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
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9%
DC
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5%
Other North East
9
2%
Midwest
13
3%
South
12
3%
 
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:01 pm

galeatus wrote:
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)


Yeah it took about the same time for me both years I applied, and my lsat went up three points from median to 75

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

Postby brinicolec » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:51 am

Keilz wrote:
galeatus wrote:
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)


Yeah it took about the same time for me both years I applied, and my lsat went up three points from median to 75


My LSAT's between their median and 75th. I submitted before they headed to break. I've been keeping a pretty thorough record of my dates for all my apps so I'll be sure to let you guys know if my turnaround is different!

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

Postby armc808 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:57 am

brinicolec wrote:My LSAT's between their median and 75th. I submitted before they headed to break. I've been keeping a pretty thorough record of my dates for all my apps so I'll be sure to let you guys know if my turnaround is different!


Yeah keep us posted!

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

Postby airwrecka » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:02 am

Who's planning to attend the ASW in March? I think my husband and I are going to fly out for it (from MN) and then hopefully head down to LA to visit some friends. I'm v excited to get to some nicer weather :lol: Also, I've never been to CA (but always wanted to visit), so I'm super excited!

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

Postby LawSchoolTitan » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:05 pm

airwrecka wrote:Who's planning to attend the ASW in March? I think my husband and I are going to fly out for it (from MN) and then hopefully head down to LA to visit some friends. I'm v excited to get to some nicer weather :lol: Also, I've never been to CA (but always wanted to visit), so I'm super excited!


As a SoCal native who worked in SF for 6 months, just want to warn that the nice weather that everyone imagines in CA is actually a SoCal thing. The Bay Area gets some good days but has a fair share of cold, wet and foggy weather. (Granted it's not snowing, but when the city officially names their fog Karl, you know it is foggy a lot) So there is some literal truth to Mark Twain's statement, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco."

Down in LA though... the life, weather and people are amazing. Being an 1 hour away from the beach, the mountains (where it does snow), the desert and Disneyland is an incredible lifestyle. Two days ago I was snowboarding and this morning I was surfing. Not many places can give you that haha

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

Postby PrezRand » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:18 pm

Cali is great besides the high taxes, regulations, cost of living, and horrendous laws

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

Postby proteinshake » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:28 pm

PrezRand wrote:Cali is great besides the high taxes, regulations, cost of living, and horrendous laws

loooool. I would probably want to live in Cali if it wasn't for all of this ^ though COL is high in any major market.

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

Postby lawlzschool » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:44 pm

proteinshake wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Cali is great besides the high taxes, regulations, cost of living, and horrendous laws

loooool. I would probably want to live in Cali if it wasn't for all of this ^ though COL is high in any major market.


mehhr dont call it cali ;)

source: native

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

Postby airwrecka » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:45 pm

LawSchoolTitan wrote:
airwrecka wrote:Who's planning to attend the ASW in March? I think my husband and I are going to fly out for it (from MN) and then hopefully head down to LA to visit some friends. I'm v excited to get to some nicer weather :lol: Also, I've never been to CA (but always wanted to visit), so I'm super excited!


As a SoCal native who worked in SF for 6 months, just want to warn that the nice weather that everyone imagines in CA is actually a SoCal thing. The Bay Area gets some good days but has a fair share of cold, wet and foggy weather. (Granted it's not snowing, but when the city officially names their fog Karl, you know it is foggy a lot) So there is some literal truth to Mark Twain's statement, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco."

Down in LA though... the life, weather and people are amazing. Being an 1 hour away from the beach, the mountains (where it does snow), the desert and Disneyland is an incredible lifestyle. Two days ago I was snowboarding and this morning I was surfing. Not many places can give you that haha


Good to know, but I can guarantee SF has nothing on Minneapolis/St Paul for terrible weather ;) (a few winters ago--thankfully the winter I was studying abroad in southern Spain--the temperature did not get above 0 degrees F for more than 50 days in a row. many of those days had wind chills reaching -30 or -40)

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

Postby PrezRand » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:04 pm

proteinshake wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Cali is great besides the high taxes, regulations, cost of living, and horrendous laws

loooool. I would probably want to live in Cali if it wasn't for all of this ^ though COL is high in any major market.

Not Texas :)

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

Postby ellielaw » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:11 pm

airwrecka wrote:Who's planning to attend the ASW in March? I think my husband and I are going to fly out for it (from MN) and then hopefully head down to LA to visit some friends. I'm v excited to get to some nicer weather :lol: Also, I've never been to CA (but always wanted to visit), so I'm super excited!


I'm planning to attend ASW. I live in the Bay Area. :D

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

Postby genjustice » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:25 pm

Has anyone at/below the medians heard back yet? Seems like most admits on mylsn have been above 75ths or splitters for the most part.

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Postby zeglo » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:38 pm

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

Postby act0491 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:40 pm

armc808 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:My LSAT's between their median and 75th. I submitted before they headed to break. I've been keeping a pretty thorough record of my dates for all my apps so I'll be sure to let you guys know if my turnaround is different!


Yeah keep us posted!


I'm in the same boat but submitted mid November and went under review 12/19! Between median and 75 for LSAT and GPA so hoping to hear something after the new year!

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

Postby NotAGolfer » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:09 pm

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

Postby brinicolec » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:44 pm

PrezRand wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Cali is great besides the high taxes, regulations, cost of living, and horrendous laws

loooool. I would probably want to live in Cali if it wasn't for all of this ^ though COL is high in any major market.

Not Texas :)



Out of curiosity what laws are you referring to?

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

Postby proteinshake » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:04 pm

brinicolec wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Cali is great besides the high taxes, regulations, cost of living, and horrendous laws

loooool. I would probably want to live in Cali if it wasn't for all of this ^ though COL is high in any major market.

Not Texas :)



Out of curiosity what laws are you referring to?

zoning laws that increase COL.

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

Postby chargers21 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:56 pm

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

Postby Helioze » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:25 pm

chargers21 wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Cali is great besides the high taxes, regulations, cost of living, and horrendous laws

loooool. I would probably want to live in Cali if it wasn't for all of this ^ though COL is high in any major market.

Not Texas :)



Out of curiosity what laws are you referring to?

zoning laws that increase COL.

gun laws...


Petty theft is basically legal here

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

Postby PrezRand » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:46 pm

brinicolec wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Cali is great besides the high taxes, regulations, cost of living, and horrendous laws

loooool. I would probably want to live in Cali if it wasn't for all of this ^ though COL is high in any major market.

Not Texas :)



Out of curiosity what laws are you referring to?

They basically answered your question^^^

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:49 pm

brinicolec wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Cali is great besides the high taxes, regulations, cost of living, and horrendous laws

loooool. I would probably want to live in Cali if it wasn't for all of this ^ though COL is high in any major market.

Not Texas :)



Out of curiosity what laws are you referring to?


Having to pay 10 cents per bag at grocery stores.

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Postby canafsa » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:03 am

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

Postby brinicolec » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:09 am

Assasindowntheavenue wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Cali is great besides the high taxes, regulations, cost of living, and horrendous laws

loooool. I would probably want to live in Cali if it wasn't for all of this ^ though COL is high in any major market.

Not Texas :)



Out of curiosity what laws are you referring to?


Having to pay 10 cents per bag at grocery stores.


I'm assuming that's to encourage people to use reusable bags rather than plastic?

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

Postby brinicolec » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:12 am

chargers21 wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
PrezRand wrote:Cali is great besides the high taxes, regulations, cost of living, and horrendous laws

loooool. I would probably want to live in Cali if it wasn't for all of this ^ though COL is high in any major market.

Not Texas :)



Out of curiosity what laws are you referring to?

zoning laws that increase COL.

gun laws...


Well I'm actually in support of better gun control and laws preventing civilians from having semi-automatics...

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Postby canafsa » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:17 am

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