Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

A forum for applicants and admitted students to ask law students and graduates about law school and the practice of law.
User avatar
Charles Barkley
Posts: 445
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 9:56 pm

Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby Charles Barkley » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:39 pm

I remember wishing there was a discussion thread for the school when I was making my decision. So I'll try to give interested students that opportunity.

Only been here for a few weeks, but I'll do my best. Shoot away.

redsoxfan77
Posts: 46
Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:46 am

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby redsoxfan77 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:37 pm

Well as an UofA alum myself I start the questions.

What were you Undergrad and LSATs scores?

Do they favor instate or out of state candidates? As an undergrad they seemed to favor out of state because it brings in more money.

Why not ASU?

Any initial impressions after your first few weeks of class?

User avatar
Charles Barkley
Posts: 445
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 9:56 pm

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby Charles Barkley » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:40 pm

Thanks for the question. I'd rather not post LSAT scores on here, but my undergrad GPA was a 3.5. I got into a few higher ranked schools, but ultimately settled on U of A due to location & cost. I lived in Arizona before (middle school) and knew that I wanted to end up back here somehow. I chose U of A over ASU due to cost as well. I got a larger scholarship from U of A for whatever reasons.

I don't want to say U of A favors out of state students, but it does seem that the majority of students here are out of state. I'm not sure what the breakdown is exactly. Could be 60% out of state and 40% instate. Most of the people I have met so far are out of state though that is for sure.

After the first few weeks of class I love it. It is a very laid back atmosphere. Professors and students are all very helpful. It is not competitive what-so-ever, and that is one of the things I was looking for in choosing a law school. I have not met a student or professor that I do not like as of yet.

I hope that helps some.

redsoxfan77
Posts: 46
Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:46 am

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby redsoxfan77 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:00 am

Actually it does help some. I respect UofA as a whole more now than I did when I was attending. Glad I wasn't the only one who noticed a large amount of out of staters.

Fark-o-vision
Posts: 590
Joined: Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:41 pm

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby Fark-o-vision » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:09 am

Is it still so hot that your balls go for a swim every time you walk across the mall?

User avatar
Charles Barkley
Posts: 445
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 9:56 pm

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby Charles Barkley » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:01 am

Fark-o-vision wrote:Is it still so hot that your balls go for a swim every time you walk across the mall?

Yes.

But in all seriousness, Tucson is about 7-10 degrees cooler than Phoenix. Phoenix lately has been around 105-108. Tucson is around 95-98. It's manageable. Was it hotter earlier during the summer? Yes.

User avatar
Charles Barkley
Posts: 445
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 9:56 pm

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby Charles Barkley » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:47 pm

Any questions ?

mz253
Posts: 319
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:18 pm

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby mz253 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:48 pm

are there any int'l students there? are AZ a conservative state towards asian?

User avatar
Cmoss
Posts: 100
Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:21 pm

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby Cmoss » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:43 pm

hows the job prospects looking...OCI #'s dont seem to be readily available.

User avatar
Burgstaller04
Posts: 628
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:45 pm

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby Burgstaller04 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:02 pm

Weather aside, how is Tucson as a town? I assume it's all centered around the school. Is that right? How's the social scene?

User avatar
Charles Barkley
Posts: 445
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 9:56 pm

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby Charles Barkley » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:59 pm

mz253 wrote:are there any int'l students there? are AZ a conservative state towards asian?

There a few international students here. Not many Asians, however.

User avatar
Charles Barkley
Posts: 445
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 9:56 pm

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby Charles Barkley » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:06 pm

Cmoss wrote:hows the job prospects looking...OCI #'s dont seem to be readily available.

Sorry, I don't have any information about OCI #'s right now. If I do find anything out I'll be sure to let you know.

User avatar
Charles Barkley
Posts: 445
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 9:56 pm

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby Charles Barkley » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:07 pm

Burgstaller04 wrote:Weather aside, how is Tucson as a town? I assume it's all centered around the school. Is that right? How's the social scene?


It's mostly centered around the school, you are correct. Social scene is pretty cool. Lots of bars around campus, although, I honestly haven't been going out much since school started. I did go out a few times during orientation, though. I definitely think it is a town that you need to check out before deciding to move. It has some very nice parts, and some not so nice parts of town. But I guess that's just about everywhere.

User avatar
inchoate_con
Posts: 209
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:58 pm

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby inchoate_con » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:08 pm

Anything like Flagstaff?

User avatar
Veyron
Posts: 3598
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:50 am

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby Veyron » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:00 pm

Any idea which non NALP firms in AZ take SAs?

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Edit: I have some friends at the U of A so I'll try to take a crack at some of these questions. You real Wildcats correct me if I'm full of shit.

As far as job prospects are concerned - Top 5-15% gets you a shot at BIGLAW in AZ. Top 1/2 gets a legal job: everything between a nice boutique in Scottsdale and doc review depending your networking skills and previous qualifications. This may sound awful but its actually better than a fuckton of schools of similar or higher rank.

Tucson as a town - Awesome local music scene. Amazing for outdoorsy types. The bars and clubs along 4th are goodtimes. Its not for you if you're looking for an urban environment tho. It is centered around the university. Flag is a much smaller town.

mala2
Posts: 225
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:39 am

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby mala2 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:40 pm

nevermind
Last edited by mala2 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Charles Barkley
Posts: 445
Joined: Mon May 26, 2008 9:56 pm

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby Charles Barkley » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:22 am

Bump?

GoldenIL
Posts: 13
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:51 am

Re: Univ of Arizona 1L taking questions

Postby GoldenIL » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:03 pm

What made you choose University of Arizona over Arizona State?




Return to “Ask a Law Student / Graduate”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider] and 4 guests