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!! $$$
117
28%
Public Interest #Berkeley
83
20%
Government
42
10%
Other location (Not NE, midwest, south or Cali)
7
2%
California
70
17%
NYC
39
9%
DC
20
5%
Other North East
9
2%
Midwest
13
3%
South
12
3%
 
Total votes: 412

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

Postby kaptainkeepa » Mon May 22, 2017 2:19 pm

I'm in!!!!!

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

Postby FEDRESRV » Mon May 22, 2017 2:31 pm

scoot456 wrote:In today off of the Hold list.


Same! However, there was no mention of merit aid with my e-mail. Anyone else?

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Litt1tUp
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Litt1tUp » Mon May 22, 2017 2:39 pm

FEDRESRV wrote:
scoot456 wrote:In today off of the Hold list.


Same! However, there was no mention of merit aid with my e-mail. Anyone else?


Congrats!

I think it's probably best to operate under the assumption that you won't receive merit aid unless you have compelling competing offers from peer schools that you can send to matching @ law.berkeley.edu ! However they consider after may 1st late so just trying to keep your hopes realistic.

Edit - we have 280 kids in the Facebook group now, so we are probably getting closer to a full class as an FYI! Not sure how many of those people are current students.

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

Postby lilikoillama » Mon May 22, 2017 2:59 pm

FEDRESRV wrote:
scoot456 wrote:In today off of the Hold list.


Same! However, there was no mention of merit aid with my e-mail. Anyone else?


Also in! and No mention of merit aid...hmmm what to do now...

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

Postby NotAGolfer » Mon May 22, 2017 3:06 pm

Congrats to all the new admits!!! Hope to see you in CA in August :D

rwajo12
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby rwajo12 » Tue May 23, 2017 3:20 pm

FEDRESRV wrote:
scoot456 wrote:In today off of the Hold list.


Same! However, there was no mention of merit aid with my e-mail. Anyone else?


Congrats guys!! Any call or indication beforehand?

scoot456
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby scoot456 » Tue May 23, 2017 3:55 pm

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

Postby lilikoillama » Fri May 26, 2017 4:17 pm

scoot456 wrote:
rwajo12 wrote:
FEDRESRV wrote:
scoot456 wrote:In today off of the Hold list.


Same! However, there was no mention of merit aid with my e-mail. Anyone else?


Congrats guys!! Any call or indication beforehand?


Nope! Just that email from a week ago about the math of waitlists or whatever.


Any other held people who were just admitted this week hear anything about merit aid? That June 1st deadline is coming up quick! :shock:

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

Postby FEDRESRV » Fri May 26, 2017 5:12 pm

lilikoillama wrote:
Any other held people who were just admitted this week hear anything about merit aid? That June 1st deadline is coming up quick! :shock:


Nothing yet. Did you receive the e-mail this morning with the CalNet/CalCentral log-in information?

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chargers21
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby chargers21 » Fri May 26, 2017 5:26 pm

Don't count on money from UCB.

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

Postby scoot456 » Fri May 26, 2017 5:29 pm

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greys4ever
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby greys4ever » Fri May 26, 2017 5:30 pm

lilikoillama wrote:
scoot456 wrote:
rwajo12 wrote:
FEDRESRV wrote:
scoot456 wrote:In today off of the Hold list.


Same! However, there was no mention of merit aid with my e-mail. Anyone else?


Congrats guys!! Any call or indication beforehand?


Nope! Just that email from a week ago about the math of waitlists or whatever.


Any other held people who were just admitted this week hear anything about merit aid? That June 1st deadline is coming up quick! :shock:



I was let in off of hold earlier in the week and received a merit aid email about an hour ago for quite a bit more money than I expected.

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

Postby FEDRESRV » Fri May 26, 2017 6:05 pm

greys4ever wrote:
lilikoillama wrote:
scoot456 wrote:
rwajo12 wrote:
FEDRESRV wrote:
scoot456 wrote:In today off of the Hold list.


Same! However, there was no mention of merit aid with my e-mail. Anyone else?


Congrats guys!! Any call or indication beforehand?


Nope! Just that email from a week ago about the math of waitlists or whatever.


Any other held people who were just admitted this week hear anything about merit aid? That June 1st deadline is coming up quick! :shock:



I was let in off of hold earlier in the week and received a merit aid email about an hour ago for quite a bit more money than I expected.


Great news! Are you going to enroll?

greys4ever
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby greys4ever » Fri May 26, 2017 6:54 pm

FEDRESRV wrote:
greys4ever wrote:
lilikoillama wrote:
scoot456 wrote:
rwajo12 wrote:
FEDRESRV wrote:
scoot456 wrote:In today off of the Hold list.


Same! However, there was no mention of merit aid with my e-mail. Anyone else?


Congrats guys!! Any call or indication beforehand?


Nope! Just that email from a week ago about the math of waitlists or whatever.


Any other held people who were just admitted this week hear anything about merit aid? That June 1st deadline is coming up quick! :shock:



I was let in off of hold earlier in the week and received a merit aid email about an hour ago for quite a bit more money than I expected.


Great news! Are you going to enroll?


thanks! I'm not sure. i'm so torn. I have a full ride public interest scholarship to Georgetown so I'm really undecided at the moment. Any advice is welcome haha :)

scoot456
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby scoot456 » Tue May 30, 2017 4:41 pm

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

Postby lilikoillama » Tue May 30, 2017 4:55 pm

scoot456 wrote:*


Same situation. But unfortunately, I called Berk last week asking about negotiations for those of us off the held list and they said they are no longer doing scholarship reconsiderations. So we're pretty much done. :cry:

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

Postby kaptainkeepa » Wed May 31, 2017 1:05 am

lilikoillama wrote:
scoot456 wrote:*


Same situation. But unfortunately, I called Berk last week asking about negotiations for those of us off the held list and they said they are no longer doing scholarship reconsiderations. So we're pretty much done. :cry:


Hard decision to choose Berkeley at sticker...

rwajo12
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby rwajo12 » Wed May 31, 2017 7:53 am

kaptainkeepa wrote:
lilikoillama wrote:
scoot456 wrote:*


Same situation. But unfortunately, I called Berk last week asking about negotiations for those of us off the held list and they said they are no longer doing scholarship reconsiderations. So we're pretty much done. :cry:


Hard decision to choose Berkeley at sticker...


What are your other choices

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

Postby kaptainkeepa » Wed May 31, 2017 9:09 am

rwajo12 wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
lilikoillama wrote:
scoot456 wrote:*


Same situation. But unfortunately, I called Berk last week asking about negotiations for those of us off the held list and they said they are no longer doing scholarship reconsiderations. So we're pretty much done. :cry:


Hard decision to choose Berkeley at sticker...


What are your other choices


Davis with $75000

rwajo12
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby rwajo12 » Wed May 31, 2017 10:20 am

kaptainkeepa wrote:
rwajo12 wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
lilikoillama wrote:
scoot456 wrote:*


Same situation. But unfortunately, I called Berk last week asking about negotiations for those of us off the held list and they said they are no longer doing scholarship reconsiderations. So we're pretty much done. :cry:


Hard decision to choose Berkeley at sticker...


What are your other choices


Davis with $75000


If you want to stay on the west coast than David should be fine. But Berkeley on the other hand, will give you the ability to move around the country easier if you later decide to. It also depends on what type of law you think you might want to get into

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

Postby kaptainkeepa » Wed May 31, 2017 11:15 am

rwajo12 wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
rwajo12 wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
lilikoillama wrote:
scoot456 wrote:*


Same situation. But unfortunately, I called Berk last week asking about negotiations for those of us off the held list and they said they are no longer doing scholarship reconsiderations. So we're pretty much done. :cry:


Hard decision to choose Berkeley at sticker...


What are your other choices


Davis with $75000


If you want to stay on the west coast than David should be fine. But Berkeley on the other hand, will give you the ability to move around the country easier if you later decide to. It also depends on what type of law you think you might want to get into


Berkeley was just my dream school. It was a wonder I actually got in. I do want to stay on the west coast, but I also would prefer to move back to Southern California at some point.

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chargers21
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby chargers21 » Wed May 31, 2017 11:18 am

I feel like Berkeley is definitely worth 75k more than Davis for most situations

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

Postby littlekidlover » Wed May 31, 2017 11:30 am

chargers21 wrote:I feel like Berkeley is definitely worth 75k more than Davis for most situations


This is the right answer. Paying sticker is a really rough choice but I think it's better value than Davis with that scholarship.

rwajo12
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby rwajo12 » Wed May 31, 2017 11:51 am

kaptainkeepa wrote:
rwajo12 wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
rwajo12 wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
lilikoillama wrote:
scoot456 wrote:*


Same situation. But unfortunately, I called Berk last week asking about negotiations for those of us off the held list and they said they are no longer doing scholarship reconsiderations. So we're pretty much done. :cry:


Hard decision to choose Berkeley at sticker...


What are your other choices


Davis with $75000


If you want to stay on the west coast than David should be fine. But Berkeley on the other hand, will give you the ability to move around the country easier if you later decide to. It also depends on what type of law you think you might want to get into


Berkeley was just my dream school. It was a wonder I actually got in. I do want to stay on the west coast, but I also would prefer to move back to Southern California at some point.


Law school is an investement and the reality of it is, down the road you'll have way more opportunities with Berkeley on your resume versus having Davis. It's a long term game.

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

Postby lilikoillama » Wed May 31, 2017 2:02 pm

kaptainkeepa wrote:
rwajo12 wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
rwajo12 wrote:
kaptainkeepa wrote:
lilikoillama wrote:
scoot456 wrote:*


Same situation. But unfortunately, I called Berk last week asking about negotiations for those of us off the held list and they said they are no longer doing scholarship reconsiderations. So we're pretty much done. :cry:


Hard decision to choose Berkeley at sticker...


What are your other choices


Davis with $75000


If you want to stay on the west coast than David should be fine. But Berkeley on the other hand, will give you the ability to move around the country easier if you later decide to. It also depends on what type of law you think you might want to get into


Berkeley was just my dream school. It was a wonder I actually got in. I do want to stay on the west coast, but I also would prefer to move back to Southern California at some point.


Berkeley was also the dream, hoping to return to California after graduation too. Personally, I would choose Berkeley at sticker over Davis like others have said. I'll be going to Duke with $$ in the fall, which will probably make it a little harder to return, but oh well!




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