University of Washington School of Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

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How high is UW Law on your hype list?

No question UW Law is the place for me!
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17%
It's up there, but I have a few competitors.
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28%
It's all about the scholly.
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24%
Middle of the road.
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8%
Safety, not very interested.
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18%
I just applied for fun.
4
5%
 
Total votes: 78

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University of Washington School of Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby dony_tanza » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:46 pm

University of Washington School of Law
http://www.law.washington.edu

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Application Deadlines:
    October 1 - Applications open for incoming first-year students.
    November 15 - Early Decision Program application deadline.
    January 15 - Application deadline for the Gates Public Service Law Scholarship
    March 15 - Application deadline for incoming first-year students.

2014 Entering Class Profile:
    163 enrolled (2,946 applicants, 776 admitted)
    Median GPA - 3.67
    Median LSAT - 164
    49.1% women
    28.2% students of color
    68.7% Washington residents

Update: Class of 2015 Entering Class Profile:
    GPA: 3.41/3.65/3.79
    LSAT: 159/164/166

    Applied: 2877
    Admitted: 775
    Enrolled: 170
    Source: Live webinar


Last year's (2018) thread: viewtopic.php?t=237671

Who's applying this cycle?
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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Harry_Pluxen » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:20 pm

Checking in. App submitted earlier today after fee waiver was solicited last week. Applied late last cycle in Feb and got the big WL. Hopefully a fresh LSAT score and an early application will do the trick this time.

OP, maybe a poll would be a good idea at this time?

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Postby dony_tanza » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:30 pm

Harry_Pluxen wrote:Checking in. App submitted earlier today after fee waiver was solicited last week. Applied late last cycle in Feb and got the big WL. Hopefully a fresh LSAT score and an early application will do the trick this time.

OP, maybe a poll would be a good idea at this time?


Best of luck! Still waiting for my score from Oct LSAT, then will hit send right away (hopefully).

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Postby mist4bison » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:31 pm

Checking in!

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Postby blue2016 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:28 am

Just went under review 10/12!

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Postby Harry_Pluxen » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:39 pm

blue2016 wrote:Just went under review 10/12!


In review as well. Had expected I would not go into review until after Oct LSAT comes out. Perhaps they saw I was a re-applicant and decided not to wait.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby janderson821 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:28 pm

Checking in. Did any of you write one of the optional essays?

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Harry_Pluxen » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:05 pm

janderson821 wrote:Checking in. Did any of you write one of the optional essays?


#3

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby dony_tanza » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:34 am

janderson821 wrote:Checking in. Did any of you write one of the optional essays?


I'm planning to pick one next week. From what I've read, the more effort you show towards their application the higher likelihood of getting in - they're all about demonstrating that you really want to go to UW Law.

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Postby dony_tanza » Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:56 pm

Met some reps from UW Law in NYC this weekend - they recommended applying even if you don't have your LSAT score yet, just to start at the front of the queue. So if the rest of your app is fully complete, it might be a good idea to apply and note in the checkbox on LSAC that your LSAT score is forthcoming.

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Postby mcmand » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:23 pm

UW Law 2L lurking here. HMU with questions, if you have any. I'm an open book. Can't help you get in but can help you know if it's right for you.

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Postby heycharlie1 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:55 pm

Checking in!

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Postby dony_tanza » Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:41 pm

mcmand wrote:UW Law 2L lurking here. HMU with questions, if you have any. I'm an open book. Can't help you get in but can help you know if it's right for you.


Thanks for jumping in! Question - how long after you got a decision did you have to wait for your financial aid award?

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Postby stig2014 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:37 am

Checking in. Hope to have my app in by the end of the week!

Have any of you guys tailored your PS directly to UW? I've noticed they mention doing this on their website, but not sure if it's necessary.

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Postby dony_tanza » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:13 pm

stig2014 wrote:Hope to have my app in by the end of the week!

Have any of you guys tailored your PS directly to UW? I've noticed they mention doing this on their website, but not sure if it's necessary.


Same! Finalizing now. I'm adding in some language at the end to tailor it slightly, but I'm mostly just using one PS. Not sure what the best practice is. I'm going off this admissions doc from UW I found online: https://www.washington.edu/uaa/advising ... nt_law.pdf

Although I think we have a 700 word limit.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby Harry_Pluxen » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:13 pm

stig2014 wrote:Checking in. Hope to have my app in by the end of the week!

Have any of you guys tailored your PS directly to UW? I've noticed they mention doing this on their website, but not sure if it's necessary.


There should definitely be at least a chunk of it that expresses your interest in UW in particular. They should be able to tell that you have done your research into clinics, curriculum, etc. and have a genuine interest in attending. At least a paragraph doing this, which isn't hard because of the generous length of the PS that they allow (700words).

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby kylemolodets » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:17 pm

Checking in! One of my best friends is at UW and I grew up at the base of MT Rainier. I took last June and got a measly 157, recent PTs are mid to high 160s. In a tough spot because at the end of this semester I'm getting 17 4.0 credits to boost my 3.5 GPA (Russian major gpa is 3.94, bad freshman and sophmore years >.>)

I was planning on applying mid December after getting my LSAT back, but now I'm starting to get worried about the time :S

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Postby dony_tanza » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:25 pm

kylemolodets wrote:Checking in! One of my best friends is at UW and I grew up at the base of MT Rainier. I took last June and got a measly 157, recent PTs are mid to high 160s. In a tough spot because at the end of this semester I'm getting 17 4.0 credits to boost my 3.5 GPA (Russian major gpa is 3.94, bad freshman and sophmore years >.>)

I was planning on applying mid December after getting my LSAT back, but now I'm starting to get worried about the time :S


From what I've read, I think you'll be fine to apply come January. If you get your GPA up before your score comes out, then apply immediately and note in your app that your new score is forthcoming, at least you'll have an earlier spot in the queue. I would also call the admissions office and ask if you can apply now, expecting a higher GPA and LSAT score. I think they'll ask for all of your updated grades as you finish college anyway.

I was in a similar spot LSAT-wise - got 158 then and boosted it several points the second time around. Hoping it's good enough!
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Postby kylemolodets » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:29 pm

dony_tanza wrote:
kylemolodets wrote:Checking in! One of my best friends is at UW and I grew up at the base of MT Rainier. I took last June and got a measly 157, recent PTs are mid to high 160s. In a tough spot because at the end of this semester I'm getting 17 4.0 credits to boost my 3.5 GPA (Russian major gpa is 3.94, bad freshman and sophmore years >.>)

I was planning on applying mid December after getting my LSAT back, but now I'm starting to get worried about the time :S


From what I've read, I think you'll be fine to apply come January. If you get your GPA up before your score comes out, then apply immediately and note in your app that your new score is forthcoming, at least you'll have an earlier spot in the queue. I was in a similar spot - got 158 first and boosted it several points the second time around. Hoping it's good enough!



Good point, I"ll make sure to do that! Best of luck man hope to see you on the other side :wink:

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Postby dony_tanza » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:25 am

kylemolodets wrote:Good point, I"ll make sure to do that! Best of luck man hope to see you on the other side :wink:


Just submitted. Best of luck to you too!

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Postby gunners94 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:34 pm

Checking in! In review as of today!

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Postby nnakhayee » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:51 pm

Checking in! Submitted on 11/5 and have been in review as of 11/6

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Postby bamb00zled » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:18 pm

nnakhayee wrote:Checking in! Submitted on 11/5 and have been in review as of 11/6


Yay!

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby mcmand » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:46 pm

dony_tanza wrote:
mcmand wrote:UW Law 2L lurking here. HMU with questions, if you have any. I'm an open book. Can't help you get in but can help you know if it's right for you.


Thanks for jumping in! Question - how long after you got a decision did you have to wait for your financial aid award?


I was actually admitted off the waitlist after the scholarship deadline. So I didn't get any scholarships for 1L year. That's a better question for the admissions office that they will probably answer accurately for you. My inkling is that they probably award all the 1L scholarships at once before the deposit deadline, because in order to even be considered for a scholarship you MUST fill out the required scholarship application by its published deadline.

Also, I noticed some confusion last year in the 2018 thread about the two different systems of financial aid operating concurrently at UW. UW Law's Admissions office manages the scholarships. Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) deals with the federal loans and university grants, and does so for the entire university. Last year, OSFA sent out award notices to admitted students and it only contained the loan financial aid, which made them think UW wasn't given them any scholarships when that wasn't necessarily the case. OSFA just doesn't talk to UW Law admissions - instead, they award you the loan aid, and if you don't end up needing it (because of scholarships received or other reasons), you decline some amount of it.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby dony_tanza » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:11 am

mcmand wrote: I was actually admitted off the waitlist after the scholarship deadline. So I didn't get any scholarships for 1L year. That's a better question for the admissions office that they will probably answer accurately for you. My inkling is that they probably award all the 1L scholarships at once before the deposit deadline, because in order to even be considered for a scholarship you MUST fill out the required scholarship application by its published deadline.

Also, I noticed some confusion last year in the 2018 thread about the two different systems of financial aid operating concurrently at UW. UW Law's Admissions office manages the scholarships. Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) deals with the federal loans and university grants, and does so for the entire university. Last year, OSFA sent out award notices to admitted students and it only contained the loan financial aid, which made them think UW wasn't given them any scholarships when that wasn't necessarily the case. OSFA just doesn't talk to UW Law admissions - instead, they award you the loan aid, and if you don't end up needing it (because of scholarships received or other reasons), you decline some amount of it.


Ok thanks for the tips. Good to know about the separate processes. We'll wait and see!




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