U Washington 2011 Applicants

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deja
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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby deja » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:53 pm

rs2004 wrote:
jcl2 wrote:
whitman wrote:UW got killed in the newest NLJ placement data. Not even in the top 50 schools. I'm not really looking to work for a law firm, but I wonder if this means they're struggling to place in general, whether it's into PI, etc.


I wouldn't put too much stock in that. The schools between 50 and 30 range from 10-15% NLJ placement. When you have a graduating class of only about 170, it doesn't take many people to change the percentage going to NLJ firms from year to year by five points. I think last year UW was around 30 with about 15%. Also, there aren't many NLJ 250 firms in Seattle, but there are a few other mid sized firms in the region that pay 100k+ and hire UW grads. It seems like somewhere in the neighborhood of top 20-30% will allow you to be competitive for biglaw jobs, but if you really want biglaw, and nothing else will do, you shouldn't go to law school unless you get into a top 6 school.


i really do not understand the fascination with biglaw.


$$$$

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby rs2004 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:25 pm

deja wrote:
rs2004 wrote:
jcl2 wrote:
whitman wrote:UW got killed in the newest NLJ placement data. Not even in the top 50 schools. I'm not really looking to work for a law firm, but I wonder if this means they're struggling to place in general, whether it's into PI, etc.


I wouldn't put too much stock in that. The schools between 50 and 30 range from 10-15% NLJ placement. When you have a graduating class of only about 170, it doesn't take many people to change the percentage going to NLJ firms from year to year by five points. I think last year UW was around 30 with about 15%. Also, there aren't many NLJ 250 firms in Seattle, but there are a few other mid sized firms in the region that pay 100k+ and hire UW grads. It seems like somewhere in the neighborhood of top 20-30% will allow you to be competitive for biglaw jobs, but if you really want biglaw, and nothing else will do, you shouldn't go to law school unless you get into a top 6 school.


i really do not understand the fascination with biglaw.


$$$$


biglaw may not be what it is cracked up to be for some.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby fencod » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:34 pm

I'm sorry to all those who just got dinged. I'm still holding on to a slim glimmer of hope that UW will let me pay them lots of money.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby gens1tb » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:38 pm

I feel terrible posting this, but I'm glad they aren't sending out nothing but acceptances these early rounds

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby whitman » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:04 pm

Does anyone have a feeling for where most UW grads end up? Kind of work, work/life balance, pay, etc?

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby JakeL » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:42 am

This thread is crazy looking at all the numbers of those rejected and/or wl'd. It's like UW is going for t14 or bust without offering any scholly money (yet at least) to those that will boost them...

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:40 am

JakeL wrote:This thread is crazy looking at all the numbers of those rejected and/or wl'd. It's like UW is going for t14 or bust without offering any scholly money (yet at least) to those that will boost them...


I spoke with Mr. Le about the $$ angle and he said that they wait until a bit later on (MIddle to end of March, for example) before starting to throw money at people.

One thing that DOES concern me about UW is the condition of the LRAP - They only give out THREE (3!!!!!!) of the $5,000 loan checks to people who go into PI work. Three??????

Yikes...

In its inaugural year, the School will loan $5000 each to three people and will commit to giving an additional $5000 a year for two more years for a total commitment of $15,000 per participant.


Hopefully the "inaugural year" thing will not be a factor for me and more than three lucky contestants will get some LRAP. D:

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:04 pm

fencod wrote:
ffonsok wrote:Still IR 1/24.


same


Here, too.

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akili
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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby akili » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:20 pm

Still at 12/1


Oh UW...my hope/interest is waning.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby cinephile » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:30 pm

Still in review, 1/21.

Still really like UW, though.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby JakeL » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:13 pm

So looking at numbers on LSN of some who are waitlisted
171 3.86
168 3.84
171 3.6
170 3.55
170 3.49
169 3.6
167 3.65

WTF UW

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby layercake » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:42 pm

JakeL wrote:So looking at numbers on LSN of some who are waitlisted
171 3.86
168 3.84
171 3.6
170 3.55
170 3.49
169 3.6
167 3.65

WTF UW

:| :arrow: :cry:

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby PinkCow » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:47 pm

layercake wrote:
JakeL wrote:So looking at numbers on LSN of some who are waitlisted
171 3.86
168 3.84
171 3.6
170 3.55
170 3.49
169 3.6
167 3.65

WTF UW

:| :arrow: :cry:



Manatees. It's the only explanation.



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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby chicityteacher » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:50 pm

JakeL wrote:So looking at numbers on LSN of some who are waitlisted
171 3.86
168 3.84
171 3.6
170 3.55
170 3.49
169 3.6
167 3.65

WTF UW


It HAS to be yield protection or something like that. A lot of these applicants are definitely going to get in to higher ranked schools. I wouldn't be surprised if the only difference between these individuals and the people with similar numbers who were accepted is that the latter group is in state.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby akili » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:51 pm

JakeL wrote:So looking at numbers on LSN of some who are waitlisted
171 3.86
168 3.84
171 3.6
170 3.55
170 3.49
169 3.6
167 3.65

WTF UW

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby softsgalore » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:52 pm

Yeah, and the really irritating part is, I'd have potentially actually gone. One of my best friends is in Seattle and I have a desire bordering on obsession to work in Victoria, BC someday.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby layercake » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:36 am

PinkCow wrote:
layercake wrote:
JakeL wrote:So looking at numbers on LSN of some who are waitlisted
171 3.86
168 3.84
171 3.6
170 3.55
170 3.49
169 3.6
167 3.65

WTF UW

:| :arrow: :cry:



Manatees. It's the only explanation.


i lol'd

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby layercake » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:48 am

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby zonto » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:51 am

Genius. :D

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby Kinderby » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:48 am

Wow, I can't believe the ding-age! Sorry, y'all. :( I feel like their Class of 2014 is going to be Aggiegrad.

People who were waitlisted, if you've emailed to stay on the waitlist, do you have a 2nd Decision Letter in the mailings section?

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:26 pm

I applied to Oregon, as well. Oregon does not have a status checker... At first, I hated it, thought it was ridiculous, etc. Now, I'm starting to love Oregon. I very rarely worry about my app there, never obsess over the status checker, etc. Seeing as the UW status checker doesn't even work (see: letters received, still "In Review"), I'm not even sure why they have a status checker. UW is my top choice, but fading slowly as the ridiculousness continues. No rhyme or reason to some of the WL/reject applicants, and not a clue as to what is going on with the IR folks. I still love the idea of going to UW, it just makes me wonder what going to UW will be like if the first impression they make is this one...

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby Vytasgd » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:53 pm

Kinderby wrote:Wow, I can't believe the ding-age! Sorry, y'all. :( I feel like their Class of 2014 is going to be Aggiegrad.

People who were waitlisted, if you've emailed to stay on the waitlist, do you have a 2nd Decision Letter in the mailings section?


I only have the 2/16... but then again my status is still IR 1/21?

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby JakeL » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:59 pm

chicityteacher wrote:
JakeL wrote:So looking at numbers on LSN of some who are waitlisted
171 3.86
168 3.84
171 3.6
170 3.55
170 3.49
169 3.6
167 3.65

WTF UW


It HAS to be yield protection or something like that. A lot of these applicants are definitely going to get in to higher ranked schools. I wouldn't be surprised if the only difference between these individuals and the people with similar numbers who were accepted is that the latter group is in state.


I don't think so. They're letting people in with numbers higher than that at least... Maybe they're all felons?

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby blackbird » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:03 pm

So, has anyone who has DLS 2/15 under the Mailings section actually gotten their letter yet? It seems like a few 2/16's came in, but I can't recall a 2/15 having been received by anyone here yet. I understand that it takes time, but I'm just curious.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby Far2Far » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:04 pm

UW rejection letter dated 2/22 postmarked 2/24
Status Checker: In Reveiw 2/1 and nothing applicable in Mailings
Stats:
GPA 3.65 Ivy
LSAT 155
URM American Indian / Washington tribe and strong connections to tribal community
non traditional - completing undergrad now (10yr gap between HS and UG)
Strong work history and community involvement
Washington resident
Great PS
Excellent LOR

I hope this isn't the beginning of the end....




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