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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No
27
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I have a 4.0/180
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Total votes: 150

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

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:49 pm

Looks like berkeley is following Michigan in a fast turn around time

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

Postby feralflamingo » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:11 pm

What's the infamous faculty email? xD

Just got accepted as well, RD, numbers in profile

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

Postby #gobroncos » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:42 pm

In via email!

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

Postby emx0824 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:45 pm

In via email.

169/4.31 Submitted 10/30 UR 10/31 Wrote a Why Berk + Diversity Statement

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

Postby nyc2dc » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:49 pm

In via email! :D

(Complete since mid October)

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

Postby soca_dancer » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:25 pm

feralflamingo wrote:What's the infamous faculty email? xD

Just got accepted as well, RD, numbers in profile



Like 3 weeks ago Dean Chemerinsky sent an email to some candidates about forwarding their applications to faculty review because he couldn't make a decision on that specific candidate. But I guess that turned out to be a blessing :)

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

Postby yan » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:24 am

Got an email acceptance this morning––very happy. Sadly their ASW dates overlap with that of UVA and Michigan, which is a big bummer. Two questions for people with more knowledge about the process:

Does anyone know when scholarship information is released, and through what medium? And, since I was accepted via email and not over the phone, is it polite to write back in acknowledgment, or should I just let the acceptance email go unanswered?

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

Postby soca_dancer » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:09 am

principalagent wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:Just admitted via email!

Completely surprised - previously received the infamous faculty committee email :lol:


Congrats sis!!


Ahhh thanks boo, feeling surreal.

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

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:11 am

soca_dancer wrote:
principalagent wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:Just admitted via email!

Completely surprised - previously received the infamous faculty committee email :lol:


Congrats sis!!


Ahhh thanks boo, feeling surreal.


Congrats! URMs we gotta catch up during Berkeley ASW!

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

Postby soca_dancer » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:25 am

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:
principalagent wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:Just admitted via email!

Completely surprised - previously received the infamous faculty committee email :lol:


Congrats sis!!


Ahhh thanks boo, feeling surreal.


Congrats! URMs we gotta catch up during Berkeley ASW!


Hahaha yes! Super excited about visiting the Bay Area.

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

Postby principalagent » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:16 am

soca_dancer wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:Congrats! URMs we gotta catch up during Berkeley ASW!


Hahaha yes! Super excited about visiting the Bay Area.


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

Postby soca_dancer » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:26 am

principalagent wrote:
soca_dancer wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:Congrats! URMs we gotta catch up during Berkeley ASW!


Hahaha yes! Super excited about visiting the Bay Area.


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Stop it, you know you'll be hearing back soon. I can't with you and that gif hahahaha

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

Postby principalagent » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:44 am

soca_dancer wrote:Stop it, you know you'll be hearing back soon. I can't with you and that gif hahahaha


I didn’t apply to Berkeley! And I’ll be at UVA’s admit weekend anyway. But y’all go be great frolicking in the East Bay!! Imma let y’all have your shine :lol:

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

Postby Revelator 12 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:23 pm

yan wrote: Sadly their ASW dates overlap with that of UVA and Michigan, which is a big bummer.


This is not good news...

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

Postby mistakepluskeleven » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:03 pm

Anyone know about the political vibe of the law school in particular? Obviously the university has a reputation of being super liberal, but I wonder how that influences professors and classes at the law school? I've been too nervous to ask any of the admissions people or on the webinars - don't want to offend anyone

I'm definitely more liberal-leaning, but I want to go to a school that takes a well rounded approach to controversial topics. My experience in undergrad was pretty one-sided and I didn't like how afraid students were to have an unpopular opinion

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

Postby feralflamingo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:45 pm

soca_dancer wrote:
feralflamingo wrote:What's the infamous faculty email? xD

Just got accepted as well, RD, numbers in profile



Like 3 weeks ago Dean Chemerinsky sent an email to some candidates about forwarding their applications to faculty review because he couldn't make a decision on that specific candidate. But I guess that turned out to be a blessing :)


Oh yikes. That's a weird email to send out to candidates...

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

Postby feralflamingo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:46 pm

yan wrote:Got an email acceptance this morning––very happy. Sadly their ASW dates overlap with that of UVA and Michigan, which is a big bummer.


Are you kidding me :evil:

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

Postby lawlawlawzz » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:11 pm

I wonder when they'll review those not admitted ED... Bottom of the stack?

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

Postby Revelator 12 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:23 pm

lawlawlawzz wrote:I wonder when they'll review those not admitted ED... Bottom of the stack?


I'm not ED and I was admitted on Monday.

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

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:26 pm

principalagent wrote:I didn’t apply to Berkeley!


Me (and my cat):
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby principalagent » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:29 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
principalagent wrote:I didn’t apply to Berkeley!


Me (and my cat):
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:lol: :lol: :lol: I’m ded

Sorry to upset you, your cat and Tyra!

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

Postby whydetached » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:20 am

You'll be fine. Earlier this semester, on the day Trump scrapped DACA, one of our fellow 1Ls donned a T-shirt saying "been here since some 200 years ago", and he's still doing OK. :roll:

mistakepluskeleven wrote:Anyone know about the political vibe of the law school in particular? Obviously the university has a reputation of being super liberal, but I wonder how that influences professors and classes at the law school? I've been too nervous to ask any of the admissions people or on the webinars - don't want to offend anyone

I'm definitely more liberal-leaning, but I want to go to a school that takes a well rounded approach to controversial topics. My experience in undergrad was pretty one-sided and I didn't like how afraid students were to have an unpopular opinion

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

Postby plzkillme1224 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:16 pm

Anybody get their acceptance package in the mail yet?

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

Postby etramak » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:51 pm

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

Postby TrustMeImALawStudent » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:37 pm

Wakhancorridor wrote:
TrustMeImALawStudent wrote: 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.


not trying to be rude but I don't think this is really the best way to look at law school pricing. I love berkeley law and its definitely the best fit for me, but (a) its not unique in that there are at least twelve other schools in the T14 that provide excellent job prospects and have incredible alumni networks--UVA as one example AND (b) Big Law prospects don't really justify full-price expenses.

If you got into Berkeley Law, there is a decent shot you got into at least a handful of other T14s...


Again, that was just my personal opinion, as you have yours. I wasn't basing my response on a situation where someone got, say, a 50% scholarship to Michigan and no money at Berkeley. If that happens and you aren't Bay Area-oriented, then by all means go to Michigan. In many other situations (I won't list them all) B at sticker makes sense. It depends on a wide range of factors in an individual's life.




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