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

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

Postby amc987 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:37 pm

curiousgeorgia wrote:Finally went complete today after submitting about 2 weeks ago. With all of the excitement about status movement/decisions from other schools, I feel like I have forgotten about the good ole Berks.


THIS. We must be twins, curiousgeorgia. Thankful that Berkeley finally decided to process my application. Now if they could just get to accepting us already... 8)

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:15 pm

speaking of decisions... When are we thinking we might be hearing back from them (ballpark)?

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

Postby anewaphorist » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:18 pm

First decisions probably between Thanksgiving and December 1.

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:52 pm

amc987 wrote:THIS. We must be twins, curiousgeorgia. Thankful that Berkeley finally decided to process my application. Now if they could just get to accepting us already... 8)


Seriously. I can feel more at ease about East Coast schools because they tend to be very numbers-based, but Berkeley is so seemingly random with their acceptances that I literally have no idea how I will fare. Also, the LSN graph of last year's pool is frighteningly red.

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

Postby freestallion » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:13 am

curiousgeorgia wrote:
amc987 wrote:THIS. We must be twins, curiousgeorgia. Thankful that Berkeley finally decided to process my application. Now if they could just get to accepting us already... 8)


Seriously. I can feel more at ease about East Coast schools because they tend to be very numbers-based, but Berkeley is so seemingly random with their acceptances that I literally have no idea how I will fare. Also, the LSN graph of last year's pool is frighteningly red.

Same here, I'm freaking out because for personal reasons I really want to be at Berkeley, but have no idea if they'll accept me. I actually wish it was more numbers based. Then I'd be in for sure :twisted:

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

Postby wannagotolaw » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:24 pm

Applied last night- I am excited! Berkeley!

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

Postby zworykin » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:11 pm

Really considering if I want to apply again. No love for me last year... but with takers/apps down this cycle... hmm... :?

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

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:08 pm

zworykin wrote:Really considering if I want to apply again. No love for me last year... but with takers/apps down this cycle... hmm... :?


And you are why I have no faith that I'll get in to Berkeley.

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

Postby zworykin » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:46 pm

ScrabbleChamp wrote:
zworykin wrote:Really considering if I want to apply again. No love for me last year... but with takers/apps down this cycle... hmm... :?


And you are why I have no faith that I'll get in to Berkeley.


Haha. Sorry. Though, to be fair, Berkeley is almost as much of a black box as Yale and Stanford. Nobody can really have faith they'll get in... at least that was how it looked to me in last year's thread.

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

Postby Kring345 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:50 pm

anewaphorist wrote:First decisions probably between Thanksgiving and December 1.

Your avatar plays to the Berkeley stereotype perfectly! :lol: but a little :roll:

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

Postby sach1282 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:27 pm

Kring345 wrote:
anewaphorist wrote:First decisions probably between Thanksgiving and December 1.

Your avatar plays to the Berkeley stereotype perfectly! :lol: but a little :roll:


Do you know who that avatar pictures? That is Bill Hicks! A fantastic comedian and political satirist who left this world far too early.

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

Postby agalang » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:32 pm

freestallion wrote:Same here, I'm freaking out because for personal reasons I really want to be at Berkeley, but have no idea if they'll accept me. I actually wish it was more numbers based. Then I'd be in for sure :twisted:


I just went to the Applicant Info Session at Cal last month. What they are basically asking is 'what do you have to offer us besides your great numbers?' It's Cal for god's sake, EVERYONE is into 'public interest' haha. Specifically they are looking to answer two questions when they review applications: 1) Will Berkeley Law be a better place if this person is accepted and 2) What will this person do to further social change?. It seems that numbers are considered AFTER these first two conditions are met. So yeah.....BLACK BOX lol

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

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:58 pm

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

Postby freestallion » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:24 am

agalang wrote:
freestallion wrote:Same here, I'm freaking out because for personal reasons I really want to be at Berkeley, but have no idea if they'll accept me. I actually wish it was more numbers based. Then I'd be in for sure :twisted:


I just went to the Applicant Info Session at Cal last month. What they are basically asking is 'what do you have to offer us besides your great numbers?' It's Cal for god's sake, EVERYONE is into 'public interest' haha. Specifically they are looking to answer two questions when they review applications: 1) Will Berkeley Law be a better place if this person is accepted and 2) What will this person do to further social change?. It seems that numbers are considered AFTER these first two conditions are met. So yeah.....BLACK BOX lol


I mean.. I am a TOTAL 100% public interest person, so does that help? Haha... BERKELEY I love you, please let me in :(

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

Postby freestallion » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:01 pm

Hey guys, I totally missed the part where we were supposed to include the hours per week dedicated to each activity on our resume. I just submitted a resume without hours information. I thought I would just ignore it, but a friend told me I should submit an updated resume to the school via email. Do you think this would be a good idea??

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

Postby clarion » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:17 pm

freestallion wrote:Hey guys, I totally missed the part where we were supposed to include the hours per week dedicated to each activity on our resume. I just submitted a resume without hours information. I thought I would just ignore it, but a friend told me I should submit an updated resume to the school via email. Do you think this would be a good idea??


+1 -- don't feel too great about my chances here since my softs (and my numbers, really) are.... well, soft. But would definitely like to know what others feel about this

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:18 pm

Under Review :D

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

Postby amc987 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:26 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Under Review :D


Nice. About when did you apply/ go complete?? I just went complete last week so I'm thinking I might be in for a long wait.

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

Postby EMZE » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:28 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Under Review :D

+1
Submitted 10/28 Complete 11/10 UR 11/14
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby lrslayer » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:29 pm

i dont know what their under review means but i have been under it since the 27th

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

Postby amc987 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:39 pm

EMZE wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:Under Review :D

+1
Submitted 10/28 Complete 11/1 UR 11/14


Berkeley must hate me then, because I submitted the same day as you EMZE. But I didn't go complete until 11/10. Oy. Well, on the bright side, I guess it shouldn't be too long then.

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:49 pm

amc987 wrote:
EMZE wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:Under Review :D

+1
Submitted 10/28 Complete 11/1 UR 11/14


Berkeley must hate me then, because I submitted the same day as you EMZE. But I didn't go complete until 11/10. Oy. Well, on the bright side, I guess it shouldn't be too long then.


Oh no, I submitted 10/26 and I'm still at "we've received your application. I havent even gone complete?"

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:52 pm

amc987 wrote:
EMZE wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:Under Review :D

+1
Submitted 10/28 Complete 11/1 UR 11/14


Berkeley must hate me then, because I submitted the same day as you EMZE. But I didn't go complete until 11/10. Oy. Well, on the bright side, I guess it shouldn't be too long then.


I'm in the same boat as you, I won't even try to understand what their process is like. If any school is to have a truly random process, I'd wager that it's Berkeley...

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:57 pm

does anyone know what the residency requirement is for Berk?




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