Berkeley 2011 applicants

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timmna
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby timmna » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:31 pm

govorett wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:was not ready for this!

edit: still under review, for the time being :oops:


+1 - hope that's good


+1. Please stay that way. I know now I was wrong to be so impatient.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ThreeYears » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:33 pm

Dinged.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby FutureInLaw » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:35 pm

Damn TomTom trying to update my maps! Nearly gave me a heart attack! So, we're NOT hoping for an email today then??

Sorry for those who got dinged :(

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby daisyduke » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:36 pm

Yikes! I almost just had a panic attack. I'm so sorry guys. Are you early applicants?

Still UR 10/18... happy to stay that way for now.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby gov » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:36 pm

FutureInLaw wrote:Damn TomTom trying to update my maps! Nearly gave me a heart attack! So, we're NOT hoping for an email today then??

Sorry for those who got dinged :(


I assume so. Hopefully, they were sent in a batch and have all been delivered.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby lakerfanimal » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:57 pm

daisyduke wrote:Yikes! I almost just had a panic attack. I'm so sorry guys. Are you early applicants?

Still UR 10/18... happy to stay that way for now.


+1 exact same date. Dear Dean Tom (and faculty), please admit me and DaisyDuke soon. Gracias!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:58 pm

ThreeYears wrote:Dinged.


Sorry :( I Hope your PhD isn't from Berkeley.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:59 pm

lakerfanimal wrote:
daisyduke wrote:Yikes! I almost just had a panic attack. I'm so sorry guys. Are you early applicants?

Still UR 10/18... happy to stay that way for now.


+1 exact same date. Dear Dean Tom (and faculty), please admit me, DaisyDuke, hipstermafia, and habit soon. Gracias!

FTF habit and i :)

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:02 pm

hipstermafia wrote:
lakerfanimal wrote:
daisyduke wrote:Yikes! I almost just had a panic attack. I'm so sorry guys. Are you early applicants?

Still UR 10/18... happy to stay that way for now.


+1 exact same date. Dear Dean Tom (and faculty), please admit me, DaisyDuke, hipstermafia, and habit soon. Gracias!

FTF habit and i :)


All 4 of you please!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Weirdlog » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:04 pm

I'm still UR 11/15... although I'm seriously considering withdrawing at this point.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby mss455 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:04 pm

r6_philly wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:
lakerfanimal wrote:
daisyduke wrote:Yikes! I almost just had a panic attack. I'm so sorry guys. Are you early applicants?

Still UR 10/18... happy to stay that way for now.


+1 exact same date. Dear Dean Tom (and faculty), please admit me, DaisyDuke, hipstermafia, and habit soon. Gracias!

FTF habit and i :)


All 4 of you please!


Freaked me out out ... But still UR since 11/15/2010 here (for the time being at least). Ouchhh ... I'm stuck at my desk at work on TLS today, Michgan email first now these ...

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sgtgrumbles » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:05 pm

Weirdlog wrote:I'm still UR 11/15... although I'm seriously considering withdrawing at this point.

I wish I could email them and say, "Listen, we both know my GPA is too low for you. Can I just have my $75 back and you don't have to bother reading my personal statement?"

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:06 pm

hipstermafia wrote:
lakerfanimal wrote:
daisyduke wrote:Yikes! I almost just had a panic attack. I'm so sorry guys. Are you early applicants?

Still UR 10/18... happy to stay that way for now.


+1 exact same date. Dear Dean Tom (and faculty), please admit me, DaisyDuke, hipstermafia, and habit soon. Gracias!

FTF habit and i :)


Yes, c'mon Boalt!!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:12 pm

hipstermafia wrote:
lakerfanimal wrote:
daisyduke wrote:Yikes! I almost just had a panic attack. I'm so sorry guys. Are you early applicants?

Still UR 10/18... happy to stay that way for now.


+1 exact same date. Dear Dean Tom (and faculty), please admit me, DaisyDuke, hipstermafia, and habit soon. Gracias!

FTF habit and i :)

<3 Hipster

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby emhellmer » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:18 pm

So much for me getting anything done at work today. This whole "on-line status check" and e-mail notification is nonsense. I almost long for the old days of checking the mail box ONCE a day and thinking "well, not going to know anything until tomorow at least." Now a am a neurotic page-refresher.

Oh Berkeley, have mercy! I thought that I would be in the first round of rejections for sure! If you are going to reject me, please do it quickly so that I can stop holding out foolish hope and pull my head out of the clouds!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:23 pm

Thankfully I am still UR 11/01...

Sorry to all the dings out there. I have no doubt I'll be joining you in due course.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby jman77 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:24 pm

Second straight time they've rejected me. I guess they really just don't like me there. Maybe I'm not cool/hip enough?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:25 pm

jman77 wrote:Second straight time they've rejected me. I guess they really just don't like me there. Maybe I'm not cool/hip enough?


Your stats are jaw-dropping. How can they not? Maybe it's just the LSDAS GPA thing that bugs them? Still.....

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby jman77 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:28 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
jman77 wrote:Second straight time they've rejected me. I guess they really just don't like me there. Maybe I'm not cool/hip enough?


Your stats are jaw-dropping. How can they not? Maybe it's just the LSDAS GPA thing that bugs them? Still.....


I really don't know why...I. wish. I. could. understand. Hehe. Anyway, I'm not too bothered by it, aside from the fact that rejection is always bothersome in any way, shape or form.

I'm just hoping it doesn't mean rejections at H/S/C/N are coming as well. Berkeley seems to be a good bellwether for those schools, but I hope that's not the case here.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:28 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
jman77 wrote:Second straight time they've rejected me. I guess they really just don't like me there. Maybe I'm not cool/hip enough?


Your stats are jaw-dropping. How can they not? Maybe it's just the LSDAS GPA thing that bugs them? Still.....


I've noticed that having an international GPA has created some weird waitlists/dings. But I know one person who has your numbers exactly (including international GPA) and he got Boalt, so who knows :?.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:29 pm

jman77 wrote:Second straight time they've rejected me. I guess they really just don't like me there. Maybe I'm not cool/hip enough?


did you change up your app? new PS and LOR?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby emhellmer » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:31 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
jman77 wrote:Second straight time they've rejected me. I guess they really just don't like me there. Maybe I'm not cool/hip enough?


Your stats are jaw-dropping. How can they not? Maybe it's just the LSDAS GPA thing that bugs them? Still.....


Berkeley seems to have little rhyme or reason to its admissions decisions. They reject and accept people from all number classes. So yes, I think it does come down to being "cool." I'd almost rather be rejected by Harvard and left to console myself with "hey, what was I thinking even applying with my LSAT score? They can have all the 175+ super nerds they want!" than "Wow, they just don't like me :-("

This is all great fodder for a screed on the "Ding" thread, of course.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby jman77 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:34 pm

r6_philly wrote:
jman77 wrote:Second straight time they've rejected me. I guess they really just don't like me there. Maybe I'm not cool/hip enough?


did you change up your app? new PS and LOR?


Yup, new LSAT score, new PS, 2 new LOR, new addenda. I thought I did all I could to give myself a chance this year. But then, I didn't integrate a Why Berkeley in my PS, so that may have been it?

Or again, maybe I'm just not cool enough :)

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:35 pm

emhellmer wrote:Berkeley seems to have little rhyme or reason to its admissions decisions. They reject and accept people from all number classes. So yes, I think it does come down to being "cool." I'd almost rather be rejected by Harvard and left to console myself with "hey, what was I thinking even applying with my LSAT score? They can have all the 175+ super nerds they want!" than "Wow, they just don't like me :-("

I believe Berkeley does have a method to their admissions madness, we just aren't privileged enough to know what that method is :)

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:38 pm

jman77 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
jman77 wrote:Second straight time they've rejected me. I guess they really just don't like me there. Maybe I'm not cool/hip enough?


did you change up your app? new PS and LOR?


Yup, new LSAT score, new PS, 2 new LOR, new addenda. I thought I did all I could to give myself a chance this year. But then, I didn't integrate a Why Berkeley in my PS, so that may have been it?

Or again, maybe I'm just not cool enough :)


Maybe they don't like your WE (since you've been out for a while). I remember reading for us non-trads they have to like what we have chosen and done and how it could relate to the study of law. I did such a great job at linking my previous and future career I think I wrote myself out of many other schools (I am starting to get evidence of this). So maybe not a function of coolness but rather what they like to see in a person's career progression.




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