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 SilverSurfer2020 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:28 pm

Still strongly considering Berkeley because I think practicing in California would be great. With BL goals though I'm a little bit concerned with their firm placement numbers being lower than peer schools. Anyone else in the same boat/have any insight on this?

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

Postby rhino180 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:47 pm

SilverSurfer2020 wrote:Still strongly considering Berkeley because I think practicing in California would be great. With BL goals though I'm a little bit concerned with their firm placement numbers being lower than peer schools. Anyone else in the same boat/have any insight on this?


On the exact same boat as you...
My other considerations have much better BL firm placement, but I really like Berkeley

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

Postby goldenbear2020 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:05 pm

There are several factors that may explain the BL placement gap between Berkeley and peer T13 schools:
- the CA market is relatively worse
- the HH/H/P grading system hurts those below "median"
- self-selection away from biglaw (into PI, etc.)
- self-selection away from non-CA biglaw (preferring to stay in CA even for mid/small law)

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

Postby rhino180 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:59 pm

I just read somewhere that a few years ago Berkeley required students to withdraw from all waitlists once they finalized their decision by the June 1 "deposit deadline". Does anyone know if this still applies?

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

Postby heyya0909 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:51 pm

bigyellowjoint wrote:
heyya0909 wrote:
Keilz wrote:
heyya0909 wrote:Got my scholarship offer today! :D


Congrats! Did you submit a reconsideration request?


Thanks! I didn't submit any reconsideration requests, and I just heard via email on Saturday.


When were you admitted?


2/24!

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

Postby HonestlyThough » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:57 pm

rhino180 wrote:I just read somewhere that a few years ago Berkeley required students to withdraw from all waitlists once they finalized their decision by the June 1 "deposit deadline". Does anyone know if this still applies?


I believe this would go against current LSAC policy!

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

Postby LHS17 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:14 pm

HonestlyThough wrote:
rhino180 wrote:I just read somewhere that a few years ago Berkeley required students to withdraw from all waitlists once they finalized their decision by the June 1 "deposit deadline". Does anyone know if this still applies?


I believe this would go against current LSAC policy!


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

Postby HonestlyThough » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:33 pm

LHS17 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
rhino180 wrote:I just read somewhere that a few years ago Berkeley required students to withdraw from all waitlists once they finalized their decision by the June 1 "deposit deadline". Does anyone know if this still applies?


I believe this would go against current LSAC policy!


Source: Asha


yup.

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

Postby annazork » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:07 pm

don't think there's a class FB group yet (I checked a lot) so I made one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470164359758067/

feel free to join! if there is an "official" one I will delete and we can all move to that one haha

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

Postby jprath2 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:15 pm

annazork wrote:don't think there's a class FB group yet (I checked a lot) so I made one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470164359758067/

feel free to join! if there is an "official" one I will delete and we can all move to that one haha


I sent a join request since I haven't seen one yet either. :)

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

Postby bigyellowjoint » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:15 am

jprath2 wrote:
annazork wrote:don't think there's a class FB group yet (I checked a lot) so I made one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470164359758067/

feel free to join! if there is an "official" one I will delete and we can all move to that one haha


I sent a join request since I haven't seen one yet either. :)


I thought I read somewhere that they were planning on starting one "in mid April", but now all I can find is this page-
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/admissions/newadmit/student_facebook.php.

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

Postby rwajo12 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:39 pm

Has anyone who was put on Hold, heard back yet?

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

Postby chandhi » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:43 pm

rwajo12 wrote:Has anyone who was put on Hold, heard back yet?

No but I was thinking we should all start being anxious together again and take over this thread starting next Monday

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

Postby lilikoillama » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:59 pm

chandhi wrote:
rwajo12 wrote:Has anyone who was put on Hold, heard back yet?

No but I was thinking we should all start being anxious together again and take over this thread starting next Monday


I've been anxious since we all got that hold email way back when. Down for thread takeover though. :lol:

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

Postby chandhi » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:08 pm

lilikoillama wrote:
chandhi wrote:
rwajo12 wrote:Has anyone who was put on Hold, heard back yet?

No but I was thinking we should all start being anxious together again and take over this thread starting next Monday


I've been anxious since we all got that hold email way back when. Down for thread takeover though. :lol:

CALLING ALL HELD PEOPLE: Starting next Monday, April 17, we take back our thread. We have waited long and hard. We will not go down without a fight. Let us join forces and shitpost until the day we are accepted with significant scholarship money. May we all storm the gates of the castle with our acceptance letters come fall.

This is our mission. Join me.

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

Postby charles117 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:49 pm

LHS17 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
rhino180 wrote:I just read somewhere that a few years ago Berkeley required students to withdraw from all waitlists once they finalized their decision by the June 1 "deposit deadline". Does anyone know if this still applies?


I believe this would go against current LSAC policy!


Source: Asha

whats asha?

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

Postby chandhi » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:50 pm

charles117 wrote:whats asha?

:shock: :shock: :shock:

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

Postby HonestlyThough » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:59 pm

chandhi wrote:
charles117 wrote:whats asha?

:shock: :shock: :shock:


the keeper of hopes and dreams

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

Postby chandhi » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:04 pm

HonestlyThough wrote:
chandhi wrote:
charles117 wrote:whats asha?

:shock: :shock: :shock:


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

Postby HonestlyThough » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:09 pm

chandhi wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
chandhi wrote:
charles117 wrote:whats asha?

:shock: :shock: :shock:


the keeper of hopes and dreams

the tweeter of cats and memes


:lol: too good.

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

Postby LHS17 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:49 pm

charles117 wrote:
LHS17 wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:
rhino180 wrote:I just read somewhere that a few years ago Berkeley required students to withdraw from all waitlists once they finalized their decision by the June 1 "deposit deadline". Does anyone know if this still applies?


I believe this would go against current LSAC policy!


Source: Asha

whats asha?


A grammar elitist with somewhat frequent typos

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

Postby Litt1tUp » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:29 pm

rhino180 wrote:I just read somewhere that a few years ago Berkeley required students to withdraw from all waitlists once they finalized their decision by the June 1 "deposit deadline". Does anyone know if this still applies?


No - you can hold waitlists but you can't hold active seats.

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

Postby genjustice » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:48 pm

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

Postby Litt1tUp » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:50 pm

genjustice wrote:Any thoughts/opinions on Berk's facilities? I've heard they look old and worn down but haven't been able to visit the school yet.


That's not really the feel I got? Other than the administrative offices - I felt most of facilities had a more clean modern look that most law schools.

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

Postby studyingeveryday » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:51 pm

Litt1tUp wrote:
genjustice wrote:Any thoughts/opinions on Berk's facilities? I've heard they look old and worn down but haven't been able to visit the school yet.


That's not really the feel I got? Other than the administrative offices - I felt most of facilities had a more clean modern look that most law schools.


I didn't think that at all either, everything felt very new to me.



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