Berkeley 2010

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Veritas
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Veritas » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:51 pm

UR 11/2, 2 years WE with upward movement
LSAT: 165
GPA: 3.82
Softs: 6-7
PS: I thought it was good, added some Berk specific stuff, too :wink: I think my DS is decent.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby StrawberryRed89 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:54 pm

UR 11/9
3.67, 167
softs = 5

texasgirl22
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby texasgirl22 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:17 pm

UR 11/18
3.84, 168
softs = 5
PS i think was really good, UT asked to use it as an example for students next year


hope we're not rejects at berkeley :|

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby parker09 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:19 pm

UR 10/22 (OCTOBER TWENTY SECOND-- effin' long time ago)
3.8 / 169
softs... 6? not much in UG, but currently on my one year of WE doing something that sounds kind of cool.

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thalassocrat
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby thalassocrat » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:24 pm

UR 10/22
169/3.9x
softs are probably a 4ish? WE throughout undergrad, some ECs

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby FreshPrince » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:35 pm

UR 11/2
3.7, 164
softs = 8

Not trying to be cruel or anything but I think those of you that have UR dates after December 2009 should chill for a couple more weeks. You were barely under review for 3 or 4 weeks when the first round of FR came out.

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Vegas_Rebel
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:41 pm

Looking at the numbers, I have a hard time thinking we're all rejects. I haven't seen phenomenal numbers in this group yet, though, so maybe they're just holding the apps instead of WLing everyone?

ETA: "Phenomenal" by T10 standards. Many of my fellow UG applicants would kill for any of the numbers given so far.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby WhatUpKells » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:51 pm

UR 11/9
3.7x, 171
Softs: 5
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby BenJ » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:52 pm

Haven't been UR for a long time, but anyway...

UR 1/11
GPA: 3.78
LSAT: 178/167
Softs: 4 by that scale, I guess, considering I'm still in undergrad. I think they'd be closer to a 6-7 or so on a scale used by adcomms, though. Some relevant WE (in politics) despite being in UG.
Decent PS, maybe would rate 7/10.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Reedie » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:57 pm

Submitted all but Dec LSAT in late October:

3.65 (harsh curve at my ug, top 4% at ug according to LSAC)/171/Softs=9

Current Status: Your file is under review.
Current Status Date: 1/11/2010

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby los blancos » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:58 pm

Reedie wrote:Submitted all but Dec LSAT in late October:

3.65 (harsh curve at my ug, top 4% at ug according to LSAC)/171/Softs=9

Current Status: Your file is under review.
Current Status Date: 1/11/2010


Haha this'll be interesting to watch. That's what my status date is, too, and we have almost identical numbers. Except I would say my softs are a 4 and my UG is slightly grade inflated.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Reedie » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:07 pm

yeah, I noticed that our stats are similar. Good luck to you!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby MahaloMontana » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:21 pm

UR since Nov 18
171, 3.7
Softs=9 to 10ish
PS was good, I like to think. Wrote about some unusual volunteer work I've done, and how it shaped my decision to go to law school.

non-traditional in terms of age, WE and volunteer work, so that may be causing the wait...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby tilghmab » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:35 pm

UR since 10/22.
3.84 (dual-degrees), 168.
Softs? 6.5ish?
PS was good. That's all, though.
Graduated May 2009, "working" one hourly and one non-profit (for them and me, unfortunately) job.

We're definitely not auto-anythings...we're in a big, fat maybe pile out of which they will certainly pluck some deserving candidates. I don't think I'm one of them.

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Veritas
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Veritas » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:36 pm

I know this was supposed to stop us from "whining," but WHEN ARE WE GOING TO HEAR?!??

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby calicocat » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:38 pm

Veritas wrote:I know this was supposed to stop us from "whining," but WHEN ARE WE GOING TO HEAR?!??

Never veri, never.

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Mroberts3
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Mroberts3 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:39 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:Looking at the numbers, I have a hard time thinking we're all rejects. I haven't seen phenomenal numbers in this group yet, though, so maybe they're just holding the apps instead of WLing everyone?

ETA: "Phenomenal" by T10 standards. Many of my fellow UG applicants would kill for any of the numbers given so far.


I wouldn't be too sure yet. Not to toot my horn (bc I'll probably get rejected too) but I sent in my apps in early Nov. and got the FR email. Numbers are 3.66/167. Softs are probably a 5 (work PT in school, WE after grad in may, pretty good PS)

Anyway, my point is that lot of people who just posted have better numbers and softs than I do. I wouldn't assume rejection yet. Either I'm on the very bottom of the FR pile, or they are going to do another FR later...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby ccs224 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:59 pm

UR since 11/9
167/3.78 (3.82)
Softs 10 (6 years public interest work, Masters degree, leadership positions in UG, etc)

There is definitely a trend in all the stats posted - most of us seem like very strong candidates without the highest LSATs. I'm wondering (hoping?) if Dean Tom keeps a pile of "Decent, but I need to look at these a second time a few months from now" apps....

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:11 pm

Mroberts3 wrote:I wouldn't be too sure yet. Not to toot my horn (bc I'll probably get rejected too) but I sent in my apps in early Nov. and got the FR email. Numbers are 3.66/167. Softs are probably a 5 (work PT in school, WE after grad in may, pretty good PS)

Anyway, my point is that lot of people who just posted have better numbers and softs than I do. I wouldn't assume rejection yet. Either I'm on the very bottom of the FR pile, or they are going to do another FR later...


Agreed.

I think we're the cases being waffled on, though I don't know why some went to FR and others didn't. Maybe he just split the 'maybes' in half?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby jrgong » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:14 pm

i've been UR since mid October with a 173/3.9X and what are imo solid softs so whatever theories you have, it really could just be that there is no rhyme or reason to the order in which decisions are made.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:18 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:I think we're the cases being waffled on, though I don't know why some went to FR and others didn't. Maybe he just split the 'maybes' in half?


The fact that Berkeley is potentially waffling on me is really, really exciting, to be honest.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:21 pm

GobiasIndustries wrote:
Vegas_Rebel wrote:I think we're the cases being waffled on, though I don't know why some went to FR and others didn't. Maybe he just split the 'maybes' in half?


The fact that Berkeley is potentially waffling on me is really, really exciting, to be honest.


+1

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby lietx3 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:21 pm

Compared to all those numbers I am embarassed to even post...

164/3.8 I'd say 7 for softs. UR 11/18...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:25 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:
Mroberts3 wrote:I wouldn't be too sure yet. Not to toot my horn (bc I'll probably get rejected too) but I sent in my apps in early Nov. and got the FR email. Numbers are 3.66/167. Softs are probably a 5 (work PT in school, WE after grad in may, pretty good PS)

Anyway, my point is that lot of people who just posted have better numbers and softs than I do. I wouldn't assume rejection yet. Either I'm on the very bottom of the FR pile, or they are going to do another FR later...


Agreed.

I think we're the cases being waffled on, though I don't know why some went to FR and others didn't. Maybe he just split the 'maybes' in half?


Mmm... waffles.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Mroberts3 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 pm

GobiasIndustries wrote:
Vegas_Rebel wrote:I think we're the cases being waffled on, though I don't know why some went to FR and others didn't. Maybe he just split the 'maybes' in half?


The fact that Berkeley is potentially waffling on me is really, really exciting, to be honest.


That's how I feel. I know I'm not the strongest candidate at Berkeley, but getting the FR email makes me think they saw something they liked. Why else would they keep me around?




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