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Tangerine Gleam
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In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:25 pm

The other thread was getting pretty long...so perhaps this can be the home new for admit-related questions. Dean Tom's phone call spurts are erratic, after all, so I think it'd be courteous (and heart-healthy) to stop bumping the Berkeley 2010 thread with questions about ASW and admission packets.

Now, speaking of which, I take it no one has received their packet yet?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby crackberry » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:27 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:The other thread was getting pretty long...so perhaps this can be the home new for admit-related questions. Dean Tom's phone call spurts are erratic, after all, so I think it'd be courteous (and heart-healthy) to stop bumping the Berkeley 2010 thread with questions about ASW and admission packets.

Now, speaking of which, I take it no one has received their packet yet?

Feels good to join this thread. No packet for me yet. Accepted via phone call on 12/3.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Laina » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:32 pm

Hi everyone! Excited to meet y'all at ASW. Anyone know what the admissions packet looked like last year? Any goodies?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Kretzy » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:33 pm

No packet for me yet either, but REALLY glad to be able to write stuff here :)

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:33 pm

Laina wrote:Hi everyone! Excited to meet y'all at ASW. Anyone know what the admissions packet looked like last year? Any goodies?


Oooh good question...

I was in Berkeley on an errand this weekend. I double-parked outside Boalt and almost went in to run down the halls, but it was nighttime and raining.

Soon, though. :D

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Veritas » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:33 pm

you should make a 2013 thread for this stuff!

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:37 pm

Aren't those 2013 threads for people who decided to matriculate for sure?

How is everyone feeling about Boalt in their decision-making process? Likely accept? Waiting to hear back from someone else first?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby crackberry » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:50 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:Aren't those 2013 threads for people who decided to matriculate for sure?

How is everyone feeling about Boalt in their decision-making process? Likely accept? Waiting to hear back from someone else first?

Will be there barring HYS acceptance/serious $$ at CCN - both of which are highly unlikely.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby humdrum » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:05 pm

I wish I could commit to Berkeley, but you are just so far away from me...

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Eigenvalue A » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:10 pm

Cannot wait to visit!

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:03 pm

humdrum wrote:I wish I could commit to Berkeley, but you are just so far away from me...


You got a kid or somethin'?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby humdrum » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:34 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:
humdrum wrote:I wish I could commit to Berkeley, but you are just so far away from me...


You got a kid or somethin'?


what makes you think that? i just live/have family on the east coast. i imagine that if i go to Berkeley, i'll probably be working out west after grad too.

i am really excited to visit also. I visited briefly this past spring but didn't have time to see the law school or talk to anyone in admissions.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby heyyitskatie » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:42 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:Aren't those 2013 threads for people who decided to matriculate for sure?

How is everyone feeling about Boalt in their decision-making process? Likely accept? Waiting to hear back from someone else first?


Generally speaking, yes, the "Class of" threads are for people who have decided to matriculate. If and/or when you do so, here's the link to ours: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=83218

Congrats to everyone who has been accepted so far and I hope to see you next year!

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby fidesverita » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:21 pm

I'm assuming people got their call before they saw the email? Just wondering if I should expect talking to Dean Tom or not.

No packet yet. But that's because I just saw my email today :)

It's nice to finally have some good news!

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby crackberry » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:26 pm

fidesverita wrote:I'm assuming people got their call before they saw the email? Just wondering if I should expect talking to Dean Tom or not.

No packet yet. But that's because I just saw my email today :)

It's nice to finally have some good news!

Calls went out mainly last week. If you didn't get a call but just got an email, I wouldn't expect a call. But who cares? You're in.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Chichaca » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:29 pm

In via email!

If it weren't for those tuition increases I would seriously consider them over higher ranked schools. Oh well, I think I'm going to ASW anyway. Maybe I'll fall so madly in love that I won't be able to help myself.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby fidesverita » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:33 pm

crackberry wrote:
fidesverita wrote:I'm assuming people got their call before they saw the email? Just wondering if I should expect talking to Dean Tom or not.

No packet yet. But that's because I just saw my email today :)

It's nice to finally have some good news!

Calls went out mainly last week. If you didn't get a call but just got an email, I wouldn't expect a call. But who cares? You're in.



I know, I'm still happy. Just being neurotic :)

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:36 pm

humdrum wrote:
Tangerine Gleam wrote:
humdrum wrote:I wish I could commit to Berkeley, but you are just so far away from me...


You got a kid or somethin'?


what makes you think that? i just live/have family on the east coast. i imagine that if i go to Berkeley, i'll probably be working out west after grad too.

i am really excited to visit also. I visited briefly this past spring but didn't have time to see the law school or talk to anyone in admissions.


I'm just playin'. I don't blame you! I, too, am from the East Coast...but I've wanted the Bay for a long time, so Berk couldn't fit more nicely into that dream.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby rjerne1229 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:53 pm

in via phone call! so good to not have to wait anymore. I've wanted Berk for years now. I'll definitely attend if I don't get into Columbia, which I don't think I will. applied there ED so wish that decision would hurry up!

Hope to see you all at ASW!

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby discobabe » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:55 pm

In via phone call 11/2, received email today.

I remember Dean Tom said something about paying to fly me out for ASW, and the email says, "I ask that you save the weekend of April 9th to come visit Berkeley for our Admitted Students Weekend. We will help defray your airfare to attend. You will find details on our website for admitted students."

Is this in everyone's emails so far?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby crackberry » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:04 pm

discobabe wrote:In via phone call 11/2, received email today.

I remember Dean Tom said something about paying to fly me out for ASW, and the email says, "I ask that you save the weekend of April 9th to come visit Berkeley for our Admitted Students Weekend. We will help defray your airfare to attend. You will find details on our website for admitted students."

Is this in everyone's emails so far?

Yes. Also, 11/2?! That's really early.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Amelie » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:09 pm

Got the call on 12/4!
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:57 pm

Definitely never heard the word "defray" before. Am I too dumb for this school?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby roxj » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:32 pm

Yeah, I definitely had a 'is that a typo?' moment. Don't tell Dean Tom. I read this in the Princeton Review Best 170 LS book and wanted to verify: Berkely doesn't give out grades? Or at least, nothing beyond "pass, fail, pass well" or something? Because that makes me like Berkeley 10x more.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:55 pm

Yep, basically. I think it's "Pass", "Honors", and "High Honors". I'm sure someone else can elaborate more...but I think most (70%?) of students in each class get a Pass.

This also affects the rankings, or lack thereof. Which is awesome, because students are less prone to compete.

I am not the competitive type. I like this all very, very much.




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