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

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

Postby CO2016YEAH » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:29 pm

harveyfan wrote:
risa wrote:just got the status update email from lsstatuscheck - Berkeley added all of my biographic/contact info to my status checker today (I didn't even notice it wasn't there before...). that must mean I'm admitted or about to be, right? :wink:


hmm. mine was there from day 1. biographic/contact info such as email, phone number, address, right?


I'm not sure if mine has always been there, but it's there now. I hope it means I'm in. 8) Lol. Unlikely.

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:33 pm

CO2016YEAH wrote:
harveyfan wrote:
risa wrote:just got the status update email from lsstatuscheck - Berkeley added all of my biographic/contact info to my status checker today (I didn't even notice it wasn't there before...). that must mean I'm admitted or about to be, right? :wink:


hmm. mine was there from day 1. biographic/contact info such as email, phone number, address, right?


I'm not sure if mine has always been there, but it's there now. I hope it means I'm in. 8) Lol. Unlikely.


I hope all of you are admitted, but those updates mean nothing. Just wanted to clarify this for those who didn't seem to pick up on Risa's joke.

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

Postby sinfiery » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:36 pm

risa wrote:just got the status update email from lsstatuscheck

Do you get these emails even if the application is closed?


this could be a game changer

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

Postby TheThriller » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:38 pm

sinfiery wrote:
risa wrote:just got the status update email from lsstatuscheck

Do you get these emails even if the application is closed?


this could be a game changer


nope, only when it is running

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

Postby trojandave » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:40 pm

Just got in via phone call - really excited and frankly surprised to recieve it so early since my GPA is slightly below median and I've always heard they place a lot more emphasis on that than on the LSAT. Went complete on 10/25. Good luck to all those waiting!

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

Postby sinfiery » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:40 pm

TheThriller wrote:nope, only when it is running

Damn. Gonna be a long few months.


trojandave wrote:Just got in via phone call - really excited and frankly surprised to recieve it so early since my GPA is slightly below median and I've always heard they place a lot more emphasis on that than on the LSAT. Went complete on 10/25. Good luck to all those waiting!


Gratz

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

Postby TheThriller » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:45 pm

Congrats dave!

For all those wondering what the change in demographic info means, my numbers are auto-reject and mine changed today.

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

Postby kfischm1 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:48 pm

Received a phone call a week ago from the dean offering me admission, but I just logged into my status checker today and it says under review still? Anyone else have this going on too?

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

Postby CO2016YEAH » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:52 pm

kfischm1 wrote:Received a phone call a week ago from the dean offering me admission, but I just logged into my status checker today and it says under review still? Anyone else have this going on too?


I did not receive a call from the dean, and mine says "under review." Maybe this means I'm in??? 8)

(I'll just say I'm kidding now, before someone feels the need to correct this ridiculousness.)

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

Postby Teflon_Don » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:48 pm

Went under review 11/21... When should I hear back? (Please don't send me links, just guestimate and send me false hope)-- Cheers

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

Postby sinfiery » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:51 pm

CO2016YEAH wrote:
kfischm1 wrote:Received a phone call a week ago from the dean offering me admission, but I just logged into my status checker today and it says under review still? Anyone else have this going on too?


I did not receive a call from the dean, and mine says "under review." Maybe this means I'm in??? 8)

(I'll just say I'm kidding now, before someone feels the need to correct this ridiculousness.)

Didn't even finish reading your post.

That's so idiotic bro. Everyone starts out under review and I'm positive not everyone who applies gets in! Jeez.

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

Postby CO2016YEAH » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:00 pm

sinfiery wrote:
CO2016YEAH wrote:
kfischm1 wrote:Received a phone call a week ago from the dean offering me admission, but I just logged into my status checker today and it says under review still? Anyone else have this going on too?


I did not receive a call from the dean, and mine says "under review." Maybe this means I'm in??? 8)

(I'll just say I'm kidding now, before someone feels the need to correct this ridiculousness.)

Didn't even finish reading your post.

That's so idiotic bro. Everyone starts out under review and I'm positive not everyone who applies gets in! Jeez.


Ooooooooooh. Of course. ;) If only...
(Well played.)

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

Postby FallingHigher » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:08 am

How do you know if you are being reviewed by Dean Tom or the committee?

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

Postby tsr92 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:39 am

FallingHigher wrote:How do you know if you are being reviewed by Dean Tom or the committee?


Everyone starts out under administrative review (Dean Tom). If you're a maybe, then they send you to the faculty committee sometime in February. They'll send out e-mails around then letting people know if they're under faculty review.

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

Postby FallingHigher » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:41 am

tsr92 wrote:
FallingHigher wrote:How do you know if you are being reviewed by Dean Tom or the committee?


Everyone starts out under administrative review (Dean Tom). If you're a maybe, then they send you to the faculty committee sometime in February. They'll send out e-mails around then letting people know if they're under faculty review.


Awesome - Thanks!

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

Postby pacifica » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:52 am

kfischm1 wrote:Received a phone call a week ago from the dean offering me admission, but I just logged into my status checker today and it says under review still? Anyone else have this going on too?


same boat. mine says last updated 10/24, so I'm assuming they just haven't gotten around to changing it yet. if date changes past phone call date and status still says that, i'd obviously be more concerned.

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

Postby postard » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:29 am

Teflon_Don wrote:Went under review 11/21... When should I hear back? (Please don't send me links, just guestimate and send me false hope)-- Cheers

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

Postby florida1949 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:40 am

11/21 - under review

just got done walking around campus and gonna be sitting in on a class tomorrow.

probably getting my hopes up for nothing with a 3.5, but i can dream.

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

Postby brokaw23 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:16 am

Checking in to say that nobody should be writing themselves off from Berkeley this cycle - got my acceptance call last night with a gpa right around their 25th (lsat above 75th). This is definitely unusual for them according to TLS/LSN.

Submitted 10/25, UR 11/7.

Happy to answer any other questions if it's helpful!

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:31 am

brokaw23 wrote:Checking in to say that nobody should be writing themselves off from Berkeley this cycle - got my acceptance call last night with a gpa right around their 25th (lsat above 75th). This is definitely unusual for them according to TLS/LSN.

Submitted 10/25, UR 11/7.

Happy to answer any other questions if it's helpful!


This is welcomed since my numbers are very similar. Any extraordinary softs with your app or other reason why they might be more lenient with your GPA?

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

Postby CatFacts » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:21 am

WhiteyCakes wrote:
brokaw23 wrote:Checking in to say that nobody should be writing themselves off from Berkeley this cycle - got my acceptance call last night with a gpa right around their 25th (lsat above 75th). This is definitely unusual for them according to TLS/LSN.

Submitted 10/25, UR 11/7.

Happy to answer any other questions if it's helpful!


This is welcomed since my numbers are very similar. Any extraordinary softs with your app or other reason why they might be more lenient with your GPA?


This is probably happening with schools across the board as an admissions/rankings strategy:

MikeSpivey wrote:
Swimp wrote:Thanks for taking questions, Mike. Recent cycles seem to have been relatively kind to splitters (which I'm using to mean people below a target school's GPA median, but above its LSAT median). Do you foresee the current cycle to proceed even further in this direction? I'm relatively risk-averse, but I'm wondering if this could be a time to, for instance, ED CLS instead of NYU.


Swimp, I've thought and looked long at hard on this. I'll answer from two perspectives.

For applicants, yes I think this cycle will continue to be kind on splitters, probably even more so than last year. This makes sense because high LSAT scores will be coveted, and law school place a premium on LSAT scores (too much so, fyi, at many schools) because of their slightly heavier weight in US News rankings. So with a continued emphasis in keeping LSATs at or above last year's medians coupled with a downturn in the supply of high LSAT scores (but not a downslide in Ugpa), I think this will be a very friendly splitter year.

My second answer is that if I were an admissions office, I would do the exact opposite. Strategically, I would fold my cards, per se, and shoot early to keep my LSAT stable and would target a high uGPA. But, since no one here is a law admissions office this is sort of me thinking out-loud.


Great news for a lot of folks but it doesn't seem to bode well for those of us who have neither a 3.9/4.0 nor a 170+. :cry:

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

Postby ht2988 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:45 pm

Application complete and under review as of today! Submitted on 11/16, received/processing on 11/19. 173/3.35 with really strong softs... Not sure what to expect, but leaning towards deny or waitlist. Best of luck to all still waiting, and congrats to those who've been accepted.
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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:53 pm

ht2988 wrote:Application complete as of today! Submitted on 11/16, received/processing on 11/19. 173/3.35 with really strong softs... Not sure what to expect, but leaning towards deny or waitlist. Best of luck to all still waiting, and congrats to those who've been accepted.


What are "really strong" softs? Just curious for comparisons sake because I'm not sure how weak mine are.

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

Postby ht2988 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:11 pm

BigZuck wrote:
ht2988 wrote:Application complete as of today! Submitted on 11/16, received/processing on 11/19. 173/3.35 with really strong softs... Not sure what to expect, but leaning towards deny or waitlist. Best of luck to all still waiting, and congrats to those who've been accepted.


What are "really strong" softs? Just curious for comparisons sake because I'm not sure how weak mine are.


i PMed you

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

Postby brokaw23 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:12 pm

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WhiteyCakes wrote:
brokaw23 wrote:Checking in to say that nobody should be writing themselves off from Berkeley this cycle - got my acceptance call last night with a gpa right around their 25th (lsat above 75th). This is definitely unusual for them according to TLS/LSN.

Submitted 10/25, UR 11/7.

Happy to answer any other questions if it's helpful!


This is welcomed since my numbers are very similar. Any extraordinary softs with your app or other reason why they might be more lenient with your GPA?


Two years WE at a large firm, strong professional and academic recs, solid leadership in UG, compelling PS/DS (I like to think and I have been told). We'll obviously know more at the end of the cycle, but as pointed out above I think I am (happily) the result of more systematic leniency rather than a singled out exception.




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