UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby emkay625 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:00 pm

gravityrides0 wrote:
emkay625 wrote:God damn it. I just got a "call me on Monday about your waitlist status" from Mr. Dugas.

If he had been a week earlier, I would be attending. But I deposited at UT a few days ago, signed a lease yesterday, AND my husband got a job offer in Austin yesterday. DAMN IT ALL.



via email? SO. JEALOUS!!


Yes, via e-mail. I'm so torn.

UT makes the most, practical financial sense. I am in-state plus have a scholarship and a graduate assistantship (it's a long story). Meaning UT will cost only about $75 K. I want to practice in Texas.

BUT I want big law more. Making UVA very, very attractice.

Thoughts?

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gravityrides0 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:02 pm

emkay625 wrote:
gravityrides0 wrote:
emkay625 wrote:God damn it. I just got a "call me on Monday about your waitlist status" from Mr. Dugas.

If he had been a week earlier, I would be attending. But I deposited at UT a few days ago, signed a lease yesterday, AND my husband got a job offer in Austin yesterday. DAMN IT ALL.



via email? SO. JEALOUS!!


Yes, via e-mail. I'm so torn.

UT makes the most, practical financial sense. I am in-state plus have a scholarship and a graduate assistantship (it's a long story). Meaning UT will cost only about $75 K. I want to practice in Texas.

BUT I want big law more. Making UVA very, very attractice.

Thoughts?


go to UVA.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Dr. Filth » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:26 pm

emkay625 wrote:
gravityrides0 wrote:
emkay625 wrote:God damn it. I just got a "call me on Monday about your waitlist status" from Mr. Dugas.

If he had been a week earlier, I would be attending. But I deposited at UT a few days ago, signed a lease yesterday, AND my husband got a job offer in Austin yesterday. DAMN IT ALL.



via email? SO. JEALOUS!!


Yes, via e-mail. I'm so torn.

UT makes the most, practical financial sense. I am in-state plus have a scholarship and a graduate assistantship (it's a long story). Meaning UT will cost only about $75 K. I want to practice in Texas.

BUT I want big law more. Making UVA very, very attractice.

Thoughts?

Unless UVa gave you a whole lot of money I don't see why you should pick them over UT. I guess it can't hurt to call and see if they offer money.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby 005618502 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:31 pm

emkay625 wrote:
gravityrides0 wrote:
emkay625 wrote:God damn it. I just got a "call me on Monday about your waitlist status" from Mr. Dugas.

If he had been a week earlier, I would be attending. But I deposited at UT a few days ago, signed a lease yesterday, AND my husband got a job offer in Austin yesterday. DAMN IT ALL.



via email? SO. JEALOUS!!


Yes, via e-mail. I'm so torn.

UT makes the most, practical financial sense. I am in-state plus have a scholarship and a graduate assistantship (it's a long story). Meaning UT will cost only about $75 K. I want to practice in Texas.

BUT I want big law more. Making UVA very, very attractice.

Thoughts?


If you signed a lease it will be hard to get out, they arent cool about that stuff in Austin (I live in Austin at the moment). If your husband already got an offer and your only looking at 75K that means you could take ZERO loans (husband income should easile be able to handle the 25k a year). Graduating from UT debt free isnt a bad idea and finding work in cville wont be as easy as Austin for your SO

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby emkay625 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:35 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:
emkay625 wrote:
gravityrides0 wrote:
emkay625 wrote:God damn it. I just got a "call me on Monday about your waitlist status" from Mr. Dugas.

If he had been a week earlier, I would be attending. But I deposited at UT a few days ago, signed a lease yesterday, AND my husband got a job offer in Austin yesterday. DAMN IT ALL.



via email? SO. JEALOUS!!


Yes, via e-mail. I'm so torn.

UT makes the most, practical financial sense. I am in-state plus have a scholarship and a graduate assistantship (it's a long story). Meaning UT will cost only about $75 K. I want to practice in Texas.

BUT I want big law more. Making UVA very, very attractice.

Thoughts?


If you signed a lease it will be hard to get out, they arent cool about that stuff in Austin (I live in Austin at the moment). If your husband already got an offer and your only looking at 75K that means you could take ZERO loans (husband income should easile be able to handle the 25k a year). Graduating from UT debt free isnt a bad idea and finding work in cville wont be as easy as Austin for your SO


Haha my husband is a teacher, so we will still be taking out loans. I will be applying my graduate assistantship money to it though, bringing it down to about 18K a year in loans total, which isn't all that bad.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby unlicensedpotato » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:37 pm

Choosing UT over UVA will make it much harder to get a big law job in Texas. They are interested in recruiting T14 people. Texas firms won't offer you a 1L SA because they know you will have few other options come 2L OCI. They're going to try and poach students with Texas ties from T14 schools as much as they can, then use any remaining space for UT students.

For full disclosure, I am on the wait list at both of these schools.

Texas Big Law summer 1L thread
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=175675

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby emkay625 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:43 pm

unlicensedpotato wrote:Choosing UT over UVA will make it much harder to get a big law job in Texas. They are interested in recruiting T14 people. Texas firms won't offer you a 1L SA because they know you will have few other options come 2L OCI. They're going to try and poach students with Texas ties from T14 schools as much as they can, then use any remaining space for UT students.

For full disclosure, I am on the wait list at both of these schools.

Texas Big Law summer 1L thread
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=175675


I would like to hear others' thoughts on this please.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Blumpbeef » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:47 pm

I think everyone would suggest you call. even though some of us are on the waitlist

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby emkay625 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:49 pm

Blumpbeef wrote:I think everyone would suggest you call. even though some of us are on the waitlist


Is it kosher to call even when the e-mail said if you don't plan on attending, please let us know via e-mail? I MIGHT attend, but it's a very slim chance.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Mr. Somebody » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:51 pm

emkay625 wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:I think everyone would suggest you call. even though some of us are on the waitlist


Is it kosher to call even when the e-mail said if you don't plan on attending, please let us know via e-mail? I MIGHT attend, but it's a very slim chance.


Call and tell Mr. Dugas about your scholarship. See if they match it. I'm quite serious.

Then you can assess your options

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Postby unlicensedpotato » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:53 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:
emkay625 wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:I think everyone would suggest you call. even though some of us are on the waitlist


Is it kosher to call even when the e-mail said if you don't plan on attending, please let us know via e-mail? I MIGHT attend, but it's a very slim chance.


Call and tell Mr. Dugas about your scholarship. See if they match it. I'm quite serious.

Then you can assess your options


Agreed. Without having seen the text of the email, I suspect that is more to deter someone from calling who, for example, is currently deciding between a full ride to Columbia or Harvard.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby emkay625 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:04 pm

I am going to call Monday morning. I wish he had said call today...

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Aspen » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:08 pm

Just officially withdrew and enrolled at Berkeley. Good luck to all of you who are waiting! :-)

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby amc987 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:45 pm

Withdrew today after being given the runaround re: scholarship money. Hope one of y'all gets my spot!

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Postby Excellent117 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:21 am

Hoping for an answer from the wait list soon! Congrats emkay, you have some great choices.

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Postby ViennaGraben » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:09 pm

amc987 wrote:Withdrew today after being given the runaround re: scholarship money. Hope one of y'all gets my spot!


Me too--none of my scholarship inquiries were answered, which makes my decision easier. Just withdrew. Hope some of you start getting calls!!

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby westinghouse60 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:21 pm

So I also got the "call me Monday about your application" email from Mr. Dugas. This may or may not have been answered before, and I told myself not to read too much into it... but does this mean anything?

Edit: said in my LOCI I'd be there in the fall for sure if I got in off the waitlist, don't know if that means anything.

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Postby Mr. Somebody » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:46 pm

westinghouse60 wrote:So I also got the "call me Monday about your application" email from Mr. Dugas. This may or may not have been answered before, and I told myself not to read too much into it... but does this mean anything?

Edit: said in my LOCI I'd be there in the fall for sure if I got in off the waitlist, don't know if that means anything.

You're in congratulations

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Postby westinghouse60 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:25 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:
westinghouse60 wrote:So I also got the "call me Monday about your application" email from Mr. Dugas. This may or may not have been answered before, and I told myself not to read too much into it... but does this mean anything?

Edit: said in my LOCI I'd be there in the fall for sure if I got in off the waitlist, don't know if that means anything.

You're in congratulations


Seriously? :D That would be the best news I've heard all cycle. Is this something they're known to do?

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Postby hobojarpen » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:56 pm

westinghouse60 wrote:So I also got the "call me Monday about your application" email from Mr. Dugas. This may or may not have been answered before, and I told myself not to read too much into it... but does this mean anything?

Edit: said in my LOCI I'd be there in the fall for sure if I got in off the waitlist, don't know if that means anything.


Pretty sure you're in. A lot of us (not sure if it was all of us) that were admitted received a similar email beforehand.

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Postby haowu80s » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:39 am

I got that mail too. Will they ask for an immediate decision, assumingly they do want me?
hobojarpen wrote:
westinghouse60 wrote:So I also got the "call me Monday about your application" email from Mr. Dugas. This may or may not have been answered before, and I told myself not to read too much into it... but does this mean anything?

Edit: said in my LOCI I'd be there in the fall for sure if I got in off the waitlist, don't know if that means anything.


Pretty sure you're in. A lot of us (not sure if it was all of us) that were admitted received a similar email beforehand.

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Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:12 pm

haowu80s wrote:I got that mail too. Will they ask for an immediate decision, assumingly they do want me?
hobojarpen wrote:
westinghouse60 wrote:So I also got the "call me Monday about your application" email from Mr. Dugas. This may or may not have been answered before, and I told myself not to read too much into it... but does this mean anything?

Edit: said in my LOCI I'd be there in the fall for sure if I got in off the waitlist, don't know if that means anything.


Pretty sure you're in. A lot of us (not sure if it was all of us) that were admitted received a similar email beforehand.


No they won't ask for a decision. Yes, you are both in. Dugas and Cordell Faulk routinely call the admits, and it's never been reported on TLS that such a phone call does not result in an admittance. Congrats.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby westinghouse60 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:31 pm

Out of curiosity, did anyone else who got the email say they would commit to attending if they got in off the waitlist?

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Postby Mr. Somebody » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:32 pm

westinghouse60 wrote:Out of curiosity, did anyone else who got the email say they would commit to attending if they got in off the waitlist?


I wouldn't worry about this dude. Adcoms don't take those kinds of statements seriously enough for it to matter.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby haowu80s » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:59 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:
haowu80s wrote:I got that mail too. Will they ask for an immediate decision, assumingly they do want me?
hobojarpen wrote:
westinghouse60 wrote:So I also got the "call me Monday about your application" email from Mr. Dugas. This may or may not have been answered before, and I told myself not to read too much into it... but does this mean anything?

Edit: said in my LOCI I'd be there in the fall for sure if I got in off the waitlist, don't know if that means anything.


Pretty sure you're in. A lot of us (not sure if it was all of us) that were admitted received a similar email beforehand.


No they won't ask for a decision. Yes, you are both in. Dugas and Cordell Faulk routinely call the admits, and it's never been reported on TLS that such a phone call does not result in an admittance. Congrats.

Thx. Do have any clue when are the admits supposed to make a decision?




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