Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Which city is your 180 destination for employment?

Austin
15
26%
Houston
8
14%
DFW
15
26%
San Antonio
3
5%
Other TX
0
No votes
Out of state Tri-state area
4
7%
Out of state CA area
10
18%
Out of state Chicago area
1
2%
Out of state Midwest area
1
2%
Out of state flyover state
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 57

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Attax
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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Attax » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:02 am

Got my phone call today. I'm in!!!

Edit, for those wondering:

LSAT: 168
GPA: 2.75
Submitted: 12/2
Admitted: Phone call 12/17

Good softs for a K-JD, TX resident, UT undergrad.

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:06 am

Any semblance of a GPA floor has been blown out. I approve.

Congrats new admits! 1.5L here, if you have any questions about UT or if I can help in any way, bring it.

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Attax » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:38 am

BigZuck wrote:Any semblance of a GPA floor has been blown out. I approve.

Congrats new admits! 1.5L here, if you have any questions about UT or if I can help in any way, bring it.


Most definitely blown out, and certainly NOT complaining whatsoever!

Question time!

Where seems to be a general area law students live? I'm currently east of campus, but will be living by myself through law school and do not want to be in West Campus or other UG areas. Need to get on that preleasing ASAp haha.

That's really all for now. Housing is my biggest concern. Love UT, drive by the law school every day on my way home and was thinking there was no way I'd get in with my GPA. Glad they seem to be somewhat splitter friendly (at least to me) this cycle!

EDIT: Just checked LSN and seems as if a general GPA floor is holding around 3.4-3.5. Still not really enough data to make any conclusions, but even if I am an exception I'm glad to be one!

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:12 pm

Attax wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Any semblance of a GPA floor has been blown out. I approve.

Congrats new admits! 1.5L here, if you have any questions about UT or if I can help in any way, bring it.


Most definitely blown out, and certainly NOT complaining whatsoever!

Question time!

Where seems to be a general area law students live? I'm currently east of campus, but will be living by myself through law school and do not want to be in West Campus or other UG areas. Need to get on that preleasing ASAp haha.

That's really all for now. Housing is my biggest concern. Love UT, drive by the law school every day on my way home and was thinking there was no way I'd get in with my GPA. Glad they seem to be somewhat splitter friendly (at least to me) this cycle!

EDIT: Just checked LSN and seems as if a general GPA floor is holding around 3.4-3.5. Still not really enough data to make any conclusions, but even if I am an exception I'm glad to be one!


Seems like most people live north of campus/the law school. I live fairly far up Lamar, but most people seem to live in the Hyde Park area. Lots of apartment complexes, but most are older and you might be able to get more bang for your buck further out. Then again you give up on convenience.

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Attax » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:54 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Attax wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Any semblance of a GPA floor has been blown out. I approve.

Congrats new admits! 1.5L here, if you have any questions about UT or if I can help in any way, bring it.


Most definitely blown out, and certainly NOT complaining whatsoever!

Question time!

Where seems to be a general area law students live? I'm currently east of campus, but will be living by myself through law school and do not want to be in West Campus or other UG areas. Need to get on that preleasing ASAp haha.

That's really all for now. Housing is my biggest concern. Love UT, drive by the law school every day on my way home and was thinking there was no way I'd get in with my GPA. Glad they seem to be somewhat splitter friendly (at least to me) this cycle!

EDIT: Just checked LSN and seems as if a general GPA floor is holding around 3.4-3.5. Still not really enough data to make any conclusions, but even if I am an exception I'm glad to be one!


Seems like most people live north of campus/the law school. I live fairly far up Lamar, but most people seem to live in the Hyde Park area. Lots of apartment complexes, but most are older and you might be able to get more bang for your buck further out. Then again you give up on convenience.


Thanks, that's where I figured most would be.

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby stillwaiting24 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:58 pm

I submitted my application in October and still haven't seen any date or status change... my GPA and LSAT are slightly above both of their medians. What could this mean?

Edit: I'm out of state.

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Attax » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:59 pm

stillwaiting24 wrote:I submitted my application in October and still haven't seen any date or status change... my GPA and LSAT are slightly above both of their medians. What could this mean?

Edit: I'm out of state.


Could mean they're just waiting. Don't take it as anything bad, I just think as an in state it makes sense to expect a really rapid turn around since 65% of the class has to come from in state.

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Kool-Aid » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:03 pm

BigZuck wrote:Any semblance of a GPA floor has been blown out. I approve.

Congrats new admits! 1.5L here, if you have any questions about UT or if I can help in any way, bring it.


Thanks for taking questions!

How did the job search go for you and your classmates? Also, how active is the BLSA at UT?

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Attax » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:06 pm

BTW, about to head up to campus and take a self-guided tour, get some pictures, etc.

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby stillwaiting24 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:10 pm

Attax wrote:
stillwaiting24 wrote:I submitted my application in October and still haven't seen any date or status change... my GPA and LSAT are slightly above both of their medians. What could this mean?

Edit: I'm out of state.


Could mean they're just waiting. Don't take it as anything bad, I just think as an in state it makes sense to expect a really rapid turn around since 65% of the class has to come from in state.


Ok yeah, I was thinking it was probably that. Still annoying to wait so long when I'm hearing back from other places so quickly.

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:13 pm

Kool-Aid wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Any semblance of a GPA floor has been blown out. I approve.

Congrats new admits! 1.5L here, if you have any questions about UT or if I can help in any way, bring it.


Thanks for taking questions!

How did the job search go for you and your classmates? Also, how active is the BLSA at UT?


My peeps just finished our first semester (that's what I meant by 1.5L). We're more worried about fighting off our celebratory hangovers than finding gainful employment at the moment.

I know a fair amount of people applied for 1L SAs at Texas firms on December 1st and seems like most people haven't heard back in terms of getting interviews set up. For UT peeps it all comes down to grades for the most part and firms are waiting for those I think. If you go to the employment forum and look at the "Heard back for a 1L SA" thread I'm pretty sure a lot of those people posting are UT people.

Not sure what BLSA is, is that the Black Law Students Association?

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby bound » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:14 pm

Attax wrote:BTW, about to head up to campus and take a self-guided tour, get some pictures, etc.



Post them!!

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby StylinNProfilin » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:28 pm

FYI don't let the lack of beauty of our law school play into your decision!

1L here too with lots of downtime now thank god, welcome to answer any questions

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:32 pm

StylinNProfilin wrote:FYI don't let the lack of beauty of our law school play into your decision!

1L here too with lots of downtime now thank god, welcome to answer any questions


Yeah, it's kind of like a sad high school. Doesn't matter though.

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby OsaroLJ » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:02 pm

So I was expecting a facebook invite for accepted students today but haven't gotten on yet. Anyone get them today?

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Attax » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:37 pm

BigZuck wrote:
StylinNProfilin wrote:FYI don't let the lack of beauty of our law school play into your decision!

1L here too with lots of downtime now thank god, welcome to answer any questions


Yeah, it's kind of like a sad high school. Doesn't matter though.


I thought it was nice compared to the rest of the campus.

OsaroLJ wrote:So I was expecting a facebook invite for accepted students today but haven't gotten on yet. Anyone get them today?


Nope, haven't gotten one.

Austinbound wrote:
Attax wrote:BTW, about to head up to campus and take a self-guided tour, get some pictures, etc.



Post them!!


Posting them up now over in the law school visits section of the forum.

Link: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=120572&start=750#p7333895

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Pneumonia » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:08 pm

Got the call this morning, in at UT!

Submitted early December,
above 75th LSAT by a few points,
barely below 25th GPA.

So excited for this one!

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby KatyMarie » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:17 pm

Pneumonia wrote:Got the call this morning, in at UT!

Submitted early December,
above 75th LSAT by a few points,
barely below 25th GPA.

So excited for this one!


Are you in state? I applied late November and I'm out of state, but I don't want to wait until after the holidays :(

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Attax » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:33 pm

Pneumonia wrote:Got the call this morning, in at UT!

Submitted early December,
above 75th LSAT by a few points,
barely below 25th GPA.

So excited for this one!


Congrats!!!

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Kool-Aid » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:46 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Kool-Aid wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Any semblance of a GPA floor has been blown out. I approve.

Congrats new admits! 1.5L here, if you have any questions about UT or if I can help in any way, bring it.


Thanks for taking questions!

How did the job search go for you and your classmates? Also, how active is the BLSA at UT?


My peeps just finished our first semester (that's what I meant by 1.5L). We're more worried about fighting off our celebratory hangovers than finding gainful employment at the moment.

I know a fair amount of people applied for 1L SAs at Texas firms on December 1st and seems like most people haven't heard back in terms of getting interviews set up. For UT peeps it all comes down to grades for the most part and firms are waiting for those I think. If you go to the employment forum and look at the "Heard back for a 1L SA" thread I'm pretty sure a lot of those people posting are UT people.

Not sure what BLSA is, is that the Black Law Students Association?


Yeah, the Black Law Student Association. I know that some schools have pretty active associations.

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby StylinNProfilin » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:54 pm

Kool-Aid wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
Kool-Aid wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Any semblance of a GPA floor has been blown out. I approve.

Congrats new admits! 1.5L here, if you have any questions about UT or if I can help in any way, bring it.


Thanks for taking questions!

How did the job search go for you and your classmates? Also, how active is the BLSA at UT?


My peeps just finished our first semester (that's what I meant by 1.5L). We're more worried about fighting off our celebratory hangovers than finding gainful employment at the moment.

I know a fair amount of people applied for 1L SAs at Texas firms on December 1st and seems like most people haven't heard back in terms of getting interviews set up. For UT peeps it all comes down to grades for the most part and firms are waiting for those I think. If you go to the employment forum and look at the "Heard back for a 1L SA" thread I'm pretty sure a lot of those people posting are UT people.

Not sure what BLSA is, is that the Black Law Students Association?


Yeah, the Black Law Student Association. I know that some schools have pretty active associations.


I believe the organization is the Thurgood Marshall society. I'm not the best person to ask but they seem to have a pretty good presence on campus especially for 1ls

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:42 pm

Honestly, all I know about the Thurgood Marshall Society is that they had a chicken and waffle sale this semester.

UT is a large school so there's a lot of student groups and there's always lectures and talks and stuff going on. I know a few people in the Chicano/Hispanic Law Student Association and they seemed decently active. I would maybe ask the admissions department to connect you with any groups that you're interested in. I found them to be very accommodating when I was going through my application cycle.

I'm probably not the best person to ask about student groups, I just pretty much focused on school this semester.

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Attax » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:50 pm

Got my admissions packet today. Pretty straightforward with instructions and a little bit of stuff.

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby ScottRiqui » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:52 pm

Pneumonia wrote:Got the call this morning, in at UT!

Submitted early December,
above 75th LSAT by a few points,
barely below 25th GPA.

So excited for this one!


Congrats!

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Re: Texas c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby ScottRiqui » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:54 pm

OsaroLJ wrote:So I was expecting a facebook invite for accepted students today but haven't gotten on yet. Anyone get them today?


After I was admitted, I went to the three student FB pages and requested to join; I didn't receive any "invites" per se. Admins added me a few days later.




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