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Veritas
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Veritas » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:55 pm

Dean Tom,

:(

<3 always, Veri

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thalassocrat
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby thalassocrat » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:55 pm

OrcinusOrcas wrote:
MeasuredOptimism wrote:Just received:

Dear Miss Optimism,
I write to inform you that your application at UC Berkeley Law School has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee. The Committee will begin deliberation on your application on January 29. We anticipate a final decision will be reached on or around February 19.
Thank you for your patience!
Edward Tom
Dean of Admissions


For those of us who didn't get this e-mail...Pessimism just increased by 1000%

Good lord I should just stop checking this thread.


+1 I'm between the median and 75% for LSAT and GPA, too. Very close to the 75% for GPA, especially with my grade update. At least my semester has started and I theoretically have a distraction.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby aimhigh09 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:56 pm

PapantlaFlyer wrote:For those with the committee review email, did your status checker change?


Nope. Still UR as of 11/9.

*Edit: The status is unchanged, but under mailings there is now a line reading "Faculty Committee Notice 01/11/2010".
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby gladitsover » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:56 pm

Just got faculty review email

3.6 171 URM (black/pakistani)...thought I would be in by now...but i guess its better than a rejection

hopefulincal
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby hopefulincal » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:57 pm

Got the email also. Not too excited about the chances. According to the interview about 200 get admitted out of 1500 that are sent to the committee... That's less than 15% chance... :(

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby cylusr » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:59 pm

so further comittee review is a bad thing?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby nnjpenn » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:00 pm

PapantlaFlyer wrote:For those with the committee review email, did your status checker change?



It still remains UR as of the initial review date, but the heading now says:

Your application at UC Berkeley Law School has passed an initial administrative review and has been selected for further consideration by the Faculty Admissions Committee

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 5ky » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:00 pm

For those of you that got the email, can you please list your UR date? I'm wondering if they're going in any sort of order, or if it's looking like a straight ding for me, which would depress me with me with my >75 LSAT and 75 GPA

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby ChildPlease » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:00 pm

I guess getting this email was a bad thing???

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby letsgojayhawks » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:01 pm

Just got the faculty review email!! not out of the game just yet :)
Sent late october, UR 11/02.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby louboutin » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:02 pm

I was under review 11/18 and I got the faculty email today. At first I didn't think it was necessarily a bad thing but after reading these posts :shock: I am worried

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby OrcinusOrcas » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:02 pm

ChildPlease wrote:I guess getting this email was a bad thing???


Not so sure about that...I'm below the 25th on both counts and did NOT receive the faculty e-mail. I'm guessing this means I'm an auto-reject, as suspected.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Ragged » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:03 pm

Above median GPA / 75% LSAT - got the same letter, maybe its cuz I applied relatively late. You'd think Bloat and I are a perfect match. Oh well, I'm not too worried.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby skyhvm » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:04 pm

OrcinusOrcas wrote:
ChildPlease wrote:I guess getting this email was a bad thing???


Not so sure about that...I'm below the 25th on both counts and did NOT receive the faculty e-mail. I'm guessing this means I'm an auto-reject, as suspected.


Just got the email!! It was not a rejection, so I'm holding onto hope! (and to the fact that my application was not lost) I had been under review since 10/22

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby PowerPro64 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:05 pm

Just got the faculty admissions committee email! For some this may be a let down, but for me it at least prolongs the hope! Good luck everyone!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby gladitsover » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:09 pm

Do most urms go to faculty review?

0L Hoping for 1
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:09 pm

Just got faculty review. 173/3.8. UR 11/2

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby hopefulincal » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:11 pm

Do people get rejected without going to Faculty Review? If yes, then getting the email is somewhat good news. However, from LSN it doesn't seem like anyone has been rejected yet.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 5ky » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:12 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Just got faculty review. 173/3.8. UR 11/2


Arg, nooo 0L! Leave no man behind, no man behind!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby joshhoward » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:12 pm

so i knew from the status checker this afternoon that i got in, but i couldn't figure out why i didn't get an email or a phone call. got pretty nervous by the end of the day.....so.....i just checked my SPAM folder, and lo and behold - my Berkeley acceptance email from this morning, and several status updates to other law schools. 8 emails altogether. damn gmail. but now I know for certain...I'M IN!!
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:13 pm

5ky wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Just got faculty review. 173/3.8. UR 11/2


Arg, nooo 0L! Leave no man behind, no man behind!


I know, my cycle has taken a bad turn!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby ChildPlease » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:14 pm

kingabraham3 wrote:so i knew from the status checker this afternoon that i got in, but i couldn't figure out why i didn't get an email or a phone call. got pretty nervous by the end of the day.....so.....i just checked my SPAM folder, and lo and behold - my Berkeley acceptance email from this morning, and several status updates to other law schools. 8 emails altogether. damn gmail. but know I know for certain...I'M IN!!

And you just got dozens of people to check their junk email folders.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Ragged » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:15 pm

kingabraham3 wrote:so i knew from the status checker this afternoon that i got in, but i couldn't figure out why i didn't get an email or a phone call. got pretty nervous by the end of the day.....so.....i just checked my SPAM folder, and lo and behold - my Berkeley acceptance email from this morning, and several status updates to other law schools. 8 emails altogether. damn gmail. but know I know for certain...I'M IN!!


Congrats. We are number twins and you applied a couple of days later than me, yet you are in and I'm under FR... does not make me feel good.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby msch0i » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:17 pm

...does this mean that if we didn't get the faculty review email, we're auto-rejects? :? say it ain't so!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby joshhoward » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:17 pm

ChildPlease wrote:
kingabraham3 wrote:so i knew from the status checker this afternoon that i got in, but i couldn't figure out why i didn't get an email or a phone call. got pretty nervous by the end of the day.....so.....i just checked my SPAM folder, and lo and behold - my Berkeley acceptance email from this morning, and several status updates to other law schools. 8 emails altogether. damn gmail. but know I know for certain...I'M IN!!

And you just got dozens of people to check their junk email folders.

i can't imagine why that happened. it's weird. my first stanford update (incomplete app) came into my inbox, but my second update (complete) ended up in spam. I must have accidentally marked some law school email as spam, and now gmail thinks anything with "law school" in it is spam. but damn, i'll be checking my spam folder everyday now!




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