U Washington 2011 Applicants

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JakeL
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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby JakeL » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:12 am

barklm wrote:About scholarships, I received the following email from Mr. Le last night:

"As for your scholarship application, the committee offered the first round of scholarships and will be looking to do more scholarship offers the first week of May after the deposits are due. I hope that gives you some guidance as to our timeline."



That seems pretty bush league to me. Why does no other school (that I know of) do this? Pretty easy way to collect $100 though!

lemonie
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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby lemonie » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:00 pm

Someone may have already addressed this issue, but... did anybody snail mail their LOCI? When I called admissions, the lady "email is fine" but I'm just concerned that my email will just be forgotten...or swamped among other LOCIs...

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby deja » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:19 pm

lemonie wrote:Someone may have already addressed this issue, but... did anybody snail mail their LOCI? When I called admissions, the lady "email is fine" but I'm just concerned that my email will just be forgotten...or swamped among other LOCIs...


I emailed my LOCI and attached a pdf copy. They got back to me within a few hours and let me know they added it, so they're pretty on top of things there when it comes to emailing it in.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby lemonie » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:23 pm

deja wrote:
lemonie wrote:Someone may have already addressed this issue, but... did anybody snail mail their LOCI? When I called admissions, the lady "email is fine" but I'm just concerned that my email will just be forgotten...or swamped among other LOCIs...


I emailed my LOCI and attached a pdf copy. They got back to me within a few hours and let me know they added it, so they're pretty on top of things there when it comes to emailing it in.


Thanks!! and good luck to all of us waitlisters... :D

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby xxinfinity » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:30 am

Hey I got into UW and American as my top schools.

I've been waitlisted at a ton others - seems real trendy right now.

And waiting on some Cali schools.

I want to do international law. I already have an MA in int'l affairs and lots of exp. in the field. It seems like UW isn't that focused in it - would anyone recommend their program?

I know American is like the place for int'l law, but as a friend pointed out, I'd just be one of the many doing it there...

thanks in advance for ur replies!

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby PinkCow » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:00 pm

xxinfinity wrote:Hey I got into UW and American as my top schools.

I've been waitlisted at a ton others - seems real trendy right now.

And waiting on some Cali schools.

I want to do international law. I already have an MA in int'l affairs and lots of exp. in the field. It seems like UW isn't that focused in it - would anyone recommend their program?

I know American is like the place for int'l law, but as a friend pointed out, I'd just be one of the many doing it there...

thanks in advance for ur replies!



Seattle's not really in a location to specialize in International Law. American is in DC --> International Law. I assume by International Law you mean working for some NGO/IGO or something along those lines, in which case, again being in DC, NYC or somewhere like that will give you those options. I know UW has some int law journals (Pacific Rim and maybe others), but they simply won't have the location access.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby geoduck » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:40 pm

PinkCow wrote:
xxinfinity wrote:Hey I got into UW and American as my top schools.

I've been waitlisted at a ton others - seems real trendy right now.

And waiting on some Cali schools.

I want to do international law. I already have an MA in int'l affairs and lots of exp. in the field. It seems like UW isn't that focused in it - would anyone recommend their program?

I know American is like the place for int'l law, but as a friend pointed out, I'd just be one of the many doing it there...

thanks in advance for ur replies!



Seattle's not really in a location to specialize in International Law. American is in DC --> International Law. I assume by International Law you mean working for some NGO/IGO or something along those lines, in which case, again being in DC, NYC or somewhere like that will give you those options. I know UW has some int law journals (Pacific Rim and maybe others), but they simply won't have the location access.



I'd second this with the addition that if you're looking to specialize in Asia then UW might be the better place given their Asian law track and connections. Other international, though, and American might be your better choice. On the other hand, American is a distant third in a crowded and popular market (with one of those being GULC and we all know how many JDs they churn out each year), so UW might be the better choice if we're considering non-international options.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby apaint » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:40 am

Heading to Seattle today to visit UW. Looking forward to checking out the law school :D

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby krad » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:59 am

^ have fun! (I'm jealous)

Looks like a month or so before us WL's start hearing something?? :|

xxinfinity
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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby xxinfinity » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:38 am

thanks so much for the answers!
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JakeL
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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby JakeL » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:43 am

xxinfinity wrote:thanks so much for the answers!

tho my decision is more like a full ride to UW vs. American.

I actually did my grad degree in DC so been there done that, and love Seattle... well let's see how it goes.

Good luck to everyone on the WL and in decision making!



Wait, no offense, but you got a full ride to UW and your best other option is American? Please explain...

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby chicityteacher » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:47 am

This is kind of an odd question and one that might belong in another thread, but I thought I would give it a shot.

Does anyone know what job prospects are like for UW grads in California?

Doesn't seem good from what I can gather, not to mention that California's bar doesn't have reciprocity, which means I would have to take the CA bar exam.

If I had my way, I would be living in Seattle/the Northwest FOREVER, but my girlfriend is insisting that I at least research the possibility of moving to CA.

Thoughts on this? It seems to me that CA is saturated with grads from CA schools, but I could be wrong.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby PinkCow » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:51 am

JakeL wrote:
xxinfinity wrote:thanks so much for the answers!

tho my decision is more like a full ride to UW vs. American.

I actually did my grad degree in DC so been there done that, and love Seattle... well let's see how it goes.

Good luck to everyone on the WL and in decision making!



Wait, no offense, but you got a full ride to UW and your best other option is American? Please explain...



What's to explain? Haven't we already established that there is no method whatsoever to UW's actions? Just let him/her bask in his/her full ride.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby NicG » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:44 pm

lemonie wrote:Someone may have already addressed this issue, but... did anybody snail mail their LOCI? When I called admissions, the lady "email is fine" but I'm just concerned that my email will just be forgotten...or swamped among other LOCIs...


I emailed and received a confirmation saying it was in my file it also changed my status cecker to a new date, so I think it gets in there. Good luck!

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby NicG » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:50 pm

chicityteacher wrote:This is kind of an odd question and one that might belong in another thread, but I thought I would give it a shot.

Does anyone know what job prospects are like for UW grads in California?

Doesn't seem good from what I can gather, not to mention that California's bar doesn't have reciprocity, which means I would have to take the CA bar exam.

If I had my way, I would be living in Seattle/the Northwest FOREVER, but my girlfriend is insisting that I at least research the possibility of moving to CA.

Thoughts on this? It seems to me that CA is saturated with grads from CA schools, but I could be wrong.

My guess is that its 6 of one 1/2 dozen of the other, Local firms here (and granted Seattle is a smaller market) like to hire from our top school, or other top schools ie if you grad. UW a are up against a Harvard grad well...

From what I've heard from other UW grads who moved out of the area, it was more about who they knew in their personal network than that they went to UW. Very regional school. But that said, very good Regional school. Also if you are from Chicago you'll be paying out of state tuition either way CA or WA, pick the place you like the best. Good Luck

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby NicG » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:54 pm

chihuahua12 wrote:Just withdrew. Good luck to those waiting :)


Thanks for making some room chihuahua - where you headed?

lemonie
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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby lemonie » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:56 pm

NicG wrote:
lemonie wrote:Someone may have already addressed this issue, but... did anybody snail mail their LOCI? When I called admissions, the lady "email is fine" but I'm just concerned that my email will just be forgotten...or swamped among other LOCIs...


I emailed and received a confirmation saying it was in my file it also changed my status cecker to a new date, so I think it gets in there. Good luck!


Care to let me know on the time frame as to when this happens?? Does it take couple of days (week) or so?? I emailed mine on Tuesday..

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby xxinfinity » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:09 pm

haha well... my app is sort of complicated. don't want to explain too much in the forum though.
i have been waitlisted at a lot of higher ranked schools... i think it's just really competitive w/ more ppl applying now.
I guess UW is more holistic in its examination and seems to really pride public interest. I think I'd advise any hopefuls to really push that part of their app.


JakeL wrote:
xxinfinity wrote:thanks so much for the answers!

tho my decision is more like a full ride to UW vs. American.

I actually did my grad degree in DC so been there done that, and love Seattle... well let's see how it goes.

Good luck to everyone on the WL and in decision making!



Wait, no offense, but you got a full ride to UW and your best other option is American? Please explain...

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby geoduck » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:41 pm

xxinfinity wrote:haha well... my app is sort of complicated. don't want to explain too much in the forum though.
i have been waitlisted at a lot of higher ranked schools... i think it's just really competitive w/ more ppl applying now.
I guess UW is more holistic in its examination and seems to really pride public interest. I think I'd advise any hopefuls to really push that part of their app.


You had better be a Gates PSL scholar or I'm going to tear Mr. Le a new one.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby chihuahua12 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:49 pm

NicG wrote:
chihuahua12 wrote:Just withdrew. Good luck to those waiting :)


Thanks for making some room chihuahua - where you headed?


IUB :)

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby HereIGoAgain » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:22 pm

gens1tb wrote:
deja wrote:
gens1tb wrote:
deja wrote:Hey, so I'm in the 3/11 decision 3/14 mailing waitlist crew, but I just checked my status checker (not sure why) and noticed it has been updated to decision 3/24, with no new mailings. Anyone else experience the same thing?


did you mail them anything subsequent to your wait list decision?


Yeah - just my loci, but I didn't think that would get a changed decision date.


Well, my loci caused my decision date to change too.


I would guess that it is because they took your LOCI as indicating your desire to remain on the waitlist...I think that makes sense, to distinguish between waitlist offered, and waitlist accepted...I'm in the crew too, will let you know if receipt of my LOCI changes my decision date, too.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby jppatt16 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:49 pm

Well, Mr. Le gave me a call a few days back and discussed finances/gaining in-state rates as a 2L and all that jazz. Not thrilled to be sending in my deposit -- even if it's a comparatively meager $100 -- before I have a complete picture of scholarships and loans to come, but UWash was/is my dream school, so there's never been much doubt that I was going to enroll anyway.

Noticed that there isn't an attending thread in the Class of 2014 forum yet, but have any of you done much in the way of apartment scouting?

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby Puttanesca » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:00 pm

Just withdrew my admission. It was a very difficult decision. Hope this frees up a spot for someone. Good luck to all!

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby jwmalone87 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:34 pm

Will anyone be at the ASD next Friday?? I propose a meetup.

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Re: U Washington 2011 Applicants

Postby geoduck » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:37 am

jwmalone87 wrote:Will anyone be at the ASD next Friday?? I propose a meetup.


I might be going. Either way,try the College Inn. Closest decent bar to the law school.




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