University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby Olive » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:00 am

Can any current students comment on the international internship? I notice on the website there a couple listed with several prestigious organizations. I'm sure the competition is stiff but any advice or comments would be great. How about the financial aid for these programs?

Secondly, how financially feasible are the semester long study abroad programs? Anyone doing one of them?

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby amoricaorbust » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:34 pm

Can any current or former students give me the skinny on these prof's?

Contracts: Robin Effron
Torts: David Anderson
Crim: Steven Goode
Legal W&R: Stacy Sharp

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby PrincetonBound » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:46 pm

Civ Pro- Dickerson
Con Law- Gaglia
Property- Gerhart
LRLW- Youngdale

Any comments/advice?

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby philosoraptor » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:50 pm

PrincetonBound wrote:Civ Pro- Dickerson
Con Law- Gaglia
Property- Gerhart
LRLW- Youngdale

Any comments/advice?
Graglia's the only one I had. No idea what his secret is. Only thing I know is definitely do his previous exams -- my year, he repeated an entire question verbatim from a few years before. Those who had done it, obviously, had an advantage.

Good luck to the incoming 1Ls! Feel free to post on this thread if you have questions.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby hookem7 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:59 pm

Civil - Mullenix
Constitutional - Chesney
Torts - Wellborn
Writing - Petrie

Any thoughts?

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby de5igual » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:06 pm

hookem7 wrote:Civil - Mullenix
Constitutional - Chesney
Torts - Wellborn
Writing - Petrie

Any thoughts?


Mullenix - don't buy study aids and don't study for that class. you'll likely end up doing better.
Petrie - LOL

The other two I don't really know that well. I've heard good things about Chesney.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby GirlStop » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:09 pm

I keep hearing about UT's strict GPA floor. Does anyone know about this? Thanks

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby amoricaorbust » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:20 pm

GirlStop wrote:I keep hearing about UT's strict GPA floor. Does anyone know about this? Thanks


I got in off the waitlist underneath the floor with a 3.4 (non-URM) so it's not impossible. I imagine the decrease in applications helped and will continue to help people.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby GirlStop » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:22 pm

amoricaorbust wrote:
GirlStop wrote:I keep hearing about UT's strict GPA floor. Does anyone know about this? Thanks


I got in off the waitlist underneath the floor with a 3.4 (non-URM) so it's not impossible. I imagine the decrease in applications helped and will continue to help people.


Okay, but what is the GPA floor? 3.5? 3.6?...

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby amoricaorbust » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:24 pm

GirlStop wrote:
amoricaorbust wrote:
GirlStop wrote:I keep hearing about UT's strict GPA floor. Does anyone know about this? Thanks


I got in off the waitlist underneath the floor with a 3.4 (non-URM) so it's not impossible. I imagine the decrease in applications helped and will continue to help people.


Okay, but what is the GPA floor? 3.5? 3.6?...


I believe it is a 3.5. The LSN graph will show it pretty well if you want to go double check.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby GirlStop » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:27 pm

Thank you :P

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby Cade McNown » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:29 pm

f0bolous wrote:Mullenix - don't buy study aids and don't study for that class. you'll likely end up doing better.
Petrie - LOL

Credited:
Mullenix is great, but her exam has zero retest value (40 questions, 100% mult. choice, A students get ~19 right, B students get ~16 right). I still recommend you study, but half as hard as for your other classes.
Petrie is a G -- total ladies man. When you get to brief writing, IMO he prefers policy args to technical/textual args. Just pay attention to his quirks (e.g., endless love of transition words) and you'll do well.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby philosoraptor » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:39 pm

f0bolous wrote:
hookem7 wrote:Civil - Mullenix
Constitutional - Chesney
Torts - Wellborn
Writing - Petrie

Any thoughts?


Mullenix - don't buy study aids and don't study for that class. you'll likely end up doing better.
Petrie - LOL

The other two I don't really know that well. I've heard good things about Chesney.
Yeah, if Mullenix runs the same kind of civ pro class as f0b's and my 1L year, it will be ridiculous. She likes to put on a show, so don't get rattled by anything she does. Prepare hard when it's your turn and don't back down when she challenges you on everything. (She's really nice in real life, though.) Her exam was bafflingly bad and seemed to have little to do with what we learned. All MC, and the curve was insanely tight.

Had Wellborn for evidence; his exam, by contrast, was very straightforward and bar-like. Didn't have him for torts, though. An interesting dude, to say the least. I've also heard Chesney's good.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby amoricaorbust » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:43 pm

Yal have anything for these prof's?

Contracts: Robin Effron
Torts: David Anderson
Crim: Steven Goode
Legal W&R: Stacy Sharp

Thanks for all the help and advice yal give.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby Rawlberto » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:00 pm

GPA floor for URMS is probably around a 3.3, I got in with that.

Got tips/outlines/etc? I got brews and high fives, let's exchange!

Con Law: H W Perry
Crim: Dix
Contracts: Westbrook
LR&W: Meyer

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby Magnifique1908 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:20 pm

Rawlberto wrote:GPA floor for URMS is probably around a 3.3, I got in with that.

Got tips/outlines/etc? I got brews and high fives, let's exchange!

Con Law: H W Perry
Crim: Dix
Contracts: Westbrook
LR&W: Meyer


Same....anyone? Meaning opinions on the profs, not stepping on Rawl's toes for outlines lol

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby Cade McNown » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:37 pm

Magnifique1908 wrote:
Rawlberto wrote:GPA floor for URMS is probably around a 3.3, I got in with that.

Got tips/outlines/etc? I got brews and high fives, let's exchange!

Con Law: H W Perry
Crim: Dix
Contracts: Westbrook
LR&W: Meyer


Same....anyone? Meaning opinions on the profs, not stepping on Rawl's toes for outlines lol

Dix: completely uncensored & hilarious, but probably only an average lecturer. His class is heavily Texas Penal Code based -- so familiarize yourself with the relevant portions of the code early (and as with any statute, pay particular attention to the early sections of the code that define terms and outline the code's underlying policies.
Westbrook: UT superstar prof., but better known for his upper level courses. This will be only his 2nd time teaching Contracts, so you will at most have one practice exam to use. His class is heavily UCC based, so, as with Dix, know the relevant portions. Westbrook cold calls and will grill you on terminology and procedural history, so his class is one for which you should really brief the cases each reading. Overall he comes off strict, but he's really a warm guy -- my best experience among my 1L profs.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby JazzOne » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:44 pm

Cade McNown wrote:Dix: completely uncensored & hilarious, but probably only an average lecturer.

I took crim pro with Dix, and this comment was spot on.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:34 pm

JazzOne wrote:
Cade McNown wrote:Dix: completely uncensored & hilarious, but probably only an average lecturer.

I took crim pro with Dix, and this comment was spot on.


I thought his crim pro class was great (makes you think and the class was entertaining). But he definitely is a lot better at asking questions (to everything) than actually answering them. To those in his class: Go buy Understanding Crim Law by Dressler.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby philosoraptor » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:32 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
Cade McNown wrote:Dix: completely uncensored & hilarious, but probably only an average lecturer.

I took crim pro with Dix, and this comment was spot on.


I thought his crim pro class was great (makes you think and the class was entertaining). But he definitely is a lot better at asking questions (to everything) than actually answering them. To those in his class: Go buy Understanding Crim Law by Dressler.
Dressler is TCR for all crim classes.

Dix is great at tearing the Supreme Court a new one (which is not really useful to anyone not on the Supreme Court) and telling witty anecdotes. But I didn't really learn anything in crim pro. It actually would have been a much better class if he had cold-called people and asked them questions instead of asking himself questions.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby emkay625 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:08 pm

I have:

Contracts: Robin Effron
Torts: David Anderson
Crim: Steven Goode
Legal W&R: Stacy Sharp

And I will exchange baked goods for outlines or advice. : )

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:09 pm

emkay625 wrote:I have:

Contracts: Robin Effron
Torts: David Anderson
Crim: Steven Goode
Legal W&R: Stacy Sharp

And I will exchange baked goods for outlines or advice. : )


I wrote a bit about anderson in one of the "no more Rau" threads.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby philosoraptor » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:32 pm

ncterp wrote:Northwestern 1L here, hoping to get some help from you guys. One of our sections has two professors that have taught at Texas: Rodriguez for Property and Kadens for Contracts. Any chance that there are prior exams for these professors available, or any advice from those who have had these professors? Your help is much appreciated!
My SO had Kadens for Ks a couple years ago. She's known as a pretty terrifying, old-school prof. But don't worry about the old exams just yet; she'll probably provide them to your class. For what it's worth, she's apparently a nice, albeit awkward, person in real life.

Sorry, no idea about Rodriguez.

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Re: University of Texas 1L Taking Questions

Postby JazzOne » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:27 am

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
emkay625 wrote:I have:

Contracts: Robin Effron
Torts: David Anderson
Crim: Steven Goode
Legal W&R: Stacy Sharp

And I will exchange baked goods for outlines or advice. : )


I wrote a bit about anderson in one of the "no more Rau" threads.

What's wrong with Rau? He was one of my favorite profs.




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