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Neelio
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Neelio » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:06 pm

I hope the lower lsat admits keep rolling tomorrow... giving up hope for the night.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:16 pm

No one should give up hope! It's early December, people! MOST admittances come later in the cycle after lots more review, correct?

Also, take solace in the fact that Boalt's more "holistic" admissions approach (which I feel has been exhibited by my acceptance as well as lots of others in this thread with non-T6 numbers) means, by definition, that you can't be upset about people being admitted who applied later (or with lower numbers) than you.

And finally: the tuition hike is bad. Really bad. This perhaps means they will admit more folks than usual this year, because their selectivity rating will probably have to drop, considering debt aversion.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby OneKnight » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:16 pm

Veritas wrote:wow, today was exhausting


+1

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Kronk » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:16 pm

crackberry wrote:For some reason I think you and I are ending up at the same school. Except I'll be a 3L when you're a 1L and will totally own you. The death sentence was only the beginning...


No, I'm not excited for you to own me. Wouldn't mind getting into Stanford or Columbia.

But as for your owning of me--I am banking on the fact that your old friends from Stanford will behead you for sleeping with the enemy before you get the chance to berate me as a 3L.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby gymboree » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:17 pm

something for a distraction...

From The National Law Journal - about how law schools game the US News & World Report rankings.

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... hbxlogin=1

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby crackberry » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:42 pm

VoidSix wrote:
crackberry wrote:For some reason I think you and I are ending up at the same school. Except I'll be a 3L when you're a 1L and will totally own you. The death sentence was only the beginning...


No, I'm not excited for you to own me. Wouldn't mind getting into Stanford or Columbia.

But as for your owning of me--I am banking on the fact that your old friends from Stanford will behead you for sleeping with the enemy before you get the chance to berate me as a 3L.

Yeah I may have to sleep with one eye open if I end up going to Boalt.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Kronk » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:02 am

crackberry wrote:
VoidSix wrote:
crackberry wrote:For some reason I think you and I are ending up at the same school. Except I'll be a 3L when you're a 1L and will totally own you. The death sentence was only the beginning...


No, I'm not excited for you to own me. Wouldn't mind getting into Stanford or Columbia.

But as for your owning of me--I am banking on the fact that your old friends from Stanford will behead you for sleeping with the enemy before you get the chance to berate me as a 3L.

Yeah I may have to sleep with one eye open if I end up going to Boalt.


Is Stanford your #1? I think it still is for me, though Palo Alto's suburban-feel isn't nearly as cool as Berktown homeless-people-sleeping-on-Telegraph atmosphere. I haven't spent much time in Palo Alto, though. Are there any cool bars or anything or do you guys just go to the Gilroy Garlic Festival in the summers (which rocked, btw).

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby crackberry » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:27 am

VoidSix wrote:Is Stanford your #1? I think it still is for me, though Palo Alto's suburban-feel isn't nearly as cool as Berktown homeless-people-sleeping-on-Telegraph atmosphere. I haven't spent much time in Palo Alto, though. Are there any cool bars or anything or do you guys just go to the Gilroy Garlic Festival in the summers (which rocked, btw).

Yeah Stanford is still my #1, but I will be visiting Boalt no matter what happens.

Palo Alto bars aren't great. It's fine for UGs because it centralizes the party scene on campus, but for grads I imagine it's not awesome. NOLA is alright and Old Pro is actually a really good sports bar. Some people swear by Rudy's but I think it's garbage and there's always a $5 cover for what would be a mediocre-at-best bar in any other city.

San Francisco is a pain to get to if you don't have a car or a friend who lives in the city because the CalTrain stops at midnight on weekend nights (whereas BART, which you can take to SF from Berkeley) runs until at least 1 am.

That said, Stanford's location on the peninsula is arguably better than Berkeley's. It's not as brutally hot in the summer and yet the temperature is perfect year round (minus December-February when it rains a fair amount). You're closer to better beaches at Stanford than you are at Berkeley.

Overall, I think Berkeley is a way better school atmosphere-wise for grad students but that Stanford is in a better location. That, combined with the fact that SLS is SLS makes Stanford my number 1.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby protokurios » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:52 am

bluepepsi wrote:In at Berkeley via phone call from Dean Tom at around 2PM west coast! He called right before class but when I saw "510" I bolted out of class to take the call.

I don't know what's with my amazing luck this week... my stats are not Berkerley-worthy. Well, not the LSAT at least.


You mean you "Boalt"ed out of class haha.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby ruleser » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:55 am

ConMan345 wrote:Has anyone gotten a call while at work?

I can imagine Dean Tom calling all the peeps still in college and avoiding those who are working full time, no?

Hmm... taking a call from Berk mid-meeting, "Yes? I'm in? Hold on a sec. Um, I fucking quit you stupid freakin' losers; I'm off ta Berkeley. Oh, Dean Tom, you heard that?"

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby galahad85 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:59 am

protokurios wrote:
bluepepsi wrote:In at Berkeley via phone call from Dean Tom at around 2PM west coast! He called right before class but when I saw "510" I bolted out of class to take the call.

I don't know what's with my amazing luck this week... my stats are not Berkerley-worthy. Well, not the LSAT at least.


You mean you "Boalt"ed out of class haha.


*stabs*

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Veritas » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:04 am

I just hope to make it to faculty review.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Kronk » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:41 am

crackberry wrote:
VoidSix wrote:Is Stanford your #1? I think it still is for me, though Palo Alto's suburban-feel isn't nearly as cool as Berktown homeless-people-sleeping-on-Telegraph atmosphere. I haven't spent much time in Palo Alto, though. Are there any cool bars or anything or do you guys just go to the Gilroy Garlic Festival in the summers (which rocked, btw).

Yeah Stanford is still my #1, but I will be visiting Boalt no matter what happens.

Palo Alto bars aren't great. It's fine for UGs because it centralizes the party scene on campus, but for grads I imagine it's not awesome. NOLA is alright and Old Pro is actually a really good sports bar. Some people swear by Rudy's but I think it's garbage and there's always a $5 cover for what would be a mediocre-at-best bar in any other city.

San Francisco is a pain to get to if you don't have a car or a friend who lives in the city because the CalTrain stops at midnight on weekend nights (whereas BART, which you can take to SF from Berkeley) runs until at least 1 am.

That said, Stanford's location on the peninsula is arguably better than Berkeley's. It's not as brutally hot in the summer and yet the temperature is perfect year round (minus December-February when it rains a fair amount). You're closer to better beaches at Stanford than you are at Berkeley.

Overall, I think Berkeley is a way better school atmosphere-wise for grad students but that Stanford is in a better location. That, combined with the fact that SLS is SLS makes Stanford my number 1.



Yeah. Pretty much what I figured. I don't think anything could sway me from Stanford if I actually got in. Spent a day there over the summer and I was pretty amazed. I played on the piano that is either in the law building or right next to it (not sure where the border starts), it was a good time.

Let's hope we both get calls from Faye Deal in the next few weeks. I wonder if being alumni helps you? Probably can't hurt. First group of acceptances last year was 12-17. Another date to obsess about.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby SanBun » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:42 am

Veritas wrote:I just hope to make it to faculty review.


So, does it say on the status checker when you made it to faculty review? Does it change?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Eigenvalue A » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:48 am

SanBun wrote:
Veritas wrote:I just hope to make it to faculty review.


So, does it say on the status checker when you made it to faculty review? Does it change?


I thought I read somewhere that they just send an e-mail to notify those selected for faculty review, but I'm not 100% sure.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby bilbobaggins » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:50 am

A little food for thought.

As expected, private schools are starting to make cuts - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/03/educa ... .html?_r=1

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Veritas
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Veritas » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:53 am

Eigenvalue A wrote:
SanBun wrote:
Veritas wrote:I just hope to make it to faculty review.


So, does it say on the status checker when you made it to faculty review? Does it change?


I thought I read somewhere that they just send an e-mail to notify those selected for faculty review, but I'm not 100% sure.

Yes, I believe they notify you.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby SanBun » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:56 am

Veritas wrote:
Eigenvalue A wrote:
SanBun wrote:
Veritas wrote:I just hope to make it to faculty review.


So, does it say on the status checker when you made it to faculty review? Does it change?


I thought I read somewhere that they just send an e-mail to notify those selected for faculty review, but I'm not 100% sure.

Yes, I believe they notify you.


Since I've been UR for a month now, does that mean I'm pretty much out? damn.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby galahad85 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:57 am

SanBun wrote:
Veritas wrote:
Eigenvalue A wrote:
SanBun wrote:So, does it say on the status checker when you made it to faculty review? Does it change?


I thought I read somewhere that they just send an e-mail to notify those selected for faculty review, but I'm not 100% sure.

Yes, I believe they notify you.


Since I've been UR for a month now, does that mean I'm pretty much out? damn.


I sure hope not, because I've also been under review for a month. I thought this was normal, considering how that they've only just started giving out decisions.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby hoopsguy6 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:14 am

I'm guessing no one has heard yet about scholarships? I got the fly out offer, so hopefully that's a good sign. I'd love to go to Berkeley, but the proposed tuition increases are insane.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby jimmyd11011 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:40 am

I don't know if people have seen this, but from the Boalt admissions twitter:

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It's true - 'tis the season. Dean Tom is personally calling **some** admitted students to congratulate them. But he can't call you all!



What is the significance of this??

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:42 am

jimmyd11011 wrote:I don't know if people have seen this, but from the Boalt admissions twitter:

BoaltAdmissions
It's true - 'tis the season. Dean Tom is personally calling **some** admitted students to congratulate them. But he can't call you all!



What is the significance of this??


It presumably means that some emails will be sent to students who have been admitted but are not receiving phone calls. They sound like they are enjoying teasing us, I must say.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:44 am

Should I Twitter at them and ask them what they are doing with my file?? :lol:

Just kidding, everyone.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby thorntll » Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:55 am

Morning, folks... I will be in meetings all day, which really is a good thing, because it means I won't be on here, freaking myself out... Hope everyone has a great day!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Emma. » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:12 am

Good Luck all of you who are still waiting for calls. Hope we see a huge wave of acceptances today.




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