In at University of Houston

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BleedBlue83
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby BleedBlue83 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:26 pm

I'm officially withdrawn. Good luck to those who are waiting.


Off-topic discussion aside, best of luck to you!

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby FunkyJD » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:31 pm

BleedBlue83 wrote:
I'm officially withdrawn. Good luck to those who are waiting.


Off-topic discussion aside, best of luck to you!

Thanks, same to you. Double that since you're a Cowboys fan.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby jgrin » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:06 pm

This thread needs to come alive - someone post something to spark it

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby EBGB » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:20 am

I went file under review on 3/30 and nothing has changed. Good or bad thing?

FT/159/3.3/non-urm

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Texan09 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:06 am

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby matrix637 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:10 am

WLed 161/3.3/Texas resident. Withdrawing soon. good luck to all you guys still waiting.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby rdcws000 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:34 am

I spent a lot of time reviewing last year's forum posts, studying the timeline to see when the spurts of activity were. (Sad I know).

Last year a batch of people went under review on 3/30, 3/31 (just like this year, including me) and a good majority of them heard a decision by the first of May.

There were of course those unfortunate ones who continued to wait, but it seems most either received a decision or were waitlisted by the first of May.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby raperez129 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:56 am

rdcws000 wrote:Last year a batch of people went under review on 3/30, 3/31 (just like this year, including me) and a good majority of them heard a decision by the first of May.


:shock: :shock:

Are you speaking of FT, PT or both?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby jgrin » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:32 pm

Really hoping my softs can push me over the threshold - i Really want this one

Nevertheless, expecting the ding

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Texasboundanddown » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:38 pm

jgrin wrote:Really hoping my softs can push me over the threshold - i Really want this one

Nevertheless, expecting the ding


Does ding mean rejection? I thought it just meant decision? Sorry I dont know the language. haha

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:23 pm

I put my deposit down. No chatter from ASD?

I visited the campus for the first time a couple days ago. I had pretty low expectations from everything I've heard. But I didn't think the building was that bad. It wasn't ivy league or even modern, but it wasn't shite either.

But I didn't completely figure out who all is sharing the building. Is there some other college or department that shares the same building as the law school?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Josh the Goat » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:37 pm

madmartigan wrote:But I didn't completely figure out who all is sharing the building. Is there some other college or department that shares the same building as the law school?


Nope, it's all the law school. There's BLB, TUII, the underground commons area and student organizations area, plus Krost Hall and the Trailers. What makes you think it's being shared with something else?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:41 pm

Josh the Goat wrote:
madmartigan wrote:But I didn't completely figure out who all is sharing the building. Is there some other college or department that shares the same building as the law school?


Nope, it's all the law school. There's BLB, TUII, the underground commons area and student organizations area, plus Krost Hall and the Trailers. What makes you think it's being shared with something else?


i thought I saw a sign that said something about another department. And there was a bunch of booths set up in the common area, and it didn't all look like law school stuff. Isn't there a TU1 attached?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Josh the Goat » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:55 pm

madmartigan wrote:Isn't there a TU1 attached?


TU I is actually the Bates Law Building. I'm pretty sure they just renamed it after a big donation from the "Bates" family. I'm guessing they're holding off on TUII until they get another big donation.

I'm not sure who was set up in the commons, but it's normally just students milling about and studying in there. They might have rented out the space to some other event for the day.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:52 pm

Josh the Goat wrote:
Bustang wrote:Can you post a screenshot of your commute the school everyday? How long is the drive?


I've lived in the downtown area for about 6 years now. I've visited a lot of the apartment complexes while looking for housing, so feel free to ask about any you're considering.

Here's my opinion on the major downtown locations where UH students tend to live:
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I can elaborate if anyone wants me to.


Josh, or anyone else familiar with Houston. Several people have recommended I look at "the village" and "kirby" as possible locations for an apartment. Where are those neighborhoods in relation to your map?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Bustang » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:09 pm

How do you pay the seat deposit?

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby hotdog123 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:22 pm

madmartigan wrote:
Josh, or anyone else familiar with Houston. Several people have recommended I look at "the village" and "kirby" as possible locations for an apartment. Where are those neighborhoods in relation to your map?



Village = "Rice & Museum District"

Kirby = "Greenway Plaza & River Oaks"

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby FB567 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:23 pm

Bustang wrote:How do you pay the seat deposit?


I wrote a check and mailed it in.

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madmartigan
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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby madmartigan » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:02 pm

Gotcha, thanks Donny.

I just delivered my $ in person, but you can mail it as well.

Anybody know whats next for admitted students? Isn't there another deposit deadline... Do we need to register for classes or anything... etc.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby 0 and 16 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:30 pm

Anyone have thoughts on the admitted students day?

I came away from it feeling that the Q and A with current students was the most valuable part of the program. The five students represented a nice cross-section of what I imagine the law school students at UH are like--public interest, criminal, and private practice. They didn't obscure the fact that it's difficult to secure a job, but at the same time stressed that people who aren't graduating with jobs from UH probably didn't do the necessary legwork in the first place. After the day was done, I left very impressed with the quality of education and the caliber of students that currently attend.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby mr.ford » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:34 pm

About the Admitted Students Day- I came away with mixed feelings. The facilities definitely weren't as bad as people on this forum have made them out to be. I was very impressed by the faculty and the range of opportunities for students (clinics, moot court, etc.). But my soul was kind of crushed by the financial aid session.

I was accepted in December and filed my FAFSA in February, but I still haven't received my Peoplesoft ID. The financial aid person told me I probably wouldn't be considered for the first round of financial aid because of this (a clerical error on their part). That, plus the lack of merit scholarships, plus the absurd out of state tuition cost really doesn't do much for me.

But aside from those shenanigans it was a good experience.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Bustang » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:48 pm

I also enjoyed the admitted students day. I felt that everyone there was intelligent and full of personality. However, I did not feel intimidated by anyone or the institution itself so that's nice. I'm filling out all of my finaid stuff right now: it's scary that my dream of law school is coming closer and closer to fruition.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby atfarmer » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:43 am

mr.ford wrote: I was accepted in December and filed my FAFSA in February, but I still haven't received my Peoplesoft ID. The financial aid person told me I probably wouldn't be considered for the first round of financial aid because of this (a clerical error on their part). That, plus the lack of merit scholarships, plus the absurd out of state tuition cost really doesn't do much for me.

But aside from those shenanigans it was a good experience.


No kidding. There was an audible WTF!!?? reaction around the room when she announced that. That's a pretty big screw up on their part.

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby mr.ford » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:54 am

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Re: In at University of Houston

Postby Duragon » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:39 am

Will you explain what you're taking about regarding a financial aid clerical error in a little more detail, please? I'm did not attend the ASW and I'm confused by what you're saying. Thanks.




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