South Texas 2011

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:37 pm

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txadv11 wrote: feel your pain, I have two schools that have been "complete" since early December.

That is the worst status. Luckily for me, all of mine are now in review, or in a 2nd review, or a 3rd. The changing review dates can really get at you.


my loyola went into initial review yesterday i was like WTF? i mean theyve had it for lil over 2 months and i get initial review. wanted to die

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:39 pm

Tonio wrote:For the most part did yall all find out by status checker, or were you patient and found out thru email?

for all schools considered, I found it probably 70% status checker and 30% email or letter. STCL (obviously from previous posts on this thread) was status checker first, then an email.
I can't give a certain, tangible, confirmation of this, because I only applied to 22 schools, but it seems like when most schools say "decision sent via mail" it was typically a rejection. Also you can sometimes "cheat" by seeing changes in the seat deposit amounts and also from the accepted student website.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:40 pm

txadv11 wrote:I can't give a certain, tangible, confirmation of this, because I only applied to 22 schools, but it seems like when most schools say "decision sent via mail" it was typically a rejection. Also you can sometimes "cheat" by seeing changes in the seat deposit amounts and also from the accepted student website.

Yeah, I've had two schools that changed the status to "Decision sent via mail" or "Decision sent via email" and they were both rejections.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:40 pm

txadv11 wrote:
Tonio wrote:For the most part did yall all find out by status checker, or were you patient and found out thru email?

for all schools considered, I found it probably 70% status checker and 30% email or letter. STCL (obviously from previous posts on this thread) was status checker first, then an email.
I can't give a certain, tangible, confirmation of this, because I only applied to 22 schools, but it seems like when most schools say "decision sent via mail" it was typically a rejection. Also you can sometimes "cheat" by seeing changes in the seat deposit amounts and also from the accepted student website.

"only" 22 hopefully you had a lot of fee waivers cuz thats a lotta cheese

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:41 pm

My only acceptance has come in a big envelope in the mail. Felt good to have that under my belt
and the three i got through email were rejections.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:42 pm

Tonio wrote:
txadv11 wrote:
Tonio wrote:For the most part did yall all find out by status checker, or were you patient and found out thru email?

for all schools considered, I found it probably 70% status checker and 30% email or letter. STCL (obviously from previous posts on this thread) was status checker first, then an email.
I can't give a certain, tangible, confirmation of this, because I only applied to 22 schools, but it seems like when most schools say "decision sent via mail" it was typically a rejection. Also you can sometimes "cheat" by seeing changes in the seat deposit amounts and also from the accepted student website.

"only" 22 hopefully you had a lot of fee waivers cuz thats a lotta cheese

Roughly 15 or so were free, of course the $12 fee applied. But if you consider the impact of getting in with $$$$ and using that to negotiate THOUSANDS, it will pay for itself many times over. :wink:

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:44 pm

With this rate of obsessive posting (myself included :oops: ) we can be a larger thread than Michigan, GULC, and Harvard threads!

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:44 pm

I applied to 20 schools, all had fee waivers, but the life of a URM splitter means that it now appears that a lot of them were a waste of the $12. Although if I get some more acceptances I'll try the negotiation game.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:45 pm

I hate the lsac site but once i got all my crud on there it was beautiful. i could apply to a school in 3 minutes its awesome

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:45 pm

jacketman03 wrote:I applied to 20 schools, all had fee waivers, but the life of a URM splitter means that it now appears that a lot of them were a waste of the $12. Although if I get some more acceptances I'll try the negotiation game.

Yeah but from what I have read, URM AND Splitter cycles can be very difficult to predict (both good and/or bad) so I'd apply to TONS, which looks like you did.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:46 pm

Tonio wrote:I hate the lsac site but once i got all my crud on there it was beautiful. i could apply to a school in 3 minutes its awesome

Same, until you attach the wrong school's name and BARELY catch it last minute :oops:

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:46 pm

txadv11 wrote:With this rate of obsessive posting (myself included :oops: ) we can be a larger thread than Michigan, GULC, and Harvard threads!


lol lets do it. Im too lazy to join 100 different threads for all these schools i applied and i was pokin around here one day, and im sick of not hearing anything so im pretty settled now

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:47 pm

txadv11 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:I applied to 20 schools, all had fee waivers, but the life of a URM splitter means that it now appears that a lot of them were a waste of the $12. Although if I get some more acceptances I'll try the negotiation game.

Yeah but from what I have read, URM AND Splitter cycles can be very difficult to predict (both good and/or bad) so I'd apply to TONS, which looks like you did.

Yeah, I basically threw an app at any school where my LSAT was somewhere near their 25th percentile based on that theory, which most likely explains my poor cycle so far.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:48 pm

txadv11 wrote:
Tonio wrote:I hate the lsac site but once i got all my crud on there it was beautiful. i could apply to a school in 3 minutes its awesome

Same, until you attach the wrong school's name and BARELY catch it last minute :oops:

Haha, I almost sent a personal statement intended for WUSTL to Minnesota. I'm so glad they make you review your app before you submit it.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:48 pm

I probably didnt apply to enough schools, i really just tried to keep it local i wanna go to school where im gonna live. Keep it in the dirty south

(I sent the same personal statement to every school, lol too lazy to change that crud everytime)

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:50 pm

Tonio wrote:I probably didnt apply to enough schools, i really just tried to keep it local i wanna go to school where im gonna live. Keep it in the dirty south

(I sent the same personal statement to every school, lol too lazy to change that crud everytime)

I just wrote one, then personalized a paragraph for each school.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:51 pm

jacketman03 wrote:
Tonio wrote:I probably didnt apply to enough schools, i really just tried to keep it local i wanna go to school where im gonna live. Keep it in the dirty south

(I sent the same personal statement to every school, lol too lazy to change that crud everytime)

I just wrote one, then personalized a paragraph for each school.


prolly good idea, i tried initially to do a personal one for each school but they came out sounding so insincere and just bogus

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:53 pm

Tonio wrote:
txadv11 wrote:With this rate of obsessive posting (myself included :oops: ) we can be a larger thread than Michigan, GULC, and Harvard threads!


lol lets do it. Im too lazy to join 100 different threads for all these schools i applied and i was pokin around here one day, and im sick of not hearing anything so im pretty settled now



Alright, lets try something.
Post Your:
1. Top choice, that is currently offered.
2. Best financial decision.
3. School you are GLAD you aren't going to--that you were considering/applied to.
4. Type of law you like/want.
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#1. STCL AND Texas Tech
#2. Oklahoma City with 66% scholy and U-Ark, Little Rock, paying only 10,000/yr.
#3. Akron, who I eventually found out has around 80% of first year students lose scholarships due to the curve they set up!
#4. Criminal/public service and appellate.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:54 pm

So do yall have a "starred" section or just a separate area in your email for all your "completed application" emails with your status checker links? :lol: i live on that damn section of my email

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:56 pm

1. havent got into anywhere worth mention
2. financial dont care, just let me into your law school POrfAVOR
3. no school i was considering applying to that i didnt apply to lo
4. Criminal law

i screwed around in college, like most people, i just wanna go to law school lol

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:58 pm

txadv11 wrote:Alright, lets try something.
Post Your:
1. Top choice, that is currently offered.
2. Best financial decision.
3. School you are GLAD you aren't going to--that you were considering/applied to.
4. Type of law you like/want.
----------------------------------
#1. STCL AND Texas Tech
#2. Oklahoma City with 66% scholy and U-Ark, Little Rock, paying only 10,000/yr.
#3. Akron, who I eventually found out has around 80% of first year students lose scholarships due to the curve they set up!
#4. Criminal/public service and appellate.

1. STCL is the only offer I've received so far, but UH keeps on changing my review date
2. Not applicable, as I only have one admit with no scholly info yet
3. Tech
4. Any kind of litigation. I would prefer criminal/appellate, but the wife has thoroughly nixed that idea.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:59 pm

Tonio wrote:So do yall have a "starred" section or just a separate area in your email for all your "completed application" emails with your status checker links? :lol: i live on that damn section of my email

No, they just all go to the inbox. Which makes me jump every time I see Gmail (1).

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:01 pm

jacketman03 wrote:
txadv11 wrote:Alright, lets try something.
Post Your:
1. Top choice, that is currently offered.
2. Best financial decision.
3. School you are GLAD you aren't going to--that you were considering/applied to.
4. Type of law you like/want.
----------------------------------
#1. STCL AND Texas Tech
#2. Oklahoma City with 66% scholy and U-Ark, Little Rock, paying only 10,000/yr.
#3. Akron, who I eventually found out has around 80% of first year students lose scholarships due to the curve they set up!
#4. Criminal/public service and appellate.

1. STCL is the only offer I've received so far, but UH keeps on changing my review date
2. Not applicable, as I only have one admit with no scholly info yet
3. Tech
4. Any kind of litigation. I would prefer criminal/appellate, but the wife has thoroughly nixed that idea.


If you don't mind me asking, what is wrong with tech? I used to place it pretty high, but lately I hear people say bad things about it, makes me kinda rethink things!

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:01 pm

jacketman03 wrote:
Tonio wrote:So do yall have a "starred" section or just a separate area in your email for all your "completed application" emails with your status checker links? :lol: i live on that damn section of my email

No, they just all go to the inbox. Which makes me jump every time I see Gmail (1).


I use my LSU email address for my lsac stuff or whatever so the only stuff that goes to that email is LSU alumni garbage and law school info so i as well freak everytime i see 1 new email (typically lsu asking me for money, just spent 5 years paying these turds and ive been out for a year and they already want my money lol)

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:02 pm

txadv11 wrote:If you don't mind me asking, what is wrong with tech? I used to place it pretty high, but lately I hear people say bad things about it, makes me kinda rethink things!

It's not so much Tech, since I like the school itself, but rather Lubbock. I lived there for a couple years when I was a kid, and I have no desire to ever live there again. I really only applied there since it would be free if they had admitted me.




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