Texas Class of 2012

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penni_rose
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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:49 pm

Anyone else get a call from Sam Riley today?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:56 pm

observationalist wrote:
OperaAttorney wrote:
lsatismybitchlover wrote:
observationalist wrote:I just want to jump in here and say that I think we all understand what's going on here: UT and Vandy, in some respects, outperform Cornell and GULC. Austin and Nashvegas FTW. I'm looking forward to heading up to Austin in a few weeks and checking out the city and hopefully a show or two.

Esc, want to see about getting the full employment lists from UT? We want to see how the rising 3L class is doing this summer. I am waiting for Vandy's list and we'll be publishing it hopefully by next week. Then we can do a comparison about something that might actually matter to prospective students. Not that knowing how many judges are out there is a bad thing... but it's more akin to knowing how many hiring partners are at certain firms, since those individuals will likely take a closer look at people from their schools. Regardless, UT's historic strength in producing quality judges shines through here (at least relative to our peer schools). Good work.


Overkill. Other than that though, good post haha.


:lol:


Hey no sweat, it's a local thang. When you see bachelorette parties come up from southern Alabama to limo down the bright lights on Broadway and try their luck with the local single male law student population, you'll understand part of why it got the name. But, continue... just remember I sweep down whenever y'all start namedropping us.


What is the prevailing tooth/bachelorette ratio for these here parties? :wink:

For that matter, what is the pound/bachelorette ratio?

Ohhhh I'm mean :twisted:

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby davidin » Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:30 am

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby SSDD » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:34 pm

Esc wrote:OK, I was really bored and too lazy to do something productive, so I went through the tentative schedule again so I could compile a list of classes by section (excluding Legal Research/Writing, which we will all be taking). I figure this could be useful for people who want to start figuring out what faculty they might be taking come August.

"SS" next to class name means small section. Each section should contain 25% of the total class (~100+ students). Small section classes should contain 25% of that, ~25 students. Schedule link is at http://www.utexas.edu/law/depts/sao/academics/schedules/099grid.pdf

Section 1

Criminal Law - Goode
Constitutional Law - Powe
Torts SS (A) - Cross
(B) - McGarity
(C) - Stapleton
(D) - Wellborn


Section 2

Torts - Anderson
Contracts - Rau
Civil Procedure SS (A) - Albright
(B) - Albright
(C) - Hansen
(D) - Silver


Section 3

Civil Procedure - Mullenix
Property - Blais
Contracts SS (A) - Kadens
(B) - Litvak
(C) - Sokolow
(D) - Williams


Section 4

Criminal Law - Laurin
Property - Torres
Constitutional Law SS (A) - Farrell
(B) - Perry
(C) - Pursley
(D) - Robertson



Sorry folks, I must confess I haven't been on TLS for a while.... I've been spending a lot of time fishing, riding four wheelers, and drinking cheap watery lite beer... you know, general white trash activities :lol:

Niiiice list Esc! I think it would be particularly kick ass to have Powe for Con Law. I bought The Supreme Court and The American Elite a couple of months ago based on a summary of it I read in The Atlantic::whatatool::...

Still, it was a great read and I remember being very impressed when I flipped to the back flap and read the brief bio on Lucas A. Powe Jr.

Add that to the Jim Gaffigan special I watched on Comedy Central last nite, which was filmed in Austin and I must say, Austin and UT are the shite!

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:47 pm

Dammmn, I just looked up his profile and now I REALLY want Section 1.

Who decides on which students go to which sections, anyway? And are they easily swayed by begging and groveling? :P

Or is it completely random? :(

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:10 pm

Esc, As far as I can tell it's completely random, but if anyone finds out who I should sweet talk for section 2, let me know.

davidin, Sam Riley's call was just a courtesy call. He said they had received my LOI and wanted to make sure I was still set to come and see if I had any questions. I asked when we'd hear on class schedules and he said around the first week of August. I hadn't heard from him since he called to say I was accepted. When I saw the number, which I recognized as a UT number, I hoped he was calling to say more money had opened up. No luck. I thought they were probably calling everybody just to make sure no plans have changed, but if no one else got a call...

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:26 pm

Esc wrote:Dammmn, I just looked up his profile and now I REALLY want Section 1.

Who decides on which students go to which sections, anyway? And are they easily swayed by begging and groveling? :P

Or is it completely random? :(


But what if Powe is extremely selfish with A's?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:36 pm

I'd be more than willing to take that risk. His grade distribution from previous semesters didn't seem that out of the normal.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:42 pm

Esc wrote:I'd be more than willing to take that risk. His grade distribution from previous semesters didn't seem that out of the normal.


Oh yeah. I just checked. His grade distribution looks ok.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Cogito » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:53 pm

Finally made my decision and faxed in my LOI. You can chalk another tls'er up for UT '12!! 8) Greetings all!

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:00 pm

Cogito wrote:Finally made my decision and faxed in my LOI. You can chalk another tls'er up for UT '12!! 8) Greetings all!


Glad to have you with us! :mrgreen:

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby JazzOne » Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:06 pm

Cogito wrote:Finally made my decision and faxed in my LOI. You can chalk another tls'er up for UT '12!! 8) Greetings all!


Welcome aboard!

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:35 pm

Cogito wrote:Finally made my decision and faxed in my LOI. You can chalk another tls'er up for UT '12!! 8) Greetings all!


Woo hoo! Welcome, friend.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby observationalist » Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:45 pm

Esc wrote:
What is the prevailing tooth/bachelorette ratio for these here parties? :wink:

For that matter, what is the pound/bachelorette ratio?

Ohhhh I'm mean :twisted:


[notes Esc's prejudice against hot bachelorette parties, returns to work].

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:32 pm

observationalist wrote:
Esc wrote:
What is the prevailing tooth/bachelorette ratio for these here parties? :wink:

For that matter, what is the pound/bachelorette ratio?

Ohhhh I'm mean :twisted:


[notes Esc's prejudice against scary toothless bachelorette parties, returns to work].


Fixed!

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby observationalist » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:41 pm

Esc wrote:
observationalist wrote:
Esc wrote:
What is the prevailing tooth/bachelorette ratio for these here parties? :wink:

For that matter, what is the pound/bachelorette ratio?

Ohhhh I'm mean :twisted:


[notes Esc's prejudice against scary toothless bachelorette parties, returns to work].


Fixed!


Unfortuntely I am not anonymous so I am going to refrain from continuing this senseless banter, in which the poor bachelorette parties of the southern U.S. have been caught in the crossfire. For the record, I did have a really good (albeit inappropriate) response.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby ziggy » Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:02 pm

So I took ESC's course list and added times for anyone interested. Caveat: There might be some mistakes, I'll correct them as you notify me.

Looks like Section 1 is for early birds and Section 3 is for night owls. Hope this helps!

Section 1

Criminal Law – Goode
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 8:30 am – 9:20 am
Constitutional Law – Powe
Mon/Tues/Wed: 2:00 pm -3:07 PM
Torts SS
(A) – Cross
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
(B) – McGarity
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
(C) – Stapleton
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
(D) - Wellborn
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 11:30 am – 12:20
LR & LW – Youngdale
Thurs: 2:00 pm – 3:10 pm

Section 2

Torts – Anderson
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 10:30 am – 11:20 am
Contracts – Rau
Mon/Tues/Wed: 9:13 am – 10:20 am
Civil Procedure SS
(A) - Albright
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
(B) – Albright
Mon/Tues/Wed: 2:00 pm – 3:07 pm
(C) – Hansen
Mon/Tues/Wed: 2:00 pm – 3:07 pm
(D) – Silver
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
LR & LW – Meyer
Thurs: 12:30 pm – 1:40 pm


Section 3

Civil Procedure – Mullenix
Mon: 10:30 am – 12:20 am and Tues/Wed: 10:30 am – 11:20 am
Property – Blais
Mon/Tues/Wed: 2:00 pm – 3:07 pm
Contracts SS
(A) – Kadens
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
(B) – Litvak
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
(C) – Sokolow
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 9:30 am – 10:20 am
(D) – Williams
Tues/Wed: 11:30 am - 12:20 pm and Thurs: 10:30 am – 12:20 pm (w/ 10 minute break)
LR & LW – Petrie
Thurs: 2:00 pm – 3:10 pm

Section 4

Criminal Law – Laurin
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 9:30 am – 10:20 am
Property – Torres
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 10:30 am – 11:20 am
Constitutional Law SS
(A) – Farrell
Mon/Tues/Wed: 3:30 pm – 4:37 pm
(B) – Perry
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
(C) – Pursley
Mon/Tues/Wed: 2:00 pm – 3:07 pm
(D) – Robertson
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
LR & LW – Einhorn
Thurs: 12:30 pm – 1:40 pm

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Haverhill6 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:00 pm

Hi all,

Sorry to jump in, but I just decided to attend UT (faxed in my LOI yesterday!).

Is anyone still looking for a roommate? I'm looking at 2-2 condos in the north campus area near the law school. I'm a 24/f (don't mind sharing with a girl or guy) from the east coast...pretty neat, clean, likes sports/outdoor activities, studious (doing well 1L is definitely my top priority!), but still likes to relax/hang out with friends.

Looking forward to meeting all of you in August!

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:16 pm

ziggy wrote:So I took ESC's course list and added times for anyone interested. Caveat: There might be some mistakes, I'll correct them as you notify me.

Looks like Section 1 is for early birds and Section 3 is for night owls. Hope this helps!

Section 1

Criminal Law – Goode
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 8:30 am – 9:20 am
Constitutional Law – Powe
Mon/Tues/Wed: 2:00 pm -3:07 PM
Torts SS
(A) – Cross
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
(B) – McGarity
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
(C) – Stapleton
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
(D) - Wellborn
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 11:30 am – 12:20
LR & LW – Youngdale
Thurs: 2:00 pm – 3:10 pm

Section 2

Torts – Anderson
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 10:30 am – 11:20 am
Contracts – Rau
Mon/Tues/Wed: 9:13 am – 10:20 am
Civil Procedure SS
(A) - Albright
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
(B) – Albright
Mon/Tues/Wed: 2:00 pm – 3:07 pm
(C) – Hansen
Mon/Tues/Wed: 2:00 pm – 3:07 pm
(D) – Silver
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
LR & LW – Meyer
Thurs: 12:30 pm – 1:40 pm


Section 3

Civil Procedure – Mullenix
Mon: 10:30 am – 12:20 am and Tues/Wed: 10:30 am – 11:20 am
Property – Blais
Mon/Tues/Wed: 2:00 pm – 3:07 pm
Contracts SS
(A) – Kadens
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
(B) – Litvak
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
(C) – Sokolow
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 9:30 am – 10:20 am
(D) – Williams
Tues/Wed: 11:30 am - 12:20 pm and Thurs: 10:30 am – 12:20 pm (w/ 10 minute break)
LR & LW – Petrie
Thurs: 2:00 pm – 3:10 pm

Section 4

Criminal Law – Laurin
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 9:30 am – 10:20 am
Property – Torres
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 10:30 am – 11:20 am
Constitutional Law SS
(A) – Farrell
Mon/Tues/Wed: 3:30 pm – 4:37 pm
(B) – Perry
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
(C) – Pursley
Mon/Tues/Wed: 2:00 pm – 3:07 pm
(D) – Robertson
Mon/Tues/Wed: 12:30 pm – 1:37 pm
LR & LW – Einhorn
Thurs: 12:30 pm – 1:40 pm


I love you, guys.

Thanks. :roll:

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Esc » Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:54 pm

Haverhill6 wrote:Hi all,

Sorry to jump in, but I just decided to attend UT (faxed in my LOI yesterday!).

Is anyone still looking for a roommate? I'm looking at 2-2 condos in the north campus area near the law school. I'm a 24/f (don't mind sharing with a girl or guy) from the east coast...pretty neat, clean, likes sports/outdoor activities, studious (doing well 1L is definitely my top priority!), but still likes to relax/hang out with friends.

Looking forward to meeting all of you in August!


One more for the list :mrgreen:

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Cogito » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:29 am

I'm a little ignorant about curriculum structure. How does this section system work? If you're in section 1, you study crim.law, con law, and torts first semester, and then civpro, contracts, and property second semester?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby countbizaller » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:41 am

Cogito wrote:I'm a little ignorant about curriculum structure. How does this section system work? If you're in section 1, you study crim.law, con law, and torts first semester, and then civpro, contracts, and property second semester?


Yes, as well as Legal Research & Writing both semesters and an elective in the 2nd.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby Cogito » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:40 am

Hmm, aren't civpro, contracts, and property considered the most difficult 1st year courses? Sections 1 and 3 bunch them up together. Sounds like a bit of a disadvantage compared to sections 1 and 4, especially if you have to take them in second semester w/ that elective, no?

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby OperaAttorney » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:39 am

Cogito wrote:Hmm, aren't civpro, contracts, and property considered the most difficult 1st year courses? Sections 1 and 3 bunch them up together. Sounds like a bit of a disadvantage compared to sections 1 and 4, especially if you have to take them in second semester w/ that elective, no?


I think they're the most unfamiliar, not the most difficult. No 1L course is a walk in the park. Not even ConLaw :). To an extent, it depends on the prof. I have 2L friends who loved CivPro and Property; for them, both courses were easier than ConLaw and Torts.

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Re: Texas Class of 2012

Postby penni_rose » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:13 pm

Cogito wrote:Hmm, aren't civpro, contracts, and property considered the most difficult 1st year courses? Sections 1 and 3 bunch them up together. Sounds like a bit of a disadvantage compared to sections 1 and 4, especially if you have to take them in second semester w/ that elective, no?


I think this is a matter of opinion. The only reason con law is considered "easy" is because everyone has some background in it due to required government courses that discuss the constitution. If you have had a job where you, say, work on contracts, you will probably already be more familiar with the subject matter than other students. Personally, I did an in-depth study of contracts and intellectual property in grad school (from the perspective of a publisher, not a lawyer), which makes me feel like I can at least follow along with it better than I could crim law, which I only know about from Law & Order.

Also, my dad (UT class of '78) and my brother (SMU '05) were both shocked by the fact that the schedules looked relatively easy to them. They said that they took a lot more courses for the full year (property, torts, and con law were some examples, though I don't remember which took what). My brother also said that his LR & LW met for quite a few hours during the week (I think he said 5, but that seems like a lot). It looks like ours is only one.




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