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U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:19 pm
by dietcoke1
University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

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Class of 2020

Important Dates:
February 15 - Scholarship Notifications
March 16-18 - Admitted Students Weekend
March 20 - Scholarship Notifications
April 15 by 5 pm PST - Initial Enrollment Intent
June 1 - Final Enrollment Intent
June 1 - Statement of Legal Residence Deadline


Cost of Attending (Costs taken from 2016-2017 Academic Year)
CA Residents
Tuition - $48,702.50
Living - $24,854.00
Total - $79,228.50*
* also includes estimates for books/supplies and health insurance

Non-Residents
Tuition - $52,653.50
Living - $24,854.00
Total - $83,179.50*
* also includes estimates for books/supplies and health insurance

Useful Links
School Website
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/
LST Report
https://www.lstreports.com/?school=berkeley
LRAP Program
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/admissions/jd/financial-aid/loan-repayment-assistance-program/
Outside Scholarships
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/admissions/jd/financial-aid/types-of-aid/scholarships/outside-agency-scholarships/

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:16 pm
by ellielaw
Checking in! :)

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:15 pm
by Litt1tUp
Just need to see that $$$ and I'll be able to say yes :D

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:45 am
by spursforever
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Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:46 pm
by nimbus2020
Checking in!!!! It's been a week though and still waiting on that $ notification Berk.... :roll:

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:09 pm
by SlippinJimmy
Litt1tUp wrote:Just need to see that $$$ and I'll be able to say yes :D


+1

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:54 am
by Keilz
Booked my flight to ASW!

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:46 pm
by calpolisci2016
Just got admitted today! Is there a fb group?

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:59 am
by jprath2
Checking in! I'm between here and Georgetown depending on how $ works out (don't think I can afford sticker). Looking forward to ASW, I've been to SF before but never the East Bay so I'm eager to see the school and my potential classmates. :)

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:04 pm
by airwrecka
Reallyyyy hoping we hear $$$ info today! (someone in the applicants thread said they called fin aid and the person said the first round would go out today or tomorrow)

My husband is really rooting for Berk because a) CA is awesome and b) he's in innovation and Silicon Valley is like his mecca...so he would love to be out in that area.

Excited for ASW to see it in person!

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:35 pm
by NotAGolfer
airwrecka wrote:Reallyyyy hoping we hear $$$ info today! (someone in the applicants thread said they called fin aid and the person said the first round would go out today or tomorrow)

My husband is really rooting for Berk because a) CA is awesome and b) he's in innovation and Silicon Valley is like his mecca...so he would love to be out in that area.

Excited for ASW to see it in person!

Ugh me too I've been trying to distract myself with work but I can't help incessantly checking my email. Also really excited for ASW! I thought Boalt was such a long shot when I applied. Can't believe I'll be visiting so soon and potentially attending next fall!

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:37 pm
by airwrecka
NotAGolfer wrote:
airwrecka wrote:Reallyyyy hoping we hear $$$ info today! (someone in the applicants thread said they called fin aid and the person said the first round would go out today or tomorrow)

My husband is really rooting for Berk because a) CA is awesome and b) he's in innovation and Silicon Valley is like his mecca...so he would love to be out in that area.

Excited for ASW to see it in person!

Ugh me too I've been trying to distract myself with work but I can't help incessantly checking my email. Also really excited for ASW! I thought Boalt was such a long shot when I applied. Can't believe I'll be visiting so soon and potentially attending next fall!


Yes! My e-mail is open as a tab on my computer and I just stare at it constantly, willing it to add a (1) for a new e-mail...and then it's always stupid spam :roll:

IIRC, the ASW events are finished around end of business day, right? They don't have any evening activities with current students or anything (I know NYU has a night out in Greenwich Village with current students)?

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:46 pm
by NotAGolfer
airwrecka wrote:
NotAGolfer wrote:
airwrecka wrote:Reallyyyy hoping we hear $$$ info today! (someone in the applicants thread said they called fin aid and the person said the first round would go out today or tomorrow)

My husband is really rooting for Berk because a) CA is awesome and b) he's in innovation and Silicon Valley is like his mecca...so he would love to be out in that area.

Excited for ASW to see it in person!

Ugh me too I've been trying to distract myself with work but I can't help incessantly checking my email. Also really excited for ASW! I thought Boalt was such a long shot when I applied. Can't believe I'll be visiting so soon and potentially attending next fall!


Yes! My e-mail is open as a tab on my computer and I just stare at it constantly, willing it to add a (1) for a new e-mail...and then it's always stupid spam :roll:

IIRC, the ASW events are finished around end of business day, right? They don't have any evening activities with current students or anything (I know NYU has a night out in Greenwich Village with current students)?

They have a reception/diversity dinner on Thursday from 5-7:30 but other than that no evening activities.

This application cycle has made me hate spam in a way I never knew I would. I'm glad I don't have a heart problem because junk mail probably would have killed me by now.

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:11 pm
by dietcoke1
NotAGolfer wrote:
airwrecka wrote:
NotAGolfer wrote:
airwrecka wrote:Reallyyyy hoping we hear $$$ info today! (someone in the applicants thread said they called fin aid and the person said the first round would go out today or tomorrow)

My husband is really rooting for Berk because a) CA is awesome and b) he's in innovation and Silicon Valley is like his mecca...so he would love to be out in that area.

Excited for ASW to see it in person!

Ugh me too I've been trying to distract myself with work but I can't help incessantly checking my email. Also really excited for ASW! I thought Boalt was such a long shot when I applied. Can't believe I'll be visiting so soon and potentially attending next fall!


Yes! My e-mail is open as a tab on my computer and I just stare at it constantly, willing it to add a (1) for a new e-mail...and then it's always stupid spam :roll:

IIRC, the ASW events are finished around end of business day, right? They don't have any evening activities with current students or anything (I know NYU has a night out in Greenwich Village with current students)?

They have a reception/diversity dinner on Thursday from 5-7:30 but other than that no evening activities.

This application cycle has made me hate spam in a way I never knew I would. I'm glad I don't have a heart problem because junk mail probably would have killed me by now.


Last year's ASW had lots to do after the formal programs were over. Student clubs hosted happy hours and other cool things. I think there was a hike before the program on Saturday IIRC. I would imagine they would do the same thing this year but maybe their still planning them?

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:26 pm
by airwrecka
Gah, every time I get an e-mail today I'm convinced it's Berk fin aid! :roll:

dietcoke1 wrote:
NotAGolfer wrote:
airwrecka wrote:
NotAGolfer wrote:
airwrecka wrote:Reallyyyy hoping we hear $$$ info today! (someone in the applicants thread said they called fin aid and the person said the first round would go out today or tomorrow)

My husband is really rooting for Berk because a) CA is awesome and b) he's in innovation and Silicon Valley is like his mecca...so he would love to be out in that area.

Excited for ASW to see it in person!

Ugh me too I've been trying to distract myself with work but I can't help incessantly checking my email. Also really excited for ASW! I thought Boalt was such a long shot when I applied. Can't believe I'll be visiting so soon and potentially attending next fall!


Yes! My e-mail is open as a tab on my computer and I just stare at it constantly, willing it to add a (1) for a new e-mail...and then it's always stupid spam :roll:

IIRC, the ASW events are finished around end of business day, right? They don't have any evening activities with current students or anything (I know NYU has a night out in Greenwich Village with current students)?

They have a reception/diversity dinner on Thursday from 5-7:30 but other than that no evening activities.

This application cycle has made me hate spam in a way I never knew I would. I'm glad I don't have a heart problem because junk mail probably would have killed me by now.


Last year's ASW had lots to do after the formal programs were over. Student clubs hosted happy hours and other cool things. I think there was a hike before the program on Saturday IIRC. I would imagine they would do the same thing this year but maybe their still planning them?


good to know! I do think I remember something about a hike on Saturday from the program...

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:11 pm
by Keilz
so, if we don't hear something today, we should hear tomorrow? is that right? according to that one post? admitted 1/17 or something so I think I would hear in the first wave?

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:04 pm
by studyingeveryday
Checking in!

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:28 am
by Lordcarnus123
Just got the scholly email today (2/26).

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:49 pm
by abc12345678
Lordcarnus123 wrote:Just got the scholly email today (2/26).


Just recently got admitted! Sorry if this is a stupid question, but is there anything else we are supposed to do for scholarships aside from fafsa? Are we automatically submitted to be considered for them? And do we get notified if we are not going to be receiving anything?

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:57 pm
by calpolisci2016
abc12345678 wrote:
Lordcarnus123 wrote:Just got the scholly email today (2/26).


Just recently got admitted! Sorry if this is a stupid question, but is there anything else we are supposed to do for scholarships aside from fafsa? Are we automatically submitted to be considered for them? And do we get notified if we are not going to be receiving anything?


Fill out CSS!

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:31 pm
by Lordcarnus123
calpolisci2016 wrote:
abc12345678 wrote:
Lordcarnus123 wrote:Just got the scholly email today (2/26).


Just recently got admitted! Sorry if this is a stupid question, but is there anything else we are supposed to do for scholarships aside from fafsa? Are we automatically submitted to be considered for them? And do we get notified if we are not going to be receiving anything?


Fill out CSS!



Here for all the info: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/admissions ... checklist/. If you want comprehensive consideration for merit/need aid, you have to submit both FAFSA and CSS. It seems like there are some scholarships that are awarded just based on the signals your application gives off.

We're also the first class for which the $$$ matching program is no longer available. Based on the chatter over at the applicants board and my own anecdatum, the $$$ coming out is...dismal

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:08 am
by j2sh
I got in last week, but haven't heard anything since the acceptance email. Anyone know the specifics on ASW? The website info I found was not very specific in terms of the schedule to be expected, and I'm also wondering if my wife is able to join me so that she can see the campus/area as well.

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:47 pm
by jprath2
j2sh wrote:I'm also wondering if my wife is able to join me so that she can see the campus/area as well.


FWIW I am bringing my wife so you won't be the only one.

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:50 pm
by Keilz
Just got an email saying they reviewed my CSS profile and won't give me a need based grant. Anyone else? Different process than scholarships.

Re: U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) - Class of 2020

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:00 pm
by jackstraw92
Keilz wrote:Just got an email saying they reviewed my CSS profile and won't give me a need based grant. Anyone else? Different process than scholarships.


Also got this - wasn't really expecting need-based aid. Hoping for merit aid though. If I have an offer from a peer school should I send it to them now?