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Flips88
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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:40 pm

Anyone going to CR2 going to write an LOCI? I have some updates to add re: work/volunteer stuff and would like to reiterate my interest in Boalt

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby LSATurday » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:06 pm

First real ding of the cycle, via email.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby georges2 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:40 pm

Dinged, 3.5 168- URM, i wasnt expecting a miracle anyway

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby mcdonrb » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:45 pm

Rotor wrote:
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.


Which did you think would disadvantage you? Being a veteran or being nontraditional? Seems Berkeley's more holistic admission process would be great for you.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby vi_vi » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:33 am

joining in on the fun..

Submitted: 01/25
UR: 01/31
Committee Review email: 02/14

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby bilbobaggins » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:00 am

It's my understanding that student opinions are the most important in the process and that the professors provide oversight.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby tlsuser » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:33 am

Rotor wrote:
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.


I have similar numbers to you Rotor; I'm also a veteran, but not 20 years. I got referred to CR-- hopefully I end up with the same result.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby BlueDevil2007 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:45 am

tlsuser wrote:
Rotor wrote:
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.


I have similar numbers to you Rotor; I'm also a veteran, but not 20 years. I got referred to CR-- hopefully I end up with the
same result.


Navy vet (4 years). 3.4/165 in CR1. Yea, this is a real reach for me. Good luck!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Rotor » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:38 am

mcdonrb wrote:
Rotor wrote:
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.


Which did you think would disadvantage you? Being a veteran or being nontraditional? Seems Berkeley's more holistic admission process would be great for you.

I was thinking students might be more likely to conflate any anti war sentiments they might have with my service. Berk's holistic review most certainly did help me considering my numbers, but it was Dean Tom's Admin Review for me.

Edit to add: very happy to report the reality is that my concerns would have been unfounded.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby bilbobaggins » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:00 am

Flips88 wrote:Anyone going to CR2 going to write an LOCI? I have some updates to add re: work/volunteer stuff and would like to reiterate my interest in Boalt


It will likely not make a difference.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:05 am

bilbobaggins wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Anyone going to CR2 going to write an LOCI? I have some updates to add re: work/volunteer stuff and would like to reiterate my interest in Boalt


It will likely not make a difference.

Even if I've started volunteering with legal intake at my state's ACLU office?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:16 am

Nice to see so many vets applying to Berkeley hopefully I'll see you guys at ASW. Army vet here (4 1/2 yrs). Make sure you guys get your yellow ribbon papperwork in. It's first come, first serve but I think they only have 10 this year.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sgtgrumbles » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:47 am

Rotor wrote:I was thinking students might be more likely to conflate any anti war sentiments they might have with my service. Berk's holistic review most certainly did help me considering my numbers, but it was Dean Tom's Admin Review for me.

Edit to add: very happy to report the reality is that my concerns would have been unfounded.

I'm pretty damn liberal and anti-war, but that doesn't keep me from respecting and appreciating the individuals who make up the military. Opposing war for political reasons isn't mutually exclusive with respecting service-people and their efforts. I'm also a 0L, so that doesn't really help you in this case. Best of luck, though.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Sicsofs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:06 pm

People got dinged yesterday too?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby bilbobaggins » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:16 pm

Flips88 wrote:
bilbobaggins wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Anyone going to CR2 going to write an LOCI? I have some updates to add re: work/volunteer stuff and would like to reiterate my interest in Boalt


It will likely not make a difference.

Even if I've started volunteering with legal intake at my state's ACLU office?


It is my understanding that the two parts of your application that make a gross majority of the difference in the decisions of the students on the committee are your personal statement and your letters of rec. These may also be balanced against your GPA/LSAT if they are really low. If those two parts of your application are strong, it won't make a difference. If they're not, it also won't make a difference.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby shnoop » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:21 pm

Has anybody gotten accepted lately? and if so through email or telephone?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Sicsofs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:56 pm

I hope Dean Tom gets hit by a bus.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby neonx » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:58 pm

Sicsofs wrote:I hope Dean Tom gets hit by a bus.


Whoa! So... Mean Girls.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:01 pm

Sicsofs wrote:I hope Dean Tom gets hit by a bus.

Somebody get hit with a ding?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Sicsofs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:04 pm

neonx wrote:
Sicsofs wrote:I hope Dean Tom gets hit by a bus.


Whoa! So... Mean Girls.


Yeah coming from the guy that batting 1000 at 15/15. Give up some stats so we can all feel worse about ourselves than we already do.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby neonx » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:06 pm

Sicsofs wrote:
neonx wrote:
Sicsofs wrote:I hope Dean Tom gets hit by a bus.


Whoa! So... Mean Girls.


Yeah coming from the guy that batting 1000 at 15/15. Give up some stats so we can all feel worse about ourselves than we already do.


Just referring to my favourite bus hitting allusion of all time!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Sicsofs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:07 pm

Flips88 wrote:
Sicsofs wrote:I hope Dean Tom gets hit by a bus.

Somebody get hit with a ding?


No, I am just tired of waiting. Tired of status checking, tired of email refreshing, tired of sweating. Just call me or ding me. Its to easy. No need to crush us all at once. Send the email and toss the file. I mean with no CR2, its either a yes or a no so why all the dramatics with waiting to do this ish.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby WarioLaw » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:11 pm

Sicsofs wrote:No, I am just tired of waiting. Tired of status checking, tired of email refreshing, tired of sweating. Just call me or ding me. Its to easy. No need to crush us all at once. Send the email and toss the file. I mean with no CR2, its either a yes or a no so why all the dramatics with waiting to do this ish.


No offense, but I think it would take even longer for you to get your decision if Dean Tom meets the business end of a bus. Therefore, might want to rethink that sentiment.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby sanguar » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:15 pm


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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Sicsofs » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:16 pm

WarioLaw wrote:
Sicsofs wrote:No, I am just tired of waiting. Tired of status checking, tired of email refreshing, tired of sweating. Just call me or ding me. Its to easy. No need to crush us all at once. Send the email and toss the file. I mean with no CR2, its either a yes or a no so why all the dramatics with waiting to do this ish.


No offense, but I think it would take even longer for you to get your decision if Dean Tom meets the business end of a bus. Therefore, might want to rethink that sentiment.


Well i was not hoping for a clean front end impact. I was thinking more a good clip and then maybe under both tires.




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