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

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

Postby Kimberly » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:11 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
Kimberly wrote:I submitted the very first day I could. don't know when I went UR.... it took a while though. missed the 510 phone call monday afternoon and didn't realize it until looking through my phone log last night! called this am and left a VM. got a call back and.... IN AT UC BERKELEY!!! WHOOPIE! FYI, I am LSAT 50th-ish and GPA 25th-ish. NOT URM. There is hope, my friends!

Super congrats!!!! Are you a CA resident?


I am, indeed. I also have fairly unique softs, which may have compensated for my numbers. But, this does tell me that this whole law-school-admissions-thingy truely is more than the numbers. I can't tell you how many times I have been worried about my prospects because of the TLS LSAT/GPA nay-sayers.

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

Postby THATSHOWYOUGETANTS » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:49 pm

Kimberly wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Kimberly wrote:I submitted the very first day I could. don't know when I went UR.... it took a while though. missed the 510 phone call monday afternoon and didn't realize it until looking through my phone log last night! called this am and left a VM. got a call back and.... IN AT UC BERKELEY!!! WHOOPIE! FYI, I am LSAT 50th-ish and GPA 25th-ish. NOT URM. There is hope, my friends!

Super congrats!!!! Are you a CA resident?


I am, indeed. I also have fairly unique softs, which may have compensated for my numbers. But, this does tell me that this whole law-school-admissions-thingy truely is more than the numbers. I can't tell you how many times I have been worried about my prospects because of the TLS LSAT/GPA nay-sayers.


thank god. I've been thinking i don't have much of a chance as a white guy with a 3.72 and 166, but I've got some alright softs (any americorps NCCC alums in here?). i'm a 22er as well. anyway congrats!

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

Postby rickfox » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:19 pm

UR 10/19. Dead in the water at this point? Above both medians with WE and wrote a Berkeley specific PS. Sigh; would have loved to have seen some of you guys at Boalt.

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:36 pm

rickfox wrote:UR 10/19. Dead in the water at this point? Above both medians with WE and wrote a Berkeley specific PS. Sigh; would have loved to have seen some of you guys at Boalt.


I think its waay too early to panic! Hang in there :)

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

Postby lrslayer » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:51 pm

fingerscrossedxx wrote:
rickfox wrote:UR 10/19. Dead in the water at this point? Above both medians with WE and wrote a Berkeley specific PS. Sigh; would have loved to have seen some of you guys at Boalt.


I think its waay too early to panic! Hang in there :)

i scanned your avatar! LOVE IT!

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

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:54 pm

lrslayer wrote:
fingerscrossedxx wrote:
rickfox wrote:UR 10/19. Dead in the water at this point? Above both medians with WE and wrote a Berkeley specific PS. Sigh; would have loved to have seen some of you guys at Boalt.


I think its waay too early to panic! Hang in there :)

i scanned your avatar! LOVE IT!


+1

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

Postby splbagel » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:03 pm

ScrabbleChamp wrote:
lrslayer wrote:
fingerscrossedxx wrote:
rickfox wrote:UR 10/19. Dead in the water at this point? Above both medians with WE and wrote a Berkeley specific PS. Sigh; would have loved to have seen some of you guys at Boalt.


I think its waay too early to panic! Hang in there :)

i scanned your avatar! LOVE IT!


+1


+2 :D

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

Postby fltanglab » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:20 pm

rickfox wrote:UR 10/19. Dead in the water at this point? Above both medians with WE and wrote a Berkeley specific PS. Sigh; would have loved to have seen some of you guys at Boalt.


I'm also 10/19 UR. Who knows?

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

Postby curiouscat » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:27 pm

just got my call!!! trying to remind myself to breathe. so thrilled!!!!
i'm in the 11/22 batch, approx. stats in profile.

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

Postby vpintz » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:29 pm

curiouscat wrote:just got my call!!! trying to remind myself to breathe. so thrilled!!!!
i'm in the 11/22 batch, approx. stats in profile.


ahgsdfkhgasdkhgsdfk CONGRATS! =D So exciting! Maybe this will mean the rest of us 11/22ers will have a decision soon! =D

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

Postby rachelwang712 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:34 pm

Congratulations!!!
also 11/22 batch here. crossing fingers...

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

Postby Aqualung » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:38 pm

curiouscat wrote:just got my call!!! trying to remind myself to breathe. so thrilled!!!!
i'm in the 11/22 batch, approx. stats in profile.


Major congratulations to you. I'm really surprised that some of the 11/22 UR batch is hearing already. Let's hope we all hear soon. Berkeley's easily in my top 2.

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

Postby amc987 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:40 pm

rachelwang712 wrote:Congratulations!!!
also 11/22 batch here. crossing fingers...


+1. Congrats to everyone who has been accepted! I am so surprised that the 11/22 batch is hearing news this quickly. Yikes.

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

Postby TheRedMamba » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:41 pm

Aqualung wrote:
curiouscat wrote:just got my call!!! trying to remind myself to breathe. so thrilled!!!!
i'm in the 11/22 batch, approx. stats in profile.


Major congratulations to you. I'm really surprised that some of the 11/22 UR batch is hearing already. Let's hope we all hear soon. Berkeley's easily in my top 2.


I think it really has to do with your stats. The latest 11/22 acceptance has a 4.0 and a 173 ( according to their profile) and we all know how Berkeley loves those high GPA's...throw in a 173 LSAT and they must have jumped on that decision fast

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

Postby rachelwang712 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:45 pm

Sorry if this has been covered, for an international student, the notification will only come via snail mail, no email no calls?

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

Postby curiouscat » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:47 pm

Thanks! Still not 100% sure I didn't hallucinate that. Floored.

I was pretty surprised to hear so quickly soon too. I had resigned myself for a long, nail-biting wait with this one, but it looks like they're already looking at some of that 11/22 batch. My PS was not Berkeley-specific but had a definite public interest lean to it, so that might have helped.

And, rachelwang, I'm not in the US, and I got a phone call. Not sure about China, though.

Best of luck to everyone else who's waiting! Crossing my fingers for all you. Hope to see you all in California this spring!

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

Postby Ti1Her0 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:47 pm

Are the review dates based on having similar stats? Or is it just a product of when you got your applications in? Seems like a lot of strong applicants in the 11/22 batch.


oh and congrats on the acceptance!!! 8)

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

Postby scholar678 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:50 pm

curiouscat wrote:Thanks! Still not 100% sure I didn't hallucinate that. Floored.

I was pretty surprised to hear so quickly soon too. I had resigned myself for a long, nail-biting wait with this one, but it looks like they're already looking at some of that 11/22 batch. My PS was not Berkeley-specific but had a definite public interest lean to it, so that might have helped.

And, rachelwang, I'm not in the US, and I got a phone call. Not sure about China, though.

Best of luck to everyone else who's waiting! Crossing my fingers for all you. Hope to see you all in California this spring!

Congratulations!

How did they cal you if you are abroad? I was just wondering because I'm in the UK and hadn't expected to hear anything over the phone.

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

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:51 pm

Ti1Her0 wrote:Are the review dates based on having similar stats? Or is it just a product of when you got your applications in? Seems like a lot of strong applicants in the 11/22 batch.


oh and congrats on the acceptance!!! 8)


It's Berkeley, that's why there are a lot of strong apps.

rachelwang712
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby rachelwang712 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:53 pm

I guess it depends whether your cell service provider (if that is so termed, forgive my poor translation, this is Chinese-to-English word-to-word) allows you to receive calls from other parts of the world?

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

Postby azgirl514 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:01 pm

rickfox wrote:UR 10/19. Dead in the water at this point? Above both medians with WE and wrote a Berkeley specific PS. Sigh; would have loved to have seen some of you guys at Boalt.


I'm with you. I went under review 10/19 as well. Boalt is easily in my top three... I had a GPA above the 75th percentile, an LSAT above the median, a tailored personal statement, and a tailored recommendation letter. That being said, it's Berkeley, so obviously it's not easy for anyone to get in. I definitely wasn't counting on it, but I was hoping for it for sure! I'm not giving up hope completely, and neither should you! Good luck and keep your spirits up :)

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

Postby rickfox » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:06 pm

azgirl514 wrote:
rickfox wrote:UR 10/19. Dead in the water at this point? Above both medians with WE and wrote a Berkeley specific PS. Sigh; would have loved to have seen some of you guys at Boalt.


I'm with you. I went under review 10/19 as well. Boalt is easily in my top three... I had a GPA above the 75th percentile, an LSAT above the median, a tailored personal statement, and a tailored recommendation letter. That being said, it's Berkeley, so obviously it's not easy for anyone to get in. I definitely wasn't counting on it, but I was hoping for it for sure! I'm not giving up hope completely, and neither should you! Good luck and keep your spirits up :)


My exact stats^ But yeah... Boalt is eccentric..for better or for worse. Oh well. Maybe we stil have a shot. Good luck!

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

Postby iamrobk » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:07 pm

TheRedMamba wrote:
Aqualung wrote:
curiouscat wrote:just got my call!!! trying to remind myself to breathe. so thrilled!!!!
i'm in the 11/22 batch, approx. stats in profile.


Major congratulations to you. I'm really surprised that some of the 11/22 UR batch is hearing already. Let's hope we all hear soon. Berkeley's easily in my top 2.


I think it really has to do with your stats. The latest 11/22 acceptance has a 4.0 and a 173 ( according to their profile) and we all know how Berkeley loves those high GPA's...throw in a 173 LSAT and they must have jumped on that decision fast

See, just as I predicted about us 11/22's. :lol:

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

Postby Campagnolo » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:18 pm

I'm starting to get nervous about this one (11/22 update for me). My GPA is, for Berkeley, an atrocious atrocity. Maybe a decent LSAT and a public-spirited PS will do the trick?

Validate my existence, Boalt!

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

Postby AmandaPB » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:30 pm

I went UR 10/19 or something and didn’t hear anything until yesterday. Don’t worry, people. There is still a LOT of time left in the cycle and even if they skip you now they could come back to you later.




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