Berkeley LL.M 2013/2014


be-llm

IRILAW,

I am so sorry to hear that. Take comfort in the fact that each school is different and looks for different qualities in their applicants, so there is still hope. I also know how much a rejection can hurt, but try to focus on the positive and maybe you will be surprised by what the future holds.

In any event, I am personally trying to believe that everything happens for a reason. :)

IRILAW,

I am so sorry to hear that. Take comfort in the fact that each school is different and looks for different qualities in their applicants, so there is still hope. I also know how much a rejection can hurt, but try to focus on the positive and maybe you will be surprised by what the future holds.

In any event, I am personally trying to believe that everything happens for a reason. :)
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IRILAW

IRILAW,

I am so sorry to hear that. Take comfort in the fact that each school is different and looks for different qualities in their applicants, so there is still hope. I also know how much a rejection can hurt, but try to focus on the positive and maybe you will be surprised by what the future holds.

In any event, I am personally trying to believe that everything happens for a reason. :)

Oh thanks fdor the support Be LLM. I got into Loyola and wait listed for Cornell, but received 2 rejections this week and now really feel scared. I am not sure if i have any chances for columbia, harvard, and berkley. ( although have a 50% scholarship for Harvard).

<blockquote>IRILAW,

I am so sorry to hear that. Take comfort in the fact that each school is different and looks for different qualities in their applicants, so there is still hope. I also know how much a rejection can hurt, but try to focus on the positive and maybe you will be surprised by what the future holds.

In any event, I am personally trying to believe that everything happens for a reason. :)</blockquote>
Oh thanks fdor the support Be LLM. I got into Loyola and wait listed for Cornell, but received 2 rejections this week and now really feel scared. I am not sure if i have any chances for columbia, harvard, and berkley. ( although have a 50% scholarship for Harvard).
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Phil.D

Hi IRILAW, I hope you get accepted in the school you dream to!
Please excuse me if my question sounds inappropriate for you, but could you tell me how did you manage to get a scholarship before the actual acceptance? Please be advised that my question is coming from nothing else but curiosity and probable need. ( Even after acceptance, I can't find a serious funder)
Thank you in advance!

Hi IRILAW, I hope you get accepted in the school you dream to!
Please excuse me if my question sounds inappropriate for you, but could you tell me how did you manage to get a scholarship before the actual acceptance? Please be advised that my question is coming from nothing else but curiosity and probable need. ( Even after acceptance, I can't find a serious funder)
Thank you in advance!
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IRILAW

Hi IRILAW, I hope you get accepted in the school you dream to!
Please excuse me if my question sounds inappropriate for you, but could you tell me how did you manage to get a scholarship before the actual acceptance? Please be advised that my question is coming from nothing else but curiosity and probable need. ( Even after acceptance, I can't find a serious funder)
Thank you in advance!


No worries Phil. I have 50% scholarship that is coming from the country I am from if only I get into Harvard and few other top schools.

<blockquote>Hi IRILAW, I hope you get accepted in the school you dream to!
Please excuse me if my question sounds inappropriate for you, but could you tell me how did you manage to get a scholarship before the actual acceptance? Please be advised that my question is coming from nothing else but curiosity and probable need. ( Even after acceptance, I can't find a serious funder)
Thank you in advance!</blockquote>

No worries Phil. I have 50% scholarship that is coming from the country I am from if only I get into Harvard and few other top schools.
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Phil.D

Thanks, after a quick research I got the way that works. I really hope you can use the given scholarship, cause as I understood, it is given only to few superior students back in their countries.
Well, for me I guess it's kind of late for scholarships, so I'm gonna get stuck to a loan.

Thanks, after a quick research I got the way that works. I really hope you can use the given scholarship, cause as I understood, it is given only to few superior students back in their countries.
Well, for me I guess it's kind of late for scholarships, so I'm gonna get stuck to a loan.
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Eurofan

Did anyone received extension of deadline to accept the offer? How fast did they reply to your request?

Did anyone received extension of deadline to accept the offer? How fast did they reply to your request?
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idodee

Did anyone received extension of deadline to accept the offer? How fast did they reply to your request?


I did. they replied within a day.

<blockquote>Did anyone received extension of deadline to accept the offer? How fast did they reply to your request? </blockquote>

I did. they replied within a day.
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I also declined my offer. It was a really hard decision. :(
BTW, I was not granted a deadline extension from Berkeley.
I hope this makes a waitlisted candidate happy.

I also declined my offer. It was a really hard decision. :(
BTW, I was not granted a deadline extension from Berkeley.
I hope this makes a waitlisted candidate happy.
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SP_Jr

I've already declined. Good luck for those waitlisted!

I've already declined. Good luck for those waitlisted!
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gacol

Thanks for the info, now its a matter of waiting for an answer, I hope its soon! congratulations for your other admissions.

Thanks for the info, now its a matter of waiting for an answer, I hope its soon! congratulations for your other admissions.
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guybrush

As Harvard's decisions were released today (I was rejected T_T), some people admitted to Berkeley may decline their offers.

BTW, did anyone got an admission email after March 15, which was one of the deadlines of deposits for admitted ones?

I wonder when they will start to release offers to those waitlisted.

As Harvard's decisions were released today (I was rejected T_T), some people admitted to Berkeley may decline their offers.

BTW, did anyone got an admission email after March 15, which was one of the deadlines of deposits for admitted ones?

I wonder when they will start to release offers to those waitlisted.
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be-llm

I'm not sure, but I was told they will still be releasing initial decisions for the next few weeks, so maybe waitlisters will hear in April/May.

I'm not sure, but I was told they will still be releasing initial decisions for the next few weeks, so maybe waitlisters will hear in April/May.
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guybrush

So quiet... any updates about additional admissions or those waitlisted? I heard that SLS is releasing their final decisions.

So quiet... any updates about additional admissions or those waitlisted? I heard that SLS is releasing their final decisions.
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Dubai_123

I contacted them and they informed me that the wait list students will be informed before may ,,, which means it will be by end of April ...

I am on the wait list and I wish to hear good news from them ASAP

I contacted them and they informed me that the wait list students will be informed before may ,,, which means it will be by end of April ...

I am on the wait list and I wish to hear good news from them ASAP
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mrtz

I was admitted and Berkeley deferred my deadline to April 1st. Since they did not grant me a scholarship and/or tuition waiver I am all but certain to turn down the offer and go to CLS instead.

Makes it another spot for those of you waiting (I am 95% on this atm).

I was admitted and Berkeley deferred my deadline to April 1st. Since they did not grant me a scholarship and/or tuition waiver I am all but certain to turn down the offer and go to CLS instead.

Makes it another spot for those of you waiting (I am 95% on this atm).
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be-llm

Still waiting for a decision. . . .

Still waiting for a decision. . . .
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Eurofan

What do you think would be better choice for business law/corporate governance focus: Penn Law or Berkeley?

Both are great universities, altough recently Penn is slightly higher in all rankings than Berkeley. Anyways, Berkeley means Californian sun. On the other hand, I received a welcome package from Penn Law and it simply hit me with the outstanding quality of the classes: courses are very focused, revolve around a specific topic in the field, not a field itself in general and it seems that they are very business oriented. Does anyone have any clue about the content of the courses at Berkeley? How do they look in practice? Any help will be much appreciated since we are all right now facing difficult choices :)

What do you think would be better choice for business law/corporate governance focus: Penn Law or Berkeley?

Both are great universities, altough recently Penn is slightly higher in all rankings than Berkeley. Anyways, Berkeley means Californian sun. On the other hand, I received a welcome package from Penn Law and it simply hit me with the outstanding quality of the classes: courses are very focused, revolve around a specific topic in the field, not a field itself in general and it seems that they are very business oriented. Does anyone have any clue about the content of the courses at Berkeley? How do they look in practice? Any help will be much appreciated since we are all right now facing difficult choices :)
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What do you think would be better choice for business law/corporate governance focus: Penn Law or Berkeley?

Both are great universities, altough recently Penn is slightly higher in all rankings than Berkeley. Anyways, Berkeley means Californian sun. On the other hand, I received a welcome package from Penn Law and it simply hit me with the outstanding quality of the classes: courses are very focused, revolve around a specific topic in the field, not a field itself in general and it seems that they are very business oriented. Does anyone have any clue about the content of the courses at Berkeley? How do they look in practice? Any help will be much appreciated since we are all right now facing difficult choices :)



Eurofan,

Those packages are really provocative.

We spend months/years planning these applications and having something to read, to see, to hold, such as those packages makes all the difference. It's a nice teaser.

This LLM-Guide is a proof of how curious, desperate and anxious for information and contact with the universities we are... Just take a look at the latest Stanford''s posts :)

I don't believe in arguments such as "we're saving the forests", in this case. Sorry.

Berkeley should work on those booklets. I believe they might lose good candidates due to not sending out something like that.


Regards

<blockquote>What do you think would be better choice for business law/corporate governance focus: Penn Law or Berkeley?

Both are great universities, altough recently Penn is slightly higher in all rankings than Berkeley. Anyways, Berkeley means Californian sun. On the other hand, I received a welcome package from Penn Law and it simply hit me with the outstanding quality of the classes: courses are very focused, revolve around a specific topic in the field, not a field itself in general and it seems that they are very business oriented. Does anyone have any clue about the content of the courses at Berkeley? How do they look in practice? Any help will be much appreciated since we are all right now facing difficult choices :) </blockquote>


Eurofan,

Those packages are really provocative.

We spend months/years planning these applications and having something to read, to see, to hold, such as those packages makes all the difference. It's a nice teaser.

This LLM-Guide is a proof of how curious, desperate and anxious for information and contact with the universities we are... Just take a look at the latest Stanford''s posts :)

I don't believe in arguments such as "we're saving the forests", in this case. Sorry.

Berkeley should work on those booklets. I believe they might lose good candidates due to not sending out something like that.


Regards
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idodee

What do you think would be better choice for business law/corporate governance focus: Penn Law or Berkeley?

Both are great universities, altough recently Penn is slightly higher in all rankings than Berkeley. Anyways, Berkeley means Californian sun. On the other hand, I received a welcome package from Penn Law and it simply hit me with the outstanding quality of the classes: courses are very focused, revolve around a specific topic in the field, not a field itself in general and it seems that they are very business oriented. Does anyone have any clue about the content of the courses at Berkeley? How do they look in practice? Any help will be much appreciated since we are all right now facing difficult choices :)



Eurofan,

Those packages are really provocative.

We spend months/years planning these applications and having something to read, to see, to hold, such as those packages makes all the difference. It's a nice teaser.

This LLM-Guide is a proof of how curious, desperate and anxious for information and contact with the universities we are... Just take a look at the latest Stanford''s posts :)

I don't believe in arguments such as "we're saving the forests", in this case. Sorry.

Berkeley should work on those booklets. I believe they might lose good candidates due to not sending out something like that.


Regards


I completely agree with you.

UCLA sent me a huge brochure, with many pamphlets and a CD, and it totally made me curious and wanting to go there (many photos of the life in the campus, information, events and so on). However, I knew that Berkeley is better, but I am sure that most of the people will not act like me, and will be convinced by the tempting brochures.

<blockquote><blockquote>What do you think would be better choice for business law/corporate governance focus: Penn Law or Berkeley?

Both are great universities, altough recently Penn is slightly higher in all rankings than Berkeley. Anyways, Berkeley means Californian sun. On the other hand, I received a welcome package from Penn Law and it simply hit me with the outstanding quality of the classes: courses are very focused, revolve around a specific topic in the field, not a field itself in general and it seems that they are very business oriented. Does anyone have any clue about the content of the courses at Berkeley? How do they look in practice? Any help will be much appreciated since we are all right now facing difficult choices :) </blockquote>


Eurofan,

Those packages are really provocative.

We spend months/years planning these applications and having something to read, to see, to hold, such as those packages makes all the difference. It's a nice teaser.

This LLM-Guide is a proof of how curious, desperate and anxious for information and contact with the universities we are... Just take a look at the latest Stanford''s posts :)

I don't believe in arguments such as "we're saving the forests", in this case. Sorry.

Berkeley should work on those booklets. I believe they might lose good candidates due to not sending out something like that.


Regards</blockquote>

I completely agree with you.

UCLA sent me a huge brochure, with many pamphlets and a CD, and it totally made me curious and wanting to go there (many photos of the life in the campus, information, events and so on). However, I knew that Berkeley is better, but I am sure that most of the people will not act like me, and will be convinced by the tempting brochures.
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Eurofan

Dear idoee and llmintime,

Indeed, the welcome package is there to tempt us as much as possible. So the points you are making are obviously valid and worth keeping in mind by us all while making a final decision :-)

I actually flipped through the pages regarding campus, life, events etc. but what caught my attention was the part describing the courses in a very detailed way. It really made an impression on me. They organise plenty of interesting courses - shared with WBS students - on corp. governance, corporate finance, international bussiness transactions etc, which seem to be very useful for people who kind of tempt to go into law/business direction.

My question was rather referring to the courses at Berkeley - whether they tend to be rather general or also very detailed and topic oriented. It is hard for me to draw any conclusions from the information provided on their website.

cheers!

Dear idoee and llmintime,

Indeed, the welcome package is there to tempt us as much as possible. So the points you are making are obviously valid and worth keeping in mind by us all while making a final decision :-)

I actually flipped through the pages regarding campus, life, events etc. but what caught my attention was the part describing the courses in a very detailed way. It really made an impression on me. They organise plenty of interesting courses - shared with WBS students - on corp. governance, corporate finance, international bussiness transactions etc, which seem to be very useful for people who kind of tempt to go into law/business direction.

My question was rather referring to the courses at Berkeley - whether they tend to be rather general or also very detailed and topic oriented. It is hard for me to draw any conclusions from the information provided on their website.

cheers!
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