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 Attax » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:10 am

rion91 wrote:I'd like to see Texas STAY in the T14 more than arrive at it again


True, but that simple number wouldn't change the idea of the T14 schools. Texas is, still, mainly a regional school. It is the best regional school out there, so doing well can make for mobility, but still not as much as the T14. Maybe if we break in and stay there that would change, but for now it is pretty evident UT places #1 in Texas and that's where you should plan to practice.

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

Postby ponyboy7 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:34 pm

Got in! Missed the call so I got a voice message. UT is my top choice and I thought that I might not make it so I'm very excited.

2.9 167 URM
Processed 2/27
Acceptance 3/11

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

Postby rion91 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:38 pm

ponyboy7 wrote:Got in! Missed the call so I got a voice message. UT is my top choice and I thought that I might not make it so I'm very excited.

2.9 167 URM
Processed 2/27
Acceptance 3/11

Oh my gosh. Congratulations!!! I am so jealous!

(Edit: Oh gosh as in we are kind of the same, numbers wise. UT is my dream school too.. I even made this thread lol :roll: )

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

Postby bmr456 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:25 pm

Quick question on status checker: I haven't received an email about it yet (applied 3/1, go confirmation of receipt of application 3/4), but I was able to find my UT-EID on the system. Logged in a few times to an error message, but was able cleanly log-in today. Said that no active application was on file. Is this because I've jumped the gun and not waited for the email (seems like it goes out a couple weeks after, from what I have read) about the status checker/UT-EID? An indication that I've been rejected? Anyone gone through something similar or have an idea what might be going on? Appreciate any responses - thank you.

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

Postby rion91 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:28 pm

bmr456 wrote:Quick question on status checker: I haven't received an email about it yet (applied 3/1, go confirmation of receipt of application 3/4), but I was able to find my UT-EID on the system. Logged in a few times to an error message, but was able cleanly log-in today. Said that no active application was on file. Is this because I've jumped the gun and not waited for the email (seems like it goes out a couple weeks after, from what I have read) about the status checker/UT-EID? An indication that I've been rejected? Anyone gone through something similar or have an idea what might be going on? Appreciate any responses - thank you.

I think you jumped the gun. It took me two weeks to get the status checker. Even so it's not that helpful. Just shows your application is compete aka processed

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

Postby bmr456 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:51 pm

rion91 wrote:
bmr456 wrote:Quick question on status checker: I haven't received an email about it yet (applied 3/1, go confirmation of receipt of application 3/4), but I was able to find my UT-EID on the system. Logged in a few times to an error message, but was able cleanly log-in today. Said that no active application was on file. Is this because I've jumped the gun and not waited for the email (seems like it goes out a couple weeks after, from what I have read) about the status checker/UT-EID? An indication that I've been rejected? Anyone gone through something similar or have an idea what might be going on? Appreciate any responses - thank you.

I think you jumped the gun. It took me two weeks to get the status checker. Even so it's not that helpful. Just shows your application is compete aka processed


That's what I'm thinking...thanks for the response!

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

Postby ponyboy7 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:36 pm

rion91 wrote:
ponyboy7 wrote:Got in! Missed the call so I got a voice message. UT is my top choice and I thought that I might not make it so I'm very excited.

2.9 167 URM
Processed 2/27
Acceptance 3/11

Oh my gosh. Congratulations!!! I am so jealous!

(Edit: Oh gosh as in we are kind of the same, numbers wise. UT is my dream school too.. I even made this thread lol :roll: )


Thank you. I am sure your acceptance is coming soon.

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

Postby ponyboy7 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:40 pm

Who is going to the ASW next week? I'm attending for sure since I don't live too far from Austin.

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

Postby ScottRiqui » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:43 pm

I'll be at the one on the 20th and 21st.

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

Postby El Principe » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:13 pm

I'll be there!

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

Postby rion91 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:55 am

ponyboy7 wrote:
rion91 wrote:
ponyboy7 wrote:Got in! Missed the call so I got a voice message. UT is my top choice and I thought that I might not make it so I'm very excited.

2.9 167 URM
Processed 2/27
Acceptance 3/11

Oh my gosh. Congratulations!!! I am so jealous!

(Edit: Oh gosh as in we are kind of the same, numbers wise. UT is my dream school too.. I even made this thread lol :roll: )


Thank you. I am sure your acceptance is coming soon.

Thanks for the words of encouragement! I hope you enjoy Austin. It's a great town. Let me know if you need any recommendations on where to stay/eat!

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

Postby Cactus » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:08 am

ScottRiqui wrote:I'll be at the one on the 20th and 21st.


I'll also be at the one on the 20th and 21st. Definitely looking forward to it, hard not to have a great time in Austin.

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

Postby rion91 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:46 pm

Austin is too dang windy today.

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

Postby Attax » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:27 pm

Cactus wrote:
ScottRiqui wrote:I'll be at the one on the 20th and 21st.


I'll also be at the one on the 20th and 21st. Definitely looking forward to it, hard not to have a great time in Austin.


I will also be there! Very excited for this ASW!

rion91 wrote:Austin is too dang windy today.


I know, it is ruining my plans for today :(

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

Postby ponyboy7 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:30 pm

rion91 wrote:
ponyboy7 wrote:
rion91 wrote:
ponyboy7 wrote:Got in! Missed the call so I got a voice message. UT is my top choice and I thought that I might not make it so I'm very excited.

2.9 167 URM
Processed 2/27
Acceptance 3/11

Oh my gosh. Congratulations!!! I am so jealous!

(Edit: Oh gosh as in we are kind of the same, numbers wise. UT is my dream school too.. I even made this thread lol :roll: )


Thank you. I am sure your acceptance is coming soon.

Thanks for the words of encouragement! I hope you enjoy Austin. It's a great town. Let me know if you need any recommendations on where to stay/eat!


St. Ed's was my undergrad so I know my way around but thank you Rion, very kind of you.

Attax wrote:
rion91 wrote:Austin is too dang windy today.


I know, it is ruining my plans for today :(


I'm still going out and braving it. Last night I bumped into Lady Gaga while walking down Red River. That was fun.

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

Postby the_dude83 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:32 pm

So, after reading much of the latter half of the forum here, am I getting the idea that UT weighs a bit to a lot more on the LSAT number than the GPA?

If so, why do schools do this? Is the GPA not a better aggregate reflection of a person's ability to time manage, grasp material, and perform well? I just feel like you could have one bad day and screw the pooch with the LSAT.

Thoughts?

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

Postby lwschool2014 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:34 pm

the_dude83 wrote:So, after reading much of the latter half of the forum here, am I getting the idea that UT weighs a bit to a lot more on the LSAT number than the GPA?

If so, why do schools do this? Is the GPA not a better aggregate reflection of a person's ability to time manage, grasp material, and perform well? I just feel like you could have one bad day and screw the pooch with the LSAT.

Thoughts?


The LSAC and others, so many others, have done studies about that issue and have consistently concluded the LSAT is shown to be the best predictor for success in law school. More than GPA. More than any softs.

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

Postby AceDeuces » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:38 pm

the_dude83 wrote:So, after reading much of the latter half of the forum here, am I getting the idea that UT weighs a bit to a lot more on the LSAT number than the GPA?

If so, why do schools do this? Is the GPA not a better aggregate reflection of a person's ability to time manage, grasp material, and perform well? I just feel like you could have one bad day and screw the pooch with the LSAT.

Thoughts?


Also GPA is entirely subject to what school you went to and furthermore how they grade. Not every GPA is created equal, i.e. Harvard 3.5 does not equal Wayne State 3.5. LSAT's on the other hand are an even playing field. Everyone takes the same test.

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

Postby flypelicanfly » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:09 pm

lwschool2014 wrote:
the_dude83 wrote:So, after reading much of the latter half of the forum here, am I getting the idea that UT weighs a bit to a lot more on the LSAT number than the GPA?

If so, why do schools do this? Is the GPA not a better aggregate reflection of a person's ability to time manage, grasp material, and perform well? I just feel like you could have one bad day and screw the pooch with the LSAT.

Thoughts?


The LSAC and others, so many others, have done studies about that issue and have consistently concluded the LSAT is shown to be the best predictor for success in law school. More than GPA. More than any softs.



I feel like the LSAC and the LSAT are big rip-offs that don't do anything but make the law school admissions process expensive (so expensive), and shallow. I don't think you can tell anything about someone from a standardized test, or at least, anything meaningful. Schools have to keep their medians up and rising to stay competitive in very powerful nonsense rankings like US News. It's a bummer. Also, I wouldn't trust the LSAC or anyone else associated with the status quo of the admissions world to judge the utility of such a huge money maker.

But, to be fair, I think narrative evaluations should replace grades and testing, so no one is really asking me for my opinion about this. I'm just giving it because I've been lurking on this forum constantly since I turned in my app.

Anyway, anyone get in (or not in) this afternoon?

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

Postby WokeUpInACar » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:20 pm

the_dude83 wrote:So, after reading much of the latter half of the forum here, am I getting the idea that UT weighs a bit to a lot more on the LSAT number than the GPA?

If so, why do schools do this? Is the GPA not a better aggregate reflection of a person's ability to time manage, grasp material, and perform well? I just feel like you could have one bad day and screw the pooch with the LSAT.

Thoughts?

You can take the LSAT 3 times. Also GPAs are wildly variable in their worth as has been mentioned.

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

Postby Attax » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:26 pm

flypelicanfly wrote:I feel like the LSAC and the LSAT are big rip-offs that don't do anything but make the law school admissions process expensive (so expensive), and shallow. I don't think you can tell anything about someone from a standardized test, or at least, anything meaningful. Schools have to keep their medians up and rising to stay competitive in very powerful nonsense rankings like US News. It's a bummer. Also, I wouldn't trust the LSAC or anyone else associated with the status quo of the admissions world to judge the utility of such a huge money maker.

But, to be fair, I think narrative evaluations should replace grades and testing, so no one is really asking me for my opinion about this. I'm just giving it because I've been lurking on this forum constantly since I turned in my app.

Anyway, anyone get in (or not in) this afternoon?


I disagree about them making the process shallow. A quantification of ability on some means is far better than trying to look at the qualifications. LSAT puts us all on a fair playing ground. My GPA is right at average for my degree, but far below that of law school medians for pretty much most schools. The variance between what classes you take, what school you went to, what degree you pursued, etc. makes GPA a horrible way to compare candidates. The LSAT puts us all on a standard playing field of evaluation.

Furthermore you get more chances at an LSAT. One bad test day can be made up, one or two bad semesters can nearly crush your GPA. LSAT measures how hard you can work, and apply certain skills to a particular question(s) at hand especially in response to logical consideration. That compared to GPA means the LSAT will always win out.

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

Postby Attax » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:27 pm

ponyboy7 wrote:
I'm still going out and braving it. Last night I bumped into Lady Gaga while walking down Red River. That was fun.


Skydiving plans + wind = no bueno. I keep getting the worst weather for jumps this year :(

I have seen no celebrities yet, but I'm not a huge SXSW fan.

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

Postby rion91 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:30 pm

I was driving up Lamar and saw three obvious out of towners. Dressed up in hipster SXSW gear but up near Justin Ln & Lamar. No reason they would be there except trying to get the rail :p

Also this gem from last year, hehe.

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

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:43 pm

I'm looking forward to this "weather" you Texans have down there. We've had 53 days this winter where the temperature was below 0°F.

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

Postby rion91 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:47 pm

cannibal ox wrote:I'm looking forward to this "weather" you Texans have down there. We've had 53 days this winter where the temperature was below 0°F.

We don't even have 53 days of winter here :wink:




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