University of Washington c/o 2021 | Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2021 | Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby mcmand » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:02 pm

soljabunny wrote:
How was the transition down to California? Recently moved to Seattle and really love it, but not positive I want to be here my whole career. Was it reasonably easy to transition to another state? All I’ve read so far makes it seem like UW is amazing in Seattle and mediocre if you ever want to work anywhere else.


I'm interpreting "transition" as "finding a job," and not the other headaches of moving across state lines (which are myriad). Let me know if I'm wrong.

Summary: If you want to get to California, you can. Most don't, which is why it looks like UW doesn't do well here.

Several California law firms interview at UW for OCI. That was how I got my current job: I did OCI, got a summer associate gig, did that, and then came back after graduating and taking the bar exam. So it's not impossible on that front, although you, of course, would have more mid/big-law OCI options if you were at a California law school. A few of my classmates did the same and are here in California as well.

Some of my other classmates who are down here simply looked for jobs through alternative means, either by applying directly (outside of OCI), clerkships, or finding something after graduation. I know one person who is doing a JD Advantage type of job (he's really into health care policy and he's basically doing that, so I'm guessing he's satisfied with the outcome). Another managed to get an in-house counsel job at a start-up.

I don't think UW is "mediocre" in terms of its California presence because employers here don't want UW grads. I think the problem is UW grads are either from Washington/Seattle and want to stay there, or they love it so much they opt to stay there after graduation. Personally, I love Seattle and miss it a lot. I wasn't necessarily trying to end up in California, I was just being open minded about where and how to get the kind of job I wanted practicing the kind of law I wanted.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2021 | Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby soljabunny » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:09 pm

mcmand wrote:
soljabunny wrote:
How was the transition down to California? Recently moved to Seattle and really love it, but not positive I want to be here my whole career. Was it reasonably easy to transition to another state? All I’ve read so far makes it seem like UW is amazing in Seattle and mediocre if you ever want to work anywhere else.


I'm interpreting "transition" as "finding a job," and not the other headaches of moving across state lines (which are myriad). Let me know if I'm wrong.

Summary: If you want to get to California, you can. Most don't, which is why it looks like UW doesn't do well here.

Several California law firms interview at UW for OCI. That was how I got my current job: I did OCI, got a summer associate gig, did that, and then came back after graduating and taking the bar exam. So it's not impossible on that front, although you, of course, would have more mid/big-law OCI options if you were at a California law school. A few of my classmates did the same and are here in California as well.

Some of my other classmates who are down here simply looked for jobs through alternative means, either by applying directly (outside of OCI), clerkships, or finding something after graduation. I know one person who is doing a JD Advantage type of job (he's really into health care policy and he's basically doing that, so I'm guessing he's satisfied with the outcome). Another managed to get an in-house counsel job at a start-up.

I don't think UW is "mediocre" in terms of its California presence because employers here don't want UW grads. I think the problem is UW grads are either from Washington/Seattle and want to stay there, or they love it so much they opt to stay there after graduation. Personally, I love Seattle and miss it a lot. I wasn't necessarily trying to end up in California, I was just being open minded about where and how to get the kind of job I wanted practicing the kind of law I wanted.


I appreciate the reply! Just moved up to Seattle from a California earlier this year and I understand the hassle of moving out of state. Starting to love Seattle and could see myself here long term, but is nice to hear it’d be very possible to return home if I ended up wanting that.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2021 | Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby rowdy » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:46 pm

FYI I went under review in October. Some of y'all might want to check your status checker.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2021 | Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby paralegaltolawyer3 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:23 pm

Checking in. Went UR on 10/23, the status checker says to give up to 4 weeks for a decision to be rendered. Anyone else hear back yet?

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2021 | Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby cgecker » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:53 pm

I've been under review since 10/16, submitted 10/12. Last year it looks like first decisions went out this Friday!

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2021 | Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby CoastieLaw21 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:28 pm

cgecker wrote:I've been under review since 10/16, submitted 10/12. Last year it looks like first decisions went out this Friday!


I have the same UR date. It would be awesome to hear something this week.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2021 | Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby llabr6132 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:13 pm

CoastieLaw21 wrote:
cgecker wrote:I've been under review since 10/16, submitted 10/12. Last year it looks like first decisions went out this Friday!


I have the same UR date. It would be awesome to hear something this week.


I also have the same UR date. Hopefully we hear some good news today!

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2021 | Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby rowdy » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:04 pm

llabr6132 wrote:
CoastieLaw21 wrote:
cgecker wrote:I've been under review since 10/16, submitted 10/12. Last year it looks like first decisions went out this Friday!


I have the same UR date. It would be awesome to hear something this week.


I also have the same UR date. Hopefully we hear some good news today!


Calls went out a year ago today! I wonder if they do calls or emails.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2021 | Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby paralegaltolawyer3 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:07 pm

rowdy wrote:
llabr6132 wrote:
CoastieLaw21 wrote:
cgecker wrote:I've been under review since 10/16, submitted 10/12. Last year it looks like first decisions went out this Friday!


I have the same UR date. It would be awesome to hear something this week.


I also have the same UR date. Hopefully we hear some good news today!


Calls went out a year ago today! I wonder if they do calls or emails.


The anxiety is real right now. :shock:

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2021 | Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby gmg » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:27 pm

I was pretty convinced all week that we were going to hear back today, but now I'm not so sure /:

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2021 | Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby mcmand » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:30 pm

gmg wrote:I was pretty convinced all week that we were going to hear back today, but now I'm not so sure /:


Give it until 5pm. And don't obsess about it. There are any number of reasons you won't hear back quickly, and trying to speculate will just make you crazy.

If you have work today, focus on work. If not, do something immersive, like exercise, video games, etc.

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2021 | Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby rowdy » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:55 pm

I take it no one heard back today, huh

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Re: University of Washington c/o 2021 | Applicants Thread (2017-2018)

Postby gmg » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:09 pm

rowdy wrote:I take it no one heard back today, huh


Yup. I bet we probably won't hear back until December now.




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