Texas C/O 2020 (2016-2017) Applicants

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

Postby funzies » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:10 pm

PrezRand wrote:
Babe-Loblaw wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:I got used to the idea I was going to be able to find a nice 1 bedroom apartment (or house tbh) for like $700-$800/month when I was looking for housing in Bloomington, IN. Now I'm disgusted looking at the prices for apartments for a semi-decent 1 bedroom in Austin, and I have to factor in Austin traffic. :(

You could lol or maybe a 2 bedroom splitting rent for 800 a month


That's what I love about these Austin rents, man. They get higher, and I stay the same wage.

LMAO

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Babe-Loblaw wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:I got used to the idea I was going to be able to find a nice 1 bedroom apartment (or house tbh) for like $700-$800/month when I was looking for housing in Bloomington, IN. Now I'm disgusted looking at the prices for apartments for a semi-decent 1 bedroom in Austin, and I have to factor in Austin traffic. :(


A 1-bedroom *anything* in central Austin? If you're financing COL through loans... yikes. I would save myself the commute and get a roomie or two.


PrezRand wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:I got used to the idea I was going to be able to find a nice 1 bedroom apartment (or house tbh) for like $700-$800/month when I was looking for housing in Bloomington, IN. Now I'm disgusted looking at the prices for apartments for a semi-decent 1 bedroom in Austin, and I have to factor in Austin traffic. :(

You could lol or maybe a 2 bedroom splitting rent for 800 a month


Yea I guess that what I'm going to have to do. I thought about getting a roommate before, but I kind of wanted to live on my own the first year, and then try to find some friends to room with for 2l and 3l.

If could afford 850 a month
http://www.apartmentguide.com/apartments/Texas/Austin/Bridge-Hollow-_-Point-South/12276/

Austin rent is pretty much comparable to Houston/Dallas imo.

funzies wrote:Just got the call! Yay! Application complete 1/17. Sent Why Texas (OOSer) three weeks ago. URM

Congrats!



Thank you! And in response to this housing thread, I am actually stoked at the prospect of paying Austin rent prices. Currently living in Boston paying 1550 (this is considered very, very cheap for the city...and 1550 is a reduced price because I got the apartment last minute!shouldve been 1700, apparently) for a small, non-centrally located 1 bedroom with mice :( And then I have a sister living in South Texas paying 700 for a luxury 1 bedroom apartment with a gate and a pool...lol. The price we pay to live in big cities!

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

Postby Torres1893 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:27 pm

PrezRand wrote:
Babe-Loblaw wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:I got used to the idea I was going to be able to find a nice 1 bedroom apartment (or house tbh) for like $700-$800/month when I was looking for housing in Bloomington, IN. Now I'm disgusted looking at the prices for apartments for a semi-decent 1 bedroom in Austin, and I have to factor in Austin traffic. :(

You could lol or maybe a 2 bedroom splitting rent for 800 a month



PrezRand wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:I got used to the idea I was going to be able to find a nice 1 bedroom apartment (or house tbh) for like $700-$800/month when I was looking for housing in Bloomington, IN. Now I'm disgusted looking at the prices for apartments for a semi-decent 1 bedroom in Austin, and I have to factor in Austin traffic. :(

You could lol or maybe a 2 bedroom splitting rent for 800 a month


Yea I guess that what I'm going to have to do. I thought about getting a roommate before, but I kind of wanted to live on my own the first year, and then try to find some friends to room with for 2l and 3l.

If could afford 850 a month
http://www.apartmentguide.com/apartments/Texas/Austin/Bridge-Hollow-_-Point-South/12276/

Austin rent is pretty much comparable to Houston/Dallas imo.


I was looking for like $1000 max, but preferably around $850. I haven't looked on the south side of Austin. I was warned to avoid it due to traffic, but I might have to go a bit farther from the campus so that I can get a better apartment for a more reasonable price because the one you linked looks great for that rent.

I found one really close to the campus for $900. The inside looks nice, but the outside is, uh, a bit weird. https://www.apartments.com/la-casita-ap ... x/zlsfd5z/

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

Postby PrezRand » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:33 pm

Torres1893 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
Babe-Loblaw wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:I got used to the idea I was going to be able to find a nice 1 bedroom apartment (or house tbh) for like $700-$800/month when I was looking for housing in Bloomington, IN. Now I'm disgusted looking at the prices for apartments for a semi-decent 1 bedroom in Austin, and I have to factor in Austin traffic. :(

You could lol or maybe a 2 bedroom splitting rent for 800 a month



PrezRand wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:I got used to the idea I was going to be able to find a nice 1 bedroom apartment (or house tbh) for like $700-$800/month when I was looking for housing in Bloomington, IN. Now I'm disgusted looking at the prices for apartments for a semi-decent 1 bedroom in Austin, and I have to factor in Austin traffic. :(

You could lol or maybe a 2 bedroom splitting rent for 800 a month


Yea I guess that what I'm going to have to do. I thought about getting a roommate before, but I kind of wanted to live on my own the first year, and then try to find some friends to room with for 2l and 3l.

If could afford 850 a month
http://www.apartmentguide.com/apartments/Texas/Austin/Bridge-Hollow-_-Point-South/12276/

Austin rent is pretty much comparable to Houston/Dallas imo.


I was looking for like $1000 max, but preferably around $850. I haven't looked on the south side of Austin. I was warned to avoid it due to traffic, but I might have to go a bit farther from the campus so that I can get a better apartment for a more reasonable price because the one you linked looks great for that rent.

I found one really close to the campus for $900. The inside looks nice, but the outside is, uh, a bit weird. https://www.apartments.com/la-casita-ap ... x/zlsfd5z/

I think u'll be fine. It's probably comparable to Midtown in Houston

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

Postby Tx878 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:00 pm

Torres1893 wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
Babe-Loblaw wrote:
PrezRand wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:I got used to the idea I was going to be able to find a nice 1 bedroom apartment (or house tbh) for like $700-$800/month when I was looking for housing in Bloomington, IN. Now I'm disgusted looking at the prices for apartments for a semi-decent 1 bedroom in Austin, and I have to factor in Austin traffic. :(

You could lol or maybe a 2 bedroom splitting rent for 800 a month



PrezRand wrote:
Torres1893 wrote:I got used to the idea I was going to be able to find a nice 1 bedroom apartment (or house tbh) for like $700-$800/month when I was looking for housing in Bloomington, IN. Now I'm disgusted looking at the prices for apartments for a semi-decent 1 bedroom in Austin, and I have to factor in Austin traffic. :(

You could lol or maybe a 2 bedroom splitting rent for 800 a month


Yea I guess that what I'm going to have to do. I thought about getting a roommate before, but I kind of wanted to live on my own the first year, and then try to find some friends to room with for 2l and 3l.

If could afford 850 a month
http://www.apartmentguide.com/apartments/Texas/Austin/Bridge-Hollow-_-Point-South/12276/

Austin rent is pretty much comparable to Houston/Dallas imo.


I was looking for like $1000 max, but preferably around $850. I haven't looked on the south side of Austin. I was warned to avoid it due to traffic, but I might have to go a bit farther from the campus so that I can get a better apartment for a more reasonable price because the one you linked looks great for that rent.

I found one really close to the campus for $900. The inside looks nice, but the outside is, uh, a bit weird. https://www.apartments.com/la-casita-ap ... x/zlsfd5z/



There are a bunch of ones that look like this near campus! Idk what the deal is lol. Haven't been in this building but most of the weird looking ones are usually just fine on the inside. That's a solid location too, far enough from undergrads and close to campus.

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

Postby dclaw93 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:34 am

Got scholly info last night after being admitted on 1/30. In-state tuition plus an additional $7k/year!

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Postby ehf9634 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:21 pm

When are people sending in scholarship reconsideration forms?

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Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:45 pm

ehf9634 wrote:When are people sending in scholarship reconsideration forms?


Late March at the very end of my cycle. IIRC, once Texas offers you their reconsidered scholarship, you have 5 days to accept it and matriculate, or else your scholarship offer is withdrawn. So it'll be the last one I renegotiate.

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Postby dclaw93 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:46 pm

Gitaroo_Dude wrote:
ehf9634 wrote:When are people sending in scholarship reconsideration forms?


Late March at the very end of my cycle. IIRC, once Texas offers you their reconsidered scholarship, you have 5 days to accept it and matriculate, or else your scholarship offer is withdrawn. So it'll be the last one I renegotiate.

Wow, good to know!

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Postby BarMan » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:57 pm

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BarMan wrote:Thanks guys!

Do you feel it's necessary to include an unsolicited "Why Texas" if I already alluded briefly to my interest in Texas in the personal statement? I don't want it to be overkill.


Are you OOS?



Yep--- Northeast


They'll solicit one from you if they're interested. For now it's probably overkill. Is it a reach for you (feel free to PM me)?


As a reverse splitter, it's hard to gauge but yeah I would say so. I figured that I'd try my hand at it though. Not expecting much, but hoping to be pleasantly surprised lol.

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Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:35 am

Out of curiosity, where exactly in TX does UT mostly place (BL-wise) & does anyone know the outcome of median students at UT, generally?

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Postby candidlatke » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:53 am

houston's the biggest market followed by dallas followed by austin, i think

median supposedly is less than a coin flip's chance at biglaw and is variable depending on your own interviewing skills/hustle/etc. (so can go either way)

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Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:59 am

candidlatke wrote:houston's the biggest market followed by dallas followed by austin, i think

median supposedly is less than a coin flip's chance at biglaw and is variable depending on your own interviewing skills/hustle/etc. (so can go either way)


Hm.. good to know. Thanks for the speedy response!

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Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:03 am

One more question: any idea what ranking of the class generally is considered the "safe zone" for BL? (Top 30%, top 20%, etc?)

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Postby candidlatke » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:08 am

after you're in the top 3rdish, it's more your offer to lose i think (for 2L oci at least)

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Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:23 am

candidlatke wrote:after you're in the top 3rdish, it's more your offer to lose i think (for 2L oci at least)


Thanks again!

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Postby PrezRand » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:00 am

candidlatke wrote:houston's the biggest market followed by dallas followed by austin, i think

median supposedly is less than a coin flip's chance at biglaw and is variable depending on your own interviewing skills/hustle/etc. (so can go either way)

San Antonio isn't bigger for BL than Austin?

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Postby pleasesendhelp » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:46 pm

Sent my solicited OOS Why Texas last night and did not receive a receipt of transmission. I'm guessing since it went directly to SRR I shouldn't expect some automated response.

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Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:18 pm

So I was reading of the welcome letters and they mention something about all students being placed in societies......? Is this similar to sections or...? Are the societies theme-based or something? Can someone explain what these societies are?

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brinicolec wrote:So I was reading of the welcome letters and they mention something about all students being placed in societies......? Is this similar to sections or...? Are the societies theme-based or something? Can someone explain what these societies are?

https://law.utexas.edu/student-affairs/societies/

Looks like they're separate from your sections, more of a social and networking group.

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govlife wrote:
brinicolec wrote:So I was reading of the welcome letters and they mention something about all students being placed in societies......? Is this similar to sections or...? Are the societies theme-based or something? Can someone explain what these societies are?

https://law.utexas.edu/student-affairs/societies/

Looks like they're separate from your sections, more of a social and networking group.


Lol I just found this link and was gonna paste it here for anyone.

Very interesting. I don't think I've seen any other schools mention something like this. Kind of cool.... Forced bonding of law students :lol:

Edit: here's another link that explains them
https://law.utexas.edu/news/2012/01/13/ ... ety-pages/

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Postby Lawser24 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:29 pm

govlife wrote:
brinicolec wrote:So I was reading of the welcome letters and they mention something about all students being placed in societies......? Is this similar to sections or...? Are the societies theme-based or something? Can someone explain what these societies are?

https://law.utexas.edu/student-affairs/societies/

Looks like they're separate from your sections, more of a social and networking group.


Can confirm, they're separate from sections, more of a social/networking thing. Source: my current UT 1L roommate lol

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Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:34 pm

Lawser24 wrote:
govlife wrote:
brinicolec wrote:So I was reading of the welcome letters and they mention something about all students being placed in societies......? Is this similar to sections or...? Are the societies theme-based or something? Can someone explain what these societies are?

https://law.utexas.edu/student-affairs/societies/

Looks like they're separate from your sections, more of a social and networking group.


Can confirm, they're separate from sections, more of a social/networking thing. Source: my current UT 1L roommate lol



Does your UT roommate seem to like it?

It seems like a really nice idea, especially since it not only connects 1Ls to other 1Ls, but to upperclassmen and faculty as well. Plus, it's a nice way to remind law students to have fun every now and then lol.

It kinda piques my interest in the school more...

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brinicolec wrote:
govlife wrote:
brinicolec wrote:So I was reading of the welcome letters and they mention something about all students being placed in societies......? Is this similar to sections or...? Are the societies theme-based or something? Can someone explain what these societies are?

https://law.utexas.edu/student-affairs/societies/

Looks like they're separate from your sections, more of a social and networking group.


Lol I just found this link and was gonna paste it here for anyone.

Very interesting. I don't think I've seen any other schools mention something like this. Kind of cool.... Forced bonding of law students :lol:

Edit: here's another link that explains them
https://law.utexas.edu/news/2012/01/13/ ... ety-pages/

Agreed, I think this is a cool idea. I wrote about this in my Why Texas and my admission letter had a nice handwritten note about it!

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Postby Torres1893 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:12 pm

Anyone get an email/going to the Houston admitted student reception? It's next week and I'm likely to go unless I can't find someone to cover my shift at work.

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

Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:02 pm

dclaw93 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
govlife wrote:
brinicolec wrote:So I was reading of the welcome letters and they mention something about all students being placed in societies......? Is this similar to sections or...? Are the societies theme-based or something? Can someone explain what these societies are?

https://law.utexas.edu/student-affairs/societies/

Looks like they're separate from your sections, more of a social and networking group.


Lol I just found this link and was gonna paste it here for anyone.

Very interesting. I don't think I've seen any other schools mention something like this. Kind of cool.... Forced bonding of law students :lol:

Edit: here's another link that explains them
https://law.utexas.edu/news/2012/01/13/ ... ety-pages/

Agreed, I think this is a cool idea. I wrote about this in my Why Texas and my admission letter had a nice handwritten note about it!


Yeah, I mean, between this and sections, it seems like a good way to ensure students have friends lol.



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