Berkeley Transfer 2014

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sap
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Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby sap » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:58 pm

You guys have started very few school specific transfer threads. So now I'm starting one for you.

You'll hear back from Berk by the end if the month, generally. So start asking your questions now :)

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby heavoldgotjuice » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:19 pm

Ive applied to transfer to Berkeley.

Do I have a chance (e.g., are there any other students that transferred to Berkeley that are similar to me?)?

TTTT (FL)
Top 1%
5 Cali awards
Law Review/Moot Court/Fed Agency Internship

I did not go to undergrad in Cali, have no family in Cali, and only been to Cali once to visit (as I mentioned in my personal statement to Berk)

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby txig » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:31 pm

heavoldgotjuice wrote:Ive applied to transfer to Berkeley.

Do I have a chance (e.g., are there any other students that transferred to Berkeley that are similar to me?)?

TTTT (FL)
Top 1%
5 Cali awards
Law Review/Moot Court/Fed Agency Internship

I did not go to undergrad in Cali, have no family in Cali, and only been to Cali once to visit (as I mentioned in my personal statement to Berk)



The NO Cali ties has kept me from applying...still might though if there is some evidence of that being somewhat plausible.

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby sap » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:48 pm

heavoldgotjuice wrote:Ive applied to transfer to Berkeley.

Do I have a chance (e.g., are there any other students that transferred to Berkeley that are similar to me?)?

TTTT (FL)
Top 1%
5 Cali awards
Law Review/Moot Court/Fed Agency Internship

I did not go to undergrad in Cali, have no family in Cali, and only been to Cali once to visit (as I mentioned in my personal statement to Berk)


There are kids from Golden Gate with similar stats here. None from FL that I'm aware of, but that could just be self-selection.

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby bnghle234 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:57 pm

What can you say about Hastings transfers?

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby sap » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:22 am

bnghle234 wrote:What can you say about Hastings transfers?


There are lots of them here. Some of them have done very well, some of them have done okay. It seems like the ones who have done very well are the ones who I don't think are asshats, so I feel like as long as you interview well as a Hastings transfer, you'll do very well at Berkeley. Unlike a lot of the bay area schools that feed into Berkeley, Hastings has a non-awful OCI - so a lot of employers are already willing to hire the top 10% of Hastings or are less skeptical of your good grades as just the result of being the biggest fish in the godlfish bowl. Adding the Berkeley credential makes them extra like you.

FWIW, there are multiple Hastings transfers that made LR this year - no other transfer school had multiple LR acceptances.

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby brotherdarkness » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:28 am

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby sap » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:40 am

brotherdarkness wrote:
sap wrote:
bnghle234 wrote:What can you say about Hastings transfers?


There are lots of them here. Some of them have done very well, some of them have done okay. It seems like the ones who have done very well are the ones who I don't think are asshats, so I feel like as long as you interview well as a Hastings transfer, you'll do very well at Berkeley. Unlike a lot of the bay area schools that feed into Berkeley, Hastings has a non-awful OCI - so a lot of employers are already willing to hire the top 10% of Hastings or are less skeptical of your good grades as just the result of being the biggest fish in the godlfish bowl. Adding the Berkeley credential makes them extra like you.

FWIW, there are multiple Hastings transfers that made LR this year - no other transfer school had multiple LR acceptances.


FWIW, all of the transfers seem to be cool--from Hastings and elsewhere. There aren't any I'd consider to be "asshats." Boalt's reputation as being one of the more laid back T14 seems to hold true, both for home grown students and transfers.


BD is much nicer than I am :p

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:18 pm

friend from my class got into Boalt today. Top 10%. They called him

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby brotherdarkness » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:20 pm

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby txig » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:20 pm

cusenation wrote:friend from my class got into Boalt today. Top 10%. They called him


Does he have CA ties?

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:26 pm

txig wrote:
cusenation wrote:friend from my class got into Boalt today. Top 10%. They called him


Does he have CA ties?

none to speak of. Grew up in east coast, no family in cali or anything

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby sixseat » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:59 pm

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby sap » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:14 pm

They're moving EARLY this year.

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby heavoldgotjuice » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:15 pm

cusenation wrote:
txig wrote:
cusenation wrote:friend from my class got into Boalt today. Top 10%. They called him


Does he have CA ties?

none to speak of. Grew up in east coast, no family in cali or anything



What school does your friend go to?

T1, 2, 3, or 4??

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:16 pm

heavoldgotjuice wrote:
cusenation wrote:
txig wrote:
cusenation wrote:friend from my class got into Boalt today. Top 10%. They called him


Does he have CA ties?

none to speak of. Grew up in east coast, no family in cali or anything



What school does your friend go to?

T1, 2, 3, or 4??

We go to WUSTL

ETA: T20. Also, our grades didn't come out until last Tuesday, so he didn't submit until then

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby Diglett » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:30 pm

Went UR today with no CA ties. Good luck errone :mrgreen:

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby heavoldgotjuice » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:34 pm

Diglett wrote:Went UR today with no CA ties. Good luck errone :mrgreen:


What date did you go complete?

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby jsb422 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:37 pm

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby Diglett » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:38 pm

I believe today. Got an email this afternoon that I was UR but did not get a prior email that my app was complete.

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby Diglett » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:39 pm

jsb422 wrote:Debating whether to apply, although I really wanna go to Berkeley. Somewhere around T10% at Loyola in LA - CA resident. Do you guys think I have a shot? I'm interning in SF this summer if that makes a difference


Definitely worth the app but there deadline is very soon and they require two LORs from law professors I believe.

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby Ash1taka » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:53 pm

About to send in my application. Yikes.

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby SLS_AMG » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:11 pm

I'm really interested to see how many transfers are admitted this year. The 1L class was like 20 people over their target, so I'm wondering whether the transfer class will be as large as normal or whether it will be smaller.

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby shazi » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:24 am

If you get accepted, does Berkeley make you commit early?
I remember reading that people have withdrawn from schools like Stanford before ever hearing back from them. Not sure why.

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Re: Berkeley Transfer 2014

Postby LawLschool101 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:46 am

has Berkeley offered aid to any of you guys?




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