Berkeley 2011 applicants

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swimmergirl1303
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:44 pm

I sent a LOCI to Berkeley but I had a typo. (I wrote the word "of" where it didn't belong) Do you think I should resend it? Or just let it go... Maybe they won't notice? Anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby yurishima » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:54 pm

UR 10/26 and still no word.

AUUUUUGH

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby yurishima » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:56 pm

Oh yeah. No new tweets in a while. Are they still on winter break?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:57 pm

yurishima wrote:Oh yeah. No new tweets in a while. Are they still on winter break?


They just dinged a ton of people :(

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby yurishima » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:58 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
yurishima wrote:Oh yeah. No new tweets in a while. Are they still on winter break?


They just dinged a ton of people :(


...As in the past tense and they have completed doing it? And so if I don't see any email from them I'm in the clear?!?! Or are they still in the process!?!? AAAUUUGH

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:59 pm

swimmergirl1303 wrote:I sent a LOCI to Berkeley but I had a typo. (I wrote the word "of" where it didn't belong) Do you think I should resend it? Or just let it go... Maybe they won't notice? Anyone have any suggestions?


You can always send another one but I don't think it matters a whole lot.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby jman77 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:59 pm

ThreeYears wrote:
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.


+1. I don't see myself as an auto-reject, either, from a numerical standpoint.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby reversejinx » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:04 pm

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:49 pm

r6_philly wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:I sent a LOCI to Berkeley but I had a typo. (I wrote the word "of" where it didn't belong) Do you think I should resend it? Or just let it go... Maybe they won't notice? Anyone have any suggestions?


You can always send another one but I don't think it matters a whole lot.


thanks for the help! :) PS Congrats on all of your acceptances.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby jman77 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:52 pm

reversejinx wrote:
jman77 wrote:
ThreeYears wrote:
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.


+1. I don't see myself as an auto-reject, either, from a numerical standpoint.



Well shit, update your LSN, and maybe some of us won't jump to premature conclusions.


Edit: Nope, not updated for the Berkeley ding. I kept getting the sessions problem error. I've been pretty great at keeping updated so far.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby reversejinx » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:28 am

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby logistikon » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:31 am

reversejinx wrote:
jman77 wrote:
Edit: Nope, not updated for the Berkeley ding. I kept getting the sessions problem error. I've been pretty great at keeping updated so far.


Yea, try switching browsers. I'm sure there are a bunch of people like you who just haven't updated yet. But going off of the current LSN data, over the course of the last 24 hours, there have been 20+ rejections and 1 acceptance. All of the rejections have been for those with sub-170 and/or sub-3.6 numbers. Seems like auto-rejects to me.


false?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:24 am

logistikon wrote:
reversejinx wrote:Yea, try switching browsers. I'm sure there are a bunch of people like you who just haven't updated yet. But going off of the current LSN data, over the course of the last 24 hours, there have been 20+ rejections and 1 acceptance. All of the rejections have been for those with sub-170 and/or sub-3.6 numbers. Seems like auto-rejects to me.


false?

reversejinx is generally correct on the lsn data, when i checked last night there was a 171 and a 179 rejected who both applied in november (and both had foreign gpas?), while the remainder of the ~20 rejections were what i consider to be berkeley 'auto-rejects'

edit: i see your point logistkon, i don't mean that 169/3.59 is an auto-ding at berk, just that most of the rejected lsn profiles seem to be :)

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby biggie » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:41 am

yurishima wrote:UR 10/26 and still no word.

AUUUUUGH


+1

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Concept » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:54 am

3.7 gpa, 163 LSAT. Still no ding! I'm hanging on by a thread, I'm sure..

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby emhellmer » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:44 am

Concept wrote:3.7 gpa, 163 LSAT. Still no ding! I'm hanging on by a thread, I'm sure..


+1

Hello numbers twin!!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby queenlizzie13 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:46 am

Same... I am very surprised I have not been dinged yet.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby ahduth » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:53 am

r6_philly wrote: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.


Ah, you were pretty forceful about a particular field then? I was a bit concerned lol, there are certain commonalities between our profiles. I'm took a rather rough swipe with, "I have lots of finance and accounting experience and find corporate politics amusing and vaguely enjoyable." It's pretty complementary to any sort of corporate transactional or litigatory practice area, and I generally haven't expressed to specific an interest in a particular area, although I have some ideas.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby artichoke » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:00 pm

Why is the Berkeley law website like the slowest thing in the world?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Gotti » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:10 pm

queenlizzie13 wrote:Same... I am very surprised I have not been dinged yet.



+1, especially since my bf was dinged with the same LSAT score and is a URM with a decent GPA. AND he submitted after me. He suggested that there was a GPA floor for yesterday's batch of decisions [and by that I mean rejections]....sounds pretty believable?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:12 pm

artichoke wrote:Why is the Berkeley law website like the slowest thing in the world?


It is very fast. I am on the east coast. This probably has to do with your ISP and the routing to their server. From here the site is about as fast as yahoo.com, just pinged it.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:13 pm

Gotti wrote:
queenlizzie13 wrote:Same... I am very surprised I have not been dinged yet.



+1, especially since my bf was dinged with the same LSAT score and is a URM with a decent GPA. AND he submitted after me. He suggested that there was a GPA floor for yesterday's batch of decisions [and by that I mean rejections]....sounds pretty believable?


the old wisdom says they like high GPA, I wouldn't be surprised if they have a hard floor.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Gotti » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:15 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Gotti wrote:
queenlizzie13 wrote:Same... I am very surprised I have not been dinged yet.



+1, especially since my bf was dinged with the same LSAT score and is a URM with a decent GPA. AND he submitted after me. He suggested that there was a GPA floor for yesterday's batch of decisions [and by that I mean rejections]....sounds pretty believable?


the old wisdom says they like high GPA, I wouldn't be surprised if they have a hard floor.



yeah...I guess that makes sense since cali schools don't really practice AA

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:25 pm

Gotti wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
Gotti wrote:
queenlizzie13 wrote:Same... I am very surprised I have not been dinged yet.



+1, especially since my bf was dinged with the same LSAT score and is a URM with a decent GPA. AND he submitted after me. He suggested that there was a GPA floor for yesterday's batch of decisions [and by that I mean rejections]....sounds pretty believable?


the old wisdom says they like high GPA, I wouldn't be surprised if they have a hard floor.



yeah...I guess that makes sense since cali schools don't really practice AA


That's because it's illegal in CA

From TLS interview with Dean Tom:
Proposition 209: Cannot Consider Ethnicity or Gender

TLS: I know that with Proposition 209, Boalt is precluded from implementing affirmative action, but does ethnic background still play any role in admissions?

Dean Tom: “No. As a result of 209, we did modify our review process to be much more holistic, rather than numbers centered, which I liked. I think it results in an entering class every year that is diverse across the board. We still have strong ethnic representation in the class, almost where it was before 209. And it is more challenging for an admissions office to accomplish that now because the minority students who are admitted here without affirmative action are among the top minority students throughout the country. They are being courted by all the great schools and so it is particularly satisfying when they choose us.”

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Gotti » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:26 pm

Flips88 wrote:That's because it's illegal in CA

From TLS interview with Dean Tom:
Proposition 209: Cannot Consider Ethnicity or Gender

TLS: I know that with Proposition 209, Boalt is precluded from implementing affirmative action, but does ethnic background still play any role in admissions?

Dean Tom: “No. As a result of 209, we did modify our review process to be much more holistic, rather than numbers centered, which I liked. I think it results in an entering class every year that is diverse across the board. We still have strong ethnic representation in the class, almost where it was before 209. And it is more challenging for an admissions office to accomplish that now because the minority students who are admitted here without affirmative action are among the top minority students throughout the country. They are being courted by all the great schools and so it is particularly satisfying when they choose us.”



Oh yeah I know it's illegal. Just commenting on the apparent strangeness of the fact that my bf got dinged and I didn't




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