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Tangerine Gleam
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:35 am

Thanks Emilybeth! What were your stats if you don't mind my asking?

My GPA isn't super Boalt friendly (3.54/172), so as far as the essay goes, I'm stressing big time over it because I see it as the only thing left I can do to help my super-long shot. Boalt is absolutely my #1 top choice, and right now I'm basically saying that in my PS, which is working out to be my stadard 2-pager woven into a 2-page "Why Boalt" that explains why I think it's the best school for me.

Is this a lame idea? Is it too suck-up-y to assert that there's no school I'd rather attend? My original plan was to expand on my 2-page PS and make it "better", but after months of editing I'm reluctant to inflate it at all.

Most of my other apps have been sent and I'm just now sitting on this damn PS while the Boalt adcom is going through other people's apps! I need to pull the trigger soon.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:02 pm

wow under review at berkeley. Just submitted on Friday. Heres hoping for decision quickly!! :)

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 5ky » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:04 pm

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby wired » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:05 pm

Also went under review. I submitted on the 23rd.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby booby87 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:06 pm

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby tintin » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:09 pm

a phonecall could be just days away!!! i can tell im going to be on edge all of this month and the next. :(

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:09 pm

tintin wrote:a phonecall could be just days away!!! i can tell im going to be on edge all of this month and the next. :(


When did you submit?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby biobuslaw » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:10 pm

Sweet! Under review. Submitted Thursday, got my email today.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby letsgojayhawks » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:13 pm

Ahh! Under review! Submitted 10/26.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby onwisconsin25 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:25 pm

tintin wrote:
clint4law wrote:just submitted my apps...i'm a 168/3.9.....best of luck to all you guys.


hey i have your exact stats!!! :) are you on LSN?



Same stats too!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby bilbobaggins » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:11 pm

For all of those "low" gpa kids, my stats are in my box :)

Unfortunately, EB's 50-75th on both (well, fortunately for her).

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby SanBun » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:13 pm

tintin wrote:a phonecall could be just days away!!! i can tell im going to be on edge all of this month and the next. :(


went under review today- to all you who went under review today, when do you think we can expect to hear back???????

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby crackberry » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:17 pm

SanBun wrote:
tintin wrote:a phonecall could be just days away!!! i can tell im going to be on edge all of this month and the next. :(


went under review today- to all you who went under review today, when do you think we can expect to hear back???????

I've been "under review" for 2 weeks now, so I wouldn't anticipate an impending decision if I were you. Then again, Dean Tom said he didn't start reading apps until Halloween, so who knows...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Veritas » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:44 pm

woohoo for under review!! :D

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby tintin » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:44 pm

crackberry wrote:
SanBun wrote:
tintin wrote:a phonecall could be just days away!!! i can tell im going to be on edge all of this month and the next. :(


went under review today- to all you who went under review today, when do you think we can expect to hear back???????

I've been "under review" for 2 weeks now, so I wouldn't anticipate an impending decision if I were you. Then again, Dean Tom said he didn't start reading apps until Halloween, so who knows...


hahah yeah, I don't actually think we will start hearing for (at the very least) a week or two (probably more like three...)

my status checker says 10/22 so I think that's when I went under review. Submitted Oct 1.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby ughOSU » Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:56 pm

When I visited and talked with an admissions counselor they told me that they'll start looking at apps first week of november.

Good Luck everyone who has applied!!!

(and if you haven't applied yet, DON'T!!!!!)

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby GhostDynasty » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:00 pm

I would be the happiest man ever if they let me in this week.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby GhostDynasty » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:03 pm

So last year, first acceptance was Nov 4?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby emilybeth » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:09 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:Thanks Emilybeth! What were your stats if you don't mind my asking?

My GPA isn't super Boalt friendly (3.54/172), so as far as the essay goes, I'm stressing big time over it because I see it as the only thing left I can do to help my super-long shot. Boalt is absolutely my #1 top choice, and right now I'm basically saying that in my PS, which is working out to be my stadard 2-pager woven into a 2-page "Why Boalt" that explains why I think it's the best school for me.

Is this a lame idea? Is it too suck-up-y to assert that there's no school I'd rather attend? My original plan was to expand on my 2-page PS and make it "better", but after months of editing I'm reluctant to inflate it at all.

Most of my other apps have been sent and I'm just now sitting on this damn PS while the Boalt adcom is going through other people's apps! I need to pull the trigger soon.


(1) i'm a [].

(2) bigger does not equal better. (heh.) if you've been revising your PS for months, then chances are it's probably at its best point, and inflating it at all is likely to do you more harm than good, unless you have something especially compelling to say. i absolutely don't think it's a bad idea, however, to expand it to be boalt-specific, as long as it's done well. that is to say, boalt knows they're fantastic, and dean tom said in an interview on this site that an applicant simply flattering the school doesn't put themselves in any better position than one who keeps it general. HOWEVER, i do think there is something to be said for taking the traits which you think make a law school absolutely fantastic, and addressing in your PS how those traits are particularly relevant to you & your story, and why. for example, if you want to study here because of a particular faculty member, i think it would have a much greater impact if you were able to weave that professor's experience/area of expertise into your own interests/areas of expertise, rather than just citing the professor's general awesomeness.

if it's true that there's no other school you'd rather attend, and you demonstrate this well, i absolutely don't think it makes you a suck-up.

i hope that makes sense ... i'm not on TLS a whole lot, but if you want someone to bounce ideas off of more specifically, shoot me a PM.
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Legacy316 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:49 pm

GhostDynasty wrote:So last year, first acceptance was Nov 4?


Yeah, I only saw one person on LSN with an acceptance on that date, though. This person had like a 177/3.95 if I recall correctly.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Kronk » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:56 pm

He/she was also a Berkeley grad.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby tintin » Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:01 pm

does anyone know if waitlist / rejections are sent out alongside the first wave of acceptances, and if this first wave is mostly auto admits or rejects?

edit: answered my first question, looks like they hold off on rejects at least for the first month or so.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby onwisconsin25 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:06 pm

tintin wrote:does anyone know if waitlist / rejections are sent out alongside the first wave of acceptances, and if this first wave is mostly auto admits or rejects?

edit: answered my first question, looks like they hold off on rejects at least for the first month or so.



I feel like Berkeley doesn't buy in to the whole "auto-admit" thing. Their numbers tend to be more over the board than other schools so I wouldn't be surprised to see some in betweeners get decisions.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby clint4law » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:56 pm

my file is now complete....how long do you think before I go under review?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby wired » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:56 pm

onwisconsin25 wrote:
tintin wrote:does anyone know if waitlist / rejections are sent out alongside the first wave of acceptances, and if this first wave is mostly auto admits or rejects?

edit: answered my first question, looks like they hold off on rejects at least for the first month or so.



I feel like Berkeley doesn't buy in to the whole "auto-admit" thing. Their numbers tend to be more over the board than other schools so I wouldn't be surprised to see some in betweeners get decisions.



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