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
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17%
NYC
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9%
DC
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5%
Other North East
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2%
Midwest
13
3%
South
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3%
 
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby gargleblaster » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:53 pm

xtremenite wrote:Just got my merit aid offer. I can confirm they are not done giving out merit aid yet.


Can you confirm that they are making serious offers? (I.E. not hilarious lowballs?)

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Postby canigraduatealready? » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:23 am

Can confirm they are making hilariously insulting offers.

In at HYS with significant financial aid/offered ruby etc.
offered 45k over 3 years at Berk.

LOL.

gargleblaster wrote:
xtremenite wrote:Just got my merit aid offer. I can confirm they are not done giving out merit aid yet.


Can you confirm that they are making serious offers? (I.E. not hilarious lowballs?)

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Postby Litt1tUp » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:57 am

canigraduatealready? wrote:Can confirm they are making hilariously insulting offers.

In at HYS with significant financial aid/offered ruby etc.
offered 45k over 3 years at Berk.

LOL.

gargleblaster wrote:
xtremenite wrote:Just got my merit aid offer. I can confirm they are not done giving out merit aid yet.


Can you confirm that they are making serious offers? (I.E. not hilarious lowballs?)


But really... with offers from those schools in your pocket already, would you actually choose Berkeley?

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

Postby canigraduatealready? » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:10 am

Litt1tUp wrote:
canigraduatealready? wrote:Can confirm they are making hilariously insulting offers.

In at HYS with significant financial aid/offered ruby etc.
offered 45k over 3 years at Berk.

LOL.

gargleblaster wrote:
xtremenite wrote:Just got my merit aid offer. I can confirm they are not done giving out merit aid yet.


Can you confirm that they are making serious offers? (I.E. not hilarious lowballs?)


But really... with offers from those schools in your pocket already, would you actually choose Berkeley?


Fair point, but I have other reasons for wanting to stay in the bay. Had I not been in at S, I would be considering it.

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Postby HonestlyThough » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:07 pm

gargleblaster wrote:
xtremenite wrote:Just got my merit aid offer. I can confirm they are not done giving out merit aid yet.


Can you confirm that they are making serious offers? (I.E. not hilarious lowballs?)


Agreed. Though maybe they just have no money? In at Harvard, Vanderbilt at NYU, Mordecai at Duke....$$$ elsewhere. $90K from berkeley.

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

Postby genjustice » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:36 pm

Are merit offers also sent out through the Financial Aid Office e-mail address? And for those who received both merit and need, did they come at the same time? Received a Berkeley Law Grant, but not sure if this also included consideration for merit...

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Postby HonestlyThough » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:38 pm

genjustice wrote:Are merit offers also sent out through the Financial Aid Office e-mail address? And for those who received both merit and need, did they come at the same time? Received a Berkeley Law Grant, but not sure if this also included consideration for merit...


Got told I was receiving no Fin aid weeks before I received my merit award.

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Postby charles117 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:11 pm

whens the earliest that waitlisters have heard before?

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Postby hamilton&burr » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:27 am

charles117 wrote:whens the earliest that waitlisters have heard before?

They said in an email that they would be letting people know their quartile rank on the WL in early April...but I'm not sure if that's happening.

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Postby etramak » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:04 am

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Postby etramak » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:08 am

crookedsmile wrote:
etramak wrote:Did any of you guys apply for the Berkeley Law Opportunity Scholarship? The language for eligibility is something like "first in your family to earn a bachelor's degree," which is pretty clear, but I'm surprised that someone with an older sibling who graduated two years before them isn't eligible. Can anyone confirm this is the case?


This is not the case. At least one of the recipients has an older sibling who is a college grad. The eligibility depends on your parents being college grads.


Is there any idea how competitive this is. I see that there's 5 recipients but I've read that about 15% of the class is first gen. Do you need HYS numbers?

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Postby crookedsmile » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:17 pm

etramak wrote:
crookedsmile wrote:
etramak wrote:Did any of you guys apply for the Berkeley Law Opportunity Scholarship? The language for eligibility is something like "first in your family to earn a bachelor's degree," which is pretty clear, but I'm surprised that someone with an older sibling who graduated two years before them isn't eligible. Can anyone confirm this is the case?


This is not the case. At least one of the recipients has an older sibling who is a college grad. The eligibility depends on your parents being college grads.


Is there any idea how competitive this is. I see that there's 5 recipients but I've read that about 15% of the class is first gen. Do you need HYS numbers?


Before interviewing we were told there would be 3-5 recipients. I've only been able to confirm 3. I believe there was initially a list of 100+ that was culled down to 21 finalists. 18 ultimately decided to interview. From those finalists I was able to speak with, not all of them had HYS numbers but they all did seem to have T10 options, most had T6.

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Postby etramak » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:23 pm

crookedsmile wrote:
etramak wrote:
crookedsmile wrote:
etramak wrote:Did any of you guys apply for the Berkeley Law Opportunity Scholarship? The language for eligibility is something like "first in your family to earn a bachelor's degree," which is pretty clear, but I'm surprised that someone with an older sibling who graduated two years before them isn't eligible. Can anyone confirm this is the case?


This is not the case. At least one of the recipients has an older sibling who is a college grad. The eligibility depends on your parents being college grads.


Is there any idea how competitive this is. I see that there's 5 recipients but I've read that about 15% of the class is first gen. Do you need HYS numbers?


Before interviewing we were told there would be 3-5 recipients. I've only been able to confirm 3. I believe there was initially a list of 100+ that was culled down to 21 finalists. 18 ultimately decided to interview. From those finalists I was able to speak with, not all of them had HYS numbers but they all did seem to have T10 options, most had T6.


Thanks! What was the interview like? I'm getting way ahead of myself since I haven't even applied yet, but I'm curious because I kind of dread interviews. Did they fly you out to the Bay area and everything?

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

Postby enitar » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:38 am

Has anyone successfully negotiated with Berkeley? How quick do they get back to you? I just sent the email and im keeping my fingers crossed.

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Postby big_willy_style_333 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:40 am

Anyone else admitted in January still waiting on scholly info?

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Postby Keilz » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:42 am

big_willy_style_333 wrote:Anyone else admitted in January still waiting on scholly info?


Me. I'm assuming they're not offering. I'm going to wait to submit a reconsideration request until I visit Michigan and Cornell.

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Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:01 pm

Keilz wrote:
big_willy_style_333 wrote:Anyone else admitted in January still waiting on scholly info?


Me. I'm assuming they're not offering. I'm going to wait to submit a reconsideration request until I visit Michigan and Cornell.



Same. It's bullshit.

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Postby STribe14 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:56 pm

enitar wrote:Has anyone successfully negotiated with Berkeley? How quick do they get back to you? I just sent the email and im keeping my fingers crossed.


I submitted my scholarship reconsideration a couple of weeks ago and haven't gotten an answer yet. :?

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Postby enitar » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:01 pm

STribe14 wrote:
enitar wrote:Has anyone successfully negotiated with Berkeley? How quick do they get back to you? I just sent the email and im keeping my fingers crossed.


I submitted my scholarship reconsideration a couple of weeks ago and haven't gotten an answer yet. :?

:shock: :shock: :shock: thats so crazy... i have a mid april deadline and i really hope to hear back before that ahhh

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Postby STribe14 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:13 pm

enitar wrote:
STribe14 wrote:
enitar wrote:Has anyone successfully negotiated with Berkeley? How quick do they get back to you? I just sent the email and im keeping my fingers crossed.


I submitted my scholarship reconsideration a couple of weeks ago and haven't gotten an answer yet. :?

:shock: :shock: :shock: thats so crazy... i have a mid april deadline and i really hope to hear back before that ahhh


They would probably be understanding if you ask for an extension when your deadline approaches if you still haven't heard back yet!

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Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:16 pm

Honestly how many emails can Berkeley send while zero mention of $? Every week it's some niche "first generation" this, "minority" that, yet no scholly info? OK.

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Postby charles117 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:49 pm

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Honestly how many emails can Berkeley send while zero mention of $? Every week it's some niche "first generation" this, "minority" that, yet no scholly info? OK.

Welcome to public school. All of the diversity quotas and none of the money.

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Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:55 pm

charles117 wrote:
Assasindowntheavenue wrote:Honestly how many emails can Berkeley send while zero mention of $? Every week it's some niche "first generation" this, "minority" that, yet no scholly info? OK.

Welcome to public school. All of the diversity quotas and none of the money.


Lmao ain't that the truth. I'm just sick of the patronizing. Like yeah diversity is cool, I'm glad you're "supporting" first generation, minority, etc - but damn, I don't live off being a minority. At the end of the day, it's about $! And if I can't have any that's fine, but it's insulting to blow up my inbox with all of these nice sounding words as if that's all I care about as a minority. smh. Sorry, rant over.

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Postby Sadnessandmisfortune » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:02 pm

Withdrew last night. I'd say hopefully my money goes to you all but wait I have no money at Cal.

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

Postby charles117 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:37 pm

waitlist rankings are out

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