Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

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Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby 90convoy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:31 pm

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Application becomes available September 1st!!

"It is helpful to apply as early as possible because we begin making offers as soon as we begin reading files in October. However, we don't admit anyone who doesn't meet our standards simply because he or she applied early, nor do we give any less consideration to those who apply later."



Profile for Class of 2016

•Number of Applicants: 5,944

Class Size: 286

Median LSAT: 167 (169 = 75th percentile, 166 = 25th percentile)

•Median GPA: 3.78  (3.89 = 75th percentile, 3.66 = 25th percentile) 

Mean age: 25

6% age 30+

•54% women


Profile for Class of 2017

-Number of Applicants: 5,699
-Class Size: 278
-Median LSAT: 167 (169 = 75th percentile, 164 = 25th percentile)
-Median GPA: 3.79 (3.88 = 75th percentile, 3.67 = 25th percentile)
• Mean age: 24
• 5% age 30+
• 58% women
• 35% people of color


PARTS OF THE APPLICATION

•Application form to be submitted via Law Services
Supplemental socio-economic questionnaire (optional but recommended)
$75 application fee
•Two letters of recommendation
Personal statement (2-4 pages)
Resume (recommended)
•Addenda (optional)
LSAT score taken between December 2009 and February 2015.
CAS report (transcript summary and CAS score report)

(data taken from the Berkeley Law website)

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Data from Law School Numbers and Law School Transparency respectively


Reference Links:

Boalt 1Ls Taking Questions Thread

TLS c/o 2018 DATA SPREADSHEET
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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby middlebear » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:40 pm

Checkin' in.

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby Toby Ziegler » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:08 pm

Checking in. Left coast, best coast.

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:27 pm

Checking in!! Definitely a top choice. Thank you for making this thread, I was actually going to do it tonight.

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby R. Jeeves » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:30 pm

Finally. Checking in!

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby Toby Ziegler » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:31 pm

pulstar1 wrote:Finally. Checking in!

Every time I see you avatar I think it's Jim Halpert.

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:38 pm

Toby Ziegler wrote:
pulstar1 wrote:Finally. Checking in!

Every time I see you avatar I think it's Jim Halpert.


I thought it was until you said that lawlz

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby R. Jeeves » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:42 pm

Winston1984 wrote:
Toby Ziegler wrote:
pulstar1 wrote:Finally. Checking in!

Every time I see you avatar I think it's Jim Halpert.


I thought it was until you said that lawlz


Lololol when I chose the picture I was afraid everyone would think it was Jim. It's actually Chuck Bartowski.

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby 90convoy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:07 pm

Winston1984 wrote:Checking in!! Definitely a top choice. Thank you for making this thread, I was actually going to do it tonight.


thanks! top choice for me as well

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby Penguin515 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:03 pm

Checking in, that LSN graph is scary lol

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:35 pm

Might want to add this link to OP: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=130044

Good luck everyone!

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby MtnGinger » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:52 pm

Finally checking in, so scared of the Berk black box though

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby 90convoy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:08 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:Might want to add this link to OP: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=130044

Good luck everyone!



Added. Thanks!

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby Blythe17 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:33 pm

MtnGinger wrote:Finally checking in, so scared of the Berk black box though


What is this "Berk black box?" Also, checking in. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby Toby Ziegler » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:13 pm

Blythe17 wrote:
MtnGinger wrote:Finally checking in, so scared of the Berk black box though


What is this "Berk black box?" Also, checking in. Good luck everyone!

Berkeley is known for not being predictable as far as numbers go, not dissimilar to Yale (just not as dramatic as dinging 179/3.98 applicants), they seem to actually look holistically at their applicants.

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby MtnGinger » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:24 pm

Toby Ziegler wrote:
Blythe17 wrote:
MtnGinger wrote:Finally checking in, so scared of the Berk black box though


What is this "Berk black box?" Also, checking in. Good luck everyone!

Berkeley is known for not being predictable as far as numbers go, not dissimilar to Yale (just not as dramatic as dinging 179/3.98 applicants), they seem to actually look holistically at their applicants.

Yes basically you can have no clue how you will do, just look at the LSN graph in OP and see there is much less consistency basically there is no auto admit score. Your PS matters a great deal more than most other t14s

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby downbeat14 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:35 pm

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby ilikebaseball » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:42 pm

Why is my gpa shit for all the pretty schools? GL to you applicants and just know im one envious SOB

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby SlothManProphecy » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:31 pm

Hello all, and congratulations on the decision to apply to Berkeley! I may be biased (Cal undergrad, and soon to be Boalt student) but there really isn't a better environment to live and learn in. I was a longshot splitter applicant (<3.5 gpa) but I am thrilled to be one of those anomalous non-urm green data points surrounded by red.

If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to pm me or ask here! I'd be happy to read through personal statements and offer feedback. Berkeley gives you an extra opportunity to sell yourself with the extended PS, and you should absolutely take advantage of it!

Good luck!

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby everything_bagel » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:13 pm

Checking in! Yeaaah Berks!
Wish I had that CA state residency though...
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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby Toby Ziegler » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:15 pm

everything_bagel wrote:Checking in! Yeaaah Berks!

Awfully sad I gave up that CA state residency though...

Isn't it super easy to re-establish residency after 1L? But yeah, out of state would suck if you once had in-state.
Oh, and welcome!

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby R. Jeeves » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:58 pm

everything_bagel wrote:Checking in! Yeaaah Berks!

Awfully sad I gave up that CA state residency though...


I was sad about this too. But then I looked up the costs. A resident only pays $11,853 less over the whole 3-year JD program. I was hoping to reestablish residency because I thought that having an admission from Berkeley with a low COA could be used as leverage in a scholly negotiation. But the resident discount is a lot less than I thought it would be...unless i did my math wrong. Please say I did my math wrong.

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Re: Berkeley Law School c/o 2018 Applicants (2014-2015 cycle)

Postby everything_bagel » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:40 pm

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