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

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nigerian22
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby nigerian22 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:40 pm

I MESSED UP! You should just email the LOCI! admissions@law.berkeley.edu ... some schools like Chicago don't even accept hard-copy anymore. They've all gone paperless. I don't know Berkeley's philosophy on this but to be safe just email!


smartin1532 wrote:
nigerian22 wrote:
smartin1532 wrote:Which address do we send a LOCI too? The office of admissions or the deans office?


Definitely Office of Admissions and also mention your LSAC Number. Eg Juan Vasquez (L4697987981)


Great! Thank you for your help. :)

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:44 pm

nigerian22 wrote:I MESSED UP! You should just email the LOCI! admissions@law.berkeley.edu ... some schools like Chicago don't even accept hard-copy anymore. They've all gone paperless. I don't know Berkeley's philosophy on this but to be safe just email!


smartin1532 wrote:
nigerian22 wrote:
smartin1532 wrote:Which address do we send a LOCI too? The office of admissions or the deans office?


Definitely Office of Admissions and also mention your LSAC Number. Eg Juan Vasquez (L4697987981)


Great! Thank you for your help. :)


I mailed one.... Should I email the same letter electronically? I'm worried they'll receive both, which would be awkward.

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

Postby nigerian22 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:51 pm

Someone once taught me that the best thing in these situations is to send the email as well & then write on top of the email:

"Copy to follow by U.S. Mail"

No awkwardness :)



smartin1532 wrote:
nigerian22 wrote:
smartin1532 wrote:Which address do we send a LOCI too? The office of admissions or the deans office?


Definitely Office of Admissions and also mention your LSAC Number. Eg Juan Vasquez (L4697987981)


Great! Thank you for your help. :)
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I mailed one.... Should I email the same letter electronically? I'm worried they'll receive both, which would be awkward.[/quote]

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:02 pm

nigerian22 wrote:Someone once taught me that the best thing in these situations is to send the email as well & then write on top of the email:

"Copy to follow by U.S. Mail"

No awkwardness :)



smartin1532 wrote:
nigerian22 wrote:
smartin1532 wrote:Which address do we send a LOCI too? The office of admissions or the deans office?


Definitely Office of Admissions and also mention your LSAC Number. Eg Juan Vasquez (L4697987981)


Great! Thank you for your help. :)


I mailed one.... Should I email the same letter electronically? I'm worried they'll receive both, which would be awkward.[/quote][/quote]


Should I send the LOCI in as an attachment or in the text of the email itself? Thank you for all of your help! Berkeley is right at the top of my list and I'm really hoping to get off the waitlist!

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:05 pm

Hold up, the waitlist email explicitly said they discourage LOCI's and additional materials. Haha looks like I won't be emailing the letter! Thanks anyways though.

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

Postby nigerian22 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:07 pm

I put it in as an attachment. I did say in the text something along the lines of - "Thank you for your consideration of my application for the JD Class of 2016. I would be grateful if you could add to my file a Letter of Continuing Interest. The letter is attached."

"I would be grateful for an email confirming your receipt of this message."

You should be golden. You might even become a golden bear! :)



I mailed one.... Should I email the same letter electronically? I'm worried they'll receive both, which would be awkward.[/quote][/quote]


Should I send the LOCI in as an attachment or in the text of the email itself? Thank you for all of your help! Berkeley is right at the top of my list and I'm really hoping to get off the waitlist![/quote]

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

Postby nigerian22 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:09 pm

Sorry I thought you meant when it is on Hold or when they send you that "You have passed the initial review" email.

Yes absolutely Berkeley doesn't like post-WL LOCI's unless they explicitly so request.

Sorry for any confusion!

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

Postby nanochick » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:56 pm

Shoot. So before reading this, I sent an LOCI reply to the faculty review email. I guess that goes to the Dean of admissions? I also didn't think to include my LSAC number. Would you send a copy (with the LSAC) to the general admissions email as well, or does that border on stalking? Yes, Berkeley, I am waiting by the phone, hoping you will call. <3 <3 <3

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

Postby smartin1532 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:27 pm

For those who have sent a LOCI, did they ever reply to you? Do they let you know they have received the letter?

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

Postby nanochick » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:32 pm

No reply for me. Either I sent it to the wrong email or some people don't spend their holiday weekends refreshing their work email. I should probably learn something from that.

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

Postby nigerian22 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:55 pm

Their dean of admissions Edward Tom seems to be very hands-on. If you want, you can perhaps copy him to the email you send admissions@law.berkeley.edu

Admissions at Berkeley is retail ;)

And yes to me they did respond very briefly ("Thank you for your letter of continuing interest") but that's probably because I asked them to confirm their receipt of this email

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:19 am

smartin1532 wrote:For those who have sent a LOCI, did they ever reply to you? Do they let you know they have received the letter?


I actually mailed one in and received no response of them receiving it. I'd stick with emailing.

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

Postby texas1990 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:48 am

guess my warning a while back about not sending LOCIs has been justified: --LinkRemoved--

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

Postby risa » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:52 am

From Twitter (nine hours ago according to my app, which would mean around 11pm PST!)

@BoaltAdmissions wrote: There is an a priori assumption that everyone remains interested. Therefore, no need to stress over whether or not to send a LOCI.

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

Postby amonthofsundays » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:01 pm

Welp. I guess there is officially nothing I can do to make myself feel better about my FR chances.

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

Postby spyke123 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:10 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:Welp. I guess there is officially nothing I can do to make myself feel better about my FR chances.


hm at least we will finally get a closure by march 8? I am actually looking forward to it...

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:19 pm

spyke123 wrote:
amonthofsundays wrote:Welp. I guess there is officially nothing I can do to make myself feel better about my FR chances.


hm at least we will finally get a closure by march 8? I am actually looking forward to it...


Same. Especially after thinking I was getting closure on the 15th...I figure if I didn't get admitted off FR1, the likelihood of being admitted off of FR2 has gotta be lower.

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

Postby iteachtenthgrade » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:38 am

Anyone else into the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Ph.D program and planning to do the joint degree?? The cohort is tiny and it's a shot in the dark but I was hoping maybe I could find one other!

From FR to JSP... And I am a splitter. Miracles do apparently happen, guys. Keep the faith!

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

Postby jmorrisumn » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:03 am

So I haven't been notified of Faculty Review, and still haven't gotten dinged. Is "administrative review" finished at this point?

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

Postby bsinoff » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:47 am

Is anyone aware of chances after WL? Obviously it will depend on where I get placed, but I don't want my hopes to be high if Berkeley normally fills their class without tapping much into the WL.

For background... Just extended my lease through July so I am in for the WL long haul. I'm not pulling out until I hear back from Berkeley, unless Georgetown gives me a massive scholarship.

Any advice? I realize that "Submission of additional materials or a letter of continued interest is not encouraged " so I won't be bothering them for some time... but what do I fill my hours with over the coming months?

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

Postby TripTrip » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:15 pm

bsinoff wrote:Is anyone aware of chances after WL?

I've read that sometimes Berkeley barely touches the waitlist. It depends on the cycle though.

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

Postby shawn11h » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:24 pm

Anyone think there will be movement this week?

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

Postby nigerian22 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:57 pm

Hang in there. It will be OK.

Focus on the transfer process if you don't get your heart's desire on this go. You can do it.

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

Postby hattrick87 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:58 pm

nigerian22 wrote:Hang in there. It will be OK.

Focus on the transfer process if you don't get your heart's desire on this go. You can do it.


Do transfer students get offered $$? Just curious...

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

Postby nigerian22 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:08 pm

Typically not.




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