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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sarahh » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:40 pm

r6_philly wrote:
sarahh wrote:According the Chronicle, Brown plans to cut UC funding by $500 million. And there is the issue of some highly-compensated executives (including the dean of the law school) threatening to sue if their pensions are not increased. The instability is making it hard to consider the school as an option. What is going to happen over the next few years?


Isn't the law school large self-funded? I'd be surprised if the school is not feeding $ back into the parent university.

The pension is going to have to be decreased, they just can't operate that way. Either raise taxes (contribution) or reduce benefits. Since they are not in any shape to raise taxes, benefit reduction seems like the way to go.


I don't know exactly how it works, but the tuition increases in the past two years have been the same percent across the board for all of UC Berkeley.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lisavj » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:44 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:Committee review? Pretty please? I promise to make classroom discussions interesting. And to occasionally be insanely brilliant...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:45 pm

lisavj wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Committee review? Pretty please? I promise to make classroom discussions interesting. And to occasionally be insanely brilliant...


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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ATR » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:10 pm

Submitted on 1/7 and now under review. That was quick!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ScarryBakhtin » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:18 pm

Berkeley doesn't have a "Complete," if I remember correctly. They receive your materials and place your "file under review."

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ATR » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:23 pm

ScarryBakhtin wrote:Berkeley doesn't have a "Complete," if I remember correctly. They receive your materials and place your "file under review."

Well, that's disappointing. :P

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:09 pm

ScarryBakhtin wrote:Berkeley doesn't have a "Complete," if I remember correctly. They receive your materials and place your "file under review."


My file was incomplete due to oustanding Dec. LSAT score. Went complete on 1/7 and switched to under review today.

EDIT: Got an email from Berkeley confirming that my file is under review.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby iwanta170 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:36 pm

Flips88 wrote:
ScarryBakhtin wrote:Berkeley doesn't have a "Complete," if I remember correctly. They receive your materials and place your "file under review."


My file was incomplete due to oustanding Dec. LSAT score. Went complete on 1/7 and switched to under review today.

EDIT: Got an email from Berkeley confirming that my file is under review.

Me too. What is the typical turnaround time for decisions, anyone?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby chasgoose » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:51 pm

I definitely saw a "Complete" status over the weekend that has been changed to "Under Review" today.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lilliea » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:02 pm

Applied and got the under review email today :shock: Somehow I don't think this is normal

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby nematoad » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:17 pm

lilliea wrote:Applied and got the under review email today :shock: Somehow I don't think this is normal


but it is, the turnaround to UR is pretty quick

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:30 pm

Any admits receive their package in the mail yet? USPS or private courier? In my status checker it says it mailed like five days ago, but I haven't received anything yet (and I'm a Cal resident :shock: ).

Did receive info on accessing admitted students website today though . . .

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby aesis » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:43 pm

People say UR is equivalent to "Complete" because nearly everyone gets the fast turn-around. People have been UR for months and months, so essentially there's really no indication whether you'll be hearing back apart from the decision date graphs.

What I'm wondering is even though I submitted in December with a pending Dec. LSAT, did they look at my file without it? I'm sure it affects the order in which they review the recently completed applications though. Berkeley's a long shot for me, hoping my softs pull me through.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:50 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:Any admits receive their package in the mail yet? USPS or private courier? In my status checker it says it mailed like five days ago, but I haven't received anything yet (and I'm a Cal resident :shock: ).

Did receive info on accessing admitted students website today though . . .


USPS. The mailing date was quite a bit earlier than the date I actually received it. You get a folder with 3 letters, a pamphlet, a view book and the Transcript magazine.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:01 pm

aesis wrote:People say UR is equivalent to "Complete" because nearly everyone gets the fast turn-around. People have been UR for months and months, so essentially there's really no indication whether you'll be hearing back apart from the decision date graphs.

What I'm wondering is even though I submitted in December with a pending Dec. LSAT, did they look at my file without it? I'm sure it affects the order in which they review the recently completed applications though. Berkeley's a long shot for me, hoping my softs pull me through.


I'm with you. Submitted app on 11/27, with December pending.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:38 pm

r6_philly wrote:
BackToTheOldHouse wrote:Any admits receive their package in the mail yet? USPS or private courier? In my status checker it says it mailed like five days ago, but I haven't received anything yet (and I'm a Cal resident :shock: ).

Did receive info on accessing admitted students website today though . . .


USPS. The mailing date was quite a bit earlier than the date I actually received it. You get a folder with 3 letters, a pamphlet, a view book and the Transcript magazine.


I'm guessing none of those letters are scholarship/need-based aid letters, right? I think I recall from their website that that info comes after the FAFSA is finalized, but I can't recall . . .

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:40 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:I'm guessing none of those letters are scholarship/need-based aid letters, right? I think I recall from their website that that info comes after the FAFSA is finalized, but I can't recall . . .


There is your acceptance letter, a letter from the Dean of Boalt, and a letter from Financial Aid with instructions on submitting materials. You will not receive your aid offer until later. I also think they will expect most people to submit matching offer requests before making substantial offers, sounds like they won't be giving a lot of money outright.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:01 pm

r6_philly wrote:
BackToTheOldHouse wrote:I'm guessing none of those letters are scholarship/need-based aid letters, right? I think I recall from their website that that info comes after the FAFSA is finalized, but I can't recall . . .


There is your acceptance letter, a letter from the Dean of Boalt, and a letter from Financial Aid with instructions on submitting materials. You will not receive your aid offer until later. I also think they will expect most people to submit matching offer requests before making substantial offers, sounds like they won't be giving a lot of money outright.


That's what I was thinking. Thanks for the info. I'm so happy to have the opportunity to return to my undergrad for law school 8) .

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lhlee » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:42 pm

Okay. This might not be the best spot to post this...but it deals with Berkeley exclusively...so what the hell (and from me jumping around the forum...you lot seem extremely nice. The BC kids are nice, too).

My supervisor pulled me aside the other day and said she wanted to write a LOR for me after she found out I applied to Berkeley. Since she graduated from their law school, I said sure. However, I submitted my application a LONG time ago and I have been UR since 11/15. Should I still send the LOR in even though it has been in review for so long already?

Any back to this thread: CONGRATZ to all who got accepted!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:01 am

lhlee wrote:Okay. This might not be the best spot to post this...but it deals with Berkeley exclusively...so what the hell (and from me jumping around the forum...you lot seem extremely nice. The BC kids are nice, too).

My supervisor pulled me aside the other day and said she wanted to write a LOR for me after she found out I applied to Berkeley. Since she graduated from their law school, I said sure. However, I submitted my application a LONG time ago and I have been UR since 11/15. Should I still send the LOR in even though it has been in review for so long already?

Any back to this thread: CONGRATZ to all who got accepted!


YES! An alum will help, so just update LSAC and assign it to Berkeley. You can even write then and let them know an alum is writing you a new LOR so look for it. They are nice over there.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:02 am

r6_philly wrote:
lhlee wrote:Okay. This might not be the best spot to post this...but it deals with Berkeley exclusively...so what the hell (and from me jumping around the forum...you lot seem extremely nice. The BC kids are nice, too).

My supervisor pulled me aside the other day and said she wanted to write a LOR for me after she found out I applied to Berkeley. Since she graduated from their law school, I said sure. However, I submitted my application a LONG time ago and I have been UR since 11/15. Should I still send the LOR in even though it has been in review for so long already?

Any back to this thread: CONGRATZ to all who got accepted!


YES! An alum will help, so just update LSAC and assign it to Berkeley. You can even write then and let them know an alum is writing you a new LOR so look for it. They are nice over there.


They are nice! They wrote me a nice e-mail when I updated my transcript and told them about my honors program thing. :D

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby alive » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:06 am

r6_philly wrote:
lhlee wrote:Okay. This might not be the best spot to post this...but it deals with Berkeley exclusively...so what the hell (and from me jumping around the forum...you lot seem extremely nice. The BC kids are nice, too).

My supervisor pulled me aside the other day and said she wanted to write a LOR for me after she found out I applied to Berkeley. Since she graduated from their law school, I said sure. However, I submitted my application a LONG time ago and I have been UR since 11/15. Should I still send the LOR in even though it has been in review for so long already?

Any back to this thread: CONGRATZ to all who got accepted!


YES! An alum will help, so just update LSAC and assign it to Berkeley. You can even write then and let them know an alum is writing you a new LOR so look for it. They are nice over there.


I think I know the answer to this, but I'll ask anyway... What about an alum who is a partner at a large international law firm (Vault 100 firm)? I ask for Berkeley because I have been under review since October as well as Harvard (held there today). I haven't worked with or for the attorneys in any capacity. Just family friends. May or may not be large donors... Does anyone think this would help (or hurt)?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:08 am

alive wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
lhlee wrote:Okay. This might not be the best spot to post this...but it deals with Berkeley exclusively...so what the hell (and from me jumping around the forum...you lot seem extremely nice. The BC kids are nice, too).

My supervisor pulled me aside the other day and said she wanted to write a LOR for me after she found out I applied to Berkeley. Since she graduated from their law school, I said sure. However, I submitted my application a LONG time ago and I have been UR since 11/15. Should I still send the LOR in even though it has been in review for so long already?

Any back to this thread: CONGRATZ to all who got accepted!


YES! An alum will help, so just update LSAC and assign it to Berkeley. You can even write then and let them know an alum is writing you a new LOR so look for it. They are nice over there.


I think I know the answer to this, but I'll ask anyway... What about an alum who is a partner at a large international law firm (Vault 100 firm)? I ask for Berkeley because I have been under review since October as well as Harvard (held there today). I haven't worked with or for the attorneys in any capacity. Just family friends. May or may not be large donors... Does anyone think this would help (or hurt)?


i lol'd

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby alive » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:09 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:
alive wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
lhlee wrote:Okay. This might not be the best spot to post this...but it deals with Berkeley exclusively...so what the hell (and from me jumping around the forum...you lot seem extremely nice. The BC kids are nice, too).

My supervisor pulled me aside the other day and said she wanted to write a LOR for me after she found out I applied to Berkeley. Since she graduated from their law school, I said sure. However, I submitted my application a LONG time ago and I have been UR since 11/15. Should I still send the LOR in even though it has been in review for so long already?

Any back to this thread: CONGRATZ to all who got accepted!


YES! An alum will help, so just update LSAC and assign it to Berkeley. You can even write then and let them know an alum is writing you a new LOR so look for it. They are nice over there.


I think I know the answer to this, but I'll ask anyway... What about an alum who is a partner at a large international law firm (Vault 100 firm)? I ask for Berkeley because I have been under review since October as well as Harvard (held there today). I haven't worked with or for the attorneys in any capacity. Just family friends. May or may not be large donors... Does anyone think this would help (or hurt)?


i lol'd


Sorry, desperate here. Reaching for connections. One alum is extremely large donor, one is not.

But yeah it's a stretch. :roll:

That's the problem with being out of school and having a job. I have nothing to update these schools on.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lhlee » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:26 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
lhlee wrote:Okay. This might not be the best spot to post this...but it deals with Berkeley exclusively...so what the hell (and from me jumping around the forum...you lot seem extremely nice. The BC kids are nice, too).

My supervisor pulled me aside the other day and said she wanted to write a LOR for me after she found out I applied to Berkeley. Since she graduated from their law school, I said sure. However, I submitted my application a LONG time ago and I have been UR since 11/15. Should I still send the LOR in even though it has been in review for so long already?

Any back to this thread: CONGRATZ to all who got accepted!


YES! An alum will help, so just update LSAC and assign it to Berkeley. You can even write then and let them know an alum is writing you a new LOR so look for it. They are nice over there.


They are nice! They wrote me a nice e-mail when I updated my transcript and told them about my honors program thing. :D



Thanks guys! I wasn't expecting an answer this fast. TLS is just this awesome, I guess. I was planning to update admissions that I have started volunteering at a DV clinic and also at a Workers' Rights Clinic before my supervisor told me that she would write me a LOR, but now I don't have to write something up (since I feel that would be overkill)! I just emailed Berkeley to see how they would like to accept additional LORs. Since the LOR is tailored to Berkeley, I feel that it is a lot easier to just mail it to them through snail mail. I'll let you guys know once I get a response.

Thanks y'all!




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