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

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I have been...

Interviewed but still pending
38
21%
Interviewed but dinged :(
5
3%
Interviewed and accepted
71
39%
Accepted without an interview
1
1%
Dinged without an interview :(
5
3%
Just twiddling my thumbs... ho hum... la di da...
44
24%
Writing a comprehensive but concise poll option for people who aren't applying to Texas this cycle but would like to vote in this poll
18
10%
 
Total votes: 182

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

Postby xinaialice » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:36 pm

For those who finished their interviews... Would y'all mind tell me that how long a question takes?

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Postby rachelac » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:18 pm

xinaialice wrote:For those who finished their interviews... Would y'all mind tell me that how long a question takes?


1 min prep (you can't skip it), 1:30 to answer. 15 min on written question.

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

Postby xinaialice » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:21 pm

rachelac wrote:
xinaialice wrote:For those who finished their interviews... Would y'all mind tell me that how long a question takes?


1 min prep (you can't skip it), 1:30 to answer. 15 min on written question.



Thanks!!! :D

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

Postby amta » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:14 pm

wmbuff wrote:
Jack_Kelly wrote:
Menchie wrote:
Jack_Kelly wrote:Still no interview request :? This can't bode well. OOS splitter with no Why Texas, so I suppose I asked for it.


I'm in the exact same boat. Do you know if emailing them a Why Texas would be a bad idea?

No idea, would be interested in other views on this also.


I'm going to write one and send it. I couldn't make the Northwestern video interview site work with the available computers, so I'd like to avoid getting stuck using that service again.


I sent one in unsolicited after being complete for about a month and hearing nothing. Conventional wisdom is UT will ask you for one if they want one, but I really wanted UT and got impatient. Worked out in the end.

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

Postby doublepug » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:15 am

for people who did the interview already - are the practice questions on Kira different than the ones asked in the actual interview?
I didn't seen any Why Texas or why law practice questions but instead had "tell us about something that funny that happened to you recently" and questions like that in practice rounds

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Postby rachelac » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:51 am

doublepug wrote:for people who did the interview already - are the practice questions on Kira different than the ones asked in the actual interview?
I didn't seen any Why Texas or why law practice questions but instead had "tell us about something that funny that happened to you recently" and questions like that in practice rounds


They're different. The actual questions are way more law school focused.

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Postby playmaker093 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:04 pm

If I'm out of state should I send a Why Texas or will they request one from me?

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Postby amta » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:14 pm

playmaker093 wrote:If I'm out of state should I send a Why Texas or will they request one from me?


both, arguably.

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

Postby ghostlyyy » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:20 pm

Anyone who did the interview have an examples of the questions they asked? I'm assuming why Texas is one...gotta figure out my answer for that lol

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Postby DonaldTrump » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:40 pm

Got an interview invite, but don't feel like interviewing since I already got into my dream school. Would ignoring the invite be an auto reject? Would a UT scholly help with negotiating at a mid t13?

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

Postby dallinpackard » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:15 pm

DonaldTrump wrote:Got an interview invite, but don't feel like interviewing since I already got into my dream school. Would ignoring the invite be an auto reject? Would a UT scholly help with negotiating at a mid t13?

You should still interview, IMO. It's always nice to keep doors open, and although a scholly at UT wouldn't for sure help your negotiation efforts, it certainly wouldn't help.

Where did you get in, by the way? Congrats!

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Postby monsterc_ » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:30 am

To anyone that maybe sent in a Why Texas after submitting their app - how did you go about doing this? Did you just send an email saying you wanted to submit additional materials or that you wanted to express continued interest in the school or something like that? I'm OOS, got status checker/complete on 10/30 and no interview request yet so I'm getting a little nervous. GPA above median, LSAT pretty far above 75th. I actually really do like Texas a lot but didnt write a Why Texas because I was afraid it might sound too generic since I never visited or anything and all my info was from the website/promotional materials. I know in the past they asked OOSers for a Why Texas so I figured I might wait for that but it doesnt seem they've done much of that this year.

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

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:44 am

monsterc_ wrote:To anyone that maybe sent in a Why Texas after submitting their app - how did you go about doing this? Did you just send an email saying you wanted to submit additional materials or that you wanted to express continued interest in the school or something like that? I'm OOS, got status checker/complete on 10/30 and no interview request yet so I'm getting a little nervous. GPA above median, LSAT pretty far above 75th. I actually really do like Texas a lot but didnt write a Why Texas because I was afraid it might sound too generic since I never visited or anything and all my info was from the website/promotional materials. I know in the past they asked OOSers for a Why Texas so I figured I might wait for that but it doesnt seem they've done much of that this year.

Yes. I just emailed mine a few days after I submitted my app. It’s always a good idea to send one if you are OOS, and with your numbers you’ll probably get an interview request.

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

Postby monsterc_ » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:18 am

HenryHankPalmer wrote:
monsterc_ wrote:To anyone that maybe sent in a Why Texas after submitting their app - how did you go about doing this? Did you just send an email saying you wanted to submit additional materials or that you wanted to express continued interest in the school or something like that? I'm OOS, got status checker/complete on 10/30 and no interview request yet so I'm getting a little nervous. GPA above median, LSAT pretty far above 75th. I actually really do like Texas a lot but didnt write a Why Texas because I was afraid it might sound too generic since I never visited or anything and all my info was from the website/promotional materials. I know in the past they asked OOSers for a Why Texas so I figured I might wait for that but it doesnt seem they've done much of that this year.

Yes. I just emailed mine a few days after I submitted my app. It’s always a good idea to send one if you are OOS, and with your numbers you’ll probably get an interview request.


Sounds good, thanks!!

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

Postby DonaldTrump » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:05 am

dallinpackard wrote:
DonaldTrump wrote:Got an interview invite, but don't feel like interviewing since I already got into my dream school. Would ignoring the invite be an auto reject? Would a UT scholly help with negotiating at a mid t13?

You should still interview, IMO. It's always nice to keep doors open, and although a scholly at UT wouldn't for sure help your negotiation efforts, it certainly wouldn't help.

Where did you get in, by the way? Congrats!



You're right, I will definitely interview. It's never a bad idea to have one in the back pocket just in case- especially a great school like Texas.

Thanks! I will most likely end up at UVA though, unless another school offers some significant $.

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

Postby dallinpackard » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:10 pm

DonaldTrump wrote:
dallinpackard wrote:
DonaldTrump wrote:Got an interview invite, but don't feel like interviewing since I already got into my dream school. Would ignoring the invite be an auto reject? Would a UT scholly help with negotiating at a mid t13?

You should still interview, IMO. It's always nice to keep doors open, and although a scholly at UT wouldn't for sure help your negotiation efforts, it certainly wouldn't help.

Where did you get in, by the way? Congrats!



You're right, I will definitely interview. It's never a bad idea to have one in the back pocket just in case- especially a great school like Texas.

Thanks! I will most likely end up at UVA though, unless another school offers some significant $.


Let me know what you decide! UVA and UT are the two schools that I'm looking closely at. I want to practice in Texas, so both make a lot of sense. I'm assuming you got into UVA? I was admitted last Thursday:) I had a 9 day turnout, fun fact. I was super impressed with their speed.

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

Postby NeneLeakesss_409 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:43 pm

When should ED applicants expect to hear back?

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Postby Churner_throwaway- » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:35 pm

I just bombed the interview -- I did not finish the last written question, and I am super embarrassed. I am generally not a fan of these recorded interviews but, oh well. Hoping I don't get immediately dinged

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

Postby jimmyplayer601 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:46 pm

Just got an interview request!

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

Postby hotdog96 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:14 pm

Also got interview request today. In state resident

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

Postby heyduchess » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:43 pm

Those of you who sent an unsolicited Why...

Where did you send it? Just general admissions?

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Postby wmbuff » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:24 pm

heyduchess wrote:Those of you who sent an unsolicited Why...

Where did you send it? Just general admissions?


I sent it to admissions@law.utexas.edu, and that got it through just fine.
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Postby austinlove » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:20 pm

Interviews!
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Postby HenryHankPalmer » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:23 pm

austinlove wrote:I’m in state and above both 75th— got an interview request. An I wrong to see that as weird/bad?

From everything I have seen, it is a harbinger of good things. When it was discussed at the Admissions open house, they hinted at it being a sign that they liked your app and want to know a little more.



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