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

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Did you/will you submit a Why Berkeley?

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Yes
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Total votes: 150

Revelator 12
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Revelator 12 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:04 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
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.


Argh, please let it be before Thursday. Thanks for the info!

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

Postby heyduchess » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:33 pm

seanbodonovan wrote:
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.


Same here. CA resident, classic splitter.

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

Postby gmg » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:39 pm

Does anyone think there will be any more decisions this month?

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

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:46 pm

gmg wrote:Does anyone think there will be any more decisions this month?


Take this with a grain of salt. I live 3 blocks away from Berkeley law and I can confirm there is NOBODY there right now. I mean, you don't have to be at a particular place to make a phone call, but it makes more sense that everyone has checked out for the year.

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

Postby gmg » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:53 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
gmg wrote:Does anyone think there will be any more decisions this month?


Take this with a grain of salt. I live 3 blocks away from Berkeley law and I can confirm there is NOBODY there right now. I mean, you don't have to be at a particular place to make a phone call, but it makes more sense that everyone has checked out for the year.


Ahh bummer. I kind of figured as much. Thanks for the insight though.I appreciate it

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

Postby plzkillme1224 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:06 am

Admission packet? WHERE

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

Postby Obama2008 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:46 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
gmg wrote:Does anyone think there will be any more decisions this month?


Take this with a grain of salt. I live 3 blocks away from Berkeley law and I can confirm there is NOBODY there right now. I mean, you don't have to be at a particular place to make a phone call, but it makes more sense that everyone has checked out for the year.


Did you go to Berkeley for undergrad too? There are so many of us applying this cycle lol

Edit: Just saw you're a PhD student.

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

Postby cranberrybog » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:57 pm

It sounds as though other admits also haven't gotten the packet yet? Glad we're in the same boat! I got my email in early December and have been puzzling over the delay.

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

Postby andysimbi » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:03 pm

I just got mine today after being accepted at the start of the month. Somewhere on the website it mentions that it takes a couple weeks to arrive.

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

Postby #gobroncos » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:27 pm

I forbid my admissions packet yesterday. It’s attractive - the nicest looking that I’ve received so far. There’s a little sticky note inside with a nice comment on my PS. It looks like all the law schools are going for a slightly more personal touch this cycle.

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

Postby lobsicle » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:49 pm

The personalized note in the admissions packet is a nice touch, but did anyone else’s note seem like a complete non-sequiter? Feeling like maybe I got somebody else’s note.

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

Postby nyc2dc » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:25 am

Received my acceptance packet in the mail this past week.

Does anyone know when Berkeley will make scholarship decisions for admits?

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

Postby TrustMeImALawStudent » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:36 pm

I'll echo what Keny said: there is no one at the law school right now. The building is dark, and I think even card swipe access is shut off. I don't think any employees are there.

I will also say that I am mystified by some of these dings that came in. As someone who went through Boalt's admissions process, I can say that it was the most frustrating admissions process that I went through (and I applied to nearly the whole T14 + some T1 schools and a local school) because admissions is SO slow at offering up information and sending response emails/answering phone calls. It's utterly maddening.

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

Postby Mikey » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:26 am

UR

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

Postby jel2184 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:23 pm

After this cycle, do you think they will release ED information? Based on looking at this page and LSN, there arent too many ED admits (obviously there are probably some who got in who dont get on here) posting their info so it looks like the ED admit pool is very big. I am hoping to apply next cycle once applications go live. Do other law schools release their ED info?

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

Postby personpitch » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:37 pm

UR as of last night :D

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

Postby plzkillme1224 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:43 pm

jel2184 wrote:After this cycle, do you think they will release ED information? Based on looking at this page and LSN, there arent too many ED admits (obviously there are probably some who got in who dont get on here) posting their info so it looks like the ED admit pool is very big. I am hoping to apply next cycle once applications go live. Do other law schools release their ED info?


During the LSAC forum in DC this past July Dean Theis-Alvarez told me that they were hoping to admit about 20-25 applicants through ED.

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

Postby LSATuration » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:45 pm

Finally UR (12/28)

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

Postby jel2184 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:12 pm

plzkillme1224 wrote:
jel2184 wrote:After this cycle, do you think they will release ED information? Based on looking at this page and LSN, there arent too many ED admits (obviously there are probably some who got in who dont get on here) posting their info so it looks like the ED admit pool is very big. I am hoping to apply next cycle once applications go live. Do other law schools release their ED info?


During the LSAC forum in DC this past July Dean Theis-Alvarez told me that they were hoping to admit about 20-25 applicants through ED.


Ugh that is depressing but makes sense since they are giving guaranteed money

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

Postby usersomethingname » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:16 am

checking in!

anyone else not able to visit the status checker website?

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

Postby personpitch » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:32 am

usersomethingname wrote:checking in!

anyone else not able to visit the status checker website?


yep, won't work for me either :(

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

Postby Mikey » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:50 am

usersomethingname wrote:checking in!

anyone else not able to visit the status checker website?

yup, seems like their entire website is down atm
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Re: Berkeley Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby littlewing67 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:53 am

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

Postby littlewing67 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:39 pm

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

Postby usaorbust » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:12 pm

In! Just got the email. UR 11/22 I think and submitted 11/20 or 11/19




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