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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby BigZuck » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:25 pm

MtnGinger wrote:I want to do it because of my career goals. I'm interested in doing international law, I will have undergrad degrees in both accounting and finance because my ultimate goal is working abroad for a large international company. Columbia has a 3 yr JD LLM in london where you can take the bar in both countries. But I hate NEw York I would much rather spend my time in the south and preferably Texas if I know I can get the international experience I need.


Conventional wisdom is that international law isn't really a thing. But if you're talking about large firm work you're much better off at a place like Columbia than at UT because large firm placement will be so much better. UT is a good school and has pretty good big law placement but its much more Texas-centric than you probably realize.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby Attax » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:31 am

BigZuck wrote:
MtnGinger wrote:I want to do it because of my career goals. I'm interested in doing international law, I will have undergrad degrees in both accounting and finance because my ultimate goal is working abroad for a large international company. Columbia has a 3 yr JD LLM in london where you can take the bar in both countries. But I hate NEw York I would much rather spend my time in the south and preferably Texas if I know I can get the international experience I need.


Conventional wisdom is that international law isn't really a thing. But if you're talking about large firm work you're much better off at a place like Columbia than at UT because large firm placement will be so much better. UT is a good school and has pretty good big law placement but its much more Texas-centric than you probably realize.


Preface: I am a 0L starting in the fall.

But to piggy back off this, from what I know, I agree that this international law isn't a thing. What your goals sound more like is you are interested in working in an international office, which is different from what international law is. The one person I know doing "int'l law" mostly helps rich people migrate to America despite criminal records.

Additionally, while those are nice goals, I don't think a regional school like UT is going to be your best bet. While I feel the UT brand is strong it is primarily regional. You'd be fighting super hard to get those jobs (probably top 5-10% of your class) here whereas at schools such as Columbia or NYU you will probably have a better chance at going biglaw -> in house at a company that happens to not be in the states (which, again, seems to be what your goals actually are based on your description).

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby shifty_eyed » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:35 pm

When should we expect to find out about journal offers?

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby BVest » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:25 pm

I believe its first week of July or so.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby shifty_eyed » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:57 pm

BVest wrote:I believe its first week of July or so.

Thanks! The write-on packet said that TLR makes offers first and it could be the first week of July, but I wasn't sure if it actually was or more like the end of July before you hear about secondary journals.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:02 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:
BVest wrote:I believe its first week of July or so.

Thanks! The write-on packet said that TLR makes offers first and it could be the first week of July, but I wasn't sure if it actually was or more like the end of July before you hear about secondary journals.


Secondary journals get a list of people to whom TLR will be making offers before the future TLR members receive em. Everything is pretty much set to go and, from what I remember, secondary journals gave out offers within a day or two after TLR offers were made.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby shifty_eyed » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:04 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:
BVest wrote:I believe its first week of July or so.

Thanks! The write-on packet said that TLR makes offers first and it could be the first week of July, but I wasn't sure if it actually was or more like the end of July before you hear about secondary journals.


Secondary journals get a list of people to whom TLR will be making offers before the future TLR members receive em. Everything is pretty much set to go and, from what I remember, secondary journals gave out offers within a day or two after TLR offers were made.


Ah, thanks for the info! Do most people get on the secondary journal of their choice, in your experience?
(Regretting only applying to 2 or 3)

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:50 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:
nonprofit-prophet wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:
BVest wrote:I believe its first week of July or so.

Thanks! The write-on packet said that TLR makes offers first and it could be the first week of July, but I wasn't sure if it actually was or more like the end of July before you hear about secondary journals.


Secondary journals get a list of people to whom TLR will be making offers before the future TLR members receive em. Everything is pretty much set to go and, from what I remember, secondary journals gave out offers within a day or two after TLR offers were made.


Ah, thanks for the info! Do most people get on the secondary journal of their choice, in your experience?
(Regretting only applying to 2 or 3)


Sorry, no idea.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby heavoldgotjuice » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:03 pm

UT or GULC ... is the real question

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby WokeUpInACar » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:41 pm

If any of you 3Ls or grads wouldn't mind popping into the OCI/job search thread every once in a while, I'm sure it would be greatly appreciated by many.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby blackmooncreeping » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:58 pm

3L here, im bored at work and will try to answer questions.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby McAvoy » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:19 pm

Bumping thread for UT bros.

Do any UT elders have advice for Robertson? (The Crim Law guy, not torts). Seems he teaches it every two years so the new 2Ls didn't catch him.

Also bumping this:
Chaucer1343 wrote:You can search through Student Surveys of previous courses (by Instructor)
here

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby BVest » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:42 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:Bumping thread for UT bros.

Do any UT elders have advice for Robertson? (The Crim Law guy, not torts). Seems he teaches it every two years so the new 2Ls didn't catch him.

Also bumping this:
Chaucer1343 wrote:You can search through Student Surveys of previous courses (by Instructor)
here

Unfortunately, while you can still do this for evals, you can no longer do this for grade distribution. For that you have to physically go to the SAO.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby Attax » Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:47 pm

MyEDU had grade distributions, but wasn't sure how reliable they were.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby McAvoy » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:14 pm

Bumping for prof tips for Spring:

Bone (civ pro)
Steiker (con)
Wagner (torts)

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby StylinNProfilin » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:04 pm

McAvoy wrote:Bumping for prof tips for Spring:

Bone (civ pro)
Steiker (con)
Wagner (torts)


I enjoyed Steiker. His exam is part identifying quotes from cases, which everyone bitched about but it wasn't that bad. Then there two essays on more specific topics in class and one essay that kinda covers the class as a whole. Thought it was one of the easier 1L exams I had. He spends a lot of time on each case and gives a summary at the start of each class of the prior class that takes up 30 minutes, which is awesome if you missed something.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby McAvoy » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:42 pm

StylinNProfilin wrote:
McAvoy wrote:Bumping for prof tips for Spring:

Bone (civ pro)
Steiker (con)
Wagner (torts)


I enjoyed Steiker. His exam is part identifying quotes from cases, which everyone bitched about but it wasn't that bad. Then there two essays on more specific topics in class and one essay that kinda covers the class as a whole. Thought it was one of the easier 1L exams I had. He spends a lot of time on each case and gives a summary at the start of each class of the prior class that takes up 30 minutes, which is awesome if you missed something.

Neat. Thanks dude. Chemerinsky solid here or would another supplement be helpful for his class?

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby StylinNProfilin » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:03 pm

McAvoy wrote:
StylinNProfilin wrote:
McAvoy wrote:Bumping for prof tips for Spring:

Bone (civ pro)
Steiker (con)
Wagner (torts)


I enjoyed Steiker. His exam is part identifying quotes from cases, which everyone bitched about but it wasn't that bad. Then there two essays on more specific topics in class and one essay that kinda covers the class as a whole. Thought it was one of the easier 1L exams I had. He spends a lot of time on each case and gives a summary at the start of each class of the prior class that takes up 30 minutes, which is awesome if you missed something.

Neat. Thanks dude. Chemerinsky solid here or would another supplement be helpful for his class?


I used Chemerinksky and thought it was great, so did most of my classmates.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby Attax » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:53 pm

Bumping for my profs

Levinson (Con law)
Williams (Contracts)
Laurin (Crim)

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby Ron Don Volante » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:08 pm

I know it has been answered before, but once more:

Any general tips on exams for Sokoloh or Blais?

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby cannibal ox » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:53 am

Bumping cause also interested.

Also R.I.P. McAvoy.
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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby Ron Don Volante » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:56 am

We hardly knew ye

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby timmyd » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:21 pm

For BA with Sokolow, go to class every day and take good notes.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby StylinNProfilin » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:11 pm

timmyd wrote:For BA with Sokolow, go to class every day and take good notes.


Sounds just like his contracts clas. What's the exam like, saw there were no sample exams online.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby timmyd » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:35 pm

The exam is weird. 75 true false questions and I think 45 multiple choice. On the t/f, you gain a point for a correct answer while losing one for an incorrect answer. You neither gain not lose by not answering. MC is traditional. I got the highest a in course but not an a+. What worked for me was writing down literally everything he said and doing all the readings. I also supplemented with corporations e and e and the partnership e and e though I prolly would have done as well without the supps...he does a really good job of explaining tough concepts.




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