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Justdoingmybest
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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Justdoingmybest » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:34 am

How many days after receiving the welcome packet did you all receive the scholarship letter?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby uncjtd20 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:03 pm

you guys see the 168/3.87 that got flat out rejected on LSN? the fuck!?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:09 pm

uncjtd20 wrote:you guys see the 168/3.87 that got flat out rejected on LSN? the fuck!?

If they keep doing this UT is going to shoot themselves in the foot

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Real Madrid » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:15 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
uncjtd20 wrote:you guys see the 168/3.87 that got flat out rejected on LSN? the fuck!?

If they keep doing this UT is going to shoot themselves in the foot


I was thinking exactly the same thing. It sounds like they're trying to drastically raise their medians in one cycle, but they're gonna get burned if they only admit people capable of getting into T10s.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby outsidethescope » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:15 pm

Mailed in my app on 11/1 (with a fee waiver request)

-No application received email.
-No status checker.

However, they did send me a snail mail letter on 11/14 granting the fee waiver. The letter said nothing else.


I hate how stranded UT makes me feel. Urg.

Not that it matters if people with a 168/3.89 are being flat out REJECTED!!!

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby splbagel » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:47 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
uncjtd20 wrote:you guys see the 168/3.87 that got flat out rejected on LSN? the fuck!?

If they keep doing this UT is going to shoot themselves in the foot


Or maybe there was a good reason - plenty of smart people have stupid criminal convictions, plagiarized essays, etc.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:50 pm

^^ Yea, I guess we haven't considered that yet

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby snehpets » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:51 pm

splbagel wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
uncjtd20 wrote:you guys see the 168/3.87 that got flat out rejected on LSN? the fuck!?

If they keep doing this UT is going to shoot themselves in the foot


Or maybe there was a good reason - plenty of smart people have stupid criminal convictions, plagiarized essays, etc.


Are these really that common? I'm not disputing it, just curious.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:54 pm

snehpets wrote:
splbagel wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
uncjtd20 wrote:you guys see the 168/3.87 that got flat out rejected on LSN? the fuck!?

If they keep doing this UT is going to shoot themselves in the foot


Or maybe there was a good reason - plenty of smart people have stupid criminal convictions, plagiarized essays, etc.


Are these really that common? I'm not disputing it, just curious.

With all of the new software systems and things like Turitin.com that track plagiarism... I think people would have to be really stupid to use someone else's essay... but then again I'm sure some people have done just this

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ThreeRivers » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:55 pm

Idk if I believe that all of those people have such extreme negatives (if only a couple, but it appears they went on a rejection spree). Maybe Texas will eventually realize the dangerous strategy they're taking though (only accepting people who can get in much higher ranked schools)

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby snehpets » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:58 pm

I do know someone with a 167/4.0 who was quickly accepted. Good gpa, but still, not a GREAT candidate for schools that are higher ranked. However, I'm also in TX. I wonder if they're focusing on letting in people with lower stats that are TX residents bc they're the most likely to go there and this allows them to be more selective without losing much.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ASAP » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:10 pm

uncjtd20 wrote:you guys see the 168/3.87 that got flat out rejected on LSN? the fuck!?


At the end of the day numbers are just numbers and that's all they tell you. Perhaps this person had negative parts of their application. They did list themselves as non-tradtional. Just speculating and trying to make others feel better.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ThreeRivers » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:11 pm

So just so we can all agree that my 3.44 / 167 white PA resident app was a waste of time / $ :( lol... Countdown until rejection e-mail

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby stingray » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:15 pm

I don't think that the rejections have anything to do with criminal pasts or plagiarism. I think that Lyle Lovett was feeding us a load of BS when he wrote this chorus.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMhaehb5AnE

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby iamrobk » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:17 pm

snehpets wrote:I do know someone with a 167/4.0 who was quickly accepted. Good gpa, but still, not a GREAT candidate for schools that are higher ranked. However, I'm also in TX. I wonder if they're focusing on letting in people with lower stats that are TX residents bc they're the most likely to go there and this allows them to be more selective without losing much.

Just a guess, but according to LSN looks like they have an LSAT floor of 169 unless you have a GPA of like 3.9+, but if you have a 170+ you're good. But it's early.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby splbagel » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:19 pm

snehpets wrote:
splbagel wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
uncjtd20 wrote:you guys see the 168/3.87 that got flat out rejected on LSN? the fuck!?

If they keep doing this UT is going to shoot themselves in the foot


Or maybe there was a good reason - plenty of smart people have stupid criminal convictions, plagiarized essays, etc.


Are these really that common? I'm not disputing it, just curious.


I guess I was thinking that if someone had gotten in trouble as an undergrad for plagiarism or academic dishonesty, this would be a valid reason for a law school to reject an otherwise qualified candidate. I doubt most people are stupid / sleazy enough to try to actually plagiarize a personal statement.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby uncjtd20 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:22 pm

iamrobk wrote:
snehpets wrote:I do know someone with a 167/4.0 who was quickly accepted. Good gpa, but still, not a GREAT candidate for schools that are higher ranked. However, I'm also in TX. I wonder if they're focusing on letting in people with lower stats that are TX residents bc they're the most likely to go there and this allows them to be more selective without losing much.

Just a guess, but according to LSN looks like they have an LSAT floor of 169 unless you have a GPA of like 3.9+, but if you have a 170+ you're good. But it's early.


i don't buy that for a second. 169 is at their 75th for last cycle, and now it's their floor?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby uncjtd20 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:22 pm

iamrobk wrote:
snehpets wrote:I do know someone with a 167/4.0 who was quickly accepted. Good gpa, but still, not a GREAT candidate for schools that are higher ranked. However, I'm also in TX. I wonder if they're focusing on letting in people with lower stats that are TX residents bc they're the most likely to go there and this allows them to be more selective without losing much.

Just a guess, but according to LSN looks like they have an LSAT floor of 169 unless you have a GPA of like 3.9+, but if you have a 170+ you're good. But it's early.


i don't buy that for a second. 169 is at their 75th for last cycle, and now it's their floor?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby outsidethescope » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:23 pm

splbagel wrote:
I guess I was thinking that if someone had gotten in trouble as an undergrad for plagiarism or academic dishonesty, this would be a valid reason for a law school to reject an otherwise qualified candidate. I doubt most people are stupid / sleazy enough to try to actually plagiarize a personal statement.


I watched a student pay another student to write his PS in a coffee shop near campus while I was studying for a final last year. The girl got paid $300 up front in cash.

:shock:

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby iamrobk » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:24 pm

uncjtd20 wrote:
iamrobk wrote:
snehpets wrote:I do know someone with a 167/4.0 who was quickly accepted. Good gpa, but still, not a GREAT candidate for schools that are higher ranked. However, I'm also in TX. I wonder if they're focusing on letting in people with lower stats that are TX residents bc they're the most likely to go there and this allows them to be more selective without losing much.

Just a guess, but according to LSN looks like they have an LSAT floor of 169 unless you have a GPA of like 3.9+, but if you have a 170+ you're good. But it's early.


i don't buy that for a second. 169 is at their 75th for last cycle, and now it's their floor?

I mean, as we've been discussing in here, it's going to be their own fault when they end up with a class of 50 people and a matriculation rate of like 5%...

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby horrorbusiness » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:25 pm

iamrobk wrote:
uncjtd20 wrote:
iamrobk wrote:
snehpets wrote:I do know someone with a 167/4.0 who was quickly accepted. Good gpa, but still, not a GREAT candidate for schools that are higher ranked. However, I'm also in TX. I wonder if they're focusing on letting in people with lower stats that are TX residents bc they're the most likely to go there and this allows them to be more selective without losing much.

Just a guess, but according to LSN looks like they have an LSAT floor of 169 unless you have a GPA of like 3.9+, but if you have a 170+ you're good. But it's early.


i don't buy that for a second. 169 is at their 75th for last cycle, and now it's their floor?

I mean, as we've been discussing in here, it's going to be their own fault when they end up with a class of 50 people and a matriculation rate of like 5%...


So... the credited strategy should be to try and get waitlisted then?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby stillwater » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:26 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:
So... the credited strategy should be to try and get waitlisted then?


I think the credited strategy would be to try to actually get in. Barring that, yes, a waitlist would be plan B.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby horrorbusiness » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:28 pm

stillwater wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:
So... the credited strategy should be to try and get waitlisted then?


I think the credited strategy would be to try to actually get in. Barring that, yes, a waitlist would be plan B.


LOL. Yeah of course. But I said that as someone below their magical new "LSAT floor" of 169.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby law2015 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:40 pm

I have no criminal record and never have been arrested, also I have never cheated in college. I applied the first day the app was available and was flat out rejected I think Texas is just really careful with OOS applicants this year. I don't think that they will increase their numbers during this cycle.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:42 pm

UT should at least WL those who are at last year's median IMO




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