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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.

Transferring / Re: Transfer Friendly Schools?!?
« on: February 21, 2007, 07:26:31 PM »
You've actually caught me, I am a pre-law already trying to plan a transfer. I am 3.51/167 with 2 years WE that got dinged at UW. I recently traveled to Seattle and fell in love with the city and the area. I feel like I might finally fit someplace.

Post UW-ding I am putting together an app to Seattle U, but my inner prestige-whore says that a USNEWS rank of 93 is too low. So I am hoping to get to the place I want to live, and then bump up to a "respectable" school (I know that SU is respectable and places decently in Seattle, but I hope you get my meaning). I put a lot of pressure on myself, something I wonder about the prudence of at times.

Transferring / Re: Transfer Friendly Schools?!?
« on: February 21, 2007, 04:41:20 PM »
UPDATE: I did some more digging and UW only takes about 3-5 transfers per year out of about 60 apps, less than 10%...ouch

Transferring / Re: Transfer Friendly Schools?!?
« on: February 21, 2007, 03:55:40 PM »
yeah, I got dinged at UW, but I am very interested in the Seattle area, so I am thinking Seattle U for a year and transfer, though SU plays decently in the Seattle market from what I have heard

Transferring / Re: Transfer Friendly Schools?!?
« on: February 21, 2007, 02:40:24 PM »
Anyone heard anything about University of Washington?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law School Personality
« on: May 29, 2007, 08:43:28 PM »

I'm really surprised that an "introverted" personality is suitable for the law, but there it is... a career in law suggested!

Did you expect introverts to be drawn to fields likes medicine, education, and psychology?

It seems like lawyers need people skills as well.
I'm a people-person, which is why I want out of computer programming!!!!!!!


and I'm an ENFP, so I'm actually unique and special, not just unique and special like all of your kindergarten teachers said you were.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC with no money???
« on: May 23, 2007, 09:15:01 AM »
I think you make a good point, also, HOLY CRAP, they gave me 20k a year in scholarship, I thought I wouldn't get anything off the waitlist, but God Bless the Eagles for their need-based approach. This thickens the plot considerably...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC with no money???
« on: May 21, 2007, 09:12:06 PM »
Oh, and I got a letter from GW the other day saying that they likely won't be making any more waitlist offers...

Do you prefer your shoes with ketchup or mustard?  :P

I'd do it.

Also, if you don't get in off GW's waitlist I will eat my shoes.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC with no money???
« on: May 21, 2007, 09:10:13 PM »
In response to what you said...

I actually think it was the PS that screwed me, I took the advice of a number of people, who, in hindsight had not yet been admitted to law school and were not on adcomms as to how I should write it, and ended up with something more nebulous and character driven than preparation and goal-oriented. I spoke directly with one of the admissions counselors at UW who confirmed this hypothesis.

I feel like I might do better on a second round of apps given this knowledge, a re-dedication to early applications and a potential LSAT bump. That said, there is definitely a big part of me that just wants to go to BC and be done with it, partially because BC is a great school in a city I really like, but also because damn if applications aren't a pain in the ass.

I think if I am not happy with my aid I may defer at BC a year and see if I might bump up in the mean time, or perhaps just save some cash and borrow less. I'll have to put the pencil to it once I see the aid letter, but I definitely am excited about BC, I guess my inner perfectionist is always going to be a little disappointed in myself for not getting a full ride to Yale (damn scores)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BC with no money???
« on: May 19, 2007, 10:45:24 PM »
How to scholarships at BC usually stack up? and do you know if there are potential additional scholarships after 1L?

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