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

p89sean16
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby p89sean16 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:37 pm

Berkeley doesn't require a monetary deposit for at least a few months, if at all (forget the exact stipulation) - it's just a verbal agreement due 4/15 (can be tentative) and the next one is due 6/1 (final decision). So, at least you won't lose money double depositing as far as Berk goes, though you would for the other school if you matriculated to B.

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

Postby fra » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:45 pm

Could we get a new poll?
Maybe one for scholarship amounts with an option for 'haven't heard yet :( '

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

Postby NutellaDipity » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:08 pm

fra wrote:Could we get a new poll?
Maybe one for scholarship amounts with an option for 'haven't heard yet :( '


And one with "admissions is ignoring me"

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

Postby sheishkabob » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:20 pm

So has anyone flat-out gotten denied from matching yet? Or is the reason they're taking so long is because they're waiting to deny us poor souls at once? :/

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

Postby BlueLaw11 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:37 pm

NutellaDipity wrote:
fra wrote:Could we get a new poll?
Maybe one for scholarship amounts with an option for 'haven't heard yet :( '


And one with "admissions is ignoring me"


+1. Submitted my matching and interest forms back in February and still no word...the wait is just annoying at this point

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

Postby bingo90 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:41 pm

sheishkabob wrote:So has anyone flat-out gotten denied from matching yet? Or is the reason they're taking so long is because they're waiting to deny us poor souls at once? :/


I'm pretty sure someone did report getting denied. She/he ended up being offered a scholarship a few days later though. I think it was reported within the last few pages ITT.

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

Postby sheishkabob » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:48 pm

bingo90 wrote:
sheishkabob wrote:So has anyone flat-out gotten denied from matching yet? Or is the reason they're taking so long is because they're waiting to deny us poor souls at once? :/


I'm pretty sure someone did report getting denied. She/he ended up being offered a scholarship a few days later though. I think it was reported within the last few pages ITT.


Yea I mean like definite denial with no follow-up offer

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

Postby Berwyn85 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:24 pm

So, I emailed the Fin Aid office last week, and got a response today saying that they expect to have most of the offers out by the 15th. After that, they will continue to make offers "based on funding availability", which in my interpretation means "if other people turn theirs down". Thought this might be helpful news for those of us still waiting/needing to respond to other schools.

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

Postby hayoungiee » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:29 pm

Are most of the scholly offers right now just matching ones? Does Berkeley offer merit aid to people who didn't apply for matching?

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

Postby morningstar » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:23 pm

hayoungiee wrote:Are most of the scholly offers right now just matching ones? Does Berkeley offer merit aid to people who didn't apply for matching?


They do offer non-matching merit aid. Many of us are still waiting (and waiting...and waiting) to hear on that front, but it seems like TCR is that they're going to try to have *most* of those offers out by the 15th.

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

Postby bingo90 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:23 am

NutellaDipity wrote:
fra wrote:Could we get a new poll?
Maybe one for scholarship amounts with an option for 'haven't heard yet :( '


And one with "admissions is ignoring me"


+1

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

Postby leslieknope » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:32 pm

It's a week to the first deposit deadline, how have we still. not. heard.

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

Postby middlebear » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:34 pm

leslieknope wrote:It's a week to the first deposit deadline, how have we still. not. heard.


That email came in and I was like, well, if you'd definitively tell me if I'm getting any money or not, I might be able to make this decision in a week. But the way it stands now, no.

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

Postby Bird Lawyer » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:36 pm

middlebear wrote:
leslieknope wrote:It's a week to the first deposit deadline, how have we still. not. heard.


That email came in and I was like, well, if you'd definitively tell me if I'm getting any money or not, I might be able to make this decision in a week. But the way it stands now, no.


+1!

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

Postby Barbaroix2 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:37 pm

I saw an email with Berkeley and my heart leaped. So disappointing to have it be a reminder the deadline is only a week away and I have no information to base my decision on lol.

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

Postby paragonloop » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:57 pm

Truly enjoyed Dean Tom's side comment in that email:

Dean Tom wrote:3. "I decline admission to Berkeley Law School." We wish you all the best in the future. (Are you absolutely sure?)

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

Postby leslieknope » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:13 pm

paragonloop wrote:Truly enjoyed Dean Tom's side comment in that email:

Dean Tom wrote:3. "I decline admission to Berkeley Law School." We wish you all the best in the future. (Are you absolutely sure?)

I love Dean Tom. He's so underrated whenever T14 dean ranking discussions come up.

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trynalaw123
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby trynalaw123 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:33 pm

I've already submitted my "tentative" response, I guess that's why I didn't get that email?

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

Postby Comma.Split » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:40 pm

trynalaw123 wrote:I've already submitted my "tentative" response, I guess that's why I didn't get that email?


Yes. Same here.

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

Postby sheishkabob » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:55 pm

What do you guys think of tentatively accepting vs. waiting until the last minute in terms of leverage?

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

Postby LoganCouture » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:04 pm

sheishkabob wrote:What do you guys think of tentatively accepting vs. waiting until the last minute in terms of leverage?


I tentatively accepted way back when I was accepted and it didn't seem to hurt my matching app at all but YMMV.

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trynalaw123
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby trynalaw123 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:53 pm

Alright Berk, we know today is the day the first round of scholarships expire and we're all good and ready to have them redistributed!

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

Postby fra » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:02 pm

trynalaw123 wrote:Alright Berk, we know today is the day the first round of scholarships expire and we're all good and ready to have them redistributed!


+1

I submitted my matching app two weeks ago and would love to hear about that as well.

I love you so much Berk. You keep sending me all these promotional emails saying 'we should hang out some time', but then when I try to make actual plans you ignore all of my texts.

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:06 pm

fra wrote:
trynalaw123 wrote:Alright Berk, we know today is the day the first round of scholarships expire and we're all good and ready to have them redistributed!


+1

I submitted my matching app two weeks ago and would love to hear about that as well.

I love you so much Berk. You keep sending me all these promotional emails saying 'we should hang out some time', but then when I try to make actual plans you ignore all of my texts.


You are the boalt Stan

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

Postby AwesomeLawyer » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:30 pm

Doesn't look like will be getting any scholarships from the schools on the matching list, so hoping to get some other merit based grants. Got 22K in need based.

So far, my big concern is housing though. I am currently paying $1100 for a studio in NYC's outer borough, which is a lot for me becuase I work in PI, so I was hoping I could get something cheaper in Berkeley, but it does not look like it :( ... Having a cat complicates things even more. Even places in Oakland and North Berkeley that are pet-friendly are over $1000 (except for that one Craigslist post from a person with a pig, a dog, two cats, and a python (I don't mind the rest, but a python????)). Is anyone looking for a roomate (and doesn't mind a cute and well trained cat) or has any suggestions for finding affordable pet-friendly housing in Berkeley? Is it even worth it getting a broker?




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