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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby sternc » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:14 am

Ok so I am currently deciding between UT and Duke. I'm from Texas (Dallas) and debt wont be an issue, luckily. Which do y'all recommend if i want to eventually make it back to Texas BigLaw?

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby PKSebben » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:17 am

no debt from either scenario? Dukex1000

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby sternc » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:27 am

PKSebben wrote:no debt from either scenario? Dukex1000

Even if Duke would not be until fall of 2011? Mind you, I am 22 and just graduated from undergrad.

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby JerrySeinfeld » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:13 pm

PKSebben wrote:no debt from either scenario? Dukex1000


Duke>>Texas for Texas Biglaw????????

This goes against basically EVERYTHING i've ever read about Texas Biglaw.

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:15 pm

What kind of connections do you have to Texas?

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby NYAssociate » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:16 pm

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby thecilent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:22 pm

sternc wrote:Ok so I am currently deciding between UT and Duke. I'm from Texas (Dallas) and debt wont be an issue, luckily. Which do y'all recommend if i want to eventually make it back to Texas BigLaw?


I'd say go to UT. But I also just really do not like Duke and love Texas / Austin in general

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby JerrySeinfeld » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:23 pm

NYAssociate wrote:
JerrySeinfeld wrote:
PKSebben wrote:no debt from either scenario? Dukex1000


Duke>>Texas for Texas Biglaw????????

This goes against basically EVERYTHING i've ever read about Texas Biglaw.


My goodness. Can you read? The dude is from Texas.


Thanks.

Still goes against everything i've read. Can anyone confirm that Duke>Texas with ties? How about without?

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:24 pm

JerrySeinfeld wrote:
PKSebben wrote:no debt from either scenario? Dukex1000


Duke>>Texas for Texas Biglaw????????

This goes against basically EVERYTHING i've ever read about Texas Biglaw.


what have you been reading? lol, i think you've just been misinterpreting or missing some *exceptions

if you have meaningful ties to TX (say went to school there, family there, grew up there) and you got into, lets say UVA and UT...and both would leave you debt free (as mentioned by the poster, though his case was UT vs. Duke deferred 1 yr), then yeah i could see UVA > UT

TX is an insular market in that if you DONT have meaningful ties to TX and then want to break into the TX market...AND you didnt go to UT (or some TX) law school, then tough nuggets

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby thecilent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:27 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
JerrySeinfeld wrote:
PKSebben wrote:no debt from either scenario? Dukex1000


Duke>>Texas for Texas Biglaw????????

This goes against basically EVERYTHING i've ever read about Texas Biglaw.


what have you been reading? lol, i think you've just been misinterpreting or missing some *exceptions

if you have meaningful ties to TX (say went to school there, family there, grew up there) and you got into, lets say UVA and UT...and both would leave you debt free (as mentioned by the poster, though his case was UT vs. Duke deferred 1 yr), then yeah i could see UVA > UT

TX is an insular market in that if you DONT have meaningful ties to TX and then want to break into the TX market...AND you didnt go to UT (or some TX) law school, then tough nuggets


If you don't have any ties whatsoever and want TX biglaw, it would still be wise to choose CCN over UT, yes?

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby NYAssociate » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:29 pm

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:29 pm

Cilent21 wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
JerrySeinfeld wrote:
PKSebben wrote:no debt from either scenario? Dukex1000


Duke>>Texas for Texas Biglaw????????

This goes against basically EVERYTHING i've ever read about Texas Biglaw.


what have you been reading? lol, i think you've just been misinterpreting or missing some *exceptions

if you have meaningful ties to TX (say went to school there, family there, grew up there) and you got into, lets say UVA and UT...and both would leave you debt free (as mentioned by the poster, though his case was UT vs. Duke deferred 1 yr), then yeah i could see UVA > UT

TX is an insular market in that if you DONT have meaningful ties to TX and then want to break into the TX market...AND you didnt go to UT (or some TX) law school, then tough nuggets


If you don't have any ties whatsoever and want TX biglaw, it would still be wise to choose CCN over UT, yes?


oomph, that gets murky for me. i really dont know ITE (or even pre-ITE to be honest). w/o ANY ties to TX CCN could get biglaw i imagine, but it wouldnt be an easy thing to do. if it were up to me and i wanted TX biglaw but had no connections to TX...and had to choose between UT vs CCN? (assuming then i got some scholly money from UT)...id go w/ UT

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby JerrySeinfeld » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:30 pm

NYAssociate wrote:
If you don't have any ties whatsoever and want TX biglaw, it would still be wise to choose CCN over UT, yes?


Probably not.


Holy crap.

Everything is more confusing in Texas.

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby NYAssociate » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:31 pm

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby thecilent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:31 pm

NYAssociate wrote:
If you don't have any ties whatsoever and want TX biglaw, it would still be wise to choose CCN over UT, yes?


Probably not.


Was thinking you might have more room as far as class rank is concerned going to CCN. But do other people agree: UT > CCN for TX biglaw?

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:34 pm

JerrySeinfeld wrote:
NYAssociate wrote:
If you don't have any ties whatsoever and want TX biglaw, it would still be wise to choose CCN over UT, yes?


Probably not.


Holy crap.

Everything is more confusing in Texas.


lol really?

quick (but subsequently flawed) guide:

1. check if you have ties to TX
a. if yes, go to step 2
b. if no, go to step 3

2. go to best T10 school you can, assuming money is the same everywhere -- but $$ at UT vs T10 w/ less or no money, cant go wrong...in fact, choosing UT vs lower T14/T10 for TX biglaw w/ ties cant go wrong in general...of these, i hear Duke and UVA and HYSCCN are stronger in TX, w/ Berkley being weaker (alumni base lacking)

3. go to UT

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby JerrySeinfeld » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:35 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
JerrySeinfeld wrote:
NYAssociate wrote:
If you don't have any ties whatsoever and want TX biglaw, it would still be wise to choose CCN over UT, yes?


Probably not.


Holy crap.

Everything is more confusing in Texas.


lol really?

quick (but subsequently flawed) guide:

1. check if you have ties to TX
a. if yes, go to step 2
b. if no, go to step 3

2. go to best T10 school you can, assuming money is the same everywhere -- but $$ at UT vs T10 w/ less or no money, cant go wrong...in fact, choosing UT vs lower T14/T10 for TX biglaw w/ ties cant go wrong in general...of these, i hear Duke and UVA and HYSCCN are stronger in TX, w/ Berkley being weaker (alumni base lacking)

3. go to UT


Lol, so UT > YHS for Texas Biglaw with NO Texas Ties???

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby thecilent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:36 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
JerrySeinfeld wrote:
NYAssociate wrote:
If you don't have any ties whatsoever and want TX biglaw, it would still be wise to choose CCN over UT, yes?


Probably not.


Holy crap.

Everything is more confusing in Texas.


lol really?

quick (but subsequently flawed) guide:

1. check if you have ties to TX
a. if yes, go to step 2
b. if no, go to step 3

2. go to best T10 school you can, assuming money is the same everywhere -- but $$ at UT vs T10 w/ less or no money, cant go wrong...in fact, choosing UT vs lower T14/T10 for TX biglaw w/ ties cant go wrong in general...of these, i hear Duke and UVA and HYSCCN are stronger in TX, w/ Berkley being weaker (alumni base lacking)

3. go to UT


lol I like this

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:36 pm

JerrySeinfeld wrote:Lol, so UT > YHS for Texas Biglaw with NO Texas Ties???


ooo you pulling a fast one on me....subsequently flawed right? lol

for SLS, i want to say yes

for HLS, id want to go w/ 49/51, leaning toward UT >

for YLS...naw man go to YLS hahaha
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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby Pearalegal » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:37 pm

IMO, if you're a 22 yr old right out of ugrad....take the year off regardless.

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby JerrySeinfeld » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:38 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
JerrySeinfeld wrote:Lol, so UT > YHS for Texas Biglaw with NO Texas Ties???


ooo you pulling a fast one on me....subsequently flawed right? lol

for SLS, i want to say yes

for HLS, id want to go w/ 49/51, leaning toward UT >

for YLS...naw man go to YLS hahaha


Awesome, Thanks a lot, even with all the Lol Really?

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:38 pm

Pearalegal wrote:IMO, if you're a 22 yr old right out of ugrad....take the year off regardless.


TITCR, not so much in terms of getting INTO law schools, but i guess for maturity and experience

...unless you're Asian, then dont because your parents will love you less

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:39 pm

JerrySeinfeld wrote:Still goes against everything i've read. Can anyone confirm that Duke>Texas with ties? How about without?



Duke with ties to Texas is better than UT.

Duke with no ties to Texas is not as good as UT.

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:39 pm

JerrySeinfeld wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
JerrySeinfeld wrote:Lol, so UT > YHS for Texas Biglaw with NO Texas Ties???


ooo you pulling a fast one on me....subsequently flawed right? lol

for SLS, i want to say yes

for HLS, id want to go w/ 49/51, leaning toward UT >

for YLS...naw man go to YLS hahaha


Awesome, Thanks a lot, even with all the Lol Really?


but there was just one "lol really" hahaha

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Re: BigLaw from University of Texas

Postby Pearalegal » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:40 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:IMO, if you're a 22 yr old right out of ugrad....take the year off regardless.


TITCR, not so much in terms of getting INTO law schools, but i guess for maturity and experience

...unless you're Asian, then dont because your parents will love you less


Bahaha.




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