Berekeley ASW 2011

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:19 pm

FYI - The admitted students website has been updated with a brief outline of the ASW.

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby r6_philly » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:23 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:FYI - The admitted students website has been updated with a brief outline of the ASW.


Thanks!

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby dj666 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:38 pm

Anybody else going to the parent panel (as in student-parents, not parents of students)? It's cool of Berkeley to acknowledge the concerns of students whose reading list will include Curious George Goes Camping.

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:42 pm

dj666 wrote:Anybody else going to the parent panel (as in student-parents, not parents of students)? It's cool of Berkeley to acknowledge the concerns of students whose reading list will include Curious George Goes Camping.


You know I will! Is there a place to view sesame street in the building? :)

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby dj666 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:51 pm

r6_philly wrote:
dj666 wrote:Anybody else going to the parent panel (as in student-parents, not parents of students)? It's cool of Berkeley to acknowledge the concerns of students whose reading list will include Curious George Goes Camping.


You know I will! Is there a place to view sesame street in the building? :)


I have at least a dozen episodes on my phone. You're welcome to borrow it during naptime.

Looking forward to meeting you! I officially withdrew from Penn, Michigan, et al, so I'm all about Berkeley. My superstitious side won't allow me to commit officially until after ASW, though.

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby dj666 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:53 pm

p.s. Just to clarify, that's not my kid in my avatar. That's a creepy close-up of the devil's spawn from the movie "The Omen." I'm connected by name only.

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:53 pm

dj666 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
I have at least a dozen episodes on my phone. You're welcome to borrow it during naptime.

Looking forward to meeting you! I officially withdrew from Penn, Michigan, et al, so I'm all about Berkeley. My superstitious side won't allow me to commit officially until after ASW, though.


Haha I have them on my laptop which is glued to me, and we watch on the web. Should put some on my ipod too. When I have to kill time at school I take him to a seminar room and project it on the large screen and use the room speakers, he loves it :mrgreen:

I saw that you withdrew, looking forward to meeting you on the other coast! I am still deciding, it sounds so exciting to have your mind made up!

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:55 pm

dj666 wrote:p.s. Just to clarify, that's not my kid in my avatar. That's a creepy close-up of the devil's spawn from the movie "The Omen." I'm connected by name only.


:lol:

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:36 pm

Maybe a silly question, but is anyone else thinking of bringing a backpack to ASW? I will be BARTing in and will be in Berkeley all day. I figure if I have a bag not only can I bring crap with me (sweatshirt/jacket, water, granola bar, etc.), but I can also take crap home with me (souvenirs picked up, paperwork handed out, etc.).

I don't want to be the only looser carrying around a backpack all day, so I thought I would get y'all's input. I haven't been to any other ASWs, so I am not sure if this having a backpack is normal or not.

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby r6_philly » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:38 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:Maybe a silly question, but is anyone else thinking of bringing a backpack to ASW? I will be BARTing in and will be in Berkeley all day. I figure if I have a bag not only can I bring crap with me (sweatshirt/jacket, water, granola bar, etc.), but I can also take crap home with me (souvenirs picked up, paperwork handed out, etc.).

I don't want to be the only looser carrying around a backpack all day, so I thought I would get y'all's input. I haven't been to any other ASWs, so I am not sure if this having a backpack is normal or not.


I carry my everyday bag, which include water, folder/binder, laptop and electronic in it. 30 lbs. everywhere. So we can be loser together.

In other news, if you want to spot me, find the guy with the giant backpack.

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:47 pm

r6_philly wrote:
BackToTheOldHouse wrote:Maybe a silly question, but is anyone else thinking of bringing a backpack to ASW? I will be BARTing in and will be in Berkeley all day. I figure if I have a bag not only can I bring crap with me (sweatshirt/jacket, water, granola bar, etc.), but I can also take crap home with me (souvenirs picked up, paperwork handed out, etc.).

I don't want to be the only looser carrying around a backpack all day, so I thought I would get y'all's input. I haven't been to any other ASWs, so I am not sure if this having a backpack is normal or not.


I carry my everyday bag, which include water, folder/binder, laptop and electronic in it. 30 lbs. everywhere. So we can be loser together.

In other news, if you want to spot me, find the guy with the giant backpack.

Oops, typo--->loser, duh.

edit: r6, you've been to a few of these ASW things, no? Is it pretty normal for admits to come carrying backpacks, or will we truly be the renegades?

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby Tanicius » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:49 pm

dj666 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
dj666 wrote:Anybody else going to the parent panel (as in student-parents, not parents of students)? It's cool of Berkeley to acknowledge the concerns of students whose reading list will include Curious George Goes Camping.


You know I will! Is there a place to view sesame street in the building? :)


I have at least a dozen episodes on my phone. You're welcome to borrow it during naptime.

Looking forward to meeting you! I officially withdrew from Penn, Michigan, et al, so I'm all about Berkeley. My superstitious side won't allow me to commit officially until after ASW, though.


Haha, pretty much the same for me, only I'm paranoid something will go wrong, so I won't withdraw anywhere just yet.

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby r6_philly » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:32 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:Oops, typo--->loser, duh.

edit: r6, you've been to a few of these ASW things, no? Is it pretty normal for admits to come carrying backpacks, or will we truly be the renegades?


Ladies carry bags. Guys not so much. But they gave small sacks at UVA, and plastic bags at Penn, so I was glad I had my bookbag. because everything fits in there.

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby dj666 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:45 pm

Tanicius wrote:Haha, pretty much the same for me, only I'm paranoid something will go wrong, so I won't withdraw anywhere just yet.


I only withdrew from schools in locations that my wife and I agreed would not work out for us or our kids (which turned out to be about 80% of my applications). Even then, I broke into a cold sweat after I sent out the withdrawal e-mails. In fact, I'm sweating a bit right now just thinking about it!

Anybody staying with a current student? Anybody searching for housing that weekend? I'll be checking out a few places just to get a feel for what's available where and at what price. And has anyone else had trouble getting into the Cal Rentals site?

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby pkt63 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:36 pm

I had a dream last night that I was at Berkeley ASW. When we arrived, they started out by making us run laps forever and then they (these people were like sadistic summer camp counselors or something) started tossing soccer balls at us and we had to kick them while we were running and they were yelling at us if we didn't do well enough. Then we stopped and finally got a chance to hang out, but everyone already knew each other except me and I had no one to talk to. So, my two worst nightmares - athletics and social rejection! Well, the real ASW will undoubtedly be better than my dreams. Like others, I have all but committed to Berkeley pending ASW.

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby yngblkgifted » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:09 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:Maybe a silly question, but is anyone else thinking of bringing a backpack to ASW? I will be BARTing in and will be in Berkeley all day. I figure if I have a bag not only can I bring crap with me (sweatshirt/jacket, water, granola bar, etc.), but I can also take crap home with me (souvenirs picked up, paperwork handed out, etc.).

I don't want to be the only looser carrying around a backpack all day, so I thought I would get y'all's input. I haven't been to any other ASWs, so I am not sure if this having a backpack is normal or not.


Show me a law school where one would be considered an outcast for wearing a backpack at their ASW, and I'll show you a school I won't attend.

But seriously, echoing r6 philly, it is completely fine to wear a backpack at these things.
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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby cardinals1989 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:02 am

Has anyone read the case for Berkeley yet? I literally LOL'ed after reading it. You would, Berkeley, you would.

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby Rotor » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:56 am

cardinals1989 wrote:Has anyone read the case for Berkeley yet? I literally LOL'ed after reading it. You would, Berkeley, you would.

What's the case? Did they say who is teaching the mock class?

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby cardinals1989 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:13 am

Rotor wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:Has anyone read the case for Berkeley yet? I literally LOL'ed after reading it. You would, Berkeley, you would.

What's the case? Did they say who is teaching the mock class?


Melissa Murray is teaching the class. The case is Regina v. Dudley and Stephens.

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:11 pm

I am. So psyched. For ASW.

Even though I really liked Michigan this weekend, I know I'm going to dig Berkeley too. So I'm actually sort of dreading the inevitable decision coming up. But Boalt sounds so cool, I just can't wait to visit!

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby re-applicant » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:53 pm

I'll see you guys there. I just got back from NYU's ASW and have a tough decision to make soon.

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby Rotor » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:37 am

cardinals1989 wrote:
Rotor wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:Has anyone read the case for Berkeley yet? I literally LOL'ed after reading it. You would, Berkeley, you would.

What's the case? Did they say who is teaching the mock class?


Melissa Murray is teaching the class. The case is Regina v. Dudley and Stephens.

Murray=Awesome. She should make it a tasty class. :mrgreen:

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby r6_philly » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:05 am

Excellence = a Habit wrote:I am. So psyched. For ASW.

Even though I really liked Michigan this weekend, I know I'm going to dig Berkeley too. So I'm actually sort of dreading the inevitable decision coming up. But Boalt sounds so cool, I just can't wait to visit!


Yay!

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:47 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
Rotor wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:Has anyone read the case for Berkeley yet? I literally LOL'ed after reading it. You would, Berkeley, you would.

What's the case? Did they say who is teaching the mock class?


Melissa Murray is teaching the class. The case is Regina v. Dudley and Stephens.

I particularly liked this passage: "But a man has no right to declare temptation to be an excuse, though he might himself have yielded to it, nor allow compassion for the criminal to change or weaken in any manner the legal definition of the crime." Strong unyielding justice :D .

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Re: Berekeley ASW 2011

Postby Shaggier1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:25 am

Has anyone read the case for Berkeley yet? I literally LOL'ed after reading it. You would, Berkeley, you would.


It is a classic case. Pretty much every crim law class reads it.




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