Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

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Re: Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

Postby kjunfood » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:00 pm

im sad ppl hijacked my thread :( lol

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Re: Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

Postby fsohn » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:43 pm

mcds wrote:
Other25BeforeYou wrote:
fsohn wrote:
Other25BeforeYou wrote:That's funny, 'cause the people I know who went to University of Chicago said it was a bloody joke.


It's come closer to being a joke since the Core reforms (aka pillaging of our academic treasure by a series of incomptent and malevolent administrator-infidels), but it still remains a non-joke.

I hope you all realize that I'm being intentionally over-the-top.


I do. I hope you realize I don't actually think University of Chicago is a joke, I was just being flip.

But I really don't know if I think of it as top ten. I don't think of my school as top ten, and the kids who transferred to Chicago all transferred back because they said it wasn't very challenging (my school is filled with dorks who enjoy rigorous classes).


Chicago snuck into the top ten last year over Dartmouth, but I'd hardly put it over the latter overall. It'll probably drop back after Dartmouth's president gets replaced.

Its a great school, but isn't quite on the level of Duke-Penn-Dartmouth-Columbia that typically have a stronghold on the lower half of the top ten behind HYP and then Stanford/MIT/CIT


Again, I argue only from experience, but I've really never met a graduate from Dartmouth or Penn by whom I was impressed. Duke really shouldn't even enter the conversation. Columbia, imho, is only marginally on the level.

There's one thing I'm glad we can all agree on: Brown SUCKS.

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Re: Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

Postby Other25BeforeYou » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:39 pm

fsohn wrote:
mcds wrote:
Other25BeforeYou wrote:
fsohn wrote:It's come closer to being a joke since the Core reforms (aka pillaging of our academic treasure by a series of incomptent and malevolent administrator-infidels), but it still remains a non-joke.

I hope you all realize that I'm being intentionally over-the-top.


I do. I hope you realize I don't actually think University of Chicago is a joke, I was just being flip.

But I really don't know if I think of it as top ten. I don't think of my school as top ten, and the kids who transferred to Chicago all transferred back because they said it wasn't very challenging (my school is filled with dorks who enjoy rigorous classes).


Chicago snuck into the top ten last year over Dartmouth, but I'd hardly put it over the latter overall. It'll probably drop back after Dartmouth's president gets replaced.

Its a great school, but isn't quite on the level of Duke-Penn-Dartmouth-Columbia that typically have a stronghold on the lower half of the top ten behind HYP and then Stanford/MIT/CIT


Again, I argue only from experience, but I've really never met a graduate from Dartmouth or Penn by whom I was impressed. Duke really shouldn't even enter the conversation. Columbia, imho, is only marginally on the level.

There's one thing I'm glad we can all agree on: Brown SUCKS.


Yeah, Brown is lame.

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Re: Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

Postby mcds » Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:56 am

fsohn wrote:
Again, I argue only from experience, but I've really never met a graduate from Dartmouth or Penn by whom I was impressed. Duke really shouldn't even enter the conversation. Columbia, imho, is only marginally on the level.

There's one thing I'm glad we can all agree on: Brown SUCKS.


Well theres some flawed reasoning right there isn't it! :wink:
Chicago is a great school, but its almost always been behind those other schools. Particularly considering its a research powerhouse and Dartmouth is just a liberal arts school. I think Dartmouth's academic reputation is what is (or was) keeping it in the Top 10.

Like I said earlier though, there is such a marginal difference between the quality from #4-#12 in the US News World Rankings on the UG side.

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Re: Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

Postby fsohn » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:28 am

I don't think anyone is trying to strictly apply the rules of logic here.

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Re: Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

Postby KP429 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:50 pm

Very true, most of you guys are idiots anyway.

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Re: Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

Postby fsohn » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:54 pm

I fully agree with anyone who calls me an idiot.

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Re: Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

Postby Son of Cicero » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:42 pm

Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

This video should answer your question:
http://abovethelaw.com/2008/10/to_the_w ... l_till.php

Are you bad enough to roll with these mofos? Of course not.

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Re: Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

Postby underdawg » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:44 pm

that video is really stupid

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Re: Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

Postby underdawg » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:51 pm

okay i just saw the dance interlude

ignore my previous comment

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Re: Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

Postby izcanzbelawyrnow? » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:32 pm

muddywaters wrote:
mcds wrote:Academically I would say the Ivies go Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Columbia/Dartmouth/Penn, Brown, Cornell.

From a strictly academic perspective Swarthmore, Amherst and Williams - in my opinion - could rank equal or higher in that department than any of the lower Ivies.


care to add stan, MIT or CalTech?


No.

The "Ivy League" is the name of their athletic conference.

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Re: Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

Postby smiley26 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:01 pm

Son of Cicero wrote:
Why is UC Berkeley Law So Hard to Get Into?

This video should answer your question:
http://abovethelaw.com/2008/10/to_the_w ... l_till.php

Are you bad enough to roll with these mofos? Of course not.


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