Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by Fiona_RH » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:24 pm

IN! ED applicant. submitted why Berkeley. Intl student.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by Mikey » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:26 pm

Fiona_RH wrote:IN! ED applicant. submitted why Berkeley. Intl student.
congrats! so I guess they are doing both ED and RD today. when did you get a notification? was it a little while ago with everyone else or would you say it's on a rolling basis?

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by Fiona_RH » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:41 pm

Mikey wrote:
Fiona_RH wrote:IN! ED applicant. submitted why Berkeley. Intl student.
congrats! so I guess they are doing both ED and RD today. when did you get a notification? was it a little while ago with everyone else or would you say it's on a rolling basis?
yea it was like an hour ago same with everyone else.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by bbwannabe » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:46 pm

Fiona_RH wrote:
Mikey wrote:
Fiona_RH wrote:IN! ED applicant. submitted why Berkeley. Intl student.
congrats! so I guess they are doing both ED and RD today. when did you get a notification? was it a little while ago with everyone else or would you say it's on a rolling basis?
yea it was like an hour ago same with everyone else.
Hey! Congrats :) do u mind sharing ur stats? Also ED applicant waiting...

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by TheAmazingBabe » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:31 pm

In today via email! Guys, I'm so excited and so grateful!!!!! This is a blessing for me.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by etramak » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:32 pm

TheAmazingBabe wrote:In today via email! Guys, I'm so excited and so grateful!!!!! This is a blessing for me.
I know it's a weird question but do you mind saying what time the email was sent to you? And congrats!

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by LSATuration » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:34 pm

etramak wrote:
TheAmazingBabe wrote:In today via email! Guys, I'm so excited and so grateful!!!!! This is a blessing for me.
I know it's a weird question but do you mind saying what time the email was sent to you? And congrats!
Not a babe, but I got my email at 2:04pm Eastern

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by TheAmazingBabe » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:28 pm

etramak wrote:
TheAmazingBabe wrote:In today via email! Guys, I'm so excited and so grateful!!!!! This is a blessing for me.
I know it's a weird question but do you mind saying what time the email was sent to you? And congrats!
It came in at 2:04 pm EST.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by jjdude14 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:58 pm

Darn, I guess I missed a wave today. I have a stats & date twin that got in today so that's obnoxious. Still holding out hope that I can avoid the waitlist/ding.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by nyc2dc » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:51 pm

Does anyone know when accepted students will get notified about scholarship offers?

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by NukinFutz » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:25 pm

etramak wrote:
theharleyquinn wrote:
NukinFutz wrote:I'M IN !!!!!!
+1! I saw the email hit my inbox and was like, "Wait, what?"
Congrats when did you guys go UR1
I went UR1 on Jan. 3rd (status checker), but then I received an email from Berkeley saying I was under review on the 9th. So, I am not totally sure when I officially was in review.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by usersomethingname » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:56 pm

walks wrote:In!

Submitted 12/11, UR1 12/12 and not a peep since then.

I'm so excited I love California
Did you apply to Stanford? (I peeped your stats)

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by usersomethingname » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:59 pm

chelseacarl4970 wrote:
usersomethingname wrote:UR since 10/30
Did you get in today?
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by usersomethingname » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:00 pm

seanbodonovan wrote:I applied to Berkeley fully expecting a rejection. I figured I should apply to at least one school that I had little or no chance of getting into. I’ve already heard back from every other school I applied to. The next highest ranked was Vanderbilt, where I was waitlisted. I say all this to say that I’ve been UR since 10/3, and that there is likely a big wave of rejections on the way that will include folks like me.
What were your stats and are you a URM?

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by TheAmazingBabe » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:41 pm

seanbodonovan wrote:I applied to Berkeley fully expecting a rejection. I figured I should apply to at least one school that I had little or no chance of getting into. I’ve already heard back from every other school I applied to. The next highest ranked was Vanderbilt, where I was waitlisted. I say all this to say that I’ve been UR since 10/3, and that there is likely a big wave of rejections on the way that will include folks like me.
I wouldn't count yourself out just yet. I'm in the same boat as you, but I just got accepted today. You can look at my stats and see that the odds were wayyyyy against me, but it seems Berk really does have a holistic process. I'm not exceptional by any means, but I spent a long time crafting a personal statement that really spoke to why I wanted to go to law school. Have faith!

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by NukinFutz » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:56 pm

TheAmazingBabe wrote:
seanbodonovan wrote:I applied to Berkeley fully expecting a rejection. I figured I should apply to at least one school that I had little or no chance of getting into. I’ve already heard back from every other school I applied to. The next highest ranked was Vanderbilt, where I was waitlisted. I say all this to say that I’ve been UR since 10/3, and that there is likely a big wave of rejections on the way that will include folks like me.
I wouldn't count yourself out just yet. I'm in the same boat as you, but I just got accepted today. You can look at my stats and see that the odds were wayyyyy against me, but it seems Berk really does have a holistic process. I'm not exceptional by any means, but I spent a long time crafting a personal statement that really spoke to why I wanted to go to law school. Have faith!
+ 1 to everything TheAmazingBabe said. I too am underwhelming stats-wise... my odds of being admitted were way low too... far below your average Berkeley admit. Like TheAmazingBabe, I spent a lot of time on my PS. I did have very strong, sincere reasons for wanting to attend Berkeley and I communicated that in my "why Berkeley" statement (which I believe one should absolutely submit). I also communicated with professors writing my LORs what I perceived my weaknesses to be as an applicant and asked them to counter-balance that if they could or so choose to do so. I believe they did, happily. And I echo TheAmazingBabe's belief that Berkeley is holistic. There is no way I am admitted absent a holistic review.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by seanbodonovan » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:39 am

usersomethingname wrote:
seanbodonovan wrote:I applied to Berkeley fully expecting a rejection. I figured I should apply to at least one school that I had little or no chance of getting into. I’ve already heard back from every other school I applied to. The next highest ranked was Vanderbilt, where I was waitlisted. I say all this to say that I’ve been UR since 10/3, and that there is likely a big wave of rejections on the way that will include folks like me.
What were your stats and are you a URM?
166/3.36 and no

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by seanbodonovan » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:41 am

NukinFutz wrote:
TheAmazingBabe wrote:
seanbodonovan wrote:I applied to Berkeley fully expecting a rejection. I figured I should apply to at least one school that I had little or no chance of getting into. I’ve already heard back from every other school I applied to. The next highest ranked was Vanderbilt, where I was waitlisted. I say all this to say that I’ve been UR since 10/3, and that there is likely a big wave of rejections on the way that will include folks like me.
I wouldn't count yourself out just yet. I'm in the same boat as you, but I just got accepted today. You can look at my stats and see that the odds were wayyyyy against me, but it seems Berk really does have a holistic process. I'm not exceptional by any means, but I spent a long time crafting a personal statement that really spoke to why I wanted to go to law school. Have faith!
+ 1 to everything TheAmazingBabe said. I too am underwhelming stats-wise... my odds of being admitted were way low too... far below your average Berkeley admit. Like TheAmazingBabe, I spent a lot of time on my PS. I did have very strong, sincere reasons for wanting to attend Berkeley and I communicated that in my "why Berkeley" statement (which I believe one should absolutely submit). I also communicated with professors writing my LORs what I perceived my weaknesses to be as an applicant and asked them to counter-balance that if they could or so choose to do so. I believe they did, happily. And I echo TheAmazingBabe's belief that Berkeley is holistic. There is no way I am admitted absent a holistic review.
All of this is actually very encouraging. I’m not going to get my hopes up, but I guess should stop being all doom and gloom about it and just wait and see.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by NukinFutz » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:05 am

seanbodonovan wrote:
NukinFutz wrote:
TheAmazingBabe wrote:
seanbodonovan wrote:I applied to Berkeley fully expecting a rejection. I figured I should apply to at least one school that I had little or no chance of getting into. I’ve already heard back from every other school I applied to. The next highest ranked was Vanderbilt, where I was waitlisted. I say all this to say that I’ve been UR since 10/3, and that there is likely a big wave of rejections on the way that will include folks like me.
I wouldn't count yourself out just yet. I'm in the same boat as you, but I just got accepted today. You can look at my stats and see that the odds were wayyyyy against me, but it seems Berk really does have a holistic process. I'm not exceptional by any means, but I spent a long time crafting a personal statement that really spoke to why I wanted to go to law school. Have faith!
+ 1 to everything TheAmazingBabe said. I too am underwhelming stats-wise... my odds of being admitted were way low too... far below your average Berkeley admit. Like TheAmazingBabe, I spent a lot of time on my PS. I did have very strong, sincere reasons for wanting to attend Berkeley and I communicated that in my "why Berkeley" statement (which I believe one should absolutely submit). I also communicated with professors writing my LORs what I perceived my weaknesses to be as an applicant and asked them to counter-balance that if they could or so choose to do so. I believe they did, happily. And I echo TheAmazingBabe's belief that Berkeley is holistic. There is no way I am admitted absent a holistic review.
All of this is actually very encouraging. I’m not going to get my hopes up, but I guess should stop being all doom and gloom about it and just wait and see.
I am glad this gives you hope, as it should :D

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by NukinFutz » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:37 am

seanbodonovan wrote:
usersomethingname wrote:
seanbodonovan wrote:I applied to Berkeley fully expecting a rejection. I figured I should apply to at least one school that I had little or no chance of getting into. I’ve already heard back from every other school I applied to. The next highest ranked was Vanderbilt, where I was waitlisted. I say all this to say that I’ve been UR since 10/3, and that there is likely a big wave of rejections on the way that will include folks like me.
What were your stats and are you a URM?
166/3.36 and no
Btw... I have lower LSAT than you and a GPA that isn't tremendously higher. I hope that gives you, and those waiting, more hope. :D

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by gabylsatprep18 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:08 pm

TheAmazingBabe wrote:
seanbodonovan wrote:I applied to Berkeley fully expecting a rejection. I figured I should apply to at least one school that I had little or no chance of getting into. I’ve already heard back from every other school I applied to. The next highest ranked was Vanderbilt, where I was waitlisted. I say all this to say that I’ve been UR since 10/3, and that there is likely a big wave of rejections on the way that will include folks like me.
I wouldn't count yourself out just yet. I'm in the same boat as you, but I just got accepted today. You can look at my stats and see that the odds were wayyyyy against me, but it seems Berk really does have a holistic process. I'm not exceptional by any means, but I spent a long time crafting a personal statement that really spoke to why I wanted to go to law school. Have faith!
Congrats! Intnl student in here as well and your words give me hope not having outstanding stats.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by usersomethingname » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:06 pm

Dinged. UR since 10/30

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by heyduchess » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:06 pm

Splitter here! Just dinged. Above 75th LSAT. Below 25th GPA. (As a splitter tends to be!) Wrote a Why Berkeley. Feeling oddly at peace about this. DEUCES.

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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by jimmyplayer601 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:24 pm

heyduchess wrote:Splitter here! Just dinged. Above 75th LSAT. Below 25th GPA. (As a splitter tends to be!) Wrote a Why Berkeley. Feeling oddly at peace about this. DEUCES.
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Post by missakari » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:26 pm

Dinged y’all!! Kinda saw this coming, but also a bit bummed. On the status checker, not to be crazy, but did anyone else get the “we have decided not to admit you in the class of 2020”? :shock: Anyways, best of luck to the rest of you guys!
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