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

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mattbarnes123
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby mattbarnes123 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:18 pm

UR. Gl all ya'll. Boalt is tight.

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

Postby sfamor » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:02 pm

My brain is fried from working on my apps all day and I just want to make sure I'm not completely overlooking something. Berkeley does not ask/recommend that you write any additional essays besides the main ps right? No diversity statement, etc. needed? Did anyone submit an extra essay (not counting an addendum) anyways?

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

Postby Avrenim » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:37 pm

I submitted over a week ago, on 10/15, and still have not received any email from Berkeley confirming receipt of my application. Is this typical, or should I give admissions a call tomorrow?

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

Postby tamereth » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:39 pm

Avrenim wrote:I submitted over a week ago, on 10/15, and still have not received any email from Berkeley confirming receipt of my application. Is this typical, or should I give admissions a call tomorrow?


FWIW, I submitted my application on 10/18 and received an email the very next day

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

Postby Avrenim » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:45 pm

tamereth wrote:
Avrenim wrote:I submitted over a week ago, on 10/15, and still have not received any email from Berkeley confirming receipt of my application. Is this typical, or should I give admissions a call tomorrow?


FWIW, I submitted my application on 10/18 and received an email the very next day



Thank you for responding. I will call tomorrow.

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

Postby tamereth » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:05 pm

Good luck :)

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

Postby canon » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:10 am

Hi, Boalt 1L here.

Just FYI - there are plans in the works for reducing the class size even further from 252 this year to 235 or 240, for a variety of reasons mostly related to better scheduling, allowing tenured/tenure-track professors to teach more upper division courses, and in turn relying less on visiting professors to teach 1L courses. Another perspective is that this is to game USNWR rankings, but I personally doubt that's the case.

Get those apps in early!

Also there's this:
Photos of Berkeley Law
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29370912@N04/sets/72157627264562163/with/6023192259/

And this:
Berkeley Law's Centennial Celebration
http://youtu.be/FtejVwnnsXk

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

Postby tamereth » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:18 am

sfamor wrote:My brain is fried from working on my apps all day and I just want to make sure I'm not completely overlooking something. Berkeley does not ask/recommend that you write any additional essays besides the main ps right? No diversity statement, etc. needed? Did anyone submit an extra essay (not counting an addendum) anyways?


I did not submit any additional essays. I tried-- spent an entire day trying to write a diversity statement. I chose to not send one in, as opposed to sending in something that sounded contrived or overused. (Maybe I should have done it anyways? I'm trying not to worry about it now :( )

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

Postby jim-green » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:45 am

Berkeley does recommend a DS in their App instructions. They say to submit it as an addendum.

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

Postby tamereth » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:06 pm

Now I'm worried not writing one is really going to hurt my application

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

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:13 am

Would love to return to CA...although this will be a reach with my reverse-splitterness

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:33 pm

their application states that while they allow for a 4-page PS, any additional addenda count towards that 4-page limit. do you think it would be better, then, to write a 4-page PS or a 2-page PS and a 2-page diversity statement (or 3 and 1)? pretty sure you don't have definite answers, but any tips or advice would be welcome :)

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

Postby erikjc » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:12 pm

Avrenim wrote:I submitted over a week ago, on 10/15, and still have not received any email from Berkeley confirming receipt of my application. Is this typical, or should I give admissions a call tomorrow?


I submitted yesterday afternoon and got an email 2 hours later.

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

Postby tamarind49 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:00 pm

I applied 10/12, and my status since then has been "We have received your application."
I see that other people's statuses are either complete or under review... Should I be worried??

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:28 pm

Sorry about previous post, just double checked and UC Davis has a 4-page overall limit (PS and addenda) while Berkeley's app says nothing about additional essays being included in that limit. Sorry for the confusion!

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:37 pm

Checking in! Just submitted. Literally 2 minutes ago. In for a little bit of a wait!

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

Postby lrslayer » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:13 pm

submitted on 10/24. no status email yet :(

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:54 pm

Just got my status checker. I was SO excited to see an email from berkley. Over-excited much? :P

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

Postby lrslayer » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:59 pm

fingerscrossedxx wrote:Just got my status checker. I was SO excited to see an email from berkley. Over-excited much? :P

yay! me too, got it around 1pst. funny thing is, i was about to call after my son's nap but it arrived first :)

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

Postby spek » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:08 pm

Just got the email that my app is under review. Submitted 10/12.

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

Postby lrslayer » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:11 pm

spek wrote:Just got the email that my app is under review. Submitted 10/12.

just got that email literally 2 minutes ago.
so they received it and completed and sent to review within 2 hours for me.
this does not bode well :(

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

Postby erikjc » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:12 pm

spek wrote:Just got the email that my app is under review. Submitted 10/12.

Same here, submitted 10/24.

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

Postby anewaphorist » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:13 pm

Submitted today and already "Under Review."

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

Postby lrslayer » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:16 pm

maybe they just decided today was the day they'd get around to them :)

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:18 pm

lrslayer wrote:
spek wrote:Just got the email that my app is under review. Submitted 10/12.

just got that email literally 2 minutes ago.
so they received it and completed and sent to review within 2 hours for me.
this does not bode well :(


Why not? They've completed it and are ready to start reviewing so they can admit you! Doesn't sound too bad to me :)

Mine's still not under review. Then again I did only send it yesterday.




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