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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:50 pm

clone22 wrote:on a slightly lighter note. hitler as 2L at boalt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN49TFUz ... r_embedded

I lol'd at the Stanford jokes

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby aacharya » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:54 pm

Thought today was supposed to be the bloodbath... no movement at all?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby jrose5 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:33 pm

Hm, so I guess something worth mentioning is... don't underestimate the importance of the PS for Berkeley. Having one that is too short and/or not tailored to Berkeley appears to hurt your chances.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:34 pm

jrose5 wrote:Hm, so I guess something worth mentioning is... don't underestimate the importance of the PS for Berkeley. Having one that is too short and/or not tailored to Berkeley appears to hurt your chances.

Hope my 4 page Berkeley specific PS pushes me over the threshold.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby jrose5 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:42 pm

Flips88 wrote:
jrose5 wrote:Hm, so I guess something worth mentioning is... don't underestimate the importance of the PS for Berkeley. Having one that is too short and/or not tailored to Berkeley appears to hurt your chances.

Hope my 4 page Berkeley specific PS pushes me over the threshold.


Best of luck to you, I'm sure they'll like that.

I got flat out rejected with a median and a 75th percentile stat. Now, I know those aren't stellar numbers... but I was thinking it was at least decent for committee review, though. :? Turns out other people who wrote 2 page statements like I did, with much higher numbers, also got flat out rejected.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby luda » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:46 pm

Accepted with 163/3.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:57 pm

luda wrote:Accepted with 163/3.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Non-urm?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby helloperson » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:08 am

jrose5 wrote:Hm, so I guess something worth mentioning is... don't underestimate the importance of the PS for Berkeley. Having one that is too short and/or not tailored to Berkeley appears to hurt your chances.


Dinged today. UR 1-18. Non CR. Did not have Berkeley specific ps; however, my ps was tailored to emphasize my technical background which I thought would help me considering the strength of berkeleys IP program and the lack of technically qualified applicants.

Good luck to the rest of you; I sincerely hope you outperform me in law school admissions!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby jrose5 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:10 am

helloperson wrote:
jrose5 wrote:Hm, so I guess something worth mentioning is... don't underestimate the importance of the PS for Berkeley. Having one that is too short and/or not tailored to Berkeley appears to hurt your chances.


Dinged today. UR 1-18. Non CR. Did not have Berkeley specific ps; however, my ps was tailored to emphasize my technical background which I thought would help me considering the strength of berkeleys IP program and the lack of technically qualified applicants.

Good luck to the rest of you; I sincerely hope you outperform me in law school admissions!


Same situation, same strategy... entirely. Also a non-CR reject from a week ago. I suppose they really care about length statements and/or Berkeley-tailored ones.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby luda » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:14 am

Flips88 wrote:
luda wrote:Accepted with 163/3.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Non-urm?

Born and raised in Ukraine, BA from UMass Boston

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Flips88 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:16 am

luda wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
luda wrote:Accepted with 163/3.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Non-urm?

Born and raised in Ukraine, BA from UMass Boston

I'm like 1/16th Ukrainian. close enough. Congrats!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby mikstew » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:16 am

helloperson wrote:
jrose5 wrote:Hm, so I guess something worth mentioning is... don't underestimate the importance of the PS for Berkeley. Having one that is too short and/or not tailored to Berkeley appears to hurt your chances.


Dinged today. UR 1-18. Non CR. Did not have Berkeley specific ps; however, my ps was tailored to emphasize my technical background which I thought would help me considering the strength of berkeleys IP program and the lack of technically qualified applicants.

Good luck to the rest of you; I sincerely hope you outperform me in law school admissions!


uh oh the engineer gets the dingaling.. am I next? we shall see..

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby expat17 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:57 am

WL here (CR1).

Can anyone who got in share the date that you need to respond to the acceptance by?

From what I understand, confirming that you accept requires no deposit, which may mean people on the waitlist will be active until the very last minute since there is no check to write, and people aren't really forced to make their decisions earlier ....

Thanks.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby jplwine » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:31 am

Dinged yesterday via e-mail (my first of the cycle). UR since 1/18. Not a shocker given my numbers, but the first one always hurts. Good luck to all.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby april3141 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 1:28 pm

jplwine wrote:Dinged yesterday via e-mail (my first of the cycle). UR since 1/18. Not a shocker given my numbers, but the first one always hurts. Good luck to all.



Same here in every respect :(

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Gaby » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:56 pm

rejection ... :cry:
w/ 3.9/170

Good luck to everyone else in the next CR!

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby bilbobaggins » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:33 pm

I think they want good PSs. I'm not sure how much it matters if you use all 4 pages or mention Berkeley a bunch. It didn't seem to matter for me.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby shnoop » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:17 pm

Is it me or does it feel as if everyone who didnt go to CR2 and went under review on the same day has the same fate at the same time. For example many UR 1/18's got rejected yesterday via email. before that UR 1/11's had similar fates all on the same day. I'm a UR 1/25 that didnt go to CR so my rejection is coming up :(. I really thought i was at lease worth a CR. I guess getting into ucla and usc 3 weeks after going complete made me too overconfident....

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby CCG925 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:40 pm

Just a ray of hope for all you 2011 applicants: My friend applied to Boalt in 2009 with a 4.0/ 163 (college: liberal arts) and got in with a $16k scholarship. He told them that he would not be able to attend b/c of a family emergency. They encouraged him to apply again this past year and he got in again. So don't obsess over numbers too much for Boalt.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby Knock » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:12 pm

CCG925 wrote:Just a ray of hope for all you 2011 applicants: My friend applied to Boalt in 2009 with a 4.0/ 163 (college: liberal arts) and got in with a $16k scholarship. He told them that he would not be able to attend b/c of a family emergency. They encouraged him to apply again this past year and he got in again. So don't obsess over numbers too much for Boalt.


Why couldn't he just defer?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby kia_sportage » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:34 pm

Anyone here UR in the first two weeks of Feb?

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby absolut86 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:41 pm

Admitted on Thursday!! Saw email literally right before taking off to China, gasped loudly on the plane freaking out some other passengers. First acceptance since October, so I'm pretty thrilled to say the least. Congratulations to the other admitted students!! FYI my personal statement wasn't that long either, so there's hope to those of you who didn't write a long Cal specific personal statement. HYP URM here with 25th percentile numbers and strong softs. Pretty shocked since Cal doesn't admit many candidates from my college for some reason.

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby kia_sportage » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:48 pm

Congratulations absolut86 !! :P

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby gymboree » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:17 pm

Gotti wrote:
whitman wrote:Anyone have a good theory to explain why some of us didn't get CR1 or CR2, applied before people who have been dinged, waitlisted, and accepted, as well as beforefolks submitted to CR, and haven't heard anything?

Applied 12/6 and nothing.

I'm UR 12/6 too. Haven't heard a thing


My guess? They're waiting to see if you're going to withdraw...
If your scores are on the high side, then this might make sense. But, again, just a guess.

Congrats to the new admits! Rotor's right... come to the ASW - it's really fun, you'll meet great people, and it will showcase how Berkeley's different (short answer: happy, fun law students).

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Re: Berkeley 2011 applicants

Postby kia_sportage » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:53 pm

gymboree wrote:
Gotti wrote:
whitman wrote:Anyone have a good theory to explain why some of us didn't get CR1 or CR2, applied before people who have been dinged, waitlisted, and accepted, as well as beforefolks submitted to CR, and haven't heard anything?

Applied 12/6 and nothing.

I'm UR 12/6 too. Haven't heard a thing


My guess? They're waiting to see if you're going to withdraw...
If your scores are on the high side, then this might make sense. But, again, just a guess.

Congrats to the new admits! Rotor's right... come to the ASW - it's really fun, you'll meet great people, and it will showcase how Berkeley's different (short answer: happy, fun law students).


What are the benefits of withdrawing? Im assuming it may help if one intends to apply in a future cycle?




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