Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby Icecold62 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:48 pm

follywood wrote:
Icecold62 wrote:Parking in that area? $4 an hour, or so. Careful going down hill from there town gets worse as you go.

You're right that, farther down the hill toward downtown, street parking gets more expensive. But when I parked on 12th yesterday, I paid only $1.50/hour. Some of the back streets require no payment.


Nice job, that's a good price. I meant it gets worse as you go away from the water. Down towards Garfield is not an excellent part of town.

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby dmitriygolos » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:11 am

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dmitriygolos wrote:Accepted last week! Seattle is probably my top choice, anyone else?

Congratulations! Seattle is currently one of my top choices. I am very interested in practicing law in the Seattle area. What draws you to it?


Currently live in the pacific northwest (Vancouver, WA) and also would not mind practicing in Seattle.

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby follywood » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:27 pm

Did anyone go to the open house? Thoughts?

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby toostressed » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:33 pm

follywood wrote:Did anyone go to the open house? Thoughts?


I went. I thought it was great. I got a lot of useful information and absolutely fell in love with the city. I liked the fact that a lot of issues were discussed in the panel of alumni and current students, both good and bad. I felt that the school conveyed a lot of honesty about the job market in Seattle, and it was even stated that the school is best for students that intend to stay in the PNW. Being comprised of 1Ls, 3Ls, those employed with the government, firms, and private companies, as well as unemployed and looking, the panel covered all the bases and offered a lot of differing perspectives and advice that I found to be useful.

Getting a chance to talk to a few professors one-on-one was really helpful. I didn't get the impression of arrogance and elitism that I expected, but was met with what I felt was genuine concern for students. Overall, I was very impressed with the school and the fact that I didn't feel like I was being sold a lot of BS.

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby alanjd » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:57 am

Admitted via status checker for the summer access program.

Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby follywood » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:27 pm

toostressed wrote:
follywood wrote:Did anyone go to the open house? Thoughts?


I went. I thought it was great. I got a lot of useful information and absolutely fell in love with the city. I liked the fact that a lot of issues were discussed in the panel of alumni and current students, both good and bad. I felt that the school conveyed a lot of honesty about the job market in Seattle, and it was even stated that the school is best for students that intend to stay in the PNW. Being comprised of 1Ls, 3Ls, those employed with the government, firms, and private companies, as well as unemployed and looking, the panel covered all the bases and offered a lot of differing perspectives and advice that I found to be useful.

Getting a chance to talk to a few professors one-on-one was really helpful. I didn't get the impression of arrogance and elitism that I expected, but was met with what I felt was genuine concern for students. Overall, I was very impressed with the school and the fact that I didn't feel like I was being sold a lot of BS.


I went too. I found students and staff very accessible. In fact, one of them, a director of one of their programs, has been very helpful in connecting me with practicing alumni. This attitude seemed to prevail among most, which is refreshing. It was an interesting mix, though, to say the least. The number of those representing the school seemed to outnumber the number of applicants. I left early, and so did not see the Q & A. Needless to say, I enjoyed the class (Torts), the conversations, and the campus, but felt a little overwhelmed by the number of representatives.

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby follywood » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:28 pm

alanjd wrote:Admitted via status checker for the summer access program.

Good luck to everyone!


Congratulations! Will you be attending? Is Seattle your top choice?

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby alanjd » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:19 pm

follywood wrote:
alanjd wrote:Admitted via status checker for the summer access program.

Good luck to everyone!


Congratulations! Will you be attending? Is Seattle your top choice?


Thank you! Seattle is not my top choice mainly because it would be a huge move for me and my family. Still, its a great opportunity and I'm going to see if they offer any $$. I'm still waiting to hear from Oregon before I make my final decision. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later.

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby follywood » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:22 pm

alanjd wrote:
follywood wrote:
alanjd wrote:Admitted via status checker for the summer access program.

Good luck to everyone!


Congratulations! Will you be attending? Is Seattle your top choice?


Thank you! Seattle is not my top choice mainly because it would be a huge move for me and my family. Still, its a great opportunity and I'm going to see if they offer any $$. I'm still waiting to hear from Oregon before I make my final decision. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later.


You can expect the scholarship offer to be included with your admission packet. It should arrive within one to two weeks. Good luck at Oregon!

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby alanjd » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:56 pm

follywood wrote:
alanjd wrote:
follywood wrote:
alanjd wrote:Admitted via status checker for the summer access program.

Good luck to everyone!


Congratulations! Will you be attending? Is Seattle your top choice?


Thank you! Seattle is not my top choice mainly because it would be a huge move for me and my family. Still, its a great opportunity and I'm going to see if they offer any $$. I'm still waiting to hear from Oregon before I make my final decision. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later.


You can expect the scholarship offer to be included with your admission packet. It should arrive within one to two weeks. Good luck at Oregon!


Sweet! Thanks for the info and good wishes...

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby alanjd » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:42 pm

Admissions packet with scholarship info came today. $10,000 Dean's scholarship for the first year.

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby follywood » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:44 pm

SU released employment data for its 2013 graduates (http://www.law.seattleu.edu/Documents/career/Additional%20Documents/ABA%202013%20Graduates.pdf).

Some quick observations...

Of 311 graduates reporting....

1. 137 attained full-time, long-term legal work (44%)
2. 154 attained either full-time or part-time and either long-term or short-term legal work (50%)
3. 101 attained full-time, long-term work at a law firm (32%)
4. 117 attained either full-time or part-time and either long-term or short-term work at a law firm (38%)
5. 40 are unemployed and seeking employment (13%)

How that compares to 2012 graduates...

Class Size: 311 vs. 323 = 4% smaller

1. 137 vs. 152 = 11% fewer graduates attained FTLT legal work
2. 154 vs. 166 = 8% fewer graduates attained either FT or PT and either LT or ST legal work
3. 101 vs. 99 = 2% more graduates attained FTLT work at a law firm
4. 117 vs. 117 = no change
5. 40 vs. 38 = 5% more are unemployed and seeking employment

So far, the 2013 employment numbers don't seem encouraging: fewer employed in FTLT legal work and more unemployed and seeking. It is interesting, though, that the 2013 class saw more employed lawyers than the 2012 class.

At the same time, the entering 2013 class comprised 227 students, 27% smaller than the graduating class. It will be interesting to see the results of the smaller graduating classes.

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby rodmanhust » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:39 pm

got 16k/yr for the PT evening program.
I wanna do IP law, so any insight on their IP program?
thanks

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby follywood » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:49 pm

rodmanhust wrote:got 16k/yr for the PT evening program.
I wanna do IP law, so any insight on their IP program?
thanks


I have no idea about their IP program, but it's discussed a bit at viewtopic.php?f=27&t=189629

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby GMU13 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:38 pm

Just got an email from the Asst. Dean yesterday telling me about my acceptance, and that any merit-based scholarships would be included in the packet coming in the mail in the next couple of weeks. Does anyone know how long it actually took from the time of your email to the time the packet came? Curious because of an upcoming 4/1 deposit due date.

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby rodmanhust » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:49 pm

GMU13 wrote:Just got an email from the Asst. Dean yesterday telling me about my acceptance, and that any merit-based scholarships would be included in the packet coming in the mail in the next couple of weeks. Does anyone know how long it actually took from the time of your email to the time the packet came? Curious because of an upcoming 4/1 deposit due date.


a week or so.
deadline is 4/15

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby rodmanhust » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:50 pm

follywood wrote:
rodmanhust wrote:got 16k/yr for the PT evening program.
I wanna do IP law, so any insight on their IP program?
thanks


I have no idea about their IP program, but it's discussed a bit at viewtopic.php?f=27&t=189629


Not much info on SU IP there, but thanks anyway ~

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby burner » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:57 pm

Admitted a few weeks ago via email, to the FT summer program. June is soon...

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby TripleCheck » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:51 pm

Still in review, but the admissions office sent me their little ad postcard that advertises their summer admission program for admitted students. No other mail in my box, no email, no update on tracking.

Quit playing games with my heart, Seattle.

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby jgraddon » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:47 pm

Admitted FT as of 03/21 via email and status checker. First choice. Anyone know if its too late to apply for a Direct PLUS Loan if you haven't already? Or is that something you are automatically considered for in your FAFSA application.

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby zephyr12 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:56 pm

GMU13 wrote:Just got an email from the Asst. Dean yesterday telling me about my acceptance, and that any merit-based scholarships would be included in the packet coming in the mail in the next couple of weeks. Does anyone know how long it actually took from the time of your email to the time the packet came? Curious because of an upcoming 4/1 deposit due date.


I was accepted 3/7 (3.86/164) and received my merit-based scholarship offer in the mail (22.5k/year + one-time 3k community service stipend) with the admit pack I think exactly two weeks later. Need-based financial aid offer came in a separate packet and letter on 3/22.

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby zephyr12 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:03 pm

jgraddon wrote:Admitted FT as of 03/21 via email and status checker. First choice. Anyone know if its too late to apply for a Direct PLUS Loan if you haven't already? Or is that something you are automatically considered for in your FAFSA application.


First you're going to get a letter containing any possible merit-based scholarship with your admit packet (took about two weeks after I was notified I was admitted via e-mail to get this packet). Then about a week after that I got another packet and letter from financial aid that contained my need-based offer which included non-subsidized Stafford loans and Grad PLUS loans in an amount that covered the rest of tuition not already covered by my merit-based aid. So tl;dr you're not too late. SU's office of financial aid determines your eligibility for those loans based on your FAFSA.

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby jgraddon » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:02 pm

zephyr12 wrote:
jgraddon wrote:Admitted FT as of 03/21 via email and status checker. First choice. Anyone know if its too late to apply for a Direct PLUS Loan if you haven't already? Or is that something you are automatically considered for in your FAFSA application.


First you're going to get a letter containing any possible merit-based scholarship with your admit packet (took about two weeks after I was notified I was admitted via e-mail to get this packet). Then about a week after that I got another packet and letter from financial aid that contained my need-based offer which included non-subsidized Stafford loans and Grad PLUS loans in an amount that covered the rest of tuition not already covered by my merit-based aid. So tl;dr you're not too late. SU's office of financial aid determines your eligibility for those loans based on your FAFSA.


Thank you very much for that information, I appreciate it. I don't expect the non-subsidized Stafford loan amount together with any merit-based scholarship offers to cover cost of tuition; therefore, I am depending on the additional aid from the Grad PLUS loans. Thank you again.

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby rodmanhust » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:02 pm

Has anyone tried negotiating scholly? any luck? thanks.

Got a 16k/yr, and wonder whether they can increase to a full ride. Love Seattle as a city

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Re: Seattle U c/o 2017 (2013-2014)

Postby alanjd » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:28 am

Withdrew my application. Good luck to everyone!




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