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!! $$$
119
29%
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: 416

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

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:08 pm

BoyJord wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:Congratulations to all those that got in! I hope you enjoy.

It actually doesn't sting as much as I thought it would lol.


Chukes, am I gonna see you at USC?

Most definitely my friend. Now I'm only waiting on Northwestern, UCLA, Stanford, and Boston U. Most likely chance is NU, BU, and UCLA and I would just use those to up my scholarship lol.

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

Postby Reid-Bailey » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:10 pm

My question for all these who got in today - why you and not me? What are your stats?

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

Postby simplypara588 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:10 pm

Waitlist via status checker.

LSAT > 50, GPA < 25

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

Postby charles117 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:11 pm

sooooo..... anyone know the chances of getting off of the waitlist?

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

Postby BoyJord » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:12 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
BoyJord wrote:
Mr_Chukes wrote:Congratulations to all those that got in! I hope you enjoy.

It actually doesn't sting as much as I thought it would lol.


Chukes, am I gonna see you at USC?

Most definitely my friend. Now I'm only waiting on Northwestern, UCLA, Stanford, and Boston U. Most likely chance is NU, BU, and UCLA and I would just use those to up my scholarship lol.


We are in similar situations. WL'd by NU and UCLA. At this point my hopes aren't too high for positive outcomes there soooo looking like USC for me.
But, in the meantime, good luck with those other schools.

And congrats to all you bitches that got in today.

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

Postby cooldog » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:17 pm

In via status checker! I don't have a high GPA so this is really good news.

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

Postby dwall1121 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:19 pm

ERMAGERD I GOT IN!! Crying. This has actually been the best day everrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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

Postby theboringest » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:24 pm

Straight reject, first of the cycle. Ouch.

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Postby Sadnessandmisfortune » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:35 pm

I was checking my email secretly in class and then I finally got on my laptop and saw that people were posting about Status Checker and my head was throbbing as I checked and I GOT IN BUT I CAN'T SCREAM OR CRY BECAUSE I'M STILL IN CLASS!@!!!!

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

Postby proteinshake » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:38 pm

dinged, meh. above both medians.

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

Postby Mr_Chukes » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:38 pm

Sadnessandmisfortune wrote:I was checking my email secretly in class and then I finally got on my laptop and saw that people were posting about Status Checker and my head was throbbing as I checked and I GOT IN BUT I CAN'T SCREAM OR CRY BECAUSE I'M STILL IN CLASS!@!!!!

I told you your name didn't fit your cycle lol

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

Postby bigyellowjoint » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:45 pm

Reid-Bailey wrote:My question for all these who got in today - why you and not me? What are your stats?

168/3.65. But what I think really answers your question is that I have TFA + 2.5 years CA public sector legal employment

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

Postby Sadnessandmisfortune » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:47 pm

Mr_Chukes wrote:
Sadnessandmisfortune wrote:I was checking my email secretly in class and then I finally got on my laptop and saw that people were posting about Status Checker and my head was throbbing as I checked and I GOT IN BUT I CAN'T SCREAM OR CRY BECAUSE I'M STILL IN CLASS!@!!!!

I told you your name didn't fit your cycle lol


Haha I'm a generally pessimistic person. Also, lower expectations just means more happiness when I am pleasantly surprised LOL

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

Postby EWofNell » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:57 pm

Waitlisted. Not completely surprised but very disappointed. Visited this campus this weekend and fell in love when previously I knew very little about the school and didn't know if it would be for me.

Does anyone know anything about the success of staying on the waitlist at Berkeley? This is one of the only ones I would consider sitting on.

If it's a huge long shot and they normally don't admit many.. that's something I would be curious to know.

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

Postby ava.gerami » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:10 pm

Does anyone know how many people they accept off the waitlist every year?

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

Postby Leliana » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:16 pm

To those asking about waitlist odds, check this thread (a few years old but likely still useful):

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... p?t=225363

You could also check LSN for the past couple cycles. Looks like pretty good chances compared to the rest of the T14, at least.

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

Postby jza1994 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:26 pm

heyya0909 wrote:Also in today via FR! Just checked my status checker!
(I'm a reverse splitter.)


Stats, if you don't mind sharing?

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

Postby blossomisaloaf » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:28 pm

theboringest wrote:Straight reject, first of the cycle. Ouch.


By straight reject do you mean you were rejected without being FR?

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Postby 20172017 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:37 pm

Congratulations to everybody who got in today - you all surely deserved it!

I just took a look at the new data points from those who have updated their results on LSN. Granted, the sample size isn't very large (7 people) and I'm sure this will change after more people input their data, but it's interesting to note that all the 170+ scorers so far in this round of FR were either waitlisted or rejected.

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Postby goldenbear2020 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:44 pm

20172017 wrote:Congratulations to everybody who got in today - you all surely deserved it!

I just took a look at the new data points from those who have updated their results on LSN. Granted, the sample size isn't very large (7 people) and I'm sure this will change after more people input their data, but it's interesting to note that all the 170+ scorers so far in this round of FR were either waitlisted or rejected.

Could be the 170+ scorers had weaker softs to be placed in FR in the first place and that the faculty are instructed to focus more on softs and less on the numbers.

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

Postby 20172017 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:54 pm

goldenbear2020 wrote:
20172017 wrote:Congratulations to everybody who got in today - you all surely deserved it!

I just took a look at the new data points from those who have updated their results on LSN. Granted, the sample size isn't very large (7 people) and I'm sure this will change after more people input their data, but it's interesting to note that all the 170+ scorers so far in this round of FR were either waitlisted or rejected.

Could be the 170+ scorers had weaker softs to be placed in FR in the first place and that the faculty are instructed to focus more on softs and less on the numbers.


Could be - dunno know what Berk is looking for in general, and if there's any sort of mentality shift once apps are passed on to FR. Would be cool to see more definitive data on this.

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:56 pm

20172017 wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
20172017 wrote:Congratulations to everybody who got in today - you all surely deserved it!

I just took a look at the new data points from those who have updated their results on LSN. Granted, the sample size isn't very large (7 people) and I'm sure this will change after more people input their data, but it's interesting to note that all the 170+ scorers so far in this round of FR were either waitlisted or rejected.

Could be the 170+ scorers had weaker softs to be placed in FR in the first place and that the faculty are instructed to focus more on softs and less on the numbers.


Could be - dunno know what Berk is looking for in general, and if there's any sort of mentality shift once apps are passed on to FR. Would be cool to see more definitive data on this.


For Berkeley, GPA tells you more than LSAT.

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

Postby charles117 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:58 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
20172017 wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
20172017 wrote:Congratulations to everybody who got in today - you all surely deserved it!

I just took a look at the new data points from those who have updated their results on LSN. Granted, the sample size isn't very large (7 people) and I'm sure this will change after more people input their data, but it's interesting to note that all the 170+ scorers so far in this round of FR were either waitlisted or rejected.

Could be the 170+ scorers had weaker softs to be placed in FR in the first place and that the faculty are instructed to focus more on softs and less on the numbers.


Could be - dunno know what Berk is looking for in general, and if there's any sort of mentality shift once apps are passed on to FR. Would be cool to see more definitive data on this.


For Berkeley, GPA tells you more than LSAT.

is a 3.8+ not good enough for them?

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

Postby abc12345678 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:01 pm

Reid-Bailey wrote:My question for all these who got in today - why you and not me? What are your stats?


So sorry for all that got dinged today:((( I know how incredibly painful and stressful this process is.

168 LSAT and 3.45 gpa, but Ivy, URM, speak 3 languages, unique major that's public interest/law related and 2 minors one of which is a law minor (idk how much that played in but :| ), and Cali resident. Also currently doing a service year/nonprofit program within Cali. There are some law schools that provide fee waivers to program participants, Berk being one of them, and I'm assuming they looked favorably on that (and it's also what I wrote my PS on). I'm still in shock that I got in. I believe that the majority of applicants are very well deserving and still feel that berk law admissions is a total enigma.

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Postby Monday » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:05 pm

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