Texas Law Class of 2019

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2019)

What are you doing this summer?

Judicial Internship
3
18%
Public Interest
2
12%
In-House
0
No votes
Big Law
7
41%
Medium Law
1
6%
Small Law
0
No votes
Government
2
12%
Split (tell us about it!)
1
6%
I have no idea someone please hire me please I just need to work
1
6%
 
Total votes: 17

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BirdLawExpert » Tue May 03, 2016 4:56 pm

Lucyfur wrote:
BirdLawExpert wrote:
Lucyfur wrote:
BirdLawExpert wrote:New poll. Please respond :D

:lol:


Thought you might like the UCLA dig :D

I'm still salty we won't end up at the same school, but congrats!!

I know :(

Have you made a decision yet?


No because I am a weak man who lacks conviction :(

I thought I had decided on somewhere but then I got a new offer somewhere else and now the clock reset so I don't have to decide until like June.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby PartyMcFly » Wed May 04, 2016 7:07 am

BirdLawExpert wrote:
Lucyfur wrote:
BirdLawExpert wrote:
Lucyfur wrote:
BirdLawExpert wrote:New poll. Please respond :D

:lol:


Thought you might like the UCLA dig :D

I'm still salty we won't end up at the same school, but congrats!!

I know :(

Have you made a decision yet?


No because I am a weak man who lacks conviction :(

I thought I had decided on somewhere but then I got a new offer somewhere else and now the clock reset so I don't have to decide until like June.


What's it down to for you, birdlaw?

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby Lucyfur » Wed May 04, 2016 1:34 pm

BirdLawExpert wrote:
Lucyfur wrote:
BirdLawExpert wrote:
Lucyfur wrote:
BirdLawExpert wrote:New poll. Please respond :D

:lol:


Thought you might like the UCLA dig :D

I'm still salty we won't end up at the same school, but congrats!!

I know :(

Have you made a decision yet?


No because I am a weak man who lacks conviction :(

I thought I had decided on somewhere but then I got a new offer somewhere else and now the clock reset so I don't have to decide until like June.

Nice to still have some more time, not so nice to still not know where you'll be in a few months haha.

Let me know what you decide! Make a grand facebook announcement :P

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BirdLawExpert » Wed May 04, 2016 2:31 pm

PartyMcFly wrote:What's it down to for you, birdlaw?


Vandy, UT, and Georgetown. I got some help with deposits and I haven't submitted reconsideration at UT yet because I'm still waiting on Georgetown. I'm also waitlisted at a lot of places so that doesn't help with the indecisiveness haha.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BigTex » Wed May 04, 2016 4:30 pm

It's so hard to be reasonable looking for apartments while going from working full-time for a few years and being able to afford "amenities" like in-unit laundry to essentially throwing a negative sign in front of your current salary in the form of loans (slight exaggeration but the point still holds) :?

Anyone have any advice for searching or complexes they'd recommend?

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby mornincounselor » Wed May 04, 2016 10:58 pm

BigTex wrote:It's so hard to be reasonable looking for apartments while going from working full-time for a few years and being able to afford "amenities" like in-unit laundry to essentially throwing a negative sign in front of your current salary in the form of loans (slight exaggeration but the point still holds) :?

Anyone have any advice for searching or complexes they'd recommend?


Hey BigTex.

I know of a place extremely close to the law (even closer than the super close place I went with) which has only roughly 12 apartments, they used to be all doubles, but there is one set of singles also. I believe the single is booked, but two of the doubles have a current resident who is moving out and their roommates are both looking for roommates. One is a law student the other isn't. The place has a "serious student" vibe and at $1000/month including expenses/internet it is by far the cheapest close by place I have found. I do not remember the name of the complex, but the lady there will be calling if their ends up being a room, I can give you the heads up if it happens.

I believe there may be a 1br/1bath available at mint urban red river (.5 miles from the school) at $1150/month not including expenses etc. There are probably several rooms available at Sabina which I believe is closer to $1500/month plus expenses.

I have also heard good things about Echo Apartments, quite a bit further away (still only like 10 minutes sans traffic) in the $1300/month range.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BigTex » Wed May 04, 2016 11:37 pm

mornincounselor wrote:
BigTex wrote:It's so hard to be reasonable looking for apartments while going from working full-time for a few years and being able to afford "amenities" like in-unit laundry to essentially throwing a negative sign in front of your current salary in the form of loans (slight exaggeration but the point still holds) :?

Anyone have any advice for searching or complexes they'd recommend?


Hey BigTex.

I know of a place extremely close to the law (even closer than the super close place I went with) which has only roughly 12 apartments, they used to be all doubles, but there is one set of singles also. I believe the single is booked, but two of the doubles have a current resident who is moving out and their roommates are both looking for roommates. One is a law student the other isn't. The place has a "serious student" vibe and at $1000/month including expenses/internet it is by far the cheapest close by place I have found. I do not remember the name of the complex, but the lady there will be calling if their ends up being a room, I can give you the heads up if it happens.

I believe there may be a 1br/1bath available at mint urban red river (.5 miles from the school) at $1150/month not including expenses etc. There are probably several rooms available at Sabina which I believe is closer to $1500/month plus expenses.

I have also heard good things about Echo Apartments, quite a bit further away (still only like 10 minutes sans traffic) in the $1300/month range.


That heads up on that one place would be awesome! Sounds like a great deal. I looked into Mint Urban and the lady told me their move-in date is Aug 15th and a lot later than I was planning. Sabina's on the higher end of my price range but I'll have to look into it some more. I've seen a lot of people post on the Facebook groups saying they're living at Sabina. I don't mind living a little further if the price is right. I'll give Echo a look to see what they have going. I was looking in the Mueller area, though that's kind of far as well. Also have looked a little at the neighborhood off Manor just east of 35. We'll see what else comes up over the next few weeks or so. Thanks for the advice!

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BirdLawExpert » Thu May 05, 2016 12:27 am

BigTex wrote:It's so hard to be reasonable looking for apartments while going from working full-time for a few years and being able to afford "amenities" like in-unit laundry to essentially throwing a negative sign in front of your current salary in the form of loans (slight exaggeration but the point still holds) :?

Anyone have any advice for searching or complexes they'd recommend?


Your new tar is a work of glorious art.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BigTex » Thu May 05, 2016 11:10 am

BirdLawExpert wrote:
BigTex wrote:It's so hard to be reasonable looking for apartments while going from working full-time for a few years and being able to afford "amenities" like in-unit laundry to essentially throwing a negative sign in front of your current salary in the form of loans (slight exaggeration but the point still holds) :?

Anyone have any advice for searching or complexes they'd recommend?


Your new tar is a work of glorious art.


Thank you sir! Obama's retirement plan.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BirdLawExpert » Tue May 31, 2016 5:06 pm

Second deadline coming up fast. Is everyone here pretty much settled or is anyone still on the fence?

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby genericwit » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:06 pm

I'm checking in. Despite my conviction to leave the UT system (that started sometime in March after they accepted me when I got super stir crazy and excited for California or DC) and that I deposited elsewhere, I can't actually bear to leave Texas. God dammit. I'm a freaking Democrat. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO LEAVE TEXAS?
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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

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Deleted double post!

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BigTex » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:30 pm

genericwit wrote:I'm checking in. Despite my conviction to leave the UT system (that started sometime in March after they accepted me when I got super stir crazy and excited for California or DC) and that I deposited elsewhere, I can't actually bear to leave Texas. God dammit. I'm a freaking Democrat. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO LEAVE TEXAS?

I'm so glad when I contacted admissions, Dean Rivera was willing to extend a repeat offer. I dunno... the less than 8 hours it took to get a response basically saying, "of course we'll still take you; welcome home" was incredibly warm and gracious.

(I'm also soooo glad I don't have to be more than a few hours away from my dad or my friends, because I'm that kind of a weak, Daddy's girl.)



Welcome (back?)! :D

I went through a lot of the same feelings when making my decision. Wanting to see somewhere new for a few years, pretty stir crazy, and also a drowned out Dem. Texas just kept pulling me back in every time I strayed.

11 weeks til orientation... The countdown is on.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby genericwit » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:49 pm

BigTex wrote:
genericwit wrote:I'm checking in. Despite my conviction to leave the UT system (that started sometime in March after they accepted me when I got super stir crazy and excited for California or DC) and that I deposited elsewhere, I can't actually bear to leave Texas. God dammit. I'm a freaking Democrat. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO LEAVE TEXAS?

I'm so glad when I contacted admissions, Dean Rivera was willing to extend a repeat offer. I dunno... the less than 8 hours it took to get a response basically saying, "of course we'll still take you; welcome home" was incredibly warm and gracious.

(I'm also soooo glad I don't have to be more than a few hours away from my dad or my friends, because I'm that kind of a weak, Daddy's girl.)



Welcome (back?)! :D

I went through a lot of the same feelings when making my decision. Wanting to see somewhere new for a few years, pretty stir crazy, and also a drowned out Dem. Texas just kept pulling me back in every time I strayed.

11 weeks til orientation... The countdown is on.


Hopefully, we'll be a little less drowned out in law school than elsewhere. lol. But regardless of political affiliation, I'm glad to see folks with a sense of humor. The poll in this thread is one of the funniest things I've seen in these forums. Possibly the funniest being that A&M is an option. No one who considers going to A&M for law could get into UT. Their stats are soooooooo rock bottom. They're rockin' 150 medians, aren't they? lolololol *throws mad shade at Texas A&Msleyan*

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BigTex » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:31 pm

genericwit wrote:
BigTex wrote:
genericwit wrote:I'm checking in. Despite my conviction to leave the UT system (that started sometime in March after they accepted me when I got super stir crazy and excited for California or DC) and that I deposited elsewhere, I can't actually bear to leave Texas. God dammit. I'm a freaking Democrat. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO LEAVE TEXAS?

I'm so glad when I contacted admissions, Dean Rivera was willing to extend a repeat offer. I dunno... the less than 8 hours it took to get a response basically saying, "of course we'll still take you; welcome home" was incredibly warm and gracious.

(I'm also soooo glad I don't have to be more than a few hours away from my dad or my friends, because I'm that kind of a weak, Daddy's girl.)



Welcome (back?)! :D

I went through a lot of the same feelings when making my decision. Wanting to see somewhere new for a few years, pretty stir crazy, and also a drowned out Dem. Texas just kept pulling me back in every time I strayed.

11 weeks til orientation... The countdown is on.


Hopefully, we'll be a little less drowned out in law school than elsewhere. lol. But regardless of political affiliation, I'm glad to see folks with a sense of humor. The poll in this thread is one of the funniest things I've seen in these forums. Possibly the funniest being that A&M is an option. No one who considers going to A&M for law could get into UT. Their stats are soooooooo rock bottom. They're rockin' 150 medians, aren't they? lolololol *throws mad shade at Texas A&Msleyan*



The ONLY thing they have going for them right now is their location. I love downtown Ft. Worth...but I also want to pass the bar one day so despite their email marketing campaign I had to pass on that.

Speaking of marketing campaigns from schools no one should really go to, Golden Gate University School of Law sent me a card with a video player in it. Most elaborate admissions mailing I saw all cycle.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby HawkeyeVodka34 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:04 pm

Officially a Longhorn! I wish I could move down tomorrow because my motivation to continue doing my job is at an all-time low.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BigTex » Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:13 pm

HawkeyeVodka34 wrote:Officially a Longhorn! I wish I could move down tomorrow because my motivation to continue doing my job is at an all-time low.


Congrats! I can't frickin wait to quit my job. Hoping the spaced out use of my vacation days will get me through the time I have left.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby genericwit » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:42 pm

HawkeyeVodka34 wrote:Officially a Longhorn! I wish I could move down tomorrow because my motivation to continue doing my job is at an all-time low.


Holy shit. Me, too. I gave my hospital a biiiiiig long notice, so they'd have time to find and train another nurse, but I still have 3 weeks of that left, and I've been checked out since three weeks before that.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BirdLawExpert » Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:59 pm

genericwit wrote:Hopefully, we'll be a little less drowned out in law school than elsewhere. lol. But regardless of political affiliation, I'm glad to see folks with a sense of humor. The poll in this thread is one of the funniest things I've seen in these forums. Possibly the funniest being that A&M is an option. No one who considers going to A&M for law could get into UT. Their stats are soooooooo rock bottom. They're rockin' 150 medians, aren't they? lolololol *throws mad shade at Texas A&Msleyan*


I had to add it, because all of my family and friends are Aggies and can't believe I'd go to UT! (When I made the poll I couldn't even begin to imagine anybody actually choosing that option, and mostly put it there to remind myself that nobody in their right mind would go there.) :D :D :D

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BirdLawExpert » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:06 pm

Just found out UT upped my scholarship by about $25K so I'm probably going to commit sometime soon! :D

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BigTex » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:27 pm

BirdLawExpert wrote:Just found out UT upped my scholarship by about $25K so I'm probably going to commit sometime soon! :D


Huzzah!!! Welcome! Did you apply for reconsideration or was this out of the blue?

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BirdLawExpert » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:33 pm

BigTex wrote:
BirdLawExpert wrote:Just found out UT upped my scholarship by about $25K so I'm probably going to commit sometime soon! :D


Huzzah!!! Welcome! Did you apply for reconsideration or was this out of the blue?


Applied for reconsideration a couple of weeks ago, so others waiting on that process should start hearing back soon.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby mornincounselor » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:38 pm

BirdLawExpert wrote:Just found out UT upped my scholarship by about $25K so I'm probably going to commit sometime soon! :D


CONGRATS!

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby PartyMcFly » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:12 pm

BirdLawExpert wrote:Just found out UT upped my scholarship by about $25K so I'm probably going to commit sometime soon! :D

:shock: WOW! Congrats, man! That's fantastic! :D

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2019

Postby BirdLawExpert » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:44 am

Heading to Austin for the weekend to rabble-rouse with some old friends, might check out some apartments while I'm there. I've got a list going, but does anyone have recommendations?


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