Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

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msblaw89
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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:39 pm

My pre-law advisor and the Dean's at UF both said most law schools prefer more like a CV rather than a resume so that they can have more info about the position you held and what exactly it entailed. I think thats why most schools have a 3 page limit

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby nutella123 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:35 pm

sarahmargie wrote:My God! What's with all the weekend rejections? If we're not safe on Sunday, when are we safe?

Would be great if people could add their decisions to LSN so that others (especially in future years) can benefit from the information. I know some of it is painful...... but let's try to share. I know I'm going to be rejected, but will put my stats up there for others. THanks!

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby gaud » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:37 pm

nutella123 wrote:
sarahmargie wrote:My God! What's with all the weekend rejections? If we're not safe on Sunday, when are we safe?

Would be great if people could add their decisions to LSN so that others (especially in future years) can benefit from the information. I know some of it is painful...... but let's try to share. I know I'm going to be rejected, but will put my stats up there for others. THanks!



I'll second this

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby sarahmargie » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:49 pm

Are y'all talking about me? I haven't been rejected quite yet. I will post when I do, though, I promise. I am on LSN. I was just noticing how many people got rejected on Saturday and Sunday. :)

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby nutella123 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:14 am

sarahmargie wrote:Are y'all talking about me? I haven't been rejected quite yet. I will post when I do, though, I promise. I am on LSN. I was just noticing how many people got rejected on Saturday and Sunday. :)

Not talking about you. Didn't want to aim request at specific person so thought best to quote your more general comment. :D

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ccmbr006 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:25 am

Ah well, it is what it is for me; I just submitted it.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby advocate1 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:59 pm

When I went to check my status it logged into a different website than the normal status checker. Has this happened to anyone else?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby CPM723 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:04 pm

How long after you submitted your application did you get your status checker info?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Hopefully2012 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:58 pm

msblaw89 wrote:My pre-law advisor and the Dean's at UF both said most law schools prefer more like a CV rather than a resume so that they can have more info about the position you held and what exactly it entailed. I think thats why most schools have a 3 page limit

Just wanted to echo this advice. I sat in on a session with the admissions deans of Chicago, Penn and Michigan. All of them said the "one-page" resume rule doesn't apply to law school applications. They want as much information as possible to make their decisions. HTH

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:59 pm

advocate1 wrote:When I went to check my status it logged into a different website than the normal status checker. Has this happened to anyone else?


Yes. They have their own website.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby advocate1 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:04 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
advocate1 wrote:When I went to check my status it logged into a different website than the normal status checker. Has this happened to anyone else?


Yes. They have their own website.



Sorry I meant different from the normal UT status checker. I realized what happened though I logged in through the UT direct icon on the front of the main UT page. It took me to a different site than the link in the email with the UT EID did.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Magnifique1908 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:14 pm

Hopefully2012 wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:My pre-law advisor and the Dean's at UF both said most law schools prefer more like a CV rather than a resume so that they can have more info about the position you held and what exactly it entailed. I think thats why most schools have a 3 page limit

Just wanted to echo this advice. I sat in on a session with the admissions deans of Chicago, Penn and Michigan. All of them said the "one-page" resume rule doesn't apply to law school applications. They want as much information as possible to make their decisions. HTH


I guess everyone will follow their own conventional wisdom. Never heard this, never received any advice that made this important or mandatory and have had nothing but success in two different cycles. If you can can competently fill three pages, go for it. I just think that a lot of the kids that apply to law school end up hurting their applications instead of helping them because they have to BS their way to a 3 page resume. I have tons of extracurriculars and full time work experience and I still keep it to one page.

Your mileage may vary. :)

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby the_phoenix612 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:26 pm

I got a call from an unknown (512) number this morning. It wasn't UT :(

In other news I have still yet to get my status checker (application complete on the 12th)... Starting to get antsy

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Magnifique1908 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:27 pm

the_phoenix612 wrote:I got a call from an unknown (512) number this morning. It wasn't UT :(

In other news I have still yet to get my status checker (application complete on the 12th)... Starting to get antsy



How do you know its complete if you haven't gotten a status checker? When did you get your "App received" email?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:28 pm

the_phoenix612 wrote:I got a call from an unknown (512) number this morning. It wasn't UT :(

In other news I have still yet to get my status checker (application complete on the 12th)... Starting to get antsy

Don't I applied on Oct 31st and didn't get a status checker until Nov 15th

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby EKR11 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:54 pm

I received the call earlier this morning. Accepted! I will go ahead and post my stats which may provide a bit of hope or reassurance for those of you still waiting.

158/3.71/URM/In-state
* Also I should probably note that I am a current UT Student. However, I'm not sure how that may have effected the decision.

Applied: Nov 1st - ED
Status Checker Received- Nov 15th
Accepted- Nov 21

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby seanPtheB » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:40 pm

Wow the roomie just came back with the mail and had my acceptance package to UT in hand. I never got a call, and don't remember anyone in this thread not getting a call before their acceptance in the mail... did I miss anyone? If not that's kinda weird, but I'll take it!

Submitted 11/1 via non-binding ED

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:42 pm

seanPtheB wrote:Wow the roomie just came back with the mail and had my acceptance package to UT in hand. I never got a call, and don't remember anyone in this thread not getting a call before their acceptance in the mail... did I miss anyone? If not that's kinda weird, but I'll take it!

Submitted 11/1 via non-binding ED

They never called me. For whatever reason, some people just get the status checker change & acceptance package.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby seanPtheB » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:44 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
seanPtheB wrote:Wow the roomie just came back with the mail and had my acceptance package to UT in hand. I never got a call, and don't remember anyone in this thread not getting a call before their acceptance in the mail... did I miss anyone? If not that's kinda weird, but I'll take it!

Submitted 11/1 via non-binding ED

They never called me. For whatever reason, some people just get the status checker change & acceptance package.


Ah ok cool, thanks.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby AmoryB » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:59 pm

Do scholarship offers come in the initial acceptance packet or in separate mailings?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Magnifique1908 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:03 pm

AmoryB wrote:Do scholarship offers come in the initial acceptance packet or in separate mailings?


Separate small envelope

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Schang1 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:24 pm

EKR11 wrote:I received the call earlier this morning. Accepted! I will go ahead and post my stats which may provide a bit of hope or reassurance for those of you still waiting.

158/3.71/URM/In-state
* Also I should probably note that I am a current UT Student. However, I'm not sure how that may have effected the decision.

Applied: Nov 1st - ED
Status Checker Received- Nov 15th
Accepted- Nov 21


Congrats! :) I've heard from several different people that UT undergrads do get a boost in admissions to UT law (one of them was my old LSAT tutor who graduated from UT undergrad).

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Elston Gunn » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:43 am

AmoryB wrote:Do scholarship offers come in the initial acceptance packet or in separate mailings?


They told me about a week or two after the acceptance package.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby the_phoenix612 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:01 am

Magnifique1908 wrote:
the_phoenix612 wrote:I got a call from an unknown (512) number this morning. It wasn't UT :(

In other news I have still yet to get my status checker (application complete on the 12th)... Starting to get antsy



How do you know its complete if you haven't gotten a status checker? When did you get your "App received" email?

My LSAC report was requested 11-10 and send 11-11. It is complete and all my LORs and essays were attached. Is that not what "complete" means?

App received email on 11-12.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Olive » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:22 am

Before I email the admission office today to ask about this:

Is there anyone who was admitted before 10/31 that hasn't received their admissions letter yet? I was admitted on Oct. 31st and no admissions letter yet. I think they may have mailed it to my current address abroad (even though I told them on the application and in a separate email to please mail things to my U.S. address).




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