Texas Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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Grad_Student
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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Grad_Student » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:01 pm

brittanyfowler wrote:
Esc wrote:I received my FinAid notification today. It gave a COA of approximately $21.5k/semester, thus $43k/year. Sobering numbers, these.


Really? Goodness! Why so high, I wonder?

Because it costs too damn much to live in Austin.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:51 am

Grad_Student wrote:
brittanyfowler wrote:
Esc wrote:I received my FinAid notification today. It gave a COA of approximately $21.5k/semester, thus $43k/year. Sobering numbers, these.


Really? Goodness! Why so high, I wonder?

Because it costs too damn much to live in Austin.


Just remember that it is a hell of a lot cheaper in Austin than just about any other large city where a top law school is located.

Still, I'm going to be eating a lot of rice and beans for the next 3 years.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby TheIdiot » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:11 am

JoeShmo wrote:I've committed. Add me to the list! HOOK EM HORNS


Good choice Joe :mrgreen:

I saw on LSN that you checked out UT on spring break. What were some of the highlights?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby JoeShmo » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:05 pm

TheIdiot wrote:
JoeShmo wrote:I've committed. Add me to the list! HOOK EM HORNS


Good choice Joe :mrgreen:

I saw on LSN that you checked out UT on spring break. What were some of the highlights?


Yes I was there over spring break. Here's some info - PM me if you have specific questions...

The law school was beautiful. The library is huge, and the mock courtroom was amazing. The classrooms were standard but still very, very nice. I met with Dean Matoya - the Dean of Career Services - he was very helpful and very nice. The law school is right on the outskirts of the main UT campus... probably about 200 yards away from the football stadium. There are some nice places to eat (and drink) around the school as well. One place has world famous burgers, and I can attest to their greatness.

Austin is an incredible city. I have been to several major cities in the U.S. (NYC, Boston, DC), but Austin is by far the coolest. The bar scene on 6th street is awesome. There are so many different places to eat. Lake Travis is beautiful. I have nothing but good things to say about the city.

Any other questions, feel free to message me or post them on here. HOOK EM HORNS

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby JoeShmo » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:33 am

Where's all the UT chatter? I'll spark some: Colt McCoy for President?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:29 am

I kinda think that now that ASD is over and most people have received their acceptances and made their choice, everyone is spending the last 4 months of freedom relaxing instead of chattering on the forums 8)

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby JoeShmo » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:57 pm

Esc wrote:I kinda think that now that ASD is over and most people have received their acceptances and made their choice, everyone is spending the last 4 months of freedom relaxing instead of chattering on the forums 8)


Haha, good point. I guess I need to get a life and get off this damn site.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby aaa111 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:01 pm

I just went to the OMV this last friday and really liked the school... i think i'm like 75% sure I'll be there next fall... excited to live in austin again!

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby semperfi1860 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:51 pm

Nah, I'm still making my decision between UT and Mich.

Can anyone talk about the strength of con law and various programs for litigation (classes, extracurriculars, etc.)? Also, could anyone talk about public interest opportunities available after graduation (ie. how many people at UT interested in doing public interest work get the type of job they're looking for and does UT compete well with other top law schools for prestigious PI work such as ACLU or public defenders)?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby art vandelay » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:51 pm

Esc wrote:
Grad_Student wrote:
brittanyfowler wrote:
Esc wrote:I received my FinAid notification today. It gave a COA of approximately $21.5k/semester, thus $43k/year. Sobering numbers, these.


Really? Goodness! Why so high, I wonder?

Because it costs too damn much to live in Austin.


Just remember that it is a hell of a lot cheaper in Austin than just about any other large city where a top law school is located.

Still, I'm going to be eating a lot of rice and beans for the next 3 years.


True, but living in central Austin (i.e. close to the campus/law school) is relatively expensive if you're used to Texas housing costs.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby lsatismybitchlover » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:34 pm

Just laid down my seat deposit...goddamn that felt good! :D 8)

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby webbylu87 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:37 pm

i'm trying to get off the waitlist. wish me luck!

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby lsatismybitchlover » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:48 pm

Good luck!

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby webbylu87 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:54 pm

out of curiosity, when are the first and second seat deposits due? just wondering when i should start bugging them again.... :wink:

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:53 pm

webbylu87 wrote:out of curiosity, when are the first and second seat deposits due? just wondering when i should start bugging them again.... :wink:


1st seat deposit is due on April 15.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby chadstew55 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:06 pm

OperaAttorney wrote:
webbylu87 wrote:out of curiosity, when are the first and second seat deposits due? just wondering when i should start bugging them again.... :wink:


1st seat deposit is due on April 15.

yeah... I'm going to have to decide pretty soon. :?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Daico » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:49 pm

Hey, put me down for class of 2012. Definitely looking forward to moving to Austin and starting classes in August--how long will that last, I wonder? :)

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby SSDD » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:50 pm

Put me down as well; I just paid my seat deposit and I could not be more excited about Austin and next fall!

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby semperfi1860 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:59 pm

chadstew55 wrote:
OperaAttorney wrote:
webbylu87 wrote:out of curiosity, when are the first and second seat deposits due? just wondering when i should start bugging them again.... :wink:


1st seat deposit is due on April 15.

yeah... I'm going to have to decide pretty soon. :?


Same. The pressure is killing me :(

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby de5igual » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:10 pm

so i didn't get a call from anyone from fin aid regarding my scholly negotiations.. BUT

I just got an email saying that my financial aid has changed for the year. i went to the website and my GRADPLUS was adjusted down 20K for the year. What does that mean???!!! either they gave me $$ or i somehow got disqualified for loans

freaking out here!!!

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby utesjazz1 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:36 pm

f0bolous wrote:so i didn't get a call from anyone from fin aid regarding my scholly negotiations.. BUT

I just got an email saying that my financial aid has changed for the year. i went to the website and my GRADPLUS was adjusted down 20K for the year. What does that mean???!!! either they gave me $$ or i somehow got disqualified for loans

freaking out here!!!


Check your efan link in that CASH system. My scholly only shows up there...

(Good luck! My gradplus went down today too due to increase in scholarship)

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby semperfi1860 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:52 pm

UT just gave me more $$$. See y'all in Austin :D :D :D

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:22 pm

semperfi1860 wrote:Nah, I'm still making my decision between UT and Mich.

Can anyone talk about the strength of con law and various programs for litigation (classes, extracurriculars, etc.)? Also, could anyone talk about public interest opportunities available after graduation (ie. how many people at UT interested in doing public interest work get the type of job they're looking for and does UT compete well with other top law schools for prestigious PI work such as ACLU or public defenders)?


UT's con law program is supposed to be excellent, with some damn good people, and the Dean hizzelf, a con law scholar, said at ASD that he was going to start teaching a class again.

As far as PI, from what I gathered, it appears that the options are indeed available and similar to similarly ranked schools, and the administration is heavily pushing for more graduates to go into PI work. Only a small number of UT grads go into PI, but that seems to be because of self-selection, not from lack of options.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby brittanyfowler » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:58 pm

Is there a second seat deposit for UT?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:18 am

Not that I know of. I sure as hell hope not. I'm poor, and am happily dreaming of the day when my stafford loans are disbursed and I can peacefully live on a fixed income :?




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