STCL Fall 2013

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law1992
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STCL Fall 2013

Postby law1992 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:16 pm

Is anyone applying to STCL for Fall 2013? I just recently submitted my application. Just wondering if anyone else is our there :D

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby lnh819 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:32 am

South Texas College of Law?? I applied there but am unlikely to attend.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby potterpirate04 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:32 am

I'm just glad someone's started this thread. Yeah it's one of the schools I'm applying to, mostly because I wanna stay in Houston.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby potterpirate04 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:47 am

Also, this should go in the "Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists" forum.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby law1992 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:05 am

lnh819 wrote:South Texas College of Law?? I applied there but am unlikely to attend.


You really think so? Yea I'm kind of if-y too. I took a tour of the campus of on Friday and it was very nice and cozy. I might give it a shot.

And yea Houston is a great place to be at. I was really curious on other
people applying there because I still haven't gotten anything on whether my application
file is complete or not. I know it hasn't been long but the wait is killing me! :x

And sorry about the forum haha still new

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby potterpirate04 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:17 am

law1992 wrote:
lnh819 wrote:South Texas College of Law?? I applied there but am unlikely to attend.


You really think so? Yea I'm kind of if-y too. I took a tour of the campus of on Friday and it was very nice and cozy. I might give it a shot.

And yea Houston is a great place to be at. I was really curious on other
people applying there because I still haven't gotten anything on whether my application
file is complete or not. I know it hasn't been long but the wait is killing me! :x

And sorry about the forum haha still new


Haha I figured you were new. Yeah not really sure if they usually take this long to get back to you about whether your app is complete or not. Previous threads only say that decisions tend to come out Jan/Feb, with a few Decembers. Honestly I can't believe that I haven't even gotten an email yet with my username and pw to LOG IN to my status check. But a lot of other threads do mentions various schools that are slow with keeping their applicants updated so this is definitely not something to stress about. Best just to wait it out, I suppose.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby law1992 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:43 pm

potterpirate04 wrote:
law1992 wrote:
lnh819 wrote:South Texas College of Law?? I applied there but am unlikely to attend.


You really think so? Yea I'm kind of if-y too. I took a tour of the campus of on Friday and it was very nice and cozy. I might give it a shot.

And yea Houston is a great place to be at. I was really curious on other
people applying there because I still haven't gotten anything on whether my application
file is complete or not. I know it hasn't been long but the wait is killing me! :x

And sorry about the forum haha still new


Haha I figured you were new. Yeah not really sure if they usually take this long to get back to you about whether your app is complete or not. Previous threads only say that decisions tend to come out Jan/Feb, with a few Decembers. Honestly I can't believe that I haven't even gotten an email yet with my username and pw to LOG IN to my status check. But a lot of other threads do mentions various schools that are slow with keeping their applicants updated so this is definitely not something to stress about. Best just to wait it out, I suppose.


Yea I know. They finally sent me an e-mail today.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby nealric » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:31 pm

Everyone in this thread needs to step back from the ledge. Slowly and carefully now...

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby potterpirate04 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:04 pm

nealric wrote:Everyone in this thread needs to step back from the ledge. Slowly and carefully now...


I hardly think this is the "ledge". Other threads are far worse.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby goldenflash19 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:47 pm

potterpirate04 wrote:
nealric wrote:Everyone in this thread needs to step back from the ledge. Slowly and carefully now...


I hardly think this is the "ledge". Other threads are far worse.


If given the choice between jumping off an 800 ft ledge or a 1,000 ft ledge, I'd choose neither. A 59.2% legal employment score on LST is pretty scary.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby potterpirate04 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:59 pm

goldenflash19 wrote:
potterpirate04 wrote:
nealric wrote:Everyone in this thread needs to step back from the ledge. Slowly and carefully now...


I hardly think this is the "ledge". Other threads are far worse.


If given the choice between jumping off an 800 ft ledge or a 1,000 ft ledge, I'd choose neither. A 59.2% legal employment score on LST is pretty scary.


Figured that that was the ledge being referred to. Eh, to each their own. I'm certainly not advocating STCL (btw, theres's a separate forum for advocating a school or discussing reasons why one shouldn't go to it and this one clearly isn't it) but each person's got their own situation. Besides, the stats of STCL have been discussed everywhere online and on this site, so each person is capable of making their own informed decision for themselves.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby North » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:36 am

potterpirate04 wrote:(btw, theres's a separate forum for advocating a school or discussing reasons why one shouldn't go to it and this one clearly isn't it)

Nope, because this thread is in the wrong forum and this forum is the forum for that. HTH.

Also, this is what $170,000 gets you at STCL.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby togepi » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:03 am

North wrote:
potterpirate04 wrote:(btw, theres's a separate forum for advocating a school or discussing reasons why one shouldn't go to it and this one clearly isn't it)

Nope, because this thread is in the wrong forum and this forum is the forum for that. HTH.

Also, this is what $170,000 gets you at STCL.



2.5% chance at biglaw is pretty sweet though, good odds for any Spartan

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby law1992 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:15 pm

Haha well whoever thinks STCL is such a terrible school shouldn't worry about other people applying there. Everyone has their goals on where they'd like to attend law school. Nothing wrong in that.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby law1992 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:09 am

Is anybody going to the open house tomorrow?

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:24 am

59% is actually pretty good given the school's ranking and admissions data. Usually schools with 25th GPAs in the 2.XX are ones you want to sprint away from. If you're living at home, and just paying tuition, it's not all that terrible a deal. Just make sure you either have a job lined-up, graduate in the top 25%, or preferably both.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby PRgradBYU » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:17 pm

RhymesLikeDimes wrote:Just make sure you either have a job lined-up, graduate in the top 25%, or preferably both.


The top 25%, really? I'd say more like the top 5%, but that's my opinion. I wouldn't go to a school like this unless I had a great job already lined up.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby togepi » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:51 am

PRgradBYU wrote:
RhymesLikeDimes wrote:Just make sure you either have a job lined-up, graduate in the top 25%, or preferably both.


The top 25%, really? I'd say more like the top 5%, but that's my opinion. I wouldn't go to a school like this unless I had a great job already lined up.


And almost a 60% chance to end up in a 2-10 lawyer firm or "business and industry"

This leaves about a third of the class unemployed, almost two thirds in shitty situations, and those lucky 20 people out of 400 lucking out.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby Nova » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:59 am

You cant just "make sure you graduate in the top 25%"

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:20 am

Nova wrote:You cant just "make sure you graduate in the top 25%"


+1. Everyone going to schools like STCL thinks that, but it's a statistical impossibility.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby law1992 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:07 pm

Why not get off this thread and spend your "valuable" time somewhere else.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:18 pm

law1992 wrote:Why not get off this thread and spend your "valuable" time somewhere else.


Your use of quotation marks confuses me. I'm only on here to offer some insight on why attending STCL--regardless of your situation--isn't a good idea. But don't take my word for it; of the 59.2% of recent STCL graduates that are employed, the median salary is $55k. Just sayin'. (Source: http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school= ... &show=sals)

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby Nova » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:32 pm

law1992 wrote:Why not get off this thread and spend your "valuable" time somewhere else.

Make a thread here then, viewforum.php?f=7

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby somewhatwayward » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:58 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:
law1992 wrote:Why not get off this thread and spend your "valuable" time somewhere else.


Your use of quotation marks confuses me. I'm only on here to offer some insight on why attending STCL--regardless of your situation--isn't a good idea. But don't take my word for it; of the 59.2% of recent STCL graduates that are employed, the median salary is $55k. Just sayin'. (Source: http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school= ... &show=sals)


Actually what the salary data suggests is that 55K is the 90th percentile in salary outcomes; 41K is 85th percentile. This overwhelmingly suggests that unless you are independently wealthy or get a big scholarship, there is a near 100% chance that you won't be able to make your loan payments. 70K is around the 95th percentile salary for SCTL grads and even that is nowhere near enough to pay back 170K on a 10-year plan....maybe on a 25-year plan.

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Re: STCL Fall 2013

Postby North » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:09 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:Actually what the salary data suggests is that 55K is the 90th percentile in salary outcomes; 41K is 85th percentile. This overwhelmingly suggests that unless you are independently wealthy or get a big scholarship, there is a near 100% chance that you won't be able to make your loan payments. 70K is around the 95th percentile salary for SCTL grads and even that is nowhere near enough to pay back 170K on a 10-year plan....maybe on a 25-year plan.

My man law1992 doesn't want to hear that kind of stuff, he has his own goals on where he wants to spend three years and a "valuable" 170k.




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