The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby de5igual » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:27 pm

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby chadstew55 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:32 pm

doyleoil wrote:correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't silver URM? that could explain the numbers discrepancy

Oh right, I think that is true. He might be hispanic.

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby art vandelay » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:47 pm

chadstew55 wrote:
doyleoil wrote:correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't silver URM? that could explain the numbers discrepancy

Oh right, I think that is true. He might be hispanic.


On that note, I'm a URM that's been offered a moderate scholly at UT. Any chance on haggling a bit more out of them if I get a scholly to a UVA/GTown/Cal?

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby doyleoil » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:51 pm

art vandelay wrote:
chadstew55 wrote:
doyleoil wrote:correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't silver URM? that could explain the numbers discrepancy

Oh right, I think that is true. He might be hispanic.


On that note, I'm a URM that's been offered a moderate scholly at UT. Any chance on haggling a bit more out of them if I get a scholly to a UVA/GTown/Cal?


definitely - there's a post in another ut thread about the procedures required to get more money based on other offers - you should check with the fin-aid office on the details or try to find the post - i think lex_talionis posted it if i'm not mistaken

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby RATRATRAT » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:57 pm

I did it & it worked out for me . . . though I didn't even wait until I got my fin. aid package, so who knows, maybe they just gave me what they would have anyway. It definitely can't hurt, though.

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby txag_09 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:07 pm

RATRATRAT wrote:I did it & it worked out for me . . . though I didn't even wait until I got my fin. aid package, so who knows, maybe they just gave me what they would have anyway. It definitely can't hurt, though.


I tried to find that thread about haggling with UT for more cash and couldn't find it. What exactly did you do to get more money out of them?

I already have a small scholarship + in-state tuition from them. To make things more complicated, I have a full-ride from SMU and just got accept to Michigan (no $$$ yet...doubt there will be any). I would like to practice in Texas immediately after law school but don't want to close the national door. I'm thinking about clerking afterward as well. SMU is hella tempting (no to little debt!), but I know they are a regional school and don't have the highest percentage of clerks out there!

Suggestions, por favor?

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby txag_09 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:36 pm

Yea, I was just lazy and didn't put up the other applications. I sent apps to most T-25 schools. No Vandy or Cornell (no waiver from Vandy and the Cornell waiver came during finals...so I didn't want to bother). I have heard nothing from Duke, UVA, ND, or WUSTL.

I heard about the fund matching program, but I am kinda feeling like I am between a rock and a hard spot. They tell you to get that form in as soon as possible if you want money, but some of these guys will likely not offer me anything until late in the cycle.

SMU only gives three of those full rides away each year, so I am really hoping it is worth something!

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby countbizaller » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:23 pm

Stumbled upon this today and thought you guys might be interested. For some reference, the class of '08 had a 25% GPA of 3.63 and a 50% of 3.41. And ya'lls class will be below 400 next year.

Below are the graduate GPA statistics of the 480 employed students from the class of 2006.♣
EMPLOYER TYPE / GPA Range / Median GPA / Mean GPA / 2006 Graduates

Academic / 2.53 – 3.43 / 2.80 / 2.93 / 8
Business or Industry / 2.05 – 3.63 / 3.26 / 3.21 / 42
Judicial Clerkships / 2.65 – 4.14 / 3.63 / 3.55 / 52
Law Firm (Firm Size)
1-10 Attorneys / 2.54 – 3.77 / 3.14 / 3.13 / 43
11-25 Attorneys / 2.49 – 3.73 / 3.28 / 3.26 / 21
26-50 Attorneys / 2.72 – 3.75 / 3.39 / 3.32 / 13
51-100 Attorneys / 2.93 – 3.75 / 3.44 / 3.41 / 14
101-250 Attorneys / 2.81 – 4.09 / 3.51 / 3.51 / 59
251-500 Attorneys / 2.90 – 3.93 / 3.57 / 3.54 / 62
501+ Attorneys / 2.65 – 4.04 / 3.61 / 3.60 / 101
Unknown Firm Size / 2.25 – 3.37 / 3.02 / 2.92 / 7
Public Service / 2.26 – 3.60 / 3.16 / 3.15 / 48
Unknown Employer Type / 2.20 – 3.67 / 3.08 / 3.02 / 10

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby doyleoil » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:28 pm

nice post - is 3.5 median at ut?

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby countbizaller » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:36 pm

The curve is 3.3 and the median from the class of '08 was 3.41.

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby countbizaller » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:45 pm

Here's another one for ya'll too.

Below are the salary statistics for small and midsize firms in Texas as reported by the class of 2006.♣
♣ The class of 2006 includes those who graduated December 2005, May 2006, and August 2006.

Size of Law Firm / Average Salary / Median Salary / Lowest Salary / Highest Salary / Number Reported

2-10 Attorneys / $68,608 / $70,000 / $40,000 / $145,000 / 23
11-25 Attorneys / $72,033 / $76,000 / $40,000 / $108,000 / 15
26-50 Attorneys / $95,181 / $90,000 / $55,000 / $150,000 / 11
51-100 Attorneys / $110,000 / $109,064 / $70,000 / $137,000 / 10

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby zonawildcat » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:54 pm

Does anyone know when fin aid starts to show up? I am also contemplating sending in a scholarship matching request, but was originally going to wait for fin aid packages to show up. However, I may just send it in if it won't show up until march.

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby txag_09 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:15 am

Speaking of fin aid, does anyone have any info on continuing scholarships once we get there? countbizaller?

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby art vandelay » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:15 pm

zonawildcat wrote:Does anyone know when fin aid starts to show up? I am also contemplating sending in a scholarship matching request, but was originally going to wait for fin aid packages to show up. However, I may just send it in if it won't show up until march.


UT sent me a scholarship offer a few weeks after I got the decision letter. Ditto for most people.

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby countbizaller » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:02 pm

txag_09 wrote:Speaking of fin aid, does anyone have any info on continuing scholarships once we get there? countbizaller?


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I'm not quite sure what you're asking.

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby txag_09 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:46 am

Amounts, criteria, etc.

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby zonawildcat » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:40 am

The financial aid I was talking about was the package that includes your grants, scholarships, plus your available loans. I wanted to know how soon they would get the financial aid packages out after receiving fafsa. Grants, loans, scholarships will be a big deciding factor for me.

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby countbizaller » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:53 pm

zonawildcat wrote:The financial aid I was talking about was the package that includes your grants, scholarships, plus your available loans. I wanted to know how soon they would get the financial aid packages out after receiving fafsa. Grants, loans, scholarships will be a big deciding factor for me.


I can't remember the exact date we got ours. It was during the summer I think. Sorry I can't be of more help. Have you called the FinAid office yet?

txag_09 wrote:Amounts, criteria, etc.


That still doesn't clear anything up. What do you mean by "continuing scholarships" and "once we get there?" I'm just not sure what type of scholarships you're talking about.

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby zonawildcat » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:00 pm

Thanks countbizaller. I just got my offer from BU, so I may call UT this week. I talked to them last month when I submitted FAFSA, but it was too early at that point for them to give me any idea.

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby de5igual » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:02 pm

countbizaller wrote:
That still doesn't clear anything up. What do you mean by "continuing scholarships" and "once we get there?" I'm just not sure what type of scholarships you're talking about.


I *think* he meant whether scholarships were offered after you start (like based on class standing or what not) and how much is usually offered

even if he didn't mean that, I guess I'd like to know :D

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby countbizaller » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:35 pm

f0bolous wrote:
countbizaller wrote:
That still doesn't clear anything up. What do you mean by "continuing scholarships" and "once we get there?" I'm just not sure what type of scholarships you're talking about.


I *think* he meant whether scholarships were offered after you start (like based on class standing or what not) and how much is usually offered

even if he didn't mean that, I guess I'd like to know :D


If that's what he meant, I've never heard of anybody getting one. They do have some scholarships that people can apply for once they're in school, but I don't think they're based on class standing.

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby txag_09 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:39 am

I just meant any scholarships for students who have already spent a semester or more a UT.

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Re: The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Postby joesrevenge » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:20 pm

I apologize if this has already been answered, but does anybody know what the curve generally is? I know that it is relatively hard to get a C so I would assume around a 3.0; however, I was hoping to see if anyone actually knew for sure-ish.




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