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Holly Golightly
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:41 pm

Under review today per email. Basically no chance because of my GPA, but I'm remaining cautiously optimistic. Haha

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby msch0i » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:42 pm

Do you guys think they'll wait til the FR committee convenes on Jan. 29th to send out the second batch of FR emails? or rejections?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby manu4ever882001 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:29 pm

Mroberts3 wrote:Anyone have any guess as to what's up with my Berkeley application?

I got straight dinged at UCLA a few weeks back (was hoping for at least a waitlist) but I'm in the FR pile for Cal...
I'm trying to make sense of it, but I can't shake the feeling that I'm destined for rejection and only being kept around for another cursory glance. I just went DR on 1/21 for GULC, so I guess that will give me a bit more to go on.





same here. not sure how I made the FR pile given my sub 25th LSAT, GPA above median however

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby danidancer » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:53 pm

manu4ever882001 wrote:
Mroberts3 wrote:Anyone have any guess as to what's up with my Berkeley application?

I got straight dinged at UCLA a few weeks back (was hoping for at least a waitlist) but I'm in the FR pile for Cal...
I'm trying to make sense of it, but I can't shake the feeling that I'm destined for rejection and only being kept around for another cursory glance. I just went DR on 1/21 for GULC, so I guess that will give me a bit more to go on.





same here. not sure how I made the FR pile given my sub 25th LSAT, GPA above median however


+1, esp. since I'm in the other direction and Berkeley LOVES high GPAs. Really no idea why I'm still in the running (with a 3.4!) in FR.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby radgrad » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:55 pm

Hey all- quite sorry if this has already been discussed, but does anyone know where we're supposed to send updated info? I'm FR and want to send a letter with a few updates... admissions@ email address? physical address?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby ccs224 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:20 pm

radgrad wrote:Hey all- quite sorry if this has already been discussed, but does anyone know where we're supposed to send updated info? I'm FR and want to send a letter with a few updates... admissions@ email address? physical address?


Send it to Google. They'll forward it.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby sirchristaylor » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:56 pm

Are most people that are currently FR at Berkeley sending LOCIs and updates?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby ninjagirl » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:05 pm

sirchristaylor wrote:Are most people that are currently FR at Berkeley sending LOCIs and updates?


I'm not. Btw, I'm thrilled to be under consideration at all. Low GPA splitter.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby radgrad » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:17 pm

ccs224 wrote:
radgrad wrote:Hey all- quite sorry if this has already been discussed, but does anyone know where we're supposed to send updated info? I'm FR and want to send a letter with a few updates... admissions@ email address? physical address?


Send it to Google. They'll forward it.



Yeah, I was thinking of just posting it on suckinguptoberkeley.com and hoping they'd find it, but now I think I should try a direct route.

Anyone send a followup? Snail mail? LSDAS? Email?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby los blancos » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:23 pm

radgrad wrote:
ccs224 wrote:
radgrad wrote:Hey all- quite sorry if this has already been discussed, but does anyone know where we're supposed to send updated info? I'm FR and want to send a letter with a few updates... admissions@ email address? physical address?


Send it to Google. They'll forward it.



Yeah, I was thinking of just posting it on suckinguptoberkeley.com and hoping they'd find it, but now I think I should try a direct route.

Anyone send a followup? Snail mail? LSDAS? Email?


FWIW I sent an updated resume to admissions@law.berkeley.edu and they added it to my file.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby qbid250ks » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:25 pm

Hey Guys,

I've been UR since 12/15

I have a 3.86 UGPA and (unfortunately) a 163 LSAT score. I haven't received an email informing me that I would be FR.

What do you think my chances of admission are? I had a very strong PS, very good recs, and have had extensive extracurricular and work experience in policy and lawmaking (I work as a legislative aide for a State Senator). I'm not very hopeful :-/

Thanks for your input!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby keiko » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:28 pm

qbid250ks wrote:Hey Guys,

I've been UR since 12/15

I have a 3.86 UGPA and (unfortunately) a 163 LSAT score. I haven't received an email informing me that I would be FR.

What do you think my chances of admission are? I had a very strong PS, very good recs, and have had extensive extracurricular and work experience in policy and lawmaking (I work as a legislative aide for a State Senator). I'm not very hopeful :-/

Thanks for your input!


wow you have very identical #'s to my bf, and identical experience! he got the FR email (though he applied the first day the berk app was available) so that might be a factor.

don't lose hope!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby mdgold » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:39 am

what is FR? and is it good to get it?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby BenJ » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:43 am

mdgold wrote:what is FR? and is it good to get it?


Faculty Review, and neutral. At this point in the game, about equal percentages of FR and AR (administrative review) candidates were accepted the past few years. FR-track applications are read by faculty members, while AR-track applications are read only by admissions staff.

That's a very sketchy description, but it's basically true. Also, the reasons behind an application being FR rather AR are totally unknown. All applications are AR until January, when FR starts. My guess is that the difference is intended to be negligible, and bringing in the faculty is just a way to speed up the process once they start getting really inundated after the December LSAT.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Ayeshabelle » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:25 am

I'm in at Berkeley!!!!!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:29 am

Ayeshabelle wrote:I'm in at Berkeley!!!!!


Congratulations!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby dudester » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:57 am

BenJ wrote:
mdgold wrote:what is FR? and is it good to get it?


Faculty Review, and neutral. At this point in the game, about equal percentages of FR and AR (administrative review) candidates were accepted the past few years. FR-track applications are read by faculty members, while AR-track applications are read only by admissions staff.

That's a very sketchy description, but it's basically true. Also, the reasons behind an application being FR rather AR are totally unknown. All applications are AR until January, when FR starts. My guess is that the difference is intended to be negligible, and bringing in the faculty is just a way to speed up the process once they start getting really inundated after the December LSAT.


Inaccurate. http://www.top-law-schools.com/tom-interview.html

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby SaraT » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:24 pm

Ayeshabelle wrote:I'm in at Berkeley!!!!!

Congrats!! When did you find out? and would you mind sharing numbers?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby beaumondep » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:13 pm

FR email received this morning at 10:04 am! They're coming again, friends.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby SaraT » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:15 pm

beaumondep wrote:FR email received this morning at 10:04 am! They're coming again, friends.

when did you go under review? and numbers?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby StrawberryRed89 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:17 pm

beaumondep wrote:FR email received this morning at 10:04 am! They're coming again, friends.


Did your online status change?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby thalassocrat » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:22 pm

beaumondep wrote:FR email received this morning at 10:04 am! They're coming again, friends.

That's PST, I assume? I guess California didn't break off yet after all.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby beaumondep » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:24 pm

I submitted 11/10, went under review 11/18. I'm a reverse splitter--high GPA, low LSAT. The online status didn't change, but at the top of the page it 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." Good luck to you! :D

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby beaumondep » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:27 pm

thalassocrat wrote:
beaumondep wrote:FR email received this morning at 10:04 am! They're coming again, friends.

That's PST, I assume? I guess California didn't break off yet after all.


Haha yeah, unfortunately we're still hanging on.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby SaraT » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:28 pm

beaumondep wrote:I submitted 11/10, went under review 11/18. I'm a reverse splitter--high GPA, low LSAT. The online status didn't change, but at the top of the page it 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." Good luck to you! :D

that gives me hope, im a reverse splitter as well :D




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