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

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Did you/will you submit a Why Berkeley?

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Yes
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74%
No
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I have a 4.0/180
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Total votes: 150

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

Postby texasreznikoff » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:35 pm

IN

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

Postby usaorbust » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:36 pm

TTlawschool wrote:.

Google search shows thats an admissions number.
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AaronCarter » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:38 pm

texasreznikoff wrote:IN



Congrats!!!


Did you get the Faculty Admission Committee review email?

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

Postby Churner_throwaway- » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:41 pm

texasreznikoff wrote:IN


ED or RD?

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

Postby texasreznikoff » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:42 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
texasreznikoff wrote:IN



Congrats!!!


Did you get the Faculty Admission Committee review email?


nope

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

Postby TTlawschool » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:47 pm

nixbaby wrote:Did your status checker change??



I just called back that number, it was someone from admissions and I got in - but my status checker did not change, nor did I get an email. RD also.

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

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:48 pm

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

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:48 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
TTlawschool wrote:
bbwannabe wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:In at Boalt! Call from Dean Tom LITERALLY 10 mins ago. I'm shakinggggg


Omgomgomg CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! Now tell us everything about ur stats to completion date!!!!!!!!! Omg IM SO EXCITED FOR U!! R u ED?



Was the phone number 510-642-8406? Just missed a call from Berkeley but I am from the area so not totally surprising!


It wasn't BUT IT DOESNT MATTER BECAUSE YOU GOT IN CONGRATS! Same re: status checker/email

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

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:49 pm

texasreznikoff wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
texasreznikoff wrote:IN



Congrats!!!


Did you get the Faculty Admission Committee review email?


nope


Aye congrats!

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

Postby principalagent » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:50 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:In at Boalt! Call from Dean Tom LITERALLY 10 mins ago. I'm shakinggggg


YOU *clap-emoji* DID *clap-emoji* THAT *clap-emoji*

I’m honestly living for you right now. Congrats!!!

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

Postby texasreznikoff » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:55 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
texasreznikoff wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
texasreznikoff wrote:IN



Congrats!!!


Did you get the Faculty Admission Committee review email?


nope


Aye congrats!


you too!!!! killing it

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

Postby cwasser3 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:03 pm

Just got in!! Missed the call but the dean left a sweet message.

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

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:04 pm

What's the caller ID say?

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

Postby AlPastor » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:06 pm

Congrats everyone!!! Are you all September applicants?

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

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:10 pm

principalagent wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:In at Boalt! Call from Dean Tom LITERALLY 10 mins ago. I'm shakinggggg


YOU *clap-emoji* DID *clap-emoji* THAT *clap-emoji*

I’m honestly living for you right now. Congrats!!!


Thank youuuuu!!!! I see you gettin them acceptances. You're #BlackExcellence - keep shining fam!

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

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:10 pm

AlPastor wrote:Congrats everyone!!! Are you all September applicants?


I was. Submitted 9/23, UR 10/12

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

Postby texasreznikoff » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:11 pm

AlPastor wrote:Congrats everyone!!! Are you all September applicants?


submitted 10/22

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

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:12 pm

cwasser3 wrote:Just got in!! Missed the call but the dean left a sweet message.


A friend (now a Boalt 2L) told me she intentionally missed her call so she can save the voicemail. Now she plays it on her bad days. So yeah dude, congrats--now save that voicemail!

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

Postby gayfish » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:25 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
gayfish wrote:In! Just got the call from Dean Tom! May or may not have made the most unattractive shriek/laugh sound when he told me, but no regrets! RD, LSAT >75, 25 > GPA > 50th, non-URM.



Did you get the Faculty Admission Committee email?

Did anyone who's being called today????


Nope! Been UR1 since like 11/1 with no changes, so I was super surprised to get the call. I figured no RDs would go out before the EDs, but surprise! Boutta load up on Taco Tuesday and celebrate

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

Postby hfy0118 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:28 pm

Congrats everyone who got offer call today!! Now let us ED applicants wait for admission outcome - one week counting down...

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

Postby Churner_throwaway- » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:29 pm

hfy0118 wrote:Congrats everyone who got offer call today!! Now let us ED applicants wait for admission outcome - one week counting down...

there is still plenty of daylight left for me to hope the ED calls are coming next...

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

Postby nixbaby » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:30 pm

do we think calls are still going out today?

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

Postby Churner_throwaway- » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:38 pm

nixbaby wrote:do we think calls are still going out today?


your guess is as good as mine. I'm hoping so, but there's no way to know

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

Postby TrustMeImALawStudent » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:50 pm

Wakhancorridor wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
annazork wrote:People who have gotten straight P's still land Big Law, yes.

AaronCarter wrote:
TrustMeImALawStudent wrote:I'm also at Berkeley Law. I'll try to chip in to answer questions, too.


Would you say going to Berkeley at sticker is a wise financial choice?

Also, for students who are at median at Berk, are they still able to land 160k+ jobs with relative ease?


going to just about any law school at sticker price is not a wise financial decision



Don't go to law school unless you're getting a good discount. The more debt you have, the more doors you close several years out of law school


I'm going to give you my personal opinion. I know many other people have general law school advice that conflicts with the advice below, but I think Berkeley is a unique case.

I think going to Berkeley *is* worth sticker, but *only* because it remains a T14 *and* we have our own public interest loan forgiveness program *and* because folks who don't go the public interest route go clerkship or big law. Sprinkle in a fantastic location and amazing alumni network, and many 3Ls who land big law jobs with P's, and I would go to Berkeley Law at sticker as long as I was positive I wanted to work in the legal field long-term.

As I was preparing to apply to law school, I read a bazillion articles on the state of legal education and I am well aware of all of the arguments against going to law school at sticker, which I think are totally valid, but I think Berkeley Law (and other top law schools) are in a unique situation that makes it worth it. To be transparent, I was awarded about a 50% scholarship, so I didn't have to actually make that decision, but I did turn down full-rides from lower ranked schools in the 15s-30s and I will still have lots of debt to deal with.

Also, I want to note that a lot of people at Berkeley, despite it's public interest-y and left-y image, seem to come from hella wealthy families. Nobody flaunts wealth here, so you don't realize it at first--until spring break or the holidays arrive and you see their vacay pics. I only mention this because I think quite a few people paying sticker at Berkeley don't have to actually care about the price as much as more average folk do. So if you ask people at Berkeley if sticker price is worth it, that might influence their opinion.

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

Postby wulfy10 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:15 am

Did anyone get a voicemail telling them to call the admissions office back?



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