|#||Law School||Status||Type||$$$||Sent||Received||Complete||Interview Date||Decision||Updated|
|University of Washington||WL, Accepted W||Type: RA||Sent: 01/10/08||Rec: 01/11/08||Comp: 01/20/08||Inter: --||Dec: 05/30/08||Upd: 15 years|
|University of Colorado Boulder||Accepted W||Type: RA||Sent: 01/08/08||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: 03/09/08||Upd: 15 years|
|College of William and Mary||WL, Accepted A||Type: RA||Sent: 01/22/08||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: 05/21/08||Upd: 15 years|
|University of Utah||Accepted W||Type: RA||$5,300||Sent: 01/13/08||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: 03/12/08||Upd: 15 years|
|University of North Carolina Chapel Hill||Waitlisted W||Type: RA||Sent: 01/12/08||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: 04/22/08||Upd: 15 years|
|University of Maryland||Waitlisted W||Type: RA||Sent: 01/15/06||Rec: 01/16/08||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: 03/03/08||Upd: 15 years|
|University of California Berkeley||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 01/03/08||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: 02/27/08||Upd: 15 years|
|Florida State University||Accepted W||Type: RA||Sent: 01/15/08||Rec: 01/16/08||Comp: 01/21/08||Inter: --||Dec: 01/28/08||Upd: 15 years|
|George Mason University||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 01/09/08||Rec: 01/10/08||Comp: 01/13/08||Inter: --||Dec: 02/04/08||Upd: 15 years|
|Pepperdine University||Accepted W||Type: RA||$17,000||Sent: 01/22/08||Rec: 01/23/08||Comp: 01/30/08||Inter: --||Dec: 02/11/07||Upd: 15 years|
|Boston University||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 01/07/08||Rec: 01/09/08||Comp: 01/25/08||Inter: --||Dec: 02/26/08||Upd: 15 years|
|University of Oregon||Accepted W||Type: RA||Sent: 01/15/08||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: 04/17/08||Upd: 15 years|
|Washington and Lee University||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 01/09/08||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: 04/07/08||Upd: 15 years|
|Lewis and Clark College||Accepted W||Type: RA||Sent: 01/15/08||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: 02/27/07||Upd: 15 years|
|University of Texas Austin||Rejected||Type: RA||Sent: 01/22/08||Rec: --||Comp: --||Inter: --||Dec: 02/22/08||Upd: 15 years|
Yeah Seattle's the greatest place on earth. Residency isn't the biggest deciding factor for Washington. I think the mission will help you a lot if it was abroad(I served in Detroit) and the military can't hurt. Best of luck, and maybe they'll accidently let two Mormon philosophers in this year.
I'm in southern Afghanistan with the Theater Task Force 1-508th PIR. I am a Captain and infantry officer (right now the BN S4). I'm not too worried about GMU b/c I will probably be going to UCONN (free for in-state veterans so not a bad deal!) Keep in touch and let me know of your progress! SWAT - nice!
"amen!" to the 02-04 comment....lol
PS. Above was me. Again, if it's feasible, I'd recommend visiting before committing; if only to prove to yourself "hrm, this place is really nice." Don't stay in Boulder proper though, unless you're made of money. Try the Comfort Inn in Louisville, it's like 5 miles from the law school but because it's not in Boulder proper, rooms are 1/3 what you'd pay staying in Boulder.
I get where your wife is coming from with regard to the career placement stats of Boulder, and I agree to a certain extent with you about career placement being influenced by the choices students make in where they choose to go in the first place, but I think a major factor boils down to...efficiency in the hiring process, I guess is what I'd call it. Outside of the top 10 schools (where most of what they will do for your career happened on the day they admitted you), where you get a job boils down in large part to how much legwork firms are willing to do to hire new blood. I don't buy in to the whole theory surrounding the "we went to the same law school, so therefore i like you more; you're hired" mentality, but what I do buy into is a recruiter for a firm in, say, Richmond, saying "why should I fly all the way out to Colorado to interview students from a school ranked #32 when I can sleep in and drive down the street to find a student from U. Richmond? Yeah, they're only #68, but that means he's likely to accept a job offer at a much lower salary than what we'd have to throw down in order to get someone from Harvard. Plus, since he's already here, we won't have to throw money at him to get him to relocate, nor do we have to pay for him to take a bar review course for our state because he's already taking the bar exam here. His problem's solved, now he gets to go home early. With schools between, say USNWR #18 and #40 or so, I think it boils down to a) you're likely to get the better jobs in the regional markets over most anyone from a lower-ranked school, esp if it's not a huge hub that can pull in T-10s on a regular basis; and b) if you do well there, and you're willing to do the legwork that the recruiters aren't willing to do, you can most likely get a job elsewhere in the nation, especially in places that aren't near a higher-ranked school. Meaning, if you wanted to work in Orlando, and you cold-call firms down there and can demonstrate that you actually want to work there for more than a year or two, they'll probably look at you more closely than they would someone from Barry or Florida International. I mean, I could be way off base, but it passes both the common sense test and the human nature test in my book. But anyhow, I'd be interested in hearing how the ASD at CU goes, enjoy yourself!
If it wasn't obvious, above was me.
Congrats on FSU, I sent my application to them in December and haven't heard anything, what did the online status checker say on the website and how did they notify you?