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 kaptainkeepa » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:14 pm

chandhi wrote:"I write to inform you that your application has been selected for inclusion in a small group that is being held while undergoing further consideration. We anticipate that a final decision will be shared with you sometime between mid-April and June 1, 2017"


Me too):

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Postby chandhi » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:14 pm

alexp wrote:Hit with the regular waitlist today

My head is exploding.

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

Postby goofaloof » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:18 pm

mtf612 wrote:"A decision has been reached" 3/13. Is that bad? No email.


I had "a decision has been reached 3/13" too and then this message at the top:

"After reviewing thoroughly your application for admission to UC Berkeley School of Law, the Admissions Committee has decided, with regret, not to offer you a place in the Class of 2020. We wish you all the best in your applications to other law schools and in your career. Thank you very much for your interest in Berkeley Law and for entrusting us with your application. A letter will be e-mailed to you in the next 24 hours."

UR 2/6, GPA <<<<< 25, LSAT = median
Not surprised at all, but still kinda disappointed.

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

Postby mtf612 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:21 pm

goofaloof wrote:
mtf612 wrote:"A decision has been reached" 3/13. Is that bad? No email.


I had "a decision has been reached 3/13" too and then this message at the top:

"After reviewing thoroughly your application for admission to UC Berkeley School of Law, the Admissions Committee has decided, with regret, not to offer you a place in the Class of 2020. We wish you all the best in your applications to other law schools and in your career. Thank you very much for your interest in Berkeley Law and for entrusting us with your application. A letter will be e-mailed to you in the next 24 hours."

UR 2/6, GPA <<<<< 25, LSAT = median
Not surprised at all, but still kinda disappointed.


Oh. I missed that. UR 2/6. It is a rejection. Above both 75ths. Wrote a Why Berkeley that I thought was rather compelling. I am a CA resident as well. So, I guess I'm not going to be in CA for the next three years.

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

Postby Nightwing » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:23 pm

Rejected. I guess that breaks my WL streak.

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

Postby GorillaWarfare » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:29 pm

S/O to all the others in the "small group"....

Even if we get in, any shot of fin aid?

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

Postby chandhi » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:37 pm

Any UR 2/6 folks that haven't heard back yet? I'm guessing it's a good thing for you.

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

Postby SaigonGin » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:53 pm

Was UR 2/6, applied mid January. Just got my rejection notice - above both 75ths and already into all of CCN w $.

It's cool Berkeley, didn't want to attend a non-T10 school anyways. New rankings definitely have me feeling a bit better about this. :P

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

Postby FEDRESRV » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:56 pm

kaptainkeepa wrote:
chandhi wrote:"I write to inform you that your application has been selected for inclusion in a small group that is being held while undergoing further consideration. We anticipate that a final decision will be shared with you sometime between mid-April and June 1, 2017"


Me too):


+3. Applied late January. I was disappointed until I checked r/lawschooladmissions. A few applicants with gaudy stats were straight dinged (no wait list). This "small" group may actually be pretty selective.

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

Postby lilikoillama » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:02 pm

Hello! Long time lurker here, first time posting.

Thought I would chime in since I also got the "small group" email :? Berkeley is one of my top choices so I'm glad it's not just a straight ding, but really not looking forward to more waiting. :evil: And there's the bummer fact that I doubt we could get any money haha

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

Postby Stylnator » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:04 pm

ding

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

Postby chandhi » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:15 pm

Nightwing wrote:Rejected. I guess that breaks my WL streak.

Sorry Nightwing. :( I've been following your cycle, and it seems like you deserve way better than what you've gotten so far.

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

Postby SUNY1995 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:20 pm

rejected as well :(

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

Postby blossomisaloaf » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:22 pm

Rejected! It was definitely a long shot so I'm not surprised!!

Good luck y'all.

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

Postby Instrumental » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:30 pm

Saw all the people getting denied and checked my tracker to see that I was turned down also, just after getting shot down at Harvard too. Lowest ranked school from which I've been rejected so it's kinda concerning. Even Duke and Penn at least gave me the WL treatment. Oh well, still holding out for seven other schools. Four of those are big reaches though.

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

Postby futureellewoods123 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:46 pm

Dinged, good luck everyone!

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

Postby kaptainkeepa » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:06 pm

FEDRESRV wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
chandhi wrote:"I write to inform you that your application has been selected for inclusion in a small group that is being held while undergoing further consideration. We anticipate that a final decision will be shared with you sometime between mid-April and June 1, 2017"


Me too):


+3. Applied late January. I was disappointed until I checked r/lawschooladmissions. A few applicants with gaudy stats were straight dinged (no wait list). This "small" group may actually be pretty selective.


So is this a waitlist or not? I'm confused.

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

Postby chandhi » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:09 pm

kaptainkeepa wrote:
So is this a waitlist or not? I'm confused.

No, it's a hold. Other people were explicitly waitlisted today. I'm pretty sure a hold is better news than a waitlist, but no guarantees on our chances at this point.

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

Postby kaptainkeepa » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:24 pm

chandhi wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
So is this a waitlist or not? I'm confused.

No, it's a hold. Other people were explicitly waitlisted today. I'm pretty sure a hold is better news than a waitlist, but no guarantees on our chances at this point.


Got it.

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

Postby Rigo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:27 pm

Holds are de facto waitlists, so think about it however you want.

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

Postby connordalto » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:56 pm

Dinged, slightly above both medians. GL errybody!

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

Postby chandhi » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:59 pm

connordalto wrote:Dinged, slightly above both medians. GL errybody!

Was just about to message you and ask. Sorry to hear, but glad you have other great options.

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

Postby Factfromfiction » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:01 pm

dinged
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went UR 1/31

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

Postby connordalto » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:52 pm

chandhi wrote:
connordalto wrote:Dinged, slightly above both medians. GL errybody!

Was just about to message you and ask. Sorry to hear, but glad you have other great options.


Thanks for your consideration!! Yeah, kinda bummed but I really wasn't expecting anyways. Looks like PNW here I come :) GL with your hold!

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

Postby SlippinJimmy » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:52 pm

SaigonGin wrote:Was UR 2/6, applied mid January. Just got my rejection notice - above both 75ths and already into all of CCN w $.

It's cool Berkeley, didn't want to attend a non-T10 school anyways. New rankings definitely have me feeling a bit better about this. :P


Good for you :roll:



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