Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

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subwaystitches
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby subwaystitches » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:38 pm

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los blancos
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:39 pm

Polka wrote:how long till waitlisters hear back usually?


I believe they rank the waitlist at the beginning of May.

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foxyeconomist
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby foxyeconomist » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:39 pm

On LSN, two people got in mid-June last year.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby weee » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:40 pm

Ding. Logged into status checker and instantly the e-mail to that effect also popped up in my inbox.

Time to book a ticket for my michigan visit.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby BenJ » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:40 pm

Polka wrote:how long till waitlisters hear back usually?


There were only four WL -> Accepts last year on LSN, two of whom only reported their waitlist date. The other two were admitted in mid-June.

http://berkeley.lawschoolnumbers.com/ap ... 0809/?&p=8

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dancinginseptember
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby dancinginseptember » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:41 pm

also yoo'ed :(

but very happy that i had the most fun time visiting DC and gtown this weekend.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby hellokitty » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:41 pm

Orphanarium-

I already took two prep courses. My next step I guess is a private tutor? I don't even know where to begin really. I was so ready to burn those damned LSAT books it wasn't even funny.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby xokel87 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:42 pm

Waitlist.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby democrattotheend » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:42 pm

Just got the e-mail...didn't get in. A little bummed but not crushed, since I already got into several other great schools that I was likely to choose over Berkeley anyway.

Advice for future applicants: APPLY EARLY. Looking at LSN, I think there's a very good chance I would have gotten in if I had sent my application earlier. I was just too demoralized after taking the LSAT because I thought I bombed it, so I didn't send any more applications until after I got my score, and that probably made a difference at Berkeley.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Heather85 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:43 pm

Rejected about 5 mins ago. Status checker already updated.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby extempore88 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:44 pm

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AdmiralNelson
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby AdmiralNelson » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:45 pm

DINGED via email.

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existenz
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby existenz » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:46 pm

WL'd. Major bummer since Berkeley was my top choice and I have family in SF.

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quetzalcoatl
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby quetzalcoatl » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:46 pm

Wow, just got straight up dinged. 3.89/170
At least it wasnt a school I was very interested in (should have made up a BS LOCI though). And after the tuition hikes that will happen over the next few years, no way I could justify going to a 55k a year state school.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby smittytron3k » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:50 pm

175/3.93/berkeley undergrad--->waitlist!

looks like i'm headed to HLS in any case so i'll probably get my name off the waitlist in a couple of days to make room for some of y'all

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby bayareadunks » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:52 pm

Waitlisted.

161/3.7/URM/Cal undergrad

I'm actually a bit surprised. I expected a ding with my numbers...so I really can't complain. I'm sorry to hear about all the other dings and hopefully some of us can get off the WL...doesn't look too promising though.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby lt0826 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:53 pm

hellokitty wrote:Orphanarium-

I already took two prep courses. My next step I guess is a private tutor? I don't even know where to begin really. I was so ready to burn those damned LSAT books it wasn't even funny.


What areas are you problem areas on the LSAT and which classes did you take?

BTW some people just aren't good test takers and others are naturally good at them. They say LSAT is a good indicator of law school performance, but maybe that's because so much of your grade is in the exams. They have no study that I am aware of that shows direct correlation between LSAT score and performance on the job as a lawyer.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby quetzalcoatl » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:57 pm

smittytron3k wrote:175/3.93/berkeley undergrad--->waitlist!

looks like i'm headed to HLS in any case so i'll probably get my name off the waitlist in a couple of days to make room for some of y'all


YP for sure. Boalt's specialty.

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby dlac » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:00 pm

Admitted via e-mail 30 minutes ago.

I can barely type...my #1 choice and a longshot at best.

More info for those curious:
Median LSAT, >75% GPA.

Strong softs with emphasis on public interest sector. Submitted DS. LORs from lawyers in public and private sector (yeah, no academic LORs since i've been out of undergrad for 2+ yrs).

Applied 1/20/10 (late LORs), Complete 2/3/10, FR 2/18/10, DECISION 3/11/10.
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby hellokitty » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:01 pm

lt0826 wrote:
hellokitty wrote:Orphanarium-

I already took two prep courses. My next step I guess is a private tutor? I don't even know where to begin really. I was so ready to burn those damned LSAT books it wasn't even funny.


What areas are you problem areas on the LSAT and which classes did you take?

BTW some people just aren't good test takers and others are naturally good at them. They say LSAT is a good indicator of law school performance, but maybe that's because so much of your grade is in the exams. They have no study that I am aware of that shows direct correlation between LSAT score and performance on the job as a lawyer.


I took two Kaplan courses. Kaplan is all they offer in Alabama as far as I've seen. I wrote an addendum with my ACT score but my application is pretty good otherwise, but this will be my 3rd LSAT so I can't blow it.

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dancinginseptember
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby dancinginseptember » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:07 pm

dlac wrote:Admitted via e-mail 30 minutes ago.

I can barely type...my #1 choice and a longshot at best.


congratulations!

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby PartyOfOne » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:13 pm

Dinged via email after FR. Applied mid-January. I don't know if it would have made any difference, but I should have told them more about Why Berkeley. Oh well. Bummer.

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lt0826
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby lt0826 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:14 pm

hellokitty wrote:
lt0826 wrote:
hellokitty wrote:Orphanarium-

I already took two prep courses. My next step I guess is a private tutor? I don't even know where to begin really. I was so ready to burn those damned LSAT books it wasn't even funny.


What areas are you problem areas on the LSAT and which classes did you take?

BTW some people just aren't good test takers and others are naturally good at them. They say LSAT is a good indicator of law school performance, but maybe that's because so much of your grade is in the exams. They have no study that I am aware of that shows direct correlation between LSAT score and performance on the job as a lawyer.


I took two Kaplan courses. Kaplan is all they offer in Alabama as far as I've seen. I wrote an addendum with my ACT score but my application is pretty good otherwise, but this will be my 3rd LSAT so I can't blow it.


http://www.testmasters.net/lsat/Course/ ... abama.aspx

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby hellokitty » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:18 pm

Thanks It0826,

Both of those are about 2 hours from where I live but it might be worth it. Now convincing my parents to pay for another prep course is a different story. But I am looking into this!

Thanks so much, Everyone hear has been really kind and I'm genuinely happy for those that have gotten accepted and waitlisted.

Those on the WL are you going to wait it out or withdraw?

subwaystitches
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby subwaystitches » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:28 pm

hellokitty wrote:Thanks It0826,

Both of those are about 2 hours from where I live but it might be worth it. Now convincing my parents to pay for another prep course is a different story. But I am looking into this!

Thanks so much, Everyone hear has been really kind and I'm genuinely happy for those that have gotten accepted and waitlisted.

Those on the WL are you going to wait it out or withdraw?


I second TestMasters. They are excellent. I'm also going to wait it out!




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