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Veritas
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Veritas » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:31 pm

SaraT wrote:
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

makes me even more confused.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby beaumondep » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:32 pm

SaraT wrote:
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


Nice! Glad to be of service. At least we know that there's some movement today...geebus.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby sandiecohen47 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:33 pm

I'm a reverse splitter with the same submission date and UR date. I am crossing my fingers from now until 8pm EST.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Veritas » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:33 pm

sandiecohen47 wrote:I'm a reverse splitter with the same submission date and UR date. I am crossing my fingers from now until 8pm EST.

I'm reverse, but UR 11/02 - fingers, toes, arms, legs all crossed

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby beaumondep » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:34 pm

Veritas wrote:
SaraT wrote:
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

makes me even more confused.


This is my first time posting on a thread, but I've been obnoxiously stalkerish the past couple of months so I've noticed that you've been waiting too. I feel your pain.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby MahaloMontana » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:36 pm

submitted 11/10 UR 11/18. I really wanna hear _something_ today! Come on Cal!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby aimhigh09 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:38 pm

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


Did they list any dates in your email as to when you can expect a decision? In the first batch of emails, at least the one I got, it stated that the FR begins 1/29 and a decision will be reached on or about 2/19. Just curious if there are multiple "batches" or if it will all be thrown together.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby beaumondep » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:41 pm

aimhigh09 wrote:
beaumondep wrote:FR email received this morning at 10:04 am! They're coming again, friends.


Did they list any dates in your email as to when you can expect a decision? In the first batch of emails, at least the one I got, it stated that the FR begins 1/29 and a decision will be reached on or about 2/19. Just curious if there are multiple "batches" or if it will all be thrown together.


The email says the same thing--will begin reviewing on 1/29 and a decision will be reached on or around 2/19. I guess I'm still in the first batch (strangely) to be reviewed? I have no idea what it means.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby savesthedayajb » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:44 pm

Sent to FR as well. A bad sign?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:46 pm

FR is a good sign, I would say. They like you, but want some more eyes on your application, I believe.

I'm dying for a FR email because I certainly am not entitled to one.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby beaumondep » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:48 pm

savesthedayajb wrote:Sent to FR as well. A bad sign?


Could be, but at this point I'm just glad to have heard something. What are your numbers, if you don't mind? Just so maybe we can pick up a pattern.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby savesthedayajb » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:51 pm

beaumondep wrote:
savesthedayajb wrote:Sent to FR as well. A bad sign?


Could be, but at this point I'm just glad to have heard something. What are your numbers, if you don't mind? Just so maybe we can pick up a pattern.


Yeah, i guess I should be grateful that they didnt outright ding me with my numbers 163/4.0

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby beaumondep » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:54 pm

savesthedayajb wrote:
beaumondep wrote:
savesthedayajb wrote:Sent to FR as well. A bad sign?


Could be, but at this point I'm just glad to have heard something. What are your numbers, if you don't mind? Just so maybe we can pick up a pattern.


Yeah, i guess I should be grateful that they didnt outright ding me with my numbers 163/4.0


Interesting, we're in the same boat. Softs?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby msch0i » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:56 pm

are they done sending out fr emails? :( this makes me think i'm headed for the 2nd mass rejection wave.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Veritas » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:56 pm

msch0i wrote:are they done sending out fr emails? :( this makes me think i'm headed for the 2nd mass rejection wave.

NO keep hope alive!!!!!!!!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby savesthedayajb » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:57 pm

beaumondep wrote:
savesthedayajb wrote:
beaumondep wrote:
savesthedayajb wrote:Sent to FR as well. A bad sign?


Could be, but at this point I'm just glad to have heard something. What are your numbers, if you don't mind? Just so maybe we can pick up a pattern.


Yeah, i guess I should be grateful that they didnt outright ding me with my numbers 163/4.0


Interesting, we're in the same boat. Softs?


Just lots of work experience, but nothing too flashy. Good luck to you!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:57 pm

Veritas wrote:
msch0i wrote:are they done sending out fr emails? :( this makes me think i'm headed for the 2nd mass rejection wave.

NO keep hope alive!!!!!!!!


Pleaseeeeeeeee keep hope alive!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby sandiecohen47 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:58 pm

Veritas wrote:
msch0i wrote:are they done sending out fr emails? :( this makes me think i'm headed for the 2nd mass rejection wave.

NO keep hope alive!!!!!!!!


I'm with you, Veri. It's not over until that rejection e-mail lands in my mailbox. Until then, anything is possible.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby beaumondep » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:58 pm

Veritas wrote:
msch0i wrote:are they done sending out fr emails? :( this makes me think i'm headed for the 2nd mass rejection wave.

NO keep hope alive!!!!!!!!


Even better, maybe they'll start contacting some with acceptances.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby SaraT » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:01 pm

I forget, how do they send out rejections? snail mail or email?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby GobiasIndustries » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:03 pm

SaraT wrote:I forget, how do they send out rejections? snail mail or email?


I think I remember them saying that everything will be electronic except for the welcome packet. So I'm guessing rejections are via email.

Do not want

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby sandiecohen47 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:04 pm

SaraT wrote:I forget, how do they send out rejections? snail mail or email?


Berkeley's process is all green (except for the big fancy admittance packet). So, everything is done over the internets.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby dubes » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:11 pm

WOOO!!! In at Berkeley! Berkeley was easily my top choice, so right now I couldn't be happier!

I have a few interesting curve-balls in my application that you folks might find some interest in:

Transmitted 10/12/2009
Received 10/14/2009
Under Review 1/11/2010
Decision 1/25/2010

GPA: 3.94
LSAT 163 (10/08) 171 (12/09)

Now here are the curve balls:

* First and foremost, I was convicted of a pretty serious misdemeanor in Sept. '08 (a little over a year ago). I also took the LSAT for the first time about 3 or 4 days after it happened (explains that 163...) I thought this would totally screw me over for any top 10 school, but apparently not. I was totally honest about it in my application and was also honest about how devastating I thought the whole thing was, my incredible shame and remorse over the incident, and all my sincere efforts to address the underlying problems and change myself for the better. Also surprised since I was convicted in Berkeley's backyard of San Francisco. (PM if you want to know what the charge was, I'm not comfortable throwing that out there).

* I attended Berkeley for undergrad. I've heard consistently that this was more of a burden than anything else when applying to Berkeley for grad or professional school. Apparently they don't favor their undergrads, but, hey, maybe not!

* I applied to Berkeley in '08 for Fall 2009 and was rejected (pretty obvious considering the fresh arrest and crap LSAT score).

As for softs, I graduated Cal early and went to work in Silicon Valley. Had a lot of hands-on experience with IP issues and definitely played this element up in my app. No leadership experience or student organization stuff, though I did volunteer at the local Berkeley radio station for a couple of years. I have a pretty diverse resume with jobs in finance, politics, and even entertainment (production assistant).

BTW, not URM (Jewish, but we all know that doesn't count, haha).

Anyway, hopefully that's some interesting stuff to chew on for all you hopefuls. As for me, I could not be happier!!!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby SanBun » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:15 pm

GobiasIndustries wrote:
Veritas wrote:
msch0i wrote:are they done sending out fr emails? :( this makes me think i'm headed for the 2nd mass rejection wave.

NO keep hope alive!!!!!!!!


Pleaseeeeeeeee keep hope alive!


yeah im gonna be rejected. no fr e-mail.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby beaumondep » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:15 pm

dubes wrote:WOOO!!! In at Berkeley! Berkeley was easily my top choice, so right now I couldn't be happier!

I have a few interesting curve-balls in my application that you folks might find some interest in:

Transmitted 10/12/2009
Received 10/14/2009
Under Review 1/11/2010
Decision 1/25/2010

GPA: 3.94
LSAT 163 (10/08) 171 (12/09)

Now here are the curve balls:

* First and foremost, I was convicted of a pretty serious misdemeanor in Sept. '08 (a little over a year ago). I also took the LSAT for the first time about 3 or 4 days after it happened (explains that 163...) I thought this would totally screw me over for any top 10 school, but apparently not. I was totally honest about it in my application and was also honest about how devastating I thought the whole thing was, my incredible shame and remorse over the incident, and all my sincere efforts to address the underlying problems and change myself for the better. Also surprised since I was convicted in Berkeley's backyard of San Francisco. (PM if you want to know what the charge was, I'm not comfortable throwing that out there).

* I attended Berkeley for undergrad. I've heard consistently that this was more of a burden than anything else when applying to Berkeley for grad or professional school. Apparently they don't favor their undergrads, but, hey, maybe not!

* I applied to Berkeley in '08 for Fall 2009 and was rejected (pretty obvious considering the fresh arrest and crap LSAT score).

As for softs, I graduated Cal early and went to work in Silicon Valley. Had a lot of hands-on experience with IP issues and definitely played this element up in my app. No leadership experience or student organization stuff, though I did volunteer at the local Berkeley radio station for a couple of years. I have a pretty diverse resume with jobs in finance, politics, and even entertainment (production assistant).

BTW, not URM (Jewish, but we all know that doesn't count, haha).

Anyway, hopefully that's some interesting stuff to chew on for all you hopefuls. As for me, I could not be happier!!!


Congratulations! Sounds like quite the resume. :D




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