Seattle University c/o 2015

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akakak
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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby akakak » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:17 am

clarsen wrote: I'm going to try to monitor this board a little bit, so feel free to throw out any questions and I will do what I can to answer them.


Probably not the question you want to answer but since you offered...What would you suggest to someone choosing between UW and SU? I haven't actually gotten in to UW (second review) but I keep considering the possibility in my head. I love SU's social justice focus, diversity, campus feel (vs competitive feel at uw) and scholarship $$ but in your opinion is an SU degree less academically challenging or competitive job-wise?

Thanks!

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby corvid » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:20 am

for those accepted, how long did it take to go from review to a decision? As I have said before, I've been decision pending and according to the decision status date, its been since 12/20. I know thats a month but still, I'm curious.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby akakak » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:50 am

corvid wrote:for those accepted, how long did it take to go from review to a decision? As I have said before, I've been decision pending and according to the decision status date, its been since 12/20. I know thats a month but still, I'm curious.


I was under review 10/6, admitted 12/15 (via status checker), email 12/16, admit packet 1/13

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby neeko » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:25 am

corvid wrote:for those accepted, how long did it take to go from review to a decision? As I have said before, I've been decision pending and according to the decision status date, its been since 12/20. I know thats a month but still, I'm curious.


Under review in October, Admitted 12/16, Packet received 1/17

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby msu1077 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:52 am

neeko wrote:
corvid wrote:for those accepted, how long did it take to go from review to a decision? As I have said before, I've been decision pending and according to the decision status date, its been since 12/20. I know thats a month but still, I'm curious.


Under review in October, Admitted 12/16, Packet received 1/17

+1

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby un-vordox » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:49 am

under review 10/6, admitted 12/22, packet in jan

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby clarsen » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:14 pm

akakak wrote:
clarsen wrote: I'm going to try to monitor this board a little bit, so feel free to throw out any questions and I will do what I can to answer them.


Probably not the question you want to answer but since you offered...What would you suggest to someone choosing between UW and SU? I haven't actually gotten in to UW (second review) but I keep considering the possibility in my head. I love SU's social justice focus, diversity, campus feel (vs competitive feel at uw) and scholarship $$ but in your opinion is an SU degree less academically challenging or competitive job-wise?

Thanks!


I can't say much about UW because I obviously don't go there, but you are certainly correct regarding the atmosphere at SU. Social Justice is a big focus for the University. While not all the professors buy into it (and they make it known), the school as a whole offers plenty of opportunities and seminars regarding public policy and social justice. It is definitely the place to go if that is something you are interested in. The school is also extremely diverse, and I think a lot of that is due to the ARC program, part-time program, and due to the focus on social justice. Regarding competitiveness, it has actually been a very pleasant surprise. We all hear of the horror stories that occur in law school (hiding books, gunners, etc.) and I haven't experienced anything even remotely close to that. My section has been very supportive, and it is more like a family atmosphere than a cut-throat competition.

I don't think it is any less academically challenging, but I don't have anything to compare it to. I can say that I have never worked harder at anything in my life. Most days I spend 6-8 hours studying, so it is my full-time job. I know there were some comments about the legal writing program, and while nationally it might make no difference that it is a top ranked program, locally it holds some weight. We have heard countless stories about firms commending the program and how much further ahead SU students are when it comes to legal writing. Keep in mind, almost all jobs held during school and after graduation will be mostly writing and the skills learned at SU will go a long way to jump start your career.

Lastly, SU and UW will be pretty similarly competitive in the Seattle area, but UW will be much more competitive elsewhere. As the largest Seattle law school (much larger than UW), there is a huge alumni base. SU grads like to hire SU grads (so we are told), so that will help make up some of the ground that UW has in the rankings. Just remember, the job market is still pretty poor, so what you have when you graduate will be largely based on what experience you get while in school. Grades are obviously important, but networking and experience will be even more important. If you want to live in Seattle, SU and UW are both good schools and I don't think you can go wrong with either choice. You mentioned scholarship money, which I won't discuss, but one thing many at SU do complain about is the price. UW is significantly cheaper, but if you have $$ for SU, that will make up some of the disparity.

Good Luck!

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby Magnifique1908 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:42 pm

Complete/Under Review 11/9/11 - Admitted 1/13/2012

Guessing we can expect a packet in Feb sometime.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby EuroDisney » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:38 pm

Just out of curiosity, anybody here planning on working in Alaska after law school? I guess Seattle has a pretty good lock on the Alaska legal market?

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby smpark2 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:32 pm

EuroDisney wrote:Just out of curiosity, anybody here planning on working in Alaska after law school? I guess Seattle has a pretty good lock on the Alaska legal market?

I'm from Alaska, so yeah it's a thought

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby neeko » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:40 pm

EuroDisney wrote:Just out of curiosity, anybody here planning on working in Alaska after law school? I guess Seattle has a pretty good lock on the Alaska legal market?


I would love to do that.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby tdanielle » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:20 am

Hey all,
I asked what everyone liked about SU about a week ago. My fiance and I are in the process of buying a house in the Seattle area, so I'm really hoping for an acceptance letter from SU. I'm in San Diego so I am going to need to invest in warm clothing and retire my flip flops. What other schools are you guys and gals considering?

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby atcushman » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:50 am

tdanielle wrote:Hey all,
I asked what everyone liked about SU about a week ago. My fiance and I are in the process of buying a house in the Seattle area, so I'm really hoping for an acceptance letter from SU. I'm in San Diego so I am going to need to invest in warm clothing and retire my flip flops. What other schools are you guys and gals considering?


Just wear socks with your flip flops you will fit right in here in WA

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby RaleighStClair » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:01 am

atcushman wrote:
tdanielle wrote:Hey all,
I asked what everyone liked about SU about a week ago. My fiance and I are in the process of buying a house in the Seattle area, so I'm really hoping for an acceptance letter from SU. I'm in San Diego so I am going to need to invest in warm clothing and retire my flip flops. What other schools are you guys and gals considering?


Just wear socks with your flip flops you will fit right in here in WA


Better yet, some birkenstocks. Pretty sure I was born with them on my feet.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby corvid » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:01 am

I haven't seen a single person under 50 wear birkenstocks. Not to mention all the broscience behind them. Just sayin.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby horsesrule2006 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:42 pm

corvid wrote:I haven't seen a single person under 50 wear birkenstocks. Not to mention all the broscience behind them. Just sayin.

Clearly you have not been to Northern California.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby corvid » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:43 pm

horsesrule2006 wrote:
corvid wrote:I haven't seen a single person under 50 wear birkenstocks. Not to mention all the broscience behind them. Just sayin.

Clearly you have not been to Northern California.

Clearly Northern California is relevant to the conversation.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby tdanielle » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:15 am

Haha, thanks for the advice.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby horsesrule2006 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:20 am

corvid wrote:
horsesrule2006 wrote:
corvid wrote:I haven't seen a single person under 50 wear birkenstocks. Not to mention all the broscience behind them. Just sayin.

Clearly you have not been to Northern California.

Clearly Northern California is relevant to the conversation.

Just as relevant as the fact that you've never seen anyone under the age of 50 wear Birkenstocks.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby corvid » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:25 am

horsesrule2006 wrote:
corvid wrote:
horsesrule2006 wrote:
corvid wrote:I haven't seen a single person under 50 wear birkenstocks. Not to mention all the broscience behind them. Just sayin.

Clearly you have not been to Northern California.

Clearly Northern California is relevant to the conversation.

Just as relevant as the fact that you've never seen anyone under the age of 50 wear Birkenstocks.

Right, because the previous person was not in fact just saying that birkenstocks would help someone fit in in the area.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby atcushman » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:04 pm

God I know everyone is prob pretty stressed over the admission process but lighten up true or not the northwest is known for birkenstocks and being a little different...its ok to joke about it...yes I live near seattle no i dont drive a subaru station wagon with roof rack loaded with a bike and a kyak and a back seat full of granola bars but i do see them and i do think its funny...by the way accepted today at SU via email! Def one of my top choices

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby un-vordox » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:26 pm

everyone is prob pretty stressed over the admission process but lighten up


agreed

by the way accepted today at SU via email! Def one of my top choices


Congrats! It's in my top 3 for sure. I just bought my tickets to visit the campus.

no i dont drive a subaru station wagon with roof rack loaded with a bike and a kyak and a back seat full of granola bars


i don't live in washington but some of these things may or may not describe me

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby RaleighStClair » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:27 pm

My Birkenstock comment really got taken to the next level. Yikes. Glad that's over.

Cushman, you were accepted today?? Congrats!! So much for Friday decisions only. I hope I hear something today too, this is getting to be ridiculous. :(

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby un-vordox » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:45 pm

I'm so ready to just know where I'm going.

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Re: Seattle University c/o 2015

Postby msu1077 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:06 pm

un-vordox wrote:I'm so ready to just know where I'm going.

This




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