DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

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rputt3256
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DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby rputt3256 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:06 am

I'm a NY'er looking to go to UT in the fall but I've heard that it is really difficult to find work outside of Texas. Are there any UT students who are facing this predicament?

Does anyone have any thoughts on UT's reputation/placement outside of Texas?

THANKS x a million :)

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby Esc » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:32 am

rputt3256 wrote:I'm a NY'er looking to go to UT in the fall but I've heard that it is really difficult to find work outside of Texas. Are there any UT students who are facing this predicament?

Does anyone have any thoughts on UT's reputation/placement outside of Texas?

THANKS x a million :)


While most UT students remain in Texas, it isn't difficult for UT students to find work out of state. UT's stats are skewed by heavy self-selection for Texas. About 1/3 of UT students are non-Texas residents, and about 1/3 of each UT class finds employment outside of Texas. Most of those go to NYC, DC, and LA.

Obviously, UT shouldn't be your first choice if you can get into a closely-ranked school in the market you are set on. IE you would never take UT over Cornell if you knew you wanted to work in NYC, and you would never take UT over UCLA if you knew you wanted to work in California. Closely-ranked schools located in those regions will obviously place better in those regions. However, UT will still place decently in those regions.

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby ec2xs » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:36 am

RARGH CAPS LOCK!

Don't go to UT with the intention of practicing in New York. It is geared to serve its own state, and its alumni basis reflects that. Esc offered some really sound advice.

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby timshel » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:04 am

What is considered "closely ranked?"

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby flyingpanda » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:18 am

timshel wrote:What is considered "closely ranked?"


UCLA and Vanderbilt and maybe some schools in the 20s (BU, BC, etc). Basically, Texas is super-regional. It has some legitimate national appeal, but strong regional schools will place better in the area than Texas.

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby Danneskjöld » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:24 am

I'm just going to put there here:

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby LawandOrder » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:43 am

TEXAS?! Only steers and queers come from Texas.

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby entrechatsix » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:01 am

Danneskjöld wrote:I'm just going to put there here:

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::cough::


:roll: oh so schools that get bad press on atl are a no go? that leaves what options, exactly?

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby rputt3256 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:43 pm

entrechatsix wrote:
Danneskjöld wrote:I'm just going to put there here:

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::cough::


:roll: oh so schools that get bad press on atl are a no go? that leaves what options, exactly?
entrechatsix wrote:
Danneskjöld wrote:I'm just going to put there here:

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::cough::


:roll: oh so schools that get bad press on atl are a no go? that leaves what options, exactly?


+1

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby maine08080 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:17 am

LawandOrder wrote:TEXAS?! Only steers and queers come from Texas.


+1 Full Metal Jacket reference

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:32 am

rputt3256 wrote:
entrechatsix wrote:
Danneskjöld wrote:I'm just going to put there here:

--LinkRemoved--

--LinkRemoved--

::cough::


:roll: oh so schools that get bad press on atl are a no go? that leaves what options, exactly?
entrechatsix wrote:
Danneskjöld wrote:I'm just going to put there here:

--LinkRemoved--

--LinkRemoved--

::cough::


:roll: oh so schools that get bad press on atl are a no go? that leaves what options, exactly?


+1


+1

he liked it so much he quoted it twice before +1'ing it

and now that ive added my own +1 stamp to this, what does it make it?!

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby holydonkey » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:45 am

DoubleChecks wrote:+1

he liked it so much he quoted it twice before +1'ing it

and now that ive added my own +1 stamp to this, what does it make it?!

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby scionb4 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:15 am

maine08080 wrote:
LawandOrder wrote:TEXAS?! Only steers and queers come from Texas.


+1 Full Metal Jacket reference


"You could suck a golf ball out of a garden hose!" - the great R. Lee Ermey

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby Danneskjöld » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:21 am

Did you read the articles? No I suspect not. They were about news articles written by UT law students criticizing the education they received at UT law. It's not "bad press on atl" but bad press in the news written by UT law students... You can also find out what the national rep among actual lawyers is much better on atl than on tls.

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Re: DOES UT-AUSTIN HAVE NATIONAL APPEAL?

Postby entrechatsix » Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:53 am

Danneskjöld wrote:Did you read the articles? No I suspect not. They were about news articles written by UT law students criticizing the education they received at UT law. It's not "bad press on atl" but bad press in the news written by UT law students... You can also find out what the national rep among actual lawyers is much better on atl than on tls.


haha well yes, i did in fact read them. in fact, this little gem from the follow-up piece stuck out to me:

The fallout from the Daily Texan article should be relatively self-contained.


if it's a big deal to you, fine, don't go there. but i think an article written by 1Ls with a full semester of law school under their belts about a problem that the faculty has already noted and begun addressing isn't a huge deal. i guess i'm dumb.




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