Texas Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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semperfi1860
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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby semperfi1860 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:57 pm

I know this is probably a generic question that can be applied to most law schools, but in reading UT's LOI, I was a bit confused. Not sure if it still allows room to be listed on waitlists...

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:19 pm

I don't know. I'm not on any waitlists, so I really didn't pay much attention. It seems a little vague. It says "I have withdrawn my commitments to other law schools." What it does not say is "I have withdrawn my applications from all other law schools."

My uneducated guess: You can probably stay on them, but you would have to withdraw from UT before accepting another school. No idea if that's right, though.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:30 pm

f0bolous wrote:
Esc wrote:I don't think I'll go. I will probably be busy, and I don't have the money to afford anything more expensive than salmonella and egg tacos from the nearest taco truck.



in the words of rachel ray: YUM-O those are SO DELISH!


so good, yet so bad. I'm doing my best to stay away from 'em.

I'm really curious as to what our total class size will be

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby davidin » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:26 pm

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:29 pm

Those pirices sound right. The one in Boston had $2 burgers at happy hour.

They should be doing a few of these this summer. I'll post them as I hear (or you can join the Facebook group).

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby joesrevenge » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:17 pm

I went in person and handed in the LOI - I live a mile away and figured I would save an envelope and a stamp.

So it seems as though nobody from TLS is going to the happy hour on Friday? I was thinking of stopping by, but I stopped drinking so I am not sure if that is a good idea.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:37 pm

joesrevenge wrote:....I stopped drinking so I am not sure if that is a good idea.


Congrats!

You could get a soft drink or a bottle of Perrier, though.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:41 pm

joesrevenge wrote:I went in person and handed in the LOI - I live a mile away and figured I would save an envelope and a stamp.


I really thought about doing that, but I don't have enough time on my lunch break (at least not if I want to eat). Instead, I emailed it pretty much immediately after it showed up in my inbox.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:43 pm

penni_rose wrote:
joesrevenge wrote:I went in person and handed in the LOI - I live a mile away and figured I would save an envelope and a stamp.


I really thought about doing that, but I don't have enough time on my lunch break (at least not if I want to eat). Instead, I emailed it pretty much immediately after it showed up in my inbox.


Email???

Did you download it, print it, sign it, scan it, and then send the scanned copy via email?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:50 pm

OperaAttorney wrote:Email???

Did you download it, print it, sign it, scan it, and then send the scanned copy via email?


Yes. It is an option on the form. And faxing from work is too dangerous given that they don't know I'm leaving.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:53 pm

penni_rose wrote:
OperaAttorney wrote:Email???

Did you download it, print it, sign it, scan it, and then send the scanned copy via email?


Yes. It is an option on the form. And faxing from work is too dangerous given that they don't know I'm leaving.


Awesome. I will do just that. Yay for the SCANNER!

Thanks. C u in August.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby great8 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:54 pm

Does anyone know if the official transcripts we have to send in have to come directly from our undergrad (or graduate, or whatever) institution, or do you think an official one in a sealed envelope that I happen to have when I ordered several a long time ago would suffice?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:41 pm

I don't know. My undergrad was UT, so I'm not sending one and my grad school sends them for free so I didn't worry about having them send another. Call the admission office. They've been really nice to me when I had questions.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:56 am

great8 wrote:Does anyone know if the official transcripts we have to send in have to come directly from our undergrad (or graduate, or whatever) institution, or do you think an official one in a sealed envelope that I happen to have when I ordered several a long time ago would suffice?


I forgot that we had to do this....hmm

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:18 am

Completely random thing I noticed when I got an email confirming receipt of my LOI. The other schools I applied to were Christian schools (Baylor and SMU). Both of those always referred to me as Mrs. [Real Last Name]. UT seems to prefer the generic Ms. [Real Last Name]. It might not be of importance to you (in which case, sorry to bore you), but I think it says something about the difference between the more conservative schools and the less conservative ones.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:36 am

penni_rose wrote:Completely random thing I noticed when I got an email confirming receipt of my LOI. The other schools I applied to were Christian schools (Baylor and SMU). Both of those always referred to me as Mrs. [Real Last Name]. UT seems to prefer the generic Ms. [Real Last Name]. It might not be of importance to you (in which case, sorry to bore you), but I think it says something about the difference between the more conservative schools and the less conservative ones.


This would be an awesome opportunity to start a threadjack about the correctness of using mrs. vs ms. when addressing a female of unknown marital status. Ok, I'll shoot: I thought that the "Mrs." title was only supposed to be used when the woman addressed was known to be married, while the "Ms." title was to be used in all other cases (doctorate degree holders excepted). Why would these schools use this title as a default? Am I wrong about this?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:40 am

I would assume that it's obvious from my application that I am married. I listed a former name and used my maiden name as my middle name. I know that UT is aware that I'm married as they have a copy of my marriage license on file. It was needed so that I could change the name connected to my EID.

Even so, as I did not state a preference, they are making the assumption that I prefer Mrs. UT is sticking to the safer assumption.

EDIT: Also, in the context of an email like that, I would think that they don't bother to check marital status. Baylor did respond to an emailed question with "Dear Mrs. [Real Last Name]."
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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby de5igual » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:45 am

do women seriously get offended when they're called "mrs."?

i've never thought it to be an issue

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:48 am

Not offended. Just an observation.

I do get offended when I'm referred to as Mrs. [My Husband's Full Name] unless in the context of Mr. and Mrs. [My Husband's Full Name]. This happens with surprising frequency on letters and really bothers me. I do have my own name.

EDIT: I have known a few women who get offended, but mostly because the place assumed they were married. Were they married? Yes. Did they ever explicitly tell the school/employer/whatever that they were married? No. The reaction is generally "How do you know I'm married? I could just have a weird middle name."

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby JazzOne » Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:39 pm

Are any of you going to Law Preview? I know that the TLS collective pretty much hates Law Preview, but I don't have to pay for it. I have family in Austin, so the trip would be pretty inexpensive. Anyway, if any of you are planning to attend, please let me know. I might like some company for lunch or something.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:40 pm

JazzOne wrote:Are any of you going to Law Preview? I know that the TLS collective pretty much hates Law Preview, but I don't have to pay for it. I have family in Austin, so the trip would be pretty inexpensive. Anyway, if any of you are planning to attend, please let me know. I might like some company for lunch or something.


I'm going to Law Preview. I haven't decided where, though. LA's my cheapest option. Austin would give me a chance to check things out before moving there. DC would be my most fun option, especially since I haven't seen 2 of my close friends in forever. Both Austin and DC would require at least a plane ticket, and I'm trying to save $$$.

Which Austin session will you attend?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby JazzOne » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:25 pm

OperaAttorney wrote:
JazzOne wrote:Are any of you going to Law Preview? I know that the TLS collective pretty much hates Law Preview, but I don't have to pay for it. I have family in Austin, so the trip would be pretty inexpensive. Anyway, if any of you are planning to attend, please let me know. I might like some company for lunch or something.


I'm going to Law Preview. I haven't decided where, though. LA's my cheapest option. Austin would give me a chance to check things out before moving there. DC would be my most fun option, especially since I haven't seen 2 of my close friends in forever. Both Austin and DC would require at least a plane ticket, and I'm trying to save $$$.

Which Austin session will you attend?


June 22

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby RATRATRAT » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:59 am

OperaAttorney wrote:
JazzOne wrote:Are any of you going to Law Preview? I know that the TLS collective pretty much hates Law Preview, but I don't have to pay for it. I have family in Austin, so the trip would be pretty inexpensive. Anyway, if any of you are planning to attend, please let me know. I might like some company for lunch or something.


I'm going to Law Preview. I haven't decided where, though. LA's my cheapest option. Austin would give me a chance to check things out before moving there. DC would be my most fun option, especially since I haven't seen 2 of my close friends in forever. Both Austin and DC would require at least a plane ticket, and I'm trying to save $$$.

Which Austin session will you attend?

If you really want to save money, don't go to law preview--I've heard it's not really worth it.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:25 am

RATRATRAT wrote:
OperaAttorney wrote:
JazzOne wrote:Are any of you going to Law Preview? I know that the TLS collective pretty much hates Law Preview, but I don't have to pay for it. I have family in Austin, so the trip would be pretty inexpensive. Anyway, if any of you are planning to attend, please let me know. I might like some company for lunch or something.


I'm going to Law Preview. I haven't decided where, though. LA's my cheapest option. Austin would give me a chance to check things out before moving there. DC would be my most fun option, especially since I haven't seen 2 of my close friends in forever. Both Austin and DC would require at least a plane ticket, and I'm trying to save $$$.

Which Austin session will you attend?

If you really want to save money, don't go to law preview--I've heard it's not really worth it.


Thanks for looking out. But I'm not paying for it; that's why I'm going. Plus, I think it will be a nice way to meet other law students.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Daico » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:14 pm

OperaAttorney wrote:If you really want to save money, don't go to law preview--I've heard it's not really worth it.


Thanks for looking out. But I'm not paying for it; that's why I'm going. Plus, I think it will be a nice way to meet other law students.[/quote]

My theory is that we should actually put this off as long as possible. I suspect that after 1L we'll be ready to kill each other.




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