Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

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hellokitty
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby hellokitty » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:12 pm

Havaianas wrote:Sorry to hear you got dinged hellokitty - I checked this board just to see what happened with you! I got dinged as well but I'm not really that disappointed because I was never really that excited to begin with. And at this point I'm just glad to be closer to a decision.
(But if I wake up depressed tomorrow I'll know why...)


I hope you're okay! Don't worry about me, I'll be at Boalt next year :wink:

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hiromoto45
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby hiromoto45 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:13 pm

hellokitty wrote:
Havaianas wrote:Sorry to hear you got dinged hellokitty - I checked this board just to see what happened with you! I got dinged as well but I'm not really that disappointed because I was never really that excited to begin with. And at this point I'm just glad to be closer to a decision.
(But if I wake up depressed tomorrow I'll know why...)


I hope you're okay! Don't worry about me, I'll be at Boalt next year :wink:

This really is a support group :)

areyouseriousbro
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby areyouseriousbro » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:31 pm

Sorry if I don't have the TLS terminology down yet, this is my first post. Straight up rejected today 173 3.9, in my mind pretty good softs especially applying as a UG. I applied in mid- December and had nothing in my application about Berkeley. Does Berkeley really consider such superficial things that important?

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby im_blue » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:36 pm

areyouseriousbro wrote:Sorry if I don't have the TLS terminology down yet, this is my first post. Straight up rejected today 173 3.9, in my mind pretty good softs especially applying as a UG. I applied in mid- December and had nothing in my application about Berkeley. Does Berkeley really consider such superficial things that important?

If you didn't write a 4-page PS especially for Berkeley, that would be a turn-off.

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los blancos
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:55 pm

quetzalcoatl wrote:
los blancos wrote:
Eh most people who got FR2 to begin with applied rather late. If you apply to Berkeley after around mid-Dec, it seems that the 'admit' option is off the table for Dean Tom - either it's FR or rejection. In order to argue for YP, you have to show that someone with lower numbers had a better shot, and that's certainly not the case.


quetzalcoatl wrote:
MahaloMontana wrote:
You can believe that if you want, but the stats on LSN don't really back that up, as the area that is most green and least yellow/red is in the 175+, 3.8+ region.
http://berkeley.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

I'm so sorry Los Blancos! Good luck with the rest of your cycle.


True, and good point, but it is interesting that no one with a march decision was accepted with over a 171 (via LSN) so far. Maybe FR is totally based on softs?


Just from the statistics on LSN, applicants with less than a 170 completely outperformed higher scorers in march. I know this doesnt prove anything, but its still interesting and unexpected.


I was specifically addressing blue's conjecture that perhaps Dean Tom was YPing before. I think MM's argument addresses the FR anomaly.

This is my last post in this thread, I'm not masochistic enough to keep opening it up. :mrgreen:

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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby >insert witty name< » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:05 pm

los blancos wrote:
quetzalcoatl wrote:
los blancos wrote:
Eh most people who got FR2 to begin with applied rather late. If you apply to Berkeley after around mid-Dec, it seems that the 'admit' option is off the table for Dean Tom - either it's FR or rejection. In order to argue for YP, you have to show that someone with lower numbers had a better shot, and that's certainly not the case.


quetzalcoatl wrote:
MahaloMontana wrote:
You can believe that if you want, but the stats on LSN don't really back that up, as the area that is most green and least yellow/red is in the 175+, 3.8+ region.
http://berkeley.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

I'm so sorry Los Blancos! Good luck with the rest of your cycle.


True, and good point, but it is interesting that no one with a march decision was accepted with over a 171 (via LSN) so far. Maybe FR is totally based on softs?


Just from the statistics on LSN, applicants with less than a 170 completely outperformed higher scorers in march. I know this doesnt prove anything, but its still interesting and unexpected.


I was specifically addressing blue's conjecture that perhaps Dean Tom was YPing before. I think MM's argument addresses the FR anomaly.

This is my last post in this thread, I'm not masochistic enough to keep opening it up. :mrgreen:




awe, los blancos! don't leave us! i don't say much, but i do enjoy your witty posts! i'm really pulling for you in the rest of your cycle

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Havaianas
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Re: Berkeley Faculty Review Support Group 2010

Postby Havaianas » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:26 am

hiromoto45 wrote:
hellokitty wrote:
Havaianas wrote:Sorry to hear you got dinged hellokitty - I checked this board just to see what happened with you! I got dinged as well but I'm not really that disappointed because I was never really that excited to begin with. And at this point I'm just glad to be closer to a decision.
(But if I wake up depressed tomorrow I'll know why...)


I hope you're okay! Don't worry about me, I'll be at Boalt next year :wink:

This really is a support group :)


hahaha +1




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