Texas Class of 2016

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby romanticegotist » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:58 pm

That is super close, wow. I went a little farther south than I'd planned but the location is great and there's no highway between me and the school.

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby WokeUpInACar » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:02 pm

2br with the gf at The Bungalows on Dean Keeton and Red River :D

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby romanticegotist » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:06 pm

I am only a short walk to ACL Fest and all that jazz for those that are gonna buy tickets.

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby StylinNProfilin » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:09 pm

Nice! I'll definitely be going to ACL

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby dkb17xzx » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:56 pm

I think I'll end up in Far West...if my application goes through.

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby shifty_eyed » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:10 pm

Reading about the prices of NYU and Columbia law housing make me feel better about paying a little more than I wanted to be within walking distance.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=212156&p=6898661#p6898661

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:00 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:Reading about the prices of NYU and Columbia law housing make me feel better about paying a little more than I wanted to be within walking distance.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 1#p6898661


Was thinking the same thing while reading through that thread.

I'll be up in the Northwest at a place called Midtown Commons.

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby shifty_eyed » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:29 pm

BigZuck wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:Reading about the prices of NYU and Columbia law housing make me feel better about paying a little more than I wanted to be within walking distance.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 1#p6898661


Was thinking the same thing while reading through that thread.

I'll be up in the Northwest at a place called Midtown Commons.

I googled and I am jealous because of the resident herb and vegetable garden and "Prominent Art Sculpture by local artist extraordinaire, Evan Voyles"

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:38 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:Reading about the prices of NYU and Columbia law housing make me feel better about paying a little more than I wanted to be within walking distance.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 1#p6898661


Was thinking the same thing while reading through that thread.

I'll be up in the Northwest at a place called Midtown Commons.

I googled and I am jealous because of the resident herb and vegetable garden and "Prominent Art Sculpture by local artist extraordinaire, Evan Voyles"


If that's what made you the most jealous then you must have missed the part about Yappy Hour at the Bark Park.

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby shifty_eyed » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:43 pm

BigZuck wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:Reading about the prices of NYU and Columbia law housing make me feel better about paying a little more than I wanted to be within walking distance.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 1#p6898661


Was thinking the same thing while reading through that thread.

I'll be up in the Northwest at a place called Midtown Commons.

I googled and I am jealous because of the resident herb and vegetable garden and "Prominent Art Sculpture by local artist extraordinaire, Evan Voyles"


If that's what made you the most jealous then you must have missed the part about Yappy Hour at the Bark Park.

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby BVest » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:23 am

BigZuck wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:Reading about the prices of NYU and Columbia law housing make me feel better about paying a little more than I wanted to be within walking distance.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=212156&p=6898661#p6898661


Was thinking the same thing while reading through that thread.

I'll be up in the Northwest at a place called Midtown Commons.


Still qualifies as north (but not nearly as much as it did in the old days), but definitely not west. It will be an easy commute.

But what everyone should be jealous of is your proximity to Black Star Co-op (LinkRemoved). (BTW, the fact that they pay livable wages means no tipping. As in it's not allowed.)

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby shifty_eyed » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:27 am

BVest wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:Reading about the prices of NYU and Columbia law housing make me feel better about paying a little more than I wanted to be within walking distance.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 1#p6898661


Was thinking the same thing while reading through that thread.

I'll be up in the Northwest at a place called Midtown Commons.


Still qualifies as north (but not nearly as much as it did in the old days), but definitely not west. It will be an easy commute.

But what everyone should be jealous of is your proximity to Black Star Co-op (LinkRemoved). (BTW, the fact that they pay livable wages means no tipping. As in it's not allowed.)

Now I am REALLY jelly

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby BigZuck » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:37 am

BVest wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:Reading about the prices of NYU and Columbia law housing make me feel better about paying a little more than I wanted to be within walking distance.

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 1#p6898661


Was thinking the same thing while reading through that thread.

I'll be up in the Northwest at a place called Midtown Commons.


Still qualifies as north (but not nearly as much as it did in the old days), but definitely not west. It will be an easy commute.

But what everyone should be jealous of is your proximity to Black Star Co-op (LinkRemoved). (BTW, the fact that they pay livable wages means no tipping. As in it's not allowed.)


I'm not super familiar with Austin yet but looking at a map you're right, that's just straight up north, not northwest. My bad.

And Black Star Co-Op is amazing! We actually decided we would move to that apartment complex while eating there.

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby romanticegotist » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:43 am

I mean if we're bragging about location it's going to be hard to beat my walking distance to Barton Springs.

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby shifty_eyed » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:25 am

romanticegotist wrote:I mean if we're bragging about location it's going to be hard to beat my walking distance to Barton Springs our school.

FTFDM

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby emkay625 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:59 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:Thanks for posting, emkay! I remember PMing with you about UT last year, and you are even more helpful now :)

When did you apply for and get your summer jobs? I thought people generally targeted judicial internships OR 1L SAs. How hard was it to apply and interview for both?


I applied for about 5 to 6 firms (including where my SA is for the 2nd half of summer) directly on December 1. Then I sent a transcript to all of them as soon as I got my grades in mid-January. Panicked because I only applied to 5 or 6, so the next day I applied to a judge. Got a call to interview immediately and got the job during the interview. Sucks because I then got interviews with 4 of the 6 firms I submitted to, offers from 3, could only say yes to one. (General rule - you may not turn down an offer from a judge).

Targeting both was not that hard, but only because I screwed it up. : )

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby emkay625 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:02 pm

dkb17xzx wrote:emkay, thanks for doing this.

Did you work on-campus or off-campus?

How'd you manage to kill 1L (assuming this since you got a 1L SA)?

Any other academic / job-related tips or suggestions...

thanks again


I worked on-campus coaching a team housed in a different department (a nonathletic team). It was actually way more than 20 hours a week because I traveled every weekend.

No idea. I did not follow my study plan at all. But if you want my advice for what I planned to do, I think it's on page 13 of this thread. Do that plan PLUS be smart and you'll be fine.

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby emkay625 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:04 pm

BigZuck wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:Reading about the prices of NYU and Columbia law housing make me feel better about paying a little more than I wanted to be within walking distance.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=212156&p=6898661#p6898661


Was thinking the same thing while reading through that thread.

I'll be up in the Northwest at a place called Midtown Commons.


Good choice. Midtown Commons is nice.

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby romanticegotist » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:05 pm

emkay625 wrote:
dkb17xzx wrote:emkay, thanks for doing this.

Did you work on-campus or off-campus?

How'd you manage to kill 1L (assuming this since you got a 1L SA)?

Any other academic / job-related tips or suggestions...

thanks again


I worked on-campus coaching a team housed in a different department (a nonathletic team). It was actually way more than 20 hours a week because I traveled every weekend.

No idea. I did not follow my study plan at all. But if you want my advice for what I planned to do, I think it's on page 13 of this thread. Do that plan PLUS be smart and you'll be fine.


Seems like the key is 1) not being a moron and 2) actually having the resolve to get everything done throughout the whole semester. Soooo we're worried haha.

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby shifty_eyed » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:12 am

emkay625 wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:Thanks for posting, emkay! I remember PMing with you about UT last year, and you are even more helpful now :)

When did you apply for and get your summer jobs? I thought people generally targeted judicial internships OR 1L SAs. How hard was it to apply and interview for both?


I applied for about 5 to 6 firms (including where my SA is for the 2nd half of summer) directly on December 1. Then I sent a transcript to all of them as soon as I got my grades in mid-January. Panicked because I only applied to 5 or 6, so the next day I applied to a judge. Got a call to interview immediately and got the job during the interview. Sucks because I then got interviews with 4 of the 6 firms I submitted to, offers from 3, could only say yes to one. (General rule - you may not turn down an offer from a judge).

Targeting both was not that hard, but only because I screwed it up. : )


Did you have trouble scheduling the two, or is the traditional scheduling set up so you can do both? I know splitting summers with firms is common in TX, but I didn't realize it was with judicial internships too. Do you regret not doing two firm SAs? If so, is it for any reason besides the money?

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby dkb17xzx » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:06 am

romanticegotist wrote:
emkay625 wrote:
dkb17xzx wrote:emkay, thanks for doing this.

Did you work on-campus or off-campus?

How'd you manage to kill 1L (assuming this since you got a 1L SA)?

Any other academic / job-related tips or suggestions...

thanks again


I worked on-campus coaching a team housed in a different department (a nonathletic team). It was actually way more than 20 hours a week because I traveled every weekend.

No idea. I did not follow my study plan at all. But if you want my advice for what I planned to do, I think it's on page 13 of this thread. Do that plan PLUS be smart and you'll be fine.


Seems like the key is 1) not being a moron and 2) actually having the resolve to get everything done throughout the whole semester. Soooo we're worried haha.


3) apply law to the facts like a boss

thanks emkay!

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby timeandspace11 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:46 pm

romanticegotist wrote:Has everyone here locked up living arrangements? Where at?



I got a studio on 40th st close to I 35. It is a little over a mile and a half from campus. There are quite a few bus routes that run through my street so I am definitely happy about that. It will be pretty easy to get to school and to some bars. It isnt anything special in the looks department, but I dont ask for much.

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby StylinNProfilin » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:03 am

Everyone going to the Patio Party?

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby romanticegotist » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:08 am

I am; small chance of having family in around then but otherwise I will be there.

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Re: Texas Class of 2016

Postby StylinNProfilin » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:26 am

I see no mention of alcohol at this event and this concerns me. Drunk volleyball would be entertaining




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