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Law School Admissions / How common are 2L transfers?
« on: February 21, 2007, 08:28:53 AM »
I am trying to figure out if I have a chance in hell of transferring to University of Washington if I go to Seattle U for a year. I really want to be in that area right now, but I got rejected from UW. My numbers (especially LSAT) are very high for SU and I am pretty confident I could be near the top of the class if I went there. I would most likely try to transfer to bridge the 93 to 27 gap between SU and UW and get all of the swankiness that UW provides. I would also be a Washington resident by that point, something that I think hurt me as far as getting in to UW this cycle (they try to give 70% of acceptances in state).

Any ideas, especially those of you who are already in law school that may be wandering around this board?

Incoming 1Ls / Since the Loan Repayments thread seems hijacked-ified...
« on: February 20, 2007, 11:44:36 PM »
I have recently become very interested in attending law school (and then living) in Seattle...

Problem 1: I got my rejection letter from UW today.

Solution to Problem 1: Apply to Seattle University and hope for acceptance...

Potential Problem 2: Average indebtedness at SU is $81k and change given that the median private starting salary in seattle is 80k and the estimated payment of those loans consolidated with my ugrad loans would be something on the order of 600 or more per month I would only bring home an extra 10k/year or so than I do now working as a software engineer. This is incredibly frustrating to me as I am a bit of a money grubbing bastard and I would expect a bigger bump. However I am also incredibly sick of working in tech. I just wonder if its worth it to bother or if perhaps I should just try to move to Seattle and try again next cycle.

Am I missing something on loan payments etc. that makes this more economically attractive?

Ok, long story short...

I applied to UW as an afterthought earlier in the cycle.

I then went out to Seattle and Portland this past weekend on a snowboarding trip, loved loved loved it out there.

I got all excited about a probable acceptance to UW

I got the rejection from UW in the mail today.

I drank a beer

I am now trying to figure out how to go about applying to Seattle University in order to still be able to get out to that area. I am concerned that I may get a YP ding because I smoked their 75% LSAT and I really will consider going there HEAVILY. I talked to a nice lady in their admissions office that said they don't practice admissions in that way and the most common question the adcomms ask themselves is why this person is applying to Seattle specifically. Do I address my rejection from UW? How much should I refer to the programs offered by the school, I want it to be enough to look like research, but not enough as to look like blatant ass-kissing. Mostly I don't want the possibility of attending law school in Seattle completely yanked out from under me, and I don't want to work tech jobs anymore if I can help it. Since Seattle and UW are pretty much the only game in town as far as law goes, I want this app to kick ass. Any thoughts???

I originally applied to University of Washington as an afterthought, however I went out to Seattle/Portland on a snowboarding trip this past weekend and now I want in there more than damn near anything. I love the area, the mindset, got some good inroads to groups of friends etc. I feel like I would get a good education and a good quality of life and I want to hear good news from U-DUB NOW! Anybody else in this boat, got a new favorite horse?

Choosing the Right Law School / Silence from George Washington?
« on: February 10, 2007, 12:31:31 PM »
I sent my app on 1-2-07 and LSAC says they have ordered and been sent the report. I haven't heard a peep out of them. Is this standard for GW or should I be concerned?

I have 17 apps out (I'm psychotic). I've only heard ANYTHING from Washington and Lee, an acceptance on 01-26-07 and a letter about an ASW. Not even $$$ info yet. I am still waiting to hear anything from another school. Anybody else?

Law School Admissions / Difficulty of Major + Work Experience < GPA?
« on: February 01, 2007, 02:06:41 PM »
I'm just wondering what people have heard regarding work experience and difficulty of major with respect to GPA... I.E. I have a 3.5 in computer engineering and will have two years work experience prior to matriculation, how does this stack me up against a uGrad with a 4.0 in basket-weaving?

General Off-Topic Board / Would you?
« on: January 27, 2007, 08:52:02 PM »
Well all,

To compound the weirdness that is my life, my mother informed me today that sometime last week she ran into the first girl I ever dated. Apparently said girl is marrying some dude from Zimbabwe in a civil ceremony this weekend because his visa was about to expire. She has supposedly only known said dude for about a month. Would you do this type of thing?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Washington & Lee email today.
« on: January 26, 2007, 01:32:07 PM »
Dear Blah blah,

I am delighted to have just signed your acceptance letter...blah blah blah.


Application submitted 1-7-07
Accepted 1-26-07

Damn they move fast at W&L! I don't think I ever even got a complete notification.

In this thread I get the crazy out so I don't get any on the girl I am trying to get a date with...

Background: Meet girl at party on Sat, she is friend of friends. Things go well, before she leaves she writes her number on my hand without me having to ask for it (though I was going to). I  wait Sun, Mon and call her last night approximately 7:30, get voicemail, leave message. She has not yet called back. I suspect I am just being neurotic, now long do you women wait to call back, or would you wait for the guy to give you another call?

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