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

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

Postby EMZE » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:34 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 think it is impossible for any applicant to Berkeley to be regarded as an auto-admit. They are as notoriously elusive as Y and S, and their broad span in the way of 25%-75% LSAT is a testament to that. LSP uses numbers alone, and a ding should not be used to contrast against the LSP prediction as a measure of the strength of your application. Keep that chin up.

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

Postby username08 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:40 pm

lats19nys wrote: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.


You're right. I didn't think my essay was necessarily "good" either. In fact I'm certain that it was forgettable. I was just unsure if it was so bad that it hurt my application.

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

Postby Redamon1 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:46 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.


FWIW I was UR around that time last cycle and got in by email around Jan 25th. Not sure what causes them to hold up some apps though... I had numbers around median and 4 years WE.

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

Postby lawschool899 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:47 pm

pdeturk wrote:
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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Me too!

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:50 pm

I;m just hoping that NOT hearing anything today is a good thing

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

Postby hadisious » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:51 pm

pdeturk wrote:
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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+1
Good luck everybody. Hope we all make it in.

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

Postby lawschool899 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:54 pm

msblaw89 wrote:I;m just hoping that NOT hearing anything today is a good thing


theres a lot of rejections that went out today so im thinking WL maybe?

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

Postby norcal_youngin » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:55 pm

pdeturk wrote:
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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+1
Good luck everybody. Hope we all make it in.[/quote]

add another one. best of luck to all!

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:57 pm

Tell me if I am wrong.. but it seems like for those who are still waiting we all have either strong numbers, work experience, unique softs ( thinking of the Army major)..or a mix of the stated. I for one have an insanely unique circumstance (IMO) that I wrote my PS about. Maybe that is the common thread?

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

Postby pdeturk » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:59 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Tell me if I am wrong.. but it seems like for those who are still waiting we all have either strong numbers, work experience, unique softs ( thinking of the Army major)..or a mix of the stated. I for one have an insanely unique circumstance (IMO) that I wrote my PS about. Maybe that is the common thread?



I'm not sure there is a common thread.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:59 pm

pdeturk wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Tell me if I am wrong.. but it seems like for those who are still waiting we all have either strong numbers, work experience, unique softs ( thinking of the Army major)..or a mix of the stated. I for one have an insanely unique circumstance (IMO) that I wrote my PS about. Maybe that is the common thread?



I'm not sure there is a common thread.

I attempted at least haha

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

Postby cactuarX3 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:02 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
pdeturk wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Tell me if I am wrong.. but it seems like for those who are still waiting we all have either strong numbers, work experience, unique softs ( thinking of the Army major)..or a mix of the stated. I for one have an insanely unique circumstance (IMO) that I wrote my PS about. Maybe that is the common thread?



I'm not sure there is a common thread.

I attempted at least haha


My numbers are meh, but I do have 3-4 years WE (management consulting firm). Maybe it's the WE angle?

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

Postby gloriouscause » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:05 pm

Me too.


Here's to tomorrow.[/quote]


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+1
Good luck everybody. Hope we all make it in.[/quote]

add another one. best of luck to all![/quote]

Same here, I'm sure we'll all be fine. There are a lot of us.

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

Postby EMZE » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:08 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
pdeturk wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Tell me if I am wrong.. but it seems like for those who are still waiting we all have either strong numbers, work experience, unique softs ( thinking of the Army major)..or a mix of the stated. I for one have an insanely unique circumstance (IMO) that I wrote my PS about. Maybe that is the common thread?



I'm not sure there is a common thread.

I attempted at least haha


Who is the Army Major? I am a Captain and being outranked and probably outnumbered doesn't bode well.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:09 pm

EMZE wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
pdeturk wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Tell me if I am wrong.. but it seems like for those who are still waiting we all have either strong numbers, work experience, unique softs ( thinking of the Army major)..or a mix of the stated. I for one have an insanely unique circumstance (IMO) that I wrote my PS about. Maybe that is the common thread?



I'm not sure there is a common thread.

I attempted at least haha


Who is the Army Major? I am a Captain and being outranked and probably outnumbered doesn't bode well.

Sorry, I was referring to you

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

Postby jeninamillion » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:13 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.


Me too. It's going to be sad if I get flat out rejected before break is officially over. I have to basically live in the boalt library next semester to write my honor's thesis.

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

Postby Zelda » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:13 pm

Any other 11/22ers not hear anything still?

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

Postby Virgil777 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:26 pm

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:30 pm

Virgil777 wrote:You can add me to the 11/22 list. However, I got dinged at UCLA so I am not sure about my Berkeley chances right now :/

Stats?

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:30 pm

Zelda wrote:Any other 11/22ers not hear anything still?


It always feels good to be in the same boat as Zelda

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

Postby moxy » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:33 pm

It looks like I am the only one on this board to have applied so late in the process (Jan 6). Reading about rejects for people with numbers much better than mine, saddens me .. a LOT! Depressing stuff indeed.

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

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

Postby cactuarX3 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:36 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
Zelda wrote:Any other 11/22ers not hear anything still?


It always feels good to be in the same boat as Zelda


TITCR

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:37 pm

Virgil777 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Virgil777 wrote:You can add me to the 11/22 list. However, I got dinged at UCLA so I am not sure about my Berkeley chances right now :/

Stats?


http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Ovid619

I think Berk likes softs/ circumtance... and wow do you have them

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

Postby ralph_pootawn » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:38 pm

10/17 have not heard anything yet




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