South Texas 2011

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abcd
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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby abcd » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:58 pm

Tonio wrote:I aent huuuurd sheeet


I called them and they said we should hear by mid march for sure! so im realllllllly hoping next week!

Tonio
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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:02 pm

mine has been application complete since january 13th as well. bad day to go complete i guess

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby merc280 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:02 pm

abcd wrote:
Tonio wrote:I aent huuuurd sheeet


I called them and they said we should hear by mid march for sure! so im realllllllly hoping next week!




Thats exactly what they told me, and they said that they were picking random files and wasnt contingent on my grades.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby merc280 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:03 pm

what do you guys think my chances are with these stats. 2.7gpa and 155 lsat?

Tonio
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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:04 pm

Another week................ugh. If they gonna reject me can they just do it today for the love of god. If i get toyed with for another week then get five fingers to the face im gonna cry

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:05 pm

merc280 wrote:what do you guys think my chances are with these stats. 2.7gpa and 155 lsat?


according to the poll that other dude who has the state of texas as his avatar, you got an above 50% shot

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby abcd » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:08 pm

i really dont think its random. my friends that did great on the lsat got their acceptance emails within 2 weeks and they applied after us.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby merc280 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:13 pm

abcd wrote:i really dont think its random. my friends that did great on the lsat got their acceptance emails within 2 weeks and they applied after us.

so its definitely contingent on grades and we have a greater chance of rejection.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:15 pm

will you negative nancies cut the crud. All three of us are gonna be kicking back a 40 in april when we go for the accepted students day

CrimLaw300
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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby CrimLaw300 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:16 pm

TT09 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:
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.


I can ASSURE you that Lubbock "when you were a kid" and Lubbock now are like night and day; there is no comparison. Lubbock is amazing and Tech is a very good law school in the state of Texas. The location should not be holding you back on your decision if you're considering Tech.


Eh, I'm not so sure about this. Once you get tired of drinking with your buddies and hooking up with the excess of slutty sorority girls, you realize that Lubbock doesn't have much to offer. Texas Tech University is one of the only things that makes Lubbock a fun place.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby abcd » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:18 pm

Tonio wrote:will you negative nancies cut the crud. All three of us are gonna be kicking back a 40 in april when we go for the accepted students day


hahaha i sure hope you're right! I dont think we're gonna get rejected. I think we're just on borderline so they're waiting it out. But the wait besta end next week!

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby graceful1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:19 pm

txadv11 wrote:Honestly, I've done too much research and know at least someone from almost every TX school. At the moment MY rankings are:
1. UT
2. SMU
3. Houston
4. Baylor
5. Tech
6. STCL
7. St. Mary's
8. Texas Wesleyan
9. TSU-Thurgood Marshall

note- SMU-Houston-Baylor can flip flop when you compare market, cost, specialty etc
also St. Mary's and Wesleyan are pretty close IMHO.

But for what I want to do (again, litigation, criminal, appellate), I'd say Baylor and STCL are the obvious choice.

My rankings as well. FWIW the recent National Law Journal Go-To Law Schools ranking has UT at 20, SMU at 27, Houston tied with Ohio State at 42, and Baylor not in the top 50.
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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby graceful1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:24 pm

jacketman03 wrote:
txadv11 wrote:Honestly, I've done too much research and know at least someone from almost every TX school. At the moment MY rankings are:
1. UT
2. SMU
3. Houston
4. Baylor
5. Tech
6. STCL
7. St. Mary's
8. Texas Wesleyan
9. TSU-Thurgood Marshall

note- SMU-Houston-Baylor can flip flop when you compare market, cost, specialty etc
also St. Mary's and Wesleyan are pretty close IMHO.

But for what I want to do (again, litigation, criminal, appellate), I'd say Baylor and STCL are the obvious choice.

That sounds about like my rankings of the schools here, but I'd flip UH and SMU for me since UH would be free and SMU would not.
Also, I would say if you're more interested in working in Houston, you could maybe flip Tech and STCL, but other than that I wouldn't.

Seems to me that if South Texas Law was Texas A&M Law, it would be Tier 2.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:37 pm

merc280 wrote:what do you guys think my chances are with these stats. 2.7gpa and 155 lsat?

You should have a decent shot with your LSAT.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby TexasGE » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:39 pm

graceful1 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:
txadv11 wrote:Honestly, I've done too much research and know at least someone from almost every TX school. At the moment MY rankings are:
1. UT
2. SMU
3. Houston
4. Baylor
5. Tech
6. STCL
7. St. Mary's
8. Texas Wesleyan
9. TSU-Thurgood Marshall

note- SMU-Houston-Baylor can flip flop when you compare market, cost, specialty etc
also St. Mary's and Wesleyan are pretty close IMHO.

But for what I want to do (again, litigation, criminal, appellate), I'd say Baylor and STCL are the obvious choice.

That sounds about like my rankings of the schools here, but I'd flip UH and SMU for me since UH would be free and SMU would not.
Also, I would say if you're more interested in working in Houston, you could maybe flip Tech and STCL, but other than that I wouldn't.

Seems to me that if South Texas Law was Texas A&M Law, it would be Tier 2.


I agree with this!

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby TexasGE » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:40 pm

jacketman03 wrote:
merc280 wrote:what do you guys think my chances are with these stats. 2.7gpa and 155 lsat?

You should have a decent shot with your LSAT.

I def think you have a great shot.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby Tonio » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:58 pm

I never log on unless im at work so until Monday ladies and gents. Lets hope for next week

graceful1
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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby graceful1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:01 pm

txadv11 wrote:
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.

1. SMU (PT)
2. Texas Tech
3. Ave Maria
4. International Business Transactions

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby FutureLitigator27 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:04 pm

graceful1 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.
----------------------------------


If accepted to all, here is my list:

1. SMU
2. UH
3. Temple
4. Villanova
5. Baylor
6. South Texas

I applied to some other places on the east and west coast but have no plans to attend them either way.

My dream/goal is to go into civil litigation/personal injury. I am only considering schools that are known for their advocacy programs, though UH would be the exception because of their location in Houston.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby texas man » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:10 am

TT09 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:
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.


I can ASSURE you that Lubbock "when you were a kid" and Lubbock now are like night and day; there is no comparison. Lubbock is amazing and Tech is a very good law school in the state of Texas. The location should not be holding you back on your decision if you're considering Tech.


+1

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby jameslysirius » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:53 am

In! Earlier today at around 5:30! :) good luck to everyone who's waiting to hear!

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby roarthur » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:17 am

CrimLaw300 wrote:
TT09 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:
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.


I can ASSURE you that Lubbock "when you were a kid" and Lubbock now are like night and day; there is no comparison. Lubbock is amazing and Tech is a very good law school in the state of Texas. The location should not be holding you back on your decision if you're considering Tech.


Eh, I'm not so sure about this. Once you get tired of drinking with your buddies and hooking up with the excess of slutty sorority girls, you realize that Lubbock doesn't have much to offer. Texas Tech University is one of the only things that makes Lubbock a fun place.



You are way off base. I am finishing up my undergrad at TT and have nothing but great things to say about Lubbock. The slutty sorority girls comment is a little naive. I know a lot of people that came to Lubbock and refused to leave afterwards. This town is great and anyone saying the town should discourage you from the law school does not know what they are talking about. I grew up in Houston and can say Lubbock is a town full of the nicest folks in the country. That being said...after 4 years here I am ready to leave. Mainly because my friends will be leaving too. If I came here and made new friends in law school I think this would be a great experience.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby CrimLaw300 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:49 pm

You are way off base. I am finishing up my undergrad at TT and have nothing but great things to say about Lubbock. The slutty sorority girls comment is a little naive. I know a lot of people that came to Lubbock and refused to leave afterwards. This town is great and anyone saying the town should discourage you from the law school does not know what they are talking about. I grew up in Houston and can say Lubbock is a town full of the nicest folks in the country. That being said...after 4 years here I am ready to leave. Mainly because my friends will be leaving too. If I came here and made new friends in law school I think this would be a great experience.[/quote]

I'm currently finishing my undergrad here as well. All I'm saying is that there is nothing special about Lubbock outside of the university and the activities associated with it.

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby txadv11 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:08 pm

Let me ask you Tech people this.

Compare STCL to Tech--assume for a minute that tuition is EQUAL, with a slightly higher cost of living in Houston. Where/how do Tech's grads place? Dallas? Houston? West TX?
Tech is tier 3 with more of a "ring" in the name to the average public, while STCL is tier 4 (whats the real difference) seems to have a higher pull for criminal lawyers and judges, but probably strictly in "south" Texas

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Re: South Texas 2011

Postby texas man » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:00 pm

CrimLaw300 wrote:
roarthur wrote:You are way off base. I am finishing up my undergrad at TT and have nothing but great things to say about Lubbock. The slutty sorority girls comment is a little naive. I know a lot of people that came to Lubbock and refused to leave afterwards. This town is great and anyone saying the town should discourage you from the law school does not know what they are talking about. I grew up in Houston and can say Lubbock is a town full of the nicest folks in the country. That being said...after 4 years here I am ready to leave. Mainly because my friends will be leaving too. If I came here and made new friends in law school I think this would be a great experience.


I'm currently finishing my undergrad here as well. All I'm saying is that there is nothing special about Lubbock outside of the university and the activities associated with it.


I am a student at the Law School, and it is excellent in every respect.

I must emphasize that the perspective of your surroundings while in undergrad is drastically different from the perspective of your surroundings while in law school. While in undergrad, the social activities and social scene of the city might be important in this evaluation; in law school, these are much less important. In law school, if you are interested in succeeding, organizing your time around studying without distraction is paramount—and, believe me, studying will take up most of your time.

If you are a law student, there is a lot special about Lubbock outside of the University. I lived in Austin for 20 years before coming to Lubbock, and I really like both cities, however, for me, Lubbock is more ideal as a law student. Just a few things I appreciate: minimal traffic (no rush hour), I love the weather (excluding the recent arctic two weeks we had in February), there are some great restaurants, locals are generally very friendly, no panhandlers on every corner (unlike Austin), a big, beautiful, west Texas sky, and most importantly, minimal distractions.

Honestly, I think this is the perfect city to live in while going to law school.




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