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

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:10 am

ssanonymous wrote:
ManOfTheMinute wrote:hmmm... seems like those calls are over. the first wave is probably the biggest, no?


MOTM, you still waiting on Berkeley? Aren't you in SLS though?

Edit: amonthofsundays too


Yeah... It's my semi-alma mater. But I won't be too broken up if I don't get in. Just kinda butt hurt.

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

Postby amonthofsundays » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:55 am

Yes I am still waiting too. I don't know what to make of the semi-likely scenario where I am in at S but dinged/WL at Berk.

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

Postby moose90 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:20 am

What, exactly, is FR2? I'm hearing people "on FR2" are getting phone calls already. Im assuming FR2 most likely means Faculty Review 2. I was told I passed initial review and would undergo faculty review and would hear back March 8th? I assume this also means I'm FR2? What does it mean that I didn't get called today? I would appreciate PM's or any feedback! Thanks.

-Moose

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:36 am

moose90 wrote:What, exactly, is FR2? I'm hearing people "on FR2" are getting phone calls already. Im assuming FR2 most likely means Faculty Review 2. I was told I passed initial review and would undergo faculty review and would hear back March 8th? I assume this also means I'm FR2? What does it mean that I didn't get called today? I would appreciate PM's or any feedback! Thanks.

-Moose


No one really knows what it means, other than they decided to admit a portion of the FR2 people (other people with that 3/8 email), and that you were not one of them. Thus, your odds of admissions are lower than they were on Sunday. Beyond that, no one can really say anything. However, if last year is any indication, the dings had silence until the deadline. But, last year acceptances didn't start until two days before the deadline, as opposed to the four days this year. In sum, no one knows, but the adage of "no news is good news" is not applicable.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:13 am

amonthofsundays wrote:Yes I am still waiting too. I don't know what to make of the semi-likely scenario where I am in at S but dinged/WL at Berk.


I get that. I just don't know why you care about Berkeley at this point. It's not like Stanford matches scholarships, and if SLS matches need based aid, it'll be from competitive offers at HLS, YLS, CLS, or NYU.

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

Postby amonthofsundays » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:00 pm

I understand that, but I'm not going to just blow off every lower ranked school now that I am in at S. Berkeley was always a school high on my list and I think S vs Berk with $$$ is a discussion worth having.

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

Postby Big Dog » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:04 pm

What, exactly, is FR2? I'm hearing people "on FR2" are getting phone calls already. Im assuming FR2 most likely means Faculty Review 2. I was told I passed initial review and would undergo faculty review and would hear back March 8th? I assume this also means I'm FR2? What does it mean that I didn't get called today? I would appreciate PM's or any feedback! Thanks.

-Moose


FR2 means that should hear back by March 8. That doesn't mean that you won't hear earlier. (Search back a few pages on the process for FR1.)

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

Postby nigerian22 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:11 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:I understand that, but I'm not going to just blow off every lower ranked school now that I am in at S. Berkeley was always a school high on my list and I think S vs Berk with $$$ is a discussion worth having.


I think that's a very mature perspective to have. Personally I know that the only caveats I have about Berkeley - its want of international programs + its relatively low number of clinics. I want a hands-on education, but apart from these considerations B is a superb school. Yes if you go to HYS it's a significant boost of course but if you go to a school like B you're not at that much of a disadvantage really. It will all depend on how well/badly you do.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:39 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:I understand that, but I'm not going to just blow off every lower ranked school now that I am in at S. Berkeley was always a school high on my list and I think S vs Berk with $$$ is a discussion worth having.


Fair point. Well, good luck! Are you FR 2?

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

Postby Ling520 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:22 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:I understand that, but I'm not going to just blow off every lower ranked school now that I am in at S. Berkeley was always a school high on my list and I think S vs Berk with $$$ is a discussion worth having.


I feel the same way. There's something about Berkeley that is very attractive to me, although I can't exactly put my finger on it. I feel that I would enjoy my time there a lot more than at many other schools. I also appreciate that they have a truly holistic approach to admissions. Berkeley is definitely ahead of CCN in my personal rankings, and not far below YSH.

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

Postby djwjddl » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:35 pm

Ling520 wrote:
I feel the same way. There's something about Berkeley that is very attractive to me, although I can't exactly put my finger on it. I feel that I would enjoy my time there a lot more than at many other schools. I also appreciate that they have a truly holistic approach to admissions. Berkeley is definitely ahead of CCN in my personal rankings, and not far below YSH.


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

Postby amonthofsundays » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:39 pm

ssanonymous wrote:
amonthofsundays wrote:I understand that, but I'm not going to just blow off every lower ranked school now that I am in at S. Berkeley was always a school high on my list and I think S vs Berk with $$$ is a discussion worth having.


Fair point. Well, good luck! Are you FR 2?

Yea I am FR2. Wasn't Wednesday the big day for FR1s?

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:06 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:
amonthofsundays wrote:I understand that, but I'm not going to just blow off every lower ranked school now that I am in at S. Berkeley was always a school high on my list and I think S vs Berk with $$$ is a discussion worth having.


Fair point. Well, good luck! Are you FR 2?

Yea I am FR2. Wasn't Wednesday the big day for FR1s?


Yep...Seems like yesterday was a relatively big wave, so not sure if there will be more waves or just trickles

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

Postby amonthofsundays » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:28 pm

Good Karma? I just got the call from Dean Tom.

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:30 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:Good Karma? I just got the call from Dean Tom.


Congrats!!

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

Postby amonthofsundays » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:34 pm

Thanks! So it begins today. Good luck to all my fellow FR2 waiters!

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

Postby moose90 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:46 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:Good Karma? I just got the call from Dean Tom.


CONGRATS amonthofsundays! I hope I get some good karma too. It's weird I feel so happy for someone I don't even know. Berkeley is such a great school I bet that must feel freaking great.

Anyway, would you mind replying (or PM'ing) with your info? LSAT, GPA, etc? Fingers crossed!

-Moose

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

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:49 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:Good Karma? I just got the call from Dean Tom.


congrats man!! Look at your tearing up norcal!!



See dean tom, I'm being nice... so good karma for me too. call me :wink:


@moose... click "profile" for him, then got to the law schools numbers link

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

Postby shawn11h » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:56 pm

Congrats man!

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

Postby framboozer » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:24 pm

Congratulations!

I'm trying to not let my own hope wane.

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

Postby amonthofsundays » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:26 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
amonthofsundays wrote:Good Karma? I just got the call from Dean Tom.


congrats man!! Look at your tearing up norcal!!



See dean tom, I'm being nice... so good karma for me too. call me :wink:


@moose... click "profile" for him, then got to the law schools numbers link


Haha I'm sure you'll get some love. Wait so why is Berkeley your "semi" alma mater?

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

Postby shawn11h » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:42 pm

Hey monthofsundays, did your status change? I got in yesterday and it is still the FR status.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:43 pm

amonthofsundays, congrats! Dean's scholarship?

btw, I can't help but be attracted to your online persona because you have Kevin Spacey as your avatar. Just had to throw it out there. Same with MOTM because of Ron Swanson.

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

Postby amonthofsundays » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:45 pm

shawn11h wrote:Hey monthofsundays, did your status change? I got in yesterday and it is still the FR status.

Nope. I am still under FR2 2/14/13 on the status checker. But I haven't gotten an admit email either so I think those two might coincide.

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

Postby shawn11h » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:46 pm

amonthofsundays wrote:
shawn11h wrote:Hey monthofsundays, did your status change? I got in yesterday and it is still the FR status.

Nope. I am still under FR2 2/14/13 on the status checker. But I haven't gotten an admit email either so I think those two might coincide.


Same here. Okay thanks.




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