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

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What does everyone want to do and where do they wanna do it?

Biglaw!! $$$
118
28%
Public Interest #Berkeley
84
20%
Government
42
10%
Other location (Not NE, midwest, south or Cali)
7
2%
California
71
17%
NYC
39
9%
DC
20
5%
Other North East
9
2%
Midwest
13
3%
South
12
3%
 
Total votes: 415

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

Postby lnsl123 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:30 pm

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

Postby Mr_Chukes » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:31 pm

Rigo wrote:
abc12345678 wrote:But speaking of FR, has anyone heard of someone who was under FR being dinged today? Went FR 02/03 with the email saying a decision would be sent "around the 24th." Super super super nervous, Berkeley is my top choice :/

Nope. FR people are being saved for later this week it seems.
Hoping they're early and we find out tomorrow.

Yup we in this together yall!

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

Postby augdog1968 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:32 pm

Dinged. Pleasant email from Dean Tom. It's cool. I'm a reverse splitter anyway so I kinda saw this coming. My only major disappointment is that I went to Cal for undergrad and love the campus/vibe/professors.

Congrats to all those who got in. Don't believe the haters, either. Berkeley is a cool town with a rich culture and history and San Francisco is a 20 minute train ride away.

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

Postby bearedman8 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:33 pm

abc12345678 wrote:
bearedman8 wrote:
pipipipi wrote:Can anyone explain what is Final Review?

My status checker changed to "under review" as of 1/31, which is listed as the current status date.
Strangely enough, I just received an email informing me that my application "was processed successfully and is now under review."

I thought I have already been under review for nearly a month...Is this final review? Or my file was ghosted and now found....

Thank you!!


Exact same situation for me, and I have no clue what it means either. My status checker says that I've been under review since 1/31, but I just got the email an hour ago saying that my application is now under review. No date/status checker change.

I'm worried that they sent us the wrong email. :/


If it's faculty review that's not a bad thing! It means that the Dean read your application and has now sent it on to be further reviewed. Some people are immediately accepted by the dean whilst are immediately rejected. It means that he sees potential in your application, but is not positive and would like the faculty committee's input.


It's not faculty review. It's that we were already under review as of 1/31 and just got an email saying that we are now under review.

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

Postby 170orDie » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:33 pm

Got the ding today:/ Berk was my number 1 choice. Sad life

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

Postby abc12345678 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:36 pm

bearedman8 wrote:
abc12345678 wrote:
bearedman8 wrote:
pipipipi wrote:Can anyone explain what is Final Review?

My status checker changed to "under review" as of 1/31, which is listed as the current status date.
Strangely enough, I just received an email informing me that my application "was processed successfully and is now under review."

I thought I have already been under review for nearly a month...Is this final review? Or my file was ghosted and now found....

Thank you!!


Exact same situation for me, and I have no clue what it means either. My status checker says that I've been under review since 1/31, but I just got the email an hour ago saying that my application is now under review. No date/status checker change.

I'm worried that they sent us the wrong email. :/


If it's faculty review that's not a bad thing! It means that the Dean read your application and has now sent it on to be further reviewed. Some people are immediately accepted by the dean whilst are immediately rejected. It means that he sees potential in your application, but is not positive and would like the faculty committee's input.


It's not faculty review. It's that we were already under review as of 1/31 and just got an email saying that we are now under review.


Ah sorry. Misunderstood. Maybe email them back and see what's up? It may be that they intended to send that email at the time you went under review and are just getting that to you now and you will still find out this week with the other FR. I went UR 1/31, too!

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

Postby rozes » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:45 pm

Is there a second round of FR? I applied later in the cycle, went UR only a few days after I applied, but curious about what to expect going forward.

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

Postby goldenbear2020 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:48 pm

rozes wrote:Is there a second round of FR? I applied later in the cycle, went UR only a few days after I applied, but curious about what to expect going forward.

Applicants in the second round of FR should hear back this week. Going forward, you could either be admitted directly (or denied/WLed) through administrative review or be sent to the third round of FR.

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

Postby rozes » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:48 pm

goldenbear2020 wrote:
rozes wrote:Is there a second round of FR? I applied later in the cycle, went UR only a few days after I applied, but curious about what to expect going forward.

Applicants in the second round of FR should hear back this week. Going forward, you could either be admitted directly (or denied/WLed) through administrative review or be sent to the third round of FR.


Helpful — many thanks!

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

Postby bearedman8 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:50 pm

abc12345678 wrote:
bearedman8 wrote:
abc12345678 wrote:
bearedman8 wrote:
pipipipi wrote:Can anyone explain what is Final Review?

My status checker changed to "under review" as of 1/31, which is listed as the current status date.
Strangely enough, I just received an email informing me that my application "was processed successfully and is now under review."

I thought I have already been under review for nearly a month...Is this final review? Or my file was ghosted and now found....

Thank you!!


Exact same situation for me, and I have no clue what it means either. My status checker says that I've been under review since 1/31, but I just got the email an hour ago saying that my application is now under review. No date/status checker change.

I'm worried that they sent us the wrong email. :/


If it's faculty review that's not a bad thing! It means that the Dean read your application and has now sent it on to be further reviewed. Some people are immediately accepted by the dean whilst are immediately rejected. It means that he sees potential in your application, but is not positive and would like the faculty committee's input.


It's not faculty review. It's that we were already under review as of 1/31 and just got an email saying that we are now under review.


Ah sorry. Misunderstood. Maybe email them back and see what's up? It may be that they intended to send that email at the time you went under review and are just getting that to you now and you will still find out this week with the other FR. I went UR 1/31, too!


I just called and they said that today's email was probably an error.

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

Postby cooldog » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:36 pm

Can't seem to get onto Berkeley's website since noon. Anyone else has the same problem?

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

Postby calpolisci2016 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:32 pm

If anyone under FR gets dinged, please let us know!

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

Postby BoyJord » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:34 pm

calpolisci2016 wrote:If anyone under FR gets dinged, please let us know!

+1

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

Postby charles117 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:43 pm

calpolisci2016 wrote:If anyone under FR gets dinged, please let us know!

+2

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

Postby abc12345678 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:44 pm

charles117 wrote:
calpolisci2016 wrote:If anyone under FR gets dinged, please let us know!

+2


+3

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

Postby uhwrestler » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:15 pm

dinged...urm below both medians

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

Postby latinxlawschool2020 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:04 pm

170orDie wrote:Got the ding today:/ Berk was my number 1 choice. Sad life



When did you apply ?

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

Postby charles117 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:10 am

glgl tomorrow guys. I have a feeling dings are coming

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

Postby calpolisci2016 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:05 am

charles117 wrote:glgl tomorrow guys. I have a feeling dings are coming


Did dings come before acceptances during the last FR wave?

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

Postby Rigo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:02 am

Blah no way I can afford to attend Berkeley ASW.

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

Postby Reid-Bailey » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:22 pm

When they say "a final decision will be reached on or around February 24" does that mean I could reasonably get a decision today or tomorrow?

Just looking for some support here guys, for my hopes, dreams and impatience.

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:28 pm

Reid-Bailey wrote:When they say "a final decision will be reached on or around February 24" does that mean I could reasonably get a decision today or tomorrow?

Just looking for some support here guys, for my hopes, dreams and impatience.


Yes. First round of FR heard a day earlier. Good chance you guys will too. Good luck!

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

Postby Rigo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:28 pm

Reid-Bailey wrote:When they say "a final decision will be reached on or around February 24" does that mean I could reasonably get a decision today or tomorrow?

Yep. I'm thinking end of day tomorrow.

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

Postby LawTweet » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:34 pm

Has anyone heard about money yet?

Also, I know Berkeley ended it's matching program, but do you think they are still friendly to scholarship negotiations w/ peer schools?

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

Postby Rigo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:36 pm

LawTweet wrote:Has anyone heard about money yet?

Also, I know Berkeley ended it's matching program, but do you think they are still friendly to scholarship negotiations w/ peer schools?

Yeah. They can't just not negotiate. That's how they'd get a 164 median real fast.



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