University of Texas 2011

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Mon May 19, 2008 2:52 pm

So, UT is really getting owned over in the TLS class of 2011 thread. We've got to do something about this.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LawSchoolWannaBe » Mon May 19, 2008 5:29 pm

Picked out an apartment today. Hyde Park area, a bit more costly than I'd have preferred, but I think the whole area seems to cost a bit more than Wisconsin, hah! About a mile from the school, which should be a really nice walk every morning. So excited! Moving down the 14th or so...how bout everyone else?

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Mon May 19, 2008 5:38 pm

LawSchoolWannaBe wrote:how bout everyone else?

I should be there right at the start of August. I learned the hard way in UG that I should show up early & figure out where the essentials are, that way I don't spend the first week or so of law school taking 3 hours to find the Wal-Mart.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LawSchoolWannaBe » Mon May 19, 2008 10:04 pm

RATRATRAT wrote:
LawSchoolWannaBe wrote:how bout everyone else?

I should be there right at the start of August. I learned the hard way in UG that I should show up early & figure out where the essentials are, that way I don't spend the first week or so of law school taking 3 hours to find the Wal-Mart.


Haha, yeah. It is kind of interesting getting around town. This is my second trip down here in the past 2 months, and I've found myself going in the wrong direction on Mopac/35 plenty of times!

BTW, anyone mind PMing back and forth the general vicinity of where they'll be next year? I'm interested in seeing where everyone else decided to stay.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LaffyTaffy » Tue May 20, 2008 2:32 am

I'm thinking East Austin looks the most likely for me. The places appear nicer than the ones north of UT for the price, and it would be just a short bike commute. I'm going down later in June to check it out.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LaffyTaffy » Tue May 20, 2008 2:33 am

LawSchoolWannaBe wrote:LaffyTaffy, I really like the Braun icon, sweet stuff!

Holla! The Crew is driving me crazy

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LawSchoolWannaBe » Tue May 20, 2008 7:08 am

LaffyTaffy wrote:
LawSchoolWannaBe wrote:LaffyTaffy, I really like the Braun icon, sweet stuff!

Holla! The Crew is driving me crazy


Yeah, no shit. I can't wait to be home for the summer tomorrow so I can hit up as many games as possible. They need to turn it around soon, or it will be too late. At least Braun and Hart have done OK...Fielder on the other hand, yuck!

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby countbizaller » Tue May 20, 2008 10:07 am

RATRATRAT wrote:So, UT is really getting owned over in the TLS class of 2011 thread. We've got to do something about this.


Ha. Yeah, Laffy's not even on there. I guess our 400 other brethren have better things to do with their time than hang out on TLS. :( We need to wrangle up the Facebook group and have them stampede this forum!

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LaffyTaffy » Wed May 21, 2008 2:40 am

countbizaller wrote:
RATRATRAT wrote:So, UT is really getting owned over in the TLS class of 2011 thread. We've got to do something about this.


Ha. Yeah, Laffy's not even on there. I guess our 400 other brethren have better things to do with their time than hang out on TLS. :( We need to wrangle up the Facebook group and have them stampede this forum!

I posted an image of women's UT garments, but I guess the thread organizer didn't pick up on my way of committing.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Wed May 21, 2008 5:41 am

LaffyTaffy wrote:
countbizaller wrote:
RATRATRAT wrote:So, UT is really getting owned over in the TLS class of 2011 thread. We've got to do something about this.


Ha. Yeah, Laffy's not even on there. I guess our 400 other brethren have better things to do with their time than hang out on TLS. :( We need to wrangle up the Facebook group and have them stampede this forum!

I posted an image of women's UT garments, but I guess the thread organizer didn't pick up on my way of committing.

haha, Yeah, I noticed that didn't work out. They're really stifling our creativity over there.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LaffyTaffy » Sun May 25, 2008 3:34 pm

Anyone know what the process is with athletics tickets? Are there lotteries or something? If I would have the option of scalping whatever tickets I don't want to make my money back I will probably try to get football tickets, but I definitely want tickets for basketball.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby HomoChimpus » Mon May 26, 2008 2:34 pm

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LaffyTaffy » Mon May 26, 2008 3:36 pm

Nice, Badgers play at Texas this year.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LaffyTaffy » Sat May 31, 2008 3:59 pm

Does anyone find this "pick-a-prof" program a bit silly? I mean, what better way to increase grade inflation than to have students weed out the profs that don't do it. The other info could be very useful though.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Sat May 31, 2008 5:39 pm

LaffyTaffy wrote:Does anyone find this "pick-a-prof" program a bit silly? I mean, what better way to increase grade inflation than to have students weed out the profs that don't do it. The other info could be very useful though.

I just read that letter, actually. At first I didn't believe it was actually associated with the university. I've never heard of a university advertising picking classes based on what professor gives the most A's. I mean, I'm definitely not above that method for choosing classes & I regret not doing that more than I did in UG, but is it really in the interest of the university to promote that?

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LawSchoolWannaBe » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:58 pm

It wasn't sent by the university was it?

And Laffy, do the Badgers play @Texas again this year? I know they did last year, but wasn't aware they did this year as well!

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:00 pm

At first I didn't think so at first, but after I read the whole thing I felt like it either was or was trying to come across like it was. Not really sure, though.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LaffyTaffy » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:14 pm

It appears it is an independent website that culls all the info from University records.

Come to think of it that bball schedule I was looking at was probably old, as I'm not sure they put out new schedules this early. It didn't show scores or anything though.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:30 pm

LaffyTaffy wrote:It appears it is an independent website that culls all the info from University records.

Huh, well that makes more sense to me then. I didn't know that UT would release who has been accepted to their law school.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LaffyTaffy » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:55 pm

RATRATRAT wrote:
LaffyTaffy wrote:It appears it is an independent website that culls all the info from University records.

Huh, well that makes more sense to me then. I didn't know that UT would release who has been accepted to their law school.

That's why I assumed it was directly affiliated with UT.

I found this in the english dept.
How can I find out more about a professor?

Any of the following places will help you find out more: our faculty comment book in Parlin 114, our online faculty pages, the DIIA website for course-instructor survey results, or one of the outside online professor evaluation sites (like Pick-A-Prof).

So it is independent, but apparently UT approves enough to give them our info.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby countbizaller » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:37 am

Has anybody else gotten a package from V&E about law preview scholarships? I thought that was a clever way to get their firm's name out there early on to prospective hires.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:36 pm

Just got back from my apt search in Austin. It looks like I'll be living @ the Oak Park Apts in Hyde Park--anyone else staying around there?

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby readinmonotone » Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:16 pm

UT is back in play for me again (against UVa). Quick, sell me.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:27 pm

Austin is better--more stuff to do. The sports are better. The environment of the school & the town is better. Visit Austin--you'll probably like it. If you're from Texas, you're not likely to get a better deal, price-wise. How am I doing?

UT might not be better for your situation, but it was for mine. Granted I didn't have the choice b/w UVa & UT, but I did turn down another T14, & I chose not to sign the UVa binding waitlist & haven't sent a LOCI anywhere b/c I was sufficiently convinced about UT. UVa law is better, but I don't think the gap b/w the schools is enough to cancel all the other factors. Now if it's HYS vs UT, then I'd be willing to ignore a lot of QoL factors & pretty much all else to go to HYS. You're not considering HYS though. The fact you're considering UT makes me think that you have other reasons to go there, & if that's the case, I wouldn't let the disparity in rankings make the decision for me.

That's my best trolling effort. I am sure the 50+ strong UVa mob on this site will have my lunch for that.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby arbitrageavatar » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:22 pm

How generous is Texas with grant aid if you have a low EFC?




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