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

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

Postby cactuarX3 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:54 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
cactuarX3 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:I don't want to be the bearer of bad news... I always like to stay positive, but I looked over last year's thread and for those who didn't get FR.. doesn't look good. Like us, there was a mix of borderline numbers and high numbers ( 175+) who were all denied over the next two months. If they follow last year, there will be a wave of rejections tomorrow. Alot of us will who did not get FR will get past the wave of rejections and wonder why we made the cut...but it seems like the rejection catches up to them in the following weeks. There was someone who went UR 11/01, did not go into FR and didn't get rejected until March


This was like a hurricane on my parade. Oh wellz, Berkeley would have been nice and I wouldn't have to move, but part of me is excited about moving for lawl school...


I want to move, I just don't know where I'm moving to. Do you live in Berkeley or in the city?


None of the above. I actually live in Emeryville (which is pretty much where the graduates from Berkeley who don't want to move to the city live).

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

Postby moxy » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:56 pm

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moxy wrote:This is making me so nervous!! If people with such good stats are going to FR ... I don't stand much of a chance :(


No, stats don't mean anything now... If you look on last year's thread 163, 3.9 non urm was accepted over a 177, 3.8. There was actually quite of few instances like this


Thanks for the vote of confidence. I will continue keep my fingers crossed, and continue to obsess over this for the next three months ..

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

Postby tadlbb » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:59 pm

joetheplumber wrote:well i dunno if this is good or bad news but I haven't gotten the FR email and am still UR 11/22 in the status checker. :(


I'm the same, I don't think its a good thing at all.

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

Postby pupshaw » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:03 pm

Berkeley is making me sad. :(

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

Postby stilles » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:14 pm

Island Girl wrote:I've been mulling something over, folks. Let me know if I'm wrong please.

If there are 1,600 total reviewed for FR, wouldn't that be spread out over the 2 FR batches (given there are two this year)?

And if that total is spread out, wouldn't there be a smaller number of applicants per FR batch than that total of 1,600? (Meaning to say, there aren't 1,600 of us vying for the 200 spots for the first FR.)

And with that smaller number per batch, wouldn't our chances of getting in increase? At least better chances than with the original 200/1600 calculation. Also, better chances with the first FR because all ~200 spots are still available. Obviously, we don't know the exact number of people chosen for the first FR and for the second but it would definitely be less than 1,600 per FR batch.

What do you guys think? Is my math or logic wrong?

Oh lordy. I'm obviously trying to give myself a better glimmer of hope here. :oops:


Found this gem from last year's faculty review thread.

Good news for all of us still waiting:

1) There are 2 faculty reviews, and if you're in the 12/12 UR group like me, barely a month has passed by.
2) IslandGirl had a 3.7/157/non-URM (minority though) and was accepted off the wait list.

I told myself to give up on Berkeley, but that was a silly overreaction. Here's to all of us still waiting, wishing, and negotiating with the big man (or woman) upstairs.

Good luck! :)

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

Postby itsmelissaaa » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:15 pm

12/12 UR and no word on faculty review...

yikes.

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

Postby itsmelissaaa » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:17 pm

stilles wrote:
Found this gem from last year's faculty review thread.

Good news for all of us still waiting:

1) There are 2 faculty reviews, and if you're in the 12/12 UR group like me, barely a month has passed by.
2) IslandGirl had a 3.7/157/non-URM (minority though) and was accepted off the wait list.

I told myself to give up on Berkeley, but that was a silly overreaction. Here's to all of us still waiting, wishing, and negotiating with the big man (or woman) upstairs.

Good luck! :)



Hope!

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

Postby cactuarX3 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:27 pm

itsmelissaaa wrote:
stilles wrote:
Found this gem from last year's faculty review thread.

Good news for all of us still waiting:

1) There are 2 faculty reviews, and if you're in the 12/12 UR group like me, barely a month has passed by.
2) IslandGirl had a 3.7/157/non-URM (minority though) and was accepted off the wait list.

I told myself to give up on Berkeley, but that was a silly overreaction. Here's to all of us still waiting, wishing, and negotiating with the big man (or woman) upstairs.

Good luck! :)



Hope!


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

Postby darkgrayclouds » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:29 pm

I got the faculty review email at 11:17 AM PST.

Stats in profile.

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

Postby JDProspect » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:29 pm

Did anyone who went UR this month (January) get the faculty review e-mail?

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

Postby kingofspain » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:32 pm

JDProspect wrote:Did anyone who went UR this month (January) get the faculty review e-mail?


I did not (applied 1/9, UR 1/18), and my sense is that no one did***. It's not really clear where the cutoff is for whether a person got into this batch of faculty review, or if any strict cutoff date exists.

***Edited: Nevermind, SORRY.
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby citygirl000 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:35 pm

JDProspect wrote:Did anyone who went UR this month (January) get the faculty review e-mail?


Yes, I first went under review 1/10 and went under FR today....

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

Postby JDProspect » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:36 pm

kingofspain wrote:
JDProspect wrote:Did anyone who went UR this month (January) get the faculty review e-mail?


I did not (applied 1/9, UR 1/18), and my sense is that no one did. It's not really clear where the cutoff is for whether a person got into this batch of faculty review, or if any strict cutoff date exists.


Yea, that's what I was trying to figure out. I went UR on 1/10, and didn't/haven't (hoping) received anything. I went to Cal for undergrad, so I already know my chances of getting in are low, but I am still optimistic.

Oh no :( I just saw Citygirl's post...darn...still hopeful :?

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

Postby marlborofillet » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:38 pm

citygirl000 wrote:
JDProspect wrote:Did anyone who went UR this month (January) get the faculty review e-mail?


Yes, I first went under review 1/10 and went under FR today....


+1, though it should be noted that I submitted my application (sans 2nd LSAT score) in late November.

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

Postby kennethellenparcell » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:38 pm

Hey guys I started the FR support group for this year (continuing with the yearly TLS tradition) for Berkeley below. I told myself I wasn't going to be crazy about this but it's not working too well.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=176984

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

Postby citygirl000 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:41 pm

marlborofillet wrote:
citygirl000 wrote:
JDProspect wrote:Did anyone who went UR this month (January) get the faculty review e-mail?


Yes, I first went under review 1/10 and went under FR today....


+1, though it should be noted that I submitted my application (sans 2nd LSAT score) in late November.



Actually as did I - I submitted late November & retook LSAT in Dec.... assuming this makes a difference?

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

Postby pupshaw » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:24 pm

So is the consensus that now that they've started FR there will be no more direct admits?

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

Postby moxy » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:27 pm

cerealdan wrote:So is the consensus that now that they've started FR there will be no more direct admits?


Whaaaat!! I just went UR 1/19

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

Postby moneybagsphd » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:28 pm

cerealdan wrote:So is the consensus that now that they've started FR there will be no more direct admits?

lulwut? No.

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

Postby pupshaw » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:29 pm

moxy wrote:
cerealdan wrote:So is the consensus that now that they've started FR there will be no more direct admits?


Whaaaat!! I just went UR 1/19


Or rather, no more direct admits for people who have been UR since, say, before the new year?

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

Postby cactuarX3 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:30 pm

cerealdan wrote:
moxy wrote:
cerealdan wrote:So is the consensus that now that they've started FR there will be no more direct admits?


Whaaaat!! I just went UR 1/19


Or rather, no more direct admits for people who have been UR since, say, before the new year?


I HOPE NOT! I've heard there have been very few direct admits/rejects from the 12/12 group as well

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

Postby pupshaw » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:31 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:
cerealdan wrote:
moxy wrote:
cerealdan wrote:So is the consensus that now that they've started FR there will be no more direct admits?


Whaaaat!! I just went UR 1/19


Or rather, no more direct admits for people who have been UR since, say, before the new year?


I HOPE NOT! I've heard there have been very few direct admits/rejects from the 12/12 group as well


Ok then! This is good enough for me to cling to some hope! :D

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

Postby xwing_redleader » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:23 am

I woke up feeling like the narrator of The Stranger, accepting--perhaps, even eager--of the fate that awaits me.

Give me your worst, Berkeley. I'm ready for the ding.
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby msblaw89 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:11 pm

Nervous... based off last year there should be a wave of dings this afternoon

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

Postby eleventhnight » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:13 pm

UR 11/22. No FR.

Tears. Tears. Tears. Tears




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