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

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Did you/will you submit a Why Berkeley?

Poll ended at Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:44 am

Yes
111
74%
No
27
18%
I have a 4.0/180
12
8%
 
Total votes: 150

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

Postby TrustMeImALawStudent » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:43 pm

whydetached wrote: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


It's a law school, so it's a professional academic atmosphere where people on all sides politely speak their mind, in and out of class. The Bay Area is very liberal/leftist, and that influences our law school. However, there is a small and dedicated Federalist Society at Boalt, and they do just fine. My own politics are very far left, and I feel Boalt is not far left, but moderate. I have friends in the Federalist Society (and I absolutely do not share their politics). We all get along.

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

Postby mistakepluskeleven » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:56 am

TrustMeImALawStudent wrote:
whydetached wrote: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


It's a law school, so it's a professional academic atmosphere where people on all sides politely speak their mind, in and out of class. The Bay Area is very liberal/leftist, and that influences our law school. However, there is a small and dedicated Federalist Society at Boalt, and they do just fine. My own politics are very far left, and I feel Boalt is not far left, but moderate. I have friends in the Federalist Society (and I absolutely do not share their politics). We all get along.


I assumed as much being a professional program versus the atmosphere of like a PhD program, but good to know. Thanks!

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

Postby AaronCarter » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:28 pm

Has anyone who went under Faculty Review Committee heard back/got their dings???

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

Postby heyduchess » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:39 pm

AaronCarter wrote:Has anyone who went under Faculty Review Committee heard back/got their dings???


About how long after UR's did FR's go out?

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

Postby soca_dancer » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:54 pm

AaronCarter wrote:Has anyone who went under Faculty Review Committee heard back/got their dings???


Yes, I got in!

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

Postby urmlaw17 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:06 am

Has anyone heard back from faculty review?

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

Postby kippercd » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:26 am

urmlaw17 wrote:Has anyone heard back from faculty review?

Literally the post above you

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

Postby SuckMyLSN » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:05 am

Anyone else still NOT heard back after the faculty review email?

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

Postby AaronCarter » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:31 am

SuckMyLSN wrote:Anyone else still NOT heard back after the faculty review email?



How in the world are you on Fac Review. You're above both 75ths.

But yes, I have also not heard back. I'm thinking im headed towards a ding :/

38981928
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby 38981928 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:58 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
SuckMyLSN wrote:Anyone else still NOT heard back after the faculty review email?



How in the world are you on Fac Review. You're above both 75ths.

But yes, I have also not heard back. I'm thinking im headed towards a ding :/


Didn't get the faculty review email, above both 75ths, and nothing yet :( AND it was the first school that put me "under review". Sadly expecting a ding.

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

Postby AaronCarter » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:04 pm

38981928 wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
SuckMyLSN wrote:Anyone else still NOT heard back after the faculty review email?



How in the world are you on Fac Review. You're above both 75ths.

But yes, I have also not heard back. I'm thinking im headed towards a ding :/


Didn't get the faculty review email, above both 75ths, and nothing yet :( AND it was the first school that put me "under review". Sadly expecting a ding.



Wellp. Got my ding.

yayyy. what a thursday.

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

Postby 38981928 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:15 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
38981928 wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
SuckMyLSN wrote:Anyone else still NOT heard back after the faculty review email?



How in the world are you on Fac Review. You're above both 75ths.

But yes, I have also not heard back. I'm thinking im headed towards a ding :/


Didn't get the faculty review email, above both 75ths, and nothing yet :( AND it was the first school that put me "under review". Sadly expecting a ding.



Wellp. Got my ding.

yayyy. what a thursday.


FML.

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

Postby seanbodonovan » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:28 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
38981928 wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
SuckMyLSN wrote:Anyone else still NOT heard back after the faculty review email?



How in the world are you on Fac Review. You're above both 75ths.

But yes, I have also not heard back. I'm thinking im headed towards a ding :/


Didn't get the faculty review email, above both 75ths, and nothing yet :( AND it was the first school that put me "under review". Sadly expecting a ding.



Wellp. Got my ding.

yayyy. what a thursday.


Sorry to hear that, but I'm sure you'll have some great offers to choose from. How did they notify you?

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

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:31 pm

AaronCarter wrote:
38981928 wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
SuckMyLSN wrote:Anyone else still NOT heard back after the faculty review email?



How in the world are you on Fac Review. You're above both 75ths.

But yes, I have also not heard back. I'm thinking im headed towards a ding :/


Didn't get the faculty review email, above both 75ths, and nothing yet :( AND it was the first school that put me "under review". Sadly expecting a ding.



Wellp. Got my ding.

yayyy. what a thursday.


I'm sorry nooooooo

38981928
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby 38981928 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:19 pm

seanbodonovan wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
38981928 wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
SuckMyLSN wrote:Anyone else still NOT heard back after the faculty review email?



How in the world are you on Fac Review. You're above both 75ths.

But yes, I have also not heard back. I'm thinking im headed towards a ding :/


Didn't get the faculty review email, above both 75ths, and nothing yet :( AND it was the first school that put me "under review". Sadly expecting a ding.



Wellp. Got my ding.

yayyy. what a thursday.


Sorry to hear that, but I'm sure you'll have some great offers to choose from. How did they notify you?


+1

Still no movement since I went under review end of October. Did you find out through email? Status checker?

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

Postby grrlater » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:09 pm

38981928 wrote:
seanbodonovan wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
38981928 wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
SuckMyLSN wrote:Anyone else still NOT heard back after the faculty review email?



How in the world are you on Fac Review. You're above both 75ths.

But yes, I have also not heard back. I'm thinking im headed towards a ding :/


Didn't get the faculty review email, above both 75ths, and nothing yet :( AND it was the first school that put me "under review". Sadly expecting a ding.



Wellp. Got my ding.

yayyy. what a thursday.


Sorry to hear that, but I'm sure you'll have some great offers to choose from. How did they notify you?


+1

Still no movement since I went under review end of October. Did you find out through email? Status checker?


same ....UR since end of October and nothing

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

Postby seanbodonovan » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:37 pm

grrlater wrote:
38981928 wrote:
seanbodonovan wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
38981928 wrote:
AaronCarter wrote:
SuckMyLSN wrote:Anyone else still NOT heard back after the faculty review email?



How in the world are you on Fac Review. You're above both 75ths.

But yes, I have also not heard back. I'm thinking im headed towards a ding :/


Didn't get the faculty review email, above both 75ths, and nothing yet :( AND it was the first school that put me "under review". Sadly expecting a ding.



Wellp. Got my ding.

yayyy. what a thursday.


Sorry to hear that, but I'm sure you'll have some great offers to choose from. How did they notify you?


+1

Still no movement since I went under review end of October. Did you find out through email? Status checker?


same ....UR since end of October and nothing


UR since 10/3 here

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

Postby mwells56 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:53 pm

Just got waitlisted.

edit: UR 11/13, 168/3.74. Submitted Why Berkeley.
Last edited by mwells56 on Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:00 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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demos9
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby demos9 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:54 pm

Under review since 11/6 and waitlisted by email just now. 171, 3.7, Why Berkeley submitted.

WL email specifically notes the significantly increased volume of applications this year.

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

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:57 pm

Got the email. Waitlisted at Berkeley despite being over both 75ths. Could this be YP or do I just suck?

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

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:59 pm

Does anyone know if California residency increases chances? Or decreases chances of being waitlisted?

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

Postby Docile_Doggo » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:03 pm

Waitlisted today, as well. Above 75th LSAT and median GPA.

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

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:05 pm

Everyone that was waitlisted did you guys write a why berkeley?

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

Postby 38981928 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:08 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:Got the email. Waitlisted at Berkeley despite being over both 75ths. Could this be YP or do I just suck?


Also above both 75ths (plus Why Berkeley) and waitlisted as well. OOS and no ties to Berkeley/CA whatsoever so I'm thinking that's a factor, and if the "Trump bump" is legit (email cited increase in applications this year) I feel like Berkeley would get an especially large increase compared to other schools because of its rep as a bastion of liberal ideals. I hope I get in off the waitlist, but I've already been accepted to three amazing schools (one ranked higher than Berkeley) so my ego isn't bruised too badly!

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

Postby SopranoSaxophone » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:14 pm

38981928 wrote:
SopranoSaxophone wrote:Got the email. Waitlisted at Berkeley despite being over both 75ths. Could this be YP or do I just suck?


Also above both 75ths (plus Why Berkeley) and waitlisted as well. OOS and no ties to Berkeley/CA whatsoever so I'm thinking that's a factor, and if the "Trump bump" is legit (email cited increase in applications this year) I feel like Berkeley would get an especially large increase compared to other schools because of its rep as a bastion of liberal ideals. I hope I get in off the waitlist, but I've already been accepted to three amazing schools (one ranked higher than Berkeley) so my ego isn't bruised too badly!


Also wrote a Why Berk, also no CA ties, also already accepted to several schools higher ranked than Berkeley. I'm not totally heartbroken, but I'm definitely confused. :?




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