships though - I didn't get anything from a school on their official matching list, but students told me to submit what I got anyway. I'm wondering if it's better to do this before the first round of offers goes out, or after? For most schools I think it would be after (you don't want to potentially lowball yourself), but from what I've gleaned Berkeley has a smaller pool of money so you want to get in on it asap. Do other folks have thoughts on this?


I think earlier's better; they're pretty open that they do run out of money, and at least one person reported in an older thread that Berkeley told them they wouldn't be matching because they intended to give him a higher amount. It sounds, at least, like they won't let you lowball yourself.

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

Postby indo » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:05 pm

middlebear wrote:I really liked the people (at least the law school people - the hordes of hipster undergrads will take some adjusting to). Waiting on money, which is going to probably be the tie-breaker for me.

...and I spent today in SF mainly just eating all the great food and drinking all the great coffee on the water. Unf.


You did NOT attend Sunday brunch with Dean Chaudry at his house ?

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

Postby trynalaw123 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:32 am

REALLY hoping for some scholarship info today!!!

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

Postby sheishkabob » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:39 pm

trynalaw123 wrote:REALLY hoping for some scholarship info today!!!


SAME ugh it's the last piece of the puzzle for me




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