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

Postby Arrow4Christ » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:47 pm

El Principe wrote:
Arrow4Christ wrote:Just got a call and I'm in :) Said on the phone I should be getting a scholarship in the mail as well.


You going to the admitted students event?


No, I don't think I'll be able to make it. :?

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

Postby AceDeuces » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:44 pm

In today over the phone!

LSAT and GPA both slightly above median. No "Why UT?" Out of State.

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

Postby Attax » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:56 pm

AceDeuces wrote:In today over the phone!

LSAT and GPA both slightly above median. No "Why UT?" Out of State.


Congrats! ASW is March 20-21st. Come join us in the C/O 2017 thread.

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

Postby AceDeuces » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:02 pm

Attax wrote:
AceDeuces wrote:In today over the phone!

LSAT and GPA both slightly above median. No "Why UT?" Out of State.


Congrats! ASW is March 20-21st. Come join us in the C/O 2017 thread.


Will do.

Attax, do they have a travel stipend? Austin is far away...

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

Postby Attax » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:18 pm

AceDeuces wrote:
Attax wrote:
AceDeuces wrote:In today over the phone!

LSAT and GPA both slightly above median. No "Why UT?" Out of State.


Congrats! ASW is March 20-21st. Come join us in the C/O 2017 thread.


Will do.

Attax, do they have a travel stipend? Austin is far away...


They do, but not everyone has gotten one.

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

Postby emkay625 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:50 pm

Austinbound wrote:
cannibal ox wrote:Austinbound, did you write a Why UT? essay? Either way, I think a LOCI or maybe sending some emails restating your desire to attend could go a long way. They really seem to be focusing hard on admitting (and giving money to) applicants who truly want to end up in Austin.



Yeah I'm definitely going to do a LOCI. It was just shitty timing because I literally visited last week. But of course, Dean Ingram had meetings and couldn't meet with me while I was there. I really wanted to demonstrate my interest by meeting with her. I'm probably just going to send a follow up email LOCI and see what ends up happening. I've thought about taking the June LSAT...but I really don't want to lol


I had roughly the same numbers (3.2/173) and got in off the waitlist. I'm a 2L now. I just kept sending LOCIs (3 total) and eventually got off of it. I was also very, very blunt - "If you let me off of the waitlist, I will immediately withdraw all applications from other schools and pay my seat deposit." I think that worked in my favor. Granted, if you're not willing to do that, definitely don't lie!

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

Postby emkay625 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:51 pm

Hi folks. 2L here who is putting off doing her reading for tomorrow. Feel free to ask anything about UT or Austin. I'm an open book.

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

Postby Attax » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:11 pm

emkay625 wrote:Hi folks. 2L here who is putting off doing her reading for tomorrow. Feel free to ask anything about UT or Austin. I'm an open book.


The societies. Good or bad or neutral? Seems kind of high schoolish for me, and also since you are taking some classes with those same people seems like the whole relationship development could suck come grade release time.

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

Postby BigZuck » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:41 pm

Attax wrote:
emkay625 wrote:Hi folks. 2L here who is putting off doing her reading for tomorrow. Feel free to ask anything about UT or Austin. I'm an open book.


The societies. Good or bad or neutral? Seems kind of high schoolish for me, and also since you are taking some classes with those same people seems like the whole relationship development could suck come grade release time.


Doesn't seem to be high schoolish to me, at least no more high schoolish than law school in general is.

I think it's good to get to know people/have some fun social events.

I have literally no idea what anyone's grades are in my small section, nobody talks about it. That would be kind of weird/awkward if people did.

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

Postby emkay625 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:58 pm

Attax wrote:
emkay625 wrote:Hi folks. 2L here who is putting off doing her reading for tomorrow. Feel free to ask anything about UT or Austin. I'm an open book.


The societies. Good or bad or neutral? Seems kind of high schoolish for me, and also since you are taking some classes with those same people seems like the whole relationship development could suck come grade release time.


I have two jobs (one of which requires travel every weekend) and I'm married, so I'm not super social and almost never go to society events. However I think they're generally pretty great and would take more advantage of them if I wasn't so busy already. It's good to have a small community feeling at such a large school, and you do get to know everyone in your small section really well. Also it means LOTS OF FREE FOOD, which is always useful.

Also, yeah - the only grades I know are from people who have specifically chosen to tell me a specific grade (and even those were situations where they wanted to talk about one specific grade because they were upset, not where they revealed their GPA). And that's a very small number of people (like 2). People don't really talk about their grades - it's a big law school faux pas. Around law review selection time and OCI time, you can sort of infer who the top people are, but even that isn't accurate because law review has some spots that are write-on spots and some people may get a great job at OCI because they have a personal connection (like a family friend or something) with a firm.

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

Postby cannibal ox » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:52 pm

Is there any way to tell how large the incoming class is going to be (or the number the admissions department is aiming for)? Seems like it's fluctuated between high and low 300s.

How big are the sections that you get broken into? Do you have every class with your same section, or is there some cross-over? What are the other types of things that sections do together?

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

Postby BVest » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:55 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Is there any way to tell how large the incoming class is going to be (or the number the admissions department is aiming for)? Seems like it's fluctuated between high and low 300s.


It seems that they're targeting their old class sizes of 370-375 but seeking to maintain their LSAT/UGPA numbers (at least at the median) in these times of lean applicants.

Obviously the 2012 application class caught them off-guard and they had to make up for that by taking ~60 transfers (compared to <10 the year before). This is actually a pretty good way for law schools to make themselves whole in that transfers don't count against them for LSAT or UGPA (so whatever blemish the student may have had that kept them out of UT in the first place, it has been rendered harmless from UT's perspective) and transfers all pay sticker (and a student paying 2 years at sticker is the same as a 3-year student getting a 1/3 scholarship). They managed to work admissions better in 2013, matriculating about 10-15 more than in 2012.

On LSN and anecdotally here, it seems they're a lot more splitter friendly than they have been even in recent years, so it may be that they've figured out how to play the splitter game without hurting their numbers, or figured out where they can let their numbers slide without hurting their US News position.

Considering that LS apps are still declining, I'd expect that they matriculate more than last year (320 is the number I've seen) but still not a ton more... maybe 325-335.

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

Postby emkay625 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:15 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Is there any way to tell how large the incoming class is going to be (or the number the admissions department is aiming for)? Seems like it's fluctuated between high and low 300s.

How big are the sections that you get broken into? Do you have every class with your same section, or is there some cross-over? What are the other types of things that sections do together?


There's no real way to tell. It will be somewhere between 300 and 400, and likely on the lower end of that, but that is 100% a guess based upon what it has been.

My section was 75 (I'm a 2L), this year they're more like 82ish. You have every class with your section, except for 1 doctrinal class and LRW. For those, you are in a smaller section (this year they are 20ish) that derives from your large section. You can, however, take an optional elective in the Spring that would also contain 2Ls and 3Ls (I don't know anyone who has done this and I would argue against it).

You do lots of social events with your small group, as they are also your mentor group and your society group.

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

Postby Attax » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:02 pm

Obv I am a 0L, but from the lunch with profs and.talking with them they all gave the impression they're shooting for 300-320. It may or may not work that way though, we shall see.

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

Postby e456654 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:43 pm

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Adding some detail to my acceptance, because I know I appreciate it when others do the same:

Stats:
Non-Texan Resident
GPA between 3.71 to 3.78
LSAT between 167 to 168

I have been offered about $60,000.00 over 3 years, including the savings from receiving a non-resident tuition exemption, thus bringing my tuition to the Texan resident pricing. It took 8 weeks from application submission to acceptance. The scholarship offer was first received as an email two weeks after admission, which I thought was quite expedient.

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

Postby rion91 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:19 pm

e456654 wrote:.
Adding some detail to my acceptance, because I know I appreciate it when others do the same:

Stats:
Non-Texan Resident
GPA between 3.71 to 3.78
LSAT between 167 to 168

I have been offered about $60,000.00 over 3 years, including the savings from receiving a non-resident tuition exemption, thus bringing my tuition to the Texan resident pricing. It took 8 weeks from application submission to acceptance. The scholarship offer was first received as an email two weeks after admission, which I thought was quite expedient.

In-state price is pretty hard to beat! Congrats!

In other news, looks like "thundersleet" (NOAA's words, not mine) is on its way here to Austin. :?

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

Postby Attax » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:36 pm

rion91 wrote:
e456654 wrote:.
Adding some detail to my acceptance, because I know I appreciate it when others do the same:

Stats:
Non-Texan Resident
GPA between 3.71 to 3.78
LSAT between 167 to 168

I have been offered about $60,000.00 over 3 years, including the savings from receiving a non-resident tuition exemption, thus bringing my tuition to the Texan resident pricing. It took 8 weeks from application submission to acceptance. The scholarship offer was first received as an email two weeks after admission, which I thought was quite expedient.

In-state price is pretty hard to beat! Congrats!

In other news, looks like "thundersleet" (NOAA's words, not mine) is on its way here to Austin. :?


I better go get some wendy's before it hits full heavy!

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

Postby kobe1020 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:59 pm

Seriously Austin.....c'mon stay strong..don't shut down for nothing.. i remember back in 09/10 it was no better but UT kept on running ....

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

Postby Attax » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:51 pm

Delayed start until 11AM tomorrow.

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

Postby rion91 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:21 pm

Welp. Just heard the thunder. Time for the sleet.

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

Postby Attax » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:26 pm

rion91 wrote:Welp. Just heard the thunder. Time for the sleet.


I also heard it. What a coincidence!

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

Postby rion91 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:06 am

Attax wrote:
rion91 wrote:Welp. Just heard the thunder. Time for the sleet.


I also heard it. What a coincidence!

Well I live in Hyde Park so that would make sense!

Pink on the radar, folks.

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

Postby Attax » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:13 am

rion91 wrote:
Attax wrote:
rion91 wrote:Welp. Just heard the thunder. Time for the sleet.


I also heard it. What a coincidence!

Well I live in Hyde Park so that would make sense!

Pink on the radar, folks.


I'm Probably not but about 3 or 4 miles from you then!


Please be fully cancelled tomorrow!

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

Postby rion91 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:17 am

Attax wrote:
rion91 wrote:
Attax wrote:
rion91 wrote:Welp. Just heard the thunder. Time for the sleet.


I also heard it. What a coincidence!

Well I live in Hyde Park so that would make sense!

Pink on the radar, folks.


I'm Probably not but about 3 or 4 miles from you then!


Please be fully cancelled tomorrow!

As someone who has work tomorrow no matter the weather and still waiting on a decision, please stay open UT :oops:

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

Postby kobe1020 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:20 am

rion91 wrote:
Attax wrote:
rion91 wrote:
Attax wrote:
I also heard it. What a coincidence!

Well I live in Hyde Park so that would make sense!

Pink on the radar, folks.


I'm Probably not but about 3 or 4 miles from you then!


Please be fully cancelled tomorrow!

As someone who has work tomorrow no matter the weather and still waiting on a decision, please stay open UT :oops:


+1
keep doors open Texas c'mon !!




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