Texas Law Open House -Oct 2

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UTaylor526
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Texas Law Open House -Oct 2

Postby UTaylor526 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:33 am

Anyone else going?

Can't believe I waited so long to ask this on here.

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Re: Texas Law Open House -Oct 2

Postby Stephanie13 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:41 am

Man I wish I would have heard about this beforehand...apparently registration for it has closed now.

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Re: Texas Law Open House -Oct 2

Postby bonnieblue » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:46 am

yeah, i'm going.. I can't believe it starts so ridiculously early, hence why I am not DT right now

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Re: Texas Law Open House -Oct 2

Postby UTaylor526 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:46 am

We should of had a TLS meet up. Oh well, I'll be there in blue jeans and a green button down. I never saw a dress code so I'm going half casual half dressed up.

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Re: Texas Law Open House -Oct 2

Postby UTaylor526 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:18 pm

Eh, it was lame. I didn't learn anything that I hadn't already gotten from TLS.

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Re: Texas Law Open House -Oct 2

Postby Stephanie13 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:41 pm

Really? Well thats too bad.

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Re: Texas Law Open House -Oct 2

Postby bonnieblue » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:06 pm

were you in the mock class with the deaf gunner hahah it was an interesting experience

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Re: Texas Law Open House -Oct 2

Postby UTaylor526 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:14 am

Nope. I had the other class with the soap box law professor. Somehow we went from criminal law to talking about websites where we could get involved in battered woman shelters and how important it was.

I'm not saying it isn't, I just don't believe the classroom (especially a mock on where you are trying to dissuade students that Austin is just as hippie and crazy as California) is the place to get that message across.

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Re: Texas Law Open House -Oct 2

Postby UTaylor526 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:18 am

Stephanie13 wrote:Really? Well thats too bad.


It wasn't that bad, I just am farther along in the cycle than the "average person." I got my LORs from Jan-May, took my LSAT in June, selected my schools in July, wrote my personal statement at the end of July, etc. I have a really hard semester this Fall and knew if I wanted to give my best to my apps, then it would have to be when I had the time in the summer. All of that is to say most of the things the open house addressed were questions about transcripts, personal statement, etc. in the admissions process. I was wanting to hear more of a pitch why I should attend UT instead of a school up north. But I guess that is what the ASD is for...

bonnieblue wrote:were you in the mock class with the deaf gunner hahah it was an interesting experience


I did see her in the Q&A session though. As bad as I felt for her, it was funny to watch the faces of the admissions panel as they tried to understand her.

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Re: Texas Law Open House -Oct 2

Postby Stephanie13 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:56 pm

Yea, I think I am in the same boat as you. When I went there to visit and I talked to an admissions counselor they didn't try and persuade me but I suppose as rank 15 school they probably don't need to do a lot of persuading for most people. Anyway I know I should know this but what exactly does ASD stand for and what is it?

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Re: Texas Law Open House -Oct 2

Postby UTaylor526 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:08 am

Stephanie13 wrote:Yea, I think I am in the same boat as you. When I went there to visit and I talked to an admissions counselor they didn't try and persuade me but I suppose as rank 15 school they probably don't need to do a lot of persuading for most people. Anyway I know I should know this but what exactly does ASD stand for and what is it?


I don't know. I think any school needs to persuade people, even if you are Yale or Harvard. The fact is that people always have a choice where they go and UT really wants to break into the T-14.

ASD = Admitted Students Day
What it is? I can't answer 100% as I haven't been to one yet but my understanding is that it is essentially a recruitment effort to get students who are deciding between schools. They bring you in (some pay for the trip, others don't) and just show you how great life is at their school. Everyone invited has not only applied, but has been admitted and many of them are trying to decide between schools.

Hope that helped. As I said, I am not the best source for an answer.

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Re: Texas Law Open House -Oct 2

Postby Stephanie13 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:39 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:Yea, I think I am in the same boat as you. When I went there to visit and I talked to an admissions counselor they didn't try and persuade me but I suppose as rank 15 school they probably don't need to do a lot of persuading for most people. Anyway I know I should know this but what exactly does ASD stand for and what is it?


I don't know. I think any school needs to persuade people, even if you are Yale or Harvard. The fact is that people always have a choice where they go and UT really wants to break into the T-14.

ASD = Admitted Students Day
What it is? I can't answer 100% as I haven't been to one yet but my understanding is that it is essentially a recruitment effort to get students who are deciding between schools. They bring you in (some pay for the trip, others don't) and just show you how great life is at their school. Everyone invited has not only applied, but has been admitted and many of them are trying to decide between schools.

Hope that helped. As I said, I am not the best source for an answer.


Oh thanks! That does help.

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Re: Texas Law Open House -Oct 2

Postby utcris410 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:24 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:Really? Well thats too bad.


It wasn't that bad, I just am farther along in the cycle than the "average person." I got my LORs from Jan-May, took my LSAT in June, selected my schools in July, wrote my personal statement at the end of July, etc. I have a really hard semester this Fall and knew if I wanted to give my best to my apps, then it would have to be when I had the time in the summer. All of that is to say most of the things the open house addressed were questions about transcripts, personal statement, etc. in the admissions process. I was wanting to hear more of a pitch why I should attend UT instead of a school up north. But I guess that is what the ASD is for...

bonnieblue wrote:were you in the mock class with the deaf gunner hahah it was an interesting experience


I did see her in the Q&A session though. As bad as I felt for her, it was funny to watch the faces of the admissions panel as they tried to understand her.

I know this is extremely late, but I was at this Open House. Definitely interesting!




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