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

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

Postby username08 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:39 pm

The more I think about it the more I'm confused. I know Law School Predictor tends to be optimistic but how did I go from auto-admit on that website to auto-reject...Fairly certainly my recs are at least average and my PS wasn't terrible either. I just don't get it.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:41 pm

username08 wrote:The more I think about it the more I'm confused. I know Law School Predictor tends to be optimistic but how did I go from auto-admit on that website to auto-reject...Fairly certainly my recs are at least average and my PS wasn't terrible either. I just don't get it.

Have you been accepted to other top 10 schools yet?

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

Postby username08 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:42 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
username08 wrote:The more I think about it the more I'm confused. I know Law School Predictor tends to be optimistic but how did I go from auto-admit on that website to auto-reject...Fairly certainly my recs are at least average and my PS wasn't terrible either. I just don't get it.

Have you been accepted to other top 10 schools yet?


No, so there must be something wrong with my app but I just can't figure out what it is.

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

Postby Take Two » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:42 pm

In today vie email from dean Tom round 2:30

pretty excited, despite the oft mentioned TLS Berkeley bashing :D :D :D

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:43 pm

username08 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
username08 wrote:The more I think about it the more I'm confused. I know Law School Predictor tends to be optimistic but how did I go from auto-admit on that website to auto-reject...Fairly certainly my recs are at least average and my PS wasn't terrible either. I just don't get it.

Have you been accepted to other top 10 schools yet?


No, so there must be something wrong with my app but I just can't figure out what it is.

I wouldn't worry too much. Keep your head up, the cycle is far from over for you

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

Postby smokeylarue » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:43 pm

username08 wrote:The more I think about it the more I'm confused. I know Law School Predictor tends to be optimistic but how did I go from auto-admit on that website to auto-reject...Fairly certainly my recs are at least average and my PS wasn't terrible either. I just don't get it.


LSP is fairly worthless. Your numbers are great man, don't take it personally. Berkeley is just really abnormal and truly holistic in their admissions, literally UNPREDICTABLE, there is literally no auto-admit or auto-reject no matter how good (or bad) your numbers are We can see that by the quality of students getting dinged today.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:44 pm

smokeylarue wrote:
username08 wrote:The more I think about it the more I'm confused. I know Law School Predictor tends to be optimistic but how did I go from auto-admit on that website to auto-reject...Fairly certainly my recs are at least average and my PS wasn't terrible either. I just don't get it.


LSP is fairly worthless. Your numbers are great man, don't take it personally. Berkeley is just really abnormal and truly holistic in their admissions, literally UNPREDICTABLE, there is literally no auto-admit or auto-reject no matter how good (or bad) your numbers are We can see that by the quality of students getting dinged today.

Seriously, look at LSN from last cycle... Berkeley is like the red sea

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

Postby Campagnolo » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:45 pm

Take Two wrote:In today vie email from dean Tom round 2:30

pretty excited, despite the oft mentioned TLS Berkeley bashing :D :D :D


HeyOOOOO!

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

Postby broncos_fan_26 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:45 pm

So, I got dinged today.... expected it, but still hurts. Goodbye, Berkeley thread!

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

Postby Take Two » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:47 pm

Campagnolo wrote:
Take Two wrote:In today vie email from dean Tom round 2:30

pretty excited, despite the oft mentioned TLS Berkeley bashing :D :D :D


HeyOOOOO!


thanks, Camp, hadnt looked at the thread yet, sorry guys that was in poor taste, didnt realize it had been such a rough day!

lots of good things to come still, everyone here is a great applicant and will end up somewhere great!

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

Postby username08 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:49 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:
LSP is fairly worthless. Your numbers are great man, don't take it personally. Berkeley is just really abnormal and truly holistic in their admissions, literally UNPREDICTABLE, there is literally no auto-admit or auto-reject no matter how good (or bad) your numbers are We can see that by the quality of students getting dinged today.

Seriously, look at LSN from last cycle... Berkeley is like the red sea


Thanks. I was wondering why I randomly felt the urge to stop by at the liquor store earlier today though, lol.
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby thecactus » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:02 pm

I have been under review since late October, and I have not heard a peep from Berkeley. I do not know if this is a good thing. They must really love and hate my application at the same time.

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

Postby norcal_youngin » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:03 pm

pdeturk wrote:I hate to point this out, but it's only 1:40 over on the coast. There's still time for another round today. I remain worried


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

Postby lsdream » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:05 pm

In today via email from Dean Tom. I'm thrilled!

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

Postby catwomangirl » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:07 pm

lsdream wrote:In today via email from Dean Tom. I'm thrilled!



What time? What date UR?

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Postby lsdream » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:12 pm

catwomangirl wrote:
lsdream wrote:In today via email from Dean Tom. I'm thrilled!



What time? What date UR?


1:33 pm CST. UR since 11/22.

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

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:13 pm

username08 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:
LSP is fairly worthless. Your numbers are great man, don't take it personally. Berkeley is just really abnormal and truly holistic in their admissions, literally UNPREDICTABLE, there is literally no auto-admit or auto-reject no matter how good (or bad) your numbers are We can see that by the quality of students getting dinged today.

Seriously, look at LSN from last cycle... Berkeley is like the red sea


Thanks. I was wondering why I randomly felt the urge to stop by at the liquor store earlier today though, lol.
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Yeah, I wouldn't worry either, it's that whole black box thing. You're going to get into a really great school.

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

Postby foxylaxy » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:16 pm

username08 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:
LSP is fairly worthless. Your numbers are great man, don't take it personally. Berkeley is just really abnormal and truly holistic in their admissions, literally UNPREDICTABLE, there is literally no auto-admit or auto-reject no matter how good (or bad) your numbers are We can see that by the quality of students getting dinged today.

Seriously, look at LSN from last cycle... Berkeley is like the red sea


Thanks. I was wondering why I randomly felt the urge to stop by at the liquor store earlier today though, lol.
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Whatever their reasons for not choosing you, I also think we should just brush our shoulders off and move on.
As much as I liked Berkeley when I visited I did not love the 55k tuition + 20k expenses. I also was strangely cold in early September (being from Chicago, this alarmed me).
I'm sure we can find a better deal anyway :D and that we will ultimately love wherever we decide to go.

I think the LSN graph this year is fairly consistent. 3.65 and above gpas with a few URMs/177+ lsats below that. Darn over-achieving Asians preventing me from URM status :roll:
I feel like it will become less predictable, though, when more decisions roll out-as everyone has stated.

...And I did my drinking early-did so yesterday, but will still partake today anyway. Whiskey is good for curing my sniffles (sad and sickly ones alike).
Cheers to all the red dots in LSN! I'll be drinking to our luck with our other applications.

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

Postby catwomangirl » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:23 pm

lsdream wrote:
catwomangirl wrote:
lsdream wrote:In today via email from Dean Tom. I'm thrilled!



What time? What date UR?


1:33 pm CST. UR since 11/22.



Thanks!

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

Postby EMZE » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:25 pm

Are there many other 11/22 UR who have heard nothing?

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:25 pm

EMZE wrote:Are there many other 11/22 UR who have heard nothing?

I'm one

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

Postby catwomangirl » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:26 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
EMZE wrote:Are there many other 11/22 UR who have heard nothing?

I'm one



Me too.


Here's to tomorrow.

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

Postby lats19nys » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:28 pm

username08 wrote:The more I think about it the more I'm confused. I know Law School Predictor tends to be optimistic but how did I go from auto-admit on that website to auto-reject...Fairly certainly my recs are at least average and my PS wasn't terrible either. I just don't get it.


I'm not picking you out since we really don't know what led to your ding but....
One thing I have to say lol. Why does everyone always think they have a good essay? Just logically it can't be that everyone has an above average essay. Every site whether it's LSN or here or admissiondean or w/e, everyone always puts above average for their personal statement. I just think people should really be more honest with themselves about their work and be realistic and then work to strengthen those weaknesses.

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

Postby pdeturk » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:30 pm

catwomangirl wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
EMZE wrote:Are there many other 11/22 UR who have heard nothing?

I'm one



Me too.


Here's to tomorrow.



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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:30 pm

lats19nys wrote:
username08 wrote:The more I think about it the more I'm confused. I know Law School Predictor tends to be optimistic but how did I go from auto-admit on that website to auto-reject...Fairly certainly my recs are at least average and my PS wasn't terrible either. I just don't get it.


I'm not picking you out since we really don't know what led to your ding but....
One thing I have to say lol. Why does everyone always think they have a good essay? Just logically it can't be that everyone has an above average essay. Every site whether it's LSN or here or admissiondean or w/e, everyone always puts above average for their personal statement. I just think people should really be more honest with themselves about their work and be realistic and then work to strengthen those weaknesses.


I think the TLS group is kind of the outliers... So I think we all probably wrote stellar essays and did not just restate out resumes... which I am sure the majority do




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