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tvaddicted
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Re: University of Washington

Postby tvaddicted » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:29 pm

jcl2 wrote:So does that mean that the first batch are all acceptances?


i would guess so...it would seem strange if rejecting people was high on their list of priorities since they have not accepted anyone yet.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:29 pm

My status checker now says "Decision Letter 2/03".

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Re: University of Washington

Postby tom1986 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:46 pm

williamholden1 wrote:Yeah, I'm aching. I've got into some schools, but I love the NW. And, frankly, I'd be happy to let anyone else have the NYU's and the Cornell's and all the NY big law they can swallow. I'm about the quality of life.


ditto that. I would kill to live in Seattle. UW is such a great school; its my top choice but I am a non-resident. Does anyone know how biased they are towards WA residents?

Also, is anyone else applying for the William Gates Public Service Scholarship???

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Re: University of Washington

Postby nepgoon » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:14 pm

They are heavily biased towards residents. I believe they are required by state law to enroll a class composed of appx. 50% Washington residents.


EDIT

70% is the goal according to "Faculty policy."

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Re: University of Washington

Postby Wes Henricksen » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:19 pm

nepgoon wrote:They are heavily biased towards residents. I believe they are required by state law to enroll a class composed of appx. 50% Washington residents.


EDIT

70% is the goal according to "Faculty policy."



Correct: UW Law strives to have a minimum of 70% Washington residents.
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pedal
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Re: University of Washington

Postby pedal » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:14 pm

Rsrcht wrote:There was an unconfirmed rumor about the Dean of Seattle U.


Where was this rumor?
Curious.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby bingo » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:45 pm

nepgoon wrote:They are heavily biased towards residents. I believe they are required by state law to enroll a class composed of appx. 50% Washington residents.


EDIT

70% is the goal according to "Faculty policy."


According to the 2008 statistics, only 60% of the incoming class was from washington.

Profile of the 2008 Entering Class

Applicants: 2392
Admitted: 601
Enrolled: 187
Median GPA: 3.72, Range: 75/25%: 3.85/3.52
Median LSAT: 163 (91st percentile), Range: 75/25%: 166/159
Women: 57%
Students of Color: 25%
Median Age: 24; Range: 18 - 44; 14% are 30+
WA Residents: 60%
Graduate degrees: 14% (4 PhDs)
Foreign Students: 6 (China-3,Taiwan, India, Korea)

They also say residency isn't a major factor....

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Re: University of Washington

Postby crystalhawkeye » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:52 pm

bingo wrote:
nepgoon wrote:They are heavily biased towards residents. I believe they are required by state law to enroll a class composed of appx. 50% Washington residents.


EDIT

70% is the goal according to "Faculty policy."


According to the 2008 statistics, only 60% of the incoming class was from washington.

Profile of the 2008 Entering Class

Applicants: 2392
Admitted: 601
Enrolled: 187
Median GPA: 3.72, Range: 75/25%: 3.85/3.52
Median LSAT: 163 (91st percentile), Range: 75/25%: 166/159
Women: 57%
Students of Color: 25%
Median Age: 24; Range: 18 - 44; 14% are 30+
WA Residents: 60%
Graduate degrees: 14% (4 PhDs)
Foreign Students: 6 (China-3,Taiwan, India, Korea)

They also say residency isn't a major factor....

18 and in LS??

nepgoon
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Re: University of Washington

Postby nepgoon » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:59 pm

Isn't a major factor means "we aren't dinging auto admits, but if you're on the fence, please be from washington"

And I never said 70 percent is a requirement. It's a goal.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby kalydscopeeyes » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:06 pm

I asked the representative from UW at a recent law school fair about residency preferences (I am from Oregon). She said that they don't favor Washingtonians, but that the majority of their admitted students tend to be from Washington due to geographical reasons/location. I don't know though...

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Re: University of Washington

Postby Anonymous0L » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:07 pm

kalydscopeeyes wrote:I asked the representative from UW at a recent law school fair about residency preferences (I am from Oregon). She said that they don't favor Washingtonians, but that the majority of their admitted students tend to be from Washington due to geographical reasons/location. I don't know though...



This is the same deal with Wisconsin and California public schools. They get the majority of their applications from their state, so there is no "boost".

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Re: University of Washington

Postby pedal » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:13 pm

Has anyone (else) visited the campus or met with admissions. How was your experience?

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Re: University of Washington

Postby emoticons777 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:14 pm

Jwatson wrote:
kalydscopeeyes wrote:I asked the representative from UW at a recent law school fair about residency preferences (I am from Oregon). She said that they don't favor Washingtonians, but that the majority of their admitted students tend to be from Washington due to geographical reasons/location. I don't know though...



This is the same deal with Wisconsin and California public schools. They get the majority of their applications from their state, so there is no "boost".


Only kind of. Washington states that they have a residency goal, and California has no such requirement or goal.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby Anonymous0L » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:16 pm

emoticons777 wrote:
Jwatson wrote:
kalydscopeeyes wrote:I asked the representative from UW at a recent law school fair about residency preferences (I am from Oregon). She said that they don't favor Washingtonians, but that the majority of their admitted students tend to be from Washington due to geographical reasons/location. I don't know though...



This is the same deal with Wisconsin and California public schools. They get the majority of their applications from their state, so there is no "boost".


Only kind of. Washington states that they have a residency goal, and California has no such requirement or goal.


Wisconsin has such goal stated though. North Carolina on the other hand, boosts its residents like crazy.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby WAsRuralTransplant » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:20 pm

pedal wrote:Has anyone (else) visited the campus or met with admissions. How was your experience?


I'm originally from WA. All I can say about the campus (and the state in general) is that it's gorgeous and provides an excellent mix of city living and rural escape...

...but I'm biased.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby pedal » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:42 pm

WAsRuralTransplant wrote:
pedal wrote:Has anyone (else) visited the campus or met with admissions. How was your experience?


I'm originally from WA. All I can say about the campus (and the state in general) is that it's gorgeous and provides an excellent mix of city living and rural escape...

...but I'm biased.


Hey transplant. you should see it here today: one of those odd warm February days. Fifty+ degrees...sunny...mountains are all out...well, you know what I'm talking about! The rain will undoubtedly return I know but, sheesh, these days are just brilliant!

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Re: University of Washington

Postby luckygehrig » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:47 pm

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Re: University of Washington

Postby WAsRuralTransplant » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:08 pm

pedal wrote:
WAsRuralTransplant wrote:
pedal wrote:Has anyone (else) visited the campus or met with admissions. How was your experience?


I'm originally from WA. All I can say about the campus (and the state in general) is that it's gorgeous and provides an excellent mix of city living and rural escape...

...but I'm biased.


Hey transplant. you should see it here today: one of those odd warm February days. Fifty+ degrees...sunny...mountains are all out...well, you know what I'm talking about! The rain will undoubtedly return I know but, sheesh, these days are just brilliant!


I'm from the East side (Wenatchee), but if I had to choose a major city to live in it would be Seattle (Western WA). After living in Los Angeles, D.C., and Asia, I'm done with "experiencing life in other places."

In my eyes, you can't really beat the quality of life in the Northwest. Ideally, I would love to end back on the eastern side of the mountains, but I would be content with the Seattle area...at least for a few years.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby nepgoon » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:51 pm

West coast letters anyone?

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Re: University of Washington

Postby Marmot » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:05 pm

luckygehrig wrote:
pedal wrote:Has anyone (else) visited the campus or met with admissions. How was your experience?


I visited last October and really enjoyed it. My meeting only lasted about ten minutes, but I really like the law school building and the campus in general. The visit definitely made it one of my top choices.


Back when I lived in Seattle, I was always impressed by UW's campus, which is both beautiful and well-situated in the city. The law building is new, spacious, and pretty.

Additionally, when I spoke with the admissions supervisor, she was very nice. The phone conversations I had with staff to sort out some wrinkles were also great.

I really, really hope I get in.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby natelaw » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:41 pm

Any one get letters yet? I think mine will show up today (I live about an hour from campus), but I will not be home to check it till 830pm.

As far as the campus, I have visited the Law and met with a few admissions people.

Its a new building, very modern looking, lots of huge glass windows. Very nice facilities. Its directly in the UW Undergrad Campus, which is amazing. Very green, lots of trees, old buildings. Only bad part is, long ass walk if you drive. Other than that, love the area/facilities. Alot of good food/bars in the area on 45th/University way.

I'll post later if my letter shows up. Good luck everyone waiting.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby newcritic » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:59 pm

My status checker went to decision today and said that the letter was mailed. I'm 165/3.38 (out of undergrad 9 years) so it looks like I'm a reach, even being a WA resident. Here's hoping. I'm still dying to hear from LC as well (went decision on 1/28).

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Re: University of Washington

Postby secondshiaprince » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:07 pm

Current Status: In Review
Current Status Date: 1/15/2009


Hmmm, I'm a 167 / 3.58, wonder if they'll decide soon on me.

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Re: University of Washington

Postby bingo » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:17 pm

newcritic wrote:My status checker went to decision today and said that the letter was mailed. I'm 165/3.38 (out of undergrad 9 years) so it looks like I'm a reach, even being a WA resident. Here's hoping. I'm still dying to hear from LC as well (went decision on 1/28).


when did you go complete?

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Re: University of Washington

Postby newcritic » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:20 pm

bingo wrote:
newcritic wrote:My status checker went to decision today and said that the letter was mailed. I'm 165/3.38 (out of undergrad 9 years) so it looks like I'm a reach, even being a WA resident. Here's hoping. I'm still dying to hear from LC as well (went decision on 1/28).


when did you go complete?


On the 15th - I called to make sure that my Dean's Cert letters had arrived last week and got a very curt "yes everything is complete." I don't know if that's a good sign or bad. The staff had been very talkative and VERY helpful when I contacted them before.




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