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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:22 pm
by celvreal
Is anyone considering cycling to class? Would this be a good idea while carrying around huge law books?

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:32 pm
by cannibal ox
Plenty of people bike to and from school. You won't be carrying all 3 large casebooks home on a daily basis unless you're a really poor planner, and even if you are, putting all 3 casebooks in your backpack won't be too heavy to bike with.

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:07 pm
by FairchildFLT
Anyone hear anything from Vinson and Elkins yet? Some of us have emails that say we should hear by June 1st others have June 10th and I have one email saying each.

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:46 pm
by EarthdogFred
Venison and Elks?

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:59 pm
by EarthdogFred
Anyone ever noticed how when you drive by the Law School, it's extremely hard to get a good look at the building? There are a ton of strategically-positioned trees along the road. What are they hiding?

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:02 pm
by cannibal ox
Along Dean Keeton? They're hiding the monstrosity that is the law library/Jones Hall.

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:03 pm
by EarthdogFred
Yeah, Dean Keeton, and I knew it. Monstrosity how?

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:06 pm
by cannibal ox
Image

If this doesn't scream "you will die here" then I don't know what does.

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:11 pm
by EarthdogFred
I take it you've never been to Waco?

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:43 pm
by Poldy
Inside is somehow worse.

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:49 pm
by BVest
RancidSumo wrote:Inside is somehow worse.


Yeah, the outside is the nice part.

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:25 am
by BigZuck
BVest wrote:
RancidSumo wrote:Inside is somehow worse.


Yeah, the outside is the nice part.

We're still talking about Waco right?

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:21 pm
by El Principe
EarthdogFred wrote:Anyone ever noticed how when you drive by the Law School, it's extremely hard to get a good look at the building? There are a ton of strategically-positioned trees along the road. What are they hiding?


Depressed law students

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:22 pm
by El Principe
celvreal wrote:Is anyone considering cycling to class? Would this be a good idea while carrying around huge law books?


Austin has terrible drivers, and I've been hit while riding before, so...

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:16 pm
by celvreal
El Principe wrote:
celvreal wrote:Is anyone considering cycling to class? Would this be a good idea while carrying around huge law books?


Austin has terrible drivers, and I've been hit while riding before, so...


That's terrible. I'm disconcerted with the whole parking situation. I know the San Jacinto parking garage is already packed so I was considering just cycling to class. Do you know what the commute time via UT shuttle is from the Red River area to the law school?

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:55 pm
by BigZuck
celvreal wrote:
El Principe wrote:
celvreal wrote:Is anyone considering cycling to class? Would this be a good idea while carrying around huge law books?


Austin has terrible drivers, and I've been hit while riding before, so...


That's terrible. I'm disconcerted with the whole parking situation. I know the San Jacinto parking garage is already packed so I was considering just cycling to class. Do you know what the commute time via UT shuttle is from the Red River area to the law school?


Taking the Red River shuttle? Maybe like 10 minutes absolute worst case scenario.

"Red River area" might be something I dont know about though, apologies if so.

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:20 am
by celvreal
BigZuck wrote:
celvreal wrote:
El Principe wrote:
celvreal wrote:Is anyone considering cycling to class? Would this be a good idea while carrying around huge law books?


Austin has terrible drivers, and I've been hit while riding before, so...


That's terrible. I'm disconcerted with the whole parking situation. I know the San Jacinto parking garage is already packed so I was considering just cycling to class. Do you know what the commute time via UT shuttle is from the Red River area to the law school?


Taking the Red River shuttle? Maybe like 10 minutes absolute worst case scenario.

"Red River area" might be something I dont know about though, apologies if so.


Thanks! Yeah since San Jacinto is full, I don't think paying for another parking garage would be worth it. I could be wrong though.

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:51 am
by BVest
FWIW (and mind you, I came in as a transfer who had attended UT a few years prior, so I already had a UT EID), during the summer prior to starting, I was able to buy a MAG (Manor Garage) pass for the summer which allowed me to get on the waitlist for SJG. By the time I started (actually, by the time my OCI started), my number came up on the waitlist and I had SJG. It required me purchasing a summer permit (like $120, IIRC), but it was worth it to me.

I have no idea how much of my ability to do that was related to my prior attendance of UT (and thus having a full UT EID already), and therefore whether folks who have never attended UT could do that, but look into it if you want.

ETA: If you're wondering how long to commute by bus, including walking time, do Google Maps directions from your apartment to 727 E Dean Keeton and then click the bus. Then select what time you think you'd be leaving. It will tell you how long you'll have to walk to the bus stop, how long before the bus comes, how long the bus takes, and how long to walk to the law school. (It also let's you select from various bus routes. The 600 bus routes are the UT shuttles, but all bus routes are free with UT ID.

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:30 pm
by celvreal
BVest wrote:FWIW (and mind you, I came in as a transfer who had attended UT a few years prior, so I already had a UT EID), during the summer prior to starting, I was able to buy a MAG (Manor Garage) pass for the summer which allowed me to get on the waitlist for SJG. By the time I started (actually, by the time my OCI started), my number came up on the waitlist and I had SJG. It required me purchasing a summer permit (like $120, IIRC), but it was worth it to me.

I have no idea how much of my ability to do that was related to my prior attendance of UT (and thus having a full UT EID already), and therefore whether folks who have never attended UT could do that, but look into it if you want.

ETA: If you're wondering how long to commute by bus, including walking time, do Google Maps directions from your apartment to 727 E Dean Keeton and then click the bus. Then select what time you think you'd be leaving. It will tell you how long you'll have to walk to the bus stop, how long before the bus comes, how long the bus takes, and how long to walk to the law school. (It also let's you select from various bus routes. The 600 bus routes are the UT shuttles, but all bus routes are free with UT ID.


It doesn't hurt to look into it. Thanks! I appreciate it.

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:48 pm
by EarthdogFred
1. Bike or take the free shuttle, if you live reasonably close.
2. Tell your parents or sugar momma you need $$ for parking.
3. Buy beers and drink them with that money.
4. ??
5. Profit

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:51 pm
by Hikikomorist
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:49 pm
by BigZuck
Hikkomorist wrote:To all the current students viewing the thread: would you mind sharing what you did/are doing your 1L summer?

A decent-sized minority of the class works at big firms. Fair amount do judicial internships, some RA, some work in government like the Texas Attorney General's office, some work for public interest organizations.

It's pretty much the same as most other law schools, although there might be a higher percentage at firms than at most places just because a 1L SA is somewhat of a thing in TX.

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:59 pm
by Hikikomorist
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:58 am
by BigZuck
Hikkomorist wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
Hikkomorist wrote:To all the current students viewing the thread: would you mind sharing what you did/are doing your 1L summer?

A decent-sized minority of the class works at big firms. Fair amount do judicial internships, some RA, some work in government like the Texas Attorney General's office, some work for public interest organizations.

It's pretty much the same as most other law schools, although there might be a higher percentage at firms than at most places just because a 1L SA is somewhat of a thing in TX.

Thanks! 1L SAs still pretty much determined by first-semester grades, right?

1L grades and possibly some other factors firms really desire (diversity, maybe relevant work experience, etc.)

Eta: and yes, 1L grades=first semester

Re: Texas Class of 2018

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:19 pm
by PN-G bamakid
cannibal ox wrote: [incredible explanation of UT 1L scheduling]


The level of awesomeness that you earned with this post is over 9,000.

So I understand this correctly, this indicates that different sections may take the same classes during different semesters, right? For example, we're all going to take LRW in the first semester of 1L, but one section may take Con Law in the Fall and Crim in the Spring, while the next section has it the opposite way around?