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treehuggingdirtworshiper
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby treehuggingdirtworshiper » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:01 am

EscapingIndiana wrote:
treehuggingdirtworshiper wrote:Accepted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Are you going for environmental law, by chance? I am. Just curious - because that probably helps some applicants, considering that L&C is the #1 ranked environmental law school in the nation.


I focused my statement on how my earning my degree in geology shifted my interests towards law, and my statement included a paragraph explaining my interest in working for the National Crime Victim's Institute at L&C, as well as their certificate in criminal law. I am interested in environmental law, but not nearly as much as criminal law and civil/administrative legal aspects of sexual assault cases in education. I am a tree hugging dirtworshiper, but that fact alone got me into geology more than law.

EscapingIndiana
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby EscapingIndiana » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:31 pm

treehuggingdirtworshiper wrote:
EscapingIndiana wrote:
treehuggingdirtworshiper wrote:Accepted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Are you going for environmental law, by chance? I am. Just curious - because that probably helps some applicants, considering that L&C is the #1 ranked environmental law school in the nation.


I focused my statement on how my earning my degree in geology shifted my interests towards law, and my statement included a paragraph explaining my interest in working for the National Crime Victim's Institute at L&C, as well as their certificate in criminal law. I am interested in environmental law, but not nearly as much as criminal law and civil/administrative legal aspects of sexual assault cases in education. I am a tree hugging dirtworshiper, but that fact alone got me into geology more than law.


When you say majoring in geo shifted your interests to law, do you mean that you realized you didn't want to pursue a career in geology? That's what happened to me in biochemistry. I majored in biochem because I've always liked science and I knew it would be tough and respectable - but by the time I was a junior I realized I didn't want to be a doctor or work in a lab - so I started shifting my focus to the issues I care about: global warming, energy, development, etc.
This realization was a focal point in my personal statement.

I haven't got the deferral email everyone's talking about (yet?), so maybe that means I could be accepted and waiting on snail mail! ::Fingers crossed::

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby AlyoshaKmz » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:39 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:
AlyoshaKmz wrote:Oh boy, just got in via snail mail! Dated 2/2, included a map of Portland, which was a nice touch. Applied in mid-November, had the whole "decision processed" back to "application file complete" drama on 1/22. Good luck to everyone!!!

*Gasp* Activity! Congrats! I had similar drama but with 1/28, so perhaps I'll know soon as well.


Thanks much. I think your numbers are a tad more impressive than mine, so I'm sure you'll be rocking soon enough.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby crystalhawkeye » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:41 pm

AlyoshaKmz wrote:
crystalhawkeye wrote:
AlyoshaKmz wrote:Oh boy, just got in via snail mail! Dated 2/2, included a map of Portland, which was a nice touch. Applied in mid-November, had the whole "decision processed" back to "application file complete" drama on 1/22. Good luck to everyone!!!

*Gasp* Activity! Congrats! I had similar drama but with 1/28, so perhaps I'll know soon as well.


Thanks much. I think your numbers are a tad more impressive than mine, so I'm sure you'll be rocking soon enough.

Today, matter of fact :)

Snail mail packet dated Feb. 3.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby AlyoshaKmz » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:44 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:
AlyoshaKmz wrote:
crystalhawkeye wrote:
AlyoshaKmz wrote:Oh boy, just got in via snail mail! Dated 2/2, included a map of Portland, which was a nice touch. Applied in mid-November, had the whole "decision processed" back to "application file complete" drama on 1/22. Good luck to everyone!!!

*Gasp* Activity! Congrats! I had similar drama but with 1/28, so perhaps I'll know soon as well.


Thanks much. I think your numbers are a tad more impressive than mine, so I'm sure you'll be rocking soon enough.

Today, matter of fact :)

Snail mail packet dated Feb. 3.


Congrats dude!

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby crystalhawkeye » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:50 pm

AlyoshaKmz wrote:
crystalhawkeye wrote:Today, matter of fact :)

Snail mail packet dated Feb. 3.


Congrats dude!

Thanks! I would really like to visit, but I don't know if I can afford to fly to Portland, haha. They said that near-by hotels had discounted rates, but only if I reserve by 2/19. Mmmm.... don't know if I can do that.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby TheRyanocerous » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:05 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:
AlyoshaKmz wrote:
crystalhawkeye wrote:Today, matter of fact :)

Snail mail packet dated Feb. 3.


Congrats dude!

Thanks! I would really like to visit, but I don't know if I can afford to fly to Portland, haha. They said that near-by hotels had discounted rates, but only if I reserve by 2/19. Mmmm.... don't know if I can do that.

Congrats! What sort of scholarship did they offer?

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby crystalhawkeye » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:22 pm

TheRyanocerous wrote:
crystalhawkeye wrote:
AlyoshaKmz wrote:
crystalhawkeye wrote:Today, matter of fact :)

Snail mail packet dated Feb. 3.


Congrats! What sort of scholarship did they offer?

Well... nothing. Which is slightly disconcerting. If they don't I probably won't go, but I thought it would have been in the packet. So, maybe I just didn't get anything, haha.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby tchadwick » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:24 pm

EscapingIndiana wrote:I haven't got the deferral email everyone's talking about (yet?), so maybe that means I could be accepted and waiting on snail mail! ::Fingers crossed::
This would be my own sincere hope, as well...

and I am disappointed/confused about this...
crystalhawkeye wrote:I would really like to visit, but I don't know if I can afford to fly to Portland, haha. They said that near-by hotels had discounted rates, but only if I reserve by 2/19.


I thought some people had posted earlier that L&C was offering up to $500 for travel to their ASW? Was that only for special people?

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TheRyanocerous
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby TheRyanocerous » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:31 pm

I don’t understand how they could have ran out of scholarship money already... It’s pretty baffling to me.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby Veritas » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:39 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:
AlyoshaKmz wrote:
crystalhawkeye wrote:Today, matter of fact :)

Snail mail packet dated Feb. 3.


Congrats dude!

Thanks! I would really like to visit, but I don't know if I can afford to fly to Portland, haha. They said that near-by hotels had discounted rates, but only if I reserve by 2/19. Mmmm.... don't know if I can do that.

congrats CH! You have lots off good choices!

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby EscapingIndiana » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:43 pm

TheRyanocerous wrote:I don’t understand how they could have ran out of scholarship money already... It’s pretty baffling to me.


Well, they said there would be more in April. Are they waiting to see what first-picks withdraw from L&C - so they can reassign that money? Regardless, there should be more money. TLS says over 45% of applicants get grants of some size.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby kimber1028 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:49 pm

Congrats to those who were admitted the past few days!

For all interested, I went on my tour yesterday and sat in on a class. I'm not sure if my experience was typical, since I went from 5-7 in the evening, but the tour was given by a current L&C 1L. I felt a bit overdressed in slacks and a sweater; jeans would have been perfectly acceptable. It was definitely valuable--I felt that the student was able to answer my questions with more candor than an adcom would have, and it was nice to have a 1L's perspective on campus life and so forth. After the tour (which included one other prospective student), we ate dinner with a few other students at the small law school cafeteria (they make sandwiches to order and have a couple of other options), and we went to CivPro class. It was nice that my tour guide was also in the class I attended, so I didn't feel entirely out of place. Surprisingly, it was fairly simple for me to follow along with the material; the vocabulary was recognizable, and my tour guide was happy to share her book with me when the professor went over examples. It didn't seem to be an intimidating environment, either--the professor asked for questions after each topic was discussed, and there were only a few people called on during class. I was also told by my tour guide that most of the professors are accommodating if individuals are unprepared, and that it is easy to pass if called upon. The class was only an hour, which is apparently typical, so it was easy to focus on the lecture without my mind wandering. I did observe that most of the students prefer to use OneNote rather than Word during lecture, and pulled up their outlines from the assigned reading in the same document.

That's essentially my experience in a nutshell--if anyone has specific questions or wants more info, feel free to PM me! Good luck to everyone still waiting--I hope we hear back soon!

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TheRyanocerous
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby TheRyanocerous » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:53 pm

EscapingIndiana wrote:
TheRyanocerous wrote:I don’t understand how they could have ran out of scholarship money already... It’s pretty baffling to me.


Well, they said there would be more in April. Are they waiting to see what first-picks withdraw from L&C - so they can reassign that money? Regardless, there should be more money. TLS says over 45% of applicants get grants of some size.

Well that’s after you have to give them your seat deposit... I'm not going to be very comfortable committing to a school with no guarantees that I can get any money...

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby TheRyanocerous » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:57 pm

kimber1028 wrote:Congrats to those who were admitted the past few days!

For all interested, I went on my tour yesterday and sat in on a class. I'm not sure if my experience was typical, since I went from 5-7 in the evening, but the tour was given by a current L&C 1L. I felt a bit overdressed in slacks and a sweater; jeans would have been perfectly acceptable. It was definitely valuable--I felt that the student was able to answer my questions with more candor than an adcom would have, and it was nice to have a 1L's perspective on campus life and so forth. After the tour (which included one other prospective student), we ate dinner with a few other students at the small law school cafeteria (they make sandwiches to order and have a couple of other options), and we went to CivPro class. It was nice that my tour guide was also in the class I attended, so I didn't feel entirely out of place. Surprisingly, it was fairly simple for me to follow along with the material; the vocabulary was recognizable, and my tour guide was happy to share her book with me when the professor went over examples. It didn't seem to be an intimidating environment, either--the professor asked for questions after each topic was discussed, and there were only a few people called on during class. I was also told by my tour guide that most of the professors are accommodating if individuals are unprepared, and that it is easy to pass if called upon. The class was only an hour, which is apparently typical, so it was easy to focus on the lecture without my mind wandering. I did observe that most of the students prefer to use OneNote rather than Word during lecture, and pulled up their outlines from the assigned reading in the same document.

That's essentially my experience in a nutshell--if anyone has specific questions or wants more info, feel free to PM me! Good luck to everyone still waiting--I hope we hear back soon!


What did you think of the general environment? Did the students seem happy with their choice or was there a cloud of depression and dispair?

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby newcritic » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:15 pm

TheRyanocerous wrote:
kimber1028 wrote:Congrats to those who were admitted the past few days!

For all interested, I went on my tour yesterday and sat in on a class. I'm not sure if my experience was typical, since I went from 5-7 in the evening, but the tour was given by a current L&C 1L. I felt a bit overdressed in slacks and a sweater; jeans would have been perfectly acceptable. It was definitely valuable--I felt that the student was able to answer my questions with more candor than an adcom would have, and it was nice to have a 1L's perspective on campus life and so forth. After the tour (which included one other prospective student), we ate dinner with a few other students at the small law school cafeteria (they make sandwiches to order and have a couple of other options), and we went to CivPro class. It was nice that my tour guide was also in the class I attended, so I didn't feel entirely out of place. Surprisingly, it was fairly simple for me to follow along with the material; the vocabulary was recognizable, and my tour guide was happy to share her book with me when the professor went over examples. It didn't seem to be an intimidating environment, either--the professor asked for questions after each topic was discussed, and there were only a few people called on during class. I was also told by my tour guide that most of the professors are accommodating if individuals are unprepared, and that it is easy to pass if called upon. The class was only an hour, which is apparently typical, so it was easy to focus on the lecture without my mind wandering. I did observe that most of the students prefer to use OneNote rather than Word during lecture, and pulled up their outlines from the assigned reading in the same document.

That's essentially my experience in a nutshell--if anyone has specific questions or wants more info, feel free to PM me! Good luck to everyone still waiting--I hope we hear back soon!


What did you think of the general environment? Did the students seem happy with their choice or was there a cloud of depression and dispair?


Did the classes feel competitive or collaborative?

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby katjust » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:26 pm

tchadwick wrote:
EscapingIndiana wrote:I haven't got the deferral email everyone's talking about (yet?), so maybe that means I could be accepted and waiting on snail mail! ::Fingers crossed::
This would be my own sincere hope, as well...

and I am disappointed/confused about this...
crystalhawkeye wrote:I would really like to visit, but I don't know if I can afford to fly to Portland, haha. They said that near-by hotels had discounted rates, but only if I reserve by 2/19.


I thought some people had posted earlier that L&C was offering up to $500 for travel to their ASW? Was that only for special people?



I found some hotels in Portland that were not bad for much lower than the discounted L&C hotels. However, there is no shuttle to the school, so you would have to get a ride somehow.

The $500 was only for certain students (it says so in the letter). It was probably their (adcom) intention in stating that that people not reveal that the money was offered to them (but that's just my guess). However, they might be willing to reimburse for some expenses if you ask them. I don't know, but it cannot hurt to ask.

On the running out of money, I know that L&C ran out last year by some time in February. I'm sure that some money will come available in April, but your guess is as good as mine as to how much and to whom it will go. I can totally understand how needing to know about money before committing is important. I could not commit somewhere unless I knew I was going to get money. However, maybe the money will come available before the first seat deposit is due.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby kimber1028 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:49 pm

Happy and collaborative. There was one student I met who told me it wasn't worth the money, but we've all heard that... it depends on how well you perform and what type of law you practice. Other than that, everyone was very positive and seemed extremely satisfied with L&C. Also, Animal Law Review lets 1Ls join after 1st semester, which may be of interest to some.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby chris0406 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:02 pm

During your tour/visit-did you get a chance to meet anyone from the admission board?
Also how many people were visiting with you?
Thanks!

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby kimber1028 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:16 pm

chris0406 wrote:During your tour/visit-did you get a chance to meet anyone from the admission board?
Also how many people were visiting with you?
Thanks!


Unfortunately, because I went at 5pm, the admissions board had already left. There was one potential student who was also visiting, but she left after the tour--she had sat in on a class earlier that day.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby AHouseDivided » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:40 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:
AlyoshaKmz wrote:Congrats! What sort of scholarship did they offer?

Well... nothing. Which is slightly disconcerting. If they don't I probably won't go, but I thought it would have been in the packet. So, maybe I just didn't get anything, haha.


I believe that it would have come with the packet as mine did. Of course, depending on how Washington treats me, I may be able to drop a few k back in the scholarship bucket :)

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby lbeezy » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:09 pm

My status checker says Application File Complete with 2/2/2009, which is definitely not what it used to say.

Does this mean I should be hearing something soon?

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby joobacca » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:10 pm

lbeezy wrote:My status checker says Application File Complete with 2/2/2009, which is definitely not what it used to say.

Does this mean I should be hearing something soon?

i went complete three times. 1/16, 2/4, 2/8.

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TheRyanocerous
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby TheRyanocerous » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:13 pm

I want a letter :roll:

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby lbeezy » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:17 pm

joobacca wrote:
lbeezy wrote:My status checker says Application File Complete with 2/2/2009, which is definitely not what it used to say.

Does this mean I should be hearing something soon?

i went complete three times. 1/16, 2/4, 2/8.


Lame.

I want to hear from people already. :|




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