goden wrote: Kronk wrote:
mtmc wrote:Hi all,
Berkeley is my top choice for law school since I want to stay in California. Currently in Faculty Review. Any thoughts about sending a letter of continued intent to further express interest or should I just let it sit?
Any advice appreciated,
I would definitely send it. My only source of info would be that I know a bunch of kids on FR and most of the professors and I can't imagine any of them would be turned off by a LOCI.
What about if you've been under regular review since early November? Still recommend sending one?
I don't know. I don't want to be negative and say that it seems like a ding, but I don't really know of people who got in without FR after the first couple waves of people admitted prior to FR. If those exist on LSN and stuff--like, if anyone has ever been admitted without FR at this point in the cycle--I say definitely do it.
Berkeley is one of those schools that I think considers your "fit" at the school a bit more than others. That's why it seems black boxy. I actually don't think it's that much of a black box at all. i think it's pretty obvious to see what Berkeley really likes in its student body once you get here--tons of diversity, perhaps a public interest and social justice slant, etc. I would think that a LOCI talking about how Berkeley is your #1 can only help you with a school like that, as opposed to a school like NYU that is going to admit who they admit purely based on numbers.