Bobalou wrote:For the people that got the "we haven't made a decision yet" email...
Are you sending a LOCI and pursuing, or did it turn you off to them like it did me?
I'm really torn. If I don't get in to UW and want to stay in the NW, then L&C is the next best thing....but I got in to Oregon already and I was accepted to Wake Forest (obviously not in NW). I'm trying to see when I would end up going to L&C. I like the school and Portland is rad, but can it really beat Wake (overall, not in NW)
Unless your focus is environmental law or bust, I wouldn't take U of O out of the running. It's cheaper and seems to have an equal reputation with L&C in Oregon, notwithstanding the USNWR rank. Every attorney I talk to in Oregon (I know a few) says that it's UW, then far below that is L&C/UO, then Seattle U, then Willamette, for Oregon. Anecdotal, I know, but I keep hearing it over and over.
I personally don't see a difference between a rank of 61 and 77 becoming more than "both Tier 2" in the market. I think the PDX versus Eugene debate is probably more relevant to choosing between them.
I don't know anything about Wake, but I'd think that if you want to practice in Oregon, you should stick with one of the NW schools.
EDIT: With that being said, good luck with L&C! I'll be at the ASW, so clearly I'm a fan.