jcl2 wrote: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.
I think those would be my only two over UW as well, but everyone has a lot of respect for Stanford and Berkeley, especially west coast people.