Berkeley LL.M 2013/2014


idodee

All are welcome to this thread about the LL.M of 2013/2014 at the University of California, Berkeley.

- Application procedures
- Admission decisions
- Getting to know the programs and the people
- Everything else concerning Berkeley LL.M

All are welcome to this thread about the LL.M of 2013/2014 at the University of California, Berkeley.

- Application procedures
- Admission decisions
- Getting to know the programs and the people
- Everything else concerning Berkeley LL.M
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rhino12345

I am assuming Berkeley hasn't started sending out offers yet

I am assuming Berkeley hasn't started sending out offers yet
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idodee

I think the professional LL.M got their admissions. However the academic LL.M will receive it around March - April.

I think the professional LL.M got their admissions. However the academic LL.M will receive it around March - April.
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lauca81

I confirm.

I was admitted to the Professional LLM (email received about 3 weeks ago).

I sent an email asking when Academic year LLM decisions will be made and I have been told they will in April.

I confirm.

I was admitted to the Professional LLM (email received about 3 weeks ago).

I sent an email asking when Academic year LLM decisions will be made and I have been told they will in April.
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mdm31

I applied for the academic year (Business Certificate). According to past threads, decisions are made by mid-March.

I applied for the academic year (Business Certificate). According to past threads, decisions are made by mid-March.
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ShivaniJ.

got application complete email yesterday. when should I expect any further notification?

got application complete email yesterday. when should I expect any further notification?
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mdm31

got application complete email yesterday. when should I expect any further notification?


as I said in the post before yours, I believe decisions are made by mid-March.

<blockquote>got application complete email yesterday. when should I expect any further notification?</blockquote>

as I said in the post before yours, I believe decisions are made by mid-March.
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Hermione

Hi Guys

Could you pls share about any update(s) in your application status for Berkeley (both academic and professional)

My application status has not been changed since 12/12/12 ; it still appears Application Complete

Im wondering why it is not being turned into Application under review or something else, do you guys have any clue, what is going on?

Hi Guys

Could you pls share about any update(s) in your application status for Berkeley (both academic and professional)

My application status has not been changed since 12/12/12 ; it still appears “Application Complete”

Im wondering why it is not being turned into “Application under review” or something else, do you guys have any clue, what is going on?


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ShivaniJ.

Maybe because of the Christmas break, just forget it for a while. I doubt much will change for this week too.

Maybe because of the Christmas break, just forget it for a while. I doubt much will change for this week too.
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idodee

My application went complete on December 5th. I believe that Berkeley will only put the applications under review near the time that they will send out decisions. Now it's still pretty early.

My application went complete on December 5th. I believe that Berkeley will only put the applications under review near the time that they will send out decisions. Now it's still pretty early.
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got an offer for the Professional program a week ago, relatively soon after completing my application (and somewhat surprising as it was during the holiday season).

i'd assume there'll be more offers to the pro program coming around again, as pretty much everyone probably throws in the professional application as a bonus, but a lot probably prefer the academic year.

for me, the pro could work quite well, but it does mean a number of adaptions to my original timetable, in regards to arrangements with my employer and so on. so i'm still not decided. my deadline for acceptance is mid-Jan, and i'd assume it's similar for others who got offers in the past week or so - which means that there might be another wave of offers coming up afterwards.

got an offer for the Professional program a week ago, relatively soon after completing my application (and somewhat surprising as it was during the holiday season).

i'd assume there'll be more offers to the pro program coming around again, as pretty much everyone probably throws in the professional application as a bonus, but a lot probably prefer the academic year.

for me, the pro could work quite well, but it does mean a number of adaptions to my original timetable, in regards to arrangements with my employer and so on. so i'm still not decided. my deadline for acceptance is mid-Jan, and i'd assume it's similar for others who got offers in the past week or so - which means that there might be another wave of offers coming up afterwards.
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anybody else here who's seriously considering (or even preferring) the Professional program?

anybody else here who's seriously considering (or even preferring) the Professional program?
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Hermione

Berkeley is definitely my top choice.

I did visit the campus last year, talked with some students and attended a class there. On the top of it I love the environment in Berkeleythat city is so me!!

Regardless of academic of professional, I will take an opportunity to study there. I even think the professional could be the best way for me to study and continue my work at the same time.

Berkeley is definitely my top choice.

I did visit the campus last year, talked with some students and attended a class there. On the top of it I love the environment in Berkeley…that city is so me!!

Regardless of academic of professional, I will take an opportunity to study there. I even think the professional could be the best way for me to study and continue my work at the same time.
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Berkeley is definitely my top choice.
(...) I even think the professional could be the best way for me to study and continue my work at the same time.

sounds good. i'm a bit torn still - with a Central European background, i'm not eligible for any of their scholarships, and chances are individual fin aid is slim pickins as well. back home, scholarships focus on the academic year or even generally rule out professional programs like this one. lifting it all by myself might be a lot, given that it might not make a world of difference in my future earnings (got a solid career going on, not really going for the big bucks).

i think i'd miss the interaction with US students in the professional program (although i'm considerably older than they'd be on average anyway, but who knows, they might appreciate hanging out with grampa or that one weirdly fun uncle).

on the other hand, since the professional program isn't really an option for those looking for a job in the us, it might make for a more relaxed atmosphere with classmates, since everyone's going back to their homecountries and not desperate to try and land a job in us big law.

<blockquote>Berkeley is definitely my top choice.
(...) I even think the professional could be the best way for me to study and continue my work at the same time.
</blockquote>
sounds good. i'm a bit torn still - with a Central European background, i'm not eligible for any of their scholarships, and chances are individual fin aid is slim pickins as well. back home, scholarships focus on the academic year or even generally rule out professional programs like this one. lifting it all by myself might be a lot, given that it might not make a world of difference in my future earnings (got a solid career going on, not really going for the big bucks).

i think i'd miss the interaction with US students in the professional program (although i'm considerably older than they'd be on average anyway, but who knows, they might appreciate hanging out with grampa or that one weirdly fun uncle).

on the other hand, since the professional program isn't really an option for those looking for a job in the us, it might make for a more relaxed atmosphere with classmates, since everyone's going back to their homecountries and not desperate to try and land a job in us big law.
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Rox_M

Hi guys,

I have been admitted to the Professional LLM (was notified yesterday) and I am quite undecided on what to do... I actually did not expect to get in any top universities as my grades in law school were pretty average, but I guess it is not that hard to be admitted to the Proffessional program compared to the Academic year... On the other hand, I worked really hard on my personal statement and have work experience, which might have helped me somehow.

Anyways, my point is that I am not sure if I will be admitted to any other program and am therefore afraid that if I say no to the summer LLM I will lose all my chances... I do like the program, it is not only a matter of accepting "just in case", but I am wondering if it is a good option.

Is any one else seriously considering enrollment? I would like to have an idea on your point of view!

Thanx

Hi guys,

I have been admitted to the Professional LLM (was notified yesterday) and I am quite undecided on what to do... I actually did not expect to get in any top universities as my grades in law school were pretty average, but I guess it is not that hard to be admitted to the Proffessional program compared to the Academic year... On the other hand, I worked really hard on my personal statement and have work experience, which might have helped me somehow.

Anyways, my point is that I am not sure if I will be admitted to any other program and am therefore afraid that if I say no to the summer LLM I will lose all my chances... I do like the program, it is not only a matter of accepting "just in case", but I am wondering if it is a good option.

Is any one else seriously considering enrollment? I would like to have an idea on your point of view!

Thanx
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ShivaniJ.

did all of you apply for professional as well as the academic one year LL.M program ?

did all of you apply for professional as well as the academic one year LL.M program ?
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it seems most do apply for both. i did. like most people are, i was looking at 'regular' programs, and their application process pretty much invites you to check out the summer version.

it seems most do apply for both. i did. like most people are, i was looking at 'regular' programs, and their application process pretty much invites you to check out the summer version.
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GodBless

Hi guys,

I have been admitted to the Professional LLM (was notified yesterday) and I am quite undecided on what to do... I actually did not expect to get in any top universities as my grades in law school were pretty average, but I guess it is not that hard to be admitted to the Proffessional program compared to the Academic year... On the other hand, I worked really hard on my personal statement and have work experience, which might have helped me somehow.

Anyways, my point is that I am not sure if I will be admitted to any other program and am therefore afraid that if I say no to the summer LLM I will lose all my chances... I do like the program, it is not only a matter of accepting "just in case", but I am wondering if it is a good option.

Is any one else seriously considering enrollment? I would like to have an idea on your point of view!

Thanx


Hey! Congratulations...
Till when do u have to accept the offer? and also are u working? If u r, will u be able to make arrangemnts with your employer? And are you looking to work in the US post your LLM?

<blockquote>Hi guys,

I have been admitted to the Professional LLM (was notified yesterday) and I am quite undecided on what to do... I actually did not expect to get in any top universities as my grades in law school were pretty average, but I guess it is not that hard to be admitted to the Proffessional program compared to the Academic year... On the other hand, I worked really hard on my personal statement and have work experience, which might have helped me somehow.

Anyways, my point is that I am not sure if I will be admitted to any other program and am therefore afraid that if I say no to the summer LLM I will lose all my chances... I do like the program, it is not only a matter of accepting "just in case", but I am wondering if it is a good option.

Is any one else seriously considering enrollment? I would like to have an idea on your point of view!

Thanx</blockquote>

Hey! Congratulations...
Till when do u have to accept the offer? and also are u working? If u r, will u be able to make arrangemnts with your employer? And are you looking to work in the US post your LLM?
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Rox_M

Hi guys,

I have been admitted to the Professional LLM (was notified yesterday) and I am quite undecided on what to do... I actually did not expect to get in any top universities as my grades in law school were pretty average, but I guess it is not that hard to be admitted to the Proffessional program compared to the Academic year... On the other hand, I worked really hard on my personal statement and have work experience, which might have helped me somehow.

Anyways, my point is that I am not sure if I will be admitted to any other program and am therefore afraid that if I say no to the summer LLM I will lose all my chances... I do like the program, it is not only a matter of accepting "just in case", but I am wondering if it is a good option.

Is any one else seriously considering enrollment? I would like to have an idea on your point of view!

Thanx


Hey! Congratulations...
Till when do u have to accept the offer? and also are u working? If u r, will u be able to make arrangemnts with your employer? And are you looking to work in the US post your LLM?


Deadline is Jan. 24th! I am currently working at a law firm in Spain and they would be ok with my leaving for one year to study a complete year LLM. They would rather have me enrolling in the Proffessional LLM, though, and leaving for two summers instead...

In any case, my plan is to return to my law firm and not to find a job in the US!

<blockquote><blockquote>Hi guys,

I have been admitted to the Professional LLM (was notified yesterday) and I am quite undecided on what to do... I actually did not expect to get in any top universities as my grades in law school were pretty average, but I guess it is not that hard to be admitted to the Proffessional program compared to the Academic year... On the other hand, I worked really hard on my personal statement and have work experience, which might have helped me somehow.

Anyways, my point is that I am not sure if I will be admitted to any other program and am therefore afraid that if I say no to the summer LLM I will lose all my chances... I do like the program, it is not only a matter of accepting "just in case", but I am wondering if it is a good option.

Is any one else seriously considering enrollment? I would like to have an idea on your point of view!

Thanx</blockquote>

Hey! Congratulations...
Till when do u have to accept the offer? and also are u working? If u r, will u be able to make arrangemnts with your employer? And are you looking to work in the US post your LLM? </blockquote>

Deadline is Jan. 24th! I am currently working at a law firm in Spain and they would be ok with my leaving for one year to study a complete year LLM. They would rather have me enrolling in the Proffessional LLM, though, and leaving for two summers instead...

In any case, my plan is to return to my law firm and not to find a job in the US!
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GodBless

Hi guys,

I have been admitted to the Professional LLM (was notified yesterday) and I am quite undecided on what to do... I actually did not expect to get in any top universities as my grades in law school were pretty average, but I guess it is not that hard to be admitted to the Proffessional program compared to the Academic year... On the other hand, I worked really hard on my personal statement and have work experience, which might have helped me somehow.

Anyways, my point is that I am not sure if I will be admitted to any other program and am therefore afraid that if I say no to the summer LLM I will lose all my chances... I do like the program, it is not only a matter of accepting "just in case", but I am wondering if it is a good option.

Is any one else seriously considering enrollment? I would like to have an idea on your point of view!

Thanx


Hey! Congratulations...
Till when do u have to accept the offer? and also are u working? If u r, will u be able to make arrangemnts with your employer? And are you looking to work in the US post your LLM?


Deadline is Jan. 24th! I am currently working at a law firm in Spain and they would be ok with my leaving for one year to study a complete year LLM. They would rather have me enrolling in the Proffessional LLM, though, and leaving for two summers instead...

In any case, my plan is to return to my law firm and not to find a job in the US!


Oh if that's the case then this course might be a good option for you! And Berkeley is a prestigious uni!

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Hi guys,

I have been admitted to the Professional LLM (was notified yesterday) and I am quite undecided on what to do... I actually did not expect to get in any top universities as my grades in law school were pretty average, but I guess it is not that hard to be admitted to the Proffessional program compared to the Academic year... On the other hand, I worked really hard on my personal statement and have work experience, which might have helped me somehow.

Anyways, my point is that I am not sure if I will be admitted to any other program and am therefore afraid that if I say no to the summer LLM I will lose all my chances... I do like the program, it is not only a matter of accepting "just in case", but I am wondering if it is a good option.

Is any one else seriously considering enrollment? I would like to have an idea on your point of view!

Thanx</blockquote>

Hey! Congratulations...
Till when do u have to accept the offer? and also are u working? If u r, will u be able to make arrangemnts with your employer? And are you looking to work in the US post your LLM? </blockquote>

Deadline is Jan. 24th! I am currently working at a law firm in Spain and they would be ok with my leaving for one year to study a complete year LLM. They would rather have me enrolling in the Proffessional LLM, though, and leaving for two summers instead...

In any case, my plan is to return to my law firm and not to find a job in the US!</blockquote>

Oh if that's the case then this course might be a good option for you! And Berkeley is a prestigious uni!
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