IN at Lewis & Clark

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TolentinoCifar
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby TolentinoCifar » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:34 am

Maybe I should search through the postings a little more for more info, but I was recently accepted with no money (164, 3.33), but told that I could have my file reviewed again and maybe there would be money available in April. They appear to still want their deposit by 4/15 regardless.

Any thoughts on this situation? Reasons for hope?

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katjust
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby katjust » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:55 am

Someone asked about the ASD, so I will give my opinion.

I went to the ASD with my wife. Since she is still in school, and we would have to move to Oregon for me to go to L&C I wanted her input on how she felt about the school. First of all, I thought that the buildings that comprised the law school were pretty good. The biggest disappoint me is that the school does not have a courtroom, but the tour guide said that they were planning to add one. Out of the four law schools that I actually visited, this was the only one without a courtroom.

Everyone I met was very friendly. That includes admitted students, current students, administrators, and professors. Most of the current students seemed happy with where they were. I got the vibe that certain causes were important to the student body, more important than at other law schools. I take this as a good and bad thing. I want the students around me to be concerned with ethics, but I don't want the school experience to be tainted or unprofessional due to over the top activism. However, I did not get the vibe that it was.

Being relatively conservative, I came in with the fear that my opinions would be marginalized. However, this was not the case. After meeting with representatives from more conservative student organizations, I found out that an attitude of intellectual respect permeated most conversations. A great thing is that even the more conservative groups on campus are very active, if not as well represented. This was not the case at the supposedly less liberal law schools I visited. My guess is that the more conservative students at L&C tend to be more active so as to give balance to what they perceive as a liberal institution. Moreover, it is a way to talk with people with whom they agree. All of the students I talked to told me that they liked the majority, if not all of their classmates.

Being interested in animal law, I had the great pleasure of meeting with the director of the animal legal center. More than anything, the conversation with her helped convince me that L&C would be a place at which I would be happy.

I know that everyone had on their happy face for the day, but the feeling I got from the school was very good. None of my expected fears materialized at the ASD. The students I met were, in general, very intelligent. As opposed to a couple of schools that I visited, I felt that studying at the law school would be pleasant. This may have something to do with the surrounding beauty.

Clinical opportunities seemed great, as did the ability to network.


A few negatives:
* The tour was pretty casual, and was not efficiently run. This may have had more to do with the tour guide than anything about the school.

* Environmental law, an area of interest to me, did seem to be a huge focus. While other areas did not necessarily seem neglected, it is a little unsettling to think of going to a law school that might only be good at producing one kind of lawyer.

* First year class sizes, while comparable to other schools, were bigger than I would like.



After visiting the four schools left on my list, L&C was the one at which I had the best overall feeling. I really was impressed by the school. If anyone has more specific questions about the visit, I can try to answer. My wife and I both agreed that it would be the school at which I would be happiest.

- on a side note, I visited Willamette before L&C, and have mainly good things to say about that school as well. I was actually very surprised by my visit there. Maybe it was just my expectations that were off.
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newcritic
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby newcritic » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:35 am

My visit to Willamette was amazing as well. The assistant dean I talked with was one of the most engaging people I met during this whole cycle.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby pdx1 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:16 pm

Withdrawing this week, and leaving 20k a year open for someone.

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wickedzeus
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby wickedzeus » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:22 pm

for those who've been deferred,

I called the admissions office and the person on the phone seemed to say that their class if "full" and that people who've been deferred would be notified at the earliest in late late april, early may, after the deposit situation is assessed. They should have called it what it is: a waitlist.

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cmaho9qy
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby cmaho9qy » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:32 pm

wickedzeus wrote:for those who've been deferred,

I called the admissions office and the person on the phone seemed to say that their class if "full" and that people who've been deferred would be notified at the earliest in late late april, early may, after the deposit situation is assessed. They should have called it what it is: a waitlist.


I agree. Although this is exactly what was said in the email I received. Sigh. Should have applied earlier. That'll teach me!

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby seatown12 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:56 pm

Lewis & Clark should offer a fee refund for people who got their apps in before the "priority deadline" but after the class was full. I'm not sure what I was paying for if there were no seats available to me regardless.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby tchadwick » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:03 am

Did anyone else here apply for the joint LLM program in environmental law? I know a few people have said that they are considering applying for it after their 1L, but I haven't heard of anyone else applying at the time of admission? I was accepted into the dual program, and I'm still trying to decide whether or not it would be worth it to go to L&C. I think I would like living in Portland, and I think I would like to practice environmental law, but I've lived in the Midwest my whole life and what the heck do I know about environmental law at this point?!? I have cheaper options at other schools, which are higher ranked, for what it's worth - but if I was sure this would be a good fit, that wouldn't matter too much. I just wish UW wasn't so close by, making me nervous about getting a job after graduation...

Anyone else having similar issues???

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby marcy3po » Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:40 pm

Hey all,

I'm over in Boston and trying to decide between UO and L&C. Anyone have any input. I already have a thread on this if you could help out.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=65345&hilit=oregon+lewis+clark

Thanks

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby ivesetsail » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:30 pm

Sadly, I withdrew from my acceptance and scholarship today, good luck to everyone still waiting for a response!

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rambo de leon
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby rambo de leon » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:58 am

i just found a thread that has a wealth of information as it relates to all things L&C if anyone is interested...

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prel ... 942.0.html

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby milogoestolawschool » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:17 am

^ this is good stuff. thanks!

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby pedal » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:46 pm

jrh wrote:
kimber1028 wrote:
tbone101 wrote:
isustudent wrote:Anybody else watch the food/travel channel? I'm so going to Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland when I'm there for the ASW


they have really weird hours, they sort of open when they feel like it... say 4 am, and close when they feel like it. i was in town for 3 days and didnt manage to make it there.

actually according to their site they are open 24/7. which is not what locals were saying.


They aren't really open 24/7, but I haven't had a problem getting something when I've gone at a reasonable hour. You should definitely get the cock-'n-balls... it's so yummy! I know it has a weird name, lol, but you'll understand when you see it. I think they may actually have their menu on their website, too, if you check that out. :mrgreen:



this is the one with vegan donuts, right? if so i'm totally staging an all night raid during the ASW. anybody down? weird hours or not.


The vegan donut shop you may be thinking of is Mighty O's in Seattle. Delicious! And I could care less about being vegan! Voodoo is just weirder, certainly not better, IMHO....although I am serious about my donuts!

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Whitty
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby Whitty » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:48 pm

Just withdrew guys, good luck to everyone still waiting!

I wish I could bequeath my spot to one of you!

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cmaho9qy
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby cmaho9qy » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:21 pm

Hi guys,

I am going to be visiting L&C tomorrow as I am in the area and didn't get to make it out here for any official tours. I'll be sitting in on a class, meeting with the Director of Admissions (maybe I can convince them to give me a spot), and taking a tour of the campus. If anyone has any specific questions they'd like me to ask/anything they'd like me to be on the lookout for, I'm happy to take requests!

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rambo de leon
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby rambo de leon » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:31 pm

anyone been able to get their hands on some L+C employment statistics?

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby Mulliganstew » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:45 pm

wickedzeus wrote:for those who've been deferred,

I called the admissions office and the person on the phone seemed to say that their class if "full" and that people who've been deferred would be notified at the earliest in late late april, early may, after the deposit situation is assessed. They should have called it what it is: a waitlist.


That is bizarre. They sent me a fee waiver really late in the cycle too. Though, that'd explain why I've been complete for a month and still no under review on the status checker.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby seatown12 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:50 pm

rambo de leon wrote:anyone been able to get their hands on some L+C employment statistics?

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/composite.pdf

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rambo de leon
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby rambo de leon » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:26 pm

seatown12 wrote:
rambo de leon wrote:anyone been able to get their hands on some L+C employment statistics?

http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/composite.pdf


Thanks seatown! :)

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby sporkdevil » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:10 am

seatown12 wrote:Lewis & Clark should offer a fee refund for people who got their apps in before the "priority deadline" but after the class was full. I'm not sure what I was paying for if there were no seats available to me regardless.


I think it would be a good idea, but I didn't get my fee waiver and other info until late Feb. Plus some emails. Now I'm waitlisted at a backup. Don't worry, I'm not going to clog up the WL. Can't imagine going to Portland if they don't cover most of tuition (which I doubt they would do off the waitlist). I was surprised though. I was nicely above their medians. The waitlist doesn't make me want to go there. A quick acceptance and a scholarship does.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby scienara » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:19 pm

Well, I think I've made up my mind! L&C for me. See some of you there. Anybody else doing the evening program?

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby Mulliganstew » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:42 pm

sporkdevil wrote:
seatown12 wrote:Lewis & Clark should offer a fee refund for people who got their apps in before the "priority deadline" but after the class was full. I'm not sure what I was paying for if there were no seats available to me regardless.


I think it would be a good idea, but I didn't get my fee waiver and other info until late Feb. Plus some emails. Now I'm waitlisted at a backup. Don't worry, I'm not going to clog up the WL. Can't imagine going to Portland if they don't cover most of tuition (which I doubt they would do off the waitlist). I was surprised though. I was nicely above their medians. The waitlist doesn't make me want to go there. A quick acceptance and a scholarship does.



My LSAT was above even their 75%, but they outright dinged me. Kind of made me mad to be honest.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby katjust » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:56 pm

When did you apply? Did you have a lower GPA?

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cmaho9qy
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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby cmaho9qy » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:56 pm

For those of you who are still in second review/are on the waitlist: I met with the Director of Admissions a couple of days ago while in the Portland area and was told that I would be recieving an email probably at the end of this week or sometime next week asking if I was still interested in attending L&C and after their first deposit deadline, they will be filling space as necessary with people who haven't yet gotten a definitive answer. I couldn't tell you exactly why, but I got the impression that the chances of this happening are pretty slim. She did say that their numbers are still changing pretty drastically from day to day, though, so anything could happen!

I think I'll probably withdraw when I get this email though... I wasn't as impressed with the school as I expected to be, and just got into SU.

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Re: IN at Lewis & Clark

Postby Chanelgirl » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:28 pm

I think I'll probably withdraw when I get this email though... I wasn't as impressed with the school as I expected to be, and just got into SU.[/quote]


Why weren't you impressed? Can you elaborate on that a little bit? I didn't get a chance to visit (yet), but I am still considering L & C.




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