Washington and Lee Class of 2013

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whatchootalkinbout
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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby whatchootalkinbout » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:41 pm

SAE wrote:
whatchootalkinbout wrote:Hi guys! I've lived in VA my whole life, currently attend undergrad about an hour away from Lexington, and have several close friends who go to W&L Law so I visit Lexington quite often, so if anyone has any questions/concerns, I can try my best to address them.

Is there cell phone reception around there?

Contrary to popular belief, there are cell phone towers out in the boonies. Verizon, which is what I have, is arguable the most popular around here, and I have never had an issue with trying to get service. I know some of my friends who have AT&T and Sprint get spotty reception in areas, but for the most part they don't have any significant troubles.

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby Veritas » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:41 pm

I think I'm going to fly into DC and take the train into Staunton. Do I just get a cab into Lexington from there? About how much will that cost?

(I'm visiting some fam in DC and probs GW before hand and want to get a feel for the train travel since that's what I'll be doing to visit family on holidays)

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby statuscheckerssuck » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:19 pm

I am going to visit on Thursday-- if I like it I plan on sending in my deposit at the end of the week. Super excited...everything I have read about the school has really impressed me. Has anyone definitely decided to attend yet?

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby ndirish2010 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:04 pm

Though my cycle is far from over, W&L is my first choice as of now with the 34K scholarship. Just checking into this thread, perhaps I'll see many of you guys in Lexington in the fall.

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby whatchootalkinbout » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:26 pm

Does anyone happen to know how well W&L places in DC BigLaw?

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby SAE » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:48 pm

whatchootalkinbout wrote:Does anyone happen to know how well W&L places in DC BigLaw?

Would like to know as well.

Perhaps, someone with a USNWR paid subscription could copy-paste the info. It would be great to also compare the data to peer schools (W&L, GWU, UNC, GMU), too.

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:26 pm

I don't have a US News subscription, but I remembered seeing this in the Washington Lee vs William Mary thread.....

Careers : Washington and Lee University

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar VA
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 83.3%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 75.6%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 124
Graduates employed at graduation 75.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 93.3%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $75,000
Median private sector starting salary $105,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $145,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 56%
Median public service starting salary $48,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 1.8%
Percent employed in business and industry 3.5%
Percent employed in government 8.9%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 18.6%
Percent employed in law firms 56.6%
Percent employed in public interest 4.4%
Percent employed in an unknown field 6.2%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 9.0%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 26%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 30
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 17.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 4.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 47.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 5.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 5.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 5.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 6.0%
Employment location unknown 7.0%

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby vandalvideo » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:47 pm

I honestly wouldn't look at the above provided statistics as anything more than an incident of historical trend. I recently visited another school which has significantly higher 2007 employment prospects (94% at graduation) only to find that they had dropped to 88% in 2008. (Top 20 school at that) If the economy improves before we get out, which it may still, then those 2007 numbers would be important.

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby cpboy77 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:33 pm

tagged.

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Maillot Jaune
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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby Maillot Jaune » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:18 pm

Is anyone planning on flying into Roanoke Airport?

I am looking forward to meeting up with potential classmates in March.

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:28 pm

My decision was pretty much already made but now it's for sure.... Will be at Lexington in the fall!

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby Maillot Jaune » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:44 pm

Rowinguy2009,
Was there something specific that did it for you or the decision was made already and you are mentally locked in now?

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:55 pm

The decision was basically already made, going into the whole process w&m, w&l, and Emory were my three first choices. I wasn't going to make my committment official until scholly info from Emory came out. Since that has now happened, WL is the clear choice.

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby Maillot Jaune » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:07 pm

Congrats on the decision. I am half a step away from the same. I will be there in March.

The admissions office stated that employment data for the recent term would be posted sometime in February. Has anyone else heard this? I haven't seen it yet.

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby happy19 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:32 pm

I'll be at ASW in April. Can't wait to buy my W&L Law sweatshirt haha

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby smatt1001 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:35 am

I'll be there in the fall as well.

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby whatchootalkinbout » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:21 pm

Just signed up for the Open House in March.

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby statuscheckerssuck » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:46 am

smatt1001 wrote:I'll be there in the fall as well.


+1

Join the facebook group!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=319035691375

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whatchootalkinbout
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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby whatchootalkinbout » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:41 am

statuscheckerssuck wrote:
smatt1001 wrote:I'll be there in the fall as well.


+1

Join the facebook group!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=319035691375

Done & done.

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby smatt1001 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:16 am

Going to the ASW in March and joined the Facebook group

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby SpaceDawg » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:18 am

I will be attending the ASW in March as well. The more I read about this school, the more impressed I am.

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby cpboy77 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:54 pm

SpaceDawg wrote:I will be attending the ASW in March as well. The more I read about this school, the more impressed I am.


+1.

Just registered for the March open house. Very much looking forward to it.

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby goingoingone » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:11 pm

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby itzbouttime » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:00 pm

I've been to W&L already, but will be attending the March open house. Excited to meet some individuals from the Class of 2013 8)

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Re: Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Postby HERetICal » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:14 pm

has anybody tried to negotiate scholarship offers from W&L? Anyone successful? Thanks!




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