Alpine wrote:I am applying next year, but I am under the impression that UW doesn't give merit based aid to out-of-state students, is this true? Though, that graduate student waiver is pretty hefty, regardless. Also, is it correct to assume that lower T14 schools will place significantly better in Seattle, or will a diploma for UW fair better? I can't seem to find any information that says one way or the other. All I have heard are rumors that say Seattle is near impossible to break into as a fresh-out graduate.
I went to a reception for pre-law students at Perkins Coie, which is one of the bigger, fancier Seattle-based firms. They said that of the current first year associates, the only non-UW/SU grads were from Columbia and Yale. Basically, UW is the best for the local market, unless you go t14 or have ties to Seattle (ie from here originally, go away to law school). I don't think you'd have trouble coming out of Gtown/NW/Cornell etc. But like someone already said, you wouldn't necessarily have an advantage either.