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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:41 pm

Magnifique1908 wrote:Yeah, I'd never choose a school based on aesthetics (weather maybe) but I was curious.

Can you speak to how the job search is going? Also, the makeup of the class as far as age, WE, etc. I'll be 28 when I start and have been out of school since '06.


Age
A healthy mix. Ive been out of school for a few years (though not quite as many as you), and there are certainly plenty of people who are older than me. The young people tend to hang out with each other and the older people kinda do the same.

Racial diversity
Very few african americans. Hispanic is the largest URM group.

Socio-Economic
Maybe this is the case for all law schools, but I was genuinely surprised by how wealthy people seem. A lot of really nice cars in the student garage.

Job Search
I can't speak to firms outside of Texas, but if you want big law in TX, UT is just about as good as it gets. It seems as though every partner I've met went to UT. Firms seem receptive to my apps so far (full disclosure, I'm in the top 5-10%).

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Magnifique1908 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:02 pm

Thanks for that info....the separation bothers me, as does the info on African Americans. The school was my top choice at the beginning of the cycle. I'm just going to have to wait and see how my visit goes.

I know they recruit us heavily so i'm interested in why African Americans choose to go elsewhere.

I'm moving with an SO so we're definitely hoping to stay in Texas, hopefully even in Austin since he'll be getting a job there.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:22 pm

Magnifique1908 wrote:Thanks for that info....the separation bothers me, as does the info on African Americans. The school was my top choice at the beginning of the cycle. I'm just going to have to wait and see how my visit goes.

I know they recruit us heavily so i'm interested in why African Americans choose to go elsewhere.

I'm moving with an SO so we're definitely hoping to stay in Texas, hopefully even in Austin since he'll be getting a job there.


I should have mentioned this before: my observations are limited to my experiences in one section. I've heard that each section has its own vibe. There may be a different group dynamic in each one.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:01 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
Magnifique1908 wrote:Yeah, I'd never choose a school based on aesthetics (weather maybe) but I was curious.

Can you speak to how the job search is going? Also, the makeup of the class as far as age, WE, etc. I'll be 28 when I start and have been out of school since '06.


Age
A healthy mix. Ive been out of school for a few years (though not quite as many as you), and there are certainly plenty of people who are older than me. The young people tend to hang out with each other and the older people kinda do the same.

Racial diversity
Very few african americans. Hispanic is the largest URM group.

Socio-Economic
Maybe this is the case for all law schools, but I was genuinely surprised by how wealthy people seem. A lot of really nice cars in the student garage.

Job Search
I can't speak to firms outside of Texas, but if you want big law in TX, UT is just about as good as it gets. It seems as though every partner I've met went to UT. Firms seem receptive to my apps so far (full disclosure, I'm in the top 5-10%).


Thanks for the info! Do you have any idea if it is hard for UT grads to get NY biglaw? THe majority of UT grads obviously stay in Texas, but I wasn't sure if it was a choice to do so or rather there were no other options

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:34 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
nonprofit-prophet wrote:
Magnifique1908 wrote:Yeah, I'd never choose a school based on aesthetics (weather maybe) but I was curious.

Can you speak to how the job search is going? Also, the makeup of the class as far as age, WE, etc. I'll be 28 when I start and have been out of school since '06.


Age
A healthy mix. Ive been out of school for a few years (though not quite as many as you), and there are certainly plenty of people who are older than me. The young people tend to hang out with each other and the older people kinda do the same.

Racial diversity
Very few african americans. Hispanic is the largest URM group.

Socio-Economic
Maybe this is the case for all law schools, but I was genuinely surprised by how wealthy people seem. A lot of really nice cars in the student garage.

Job Search
I can't speak to firms outside of Texas, but if you want big law in TX, UT is just about as good as it gets. It seems as though every partner I've met went to UT. Firms seem receptive to my apps so far (full disclosure, I'm in the top 5-10%).


Thanks for the info! Do you have any idea if it is hard for UT grads to get NY biglaw? THe majority of UT grads obviously stay in Texas, but I wasn't sure if it was a choice to do so or rather there were no other options


I'm not entirely sure how hard it is, due to the self selection aspect. I will say that the general consensus is that NYC is hiring more students than just about any other market, so people at UT are bidding there more now. I know a few people that are going to NYC, but not a whole lot. Again, it could be self selection bias. Most of my friends that are 2Ls and 3Ls are Texas natives on LR, so they have their pick of jobs in their home state. No real reason to leave. That being said, if you have the grades, I see no reason why you couldn't get NYC.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Rawlberto » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:53 pm

In at Texas! Just got the phone call. Maybe a few are going out this week?

I was deferred originally at a 164, retook in December for a 167. 3.3/MA URM.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby StarLightSpectre » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:57 pm

Rawlberto wrote:In at Texas! Just got the phone call. Maybe a few are going out this week?

I was deferred originally at a 164, retook in December for a 167. 3.3/MA URM.


Congrats!

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Rawlberto » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:59 pm

StarLightSpectre wrote:
Rawlberto wrote:In at Texas! Just got the phone call. Maybe a few are going out this week?

I was deferred originally at a 164, retook in December for a 167. 3.3/MA URM.


Congrats!


Thank You! This one of my top wants, so i'm pretty excited.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby StarLightSpectre » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:03 pm

Rawlberto wrote:
StarLightSpectre wrote:
Rawlberto wrote:In at Texas! Just got the phone call. Maybe a few are going out this week?

I was deferred originally at a 164, retook in December for a 167. 3.3/MA URM.


Congrats!


Thank You! This one of my top wants, so i'm pretty excited.


I'm in the same boat as you with the hold from ED. However my lsat is a bit lower and GPA a bit higher. Hope to get a call soon.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:12 pm

Rawlberto wrote:
StarLightSpectre wrote:
Rawlberto wrote:In at Texas! Just got the phone call. Maybe a few are going out this week?

I was deferred originally at a 164, retook in December for a 167. 3.3/MA URM.


Congrats!


Thank You! This one of my top wants, so i'm pretty excited.


Awesome news!

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Magnifique1908 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:14 pm

Rawlberto wrote:In at Texas! Just got the phone call. Maybe a few are going out this week?

I was deferred originally at a 164, retook in December for a 167. 3.3/MA URM.


Yay Rawl!

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:34 pm

In via phone call!

168/3.5, in-state, EA hold

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ekbrown09 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:50 pm

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Magnifique1908 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:11 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:In via phone call!

168/3.5, in-state, EA hold


Yes!! Don't forget our deal. I called it, you're in, drinks on you for me & msblaw at ASW!

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Rawlberto » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:24 pm

I'm attending UT's ASW for sure. Still, do they do any travel reimbursement? Also, are we going to party or are we going to rage?

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:36 pm

Magnifique1908 wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:In via phone call!

168/3.5, in-state, EA hold


Yes!! Don't forget our deal. I called it, you're in, drinks on you for me & msblaw at ASW!


I'm in! I live close by so I'll definitely be there.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby eaper » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:13 pm

I hope to attend their ASW, but everyone is putting their stuff those days and I'd have to miss class (I know, I'm in law school so class doesn't matter), so I'll have to consider it.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby wskbarrett » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:55 am

franklyscarlet wrote:In via phone call!

168/3.5, in-state, EA hold


CONGRATS!!!

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby sarahmargie » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:02 am

I wonder when they will start rejecting the applicants that were held from EA.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Prospecta8571 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:59 am

I finally received my EID today, I had applied in early January.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby wolf » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:07 am

Prospecta8571 wrote:I finally received my EID today, I had applied in early January.

Me too!

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ckelly85 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:03 pm

In today wi...juuust kidding. I still love you though, Texas. Maybe one day we can be friends again. I hope you buy yourself something nice with the app $$$.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby bigtexmex » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Prospecta8571 wrote:I finally received my EID today, I had applied in early January.


Yeah, me too. But, I'll probably be withdrawing the app soon anyway.

I was admitted to my top choice in less time (Berkeley in 10 days) than it took UT to send me the email. Didn't think I would ever get in to my top choice.

Love UT, but I want something different away from Texas.

Hook 'Em to all future Longhorns.

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby Txrb182sc » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:05 pm

bigtexmex wrote:
Prospecta8571 wrote:I finally received my EID today, I had applied in early January.


Yeah, me too. But, I'll probably be withdrawing the app soon anyway.

I was admitted to my top choice in less time (Berkeley in 10 days) than it took UT to send me the email. Didn't think I would ever get in to my top choice.

Love UT, but I want something different away from Texas.

Hook 'Em to all future Longhorns.



+1

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Re: Texas 2011-2012 Applicants

Postby ucbkenn » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:31 pm

sarahmargie wrote:I wonder when they will start rejecting the applicants that were held from EA.


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