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Current Law Students / Seattle and its 2 schools...
« on: February 23, 2007, 02:46:16 PM »
I keep hearing conflicting information about employment in Seattle. Half the time I hear Seattle University is well respected and places well. The other half of the time I hear that University of Washington is the only place to be.

USNWR Employment stats put SU grads at only about 60% employment at grad but 99+ at 6 months or so. UW is much higher, starting in the 90's. However salary ranges for both schools are about the same.

I read it this way. If you are in the top half or so of your class at SU you'll probably be fine, but lower you'll be screwed. However once you land the job you're about equal.

I am asking all this because I got dinged at UW and I am trying to decide whether SU is worth my time or if I should just move to Seattle and try again next year.

Thanks for any and all help.

Choosing the Right Law School / BC with no money???
« on: May 19, 2007, 09:17:04 PM »
Well ladies and gents,

I got admitted to BC off the priority waitlist. I checked the financial aid site today and they need my tax returns and whatnot. I haven't seen any mention of scholarships in any of my papers etc and since it was the waitlist my guess is that I will be paying full price if I go. My other option is to wait a year and reapply, both to BC and some other schools. Any thoughts?

U-dub got elevated to one of my top choices in the middle of the cycle, but I got rejected shortly afterward. In the letter it states that you can call the admissions office after May 1 to discuss why you got dinged. Has anyone done this yet? What kind of info are they giving?

Ok all,

This seems like a place populated with high/over-achieving types. I would put myself in this category. I'm getting my ass kicked this cycle, so much so that I am probably not even going to be attending this year. That said, I can't stop competing with friends/peers in my head. I have an ex gf who will be graduating from law school this coming year, an old buddy who will be doing the same, and my best friend is probably going to b-school this coming year. I'm a software developer. I make more than the national average salary, yet I can't help feeling like a total failure because of people like the aforementioned. My buddy and my ex will both probably be making significantly more than me when they graduate. The buddy can kindly be described as a moral sinkhole and the ex is THAT ex. I want to think I am a better person than both of them, but I keep tying my self-worth to dollars and cents. With my best friend, its a good natured competition, but I still feel like I am losing even though he's never said a word about it and is very gracious about the whole thing.

Here's the real question, can anybody tell me how to stop constantly competing in my head?

Well out of 18 applications I've only pulled out three acceptances... Northeastern, DePaul, and Washington & Lee.

After the cycle started I discovered a large desire to have the Seattle market open to me post-graduation. Given that this is the case, I have withdrawn from Northeastern and DePaul and requested defferal at W&L. I'm pretty bummed that I probably won't be going this year, but I'm so confused in general that it doesn't make sense to take on this kind of debt load unless I feel pretty good about things... Which I don't with my current choices  :-[

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Ding, Dang, DUNG!
« on: March 19, 2007, 03:49:42 PM »
5 in a row, have 9 more out, all in the same range as previous dings  >:(

Not actually, but damn if it isn't depressing as hell  >:(

I'm a dude, and I love it when girls wear conservative-looking tops that are just short enough to allow a little skin to peek out between the bottom of the shirt and the top of the pants when they move.

I kind of envy the power girls can have with how they dress, I don't feel like I can do that as a dude.

Law School Admissions / How many admissions cycles have you gone through?
« on: February 27, 2007, 09:34:45 AM »
This is my first cycle, and I used the shotgun approach, applying to a grand total of 18 schools. However after a visit to Seattle I am thinking about waiting a year if I don't get in to SU (I already got dinged at UW  >:( ) Who has been through multiple cycles, and does anyone know what getting rejected this year will do to my application at University of Washington next year, if I reapply?

General Off-Topic Board / Describe your city as a type of alcohol...
« on: February 21, 2007, 10:48:05 AM »
ITT we describe cities, especially the ones we currently live in as types of alcohol. Example, Seattle IMO would be a good beer like a Deschutes Black Butte Porter (or similar appropriate microbrew) whereas Detroit would be something like Hawkeye Vodka mixed with raw sewage.

I currently live in Des Moines, IA and I would say it is Busch Light at best, maybe even down to Keystone.

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