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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:04 pm
by chicoalto0649
Are people REALLY that friendly in Austin?

Like on a scale of 12-36 how friendly is the town? Keep in mind Ive spent ,my whole life in the Northeast- only moving to (barely) the mid-west for undergrad. I have spent like ZERO time in the South

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:05 pm
by utcris410
Austin is laid-back. Strictly opinion, but people in Texas are friendly! :)

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:06 pm
by catharsis
chico, i think you'll find Texans welcoming and friendly. i havent met any of the law students in person but if our TLS UT members are anything like the entire student body we're going to be around some intelligent and friendly people.

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:09 pm
by texasgirl22
agreed. also from austin, and i think the people are great. it should be pretty cold this weekend, but i think you'll have a good time! pm me if you have any questions!

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:10 pm
by JordynAsh
chicoalto0649 wrote:Visiting Austin tomorrow/staying downtown. Any suggestions on where to go and what to see. Will be there till Sunday morning


I definitely recommend a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (on 6th St.) if you can. If you're staying late enough on Sunday, Moonshine on 3rd & Red River has an excellent buffet brunch. If you're the outdoorsy type, renting a kayak on Lake Austin or Town Lake are great for renting a kayak or running/walking, respectively. If you like beer, check out the Ginger Man on 3rd. If you're bringing an SO, s'mores for 2 at Halcyon on 5th St. is a must.

Hope you enjoy your trip, whatever you end up doing!

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:12 pm
by chicoalto0649
thanks for all the feedback-srsly cant wait

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:12 pm
by FunkyJD
chicoalto0649 wrote:Are people REALLY that friendly in Austin?


Yes, unless you support OU.

chicoalto0649 wrote:Like on a scale of 12-36 how friendly is the town? Keep in mind Ive spent ,my whole life in the Northeast- only moving to (barely) the mid-west for undergrad. I have spent like ZERO time in the South


You won't regret moving here, unless you dislike good food, natural beauty, and generally good weather. If you're an outgoing person who's down-to-earth, you'll be fine.

On a scale of 12-36, I give it an A-.

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:13 pm
by FunkyJD
Also forgot, hit up Doc's Motorworks on South Congress.

Edit for memory fail.

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:14 pm
by texasgirl22
chicoalto0649 wrote:Are people REALLY that friendly in Austin?

Like on a scale of 12-36 how friendly is the town? Keep in mind Ive spent ,my whole life in the Northeast- only moving to (barely) the mid-west for undergrad. I have spent like ZERO time in the South



also, i don't think austin is reflective of most of the south. it's pretty liberal. that being said, the people are still friendly and laidback. for the most part, no deep southern accents or traditional customs. on a scale of 12-36, i would say 28 in friendliness haha

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:15 pm
by lalalalaw
Does Texas give any travel subsidies for ASW?

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:15 pm
by texasgirl22
oh and are you going downtown at night? you have to go to 6th street if you like to go out

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:17 pm
by chicoalto0649
texasgirl22 wrote:oh and are you going downtown at night? you have to go to 6th street if you like to go out



Yup that's def happening. Havent been out in forever cuz of school/applications but now that I am complete I def could use a break/ R&R

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:19 pm
by JazzOne
lalalalaw wrote:Does Texas give any travel subsidies for ASW?

They did last year. I didn't personally use one because I live in Texas, and I have family in Austin. But I recall Dean Sager talking about travel reimbursements. Just call the admissions office. They are super friendly, and if you've already been accepted, they will help you get the information.

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:20 pm
by JazzOne
chicoalto0649 wrote:
texasgirl22 wrote:oh and are you going downtown at night? you have to go to 6th street if you like to go out



Yup that's def happening. Havent been out in forever cuz of school/applications but now that I am complete I def could use a break/ R&R

IMO, 6th Street is a bit overrated. There is a French restaurant on the east side called Justine's. It's on 5th Street, and I HIGHLY recommend the pork chop. The ratatouille isn't bad either. Make it an early dinner unless you don't mind waiting.

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:22 pm
by chicoalto0649
JazzOne wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:
texasgirl22 wrote:oh and are you going downtown at night? you have to go to 6th street if you like to go out



Yup that's def happening. Havent been out in forever cuz of school/applications but now that I am complete I def could use a break/ R&R

IMO, 6th Street is a bit overrated. There is a French restaurant on the east side called Justine's. It's on 5th Street, and I HIGHLY recommend the pork chop. The ratatouille isn't bad either. Make it an early dinner unless you don't mind waiting.


Not a go out and club/grind on a poor unsuspecting girl kinda guy. More like a find a chill bar and drink beers i've never heard of and see how the townies live. Not trying to do fine dining either....Im sure ill figure it out

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:22 pm
by kittenmittons
JazzOne wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:
texasgirl22 wrote:oh and are you going downtown at night? you have to go to 6th street if you like to go out



Yup that's def happening. Havent been out in forever cuz of school/applications but now that I am complete I def could use a break/ R&R

IMO, 6th Street is a bit overrated. There is a French restaurant on the east side called Justine's. It's on 5th Street, and I HIGHLY recommend the pork chop. The ratatouille isn't bad either. Make it an early dinner unless you don't mind waiting.


This is credited. Creme brulee is great too. Definitely get there early. 45 minute wait at 930 on a Sunday night a few weeks ago.

Did any current UT Law students successfully leverage more scholarship money out of UT after other accepts/offers?

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:23 pm
by kittenmittons
chicoalto0649 wrote:
JazzOne wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:
texasgirl22 wrote:oh and are you going downtown at night? you have to go to 6th street if you like to go out



Yup that's def happening. Havent been out in forever cuz of school/applications but now that I am complete I def could use a break/ R&R

IMO, 6th Street is a bit overrated. There is a French restaurant on the east side called Justine's. It's on 5th Street, and I HIGHLY recommend the pork chop. The ratatouille isn't bad either. Make it an early dinner unless you don't mind waiting.


Not a go out and club/grind on a poor unsuspecting girl kinda guy. More like a find a chill bar and drink beers i've never heard of and see how the townies live. Not trying to do fine dining either....Im sure ill figure it out


Flying Saucer and Ginger Man are both solid beer joints

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:26 pm
by FunkyJD
JazzOne wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:
texasgirl22 wrote:oh and are you going downtown at night? you have to go to 6th street if you like to go out



Yup that's def happening. Havent been out in forever cuz of school/applications but now that I am complete I def could use a break/ R&R


IMO, 6th Street is a bit overrated. There is a French restaurant on the east side called Justine's. It's on 5th Street, and I HIGHLY recommend the pork chop. The ratatouille isn't bad either. Make it an early dinner unless you don't mind waiting.


This is good advice. Don't neglect the establishments in the warehouse district (4th street).

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:30 pm
by FunkyJD
chicoalto0649 wrote:Not a go out and club/grind on a poor unsuspecting girl kinda guy. More like a find a chill bar and drink beers i've never heard of and see how the townies live. Not trying to do fine dining either....Im sure ill figure it out


Sports bars worth a damn: Third Base is cool, Pluckers is good if you like chicken wings ... Cover 3 is nice if you can make it up to North Austin. It's in the same area as the Alamo Drafthouse.

I live in Austin ... feel free to PM me for more advice about the city.

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:32 pm
by louboutin
think i'll end up at UT too. i saw this question earlier, but didn't see an answer... how do you go about negotiating merit aid/ raising a scholarship offer?

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:39 pm
by joesrevenge
I wouldnt say 6th street is overrated. It is if you don't like to get drunk. West 6th or 4th street might be better for you if you like to take it easier but still go out. A lot of law students love 6th (me included).

Btw, from what I have heard (the email hasnt gone out yet) bar review is supposed to be at Union Park - a bar on west 6th - tomorrow night. It would be a good chance to talk to some current law students in a social setting. Im not sure how much the rain will affect the turnout though.

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:44 pm
by gitls
Does anyone have any idea on how successful one might be in negotiating more merit aid out of Texas? I am admitted with what I consider a generous scholarship package. Slightly above 75th on LSAT and at median on GPA. Not URM.

I also have a couple t-14 offers which a lot of people have told me is the way to go, but the money at Texas, the school itself and Austin are all very attractive to me. If they were to give me some more $$, I think I would be all but sold.

Is it even worth trying?

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:46 pm
by kittenmittons
gitls wrote:Does anyone have any idea on how successful one might be in negotiating more merit aid out of Texas? I am admitted with what I consider a generous scholarship package. Slightly above 75th on LSAT and at median on GPA. Not URM.

I also have a couple t-14 offers which a lot of people have told me is the way to go, but the money at Texas, the school itself and Austin are all very attractive to me. If they were to give me some more $$, I think I would be all but sold.

Is it even worth trying?


Do, or do not. There is no try

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:55 pm
by gitls
kittenmittons wrote:
gitls wrote:Does anyone have any idea on how successful one might be in negotiating more merit aid out of Texas? I am admitted with what I consider a generous scholarship package. Slightly above 75th on LSAT and at median on GPA. Not URM.

I also have a couple t-14 offers which a lot of people have told me is the way to go, but the money at Texas, the school itself and Austin are all very attractive to me. If they were to give me some more $$, I think I would be all but sold.

Is it even worth trying?


Do, or do not. There is no try



Thanks smart ass. You know exactly what I am asking: is there any chance I would be successful in negotiating more aid?

Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:56 pm
by Jericwithers
gitls wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:
gitls wrote:Does anyone have any idea on how successful one might be in negotiating more merit aid out of Texas? I am admitted with what I consider a generous scholarship package. Slightly above 75th on LSAT and at median on GPA. Not URM.

I also have a couple t-14 offers which a lot of people have told me is the way to go, but the money at Texas, the school itself and Austin are all very attractive to me. If they were to give me some more $$, I think I would be all but sold.

Is it even worth trying?


Do, or do not. There is no try



Thanks smart ass. You know exactly what I am asking: is there any chance I would be successful in negotiating more aid?



Smartass.....lol. I havn't heard of any success stories of people asking for more money, but you should still try (and tell me your results).