Texas 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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UTaylor526
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:48 pm

First things first is to set a day. When is the last TLS person moving in?

This will be within reason. If you are getting here the 23rd then I'm sorry you just will have to miss this go-around.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:54 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:First things first is to set a day. When is the last TLS person moving in?

This will be within reason. If you are getting here the 23rd then I'm sorry you just will have to miss this go-around.


I am coming up on the 14th (well, I'll be there for a few days starting August 1 to move in some things, but I'm going back to Dallas until the 14th)

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby adrib » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:15 pm

i think i should be in by the 15th? i need to figure out what's the earliest in August i can quit while keeping health insurance for the month.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby shanejamin » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:20 pm

Hey gang,
I've been gone for awhile, but I see we're planning another meetup. I'll be in town the week before and would love to meet up again. Maybe I won't have to bail early like I did last time.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby sternc » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:41 am

Ok I have a living situation question. I am torn between two spots in Austin and dont know what to do. There is a house about 1.5 miles away from campus that is nice and about 1500 sq feet. I am also looking at a place at The Triangle that is about 1300 sq feet and a little less money (2.5 miles away). Do you think the amenities and social aspect are worth living at The Triangle, or do you think a house that would be a bit more quiet, bigger, and closer to the school is a better idea (keep in mind I will get a parking pass for San Jacinto either way)? I really don't care at all, so any insight will help. At the house I will be spending about 200 more (including utilities and everything) vs. at the apartment (everything). At the house I will have a "study" (just an extra room that will be basically mine to use whenever I want). I'm not sure what I want to do. Thoughts?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby TexasWave » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:47 am

I'm trying to decide if I want to cancel my June LSAT and try for attempt #3 in October, because I'm eyeing Texas with scholarship money.

I was PTing around 175-176 very consistently before both this and the February LSAT, but I got a 169 in February and have no idea what I'll get this time (I expect 165-173).

I have a 3.83 undergrad GPA from UT Austin and will be doing a very good master's degree program starting this fall before I apply to law school.

...Can anyone tell me from their experiences how my scholarship situation would look if I were to apply to UT right now or had applied for this cycle? I'm having a hard time telling if I should roll the dice on letting the June LSAT come in, or if I should cancel, and whether I should do try #3 in October (in the midst of my MA program).

Thanks a .lot.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:11 am

TexasWave wrote:I'm trying to decide if I want to cancel my June LSAT and try for attempt #3 in October, because I'm eyeing Texas with scholarship money.

I was PTing around 175-176 very consistently before both this and the February LSAT, but I got a 169 in February and have no idea what I'll get this time (I expect 165-173).

I have a 3.83 undergrad GPA from UT Austin and will be doing a very good master's degree program starting this fall before I apply to law school.

...Can anyone tell me from their experiences how my scholarship situation would look if I were to apply to UT right now or had applied for this cycle? I'm having a hard time telling if I should roll the dice on letting the June LSAT come in, or if I should cancel, and whether I should do try #3 in October (in the midst of my MA program).

Thanks a .lot.


This year, UT had a GPA/LSAT floor for scholarships of about 3.6/167-8, so you would definitely fit the criteria if they do that again, for maybe half tuition or a little more? UT also has a scholarship matching program, and with your GPA you may get some money from similarly ranked schools. I got about a half scholarship through the matching program when I was offered nothing in the first place, and I am pretty convinced it was due to my offer from SMU.

And as for the LSAT, it sounds like you shouldn't cancel. You could be giving up a 173 for all you know, and if you get a 165, most schools will look at the higher score anyway. Your numbers are solid for UT as they currently stand, and if you get a 170+, you may very well get a full tuition scholarship.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby van » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:22 am

Living Situation:

I'd rent the house instead of the Triangle. I visited the Triangle and read the reviews. Lots of undergrads live there and it gets quite noisy. That would bother me on a regular basis. If you're ok with that, then go with the Triangle since it is expesive but less that the house.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby gmichaelbluth » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:48 pm

TexasWave wrote:I'm trying to decide if I want to cancel my June LSAT and try for attempt #3 in October, because I'm eyeing Texas with scholarship money.

I was PTing around 175-176 very consistently before both this and the February LSAT, but I got a 169 in February and have no idea what I'll get this time (I expect 165-173).

I have a 3.83 undergrad GPA from UT Austin and will be doing a very good master's degree program starting this fall before I apply to law school.

...Can anyone tell me from their experiences how my scholarship situation would look if I were to apply to UT right now or had applied for this cycle? I'm having a hard time telling if I should roll the dice on letting the June LSAT come in, or if I should cancel, and whether I should do try #3 in October (in the midst of my MA program).

Thanks a .lot.


My numbers were almost identical to yours, and I had an initial scholarship offer from UT, and they upped it nicely through the scholarship matching program. I would recommend applying to several peer schools, especially UCLA, Vandy and WUSTL, even if you may not be so interested in attending. I had more generous first offers from each of these than UT, which I think really helped when it came time to make the scholarship matching request.

Good luck!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby TexasWave » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:04 pm

Thanks guys, that really helped. It sounds like it might be worth keeping what is likely a lower LSAT (165-169) just for the chance it's 170+.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby kittenmittons » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:09 am

mcflooter06 wrote:
TexasWave wrote:I'm trying to decide if I want to cancel my June LSAT and try for attempt #3 in October, because I'm eyeing Texas with scholarship money.

I was PTing around 175-176 very consistently before both this and the February LSAT, but I got a 169 in February and have no idea what I'll get this time (I expect 165-173).

I have a 3.83 undergrad GPA from UT Austin and will be doing a very good master's degree program starting this fall before I apply to law school.

...Can anyone tell me from their experiences how my scholarship situation would look if I were to apply to UT right now or had applied for this cycle? I'm having a hard time telling if I should roll the dice on letting the June LSAT come in, or if I should cancel, and whether I should do try #3 in October (in the midst of my MA program).

Thanks a .lot.


This year, UT had a GPA/LSAT floor for scholarships of about 3.6/167-8, so you would definitely fit the criteria if they do that again, for maybe half tuition or a little more? UT also has a scholarship matching program, and with your GPA you may get some money from similarly ranked schools. I got about a half scholarship through the matching program when I was offered nothing in the first place, and I am pretty convinced it was due to my offer from SMU.

And as for the LSAT, it sounds like you shouldn't cancel. You could be giving up a 173 for all you know, and if you get a 165, most schools will look at the higher score anyway. Your numbers are solid for UT as they currently stand, and if you get a 170+, you may very well get a full tuition scholarship.

He won't get a full-ride without at least a 175

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:08 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
mcflooter06 wrote:
TexasWave wrote:I'm trying to decide if I want to cancel my June LSAT and try for attempt #3 in October, because I'm eyeing Texas with scholarship money.

I was PTing around 175-176 very consistently before both this and the February LSAT, but I got a 169 in February and have no idea what I'll get this time (I expect 165-173).

I have a 3.83 undergrad GPA from UT Austin and will be doing a very good master's degree program starting this fall before I apply to law school.

...Can anyone tell me from their experiences how my scholarship situation would look if I were to apply to UT right now or had applied for this cycle? I'm having a hard time telling if I should roll the dice on letting the June LSAT come in, or if I should cancel, and whether I should do try #3 in October (in the midst of my MA program).

Thanks a .lot.


This year, UT had a GPA/LSAT floor for scholarships of about 3.6/167-8, so you would definitely fit the criteria if they do that again, for maybe half tuition or a little more? UT also has a scholarship matching program, and with your GPA you may get some money from similarly ranked schools. I got about a half scholarship through the matching program when I was offered nothing in the first place, and I am pretty convinced it was due to my offer from SMU.

And as for the LSAT, it sounds like you shouldn't cancel. You could be giving up a 173 for all you know, and if you get a 165, most schools will look at the higher score anyway. Your numbers are solid for UT as they currently stand, and if you get a 170+, you may very well get a full tuition scholarship.

He won't get a full-ride without at least a 175


There are definitely people without a 175 who got full-tuition/very close to full tuition (not a full ride, I suppose) on LSN, and a few of them are on this thread. I see plenty of 172s and 171s, so that is from where I was making my recommendation, but who knows how they're going to do scholarships next year? *shrug*

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:31 pm

For others that have received scholarships, the law school website says that we must send a thank you card to the donor (and submit a copy of said card to the FA office) in order for our funds to be released- has anyone heard any information on this?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby World B. Free » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:36 pm

mcflooter06 wrote:For others that have received scholarships, the law school website says that we must send a thank you card to the donor (and submit a copy of said card to the FA office) in order for our funds to be released- has anyone heard any information on this?

Sending a thank you card/letter should be an automatic

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:45 pm

World B. Free wrote:
mcflooter06 wrote:For others that have received scholarships, the law school website says that we must send a thank you card to the donor (and submit a copy of said card to the FA office) in order for our funds to be released- has anyone heard any information on this?

Sending a thank you card/letter should be an automatic


Well, considering I don't know the donor, I can't really send a card, which is why I am asking. We weren't told, and I just wanted to make sure that I didn't miss some e-mail or anything. If I knew, I would have sent it.

So, anyone with scholarships know something that I missed? :-D

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby entrechatsix » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:27 pm

nope, i havent heard anything about where to send that note either.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby yournamehere » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:16 pm

mcflooter06 wrote:For others that have received scholarships, the law school website says that we must send a thank you card to the donor (and submit a copy of said card to the FA office) in order for our funds to be released- has anyone heard any information on this?


yes, you have to do this. it's not a huge deal. financial aid will email you a scholarship notification letter, and you write the thank you letter, sign it, and put one copy in the mail and drop off another copy at the financial aid office.

EDIT: I got my email in late August.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:28 am

flooter, good question. i was wondering the same..

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:17 pm

yournamehere wrote:
mcflooter06 wrote:For others that have received scholarships, the law school website says that we must send a thank you card to the donor (and submit a copy of said card to the FA office) in order for our funds to be released- has anyone heard any information on this?


yes, you have to do this. it's not a huge deal. financial aid will email you a scholarship notification letter, and you write the thank you letter, sign it, and put one copy in the mail and drop off another copy at the financial aid office.

EDIT: I got my email in late August.


Thanks! Just the answer I was looking for, glad I don't have to worry about it right now, haha.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:46 pm

Anyone else notice that after they drilled into us that the letter of intent is due (not postmarked, but received) on June 22, that if you click on your freshlaw status in really big, bold letters it says that the letter must be received by the 28th?

Made me giggle.

Also, just in case no one has looked over there in awhile, the new front page story is on parking. Figured for some of you it'd be helpful.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:56 pm

Pearalegal wrote:Also, just in case no one has looked over there in awhile, the new front page story is on parking. Figured for some of you it'd be helpful.
It is also the most ridiculous article on parking in the history of motorized transportation. Read it for the lulz if nothing else.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:17 pm

philosoraptor wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:Also, just in case no one has looked over there in awhile, the new front page story is on parking. Figured for some of you it'd be helpful.
It is also the most ridiculous article on parking in the history of motorized transportation. Read it for the lulz if nothing else.


Whoever wrote it has some serious anger towards the parking system. Cracked me up.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby entrechatsix » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:27 pm

"Here, there is only one taboo: Parking. It's a painful subject – breaker of spirits, destroyer of dreams, annoyer of students campus-wide – and most would prefer not to discuss it."

so poetic

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Esc » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:36 pm

I loved reading that parking thing last year. However, aside from its inherent lols and hyperbole, it does contain a kernal of truth - not having to deal with a car is FTW.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:54 am

philosoraptor wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:Also, just in case no one has looked over there in awhile, the new front page story is on parking. Figured for some of you it'd be helpful.
It is also the most ridiculous article on parking in the history of motorized transportation. Read it for the lulz if nothing else.


i got the lulz + a lot of fear of not getting a permit.

im not a biker and im not big on walking far distances in Texas heat so hopefully i can get lucky and score a SJG parking pass haha..




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