CU-boulder vs U of Washington

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CU-boulder vs U of Washington

Postby RonPaulConservative » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:03 am

Would love living and working in both of these states! Botch schools are in the top 50. UW is the best school in the pacific northwest whereas CU boulder is the best school in the mountain west. What is your guys's take on what school presents the best options for getting a nice job and have the best options for clerking? Also what type of stats would it take to get full rides or damn near close to full rides at these schools ( take into account my Native American minority status). Any and all input you guys have would be great. Im enthralled with the pac 12 and would also consider going to Arizona State if you guys have any information on that school too that'd be tight.

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Re: CU-boulder vs U of Washington

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:15 am

RonPaulConservative wrote:Would love living and working in both of these states! Botch schools are in the top 50. UW is the best school in the pacific northwest whereas CU boulder is the best school in the mountain west. What is your guys's take on what school presents the best options for getting a nice job and have the best options for clerking? Also what type of stats would it take to get full rides or damn near close to full rides at these schools ( take into account my Native American minority status). Any and all input you guys have would be great. Im enthralled with the pac 12 and would also consider going to Arizona State if you guys have any information on that school too that'd be tight.

Thanks,
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Are you already admitted to both these schools? If not what are your stats?

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Re: CU-boulder vs U of Washington

Postby RonPaulConservative » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:30 am

Not admitted yet but am gonna graduate with a double major in history and philosophy with a gpa between 3.7-3.8.

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Re: CU-boulder vs U of Washington

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:33 am

RonPaulConservative wrote:Not admitted yet but am gonna graduate with a double major in history and philosophy with a gpa between 3.7-3.8.



With your URM status (Native) and a 3.7-8 GPA I think you should be aiming higher than either of these, although they are both strong regional law schools.

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Re: CU-boulder vs U of Washington

Postby RonPaulConservative » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:39 am

That's why im trying to see if i can get a rull scholarhsip or a substantial amount of money from those two schools cause the location is pristine. What are some other schools that are friendly towards URM's?

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Re: CU-boulder vs U of Washington

Postby Lawquacious » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:52 am

RonPaulConservative wrote:That's why im trying to see if i can get a rull scholarhsip or a substantial amount of money from those two schools cause the location is pristine. What are some other schools that are friendly towards URM's?


I think most or all law schools give a URM boost, and Native tends to get a large boost. But doing well on the LSAT is still important. Until you have an LSAT score it is hard to give too much advice.

Either of those schools with a nice scholly would be good options though IMO. But any T14-level school would prob be my personal target depending on whether you can do well enough on the LSAT. Not sure exactly what you might need for T14, but as Native with a high GPA I would guess low 160s would almost definitely do it.

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Re: CU-boulder vs U of Washington

Postby LeDique » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:56 am

I know both of those schools don't give out very many full rides, at least for non-URM's. Washington only gives them to the Gates Scholars really.

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Re: CU-boulder vs U of Washington

Postby shastaca » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:39 am

Colorado is not the best school in the Mountain West.
http://www.nalplawschoolsonline.org/ndl ... 01&yr=2011

It pretty much ranks on par with Utah, BYU, ASU and Arizona just to include the four corners states.
http://www.nalplawschoolsonline.org/ndl ... 02&yr=2011
http://www.nalplawschoolsonline.org/ndl ... 01&yr=2011
http://www.nalplawschoolsonline.org/ndl ... 02&yr=2011

BYU places the best nationally, mainly because of the Mormon connection though.
http://www.nalplawschoolsonline.org/ndl ... 01&yr=2011
None of them really are extremely competitive outside the mountain west.


New Mexico, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming are schools that will teach you the ropes and give you connections in states that do tend to be rather insular professionally. Colorado Law grads don't tend to place well in those states except for maybe Wyoming if you can say a state the population of Wyoming has placement.

ASU and Arizona both tend to give money to Native Americans. Well Hawai'i does too, to but they mean poly's.

Washington doesn't travel inland very well either.
http://www.nalplawschoolsonline.org/ndl ... 03&yr=2011

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Re: CU-boulder vs U of Washington

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:03 pm

Haha I think TLS thinks that CU is the best law school in the mountain west because the TLS profile says it is. It is either CU or BYU, because Arizona is in the West not the Mountain West. Utah I don't think has the same talent that CU does on the faculty, likely because it is located in Utah. CU is way harder to get into as well. However, it is highly ranked and certainly in the Mountain West.

Best school in the Mountain West all comes down to your view on Mormons.

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Re: CU-boulder vs U of Washington

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:35 pm

For a NA seeking scholarship money, Arizona & Cornell should be considered. Otherwise lawschoolnumbers.com may help.

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Re: CU-boulder vs U of Washington

Postby shastaca » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:05 pm

WEST/ROCKY MOUNTAIN (W/RM) Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii, California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Montana.

http://www.nalp.org/directors

Pacific has got to be HI, CA, OR, WA, AK

leaving AZ, NM, UT, CO, WY, ID, NV, MT as Mountain West




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