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

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Did you/will you submit a Why Berkeley?

Poll ended at Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:44 am

Yes
111
74%
No
27
18%
I have a 4.0/180
12
8%
 
Total votes: 150

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

Postby seanbodonovan » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:15 pm

Did anybody get rejected today or just WL?

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demos9
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby demos9 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:36 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:
38981928 wrote:
SopranoSaxophone wrote:Got the email. Waitlisted at Berkeley despite being over both 75ths. Could this be YP or do I just suck?


Also above both 75ths (plus Why Berkeley) and waitlisted as well. OOS and no ties to Berkeley/CA whatsoever so I'm thinking that's a factor, and if the "Trump bump" is legit (email cited increase in applications this year) I feel like Berkeley would get an especially large increase compared to other schools because of its rep as a bastion of liberal ideals. I hope I get in off the waitlist, but I've already been accepted to three amazing schools (one ranked higher than Berkeley) so my ego isn't bruised too badly!


Also wrote a Why Berk, also no CA ties, also already accepted to several schools higher ranked than Berkeley. I'm not totally heartbroken, but I'm definitely confused. :?


Why Berk here, but no CA ties. Seems to be a common factor, plus Berk has always been a bit less predictable by the numbers it seems.

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

Postby AaronCarter » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:47 pm

seanbodonovan wrote:Did anybody get rejected today or just WL?


I got rejected via email.

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OakBrook2021
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby OakBrook2021 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:21 pm

Also got WL'd above/at both 75ths. I'll just tell myself I wasn't that interested so my feelings aren't hurt lol

38981928
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby 38981928 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:21 pm

OakBrook2021 wrote:Also got WL'd above/at both 75ths. I'll just tell myself I wasn't that interested so my feelings aren't hurt lol


+1 lol

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

Postby caffeinatedvirgo » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:59 pm

Also Waitlisted. One point shy of 75th LSAT/median GPA/URM. From CA and wrote a Why Berkeley

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

Postby principalagent » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:01 pm

caffeinatedvirgo wrote:Also Waitlisted. One point shy of 75th LSAT/median GPA/URM. From CA and wrote a Why Berkeley


Jesus what

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

Postby seanbodonovan » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:05 pm

I applied the day it opened, and I have been UR since 10/3. Berkeley is a reach for me, so I’m surprised that I didn’t get dinged today. I’m not really sure if I should take it as a good sign. Either way it seems like some obvious yield protection in today’s wave with so many people above both 75ths being waitlisted.

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

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:19 pm

principalagent wrote:
caffeinatedvirgo wrote:Also Waitlisted. One point shy of 75th LSAT/median GPA/URM. From CA and wrote a Why Berkeley


Jesus what


I’m starting to think this was a YP wave, because so far no one who was waitlisted had less than great stats...

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

Postby profdogwalker » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:40 pm

principalagent wrote:
caffeinatedvirgo wrote:Also Waitlisted. One point shy of 75th LSAT/median GPA/URM. From CA and wrote a Why Berkeley


Jesus what


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

Postby Slawthschool » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:08 pm

WL via email today too GPA>75 LSAT at 75 non resident. Kinda bummed it's my first "decision".

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

Postby dollarez » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:18 pm

Slawthschool wrote:WL via email today too GPA>75 LSAT at 75 non resident. Kinda bummed it's my first "decision".

Same here, above both of their 75ths and got WL'd via email. It was also my first news this cycle :( :(

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

Postby SuckMyLSN » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:21 pm

Accepted, above 75ths, OOS, no why Berk. Bit confused as to what's going on in light of everyone else's posts

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

Postby caffeinatedvirgo » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:32 pm

jimmyplayer601 wrote:
principalagent wrote:
caffeinatedvirgo wrote:Also Waitlisted. One point shy of 75th LSAT/median GPA/URM. From CA and wrote a Why Berkeley


Jesus what


I’m starting to think this was a YP wave, because so far no one who was waitlisted had less than great stats...


Yeah I think so. I'm mostly indifferent (I'm not even really surprised) but this was a brutal WL wave based on everyone posting. Yikes. Thanks for the support y'all!

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

Postby caffeinatedvirgo » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:33 pm

SuckMyLSN wrote:Accepted, above 75ths, OOS, no why Berk. Bit confused as to what's going on in light of everyone else's posts

Ayyyy!!!! Congrats! Get some ice cream dude. Get enough for the rest of us sorry WL suckers.

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

Postby lawlawlawzz » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:30 am

Was anyone in this wave originally an ED applicant? Wondering when they'll start sifting through the ED -> RD folks.

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

Postby gmg » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:18 pm

lawlawlawzz wrote:Was anyone in this wave originally an ED applicant? Wondering when they'll start sifting through the ED -> RD folks.


I'm curious about this too. I wonder if anyone who was rolled over from ED to RD has been accepted yet? Really hoping that we aren't on the bottom of the pile

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

Postby bbwannabe » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:20 pm

gmg wrote:
lawlawlawzz wrote:Was anyone in this wave originally an ED applicant? Wondering when they'll start sifting through the ED -> RD folks.


I'm curious about this too. I wonder if anyone who was rolled over from ED to RD has been accepted yet? Really hoping that we aren't on the bottom of the pile


Think i saw one on reddit. Someones friend got admitted a week after rolling to RD. Wish they would let us know soon tho

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

Postby WilliamFaulkner » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:56 pm

How long were you all in Complete ("We have received your application")? I have been stuck there since 11/30 -- at or above both 75ths.

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

Postby tinywingnut » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:54 pm

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

Postby chelseacarl4970 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:16 pm

SopranoSaxophone wrote:
38981928 wrote:
SopranoSaxophone wrote:Got the email. Waitlisted at Berkeley despite being over both 75ths. Could this be YP or do I just suck?


Also above both 75ths (plus Why Berkeley) and waitlisted as well. OOS and no ties to Berkeley/CA whatsoever so I'm thinking that's a factor, and if the "Trump bump" is legit (email cited increase in applications this year) I feel like Berkeley would get an especially large increase compared to other schools because of its rep as a bastion of liberal ideals. I hope I get in off the waitlist, but I've already been accepted to three amazing schools (one ranked higher than Berkeley) so my ego isn't bruised too badly!


Also wrote a Why Berk, also no CA ties, also already accepted to several schools higher ranked than Berkeley. I'm not totally heartbroken, but I'm definitely confused. :?


Did you guys apply ED or RD? I've been stuck at UR since 11/6.

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

Postby scalaw » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:05 pm

I'm a splitter and always thought that Berkeley was out of reach bc of my low GPA.

I've been UR since 10/12 and haven't been dinged yet so I am starting to think it's a possibility. Berkeley would be ideal because I currently live in the Bay Area, and want to stay. :o

Stop playing with my heart!!!

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

Postby seanbodonovan » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:11 pm

scalaw wrote:I'm a splitter and always thought that Berkeley was out of reach bc of my low GPA.

I've been UR since 10/12 and haven't been dinged yet so I am starting to think it's a possibility. Berkeley would be ideal because I currently live in the Bay Area, and want to stay. :o

Stop playing with my heart!!!


I’m in the same boat, but I’m less optimistic. Last year there was a wave of rejections in early January.

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

Postby Revelator 12 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:00 pm

Admits, have you received any sort of physical admissions package through the mail or is it all digital? I'm headed away for 2 weeks and am wondering if there's anything mail-wise to ask someone in my building to look out for while I'm gone.

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

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:02 pm

Revelator 12 wrote:Admits, have you received any sort of physical admissions package through the mail or is it all digital? I'm headed away for 2 weeks and am wondering if there's anything mail-wise to ask someone in my building to look out for while I'm gone.


Was told that something should be coming in most likely this week.




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