The Zeppelin wrote:
general100 wrote:As an undergraduate alum of Washington and Lee and a W&L Law candidate, I would strongly urge everyone to consider writing the optional essay. Honor is sacrosanct on the W&L campus -- in a way that might be inconceivable to someone who has never made a trip to Lexington -- and I am confident that it figures prominently in admissions decisions at both the undergraduate and law divisions. If integrity and ethical conduct are the cornerstones of the institution, why would you pass up the opportunity to discuss your experiences in that realm?
Mind sharing your personal thoughts on Lexington?
Sure -- feel free to PM me if you have any specific questions. I just graduated from W&L undergrad in June and am taking this year to work in DC. Though the undergrad and law divisions are separated in a variety of ways -- socially, there's very little interaction between law students and undergraduates, and the campuses are actually physically separated by a creek -- I took a joint class in the law school comprised by 2Ls and 3Ls and undergrad seniors last Spring. It was an unbelievable experience and really made me consider going to law school there for the first time.
A lot of people are perhaps rightfully concerned that going to law school in an area as remote as Lexington might pose problems upon graduation, but I generally didn't find that to be the case. Yes, I'm pretty sure that last year was rough (where wasn't it?), but on the whole, I got the impression that W&L students were just as competitive, if not more so, than students at peer schools who compete for jobs in the same markets...