University of Washington c/o 2015

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby BeatenHorse » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:42 am

No idea.

Based on what others have said about getting multi-year disbursements I'm a little curious as to how it works.

As to me getting in; I don't take anything for granted. UW's my top choice because I'm in love with Seattle and it strikes me as something of a gem of a school (comparing tuition, faculty/student ratio, clerkship placements, campus facilities, isolation from other top tier schools, etc). I think the massive boost in ratings it got today reflect this pretty clearly.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:49 am

BeatenHorse wrote:No idea.

Based on what others have said about getting multi-year disbursements I'm a little curious as to how it works.

As to me getting in; I don't take anything for granted. UW's my top choice because I'm in love with Seattle and it strikes me as something of a gem of a school (comparing tuition, faculty/student ratio, clerkship placements, campus facilities, isolation from other top tier schools, etc). I think the massive boost in ratings it got today reflect this pretty clearly.


Re:getting in, you make a good point. I hope to get a chance to visit, as I've only been to the West Coast for a day and have never visited Seattle! I'm going to make the trip to Berkeley and UCLA bc they will reimburse me for the majority of the trip, but can't afford to visit Wash at this point w/o a travel stipend. Am considering taking more time off to rent a car and drive there from San Fran, but given that it's a 14 hour drive, am not sure how reasonable that plan is...

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby BeatenHorse » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:00 am

Driving from the Bay Area to Seattle is kind of an undertaking. It will take two days, reasonably. It would also cost you more in gas than the cost of a plane ticket on Virgin America.

Berkeley is nice, great campus, great faculty, and great academic atmosphere. If you got into both, and Berkeley is giving you some good aid (Berkeley is famously stingy with scholarships), go for it. Just keep in mind that the cost of living is insane.

It was my first choice before I realized that I desperately want to leave San Francisco.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby akakak » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:00 pm

Just withdrew. Good luck to all those on the waitlist!

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:49 pm

BeatenHorse wrote:Driving from the Bay Area to Seattle is kind of an undertaking. It will take two days, reasonably. It would also cost you more in gas than the cost of a plane ticket on Virgin America.

Berkeley is nice, great campus, great faculty, and great academic atmosphere. If you got into both, and Berkeley is giving you some good aid (Berkeley is famously stingy with scholarships), go for it. Just keep in mind that the cost of living is insane.

It was my first choice before I realized that I desperately want to leave San Francisco.


Thanks for the info! I'm happy to have been accepted to both schools, but cost will definitely factor heavily into my decision. I really should get on that scholarship application ASAP. Your view on San Fran=my opinion on D.C. It was a great 20+ years, but it's time for a change.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby BeatenHorse » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:55 pm

Geneva wrote:Thanks for the info! I'm happy to have been accepted to both schools, but cost will definitely factor heavily into my decision. I really should get on that scholarship application ASAP. Your view on San Fran=my opinion on D.C. It was a great 20+ years, but it's time for a change.


Pretty much.

Nothing today from UW. Maybe tomorrow.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:00 pm

BeatenHorse wrote:
Geneva wrote:Thanks for the info! I'm happy to have been accepted to both schools, but cost will definitely factor heavily into my decision. I really should get on that scholarship application ASAP. Your view on San Fran=my opinion on D.C. It was a great 20+ years, but it's time for a change.


Pretty much.

Nothing today from UW. Maybe tomorrow.


Maybe in the next 3 hours? Currently trying to force myself to write LOCIs while I wait for the work day to end...soooo sleeeeeepy

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby aeiouy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:09 pm

WL via email about 3 seconds ago. Seriously?

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby BeatenHorse » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:24 pm

Waitlist.

Oh well. Reapplying first thing this fall, might retake the LSAT.

Moving to Seattle this summer anyways; at least when I reapply I'll be able to get in-state tuition.
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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:26 pm

BeatenHorse wrote:Waitlist.

Oh well.


i'm sorry! do not understand what is up w/ law schools this year. w/ ur numbers, i'm really surprised u didn't get in. :(

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby BeatenHorse » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:34 pm

Geneva wrote:
BeatenHorse wrote:Waitlist.

Oh well.


i'm sorry! do not understand what is up w/ law schools this year. w/ ur numbers, i'm really surprised u didn't get in. :(


Who knows *shrug*.

I'll submit a LOCI, but with the boost in ranking this year there are going to be a lot of people who thought they were getting into a ranked-30 school who suddenly are admitted to a ranked-20 school. I expect their yield will skyrocket this year, so I'm not expecting much waitlist action.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:39 pm

BeatenHorse wrote:
Geneva wrote:
BeatenHorse wrote:Waitlist.

Oh well.


i'm sorry! do not understand what is up w/ law schools this year. w/ ur numbers, i'm really surprised u didn't get in. :(


Who knows *shrug*.

I'll submit a LOCI, but with the boost in ranking this year there are going to be a lot of people who thought they were getting into a ranked-30 school who suddenly are admitted to a ranked-20 school. I expect their yield will skyrocket this year, so I'm not expecting much waitlist action.


If I don't attend, can I give you my spot? Unless I get mega money (which is apparently impossible from Wash), I'm not going. Are you willing to pay sticker? I feel like if you are persistent with this, there should be hope. Of course, I don't really buy into the rankings hype, so maybe I'm totally off base:/

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby BeatenHorse » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:38 pm

I'd rather not pay sticker, but well, if I'm admitted off the waitlist I probably will have to. I'm thinking retest in June, hope for a higher score, get in on the first day this fall. In the meantime find work somewhere and just hang tight, maybe travel a bit, etc.

Unfortunately there's no way to broker spots like that. *laugh* I could even put in a good word for you with some professors at Boalt I know pretty well.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby staloysius » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:40 pm

BeatenHorse wrote:I'd rather not pay sticker, but well, if I'm admitted off the waitlist I probably will have to. I'm thinking retest in June, hope for a higher score, get in on the first day this fall. In the meantime find work somewhere and just hang tight, maybe travel a bit, etc.


You could always try finding work in Washington state to establish residency. I know that UW is terrible with scholarships, but the $14K/y in-state differential might make all the difference.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby Ogresmash » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:28 pm

Anyone know if the admitted students day is actually required if you plan to attend? I can't really afford it right now.
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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby barrotmartin » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:40 pm

It's not required.

In today via email too!

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby BeatenHorse » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:54 pm

staloysius wrote:
BeatenHorse wrote:I'd rather not pay sticker, but well, if I'm admitted off the waitlist I probably will have to. I'm thinking retest in June, hope for a higher score, get in on the first day this fall. In the meantime find work somewhere and just hang tight, maybe travel a bit, etc.


You could always try finding work in Washington state to establish residency. I know that UW is terrible with scholarships, but the $14K/y in-state differential might make all the difference.


That's the plan. Moving in July.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby Geneva » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:06 am

a higher score in june may get u off the waitlist and in w/ money, depending on how high. good luck!

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby barrotmartin » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:52 pm

Is there an admitted thread? Searched but might be derrr. Wanted to ask if anyone was planning on ASW at the end of the month?

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby USMCMatt » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:57 pm

WL = Sucks.

So sad...but surprised I even got that with my numbers.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby No13baby » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:24 pm

barrotmartin wrote:Is there an admitted thread? Searched but might be derrr. Wanted to ask if anyone was planning on ASW at the end of the month?

I am going.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby Geneva » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:29 pm

i want to come to asw. however, it is the SAME weekend as asw at michigan, bu, and georgetown so have to somehow figure out which school is most important to visit that weekend...anyone know if asw is really important/useful to make a decision on wash?

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby tc22 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:34 pm

barrotmartin wrote:Is there an admitted thread? Searched but might be derrr. Wanted to ask if anyone was planning on ASW at the end of the month?



http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=177814

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby BeatenHorse » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:35 pm

Geneva wrote:i want to come to asw. however, it is the SAME weekend as asw at michigan, bu, and georgetown so have to somehow figure out which school is most important to visit that weekend...anyone know if asw is really important/useful to make a decision on wash?


Well, consider what goes on at ASW. You hear about why you should choose school x over schools p, q, and r. You sit in on a class. You do some basic financial aid stuff. You take a tour of the campus. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

Most of these experiences are going to be the same at all of the schools. ASW isn't an orientation, it's a sales pitch. It's a fun one, possibly, but it's going to be the same basic song and dance at each school.

The more important thing to find out is how you feel about the cities the schools are in. So, you're from DC, you know what DC is like. If you've never been to Boston, going there is a good idea. Same for Seattle, Berkeley, etc, etc, etc.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2015

Postby Geneva » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:47 am

BeatenHorse wrote:
Geneva wrote:i want to come to asw. however, it is the SAME weekend as asw at michigan, bu, and georgetown so have to somehow figure out which school is most important to visit that weekend...anyone know if asw is really important/useful to make a decision on wash?


Well, consider what goes on at ASW. You hear about why you should choose school x over schools p, q, and r. You sit in on a class. You do some basic financial aid stuff. You take a tour of the campus. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

Most of these experiences are going to be the same at all of the schools. ASW isn't an orientation, it's a sales pitch. It's a fun one, possibly, but it's going to be the same basic song and dance at each school.

The more important thing to find out is how you feel about the cities the schools are in. So, you're from DC, you know what DC is like. If you've never been to Boston, going there is a good idea. Same for Seattle, Berkeley, etc, etc, etc.

very good point. i need to make sure to set aside time to get a feel for each city as well as each law school community. all w/i the next 1.5 months! on paper, i'm thrilled about all the schools (or else i wouldn't applied to them, really). i have to remember that by pickng a school im pretty much deciding where i want to start my career and raise a family. i have never met a persn more indecisive than i am, so it's going to be an interesting few weeks.




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