University of Oregon Law

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Rocky Estoppel
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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Rocky Estoppel » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:56 pm

Accepted today with a $4000 renewable scholarship. :D

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Half » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:58 pm

kak23 wrote:Accepted today with a $4000 renewable scholarship. :D


Congrats! Was it via snail mail?

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Rocky Estoppel
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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Rocky Estoppel » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:59 pm

Half wrote:
kak23 wrote:Accepted today with a $4000 renewable scholarship. :D


Congrats! Was it via snail mail?

Yes, large envelope.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby ShelleyVA » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:13 pm

Just got the e-mail for Admitted Students Day. Who is going?

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby kimber1028 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:19 pm

I am!! :mrgreen:

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby 21124 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:17 pm

just received my acceptance with 7k per year. i would for sure attend, if it was guaranteed that i could work as general counsel for nike, but i don't think that is the case. lol

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby thefalls » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:38 pm

Withdrew this week, so someone else should be getting my $5,000/yr scholarship. Hope it's somebody here!

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Cal4future » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:02 pm

Accepted today!

I might be going unless I get a miracle from Notre Dame.

Thanks to all who withdrew!

:)

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby kimber1028 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:18 pm

Congrats, Cal4future! Are you going to the ASD later this month?

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Rocky Estoppel » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:29 pm

I would love to go to ASD but I can't afford the travel expenses. Oregon intrigues me though. It's still more expensive, even with a scholarship, than other schools I've been accepted to but I think I would really like to live in the PNW.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Cal4future » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:33 pm

Congrats, Cal4future! Are you going to the ASD later this month?


Good question. I haven't really thought about that yet :)

I suppose I will unless I am accepted at Notre Dame in the next couple days.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Cal4future » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:24 pm

I can't attend the ASD. I just realized I have a retreat with the fiance for pre-marriage stuff.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:24 pm

Ding Ding Ding! It was nice of them to take the time to reject me more than a week after I withdrew my application. :lol:

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby emoticons777 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:26 am

In today, but I am going to have a problem choosing it over L&C and even Loyola LA. How are you guys justifying it over l&C specifially?

Dates/Stats:
applied 2/26
complete 3/19
letter 3/27
award 3k
160/3.89

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby geoffree » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:41 am

Giles Rich wrote:
bhut13 wrote:I hope you're joking. What a terrible place to live.


It's all a matter of perspective. I had a super nice house for 150K less than my current house in Jersey. They have great restaurants, breweries (ECB), dog parks and things to do outdoors. The main issue was employment, but I was lucky to work for one of the more succesful companies there.


And anarchists :) I love Oregon, especially Eugene and Seaside.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Cal4future » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:07 am

How are you guys justifying it over l&C specifially?


Most people outside of the Northwest have never even heard of L&C in my experience.

Here in Denver, U of O enjoys a good reputation according to a partner at a large firm I'm family friends with.

Also, they have a great football team and tuition is very low.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby kimber1028 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:29 am

I'm from Oregon, so in-state tuition at UO and identical career prospects to L&C make UO a no-brainer favorite for me. Also, Cal4future, it's great to know that UO holds a more expansive positive reputation that L&C does.

The thing I've noticed about UO's reputation is that the law program is known for its well-roundedness; instead of simply having one program that is nationally known, there are several programs ranked in the top 10 in their categories (environmental, dispute resolution, and legal writing). Also, the building is gorgeous (esp. when compared to L&C--most of L&C's classrooms are literally boxes with no windows), and I like the campus feel much more. I attended UO undergrad for three of my four years, and I absolutely love the campus and Eugene. L&C felt more like a commuter law school when I visited, which I didn't like. It seemed like a majority of the students lived off-campus and only came for classes, which would likely hinder study group opportunities and so forth.

Overall, I think UO provides more options at a better cost than L&C does. I adore L&C--always have--but most of that lies in the fact that it's in Portland, which is highly convenient for me. Although I'll have to relocate to attend UO, I definitely think the benefits that I'll see coming out of school there will exceed the benefits I'd reap coming from Lewis and Clark or another school.
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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Cal4future » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:56 am

As far as reputation goes, University of Oregon as an institution is more widely known than Lewis and Clark. This may not be too important to some but when I say I went to XXX school, it would be nice if people knew what I was talking about, not just other lawyers.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby emoticons777 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:25 pm

I'm more interested in employment prospects in Portland, I feel L&C may have an edge there - correct?

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby DCDuck » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:50 pm

I would say both U Oregon and L&C will give you good job prospects in Portland. They're about equal if you stay anywhere in Oregon, really, at least in regard to jobs.

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby kimber1028 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:08 pm

DCDuck wrote:I would say both U Oregon and L&C will give you good job prospects in Portland. They're about equal if you stay anywhere in Oregon, really, at least in regard to jobs.


TITCR. I live in Portland now and have talked to a few representatives from large and mid-size firms here, and all of the attorneys I've spoken with speak just as highly of UO as L&C--they are both regarded well in the city. I've also spoken candidly with a couple of friends who are starting (1-3 year) associates, and they feel the same way. I've been told specifically by several practicing lawyers that L&C will offer no additional edge when compared with UO. If you definitely want to cement your chances in Portland, look for work here during the summers, instead of in Eugene (which also shouldn't be a problem, based on the information I've been given). Hope that helps!

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Rocky Estoppel
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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby Rocky Estoppel » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:11 pm

If they are equal, wouldn't it just be easier to stay in Portland during the summer and work?

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby kimber1028 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:14 pm

UO is a lot cheaper in-state, though, so it's a big difference over 3 years (my savings will be 30k just based on tuition).

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby kalydscopeeyes » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:15 pm

My personal opinion, as a lifelong Portlander, UO undergrad alumni, and employee of a lawyer in Portland... they are pretty much the same. Arguably, with UO you have a much wider alumni/networking base and name recognition. And, in my opinion, probably a better quality of "student life." If I didn't get into UW I'd be choosing between the two and would probably end up choosing UO, even though my employer wants me to stay in Portland and work with him while going to L&C. The cost difference (no scholarship love from LC) is a huge factor, and it's just a "different feel" at L&C. Reminded me of Portland State University, where I went freshman year of UG... so many commuters and people who just wanted to get through school, where as at UO it was a different "pace," people are there for the school experience, not just to get a degree. Also, my boss, a UO grad (whose former law partner was a L&C grad) thinks the two are pretty equally represented but leans toward UO has being more academically and intellectually rigorous.

Also, the people I know from UO UG who are now at the law school down there LOVE it. LOVE it. One person I know who graduated from L&C Law is having a hard time finding work across the country, and was working at a big box store for awhile...

That's my 2 cents!

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Re: University of Oregon Law

Postby emoticons777 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:21 pm

Does anyone have any actual data/employment numbers? I can't seem to find anything recent for UO




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