South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

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law1992
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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby law1992 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:57 am

I love the campus. It's small and cozy.

ryoung81
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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby ryoung81 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:39 pm

law1992 wrote:I love the campus. It's small and cozy.


That's what they called my first house.... they lied.

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby crazeazn » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:15 am

law1992 wrote:I love the campus. It's small and cozy.


nope nope nope and nope.

law1992
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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby law1992 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:32 am

crazeazn wrote:
law1992 wrote:I love the campus. It's small and cozy.


nope nope nope and nope.


How bout yes yes and what's the word? Oh right, yes.

futHouLawyer
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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby futHouLawyer » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:50 am

futHouLawyer wrote:Congrats to everybody that has been accepted. I was just at the campus and it is a beautiful one to say the least. I was accepted to both UH and STCL and I must say STCL does look better.


Learning9 wrote:Are you leaning towards STCL?


Actually, leaning towards U of H. I know a lot of lawyers, STCL grads included, and most say go to U of H. STCL looks a lot better than U of H. I am waiting on scholarship information before making a decision though. It appears that STCL will actually be cheaper than U of H but all things being equal it seems to make more sense to go to the higher ranked school given the option. Here in Houston both have great reputations, so I am weighing everything (COST, impact on family, time, ranking).

ryoung81
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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby ryoung81 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:19 pm

futHouLawyer wrote:Actually, leaning towards U of H. I know a lot of lawyers, STCL grads included, and most say go to U of H. STCL looks a lot better than U of H. I am waiting on scholarship information before making a decision though. It appears that STCL will actually be cheaper than U of H but all things being equal it seems to make more sense to go to the higher ranked school given the option. Here in Houston both have great reputations, so I am weighing everything (COST, impact on family, time, ranking).


It's really unlikely that it makes a 'substantial' difference. One assumes you plan to stay in Houston, otherwise you'd be going to a different school. It also depends on your goals after school is finished as well, I guess.

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby veag09 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:52 pm

IMHO, If you can get into U of H: go. It's true that the decision does depend on your goals but who really has those all mapped out prior to law school? If you want to work at an AM100 firm they won't even look at you if you are outside of the top 5% at STCL. It's top 15-20% at U of H. Even if you don't want to go big law, an education from a higher ranked law school will land you more interviews if you fall outside of the top 15-20% range.

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby ryoung81 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:56 pm

veag09 wrote:IMHO, If you can get into U of H: go. It's true that the decision does depend on your goals but who really has those all mapped out prior to law school? If you want to work at an AM100 firm they won't even look at you if you are outside of the top 5% at STCL. It's top 15-20% at U of H. Even if you don't want to go big law, an education from a higher ranked law school will land you more interviews if you fall outside of the top 15-20% range.


Good points.

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby potterpirate04 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:53 pm

Anyone hear about scholly money yet?

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby futHouLawyer » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:15 pm

Good points... I don't plan on leaving the Houston area or doing big law but you never know what may change later in life. I am 90 percent sure I will go to UH. Right now 70% of tuition and fees are paid for at either school (post 9/11), so I was just trying to see if I could work on getting the other 30%.

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby ryoung81 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:25 am

potterpirate04 wrote:Anyone hear about scholly money yet?


Naw, I imagine we have a few more weeks left to wait.

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby ryoung81 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:45 pm

Anyone going to any of the admitted student receptions or alumni mixers? I'm probably going to the April 13th and March 28th events.

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby potterpirate04 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:12 pm

ryoung81 wrote:Anyone going to any of the admitted student receptions or alumni mixers? I'm probably going to the April 13th and March 28th events.


Unfortunately no. I'm in Austin in all of those dates, so I can't go. But it sounds interesting. Can those of y'all that go let us know anything important that they say please? :)

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby ryoung81 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:54 am

If I was in Austin I'd keep retaking until I could get in UT...hehe

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby Learning9 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:23 pm

ryoung81 wrote:Anyone going to any of the admitted student receptions or alumni mixers? I'm probably going to the April 13th and March 28th events.


I plan on going to the April 11 and April 13 events. Unfortunately I'm out of town on March 28.

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potterpirate04
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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby potterpirate04 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:50 pm

ryoung81 wrote:If I was in Austin I'd keep retaking until I could get in UT...hehe


Haha yeah but I'm originally from Houston. My family's there and I've lived there all my life so I just wanted to go back. Plus UT probably wouldn't take me. They've taken me once, but I think that's about it hah.

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby biggemflowers » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:06 am

Got my email of acceptance today! Woo Hoo!

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby Parsapar » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:22 am

biggemflowers wrote:Got my email of acceptance today! Woo Hoo!


Congrats!

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby JS281 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:09 pm

Received my scholarship email today. Anybody else get their email and plan on attempting to negotiate?

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potterpirate04
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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby potterpirate04 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:41 am

JS281 wrote:Received my scholarship email today. Anybody else get their email and plan on attempting to negotiate?


Saw on LSN that a couple of people received scholly offers today. God I hope that they didn't release all of them today cause that would suck.

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby ryoung81 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:16 am

Nothing here either.... I'll wait this week out before I start getting antsy.

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby ryoung81 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:46 am

BTW, does scholly updates come through on status checker?

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby JS281 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:30 pm

ryoung81 wrote:BTW, does scholly updates come through on status checker?



It's under mailings for me on the left. It says "Scholarship info sent" then has the date

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby ryoung81 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:09 am

Hmm, I wonder if they send you a 'scholarship info' that says you get no scholarship?

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Re: South Texas College of Law Fall 2013

Postby ryoung81 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:53 am

Guess we wont be getting any scholarship updates this week, STCL closed Thursday and Friday for Spring Break. :(




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