Berkeley LL.M 2013/2014


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 Eurofan,

I'm not sure whether you've reached this page, but it brings good information on the many classes offered at Berkeley:

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/courses/courseSearch.php

In the case of IP & Technology Law, I'm sure they offer very specific courses and I quite confident that I will find good business-oriented opportunities, including the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology's weekly events.

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/centers.htm

Regards
<blockquote>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!</blockquote>

Dear Eurofan,

I'm not sure whether you've reached this page, but it brings good information on the many classes offered at Berkeley:

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/courses/courseSearch.php

In the case of IP & Technology Law, I'm sure they offer very specific courses and I quite confident that I will find good business-oriented opportunities, including the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology's weekly events.

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/centers.htm

Regards
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guybrush
Any updates these days? Does anyone know what's going on in the admissions office?
Any updates these days? Does anyone know what's going on in the admissions office?
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be-llm
Well, I finally (!!!) received my decision (waitlisted), and I think I was probably one of the last to hear. I am supposed to respond if I want to remain on the WL by April 11th, so my guess is that the class is full and the Admissions Office is trying to compile a final list of waitlisters after that date. The email stated that the WL will be ranked by May 1st, so it sounds like we should have a better idea of what are chances are after that date.

Hope this info is helpful!
Well, I finally (!!!) received my decision (waitlisted), and I think I was probably one of the last to hear. I am supposed to respond if I want to remain on the WL by April 11th, so my guess is that the class is full and the Admissions Office is trying to compile a final list of waitlisters after that date. The email stated that the WL will be ranked by May 1st, so it sounds like we should have a better idea of what are chances are after that date.

Hope this info is helpful!


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idodee
So sorry for you be-llm, but I am sure you got into other good programs to.

By the way, all of the people that are going to accept the offer - where are you going to live? I can't make up my mind. The graduate housing is too expensive (1,100K for furnished 2 bedroom apartment at Ida L. Jackson).
So sorry for you be-llm, but I am sure you got into other good programs to.

By the way, all of the people that are going to accept the offer - where are you going to live? I can't make up my mind. The graduate housing is too expensive (1,100K for furnished 2 bedroom apartment at Ida L. Jackson).
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mk123
I'm thinking of finding accommodation in oakland..you think 1,100 is bad? I think off campus housing is even more expensive.
I'm thinking of finding accommodation in oakland..you think 1,100 is bad? I think off campus housing is even more expensive.
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idodee
I'm thinking of finding accommodation in oakland..you think 1,100 is bad? I think off campus housing is even more expensive.


Maybe it's not bad for a single apartment. But 1,100$ is the price for living with one roommate, and I am pretty sure you can find something a bit cheaper off campus.

Why Oakland? is it cheaper? better? more convenient? I don't really understand the local rent market.
<blockquote>I'm thinking of finding accommodation in oakland..you think 1,100 is bad? I think off campus housing is even more expensive.</blockquote>

Maybe it's not bad for a single apartment. But 1,100$ is the price for living with one roommate, and I am pretty sure you can find something a bit cheaper off campus.

Why Oakland? is it cheaper? better? more convenient? I don't really understand the local rent market.
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Alam85
Is that price for accommodation on campus? I understood by reading the admitted website that they don't have lodging for grads, they just listed/recommended some options near by. Am I wrong?
Is that price for accommodation on campus? I understood by reading the admitted website that they don't have lodging for grads, they just listed/recommended some options near by. Am I wrong?
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idodee
They have Manville and Ida L Jackson housing.
Find more info over here:
http://www.housing.berkeley.edu/livingatcal/graduatestudents.html
They have Manville and Ida L Jackson housing.
Find more info over here:
http://www.housing.berkeley.edu/livingatcal/graduatestudents.html
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Phil.D
Hello future classmates,
here is a web in regard to the housing alternatives:
http://www.bsc.coop/index.php
However, I'm planning to search something off campus, maybe having rented a town house with other classmates. Of course the financial, study, and kind of social benefits are one thing, but the main reason for doing that is cause I will be coming with my wife. So, if there is somebody in a similar situation , let me know.
Wishing good luck to the ones being on the WList!
Hello future classmates,
here is a web in regard to the housing alternatives:
http://www.bsc.coop/index.php
However, I'm planning to search something off campus, maybe having rented a town house with other classmates. Of course the financial, study, and kind of social benefits are one thing, but the main reason for doing that is cause I will be coming with my wife. So, if there is somebody in a similar situation , let me know.
Wishing good luck to the ones being on the WList!
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tsis
has anyone from the Science-Technology program declined the offer??
has anyone from the Science-Technology program declined the offer??
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Phil.D
HI Mel,
I just sent you a p.m., however the mail box doesn't show me any sent ones. Could you please confirm that you did receive the message?

Phil
HI Mel,
I just sent you a p.m., however the mail box doesn't show me any sent ones. Could you please confirm that you did receive the message?

Phil
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Alam85
What are the advantages and drawbacks of living on and off campus apart from money?
What are the advantages and drawbacks of living on and off campus apart from money?
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mk123
I'm thinking of finding accommodation in oakland..you think 1,100 is bad? I think off campus housing is even more expensive.


Maybe it's not bad for a single apartment. But 1,100$ is the price for living with one roommate, and I am pretty sure you can find something a bit cheaper off campus.

Why Oakland? is it cheaper? better? more convenient? I don't really understand the local rent market.


I actually have no idea. I just heard from friends who live in northern california and are helping me find accomodation that living in Oakland is cheaper. However, I've heard a lot of bad things about Oakland from former students, that it's not safe
<blockquote><blockquote>I'm thinking of finding accommodation in oakland..you think 1,100 is bad? I think off campus housing is even more expensive.</blockquote>

Maybe it's not bad for a single apartment. But 1,100$ is the price for living with one roommate, and I am pretty sure you can find something a bit cheaper off campus.

Why Oakland? is it cheaper? better? more convenient? I don't really understand the local rent market.</blockquote>

I actually have no idea. I just heard from friends who live in northern california and are helping me find accomodation that living in Oakland is cheaper. However, I've heard a lot of bad things about Oakland from former students, that it's not safe
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Hello future classmates,
here is a web in regard to the housing alternatives:
http://www.bsc.coop/index.php
However, I'm planning to search something off campus, maybe having rented a town house with other classmates. Of course the financial, study, and kind of social benefits are one thing, but the main reason for doing that is cause I will be coming with my wife. So, if there is somebody in a similar situation , let me know.
Wishing good luck to the ones being on the WList!



Dear Phil. D,

I am also coming with my wife. I am looking for an apartment for 2. It would be nice to get a double bedrooms, but I'm not sure if it will be po$$ible.


Regards
<blockquote>Hello future classmates,
here is a web in regard to the housing alternatives:
http://www.bsc.coop/index.php
However, I'm planning to search something off campus, maybe having rented a town house with other classmates. Of course the financial, study, and kind of social benefits are one thing, but the main reason for doing that is cause I will be coming with my wife. So, if there is somebody in a similar situation , let me know.
Wishing good luck to the ones being on the WList!
</blockquote>


Dear Phil. D,

I am also coming with my wife. I am looking for an apartment for 2. It would be nice to get a double bedrooms, but I'm not sure if it will be po$$ible.


Regards
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GSC
Hi everybody,

We have just created a FB Group for the admitted students of the LL.M. Class of 2014: http://www.facebook.com/groups/585311014812803/

Best
Hi everybody,

We have just created a FB Group for the admitted students of the LL.M. Class of 2014: http://www.facebook.com/groups/585311014812803/

Best
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mk123
Hi everybody,

We have just created a FB Group for the admitted students of the LL.M. Class of 2014: http://www.facebook.com/groups/585311014812803/

Best

Is this group for the academic year LLM or professional LLM?
<blockquote>Hi everybody,

We have just created a FB Group for the admitted students of the LL.M. Class of 2014: http://www.facebook.com/groups/585311014812803/

Best
</blockquote>
Is this group for the academic year LLM or professional LLM?
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GSC
Academic Year LLM
Academic Year LLM
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Hello everyone,

A few items of information that may be helpful to our admitted LL.M. students, in response to the questions on this thread:

1. Here is the FB group for LL.M. students in the 2013/2014 professional track: https://www.facebook.com/groups/206899226119021/?ref=ts&fref=ts

2. Visit http://www.law.berkeley.edu/14984.htm for more information on housing at Berkeley, and check back as we add updated information about off-campus housing (including a neighborhood guide). Currently we are focused on providing rental listings for the professional-track students, who arrive next month, but we will be updating information for our August arrivals within the next several weeks.
Hello everyone,

A few items of information that may be helpful to our admitted LL.M. students, in response to the questions on this thread:

1. Here is the FB group for LL.M. students in the 2013/2014 professional track: https://www.facebook.com/groups/206899226119021/?ref=ts&fref=ts

2. Visit http://www.law.berkeley.edu/14984.htm for more information on housing at Berkeley, and check back as we add updated information about off-campus housing (including a neighborhood guide). Currently we are focused on providing rental listings for the professional-track students, who arrive next month, but we will be updating information for our August arrivals within the next several weeks.
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tsis
hello everybody..sorry to be postin again the same question but Is there anyone in here who has declined the offer (Law- Technology program) ?? thank you.
hello everybody..sorry to be postin again the same question but Is there anyone in here who has declined the offer (Law- Technology program) ?? thank you.
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Phil.D
Dear tsis,
just as a tip, keep in mind that the offer doesn't come with the program, so that makes your chances higher! ( I questioned the LLM office in regard to changing the program/certificate, and I was told that we choose the certain field during the second term)
Good Luck!
Phil
Dear tsis,
just as a tip, keep in mind that the offer doesn't come with the program, so that makes your chances higher! ( I questioned the LLM office in regard to changing the program/certificate, and I was told that we choose the certain field during the second term)
Good Luck!
Phil
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