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

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I have been...

Interviewed but still pending
37
21%
Interviewed but dinged :(
4
2%
Interviewed and accepted
71
40%
Accepted without an interview
1
1%
Dinged without an interview :(
5
3%
Just twiddling my thumbs... ho hum... la di da...
44
25%
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
16
9%
 
Total votes: 178

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

Postby abujabal » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:25 pm

wmbuff wrote:
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.


I replied to the "we got your application email" with it and it seemed to work

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

Postby cooleyclassof2021 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:10 pm

Completed my interview this week and was wondering if they record/can watch the preparation time? My camera light was on and I could see/adjust myself. I did not maintain professionalism during that time and I'm worried that is going to count against me.

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

Postby pbsdotcom » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:11 pm

cooleyclassof2021 wrote:Completed my interview this week and was wondering if they record/can watch the preparation time? My camera light was on and I could see/adjust myself. I did not maintain professionalism during that time and I'm worried that is going to count against me.


lol would also love to know the answer to this

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

Postby Churner_throwaway- » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:13 pm

cooleyclassof2021 wrote:Completed my interview this week and was wondering if they record/can watch the preparation time? My camera light was on and I could see/adjust myself. I did not maintain professionalism during that time and I'm worried that is going to count against me.


I called myself an idiot in between video responses for Cornell's interview and got in yesterday. I am almost certain they can't see that.

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

Postby cooleyclassof2021 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:20 pm

Churner_throwaway- wrote:
cooleyclassof2021 wrote:Completed my interview this week and was wondering if they record/can watch the preparation time? My camera light was on and I could see/adjust myself. I did not maintain professionalism during that time and I'm worried that is going to count against me.


I called myself an idiot in between video responses for Cornell's interview and got in yesterday. I am almost certain they can't see that.


Oh TG. Also lmao.

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

Postby heyduchess » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:32 pm

abujabal wrote:
wmbuff wrote:
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.


I replied to the "we got your application email" with it and it seemed to work


Lolz thx abu. <3

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

Postby wmbuff » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:14 pm

Hooray!/Darn!

I've been invited to interview, in spite of sending a "Why Texas". Good thing I'm going up to my parents' house this weekend, and can try it on different computers than the ones that failed for Northwestern.
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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby megs384 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:15 pm

Finally broke radio silence with an interview request yesterday!! Elated but also terrified. Good luck to everyone! In state resident, ED.

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Postby NeneLeakesss_409 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:46 pm

megs384 wrote:Finally broke radio silence with an interview request yesterday!! Elated but also terrified. Good luck to everyone! In state resident, ED.

If you don't mind me asking, what are your stats and are you URM?

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

Postby megs384 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:10 pm

NeneLeakesss_409 wrote:
megs384 wrote:Finally broke radio silence with an interview request yesterday!! Elated but also terrified. Good luck to everyone! In state resident, ED.

If you don't mind me asking, what are your stats and are you URM?


3.76/162 Non-URM. I'm honestly shocked they haven't outright rejected me yet, I know my numbers are crap. Maybe it helps that I'm disabled? Idk.

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

Postby wmbuff » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:21 pm

megs384 wrote:
NeneLeakesss_409 wrote:
megs384 wrote:Finally broke radio silence with an interview request yesterday!! Elated but also terrified. Good luck to everyone! In state resident, ED.

If you don't mind me asking, what are your stats and are you URM?


3.76/162 Non-URM. I'm honestly shocked they haven't outright rejected me yet, I know my numbers are crap. Maybe it helps that I'm disabled? Idk.


We don't have c/o 2020 quartiles yet, but you're over GPA median, and at the 25th LSAT from c/o 2019. That's no auto-ding, and if they saw something else they like in your app, they're probably interested. An interview is a good sign, from what we've been told.
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Re: Texas Law Class of 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Postby ebrook93 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:32 pm

wmbuff wrote:
megs384 wrote:
NeneLeakesss_409 wrote:
megs384 wrote:Finally broke radio silence with an interview request yesterday!! Elated but also terrified. Good luck to everyone! In state resident, ED.

If you don't mind me asking, what are your stats and are you URM?


3.76/162 Non-URM. I'm honestly shocked they haven't outright rejected me yet, I know my numbers are crap. Maybe it helps that I'm disabled? Idk.


We don't have c/o 2020 quartiles yet, but you're over GPA median, and at the 25th LSAT from c/o 2019. That's no auto-ding, and if they saw something else they like in your app, they're probably interested. An interview is a good sign, from what we've been told.


Out of curiosity, what do you mean "from what we've been told?" Like is that coming from somebody at UT?

I applied ED and I'm in state with 166/3.49, and am getting very worried that I haven't gotten an interview request. It seems to me that they're interviewing candidates that they like but aren't auto acceptances from their numbers. My numbers are between the 25-50 percentiles, so I imagine I'd be on the bubble, and am taking my lack of interview request to mean that I'm probably going to be rejected.

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

Postby sev » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:39 pm

ebrook93 wrote:Out of curiosity, what do you mean "from what we've been told?" Like is that coming from somebody at UT?

Yeah; they talked on this at the law day thing and they’re trying to interview a higher percentage of admitted students this year.

Edit: I’d say that you shouldn’t take it as a ding—it’s still kinda early for ED—they have until the end of January.)

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

Postby NeneLeakesss_409 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:22 pm

ebrook93 wrote:
wmbuff wrote:
megs384 wrote:
NeneLeakesss_409 wrote:
megs384 wrote:Finally broke radio silence with an interview request yesterday!! Elated but also terrified. Good luck to everyone! In state resident, ED.

If you don't mind me asking, what are your stats and are you URM?


3.76/162 Non-URM. I'm honestly shocked they haven't outright rejected me yet, I know my numbers are crap. Maybe it helps that I'm disabled? Idk.


We don't have c/o 2020 quartiles yet, but you're over GPA median, and at the 25th LSAT from c/o 2019. That's no auto-ding, and if they saw something else they like in your app, they're probably interested. An interview is a good sign, from what we've been told.


Out of curiosity, what do you mean "from what we've been told?" Like is that coming from somebody at UT?

I applied ED and I'm in state with 166/3.49, and am getting very worried that I haven't gotten an interview request. It seems to me that they're interviewing candidates that they like but aren't auto acceptances from their numbers. My numbers are between the 25-50 percentiles, so I imagine I'd be on the bubble, and am taking my lack of interview request to mean that I'm probably going to be rejected.


I relate! I'm a 164/3.7. Haven't heard back yet and I'm scared it indicates a rejection. Praying otherwise and trying to stay optimistic!

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

Postby Jakovenko » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:54 pm

I got an interview request like 2 days after submitting app materials... Can anyone who has done the interview shed some light on what sorts of questions are asked? This will be my first LS interview.

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

Postby dallinpackard » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:11 pm

Jakovenko wrote:I got an interview request like 2 days after submitting app materials... Can anyone who has done the interview shed some light on what sorts of questions are asked? This will be my first LS interview.


It's fairly simple. Expect basic questions like "Why law? Why Texas" etc... It's not going to be unique to your application, but there may be slight variance from application to application.

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

Postby Jakovenko » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:47 pm

dallinpackard wrote:
Jakovenko wrote:I got an interview request like 2 days after submitting app materials... Can anyone who has done the interview shed some light on what sorts of questions are asked? This will be my first LS interview.


It's fairly simple. Expect basic questions like "Why law? Why Texas" etc... It's not going to be unique to your application, but there may be slight variance from application to application.

Thank you!

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

Postby ebrook93 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:01 pm

UT Law Admissions just tweeted that they made their first round of calls for ED admits today. Did anybody get a call?

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

Postby lockstockmcgee » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:19 pm

I got in via call yesterday afternoon- Couldn't be more excited to be a Longhorn! Hook 'em! (I applied ED)

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Postby ebrook93 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:46 pm

lockstockmcgee wrote:I got in via call yesterday afternoon- Couldn't be more excited to be a Longhorn! Hook 'em! (I applied ED)


Congrats! Would you mind sharing your stats?

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Postby lockstockmcgee » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:38 pm

ebrook93 wrote:
lockstockmcgee wrote:I got in via call yesterday afternoon- Couldn't be more excited to be a Longhorn! Hook 'em! (I applied ED)


Congrats! Would you mind sharing your stats?


I was median LSAT and below median GPA.

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

Postby ebrook93 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:47 pm

lockstockmcgee wrote:
ebrook93 wrote:
lockstockmcgee wrote:I got in via call yesterday afternoon- Couldn't be more excited to be a Longhorn! Hook 'em! (I applied ED)


Congrats! Would you mind sharing your stats?


I was median LSAT and below median GPA.


That’s very encouraging! Sorry one more question... did you interview?

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

Postby megs384 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:44 pm

Hi guys! Can anyone who's interviewed walk me through your experience? I'm planning to record it tonight, but am debating what to wear, where to record, and whether or not answering all the practice questions is worth it. I went through the Kira practice run over and over again until the questions started repeating themselves lol. Are the questions different in the actual interview different?

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

Postby blackmamba8 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:51 pm

megs384 wrote:Hi guys! Can anyone who's interviewed walk me through your experience? I'm planning to record it tonight, but am debating what to wear, where to record, and whether or not answering all the practice questions is worth it. I went through the Kira practice run over and over again until the questions started repeating themselves lol. Are the questions different in the actual interview different?

I'm a guy so I wore a suit jacket and tie. They don't ask you to stand up so you don't need to wear dress pants, I just wore shorts. I recorded mine in my apartment bedroom. The questions in the actual interview are different from the ones in the practice. There are three verbal responses and then one 15 minute writing response.

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

Postby wmbuff » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:07 pm

blackmamba8 wrote:
megs384 wrote:Hi guys! Can anyone who's interviewed walk me through your experience? I'm planning to record it tonight, but am debating what to wear, where to record, and whether or not answering all the practice questions is worth it. I went through the Kira practice run over and over again until the questions started repeating themselves lol. Are the questions different in the actual interview different?

I'm a guy so I wore a suit jacket and tie. They don't ask you to stand up so you don't need to wear dress pants, I just wore shorts. I recorded mine in my apartment bedroom. The questions in the actual interview are different from the ones in the practice. There are three verbal responses and then one 15 minute writing response.


I just did mine with the same attire. Glad I had already done a Why Texas.
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