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

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

Postby iMisto » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:19 pm

I applied the day they were available... and I am still at "received"...
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby AlanShore » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:26 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/15/tw ... gas-hotel/

i didnt browse this thread so sorry if im late tot he game on this story.

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

Postby enidwexler » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:42 pm

Anyone else just get an email from them?

Dear enidwexler,

Based on information made available from the Law School Admission Council, I believe you may be a good candidate to join the student body at University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. I write to encourage you to consider applying for admission this year...

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:00 pm

AlanShore wrote:http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/15/two-law-students-accused-beheading-exotic-bird-at-las-vegas-hotel/

i didnt browse this thread so sorry if im late tot he game on this story.


wtf

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

Postby AlanShore » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:15 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
AlanShore wrote:http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/15/two-law-students-accused-beheading-exotic-bird-at-las-vegas-hotel/

i didnt browse this thread so sorry if im late tot he game on this story.


wtf

yeah.. i dunno. disturbing. abovethelaw and various other media sources reported on it as well

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

Postby gettingerdone » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:09 pm

enidwexler wrote:Anyone else just get an email from them?

Dear enidwexler,

Based on information made available from the Law School Admission Council, I believe you may be a good candidate to join the student body at University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. I write to encourage you to consider applying for admission this year...



I did....but I haven't even gotten my score for the Oct LSAT yet....so maybe they were sent based to people with GPA's on the higher end?

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

Postby Jaqen » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:51 pm

gettingerdone wrote:
enidwexler wrote:Anyone else just get an email from them?

Dear enidwexler,

Based on information made available from the Law School Admission Council, I believe you may be a good candidate to join the student body at University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. I write to encourage you to consider applying for admission this year...



I did....but I haven't even gotten my score for the Oct LSAT yet....so maybe they were sent based to people with GPA's on the higher end?


Same.

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

Postby enidwexler » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:27 am

Jaqen wrote:
gettingerdone wrote:
enidwexler wrote:Anyone else just get an email from them?

Dear enidwexler,

Based on information made available from the Law School Admission Council, I believe you may be a good candidate to join the student body at University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. I write to encourage you to consider applying for admission this year...



I did....but I haven't even gotten my score for the Oct LSAT yet....so maybe they were sent based to people with GPA's on the higher end?


Same.


Hmm. I'm also waiting on an October score...

This is probably just wishful thinking, but I'm wondering if schools can access our scores before they're officially released to us?

Also, have either of you started an application for Boalt yet? (I just did the other day - trying to figure out if maybe that's why.)

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

Postby cynthia rose » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:46 am

gettingerdone wrote:
enidwexler wrote:Anyone else just get an email from them?

Dear enidwexler,

Based on information made available from the Law School Admission Council, I believe you may be a good candidate to join the student body at University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. I write to encourage you to consider applying for admission this year...



I did....but I haven't even gotten my score for the Oct LSAT yet....so maybe they were sent based to people with GPA's on the higher end?


I got this email and I have a 2.4. :shock: I'm still staring at it b/c I keep thinking it's a hoax or something.

enidwexler wrote:Hmm. I'm also waiting on an October score...

This is probably just wishful thinking, but I'm wondering if schools can access our scores before they're officially released to us?

Also, have either of you started an application for Boalt yet? (I just did the other day - trying to figure out if maybe that's why.)

Yeah, I know it doesn't make sense to believe it, but schools being able to see scores before we can was my immediate thought as well. I wasn't even thinking of Boalt b/c I know they're about the GPA. I can't think of any other reason for them to even waste an email on me unless they're entertaining the idea of a few splitters and my retake met their cutoff. Which of course is now getting my hopes up for my score when I'd been trying my hardest to just not think about it...

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

Postby CalPolyLaw » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:04 pm

I received the same email, was a little excited at first. But now I feel it was just a tactic to try and get more applicants. I don't have a reportable LSAT score yet, but I do have a high GPA which could possibly explain the email.

However if they can see my LSAT score before me and thats the reason for the email, I would be pumped...

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:52 pm

The "schools see our scores before we do" argument gets shouted down on TLS whenever it comes up. Though I am intrigued with them urging a 2.4 to apply and that was the first thing I thought as well. Unless maybe that was a misclick on their part?

FWIW I got a couple emails in September right around when their app opened urging me to apply. At the time I was very close to both medians. I retook this month and did not get included in this batch of emails but I applied already.

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

Postby Ruxin1 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:55 pm

BigZuck wrote:The "schools see our scores before we do" argument gets shouted down on TLS whenever it comes up. Though I am intrigued with them urging a 2.4 to apply and that was the first thing I thought as well. Unless maybe that was a misclick on their part?

FWIW I got a couple emails in September right around when their app opened urging me to apply. At the time I was very close to both medians. I retook this month and did not get included in this batch of emails but I applied already.


THey want app fees and they want to lower their acceptance rate.

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

Postby TheThriller » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:58 pm

has anyone's app yet to go complete?

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:06 pm

Ruxin1 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:The "schools see our scores before we do" argument gets shouted down on TLS whenever it comes up. Though I am intrigued with them urging a 2.4 to apply and that was the first thing I thought as well. Unless maybe that was a misclick on their part?

FWIW I got a couple emails in September right around when their app opened urging me to apply. At the time I was very close to both medians. I retook this month and did not get included in this batch of emails but I applied already.


THey want app fees and they want to lower their acceptance rate.


Do you think they sent this email to everyone registered with CAS that had not applied yet? Might as well send it to everyone in that case right? Phoenix/Cooley style.

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

Postby Ruxin1 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:07 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Ruxin1 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:The "schools see our scores before we do" argument gets shouted down on TLS whenever it comes up. Though I am intrigued with them urging a 2.4 to apply and that was the first thing I thought as well. Unless maybe that was a misclick on their part?

FWIW I got a couple emails in September right around when their app opened urging me to apply. At the time I was very close to both medians. I retook this month and did not get included in this batch of emails but I applied already.


THey want app fees and they want to lower their acceptance rate.


Do you think they sent this email to everyone registered with CAS that had not applied yet? Might as well send it to everyone in that case right? Phoenix/Cooley style.


Probably people close to one of the medians.

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:14 pm

2.4 GPA and no LSAT isn't close to any median. Unless there is an LSAT score...

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

Postby helix23 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:16 pm

Ruxin1 wrote:THey want app fees and they want to lower their acceptance rate.


This

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

Postby gettingerdone » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:18 pm

BigZuck wrote:2.4 GPA and no LSAT isn't close to any median. Unless there is an LSAT score...


I want this to be true

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

Postby cynthia rose » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:38 pm

Well to be fair this year's LSAT is a retake for me. I do have a 167 already on file, that's right at their median, right? So maybe one doesn't have to meet both medians to get an email. Still doesn't make sense that they emailed me though. They didn't email me last year. Or like BigZuck said, maybe I'm just a misclick. That seems the most probable thing.

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

Postby enidwexler » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:50 pm

cynthia rose wrote:Well to be fair this year's LSAT is a retake for me. I do have a 167 already on file, that's right at their median, right? So maybe one doesn't have to meet both medians to get an email. Still doesn't make sense that they emailed me though. They didn't email me last year. Or like BigZuck said, maybe I'm just a misclick. That seems the most probable thing.


3.8 & 160 from June

This is killing me...

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

Postby Yukos » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:07 pm

Not to be a downer, but considering there's no application fee attached to the email, there's really no cost for them to send it to everyone possible. The consequences of more people applying is only good for Cal. I wouldn't read too much into whether or not you got one.

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

Postby syr1990 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:44 pm

Is anyone writing a "Why Berkeley" addendum? What about tailoring your personal statements towards why you want to attend Berkeley Law?

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Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:46 pm

syr1990 wrote:Is anyone writing a "Why Berkeley" addendum? What about tailoring your personal statements towards why you want to attend Berkeley Law?


Since Berkeley allows for longer personal statements, incorporating it into a PS works well

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

Postby honeybadger12 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:35 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
syr1990 wrote:Is anyone writing a "Why Berkeley" addendum? What about tailoring your personal statements towards why you want to attend Berkeley Law?


Since Berkeley allows for longer personal statements, incorporating it into a PS works well

I think I already said this but I asked admissions dean Edward Tom whether the Berkeley application should include "Why Berkeley" and he answered, my paraphrase: "No. We assume you'd like to attend Berkeley from the fact you are sending us an application."

EDIT: my impression is from our conversation is that many applicants do include it, and it won't necessarily hurt you if you do/did. Still not really any point in doing it though if the adcomm feels that way.

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

Postby elee » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:04 pm

I received the email today as well, but mine had a fee waiver attached. I scored a 171 on the June test but I'm waiting on an oct score as well. I'm hoping its a good sign!




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