UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Biglaw!! $$$
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Public Interest #Berkeley
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Government
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10%
Other location (Not NE, midwest, south or Cali)
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California
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NYC
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Monday » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:37 pm

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jza1994 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:40 pm

laqueredup wrote:
jza1994 wrote:
laqueredup wrote:On the Berkeley status checker is there a "complete" status? Mine has said "application received" since September and just now realized that might mean they are missing something? Planning to call tomorrow.


Mine says "your file is complete" and has since the second business day after I submitted.


Thanks! I was trying to minimize my status checker checks since I thought that I was complete everywhere, then noticed this when I checked all of them at the end of the month. They were indeed missing something. All sorted out now. Sooo since i'm complete in Feb I'm guessing I'll be waiting until May for a decision...


No problem! And that's rough.

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dwall1121 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:41 pm

Rigo wrote:My date just changed but it still says "under review"
Huh
If it was FR would it explicitly say that?



Wait did you check the very top of the status checker? Listed at the top mine now says "Your application at UC Berkeley Law School has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee." Kind of confused since i'm above both 75s. Does this mean I'm pretty much not in?

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:43 pm

dwall1121 wrote:
Rigo wrote:My date just changed but it still says "under review"
Huh
If it was FR would it explicitly say that?

Wait did you check the very top of the status checker? Listed at the top mine now says "Your application at UC Berkeley Law School has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee." Kind of confused since i'm above both 75s. Does this mean I'm pretty much not in?

Oh shit I missed that. Okay I'm FR now.
Way to use the tiniest black font, Berk.

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby sphyrnidae13 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:43 pm

Kind of surprised. Waitlisted with 170, 3.87. Would be slightly less upset if I was already in some of my other choices.

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:44 pm

sphyrnidae13 wrote:Kind of surprised. Waitlisted with 170, 3.87. Would be slightly less upset if I was already in some of my other choices.


With numbers like that, I'm sure you'll get some of your other choices

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Monday » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:46 pm

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:47 pm

We-he-helllll. Saw some movement ITT and went to check my status checker to see I've been sent to FR!

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dddddd90 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:50 pm

Admitted. 25 < GPA < 50; 75 < LSAT. UR 11/1; FR 1/12.
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Christinabruin » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:52 pm

Admitted! I went complete 11/28, FR 1/12 and status checker changed today 2/2

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dddddd90 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:52 pm

Anybody else admitted and showing 2 decision letters mailed on status checker?

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:54 pm

Monday wrote:(Is there a date for the next FR results like there was for this previous one?)


As far as I can tell, no. But I'm not sure if they'll send an email with that info.

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Christinabruin » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:54 pm

dddddd90 wrote:Anybody else admitted and showing 2 decision letters mailed on status checker?


I noticed that after you pointed it out lol I don't think it should be a cause for concern though!

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dwall1121 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:56 pm

Has anyone who moved to this new round of faculty review received an email yet with the date when we will find out if we are in or not?

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Litt1tUp » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:57 pm

dddddd90 wrote:Anybody else admitted and showing 2 decision letters mailed on status checker?


+1

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dddddd90 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:58 pm

Christinabruin wrote:
dddddd90 wrote:Anybody else admitted and showing 2 decision letters mailed on status checker?


I noticed that after you pointed it out lol I don't think it should be a cause for concern though!


As long as they both say the same thing :mrgreen:

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby warmcherrysoda » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:09 pm

Waitlisted after FR with 3.8 / 175. I have some acceptances that indicate the soft side of my application wasn't terrible, so I will flatter myself by speculating that this was yield protect. I submitted a PS of 2 pages (rather than the preferred 4) and a 1 page diversity statement, neither of which were specifically tailored to Berkeley. Thus, my advice to future applicants with strong numbers is to ensure that you show special interest in Berkeley. This appears to be even more important for Berkeley than for at least one other school notorious for yield protecting, UPenn (where I was admitted with a similarly generic PS and diversity statement). As a side note, the same advice likely holds for UVA, where I have heard nothing despite a September application and expect to be waitlisted. Anyway, congratulations and best of luck to everyone! Enjoy the sunny weather!

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dddddd90 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:13 pm

warmcherrysoda wrote:Waitlisted after FR with 3.8 / 175. I have some acceptances that indicate the soft side of my application wasn't terrible, so I will flatter myself by speculating that this was yield protect. I submitted a PS of 2 pages (rather than the preferred 4) and a 1 page diversity statement, neither of which were specifically tailored to Berkeley. Thus, my advice to future applicants with strong numbers is to ensure that you show special interest in Berkeley. This appears to be even more important for Berkeley than for at least one other school notorious for yield protecting, UPenn (where I was admitted with a similarly generic PS and diversity statement). As a side note, the same advice likely holds for UVA, where I have heard nothing despite a September application and expect to be waitlisted. Anyway, congratulations and best of luck to everyone! Enjoy the sunny weather!


I mean to be fair, it doesn't really matter how much higher you are than the median LSAT...they just want to push the median up. So your 175 isn't substantively different from, say, a 171. They probably figure they can't afford you tbh. UC is broke.

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:16 pm

dddddd90 wrote:
warmcherrysoda wrote:Waitlisted after FR with 3.8 / 175. I have some acceptances that indicate the soft side of my application wasn't terrible, so I will flatter myself by speculating that this was yield protect. I submitted a PS of 2 pages (rather than the preferred 4) and a 1 page diversity statement, neither of which were specifically tailored to Berkeley. Thus, my advice to future applicants with strong numbers is to ensure that you show special interest in Berkeley. This appears to be even more important for Berkeley than for at least one other school notorious for yield protecting, UPenn (where I was admitted with a similarly generic PS and diversity statement). As a side note, the same advice likely holds for UVA, where I have heard nothing despite a September application and expect to be waitlisted. Anyway, congratulations and best of luck to everyone! Enjoy the sunny weather!


I mean to be fair, it doesn't really matter how much higher you are than the median LSAT...they just want to push the median up. So your 175 isn't substantively different from, say, a 171. They probably figure they can't afford you tbh. UC is broke.

Or that she's very likely Hamilton and HYS (whereas a 171 isn't), thus YP.
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby eileengrey » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:17 pm

dddddd90 wrote:Anybody else admitted and showing 2 decision letters mailed on status checker?

Yeah, I was wondering about that.

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby NotAGolfer » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:18 pm

Christinabruin wrote:Admitted! I went complete 11/28, FR 1/12 and status checker changed today 2/2

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Congrats!!!!

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:18 pm

And then there's me who did nothing Berkeley specific yet really wants to go to Berkeley, so f'in lol at my stupid ass.

(I'm not YP territory though)

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dddddd90 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:20 pm

Rigo wrote:
dddddd90 wrote:
warmcherrysoda wrote:Waitlisted after FR with 3.8 / 175. I have some acceptances that indicate the soft side of my application wasn't terrible, so I will flatter myself by speculating that this was yield protect. I submitted a PS of 2 pages (rather than the preferred 4) and a 1 page diversity statement, neither of which were specifically tailored to Berkeley. Thus, my advice to future applicants with strong numbers is to ensure that you show special interest in Berkeley. This appears to be even more important for Berkeley than for at least one other school notorious for yield protecting, UPenn (where I was admitted with a similarly generic PS and diversity statement). As a side note, the same advice likely holds for UVA, where I have heard nothing despite a September application and expect to be waitlisted. Anyway, congratulations and best of luck to everyone! Enjoy the sunny weather!


I mean to be fair, it doesn't really matter how much higher you are than the median LSAT...they just want to push the median up. So your 175 isn't substantively different from, say, a 171. They probably figure they can't afford you tbh. UC is broke.

Or that she's very likely Hamilton and HYS (whereas a 171 isn't), thus YP.
Mid T14 needs to feeeeeeel the love. They're insecure.


Exactly. I guess what I meant to say was I'm not sure showing a special interest would have helped. Numbers just too high.

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dwall1121 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:23 pm

Rigo wrote:And then there's me who did nothing Berkeley specific yet really wants to go to Berkeley, so f'in lol at my stupid ass.

(I'm not YP territory though)


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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:23 pm

dddddd90 wrote:
Rigo wrote:
dddddd90 wrote:
warmcherrysoda wrote:Waitlisted after FR with 3.8 / 175. I have some acceptances that indicate the soft side of my application wasn't terrible, so I will flatter myself by speculating that this was yield protect. I submitted a PS of 2 pages (rather than the preferred 4) and a 1 page diversity statement, neither of which were specifically tailored to Berkeley. Thus, my advice to future applicants with strong numbers is to ensure that you show special interest in Berkeley. This appears to be even more important for Berkeley than for at least one other school notorious for yield protecting, UPenn (where I was admitted with a similarly generic PS and diversity statement). As a side note, the same advice likely holds for UVA, where I have heard nothing despite a September application and expect to be waitlisted. Anyway, congratulations and best of luck to everyone! Enjoy the sunny weather!


I mean to be fair, it doesn't really matter how much higher you are than the median LSAT...they just want to push the median up. So your 175 isn't substantively different from, say, a 171. They probably figure they can't afford you tbh. UC is broke.

Or that she's very likely Hamilton and HYS (whereas a 171 isn't), thus YP.
Mid T14 needs to feeeeeeel the love. They're insecure.


Exactly. I guess what I meant to say was I'm not sure showing a special interest would have helped. Numbers just too high.

Yeah but if you truly want Berkeley (or any YP T14) the most and express that genuinely, I think they'd accept you.
Schools don't normally YP people with significant ties, for instance.



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