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

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

Postby curious66 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:23 pm

dsn32 wrote:Still UR 10/24.... no FR as of yet. Is the consensus that this likely means FR2 for me?


yes

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

Postby shawn11h » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:24 pm

Aroldis105 wrote:159/3.9 Non-URM...UR Since 1/4...How did I survive this one?



Berkeley is known for looking beyond the numbers. Good luck!

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

Postby Nari Rina » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:25 pm

Ding

Was expected it, but oh well. D: Good luck to everyone else still waiting!

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

Postby VeeD101 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:30 pm

Nari Rina wrote:Ding

Was expected it, but oh well. D: Good luck to everyone else still waiting!


Sorry :(

Did you just get the email or was it before 2pm EST?

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

Postby 04102014 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:30 pm

The prospect of FR2 makes me anxious. I don't like waiting/countdowns.

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

Postby Audeamus » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:32 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:The prospect of FR2 makes me anxious. I don't like waiting/countdowns.


this is probably a stupid question but does FR2 refer to the second wave of applicants submitted to FR?

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

Postby dsn32 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:32 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:The prospect of FR2 makes me anxious. I don't like waiting/countdowns.


Seriously. Between maybe having FR2 and waiting on two others that would be options in the event I'm admitted, life is full of First World Problems at the moment.

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

Postby digifly » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:34 pm

Anyone else sitting at mid-November complete with zero movement at all? I haven't even gone FR.

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

Postby hattrick87 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:36 pm

digifly wrote:Anyone else sitting at mid-November complete with zero movement at all? I haven't even gone FR.


Hang in there, digifly! I have a good feeling about you.

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

Postby dsn32 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:37 pm

digifly wrote:Anyone else sitting at mid-November complete with zero movement at all? I haven't even gone FR.


I'm late October no movement, no FR. Probably means FR2, but who really knows.

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:37 pm

digifly wrote:Anyone else sitting at mid-November complete with zero movement at all? I haven't even gone FR.


Early November complete here. But everything else the same as you.

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

Postby 04102014 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:39 pm

I wonder how they decide who goes into which faculty review wave. I would think it would be by date, but clearly that isn't the case. Weird.

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

Postby cslouisck » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:43 pm

BigZuck wrote:Any non- FR people still standing? Moneyball? Whitey are you FR or just UR?



Also still standing. UR 12/6.

ETA: Anyone know of folks who went FR who were UR *after* 12/6?

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

Postby megagnarley » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:46 pm

Standing 1/4.

On some level...you have to think they'll accept more non FR at some point.

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

Postby dsn32 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:48 pm

megagnarley wrote:Standing 1/4.

On some level...you have to think they'll accept more non FR at some point.


Have they ever done this before this late in the game (outside of January apps)?

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

Postby md22 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:54 pm

Aroldis105 wrote:159/3.9 Non-URM...UR Since 1/4...How did I survive this one?


Is the wave over yet....let's not get ahead of ourselves...still on a razor edge here.

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

Postby UselessKnowledge » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:58 pm

Just want to reiterate that this was the nicest and most tactful rejection letter I've ever received. I have to say that I really appreciate how much thought was put into it. Wasn't surprised by the ding anyway.

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

Postby megagnarley » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:02 pm

dsn32 wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Standing 1/4.

On some level...you have to think they'll accept more non FR at some point.


Have they ever done this before this late in the game (outside of January apps)?


I've seen it with early December admits but earlier than that...I'm just not sure.

Looking at the Feb page of decisions from last year is terrifying.

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

Postby wert3813 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:03 pm

Has anyone been dinged above both medians yet? It doesn't seem like many. All of which is to say, expect this to get worse before it gets better.

Can someone post this really nice rejection letter?

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

Postby md22 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:05 pm

EMAIL FROM GROUPON. NEARLY DIED.

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

Postby goden » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:05 pm

Edward Tom wrote:Dear goden,

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.

Our decision was not easy. The majority of our applicants are well-qualified to pursue the study of law, and indeed many of them are qualified to pursue that study at Berkeley. But with more than twenty applicants competing for each place in the class, our choices must be highly selective. Although our review process is thorough, it is also human, fallible, and in part subjective.

You are to be congratulated on your accomplishments, and I hope that you will be admitted at other law schools. If Berkeley Law remains your first choice you may wish to consider applying to transfer at the end of your first year at another ABA-approved law school. Transfer applicants are evaluated primarily on their first-year performance, and we offer advanced standing admission to 40-45 students annually from an applicant pool of approximately 250-300 candidates.

I am sorry that this letter must convey disappointing news. We wish you all the best in your applications to other law schools and in your career. Thank you very much for your interest in Berkeley Law and for entrusting us with your application.


Sincerely,



Edward Tom
Dean of Admissions

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:08 pm

wert3813 wrote:Has anyone been dinged above both medians yet? It doesn't seem like many. All of which is to say, expect this to get worse before it gets better.

Can someone post this really nice rejection letter?


I don't really get what the big fuss is about a "nice" rejection letter. So instead of saying, "you suck, we don't want you or your kind at our prestigious institution," they say, "We love you and know that you tried very hard, but we just cannot take all of the awesome people that apply." Both mean the same thing: we do not want you. If anything, the former is more honest.

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

Postby wert3813 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:09 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
wert3813 wrote:Has anyone been dinged above both medians yet? It doesn't seem like many. All of which is to say, expect this to get worse before it gets better.

Can someone post this really nice rejection letter?


I don't really get what the big fuss is about a "nice" rejection letter. So instead of saying, "you suck, we don't want you or your kind at our prestigious institution," they say, "We love you and know that you tried very hard, but we just cannot take all of the awesome people that apply." Both mean the same thing: we do not want you. If anything, the former is more honest.


Means more coming from Ron Swanson.

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:09 pm

wert3813 wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:
wert3813 wrote:Has anyone been dinged above both medians yet? It doesn't seem like many. All of which is to say, expect this to get worse before it gets better.

Can someone post this really nice rejection letter?


I don't really get what the big fuss is about a "nice" rejection letter. So instead of saying, "you suck, we don't want you or your kind at our prestigious institution," they say, "We love you and know that you tried very hard, but we just cannot take all of the awesome people that apply." Both mean the same thing: we do not want you. If anything, the former is more honest.


Means more coming from Ron Swanson.


I tried to pick my tar to represent my personality. I am also interested in doing goverment "work."

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

Postby digifly » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:13 pm

dsn32 wrote:
digifly wrote:Anyone else sitting at mid-November complete with zero movement at all? I haven't even gone FR.


I'm late October no movement, no FR. Probably means FR2, but who really knows.


Interesting to see others in the same position. Good luck guys!




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