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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby RSN_M3 » Tue May 11, 2010 1:04 pm

Grad_Student wrote:And remember, STCL employs over-time police officers (HPD, Harris Co. Sherrif) that patrol the school, around the school and the prof's parking area. They will also escort you all the way to your car in your parking garage.


This.

Also, STCL is located near a newly constructed mall and several different venues (House of Blues, Toyota Center, GRB), so there are always people walking around. Rockets games and concerts draw crowds to downtown several nights a week.

Location wise, STCL is on the way up and it's safer than UH in my view.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby Grad_Student » Tue May 11, 2010 3:54 pm

jgrin wrote:
Grad_Student wrote:And remember, STCL employs over-time police officers (HPD, Harris Co. Sherrif) that patrol the school, around the school and the prof's parking area. They will also escort you all the way to your car in your parking garage.


Nice.

I have another question for you. How hard is it to be selected to write for the law review? Is there an application process? I really don't know a lot about it, but am very interested in it, so any info would be greatly appreciated.

ahh yes, LR. The minimum gpa is a 2.667 to 3.40 to write on. If you have a 3.40+, then you grade on. I think a MAJORITY of the folks on it grade on. I know of some people who did write on and made it but I have an inkling that there GPA's were on at the cusp of grading on. There are 2 write on competition each year; one over the summer and the other over winter break.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby jgrin » Tue May 11, 2010 5:09 pm

Grad_Student wrote:
jgrin wrote:
Grad_Student wrote:And remember, STCL employs over-time police officers (HPD, Harris Co. Sherrif) that patrol the school, around the school and the prof's parking area. They will also escort you all the way to your car in your parking garage.


Nice.

I have another question for you. How hard is it to be selected to write for the law review? Is there an application process? I really don't know a lot about it, but am very interested in it, so any info would be greatly appreciated.

ahh yes, LR. The minimum gpa is a 2.667 to 3.40 to write on. If you have a 3.40+, then you grade on. I think a MAJORITY of the folks on it grade on. I know of some people who did write on and made it but I have an inkling that there GPA's were on at the cusp of grading on. There are 2 write on competition each year; one over the summer and the other over winter break.


what is the difference between write on and grade on? does this merely mean that some graded on the law review, and others wrote on the law review?

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby Stryka » Tue May 11, 2010 5:33 pm

Reading all these good things about South Texas is really helping me choose where to go. Already made my first deposit for South Texas, but am waiting from the waitlist at KU, Texas Wesleyan, and to hear back from SMU again...I really want to practice in Dallas though.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby Grad_Student » Tue May 11, 2010 11:18 pm

jgrin wrote:
Grad_Student wrote:
jgrin wrote:
Grad_Student wrote:And remember, STCL employs over-time police officers (HPD, Harris Co. Sherrif) that patrol the school, around the school and the prof's parking area. They will also escort you all the way to your car in your parking garage.


Nice.

I have another question for you. How hard is it to be selected to write for the law review? Is there an application process? I really don't know a lot about it, but am very interested in it, so any info would be greatly appreciated.

ahh yes, LR. The minimum gpa is a 2.667 to 3.40 to write on. If you have a 3.40+, then you grade on. I think a MAJORITY of the folks on it grade on. I know of some people who did write on and made it but I have an inkling that there GPA's were on at the cusp of grading on. There are 2 write on competition each year; one over the summer and the other over winter break.


what is the difference between write on and grade on? does this merely mean that some graded on the law review, and others wrote on the law review?

Yes, sorry if my post didn't make that clear. If you have a 3.40 or above, you auto-grade on. if you have between 2.667 and 3.40, you have to write on.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby Grad_Student » Tue May 11, 2010 11:20 pm

Also, in a few days/weeks I'm going to gather up all my 1L supplements and sell them as a bundle. I have most of the E&Es for the first year courses, along with a bunch of emmanuels and crunchtimes. If anyone is interested let me know, I'm not sure what I'll sell them at other than highly highly discounted and you pay for shipping.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby blurped » Wed May 12, 2010 9:21 am

Grad_student: I'm interested. Let me know what you want for the bundle. I already have the E&E's for torts and contracts though. If you're in Houston, I can come to you and pick up

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby Grad_Student » Wed May 12, 2010 9:34 am

blurped wrote:Grad_student: I'm interested. Let me know what you want for the bundle. I already have the E&E's for torts and contracts though. If you're in Houston, I can come to you and pick up

Awesome, sent you a pm

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby happy187 » Mon May 17, 2010 10:13 am

anyone hear from the wait list yet?

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby jgrin » Mon May 17, 2010 10:27 pm

happy187 wrote:anyone hear from the wait list yet?


i doubt they start reviewing until jun 1

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby happy187 » Wed May 19, 2010 5:04 pm

jgrin wrote:
happy187 wrote:anyone hear from the wait list yet?


i doubt they start reviewing until jun 1


i was told mid may via email, but since technically this is mid may, the waiting continues.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby Grad_Student » Wed May 19, 2010 8:09 pm

happy187 wrote:
jgrin wrote:
happy187 wrote:anyone hear from the wait list yet?


i doubt they start reviewing until jun 1


i was told mid may via email, but since technically this is mid may, the waiting continues.

Call Admissions and talk to Janie, she'll let you know what's up.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby happy187 » Wed May 19, 2010 11:25 pm

Grad_Student wrote:Call Admissions and talk to Janie, she'll let you know what's up.


i've called a couple times but not sure who i've talked to. basically, just got the run around, kinda hoping no news is good news.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby ashleylb » Mon May 24, 2010 10:31 am

When I called I was told that admissions went back to committee on May 17th. I am currently on the waitlist as well.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby raperez129 » Mon May 24, 2010 12:29 pm

ashleylb wrote:When I called I was told that admissions went back to committee on May 17th. I am currently on the waitlist as well.


Makes sense. The final seat deposit was due May 15th.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby happy187 » Mon May 24, 2010 2:58 pm

ashleylb wrote:When I called I was told that admissions went back to committee on May 17th. I am currently on the waitlist as well.


yeah like someone else said, that makes perfect sense with the seat deposit dates. I wonder when the waitlist seat deposit is due, that would be a pretty good indicator of when to expect results back i would imagine.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby bcollinssig » Tue May 25, 2010 1:09 pm

Received acceptance email today. Waitlisted on 5 May. Now the fun of figuring out how the Post 9/11 GI Bill works...

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby raperez129 » Tue May 25, 2010 1:20 pm

bcollinssig wrote:Received acceptance email today. Waitlisted on 5 May. Now the fun of figuring out how the Post 9/11 GI Bill works...



Congrats!

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby happy187 » Tue May 25, 2010 1:30 pm

bcollinssig wrote:Received acceptance email today. Waitlisted on 5 May. Now the fun of figuring out how the Post 9/11 GI Bill works...


literally same thing here. Just got my acceptance letter, and now I need to find my VA rep.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby Grad_Student » Tue May 25, 2010 11:33 pm

Congrats guys, I look forward to seeing you guys in the fall.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby angie979 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:00 pm

What are some typical stats that STCL might offer scholarships for?

I just took my LSAT and am awaiting my score. I had hoped to score similar to my practice tests which were in the mid 160s; however, I have a bad feeling I may not have broken 160. This is all just speculation until I receive my score of course. I have a 3.7 GPA.

I read where one of you received a scholarship with a 160 and 3.4. Has anyone who scored lower than 160 on the lsat received a scholarship from STCL?

Thanks a bunch.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby bcollinssig » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:40 pm

I know of a girl who had a 3.75 and a 158 and she got 50% scholarship.

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby klt7560 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:32 pm

i withdrew my acceptance from STCL. hopefully one of you waitlisters gets pulled off... :)

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby happy187 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:07 am

where are you going instead?

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Re: STCL South Texas College of Law

Postby klt7560 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:07 pm

happy187 wrote:where are you going instead?


SMU

I applied to all tx schools (except UT) in April, was waitlisted/denied almost everywhere probably due to late application. Accepted to STCL towards end of May. Accepted to SMU last friday off of waitlist. Wednesday I withdrew from everywhere else. I live in Dallas and SMU was my 1st choice so I'm going... :)




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