Baylor 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
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chadwick218
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Baylor 2012

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:49 pm

As I did not see a Baylor 2012 group, I figured that I would start one. Is anyone else seriosuly considering Baylor?
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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby Audrey » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:03 am

I've been accepted. I'm considering it but I'm waiting to hear about aid/scholarship money. I doubt I would attend at sticker price. Are you from Texas? Any thoughts on Waco?

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby chadwick218 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:21 am

I currently live in Texas, but have lived in Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, and Tokyo over the course of the past 8 years. I am thinking that because I have lived in these places, oddly enough, Waco does not seem too bad.

I have seen very few committments to Baylor on these boards (not that these boards are representative of anything), but the April 15th deposit deadline is quickly approaching and I would have to believe that quite a bit of scholarship money will become available.

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby Tave » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:29 pm

I've put a deposit in and plan on visiting within a week or so.

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby chadwick218 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:55 pm

Congrats Tave! I have also put a deposit down. I will be making a visit on the 17th of April.

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby southernroots » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:14 pm

I have also put a deposit down and will for sure be attending in the Fall. I'm going to be heading to Waco sometime next week (depending on my work schedule) to look at apartments and hopefully will have a lease signed. I am looking at the lofts and an apt complex recommended by a law student but if anyone has suggestions please tell me.

I met some people that go to Baylor for ug last weekend and they said Waco is what you make of it. From what I could tell when visiting, don't stray too far from the campus or "downtown" areas.

Good luck to those who still have to make a decision.

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby chadwick218 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:54 pm

congrats southernroots ...
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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby southernroots » Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:17 pm

Has anyone tried to leverage for more money? I just got an initial scholarship doubled from a t-25 school that is similarly priced to Baylor. Really want to go to Baylor but turning this down would be hard since it would be about $12000 cheaper overall.

Note: I don't want to end up in the region where the top-25 is and really would prefer to practice in Texas

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby chadwick218 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:33 pm

Southernroots, I have not read of any success stories Baylor, per se, but I have read of many success stories at other schools. Given that you received the scholarship from a T-25 and your desire to actually attend Baylor, I think that you might actually have some success with this. I would write an email to the dean of admissions simply desribing your situation and just letting her know that you would be more than happy to set up a phone call / visit to discuss further. Baylor's first deposit deadline is the 15th of April. Granted, Baylor's incoming class size is considerably smaller than some other schools, but I have seen very few people on either TLS or LSN commit to Baylor at this point in time. This would seemingly suggest that some scholarship dollars might become available. Best of luck ... and keep us posted!

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby queexle » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:15 pm

I have just sent in my deposit! ahhhh. feels good. going to the June open house.

what are yall thinking to do about housing? visiting this sat to check out apts.

southernroots- also calculate the cost of living in the other schools area. waco is very affordable and produce lawyers in the houston area which is one of the most affordable cities in the country with a large legal community.

my father works for an oil company in houston and many of the lawyers he works with (contracts, litigation, etc) are baylor bears... i think we are in good hands!!

bears 2012!!! :D

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby chadwick218 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:22 pm

I'm heading down tomorrow to check out the campus and housing. Initially, I am planning to try to live in a single dorm room (crazy, I know, but I have been taking care of a house in Dallas for 2 years and am ready for as little work as possible). Otherwise, there are some loft sytle buildings downtown that with a roommate might be reasonable.

Although I still have a few schools that I have yet to hear from, I withdrew from every other school that I have been admitted to because of Baylor's small class size, rigorousness of their program, and reputation of developing very good attorney's.

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby snooder » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:28 pm

Just sent in my deposit Monday. Not sure where I'm gonna live though. I heard a lot of student live at The Island, but my sis came with me to check out the place and she thought it looked a little ghetto. (personally i don't care, but i'd rather not have my family whining about the dump i live in whenever they visit) I also like Browning Square apartments, they seem pretty quiet and good for studying, but I don't know.

I was planning to grab a single bedroom, but looking at prices and saving money, seems like finding a roommate would be cheaper. Not sure if I wanna get another law student though, might be helpful to study together, but i hear a lot of horror stories about gunners and hyper-competitive people and I don't want some jerk living with me.

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby queexle » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:35 pm

yeah i have been living with 5 girls for the past two years and ready for a change... thinking of a 1bed too. if you come to the june open house you might be able to meet someone and find a roommate. everyone ive spoken with at baylor/on these boards are really nice so hopefully its all just rumors

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby southernroots » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:03 am

queexle wrote:yeah i have been living with 5 girls for the past two years and ready for a change... thinking of a 1bed too. if you come to the june open house you might be able to meet someone and find a roommate. everyone ive spoken with at baylor/on these boards are really nice so hopefully its all just rumors


I went to an open house in January and the atmosphere was exactly what I expected law school to be like. In between classes, everybody seemed to be very friendly with each other and I asked a student about the competiveness. She said that one student's computer crashed during exams and almost everyone in the section offered to provide outlines to the distressed student.

In a class of 70-90 the competitive nature will be there but I think Princeton Review's rankings really reflect how much students study per day (not necessarily a cut throat nature).

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby queexle » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:42 am

is any one looking for a roommate/ knows how to find one? i want to live at the Grove but def need a roommate to cut down the costs!

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby smiley87 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:37 am

Baylor for me too!!!! queexle, I LOVE THE GROVE TOO! but finding 5 people is a tough deal :(

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby queexle » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:36 pm

5 people? are we talking about the same Grove? these apts are 2 or 3 bedrooms. im looking at the 2 bed 2 bath and its 575 per person a month with bills included!! ahhh soooo nice!!! is anyone going to the june open house?

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby cachua » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:26 pm

i looked up the housing information on the baylor law site, and it does say that you need 5 people

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby southernroots » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:36 pm

In the housing guide that they sent out there are 2 Groves. One is the apt complex and the other looks like a couple of duplexes/houses

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby queexle » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:52 pm

good call!! im talking about the Grove on S. University Parks Drive.. visited last week and was sooo nice, all brand new stuff, and furnished from pottery barn. still possibly looking for one other roommate, any others?

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby chadwick218 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:10 pm

As I still own a home in Dallas, I was considering living in the dorms, but after further consideration, decided that this would not be such a great idea in light of the fact that very few singles are available. I'll be in Waco this Friday. I'll be sure to check out the Grove! I will very likely be in seach of roommates. I know that a couple of other law schools (i.e. Wake Forest have a roommate match program ... don't think that anything like this exists at Baylor though ...).

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby smiley87 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:17 pm

chadwick218 wrote:As I still own a home in Dallas, I was considering living in the dorms, but after further consideration, decided that this would not be such a great idea in light of the fact that very few singles are available. I'll be in Waco this Friday. I'll be sure to check out the Grove! I will very likely be in seach of roommates. I know that a couple of other law schools (i.e. Wake Forest have a roommate match program ... don't think that anything like this exists at Baylor though ...).


Hey y'all,

According to Baylor's Housing guide on the web site, The Grove has a matching roommate service and you can request to be match with law students!

http://law.baylor.edu/pdf/ProspectiveSt ... 080908.pdf

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby queexle » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:19 pm

thanks smiely... there is a facebook group for the entering class of Fall 09 (us) it has many more people and discussion on housing!!

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby southernroots » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:23 am

Chadwick, I'll be in Waco this Friday also, care to meet up for a drink?

Where is the facebook group? I've been accepted since December and haven't heard anything about it...guess I'm that guy.

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Re: Baylor 2012

Postby queexle » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:18 pm

search: Baylor Law School Fall 2009 Incoming Class

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group ... 590&ref=ts

hope that helps!




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