UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby 04102014 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:39 pm

gobears!! wrote:
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aldiddy wrote:If things go the same as last year, faculty review will begin Wednesday.


Is faculty review where far reach applicants get a better shot? Or is it with Dean Tom?


I am not sure but i feel like they are the same? Dean Tom is responsible for trying to keep their numbers competitive but he also has a big heart!

P.S. this thread is much better than UVA and Penn. I cannot stand the bloodshed


Last year the number floating around was about 10% if you make it to committee review, fwiw.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby musharraf » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:39 pm

gobears!! wrote:
Moonlight wrote:
aldiddy wrote:If things go the same as last year, faculty review will begin Wednesday.


Is faculty review where far reach applicants get a better shot? Or is it with Dean Tom?


I am not sure but i feel like they are the same? Dean Tom is responsible for trying to keep their numbers competitive but he also has a big heart!

P.S. this thread is much better than UVA and Penn. I cannot stand the bloodshed


The Penn thread is like being in WWI. Thank you Dean Tom for the radio silence - it gives me hope.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:44 pm

gobears!! wrote:
Moonlight wrote:
aldiddy wrote:If things go the same as last year, faculty review will begin Wednesday.


Is faculty review where far reach applicants get a better shot? Or is it with Dean Tom?


I am not sure but i feel like they are the same? Dean Tom is responsible for trying to keep their numbers competitive but he also has a big heart!

P.S. this thread is much better than UVA and Penn. I cannot stand the bloodshed



Don't worry....the bloodshed will probably begin soon here as well...sigh...

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby musharraf » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:52 pm

Snowboarder1588 wrote:
gobears!! wrote:
Moonlight wrote:
aldiddy wrote:If things go the same as last year, faculty review will begin Wednesday.


Is faculty review where far reach applicants get a better shot? Or is it with Dean Tom?


I am not sure but i feel like they are the same? Dean Tom is responsible for trying to keep their numbers competitive but he also has a big heart!

P.S. this thread is much better than UVA and Penn. I cannot stand the bloodshed



Don't worry....the bloodshed will probably begin soon here as well...sigh...


I bought into Dean Tom's description of Berk as the "Disneyland of law schools," so sometimes when I'm distracted I imagine myself there. I am barefoot with my arms hugging a bag of Trader Joe's granola and a few boxes of coconut water, all balanced on my legal textbooks. Lil B drops by the Tuesday yoga class at 10AM on the Boalt Lawn and asks me and my very attractive friends to guest star in a music video at the local animal shop. I live in a convent repurposed into graduate student communal housing. We eat quinoa. The temperature is always 73 degrees, and life could not be better.

But alas, I know the truth - bloodshed is coming.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby 04102014 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:59 pm

PotenC wrote:Can someone expand on what faculty review is?


From the Dean Tom interview:

All the files are read, previewed initially by me or by one of my staff. I have four other people who help me with the application process initially. However, I read the bulk of them. I read about two-thirds of the applicant pool, while the other four read the other one-third. It’s structured this way because I know what I’m looking for. And, if my staff finds an applicant whom they want to admit, they have to bring the file to me for a final review. Concurrent to this review process we also identify about 1,400 to 1,600 other applications that are very competitive, and these we send to our faculty admissions committee, comprised of six faculty and twelve students. Students serve in an advising capacity on the committee. I admit roughly 550 people through what I call the administrative review process, and the admissions committee (the faculty committee) admits about another 200 or so. So, we end up admitting about 700 to 750 people. The admissions committee also structures a waiting list, and then everyone else is denied, either administratively or by the Committee.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:59 pm

musharraf wrote:
I bought into Dean Tom's description of Berk as the "Disneyland of law schools," so sometimes when I'm distracted I imagine myself there. I am barefoot with my arms hugging a bag of Trader Joe's granola and a few boxes of coconut water, all balanced on my legal textbooks. Lil B drops by the Tuesday yoga class at 10AM on the Boalt Lawn and asks me and my very attractive friends to guest star in a music video at the local animal shop. I live in a convent repurposed into graduate student communal housing. We eat quinoa. The temperature is always 73 degrees, and life could not be better.




Let's just stick with this. It gives me a sense of peace and tranquility :wink:

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:59 pm

On that note....If dean Tom is reading this...Please let me in...I promise I will make you the best Hummus you've ever had as my sign of gratitude.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby PotenC » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:01 pm

I see. So faculty review isn't necessarily geared towards late applicants, right?

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby coolbean2013 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:03 pm

Snowboarder1588 wrote:On that note....If dean Tom is reading this...Please let me in...I promise I will make you the best Hummus you've ever had as my sign of gratitude.


I'll provide the pita chips!

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby koalacity » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:03 pm

musharraf wrote:I bought into Dean Tom's description of Berk as the "Disneyland of law schools," so sometimes when I'm distracted I imagine myself there. I am barefoot with my arms hugging a bag of Trader Joe's granola and a few boxes of coconut water, all balanced on my legal textbooks. Lil B drops by the Tuesday yoga class at 10AM on the Boalt Lawn and asks me and my very attractive friends to guest star in a music video at the local animal shop shelter. I live in a convent repurposed into graduate student communal housing. We eat quinoa. The temperature is always 73 degrees, and life could not be better.

But alas, I know the truth - bloodshed is coming.

FTFY-because you know people at Berkeley are going to be adopting their animals, not buying them :D.

(hence why I love Berkeley)

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby musharraf » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:07 pm

koalacity wrote:
musharraf wrote:I bought into Dean Tom's description of Berk as the "Disneyland of law schools," so sometimes when I'm distracted I imagine myself there. I am barefoot with my arms hugging a bag of Trader Joe's granola and a few boxes of coconut water, all balanced on my legal textbooks. Lil B drops by the Tuesday yoga class at 10AM on the Boalt Lawn and asks me and my very attractive friends to guest star in a music video at the local animal shop shelter. I live in a convent repurposed into graduate student communal housing. We eat quinoa. The temperature is always 73 degrees, and life could not be better.

But alas, I know the truth - bloodshed is coming.

FTFY-because you know people at Berkeley are going to be adopting their animals, not buying them :D.

(hence why I love Berkeley)


Truth! I've been living in darkness on the east coast for far too long. I am blind, and at Berkeley I will finally see (cough cough Dean Tom, srsly hit me up sometime).

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby yossarian » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:40 am

musharraf wrote:I bought into Dean Tom's description of Berk as the "Disneyland of law schools," so sometimes when I'm distracted I imagine myself there. I am barefoot with my arms hugging a bag of Trader Joe's granola and a few boxes of coconut water, all balanced on my legal textbooks. Lil B drops by the Tuesday yoga class at 10AM on the Boalt Lawn and asks me and my very attractive friends to guest star in a music video at the local animal shop. I live in a convent repurposed into graduate student communal housing. We eat quinoa. The temperature is always 73 degrees, and life could not be better.



All of this

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby omzster67 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:45 am

Sitting at UR since 12/5...getting very anxious as this is my top choice. I'm sitting at 25th LSAT and >75 GPA.

Is it too early to submit a Why Berkeley or LOCI? I'm going to be starting a new internship/clerkship at an non profit advocacy firm, so I can tie that in as an update to my application. Thoughts?

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby JD1776 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:52 am

omzster67 wrote:Sitting at UR since 12/5...getting very anxious as this is my top choice. I'm sitting at 25th LSAT and >75 GPA.


Same UR date. Personally, I'm curious what the next wave looks like before I get too concerned.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby Dingo Starr » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:54 am

omzster67 wrote:Is it too early to submit a Why Berkeley or LOCI? I'm going to be starting a new internship/clerkship at an non profit advocacy firm, so I can tie that in as an update to my application. Thoughts?

Included my Why Berkeley in with my application. Not competitive with my numbers so I thought I might as well put all my cards on the table. Wrangling an internship to include for a LOCI is a great update, IMHO. Might have to steal that idea....

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby omzster67 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:58 am

Dingo Starr wrote:
omzster67 wrote:Is it too early to submit a Why Berkeley or LOCI? I'm going to be starting a new internship/clerkship at an non profit advocacy firm, so I can tie that in as an update to my application. Thoughts?

Included my Why Berkeley in with my application. Not competitive with my numbers so I thought I might as well put all my cards on the table. Wrangling an internship to include for a LOCI is a great update, IMHO. Might have to steal that idea....


Should've included one as well..not sure what I was thinking. Aaaaand damnit I hope you don't bump me out!

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby 04102014 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:02 pm

Dingo Starr wrote:
omzster67 wrote:Is it too early to submit a Why Berkeley or LOCI? I'm going to be starting a new internship/clerkship at an non profit advocacy firm, so I can tie that in as an update to my application. Thoughts?

Included my Why Berkeley in with my application. Not competitive with my numbers so I thought I might as well put all my cards on the table.


I also did this.

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby emmybee » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:08 pm

Such an anticlimactic week!

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Re: UC Berkeley c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014)

Postby musharraf » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:18 pm

emmybee wrote:Such an anticlimactic week!


I am sure the lengthy wait is only because of the unusual quality of this year's class, Dean Tom has to work out the final logistical details of admitting everyone and creating a satellite Boalt on an incredibly luxurious and antics-filled yacht in the San Francisco Bay, a la The Suite Life On Deck. I'm positive this is the case.

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