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

lawschool134
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby lawschool134 » Thu May 14, 2015 6:32 pm

Hey all longtime lurker, made an account to ask this question. Does anyone know if being listed as "tentatively attending" counts as a formal deposit? I'm deposited at another school and listed as tentatively for Berkeley.

Curious because of this: http://spiveyconsulting.com/blog/the-mu ... ot-happen/

arose928
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby arose928 » Fri May 15, 2015 1:10 pm

lawschool134 wrote:Hey all longtime lurker, made an account to ask this question. Does anyone know if being listed as "tentatively attending" counts as a formal deposit? I'm deposited at another school and listed as tentatively for Berkeley.

Curious because of this: http://spiveyconsulting.com/blog/the-mu ... ot-happen/


I don't believe so, it's just holding a spot while whatever needs to be worked out is worked out. Once you declare a definite intent to enroll, that's when you need to withdraw from other schools. Here's the relevant bit from an email I got once I declared intent to enroll:

I am delighted to confirm that we have received your declaration indicating your definite intent to enroll at Berkeley Law in August. As we do not require a deposit, I will now presume that you have turned down your other admission offers. Please let me know immediately if your plans change for any reason between now and when classes begin in August, including a wait list offer from another school, or if you have any mitigating factors that may affect your joining us.


I interpret "I will now presume that you have turned down your other admission offers" as that they didn't expect you to turn down other offers before that point, but only after that point.

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

Postby slurpy » Fri May 15, 2015 4:33 pm

arose928 wrote:
lawschool134 wrote:Hey all longtime lurker, made an account to ask this question. Does anyone know if being listed as "tentatively attending" counts as a formal deposit? I'm deposited at another school and listed as tentatively for Berkeley.

Curious because of this: http://spiveyconsulting.com/blog/the-mu ... ot-happen/


I don't believe so, it's just holding a spot while whatever needs to be worked out is worked out. Once you declare a definite intent to enroll, that's when you need to withdraw from other schools. Here's the relevant bit from an email I got once I declared intent to enroll:

I am delighted to confirm that we have received your declaration indicating your definite intent to enroll at Berkeley Law in August. As we do not require a deposit, I will now presume that you have turned down your other admission offers. Please let me know immediately if your plans change for any reason between now and when classes begin in August, including a wait list offer from another school, or if you have any mitigating factors that may affect your joining us.


I interpret "I will now presume that you have turned down your other admission offers" as that they didn't expect you to turn down other offers before that point, but only after that point.


This is incorrect. I deposited at UChicago, and was listed as tentatively attending Berkeley (though I sent a withdrawal email to Berkeley which they apparently never acted on), and Chicago emailed me today saying that LSAC's Commitment Overlap report told them I'm "deposited" at Berkeley. So I'm pretty sure tentatively attending shows up to LSAC as deposited.

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

Postby sheishkabob » Mon May 18, 2015 4:34 pm

Has anyone else who has gotten a scholarship award had it really lag to show up on bearfacts? I got one ~3 weeks ago, and its still not on there

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

Postby allsystemsgo » Wed May 20, 2015 2:48 pm

PSA: If you're going to used grad plus loans, Berkeley doesn't do the credit check until July for some reason. So if you're worried about working with the direct loans people, it'd be best to contact the loan disbursal people at Berkeley early and get your credit checked early. That way you have time to fix credit issues now and not when you're in the middle of moving and packing and all that fun stuff.

jinxpoem4
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby jinxpoem4 » Mon May 25, 2015 5:49 pm

Committed!!!! See you all there! So excited :)

arose928
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby arose928 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:45 pm

Did you guys get the email about the pre-orientation the week before classes start? Anyone planning on doing it (or applying for it at least)?

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

Postby madz » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:00 pm

I ran it by two attorneys in my office, both said no need to go. I'm recent (advanced degree) grad; English is my first language. I don't think I'm applying.

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

Postby lawschoolyayyy » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:57 am

Welcome, Boalties! You're in for a ride :shock: DM me for questions and I'll answer your questions to the best that I can :D

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

Postby Flokkness » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:21 pm

lawschoolyayyy wrote:Welcome, Boalties! You're in for a ride :shock: DM me for questions and I'll answer your questions to the best that I can :D

Awesome, thanks!

Anybody else a go for pre orientation?

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

Postby hayoungiee » Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:36 pm

Flokkness wrote:
lawschoolyayyy wrote:Welcome, Boalties! You're in for a ride :shock: DM me for questions and I'll answer your questions to the best that I can :D

Awesome, thanks!

Anybody else a go for pre orientation?

Did you get in? I applied, but wasn't accepted in the end. Tell us how it goes!

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

Postby Flokkness » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:12 pm

hayoungiee wrote:
Flokkness wrote:
lawschoolyayyy wrote:Welcome, Boalties! You're in for a ride :shock: DM me for questions and I'll answer your questions to the best that I can :D

Awesome, thanks!

Anybody else a go for pre orientation?

Did you get in? I applied, but wasn't accepted in the end. Tell us how it goes!

Sorry, that blows. Yeah I applied (due to being an old timer coming off the shelf) and got in, thankfully.

Will do.

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

Postby Flokkness » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:13 pm

hayoungiee wrote:
Flokkness wrote:
lawschoolyayyy wrote:Welcome, Boalties! You're in for a ride :shock: DM me for questions and I'll answer your questions to the best that I can :D

Awesome, thanks!

Anybody else a go for pre orientation?

Did you get in? I applied, but wasn't accepted in the end. Tell us how it goes!

Sorry, that blows. Yeah I applied (due to being an old timer coming off the shelf) and got in, thankfully.

Will do.

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

Postby hayoungiee » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:06 pm

Flokkness wrote:
hayoungiee wrote:
Flokkness wrote:
lawschoolyayyy wrote:Welcome, Boalties! You're in for a ride :shock: DM me for questions and I'll answer your questions to the best that I can :D

Awesome, thanks!

Anybody else a go for pre orientation?

Did you get in? I applied, but wasn't accepted in the end. Tell us how it goes!

Sorry, that blows. Yeah I applied (due to being an old timer coming off the shelf) and got in, thankfully.

Will do.

Yeah, I'm pretty much a K-JD (graduated in 2013), but it seemed like an interesting program so I applied anyway. Congrats!

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

Postby Elleonleo » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:28 pm

I am an incoming transfer student but got an email addressed to everyone regarding financial aid. Did anyone get this email about financial aid (no longer offering need based but instead offering some kind of scholarship)? It is essentially incomprehensible what it ACTUALLY means. What would be the practical difference between what they were going to offer (need based) and this? Is this just a way for them to offer you less? Any thoughts?

app25
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby app25 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:13 pm

Hey everyone,

Does anyone know if we get to download Microsoft word for free through a Berkeley website?

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

Postby Flokkness » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:16 pm

app25 wrote:Hey everyone,

Does anyone know if we get to download Microsoft word for free through a Berkeley website?


https://www.law.berkeley.edu/software/
https://www.software.berkeley.education

2nd link takes you to MS Office 2013, Windows 7/8, etc. Haven't used any of the free stuff yet personally but hope that helps.

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

Postby Flokkness » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:21 pm

Anybody seen any movement on section assignend or schedules? Getting close to party time... :P

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Redamon1
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Redamon1 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:18 pm

Hi all,

Is there a Facebook group for the class of 2018? Can't seem to find it...

arose928
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby arose928 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:46 am

Redamon1 wrote:Hi all,

Is there a Facebook group for the class of 2018? Can't seem to find it...


https://www.facebook.com/groups/Berkele ... nofficial/

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Redamon1
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Redamon1 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:26 pm

arose928 wrote:
Redamon1 wrote:Hi all,

Is there a Facebook group for the class of 2018? Can't seem to find it...


https://www.facebook.com/groups/Berkele ... nofficial/


Thanks! I swear I typed in all possible key words in the Facebook search bar and this group never came up.

app25
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby app25 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:24 pm

Hey, does anyone know when we should expect to get loan disbursements? I emailed financial aid and haven't heard anything back yet.

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

Postby sophiepa » Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:58 pm

Is anyone having trouble accessing their monthly e-bill? I can see the fees posted under quick statement, but can't be directed to the e-bill. I get an error. I'm waiting on a response from student billing but was wondering if anyone else is having trouble as well.

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

Postby savethewhales » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:18 pm

I can't access it either. I get this error, "Data posted to the service is invalid or the account you are trying to access is not available at this time. Please contact your institution for assistance." It seems like something that will get resolved in the next week or two.

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

Postby p89sean16 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:58 pm

Same to the above. I tried to waive my SHIP last week and also had an error message and when I called the Tang Health Center they said I wasn't a registered student yet. That's probably the crux of the issue, and I assume it will be resolved shortly as well.




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