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wired
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby wired » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:55 pm

knola002 wrote:My app just went complete. Is there a consensus on how long it takes them to render a decision?


No general consensus. If you're an auto-admit, you should hear soon. If you're not, be prepared for a long haul.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Veritas » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:56 pm

Morning Dean Tom,

It would be lovely to hear from you today. I'll keep my window open in case that carrier pigeon is on its way.

<3 Veri

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby knola002 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:00 pm

violaboy wrote:
knola002 wrote:My app just went complete. Is there a consensus on how long it takes them to render a decision?


FOREVER

:cry:. Here's hoping I'm what wired called an auto-admit. Patience is not my forte.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby FZJ80 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:16 pm

knola002 wrote:My app just went complete. Is there a consensus on how long it takes them to render a decision?


it took 9 days for me. that's faster than duke priority track


PS - you other homies need to get out once in awhile lol

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Neelio » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:32 pm

i should really get twitter... but in the meantime, any twitter updates today?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:33 pm

Neelio wrote:i should really get twitter... but in the meantime, any twitter updates today?

I have twitter only for Boalt. No updates today.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:34 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
Neelio wrote:i should really get twitter... but in the meantime, any twitter updates today?

I have twitter only for Boalt. No updates today.


I don't know if that makes you more pathetic or less. I'll go with less

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 5ky » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:37 pm

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:39 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
Neelio wrote:i should really get twitter... but in the meantime, any twitter updates today?

I have twitter only for Boalt. No updates today.


I don't know if that makes you more pathetic or less. I'll go with less


I think Twitter is worthless. So I will go with less.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Neelio » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:54 pm

tick tock tick tock

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:01 pm

So the countdown to 9am PST was useless. Thus begins the countdown to 11:42am PST.

41 minutes.

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msch0i
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby msch0i » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:04 pm

So I'm pretty much a Berkeley newbie...so please help me out! I'm reading about faculty review referrals on this thread and while applying, I also saw an option allowing a student admissions committee to review your application. What do these options mean?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Neelio » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:47 pm

pretty anti-climactic 241 PM EST...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby tintin » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:47 pm

maybe they'll make us wait till next week for more. seems to be their way...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby opus127 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:50 pm

msch0i wrote:So I'm pretty much a Berkeley newbie...so please help me out! I'm reading about faculty review referrals on this thread and while applying, I also saw an option allowing a student admissions committee to review your application. What do these options mean?



I wonder about this, too. I went back and forth, trying to decide which box to check on the question about having students look at my app. Anyone know what (if any) impact this might have on turn-around time?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:53 pm

eas331 wrote:
msch0i wrote:So I'm pretty much a Berkeley newbie...so please help me out! I'm reading about faculty review referrals on this thread and while applying, I also saw an option allowing a student admissions committee to review your application. What do these options mean?



I wonder about this, too. I went back and forth, trying to decide which box to check on the question about having students look at my app. Anyone know what (if any) impact this might have on turn-around time?


Whats the downside of students reviewing?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby opus127 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:09 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
eas331 wrote:
msch0i wrote:So I'm pretty much a Berkeley newbie...so please help me out! I'm reading about faculty review referrals on this thread and while applying, I also saw an option allowing a student admissions committee to review your application. What do these options mean?



I wonder about this, too. I went back and forth, trying to decide which box to check on the question about having students look at my app. Anyone know what (if any) impact this might have on turn-around time?


Whats the downside of students reviewing?


That's what I couldn't decide. I've taken a rather unusual path to applying to law schools (as, I'm coming to realize, is the case for many people here). I wondered whether it would be better to have staff/faculty review my file than to have students read it, given the different perspectives and experiences the two groups might have.

I actually don't remember which way I decided to go -- just remembered that I got hung up on that question, and now I'm trying to think of reasons why I haven't heard from Berkeley yet. :)

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Mr.Feeny » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:16 pm

eas331 wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:
eas331 wrote:
msch0i wrote:So I'm pretty much a Berkeley newbie...so please help me out! I'm reading about faculty review referrals on this thread and while applying, I also saw an option allowing a student admissions committee to review your application. What do these options mean?



I wonder about this, too. I went back and forth, trying to decide which box to check on the question about having students look at my app. Anyone know what (if any) impact this might have on turn-around time?


Whats the downside of students reviewing?


That's what I couldn't decide. I've taken a rather unusual path to applying to law schools (as, I'm coming to realize, is the case for many people here). I wondered whether it would be better to have staff/faculty review my file than to have students read it, given the different perspectives and experiences the two groups might have.

I actually don't remember which way I decided to go -- just remembered that I got hung up on that question, and now I'm trying to think of reasons why I haven't heard from Berkeley yet. :)


faculty and student review are mutually exclusive options? or am i misinterpreting the above discussion?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:21 pm

Mr.Feeny wrote:faculty and student review are mutually exclusive options? or am i misinterpreting the above discussion?


Not mutually exclusive

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby opus127 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:22 pm

Mr.Feeny wrote:
faculty and student review are mutually exclusive options? or am i misinterpreting the above discussion?



Sorry -- didn't mean to make things complicated. There was just one question on Berkeley's application asking whether it was OK to have students review the file. It stated that the applicant's answer to this question would not impact the application. It's probably no big deal either way.

I am still curious when the student reviewers come into play, though. Anyone know if they're looking at applications now, helping to move things along in the early stages, or if they're part of a later review process?

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Mr.Feeny
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Mr.Feeny » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:43 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
Mr.Feeny wrote:faculty and student review are mutually exclusive options? or am i misinterpreting the above discussion?


Not mutually exclusive


oh good. i vaguely remember such a box and went into a mini panic attack

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Neelio » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:50 pm

lookin like nada today

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los blancos
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:53 pm

is there any way to make it clear to Berk that it's easily my top choice... I WANT THIS SCHOOL SO BAD

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby thorntll » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:22 pm

How is this possible?! They've accepted like 50 people all week... At this rate, it will take awhile to get to 800.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Helmholtz » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:24 pm

boilercat wrote:is there any way to make it clear to Berk that it's easily my top choice... I WANT THIS SCHOOL SO BAD


Withdrawal all your other applications and cc the withdrawal e-mails to Berk.




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