Texas Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Are you going to UT?

Definitely attending
23
74%
Most likely attending
4
13%
Only attending with an increase in scholarship
0
No votes
Probably not attending
0
No votes
Using UT as scholarship leverage
0
No votes
Not sure if attending law school this cycle
4
13%
 
Total votes: 31

Itstatertot
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby Itstatertot » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:38 pm

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby lawschool1741 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:46 pm

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby Itstatertot » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:02 pm

lawschool1741 wrote:
Itstatertot wrote:Would love to get people's opinion... How much do you think is the max you would pay for UT? Really torn right now for UT :(

What are your goals?


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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby lawschool1741 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:47 pm

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby Itstatertot » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:13 pm

lawschool1741 wrote:
Itstatertot wrote:
lawschool1741 wrote:
Itstatertot wrote:Would love to get people's opinion... How much do you think is the max you would pay for UT? Really torn right now for UT :(

What are your goals?



Interested in big law. Open to litigation but would prefer transactional law. Would love to be in house one day, especially at a funded tech company (for example uber) Open to staying in Texas after graduation but I am from the west coast and would like to end up there eventually.

Obvi depends on how debt adverse you are, but with BL goals most use the rule of thumb: debt < first year salary.

So for UT that is ~$154k per LST*, though this should be discounted appropriately for your ~30% chance of getting BL...personally, it'd have to be below $100k for me.

*average mean 101+ firms



Thanks, I really appreciate it! Shit I really need to look at that 30% chance then.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby BigZuck » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:14 pm

I wouldn't do it unless the goal is to be in TX long term

Technically not supposed to talk about that stuff in this thread. When you have all your options I suggest making a choosing thread in the choosing a law school subforum and you can get advice tailored to your exact situation.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby dustybottoms7 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:25 pm

is anyone else's scholarship info not reflected in the CASH?

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby lalalalawyer » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:24 pm

Hey guys! I know the official policy is that you can only go to Texas once with a scholarship matching request, but I've gotten new acceptances/scholarships in the last week (and already used my match). Has anyone heard of people getting a second reconsideration? Also, does anyone know if Texas is okay with us depositing at multiple schools? Thank you!

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby cannibal ox » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:38 pm

lalalalawyer wrote:Hey guys! I know the official policy is that you can only go to Texas once with a scholarship matching request, but I've gotten new acceptances/scholarships in the last week (and already used my match). Has anyone heard of people getting a second reconsideration? Also, does anyone know if Texas is okay with us depositing at multiple schools? Thank you!


1) No personal experience with requesting twice (BigZuck call in post), but the worst they can say is no.

2) I double deposited last year, but check the language on their website (or email them if you're unsure). Some schools have adopted stricter policies regarding double depositing this year, and I'm unsure if UT is one of them.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby lawschool1741 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:51 am

BigZuck wrote:I wouldn't do it unless the goal is to be in TX long term

Technically not supposed to talk about that stuff in this thread. When you have all your options I suggest making a choosing thread in the choosing a law school subforum and you can get advice tailored to your exact situation.

My apologies, my reply posts have been removed.

lalalalawyer wrote:Hey guys! I know the official policy is that you can only go to Texas once with a scholarship matching request, but I've gotten new acceptances/scholarships in the last week (and already used my match). Has anyone heard of people getting a second reconsideration? Also, does anyone know if Texas is okay with us depositing at multiple schools? Thank you!

There is at least one instance of this occurring historically. Not sure on the second question, but I haven't seen any of the harsh language coming from UT that other schools have used in regards to double depositing.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby idissent » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:43 am

Re: double depositing, I haven't been able to find anything on the website or in my mailings with explicit language one way or the other, but based on the fact that there's a $200 deposit due in April and a letter of commitment isn't due until June, I'm pretty sure double deposits are okay. Obviously, best to ask the office, but I don't see anything disallowing it.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby BigZuck » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:06 am

I negotiated once through the matching program. Got a bump. Deposited at UT and only at UT. Got an unsolicited full ride at WUSTL in the summer (June or July) after letting that deposit deadline go by. Took that to UT and got a second bump.

So it has happened and I recommend pressing them as much as possible but I was probably a rather rare case (although I know others who did that with the WUSTL full ride as well).

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby Itstatertot » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:21 pm

BigZuck wrote:I wouldn't do it unless the goal is to be in TX long term

Technically not supposed to talk about that stuff in this thread. When you have all your options I suggest making a choosing thread in the choosing a law school subforum and you can get advice tailored to your exact situation.



Apologies! Edited it out and reposted in the correct forum.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby lawschool1741 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:14 pm

dustybottoms7 wrote:is anyone else's scholarship info not reflected in the CASH?

I would definitely reach out to them if you haven't already!

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby mpvarelasisley » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:58 pm

lalalalawyer wrote:Hey guys! I know the official policy is that you can only go to Texas once with a scholarship matching request, but I've gotten new acceptances/scholarships in the last week (and already used my match). Has anyone heard of people getting a second reconsideration? Also, does anyone know if Texas is okay with us depositing at multiple schools? Thank you!


Not sure how much help this will be, but financial aid told me that I could send in another letter (they didn't call it matching necessarily) at the end of the semester/early summer if I had any new information for why I should receive a bump. I don't know if you're willing to wait that long, but since I've decided on UT already (lease is signed!), I figure I'll give it a try come May if I have any new offers/info.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby ChemEng1642 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:28 pm

Just Withdrew and put some $$$ back in the pot - Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby strugglebus » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:26 pm

ChemEng1642 wrote:Just Withdrew and put some $$$ back in the pot - Good luck to everyone else!

+1

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby lalalalawyer » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:20 pm

mpvarelasisley wrote:
lalalalawyer wrote:Hey guys! I know the official policy is that you can only go to Texas once with a scholarship matching request, but I've gotten new acceptances/scholarships in the last week (and already used my match). Has anyone heard of people getting a second reconsideration? Also, does anyone know if Texas is okay with us depositing at multiple schools? Thank you!


Not sure how much help this will be, but financial aid told me that I could send in another letter (they didn't call it matching necessarily) at the end of the semester/early summer if I had any new information for why I should receive a bump. I don't know if you're willing to wait that long, but since I've decided on UT already (lease is signed!), I figure I'll give it a try come May if I have any new offers/info.



Sweet, thanks for the info. I'm waiting to hear back on $ from NU, but deposited at UT today and it's looking likely for me. I'll definitely give it a shot again in a bit, I guess it can't hurt. :)

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby lawschool1741 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:17 pm

zombie mcavoy wrote:UT dropped
http://www.utexas.edu/law/career/prospective/stats.html

46% blfc not bad.

FYI

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby FairchildFLT » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:05 pm

lawschool1741 wrote:
zombie mcavoy wrote:UT dropped
http://www.utexas.edu/law/career/prospective/stats.html

46% blfc not bad.

FYI


What is blfc?

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cannibal ox
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:08 pm

Biglaw % + Federal Clerk %

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby BrazilBandit » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:13 pm

lawschool1741 wrote:
dustybottoms7 wrote:is anyone else's scholarship info not reflected in the CASH?

I would definitely reach out to them if you haven't already!


Should merit awards show? It tells me I have to upgrade my EID.

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby FairchildFLT » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:22 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Biglaw % + Federal Clerk %


Thanks!

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby lawschool1741 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:06 pm

BrazilBandit wrote:
lawschool1741 wrote:
dustybottoms7 wrote:is anyone else's scholarship info not reflected in the CASH?

I would definitely reach out to them if you haven't already!


Should merit awards show? It tells me I have to upgrade my EID.

For me, these show in My Shopping Sheet (under What Do I Need to Complete?) but not on the My Financial Aid page (where grants and loans are displayed)

ETA: from the sounds of it, upgrading to EID happens at orientation

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:14 pm

I upgraded my EID a few days before orientation. You'll do it when you get your ID card. I believe it has to be done in person, and is a requirement for getting living loans dispersed (might want to check into that, it's how it was for me if I'm remembering correctly).




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