pleasesendhelp wrote: PrezRand wrote: pleasesendhelp wrote: PrezRand wrote: pleasesendhelp wrote:
I posted this in Reddit if you want to chime in.https://www.reddit.com/r/lawschooladmissions/comments/5zqr6i/ut_or_emory_i_know_enough_of_these_bs_posts/?st=J0CIV5ES&sh=5c54f425
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Hey all, you may not recognize me, but I'm that guy who gives lots of unsolicited advice and may have ruined some of yalls futures (though I do try my best to help). Now, the tables have turned..
Here's what I got
Emory - near full ride, with lots of ties professionally and through family in Atl, will have low COA
Ut - ~90k, no ties (haven't submitted a reconsideration form yet, so maybe more)
Difference in big law employment is around 7% (can't apply for fed since I'm a former criminal. I'm still waiting on some schools (NYU, UVA, and HLS, but not counting on it at all. Even if I got in, I would likely not go due to $$$)
Main goal is to come back to ATL, but the employment numbers at Emory are borderline abysmal (UT isnt that much better. Also, don't mind Austin for three years, but I'm Asian, so living in Houston/Dallas might be tough
. UT has "approximately 65 asians" and open carry laws, so that's a bummer.
Also, end game is to go back and get a PhD in literature, not law.
Any advice is much appreciated.
Go to Emory. You aren't built for UT
That part you bolded was maybe uncalled for, but for minorities, the struggle is real. But that's a whole other conversation
Houston is more diverse than Chicago, LA, NYC, and every other major city lmfao. Have you ever lived in Texas? Man, I swear people on TLS are in this liberal-elitist bubble and they will never escape
I sincerely apologize. I didn't mean to say Texas in general wasn't diverse. I was just shocked by the letter I got from the UT Asian society. I've never been and I jumped to conclusions. I'm genuinely sorry if I offended you and all the other Texans. I just wanted advice on where to go..
First of all, PrezRand is sensitive when it comes to Texas, so don't feel the need to apologize.
Second of all, it's a genuine concern and you're allowed to have it; however, a quick Google search has suggested that the Asian population in Houston is growing.
Third of all, PRESENCE of minorities doesn't equate to minorities who think/act/have similar beliefs as you do. As an example of this: PrezRand is a minority himself but I probably agree with him on only a handful of issues, if that many. You'll be in the south in TEXAS and you'll be able to tell - even in Austin. Also, if you are more on the liberal side (which honestly isn't a bad thing, even if PrezRand wants to try to shame you into feeling like it is), the politics in Texas may be problematic for you. Even though there are blue cities, it is a SUPER red state and their laws show it.
Honestly, if you can, I'd recommend you go to Texas yourself. Step foot in these cities. See how you feel in them. I was sold on UT for awhile (hadn't visited yet) and I appreciated the pride/focus on students being happy and whatever else and I had a lot of people saying, "Austin is great! It won't even feel like you're in the south" etc. etc. but when I visited, that's not at all how I felt about it. There weren't many places (night-life-wise) that I could find that catered to the crowd I'm used to being in and the music almost everywhere sucked. Even at the places that seemed to be somewhat more like what I'm used, the crowd itself was strange. It didn't feel right to me. Also, while all the black students I spoke to really loved UT and wanted me to come, I noticed that a lot of them couldn't really give me the kind of perspective on living there that I needed because they'd all grown up in Texas.
TLdr; Ignore PrezRand, he's touchy about Texas. Your concern is a fair one, but if it's just the presence of other Asians you're worried about, I think you'll be okay. If you're more concerned about feeling like you fit there/politics, that's something else entirely. Visit if you can.