Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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Did you/will you submit a Why Berkeley?

Poll runs till Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:44 am

Yes
38
79%
No
6
13%
I have a 4.0/180
4
8%
 
Total votes: 48

grrlater
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby grrlater » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:15 pm

I've been UR for a long time now...has anybody heard back or can RD not expect to hear before all EDs get decisions?

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heyduchess
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby heyduchess » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:46 pm

submitted!

I'm a #splitter, so I have NO CHANCE here, but gosh oh geez do I like Berkeley.

missakari
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby missakari » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:37 pm

Submitted ED in Sept, haven't gotten an UR email yet...seems like it's normal not to get an UR email for ED ppl? Since we're getting our decisions by Dec. 2 anyways...

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AlPastor
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AlPastor » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:26 pm

I've been a very irresponsible OP and totally forgot to update the poll. Any ideas? I was curiously to see how many people submitted a Why Berk...

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heyduchess
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby heyduchess » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:42 pm

AlPastor wrote:I've been a very irresponsible OP and totally forgot to update the poll. Any ideas? I was curiously to see how many people submitted a Why Berk...


I am, too. Seems like if they have an optional WHY listed as a header, you should probably do it.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby OakBrook2021 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:28 pm

I didn't submit a Why Berk. Couldn't do a sincere one and I'd only attend in the unlikely event I got $$

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AlPastor
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AlPastor » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:11 pm

heyduchess wrote:I am, too. Seems like if they have an optional WHY listed as a header, you should probably do it.



There we go.... NEW POLL

Also, I have made use of my newly acquired [img] privileges and finally fixed the links on page 1

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mwells56
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby mwells56 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:42 pm

Submitted a couple hours ago. GPA just below the 50th and LSAT at the 75th and submitted a Why X, so feeling good!

jimmyplayer601
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:30 am

Just submitted, a month later than expected haha. At median for lsat and almost at 75th for gpa, from San Diego so pretty high up my list, anyone else apply to BLOS?

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby mwells56 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:07 pm

Woah, submitted yesterday and already under review. Hoping that's a good sign!

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heyduchess
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby heyduchess » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:10 pm

Me: I'm going to stay calm... It's going to be okay...

Berkeley: Your application is under review.

Me:
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bbwannabe
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby bbwannabe » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:36 pm

missakari wrote:Submitted ED in Sept, haven't gotten an UR email yet...seems like it's normal not to get an UR email for ED ppl? Since we're getting our decisions by Dec. 2 anyways...


Same - submitted end of October still not UR.
I'm guessing its ED thing since ppl r going UR pretty quickly. getting kinda nervous

etramak
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:48 pm

Delaying my app to write a BLOS essay (which I guess will also function as NYU's AnBryce essay) but I'm procrastinating hard. May very well not submit this app until 12/15

missakari
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby missakari » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:06 pm

bbwannabe wrote:
missakari wrote:Submitted ED in Sept, haven't gotten an UR email yet...seems like it's normal not to get an UR email for ED ppl? Since we're getting our decisions by Dec. 2 anyways...


Same - submitted end of October still not UR.
I'm guessing its ED thing since ppl r going UR pretty quickly. getting kinda nervous


Me too...I read some of this thread and got pretty anxious abt not having been notified of UR, but looks like us ED people are in the same boat! Now, back to the waiting game :/

of2273
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby of2273 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:43 pm

For those who applied ED, December 2 is a Saturday. Is it normal for a school to release decisions on a weekend or does that mean we may receive emails before the 2nd?

gmg
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby gmg » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:52 pm

Apparently, someone on Reddit said that they spoke with an Adcom and RD will most likely not hear anything until after ED.

plzkillme1224
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby plzkillme1224 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:11 am

of2273 wrote:For those who applied ED, December 2 is a Saturday. Is it normal for a school to release decisions on a weekend or does that mean we may receive emails before the 2nd?


Their twitter says 12/2 (a Saturday), but their website says 12/4 (a Monday). So either someone messed up or they changed it.

AaronCarter
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AaronCarter » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:21 pm

"I write to inform you that your application to Berkeley Law has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee. We anticipate a final decision will be reached on or around December 13. Thank you for your patience.

Edward Tom
Dead of Admissions"


I assume this isn't great news. Based on previous cycles, seems kinda like a WL. Wasn't good enough to get an outright acceptance, so I get thrown into a batch with a bunch of others.

oh well. :/

gmg
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby gmg » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:34 pm

AaronCarter wrote:"I write to inform you that your application to Berkeley Law has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee. We anticipate a final decision will be reached on or around December 13. Thank you for your patience.

Edward Tom
Dead of Admissions"


I assume this isn't great news. Based on previous cycles, seems kinda like a WL. Wasn't good enough to get an outright acceptance, so I get thrown into a batch with a bunch of others.

oh well. :/


Did you email him or did you just get that out of the blue?

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby soca_dancer » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:40 pm

AaronCarter wrote:"I write to inform you that your application to Berkeley Law has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee. We anticipate a final decision will be reached on or around December 13. Thank you for your patience.

Edward Tom
Dead of Admissions"


I assume this isn't great news. Based on previous cycles, seems kinda like a WL. Wasn't good enough to get an outright acceptance, so I get thrown into a batch with a bunch of others.

oh well. :/



I just received this as well... do we know for sure this is this bad?

AaronCarter
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AaronCarter » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:46 pm

soca_dancer wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:"I write to inform you that your application to Berkeley Law has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee. We anticipate a final decision will be reached on or around December 13. Thank you for your patience.

Edward Tom
Dead of Admissions"


I assume this isn't great news. Based on previous cycles, seems kinda like a WL. Wasn't good enough to get an outright acceptance, so I get thrown into a batch with a bunch of others.

oh well. :/



I just received this as well... do we know for sure this is this bad?



I mean.
Seems like it isn't ideal. Some people have been accepted just based on their applications already.
Others likely dinged. Sounds like we got put in the maybe pile

grrlater
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby grrlater » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:48 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:"I write to inform you that your application to Berkeley Law has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee. We anticipate a final decision will be reached on or around December 13. Thank you for your patience.

Edward Tom
Dead of Admissions"


I assume this isn't great news. Based on previous cycles, seems kinda like a WL. Wasn't good enough to get an outright acceptance, so I get thrown into a batch with a bunch of others.

oh well. :/



I just received this as well... do we know for sure this is this bad?



I mean.
Seems like it isn't ideal. Some people have been accepted just based on their applications already.
Others likely dinged. Sounds like we got put in the maybe pile



HMMMM but also maybe initial administrative review is not an actual review ....like maybe this is a different version of the under review email they send out?

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Mikey » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:49 pm

hmm, I didn't get that email.. I'm still on received, idk if you guys are complete though? maybe everyone got that email, who knows.

idk if it is a bad thing though that y'all got one

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby soca_dancer » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:54 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
I mean.
Seems like it isn't ideal. Some people have been accepted just based on their applications already.
Others likely dinged. Sounds like we got put in the maybe pile


Who has been accepted lol? I'm applying RD so maybe this is an automatic email, who knows

Aricole
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Aricole » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:58 pm

Received the email too. Pasting from TLS Interview with BOALT Dean Edward Tom about the faculty review below. The interview was conducted a few years ago, so not sure if anything has changed since then. If it's unchanged, the email is not an ideal sign.

Admissions Process – Rating Applications

TLS: What does the admissions process consist of, and how is an application rated?

Dean Tom: “Well, all the files are read, previewed initially by me or by one of my staff. I have 4 other people who help me with the application process initially. However, I read the bulk of them. I read about two-thirds of the applicant pool, while the other 4 read the other one-third.”

TLS: Wow, busy man.

Dean Tom: “Yeah. But it’s structured this way because I know what I’m looking for. And, if my staff finds an applicant whom they want to admit, they have to bring the file to me for a final review. Concurrent to this review process we also identify about 1400 to 1600 other applications that are very competitive, and these we send to our faculty admissions committee, comprised of 6 faculty and 12 students. Students serve in an advising capacity on the committee. I admit roughly 550 people through what I call the administrative review process, and the admissions committee (the faculty committee) admits about another 200 or so. So, we end up admitting about 700 to 750 people. The admissions committee also structures a waiting list, and then everyone else is denied, either administratively or by the Committee.

This year for example, we received approximately 7100 applications. We admitted roughly 750, and we’re going to enroll a class of about 270. The applications go up and down a little bit from year to year, but in terms of admission, the number of people we offer admission to, and the size of the class, that’s about the same.”





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