shntn wrote: WhiteyCakes wrote:
elee wrote:That was an amazing rejection letter though
No such thing
You be the judge:
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.
Yea I guess there's no such thing as a "good" rejection...
but I at least thought there was some skill in the execution (compared to the amount of effort I'm sure other schools might put in). I think it's a fine example of effective business communication if any of us ever have to deliver bad news
1. It was very clear/firm and defended its decision as being thorough. We can't be angry or feel slighted that they didn't give us a chance (some of us may still feel that) yet, they offer us "it is also human, fallible, and in part subjective". So while the jury deliberated for hours and the verdict was bad, it was still a jury not an infallible sorting hat, and we should not lose confidence in ourselves.
2. They don't leave you hanging, and elaborate on (realistic?) next steps. Yea telling us to go elsewhere or try again next year may feel like a slap in the face but its better than "we're dumping you...peace out!"
I dunno maybe my body's response to this news is to search for a glimpse of sunlight in between the clouds lol...
Chin up everyone I hope everyone gets in at their next choice over Berkeley!