Berkeley Traditional Track 2015-16


suzie1588
hello!

i just wanted to reach out to fellow traditional track applicants. any guesses on when in March we're likely to find out?
hello!

i just wanted to reach out to fellow traditional track applicants. any guesses on when in March we're likely to find out?
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FCP
Hi suzie1588! I also applied to the traditional track LL.M.

My guess is that the decisions will come in April since they closed the applications on January 10 and last year they were one of the last Universities to send out their decisions.

Were just gonna have to be patient.
Hi suzie1588! I also applied to the traditional track LL.M.

My guess is that the decisions will come in April since they closed the applications on January 10 and last year they were one of the last Universities to send out their decisions.

Were just gonna have to be patient.
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suzie1588
thanks for the information FCP! :)
thanks for the information FCP! :)
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grumpyJD
The timing is so tricky. I hate to be sitting on acceptances from great programs while waiting to hear back from other places where I may not get in. It just clogs the system for all of us...I only applied to schools that I would absolutely love to attend but I would withdraw all my other applications if a certain program would accept me right now.
The timing is so tricky. I hate to be sitting on acceptances from great programs while waiting to hear back from other places where I may not get in. It just clogs the system for all of us...I only applied to schools that I would absolutely love to attend but I would withdraw all my other applications if a certain program would accept me right now.
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I agree with you Grumpy! I have the same problem.
I agree with you Grumpy! I have the same problem.
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paxromana
Received an email asking me if I was interested in being considered for the Professional Track. Looks like they are still busy with the Professional Track applications.
Received an email asking me if I was interested in being considered for the Professional Track. Looks like they are still busy with the Professional Track applications.
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Kats_K
Hello all!

Would anyone know of any instance when LSAC misplaced an LoR? My recommendation for Berkeley was mailed to LSAC before the deadline but my account shows it as missing. And so my report to Berkeley hasn't been forwarded. I mailed LSAC about the situation but I haven't received a response yet. All I get are automated mails every week informing me that Berkeley has sought a report and that one of my LoRs is missing.
Hello all!

Would anyone know of any instance when LSAC misplaced an LoR? My recommendation for Berkeley was mailed to LSAC before the deadline but my account shows it as missing. And so my report to Berkeley hasn't been forwarded. I mailed LSAC about the situation but I haven't received a response yet. All I get are automated mails every week informing me that Berkeley has sought a report and that one of my LoRs is missing.
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GP1981
Hello all!

Would anyone know of any instance when LSAC misplaced an LoR? My recommendation for Berkeley was mailed to LSAC before the deadline but my account shows it as missing. And so my report to Berkeley hasn't been forwarded. I mailed LSAC about the situation but I haven't received a response yet. All I get are automated mails every week informing me that Berkeley has sought a report and that one of my LoRs is missing.


Hey!

This happened to me as well - LSAC lost my LoR!

My recommender provided me with the tracking codes and it showed that the LoR indeed reached LSAC. Emailed LSAC about it and got a response after 3 business days and two emails in. Tracking code shows letter received by LSAC on 17 Dec.

Since Berkeley's deadline was approaching, LSAC's solution was to provide them with a scan copy via email OR to send fax, in which case I chose the email route. Fortunately, the recommender (my boss at work) has no problem about issuing another letter for me to scan and send.

LSAC then emailed me again several times acknowledging receipt via their automated system and also a personal note from one of the admins apologising and thanking me for my patience. Luckily, the LoR made it just in time and the Berkeley checklist page registered it as received.

So my advice to you is keep on sending LSAC emails and ask for solutions from them.

Best of luck to you on your app as well!
<blockquote>Hello all!

Would anyone know of any instance when LSAC misplaced an LoR? My recommendation for Berkeley was mailed to LSAC before the deadline but my account shows it as missing. And so my report to Berkeley hasn't been forwarded. I mailed LSAC about the situation but I haven't received a response yet. All I get are automated mails every week informing me that Berkeley has sought a report and that one of my LoRs is missing.
</blockquote>

Hey!

This happened to me as well - LSAC lost my LoR!

My recommender provided me with the tracking codes and it showed that the LoR indeed reached LSAC. Emailed LSAC about it and got a response after 3 business days and two emails in. Tracking code shows letter received by LSAC on 17 Dec.

Since Berkeley's deadline was approaching, LSAC's solution was to provide them with a scan copy via email OR to send fax, in which case I chose the email route. Fortunately, the recommender (my boss at work) has no problem about issuing another letter for me to scan and send.

LSAC then emailed me again several times acknowledging receipt via their automated system and also a personal note from one of the admins apologising and thanking me for my patience. Luckily, the LoR made it just in time and the Berkeley checklist page registered it as received.

So my advice to you is keep on sending LSAC emails and ask for solutions from them.

Best of luck to you on your app as well!

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suzie1588
Hi Kats K,

I agree with GP1981. LSAC didn't acknowledge receipt of one of my LORs for days after it actually reached them (I'd tracked it). When I called them, they told me they'd check and get back to me, and it was listed as registered the next day.
Hi Kats K,

I agree with GP1981. LSAC didn't acknowledge receipt of one of my LORs for days after it actually reached them (I'd tracked it). When I called them, they told me they'd check and get back to me, and it was listed as registered the next day.
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Kats_K
Hey GP and suzie! Thanks a lot! Feeling much relieved knowing I'm not the only one :) All the best to you guys!
Hey GP and suzie! Thanks a lot! Feeling much relieved knowing I'm not the only one :) All the best to you guys!
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I had the same problem concerning MY LOR to Berkeley. The LOR was mailed and received by LSAC, but the form was missing. I sent LSAC an scanned copy of the form signed by my recommender, a professor of mine.
I had the same problem concerning MY LOR to Berkeley. The LOR was mailed and received by LSAC, but the form was missing. I sent LSAC an scanned copy of the form signed by my recommender, a professor of mine.
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paxromana
Waiting for the decisions! My application status shows 'ready for review' as on 1/27/15. What is the significance of this?


Ref: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/13724.htm

Application ready for review - Your application is ready for review, and no further action is required. Your application is complete and being held until the review committee is ready to review it. All traditional track applications are reviewed at the same time, and early or expedited decisions are not possible.

Application under review - Your application is under review, and you will receive notification of the decision as soon as possible. Please note that the review process can take up to a month, and early or expedited decisions are not possible.
<blockquote>Waiting for the decisions! My application status shows 'ready for review' as on 1/27/15. What is the significance of this?</blockquote>

Ref: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/13724.htm

Application ready for review - Your application is ready for review, and no further action is required. Your application is complete and being held until the review committee is ready to review it. All traditional track applications are reviewed at the same time, and early or expedited decisions are not possible.

Application under review - Your application is under review, and you will receive notification of the decision as soon as possible. Please note that the review process can take up to a month, and early or expedited decisions are not possible.
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Gotham
Hey guys,

Any news from the Berkeley side ? My application went under review on the 18th.
Hey guys,

Any news from the Berkeley side ? My application went under review on the 18th.

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Yoloschool
Hey guys,

Any news from the Berkeley side ? My application went under review on the 18th.



Same here!
<blockquote>Hey guys,

Any news from the Berkeley side ? My application went under review on the 18th.

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Same here!
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LLM_SLS
People say that Berkeley is one of the last university to send decisions ...;/
People say that Berkeley is one of the last university to send decisions ...;/
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Nipsa
Mine went under review yesterday but I understand that invitations to admit are usually made in April which is after the date of first deposit for other schools (Columbia, Duke, Georgetown etc.).
Mine went under review yesterday but I understand that invitations to admit are usually made in April which is after the date of first deposit for other schools (Columbia, Duke, Georgetown etc.).
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paxromana
Mine went under review yesterday but I understand that invitations to admit are usually made in April which is after the date of first deposit for other schools (Columbia, Duke, Georgetown etc.).


My app status reads "ready for review". It's been at this stage for over a month now. Is anyone else in the same boat?
<blockquote>Mine went under review yesterday but I understand that invitations to admit are usually made in April which is after the date of first deposit for other schools (Columbia, Duke, Georgetown etc.).
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My app status reads "ready for review". It's been at this stage for over a month now. Is anyone else in the same boat?
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Mine says "application under review" and it has been this way for a month as well.
I think there's no point in checking that status anyway, as they were pretty clear that they'll release admission decisions in a bulk. My understanding is that we'll have to wait for every apps to be reviewed before hearing anything back.
I'm worried about the acceptance deadlines though !
Mine says "application under review" and it has been this way for a month as well.
I think there's no point in checking that status anyway, as they were pretty clear that they'll release admission decisions in a bulk. My understanding is that we'll have to wait for every apps to be reviewed before hearing anything back.
I'm worried about the acceptance deadlines though !
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paxromana

My app status reads "ready for review". It's been at this stage for over a month now. Is anyone else in the same boat?
paxromana, me too! Its been this way since early January.

I guess we need to sit tight. I am planning on writing to the Admissions Office next week if my App. status continues to remain the same.
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My app status reads "ready for review". It's been at this stage for over a month now. Is anyone else in the same boat?</blockquote>
paxromana, me too! Its been this way since early January. </blockquote>

I guess we need to sit tight. I am planning on writing to the Admissions Office next week if my App. status continues to remain the same.
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AnnaLLM
My status changed to "under review" a week ago. I'm not under any pressure since my other acceptance deadlines are April 1st and May 1st.

BTW, the e-mail informing me that my application was complete concluded with a request not to contact them regarding the status unless it's urgent so I wouldn't contact them unless you have an actual deadline approaching. Also, I heard from another school's admissions director that there's some sort of agreement between law schools to not ask potential students for deposits until April. It's non binding but if you do have a deadline before April 1st and are awaiting other decisions, you can always ask the other university to extend the deadline under these guidelines.
My status changed to "under review" a week ago. I'm not under any pressure since my other acceptance deadlines are April 1st and May 1st.

BTW, the e-mail informing me that my application was complete concluded with a request not to contact them regarding the status unless it's urgent so I wouldn't contact them unless you have an actual deadline approaching. Also, I heard from another school's admissions director that there's some sort of agreement between law schools to not ask potential students for deposits until April. It's non binding but if you do have a deadline before April 1st and are awaiting other decisions, you can always ask the other university to extend the deadline under these guidelines.
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