Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

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CiFULA
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby CiFULA » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:23 pm

malibustacy wrote:All quiet on the Western Front. The waiting continues.


thot the thread was moving and got really nervous for a second :o

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby cvold » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:21 am

Any guesses on when we might hear something?
I have a big deposit at another school due Tuesday :shock:

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lokikoala
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby lokikoala » Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:29 pm

Last year (when they didn't accept too many off of WL) people on TLS didn't hear until July 22nd.

The year before, people heard June 5th.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Hedgehogday » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:40 am

malibustacy wrote: I am somewhat cautiously optimistic about my chances from the 1st Quartile, but grant amount will play a factor in my decision as well, as I have already deposited a T14 offering money and frankly better Big Law + Clerkship percentages.


Would you give up the grant to go to Berkeley? For me that is the "what if Berkeley admits me" question that I wasn't able to answer yet. Paying sticker price is a little scary.

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lokikoala
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby lokikoala » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:35 pm

In an incredibly unhelpful development, Boalt Admissions tweeted that they're reviewing transfer applications now. Hopefully they are multi-tasking and evaluating the waitlist as well.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby malibustacy » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:42 pm

Boo. Anyone try calling them yet?

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lokikoala
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby lokikoala » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:59 pm

too nervous even to tweet at them.

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lokikoala
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby lokikoala » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:11 pm

well...looks like the admissions office has handed out some admits to the transfers. Good sign?

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby Oskosh » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:41 pm

loki, are you from Cali? I'm curious because I know you got NYU, which I consider to be a better prospect than Berkeley unless you want to study in the bay area/are already established there.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby lokikoala » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:56 pm

I have lived in California for many years (with NYC and east coast ties) and would prefer to end up back in CA. Psyched about NYU, but the possibility of staying west is tempting.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby malibustacy » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:04 pm

Getting tired of waiting. Honestly, need to hear back by the end of the month, or its no deal.

CiFULA
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby CiFULA » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:12 pm

took a look at the fb group just to get some sense of the numbers. class of '16 has roughly 600 members while 2018's got 177 (no group for '17?). Hoping this means there'll be some waves coming at some point in the future. Several school groups are underrepresented tho so this could just be one of those.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby malibustacy » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:23 pm

We have no immediate plans to use our waiting list. However, there may be a possibility in late July.


I contacted them yesterday and this is what they got back to me with. Oh well.

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ku546
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby ku546 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:51 pm

I contacted them as well yesterday and they confirmed that there has not been any waitlist movement. They said the WL movement can happen all the way up until first week of classes.

CiFULA
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby CiFULA » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:32 pm

wow that's a huge bummer.. thanks guys for checking in and letting us know. i now have a new found appreciation for update emails from other schools. was hoping the lack of communication meant they were on the verge of pulling out candidates from the waitlist. guess not :|

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby ithrowds » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:32 pm

Emailed a couple days ago - doesn't sound like they're planning on using the wait list anytime soon, if at all.

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lokikoala
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby lokikoala » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:58 pm

Thanks for the intel guys. Bummer but good to know and am psyched for 1L regardless.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby CiFULA » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:17 pm

anyone know if berkeley ever gets back to wl'd candidates even if its just to say they're not taking anyone at all..? as an aside, its july 22, which loki mentioned was when they started getting back to the few ppl they admitted last year.

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ku546
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby ku546 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:18 pm

Called admissions just to check in.

"We have not taken anyone off the waitlist yet and at this point we don't know if we'll need to. At this point you should make other arrangements".

Ugh.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby malibustacy » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:14 am

ku546 wrote:Called admissions just to check in.

"We have not taken anyone off the waitlist yet and at this point we don't know if we'll need to. At this point you should make other arrangements".

Ugh.


Haha. Paid deposit for my new apartment, got keys, stored stuff. It's over Berkeley.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby ku546 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:29 pm

Dinged via e-mail. No offers made off WL this year. Unbelievable.

GL all.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby bellepepper » Tue May 10, 2016 1:51 pm

Just feels odd that we can't do anything, anyone send a LOCI?

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ku546
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2018 Waitlist

Postby ku546 » Tue May 10, 2016 7:09 pm

bellepepper wrote:Just feels odd that we can't do anything, anyone send a LOCI?

I sent a LOCI letter last year and got immediately rejected off the WL 24 hours later. When they say "don't send a LOCI, it won't help your chances", they mean it. Just sit tight and hope things pan out. Good luck.




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