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

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
Magical Trevor
Posts: 147
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:10 pm

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

Postby Magical Trevor » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:15 pm

Finally dinged, which is both unsurprising and comforting because it really makes my decision about which school to attend easy. Best of luck to everyone!
Last edited by Magical Trevor on Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
rigoding
Posts: 118
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:45 am

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

Postby rigoding » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:15 pm

BoyOhBoyle wrote:Dinged as well. 173/3.47. Wasn't really expecting anything, and not too disappointed honestly. Submitted 11/15 (banned myself from status checkers, so not sure when I had status changes).



Almost the exact same numbers as you. Did you get on faculty review?

Dominican_Lawyer
Posts: 75
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:30 pm

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

Postby Dominican_Lawyer » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:20 pm

Dinged 175 slightly below 25th GPA Non URM Hispanic (which probably doesn't matter)

ConLawNerd91
Posts: 88
Joined: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:42 pm

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

Postby ConLawNerd91 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:21 pm

Rejected as well. I'm sorry to all those who got dinged today, and congrats to the admits!

calmenda
Posts: 51
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:33 am

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

Postby calmenda » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:27 pm

Received my rejection email today (1.24.2014).

Berkeley 3.7 GPA / 147 LSAT (Reverse Splitter). URM.

User avatar
BoyOhBoyle
Posts: 60
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:15 pm

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

Postby BoyOhBoyle » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:29 pm

rigoding wrote:
BoyOhBoyle wrote:Dinged as well. 173/3.47. Wasn't really expecting anything, and not too disappointed honestly. Submitted 11/15 (banned myself from status checkers, so not sure when I had status changes).



Almost the exact same numbers as you. Did you get on faculty review?


No, I don't think so. I didn't receive an email about anything, and I only stopped checking the status checker about a week and a half ago. I am a very non-traditional applicant with a very strange educational past, so you'll probably have a better shot than I did :)

bostonbrewer
Posts: 279
Joined: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:32 am

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

Postby bostonbrewer » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:31 pm

This thread today is like the TLS equivalent of the Red Wedding...

User avatar
HouseTargaryen
Posts: 49
Joined: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:06 pm

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

Postby HouseTargaryen » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:31 pm

HouseTargaryen wrote:
asundialwatch wrote:
phillywc wrote:Also dinged, typical east coast splitter who Berk generally doesn't like (Over 75th, Under 25th).

Seconded and dinged.

Same (UR 11/18). But I'm kinda surprised... I thought 172/3.62 would get me at least a WL.

Also is there any reason to not post exact numbers? I see everyone using percentiles... Is this just a privacy thing or a concern that adcoms are watching?

Just noticed something weird. At the top of my status checker, it says "...decided, with regret, not to offer you a place in the Class of 2016." Anyone else have this?? (sorry if i missed this earlier ITT)

calmenda
Posts: 51
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:33 am

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

Postby calmenda » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:32 pm

My letter reads:

After reviewing thoroughly your application for admission to Berkeley Law School, the Admissions Committee has decided, with regret, not to offer you a place in the Class of 2017.

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. I 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.


Sincerely,

bostonbrewer
Posts: 279
Joined: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:32 am

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

Postby bostonbrewer » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:33 pm

calmenda wrote:My letter reads:

After reviewing thoroughly your application for admission to Berkeley Law School, the Admissions Committee has decided, with regret, not to offer you a place in the Class of 2017.

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. I 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.


Sincerely,

Seconded

User avatar
BenjarvusGreenEllis
Posts: 87
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:40 pm

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

Postby BenjarvusGreenEllis » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:36 pm

koalacity wrote:
BenjarvusGreenEllis wrote:Sorry for the double post.... Vegas

Why are you TLSing in Vegas?


Only during the pregame. But that's how much Berkeley means to me.

User avatar
koalacity
Posts: 1162
Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:56 pm

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

Postby koalacity » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:44 pm

scoobers wrote:
phillywc wrote:Also dinged, typical east coast splitter who Berk generally doesn't like (Over 75th, Under 25th).


:cry:

Sorry to hear that, philly :(. But dat Cornell acceptance!

User avatar
Magical Trevor
Posts: 147
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:10 pm

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

Postby Magical Trevor » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm

Magical Trevor wrote:So, is it a safe bet that no news is bad news? UR since mid October without any word.


And to answer my own question, yes, no news was bad news.

User avatar
Lebrarian_Booker
Posts: 649
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:05 pm

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

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:30 pm

How I feel about my app to Berkeley and what I'm hoping for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxDFyn7FMgQ

User avatar
Serett
Posts: 8762
Joined: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:06 pm

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

Postby Serett » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:36 pm

I'm still UR without an update, so while I don't know what that means, at least I'm alive. Sorry to those getting negative decisions today :(

bostonbrewer
Posts: 279
Joined: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:32 am

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

Postby bostonbrewer » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:37 pm

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:How I feel about my app to Berkeley and what I'm hoping for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxDFyn7FMgQ

This is like, 40% of my application strategy

Theopliske8711
Posts: 2213
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:21 am

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:38 pm

Sorry to the dinged. I hope the best in the rest of your cycle.

Theopliske8711
Posts: 2213
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:21 am

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:38 pm

Sorry to the dinged. I hope the best in the rest of your cycle.

csargean
Posts: 61
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:20 pm

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

Postby csargean » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:39 pm

dinged via email as well. no surprise with my numbers but it was a nice ride. Congrats to all the admits

User avatar
kershka
Posts: 630
Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:45 pm

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

Postby kershka » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:44 pm

Sorry to all the dings. That's a harsh way to end the week :( You are all going to get into (or have already been admitted to) some amazing schools, though! Good luck on the rest of your cycles!

User avatar
blink
Posts: 428
Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:14 pm

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

Postby blink » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:46 pm

To quote the OP of one of my favorite threads ever (http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 7&t=103945):

fonzerelli wrote:Umm, I don't want to listen to global warming propaganda for three years anyway. I eat red meat. Back off peta, your toyota prius is burning dead animals too. Earthquakes. Too liberal. Volatile economy. Hippies. Whatever.


I also second the post above. Keep your heads up people!

AmericanBeauty
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:46 pm

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

Postby AmericanBeauty » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:55 pm

-
Last edited by AmericanBeauty on Mon May 09, 2016 8:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Mw22390
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:30 pm

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

Postby Mw22390 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:59 pm

AmericanBeauty wrote:Dinged this morning as well. I was about to send them an update today too. Haha

175+ / 4.0X

Maybe it's because I didn't tailor my app towards Berkeley at all, but more likely it's because of my completely unimpressive softs. Oh well.


Wow, I have a hard time believing that.

User avatar
Arrow4Christ
Posts: 418
Joined: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:07 pm

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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:00 pm

Still UR as of 1/13, so I'm holding out hope for a straight acceptance next week, but with these all these dings (esp. AmericanBeauty's with similar numbers to mine) a FR or WL seems more likely :?

Ally Mcbeal
Posts: 108
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:31 pm

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

Postby Ally Mcbeal » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:02 pm

I'm surprised by so many of the dings. Like seriously. My numbers were far below 25th for both LSAT and GPA and I somehow managed a FR....My condolences to all of you, but honestly it looks like you will get into other amazing schools. Best of luck!




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 5 guests