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!! $$$
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29%
Public Interest #Berkeley
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20%
Government
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10%
Other location (Not NE, midwest, south or Cali)
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2%
California
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NYC
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DC
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Other North East
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Midwest
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South
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jdanz » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:47 am

Guess the scholarship wave wasn't too big yesterday

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

Postby airwrecka » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:55 am

Ugh, I was also accepted in the first wave and still haven't heard anything re: scholarships :( Hopefully they'll send out more today??

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

Postby SmallK » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:01 am

airwrecka wrote:Ugh, I was also accepted in the first wave and still haven't heard anything re: scholarships :( Hopefully they'll send out more today??


+1. I'm hoping it's more of a steady steam than waves.

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:45 pm

Any theories on why Berkeley appears to be so stingy this year?

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

Postby criley01 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:56 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Any theories on why Berkeley appears to be so stingy this year?


Disclaimer: I have not received my scholarship info yet.

I have two opinions. a) On their site, Berkeley says that 17-75K is the standard range for awards. I'm assuming that, with negotiation, one could push them a little over 75K, but they are probably staying under that on initial offers. b) Just looking at LSN, the people who found out yesterday were mostly at and under median LSAT, so they might have been low-balled.

Who knows, though *shrug* :)

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:04 pm

criley01 wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Any theories on why Berkeley appears to be so stingy this year?


Disclaimer: I have not received my scholarship info yet.

I have two opinions. a) On their site, Berkeley says that 17-75K is the standard range for awards. I'm assuming that, with negotiation, one could push them a little over 75K, but they are probably staying under that on initial offers. b) Just looking at LSN, the people who found out yesterday were mostly at and under median LSAT, so they might have been low-balled.

Who knows, though *shrug* :)


I should note I haven't received mine yet either. I just ask because I saw some ppl with high stats get shit offers. But your theory may be right. We shall see!

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

Postby jdanz » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:07 pm

Yeah I am really hoping Berk will be receptive to negotiating

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:09 pm

jdanz wrote:Yeah I am really hoping Berk will be receptive to negotiating


Hoping their negotiaton process is timely too, since their record in that arena isn't the best either. Best of luck.

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

Postby jdanz » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:30 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
jdanz wrote:Yeah I am really hoping Berk will be receptive to negotiating


Hoping their negotiaton process is timely too, since their record in that arena isn't the best either. Best of luck.


Thanks, hope you hear back soon!

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

Postby LawTweet » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:37 pm

Is there a possibility that Berkeley could even come close to matching my Darrow? I would need at least 80% tuition to be able to maybe justify matriculation.

I was admitted 1/17 and am really bummed I haven't gotten any notification about money yet. I need to know about money before I can decide whether to invest several hundred dollars in ASW (even with the travel subsidy).

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

Postby chargers21 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:40 pm

LawTweet wrote:Is there a possibility that Berkeley could even come close to matching my Darrow? I would need at least 80% tuition to be able to maybe justify matriculation.

I was admitted 1/17 and am really bummed I haven't gotten any notification about money yet. I need to know about money before I can decide whether to invest several hundred dollars in ASW (even with the travel subsidy).

Same admit day and also really wanting to hear back on money to justify an expensive trip to the bay

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

Postby LawTweet » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:43 pm

chargers21 wrote:
LawTweet wrote:Is there a possibility that Berkeley could even come close to matching my Darrow? I would need at least 80% tuition to be able to maybe justify matriculation.

I was admitted 1/17 and am really bummed I haven't gotten any notification about money yet. I need to know about money before I can decide whether to invest several hundred dollars in ASW (even with the travel subsidy).

Same admit day and also really wanting to hear back on money to justify an expensive trip to the bay


I just sent them an email asking if they could let me know soon/now. I'm guessing it won't help but it's worth a shot?

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:50 pm

LawTweet wrote:
chargers21 wrote:
LawTweet wrote:Is there a possibility that Berkeley could even come close to matching my Darrow? I would need at least 80% tuition to be able to maybe justify matriculation.

I was admitted 1/17 and am really bummed I haven't gotten any notification about money yet. I need to know about money before I can decide whether to invest several hundred dollars in ASW (even with the travel subsidy).

Same admit day and also really wanting to hear back on money to justify an expensive trip to the bay


I just sent them an email asking if they could let me know soon/now. I'm guessing it won't help but it's worth a shot?


Lol yolo

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

Postby galantwhiteandblue » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:51 pm

I'm just wondering if your admission emails contain stuff like "we are sending out financial aid information later. "
Mine just mentions something about their financial aid website.
Should I be expecting an aid letter at all?
(Also, I didn't fill out CSS. Thought since I'm international why bother. Should I though? Do I need to have a CSS profile to have Berk consider merit aid?)

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

Postby LawTweet » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:58 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
LawTweet wrote:
chargers21 wrote:
LawTweet wrote:Is there a possibility that Berkeley could even come close to matching my Darrow? I would need at least 80% tuition to be able to maybe justify matriculation.

I was admitted 1/17 and am really bummed I haven't gotten any notification about money yet. I need to know about money before I can decide whether to invest several hundred dollars in ASW (even with the travel subsidy).

Same admit day and also really wanting to hear back on money to justify an expensive trip to the bay


I just sent them an email asking if they could let me know soon/now. I'm guessing it won't help but it's worth a shot?


Lol yolo


Got a quick and entirely unhelpful response:

"The scholarship review process has begun and multiple rounds of awards will continue through the spring. We regret that we are not able to provide an exact date when you will hear beyond this nor and amount, however. Rest assured we are working on it as we have many worthy candidates."

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:03 pm

LawTweet wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
LawTweet wrote:
chargers21 wrote:
LawTweet wrote:Is there a possibility that Berkeley could even come close to matching my Darrow? I would need at least 80% tuition to be able to maybe justify matriculation.

I was admitted 1/17 and am really bummed I haven't gotten any notification about money yet. I need to know about money before I can decide whether to invest several hundred dollars in ASW (even with the travel subsidy).

Same admit day and also really wanting to hear back on money to justify an expensive trip to the bay


I just sent them an email asking if they could let me know soon/now. I'm guessing it won't help but it's worth a shot?


Lol yolo


Got a quick and entirely unhelpful response:

"The scholarship review process has begun and multiple rounds of awards will continue through the spring. We regret that we are not able to provide an exact date when you will hear beyond this nor and amount, however. Rest assured we are working on it as we have many worthy candidates."


Boooooo

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

Postby gargleblaster » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:29 pm

Question for all those receiving scholarship e-mails.

Did any of you apply for the extra named scholarships Berkeley offered?


I ask because i did, and did not receive info. I would wager that applying for the extra stuff might slow the process down.


Just curious.


Keeping hope that the bay can stay affordable!

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

Postby jdanz » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:39 pm

gargleblaster wrote:Question for all those receiving scholarship e-mails.

Did any of you apply for the extra named scholarships Berkeley offered?


I ask because i did, and did not receive info. I would wager that applying for the extra stuff might slow the process down.


Just curious.


Keeping hope that the bay can stay affordable!


I did not apply for extra named scholarships

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

Postby ellielaw » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:47 pm

jdanz wrote:
gargleblaster wrote:Question for all those receiving scholarship e-mails.

Did any of you apply for the extra named scholarships Berkeley offered?


I ask because i did, and did not receive info. I would wager that applying for the extra stuff might slow the process down.


Just curious.


Keeping hope that the bay can stay affordable!


I did not apply for extra named scholarships


Likewise.

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

Postby Litt1tUp » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:54 pm

Doesn't Berkeley put less emphasis on the numbers and more on your softs in their decision for scholarships? I remember reading that somewhere on the website...

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

Postby gargleblaster » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:58 pm

Litt1tUp wrote:Doesn't Berkeley put less emphasis on the numbers and more on your softs in their decision for scholarships? I remember reading that somewhere on the website...


Impossible to tell since they switched away from their scholarship matching program.


I would have argued that they were more numbers conscious before, since they were simply responding to other schools numbers based offers.


Today? who knows.

Get your info yet?

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

Postby goldenbear2020 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:58 pm

Litt1tUp wrote:Doesn't Berkeley put less emphasis on the numbers and more on your softs in their decision for scholarships? I remember reading that somewhere on the website...

https://www.law.berkeley.edu/admitted-s ... holarship/

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

Postby gargleblaster » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:03 pm

goldenbear2020 wrote:
Litt1tUp wrote:Doesn't Berkeley put less emphasis on the numbers and more on your softs in their decision for scholarships? I remember reading that somewhere on the website...

https://www.law.berkeley.edu/admitted-s ... holarship/



What they say is irrelevant. Its like trying to date girls - you have to respond to what they do, not what they say.


everyone says that softs are important, yet numbers are the only accurate predictor of success.

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

Postby annazork » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:54 pm

Wow. really hoping you're not attending.

Is anyone starting an admitted students FB group?

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

Postby LawTweet » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:08 pm

gargleblaster wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
Litt1tUp wrote:Doesn't Berkeley put less emphasis on the numbers and more on your softs in their decision for scholarships? I remember reading that somewhere on the website...

https://www.law.berkeley.edu/admitted-s ... holarship/



What they say is irrelevant. Its like trying to date girls - you have to respond to what they do, not what they say.


everyone says that softs are important, yet numbers are the only accurate predictor of success.


You're a sexist pig.



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