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

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

Postby AmandaPB » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:13 pm

SemperLegal wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
jetissent wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:Just out of curiosity... how many LOR did you send Berk? I only sent 2.... but I am wondering if I needed 3


I sent 3, none were targeted. Didn't lengthen or tailor PS (2 pages exactly) or write a Why Berkeley and I got in via email a few days ago. I have no connections to CA and made no indication (other than sending an application) that I wanted to move from the East Coast to CA--I think the black box hype is a little exaggerated. Anyway, send a 3rd if you have one ready it certainly won't hurt, but I doubt it will be the difference between a yes and a no.

Good luck! :)

Thanks for the info


Was anyone accepted who only has 2 LOR?


Me

Me, too.

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

Postby oregon000 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:25 pm

I was accepted with:

2 page personal statement (not tailored)
2 LOR's (not specific)
No why Berkeley etc.

I think that they are concerned with whether you put together a cohesive application more so than whether you conform to arbitrary things such as a 4 pg. statement.

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

Postby hyakku » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:48 pm

Alright, I hate to disappoint, but I'm not sure if we are going to be seeing too much movement if any before next year. Looking at this:

http://berkeley.lawschoolnumbers.com/ap ... er=asc&p=3


Seems like they stopped on the 13th or 14th and then started up with a wave of decisions from the week of the third on. I'm hoping that's not the case, but the huge gap in decision dates suggests that they may just shut down. A similar thing happened the year before just a bit later on the 17th, and then they didn't re open or send out decisions until the 11th of the next year. We might be in for a long wait.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:49 pm

oregon000 wrote:I was accepted with:

2 page personal statement (not tailored)
2 LOR's (not specific)
No why Berkeley etc.

I think that they are concerned with whether you put together a cohesive application more so than whether you conform to arbitrary things such as a 4 pg. statement.

Good to know thanks!

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

Postby vincanity1 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:11 pm

oregon000 wrote:I was accepted with:

2 page personal statement (not tailored)
2 LOR's (not specific)
No why Berkeley etc.

I think that they are concerned with whether you put together a cohesive application more so than whether you conform to arbitrary things such as a 4 pg. statement.


+1

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

Postby jpal13 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:45 pm

msblaw89 wrote:UR since 11/22


Same day for me

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

Postby jpal13 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:49 pm

I did not submit a why Berkeley? It's not really my number 1 but still I would love to be able to consider it. I always imagine if you don't do a why x it shows a lack of interest.

Big mistake not submitting one? Will it count against me?

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

Postby curiouscat » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:55 pm

Many admits in this thread (myself included) didn't write a Why Berkeley or tailor our PS's to Berkeley and we made it through just fine. Don't worry about it.

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

Postby poe » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:58 pm

curiouscat wrote:Many admits in this thread (myself included) didn't write a Why Berkeley or tailor our PS's to Berkeley and we made it through just fine. Don't worry about it.


+1

I just used my regular PS.

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

Postby amc987 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:16 pm

hyakku wrote:Seems like they stopped on the 13th or 14th and then started up with a wave of decisions from the week of the third on. I'm hoping that's not the case, but the huge gap in decision dates suggests that they may just shut down. A similar thing happened the year before just a bit later on the 17th, and then they didn't re open or send out decisions until the 11th of the next year. We might be in for a long wait.


Ugh, I really hope you're wrong. I'm not sure if Berkeley (or most other admissions offices) are even going to be open next week. Things always get messed up when Xmas is on a weekend because then places close the entire week before. I'm still holding out hope that they might make some more calls/ send some more emails between tomorrow and 12/21. 11/22 UR here. A Berkeley acceptance would make the perfect Chrismukkah present.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:27 pm

amc987 wrote:
hyakku wrote:Seems like they stopped on the 13th or 14th and then started up with a wave of decisions from the week of the third on. I'm hoping that's not the case, but the huge gap in decision dates suggests that they may just shut down. A similar thing happened the year before just a bit later on the 17th, and then they didn't re open or send out decisions until the 11th of the next year. We might be in for a long wait.


Ugh, I really hope you're wrong. I'm not sure if Berkeley (or most other admissions offices) are even going to be open next week. Things always get messed up when Xmas is on a weekend because then places close the entire week before. I'm still holding out hope that they might make some more calls/ send some more emails between tomorrow and 12/21. 11/22 UR here. A Berkeley acceptance would make the perfect Chrismukkah present.

Amen

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

Postby hyakku » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:32 pm

I hope I'm wrong too, but just based off history it's not looking too good for next week so let's hope we get our acceptances sometime tomorrow or Friday. :mrgreen:

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

Postby tamarind49 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:36 pm

11/14 UR :( Am I the only one stuck here?

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

Postby jpal13 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:46 am

tamarind49 wrote:11/14 UR :( Am I the only one stuck here?


Nope, 11/22 stuck, it's funny when I saw it change I got cocky and thought I would be getting a letter..... Nope

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

Postby broncos_fan_26 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:03 am

jpal13 wrote:
tamarind49 wrote:11/14 UR :( Am I the only one stuck here?


Nope, 11/22 stuck, it's funny when I saw it change I got cocky and thought I would be getting a letter..... Nope


haha, 10/27 UR .... altho i don't peg my chances of getting in as very good.

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

Postby Cavgirl » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:22 am

tamarind49 wrote:11/14 UR :( Am I the only one stuck here?


Nope.

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

Postby iphone7 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:34 am

Cavgirl wrote:
tamarind49 wrote:11/14 UR :( Am I the only one stuck here?


Nope.

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

Postby rich_4 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:43 pm

Got a call from an unknown CA number this morning...

"You've been randomly selected to participate in a survey concerning the nation's debt crisis."

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

Postby tamarind49 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:49 pm

jpal13 wrote:
tamarind49 wrote:11/14 UR :( Am I the only one stuck here?


Nope, 11/22 stuck, it's funny when I saw it change I got cocky and thought I would be getting a letter..... Nope


haha, 10/27 UR .... altho i don't peg my chances of getting in as very good.[/quote]
Cavgirl wrote:
Nope.


Sigh... Well best of luck to all of us! Let's not lose hope!

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

Postby azgirl514 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:04 pm

rich_4 wrote:Got a call from an unknown CA number this morning...

"You've been randomly selected to participate in a survey concerning the nation's debt crisis."


haha oh lord. How annoying. I have a feeling that the moment I let go of all the anxiety and waiting, I will hear back. It always seems to work that way!

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

Postby Green Glass Windows » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:10 pm

rich_4 wrote:Got a call from an unknown CA number this morning...

"You've been randomly selected to participate in a survey concerning the nation's debt crisis."


No way. I would have probably cried.... so cruel.

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

Postby tamereth » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:38 pm

Green Glass Windows wrote:
rich_4 wrote:Got a call from an unknown CA number this morning...

"You've been randomly selected to participate in a survey concerning the nation's debt crisis."


No way. I would have probably cried.... so cruel.


Heh. That would really confuse the survey guys. (Or they take it as a confirmation that there is a debt crisis)

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

Postby msblaw89 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:36 pm

This thread has been quite... Does anyone know when Berk closes up shop?

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

Postby djfe4president » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:20 am

Just wanted to add...Come to Berkeley.... I absolutely love it here...and although I could have just went with rankings, I feel happy with my decision...

Good luck to everyone...PM me if you have any questions

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