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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:40 pm
by mss455
OMG ... I am a Nervous WRECK and can't get anything done at work ... Still under review 11/15/2010 .... refreshing every minute of course.

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:41 pm
by hipstermafia
jman, it looks like you submitted in November and berkeley seems to look unfavorably upon late submitters (more so than other schools I think)

sorry to hear about the ding, but best of luck with the rest of your cycle!

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:41 pm
by jman77
r6_philly wrote:
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.


Worked in academia a couple of years (taught business law, tax, acctg. courses at my alma mater), Big 4 Auditing a couple of years, and have been in Compliance (healthcare) the past 2 years. I thought I had made it very clear by my career choices and in my PS where exactly I wanted to head.

Anyway, it's done. My biggest hope really is that this isn't an indicator of my upcoming decisions at the remaining T6. Got waitlisted at Chicago yesterday... I could use a win soon.

Edit: I probably outed myself with that post. But I don't really have any posts here that I have any misgivings about, so it's ok.

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:41 pm
by lakerfanimal
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!

:D

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:43 pm
by jman77
hipstermafia wrote:jman, it looks like you submitted in November and berkeley seems to look unfavorably upon late submitters (more so than other schools I think)

sorry to hear about the ding, but best of luck with the rest of your cycle!


Thanks! Appreciate the well wishes! Good luck to you too!

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:44 pm
by emhellmer
r6_philly wrote:
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.


edited for TMI. :roll:

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:44 pm
by r6_philly
jman77 wrote:
Worked in academia a couple of years (taught business law, tax, acctg. courses at my alma mater), Big 4 Auditing a couple of years, and have been in Compliance (healthcare) the past 2 years. I thought I had made it very clear by my career choices and in my PS where exactly I wanted to head.

Anyway, it's done. My biggest hope really is that this isn't an indicator of my upcoming decisions at the remaining T6. Got waitlisted at Chicago yesterday... I could use a win soon.

Edit: I probably outed myself with that post. But I don't really have any posts here that I have any misgivings about, so it's ok.


You sound more fitting at Columbia/NYU/Penn. I wish you the best of luck. I don't feel as favorably of my chances at CCN, and I got WLed at Chicago too. Their class is so small and they extend so few offers, you have better chances at Columbia/NYU/Penn.

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:45 pm
by mss455
jman77 wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:jman, it looks like you submitted in November and berkeley seems to look unfavorably upon late submitters (more so than other schools I think)

sorry to hear about the ding, but best of luck with the rest of your cycle!


Thanks! Appreciate the well wishes! Good luck to you too!


Hey JMAN ... you got in at UCLA ... so you ARE Awesome :-) .... Here's to That :-) !!!

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:46 pm
by r6_philly
emhellmer wrote:8 years of social service with every sort of disadvantaged population God saw fit to create. Uber-liberal political activism. Publication in radical journal. Idealistic P.S. about immigration reform. Below 25% LSAT, GPA at median, non URM.

I'll be the test case for this hypothesis :-)


lol do you think they would want some diversity since it's Berkeley? I am eager to find out if you get in.

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:56 pm
by daisyduke
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 :)



:D :D :D Yes PLEASE!!!

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:07 pm
by smokeylarue
hipstermafia wrote:jman, it looks like you submitted in November and berkeley seems to look unfavorably upon late submitters (more so than other schools I think)

sorry to hear about the ding, but best of luck with the rest of your cycle!


Applying in November is considered late? Since when.

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:08 pm
by c_dubya_s
smokeylarue wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:jman, it looks like you submitted in November and berkeley seems to look unfavorably upon late submitters (more so than other schools I think)

sorry to hear about the ding, but best of luck with the rest of your cycle!


Applying in November is considered late? Since when.


Since Berkeley decided it was late :wink: .

Read the interview in Boalt's TLS profile with the admissions dean. He talks about submitting by "mid-November at the very latest" or something along those lines.

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:08 pm
by smokeylarue
Ah i see

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:09 pm
by mss455
c_dubya_s wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:jman, it looks like you submitted in November and berkeley seems to look unfavorably upon late submitters (more so than other schools I think)

sorry to hear about the ding, but best of luck with the rest of your cycle!


Applying in November is considered late? Since when.


Since Berkeley decided it was late :wink: .

Read the interview in Boalt's TLS profile with the admissions dean. He talks about submitting by "mid-November at the very latest" or something along those lines.


Yeh you're right .... not all the schools consider it this way tho ... Dean Z. mentioned December is still considered early !(oh la la la for real) !!!

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:28 pm
by swimmergirl1303
I'm also in the 10/18 UR crew. Maybe we are all headed to committee review? Here's to hoping!!! :)

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:50 pm
by ahduth
r6_philly wrote: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.


What does this mean.

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:51 pm
by ahduth
c_dubya_s wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:jman, it looks like you submitted in November and berkeley seems to look unfavorably upon late submitters (more so than other schools I think)

sorry to hear about the ding, but best of luck with the rest of your cycle!


Applying in November is considered late? Since when.


Since Berkeley decided it was late :wink: .

Read the interview in Boalt's TLS profile with the admissions dean. He talks about submitting by "mid-November at the very latest" or something along those lines.


I submitted in December and was fine.

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:56 pm
by r6_philly
ahduth wrote:
r6_philly wrote: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.


What does this mean.


I feel that other schools have deemed my career focus not a great fit for the school because they don't really offer what I am looking for. I don't think they are too willing to admit me since I either wouldn't choose them over say Berkeley or wouldn't benefit a whole lot from being there.

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:04 pm
by reversejinx
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:18 pm
by sarahlawg
still UR 11/22 here... sorry to the dings today =(

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:21 pm
by Aggiegrad2011
Were all the decisions today for folks that went UR prior to Nov?

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:21 pm
by ThreeYears
reversejinx wrote:Judging by LSN data, they're sending out auto-rejects today: http://berkeley.lawschoolnumbers.com/ap ... order=desc


I don't think I am auto-reject, but maybe I am based on Berkeley standards.

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:22 pm
by rs2004
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Were all the decisions today for folks that went UR prior to Nov?



mine was UR 11/15 and got dinged via email today

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:23 pm
by ThreeYears
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Were all the decisions today for folks that went UR prior to Nov?


UR 12/09.

I am getting seriously anxious about whether there is some intrinsically defect in my package.

Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:23 pm
by gov
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Were all the decisions today for folks that went UR prior to Nov?

I think someone else got dinged that submitted in Dec.