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

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

Postby whereskyle » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:16 pm

Is to miss the FR boat to meet certain doom?

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

Postby VeeD101 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:19 pm

whereskyle wrote:Is to miss the FR boat to meet certain doom?


Not at all. But given my 3.7 gpa, I think I'm either going to FR or be dinged.

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

Postby WhiskeynCoke » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:22 pm

Not at all. But given my 3.7 gpa, I think I'm either going to FR or be dinged.


<------ 3.4x and accepted. Stay positive. Berkeley might decide they like you for a number of reasons.

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

Postby VeeD101 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:25 pm

WhiskeynCoke wrote:
Not at all. But given my 3.7 gpa, I think I'm either going to FR or be dinged.


<------ 3.4x and accepted. Stay positive. Berkeley might decide they like you for a number of reasons.


Congrats! I am hopeful, just in a very realistic way haha

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:27 pm

VeeD101 wrote:
whereskyle wrote:Is to miss the FR boat to meet certain doom?


Not at all. But given my 3.7 gpa, I think I'm either going to FR or be dinged.



I am a 3.7 admit! Don't give up hope!

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

Postby shntn » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:28 pm

WhiskeynCoke wrote:
Not at all. But given my 3.7 gpa, I think I'm either going to FR or be dinged.


<------ 3.4x and accepted. Stay positive. Berkeley might decide they like you for a number of reasons.

They let my numbers twin in and not me?! :evil:

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

Postby UMich11 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:36 pm

WhiskeynCoke wrote:
Not at all. But given my 3.7 gpa, I think I'm either going to FR or be dinged.


<------ 3.4x and accepted. Stay positive. Berkeley might decide they like you for a number of reasons.


same gpa but UR still. LSAT? >170?

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

Postby jwthurman » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:48 pm

176; 3.85

No change since going under review on 11/21

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

Postby whereskyle » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:50 pm

jwthurman wrote:176; 3.85

No change since going under review on 11/21


Speechless.

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

Postby rabbitrabbit » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:39 pm

I know Berkeley is competitive, but wouldn't you assume "176; 3.85" not in yet is a yield issue? Honestly this process is so weird.

I am under FR after a 24 hour delay; better than a rejection, but can't help feeling like somehow there's something I should have done to get myself over the finish line to "admit" in the last day! FR, be kind...

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

Postby wert3813 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:41 pm

rabbitrabbit wrote:I know Berkeley is competitive, but wouldn't you assume "176; 3.85" not in yet is a yield issue? Honestly this process is so weird.

I am under FR after a 24 hour delay; better than a rejection, but can't help feeling like somehow there's something I should have done to get myself over the finish line to "admit" in the last day! FR, be kind...


Berkeley doesn't get enough credit for actually being holistic. More so than Stanford IMO.

Not much of a pattern here: http://berkeley.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/1112/

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

Postby CO2016YEAH » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:16 pm

rabbitrabbit wrote:I know Berkeley is competitive, but wouldn't you assume "176; 3.85" not in yet is a yield issue? Honestly this process is so weird.

I am under FR after a 24 hour delay; better than a rejection, but can't help feeling like somehow there's something I should have done to get myself over the finish line to "admit" in the last day! FR, be kind...


I agree with the poster above. I don't think Berkeley is particularly concerned with YP. If they want you and think that you will be a good fit then they'll admit you.

If they did "yp" those numbers, I think it would be because they don't anticipate that Berkeley would be a fit holistically, not merely in anticipation that the applicant is bound to attend YSHCCN simply because his/her numbers are strong enough to gain admission.

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

Postby cwid1391 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:22 pm

I'm curious to see how Berkeley's attitude this cycle is going to affect their rankings next year. It seems like Penn and UVA are more concerned than ever about letting in above-medians only, whereas Berkeley has gone more rogue than usual. It will be interesting to see if they're all at 7 next year.

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

Postby BigZuck » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:28 pm

cwid1391 wrote:I'm curious to see how Berkeley's attitude this cycle is going to affect their rankings next year. It seems like Penn and UVA are more concerned than ever about letting in above-medians only, whereas Berkeley has gone more rogue than usual. It will be interesting to see if they're all at 7 next year.



Examples of how Berkeley has gone "more rogue" this cycle? Most of what I ever see on here are 3.8+/170+ types getting in.

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:32 pm

BigZuck wrote:
cwid1391 wrote:I'm curious to see how Berkeley's attitude this cycle is going to affect their rankings next year. It seems like Penn and UVA are more concerned than ever about letting in above-medians only, whereas Berkeley has gone more rogue than usual. It will be interesting to see if they're all at 7 next year.



Examples of how Berkeley has gone "more rogue" this cycle? Most of what I ever see on here are 3.8+/170+ types getting in.



Agreed. There have been some exceptions (myself included) but I feel like Berk knows that if anyone wants to practice in SF/CA then they have to either get into Stanford or go with Berk, or hope to be in top 25% (?) at USC/UCLA. They have the upper hand since they're in such a competitive market. (Could be wrong, but UVA doesn't really stand a chance against HYS in DC, its market, and Penn is the only one in Philly, which doesn't seem all that sought-after). Just my .02. Probably why they give so little $, too- they know people will pay sticker for that opportunity.

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

Postby cwid1391 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:32 pm

BigZuck wrote:Examples of how Berkeley has gone "more rogue" this cycle? Most of what I ever see on here are 3.8+/170+ types getting in.


The fact that I got in quickly to B and got WL at the other two may be influencing my opinion, but they have been admitting significantly more <170 applicants this cycle than VP. This is especially notable, I think, since most other schools have been turning less holistic with the drop in applicants.

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

Postby wert3813 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:54 pm

cwid1391 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Examples of how Berkeley has gone "more rogue" this cycle? Most of what I ever see on here are 3.8+/170+ types getting in.


The fact that I got in quickly to B and got WL at the other two may be influencing my opinion, but they have been admitting significantly more <170 applicants this cycle than VP. This is especially notable, I think, since most other schools have been turning less holistic with the drop in applicants.


If only there is a website where we could check this...

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

Postby goden » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:57 pm

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=202906

At first blush this seems to support BigZuck's argument.

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:07 pm

goden wrote:http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=202906

At first blush this seems to support BigZuck's argument.



Not to play devil's advocate (LOLZ IM GONNA BE A GUNNER) but I always wonder if there are accepted students out there that are below medians/balancing out TLSers high numbers and aren't aware of TLS/LSN. Like some happier, internet-free alternate universe where these people have real hobbies and social lives.

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

Postby rabbitrabbit » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:15 pm

And just to clarify, I am not !176; 3.85"! (Unfortunately.) Was referencing poster above.

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

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:13 pm

Faculty Review email is out. Just received it.

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

Postby Jaqen » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:13 pm

Boom email.

Dear Jaqen,

I write to inform you that your application to Berkeley Law School has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee. The Committee will begin deliberation on your application on January 25. We anticipate a final decision will be reached on or around February 15.

Thank you for your patience.

Edward Tom
Dean of Admissions

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

Postby Jaqen » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:15 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:Faculty Review email is out. Just received it.


Sup fellow email stalker. :twisted:

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

Postby amsong » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:19 pm

My friend's reaction to this email:

"It is like a coming soon advertisement for an exciting movie!!!"

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:19 pm

Oh good... That means all the dings are going out tomorrow at 5 pm PST




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