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Neelio
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Neelio » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:22 pm

got the FR email today... pretty stoked actually. Still alive w my LSAT... I'll take it. Hopefully the committee has had their coffee and a good night's rest when they open up my app. Good luck to everyone that got the message.

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rhapsodyinazul
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby rhapsodyinazul » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:23 pm

FR, >75% LSAT, above median GPA. UR 11/18. Now I kind of feel like I'm competing for the last wildcard spot...

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pearl_earrings
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby pearl_earrings » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:41 pm

FR e-mail today. I know the chances aren't amazing, but I'm excited and thankful that there's still some hope left!
>75% LSAT and exactly at the median GPA.

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los blancos
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby los blancos » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:43 pm

rhapsodyinazul wrote:FR, >75% LSAT, above median GPA. UR 11/18. Now I kind of feel like I'm competing for the last wildcard spot...

pearl_earrings wrote:FR e-mail today. I know the chances aren't amazing, but I'm excited and thankful that there's still some hope left!
>75% LSAT and exactly at the median GPA.



WTF is going on here!!!???

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby mozhou7 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:44 pm

boilercat wrote:
rhapsodyinazul wrote:FR, >75% LSAT, above median GPA. UR 11/18. Now I kind of feel like I'm competing for the last wildcard spot...

pearl_earrings wrote:FR e-mail today. I know the chances aren't amazing, but I'm excited and thankful that there's still some hope left!
>75% LSAT and exactly at the median GPA.



WTF is going on here!!!???


FR e-mail too...

Above 75% for both..also decent softs too...

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los blancos
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby los blancos » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:47 pm

I am so confused right now. Are you all convicted war criminals who wrote your PS in esperanto or are they rolling dice to see who gets in? :mrgreen:

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CardinalRules
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:48 pm

Maybe some YP for those who applied a little later? Boalt tends to like early applications.

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calicocat
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby calicocat » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:49 pm

boilercat wrote:I am so confused right now. Are you all convicted war criminals who wrote your PS in esperanto or are they rolling dice to see who gets in? :mrgreen:

I'm sure at least some of them wrote about how much they support Hitler's principles...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby amidea » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:51 pm

Oli wrote:
boilercat wrote:I am so confused right now. Are you all convicted war criminals who wrote your PS in esperanto or are they rolling dice to see who gets in? :mrgreen:

I'm sure at least some of them wrote about how much they support Hitler's principles...


wait but i'm pretty sure that's what made up for my subpar gpa. am i not the only one??

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los blancos
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby los blancos » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:54 pm

managamy wrote:Maybe some YP for those who applied a little later? Boalt tends to like early applications.


A possibility. I sure as hell hope so, cause if they care about their yield enough to FR a whole bunch of people who are numerically auto-admits, then I'm getting in for sure with that crazy (and honest) promise I made on my PS about withdrawing everywhere else if I got in... :mrgreen:

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby mozhou7 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:55 pm

managamy wrote:Maybe some YP for those who applied a little later? Boalt tends to like early applications.


I applied in Oct with 4.0/170....wrote LSAT again in December and got a 174...

Held also at Harvard after an early JR1...

The New Yr is not treating me well..

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:57 pm

Kretzy wrote:
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.


+1 don't lose hope, Tintin!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Veritas » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:57 pm

this kind of means no hope for us complete early with no word, huh?

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calicocat
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby calicocat » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:58 pm

Veritas wrote:this kind of means no hope for us complete early with no word, huh?

Don't say that :cry:

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby aetennis17 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:00 pm

Veritas wrote:this kind of means no hope for us complete early with no word, huh?


yeah...I'm wondering the same thing.

UR 10/22

above 75% GPA
@ 25% LSAT

silence=rejection?

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5ky
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 5ky » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:02 pm

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CardinalRules
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:03 pm

Shaggier1 wrote:
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.)


ok, srsly?



Congrats though!!!


People with lower stats who applied later than me were accepted earlier in the cycle, so I was almost sure that I was going to review.

Thanks for the little message!

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calicocat
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby calicocat » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:04 pm

5ky wrote:
aetennis17 wrote:
Veritas wrote:this kind of means no hope for us complete early with no word, huh?


yeah...I'm wondering the same thing.

UR 10/22

above 75% GPA
@ 25% LSAT

silence=rejection?


Don't know, but I don't feel good about it at all. 171/3.94, UR 11/2...

Jeez...nice numbers :shock:

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Veritas
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Veritas » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:04 pm

5ky wrote:
aetennis17 wrote:
Veritas wrote:this kind of means no hope for us complete early with no word, huh?


yeah...I'm wondering the same thing.

UR 10/22

above 75% GPA
@ 25% LSAT

silence=rejection?


Don't know, but I don't feel good about it at all. 171/3.94, UR 11/2...

I'm 11/2 also, your stats are too good not to still be in consideration. Maybe there is another round of acceptance emails being saved for tomorrow :wink:

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5ky
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 5ky » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:10 pm

Veritas wrote:I'm 11/2 also, your stats are too good not to still be in consideration. Maybe there is another round of acceptance emails being saved for tomorrow :wink:


Oh, now you're getting my hopes up!

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englawyer
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby englawyer » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:21 pm

what is the latest day UR + no admit + faculty review = doom? I was UR 12/14...a couple people from that batch got decisions but i did not. am i still in the game??

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby aetennis17 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:24 pm

does anyone know if the FR all go out in one batch?

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CardinalRules
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:26 pm

englawyer wrote:what is the latest day UR + no admit + faculty review = doom? I was UR 12/14...a couple people from that batch got decisions but i did not. am i still in the game??


I was UR 11/9 before getting the +1 today, so you're easily still in the game. :)

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby tintin » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:43 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
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.


+1 don't lose hope, Tintin!


im trying....... but the odds are not good. i wonder what i can bribe them with between now and jan 29th

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Illijah » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:44 pm

Faculty Review isn't bad by the numbers...

According to the website: http://www.top-law-schools.com/boalt-hall.html

Berkeley receives 7100 applications...
1400 - 1600 are sent to FR
they accept 200 of these making the % of accepted 14.2 - 12.5% depending on if its 1400 or 1600

And the other 5500 are decided upon by Administrative Review (AR) aka Dean Tom himself
and of those roughly 550 are accepted meaning the % of AR acceptances are 10%

i know there are subtle nuances such as that AR may be 10% of a less competitive pool....but still strictly by numbers it is not a bad thing...




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