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5ky
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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 5ky » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:46 pm

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:48 pm

Most of the comments on this page are very encouraging! I agree with those who felt that a strong 2-page PS is better than a rambling 4-page PS; my writing tends towards the economical, so I didn't feel the need for a 4-page essay. My reason for feeling discouraged was exactly the interview that crackberry quotes, however, so hopefully Dean Tom is more flexible than that excerpt makes him sound.

I don't know why I should care about Berkeley at this point, but I do. Weird, isn't it?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby owhlcn » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:52 pm

managamy wrote:I don't know why I should care about Berkeley at this point, but I do. Weird, isn't it?


+1

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby marbletop » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:54 pm

Arrggh! I missed a call from (510) about an hour ago. Tried calling back, and got an answering machine in the Berkeley Law admissions office, but no voicemail or email. Is it good news? I want closure!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby ughOSU » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:54 pm

managamy wrote:Most of the comments on this page are very encouraging! I agree with those who felt that a strong 2-page PS is better than a rambling 4-page PS; my writing tends towards the economical, so I didn't feel the need for a 4-page essay. My reason for feeling discouraged was exactly the interview that crackberry quotes, however, so hopefully Dean Tom is more flexible than that excerpt makes him sound.

I don't know why I should care about Berkeley at this point, but I do. Weird, isn't it?

It's probably just your ego. That's not a criticism. If I were you I'd care about getting into every single school, not just the top couple.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby crackberry » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:57 pm

marbletop wrote:Arrggh! I missed a call from (510) about an hour ago. Tried calling back, and got an answering machine in the Berkeley Law admissions office, but no voicemail or email. Is it good news? I want closure!

Yeah, you're in. Seems like a lot of the early UCB admits are high LSATs. Interesting.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Legacy316 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:00 pm

New acceptance on LSN, 177/3.8.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Legacy316 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:00 pm

marbletop wrote:Arrggh! I missed a call from (510) about an hour ago. Tried calling back, and got an answering machine in the Berkeley Law admissions office, but no voicemail or email. Is it good news? I want closure!


Way to go! Sorry you had to miss it.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:02 pm

marbletop wrote:Arrggh! I missed a call from (510) about an hour ago. Tried calling back, and got an answering machine in the Berkeley Law admissions office, but no voicemail or email. Is it good news? I want closure!


Almost positive that it's good news! Call back!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby marbletop » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:03 pm

managamy wrote:
marbletop wrote:Arrggh! I missed a call from (510) about an hour ago. Tried calling back, and got an answering machine in the Berkeley Law admissions office, but no voicemail or email. Is it good news? I want closure!


Almost positive that it's good news! Call back!


I did, and that's when I got their answering machine. My boyfriend says they probably just called to ask for some pot. :(

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:03 pm

crackberry wrote:
marbletop wrote:Arrggh! I missed a call from (510) about an hour ago. Tried calling back, and got an answering machine in the Berkeley Law admissions office, but no voicemail or email. Is it good news? I want closure!

Yeah, you're in. Seems like a lot of the early UCB admits are high LSATs. Interesting.


That trend breaks with a long-standing tradition, from everything that I've heard here and elsewhere.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CoutureChiq » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:03 pm

That's strange. I was admitted last week and my status checker still says under review with the original date it went under review.

pissantvache wrote:
thorntll wrote:Congratulations if you're legitimate! :D

If you're not, we have ways to deal with you. 8)


Haha, definitely legitimate (I swear! Even though I don't post much, I'm not a flame!). Good luck to everyone else as well!

Submitted 11/20, Received 11/23, UR 11/30, Admitted 12/1

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby amidea » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:07 pm

crackberry wrote:
amidea wrote:For what it's worth, my PS was originally about 4 pages and my pre law advisor (who seems like a perfectly knowledgeable lady but who knows) said I should try to cut it down because even though Berkeley allows for 4 pages, it doesn't mean they want you to write more just for the sake of it.

This is exactly the opposite of what Dean Tom says in the Berkeley interview on this site.

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

Dean Tom: “The personal statement is the first thing I look at when I open a folder, even before viewing the GPA or LSAT score. I think applicants should be aware that our personal statement option is twice as long as most other law schools, it’s 4 pages, and students should take advantage of that. There’s no particular assignment for our personal statement; it’s very open-ended. The personal statements is the applicant’s opportunity to distinguish himself from hundreds of other applicants who have the same numbers, and the same major, and come from a similar school. The personal statement is an applicant’s opportunity to describe the distance they’ve come in their lives.


I wouldn't say that contradicts what Dean Tom said. I didn't say you shouldn't have four pages if you have that much to say that's worthwhile - I'm just saying don't keep it at four pages just because you want four pages if you're just dragging on.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Legacy316 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:10 pm

Looks like today may have been the beginning of the first true wave of acceptances... anyone agree?

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby clint4law » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:17 pm

Legacy316 wrote:Looks like today may have been the beginning of the first true wave of acceptances... anyone agree?


i hope you're right!

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby 5ky » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:24 pm

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby crackberry » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:24 pm

Legacy316 wrote:Looks like today may have been the beginning of the first true wave of acceptances... anyone agree?

Eh +0.5 at most. There are still only 7 acceptances on LSN. That's not a wave. That's a trickle.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby tintin » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:32 pm

crackberry wrote:
Legacy316 wrote:Looks like today may have been the beginning of the first true wave of acceptances... anyone agree?

Eh +0.5 at most. There are still only 7 acceptances on LSN. That's not a wave. That's a trickle.


yeah, thats not realllly a wave....I dunno, I might give up on Berkeley for this week if they don't call a bunch of people tomorrow. :roll:

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:33 pm

Legacy316 wrote:Looks like today may have been the beginning of the first true wave of acceptances... anyone agree?


I'll give you a +1 on that remark if we see a steady flow over the next few days. One day does not a wave make.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby bighead715 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:41 pm

pissantvache wrote:In at Berkeley! just got the call from Dean Tom--ASW is on April 9th!

(stats are 177 lsat, 3.8 GPA)



i win

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Legacy316 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:43 pm

I was thinking of today as the beginning of the wave. I think today has had the most movement we've seen so far, and given the fact that we are overdue for the first wave, I think I might be correct. And yes, I am aware of the dangers of predictions ITT.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby crackberry » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:44 pm

bighead715 wrote:
pissantvache wrote:In at Berkeley! just got the call from Dean Tom--ASW is on April 9th!

(stats are 177 lsat, 3.8 GPA)



i win

Yeah, right. Go back to the Michigan thread where you belong. You're not welcome here any longer.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby bighead715 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:46 pm

crackberry wrote:
bighead715 wrote:
pissantvache wrote:In at Berkeley! just got the call from Dean Tom--ASW is on April 9th!

(stats are 177 lsat, 3.8 GPA)



i win

Yeah, right. Go back to the Michigan thread where you belong. You're not welcome here any longer.

:(

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby Laina » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:47 pm

AHHH I missed a call from the 510 number. Called back right now, got voicemail. I'm dying here. It HAS to be good news, right? Stats in profile.

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Re: Berkeley 2010

Postby CardinalRules » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:49 pm

bighead715 wrote:
pissantvache wrote:In at Berkeley! just got the call from Dean Tom--ASW is on April 9th!

(stats are 177 lsat, 3.8 GPA)



i win


You've scored a touchdown, but there's a long way to go in the game.




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