UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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What does everyone want to do and where do they wanna do it?

Biglaw!! $$$
117
28%
Public Interest #Berkeley
83
20%
Government
42
10%
Other location (Not NE, midwest, south or Cali)
7
2%
California
70
17%
NYC
39
9%
DC
20
5%
Other North East
9
2%
Midwest
13
3%
South
12
3%
 
Total votes: 412

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CR7
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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby CR7 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:32 am

bartlettadmin wrote:Would it be safe to say that between UR and a decision it would be at least 2-3 weeks? I feel like Berkeley moves so slowly :cry:


Nope. Still UR from October. Strong numbers and already in at other T14 schools.

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby bartlettadmin » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:07 pm

CR7 wrote:
bartlettadmin wrote:Would it be safe to say that between UR and a decision it would be at least 2-3 weeks? I feel like Berkeley moves so slowly :cry:


Nope. Still UR from October. Strong numbers and already in at other T14 schools.


Damn it. I guess I'll stop refreshing the status checker

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby bartlettadmin » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:07 pm

CR7 wrote:
bartlettadmin wrote:Would it be safe to say that between UR and a decision it would be at least 2-3 weeks? I feel like Berkeley moves so slowly :cry:


Nope. Still UR from October. Strong numbers and already in at other T14 schools.


Damn it. I guess I'll stop refreshing the status checker

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby taxman14 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:07 pm

CR7 wrote:
bartlettadmin wrote:Would it be safe to say that between UR and a decision it would be at least 2-3 weeks? I feel like Berkeley moves so slowly :cry:


Nope. Still UR from October. Strong numbers and already in at other T14 schools.


Same here - no clue what's taking so long?

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mackgal » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:34 pm

taxman14 wrote:
CR7 wrote:
bartlettadmin wrote:Would it be safe to say that between UR and a decision it would be at least 2-3 weeks? I feel like Berkeley moves so slowly :cry:


Nope. Still UR from October. Strong numbers and already in at other T14 schools.


Same here - no clue what's taking so long?


Not sure if this applies to Berkley but I find schools that have ED options take a lot longer to start admitting RD students because they have to get through their early applications (for instance Chicago hasn't admitted any RD yet)

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lawlzschool » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:36 pm

Mackgal wrote:
taxman14 wrote:
CR7 wrote:
bartlettadmin wrote:Would it be safe to say that between UR and a decision it would be at least 2-3 weeks? I feel like Berkeley moves so slowly :cry:


Nope. Still UR from October. Strong numbers and already in at other T14 schools.


Same here - no clue what's taking so long?


Not sure if this applies to Berkley but I find schools that have ED options take a lot longer to start admitting RD students because they have to get through their early applications (for instance Chicago hasn't admitted any RD yet)


Berkeley doesn't do ED

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jackstraw92 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:10 pm

Does anyone know if we're allowed to email admissions a "Why Berkeley" addendum after having submitted an application? And is one page the length limit or a certain word count?

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 2000andBeyond » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:18 pm

jackstraw92 wrote:Does anyone know if we're allowed to email admissions a "Why Berkeley" addendum after having submitted an application? And is one page the length limit or a certain word count?


I believe it's 350 words

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jackstraw92 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:27 pm

EinassA wrote:
jackstraw92 wrote:Does anyone know if we're allowed to email admissions a "Why Berkeley" addendum after having submitted an application? And is one page the length limit or a certain word count?


I believe it's 350 words


Thanks!

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Christinabruin » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:52 pm

Veil of Ignorance wrote:
Christinabruin wrote:
Faculty review means your application is not good enough to be admitted straight by Dean Tom, but you are a relatively strong candidate and the admission committee (comprised of admissions team, students, and faculty) will take a look at your application again. The tls consensus is there is about 13% chance to get it once you make it to the faculty review. That is nominally better than 9% from the general pool, but it is really hard to say whether the competition in FR pool is higher or lower in the end (both the best and the worst applicants are screened out, so it all depends on the initial ratio, which is a big unknown).


Berkeley's admit rates are nowhere near that low. I think it's something like 25% now. Maybe during the peak years it was closer to 10%


Well that's good news! I was just quoting from last year's thread so take everything with a grain of salt :)

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby SupremeLaw » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:45 pm

Do you guys think it's too late to apply for this cycle?

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:52 pm

SupremeLaw wrote:Do you guys think it's too late to apply for this cycle?


Depends on your stats. If you're a strong applicant numbers-wise, then no it's not. If you're not as strong, still not too late, but you should try and hurry.

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Legalstudent111 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:39 pm

How long did people have to wait in between getting their acceptance email and getting the second email with their Cal ID and login info?

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dmc1275 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:32 pm

Legalstudent111 wrote:How long did people have to wait in between getting their acceptance email and getting the second email with their Cal ID and login info?


They noted a date they would send me the info by in the acceptance email, but then that date passed so I emailed them about five days after and they sent it to me immediately. That said, I got accepted right before the office went on winter break, so it's hard for me to say what's accurate for wait time.

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby airwrecka » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:12 am

Legalstudent111 wrote:How long did people have to wait in between getting their acceptance email and getting the second email with their Cal ID and login info?


I don't remember how long it took, but I'm pretty sure my Cal ID and login info went to my spam folder, so make sure you check that!

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Baby Gaga » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:25 am

Legalstudent111 wrote:How long did people have to wait in between getting their acceptance email and getting the second email with their Cal ID and login info?


It took my 3 weeks, but it included the xmas break so that might be long

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Legalstudent111 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:31 pm

Baby Gaga wrote:
Legalstudent111 wrote:How long did people have to wait in between getting their acceptance email and getting the second email with their Cal ID and login info?


It took my 3 weeks, but it included the xmas break so that might be long



okay cool thanks, i got accepted by email last wednesday and haven't received anything since, so was wondering. ill wait a little longer then!

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:23 pm

Oh boy. Just looked @ LSN and Cal seems to love themselves some high GPAs.... Hopefully my above median LSAT but below 25th GPA still stand a chance.

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:38 pm

brinicolec wrote:Oh boy. Just looked @ LSN and Cal seems to love themselves some high GPAs.... Hopefully my above median LSAT but below 25th GPA still stand a chance.


1. Still early enough in the cycle so they might be just trickling out acceptance letters to just high GPAs first and then going down the list from there.

2. Berkeley is a black box. You never really know with them!

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby brinicolec » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:40 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Oh boy. Just looked @ LSN and Cal seems to love themselves some high GPAs.... Hopefully my above median LSAT but below 25th GPA still stand a chance.


1. Still early enough in the cycle so they might be just trickling out acceptance letters to just high GPAs first and then going down the list from there.

2. Berkeley is a black box. You never really know with them!



True. I looked at last year too and people around my stats didn't really do too well... excluding one person who had a 168/3.44 lol

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dmgnwk » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:49 pm

Congrats to all of those who got in!

Has anyone gone UR immediately after the release of the December scores? I was "incomplete" the day before and went UR on the 4th after the scores hit LSAC...I'm thinking that it can't be good since its a bit of a reach for me...

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby angelfan5589 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:33 pm

If Berkeley's gonna email you to let you know you're under review, they should at least give you a somewhat speedy decision. Like BC.

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lemon-lyman » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:42 pm

Status checker just updated to today's date and says "faculty committee notice" under mailings. So no rejection, but guess I'll have to wait a while longer at FR

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby genjustice » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:44 pm

lemon-lyman wrote:Status checker just updated to today's date and says "faculty committee notice" under mailings. So no rejection, but guess I'll have to wait a while longer at FR


+1. Did you receive an e-mail?

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Re: UC Berkeley School of Law C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby lemon-lyman » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:45 pm

genjustice wrote:
lemon-lyman wrote:Status checker just updated to today's date and says "faculty committee notice" under mailings. So no rejection, but guess I'll have to wait a while longer at FR


+1. Did you receive an e-mail?


Not yet. I'm assuming they'll send out a mass one today?




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