Texas ASD 2010

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Re: Texas ASD 2010

Postby Olive » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:52 am

It was great meeting everyone! Though, I'm not really sure who anyone is because I came to Stubbs so late. FWIW I was the girl in a red sweater with short brown hair that came to dinner an hour late.

Best of luck to everyone with their decisions!

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Re: Texas ASD 2010

Postby catharsis » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:12 pm

+1 to what Olive said!

it was really nice getting to meet some of you guys and i'd feel very fortunate to call everyone future classmates should you decide on UT!

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Re: Texas ASD 2010

Postby bonnieblue » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:44 pm

get ready to see the neon explosion that is texas roundup

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Re: Texas ASD 2010

Postby UTaylor526 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:26 pm

bonnieblue wrote:get ready to see the neon explosion that is texas roundup

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Re: Texas ASD 2010

Postby entrechatsix » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:15 pm

Loved asd, loved ut, loved austin!

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Re: Texas ASD 2010

Postby UTaylor526 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:51 pm

As the ASD is over and it is time for this thread to die, I decided to create a new thread for students who have committed to UT to get to know each other and ask/answer any questions we may have.

Check it out here: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=112468

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Re: Texas ASD 2010

Postby smith8586 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:24 am

Will some of you post a rundown/review for those of us who were unable to attend?

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Re: Texas ASD 2010

Postby sternc » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:52 pm

anyone have a report about this weekend?

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Re: Texas ASD 2010

Postby philosoraptor » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:14 pm

sternc wrote:anyone have a report about this weekend?
Guys, I just posted a few of my impressions (not really a rundown, but the agenda is probably still up on Freshlaw) in the UT 2013 thread: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=112468

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Re: Texas ASD 2010

Postby Eazy E » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:57 pm

The events were pretty standard: breakfast/mingling, introduction from the Dean, mock class with about 100 people, lunch, panels (student life, housing, career services), tours and of course, ice cream. Everything was as you'd expect, but let me know if you'd like more details about any particular part.

My impression was overwhelmingly positive. This was my third admitted students event (the big January one at GULC and smaller one at Chicago), and it definitely left me with a good feeling. To contrast, I had a similar reaction to G'town and the exact opposite reaction to Chicago. Obviously, you know stuff like career prospects/class size/areas of excellence going in, but putting a face to the university is a whole different animal. I felt at home and quickly met a number of people who I would be glad to call my friends. And once you get past all the numbers and rankings and whatnot, it's the people that really matter IMO.

I really loved Austin as a city. It's just big enough to have the bars, restaurants, events, public transit, etc. But it's small enough that many locations are walkable and the traffic/parking situations are pretty good. Food, drinks, etc. were very affordable. If you're into music like me, the bar scene is really something else. I also enjoyed how integrated the university is - people just plain love UT. The law school is right there with the other colleges, not removed like Georgetown. I liked that, it made the area lively and it was full of young people all day. But the city is big enough that you can escape all the noise, which is essential.

My first night in Austin really set the tone. I was grabbing a bite and drinks at a little bar/restaurant/grocery early in the evening. Next to me was a normal looking young professional guy, probably in his 30's. He turns to me and says, "You look very contemplative, how'd you like a beer?" I graciously accepted and we get to talking, mostly about my law school decision. Soon, the five or six people at the bar are all chatting me up, trying to convince me to come to Austin, though not in a pushy or arrogant way (i.e. Chicago). And before the guy leaves, he picks up my whole tab. To me, that was just a microcosm of the kind of people you're likely to meet in Austin. Omen? Perhaps. Awesome? Oh yeah.

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