University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 ::app cycle 2016/2017::

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby PDX4343 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:06 pm

cianchetta0 wrote:Anyone's application still say "incomplete"? I submitted 10/31


Mine moved to "ready for review" the business day after I submitted.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby Capt_Beatty » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:21 pm

PDX4343 wrote:
cianchetta0 wrote:Anyone's application still say "incomplete"? I submitted 10/31


Mine moved to "ready for review" the business day after I submitted.


Hmm...who knows then. I, do have a future lsat score but, emailed them and asked if I could still be considered with my SEPT score based on the fact that it's A) competitive and B) I applied ED. who knows...

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby PDX4343 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:32 pm

cianchetta0 wrote:
PDX4343 wrote:
cianchetta0 wrote:Anyone's application still say "incomplete"? I submitted 10/31


Mine moved to "ready for review" the business day after I submitted.


Hmm...who knows then. I, do have a future lsat score but, emailed them and asked if I could still be considered with my SEPT score based on the fact that it's A) competitive and B) I applied ED. who knows...


Interesting...If they haven't replied to your email yet then maybe they haven't gotten a chance to process your request yet. Might be worth it to just give them a call and make sure they're not waiting on that future LSAT score or anything.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby Capt_Beatty » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:59 pm

Right, thanks!

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby connordalto » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:21 pm

ooglygoogly wrote:Also checking in :D Submitted my application on Friday! UW Law seems to be a regional school with some employed here and there in CA. If you mean like corporate law firms, yeah T14ers take jobs at big firms in Seattle, but there's quite a bit of UW alumni in big firms too if you look up associates at any of the big firms.


Yeah I did a little browsing and it seems that UW is pretty strong as well as Seattle University too for firm placement, surprisingly. Hopefully this is good as I would love to move to Seattle and crack a firm job. Good luck with this cycle people :)

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby bpolley0 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:14 pm

Here are the stats if anyone is interested. Also, anyone know how UW looks at splitters. I am >75th for Lsat <25th for GPA.

2016 Profile & Quick Facts
Applications: 2,517
Admitted: 677
Enrolled: 156
LSAT (75th/50th/25th): 165/163/157
GPA (75th/50th/25th): 3.80/3.68/3.43
Average Age: 26 (Range: 19-51)
Washington Residents: 68%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 8:1

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby pleaseclassof2020 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:37 pm

Looks like last year first notifications went out this Friday last year! Any lucky people have news yet?

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby gmeadiv » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:15 pm

Just received a call from Dean Le, accepted. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby mcmand » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:21 pm

gmeadiv wrote:Just received a call from Dean Le, accepted. Good luck to everyone!


Congrats! Current 3L here if you have any questions.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby mp68 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:26 pm

Went ready for review at end of October, and "In Review" today.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby pleaseclassof2020 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:29 pm

Called and accepted today as well! :D

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby gmeadiv » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:58 pm

mcmand wrote:
gmeadiv wrote:Just received a call from Dean Le, accepted. Good luck to everyone!


Congrats! Current 3L here if you have any questions.


Thanks! What are clinic opportunities like? Are they competitive? I didn't really see anything specific to prosecution, does UW partner w/ King CO for internships?

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby whodareswins » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:05 pm

pleaseclassof2020 wrote:Called and accepted today as well! :D


Me too. Slightly above both 75%s

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby PDX4343 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:19 pm

Congrats to all those who have already been accepted. I moved from 'Ready for Review' to 'In Review' today. I didn't submit until earlier this month.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby mcmand » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:56 pm

gmeadiv wrote:
mcmand wrote:
gmeadiv wrote:Just received a call from Dean Le, accepted. Good luck to everyone!


Congrats! Current 3L here if you have any questions.


Thanks! What are clinic opportunities like? Are they competitive? I didn't really see anything specific to prosecution, does UW partner w/ King CO for internships?


Clinic opportunities can be competitive, but it really is dependent on demand for each clinic. For example, the Innocence Project Clinic is usually very popular, so it's competitive to get a spot. Demand fluctuates for each year, seeing as each group coming in has different preferences. I've seen shifts in class preferences compared to my class and the current 2Ls, so some courses that were underenrolled became very popular and vice versa.

There is not a prosecution clinic. It was proposed a few years ago and caused some uproar in the school and wider legal community over questions of whether law school clinic resources should be allocated to prosecution or to indigent clients and other justice issues. I wouldn't anticipate it being brought up again since its proposal caused some division among alumni, too, and I doubt the school wants to sow any more discord over it. Plus, funding is limited and there is great student demand for other clinic opportunities (i.e., the immigration clinic which is coming back after a two year hiatus).

If you want a litigation clinic experience, I recommend the Tribal Defense Clinic. You can actually be in a courtroom as a 2L (which is otherwise not allowed under Washington's Court Rules until after you're done with 2L), because you and the rest of the students in the clinic serve as the public defenders for the Tulalip Tribe, in tribal court. You will (with supervision) be defending your client and be their counsel for trial and any proceedings leading up to it. It's an incredible opportunity to be hands-on that you won't otherwise get.

King County Prosecutor's Office usually takes externs during the school year, so you can do that for credit. Summer internships with them are very competitive, so if you want to get that experience and don't get in during the summer, an externship during the year is a good way to go. You can also commute to other county prosecutor's offices (Snohomish to the north, Pierce or even Thurston to the south), as well as various city attorney's offices prosecuting misdemeanors. They all take externs year round and take summer interns/externs, too. Some pay, some don't, it depends. Pierce County takes 1L summers in their appellate program who then work in that program as 2Ls and sometimes into 3L. That position pays. They also take 2L summers and pay them during the summer, and require them to work part-time (for pay) during the 3L school year. They don't make guarantees over post-grad hiring, though, but it's valuable litigation experience. The local US Attorney's office takes interns/externs year round and for the summer, as does the local Federal Public Defender's office. There are numerous state and federal administrative agencies with offices here that take interns and would let you do litigation-type work but before a state or federal ALJ, which is an excellent opportunity as well.

As to the partnership with UW, it's pretty standardized if you're doing anything for credit. Many people have done it before you at the numerous places you can extern at in the area, so your supervising attorneys usually are familiar with the forms and there's no extra work for them other than signing off on your credit and filing a report on your work at the end of the term with the externship director. The externship director has files on the many different places people have externed, and coordinates a fair in the autumn for employers to come talk to students. That fair actually happened today!

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby Capt_Beatty » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:05 pm

Any updates?

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby Dodocogon » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:21 am

Lol just got the fee waiver I requested via email around the end of September...

Their email was messed up, so I called and got one sent to me then. This one is one of the codes, if anyone needs it feel free to pm me.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby Sawtooth » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:00 pm

Does anyone have any ideas about what other schools I could apply to in the hopes of leveraging a higher scholarship at UW? All the other schools in the Northwest are ranked much lower, which makes me doubt that UW would really care about trying to like match a scholarship offer from Seattle University or other regional schools.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby Automotomayor » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:31 am

Sawtooth wrote:Does anyone have any ideas about what other schools I could apply to in the hopes of leveraging a higher scholarship at UW? All the other schools in the Northwest are ranked much lower, which makes me doubt that UW would really care about trying to like match a scholarship offer from Seattle University or other regional schools.


The UC-Law schools (LA, Irvine, Hastings) might good places. I'd guess any school similarly ranked to UW would be good places to start. UWs pull is really only strong in the PNW so as long as you have other similarly locally strong schools I'd imagine UW might feel a little pressured to throw some $ your way to entice you to stick with them.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby PDX4343 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:27 pm

In via email today.

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby monotonemr » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:19 pm

Just received the acceptance email!

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby TakeItToTrial » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:25 pm

monotonemr wrote:Just received the acceptance email!


When did you submit/go complete?

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby monotonemr » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:37 pm

TakeItToTrial wrote:
monotonemr wrote:Just received the acceptance email!


When did you submit/go complete?


Sent 11/13, Complete 11/15, Under Review 11/18

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby NonTrad82 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:11 pm

Hi mcmand. Whadya know about the prospects for in/externing at the WA AGO's office? Are there a variety of opportunities, or just a sort of universal/general student opportunity? Is it competitive? Any other thoughts? Thanks!

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Re: University of Washington School of Law c/o 2020 (app cycle 2016/2017

Postby mcmand » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:32 pm

NonTrad82 wrote:Hi mcmand. Whadya know about the prospects for in/externing at the WA AGO's office? Are there a variety of opportunities, or just a sort of universal/general student opportunity? Is it competitive? Any other thoughts? Thanks!


It's a little bit of both. I came close to externing with them but opted for something else when an opportunity that was a better fit for my interests arose.

They have a few different hiring processes. For 1L summer, they have a generalized process in the early winter quarter where you rank divisions you're interested in on your application, submit it with a cover letter, writing sample, resume, etc. Then any divisions you ranked that are interested in you will decide whether to interview you and then will contact you to set up that interview, and once that's complete, they run basically (according to them, this is their description of it) what feels like a fantasy football draft for who gets what. You only get one offer at the end of it, if you get an offer. It is a competitive process for that 1L summer.

For 2L summer clerks, you interview during OCI in August. I'm not sure if you miss that if you can jump in on the 1L group later in the year or not. It's also competitive. Currently, these are still unpaid positions. I think at some point pre-2008 they might have been paid but at this point the state legislature has not seen fit to fund these intern positions with the AGO, sadly. That could always change.

For post-grad hiring, you can do 3L OCI and they do extend offers from 3L OCI for post-grad positions (at least that's my understanding). All, of course, subject to funding from the legislature, which has been relatively stable in recent years.

There is a process if you want to extern during the school year, but I think it's less centralized, and less competitive. I'm not as familiar with it, but I'm sure their main hiring coordinator could tell you if you wanted to know. I think with most internship/externship opportunities in law school it's less competitive during the school year. They're worried less about whether you're better than someone else and more about whether you're really interested in learning about it and doing a good job.

The main thing they emphasize in their info sessions when they come to campus is to not be obsessed with doing your AGO externship in a Seattle office, because the bulk of AGO positions are down in Olympia, and everyone wants one in Seattle for convenience. They are willing to let you do flexible schedules so you don't have too terrible of a commute (7-4 or 9-6 or something, rather than strict 8-5). They also have offices in Spokane, Everett, and Tacoma, so those are always options if you actually prefer to be in those locations during your internship.

Overall, they take on lots of law students over the course of the summer and the year. AGO is several hundred attorneys in total, like a large law firm, so they are taking at least 50+ law clerks during the summer (spread out across all the divisions). You're not going to have tons of competition from law schools other than UW, Seattle U, and Gonzaga, and even then, those are better odds than for many other externships you'd apply for. Definitely better than a lot of federal government ones, which draw in a lot of students from across the country for summer positions. That's not to say it's a safety job or guaranteed, it's still competitive and they want the best and they often get some of the best students. But you still have decent odds at the end of the day.

If you have a specific division you're interested in, let me know and I could try to find someone who interned there. If I can't, you could always just email them and ask them to put you in touch with someone who will talk to you more about it.




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