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

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brooke.of.berk
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby brooke.of.berk » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:22 pm

Under Faculty Review as of today!

Other people in FR 2, what are your stats?

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

Postby kolokena » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:23 pm

In today off of the 1st FR. Missed the first call from Dean Tom, called back and spoke to him. 3.9/166 so I'm pretty stoked :) Also, a California resident so maybe that helped, plus work experience.

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

Postby avd90 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:23 pm

I'm a URM high 16x, 3.89 GPA

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

Postby moneybagsphd » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:26 pm

avd90 wrote:Dean Tom also offers some insight into the admissions process itself. “All the files are read, previewed initially by me or by one of my staff. I have four other people who help me with the application process initially. However, I read the bulk of them. I read about two-thirds of the applicant pool, while the other four read the other one-third. It’s structured this way because I know what I’m looking for. And, if my staff finds an applicant whom they want to admit, they have to bring the file to me for a final review. Concurrent to this review process we also identify about 1400 to 1600 other applications that are very competitive, and these we send to our faculty admissions committee, comprised of six faculty and twelve students. Students serve in an advising capacity on the committee. I admit roughly 550 people through what I call the administrative review process, and the admissions committee (the faculty committee) admits about another 200 or so. So, we end up admitting about 700 to 750 people. The admissions committee also structures a waiting list, and then everyone else is denied, either administratively or by the Committee.

Wow.

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

Postby tadlbb » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:28 pm

11/22. No ding, no FR1, no FR2, nothing for 3 months. WHY?

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

Postby Geneva » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:29 pm

thanks for posting the info! disappointing odds, though. i was temporarily ecstatic, and now i have come back to earth...

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

Postby JF215 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:31 pm

Under FR today as well. :!:

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

Postby legally blonde » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:34 pm

My status just changed to under FR today too. Based on what i read in this thread, I'm not too optimistic. My lsat is 17X and my gpa is around 3.5

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

Postby Corrupty » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:34 pm

Under FR today.
176, 3.47 non-urm

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

Postby KRog » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:35 pm

FR2. No email yet. UR 12/22. FWIW, I know there were plenty of FR1 people who went UR after that.

I haven't seen anything about whether or not the chances for FR2 people to get in are as good as they were for FR1 people, but historically chances of getting into FR2 aren't great, so congrats to all you FR2ers! And regardless of how it has gone in the past, this is obviously a strange application cycle. Wish we had a date that we could expect to know by like the FR1 crew had. I really want to make it to ASW. :wink:

And Berkeley, you should know that you had me at hello at the 2010 LSAC Forum in Chicago. That is all.

Edit: Congrats also to the admits! Condolences to those that got dings and WL.
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby masked kavana » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:41 pm

tadlbb wrote:11/22. No ding, no FR1, no FR2, nothing for 3 months. WHY?


+1

Unfortunately, it looks like Berkeley likes to lower the axe in one big swoop. According to the graph on the 1st page it should be coming soon.

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

Postby Geneva » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:55 pm

wonder how many candidates are in FR 1 and FR 2 respectively...
any idea on the breakdown? also, where did the info come from that says berk has already admitted 75% of their class? so disheartening!

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

Postby KRog » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:17 pm

Just got FR2 email.....

Dear KRog,

I write to inform you that your application at UC Berkeley Law School has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee. The Committee will begin deliberation on your application on February 17. We anticipate a final decision will be reached on or around March 9.

Thank you for your patience.

Edward Tom
Dean of Admissions

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

Postby Virgil777 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:18 pm

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

Postby likemike » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:21 pm

I'm sure someone else can/will do a more thorough analysis, but of the people who reported decisions between 3/7-3/12 last year (my FR2 email said they are expecting a decision date around 3/9), there were a total of six acceptances out of forty-two decisions. That's 14.2%, almost exactly the percentages expected of about 200 acceptances out of 1400 reviewed. There were 12 people rejected with 170/3.6 or better. The average for those who got in was 167.4/3.76

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

Postby forthewin » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:21 pm

Virgil777 wrote:11/22 just got FR2 :lol:


+1

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

Postby cylon_clone » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:37 pm

Any definite 0L Berkeley admit working on the c/o 2015 Facebook group yet?
I'd start it myself, but wouldn't feel right creating it when I don't know for certain I'm attending.

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

Postby moxy » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:47 pm

Will additions be made to FR2, or is that all over now.

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

Postby Paddington21 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:11 pm

I'm another 11/22-er who got the FR2 email. So the wait continues!

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

Postby EMZE » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:14 pm

11/22 who got called and am in as of 1105 MST today. 3.4/167 non-urm, super softs/WE

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

Postby xwing_redleader » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:27 pm

Congrats to everyone who got in, and congrats to the FR2 people, too! Still chillin' here in limbo. 8)

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

Postby KevinP » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:33 pm

tadlbb wrote:11/22. No ding, no FR1, no FR2, nothing for 3 months. WHY?

This.

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

Postby vto35 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:40 pm

UR 11/22 Just got the FR email...

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

Postby jeninamillion » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:29 pm

vto35 wrote:UR 11/22 Just got the FR email...


Ditto. I was freaking out for a while since I wasn't in the first group to get the email.

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

Postby NYCLSATTutor » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:33 pm

jeninamillion wrote:
vto35 wrote:UR 11/22 Just got the FR email...


Ditto. I was freaking out for a while since I wasn't in the first group to get the email.


What time did you get the e-mail? After 5 PM PST?




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