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

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

Postby anewaphorist » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:16 am

Wow, congrats to all! I went UR around 10/27 too, so maybe a pre-Thanksgiving call is coming my way? I'll just hope in vain for now...

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

Postby sandwiches5000 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:19 am

Does anyone know if Dean Tom answers phones in the admissions office? If so, I think I may have annoyed him unintentionally. -_-

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

Postby tamereth » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:31 am

Congrats to those who got in! So jealous....

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

Postby Champion » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:47 am

Is there any sort of gauge as to how many people were accepted today?

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:07 am

sandwiches5000 wrote:Does anyone know if Dean Tom answers phones in the admissions office? If so, I think I may have annoyed him unintentionally. -_-



lol please share this story

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:07 am

sandwiches5000 wrote:Does anyone know if Dean Tom answers phones in the admissions office? If so, I think I may have annoyed him unintentionally. -_-


What could you have been possibly calling to ask him?

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

Postby sandwiches5000 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:36 am

FryBreadPower wrote:
sandwiches5000 wrote:Does anyone know if Dean Tom answers phones in the admissions office? If so, I think I may have annoyed him unintentionally. -_-


What could you have been possibly calling to ask him?


Haha. Well, I wasn't calling him persay. I was just calling the admissions office. I don't want to go into detail because I don't want to reveal my identity in case they do read this. I just talked to a man who seemed annoyed and he sounded pretty matter-of-fact and official. I didn't really do anything annoying. They were probably just really busy at the time. I was curious if it was actually the Dean though.

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

Postby broncos_fan_26 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:55 pm

is berkeley still calling today???

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

Postby EMZE » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:27 pm

sandwiches5000 wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
sandwiches5000 wrote:Does anyone know if Dean Tom answers phones in the admissions office? If so, I think I may have annoyed him unintentionally. -_-


What could you have been possibly calling to ask him?


Haha. Well, I wasn't calling him persay. I was just calling the admissions office. I don't want to go into detail because I don't want to reveal my identity in case they do read this. I just talked to a man who seemed annoyed and he sounded pretty matter-of-fact and official. I didn't really do anything annoying. They were probably just really busy at the time. I was curious if it was actually the Dean though.


I sent an e-mail asking a question, and I got a respone from someone not in the admissions department that specifically said Dean Tom asked her to respond, so it would seem he is involved in managing correspondence. Whether or not it was him you spoke to, I would guess, can not be discerned for certain, but I would suspect it is a possibility.

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Prop 209

Postby MikulJaxin » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:55 pm

Not to be a bitch, but how did someone with a 159 LSAT and a 3.74 GPA get into Berkeley? Proposition 209 bans public institutions from considering gender, sex or ethnicity in admissions and the person has been discussing getting in because of their race. The California Supreme Court has upheld Prop 209 numerous times and Governor Brown just vetoed a bill which tried to get around this requirement. Unless that person has the most dramatic sob story ever, I don't even want to go there anymore. I'm not necessarily against affirmative action but you'd think that a public school would at least abide by its constitution. It is probably stuff like that (coupled with CA's budget issues) that have led to the school dropping so hard in the ranks.... :(

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Re: Prop 209

Postby gaud » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:58 pm

MikulJaxin wrote:Not to be a bitch, but how did someone with a 159 LSAT and a 3.74 GPA get into Berkeley? Proposition 209 bans public institutions from considering gender, sex or ethnicity in admissions and the person has been discussing getting in because of their race. The California Supreme Court has upheld Prop 209 numerous times and Governor Brown just vetoed a bill which tried to get around this requirement. Unless that person has the most dramatic sob story ever, I don't even want to go there anymore. I'm not necessarily against affirmative action but you'd think that a public school would at least abide by its constitution. It is probably stuff like that (coupled with CA's budget issues) that have led to the school dropping so hard in the ranks.... :(



You need to consider how 'holistic' they try to be with their apps. I work with refugees and if some of them were able to materialize their life stories in a personal statement I would invite them to attend my institution without hesitation regardless of stats. Berkeley has a way of attracting these sorts of candidates as well.

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Re: Prop 209

Postby MikulJaxin » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:03 pm

gaud wrote:
MikulJaxin wrote:Not to be a bitch, but how did someone with a 159 LSAT and a 3.74 GPA get into Berkeley? Proposition 209 bans public institutions from considering gender, sex or ethnicity in admissions and the person has been discussing getting in because of their race. The California Supreme Court has upheld Prop 209 numerous times and Governor Brown just vetoed a bill which tried to get around this requirement. Unless that person has the most dramatic sob story ever, I don't even want to go there anymore. I'm not necessarily against affirmative action but you'd think that a public school would at least abide by its constitution. It is probably stuff like that (coupled with CA's budget issues) that have led to the school dropping so hard in the ranks.... :(



You need to consider how 'holistic' they try to be with their apps. I work with refugees and if some of them were able to materialize their life stories in a personal statement I would invite them to attend my institution without hesitation regardless of stats. Berkeley has a way of attracting these sorts of candidates as well.


That's why I said I hope they have a dramatic sob story as well. Prop 209 is why the Berkeley application doesn't ask what race/ethnicity you are. I'm fine with someone saying, "I have an interesting background and that's why I'm gonna get into Berkeley." However, just saying, "I probably will have a great chance of getting in because I'm a URM" is suspecting that a California public school would just choose to violate the California constitution just for that individual....a law school no less. Hopefully the individual understands that.

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

Postby Dani.B » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:19 pm

URM speaking

I do not remember Berkeley not asking about my race, but there was a separate demographics section where they asked things about your hometown, high school, parents, and even friends. While filling out the section I could not help but think it would be an easy way to spot a URM...that section coupled with the personal essay would surely single me out as one.

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

Postby hobojarpen » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:27 pm

Application just went from being complete (11/10) to UR (11/22).

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

Postby euskadi » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:30 pm

hobojarpen wrote:Application just went from being complete (11/10) to UR (11/22).


This. I'm hoping this is a good sign but telling myself that it likely means precious little.

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

Postby amc987 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:30 pm

hobojarpen wrote:Application just went from being complete (11/10) to UR (11/22).


THIS. I applied 10/28 so I think it's taken an extra-long amount of time to go UR. Berkeley hates me.

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

Postby Real Madrid » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:31 pm

So no calls today?

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

Postby rachelwang712 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:32 pm

submitted last Wednesday.
Now UR!!! Super fast. I am amazed.

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

Postby hobojarpen » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:32 pm

amc987 wrote:
hobojarpen wrote:Application just went from being complete (11/10) to UR (11/22).


THIS. I applied 10/28 so I think it's taken an extra-long amount of time to go UR. Berkeley hates me.


Yep. I applied on 10/28 as well and am hoping Berkeley doesn't hate me too much..

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

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:34 pm

hobojarpen wrote:Application just went from being complete (11/10) to UR (11/22).


Me too, I would love to go here, family in the Bay Area I love Berekely

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

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:35 pm

amc987 wrote:
hobojarpen wrote:Application just went from being complete (11/10) to UR (11/22).


THIS. I applied 10/28 so I think it's taken an extra-long amount of time to go UR. Berkeley hates me.


Same dates for me too, wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm supposing that they might do these in batches

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

Postby CaliforniaGurl » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:36 pm

UR 11/22 as well! freaking out a little bit b/c i took "succinctness" in a PS too literally and submitted a 2-pager and saw afterward that cal likes the PS to be longer.

aughhhhh, good luck all!

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

Postby outsidethescope » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:37 pm

amc987 wrote:
THIS. I applied 10/28 so I think it's taken an extra-long amount of time to go UR. Berkeley hates me.


Same boat, only I refuse to believe that Berkeley hates anyone.

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

Postby Boston_NYG2245 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:38 pm

CaliforniaGurl wrote:UR 11/22 as well! freaking out a little bit b/c i took "succinctness" in a PS too literally and submitted a 2-pager and saw afterward that cal likes the PS to be longer.

aughhhhh, good luck all!


funny, I did the same thing.

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

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:39 pm

Just got my under review email (yes, of course my heart skipped a beat--anything with a .edu makes my heart skip lol)

Good luck to all you kids!




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