Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby healthyman » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:19 pm

lsatyolo wrote:Does anyone know if the Law Center's drop in rank will have a dramatic impact on its graduate's job prospects in the Houston area?


IMO, no. A change from 48 to 58 will not change job prospects. UH will still dominate the Houston market. Historically, UH has been in the 50s to begin with.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby El Principe » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:14 pm

healthyman wrote:
lsatyolo wrote:Does anyone know if the Law Center's drop in rank will have a dramatic impact on its graduate's job prospects in the Houston area?


IMO, no. A change from 48 to 58 will not change job prospects. UT* will still dominate the Houston market. Historically, UH has been in the 50s to begin with.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby JRO1989 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:38 pm

El Principe wrote:
healthyman wrote:
lsatyolo wrote:Does anyone know if the Law Center's drop in rank will have a dramatic impact on its graduate's job prospects in the Houston area?


IMO, no. A change from 48 to 58 will not change job prospects. UT* will still dominate the Houston market. Historically, UH has been in the 50s to begin with.


Are you seriously sitting around and trolling just waiting for the opportunity to say UT is better than UH? Get a fuckin life

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby the_dude83 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:52 pm

Waitlisted. They just want my seat deposit!
Is there suppose to be an email notification?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby healthyman » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:54 pm

the_dude83 wrote:Waitlisted. They just want my seat deposit!
Is there suppose to be an email notification?


What do you mean they just want your seat deposit? And no, no email but a letter will be sent out.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby JRO1989 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:02 pm

the_dude83 wrote:Waitlisted. They just want my seat deposit!
Is there suppose to be an email notification?


Unless you don't really want to attend, I'd definitely pay it. I think they'll definitely be using the WL this year.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby healthyman » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:05 pm

Paying UH's seat deposit is only for admitted students. Come on, folks.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby the_dude83 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:07 pm

JRO1989 wrote:
the_dude83 wrote:Waitlisted. They just want my seat deposit!
Is there suppose to be an email notification?


Unless you don't really want to attend, I'd definitely pay it. I think they'll definitely be using the WL this year.

Where do I find literature on the seat deposits? Such as Cody and deadlines. If a letter has this info, it may be cutting close to the 15th.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby healthyman » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:08 pm

Waitlisted students do not pay the seat deposit.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby JRO1989 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:17 pm

healthyman wrote:Paying UH's seat deposit is only for admitted students. Come on, folks.


Oh shit, yeah haha I must be more exhausted than I realize

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby the_dude83 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:28 pm

healthyman wrote:Waitlisted students do not pay the seat deposit.

I was completely misinformed! That's a relief...
Besides the fact I have to decide if it's reasonable to wait to make a huge decision like that, so close to the start of school.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby healthyman » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:26 am

the_dude83 wrote:
healthyman wrote:Waitlisted students do not pay the seat deposit.

I was completely misinformed! That's a relief...
Besides the fact I have to decide if it's reasonable to wait to make a huge decision like that, so close to the start of school.


You should receive a letter reiterating your position on the wait list sometime this month. If you decide to wait it out, you should send a LOCI via email by the end of this month. From past threads, they tend to look at the wait list in May-ish. The waitlist is not ranked. All waitlisted candidates will go through committee for a second full file review for any open seats.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Luchi91 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:54 am

I haven't heard crap yet. Someone from admissions told me many of us will find out before the 15th.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby BVest » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:39 pm

Luchi91 wrote:I haven't heard crap yet. Someone from admissions told me many of us will find out before the 15th.


I heard (WL) just after that date two cycles ago, and then got in off the list just after May 1 FWIW. They didn't offer me money until after I withdrew though.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby the_dude83 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:47 pm

BVest wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:I haven't heard crap yet. Someone from admissions told me many of us will find out before the 15th.


I heard (WL) just after that date two cycles ago, and then got in off the list just after May 1 FWIW. They didn't offer me money until after I withdrew though.

They offered you $$ from the WL! Is that normal? My decision keeps getting more difficult

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby BVest » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:40 pm

the_dude83 wrote:
BVest wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:I haven't heard crap yet. Someone from admissions told me many of us will find out before the 15th.


I heard (WL) just after that date two cycles ago, and then got in off the list just after May 1 FWIW. They didn't offer me money until after I withdrew though.

They offered you $$ from the WL! Is that normal? My decision keeps getting more difficult


It was not a spectacular figure.

ETA: Also, I kind of suspect that they just didn't have time to finish their pending apps so they just WLed everybody who was still under review to buy themselves more time. I was already in with $$ at SMU. My numbers weren't really good enough for them to YP me, but they were definitely good enough (and with my Tx ties) to assure admittance.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby lsatyolo » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:54 pm

Has anyone tried to negotiate for more $ yet?

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby life2323 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:04 pm

lsatyolo wrote:Has anyone tried to negotiate for more $ yet?


I have tried and so far I have not received a response. I am sure some movement will happen after the deposit deadline.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby El Principe » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:11 pm

lsatyolo wrote:Has anyone tried to negotiate for more $ yet?


I tried negotiating to get money to no avail...

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby TJISMYHERO » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:39 pm

El Principe wrote:
lsatyolo wrote:Has anyone tried to negotiate for more $ yet?


I tried negotiating to get money to no avail...


3L at UH here who successfully negotiated a $7.5k scholarship back in 2011. I waited to contact UH about scholarships until after I had obtained scholarship offers from Baylor and SMU.

First, I got into schools in the 70s and got them to fork over $20k plus, then I used that to leverage Baylor and SMU (who are traditionally more scholarship friendly than UH). Once I had some offers from Baylor and SMU, I took those to UH and UH made a $7.5k offer, which I took. Just a heads up on what worked for me.

Other than that, I can say that I have really enjoyed my time at UH. I'd say that the majority of folks have something lined up for after graduation, which is something that a lot of schools in our ranking can't say. Those who don't have something lined up yet are actively hunting, and if this year is like last year, they will find something within 9 mo of graduation.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Luchi91 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:44 pm

TJISMYHERO wrote:
El Principe wrote:
lsatyolo wrote:Has anyone tried to negotiate for more $ yet?


I tried negotiating to get money to no avail...


3L at UH here who successfully negotiated a $7.5k scholarship back in 2011. I waited to contact UH about scholarships until after I had obtained scholarship offers from Baylor and SMU.

First, I got into schools in the 70s and got them to fork over $20k plus, then I used that to leverage Baylor and SMU (who are traditionally more scholarship friendly than UH). Once I had some offers from Baylor and SMU, I took those to UH and UH made a $7.5k offer, which I took. Just a heads up on what worked for me.

Other than that, I can say that I have really enjoyed my time at UH. I'd say that the majority of folks have something lined up for after graduation, which is something that a lot of schools in our ranking can't say. Those who don't have something lined up yet are actively hunting, and if this year is like last year, they will find something within 9 mo of graduation.


Wow. 7.5K doesn't sound like much. But glad folks are enjoying Houston Law

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby El Principe » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:00 am

JRO1989 wrote:
El Principe wrote:
healthyman wrote:
lsatyolo wrote:Does anyone know if the Law Center's drop in rank will have a dramatic impact on its graduate's job prospects in the Houston area?


IMO, no. A change from 48 to 58 will not change job prospects. UT* will still dominate the Houston market. Historically, UH has been in the 50s to begin with.


Are you seriously sitting around and trolling just waiting for the opportunity to say UT is better than UH? Get a fuckin life


I actually didn't even think to reply, because I assumed people would have, you know, a sense of humor and not lose their s***, but apparently I forgot I'm on a forum full of neurotic law students. :roll:

I don't know, nor do I care, whether you're going to attend University of Houston, but if you want to succeed wherever you go, you'd do best to drop the inferiority complex. It's a very good school in Texas for reasons I don't have to list. I don't have anything against UH ...ehh, actually I do, but it has nothing to do with rank or job prospects seeing as I too, like everyone here, seriously considered UH. Hell, I even applied without a fee waiver.

If it makes you feel any better, my lack of respect for UH Law has nothing to do with their relative rank to UTexas or any other school for that matter.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:04 am

Will be withdrawing my offer tomorrow. Got in last month but I'm gambling on a higher ranked school. UH is a great school (energy and health law) with faculty that cares but it just doesn't offer the portability I want in my law degree. Good luck to all attending this Fall :D

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby paayter » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:24 am

Wow, have you guys noticed that the deposit is not applied to tuition? I thought all deposits were usually applied to tuition, but in Houston's case not. sucks.

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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby JRO1989 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:34 am

El Principe wrote:
JRO1989 wrote:
El Principe wrote:
healthyman wrote:
IMO, no. A change from 48 to 58 will not change job prospects. UT* will still dominate the Houston market. Historically, UH has been in the 50s to begin with.


Are you seriously sitting around and trolling just waiting for the opportunity to say UT is better than UH? Get a fuckin life


I actually didn't even think to reply, because I assumed people would have, you know, a sense of humor and not lose their s***, but apparently I forgot I'm on a forum full of neurotic law students. :roll:

I don't know, nor do I care, whether you're going to attend University of Houston, but if you want to succeed wherever you go, you'd do best to drop the inferiority complex. It's a very good school in Texas for reasons I don't have to list. I don't have anything against UH ...ehh, actually I do, but it has nothing to do with rank or job prospects seeing as I too, like everyone here, seriously considered UH. Hell, I even applied without a fee waiver.

If it makes you feel any better, my lack of respect for UH Law has nothing to do with their relative rank to UTexas or any other school for that matter.



Bro I'm in at UH and I would have NEVER thought "Hey why don't I go into the STCL thread and look for an opportunity to take a shit on it!?" Maybe you're right and that would have been hilarious...but I think it seems kind of like a pointless dick move. And that's all I'm saying. I have no interest in being in some forum war and there's no inferiority complex. You're in at UT, that's great. I'm on the WL there and I hope to get in but if not that's okay too




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