Texas Law c/o 2020 - Hook 'em!!! [Under New Management]

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby Tx878 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:34 pm

Torres1893 wrote:Got to Austin finally. My allergies have gone haywired. Hopefully it won't affect me too much tomorrow.



One of the many things I love to complain about in this city despite how much I like it. Welcome!

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby poptart123 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:25 am

$10 parking all day in San Jacinto garage

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby Tx878 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:38 am

poptart123 wrote:$10 parking all day in San Jacinto garage


Sweet, not bad. Guess I'll park there instead of the lots my permit is for that are far away. Thanks!

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby Torres1893 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:55 am

Anyone here yet?

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby ehf9634 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:07 am

Tx878 wrote:
Tazewell wrote:
Babe-Loblaw wrote:
TheWalrus wrote:
Babe-Loblaw wrote:
TheWalrus wrote:
Babe-Loblaw wrote:Hey, if any of you were UT undergrads and have your scholarship info but not your FAN yet, email the office and see what's up. Apparently I've been missing out on grant money because I had a bar left over from my undergrad that I didn't know about, which is, well... frustrating to say the least because state grants are first come, first serve and I should have been in the pool for money weeks ago. See y'all at ASD, I'm gonna go cartwheel into the sun.


Unrelated, but this reminded me of it, if you took time off before you applied to law school, you still have to send your transcript to admissions - was a huge pain 1L year getting that situated.


Wait, like... separately from the LSAC? Because I definitely took time off but I can't imagine they would have admitted me without my transcript.


Yep, makes no sense.


Hahaaa, I'm glad the UT tradition of not telling you about requirements until you're getting screwed for not completing them lives on at the law school, too. Hook 'em!


I remember reading that requirement in the acceptance letter that they sent, but it's been while. I believe they did say that if UT was your degree granting institution then you don't need to send your official one in, but check on that instead of just taking my word on it.




You're correct!


They also remind you about it when you get the seat deposit confirmation!

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby Tazewell » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:14 pm

Babe-Loblaw wrote:Hey, if any of you were UT undergrads and have your scholarship info but not your FAN yet, email the office and see what's up. Apparently I've been missing out on grant money because I had a bar left over from my undergrad that I didn't know about, which is, well... frustrating to say the least because state grants are first come, first serve and I should have been in the pool for money weeks ago. See y'all at ASD, I'm gonna go cartwheel into the sun.


Not a UT grad but the same thing happened to me. At least they fixed it quickly, but if you don't have your FAN yet, make sure you contact financial aid!

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby s3mant1x » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:59 pm

Y'all tryna get margs?

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:14 pm

Did they drop any updated employment stats BOMBSHELLS today?

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby EvanWilliams2 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:25 pm

Hikikomorist wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Did they drop any updated employment stats BOMBSHELLS today?

Also interested in this.


Someone asked during the career services panel and I believe they said that the new stats appear to be "as good or better than last year's." No specifics were offered.

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:27 pm

EvanWilliams2 wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Did they drop any updated employment stats BOMBSHELLS today?

Also interested in this.


Someone asked during the career services panel and I believe they said that the new stats appear to be "as good or better than last year's." No specifics were offered.

HMMMMMM......

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:27 pm

Thanks for the update though

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby Torres1893 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:35 pm

Overall I enjoyed the ASD. The school doesn't look as old as I remember it when I visited a while ago. I would go out with some of y'all but I got to drive back to Houston tonight.

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby TheWalrus » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:26 pm

Torres1893 wrote:Overall I enjoyed the ASD. The school doesn't look as old as I remember it when I visited a while ago. I would go out with some of y'all but I got to drive back to Houston tonight.


That's cause they remodel all the fucking time.

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Postby Torres1893 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:05 am

Can any current student give some info on this?

At the ASD on one of the panels they talked about 1l summer employment. They had a slide that showed I think 244/280 students or something like that reported about their 1l summer employment and 41% reported they had firm jobs. The panelist said these jobs were paid and if anyone can correct me she said $3600 a week for some of the jobs or a $1000 week depending on the size of the firm and what they paid first year associates. Now I expected and still am expecting to have an unpaid job for 1l summer. Do y'all know of anyone who had paid 1l summer positions and if so what is the pay truly like if they are paid, and how competitive is it to get one of these summer jobs?

Also have there been any instances to your knowledge that someone has had their scholarship increase from 1l to 2l for their class rank at UT?

One last thing. The Texas Law shirts they have at the co-op are hideous, but I bought one anyways.

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby BigZuck » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:15 am

Torres1893 wrote:Can any current student give some info on this?

At the ASD on one of the panels they talked about 1l summer employment. They had a slide that showed I think 244/280 students or something like that reported about their 1l summer employment and 41% reported they had firm jobs. The panelist said these jobs were paid and if anyone can correct me she said $3600 a week for some of the jobs or a $1000 week depending on the size of the firm and what they paid first year associates. Now I expected and still am expecting to have an unpaid job for 1l summer. Do y'all know of anyone who had paid 1l summer positions and if so what is the pay truly like if they are paid, and how competitive is it to get one of these summer jobs?

Also have there been any instances to your knowledge that someone has had their scholarship increase from 1l to 2l for their class rank at UT?

One last thing. The Texas Law shirts they have at the co-op are hideous, but I bought one anyways.

Some people get 1L SA jobs at big law firms, they pay the same as a 2L SA. And a 2L SA gets paid the same weekly salary as a first year associate at that firm. If you get a job at a smaller firm the salary is idiosyncratic and often times less. 1L jobs are quite competitive but a decent chunk of the class gets them. I wouldn't count on it.

Sometimes though you can get a fellowship for an unpaid internship that will pay you like 4K for the summer to help you live on.

Never heard of a bump from 1L to 2L. And expect median grades

You cop a Law Horns shirt? Those are the best.

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby Torres1893 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:24 am

BigZuck wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:Can any current student give some info on this?

At the ASD on one of the panels they talked about 1l summer employment. They had a slide that showed I think 244/280 students or something like that reported about their 1l summer employment and 41% reported they had firm jobs. The panelist said these jobs were paid and if anyone can correct me she said $3600 a week for some of the jobs or a $1000 week depending on the size of the firm and what they paid first year associates. Now I expected and still am expecting to have an unpaid job for 1l summer. Do y'all know of anyone who had paid 1l summer positions and if so what is the pay truly like if they are paid, and how competitive is it to get one of these summer jobs?

Also have there been any instances to your knowledge that someone has had their scholarship increase from 1l to 2l for their class rank at UT?

One last thing. The Texas Law shirts they have at the co-op are hideous, but I bought one anyways.

Some people get 1L SA jobs at big law firms, they pay the same as a 2L SA. And a 2L SA gets paid the same weekly salary as a first year associate at that firm. If you get a job at a smaller firm the salary is idiosyncratic and often times less. 1L jobs are quite competitive but a decent chunk of the class gets them. I wouldn't count on it.

Sometimes though you can get a fellowship for an unpaid internship that will pay you like 4K for the summer to help you live on.

Never heard of a bump from 1L to 2L. And expect median grades

You cop a Law Horns shirt? Those are the best.


Picked up a burnt orange shirt that just says "Texas Law" in white and gray font. Looks like something I can get at Walmart lol.

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby renc56 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:13 am

I also went to ASD yesterday. I thought the law school looked okay but I don't think UT's campus is necessarily beautiful (undergrad spoiled me). A lot of the questions during the Q&A were things that are literally on the website and I wish there had been more opportunities to talk to current students. Unsurprisingly not the most racially/ethnically diverse bunch. The mock class was fun and I think it was a great introduction!

Overall, ASD was "meh" for me. I later got to meet a lot of 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls later on at a non-ASD affiliated event and apparently the affinity groups showed up at the first ASD which I think would have been appreciated yesterday.

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Postby TheWalrus » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:50 pm

renc56 wrote:I also went to ASD yesterday. I thought the law school looked okay but I don't think UT's campus is necessarily beautiful (undergrad spoiled me). A lot of the questions during the Q&A were things that are literally on the website and I wish there had been more opportunities to talk to current students. Unsurprisingly not the most racially/ethnically diverse bunch. The mock class was fun and I think it was a great introduction!

Overall, ASD was "meh" for me. I later got to meet a lot of 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls later on at a non-ASD affiliated event and apparently the affinity groups showed up at the first ASD which I think would have been appreciated yesterday.


Should have complained about the lack of diversity to Farnsworth, lol. If it helps, the only time any law students ever really go to undergrad campus is for the gyms or if they have friends there.

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby Tx878 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:19 pm

renc56 wrote:I also went to ASD yesterday. I thought the law school looked okay but I don't think UT's campus is necessarily beautiful (undergrad spoiled me). A lot of the questions during the Q&A were things that are literally on the website and I wish there had been more opportunities to talk to current students. Unsurprisingly not the most racially/ethnically diverse bunch. The mock class was fun and I think it was a great introduction!

Overall, ASD was "meh" for me. I later got to meet a lot of 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls later on at a non-ASD affiliated event and apparently the affinity groups showed up at the first ASD which I think would have been appreciated yesterday.



I agree with this assessment. I loved the mock class. I was a little sick of the panels by the end because like you said, many of the questions were on the website...and a bit repetitive. I enjoyed all the current students I did talk to and they all seemed genuinely happy to be here and gave pretty realistic/balanced answers whenever I asked them what they didn't like and stuff. I thought Farnsworth was awesome and enjoyed talking with him a lot. All the other admitted students I met were great too. Got way too drunk on Trudy's margaritas with some out of town people I met though

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby renc56 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:02 pm

Tx878 wrote:
renc56 wrote:I also went to ASD yesterday. I thought the law school looked okay but I don't think UT's campus is necessarily beautiful (undergrad spoiled me). A lot of the questions during the Q&A were things that are literally on the website and I wish there had been more opportunities to talk to current students. Unsurprisingly not the most racially/ethnically diverse bunch. The mock class was fun and I think it was a great introduction!

Overall, ASD was "meh" for me. I later got to meet a lot of 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls later on at a non-ASD affiliated event and apparently the affinity groups showed up at the first ASD which I think would have been appreciated yesterday.



I agree with this assessment. I loved the mock class. I was a little sick of the panels by the end because like you said, many of the questions were on the website...and a bit repetitive. I enjoyed all the current students I did talk to and they all seemed genuinely happy to be here and gave pretty realistic/balanced answers whenever I asked them what they didn't like and stuff. I thought Farnsworth was awesome and enjoyed talking with him a lot. All the other admitted students I met were great too. Got way too drunk on Trudy's margaritas with some out of town people I met though


Farnsworth must have not thought I was cool idk.
The people I met were interesting! I think I tried persuading them to come to UT despite its flaws... The diversity is an issue but it's an issue everywhere.

Is it sad how excited I am for the indoor pool? I miss having access to "free" gym stuff.

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby Babe-Loblaw » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:46 pm

In my Financial Aid counseling with Mario Villa he said that last year they funded about 50% of the people that applied for Texas Law Fellowship funding for unpaid internships, so it looks like there's a good chance of getting funding if you hop on the ball early. Admittedly if I got a 1L SA that paid $3600/wk I would probably take that despite my interest in PI just for the chance to pay down my loans hard.

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Re: Texas Law c/o 2020

Postby BigZuck » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:55 pm

Babe-Loblaw wrote:In my Financial Aid counseling with Mario Villa he said that last year they funded about 50% of the people that applied for Texas Law Fellowship funding for unpaid internships, so it looks like there's a good chance of getting funding if you hop on the ball early. Admittedly if I got a 1L SA that paid $3600/wk I would probably take that despite my interest in PI just for the chance to pay down my loans hard.

I'm not necessarily sure that hopping on the ball early matters for TLF. Unless they changed it people vote on who gets funded, and in order to vote you have to donate money (so in essence you "buy" votes and then distribute them).

Hopping on the ball early doesn't matter as much when it's more like a popularity contest/you need people to spend money to vote for you to receive money.

Also depends on what kind of PI you want but I'd consider not ever working for a firm if that's the goal (it depends though). If you're not a true PI diehard and are just like most law students in that you say you want to do PI but will ultimately work for a firm anyway then yeah, for sure take the 1L SA.



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