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
84
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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5%
Other North East
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Midwest
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South
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3%
 
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby canafsa » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:49 pm

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Postby dasq5511 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:28 am

I went UR 12/5 and haven't heard anything since, hopefully I will Jan. 3

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Postby chargers21 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:43 pm

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Postby sorence » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:22 pm

chargers21 wrote:Complete 12/5 and UR 12/23


Jealous! Same complete date, still no UR update. Here's hoping your news comes fast. :D

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Postby ellielaw » Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:01 pm

Does anyone know when scholarship information will become available?

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Postby brinicolec » Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:21 pm

Decided I'll apply here. Trying to decide what to write for the Why Berk.

Wish I could write things like "Why not? It's a good school in a nice location" :lol:

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Postby armc808 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:35 pm

Got the UR email this morning. Now the long wait begins...

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Postby angelfan5589 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:08 am

armc808 wrote:Got the UR email this morning. Now the long wait begins...


Did you apply for the Pence Scholarship?

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Postby Kaylasvi » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:52 am

sorence wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Complete 12/5 and UR 12/23


Jealous! Same complete date, still no UR update. Here's hoping your news comes fast. :D


Same exact dates. Still "your file is complete". I'm at medians so here's to hoping!

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Postby pandaaa » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:51 am

btruj777 wrote:Got Admin. Packet in the mail yesterday. Apparently merit based scholarships come out Feb-March. Also did anyone get the info as to how to log into the Cal website/admitted students ?


Yes, they should've sent you an email with directions on how to log in through a CalNet ID. Not sure if they sent it to everyone yet. Berkeley is my alma mater, and if there's one thing I Iearned about Berkeley, it's that the administration likes to take their time with things...

Regardless, the info should be coming if it has not come.

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Postby pandaaa » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:54 am

brinicolec wrote:Decided I'll apply here. Trying to decide what to write for the Why Berk.

Wish I could write things like "Why not? It's a good school in a nice location" :lol:


You should read up on some of the social movements if you're interested in that in any way. Berkeley also prides itself on being trailblazers for social change, research, and community service.

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Postby armc808 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:54 pm

angelfan5589 wrote:
armc808 wrote:Got the UR email this morning. Now the long wait begins...


Did you apply for the Pence Scholarship?


Yep!

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Postby angelfan5589 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:25 am

armc808 wrote:
angelfan5589 wrote:
armc808 wrote:Got the UR email this morning. Now the long wait begins...


Did you apply for the Pence Scholarship?


Yep!


Good luck! I have friends who went to Berkeley for UG so it was a pleasant surprise to see a Hawaii specific scholarship fund for their LS.

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Postby brinicolec » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:40 am

pandaaa wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Decided I'll apply here. Trying to decide what to write for the Why Berk.

Wish I could write things like "Why not? It's a good school in a nice location" :lol:


You should read up on some of the social movements if you're interested in that in any way. Berkeley also prides itself on being trailblazers for social change, research, and community service.


I ended up writing about my interest in the death penalty.

Definitely found some interesting stuff regarding race relations and things that they've been involved in too while brainstorming.

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

Postby armc808 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:31 am

angelfan5589 wrote:
armc808 wrote:
angelfan5589 wrote:
armc808 wrote:Got the UR email this morning. Now the long wait begins...


Did you apply for the Pence Scholarship?


Yep!


Good luck! I have friends who went to Berkeley for UG so it was a pleasant surprise to see a Hawaii specific scholarship fund for their LS.


I know! It was a welcomed surprise. Thanks! :D

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

Postby kpadoreo » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:02 am

Does a three page PS say that I'm slacking or that I'm able to be concise? Would an extra paragraph or two look better?

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Postby studyingeveryday » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:14 am

kpadoreo wrote:Does a three page PS say that I'm slacking or that I'm able to be concise? Would an extra paragraph or two look better?


I think it doesn't matter. From a while ago I remember people posting that they submitted a range of two, three, or four page essays. I can't remember who of these have been getting accepted but iirc it's been a mix. A three page one will probably automatically signal that you tailored it to Berkeley anyway since most schools require two, so three will be fine.

Anyone who's actually gotten accepted, feel free to share. (fwiw I did two but have no decision yet).

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

Postby Daydreamer15 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:24 am

Im starting to worry since my application has not changed from "received" to anything else since 12/8...

Anyone else in the same boat?

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

Postby NotAGolfer » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:05 am

studyingeveryday wrote:
kpadoreo wrote:Does a three page PS say that I'm slacking or that I'm able to be concise? Would an extra paragraph or two look better?


I think it doesn't matter. From a while ago I remember people posting that they submitted a range of two, three, or four page essays. I can't remember who of these have been getting accepted but iirc it's been a mix. A three page one will probably automatically signal that you tailored it to Berkeley anyway since most schools require two, so three will be fine.

Anyone who's actually gotten accepted, feel free to share. (fwiw I did two but have no decision yet).

I got in with a 2 pager

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

Postby beantheshadow » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:39 pm

NotAGolfer wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:
kpadoreo wrote:Does a three page PS say that I'm slacking or that I'm able to be concise? Would an extra paragraph or two look better?


I think it doesn't matter. From a while ago I remember people posting that they submitted a range of two, three, or four page essays. I can't remember who of these have been getting accepted but iirc it's been a mix. A three page one will probably automatically signal that you tailored it to Berkeley anyway since most schools require two, so three will be fine.

Anyone who's actually gotten accepted, feel free to share. (fwiw I did two but have no decision yet).

I got in with a 2 pager



+1

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

Postby brinicolec » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:07 pm

beantheshadow wrote:
NotAGolfer wrote:
studyingeveryday wrote:
kpadoreo wrote:Does a three page PS say that I'm slacking or that I'm able to be concise? Would an extra paragraph or two look better?


I think it doesn't matter. From a while ago I remember people posting that they submitted a range of two, three, or four page essays. I can't remember who of these have been getting accepted but iirc it's been a mix. A three page one will probably automatically signal that you tailored it to Berkeley anyway since most schools require two, so three will be fine.

Anyone who's actually gotten accepted, feel free to share. (fwiw I did two but have no decision yet).

I got in with a 2 pager



+1


I applied with a 2-pager so we'll see how it goes lol. I'm sure a lot of ppl did two pages because that's what most schools require.

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

Postby armc808 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:07 pm

Daydreamer15 wrote:Im starting to worry since my application has not changed from "received" to anything else since 12/8...

Anyone else in the same boat?


I submitted my app on 11/30, didn't go complete until 12/5, and was stuck there for awhile until it finally went UR on 12/23. They're probably just flooded with apps this time of year, and their office is closed until 1/3 anyway, so I wouldn't worry (Y)

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

Postby brinicolec » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:01 pm

armc808 wrote:
Daydreamer15 wrote:Im starting to worry since my application has not changed from "received" to anything else since 12/8...

Anyone else in the same boat?


I submitted my app on 11/30, didn't go complete until 12/5, and was stuck there for awhile until it finally went UR on 12/23. They're probably just flooded with apps this time of year, and their office is closed until 1/3 anyway, so I wouldn't worry (Y)



How do each of your stats line up with the 25/50/75? That could be part of it.

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Postby armc808 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:31 pm

brinicolec wrote:How do each of your stats line up with the 25/50/75? That could be part of it.


LSAT just under the median, GPA just under 75th.

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

Postby galeatus » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:44 pm

armc808 wrote:
Daydreamer15 wrote:Im starting to worry since my application has not changed from "received" to anything else since 12/8...

Anyone else in the same boat?


I submitted my app on 11/30, didn't go complete until 12/5, and was stuck there for awhile until it finally went UR on 12/23. They're probably just flooded with apps this time of year, and their office is closed until 1/3 anyway, so I wouldn't worry (Y)


I think around 2-3 weeks between complete and UR is kinda normal, I went complete on 11/20 and UR on 12/16.

(fwiw, LSAT>75, International without GPA)



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