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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Clever username » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:13 pm

But how would doing that ever give them the chance to raise their percentiles? I would think those would be more valuable in terms of rankings than YP.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby TheRyanocerous » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:14 pm

katjust wrote: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).

It makes sence why they do it... It just makes it hard for peopel that are applying...

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby tchadwick » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:16 pm

The other factor that I thought might play into it could be that they were waiting for Student Aid Reports to come in, from the FAFSA? That way, they might be able to offer you more of a scholarship with your acceptance? Of course, this is only true if they are making scholarship offers at the same time as acceptances... I don't know if that's the case...

Hmmmmmmmmmm... I applied to one other state school, and they have not started making any decisions at all yet, either.

Also, I applied to 2 other public schools (George Mason & William and Mary). GMU had a fairly quick turn around, but W&M says they won't send out "the majority" of decisions until the third week of March.

Sooo, those of you who are only really waiting around on Oregon - rest assured that this is not a unique situation, at least!

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby newcritic » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:18 pm

I read that UofO was a bit stingy (that can't possibly be how that's spelled...) with the financial aid. Anyone know anything on this front?

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby TheRyanocerous » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:22 pm

newcritic wrote:I read that UofO was a bit stingy (that can't possibly be how that's spelled...) with the financial aid. Anyone know anything on this front?

They give out next to nothing... 75th percentile in both GPA and LSAT will get you 5K from what I have heard...

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Clever username » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:23 pm

newcritic wrote:I read that UofO was a bit stingy (that can't possibly be how that's spelled...) with the financial aid. Anyone know anything on this front?


Their tuition is already relatively low, both for in- and out-of-state, so perhaps that has something to do with it.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby TheRyanocerous » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:29 pm

Clever username wrote:
newcritic wrote:I read that UofO was a bit stingy (that can't possibly be how that's spelled...) with the financial aid. Anyone know anything on this front?


Their tuition is already relatively low, both for in- and out-of-state, so perhaps that has something to do with it.


Defiantly... The biggest scholarship they give out for most people is 8K which brings the cost of attendance to 12K for in state... cost of living is around 10K so you can get by on 22K a year... not too bad...

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Clever username » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:31 pm

Anyone else intrigued by the school-owned houses you can rent? They seem pretty cool.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby flynhawaiian » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:49 pm

yah i saw those they were neat, then i looked on craigslist and you can find a house for about the same price thats not university owned =/...

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby tchadwick » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:55 pm

TheRyanocerous wrote:Defiantly... The biggest scholarship they give out for most people is 8K which brings the cost of attendance to 12K for in state... cost of living is around 10K so you can get by on 22K a year... not too bad...


Hey, every bit of scholarship $$ counts!

All of you who are in-state are so lucky. It sucks that for me to get in-state, I'd have to go to University of Missouri.... not that it's a bad school at all, but .. not exciting. Neither is the the only other public law school here, which is University of Missouri - Kansas City, and that's a tier-3...

I want to come to Oregon!!

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby TheRyanocerous » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:57 pm

tchadwick wrote:
TheRyanocerous wrote:Defiantly... The biggest scholarship they give out for most people is 8K which brings the cost of attendance to 12K for in state... cost of living is around 10K so you can get by on 22K a year... not too bad...


Hey, every bit of scholarship $$ counts!

All of you who are in-state are so lucky. It sucks that for me to get in-state, I'd have to go to University of Missouri.... not that it's a bad school at all, but .. not exciting. Neither is the the only other public law school here, which is University of Missouri - Kansas City, and that's a tier-3...

I want to come to Oregon!!


lol... I imagine we feel pretty similarly about our schools that you fell about yours. It’s all relative.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby pdennis1000 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:01 pm

Clever username wrote:Anyone else intrigued by the school-owned houses you can rent? They seem pretty cool.


UO's houses are pretty nice and the graduate "dorms" are actually really nice as well. With the exception of some of the family housing apartments, much of the school-owned housing is right around the law school.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby flynhawaiian » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:02 pm

I actually wonder if you can ask for family housing if you have a fiancee or you have to be married.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby tchadwick » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:21 pm

flynhawaiian wrote:I actually wonder if you can ask for family housing if you have a fiancee or you have to be married.


I might check into this some time. I'm a married woman. :)
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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby ShelleyVA » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:30 pm

flynhawaiian wrote:I actually wonder if you can ask for family housing if you have a fiancee or you have to be married.


You might be able to get "partner" status.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby tchadwick » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:45 pm

pdennis1000 wrote:With the exception of some of the family housing apartments, much of the school-owned housing is right around the law school.


I can't seem to find any info about these school-owned family housing apartments (for married peoples and such). Do you (or anyone else) know of a website address where they give some details??

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby icarter » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:50 pm

I have a really nice place in Eugene that I may be renting starting this summer if anyone is interested.
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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby flynhawaiian » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:50 pm

--LinkRemoved--

If UO lets me in I'll probably hit you up :-)

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby tchadwick » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:59 pm

flynhawaiian wrote:http://housing.uoregon.edu/apartments/eligibility.php

If UO lets me in I'll probably hit you up :-)



OMG, that is great. Thanks!

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby ShelleyVA » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:51 am

tchadwick wrote:
pdennis1000 wrote:With the exception of some of the family housing apartments, much of the school-owned housing is right around the law school.


I can't seem to find any info about these school-owned family housing apartments (for married peoples and such). Do you (or anyone else) know of a website address where they give some details??


If you go to uoregon.edu, under the "Parents and Families" tab there is a housing button. Click on that and PDF maps will be available to give you some idea of what you're looking at. You can also contact housing at (541) 346-4277. The biggest family housing complex is Spencer View. Standard 2 or possibly 3 bedroom apartments? I've only been in one once, but they seem very livable. Spencer View is about a 10 minute bike ride, probably 20 minute walk, 5 minute bus ride + 10 minute walk to the Law School. There is also the "East Campus Graduate Housing" which is about 30 seconds away from the Law School. It's a small building and I've never been in it, so I don't know how many units are in it or anything.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby newcritic » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:25 pm

Checking LSN from last year it looks like the first acceptances were received around February 22nd. Is there any reason to not expect a similar date this year?

Anyone know stats or data on UofO vs. LC for job prospects in the Oregon I5 corridor?

If this has already been discussed - mea culpa.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby nepgoon » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:29 pm

TheRyanocerous wrote:
Clever username wrote:
newcritic wrote:I read that UofO was a bit stingy (that can't possibly be how that's spelled...) with the financial aid. Anyone know anything on this front?


Their tuition is already relatively low, both for in- and out-of-state, so perhaps that has something to do with it.


Defiantly... The biggest scholarship they give out for most people is 8K which brings the cost of attendance to 12K for in state... cost of living is around 10K so you can get by on 22K a year... not too bad...



Too true, and this is a really poor method of conducting financial aid. UO stalls in the rankings because they routinely fail to court high-caliber in-states. They do this for all of their programs, not just law. I've seen MIT full-rides get "great" scholly offers from Oregon of $1000. Whoo hoo. Worthless.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby boone » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:32 pm

They're defiantly stingy? Like the ABA is telling them to give scholarships but they just won't? Well that's mean.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby nepgoon » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:34 pm

Great appearances by "sence" and "peopel" in this thread as well.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby newcritic » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:38 pm

boone wrote:They're defiantly stingy? Like the ABA is telling them to give scholarships but they just won't? Well that's mean.


Adverbs are fun. At work, we got a kick out of the Bush quote where he mentioned speaking "hispanically."




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