Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Smumps » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:36 pm

gatorlaw wrote:I haven't heard back either. I wrote a diversity statement, but not a "Why Berkeley?". Should I send one in? How would one do this?

Thanks.


Be careful flooding them with things. Possible that it means your application goes to the back. But either way, the "why essays" are here: http://www.top-law-schools.com/appendixb.html

Not sure how important this is for Berkeley, as opposed to say, Virginia.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:38 pm

Smumps wrote:
gatorlaw wrote:I haven't heard back either. I wrote a diversity statement, but not a "Why Berkeley?". Should I send one in? How would one do this?

Thanks.


Be careful flooding them with things. Possible that it means your application goes to the back. But either way, the "why essays" are here: http://www.top-law-schools.com/appendixb.html

Not sure how important this is for Berkeley, as opposed to say, Virginia.


FWIW, my application didn't have much in the way of Berkeley specific stuff (no Why Berkeley or adjusted PS) and I got in earlier this week (11/22 UR) Cal doesn't have a particularly transparent process so I wouldn't lose hope just yet.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gatorapplicant » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:44 pm

addy11 wrote:
Smumps wrote:
gatorapplicant wrote:anyone have any thoughts on sending a LOCI if i haven't heard back yet? i've been under review since 10/19


I think it's a bit early to do so. Did you submit a "Why Berkeley?"


Disagree, only because Berkeley is on record as saying "the earlier the better." In other words, get your best foot in the door ASAP.

Also, at this point if you're not in but have a chance, it will likely be through Committee Review; you might want to use this to buoy your chances.


yeah, i'm definitely torn. i don't want to annoy them, but I didn't submit a "Why Berkeley" and i want them to know i'm really interested (Note: I did write an addendum about my intellectual interests, but didn't tie it to Berkeley as strongly as I should have)

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cactuarX3 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:21 pm

Anyone else still stuck at 12/12 UR? Haven't heard so much as a peep since then....

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Smumps » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:25 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:Anyone else still stuck at 12/12 UR? Haven't heard so much as a peep since then....


Welcome to the 11/22'ers world :)

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Campagnolo » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:59 pm

Smumps wrote:
cactuarX3 wrote:Anyone else still stuck at 12/12 UR? Haven't heard so much as a peep since then....


Welcome to the 11/22'ers world :)


I'm at 11/22, also. Above 75% LSAT, juuuuuuust above 25% GPA. I doubt they'll have me, but I'm a wonderful catch. Too good to let go.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby username08 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:01 pm

Also sitting on 11/22. Above 75th LSAT and around median GPA.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gaud » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:03 pm

Another 11/22er here. Above median LSAT , above 25% GPA.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby addy11 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:09 pm

Berkeley seems to have broken out of its "black box" reputation this year. Seems a lot of non-stellar GPA but really high LSAT people (myself included) are getting in. I honestly didn't expect to (almost didn't apply!)

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MrShneebly » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:16 pm

11/22 here as well. Slightly above LSAT median, at gpa 25th with strong addendum. Promised first born in PS. First choice. Expecting to get rejected in CR..... :(

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gaud » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:20 pm

MrShneebly wrote:Promised first born in PS



Sh*t. I knew I had forgotten something.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lagirl » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:25 pm

Submitted 12/10, UR since 12/22. I love, love, love Berkeley and I hope Dean Tom will let me in! GPA and LSAT above 75th...

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MrShneebly » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:28 pm

Edit. Interesting choice...
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby larsoner » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:28 pm

11/22 here and still waiting. Above 75th LSAT between median and 75th GPA. Nothing Berkeley specific in my app though.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby erikjc » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:34 pm

I've seen people refer to committee review. Has that not started yet?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:36 pm

UR 12/12 here too. Checking in. No matter how badly TLS shits on B I still have a special place in my heart for this school :)

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby msblaw89 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:00 pm

Another 11/22 slightly above median LSAT and I have a 3.8... Can't remember Berks median GPA off the top of my head

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Genki » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:03 pm

11/22 as well.
right around 75% for both LSAT and GPA

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Champion » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:05 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:UR 12/12 here too. Checking in. No matter how badly TLS shits on B I still have a special place in my heart for this school :)


Berkeley is the ish, who cares what TLS has to say about them. roll:

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lats19nys » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:10 pm

finally got the admitted students log in information. dang that took long.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby norcal_youngin » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:33 am

bleh... still UR 11/22
>75 LSAT & GPA

CA resident too :\

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Green Glass Windows » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:10 am

11/22 as well. :|

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cactuarX3 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:52 am

Champion wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:UR 12/12 here too. Checking in. No matter how badly TLS shits on B I still have a special place in my heart for this school :)


Berkeley is the ish, who cares what TLS has to say about them. roll:


So far, it seems like TLS hates on NYU, GULC, Cornell and now Berkeley? I swear, if the world operated on TLS opinion, the only acceptable thing to do is be editor of law review at Yale.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Zelda » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:36 am

Glad to see I am not the only 11/22 still waiting. I am honestly expecting a WL/Reject. Their LSN graph is CRAZY.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lsdream » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:40 am

Zelda wrote:Glad to see I am not the only 11/22 still waiting. I am honestly expecting a WL/Reject. Their LSN graph is CRAZY.


Another 11/22 still waiting.




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