U of Houston Class of 2013

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Bustang
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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby Bustang » Thu May 20, 2010 12:46 pm

Hey Josh: Any leaked OCI info yet?

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby Josh the Goat » Thu May 20, 2010 2:50 pm

I haven't heard anything. The career services website says that student review of the various OCI firms will begin on June 14.

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby Bustang » Wed May 26, 2010 2:39 pm

Having a female German shepherd is proving to be a big PITA when it comes to apartment searching :(

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Edit: Found four places that will work. If any of y'all have pets let me know!
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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby madmartigan » Wed May 26, 2010 2:55 pm

Josh the Goat wrote:Here's the map of the various neighborhoods
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Can someone tell me if the metrorail runs through any of these neighborhoods, and if so where does it go?

I'm trying to nail down where to live, and so far google hasn't been too helpful figuring where the metrorail runs in relation to neighborhoods.

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby Josh the Goat » Wed May 26, 2010 9:26 pm

madmartigan wrote:Can someone tell me if the metrorail runs through any of these neighborhoods, and if so where does it go?


Here's a basic mockup of the metrorail, it's the purple bar going through the middle.
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It starts south of 610, goes through the med center, museum district, midtown, downtown, and ends at the UH-Downtown branch. It mostly runs along Fannin and Main street.

So in relation to UH Main campus, it's not really of any use unless you plan on transferring to a bus somewhere, but that will be a huge time commitment and quite a hassle.

If you want to use it just to get around the other parts of houston, then it might be worth it, but most people just use it for work commuting that I've seen.

The full schedule and map is at http://www.ridemetro.org/SchedulesMaps/RailSched.aspx

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby madmartigan » Wed May 26, 2010 10:40 pm

Josh the Goat wrote:It starts south of 610, goes through the med center, museum district, midtown, downtown, and ends at the UH-Downtown branch. It mostly runs along Fannin and Main street.

So in relation to UH Main campus, it's not really of any use unless you plan on transferring to a bus somewhere, but that will be a huge time commitment and quite a hassle.

If you want to use it just to get around the other parts of houston, then it might be worth it, but most people just use it for work commuting that I've seen.

The full schedule and map is at http://www.ridemetro.org/SchedulesMaps/RailSched.aspx


Thanks Josh. That helps.

I found that link, but I couldn't make sense out of it in relation to the neighborhoods. I'm looking at Montrose, Upper Kirby, and Midtown. I was trying to figure out if the train went through those neighborhoods. I.e.... if I lived in Montrose, would it be easy to hop on the train and go to midtown. I guess I'd have to live in Midtown to take advantage of the rail tho.

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby Josh the Goat » Wed May 26, 2010 11:32 pm

Yeah, that's part of the problem with the metro line. There were plans to branch off and build a second line all the way down richmond through montrose all the way to the greenway plaza area, which would be awesome, but so many people have protested that it's been delayed or maybe even canceled.

It would screw over a lot of businesses in the 1-2 years it would take to build the rail in front of their shops, but if it were to be built, Houston would actually have a more viable mass transit system for long term mobility.

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby Bustang » Thu May 27, 2010 10:43 pm

Just got my letter approving me for PLUS loans. Woot!

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby Bustang » Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:23 pm

Seems like I'm the only one posting in here :( Anyway, I think I'll be living at La Maision in the Kirby/River Oaks area. It's only about 10 mins from school.

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby 0 and 16 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:25 pm

did anyone apply for the Law Preview scholarship? If so, any word back?

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby Bustang » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:18 pm

0 and 16 wrote:did anyone apply for the Law Preview scholarship? If so, any word back?


I passed on that after reading a few threads on here.

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby madmartigan » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:57 pm

Bustang wrote:Just got my letter approving me for PLUS loans. Woot!


shite... thanks for the reminder.

by the by, wells fargo is the only bank I found that will give loan money in excess of the school's reported cost of attendance.

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby FB567 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:47 am

Bustang wrote:
0 and 16 wrote:did anyone apply for the Law Preview scholarship? If so, any word back?


I passed on that after reading a few threads on here.



Same here.

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby Razorback2010 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:17 pm

Pretty sure that I'll be in the part-time class in the fall, unless I get off the full-time waitlist.

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby batch » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:07 pm

I'm in for part-time. Has anyone bought books yet? Curious on choices for hornbook etc.

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby upfish » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:14 pm

There is a stupid cheap apartment in my building that would be great for school. I live in Montrose. Hit me up for details.

I'd rather it be a U of H law student than some random obnoxious kid, especially since it shares a landing with my place.

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby Bustang » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:41 pm

batch wrote:I'm in for part-time. Has anyone bought books yet? Curious on choices for hornbook etc.


I don't think we've gotten a book list yet?

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby Ty Webb » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:45 pm

I'm having a significant amount of trouble in my apartment search. Trying to live with a roommate, but the whole living 1000 miles away thing makes it hard to visit and check out prospective places.

Anyone have insight?

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby Bustang » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:56 pm

Ty Webb wrote:I'm having a significant amount of trouble in my apartment search. Trying to live with a roommate, but the whole living 1000 miles away thing makes it hard to visit and check out prospective places.

Anyone have insight?


Call brian jones at (713) 392-0725. He helped me out a ton.

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby FB567 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:37 pm

Do most profs let us record the lectures?

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby Josh the Goat » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:19 pm

FB567 wrote:Do most profs let us record the lectures?


Most profs didn't have a problem with it. There's probably a few though that will not allow it. Just ask on the first day.

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby rulagi » Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:44 pm

Anyone have an idea of when we should have our schedules and such?

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby batch » Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:00 pm

Should recieve email from Student Services in late July with orientation, schedule, books, etc.


For part-timers like me, it's easy.. Bray for Property and Ragazzo for Procedure (only one offering for these in the evening). The LRW is up in the air as there are up to 3 classes. If you go to the school bookstore, you can try and find your book by professor if they've listed them even if they're not in stock yet.

The email is coming soon -- Yay!

I'm reading "Getting to Maybe" and listening to Aspen Audio CDs for Property to get overview. Considering the LEEWS audio/workbook combo but want to go through what I've got already. Don't want to get overwhelmed yet as only a few days of "freedom" remaining.

See you at orientation!

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby el jefe » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:21 pm

Attending as well. Heading to houston this week to search for a place this fall. Probably somewhere in or around 3rd ward. 8)

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Re: U of Houston Class of 2013

Postby Ty Webb » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:40 pm

On to the important things.

Golf.

Where do we play? Rates? Anything remotely nice for a decent price?

Who wants to play a round in the week leading up to orientation?




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