Texas 2013

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Thu May 20, 2010 11:56 am

philosoraptor wrote:I'll be in Hyde Park as well, for many of the same reasons as Pearalegal. Definitely want to be close to stuff and don't want to spend too much time commuting.


Me too. 37th street. I have actually found a great Brazilian restaurant very close to the school that has topped Trudy's to become my favorite restaurant in Austin.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Thu May 20, 2010 11:56 am

UTaylor526 wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:I'll be in Hyde Park as well, for many of the same reasons as Pearalegal. Definitely want to be close to stuff and don't want to spend too much time commuting.


Me too. 37th street. I have actually found a great Brazilian restaurant very close to the school that has topped Trudy's to become my favorite restaurant in Austin.


I'm 33rd. We can hang.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Thu May 20, 2010 12:23 pm

Pearalegal wrote:
UTaylor526 wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:I'll be in Hyde Park as well, for many of the same reasons as Pearalegal. Definitely want to be close to stuff and don't want to spend too much time commuting.
Me too. 37th street. I have actually found a great Brazilian restaurant very close to the school that has topped Trudy's to become my favorite restaurant in Austin.
I'm 33rd. We can hang.
41st representin'.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby penni_rose » Thu May 20, 2010 1:02 pm

To be clear, I was not arguing with the logic of living close. If I wasn't married and could afford the higher rent, I might live closer myself. The entire point of my comment was to suggest that it is possible to live far away and still keep up. Esc had implied that those that lived far away regretted it. I was offering a counter point. It comes down to what you're looking for. I hear Hyde Park is quite nice and popular as is the Far West area.

I would also never argue with the ability to walk to Trudy's. Mexican Martini Monday is a very useful tool after a long day of class.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Thu May 20, 2010 1:04 pm

penni_rose wrote:To be clear, I was not arguing with the logic of living close. If I wasn't married and could afford the higher rent, I might live closer myself. The entire point of my comment was to suggest that it is possible to live far away and still keep up. Esc had implied that those that lived far away regretted it. I was offering a counter point.


Oh, definitely. I was just continuing the discussion.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Thu May 20, 2010 5:46 pm

philosoraptor wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:I'm 33rd. We can hang.
41st representin'.


Hyde Park Peeps: Are you planning on walking or biking to class? I rode my bike down the other day and it was a breeze. I'm thinking about fixing up an old bike and making the transition to fixed gear for a class bike. I don't want my road bike sitting out there all day.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Thu May 20, 2010 7:55 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:I'm 33rd. We can hang.
41st representin'.
Hyde Park Peeps: Are you planning on walking or biking to class? I rode my bike down the other day and it was a breeze. I'm thinking about fixing up an old bike and making the transition to fixed gear for a class bike. I don't want my road bike sitting out there all day.
I'll probably try to bike. I need to quit being lazy and get my old hand-me-down into the shop. (It's one of those where you don't need a wrench to take the wheels off, and the last time I did that I think I screwed up the brakes.) Maybe I'll try to trade it in for something that's not ridiculous.

I'd never heard of "fixed gear" before I saw your post and googled it. What is the advantage there? Seems like it would suck not to be able to coast, but then again my bike knowledge is limited to getting from point A to point B without dying in a fiery crash.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby eLegal » Thu May 20, 2010 8:56 pm

Just wondering how many people received the following email today . . .





Please email your application to Jami de Lou, Attorney Initiatives Manager, by e-mailing Vinson-Elkins-Scholarships@lawpreview.com.

******

Congratulations on your admission to The University of Texas School of Law. Your admission to UT is confirmation that you are among the top law school candidates in the country!

As you know, law school is uniquely challenging. Being armed with the best tools as well as insight into what to expect ensures that an incoming student has the best opportunity to succeed at law school. Recognizing the importance of early preparation, Vinson & Elkins is pleased to announce its partnership with Law Preview, a nationally recognized specialist in law school preparatory courses. V&E is offering Vinson & Elkins Law Preview Scholarships that will fund the tuition to attend one of Law Preview's preparatory courses during the summer of 2010. Law Preview courses are taught by law school professors and are held in 13 cities across the nation. Click here to obtain additional information on Law Preview.

Since the success of our firm and the legal profession at-large ultimately depend on investing in the pipeline of emerging talent as well as developing, recruiting, and retaining the finest lawyers from all backgrounds and perspectives, V&E has generously underwritten the entire cost of the course for qualified candidates.

The sessions are filling up quickly! As such, the applications will be accepted now until May 21, 2010. If selected, you are eligible to take the Law Preview course in the city of your choosing. Please note that the Austin Law Preview course will be held from June 21 through June 26, 2010.

We strongly encourage you to take advantage of every possible opportunity to achieve success in law school by applying for the Vinson & Elkins Law Preview Scholarship. The application is attached. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jami de Lou, Attorney Initiatives Manager, by e-mailing Vinson-Elkins-Scholarships@lawpreview.com.

Sincerely,


James A. Reeder, Jr.
[This email is being sent on behalf of Jim Reeder, Partner, Vinson & Elkins]


Jami de Lou
Attorney Initiatives Manager
Vinson & Elkins LLP
First City Tower
1001 Fannin Street, Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002-6760
Tel +1.713.758.2625
Fax +1.713.615.5138
jmaskeydelou@velaw.com

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby penni_rose » Thu May 20, 2010 10:56 pm

In reference to eLegal's email: I know a bunch of people who did Law Preview last summer. From what I hear, it's only worth it if you can get V&E to pay for it. At least two people in my small section got that scholarship, so it seems they give it to a good number.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Esc » Thu May 20, 2010 11:59 pm

oh V&E. how you let the cornucopia of free goodies flow upon the hapless denizens of UT :lol:

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby adrib » Fri May 21, 2010 12:30 am

after getting that email for like the 8th time, i decided to apply for funsies. the fact that they extended the deadline like eighty bajillion times makes me think no one applied!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Fri May 21, 2010 9:01 am

UTaylor526 wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:I'll be in Hyde Park as well, for many of the same reasons as Pearalegal. Definitely want to be close to stuff and don't want to spend too much time commuting.


Me too. 37th street. I have actually found a great Brazilian restaurant very close to the school that has topped Trudy's to become my favorite restaurant in Austin.


Brazilian food FTW!!!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Fri May 21, 2010 9:08 am

catharsis wrote:
UTaylor526 wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:I'll be in Hyde Park as well, for many of the same reasons as Pearalegal. Definitely want to be close to stuff and don't want to spend too much time commuting.
Me too. 37th street. I have actually found a great Brazilian restaurant very close to the school that has topped Trudy's to become my favorite restaurant in Austin.
Brazilian food FTW!!!
TLS field trip? Stubbs 2.0?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Fri May 21, 2010 10:19 am

philosoraptor wrote:I'd never heard of "fixed gear" before I saw your post and googled it. What is the advantage there? Seems like it would suck not to be able to coast, but then again my bike knowledge is limited to getting from point A to point B without dying in a fiery crash.


The advantage is low maintenance. Fixies are perfect commuter bikes because you don't have to worry about your chain popping off when you shift gears. Technically you can coast if you take your feet off the pedals and let them free spin.

How you can manage to die in a fiery crash while traveling via a bike without gasoline amazes me though... LoL

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Fri May 21, 2010 10:21 am

philosoraptor wrote:
catharsis wrote:Brazilian food FTW!!!
TLS field trip? Stubbs 2.0?


Yes!! Although we might want to think of a new name if we change restaurants. This place is technically a Tex-Mex and Brazilian food place. Win-Win

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Esc » Fri May 21, 2010 10:48 am

UTaylor526 wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:I'd never heard of "fixed gear" before I saw your post and googled it. What is the advantage there? Seems like it would suck not to be able to coast, but then again my bike knowledge is limited to getting from point A to point B without dying in a fiery crash.


The advantage is low maintenance. Fixies are perfect commuter bikes because you don't have to worry about your chain popping off when you shift gears. Technically you can coast if you take your feet off the pedals and let them free spin.

How you can manage to die in a fiery crash while traveling via a bike without gasoline amazes me though... LoL


I routinely hate on fixies just for fun (I love my gears), but I will always be positive on biking, especially when living anywhere so close as Hyde Park. Bikes make it really really convenient - you get where you are going quickly, and without having to worry about and pay $$ for parking. This is especially convenient at lunch time, when one often finds oneself craving more food options than those few things available right near the law school....

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby adrib » Fri May 21, 2010 12:45 pm

Esc wrote:
UTaylor526 wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:I'd never heard of "fixed gear" before I saw your post and googled it. What is the advantage there? Seems like it would suck not to be able to coast, but then again my bike knowledge is limited to getting from point A to point B without dying in a fiery crash.


The advantage is low maintenance. Fixies are perfect commuter bikes because you don't have to worry about your chain popping off when you shift gears. Technically you can coast if you take your feet off the pedals and let them free spin.

How you can manage to die in a fiery crash while traveling via a bike without gasoline amazes me though... LoL


I routinely hate on fixies just for fun (I love my gears), but I will always be positive on biking, especially when living anywhere so close as Hyde Park. Bikes make it really really convenient - you get where you are going quickly, and without having to worry about and pay $$ for parking. This is especially convenient at lunch time, when one often finds oneself craving more food options than those few things available right near the law school....

no wonder Austin is always on the list for fittest cities--I'm hoping I get thin by osmosis when we move ;)

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Fri May 21, 2010 1:21 pm

Esc wrote:I routinely hate on fixies just for fun (I love my gears), but I will always be positive on biking, especially when living anywhere so close as Hyde Park. Bikes make it really really convenient - you get where you are going quickly, and without having to worry about and pay $$ for parking. This is especially convenient at lunch time, when one often finds oneself craving more food options than those few things available right near the law school....


HaHa why not have the best of both worlds? I have a road bike and make full use of my gears while riding through the hills around 2222 but plan to build a fixie for the 10 blocks between my house and the school. Hoping to do so through FrankenBike and YellowBike and not spend more than $100.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Esc » Fri May 21, 2010 1:29 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:
Esc wrote:I routinely hate on fixies just for fun (I love my gears), but I will always be positive on biking, especially when living anywhere so close as Hyde Park. Bikes make it really really convenient - you get where you are going quickly, and without having to worry about and pay $$ for parking. This is especially convenient at lunch time, when one often finds oneself craving more food options than those few things available right near the law school....


HaHa why not have the best of both worlds? I have a road bike and make full use of my gears while riding through the hills around 2222 but plan to build a fixie for the 10 blocks between my house and the school. Hoping to do so through FrankenBike and YellowBike and not spend more than $100.


Great plan. Regardless of what you ride biking in central Austin is FTW, as long as you don't try biking down Lamar (the road itself, not the sidewalk) at rush hour or some shit like that.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby yournamehere » Fri May 21, 2010 3:38 pm

eLegal wrote:Just wondering how many people received the following email today . . .





Please email your application to Jami de Lou, Attorney Initiatives Manager, by e-mailing Vinson-Elkins-Scholarships@lawpreview.com.

******

Congratulations on your admission to The University of Texas School of Law. Your admission to UT is confirmation that you are among the top law school candidates in the country!

As you know, law school is uniquely challenging. Being armed with the best tools as well as insight into what to expect ensures that an incoming student has the best opportunity to succeed at law school. Recognizing the importance of early preparation, Vinson & Elkins is pleased to announce its partnership with Law Preview, a nationally recognized specialist in law school preparatory courses. V&E is offering Vinson & Elkins Law Preview Scholarships that will fund the tuition to attend one of Law Preview's preparatory courses during the summer of 2010. Law Preview courses are taught by law school professors and are held in 13 cities across the nation. Click here to obtain additional information on Law Preview.

Since the success of our firm and the legal profession at-large ultimately depend on investing in the pipeline of emerging talent as well as developing, recruiting, and retaining the finest lawyers from all backgrounds and perspectives, V&E has generously underwritten the entire cost of the course for qualified candidates.

The sessions are filling up quickly! As such, the applications will be accepted now until May 21, 2010. If selected, you are eligible to take the Law Preview course in the city of your choosing. Please note that the Austin Law Preview course will be held from June 21 through June 26, 2010.

We strongly encourage you to take advantage of every possible opportunity to achieve success in law school by applying for the Vinson & Elkins Law Preview Scholarship. The application is attached. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jami de Lou, Attorney Initiatives Manager, by e-mailing Vinson-Elkins-Scholarships@lawpreview.com.

Sincerely,


James A. Reeder, Jr.
[This email is being sent on behalf of Jim Reeder, Partner, Vinson & Elkins]


Jami de Lou
Attorney Initiatives Manager
Vinson & Elkins LLP
First City Tower
1001 Fannin Street, Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002-6760
Tel +1.713.758.2625
Fax +1.713.615.5138
jmaskeydelou@velaw.com



I did Law Preview on the V&E Scholarship. It was nice to get some familiarity with basic concepts, but it is a lot of time to take up and a lot of information. If you have nothing better to do from 8-5 on a given day, then go for it.

No chance I would have paid actual money for it, though.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Applicant2010 » Fri May 21, 2010 6:44 pm

So for parking...

Is the best idea to get a summer permit and renew for the Fall? Will that guarantee me a spot in SJG?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Fri May 21, 2010 7:32 pm

Applicant2010 wrote:So for parking...

Is the best idea to get a summer permit and renew for the Fall? Will that guarantee me a spot in SJG?


+1 im wondering the same! and when do they go on sale??

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Applicant2010 » Fri May 21, 2010 8:14 pm

catharsis wrote:
Applicant2010 wrote:So for parking...

Is the best idea to get a summer permit and renew for the Fall? Will that guarantee me a spot in SJG?


+1 im wondering the same! and when do they go on sale??


You can buy them now for $131 at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/webapps/ptnet/controller?command=showPTNetHome

Are you going to get one now or wait?

EDIT: I just bought it. I will definitely commute and do not want to risk the close garage.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Fri May 21, 2010 9:48 pm

ok...i think i may have settled on a place: http://www.midtowncommons.com/

there is a metrorail stop literally a few steps away and apparently 15 min is the typical commute (on local roads)

do i have a winner? or are there negatives that i should know about?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Fri May 21, 2010 9:49 pm

Applicant2010 wrote:
catharsis wrote:
Applicant2010 wrote:So for parking...

Is the best idea to get a summer permit and renew for the Fall? Will that guarantee me a spot in SJG?


+1 im wondering the same! and when do they go on sale??


You can buy them now for $131 at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/webapps/ptnet/controller?command=showPTNetHome

Are you going to get one now or wait?

EDIT: I just bought it. I will definitely commute and do not want to risk the close garage.



I was told that if you bought a garage pass, you had a guaranteed spot (for the $600 permit). For the commuter permit or whatever (the longhorn lots?), its was like $130 for the year without a guaranteed spot. The ones on sale now are for the summer, and end on 8/31, so that won't work for us.

Anyone with some experience wanna shed some light? :)




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