Please let this be a mistake...

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Shaggier1
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Please let this be a mistake...

Postby Shaggier1 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:51 pm

I received a call from Dean Tom admitting me on 12/21 (or at least I think I did... ) Yet, today I get the following email:

Dear Shaggier1,

I write to inform you that your application at UC Berkeley Law School has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee. The Committee will begin deliberation on your application on January 29. We anticipate a final decision will be reached on or around February 19.

Thank you for your patience!

Edward Tom
Dean of Admissions


Kill me.

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby Eruannon » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:53 pm

WTF. Call that guy immediately.

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby Shaggier1 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:54 pm

Phew. It was a mistake.

Dean Tom got on the phone to tell me the email is a mistake and apologize personally. That guy is a class act.
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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby Lermontov » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:54 pm

This is why I refuse to believe I'm in until I get the letter. That's horrible.
Edit: Or it would have been if it had actually happened. Congrats though.
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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby lawyering » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:55 pm

it absolutely HAS to be a mistake. no way the admission call was a fluke accident.

edit: PHEW!
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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby fonzerelli » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:55 pm

Umm, did you actually speak to Dean Tom? If you did, surely the decision was already made. (in which case, congrats) It would also constitute some sort of verbal contract, no? (joking)

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby Ragged » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:56 pm

I just got the same email, does that mean I got waitlisted?

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby Reedie » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:57 pm

Shaggier1 wrote:Phew. It was a mistake.

Dean Tom got on the phone personally to tell me the email is a mistake and apologize personally. That guy is a class act.


So, I wonder what the implications are for that mailing then?

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby Shaggier1 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:57 pm

This is why I refuse to believe I'm in until I get the letter. That's horrible.


Lol, that is the worst part. I actually called them earlier today because I hadn't yet received the letter and I was concerned. I joked that I "wanted to make sure the Dean hadn't called me by accident." The woman assured me that "that is not a mistake he often makes." And then THIS. Haha.

My heart completely dropped. Glad to have gotten another opportunity to chat with him, though. I was so shocked last time I didn't get to properly thank him for admitting me, so I did this time around.

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby fonzerelli » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:58 pm

Reedie wrote:
Shaggier1 wrote:Phew. It was a mistake.

Dean Tom got on the phone personally to tell me the email is a mistake and apologize personally. That guy is a class act.


So, I wonder what the implications are for that mailing then?


Is this blatant anti-northwestern trolling?

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby Eruannon » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:58 pm

Probably an undergrad employee who got excited and checked the wrong name on their mass mailer program.

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby Shaggier1 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:58 pm

So, I wonder what the implications are for that mailing then?


What do you mean? No implications. I was told to ignore it.

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby Reedie » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:59 pm

Shaggier1 wrote:
So, I wonder what the implications are for that mailing then?


What do you mean? No implications. I was told to ignore it.


Not for you, for everyone else :). I wonder if there is a glitch...

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby Shaggier1 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:00 pm

Not for you, for everyone else :). I wonder if there is a glitch...


Oh. I doubt it. I think I was originally selected for Faculty Review and he pulled me out. That's the only think I can think of.

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby TheLuckyOne » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:02 pm

Shaggier1 wrote:Phew. It was a mistake.

Dean Tom got on the phone personally to tell me the email is a mistake and apologize personally. That guy is a class act.


Whoa... you must have had a tough day!!!!

BTW, I've told you you are in. :D CONGRATS

Moral of the story: never question my intuition and my judgement :wink:

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby Pearalegal » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:03 pm

Eruannon wrote:Probably an undergrad employee who [strike]got excited[/strike] was very bored, not paying attention and checked the wrong name on their mass mailer program.

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby Eruannon » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:04 pm

Shaggier1 wrote:
Not for you, for everyone else :). I wonder if there is a glitch...


Oh. I doubt it. I think I was originally selected for Faculty Review and he pulled me out. That's the only think I can think of.


You must have wrote one hell of a PS to get pulled of the faculty review pile.

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby TheLuckyOne » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:07 pm

Eruannon wrote:
Shaggier1 wrote:
Not for you, for everyone else :). I wonder if there is a glitch...


Oh. I doubt it. I think I was originally selected for Faculty Review and he pulled me out. That's the only think I can think of.


You must have wrote one hell of a PS to get pulled of the faculty review pile.


No, he's just a heck of a cool guy and I'm not joking. You prolly don't know his softs (I actually don't remember them, but remember that they were quite impressive)

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby MTC87 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:11 pm

was expecting much more outrage and weeping out of this thread...that was over fast :|

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Re: Please let this be a mistake...

Postby Shaggier1 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:12 pm

was expecting much more outrage and weeping out of this thread...that was over fast :|


Well, I originally freaked out because I didn't remember the time difference. I live in DC and admissions offices are closed here, so I thought I'd have to wait til morning. Then I remembered, called, and they took care of it in about 90 seconds.




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