Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

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When will first RD acceptances go out?

Week of the 4th. (ahhhhh! that's this week.)
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11%
Week of the 11th.
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35%
Week of the 18th. (My, aren't you the pessimist.)
20
37%
After Christmas. (bah-humbug.)
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17%
 
Total votes: 54

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HenryHankPalmer
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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:05 pm

sev wrote:4. (because I forgot #4) They don't actually start accepting RD until after they've handed out ED--which happens like mid-November/mid-December.

^I'm pretty sure I understood that correctly--can anyone confirm that's what she said?

Regular decision apps are accepted whenever, decisions just aren’t made until after the early decisions have been made

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby sev » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:32 pm

HenryHankPalmer wrote:
sev wrote:4. (because I forgot #4) They don't actually start accepting RD until after they've handed out ED--which happens like mid-November/mid-December.

^I'm pretty sure I understood that correctly--can anyone confirm that's what she said?

Regular decision apps are accepted whenever, decisions just aren’t made until after the early decisions have been made

Sorry, bad phrasing. That's what I meant.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby hotdog96 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:32 pm

Thoughts on writing a Why Texas? I am a resident

I don't see anywhere to add it on the LSAC application

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby sev » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:43 pm

hotdog96 wrote:Thoughts on writing a Why Texas? I am a resident

I don't see anywhere to add it on the LSAC application

Per the 2019 thread, I think it's usually only solicited of OOSers.
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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby GotLost » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:19 am

Just got the status checker

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby principalagent » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:38 pm

GotLost wrote:Just got the status checker


Same here!

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby emilyLl » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:06 pm

Has anyone received the status checker login and been able to actually view their status? I received the email last week but when I try to log in it says "you have no active application at this time"

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby ebrook93 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:01 am

Does anybody know when the admissions committee actually starts to review ED applications? I submitted mine last week, but am still waiting on a third letter of recommendation to be submitted. I want to make sure my recommender gets the letter in before my application is reviewed.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby sev » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:22 pm

ebrook93 wrote:Does anybody know when the admissions committee actually starts to review ED applications? I submitted mine last week, but am still waiting on a third letter of recommendation to be submitted. I want to make sure my recommender gets the letter in before my application is reviewed.

Don't remember exactly what they said about when they start reviewing but based on the fact that they want a heads up about December retakes I'd say contact admissions and let them know.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:55 pm

Did y'all strictly adhere to the two page limit for your personal statement? I can get mine to two pages if I make the spacing something like 1.5, but I am having a hard time getting to two double spaced pages. I know that is a silly thing to ask about, but I am curious.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby amta » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:45 am

sev wrote:Gig'em horns, amiright?


:shock:

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby principalagent » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:49 am

amta wrote:
sev wrote:Gig'em horns, amiright?


:shock:


I mean I was just gonna let it slide

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby amta » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:52 am

principalagent wrote:I mean I was just gonna let it slide


TAMU has a law school if they are interested.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:34 pm

Just submitted my app regular decision. \m/

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby amta » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:04 am

HenryHankPalmer wrote:Just submitted my app regular decision. \m/


best place in the world to be a law student.

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:03 pm

What is a normal waiting period between your app getting submitted and getting the status checker?

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby principalagent » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:04 pm

HenryHankPalmer wrote:What is a normal waiting period between your app getting submitted and getting the status checker?


Took about a week and a half for me

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby azpsych20 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:09 am

Checking in! Planning on applying in about two weeks (waiting on LOR's). UT is definitely in my top three! Good luck all!

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby Tx878 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:24 pm

HenryHankPalmer wrote:Did y'all strictly adhere to the two page limit for your personal statement? I can get mine to two pages if I make the spacing something like 1.5, but I am having a hard time getting to two double spaced pages. I know that is a silly thing to ask about, but I am curious.




Don't sweat it. Mine wasn't all the way up to two pages

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby RobinLeHood13 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:13 am

Checking in. Splitter, out of state, academy grad, 4 years work experience, so we’ll see how this goes
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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:47 pm

I got my status checker Saturday morning.

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Addendum for a 7 point jump?

Postby dallinpackard » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:10 am

So I had a 165 in June after studying since January and then after June only did drills but without taking a full length test and only on and off and somehow got a 172 in September. Do I need to write an addendum? And what would I even say? "I studied less and did better"

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Re: Addendum for a 7 point jump?

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:16 am

dallinpackard wrote:So I had a 165 in June after studying since January and then after June only did drills but without taking a full length test and only on and off and somehow got a 172 in September. Do I need to write an addendum? And what would I even say? "I studied less and did better"

I think you would be fine doing one, but it also won't hurt you not to do one. I heard one of their admissions representatives say that they usually like to see an LSAT Addenda for score jumps that are above the average (which I think is something like 3-4 points), but I don't think its required. Seven points is a sizable jump (congratulations by the way, that is an awesome improvement), but it isn't such an astronomical leap that you should feel the need to explain yourself. If you do decide to write one, you can keep it to a few sentences that basically say something standard about how you focused on improving, and dedicated more time and effort to preparation. They don't need to know you studied less.

Tl;Dr: Really up to you, won't hurt you either way. Congratulations on a solid improvement.

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Re: Addendum for a 7 point jump?

Postby dallinpackard » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:19 am

HenryHankPalmer wrote:
dallinpackard wrote:So I had a 165 in June after studying since January and then after June only did drills but without taking a full length test and only on and off and somehow got a 172 in September. Do I need to write an addendum? And what would I even say? "I studied less and did better"

I think you would be fine doing one, but it also won't hurt you not to do one. I heard one of their admissions representatives say that they usually like to see an LSAT Addenda for score jumps that are above the average (which I think is something like 3-4 points), but I don't think its required. Seven points is a sizable jump (congratulations by the way, that is an awesome improvement), but it isn't such an astronomical leap that you should feel the need to explain yourself. If you do decide to write one, you can keep it to a few sentences that basically say something standard about how you focused on improving, and dedicated more time and effort to preparation. They don't need to know you studied less.

Tl;Dr: Really up to you, won't hurt you either way. Congratulations on a solid improvement.



That makes sense. I'll probably do one. Thanks for the congrats!! I was honestly caught off guard when it came back. I was hoping for a 167. Anyway, since that score I've looked at a lot of different options, but UT still remains close to my heart. Hope to see you in August!

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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby sev » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:19 pm

Finished spamming my way up to 100 posts--OP now with images and a new poll!

principalagent wrote:
amta wrote:
sev wrote:Gig'em horns, amiright?


:shock:


I mean I was just gonna let it slide

did I say something wrong? :P




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