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Current Law Students / Re: Willamette School of Law
« on: June 09, 2005, 03:44:57 PM »
I don't know very much about Willamette except that I know someone who didn't make it past 1L because of the harsh curve.  However it looks like Texas Wesleyan has an even higher attrition rate (got the info from the LSAC site).  Other than that I would think it comes down to the usual question of "Where do you want to work?"  Hopefully other posters will have more specific info, but the Pacific NW is a great place to be, I think. 8)

Lewis and Clark / Re: Preview Day
« on: June 07, 2005, 06:13:42 PM »
Zaphod - are you planning on staying in Portland long-term then?  Is your fiance planning to move down eventually, or do you hope to return to Seattle to work?  I wish I knew for sure where I'm going to be in a month or so.  So far, L&C has been so helpful about everything, and students here and on other boards have nothing but good things to say.

I'm definitely interested in hearing about what you like about Portland versus Seattle.  So far, it seems like rental housing is much cheaper and traffic isn't as bad.  The roads don't seem to be maintained as well, but that's not really a huge factor.  Where are you living?  I'm not really a city dweller, so I was looking around Tigard or Lake Oswego.  Do you think Beaverton would be too far to commute?  Is parking on-campus really that much of a pain?  Well, thanks for your input - it's good to hear from someone who's already made the move.

Lewis and Clark / Re: Preview Day
« on: May 04, 2005, 01:34:44 PM »
I would like to stay in the Pacific Northwest, so I'll either be at L&C or UW if the waitlist is good to me.  I also got into USD, but I decided that I didn't want to move all the way to San Diego.  If I end up at L&C it would be with the plan to eventually practice in Portland.

jwax - where do you live now?  What are the factors that you are considering?

Lewis and Clark / Re: Preview Day
« on: March 21, 2005, 02:45:38 PM »
I was only able to attend the preview day on Friday.  I had a positive impression of the school, but I'm still not sure if that's where I'll end up.  Do you already live in Portland?  I live in Seattle now, so I am still trying to figure out if I want to make the move.  Did you find out anything worthwhile at the Thursday reception?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Fantasy Baseball thread...
« on: June 09, 2005, 11:42:52 AM »
I can't believe Barmes fell up the stairs carrying groceries!  I think he must've made it up to cover something up...  :D

Here's my roster, 12 team, H2H:
C:  Pierzynski
1B: Dunn
2B: Cantu
3B: Huff
SS: Vizquel
OF: S. Green
OF: Klesko
OF: H. Matsui
Util: Hafner
BN: Womack
DL: Matos

SP: Halladay
SP: L. Hernandez
RP: Guardado
RP: Gagne
BN: Garland
BN: Buehrle
BN: R. Lopez
BN: Bedard (DL)

I'm currently 10/12, but I started off in dead last, so I'm making a comeback!

I'm on hold too.  I'm at the point where I don't think I want to go there anyway.  I've already put down deposits elsewhere, and I feel like I shouldn't let myself get excited about a school that hasn't actually accepted me.  Sigh.  Too bad I can't get my app fee back! :)

I'd recommend calling the school(s) and asking if the waitlist is ranked and how many people are on the list.  This way you might be able to get some vague idea of how realistic your chances are.  Also, it can't hurt to inquire about what (if anything) you can do at this stage to improve your chances.  Apparently it might not be worthwhile to be persistent at certain schools:  I have no idea if that list is accurate or not, but it does seem to indicate that it would be good to ask around.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UC Davis - HOLD ??
« on: March 23, 2005, 04:12:29 PM »
At the bottom of the status check page, there is a link to "Frequently Asked Questions" and one of the questions is "What does it mean if my file is on HOLD?"

"As the Admission Committee evaluates files, they are not always able to make a final decision at the first reading.  In some cases they choose to "hold" a file for further consideration at a later date.  They will continue to evaluate applications but will return to their holds from time-to-time to compare them with the new files they are reading.

"Applicants whose files are on hold should not assume information is missing or that they need to do anything further unless it is specifically requested."

I don't think it's really fair for him to say that your choosing a particular school means that you're disregarding your entire relationship.  My concern would be that he does not seem to be supporting your dreams.  Do you think there is a reason that he is acting this way?  Hopefully he is not always so unsupportive of you.  

What are his reasons for not wanting to move?  I don't think a person should expect their significant other to automatically pick up and move, but you haven't mentioned why he is opposed to this option.  From what you wrote, it doesn't sound like you're very enthusiastic about him. Like you said, why plan your future around your boyfriend, especially if you're already sounding less-than-thrilled about the state of things.  

Is it possible that he is intimidated by your plans for law school?  Unless he is also a law student/lawyer, maybe he has the idea that your class will be filled with hordes of brilliant and attractive men.  This may sound silly, but honestly, his attitude sounds a bit immature.

As for advice, I would say to try to talk things through with him and try to understand what is really bothering him about this situation.  It's true that you can't expect your relationship to be constantly passionate, but you deserve to be with someone who wants the very best for you and thinks you're the best thing that's ever happened to him.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Accepted at U Washington
« on: February 20, 2005, 04:11:06 PM »
Great, just noticed I'm reply #666...that is NOT a good sign!   ;)

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