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

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

Postby goden » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:34 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:there's a few of us on here- goden and myself included- who are cali or bust. Ideally we're cali biglaw->cali midlaw->other biglaw->other midlaw. I think goden said that somewhere, can't find it now.

Yup. Well for you it's down to how much $$$ USC/UCLA can toss at you to sway you away from Berkeley :wink:

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

Postby TripTrip » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:35 am

BigZuck wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
goden wrote:
TripTrip wrote:Did you get cash from USC?

Oh no, I'm still on Committee First Read. I just meant that I could say that in my LOCI if I get WL'd or something.

You must really want California. I'd take Cornell over USC in a heartbeat.


If you want Southern CA why would anyone take Cornell over USC with money? That doesn't make much sense to me. If someone wanted Northern CA or COA was closer then that's a different story.

Eta: also, Ithaca.

goden doesn't have money at USC. Cornell sticker vs USC sticker = eh. But you're right about USC for socal... that's why I said, "You must really want California," because then it makes sense. ;)

Also, Ithaca is awesome.

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:38 am

I'm confident Goden will snag USC at a price lower than Cornell.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand: GIVE ME MY DING!!!

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:40 am

BigZuck wrote:
If you want Southern CA why would anyone take Cornell over USC with money? That doesn't make much sense to me. If someone wanted Northern CA or COA was closer then that's a different story.

Eta: also, Ithaca.



i could be totally wrong, but isn't it realllly hard to get back to SF/SV with cornell unless you are top 10%ish? I feel like NorCal is even more insular than LA.

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:44 am

twinkletoes16 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
If you want Southern CA why would anyone take Cornell over USC with money? That doesn't make much sense to me. If someone wanted Northern CA or COA was closer then that's a different story.

Eta: also, Ithaca.



i could be totally wrong, but isn't it realllly hard to get back to SF/SV with cornell unless you are top 10%ish? I feel like NorCal is even more insular than LA.


Top 25% plus ties is what I have seen for Northern CA from the lower t14 (minus Berkeley of course), somewhat easier to get LA. But I am a no nothing 0L so take with the appropriate amount of salt.

GIVE US OUR DINGS!!!

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

Postby Kronk » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:01 pm

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.


ETA: Also, it's sooooo hard to get NorCal BigLaw even from here. I'd say Top 25% and/or luck is what it takes from Berkeley. It probably takes even better grades and ties from somewhere like Cornell. Although (most) law firms in general care less about grades as a strict IN/OUT than I thought they would, tbh.

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

Postby apinarba » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:03 pm

BigZuck wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
If you want Southern CA why would anyone take Cornell over USC with money? That doesn't make much sense to me. If someone wanted Northern CA or COA was closer then that's a different story.

Eta: also, Ithaca.



i could be totally wrong, but isn't it realllly hard to get back to SF/SV with cornell unless you are top 10%ish? I feel like NorCal is even more insular than LA.


Top 25% plus ties is what I have seen for Northern CA from the lower t14 (minus Berkeley of course), somewhat easier to get LA. But I am a no nothing 0L so take with the appropriate amount of salt.

GIVE US OUR DINGS!!!


lolz

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

Postby goden » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:03 pm

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?

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

Postby Kronk » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:06 pm

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.

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

Postby digifly » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:35 pm

Just curious, I'm heavily leaning UVA at the moment but I'd ideally like CA Biglaw when I'm done. Would you guys take UVA with 135k over USC/UCLA with 120k?

I guess I'm going more for ranking than locale, but I'm a CA resident and native Californian so I feel like I have enough ties here to come back.

Also, since this IS the Berk thread, I will give an update: no movement since 11/21 :(

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

Postby teiswei » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:39 pm

digifly wrote:Just curious, I'm heavily leaning UVA at the moment but I'd ideally like CA Biglaw when I'm done. Would you guys take UVA with 135k over USC/UCLA with 120k?

I guess I'm going more for ranking than locale, but I'm a CA resident and native Californian so I feel like I have enough ties here to come back.

Also, since this IS the Berk thread, I will give an update: no movement since 11/21 :(

120 at UCLA for is full ride for a resident, no?

Edit: Never mind, just looked it up. Personally if stay in California I would that's where you want to practice. The alumni network will be stronger and you can network with potential employers a lot easier. Going for ranking is bad practice.
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby comeonletsgo » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:41 pm

teiswei wrote:
digifly wrote:Just curious, I'm heavily leaning UVA at the moment but I'd ideally like CA Biglaw when I'm done. Would you guys take UVA with 135k over USC/UCLA with 120k?

I guess I'm going more for ranking than locale, but I'm a CA resident and native Californian so I feel like I have enough ties here to come back.

Also, since this IS the Berk thread, I will give an update: no movement since 11/21 :(

120 at UCLA for is full ride for a resident, no?


UCLA in-state is like 47.5k

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

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:42 pm

BTW I was walking through the law school last week and they got some damn good looking girls there :lol: I could not tell if maybe they were undergrads or not. Hope its not exclusive to Boalt. 8)

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

Postby danitt » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:43 pm

DINGED! Por fin!

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

Postby digifly » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:44 pm

teiswei wrote:
digifly wrote:Just curious, I'm heavily leaning UVA at the moment but I'd ideally like CA Biglaw when I'm done. Would you guys take UVA with 135k over USC/UCLA with 120k?

I guess I'm going more for ranking than locale, but I'm a CA resident and native Californian so I feel like I have enough ties here to come back.

Also, since this IS the Berk thread, I will give an update: no movement since 11/21 :(

120 at UCLA for is full ride for a resident, no?

Edit: Never mind, just looked it up. Personally if stay in California I would that's where you want to practice. The alumni network will be stronger and you can network with potential employers a lot easier. Going for ranking is bad practice.


I guess I should rephrase: I'd also like to get out of CA for a bit if I can and am not opposed to working anywhere else, any idea how difficult it'd be to do UVA back to San Diego or LA?

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

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:45 pm

digifly wrote:Just curious, I'm heavily leaning UVA at the moment but I'd ideally like CA Biglaw when I'm done. Would you guys take UVA with 135k over USC/UCLA with 120k?

I guess I'm going more for ranking than locale, but I'm a CA resident and native Californian so I feel like I have enough ties here to come back.

Also, since this IS the Berk thread, I will give an update: no movement since 11/21 :(


I would take UVA in this case, unless for some reason you HAVE to be in California. That's a fucking great deal for a T14 and gives you an extra safety net in case you miss out on CA biglaw.

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

Postby letitloose » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:46 pm

danitt wrote:DINGED! Por fin!

I'm out as well.

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

Postby WisemanAEKDB » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:46 pm

After reviewing thoroughly your application for admission to UC Berkeley School of Law, the Admissions Committee has decided, with regret, not to offer you a place in the Class of 2016.


let the bloodbath commence!

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

Postby westphiladelphia » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:46 pm

d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-ing, ding ding.

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

Postby twenty » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:47 pm

Dropped at Berkeley. Extremely disappointed.

166/No GPA, URM.

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

Postby hhockberger » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:47 pm

That was seriously the sweetest rejection letter :)

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

Postby kuttlefish » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:49 pm

letitloose wrote:
danitt wrote:DINGED! Por fin!

I'm out as well.

And so it begins...

Ding

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

Postby Ned Racine » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:49 pm

Condolences to those getting dinged. I'm definitely about to join.

Are they coming via email or status checker?

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

Postby calicali » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:49 pm

hhockberger wrote:That was seriously the sweetest rejection letter :)



It was!! You win some, you lose some. Good luck to everyone else :)

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

Postby twenty » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:49 pm

Ned Racine wrote:Condolences to those getting dinged. I'm definitely about to join.

Are they coming via email or status checker?


Email.




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