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Wait List / Re: Wisconsin Waitlist Movement?
« on: April 28, 2009, 03:08:58 PM »
According to admissions, UW-Law sent out letters to people on the waitlist yesterday (April 27th).  Keep an eye on your mailboxes!  More letters to go out shortly after May 20th (their deadline) and then throughout the summer!

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Wait List / Wisconsin Waitlist Movement?
« on: April 12, 2009, 12:08:44 PM »
I talked to an advisor who said that with the economy the way it is, they're not really sure about how their numbers will be.  They're somewhat expecting more WI residents to stick around, which could make it tougher for me, a Wisconsin resident on the wait list, to get into.

Just thought I'd start this forum for anyone who turned down a spot, has moved off the wait list, or heard anything new. 

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Thanks for the information.  I really appreciate it.

I forgot to mention that I am a WI resident, and was waitlisted for University of Wisconsin.

Since it's such a highly ranked school, and since I would get in state tuition, that's also factoring into my decision.  I don't know the likelihood of getting into WI, though I've heard it's tough since there's no seat deposit.  One of the advisors said this year, they're really not sure to expect with the economy the way it is.  More WI residents might stick around, with fewer out of staters.

Anyway, if I want to study environmental law, and if I did get accepted to WI (which I likely wouldn't hear about until June or July), should I go for it?  It's a higher ranked school and I'd get in state tuition.  Or if environmental law is what I want, should I stick to either Utah or Vermont? 

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My two top accepted law schools are Vermont Law School and also S.J. Quinney in Utah.  I am interested in environmental law, and while Vermont is ranked #1, I'm still torn. 

Vermont Law school is in South Royalton, a town of about 3,000 people, with the nearest "big" city about an hour away.  It's ranked a third-tier law school otherwise.  It is just a law school, not a full college.  Bar passing rate is about 60%.

The University of Utah Law School is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The entire state has so many activities and sites that are very intriguing.  Also being located in a big city has appeal.  It's ranked 56th overall.  Bar pass rate about 92%

I'm struggling weighting the environmental rankings with the environmental surroundings.  My girlfriend's up for either, but wonders what she'd do (she's an RN) in such a small city while I'm studying, since Vermont's college takes up over 2,200 of the 3,000 people.  I've thought the same thing, but then the #1 ranking comes back into my mind.   

Any thoughts?

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