Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

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What's your current / final status?

Dinged :(
2
4%
Waitlisted - Withdrew
0
No votes
Waitlisted - Riding it Out
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11%
Admitted - Withdrew
8
14%
Admitted - Attending!
14
25%
Still Waiting on a Decision
26
46%
 
Total votes: 56

Lawser24
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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby Lawser24 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:05 pm

cyclawps wrote:
TLSTex2020 wrote:
cyclawps wrote:
TLSTex2020 wrote:Anyone expecting movement this week? I looked at LSN's 2015-2016 data, and there seemed to be quite a bit of movement during this week last year.

That'd be great. I'm sitting complete since early Nov. Good luck!


Wow! I've only been waiting since early January, but it's my top choice so I'm getting impatient. Good luck to you too!

Yeah. Weirdly long wait given my PS and Why Texas? essay. I would have expected to hear back, even if it were a WL or ding.

Visited early last week and was told by the student at the front desk that "I should be hearing from UT soon..." I'm hoping their definition of soon is within 2 weeks lol

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby bigflaw_ruleofjaw » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:20 pm

Received Why Texas solicitation on Friday, submitted it yesterday, just got the call!

Very excited but holding my breath to see what kind of $ they offer. Good luck to everyone still waiting. I applied 2/28, FWIW.

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby TLSTex2020 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:32 pm

Lawser24 wrote:
cyclawps wrote:
TLSTex2020 wrote:
cyclawps wrote:
TLSTex2020 wrote:Anyone expecting movement this week? I looked at LSN's 2015-2016 data, and there seemed to be quite a bit of movement during this week last year.

That'd be great. I'm sitting complete since early Nov. Good luck!


Wow! I've only been waiting since early January, but it's my top choice so I'm getting impatient. Good luck to you too!

Yeah. Weirdly long wait given my PS and Why Texas? essay. I would have expected to hear back, even if it were a WL or ding.

Visited early last week and was told by the student at the front desk that "I should be hearing from UT soon..." I'm hoping their definition of soon is within 2 weeks lol


Well let us know if y'all hear something!

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby cam1992 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:47 am

For those who have been, how necessary is the ASD if I already know I will be attending Texas? I had planned on skipping the event, but my schedule just cleared and now I have the time to go. I am hesitant because (1) I have already visited (twice) and taken the tour/class visits, (2) I have several friends who already attend UT who have offered to let me shadow them/give me a good idea about the student life, and (3) I have already planned a trip accounting for the time off I would have to take to go to the ASD, so I would have to rearrange my travel plans. If it is more than worth it I can go, but for the reasons listed above I want to make sure it is worth it. Thanks!

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby Rigo » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:52 am

cam1992 wrote:For those who have been, how necessary is the ASD if I already know I will be attending Texas? I had planned on skipping the event, but my schedule just cleared and now I have the time to go. I am hesitant because (1) I have already visited (twice) and taken the tour/class visits, (2) I have several friends who already attend UT who have offered to let me shadow them/give me a good idea about the student life, and (3) I have already planned a trip accounting for the time off I would have to take to go to the ASD, so I would have to rearrange my travel plans. If it is more than worth it I can go, but for the reasons listed above I want to make sure it is worth it. Thanks!

If you're already going to matriculate, it's not worth it.
ASW's are all fluff anyways.

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby drjekyllope » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:28 am

trawling for opinions on my situation: i'm already in at a few higher-ranked schools and i was asked to submit a "Why Texas?" essay by this Friday. my non-law school friends are telling me not to bother writing more for UT, but i'm still trying to keep my options open and wondering if UT will offer me a good amount of $$, given that UCLA is offering $100k and i have very strong ties to Austin/TX (sixth generation Texan born and raised near UT campus but have lived elsewhere for the past 7 years, a sort of prodigal son situation).

i know y'all are probably wanting me to withdraw to free up space in UT 2020 but i'm just totally unsure of what to do. does UT offer good money?

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby mosunny » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:53 am

drjekyllope wrote:trawling for opinions on my situation: i'm already in at a few higher-ranked schools and i was asked to submit a "Why Texas?" essay by this Friday. my non-law school friends are telling me not to bother writing more for UT, but i'm still trying to keep my options open and wondering if UT will offer me a good amount of $$, given that UCLA is offering $100k and i have very strong ties to Austin/TX (sixth generation Texan born and raised near UT campus but have lived elsewhere for the past 7 years, a sort of prodigal son situation).

i know y'all are probably wanting me to withdraw to free up space in UT 2020 but i'm just totally unsure of what to do. does UT offer good money?



If you think you would want to live in Texas/want to give UT a shot, I would definitely write a Why Texas. I am in kind of the same situation (I wasn't raised in Texas but my whole family is from Texas), and they gave me decent money that is definitely putting them at the top of my list over some higher ranked schools. It is a well-respected school, has tons of programs, and the campus culture was great. But, if you know you definitely wouldn't go, maybe don't bother writing one.

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby Rigo » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:54 am

drjekyllope wrote:trawling for opinions on my situation: i'm already in at a few higher-ranked schools and i was asked to submit a "Why Texas?" essay by this Friday. my non-law school friends are telling me not to bother writing more for UT, but i'm still trying to keep my options open and wondering if UT will offer me a good amount of $$, given that UCLA is offering $100k and i have very strong ties to Austin/TX (sixth generation Texan born and raised near UT campus but have lived elsewhere for the past 7 years, a sort of prodigal son situation).

i know y'all are probably wanting me to withdraw to free up space in UT 2020 but i'm just totally unsure of what to do. does UT offer good money?

I think you'd get good money from UT.
The question is would you always take T13 money or H (congrats!) over it?

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby dietcoke1 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:56 am

drjekyllope wrote:trawling for opinions on my situation: i'm already in at a few higher-ranked schools and i was asked to submit a "Why Texas?" essay by this Friday. my non-law school friends are telling me not to bother writing more for UT, but i'm still trying to keep my options open and wondering if UT will offer me a good amount of $$, given that UCLA is offering $100k and i have very strong ties to Austin/TX (sixth generation Texan born and raised near UT campus but have lived elsewhere for the past 7 years, a sort of prodigal son situation).

i know y'all are probably wanting me to withdraw to free up space in UT 2020 but i'm just totally unsure of what to do. does UT offer good money?


only way to find out if they will offer you good money is to write the essay. there is no down side to writing it

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby drjekyllope » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:03 am

Rigo wrote:
drjekyllope wrote:trawling for opinions on my situation: i'm already in at a few higher-ranked schools and i was asked to submit a "Why Texas?" essay by this Friday. my non-law school friends are telling me not to bother writing more for UT, but i'm still trying to keep my options open and wondering if UT will offer me a good amount of $$, given that UCLA is offering $100k and i have very strong ties to Austin/TX (sixth generation Texan born and raised near UT campus but have lived elsewhere for the past 7 years, a sort of prodigal son situation).

i know y'all are probably wanting me to withdraw to free up space in UT 2020 but i'm just totally unsure of what to do. does UT offer good money?

I think you'd get good money from UT.
The question is would you always take T13 money or H (congrats!) over it?


yeah i think this is a decision i am afraid of making, thus the hesitance to write the Why Texas. ugh. this is all awful. thanks for advice, all.

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby Rigo » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:07 am

drjekyllope wrote:
Rigo wrote:
drjekyllope wrote:trawling for opinions on my situation: i'm already in at a few higher-ranked schools and i was asked to submit a "Why Texas?" essay by this Friday. my non-law school friends are telling me not to bother writing more for UT, but i'm still trying to keep my options open and wondering if UT will offer me a good amount of $$, given that UCLA is offering $100k and i have very strong ties to Austin/TX (sixth generation Texan born and raised near UT campus but have lived elsewhere for the past 7 years, a sort of prodigal son situation).

i know y'all are probably wanting me to withdraw to free up space in UT 2020 but i'm just totally unsure of what to do. does UT offer good money?

I think you'd get good money from UT.
The question is would you always take T13 money or H (congrats!) over it?


yeah i think this is a decision i am afraid of making, thus the hesitance to write the Why Texas. ugh. this is all awful. thanks for advice, all.

I mean it doesn't hurt to have more options.
Them asking you to write it is moreso just a yield protect test. They're probably just looking to see if you give enough of a shit to spend 20 minutes writing it. It seems that the people who did it got accepted pretty quickly afterwards, so it seems like just a formality really. You could definitely make a strong case since you have TX ties.

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby BigZuck » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:31 pm

Yo real talk if getting accepted to Harvard law school makes everything awful you need to get a little perspective in life.

Enjoy Harvard though!

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby drjekyllope » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:48 pm

BigZuck wrote:Yo real talk if getting accepted to Harvard law school makes everything awful you need to get a little perspective in life.

Enjoy Harvard though!

haha yeah you right, this whole process is just giving me an ulcer.

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby thatlawlkid » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:57 pm

anyone have an idea how submitting multiple seat deposits works? I have a few schools with upcoming deadlines, while i also have some schools that havent even released scholly info yet. (obviously asking for a friend :lol: ) I can't understand why this nonsense can't be more standardized :roll:

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby bitteschon » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:35 pm

has anyone had success negotiating their scholarship offer by showing a full tuition scholarship at wustl?

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby gargleblaster » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:52 pm

bitteschon wrote:has anyone had success negotiating their scholarship offer by showing a full tuition scholarship at wustl?


Thats the $1,000,000 $100,000 question

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby snowball17 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:06 pm

No scholarship info 2-weeks after acceptance, safe to assume that I won't be getting anything?

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby Torres1893 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:30 pm

snowball17 wrote:No scholarship info 2-weeks after acceptance, safe to assume that I won't be getting anything?

it's usually 2-3 weeks post acceptance. It took like 2.5 weeks for me to get my offer. If you get nothing they will still send you an email.

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby snowball17 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:39 pm

Torres1893 wrote:
snowball17 wrote:No scholarship info 2-weeks after acceptance, safe to assume that I won't be getting anything?

it's usually 2-3 weeks post acceptance. It took like 2.5 weeks for me to get my offer. If you get nothing they will still send you an email.


Cool, thanks for the info!

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby Zipman » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:01 pm

gargleblaster wrote:
bitteschon wrote:has anyone had success negotiating their scholarship offer by showing a full tuition scholarship at wustl?


Thats the $1,000,000 $100,000 question


Submitted my renegotiation recently w/ my leverage coming from a few offers, but most notably from my huge WUSTL scholly. I feel like they probably see a lot of similar renegotiation requests- they're similarly ranked schools, and WUSTL is very generous. Will update you when I have a response.

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby gargleblaster » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:05 pm

Zipman wrote:
gargleblaster wrote:
bitteschon wrote:has anyone had success negotiating their scholarship offer by showing a full tuition scholarship at wustl?


Thats the $1,000,000 $100,000 question


Submitted my renegotiation recently w/ my leverage coming from a few offers, but most notably from my huge WUSTL scholly. I feel like they probably see a lot of similar renegotiation requests- they're similarly ranked schools, and WUSTL is very generous. Will update you when I have a response.



You da real MVP

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby aalvez » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:14 am

Question: who is still pending a decision? And if you're pending are you a TX resident? And are you below 75th/50th/25th? URM?

...just trying to figure out the madness.

*Desperation is making me crazy...

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Postby chargers21 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:15 am

aalvez wrote:Question: who is still pending a decision? And if you're pending are you a TX resident? And are you below 75th/50th/25th? URM?

...just trying to figure out the madness.

*Desperation is making me crazy...

Pending, above both medians, OOS. But I was asked for a why Texas

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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby cyclawps » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:27 am

chargers21 wrote:
aalvez wrote:Question: who is still pending a decision? And if you're pending are you a TX resident? And are you below 75th/50th/25th? URM?

...just trying to figure out the madness.

*Desperation is making me crazy...

Pending, above both medians, OOS. But I was asked for a why Texas

Complete since September, submitted requested "Why Texas?" in early Nov. 25<LSAT<50; 50<GPA<75. OOS. Work experience plus advanced degree. Not URM.
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Re: Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

Postby TLSTex2020 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:06 am

cyclawps wrote:
chargers21 wrote:
aalvez wrote:Question: who is still pending a decision? And if you're pending are you a TX resident? And are you below 75th/50th/25th? URM?

...just trying to figure out the madness.

*Desperation is making me crazy...

Pending, above both medians, OOS. But I was asked for a why Texas

Complete since September, submitted requested "Why Texas?" in early Nov. 25<LSAT<50; 50<GPA<75. OOS. Work experience plus advanced degree.


Still pending! Complete early Jan, Texas resident. 25<LSAT<50; 75<GPA. Not URM.

I'm wondering why they haven't just waitlisted us because it feels like that's pretty much what we are... I would just like SOME kind of communication at this point!




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