I just found this thread, and thought I'd speak up since I am going to the ASW.
I'm going to the preview on Friday, but I'm still up in the air as to whether I should skip my Thursday classes to catch an early enough flight to make the dinner.
Just curious if anyone knows - my scholarship came with the stipulation that I maintain a 2.95. Does anyone know what that means in terms of class rank? Top 50%?
Also, I've heard people say that L&C grads face an especially tough job market since Oregon's economy is weak, but I'm hoping that's not true. Has anyone else heard otherwise?
See you all there!
Of the law schools in Oregon, L&C is definitely the strongest. Plus, it's the only one in Portland. There are three different counties within shouting distance, a federal courthouse, and the 9th circuit court of appeals, so many more opportunities for clerkships than other Oregon schools. A lot of L&C grads go into Public Interest so the job numbers as far as wages and such look a bit weaker, and surely the job prospects are weaker compared to other schools, but if you plan on staying in the area, it's a solid bet. Most attorneys that you come across here, in firms, DAs office, judges, wherever, are LC grads, in my experience at least.