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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36%
Week of the 18th. (My, aren't you the pessimist.)
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36%
After Christmas. (bah-humbug.)
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17%
 
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Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby sev » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:36 pm

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Shout-out to previous OPs PatriotP74 and TexasENG.

Fall 2016 1L Class Profile (to be updated when 2017 stats are released)
LSAT: 162 (25th), 167 (median), 168 (75th)
GPA: 3.48 (25th), 3.73( median), 3.84 (75th)
Class size: 295
44% Women
29% minority

UT Law 2016-2017 LSN Graph
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LST Score Report
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Application Deadlines
Early Decision - November 1st
Regular Decision - March 1st

Fee Waiver
Texas residents are eligible for waiver of the application fee. A waiver is also available on the basis of need, and to members and alumni of Teach for America. (source: the link above)

What to expect
Status checker
Complete
Why Texas Request for many OOS'ers
Admission granted
Acceptances: Status checker and call from Dean (area code 512)
Not Acceptances: Email and Status Checker

Helpful Resources
Texas Law Homepage
2017 official admissions bulletin
Qualifying for in-state tuition as OOS
Official twitter
Above the Law - UT Law
Old TLS Current Students AMA Thread

Previous Threads
TLS C/O 2018 Applicants Thread
TLS C/O 2019 Applicants Thread
TLS C/O 2020 Applicants Thread

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

Postby principalagent » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:36 pm

Checking in. Gotta root for the home team

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

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:47 pm

Checking in. This is my #1 choice

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

Postby hotdog96 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:05 pm

Checking in, one of my top choices

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

Postby sev » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:07 pm

principalagent wrote:Checking in. Gotta root for the home team

Gig'em horns, amiright?

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

Postby GotLost » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:53 pm

checking in

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

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:32 pm

Anyone going to Law Day this week?

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

Postby doglawin » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:23 pm

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

Postby doglawin » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:26 pm

HenryHankPalmer wrote:Anyone going to Law Day this week?


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

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:14 pm

doglawin wrote:
HenryHankPalmer wrote:Anyone going to Law Day this week?


Woah! I didn't know about this event, do you know if any of the law faculty, including the dean, will be attending? I'd be more than happy to drive down from Dallas dfor an opportunity to meet with them!

I can't say for sure who will be there, but it is like an open house type deal with a mock class and panel interviews. I got an email about it and RSVPed awhile back, but I think you can find a link for it on the Admissions section of the website.

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

Postby sev » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:39 pm

HenryHankPalmer wrote:Anyone going to Law Day this week?

Thanks for the heads up; also hadn't heard about it.

I'm considering it.

Here's all the info on it I could find:
https://law.utexas.edu/admissions/texas-law-day/
https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2017/09/28/30744/

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

Postby trooper10538 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:42 pm

Taking Dec LSAT and will apply. Former Marine, 16 years as a Texas State Trooper, BA in Criminal Justice, working on Master's right now. Let's see what happens. UT and Houston only 2 schools I'm applying to due to family reasons. Goal is to eventually be a Federal Prosecutor. Good luck to everyone.

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

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:39 pm

sev wrote:
HenryHankPalmer wrote:Anyone going to Law Day this week?

Thanks for the heads up; also hadn't heard about it.

I'm considering it.

Here's all the info on it I could find:
https://law.utexas.edu/admissions/texas-law-day/
https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2017/09/28/30744/

Here is the agenda.

Texas Law Day Agenda

8:45 a.m. Check-In Joseph Jamail Pavilion
9:00 a.m. Welcome Admissions Q & A — The Application Process Eidman Courtroom
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. The Law Student Experience — Panel Discussion Eidman Courtroom
11:30 a.m. Law School Tours — The Bricks and Mortar Eidman Courtroom
12:30 p.m. Lunch — Attendees: On Your Own
2:00 p.m. The Law Class Experience — Mock Class Townes Hall 2.139
3:00 p.m. From Study to Practice — Becoming a Lawyer Townes Hall 2.139

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

Postby Walliums » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:55 am

Checking in! Can't wait to hear how Law Day goes!

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

Postby NeneLeakesss_409 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:50 pm

Hi friends! Look forward to meeting y'all at Law day!

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

Postby sev » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:03 pm

Officially RSVPed.

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

Postby butterfingerpancakes » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:53 pm

Checking in.
Does Texas Law offer fee waivers based on GPA and LSAT?

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

Postby OakBrook2021 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:17 am

butterfingerpancakes wrote:Checking in.
Does Texas Law offer fee waivers based on GPA and LSAT?


Yes. A wave already came through CRS a few weeks ago

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

Postby sev » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:25 pm

Interesting things:
1. "Consider writing an addenda if your LSAT changes more than 4 points after a retake."
2. Resumes can be up to 3 pages for UT--they suggest using as much of it as you need. Don't leave stuff out, in other words.
3. More people will be getting interviewed than last cycle, but not everyone that's admitted will be interviewed.

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

Postby rachelac » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:28 pm

sev wrote:Interesting things:
1. "Consider writing an addenda if your LSAT changes more than 4 points after a retake."
2. Resumes can be up to 3 pages for UT--they suggest using as much of it as you need. Don't leave stuff out, in other words.
3. More people will be getting interviewed than last cycle, but not everyone that's admitted will be interviewed.


Thanks for the report!

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

Postby sev » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:23 pm

5. Apparently Texas jumped Georgetown in the latest USNWR rankings and they're now in sole possession of 14th place. 0_o Cool.

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

Postby doglawin » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:07 pm

sev wrote:Interesting things:
1. "Consider writing an addenda if your LSAT changes more than 4 points after a retake."
2. Resumes can be up to 3 pages for UT--they suggest using as much of it as you need. Don't leave stuff out, in other words.
3. More people will be getting interviewed than last cycle, but not everyone that's admitted will be interviewed.
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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby sev » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:22 pm

4. (because I forgot #4) They don't actually start [strike]accepting[/strike] sending out acceptances 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?
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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby sev » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:31 pm

6. If you're retaking in December there's no guarantee that the new score will be considered if you submit before then--you'll have to call admissions and ask them to flag your application so it isn't considered before they receive the new score (they didn't sound super enthusiastic about people doing that, though, and recommended holding off on the application).

(Sorry, I keep remembering things that might be useful right after I make another post. Also trying to get to 100 posts so I can use the img tags to embed pretty images in the OP.)

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

Postby ljalba » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:15 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?



My understanding was not that they don’t start accepting RD until after they’ve handed ED but rather that they primarily focus on the ED apps. I know of people who have applied RD in Sept/Oct with stellar stats and subsequently get admitted around the same time as ED applicants.




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