I took the LSAT in February, so was ineligible to even apply to Berkeley, but HAS ANYONE ELSE NOTICED THE MYRIAD GRAMMATICAL, TYPOGRAPHICAL, AND EDITORIAL ERRORS ON THEIR WEBSITE? I've seen everything from spelling errors to comma splices. And these hillbillies have the nerve to scrutinize our applications for errors when their own webpage contains not one, not two, not three, but I've counted more than 10! I stopped counting at that point.
"Here in Berkeley and around the world."
Also this doozy:
"Please include a copy of your LSAC fee waiver approval notice with your application if you submit a paper application ."
Note the space before the period. Sloppy.
"The deadline to submit a fee waiver application is earlier than the application deadlinek usually in mid-January."
Check out the following inconsistency:
"•Before law school, a bachelor's degree or the equivalent was awarded by an approved college or university
•The first-year curriculum was completed in a full-time program at a law school that is approved by the American Bar Association (we do not admit part-time students unless they have completed the entire first-year curriculum)
•A minimum of 28 semester units was completed before entrance
•The work for which transfer credit is sought is of very high quality
•The student was not placed on probation nor disqualified."
NOTE THE SINGLE PERIOD ON THE LAST BULLET POINT STATEMENT! Way to be consistent, Cal!
(BTW, they make the same mistake further down the page...)
"We attempt to release all of our admission decisions by early July. It is rare that new students are without housing by the time we begin classes in August."
They use two spaces after a period. Before I am flamesprayed, let me note my indifference to this "rule." My point in showing the two spaces is that most everywhere else on their website, they use one space after periods and colons. Again, boils down to sloppiness and inconsistency.
Other instances in which the Berkeley Gods are inconsistent: freely switching back and forth between referring to "the Law School" and "the law school." Their choice of capitalization follows no logical pattern. At some instances, when referring to "the Law School" as a pronoun, they correctly capitalize Law School. In other instances, they do not.
So for those of you out of Berkeley, consider yourselves LUCKY! I'm not certain the education you're paying for is really as good as the Gods may insist.
Last edited by TheDoof
on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.