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Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:19 pm
by amidea
just out of curiosity, does this mean faculty review hasn't happened yet at all, so that everyone who has gotten in already did not go through it?

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:21 pm
by radgrad
I just got the "under faculty review" email. A tad above the median LSAT range, a tad below the median GPA range. Non-URM.

Um, does anyone *actually* know what this means? It seems like we're the "right on the edge" group? At this point, do "softs" matter more, or do they still look at numbers? Is a LOCI a good idea?

It's nice that they gave themselves a deadline, tho...

edit: under review 11/9

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:23 pm
by joshhoward
Ragged wrote: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.

looking at all those fee waivers you picked up, i'm sure your in good shape.

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:26 pm
by hopefulincal
For those of you that don't know what Committee review means, read this:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/boalt-hall.html

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:26 pm
by 5ky
I have to say, I feel like being UR 11/02 with no word in any capacity from Berkeley, be it acceptance or Fac Com, doesn't strike me as being a good sign. I thought I had a decent chance at Berkeley, too..

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:31 pm
by Ragged
kingabraham3 wrote:
Ragged wrote: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.

looking at all those fee waivers you picked up, i'm sure your in good shape.


Yea, if only they were of any indication of my chances of being admitted. I'm gonna keep saying it to myself as I try to fall asleep tonight. (why isn't there a "freaking out" smiley on these forums? you'd think that would be very popular around here.)

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:32 pm
by ccs224
msch0i wrote:...does this mean that if we didn't get the faculty review email, we're auto-rejects? :? say it ain't so!


Don't worry, by how long it's taking most of us to hear anything, I think we can rest assured that there was nothing "auto" about our process. I'm sure our applications will sit in a pile for another few weeks before being glanced at and rejected.

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:33 pm
by calicocat
ccs224 wrote:
msch0i wrote:...does this mean that if we didn't get the faculty review email, we're auto-rejects? :? say it ain't so!


Don't worry, by how long it's taking most of us to hear anything, I think we can rest assured that there was nothing "auto" about our process. I'm sure our applications will sit in a pile for another few weeks before being glanced at and rejected.

Berkeley depresses me :(

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:33 pm
by Ragged
5ky wrote:I have to say, I feel like being UR 11/02 with no word in any capacity from Berkeley, be it acceptance or Fac Com, doesn't strike me as being a good sign. I thought I had a decent chance at Berkeley, too..


Yea, that is wierd. But do you really care? you are already in NYU and prolly some other T5 schools. Does Berkley YP at all?

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:35 pm
by msch0i
ccs224 wrote:
msch0i wrote:...does this mean that if we didn't get the faculty review email, we're auto-rejects? :? say it ain't so!


Don't worry, by how long it's taking most of us to hear anything, I think we can rest assured that there was nothing "auto" about our process. I'm sure our applications will sit in a pile for another few weeks before being glanced at and rejected.


I guess I can rename my category to glanced-at reject :lol: Has anyone gotten a FR e-mail that went UR in December or late November? Right now it seems like mostly October/early November URs are getting notified..

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:40 pm
by TheWire
got sent to faculty review...I'm super depressed. Essentially, Berkeley is the only school left that I really would be upset to get dinged at. This is the worst feeling of my cycle for sure...

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:41 pm
by smiley
TheWire wrote:got sent to faculty review...I'm super depressed. Essentially, Berkeley is the only school left that I really would be upset to get dinged at. This is the worst feeling of my cycle for sure...


surely this is a good thing though? if we haven't been accepted or notified of faculty review, then it's a no, so why be sad about getting faculty review?

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:43 pm
by calicocat
smiley wrote:
TheWire wrote:got sent to faculty review...I'm super depressed. Essentially, Berkeley is the only school left that I really would be upset to get dinged at. This is the worst feeling of my cycle for sure...


surely this is a good thing though? if we haven't been accepted or notified of faculty review, then it's a no, so why be sad about getting faculty review?

Yeah I think so too. Kind of wish they would just tell us though...

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:46 pm
by Reedie
So, I just went UR today, but everything saving my 2nd LSAT has already been there. All of the sudden I figure I'm rejected due to this mailing. How crazy am I?

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:47 pm
by TheWire
faculty review process seems to be taking all the best applicants and then picking the best of the best...i don't think my numbers will get me through this game. I also feel bad about the laziness I exerted into the application. If I would have put the effort into berk. that I put into yale (more LORS/targeting/better essays) it could have been different. @ this point, I think they're just saving me cuz they want some CA residents on the waitlist

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:59 pm
by Richard Rorty
Got faculty review with a <25% GPA and >75% LSAT. I know I'm still a longshot with my numbers, but being in the top 1400-1600 makes me feel better about my chances at similarly esteemed schools that value the LSAT more.

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:01 pm
by msch0i
5PM. I'm guessing no more news for today? Does anyone think they'll continue the FR e-mails tomorrow?

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:09 pm
by tintin
TheWire wrote:got sent to faculty review...I'm super depressed. Essentially, Berkeley is the only school left that I really would be upset to get dinged at. This is the worst feeling of my cycle for sure...


same here. ugh, i feel like crying. the ONE school i really want to go to and they won't let me in. ugh. pretty sure my chances are gone. only around ~200 get in from faculty review. fml.

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:27 pm
by Kretzy
tintin wrote:
TheWire wrote:got sent to faculty review...I'm super depressed. Essentially, Berkeley is the only school left that I really would be upset to get dinged at. This is the worst feeling of my cycle for sure...


same here. ugh, i feel like crying. the ONE school i really want to go to and they won't let me in. ugh. pretty sure my chances are gone. only around ~200 get in from faculty review. fml.


If Berkeley doesn't let you in, I'm gonna be pissed. I mean this in all seriousness.

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:29 pm
by opus127
Just checking in as another applicant under committee review.
UR 11/18.
Good luck, all.

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:37 pm
by TheWire
I really prefer berk. but if they give me the cold shoulder, I'll give them my frost-bitten middle finger all the way from NYU...

PS. I HATE the cold

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:38 pm
by teach12
Just got in! Sent in apps in mid-December... my first acceptance!

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:43 pm
by Green66
Yess... I wet UR 11/30... FR email today....this process is gonna make me go nuts.... but there is still hopee... toes and fingers crossed till Feb.

msch0i wrote:
ccs224 wrote:
msch0i wrote:...does this mean that if we didn't get the faculty review email, we're auto-rejects? :? say it ain't so!


Don't worry, by how long it's taking most of us to hear anything, I think we can rest assured that there was nothing "auto" about our process. I'm sure our applications will sit in a pile for another few weeks before being glanced at and rejected.


I guess I can rename my category to glanced-at reject :lol: Has anyone gotten a FR e-mail that went UR in December or late November? Right now it seems like mostly October/early November URs are getting notified..

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:45 pm
by CardinalRules
IN!!!! Got the email today; I can't believe it! I thought that I would have a WL or review after the long wait. (My file was complete since 11/9.)

Re: Berkeley 2010

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:46 pm
by CardinalRules
I wrote a 2-page, generic PS by the way, so clearly the 4-pager isn't crucial. :D