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A'nold
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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby A'nold » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:44 am

kimber1028 wrote:
A'nold wrote:
ShelleyVA wrote:Snail mail that came today.

3.6/161

Edit: You know we're referring to Willamette at this point right? No word yet from U of O :|



I only applied to Willamette, not L&C or UO, so yeah, this is definitely what I wanted to know. :D


A'nold, are you going to the open house next Saturday?


Yes, I am, are you going?

To the Seattle U. comment: They are not going to be "climbing the rankings" probably for the rest of their existence. I predict that they will never reach the 60's and maybe top out in the high 70's. They are not that great and there are just too many good schools out there that are better. Trust me on this one, I know that school very well.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby kimber1028 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:47 am

A'nold wrote:
kimber1028 wrote:
A'nold wrote:
ShelleyVA wrote:Snail mail that came today.

3.6/161

Edit: You know we're referring to Willamette at this point right? No word yet from U of O :|



I only applied to Willamette, not L&C or UO, so yeah, this is definitely what I wanted to know. :D


A'nold, are you going to the open house next Saturday?


Yes, I am, are you going?.


I am! We'll have to say hello. What mini info sessions do you think you'll go to?

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby A'nold » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:51 am

kimber1028 wrote:
A'nold wrote:
kimber1028 wrote:
ShelleyVA wrote:Snail mail that came today.

3.6/161

Edit: You know we're referring to Willamette at this point right? No word yet from U of O :|



I only applied to Willamette, not L&C or UO, so yeah, this is definitely what I wanted to know. :D


A'nold, are you going to the open house next Saturday?


Yes, I am, are you going?.


I am! We'll have to say hello. What mini info sessions do you think you'll go to?[/quote]

Great! Hmmmm......I didn't know there WERE mini info sessions........update me? Also, is Willamette one of your top choices? Where else did you apply? They've been very nice so far.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby kimber1028 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:41 am

I am! We'll have to say hello. What mini info sessions do you think you'll go to?


Great! Hmmmm......I didn't know there WERE mini info sessions........update me? Also, is Willamette one of your top choices? Where else did you apply? They've been very nice so far.


Willamette's either my #1 or #2... depends on $$ and whether or not L&C accepts me. I live in Portland now and can't really move at this point, so will commute if I have to. In fact, I've even considered commuting to Eugene for U of O if for some reason L&C and Willamette don't pan out... yeah, fun... my brother lives there, though, so at least I'd have a place to crash!

The mini info sessions they're offering are:

Admission and Financial Aid
Business/Corporate Law
Clinical Law Program and Public Interest Law
Criminal Law
Dispute Resolution
Family Law
International Law
Law and Government
Law Student Life
Sustainability Law

You can attend up to six. Check out the link at: http://www.willamette.edu/wucl/admissio ... /index.php. It goes a bit more in depth and has the RSVP form, if you haven't already submitted that. Oh, and I'm copying this post to the "lower tier NW law schools" one... may turn out to be useful info for some. I think we're kind of monopolizing the U of O forum anyways. :)

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby n8tiveprincess » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:53 am

Whitty wrote:
pdennis1000 wrote:
Whitty wrote:Oregon and L&C here too....sigh.



I'm hoping we each get into both. We can then commiserate trying to decide between the two. :D




Indeed :wink:

And no, I didnt bother with Willamette, not sure why. I had a fw but I just wasnt interested for some reason.


Oregon native--If I go to school in OR L&C and UO are my picks...for some reason I don't think Willamette sounds interesting either::but maybe thats because I live near salem....

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby n8tiveprincess » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:54 am

A'nold wrote:
kimber1028 wrote:
A'nold wrote:
ShelleyVA wrote:Snail mail that came today.

3.6/161

Edit: You know we're referring to Willamette at this point right? No word yet from U of O :|



I only applied to Willamette, not L&C or UO, so yeah, this is definitely what I wanted to know. :D


A'nold, are you going to the open house next Saturday?


Yes, I am, are you going?

To the Seattle U. comment: They are not going to be "climbing the rankings" probably for the rest of their existence. I predict that they will never reach the 60's and maybe top out in the high 70's. They are not that great and there are just too many good schools out there that are better. Trust me on this one, I know that school very well.




Sorry to butt in::I'm going too!! Hope to see you guys there how funny =)

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby A'nold » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:59 am

n8tiveprincess wrote:
A'noldquote="A'nold wrote:
ShelleyVA wrote:Snail mail that came today.

3.6/161

Edit: You know we're referring to Willamette at this point right? No word yet from U of O :|



I only applied to Willamette, not L&C or UO, so yeah, this is definitely what I wanted to know. :D


A'nold, are you going to the open house next Saturday?


Yes, I am, are you going?

To the Seattle U. comment: They are not going to be "climbing the rankings" probably for the rest of their existence. I predict that they will never reach the 60's and maybe top out in the high 70's. They are not that great and there are just too many good schools out there that are better. Trust me on this one, I know that school very well.[/quote]



Sorry to butt in::I'm going too!! Hope to see you guys there how funny =)[/quote]



Hey, at least I'll know what you look like!

As far as what mini-sections I'll go to, I'll probably hit up the government and the criminal law sections.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby icarter » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:16 am

I contacted the dean and got the following information:

Dear ME,

I really appreciate your patience as we go through the admissions cycle this year. We have not yet made any final decisions on applicants, but we hope to soon as we are deep into the review process at this point. Historically, our decision making window is February through May. Given when you applied, I would assume you'd be reviewed/notified sooner than later, but of course I cannot guarantee anything beyond the February to May window. I hope this helps!

Thank you again for applying. Let me know if I can help with anything further along the way.

Best,


I hope this helps those who are waiting!!

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby nmazsd » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:16 pm

icarter wrote:I contacted the dean and got the following information:

Dear ME,

I really appreciate your patience as we go through the admissions cycle this year. We have not yet made any final decisions on applicants, but we hope to soon as we are deep into the review process at this point. Historically, our decision making window is February through May. Given when you applied, I would assume you'd be reviewed/notified sooner than later, but of course I cannot guarantee anything beyond the February to May window. I hope this helps!

Thank you again for applying. Let me know if I can help with anything further along the way.

Best,


I hope this helps those who are waiting!!



Thanks....just curious, when did you receive this and when did you go complete?

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby newcritic » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:31 pm

It seems like lots of schools require seat deposits sometime in April. Is it just a fact of applicant/admissions life that you may have to bail on a school after your've paid the seat deposit? If UofO is sending out letters that late, it seems like it could put some pressure on folks (like me) who have applied to the three Oregon law schools.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Clever username » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:00 pm

newcritic wrote:It seems like lots of schools require seat deposits sometime in April. Is it just a fact of applicant/admissions life that you may have to bail on a school after your've paid the seat deposit? If UofO is sending out letters that late, it seems like it could put some pressure on folks (like me) who have applied to the three Oregon law schools.


When did you apply? Seems like Oregon likes to send out decisions in corresponding order.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby newcritic » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:09 am

Clever username wrote:
newcritic wrote:It seems like lots of schools require seat deposits sometime in April. Is it just a fact of applicant/admissions life that you may have to bail on a school after your've paid the seat deposit? If UofO is sending out letters that late, it seems like it could put some pressure on folks (like me) who have applied to the three Oregon law schools.


When did you apply? Seems like Oregon likes to send out decisions in corresponding order.


I was complete sometime in November and sent them addendum whem my December LSAT was considerably higher than the first score. I was just curious because I see lots of people from the previous year from lots of schools getting accepted late April on LSN. Anywho, of the schools I think I have a shot at, UofO is one of my top picks, if not the top.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby smalltown » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:37 am

Just in case anyone is wondering, I'm close to the editor in chief of the law review at Oregon and she has really enjoyed her experience at the school. I've been there several times, and I've always got a good feeling about it.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby icarter » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:59 pm

nmazsd wrote:
icarter wrote:I contacted the dean and got the following information:

Dear ME,

I really appreciate your patience as we go through the admissions cycle this year. We have not yet made any final decisions on applicants, but we hope to soon as we are deep into the review process at this point. Historically, our decision making window is February through May. Given when you applied, I would assume you'd be reviewed/notified sooner than later, but of course I cannot guarantee anything beyond the February to May window. I hope this helps!

Thank you again for applying. Let me know if I can help with anything further along the way.

Best,


I hope this helps those who are waiting!!



Thanks....just curious, when did you receive this and when did you go complete?


I met with one of the deans last year to learn more about the school and have kept in touch so I contacted her to find out what the timeline for decisions is. I went complete back in October. let me know if you have any more questions!

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby nmazsd » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:27 pm

icarter wrote:
nmazsd wrote:
icarter wrote:I contacted the dean and got the following information:

Dear ME,

I really appreciate your patience as we go through the admissions cycle this year. We have not yet made any final decisions on applicants, but we hope to soon as we are deep into the review process at this point. Historically, our decision making window is February through May. Given when you applied, I would assume you'd be reviewed/notified sooner than later, but of course I cannot guarantee anything beyond the February to May window. I hope this helps!

Thank you again for applying. Let me know if I can help with anything further along the way.

Best,


I hope this helps those who are waiting!!



Thanks....just curious, when did you receive this and when did you go complete?


I met with one of the deans last year to learn more about the school and have kept in touch so I contacted her to find out what the timeline for decisions is. I went complete back in October. let me know if you have any more questions!


Thanks....here's to waiting it out! Good luck everyone! Hope we start hearing something soon....

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby TheRyanocerous » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:28 pm

So when do you think we start hearing back? I'm setting the over under at March 1st and I'm going to say over... Any thoughts?

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby icarter » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:30 pm

TheRyanocerous wrote:So when do you think we start hearing back? I'm setting the over under at March 1st and I'm going to say over... Any thoughts?


When did you apply? I applied in October and expect to hear back within 2 weeks (educated guess).

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby TheRyanocerous » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:32 pm

icarter wrote:
TheRyanocerous wrote:So when do you think we start hearing back? I'm setting the over under at March 1st and I'm going to say over... Any thoughts?


When did you apply? I applied in October and expect to hear back within 2 weeks (educated guess).

I applied in mid December and every one I have talked to at U of O has basically told me they don’t even look at Apps till feb... So I think I got a while...

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby icarter » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:40 pm

Yea I'd guess March 21st for you. No real basis for that but I know that they are getting ready to send out letters shortly for the early applicants.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby TheRyanocerous » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:53 pm

icarter wrote:Yea I'd guess March 21st for you. No real basis for that but I know that they are getting ready to send out letters shortly for the early applicants.

Yeah I wish I had gotten my apps off sooner... These waits are killing me... U of O better let me know before then I need to know what my options are before seat deposit deadlines start coming up.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Clever username » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:57 pm

They said in the confirmation e-mail they don't start looking at apps until February. If you look at LSN over the past few years, the earliest people found out was in the fourth week of February. The earlier you applied, the earlier you found out. I'm guessing that trend will continue.

Is anyone else turned off by this?

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby newcritic » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:58 pm

TheRyanocerous wrote:
icarter wrote:Yea I'd guess March 21st for you. No real basis for that but I know that they are getting ready to send out letters shortly for the early applicants.

Yeah I wish I had gotten my apps off sooner... These waits are killing me... U of O better let me know before then I need to know what my options are before seat deposit deadlines start coming up.


Simon, esse

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby TheRyanocerous » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:00 pm

Clever username wrote:They said in the confirmation e-mail they don't start looking at apps until February. If you look at LSN over the past few years, the earliest people found out was in the fourth week of February. The earlier you applied, the earlier you found out. I'm guessing that trend will continue.

Is anyone else turned off by this?


It’s pretty ridiculous how late they start reviewing simply because it really doesn’t give you that much time to consider them before you have to make a decision and start paying deposits... I find it a little frustrating...

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby newcritic » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:03 pm

TheRyanocerous wrote:
Clever username wrote:They said in the confirmation e-mail they don't start looking at apps until February. If you look at LSN over the past few years, the earliest people found out was in the fourth week of February. The earlier you applied, the earlier you found out. I'm guessing that trend will continue.

Is anyone else turned off by this?


It’s pretty ridiculous how late they start reviewing simply because it really doesn’t give you that much time to consider them before you have to make a decision and start paying deposits... I find it a little frustrating...


I think they're doing it to keep an eye on their yield. Wouldn't most people bound for the Berkleys and Harvards of the world know by late February? Maybe this gives them a better view of who would accept an offer of admission.

The waiting does suck, though, no two ways about that.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby katjust » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:07 pm

I think that YP is a big part of it. Many people will withdraw by February without U of O every having to accept them. It improves acceptance rate (makes it look lower) and yield (makes it higher).




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