Berkeley 2010

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existenz
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby existenz » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:27 pm

WL. Huge letdown. Wish I'd applied earlier.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Zara » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:21 pm

Waitlisted today. Not really upset about it since I was going to withdraw anyway.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby BioEBear2010 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:55 pm

Friend got WLd as a Berkeley student with a 3.92/172. Crazy stuff...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby dudester » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:52 pm

From Berkeley's Twitter: We've completed the process and emailed all the decisions for first-year JD applicants! ...Up next, the transfer process begins April 1

Color me impressed.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby existenz » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:06 pm

dudester wrote:From Berkeley's Twitter: We've completed the process and emailed all the decisions for first-year JD applicants! ...Up next, the transfer process begins April 1

Color me impressed.

Wow, I wish every school kept to that kind of schedule.

btw - can someone explain why some people on LSN put a "deferred" next to some schools and not others on their profile? Are they planning to defer for a year at those schools but not the others?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby im_blue » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:12 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:Friend got WLd as a Berkeley student with a 3.92/172. Crazy stuff...

Tell him to enjoy HYSCC!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby im_blue » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:13 pm

existenz wrote:
dudester wrote:From Berkeley's Twitter: We've completed the process and emailed all the decisions for first-year JD applicants! ...Up next, the transfer process begins April 1

Color me impressed.

Wow, I wish every school kept to that kind of schedule.

btw - can someone explain why some people on LSN put a "deferred" next to some schools and not others on their profile? Are they planning to defer for a year at those schools but not the others?

Deferred means they either applied ED and were pushed back to the RD pool, or they received a hold which will be reviewed later.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby los blancos » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:42 pm

Anyone know what kind of rank you'd need at MVPDN to transfer to Berk? I'm not giving up on this dream.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby im_blue » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:47 pm

los blancos wrote:Anyone know what kind of rank you'd need at MVPDN to transfer to Berk? I'm not giving up on this dream.

In the transfer forum, I've heard top 1/3 would be competitive to lateral into Berkeley. Dean Tom has said something along the lines of "we look for top 5-8% but there's a sliding scale for better schools." Personally, I'd aim for top 5-10% and transfer to Stanford. :)

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Zara » Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:48 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:Friend got WLd as a Berkeley student with a 3.92/172. Crazy stuff...


yeah i got waitlisted with a 4.0/172. I applied late though.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby los blancos » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:36 am

im_blue wrote:
los blancos wrote:Anyone know what kind of rank you'd need at MVPDN to transfer to Berk? I'm not giving up on this dream.

In the transfer forum, I've heard top 1/3 would be competitive to lateral into Berkeley. Dean Tom has said something along the lines of "we look for top 5-8% but there's a sliding scale for better schools." Personally, I'd aim for top 5-10% and transfer to Stanford. :)


Good to hear. It looks like I'm heading to Duke, which I'm not upset about at all. I'm going to try my very best and take a shot at HYSB, but I'll be completely happy graduating from Duke.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby UnitarySpace » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:43 am

Zara wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:Friend got WLd as a Berkeley student with a 3.92/172. Crazy stuff...


yeah i got waitlisted with a 4.0/172. I applied late though.


That's me :D

I applied rather late too.

Edit: Not gonna use that as an excuse though.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby fomenting » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:38 am

on the WL at columbia. should i withdraw from there and just come to boalt??

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby im_blue » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:04 am

fomenting wrote:on the WL at columbia. should i withdraw from there and just come to boalt??

I wouldn't withdraw but Boalt looks like your best option, assuming you want California. Maybe Penn for the East Coast.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Rotor » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:48 am

fomenting wrote:on the WL at columbia. should i withdraw from there and just come to boalt??

Come to ASD. That may answer the question for you.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby thorntll » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:21 pm

Are you kidding me?! Boalt's Twitter says they've e-mailed the decisions for all incoming 1Ls! I applied the FIRST DAY they accepted applications. My status checker STILL says UR 10/19!

I mean, I've heard people complain, "I wonder if they forgot about me?" But seriously... This is ridiculous!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby BenJ » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:31 pm

thorntll wrote:Are you kidding me?! Boalt's Twitter says they've e-mailed the decisions for all incoming 1Ls! I applied the FIRST DAY they accepted applications. My status checker STILL says UR 10/19!

I mean, I've heard people complain, "I wonder if they forgot about me?" But seriously... This is ridiculous!


Call them. They have to tell you something at this point.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby thorntll » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:46 am

BenJ wrote:
thorntll wrote:Are you kidding me?! Boalt's Twitter says they've e-mailed the decisions for all incoming 1Ls! I applied the FIRST DAY they accepted applications. My status checker STILL says UR 10/19!

I mean, I've heard people complain, "I wonder if they forgot about me?" But seriously... This is ridiculous!


Call them. They have to tell you something at this point.


I did call. They have a record message instructing you to send them an e-mail, or leave a message. I sent them an e-mail and they still haven't gotten back to me.

I don't even want to go to Berkeley, but this is still ridiculous. I didn't pay them $75 to ignore my application.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby $1.99 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:41 pm

BoalTTT is a joke, just withdraw your app

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Netsirk » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:34 pm

Has anyone received any scholarship or financial aid offers? The admitted student page says something about financial aid packages going out no earlier then the first week of April. I was wondering if they offered any money to anyone in advance?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby runnerman » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:50 pm

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-john- ... full.story

Everyone's favorite Berkeley faculty member strikes again. my favorite bits were his derisive reference to "the People's Republic of Berkeley" and describing his position at Boalt as "being West Berlin during the Cold War, a shining beacon of capitalism and democracy surrounded by a sea of Marxism."

Oh that and apparently anyone who disagrees with him is a "troglodyte" stuck in the 60s...

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Core » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:10 pm

Sorry if this is the wrong thread for this, but I logged into Bearfacts (really just on a whim without receiving any e-mails telling me I had an offer waiting) and it says I have a law grant of $16,000 for the '10-'11 year. Anybody know if this award is guaranteed to be renewed in the '11-'12 and '12-'13 years (in other words, is it really an offer of $48,000, but over three years)? Moreover, you guys know if this is a need or merit-based award, or a combo of the two (kind of like how Chicago combines them, or is it like UCLA where the two are completely separate); should I expect to receive an additional award from Berkeley? Thanks :).

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby hellogoodbye1 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:20 pm

Core wrote:Sorry if this is the wrong thread for this, but I logged into Bearfacts (really just on a whim without receiving any e-mails telling me I had an offer waiting) and it says I have a law grant of $16,000 for the '10-'11 year. Anybody know if this award is guaranteed to be renewed in the '11-'12 and '12-'13 years (in other words, is it really an offer of $48,000, but over three years)? Moreover, you guys know if this is a need or merit-based award, or a combo of the two (kind of like how Chicago combines them, or is it like UCLA where the two are completely separate); should I expect to receive an additional award from Berkeley? Thanks :).


how did you log into Bearfacts? I tried using my login id and passphrase from the admitted students site but it doesn't seem to work..

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Core » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:21 pm

hellogoodbye1 wrote:
Core wrote:Sorry if this is the wrong thread for this, but I logged into Bearfacts (really just on a whim without receiving any e-mails telling me I had an offer waiting) and it says I have a law grant of $16,000 for the '10-'11 year. Anybody know if this award is guaranteed to be renewed in the '11-'12 and '12-'13 years (in other words, is it really an offer of $48,000, but over three years)? Moreover, you guys know if this is a need or merit-based award, or a combo of the two (kind of like how Chicago combines them, or is it like UCLA where the two are completely separate); should I expect to receive an additional award from Berkeley? Thanks :).


how did you log into Bearfacts? I tried using my login id and passphrase from the admitted students site but it doesn't seem to work..

I used my CalNet ID and password and it worked for me. Maybe shoot them an e-mail if you can't log in.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby smov_operator » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:22 pm

Netsirk wrote:Has anyone received any scholarship or financial aid offers? The admitted student page says something about financial aid packages going out no earlier then the first week of April. I was wondering if they offered any money to anyone in advance?



I received major money from the matching scholarship program. But I haven't received a "official" award letter.




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