Texas 2013

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Wed May 26, 2010 3:36 pm

f0bolous wrote:
mcflooter06 wrote:Re: Parking

I contacted the parking office to see about getting a permit in the garage for next year, and this is the response I got:

Mcflooter;

At this time, I can only promise that Manor, Trinity & Guadalupe garages will definitely have permits available. The rest of the garages, if they haven’t sold out during summer to fall &/or annual permit renewals & transfers, will have limited numbers of permits that will be sold first come, first served through the Parking Profiles. We won’t know the numbers available until 8/9/2010.

You can read more about all the permit types & 2010/2011 permit availability here: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/parking/student/. Use the imbedded links to find out more about each permit type.


David Doane

Parking & Transportation


Maybe Applicant2010 had the right idea about that summer permit...


hmm...the wording kinda implies that the renewals are only for fall or annual passholders (and not summer ones)


Yeah, its kind of confusing, you may be right. I would much rather just save my money and refresh the parking profile page as soon as August 9 hits, lol.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby penni_rose » Wed May 26, 2010 4:35 pm

gmichaelbluth wrote:
mte84 wrote:Hey guys! I am most likely attending UT in the fall, but am also on some (non-existant) waitlist action... Does anyone here know UT's position about remaining on waitlists following the deadline of the Letter of Intent?
Thanks!


I think you can remain on another waitlist, but if you're double-deposited, they're going to find out in June, and you have to choose.


As far as waitlists are concerned, as of last fall, you did not have to withdraw. We had a guy in our section get into Penn and leave on the second day of class. If you are holding a guaranteed spot somewhere else, however, you do have to withdraw. The LOI just guarantees that you aren't still holding a seat elsewhere. This, of course, is only relevant if the wording hasn't changed.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Wed May 26, 2010 6:02 pm

penni_rose wrote:
gmichaelbluth wrote:
mte84 wrote:Hey guys! I am most likely attending UT in the fall, but am also on some (non-existant) waitlist action... Does anyone here know UT's position about remaining on waitlists following the deadline of the Letter of Intent?
Thanks!


I think you can remain on another waitlist, but if you're double-deposited, they're going to find out in June, and you have to choose.


As far as waitlists are concerned, as of last fall, you did not have to withdraw. We had a guy in our section get into Penn and leave on the second day of class. If you are holding a guaranteed spot somewhere else, however, you do have to withdraw. The LOI just guarantees that you aren't still holding a seat elsewhere. This, of course, is only relevant if the wording hasn't changed.


That makes sense! Sorry I misunderstood.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Wed May 26, 2010 6:56 pm

Also...I'll be in Austin for almost 2 months before school starts. I was thinking about picking up a server/bartender gig. I worked in a bar all thru college, tho I'd only consider staying if I could work one or two shifts a week.

Any thoughts on this? I have savings to get me thru fine, but won't really have anything to do. I'm not sure of Texas' rules on working during the school year

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Wed May 26, 2010 9:14 pm

Pearalegal wrote:Also...I'll be in Austin for almost 2 months before school starts. I was thinking about picking up a server/bartender gig. I worked in a bar all thru college, tho I'd only consider staying if I could work one or two shifts a week.

Any thoughts on this? I have savings to get me thru fine, but won't really have anything to do. I'm not sure of Texas' rules on working during the school year


I think it is "strongly discouraged" but not banned like UC Boulder.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Applicant2010 » Thu May 27, 2010 2:00 am

mcflooter06 wrote:
f0bolous wrote:
mcflooter06 wrote:Re: Parking

I contacted the parking office to see about getting a permit in the garage for next year, and this is the response I got:

Mcflooter;

At this time, I can only promise that Manor, Trinity & Guadalupe garages will definitely have permits available. The rest of the garages, if they haven’t sold out during summer to fall &/or annual permit renewals & transfers, will have limited numbers of permits that will be sold first come, first served through the Parking Profiles. We won’t know the numbers available until 8/9/2010.

You can read more about all the permit types & 2010/2011 permit availability here: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/parking/student/. Use the imbedded links to find out more about each permit type.


David Doane

Parking & Transportation


Maybe Applicant2010 had the right idea about that summer permit...


hmm...the wording kinda implies that the renewals are only for fall or annual passholders (and not summer ones)


Yeah, its kind of confusing, you may be right. I would much rather just save my money and refresh the parking profile page as soon as August 9 hits, lol.


I asked, "If I purchase a summer permit to a garage, will I be able to renew it for the 2010/2011 school year?"

David replied, "Yes… as long as you follow the directions & deadlines mentioned in the renewal email when you get that. Fail to follow directions & all bets are off."

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Applicant2010 » Thu May 27, 2010 2:02 am

This is the permit I bought: "Summer - S01 - SJG Commuter"

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Esc » Thu May 27, 2010 8:46 am

Pearalegal wrote:Also...I'll be in Austin for almost 2 months before school starts. I was thinking about picking up a server/bartender gig. I worked in a bar all thru college, tho I'd only consider staying if I could work one or two shifts a week.

Any thoughts on this? I have savings to get me thru fine, but won't really have anything to do. I'm not sure of Texas' rules on working during the school year


by all means work before school starts if you want to, but don't don't don't work during the semester. the only reason ANYONE should work during 1L is if they literally will starve otherwise

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Thu May 27, 2010 11:08 am

SOMEONE STOLE MY BIKE

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Esc » Thu May 27, 2010 11:11 am

Pearalegal wrote:SOMEONE STOLE MY BIKE


that. blows.

How did you have it locked up? U-Lock? Chain? Cable? Some combo?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Thu May 27, 2010 11:29 am

Esc wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:SOMEONE STOLE MY BIKE


that. blows.

How did you have it locked up? U-Lock? Chain? Cable? Some combo?


It was in my garage...my roommate left the door open for a few minutes while she was taking out the trash and when she walked back out, both our bikes were gone. We live in a safe neighborhood and you can't open our garage from the outside so when shes home, I don't lock her up.

I'm really, really bummed. I had a spot all picked out for her in Austin. She was pale yellow with flowers and had a little bell. Her name was Sasha.

People suck.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Thu May 27, 2010 11:44 am

Pearalegal wrote:
Esc wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:SOMEONE STOLE MY BIKE


that. blows.

How did you have it locked up? U-Lock? Chain? Cable? Some combo?


It was in my garage...my roommate left the door open for a few minutes while she was taking out the trash and when she walked back out, both our bikes were gone. We live in a safe neighborhood and you can't open our garage from the outside so when shes home, I don't lock her up.

I'm really, really bummed. I had a spot all picked out for her in Austin. She was pale yellow with flowers and had a little bell. Her name was Sasha.

People suck.


Wow. I am sorry to hear that. Hopefully you will be able to find her. Austin actually has one of the highest crime rates for bike theft. I highly suggest registering your bike with UT and putting it on your renter's insurance if you have any. I had a bike stolen from me during my sophomore year of UG. It was downstairs in the garage of my apartment complex attached to a bike rack with a cable lock because our elevator was broke (yet again.) Fortunately it was a cheap bike from Target and I figured it wasn't worth the police effort. However, if it was my road bike... :(

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Thu May 27, 2010 11:50 am

UTaylor526 wrote:Wow. I am sorry to hear that. Hopefully you will be able to find her. Austin actually has one of the highest crime rates for bike theft. I highly suggest registering your bike with UT and putting it on your renter's insurance if you have any. I had a bike stolen from me during my sophomore year of UG. It was downstairs in the garage of my apartment complex attached to a bike rack with a cable lock because our elevator was broke (yet again.) Fortunately it was a cheap bike from Target and I figured it wasn't worth the police effort. However, if it was my road bike... :(


Thanks for the tips. I'll definitely do that.

I just filed a police report, and I think the guy was laughing at me when I described the flower pattern on the frame, seat and handles. I've had her since I started making serious money in UG my senior year. :(

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Esc » Thu May 27, 2010 12:00 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:
Esc wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:SOMEONE STOLE MY BIKE


that. blows.

How did you have it locked up? U-Lock? Chain? Cable? Some combo?


It was in my garage...my roommate left the door open for a few minutes while she was taking out the trash and when she walked back out, both our bikes were gone. We live in a safe neighborhood and you can't open our garage from the outside so when shes home, I don't lock her up.

I'm really, really bummed. I had a spot all picked out for her in Austin. She was pale yellow with flowers and had a little bell. Her name was Sasha.

People suck.


Wow. I am sorry to hear that. Hopefully you will be able to find her. Austin actually has one of the highest crime rates for bike theft. I highly suggest registering your bike with UT and putting it on your renter's insurance if you have any. I had a bike stolen from me during my sophomore year of UG. It was downstairs in the garage of my apartment complex attached to a bike rack with a cable lock because our elevator was broke (yet again.) Fortunately it was a cheap bike from Target and I figured it wasn't worth the police effort. However, if it was my road bike... :(


that's awful, and crazy. how was someone able to run inside the garage when your roommate wasn't looking? Did she have to walk out of sight to take the trash out, leaving the bikes plainly visible from the street or something?

I've never had any problems in Austin, though I know some people who have. I personally would never, ever register a bike with the UT cops - one of the main benefits of a bike IMO is that it isn't registered or in the system, yay personal freedoms - but to some people it might be worth it for a marginally better chance of getting a bike back, if you ride an expensive road bike.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Thu May 27, 2010 12:12 pm

Esc wrote:that's awful, and crazy. how was someone able to run inside the garage when your roommate wasn't looking? Did she have to walk out of sight to take the trash out, leaving the bikes plainly visible from the street or something?

I've never had any problems in Austin, though I know some people who have. I personally would never, ever register a bike with the UT cops - one of the main benefits of a bike IMO is that it isn't registered or in the system, yay personal freedoms - but to some people it might be worth it for a marginally better chance of getting a bike back, if you ride an expensive road bike.


Yeah, I think she took a few loads out from all our different rooms, trying to be nice and at some point when she was in the house getting another bag, someone grabbed them. What are you gonna do, I guess. She feels bad, but we've all left that door open for a few minutes every so often, so its not like I can blame her. Just really bad luck that a crappy person saw them in between our cars and decided to be bold.

Haha, its just so sad to think of her off being sold or mutilated somewhere.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:45 am

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





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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.


Is it worth it to actually sign up for one of these things if you get the V&E scholarship? I've read a couple posts, and it seems that these courses are not worth it at all, but would it look bad to turn down the V&E scholarship?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby adrib » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:19 am

f0bolous wrote:

Is it worth it to actually sign up for one of these things if you get the V&E scholarship? I've read a couple posts, and it seems that these courses are not worth it at all, but would it look bad to turn down the V&E scholarship?

I hope it doesn't, cause I think I'm gonna have to. f0bolous! let's do it on the same day so they can spread their dislike between us.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:42 pm

Letter of Intent e-mail was sent out today. My favorite line is
As a reminder, Orientation begins Monday, August 23, 2010, and your attendance is mandatory. Information regarding the schedule and location of Freshlaw Orientation will be available on our Freshlaw site within the next few weeks. You will have until Monday, August 30, 2010, to pay your tuition and fee bill.


I don't remember being told when orientation would take place. Could just me be though. Regardless, I want to know what society I am in and what courses I will be taking.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:25 pm

adrib wrote:
f0bolous wrote:

Is it worth it to actually sign up for one of these things if you get the V&E scholarship? I've read a couple posts, and it seems that these courses are not worth it at all, but would it look bad to turn down the V&E scholarship?

I hope it doesn't, cause I think I'm gonna have to. f0bolous! let's do it on the same day so they can spread their dislike between us.


hahaha.. noooo am i the only one doing it? :oops:

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:29 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:Letter of Intent e-mail was sent out today. My favorite line is
As a reminder, Orientation begins Monday, August 23, 2010, and your attendance is mandatory. Information regarding the schedule and location of Freshlaw Orientation will be available on our Freshlaw site within the next few weeks. You will have until Monday, August 30, 2010, to pay your tuition and fee bill.


I don't remember being told when orientation would take place. Could just me be though. Regardless, I want to know what society I am in and what courses I will be taking.


yeah we were never told about orientation lol.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:10 pm

catharsis wrote:
UTaylor526 wrote:Letter of Intent e-mail was sent out today. My favorite line is
As a reminder, Orientation begins Monday, August 23, 2010, and your attendance is mandatory. Information regarding the schedule and location of Freshlaw Orientation will be available on our Freshlaw site within the next few weeks. You will have until Monday, August 30, 2010, to pay your tuition and fee bill.


I don't remember being told when orientation would take place. Could just me be though. Regardless, I want to know what society I am in and what courses I will be taking.


yeah we were never told about orientation lol.



To be fair, it is on the law school's website.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:20 pm

Just booked myself a cruise to at the end of July. I will come into school all nice, relaxed, and ready to work.. (and if you see a severely sunburned redhead the first week of school, thats me, and its ok to laugh.) :-D

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby adrib » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:00 pm

mcflooter06 wrote:Just booked myself a cruise to at the end of July. I will come into school all nice, relaxed, and ready to work.. (and if you see a severely sunburned redhead the first week of school, thats me, and its ok to laugh.) :-D

sweet! i'm going on one in 10 days, for my anniversary!! i hope the relaxation lasts till august, man.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:51 pm

adrib wrote:
mcflooter06 wrote:Just booked myself a cruise to at the end of July. I will come into school all nice, relaxed, and ready to work.. (and if you see a severely sunburned redhead the first week of school, thats me, and its ok to laugh.) :-D

sweet! i'm going on one in 10 days, for my anniversary!! i hope the relaxation lasts till august, man.



whoo hoo! have fun. :)

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:48 pm

adrib wrote:
mcflooter06 wrote:Just booked myself a cruise to at the end of July. I will come into school all nice, relaxed, and ready to work.. (and if you see a severely sunburned redhead the first week of school, thats me, and its ok to laugh.) :-D

sweet! i'm going on one in 10 days, for my anniversary!! i hope the relaxation lasts till august, man.


A cruise isn't a bad idea... anyone have any great cruise planning websites or sweet deals?




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