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mss455
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby mss455 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:23 pm

yale2011 wrote:Anyone know how long it takes from faculty review?


and what are the odds ... how many goes in and out of it??

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby softsgalore » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:36 pm

Committee review for me as well. Boalt would be a huggggge reach for me, but I'm hoping they're honest about the "holistic" thing, because from a geographic and intellectual perspective I can't think of a place in the U.S. where I'd be happier.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby mss455 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:38 pm

softsgalore wrote:Committee review for me as well. Boalt would be a huggggge reach for me, but I'm hoping they're honest about the "holistic" thing, because from a geographic and intellectual perspective I can't think of a place in the U.S. where I'd be happier.


How are you guys learning about the Committee Review .... still stuck on 11/15 here :-( !!!!!!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Kent M » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:38 pm

On the top of the status checker page.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:39 pm

softsgalore wrote:Committee review for me as well. Boalt would be a huggggge reach for me, but I'm hoping they're honest about the "holistic" thing, because from a geographic and intellectual perspective I can't think of a place in the U.S. where I'd be happier.


Does your status checker specify that you're under committee review? And if so, what date did that start?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby camelcrema » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:45 pm

mss455 wrote:and what are the odds ... how many goes in and out of it??


From the TLS interview with Dean Tom (probably slightly outdated but a decent reference point):

"[W]e also identify about 1400 to 1600 other applications that are very competitive, and these we send to our faculty admissions committee, comprised of 6 faculty and 12 students. Students serve in an advising capacity on the committee. I admit roughly 550 people through what I call the administrative review process, and the admissions committee (the faculty committee) admits about another 200 or so."

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Philip_J_Fry » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:46 pm

Flips88 wrote:
softsgalore wrote:Committee review for me as well. Boalt would be a huggggge reach for me, but I'm hoping they're honest about the "holistic" thing, because from a geographic and intellectual perspective I can't think of a place in the U.S. where I'd be happier.


Does your status checker specify that you're under committee review? And if so, what date did that start?


Committee review for me now. Changed today as far as I'm aware.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby bilbobaggins » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:49 pm

They generally send a letter/email telling you the last date they'll have your committee review decision. It usually comes a few weeks before this date.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby cassidylane » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:58 pm

Philip_J_Fry wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
softsgalore wrote:Committee review for me as well. Boalt would be a huggggge reach for me, but I'm hoping they're honest about the "holistic" thing, because from a geographic and intellectual perspective I can't think of a place in the U.S. where I'd be happier.


Does your status checker specify that you're under committee review? And if so, what date did that start?


Committee review for me now. Changed today as far as I'm aware.



Sorry to reiterate this point again, but can anyone explain how you know you're under committee review? If it says it on the status check somewhere a screen shot would be most appreciated :)

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby c_dubya_s » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:01 pm

cassidylane wrote:
Philip_J_Fry wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
softsgalore wrote:Committee review for me as well. Boalt would be a huggggge reach for me, but I'm hoping they're honest about the "holistic" thing, because from a geographic and intellectual perspective I can't think of a place in the U.S. where I'd be happier.


Does your status checker specify that you're under committee review? And if so, what date did that start?


Committee review for me now. Changed today as far as I'm aware.



Sorry to reiterate this point again, but can anyone explain how you know you're under committee review? If it says it on the status check somewhere a screen shot would be most appreciated :)


Kent M wrote:On the top of the status checker page.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Soda Mixer » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:03 pm

cassidylane wrote:
Philip_J_Fry wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
softsgalore wrote:Committee review for me as well. Boalt would be a huggggge reach for me, but I'm hoping they're honest about the "holistic" thing, because from a geographic and intellectual perspective I can't think of a place in the U.S. where I'd be happier.


Does your status checker specify that you're under committee review? And if so, what date did that start?


Committee review for me now. Changed today as far as I'm aware.



Sorry to reiterate this point again, but can anyone explain how you know you're under committee review? If it says it on the status check somewhere a screen shot would be most appreciated :)


I don't know how to post a screen shot, but immediately under "Welcome to Online Status" is the following:
"Your application at UC Berkeley Law School has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee." I don't know what, if anything, used to be there.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby cassidylane » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:05 pm

Does your status checker specify that you're under committee review? And if so, what date did that start?[/quote]

Committee review for me now. Changed today as far as I'm aware.[/quote]


Sorry to reiterate this point again, but can anyone explain how you know you're under committee review? If it says it on the status check somewhere a screen shot would be most appreciated :)[/quote]

I don't know how to post a screen shot, but immediately under "Welcome to Online Status" is the following:
"Your application at UC Berkeley Law School has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee." I don't know what, if anything, used to be there.[/quote]


Awesome thanks! This is helpful. SO I'm guessing that if you get a DLS without this step that its a rejection? Or is it possible to get in without committee review?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:06 pm

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:07 pm

Committee Review for me too! Works for meee

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sanguar » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:08 pm

Durn. Still just UR 12/20.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:10 pm

so we have about a 1/8 chance? ugh, wish I knew some people at berkeley

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:15 pm

So is being still under regular review good or bad? and is committee review good or bad?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby glitched » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:17 pm

at this point, committee review is good. because it's either CR or bust right? But being in committee review obviously sucks compared to being accepted 2+ months ago. I think compared to the overall size of the pool, your "chance" of getting in are the same numerically, but the committee review pool probably has a ton of great candidates so it's "harder" to get accepted from it. just throwing out wild speculations here. haha i'm pretty clueless about all of this CR jumbo.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Top14Hope » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:26 pm

Is this really the first time anyone has mentioned the top of the page committee review thing? If so, I think everyone without it is done for(including myself because I'm still UR 11/1 and have "Thank you for applying to Berkeley Law. Please check your online status regularly. If the information is incorrect, notify the Admissions Office at admissions@law.berkeley.edu. Please note: Residency is self-reported." at the top of my page. Let's hope I'm wrong.

Anyone know for sure?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:27 pm

Top14Hope wrote:Is this really the first time anyone has mentioned the top of the page committee review thing? If so, I think everyone without it is done for(including myself because I'm still UR 11/1 and have "Thank you for applying to Berkeley Law. Please check your online status regularly. If the information is incorrect, notify the Admissions Office at admissions@law.berkeley.edu. Please note: Residency is self-reported." at the top of my page. Let's hope I'm wrong.

Anyone know for sure?


I still have it but mine's only been UR since 1/10 so no idea.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:30 pm

I'm still UR 11/22. Wouldn't have noticed the change on top if I hadn't read this thread

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby iwanta170 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:31 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Top14Hope wrote:Is this really the first time anyone has mentioned the top of the page committee review thing? If so, I think everyone without it is done for(including myself because I'm still UR 11/1 and have "Thank you for applying to Berkeley Law. Please check your online status regularly. If the information is incorrect, notify the Admissions Office at admissions@law.berkeley.edu. Please note: Residency is self-reported." at the top of my page. Let's hope I'm wrong.

Anyone know for sure?


I still have it but mine's only been UR since 1/10 so no idea.

+1

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby calilaw » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:32 pm

Committee Review for me as well. :D :( (I'm not sure how to feel about that)

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby mss455 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:38 pm

So what about the people still UR since November ... why are we not rejected/ WL or something/ anything yet???

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby emoney8907 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:48 pm

UR since 11/15...no change in status, no mention of committee review...impending doom?




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