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

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

Postby gravityrides0 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:11 pm

also, wow, is this FR2 group basically the last of us, or are there still applicants under review who are not in FR?

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

Postby moneybagsphd » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:40 pm

Virgil777 wrote:If anything, it is like saying "If I had the same amount of time that you did, instead of having 5 minutes taken away from me, I would have done better on the LSAT"

I didn't get a chance to study as much as I would've liked for the LSAT either. I only took 3 timed practice tests simulating testing center conditions, and my score (probably) suffered as a result. I don't expect adcomms to judge my score any differently than anyone else's.
LSAC can't be expected to control for how much people prepare. And since you can retake with minimal consequences, there's really no excuse. If you think you can do better, retake. There are plenty of TLSers--thelong and JamMasterJ come to mind-- who had bad testing day(s), scored in the high 160s, retook and got awesome LSAT scores (>175). But If you're going to settle for your score, then please don't complain that you "didn't study enough".

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

Postby Virgil777 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:01 pm

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

Postby USMCMatt » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:31 pm

Why does the rejection letter say "with regret?" You're the adcomm. If you regret the decision, change it. Lol. Oh well. Super reach anyway.

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

Postby gravityrides0 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:48 pm

USMCMatt wrote:Why does the rejection letter say "with regret?" You're the adcomm. If you regret the decision, change it. Lol. Oh well. Super reach anyway.


were you under FR?

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

Postby bilbobaggins » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:54 pm

Boalt takes the entire application into account. This includes your essay, but also includes letters of recommendation and resume. Your entire file is a much better picture than two numbers (which, of course, have already been taken into account when you go to FR).

As the committee is made up of a group of people the decisions are necessarily subjective, but the committee prides itself on thoughtful and reasoned decisions. It is extremely difficult to make these decisions as so few spaces are allotted to so many qualified applicants. Getting dinged in FR (or in general) is nothing one should take personally or get angry about. If you made it to FR and were dinged you're likely going to get into a great school and have a great legal career.

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

Postby wishesarefishes » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:26 pm

REJECTED! via email today. Not really a surprise and not too disappointed considering I went to Cal for undergrad and wanted a new environment for law school.

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

Postby Geneva » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:31 pm

wishesarefishes wrote:REJECTED! via email today. Not really a surprise and not too disappointed considering I went to Cal for undergrad and wanted a new environment for law school.


ohhh. well, it's good u didn't want it i guess? were u under faculty review?

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

Postby Golden Bear 11 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:49 pm

Any estimates as to how many people are in the second faculty review group?

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

Postby Aqua » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:11 am

Anyone under FR 2 hear back yet? I feel like we'll start getting answers before March 9

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

Postby wishesarefishes » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:46 am

Geneva wrote:
wishesarefishes wrote:REJECTED! via email today. Not really a surprise and not too disappointed considering I went to Cal for undergrad and wanted a new environment for law school.


ohhh. well, it's good u didn't want it i guess? were u under faculty review?


My status said "under review 2/9/12" up until it update to "decision made." No mention of a faculty review but I also applied pretty late so not sure I was on the same path as the rest of you.

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

Postby babar55 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:19 pm

Rejected 3/2 via email.

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

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:21 pm

babar55 wrote:Rejected 3/2 via email.


Im sorry to hear that. How could anyone reject babar? Were you under faculty review?

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

Postby babar55 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:30 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
babar55 wrote:Rejected 3/2 via email.


Im sorry to hear that. How could anyone reject babar? Were you under faculty review?


I'm not sure. I was under some sort of review..

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

Postby Ti Malice » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:31 pm

Declined Berkeley's offer of admission yesterday. I hope that ends up helping someone here. Good luck to you all!

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:32 pm

Ti Malice wrote:Declined Berkeley's offer of admission yesterday. I hope that ends up helping someone here. Good luck to you all!


Wow, nice. Do you know where you're going? I'm assuming its Yale vs Columbia?

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

Postby Ti Malice » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:47 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:
Ti Malice wrote:Declined Berkeley's offer of admission yesterday. I hope that ends up helping someone here. Good luck to you all!


Wow, nice. Do you know where you're going? I'm assuming its Yale vs Columbia?


Thanks! I'm virtually certain it's going to be Yale. I'd like to check out Stanford and Harvard (if I get accepted to either one), but Yale has always been very far out in front for me.

I'm actually going to decline admission at Columbia this afternoon, once I work up the nerve to send the email. :lol: They were so nice to me over the phone that I almost feel a little sad to tell them no. I would love to go to the second ASW just for the trip to NYC, but I already know that I won't be going to CLS, and I don't want to be sitting on a spot in the class and a Butler or PIF that could be going to someone else.

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

Postby Geneva » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:55 pm

Ti Malice wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
Ti Malice wrote:Declined Berkeley's offer of admission yesterday. I hope that ends up helping someone here. Good luck to you all!


Wow, nice. Do you know where you're going? I'm assuming its Yale vs Columbia?


Thanks! I'm virtually certain it's going to be Yale. I'd like to check out Stanford and Harvard (if I get accepted to either one), but Yale has always been very far out in front for me.

I'm actually going to decline admission at Columbia this afternoon, once I work up the nerve to send the email. :lol: They were so nice to me over the phone that I almost feel a little sad to tell them no. I would love to go to the second ASW just for the trip to NYC, but I already know that I won't be going to CLS, and I don't want to be sitting on a spot in the class and a Butler or PIF that could be going to someone else.

thanks for being a nice person AND yale=excellent choice. congrats on your cycle!

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

Postby Virgil777 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:05 pm

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

Postby Aqua » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:48 pm

Soooo any guesses on when FR 2 acceptances/rejections etc r gonna start?

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

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:15 pm

Aqua wrote:Soooo any guesses on when FR 2 acceptances/rejections etc r gonna start?


Wednesday.

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

Postby Ti Malice » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:37 am

Geneva wrote:
Ti Malice wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
Ti Malice wrote:Declined Berkeley's offer of admission yesterday. I hope that ends up helping someone here. Good luck to you all!


Wow, nice. Do you know where you're going? I'm assuming its Yale vs Columbia?


Thanks! I'm virtually certain it's going to be Yale. I'd like to check out Stanford and Harvard (if I get accepted to either one), but Yale has always been very far out in front for me.

I'm actually going to decline admission at Columbia this afternoon, once I work up the nerve to send the email. :lol: They were so nice to me over the phone that I almost feel a little sad to tell them no. I would love to go to the second ASW just for the trip to NYC, but I already know that I won't be going to CLS, and I don't want to be sitting on a spot in the class and a Butler or PIF that could be going to someone else.

thanks for being a nice person AND yale=excellent choice. congrats on your cycle!


Thanks, Geneva! Best of luck to you on whatever remains of your cycle.

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

Postby gravityrides0 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:03 am

Berkeley is a pretty huge reach for me AND by far my first choice. I think I may have a 5-day long anxiety spell this week.

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

Postby Ti Malice » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:20 am

gravityrides0 wrote:Berkeley is a pretty huge reach for me AND by far my first choice. I think I may have a 5-day long anxiety spell this week.


Good luck to you! Your numbers definitely make you a strong applicant at Berkeley -- stronger there than at any other top-14 school, actually, given Berkeley's unusually heavy GPA emphasis. I hope you get in this week.

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

Postby TheIdealist » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:30 am

Yeah, I'm personally hoping for Berkeley as well. It is a huge reach for me as well. Should be interesting to see how things play out.




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