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 cooldog » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:07 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.


Actually I don't think that's my case. My GPA is 3.6X but my LSAT is decent (170). Very average softs as well. It's a pleasant surprise but I have to admit I have no clue why Berkeley wants me.

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

Postby flyeaglesfly » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:28 pm

I just called the Financial Aid office to ask when admitted students should receive scholarship info, and the person said the first round of offers should go out this weekend (specifically Friday or Saturday). Hopefully this is correct! Just figured I'd let everybody here know since this forum has been a good source of info for me in the past.

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

Postby sosooso2017 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:29 pm

Admitted after FR! PM me for stats (I'm a reverse splitter)

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

Postby NotAGolfer » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:42 pm

flyeaglesfly wrote:I just called the Financial Aid office to ask when admitted students should receive scholarship info, and the person said the first round of offers should go out this weekend (specifically Friday or Saturday). Hopefully this is correct! Just figured I'd let everybody here know since this forum has been a good source of info for me in the past.

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:43 pm

cooldog wrote:
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.


Actually I don't think that's my case. My GPA is 3.6X but my LSAT is decent (170). Very average softs as well. It's a pleasant surprise but I have to admit I have no clue why Berkeley wants me.


First, congrats on your admit. We have very similar numbers, except I have a pretty unique background so I think that's why Berkeley admitted me. But in general I think you're probably the exception and not the rule, seeing as most Berkeley admits either have a high gpa, a unique background and/or sorts, or a mix of all 3. High LSATs don't seem to be as important. I could be wrong though.

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:44 pm

NotAGolfer wrote:
flyeaglesfly wrote:I just called the Financial Aid office to ask when admitted students should receive scholarship info, and the person said the first round of offers should go out this weekend (specifically Friday or Saturday). Hopefully this is correct! Just figured I'd let everybody here know since this forum has been a good source of info for me in the past.

You are the best


+1. Really appreciate that!

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

Postby dietcoke1 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:46 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
NotAGolfer wrote:
flyeaglesfly wrote:I just called the Financial Aid office to ask when admitted students should receive scholarship info, and the person said the first round of offers should go out this weekend (specifically Friday or Saturday). Hopefully this is correct! Just figured I'd let everybody here know since this forum has been a good source of info for me in the past.

You are the best


+1. Really appreciate that!


omg please Berk send me something

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

Postby airwrecka » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:48 pm

flyeaglesfly wrote:I just called the Financial Aid office to ask when admitted students should receive scholarship info, and the person said the first round of offers should go out this weekend (specifically Friday or Saturday). Hopefully this is correct! Just figured I'd let everybody here know since this forum has been a good source of info for me in the past.


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

Postby jdanz » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:51 pm

NotAGolfer wrote:
flyeaglesfly wrote:I just called the Financial Aid office to ask when admitted students should receive scholarship info, and the person said the first round of offers should go out this weekend (specifically Friday or Saturday). Hopefully this is correct! Just figured I'd let everybody here know since this forum has been a good source of info for me in the past.

You are the best



That answer is way better than the one I got!

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

Postby cooldog » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:56 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
cooldog wrote:
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.


Actually I don't think that's my case. My GPA is 3.6X but my LSAT is decent (170). Very average softs as well. It's a pleasant surprise but I have to admit I have no clue why Berkeley wants me.


First, congrats on your admit. We have very similar numbers, except I have a pretty unique background so I think that's why Berkeley admitted me. But in general I think you're probably the exception and not the rule, seeing as most Berkeley admits either have a high gpa, a unique background and/or sorts, or a mix of all 3. High LSATs don't seem to be as important. I could be wrong though.


That makes sense. I don't follow the whole thing very closely to know school's tastes, but happy that im the exception :D

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

Postby S_annora » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:59 pm

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

Postby calpolisci2016 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:29 pm

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

Postby heyya0909 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:31 pm

jza1994 wrote:
heyya0909 wrote:Also in today via FR! Just checked my status checker!
(I'm a reverse splitter.)


Stats, if you don't mind sharing?


GPA > 75th LSAT=25th. But strong rec letter from a professor who taught at Berkeley law!

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

Postby chandhi » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:59 pm

Congratulations to all who got in today - I am quite envious of you all!

To my fellow 2/6 UR1 folks - it's our turn next, I think.

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

Postby EWofNell » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:17 pm

Do they send emails for the WL?

Like I feel like I need more info about what to do about staying on the waitlist, etc.

If so when should I expect the email ?

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

Postby TakeItToTrial » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:17 pm

chandhi wrote:Congratulations to all who got in today - I am quite envious of you all!

To my fellow 2/6 UR1 folks - it's our turn next, I think.


Are you still UR1? or have you moved to UR2/FR?

I also went UR1 on 2/6. I've seen no change of any kind.

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

Postby charles117 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:18 pm

EWofNell wrote:Do they send emails for the WL?

Like I feel like I need more info about what to do about staying on the waitlist, etc.

If so when should I expect the email ?

prob tomorrow

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

Postby crookedsmile » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:22 pm

calpolisci2016 wrote:Admitted!

Median GPA, 25th LSAT. Notable background (I suppose).

I'm so happy!


Congrats! Been following and know how much you wanted this one!

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

Postby chandhi » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:26 pm

TakeItToTrial wrote:
chandhi wrote:Congratulations to all who got in today - I am quite envious of you all!

To my fellow 2/6 UR1 folks - it's our turn next, I think.


Are you still UR1? or have you moved to UR2/FR?

I also went UR1 on 2/6. I've seen no change of any kind.

No change on mine either - still UR1 with 2/6 as the status date. But they were going through apps and getting decisions out really quickly up until the day we went UR haha.

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

Postby TakeItToTrial » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:26 pm

chandhi wrote:
TakeItToTrial wrote:
chandhi wrote:Congratulations to all who got in today - I am quite envious of you all!

To my fellow 2/6 UR1 folks - it's our turn next, I think.


Are you still UR1? or have you moved to UR2/FR?

I also went UR1 on 2/6. I've seen no change of any kind.

No change on mine either - still UR1 with 2/6 as the status date. But they were going through apps and getting decisions out really quickly up until the day we went UR haha.


Story of my cycle lol

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

Postby Back2California » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:34 pm

TakeItToTrial wrote:
chandhi wrote:Congratulations to all who got in today - I am quite envious of you all!

To my fellow 2/6 UR1 folks - it's our turn next, I think.


Are you still UR1? or have you moved to UR2/FR?

I also went UR1 on 2/6. I've seen no change of any kind.



Do you think we'll hear tomorrow? Or sometime later?

In the past it seemed like most acceptances came out by the end of Feb.

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

Postby chandhi » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:36 pm

Back2California wrote:
TakeItToTrial wrote:
chandhi wrote:Congratulations to all who got in today - I am quite envious of you all!

To my fellow 2/6 UR1 folks - it's our turn next, I think.


Are you still UR1? or have you moved to UR2/FR?

I also went UR1 on 2/6. I've seen no change of any kind.



Do you think we'll hear tomorrow? Or sometime later?

In the past it seemed like most acceptances came out by the end of Feb.

I would guess next week sometime. I think they'll be busy sending out Financial Aid stuff tomorrow (good luck to those waiting to hear about this!)

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

Postby calpolisci2016 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:02 pm

crookedsmile wrote:
calpolisci2016 wrote:Admitted!

Median GPA, 25th LSAT. Notable background (I suppose).

I'm so happy!


Congrats! Been following and know how much you wanted this one!


Thank you!!

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

Postby proteinshake » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:24 pm

calpolisci2016 wrote:Admitted!

Median GPA, 25th LSAT. Notable background (I suppose).

I'm so happy!

congrats!



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