Texas 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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soonergirl
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:41 pm

adrib wrote:
soonergirl wrote:pass the steak sauce...I'm in A-1. woohoo!

me tooooo!


Does that mean you're in Bradford, too? Did you get that email a half hour ago? Is the society mentor a prof or an older student or what? So many questions...

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Watto » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:56 pm

jrtx027 wrote:Section 4, Group B. McCormick Society! I hope we can arrange some meetups the week before classes begin. I won't be in ATX till the 17th.



Same! Sec 4/grp B. Not getting into ATX until the 19th I don't think either.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby PokerAlice » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:23 pm

Watto wrote:
jrtx027 wrote:Section 4, Group B. McCormick Society! I hope we can arrange some meetups the week before classes begin. I won't be in ATX till the 17th.



Same! Sec 4/grp B. Not getting into ATX until the 19th I don't think either.



Section 4, Group B
McCormick
Already in Austin

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:29 pm

M_F_F_L wrote:
2) I recently bought some random Texas land to gain residency for my 2L and 3L years. However, I just received confirmation that the domicile law is going to change in October. Now, one will be required to live in the purchased property for a year. I briefly talked to a residency counselor, but he's not entirely sure how the law will affect those who have already purchased land. Does anyone have any info on this?

Thanks so much!!!


crap... :|

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby jester36 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:08 pm

soonergirl wrote:
adrib wrote:
soonergirl wrote:pass the steak sauce...I'm in A-1. woohoo!

me tooooo!


Does that mean you're in Bradford, too? Did you get that email a half hour ago? Is the society mentor a prof or an older student or what? So many questions...


Everyone in 1-A is in Bradford. The small group (i.e. 1-A) mentors are 2Ls and 3Ls. The society, however, has a faculty advisor.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby bigred82 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:25 pm

philosoraptor wrote:
Estrellas wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:Me too! Section 3, Group A. Civ Pro at 8:30 Monday morning ftw!



Section 3, Group A! Let's be friends.
Friends it is. Glad I'll have at least one other TLSer to study with!

Also, Hargrave represent.


3.A. here, so make that four of us! We'll have a good little study group methinks. :)


This land/residency rule change does not sound good. That they are trying to up and change it right at the last minute before the semester begins is in poor taste imo - as if the residency issue would not have some part to play in school selection. We'll just have to wait and see what happens. :(


Btw, am I the only one surprised by how cheap most of these books actually are if you can find them used? I think I have all of my known required books on order and for less than $500! I was originally expecting to pay upwards of $1500 or so. Am I missing something? :shock:

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:54 pm

bigred82 wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:
Estrellas wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:Me too! Section 3, Group A. Civ Pro at 8:30 Monday morning ftw!



Section 3, Group A! Let's be friends.
Friends it is. Glad I'll have at least one other TLSer to study with!

Also, Hargrave represent.


3.A. here, so make that four of us! We'll have a good little study group methinks. :)
whooooooo! welcome friend!

bigred82 wrote:This land/residency rule change does not sound good. That they are trying to up and change it right at the last minute before the semester begins is in poor taste imo - as if the residency issue would not have some part to play in school selection. We'll just have to wait and see what happens. :(
Hopefully those of us who bought land before the law changed -- if it even has changed already, I haven't checked -- will be OK. (At least that's what I tell my dwindling bank account... :( )

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby jrtx027 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:16 am

Watto wrote:
jrtx027 wrote:Section 4, Group B. McCormick Society! I hope we can arrange some meetups the week before classes begin. I won't be in ATX till the 17th.



Same! Sec 4/grp B. Not getting into ATX until the 19th I don't think either.


Hello to you!

PokerAlice wrote:Section 4, Group B
McCormick
Already in Austin


And hello to you as well!

Hope we can all meet once we're (those of us not already) there. I'd like to enjoy some time with fellow students before school starts and our conversations become limited to "civ pro this, property that." :roll:

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:19 am

Hey, have any of you guys gotten your UT student IDs yet? I was thinking of going today, hoping the lines aren't too bad yet.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:49 pm

soonergirl wrote:Hey, have any of you guys gotten your UT student IDs yet? I was thinking of going today, hoping the lines aren't too bad yet.


can we do that already???!!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:10 pm

f0bolous wrote:
soonergirl wrote:Hey, have any of you guys gotten your UT student IDs yet? I was thinking of going today, hoping the lines aren't too bad yet.


can we do that already???!!


law school office told me I could do it when I was here in June, so I imagine we can do it now. I wanted to beat the undergrad rush, but still haven't made it over there. It's at the FAC building which is not just super close to the law building.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby PokerAlice » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:02 pm

soonergirl wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
soonergirl wrote:Hey, have any of you guys gotten your UT student IDs yet? I was thinking of going today, hoping the lines aren't too bad yet.


can we do that already???!!


law school office told me I could do it when I was here in June, so I imagine we can do it now. I wanted to beat the undergrad rush, but still haven't made it over there. It's at the FAC building which is not just super close to the law building.


I went in and got my student ID on Wednesday. I just walked right up, no line at all. But the FAC was definitely more busy than it has been the other times that I was in there this summer. If you can, it would probably be a good idea to head over there some time soon.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Estrellas » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:42 pm

f0bolous wrote:
M_F_F_L wrote:
2) I recently bought some random Texas land to gain residency for my 2L and 3L years. However, I just received confirmation that the domicile law is going to change in October. Now, one will be required to live in the purchased property for a year. I briefly talked to a residency counselor, but he's not entirely sure how the law will affect those who have already purchased land. Does anyone have any info on this?

Thanks so much!!!


crap... :|


So I got some weird piece of mail today from Campus and Central properties which says:

"The laws have changed for residency ...You may no longer buy investment real estate and qualify for residency."

But, it's still an advertisement claiming we can get in-state tuition. I hope my little plot of land still counts!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby conformalgeom » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:25 pm

M_F_F_L wrote:Wow! Everyone is so excited about getting schedules. I am, too! I have two questions if you guys don't mind taking a stab.

1) I see my class list but not the times and days. Where are you guys seeing this info?


Saw that no one has answered this one. In case you are still wondering:

1) Go to your Freshlaw status page.

2) click on the course number next to a listed course to get the times/locations of classes.

edit:

Now for my own question: does anyone know for sure what the rules are with regards to out-of-state drivers licenses and out-of-state registered vehicles? Everything I have seen says that out-of-state students are exempted from the requirement to change over their driver license and registration upon moving to TX. Is the same true regarding the requirement of having an up to date exhaust inspection if one is residing in Travis county?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby rputt3256 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:59 pm

FWIW: I called the residency office today and spoke with a representative. They said that UT won't be able to officially say whether our land will count towards residency until the law goes into effect in October.

On a positive note, he did mention that since numerous students have opted to establish residency via this route, they expect those of us who purchased our land pre-Oct to be grandfathered in. Hopefully the thought of hundreds of angry students storming the legislature for a "refund" will sway them to accept us as residents already! (gosh, texas must REALLY not want us here).

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby bigred82 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:51 pm

rputt3256 wrote:FWIW: I called the residency office today and spoke with a representative. They said that UT won't be able to officially say whether our land will count towards residency until the law goes into effect in October.

On a positive note, he did mention that since numerous students have opted to establish residency via this route, they expect those of us who purchased our land pre-Oct to be grandfathered in. Hopefully the thought of hundreds of angry students storming the legislature for a "refund" will sway them to accept us as residents already! (gosh, texas must REALLY not want us here).



Thanks for the update! Now all we can do is wait, cross our fingers, and hope we are grandfathered in.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Bentley7 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:07 am

Is anybody by chance looking for a place to live still? I recently got off a waitlist at a school and am debating on whether to go to that school or not. I have already signed a lease for a 1 BR condo about a ten minute walk from the law school. PM me if interested.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby van » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:07 am

Where did you just get into? Tough choice. I'm still wait listed at several top ranked programs, but I have decided UT is the best place for me. I haven't withdrawn from the others simply because after all these months of being on "Resere" I deserve a final answer!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby macunaima » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:14 am

van wrote:Where did you just get into? Tough choice. I'm still wait listed at several top ranked programs, but I have decided UT is the best place for me. I haven't withdrawn from the others simply because after all these months of being on "Resere" I deserve a final answer!



I'm in the same situation. Waiting, I mean. But if I get in, I'm pretty sure I'll go. I've already signed a lease in Austin and it'll be expensive to break it. But couldn't pass up the opportunity.

Though, of course, it's very unlikely that I'll get in off the waitlist.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mirdamad » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:22 am

University of Michigan but for 2014. I am leaning toward UT but I want to keep all options open.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:05 pm

I just ran into my next door neighbor's house. I haven't even met them yet. How embarrassing is that?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby sternc » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:51 pm

This has been discussed, but how is everyone buying their books? Are y'all just going through the university, half.com, amazon, or what? Do you think buying used books is a bad idea?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby sternc » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:15 pm

Another question: I know we mail our thank-you letters directly to the person giving us the scholarship, but do we alsoa mail a copy to the financial aid office?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:28 pm

sternc wrote:Another question: I know we mail our thank-you letters directly to the person giving us the scholarship, but do we alsoa mail a copy to the financial aid office?


Did you already get the information about your donor? I still haven't received anything. According to the FA office, we also have to send a copy to the financial aid office.

As for your other question, I bought my textbooks on half.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. For one of my books, I had to order from the publisher, where I also found a cheap supplement. I spent around $700 for all my books.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby sternc » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:40 pm

mcflooter06 wrote:
sternc wrote:Another question: I know we mail our thank-you letters directly to the person giving us the scholarship, but do we alsoa mail a copy to the financial aid office?


Did you already get the information about your donor? I still haven't received anything. According to the FA office, we also have to send a copy to the financial aid office.

As for your other question, I bought my textbooks on half.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. For one of my books, I had to order from the publisher, where I also found a cheap supplement. I spent around $700 for all my books.



Yeah, I already received a letter telling me where to send it, but it was vague on if I send a copy to the financial aid office as well.




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