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Re: U Washington

Postby chrisokc » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:50 pm

Man, I was one of the first ones to go blank last Wednesday. Nothing in the mail yet.

Wonder if it means they're holding off on mailing the rejections?

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Re: U Washington

Postby yeff » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:59 pm

Went blank some time today.....

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Re: U Washington

Postby Neelio » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:34 pm

ChairmanWow wrote:Ah!! Checker just went blank within the hour. 166/3.14

I'm on the east coast, so I'm likely to be waiting this out for a few more days.



what do you mean by blank? just the decision section? and when did you apply?

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Re: U Washington

Postby ChairmanWow » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:50 pm

Neelio wrote:
ChairmanWow wrote:Ah!! Checker just went blank within the hour. 166/3.14

I'm on the east coast, so I'm likely to be waiting this out for a few more days.



what do you mean by blank? just the decision section? and when did you apply?



Yeah, the Status box in the upper right.

It had been "In Review" with a date, but now those two lines are gone. It still shows Term/Year/ProgramTime/Degree above.

I submitted on Oct 1 and had it received by Oct 9. My undergrad took its time with the Form B though, so I didn't go complete until Nov 5.

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Re: U Washington

Postby reebtoor » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:13 pm

In via snail mail! 3.67/165 in state. Went blank kind of late on Thursday.

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Re: U Washington

Postby jacquimarie » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:52 pm

Went blank on thursday, in via snail mail today, in Salt Lake City.

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Re: U Washington

Postby mango26 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:42 am

Congrats to all of the people who were accepted today!!

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Tweek
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Re: U Washington

Postby Tweek » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:53 am

Hi everyone, first post but I have been following this thread fairly obsessively for a few days now! Just thought I'd log on to give a glimmer of hope to some of you who are in blank status checker limbo... I had my status checker go blank last week along with many of you (I think it was wednesday or thursday?) and received my acceptance letter by snail mail today! There is a very strong chance that I will end up attending, although I'm still waiting to hear from several schools.

"Application received" email on December 18. Stats are 160 LSAT (horrid) and circa 3.6 GPA from a T15 undergrad. I'm a minority/international (US resident now) but not URM and so far haven't seen much of a minority boost in other decisions, although it may have played a part. Either way I'm not complaining :mrgreen: Softs are nothing special, but have a few years of solid work experience in the US and abroad.

I had already gotten into my safeties, but it feels really good to finally get into a school that I would truly be excited to attend!

Good luck to all of you who are still waiting.

EDIT: I'm out of state.

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Re: U Washington

Postby kalvano » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:54 am

It would appear (oh please God) that they are balancing more LSAT and GPA instead of the past preference for a high GPA.

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Re: U Washington

Postby mango26 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:57 am

Tweek wrote:Hi everyone, first post but I have been following this thread fairly obsessively for a few days now! Just thought I'd log on to give a glimmer of hope to some of you who are in blank status checker limbo... I had my status checker go blank last week along with many of you (I think it was wednesday or thursday?) and received my acceptance letter by snail mail today! There is a very strong chance that I will end up attending, although I'm still waiting to hear from several schools.

"Application received" email on December 18. Stats are 160 LSAT (horrid) and circa 3.6 GPA from a T15 undergrad. I'm a minority/international (US resident now) but not URM and so far haven't seen much of a minority boost in other decisions, although it may have played a part. Either way I'm not complaining :mrgreen: Softs are nothing special, but have a few years of solid work experience in the US and abroad.

I had already gotten into my safeties, but it feels really good to finally get into a school that I would truly be excited to attend!

Good luck to all of you who are still waiting.

EDIT: I'm out of state.


Congrats!! This gives me a little hope.

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Re: U Washington

Postby crm » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:03 am

kalvano wrote:It would appear (oh please God) that they are balancing more LSAT and GPA instead of the past preference for a high GPA.


I SURE hope so!

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Re: U Washington

Postby aPosseAdEsse » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:31 am

I hope that they factor well where the GPA came from. (The institution, and its grading scheme)

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Re: U Washington

Postby cavalierkingcharles » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:53 am

Status checker went blank sometime today. Didn't have time to check it at work today, but now I am quite anxious. I live 2 minutes from campus so I assume the decision should arrive sometime soon. The one problem is my low LSAT. Keeping fingers crossed and good luck to everyone else!

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Re: U Washington

Postby aPosseAdEsse » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:03 am

cavalierkingcharles wrote:Status checker went blank sometime today. Didn't have time to check it at work today, but now I am quite anxious. I live 2 minutes from campus so I assume the decision should arrive sometime soon. The one problem is my low LSAT. Keeping fingers crossed and good luck to everyone else!


Goodluck! I wonder if you will receive the letter as soon as tomorrow?
When did you go "In-review"?

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Re: U Washington

Postby cavalierkingcharles » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:12 am

aPosseAdEsse wrote:Goodluck! I wonder if you will receive the letter as soon as tomorrow?
When did you go "In-review"?


If the letter went out in today's mail, it should arrive tomorrow. However, my fear is that the letter did not make today's mail, so I will probably have to wait.

Submitted on or around 12/18. Remained ready for review until 2/11, I believe. Under review or whatever the official verbiage was from that date until today.

Thanks for the well-wishes. Good luck to you as well!

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Re: U Washington

Postby KIM_SAYS: » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:16 am

cavalierkingcharles wrote:
aPosseAdEsse wrote:Goodluck! I wonder if you will receive the letter as soon as tomorrow?
When did you go "In-review"?


If the letter went out in today's mail, it should arrive tomorrow. However, my fear is that the letter did not make today's mail, so I will probably have to wait.

Submitted on or around 12/18. Remained ready for review until 2/11, I believe. Under review or whatever the official verbiage was from that date until today.

Thanks for the well-wishes. Good luck to you as well!


Wow, only a couple weeks...that's a pretty quick turnaround. I've been ready for review since 1/11. I know it's only been a little over a month, but I'm getting so anxious despite my ridiculously low LSAT. And UW averages right?

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Re: U Washington

Postby cavalierkingcharles » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:41 am

@KIM_SAYS: yeah the quick decision leads me to believe it is not good news. They average but the new dean may have implemented new standards. Who knows. Stay positive and good luck.

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Re: U Washington

Postby Bobalou » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:01 pm

I just went to "In Review" yesterday, but I applied late. Hoping for good news!

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Re: U Washington

Postby UTL_plz » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:06 pm

Went in review early Feb, just noticed it turned blank.

Here's to hoping UW has some love for out of state splitters.

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Re: U Washington

Postby algren » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:17 pm

UTL_plz wrote:Here's to hoping UW has some love for out of state splitters.


+ 1

I will also hope with you.

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Re: U Washington

Postby jcl2 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:38 pm

ccs224 wrote:
HerseyChris wrote:
seattleguy wrote:lol, I knew someone would either post this or shots of the drug markets down in pioneer square/belltown. For all the folks lovin the computer enhanced images of Seattle, I'm from here and I love my city, but its not all sunshine and lollipops. There is a lot of homelessness, which the city doesn't really have a plan to combat, and which is especially prevalent on the Ave (the heart of the University District neighborhood where UW is located). Also, open air drug markets are pretty prevalent in the Downtown core, Pioneer Square, the International District, and, you guessed it, on the Ave.

That said, Seattle is amazing and I love living here, just don't be surprised that Seattle faces many of the same problems of any urban area.

Yeah, whenever I run through downtown Seattle, I'm always surprised at the number of bums and hippies. You'd think it'd wear off eventually, but I mainly hang out at the yuppy areas (MI, Fremont, Queen Anne, Redmond, Bellevue).
That said, it's still a gorgeous city, and the weather is great. No snow this year! And it was warm enough this weekend to play shirtless flag football.


But it will never be as bad as Portland - street kid zombies everywhere there.


Compared to most major US cities Seattle's homeless/drug problems are really not bad.

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Re: U Washington

Postby jcl2 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:59 pm

doopwooper wrote:For those that place UW as a top choice, what distguishes this school to you from other law schools?

As with the other posters who responded, location was one of the main factors. For lifestyle reasons, but also because of proximity to family and friends, I hope to stay in the Northwest after law school, and I definitely don't want to leave the western US. I really wasn't even willing to leave the west for law school. UW is the best school in the west outside of CA, and really the only schools that would possibly provide better opportunities in the NW are the T14, and probably not even all of the T14. UW is also pretty inexpensive, especially with in-state tuition. It was an easy decision for me over similarly ranked schools, really the only schools I would have chosen over UW were Berkeley and Stanford, obviously I didn't get in to either.

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Re: U Washington

Postby kalvano » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:15 pm

For all those who live in the area, a question.

Being that UW is a T30 school, and the only school of that ranking in the PNW, does it pretty much dominate its region? Like, if I wanted to do prosecution work in Seattle and the area, would UW be the best school to go to?

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Re: U Washington

Postby cavalierkingcharles » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:25 pm

kalvano wrote:For all those who live in the area, a question.

Being that UW is a T30 school, and the only school of that ranking in the PNW, does it pretty much dominate its region? Like, if I wanted to do prosecution work in Seattle and the area, would UW be the best school to go to?


I don't know if I would say it dominates the region, but it would be more accurate to say that more options are available to UW students. This is especially true in relation to Seattle U. SU is a great school, but placement in larger firms is much easier for UW grads than SU grads.

If you want to work in Seattle, UW would be your best option from the schools in the PNW.

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Re: U Washington

Postby jcl2 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:33 pm

kalvano wrote:For all those who live in the area, a question.

Being that UW is a T30 school, and the only school of that ranking in the PNW, does it pretty much dominate its region? Like, if I wanted to do prosecution work in Seattle and the area, would UW be the best school to go to?


I would say for prosecution, definitely. If your goal is biglaw, T14 would probably give you a better shot, though how much better is debatable and really depends on which T14 you are talking about, for anything else UW probably is going to be your best bet.




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