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

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

Postby msblaw89 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:39 pm

Boston_NYG2245 wrote:No news today huh? I know it's early (11/22 UR), but I'm getting antsy....

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:51 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
Boston_NYG2245 wrote:No news today huh? I know it's early (11/22 UR), but I'm getting antsy....

+1


11/14 :(

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

Postby erikjc » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:02 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Boston_NYG2245 wrote:No news today huh? I know it's early (11/22 UR), but I'm getting antsy....

+1


11/14 :(

10/27

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

Postby lrslayer » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:03 pm

erikjc wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Boston_NYG2245 wrote:No news today huh? I know it's early (11/22 UR), but I'm getting antsy....

+1


11/14 :(

10/27

+1

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

Postby FryBreadPower » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:10 pm

erikjc wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Boston_NYG2245 wrote:No news today huh? I know it's early (11/22 UR), but I'm getting antsy....

+1


11/14 :(

10/27


My sympathies. This Berkeley cycle is very odd.

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

Postby newjersay » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:13 pm

yup. as long as theres no rejection, you never know. theres still plenty of time!

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

Postby viacavour » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:19 am

curious about the socioeconomic section

as someone who had a fairly privileged upbringing (private school, wealthy zip code) do you think its better to answer none of the questions or answer them truthfully?

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

Postby calitodc » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:13 am

viacavour wrote:curious about the socioeconomic section

as someone who had a fairly privileged upbringing (private school, wealthy zip code) do you think its better to answer none of the questions or answer them truthfully?


I started filling that section out and then began to feel ridiculous. So I clicked the "doesn't apply to me" box at the top. I got in, so here's proof that clicking that box is fine.

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

Postby lfrawley1101 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:27 am

I think that section is more for people like me who grew up in an under represented area where people are unlikely to graduate high school let alone go to law school.

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Postby AmandaPB » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:30 am

calitodc wrote:
viacavour wrote:curious about the socioeconomic section

as someone who had a fairly privileged upbringing (private school, wealthy zip code) do you think its better to answer none of the questions or answer them truthfully?


I started filling that section out and then began to feel ridiculous. So I clicked the "doesn't apply to me" box at the top. I got in, so here's proof that clicking that box is fine.

I answered them truthfully (I grew up in an upper middle class area and all my friends graduated, went to college, etc.) and I got in, too.

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

Postby addy11 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:32 am

lfrawley1101 wrote:I think that section is more for people like me who grew up in an under represented area where people are unlikely to graduate high school let alone go to law school.


Yeah. I mean, if you don't have anything that will make you stick out due to overcoming adverse circumstances, it might be best to omit it.

That said, I went to a $10k/year private school (FWIW, it probably was worse than the local public school) with 99% college matriculation rates, grew up in a wealthy, whitewashed zip code and filled out all of this information and they still let me in, so I doubt it can hurt you.

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

Postby lfrawley1101 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:39 am

addy11 wrote:
lfrawley1101 wrote:I think that section is more for people like me who grew up in an under represented area where people are unlikely to graduate high school let alone go to law school.


Yeah. I mean, if you don't have anything that will make you stick out due to overcoming adverse circumstances, it might be best to omit it.

That said, I went to a $10k/year private school (FWIW, it probably was worse than the local public school) with 99% college matriculation rates, grew up in a wealthy, whitewashed zip code and filled out all of this information and they still let me in, so I doubt it can hurt you.



I don't think filling it out can hurt you, but I don't think skipping it in that situation would have hurt you either. Its probably only an advantage to fill it out if you actually do come from an area that's not well-off.

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

Postby lrslayer » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:43 am

lfrawley1101 wrote:
addy11 wrote:
lfrawley1101 wrote:I think that section is more for people like me who grew up in an under represented area where people are unlikely to graduate high school let alone go to law school.


Yeah. I mean, if you don't have anything that will make you stick out due to overcoming adverse circumstances, it might be best to omit it.

That said, I went to a $10k/year private school (FWIW, it probably was worse than the local public school) with 99% college matriculation rates, grew up in a wealthy, whitewashed zip code and filled out all of this information and they still let me in, so I doubt it can hurt you.



I don't think filling it out can hurt you, but I don't think skipping it in that situation would have hurt you either. Its probably only an advantage to fill it out if you actually do come from an area that's not well-off.

i honestly doubt it is an advantage either

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

Postby THATSHOWYOUGETANTS » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:14 pm

if i am a twin, does that count as diversity? i mean i don't think it does, but is it worth it to write in an addendum about it now that i've already completed my app? when i first submitted i left it out thinking they'd just look at that and say 'who cares?' and i'd looks a fool for mentioning it, but now i'm having doubts.

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

Postby snehpets » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:15 pm

THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:if i am a twin, does that count as diversity? i mean i don't think it does, but is it worth it to write in an addendum about it now that i've already completed my app? when i first submitted i left it out thinking they'd just look at that and say 'who cares?' and i'd looks a fool for mentioning it, but now i'm having doubts.


I have no idea, but lol at your username. i need to re-watch that show.

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

Postby addy11 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:19 pm

THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:if i am a twin, does that count as diversity? i mean i don't think it does, but is it worth it to write in an addendum about it now that i've already completed my app? when i first submitted i left it out thinking they'd just look at that and say 'who cares?' and i'd looks a fool for mentioning it, but now i'm having doubts.


I mean it "counts" in the same way that red heads or trained rodeo clowns or people who grew up in Sweden will add diversity, as with them it won't give you an iota of benefit in and of itself.

That said, I think it's a great opportunity to present an element of your character through the fact. Write about the perspective it's given you, how you've had to go to extra lengths to differentiate yourself... make it quirky or funny if you can and think it would be appropriate.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:25 pm

THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:if i am a twin, does that count as diversity? i mean i don't think it does, but is it worth it to write in an addendum about it now that i've already completed my app? when i first submitted i left it out thinking they'd just look at that and say 'who cares?' and i'd looks a fool for mentioning it, but now i'm having doubts.

Diversity is simply what makes YOU different from other people. Being a twin is certainly different. I think most of us get stuck with the stigma diversity must= ethnic minority; tri-lingual; international ambassador... but it really can be anything that sets you apart. Maybe you are a culinary expert, fitness guru, or the youngest of 10. Maybe your parents are mentally ill/ disabled and you had a unique upbringing. So many things can count as diversity.

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

Postby gaud » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:27 pm

^ credited

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

Postby THATSHOWYOUGETANTS » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:28 pm

addy11 wrote:
THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:if i am a twin, does that count as diversity? i mean i don't think it does, but is it worth it to write in an addendum about it now that i've already completed my app? when i first submitted i left it out thinking they'd just look at that and say 'who cares?' and i'd looks a fool for mentioning it, but now i'm having doubts.


I mean it "counts" in the same way that red heads or trained rodeo clowns or people who grew up in Sweden will add diversity, as with them it won't give you an iota of benefit in and of itself.

That said, I think it's a great opportunity to present an element of your character through the fact. Write about the perspective it's given you, how you've had to go to extra lengths to differentiate yourself... make it quirky or funny if you can and think it would be appropriate.

what if i am a redheaded swedish rodeo clown twin? does that count or is that just horrifying?

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

Postby horrorbusiness » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:31 pm

THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:
addy11 wrote:
THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:if i am a twin, does that count as diversity? i mean i don't think it does, but is it worth it to write in an addendum about it now that i've already completed my app? when i first submitted i left it out thinking they'd just look at that and say 'who cares?' and i'd looks a fool for mentioning it, but now i'm having doubts.


I mean it "counts" in the same way that red heads or trained rodeo clowns or people who grew up in Sweden will add diversity, as with them it won't give you an iota of benefit in and of itself.

That said, I think it's a great opportunity to present an element of your character through the fact. Write about the perspective it's given you, how you've had to go to extra lengths to differentiate yourself... make it quirky or funny if you can and think it would be appropriate.

what if i am a redheaded swedish rodeo clown twin? does that count or is that just horrifying?


then you should stay in the rodeo, mutant.

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

Postby addy11 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:34 pm

THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:
addy11 wrote:
THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:if i am a twin, does that count as diversity? i mean i don't think it does, but is it worth it to write in an addendum about it now that i've already completed my app? when i first submitted i left it out thinking they'd just look at that and say 'who cares?' and i'd looks a fool for mentioning it, but now i'm having doubts.


I mean it "counts" in the same way that red heads or trained rodeo clowns or people who grew up in Sweden will add diversity, as with them it won't give you an iota of benefit in and of itself.

That said, I think it's a great opportunity to present an element of your character through the fact. Write about the perspective it's given you, how you've had to go to extra lengths to differentiate yourself... make it quirky or funny if you can and think it would be appropriate.

what if i am a redheaded swedish rodeo clown twin? does that count or is that just horrifying?


Impossible. They gon't have rodeo in Sweden, only Neshörmhångsgrönsakäljning, which is sort of like rodeo but they ride seals and if any of the candles in their hair goes out then they are disqualified.

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

Postby THATSHOWYOUGETANTS » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:37 pm

lol okay. i'll write them something, i'm sure they'll put it in the who gives a shit pile but with my numbers i'll take anything. any thoughts on if it's worth it to send in term grades? i mean my overall gpa will probably only go up a little, but would it help if you're already under review?

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:38 pm

THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:lol okay. i'll write them something, i'm sure they'll put it in the who gives a shit pile but with my numbers i'll take anything. any thoughts on if it's worth it to send in term grades? i mean my overall gpa will probably only go up a little, but would it help if you're already under review?

I think the rule is that if you change by at least .1... so you go from a 3.6-->3.7 send in the new grades.... but if you only go to a 3.65 don't bother

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

Postby stilles » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:11 pm

lfrawley1101 wrote:
addy11 wrote:
lfrawley1101 wrote:I think that section is more for people like me who grew up in an under represented area where people are unlikely to graduate high school let alone go to law school.


Yeah. I mean, if you don't have anything that will make you stick out due to overcoming adverse circumstances, it might be best to omit it.

That said, I went to a $10k/year private school (FWIW, it probably was worse than the local public school) with 99% college matriculation rates, grew up in a wealthy, whitewashed zip code and filled out all of this information and they still let me in, so I doubt it can hurt you.



I don't think filling it out can hurt you, but I don't think skipping it in that situation would have hurt you either. Its probably only an advantage to fill it out if you actually do come from an area that's not well-off.


What if you come from an okay area but your family is very poor/right above the poverty line? Thanks in advance and congratulations to everyone to has been accepted! :)

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

Postby Magnifique1908 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:43 pm

How long did it take you guys to go complete?

Thanks!




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