U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby mehh » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:04 pm

Truth: The Oregon status checker is buggy. I went complete 12-21-12 but checked today and now my status is not even listed. Has this happened to anyone else?

What does it meannnnnnnnnnnn!?

I over think everything.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby nolabreeze » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:50 pm

My status disappeared over the Christmas break. Nothing since :(

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby nickb285 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:56 pm

Mine went complete at the end of October and hadn't changed since, so I stopped checking it till today. Looks like I'm still at "Application Complete" but my status updated to 1/14/13. Hopefully that means they've made/mailed a decision.

169, 3.17.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bobbypin » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:39 am

I haven't heard anything from them. My status went complete 1/4/13. They were waiting for my December score. I wonder if they bother reading apps prior to the beginning of the year.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby DCDuck » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:12 am

Generally, Oregon sends their admission decisions pretty late in the game. I applied in 2009, went complete in November, and didn't get an answer until almost May (with some money, even). That was later than most, but you should plan on settling in for a long wait. Good luck!

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby bobbypin » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:40 pm

DCDuck wrote:Generally, Oregon sends their admission decisions pretty late in the game. I applied in 2009, went complete in November, and didn't get an answer until almost May (with some money, even). That was later than most, but you should plan on settling in for a long wait. Good luck!


Thanks for the info!
Too bad they wait so long. I have to have a deposit in by 4/15 at another school.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby mehh » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:13 pm

bobbypin wrote:
DCDuck wrote:Generally, Oregon sends their admission decisions pretty late in the game. I applied in 2009, went complete in November, and didn't get an answer until almost May (with some money, even). That was later than most, but you should plan on settling in for a long wait. Good luck!


Thanks for the info!
Too bad they wait so long. I have to have a deposit in by 4/15 at another school.



Yeah THAT'S SUPER ANNOYING. I wanna know meooowwww. actually a week ago.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby mehh » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:22 pm

DCDuck wrote:Generally, Oregon sends their admission decisions pretty late in the game. I applied in 2009, went complete in November, and didn't get an answer until almost May (with some money, even). That was later than most, but you should plan on settling in for a long wait. Good luck!



Do you happen to remember if they emailed or mailed you your decision?

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby DCDuck » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:46 am

I think I received snail mail acceptance, but that was, like, back in the stone age (2009) so they may have switched to email.

Bobbypin- yeah, I got my acceptance after most first seat deposits were due. It really sucked. I also didn't get accepted until they had filled the Wayne Morse Fellowship positions, which really bummed me out.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby rgfuller12 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:52 pm

My status checker went blank on tuesday and no changes since.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby midwestbest » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:18 pm

The status checker has said Application Complete for over a month for me, but the current status date changed yesterday. Soooooo does that mean they sent me the acceptance letter? ha

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby nolabreeze » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:21 pm

i forget that i even applied to this school. like emory.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby nickb285 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:55 pm

Oh hey, looks like something happened on mine 1/25. Still no decision though.

nolabreeze wrote:i forget that i even applied to this school. like emory.


Yup, I'm waiting on the same. I've gotten a decision from 16 schools, and seven scholarship offers, and Emory and Oregon are still like "I dunno man, I guess maybe we'll tell you at some point" Obnoxious as hell. I get that it's a long process and all, but it's going on three and a half months. That's just ridiculous.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby rgfuller12 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:28 pm

Decision "Entered" today!
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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby nickb285 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:56 pm

Yeah, I got a "Decision entered," whatever that means, updated today. Surprised that they're working the holiday, considering they've taken months longer than other schools to make final decisions.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby rgfuller12 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:59 pm

nickb285 wrote:Yeah, I got a "Decision entered," whatever that means, updated today. Surprised that they're working the holiday, considering they've taken months longer than other schools to make final decisions.


haha yeah seriously.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby aztec27 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:04 pm

decision entered for me as well

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby rgfuller12 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:52 pm

Just an fyi, I called the admissions office today to ask when the decision letters were mailed. They said that the first batch was mailed yesterday... so hopefully we will here something early next week.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby kundogg » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:50 pm

Just curious, for those of you who had a decision entered is there anything under the fees category of the application status? Like a tuition deposit etc. other than just the initial application fee.

Thanks

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby mehh » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:52 pm

Decision entered 2/18. Nothing listed under "fees" except for my application fee.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby rgfuller12 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:54 pm

Yeah, mine doesn't have anything listed in fees either (except for the application fee)
kundogg wrote:Just curious, for those of you who had a decision entered is there anything under the fees category of the application status? Like a tuition deposit etc. other than just the initial application fee.

Thanks

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby Arcticlynx » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:23 pm

Alright First Post!!!

I’m planning to apply to law school next cycle in Environmental Law; Oregon is one of the schools I’m considering. Along with Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Denver, and maybe a couple Top 25’s for a reach, but I have a strong preference towards Oregon because of the option to integrate with a duel degree in environmental science and continue working on some projects that I’m already involved in. If fact Oregon with $$$ would probably make it my #1 ever if I got into better schools.

So here’s my dilemma: Sense Oregon makes decisions later than other schools, would there be any reason/advantage to apply late this cycle (like beginning of April late) as opposed to waiting tell early next cycle. I’m planning to get my other apps in in September, maybe October at the latest… I’m concerned that I’ll have to commit to another school before I hear back from Oregon next year, but it’s not like I can sit on an offer from this year while I wait to hear back from other schools either. Any Advice…

My Stats in case they make a difference: GPA: 3.75, Don’t know LSAT from FEB yet estimating (162-164).
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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby nickb285 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:10 pm

Several things, Arcticlynx.

1. No, do not apply this cycle. You apply for the admissions cycle for the year you want to start. It makes no sense to apply now for a different cycle. You say you're concerned about having to commit to another school, but unless you are waitlisted at Oregon, that's not really a concern. It's not unheard of for schools to pull from waitlists until July or even August in a few cases; you're not "committed" to a school until you withdraw from all others and pay tuition, unless you do Early Decision which in most cases is a bad idea (search on that if you want to know more). Worst case scenario you'll lose a couple seat deposits--that's the situation I'm in now, actually; I have several schools that have made good offers and I'm still waiting on a couple others, so I may wind up putting down seat deposits at 3 or 4 schools to buy some time. I'll be out $300-400 if I do that, but compared to the overall cost of law school it's worth it.

2. This is broader and not really what you asked but since it's your first post, I'm going to tell you anyway. Do not go to Oregon with a 3.75 unless they offer you full ride and a living stipend, and maybe not even then. Oregon's employment statistics are abysmal. Do not believe what they (or any school) put on their website; use Law School Transparency statistics, as these actually differentiate between, say, a job working as a biglaw attorney and a job working at the Gap, which many schools do not (or if they do it's buried on some bottom page, well below where they tout a "95% Employment Rate!" or some crap like that). Check out http://www.lstscorereports.com/?r=schools , that will show employment rates for each school in terms of how many jobs were long-term, JD-required jobs within nine months of graduating. For Oregon, that number was 38.5%, meaning that you have slightly better than a one in three chance of getting a job as a lawyer upon graduating.

Furthermore, while Oregon does emphasize environmental law, specialty programs are vastly overhyped by schools. I'm also interested in environmental law, but for the most part, the only things that will likely make a difference to prospective employers are 1. Clinical experience with an environmental organization or firm that practices environmental law and 2. being part of an environmental-specific law review. Beyond that hiring for positions at public-interest firms or nonprofits will be similar to all other hiring in that grades and connections are king; even the above two programs are unlikely to compensate for grades and connections when it comes to hiring. Specialty programs are nice resume filler, but they won't get you a job over someone who went to a T14 and kicked ass there.

Your 3.75 is a huge advantage, but only if you get your LSAT score to where it needs to be. Plug some numbers into http://www.mylsn.info/app_checker.php to get a sense of where you have a shot. With a GPA at 3.7-3.8 and an LSAT of 162-164, the highest-ranked school you have a realistic shot at is Minnesota, and your options are limited even below that. Conversely, if you get an LSAT between 168-170, you've got a good shot at all of the lower T14, and pretty much everything below that, and even an outside shot at NYU.

Even if you decide to go to one of the schools you mention, you'll get far better scholarship opportunities if you get a higher LSAT, and you'll come out of a school like Colorado or Oregon with much lower debt, which will provide you with the freedom to practice the sort of law you want to practice instead of being tied to a job that pays enough to service your loan debt even if it's not a job you particularly like.

Look around TLS, especially in the LSAT Prep and Discussion forum, and get a sense of the realities of the job market and schools that people are discussing. Study your ass off for the LSAT, take it in June, if you don't like your score continue to study your ass off and retake it in October.

I realize this is tl;dr and completely unsolicited, but your post suggests that you should spend some time looking into all of these things before making any sort of decision about applications.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby owlie » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:50 pm

Accepted with 7k/yr scholarship, no stips. sub-3 uGPA, 162, URM.

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Re: U Oregon c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

Postby rgfuller12 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:30 am

owlie wrote:Accepted with 7k/yr scholarship, no stips. sub-3 uGPA, 162, URM.


Congrats! The no stips is awesome. When did you go decision entered on your status checker?




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