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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby SLS2011 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:16 pm

Question: On my app (UR 1/18), I did not authorize them to have my file reviewed by the student committee. Does this mean I will not have a CR1? Also, what is/are potential pitfalls of what I did?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby WonkyPanda » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:51 pm

SLS2011 wrote:Question: On my app (UR 1/18), I did not authorize them to have my file reviewed by the student committee. Does this mean I will not have a CR1? Also, what is/are potential pitfalls of what I did?


I was always under the impression that students are always on the committee. Maybe they just don't get a chance to vote on it?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:10 pm

WonkyPanda wrote:
SLS2011 wrote:Question: On my app (UR 1/18), I did not authorize them to have my file reviewed by the student committee. Does this mean I will not have a CR1? Also, what is/are potential pitfalls of what I did?


I was always under the impression that students are always on the committee. Maybe they just don't get a chance to vote on it?


I thought if you don't authorize, you won't go to CR. So either you have to get admitted through administrative review. They will probably go thorough the pending ones one last time after CR2 completes. So if you didn't authorize and don't get dinged before then it's logical to assume you will get another look before decisions are finalized (with possibility of admit/reject/WL).

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sarahlawg » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:43 pm

Sicsofs wrote:Well, I am expecting to be part of the carnage that is going to take place on Friday.


+1

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby shatra » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:23 pm

r6_philly wrote:
WonkyPanda wrote:
SLS2011 wrote:Question: On my app (UR 1/18), I did not authorize them to have my file reviewed by the student committee. Does this mean I will not have a CR1? Also, what is/are potential pitfalls of what I did?


I was always under the impression that students are always on the committee. Maybe they just don't get a chance to vote on it?


I thought if you don't authorize, you won't go to CR. So either you have to get admitted through administrative review. They will probably go thorough the pending ones one last time after CR2 completes. So if you didn't authorize and don't get dinged before then it's logical to assume you will get another look before decisions are finalized (with possibility of admit/reject/WL).


I didn't authorize it, and I got the CR2 email today. Just means your application can't be reviewed by student members of the committee, it can still be reviewed by faculty members of the committee.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Rotor » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:58 pm

r6_philly wrote:
WonkyPanda wrote:
SLS2011 wrote:Question: On my app (UR 1/18), I did not authorize them to have my file reviewed by the student committee. Does this mean I will not have a CR1? Also, what is/are potential pitfalls of what I did?


I was always under the impression that students are always on the committee. Maybe they just don't get a chance to vote on it?


I thought if you don't authorize, you won't go to CR. So either you have to get admitted through administrative review. They will probably go thorough the pending ones one last time after CR2 completes. So if you didn't authorize and don't get dinged before then it's logical to assume you will get another look before decisions are finalized (with possibility of admit/reject/WL).

This isn't the way it works. If you check no, all that happens if Dean Tom sends you to CR is that the student portion of the committee won't get to see or vote that package.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby SLS2011 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:31 am

shatra wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
WonkyPanda wrote:
SLS2011 wrote:Question: On my app (UR 1/18), I did not authorize them to have my file reviewed by the student committee. Does this mean I will not have a CR1? Also, what is/are potential pitfalls of what I did?


I was always under the impression that students are always on the committee. Maybe they just don't get a chance to vote on it?


I thought if you don't authorize, you won't go to CR. So either you have to get admitted through administrative review. They will probably go thorough the pending ones one last time after CR2 completes. So if you didn't authorize and don't get dinged before then it's logical to assume you will get another look before decisions are finalized (with possibility of admit/reject/WL).


I didn't authorize it, and I got the CR2 email today. Just means your application can't be reviewed by student members of the committee, it can still be reviewed by faculty members of the committee.


What's your UR date?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby r6_philly » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:56 am

Rotor wrote:This isn't the way it works. If you check no, all that happens if Dean Tom sends you to CR is that the student portion of the committee won't get to see or vote that package.


Good to know. Is there any perceived or real drawback to this?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:02 am

r6_philly wrote:
Rotor wrote:This isn't the way it works. If you check no, all that happens if Dean Tom sends you to CR is that the student portion of the committee won't get to see or vote that package.


Good to know. Is there any perceived or real drawback to this?

I allowed students to view my app. I figure it can't hurt. I think they'll empathize with me much better than the older law profs.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby aesis » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:09 am

The students will be asked to make a case for you. They'll try to argue why you should be admitted over another candidate in question, and the faculty will take the arguments into consideration. Students only serve advisory roles; they have no voting power. This info is through a friend through a former Boalt adcomm. Take it with a grain of salt I guess.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby shatra » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:06 am

SLS2011 wrote:
shatra wrote:
I didn't authorize it, and I got the CR2 email today. Just means your application can't be reviewed by student members of the committee, it can still be reviewed by faculty members of the committee.


What's your UR date?


1/13

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Rotor » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:22 am

r6_philly wrote:
Rotor wrote:This isn't the way it works. If you check no, all that happens if Dean Tom sends you to CR is that the student portion of the committee won't get to see or vote that package.


Good to know. Is there any perceived or real drawback to this?

I think Flips has got it-- and will be a personal decision. Because I was a nontrad and a veteran, I thought I might be disadvantaged. In the end, I just checked yes.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Justin.S » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:11 am

UR 2/3 CR 2/14

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Serge » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:32 pm

Looks like I've got the oldest app...
UR 12/13 CR2 2/14

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:59 pm

I'm in CR1 and I'm just ready to hear one way or another!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sgtgrumbles » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:00 pm

Excellence = a Habit wrote:I'm in CR1 and I'm just ready to hear one way or another!

I hear you, Habit. We'll know in four days! Fingers crossed.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Philip_J_Fry » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:05 pm

Excellence = a Habit wrote:I'm in CR1 and I'm just ready to hear one way or another!


+1

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Guy » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:06 pm

+1

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby kelesands » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:27 pm

Serge wrote:Looks like I've got the oldest app...
UR 12/13 CR2 2/14


I'm with you serge, and there's a few others like us,
but unlike you guys...I haven't been under either CR :( waiting for the ding friday, hoping for a call instead! :)

UR 12/13

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby aacharya » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:28 pm

chritabug wrote:
whitman wrote:Nothing here. The ding cometh.

+1

+1... fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby askyemcdonald » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:31 pm

So....there is like a 15% chance to get accepted after going to CR?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:42 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:So....there is like a 15% chance to get accepted after going to CR?

Where'd you come up with that number?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby askyemcdonald » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:44 pm

Interview with Dean Tom:

Dean Tom: “Yeah. But it’s structured this way because I know what I’m looking for. And, if my staff finds an applicant whom they want to admit, they have to bring the file to me for a final review. Concurrent to this review process we 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. So, we end up admitting about 700 to 750 people. The admissions committee also structures a waiting list, and then everyone else is denied, either administratively or by the Committee.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby chebbyshev » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:03 pm

Rejected via email this afternoon. Probably just mad we got the axe this year....that or my shitty GPA.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sarahlawg » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:09 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:Interview with Dean Tom:

Dean Tom: “Yeah. But it’s structured this way because I know what I’m looking for. And, if my staff finds an applicant whom they want to admit, they have to bring the file to me for a final review. Concurrent to this review process we 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. So, we end up admitting about 700 to 750 people. The admissions committee also structures a waiting list, and then everyone else is denied, either administratively or by the Committee.


according to lsac, they admitted just over 800 last year. just thought I'd throw that in there for a little extra hope.




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