Berkeley 2010

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barrydukakis
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby barrydukakis » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:59 am

I'm in with the folks that have heard nothing. Hoping for the best, love Berkeley and wish everyone else luck.

Just as a distraction, how many times have all of you looked at the 'no vistor' comments of LSN and felt the urge to whip out a red pen and correct it? Almost as bad as the e-mail I sent to Berkeley today with an application update and I wrote the wrong form of a verb. haha.

Let's not take ourselves too seriously folks. If Berkeley means that much to your future, well, maybe you're not who they are looking for, as it is no panacea for our career.

To our future, with or without Berkeley.

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theadw
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby theadw » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:33 am

Dinged yesterday. Somewhat surprised. I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but the rejection email has some bizarre diction.

Stats at LSN under same name.

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parker09
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby parker09 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:52 am

theadw wrote:Dinged yesterday. Somewhat surprised. I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but the rejection email has some bizarre diction.


It tried really hard to be nice. I think it was a little too nice. "It's not you, it's me."
Except I know it was totally me :cry:

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gatorlion
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby gatorlion » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:24 am

Dinged (158/4.0, 2 MAs). 1-2 at UC law schools (5-2-5 overall) and I have the esteemed privilege of being in the exclusive 0-2 club for Berkeley post-grad programs (rejected for PhD program in '07)

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby BenJ » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:30 am

queenofhearts wrote:
BenJ wrote:
los blancos wrote:
meowmeow wrote:U/R 1/11
FR 2/18

sooo FR is a good thing?


Depends on how strong your softs are.


Meh. Everyone not FR at this point is probably rejected. There were no non-FR acceptances reported on LSN after the first FR ended last year. So FR is better than no FR no matter what.



how do you know which were FR and which weren't from LSN last year?


All the FR decisions come out on the same date. Sort the Berkeley decisions by date and you get a group of mixed decisions in mid-March (FR2, 3/19-20), preceded by universal rejections all the way back to a group of mixed decisions in mid-February (FR1 2/19).

TreyG
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby TreyG » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:58 am

UR 2/3... Still in limbo... but I'm not giving up hope. Maybe its not too late to submit a diversity statement?...

167 / 3.8

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby granville90 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:41 pm

Um... WL anybody? I'm kinda surprised I didn't get dinged, but is that basically a polite "don't bother"?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby thorntll » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:19 pm

Stiiiillll 10/19. BUT, I just bought Cardinals @ Cubs tickets for the weekend after Chicago starts classes, so I guess that's pretty much decided.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby exdubliner » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:29 pm

BenJ wrote:
los blancos wrote:
meowmeow wrote:U/R 1/11
FR 2/18

sooo FR is a good thing?


Depends on how strong your softs are.


Meh. Everyone not FR at this point is probably rejected. There were no non-FR acceptances reported on LSN after the first FR ended last year. So FR is better than no FR no matter what.


On last year's LSN 43 people reported back on March 19-20, 13 in and 30 wl/out.

Not many spots left for FR2's...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby daesonesb » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:06 pm

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Havaianas
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Havaianas » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:52 pm

exdubliner wrote:On last year's LSN 43 people reported back on March 19-20, 13 in and 30 wl/out.

Not many spots left for FR2's...


Dont know why I didn't think to look at LSN for March 19/20. Those aren't horrible chances - I'll take em.

daesonesb wrote:DING DING DING
167-3.84.
Wasn't expecting all that much really. Berkeley was my big reach.


Lo siento:(

edit:spelling

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gymboree
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby gymboree » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:36 pm

granville90 wrote:Um... WL anybody? I'm kinda surprised I didn't get dinged, but is that basically a polite "don't bother"?


This year might be a good year for the waitlist, you never know. I know they rank it (and that doesn't change after they set the waitlist) but I don't know when/how they do that. Maybe after the 2nd FR?

But, with all the Dings out there, congrats on the waitlist!!!

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hiromoto45
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby hiromoto45 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:13 pm

What does Faculty Review mean?

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gymboree
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby gymboree » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:59 pm

jadjerd wrote:Got accepted at 3:25 via email.. very happy!

If FR means Faculty Review then I was an FR as well.. if it means something else then I don't know.

good luck to you all!


Congrats!!! (and FR=Faculty Review)

edit: for new tar. Seems I was always a golden bear. :wink:

deem
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby deem » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:11 pm

When under FR, do most people not hear back until around the date stated in the email or do individuals hear at staggered dates throughout the period until that date? Thanks for any help, I just want to know whether I should stress now or relax until around the date in the email.

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gymboree
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby gymboree » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:02 pm

Should all be on the same day, on or about the date given. That was the experience for the 1st FR group. We were told Feb. 19, and we heard on Feb. 18 via email for the most part.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby deem » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:12 pm

gymboree wrote:Should all be on the same day, on or about the date given. That was the experience for the 1st FR group. We were told Feb. 19, and we heard on Feb. 18 via email for the most part.


Great. Thanks for the info. I guess I can relax for awhile haha.

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foxyeconomist
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby foxyeconomist » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:43 pm

If you look at the numbers from the TLS Berkeley Profile. The acceptance rate for faculty review is only 13%. Administrative review is 11%, so your chances aren't radically changed either way. At least that's how I'm trying to think about it.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby jman77 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:45 pm

Is it the consensus here that if an applicant hasn't heard about going into FR at this point, then said applicant should assume a rejection is imminent? Applied 1/26 and UR since 2/3.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby los blancos » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:05 pm

foxyeconomist wrote:If you look at the numbers from the TLS Berkeley Profile. The acceptance rate for faculty review is only 13%. Administrative review is 11%, so your chances aren't radically changed either way. At least that's how I'm trying to think about it.


It depends on your numbers. If you're above both 75ths your chances were probably a lot better than 11% in AR.

What I'm trying to say is... There are unqualified applicants and auto-dings in AR. Theoretically, there's no such thing in FR.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby queenofhearts » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:08 pm

jman77 wrote:Is it the consensus here that if an applicant hasn't heard about going into FR at this point, then said applicant should assume a rejection is imminent? Applied 1/26 and UR since 2/3.



+1 (applied a bit earlier though)

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby IHaveDietMoxie » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:48 am

queenofhearts wrote:
jman77 wrote:Is it the consensus here that if an applicant hasn't heard about going into FR at this point, then said applicant should assume a rejection is imminent? Applied 1/26 and UR since 2/3.



+1 (applied a bit earlier though)

people make strong assertions on this web site, take them with a grain of salt

Legalite
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Legalite » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:14 pm

Last school I was waiting for and...rejected after FR...I guess I am boring. Oh well, cycle's over. *bittersweet*

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby ewc227 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:49 pm

Despite the assertions about the "2/3 under review group," has anyone gotten an update from Berkeley???

I'm also in the 2/3 group :( & losing faith

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foxyeconomist
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby foxyeconomist » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:25 pm

I went UR 2/3 and was selected for FR (via email) on 2/18, but my status checker still says UR 2/3.
However, "Faculty Committee Email" is listed under Mailings. Check your status checker to see if it's there; maybe it just got caught in your spam filter.




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