Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby StylinNProfilin » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:59 pm

timmyd wrote: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.


Wow that's definitely different. Thanks very helpful

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby Attax » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:11 pm

Attax wrote:Levinson (Con law)
Williams (Contracts)
Laurin (Crim)


Bumping this.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby timmyd » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:08 pm

anyone have any idea where 3.74 would place one in the class going into last semester?

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:59 pm

Between top 15% and top 20%, but closer to 20%

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby Attax » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:44 am

What Ox said, and really high enough to where it probably isn't an issue for good outcomes unless you want some super preftigious clerkship.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby BVest » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:22 am

timmyd wrote:anyone have any idea where 3.XX would place one in the class going into last semester?


At the end of 2L last year, our class numbers looked like this: Top 25% 3.64, Top 50% 3.40. As I understand it, Order of the Coif (10%) often comes in around 3.80-3.81 and High Honors (top 5%) is around 3.87-3.88.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby timmyd » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:51 am

Thanks, y'all. That's about what I figured. I'm trying to cop that coif. I think its mathematically possible assuming 3.8ish stays the cut-off, so I'm in the unenviable position of having a reason to gun last semester of 3L.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby Ron Don Volante » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:59 am

timmyd wrote:Thanks, y'all. That's about what I figured. I'm trying to cop that coif. I think its mathematically possible assuming 3.8ish stays the cut-off, so I'm in the unenviable position of having a reason to gun last semester of 3L.

err well I think the below median kids who'll have to struggle for a job might envy it

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby timmyd » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:55 pm

Fair enough. I guess my point was that I'm in a gpa range where theres still something to gain or lose. Below median at this point has no real reason to really care too much about gpa in my opinion. I have a fed dist flyover clerkship for next year but no employment lined up after that so to a certain degree I am still very worried about employment...just like the kids below median. Your point, however, is well taken.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby cannibal ox » Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:23 pm

Bumping this for potential 0L questions.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby Attax » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:14 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Bumping this for potential 0L questions. to increase my post count

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby lawschool1741 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:29 pm

Posted this in the C/O 2018 thread, but figured I might get some good insight here.

Best time to start looking for apt?
Best areas to live? (Hyde Park is recommended quite often, but is it the best value? is farther out better? areas to definitely avoid?)
Anything outside of the obvious 0Ls should take into account?

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby zombie mcavoy » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:37 pm

I think Hyde Park is ideal for a 1L. Not "cheap" but not terribly expensive, either. If you could afford to live downtown, that'd be great, but I think 2l or 3l would be a better time to do that.

Even if you're looking at Hyde Park you're going to be able to find good options at really any point. no particular rush, IMO.

I have a lease available for Hyde Park, personally, too. Feel free to PM if interested.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby Mojosodope » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:57 am

timmyd wrote:Fair enough. I guess my point was that I'm in a gpa range where theres still something to gain or lose. Below median at this point has no real reason to really care too much about gpa in my opinion. I have a fed dist flyover clerkship for next year but no employment lined up after that so to a certain degree I am still very worried about employment...just like the kids below median. Your point, however, is well taken.


how can I be as tactful as you?

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby AnonymousAlterEgoC » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:04 am

Mojosodope wrote:
timmyd wrote:Fair enough. I guess my point was that I'm in a gpa range where theres still something to gain or lose. Below median at this point has no real reason to really care too much about gpa in my opinion. I have a fed dist flyover clerkship for next year but no employment lined up after that so to a certain degree I am still very worried about employment...just like the kids below median. Your point, however, is well taken.


how can I be as tactful as you?


Develop a well-intentioned sarcastic sensibility...

BUT WAIT

I'm bumping this for Levinson.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby ojala » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:56 pm

I am still trying to figure out my courses for early registration. Do any upperclassmen have any thoughts on any of the following class/professors?

Business association - with either Ganor or Hu
Corporate governance - Cunningham
Con Law II Civil Liberties - Abramson
Mediation - Jury
Negotiation - any of Fox, Jury, Schless (any preferences?)
Alternative investments - Young

Also any recommendations of classes you took and enjoyed would be helpful

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby BigZuck » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:00 pm

ojala wrote:I am still trying to figure out my courses for early registration. Do any upperclassmen have any thoughts on any of the following class/professors?

Business association - with either Ganor or Hu
Corporate governance - Cunningham
Con Law II Civil Liberties - Abramson
Mediation - Jury
Negotiation - any of Fox, Jury, Schless (any preferences?)
Alternative investments - Young

Also any recommendations of classes you took and enjoyed would be helpful

Heard good things about Hu. That's too early in the morning though. I'd wait for Sokolow to teach it.

Corp Gov is lolworthy and easy. Bid it first.

Heard people complain about Negotiation with Schless and some took it P/F but that's about all I know.

PR with Dzienkowski and Corp Gov are the only MUST TAKES this semester IMO.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby ojala » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:55 pm

BigZuck wrote:
ojala wrote:I am still trying to figure out my courses for early registration. Do any upperclassmen have any thoughts on any of the following class/professors?

Business association - with either Ganor or Hu
Corporate governance - Cunningham
Con Law II Civil Liberties - Abramson
Mediation - Jury
Negotiation - any of Fox, Jury, Schless (any preferences?)
Alternative investments - Young

Also any recommendations of classes you took and enjoyed would be helpful

Heard good things about Hu. That's too early in the morning though. I'd wait for Sokolow to teach it.

Corp Gov is lolworthy and easy. Bid it first.

Heard people complain about Negotiation with Schless and some took it P/F but that's about all I know.

PR with Dzienkowski and Corp Gov are the only MUST TAKES this semester IMO.


Awesome, thanks!

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby timmyd » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:17 pm

Sokolow for BA is a must. Best teacher I've ever had. I'm taking Hu now in securities regulation and its not even close in my opinion in terms of effectiveness.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby Searchparty » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:09 pm

Hi guys,

Wondering if anyone has an outline for John Golden's patent law class? I checked the last few pages of this thread and didn't see anyone asking for it. He's visiting at HLS so obviously there aren't any in the HLS banks.

Thanks in advance :)

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby Chaucer1343 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:34 pm

I'm thinking about taking Wickelgren for Antitrust. Did anyone take his course before? Have an outline/syllabus per chance...? :mrgreen:

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby timmyd » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:20 pm

Is there any way to determine the chancellor's gpa for one's class? Not for my own purposes (obviously not a chancellor) but for making some assumptions about coif cutoff?

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby mister logical » Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:43 pm

I'll be transferring into UT for the fall, does anyone have any advice for picking classes? Like finding out which ones are the hardest v. fairly easy etc?

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby cannibal ox » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:55 pm

Here is the grade distribution, so you can see which classes gave out the best grades. As for "easy" classes, I'm just a lowly rising 2L so I'll wait for someone else to chime in with an anecdote or two.

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Re: Recently Graduated UT Law Student taking questions

Postby Traynor Brah » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:27 pm

Just so this information is saved for posterity, as it has been taken down from the NALP website, the class of 2013 had the following GPA cutoffs at graduation:

• 10% = 3.81
• 30% = 3.58




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