University of Texas 2011

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2011)
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countbizaller
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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby countbizaller » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:59 am

Matinee prices! I'm lame but I don't care.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby cc0800 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:28 pm

I just realized I never sent in my final transcripts...has everyone else done this? haha

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:29 pm

When is that due?

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby cc0800 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:15 pm

RATRATRAT wrote:When is that due?


I don't know. I think it has to be sent to some kinda of graduate office thing...separate from the actual law school....I'm not exactly sure. I don't remember seeing a deadline, so I guess as long as we do it before school starts...

but I really don't know.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LawSchoolWannaBe » Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:15 pm

I sent mine about two weeks ago...sent it to...

The University of Texas
Graduate and International Admissions Center
PO Box 7608
Austin, TX 78713-7608

Hopefully that was right!

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby jwUT11 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:21 am

Hi everyone!
This is my first time posting here. I've sort of been sticking to facebook. I had my transcript sent to that address about a month ago and when I called, they said they had received it. Looking forward to meeting you soon. I'll be in Austin in about two weeks if anyone wants to hang out.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby countbizaller » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:03 am

I think the deadline for our transcripts is a week or two after orientation. I believe that was somewhere in our admissions packet they sent us. But they have to be transcripts from our schools and not just LSAC transcripts.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby readinmonotone » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:32 am

The fact we don't have classes on Friday is pretty much the most awesome thing ever. I had at least one class from 3-5 in the afternoon every Friday during undergrad.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby cc0800 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:19 pm

hey jw! welcome!

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LaffyTaffy » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:39 pm

What are the choices for cable and internet, anyone know? I know they have time warner, but I heard their internet kinda sucks.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby HomoChimpus » Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:21 am

This is just my experience: I had AT&T for internet a couple years ago, and it sucked. I switched to Time Warner, and I haven't had a single problem. It was quicker*, and it very rarely cuts out.

I've spoken to people who've had the opposite experience, so I'm not going to tell you that Time Warner is necessarily the best. I think it'll probably depend on exactly where you live and the quality of each companies' infrastructure at that location. Talk to your neighbors and see who they use.


*It's been a couple years, and I haven't really looked at what AT&T has to offer now.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby cc0800 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:33 pm

as long as they don't have Charter, I'm okay with it

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby readinmonotone » Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:30 am

Only a couple weeks until I move down to Austin, friends. Who's getting stoked? (/dreadfully afraid)

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby cc0800 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:22 am

I'm excited! I'm headed to Austin today to find a place!

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LawSchoolWannaBe » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:05 am

The 1200 mile drive and having to furnish an entire apartment will be hectic, but once school starts all should be well!

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby countbizaller » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:56 am

We're starting to pack, we just got mailed our condo key, and my wife is interviewing for a job down there today. This is really fixing to happen....

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:30 pm

So, I'm assuming everyone got the same e-mail that I did. Could you guys tell if signing up for one of the book discussion groups at orientation was mandatory? It didn't seem to be that way at the sign up page, but then I looked at the orientation schedule & there's a big block for the discussion. I'm not sure what the slackers who didn't sign up for a discussion group would be doing during that time. Anyone care to guess?

I know it's not for a grade, but I figured it might not be the best first impression with a professor to have no clue what's going on in the discussion group.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby countbizaller » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:34 pm

No email for me yet. What's it say Rat?

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:47 pm

Well, here's the email:

We wanted to make sure everyone knows they should continue to check the
Freshlaw Central web site for the remainder of the summer. You will not be
mailed any information regarding Orientation or registration. Everything
you need to know will be posted on Freshlaw. At this time, under Join the
Discussion, there is a link called "Welcome from the Orientation
Co-Chairs"
When you go to this link, you will notice at the top of the welcome letter,
there are links to the Orientation Schedule and Book Discussion. If you
are interested in the Book Discussion, you will notice there is a deadline
to sign up. Tuition bills will be paid during Orientation. We will assign
sections for the incoming class during the first week in August. Once we
complete the sections, we will email everyone to let you know the sections
are available on Freshlaw. Once you know your section, you will know which
books to purchase. I hope this is helpful and please, if you have any
questions, just give us a call or email admissions@law.utexas.edu.
See you soon!


And here's the orientation schedule:

Schedule for First-Year Orientation
August 25–26 (schedule subject to change)

A printed Orientation packet will be available Monday morning at check-in.

Monday, August 25
8:30–9:00 a.m. Check-in at The Law School
Last names beginning A–K, Susman Godfrey Atrium
Last names beginning L–Z, Jamail Pavilion
Breakfast tacos, pastries and coffee will be provided
Morning Program at the B. Iden Payne Theatre
9:15–9:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks and an Introduction to Law and Legal Process – Dean Lawrence Sager
9:45–11:00 a.m. Law in Action – Prof. Sarah Buel (domestic violence), Prof. Derek Jinks (terrorism), Prof. Jordan Steiker (capital punishment)
11:00–11:15 a.m. Break
11:15–11:45 a.m. Professionalism – Linda Addison, Esq.
11:45–12:00 a.m. Living Through the First Year of Law School – Associate Dean Mechele Dickerson
Afternoon/Evening Program at the Law School
12:15–2:00 p.m. Lunch in Mentor Groups
2:00–2:15 p.m. Break
2:15–3:45 p.m. Book Discussion with Faculty
3:45–5:00 p.m. SBA Student Organization Fair – Susman Godfrey Atrium
5:00–7:00 p.m. BBQ on the South Lawn
Law students, spouses/partners and children invited.
Tuesday, August 26
Morning Program at the B. Iden Payne Theatre
8:30–8:45 a.m. Entering the Profession – The Hon. Wallace Jefferson
8:45–10:00 a.m. Faculty Panel: The First-Year Curriculum – Professors Mitchell Berman, Jane Cohen, Susan Klein, Alan Rau, David Robertson, Wayne Schiess and Patrick Woolley
10:15–10:30 a.m. The Honor Code – Prof. John Dzienkowski
10:30–10:45 p.m. Break
10:45–11:15 a.m. Classes and Beyond – Prof. David Sokolow
11:15–11:30 a.m. Law School Resources – Allyson Childs, Esq. and Jane O'Connell, Esq.
11:30–12:00 a.m. Public Service – Prof. Eden Harrington and Jack Balagia, Esq.
Afternoon Program at the Law School
12:15–1:30 p.m. Lunch in Societies
1:30–2:30 p.m. Panel Presentations on Access to Justice
2:30–3:00 p.m. Optional: Wrap-up Forum with Professors and Administrators: Come Get Your Questions Answered! Linda Alba (Financial Aid), Prof. John Dzienkowski, Assistant Dean David Montoya, Esq. (Career Services), Prof. David Sokolow, and Assistant Dean Rey Ramos (Student Affairs)
Wednesday, August 27
Classes Begin!

So, the letter says "if you're interested," but the schedule seems to suggest we might have to go to one of them. And do any of the other activities seem optional to you guys?

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby countbizaller » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:54 pm

It does sound optional and I'm by by nature a slacker soooo......I think I'll be eating ice cream somewhere while this is going on. Would anyone like to RSVP with me for that?

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:58 pm

haha, I think I'll do that discussion group.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LaffyTaffy » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:21 pm

I was kinda hoping we would have a week or so after orientation before classes. I'm not used to classes before labor day.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby dude » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:44 pm

Check out the Triangle apartments....

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby HomoChimpus » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:06 pm

I've got a couple friends who just finished their first year at UT Law. Their advice concerning orientation was to skip everything you possibly can because none of it was worthwhile.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:13 pm

haha, That is exactly the type of advice I was hoping for. HC, are you going to be going to UT law next year?




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