Texas c/o 2013

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de5igual
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Texas c/o 2013

Postby de5igual » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:29 am

Probably won't be seeing much activity here till December, but has anyone else deferred?

nukelaloosh
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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby nukelaloosh » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:48 am

f0bolous wrote:Probably won't be seeing much activity here till December, but has anyone else deferred?



Yes!

Have you sent in your app for this cycle yet?

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby de5igual » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:19 pm

nukelaloosh wrote:
f0bolous wrote:Probably won't be seeing much activity here till December, but has anyone else deferred?



Yes!

Have you sent in your app for this cycle yet?


not yet

i'm going to retake the lsat to see if i can get more scholly $. i figure it's probably easier to send in the app with the new score than to have to deal with negotiating later on (assuming i can get 1-2 extra points)

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby kalede » Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:28 am

Hopefully I will be joining you guys in the next few months! UT is my top choice, and I'm fairly certain I can get in. I've been living near Austin for the past four years, so I could probably be helpful if anyone has questions about the area. :)

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby vasiok » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:04 pm

I may, or may not, be attending Texas next year. :mrgreen:

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby novagrad09 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:14 pm

I deferred and have sent in my reapplication. When do you think we will hear back?

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby bmontminy » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:39 pm

UT is my top choice. 3.96 LSAC GPA, just hoping i score high enough on the Sept. LSAT we just took :shock: practicing between 165-170....so hopefully if i scored in the higher range i won't have to sweat my app too much.

btw....My pre-law advisor keeps telling me that applying ED is only for those with amazing numbers, and that it would likely hurt my chances of acceptance.....That seems contrary to all the arguments i heard before, and I am thinking i should still ED to UT.... Any advice to solidify my thoughts?

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby Esc » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:08 pm

bmontminy wrote:UT is my top choice. 3.96 LSAC GPA, just hoping i score high enough on the Sept. LSAT we just took :shock: practicing between 165-170....so hopefully if i scored in the higher range i won't have to sweat my app too much.

btw....My pre-law advisor keeps telling me that applying ED is only for those with amazing numbers, and that it would likely hurt my chances of acceptance.....That seems contrary to all the arguments i heard before, and I am thinking i should still ED to UT.... Any advice to solidify my thoughts?


Unless they have changed it since last cycle, UT's early application is non-binding, so there's no reason not to. Early applicants also seem to do very well with scholarship money. I'd go for it. Non-binding Early Application = Sweet

Oh, and as a general rule, most pre-law advisors know nothing.

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby herodotus » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:26 pm

No joke

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby Stephanie13 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:53 pm

Omg I want to be here sooo bad! I guess we'll see how good of a chance I'll have once I get my Sept. LSAT score back! Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby CannibalCheerleader » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:50 am

Hopefully I will be going here for Class of '13, woohoo! I've got a 3.97 and a 166, good softs, lots of WE, in-state resident, so hopefully I can get in there! Who wants to start a prayer group here in ATX for all of us? Haha!

Any other current Austin residents hoping to waltz up Dean Keaton next year? What's everyone's scores, etc?

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:51 am

I'm under review there!

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby bmontminy » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:37 pm

CannibalCheerleader wrote:Hopefully I will be going here for Class of '13, woohoo! I've got a 3.97 and a 166, good softs, lots of WE, in-state resident, so hopefully I can get in there! Who wants to start a prayer group here in ATX for all of us? Haha!

Any other current Austin residents hoping to waltz up Dean Keaton next year? What's everyone's scores, etc?


Haha i live around the Dallas area and have a 3.96/166.... :D

Should be interesting, gonna try to apply ED by November 1

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby psychlaw » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:43 am

Texas is the only school I want to go to!
Do you guys think I have a shot?
3.0/ 170
also, would it be wise to include documentation of a learning disorder with my applications (helps explain low gpa)? will this hurt or help me getting into UT? Ive asked a few psych professors and some say yes while others say no. what are yall's thoughts?

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby Foozle » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:30 pm

Anybody know how long you have to decide whether or not to attend after you get the (non-binding) ED decision?

I was thinking that if their non-binding ED was basically just EA, I'd shoot them an app just to get a decision back quicker.

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby Esc » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:13 pm

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nukelaloosh
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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby nukelaloosh » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:35 am

Got my deferred acceptance via mail yesterday.

Anyone else?

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby Bronte » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:34 pm

nukelaloosh wrote:Got my deferred acceptance via mail yesterday.

Anyone else?


We're all over here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=93408

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby catharsis » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:42 pm

Bronte wrote:
nukelaloosh wrote:Got my deferred acceptance via mail yesterday.

Anyone else?


We're all over here: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... =7&t=93408


MY THREAD WOOHOOOO!!!!

To those applying to Texas you're going to be in my thoughts and Im rooting for you!!!!!!! I hope to call you a fellow 1L soon!!!

Anyone planning on visiting Austin in the next couple of months let me know if you'd like to meet up or something. Id love to meet some fellow TLS'ers :)

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby miami.. » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:13 pm

It's my top choice, i got a 166 and a 3.81 and applying ED with some pretty good softs id say....i dont live instate though so send some hope and prayers my way :)

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby jelizabeth88 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:08 pm

miami.. wrote:It's my top choice, i got a 166 and a 3.81 and applying ED with some pretty good softs id say....i dont live instate though so send some hope and prayers my way :)


I'm out of state and I just got accepted with a 3.74 and a 164, so I think you've got a good shot. good luck! Also, any one else out of state? I suppose I will be one of the few with a 35/65 ratio. I'm excited though, it is SUCH a cool school.

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby brutustx » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:18 pm

I'm pretty excited to go to UT. I look forward to meeting everyone!

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby Snooker » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:39 pm

As a 1L, I can tell you Texas is a great place to be at. Top academics, great career prospects (relative to top 15 schools in this economy), and best of all -- top quality of life. I highly doubt that any law school has as good quality of life as UT. Austin is consistently top rated for quality of life (i.e. CNN gave it #1, Forbes #2, last I checked). The social life here is very good. Everyone is laid back, friendly, and nice. Definitely a top school to go to. Esc was accepted to Harvard and still turned it down. Probably a good choice; Harvard would just set him back $250k and put him in the same place.

Esc and I have very different lifestyles, but we both get a lot out of it here in Austin. If you look at the statistics of students who go through law school depressed, you'll definitely want to give strong consideration to a place where the students are happy.

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby Snooker » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:50 pm

Esc wrote:
Foozle wrote:Anybody know how long you have to decide whether or not to attend after you get the (non-binding) ED decision?

I was thinking that if their non-binding ED was basically just EA, I'd shoot them an app just to get a decision back quicker.


I was accepted beginning of November last year, but didn't send them my seat deposit until about two weeks before the absolute deadline, which if I recall correctly was April 1st. You don't have to decide any quicker than an RD person.


Hmm I remember getting accepted about 10 days after my application was complete. UT is pretty fast. I sent in my deposit after weighing the options and realizing I have no money and the CA/NY economies were just smashed. I also realized that the northern law schools have too many mean people and ultra-competitive backstabbers and I don't want to be in that environment.

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Re: Texas c/o 2013

Postby CandyLand » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:00 pm

I submitted my ED application ON Nov. 1, and I just got a phone call today telling me that I was accepted and they will be sending me a scholarship offer soon. I was pretty surprised to hear back so fast. I'm in-state, 170 LSAT, 3.8 gpa.

UT is definitely one of the very best law school options in this economy. There's going to be such a backlog of law school grads since so many firms are not hiring or even doing on campus interviews this year. Not the best time to take on all that debt. NY Times had a great article about this back in August.




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