University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby rabbitrun » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:26 pm

JXander wrote:So today I spoke to a 2L at the firm in which I work here in Austin. He said that prospects for getting into TX are very high all across the board. Apparently, the rumor is that the Dean is making Admissions make the incoming class a minimum of 350 students. Rejoice, my fellow splitters.


What was it last year? Yes it's probably irresponsible, but I hope they figure that out next cycle. :wink:

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Postby BigZuck » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:27 pm

JXander wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
JXander wrote:So today I spoke to a 2L at the firm in which I work here in Austin. He said that prospects for getting into TX are very high all across the board. Apparently, the rumor is that the Dean is making Admissions make the incoming class a minimum of 350 students. Rejoice, my fellow splitters.


Ugh, that sucks. I was really hoping they would keep the class size down. What is the point of graduating a bunch of people who have no chance at getting lawyer jobs?

Um. The school gets more dough?


Obv.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:28 pm

rabbitrun wrote:
JXander wrote:So today I spoke to a 2L at the firm in which I work here in Austin. He said that prospects for getting into TX are very high all across the board. Apparently, the rumor is that the Dean is making Admissions make the incoming class a minimum of 350 students. Rejoice, my fellow splitters.


What was it last year? Yes it's probably irresponsible, but I hope they figure that out next cycle. :wink:


Why? So our class gets boned at OCI while the next year has it better?

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby rabbitrun » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:30 pm

BigZuck wrote:
rabbitrun wrote:
JXander wrote:So today I spoke to a 2L at the firm in which I work here in Austin. He said that prospects for getting into TX are very high all across the board. Apparently, the rumor is that the Dean is making Admissions make the incoming class a minimum of 350 students. Rejoice, my fellow splitters.


What was it last year? Yes it's probably irresponsible, but I hope they figure that out next cycle. :wink:


Why? So our class gets boned at OCI while the next year has it better?


NO, SO I CAN GET IN! probably won't anyway

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby WokeUpInACar » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:34 pm

rabbitrun wrote:
JXander wrote:So today I spoke to a 2L at the firm in which I work here in Austin. He said that prospects for getting into TX are very high all across the board. Apparently, the rumor is that the Dean is making Admissions make the incoming class a minimum of 350 students. Rejoice, my fellow splitters.


What was it last year? Yes it's probably irresponsible, but I hope they figure that out next cycle. :wink:

2 years ago was ~375, but this last year they had a pretty huge drop to around 300.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby shifty_eyed » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:35 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:
rabbitrun wrote:
JXander wrote:So today I spoke to a 2L at the firm in which I work here in Austin. He said that prospects for getting into TX are very high all across the board. Apparently, the rumor is that the Dean is making Admissions make the incoming class a minimum of 350 students. Rejoice, my fellow splitters.


What was it last year? Yes it's probably irresponsible, but I hope they figure that out next cycle. :wink:

2 years ago was ~375, but this last year they had a pretty huge drop to around 300.


Thank you for reading the OP of this thread. 8)

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Postby StylinNProfilin » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:10 pm

Thats interesting and sad to hear, I really loved the huge drop in the class size last year. Wonder if they'll be able to maintain their 167 median?

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Postby FallingHigher » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:33 pm

I was looking at apts in the area and I heard that a lot of them near campus begin filling up by the end of this month! Have any of you heard the same thing?

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Postby StylinNProfilin » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:43 pm

FallingHigher wrote:I was looking at apts in the area and I heard that a lot of them near campus begin filling up by the end of this month! Have any of you heard the same thing?


I was actually in Austin a few weeks ago and had a leasing agent show me some places in hyde park (most of them around 38th). FWIW I asked her how fast they fill up and she said I still had alot of time, she had alot of places still avaliable at various complexes.

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Postby BigZuck » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:46 pm

StylinNProfilin wrote:
FallingHigher wrote:I was looking at apts in the area and I heard that a lot of them near campus begin filling up by the end of this month! Have any of you heard the same thing?


I was actually in Austin a few weeks ago and had a leasing agent show me some places in hyde park (most of them around 38th). FWIW I asked her how fast they fill up and she said I still had alot of time, she had alot of places still avaliable at various complexes.


What were the price ranges on these places? Just curious.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby mg7 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:49 pm

StylinNProfilin wrote:
FallingHigher wrote:I was looking at apts in the area and I heard that a lot of them near campus begin filling up by the end of this month! Have any of you heard the same thing?


I was actually in Austin a few weeks ago and had a leasing agent show me some places in hyde park (most of them around 38th). FWIW I asked her how fast they fill up and she said I still had alot of time, she had alot of places still avaliable at various complexes.

Hyde park is one of the best neighborhoods in Austin IMO. Centrally located, away from campus but still close enough, and lots of nice neighborhood restaurants/bars/coffee shops. I agree that you still have plenty of time - when I was there for undergrad I usually signed my lease in the summer and had plenty of options. Once summer rolls around, lots of places will open up as undergrads leave.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby StylinNProfilin » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:56 pm

BigZuck wrote:
StylinNProfilin wrote:
FallingHigher wrote:I was looking at apts in the area and I heard that a lot of them near campus begin filling up by the end of this month! Have any of you heard the same thing?


I was actually in Austin a few weeks ago and had a leasing agent show me some places in hyde park (most of them around 38th). FWIW I asked her how fast they fill up and she said I still had alot of time, she had alot of places still avaliable at various complexes.


What were the price ranges on these places? Just curious.


$850-$900. decent sized studios around 500 sq feet.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby md22 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:23 am

JXander wrote:So today I spoke to a 2L at the firm in which I work here in Austin. He said that prospects for getting into TX are very high all across the board. Apparently, the rumor is that the Dean is making Admissions make the incoming class a minimum of 350 students. Rejoice, my fellow splitters.


Interesting...I wonder if a reverse splitter like me (164/3.82) will have a shot. Here's to hoping! :D

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Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:31 am

StylinNProfilin wrote:Thats interesting and sad to hear, I really loved the huge drop in the class size last year. Wonder if they'll be able to maintain their 167 median?


I support a smaller class too, but financially they just can't do it right. I think the law school actually was a net negative for UT last year, which I don't think has happened in awhile. (And can't be a reoccuring theme I assume, unless the new Dean wants Bill Powers to replace him.) Unless they start cutting faculty and other workers, they have to keep a larger class size to pay for everything. (So I feel a bit torn, since when thing I love about UT is the great faculty and the large selection of classes you can take, but I also recognize that a smaller class is more responsible in allowing the school to help get grads jobs.)

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Postby timeandspace11 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:18 am

StylinNProfilin wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
StylinNProfilin wrote:
FallingHigher wrote:I was looking at apts in the area and I heard that a lot of them near campus begin filling up by the end of this month! Have any of you heard the same thing?


I was actually in Austin a few weeks ago and had a leasing agent show me some places in hyde park (most of them around 38th). FWIW I asked her how fast they fill up and she said I still had alot of time, she had alot of places still avaliable at various complexes.


What were the price ranges on these places? Just curious.


$850-$900. decent sized studios around 500 sq feet.



Do you know what other neighborhoods Texas law students commonly reside in?

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Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:29 am

timeandspace11 wrote:Do you know what other neighborhoods Texas law students commonly reside in?


I think most live north of campus. Most law students try to avoid west campus, since that is when the frat and sorority houses are. South congress and the surrounding areas can be awesome location-wise, if you don't mind being a little further from campus. Just north of campus is probably easiest in terms of convenience though.

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Postby timeandspace11 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:31 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
timeandspace11 wrote:Do you know what other neighborhoods Texas law students commonly reside in?


I think most live north of campus. Most law students try to avoid west campus, since that is when the frat and sorority houses are. South congress and the surrounding areas can be awesome location-wise, if you don't mind being a little further from campus. Just north of campus is probably easiest in terms of convenience though.



I guess I prefer to be close to campus since I probably wont have a car at least not initially. Prices look relatively affordable, at least compared to Boston

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:35 am

timeandspace11 wrote:
Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
timeandspace11 wrote:Do you know what other neighborhoods Texas law students commonly reside in?


I think most live north of campus. Most law students try to avoid west campus, since that is when the frat and sorority houses are. South congress and the surrounding areas can be awesome location-wise, if you don't mind being a little further from campus. Just north of campus is probably easiest in terms of convenience though.



I guess I prefer to be close to campus since I probably wont have a car at least not initially. Prices look relatively affordable, at least compared to Boston


You can find stuff north of campus within either walking or biking distance that is relatively affordable, especially if you have a roommate. (There are shuttles that go to campus as well.)

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Postby FallingHigher » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:54 am

md22 wrote:
JXander wrote:So today I spoke to a 2L at the firm in which I work here in Austin. He said that prospects for getting into TX are very high all across the board. Apparently, the rumor is that the Dean is making Admissions make the incoming class a minimum of 350 students. Rejoice, my fellow splitters.


Interesting...I wonder if a reverse splitter like me (164/3.82) will have a shot. Here's to hoping! :D


Reverse splitter here who got in! 163/3.98 non-URM. There is hope!!

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Postby FallingHigher » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:56 am

StylinNProfilin wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
StylinNProfilin wrote:
FallingHigher wrote:I was looking at apts in the area and I heard that a lot of them near campus begin filling up by the end of this month! Have any of you heard the same thing?


I was actually in Austin a few weeks ago and had a leasing agent show me some places in hyde park (most of them around 38th). FWIW I asked her how fast they fill up and she said I still had alot of time, she had alot of places still avaliable at various complexes.


What were the price ranges on these places? Just curious.


$850-$900. decent sized studios around 500 sq feet.


Hmmm I am going down this saturday to look at apts. I am hoping to get a small efficiency between 600-700. I will let you all know how it goes.

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Postby timeandspace11 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:01 am

Judging from craigslist that certainly sounds possible. Are you going to actually try and sign a contract? Isnt it a bit early?

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Postby FallingHigher » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:35 am

timeandspace11 wrote:Judging from craigslist that certainly sounds possible. Are you going to actually try and sign a contract? Isnt it a bit early?


I don't plan on signing anything until the end of this month at the earliest. I just wanted to get down there and get a general feel/idea where I want to live. It is only a couple hour drive for me so its not a huge inconvenience.

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Postby curious66 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:37 am

FallingHigher wrote:
timeandspace11 wrote:Judging from craigslist that certainly sounds possible. Are you going to actually try and sign a contract? Isnt it a bit early?


I don't plan on signing anything until the end of this month at the earliest. I just wanted to get down there and get a general feel/idea where I want to live. It is only a couple hour drive for me so its not a huge inconvenience.


During my tour, they highlight Hyde Park as a great place for Law School students. Some students stay a bit more away like at the Triangle (apartments there), but that is a bit of a drive.

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Postby JXander » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:42 am

md22 wrote:
JXander wrote:So today I spoke to a 2L at the firm in which I work here in Austin. He said that prospects for getting into TX are very high all across the board. Apparently, the rumor is that the Dean is making Admissions make the incoming class a minimum of 350 students. Rejoice, my fellow splitters.


Interesting...I wonder if a reverse splitter like me (164/3.82) will have a shot. Here's to hoping! :D

If your softs are strong enough, I think you'll be okay. When did you submit?

To all apartment seekers...
Provided my interview goes well and I am accepted, I may stay in my apartment in Austin and will be in need of a roommate. I live about 15 minutes from the school (30 minutes with traffic). Nothing is final right now of course, but if you would like any details, feel free to PM me.

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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:42 am

md22 wrote:
JXander wrote:So today I spoke to a 2L at the firm in which I work here in Austin. He said that prospects for getting into TX are very high all across the board. Apparently, the rumor is that the Dean is making Admissions make the incoming class a minimum of 350 students. Rejoice, my fellow splitters.


Interesting...I wonder if a reverse splitter like me (164/3.82) will have a shot. Here's to hoping! :D

If your softs are strong enough, I think you'll be okay. When did you submit?

To all apartment seekers...
Provided my interview goes well and I am accepted, I may stay in my apartment in Austin and will be in need of a roommate. I live about 15 minutes from the school (30 minutes with traffic). Nothing is final right now of course, but if you would like any details, feel free to PM me.




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