BigFatPanda wrote:The campus is impressive and the law building is ok. However, by talking to 1L and 2L, the distinct impression that i have is that the majority of them do not have summer employment and are usually doing clinics (with $2000 stipend from the school or local county). Also, those 3L who are at the median are more likely to be unemploy upon graduation than not (at least for this year). And the focus of how UW market itself revolves around its clinics and its influence on the state government.
I dunno about median not being employed, the majority of students I talked to had jobs lined up. But to be fair I didn't pry into what they paid or anything like that, so it's hard to tell. And tbf, almost nobody gets paid employment during your 1L year, so clinics imo are a much better option than an unpaid internship or summer program. Although that kind of flips around during second year summer. I also liked the flexibility you have after your first year, in regards to time to graduate and options, etc. If you find a sweet winter internship or gig, there are absolutely no issues with just sitting out a semester or just doing class part time.