Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby teachteacha » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:30 pm

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Key Dates: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/38.htm
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Applications become available online each September 1 and the deadline is February 1. You should apply as early as possible, ideally in October or November, because there are more admission offers available early in the cycle. You may submit your application before you receive your LSAT score.

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Application Components: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/38.htm
Application form to be submitted as an e-app via Law Services (preferred) or downloaded from our website
Supplemental questionnaires (optional but recommended)
Application fee ($75)
Two letters of recommendation
Personal statement (two to four pages)
Resume (recommended)
Addenda (optional)
CAS report (transcript summary and CAS score report)

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Berkeley Law FAQ: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/47.htm#Q5

JD Status Checker: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/2987.htm
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c/o 2015 Reference Threads:
Applicants: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=162909
Attending: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=173755
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Decision Graph, 2011-2012: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/stats.php?school=uc-berkeley
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LSN 2011-2012 cycle applicants: http://berkeley.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants
LSN 2010-2011 cycle applicants: http://berkeley.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/1011/

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby tigershark » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:16 pm

a little early, eh?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby HotSauce » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:44 pm

This makes me sad for my waitlists

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby outlookingin » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:59 am

This is awesome!!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby outlookingin » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:45 pm

HotSauce wrote:This makes me sad for my waitlists



Wait, what? I don't get it...

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby arae13 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:05 pm

outlookingin wrote:
HotSauce wrote:This makes me sad for my waitlists



Wait, what? I don't get it...


I think HotSauce is basically saying that it's depressing to already see a C/O 2016 topic when many people are still riding waitlists.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby outlookingin » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:55 pm

arae13 wrote:
outlookingin wrote:
HotSauce wrote:This makes me sad for my waitlists



Wait, what? I don't get it...


I think HotSauce is basically saying that it's depressing to already see a C/O 2016 topic when many people are still riding waitlists.



Ah, word. That DOES sound terrible--my sympathies HotSauce.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby teachteacha » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:25 pm

outlookingin wrote:This is awesome!!



Merci. Thought it was about time.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby outlookingin » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:37 am

Come on guys, where are we? I'm checking this thread almost every day haha

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Psib337 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:55 am

outlookingin wrote:Come on guys, where are we? I'm checking this thread almost every day haha


I'm applying but I need to do some things first...like retake the LSAT because right now there's no way Berkeley, or any school I want to go to, would take me. I was excited to see this thread though, I can't wait for more to start popping up! This all doesn't seem real yet, I keep talking about law school like it's some far off thing but hit me on the way to work this morning that hopefully this time next year I'll (hopefully) be getting ready to go!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby outlookingin » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:53 pm

Psib337 wrote:
outlookingin wrote:Come on guys, where are we? I'm checking this thread almost every day haha


I'm applying but I need to do some things first...like retake the LSAT because right now there's no way Berkeley, or any school I want to go to, would take me. I was excited to see this thread though, I can't wait for more to start popping up! This all doesn't seem real yet, I keep talking about law school like it's some far off thing but hit me on the way to work this morning that hopefully this time next year I'll (hopefully) be getting ready to go!


Yeah I don't know too much about URM females, but I'd say with a higher LSAT score you'd be golden. Good luck!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby EttaJ » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:59 pm

Hi guys! I find this post so exciting. Thank you teachteacha! Right now I am working on my essays, as my lsat score and lsac gpa are what they will be! I am trying to get it together so that I can apply early. Are you all intending to make your Berkeley essays longer than the standard two pages? Is it true they prefer for you to use the extra space?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Rahviveh » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:06 pm

Crossing my fingers that GPA floor will soften up a bit!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby MarvinsRoom » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:41 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:Crossing my fingers that GPA floor will soften up a bit!


Just murk the LSAT. Oh, and I like you're username. :o

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Rahviveh » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:07 pm

MarvinsRoom wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Crossing my fingers that GPA floor will soften up a bit!


Just murk the LSAT. Oh, and I like you're username. :o


As do I yours :D

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby pandamonium13 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:30 pm

Just checking in, looking forward to riding it out with you guys :P

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Eichörnchen » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:09 pm

Hi everyone! Just checking in here. I think keeping track of these threads will help keep me in the loop - I'm currently living in a big van traveling the USA, so it's fair to say that I am going through this process without my normal organized desk and wifi access. :shock: I decided to start getting a jump on application stuff now because I'm interning on an organic farm that has (spotty) wifi access in its barn. Yay! :lol:

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby outlookingin » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:48 am

Aw yeah, the gang is starting to assemble!! Eich, I actually remember you from the February LSAT thread waaaay back when. Seems like everything worked out for you, huh? I mean, come on--that barn experience is going to come in handy when writing your PS for Berkeley, right? EttaJ's question is relevant to my interests: I had assumed that we WERE supposed to use up the extra space. Any commenters? As for the Champ who rocked a 180 on her LSAT... damn, major kudos. I have not really started to get serious about my personal statement... tonight's job??

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Eichörnchen » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:22 pm

outlookingin wrote:Aw yeah, the gang is starting to assemble!! Eich, I actually remember you from the February LSAT thread waaaay back when. Seems like everything worked out for you, huh? I mean, come on--that barn experience is going to come in handy when writing your PS for Berkeley, right? EttaJ's question is relevant to my interests: I had assumed that we WERE supposed to use up the extra space. Any commenters? As for the Champ who rocked a 180 on her LSAT... damn, major kudos. I have not really started to get serious about my personal statement... tonight's job??

I remember you too! I ended up with a 171, so that was good enough for me to leave the LSAT behind (despite making me a big question mark at HYS :| ). I kinda wish we had a general "T14 c/o 2016 Applicants Thread" for support and general questions. I think I'm gonna confuse myself keeping track of all the different schools' threads. :lol:

And am I alone in that I haven't started my PS? :shock: I'm lost.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby soj » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:52 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:I decided to start getting a jump on application stuff now because I'm interning on an organic farm that has (spotty) wifi access in its barn. Yay! :lol:

You sound perfect for Berkeley.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Eichörnchen » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:59 pm

soj wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:I decided to start getting a jump on application stuff now because I'm interning on an organic farm that has (spotty) wifi access in its barn. Yay! :lol:

You sound perfect for Berkeley.

Hahaha Soj <3

Maybe I should send a Why Berkeley that just says "I did my apps in the barn of an organic farm".

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby soj » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:00 pm

I'll be mad if you don't get in or if you get in but don't come.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby outlookingin » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:59 pm

I just started my PS... sorry, just gonna repeat this, but I'm shooting for 3 pages with this thing, right? And then I'll just chop some of it out for the other schools?

I agree about having a general T14 c/o 2016 thread... Berkeley is my top choice, but other schools matter too.

Soj, since I assume you already go to UCB, do you have any idea of what kind of people get scholarships? I've heard it's people who are admitted with a high LSAT... is that true do you think?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby soj » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:03 pm

Sorry, I don't go to Berkeley and I have no idea how financial aid works there. I know they have a matching aid program where if you have a higher scholarship from another T14 (except NU, for some reason), you can ask Berkeley to match. It's kind of like price matching at Staples, except not guaranteed.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Eichörnchen » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:52 pm

soj wrote:I'll be mad if you don't get in or if you get in but don't come.

Haha I also have similar threats from a certain U of M student about Michigan. I guess I'll worry about getting into these places before I worry about who to make mad. :-P I do hope to visit the area in the near future though...OooOoh gonna see the best coast I've heard so much about.




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