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I'm in Seattle and planning on going to the east coast, or perhaps Chicago. Coming back isn't my intent, but it is a very real possibility for me. I'm not interested in BIGLAW, so leaving the PNW isn't the problem so many people profess it to my case.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Newark Schools Events
« on: February 28, 2007, 01:30:53 PM »
Did you by chance find out how the DA's office does their hiring? In King Co. we hire 2L's to do internships and if they don't f-it up they'll get a job offer, whereas in places like Philadelphia Co. they take on a lot more interns than they plan to hire.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Seattle University
« on: February 28, 2007, 11:14:56 AM »
I was admitted in Mid-January but I haven't received the mag. I've received hordes of stuff, but not that.

isn't willamette on aba probation?  i have a aquaintance who graduated last year from the jd/mba program and hated the law school...loved the business side though.

Willamette is NOT on probation, Golden Gate & Whittier are the only two

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Willamette University
« on: February 15, 2007, 11:01:11 PM »
Not be a cheerleader is fine, I want to go to the best school I can just like most people...posting simply to be a prick with nothing of any substance whatsoever just shows a lack of class.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Willamette University
« on: February 15, 2007, 10:46:37 PM »
And I really doubt we don't know that. Para's 100% right, they have a great ADR program, and if you're not a biglaw whore like most on this board then it can be a school that meets the particular needs of people who want to practice in the PNW. THere are highlights to every school not ranked in the t14, top tier, top 100...whatever arbitrary point you want to pick, and we were discussing the strengths of this particular school.

My apologies to Para (who's cheerleading I find refreshing) and pdx for ranting in their thread, it just seems like every post where there's a discussion about a non-tier 1 school some number of people have an inescapable urge to say something meaningless like:
Honestly, if it were so great it wouldn't be T3

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Willamette University
« on: February 15, 2007, 10:35:39 PM »
Honestly, if it were so great it wouldn't be T3

Could you be more obnoxious?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Willamette University
« on: February 15, 2007, 10:07:03 PM »
The location is great if your interested in a government job as well. The OR Supreme COurt is across the street...they even hear a case at the law school every year. Overall its the classic small rural-type school feel. Tiny campus, but things like parking and CoL are never going to be a problem. I'm not interested in private sector work for the most part, but public jobs (OR or WA county prosecutors and State level clerkships) are there to be had for Willamette grads just as readily as the other PNW schools. If I could convice my fiance that living in Salem is tantamount to living in Hell I'd consider it.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Seattle University
« on: February 15, 2007, 01:43:41 PM »
I'll admit my bias up front, as a Seattle area native I ADORE the city. That said, SU is an urban campus on the edge of walking distance to the two nightlife districts for 20-somethings. SU is a bit older, I think there average age is 27, but the neighorhood directly adjacent to it is the most common place to live in the city for 20-somethings that isn't UW campus and vicinity. How fun can it be? That's really a matter of what you like to do. I think Seattle is a great city for youthful people in particular, with its combination of decent nightlife and great outdoor activities...but it really depends on how active you want to or have time to be.

I don't think the "commuter" school label is really fair. There is a bunch of conjecture here about it without any attempt to provide evidence. It IS a downtown location, and like almost any urban campus across the country, a number of people do commute to school. That said, I wouldn't say the place is dead before early classes and empties out in the afternoon. 

I work 4 blocks from the SU's law school building if anyone has any specific questions about the area around SU or Seattle in general feel free to PM me.   

*Anecdotealert* Willamette doesn't have a large alumni base in Seattle, BUT an ex-WA St. SC Justice was a WUCL grad and has been actively trying to help the Seattlite contingent of recent classes. Its a bit counterintuative, but the small size of the alumni base up here in Seattle seems to help a bit, if only because you can immediately be in contact with some prominent alumni.

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