Berkeley 2011 applicants

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thecilent
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby thecilent » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:34 pm

Is anyone in here worried about how expensive Berk is?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby rundoxierun » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:30 am

thecilent wrote:Is anyone in here worried about how expensive Berk is?


I applied early september, This is exactly what drops them down my list. Love everything I have heard about the school but Im extremely poor+risk averse so I would need decent money to attend.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:34 am

Reporting in!

I'm above 75th %tile GPA w/ 4 years military exp. but won't have a reportable LSAT until the Oct. LSAT results come in - But all of my applications are sent in (11 of 'em!) and just waiting for the LSAT score.

So exciting, and not exciting, at the same time!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby suspicious android » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:57 am

thecilent wrote:Is anyone in here worried about how expensive Berk is?


I love Berkeley, but yeah, I'm concerned about skyrocketing tuition, crappiness of N. California legal market, crappiness of California's economy. Will have to think long and hard about admission at full price.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby msch0i » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:46 pm

gymboree wrote:Dean Tom likes early applicants - and October's still early.


GYMBOREE! How are you enjoying Berkeley? :D

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Prairie » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:39 pm

thecilent wrote:Is anyone in here worried about how expensive Berk is?


more worried about getting in.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby thecilent » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:29 pm

Prairie wrote:
thecilent wrote:Is anyone in here worried about how expensive Berk is?


more worried about getting in.


ha I hear ya

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Deuce » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:11 pm

Might as well throw my hat in here, applied a couple weeks ago... above median LSAT, ~75 GPA. Berkeley's one of the few schools that could pry me away from the East Coast, here's to hoping.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby jrh1987 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:48 pm

Know Berkeley puts the most emphasis on GPA out of the T14 schools --- does 3.61/176, 2 yrs work experience stand a shot? Out of state, too.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby tea_drinker » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:08 pm

jrh1987 wrote:Know Berkeley puts the most emphasis on GPA out of the T14 schools --- does 3.61/176, 2 yrs work experience stand a shot? Out of state, too.


I can't comment on your numbers, but I think being out-of-state doesn't put you at any disadvantage.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:20 pm

jrh1987 wrote:Know Berkeley puts the most emphasis on GPA out of the T14 schools --- does 3.61/176, 2 yrs work experience stand a shot? Out of state, too.


With a 176, couldn't you do better than Boalt? No offense to Boalt, but I'd have a different mindset if my LSAT was more like 176 and less like 168.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby jrh1987 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:00 pm

With a 3.61, aren't HYS out? Is there really a huge difference between CCN and Berkeley?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sarahh » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:23 pm

jrh1987 wrote:With a 3.61, aren't HYS out? Is there really a huge difference between CCN and Berkeley?


Yes, HYS are most likely out (maybe tiny shot at Harvard). Berkeley is generally seen as below CCN, but it may make more sense to go to the former if you want to work in California after graduating.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby gymboree » Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:38 pm

msch0i wrote:
gymboree wrote:Dean Tom likes early applicants - and October's still early.


GYMBOREE! How are you enjoying Berkeley? :D


msch0i!!! how are you? where did you end up? you can pm so we're not clunking up the thread...
I am loving Boalt. The people are great - I've made tons of friends, everyone's really involved, positive, and our mod does heaps of social activities. I'm involved with a great clinic at the juvenile hall. Who thought that would be possible just a short year ago? They have got us busy busy busy. We're already on our 3rd memo, and another one's coming for a class. Boalt doesn't grade the writing or oral advocacy courses (they're P/F) so there's no competition there. Seems like we have a good group of students because we don't have a gunner among us ...and no one would confuse me with a gunner, so it's not me. ;-)

Did you decide to wait another cycle?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:45 am

Has anyone gone complete?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby hellome » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:51 am

r6_philly wrote:Has anyone gone complete?


nope, app sent 9/15

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby minuit » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:52 am

r6_philly wrote:Has anyone gone complete?


just checked, still says received application 9/16. they should start reviewing files in october, no?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:01 am

minuit wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Has anyone gone complete?


just checked, still says received application 9/16. they should start reviewing files in october, no?


I thought they would. I just want to make sure I am not missing materials somehow. You submitted before me so I guess we are still in the same boat - waiting for them to assemble files.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:13 pm

IIRC, they begin reviewing apps after fall break

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:33 pm

tkgrrett wrote:IIRC, they begin reviewing apps after fall break


When is the fall break over? I hope they go by the order of submission then most of us will be viewed early. If they have not touched any applications yet, there must be a huge backlog by now.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:52 pm

r6_philly wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:IIRC, they begin reviewing apps after fall break


When is the fall break over? I hope they go by the order of submission then most of us will be viewed early. If they have not touched any applications yet, there must be a huge backlog by now.


Ehh just realized I was referring to my own fall break lol. Typically, I dont think UCB even usually accepts applications until October 1 and I believe they began reviews in mid-october.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby tea_drinker » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:15 pm

I remember from reading old threads that Dean Tom doesn't start reading apps until the end of Oct. But things may have changed.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sarahh » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:51 pm

I am going to a law school admissions event tonight where Dean Tom is one of the panelist. According the schedule, there is a Q and A period. I will try to ask when he starts looking at applications and report back if I find anything out.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby tea_drinker » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:17 pm

sarahhope82 wrote:I am going to a law school admissions event tonight where Dean Tom is one of the panelist. According the schedule, there is a Q and A period. I will try to ask when he starts looking at applications and report back if I find anything out.


That will be very helpful. TIA

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sarahh » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:46 pm

Dean Tom said they will start looking at applications at the end of October, and the first round of acceptances should go out in December. They will try to notify everyone by the third week in March. The applications are read in the order they are submitted. For people taking the LSAT in December, you can submit the rest of the application now and reserve your spot in the queue.




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