Chances at University of Texas?

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Re: Chances at University of Texas?

Postby maxm2764 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:14 pm

ITT: A poorly executed and dumbass flame gets way more attention than they deserve.

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Re: Chances at University of Texas?

Postby 005618502 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:34 pm

maxm2764 wrote:ITT: A poorly executed and dumbass flame gets way more attention than they deserve.


I would be suprised if this was a flame.

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Re: Chances at University of Texas?

Postby WhirledWorld » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:42 pm

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Re: Chances at University of Texas?

Postby HBK » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:44 pm

zeke18 wrote:How are my chances at 3.3/167? I am out-of-state coming from top undergrad + 2 yrs WE in immigration law.


I had better stats, went to UT, live in Texas, and worked far longer than you. Texas auto-dinged me.

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Re: Chances at University of Texas?

Postby HBK » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:47 pm

Also, of the five Baylor alums I spoke with, they all agreed that if they could do it again, they wouldn't have gone to Baylor.

Baylor doesn't really have a home market, and they also work on a quarter system. This means you get three bouts of finals per year instead of two.

Then, as a 3L, when students at every other school are looking for jobs, they load you down with a bunch of work.

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Re: Chances at University of Texas?

Postby 005618502 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:53 pm

HBK wrote:
zeke18 wrote:How are my chances at 3.3/167? I am out-of-state coming from top undergrad + 2 yrs WE in immigration law.


I had better stats, went to UT, live in Texas, and worked far longer than you. Texas auto-dinged me.


I have no doubt there is absolutely no way he is getting into UT law

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Re: Chances at University of Texas?

Postby 005618502 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:55 pm

swiftwings88 wrote:GPA is 3.53 and LSAT is a 165.
Out of state resident (Wisconsin)

Went to school in TX philosophy major.


Maybe a flame.... Where did u do undergrad OP? I mean you would have said UT if so and there is no other school here worth going to from out of state besides Rice and I doubt u went there

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Re: Chances at University of Texas?

Postby swiftwings88 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:52 pm

I am almost done at the University of Dallas in Irving. This isn't a flame. I just wanted to get some perspective and people got all....condescendy

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Re: Chances at University of Texas?

Postby 005618502 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:53 pm

swiftwings88 wrote:I am almost done at the University of Dallas in Irving. This isn't a flame. I just wanted to get some perspective and people got all....condescendy


Man you would be suprised this site has many people come here and post random stuff. So when we see the low post count its auto suspecious. Also why Udallas from Wisconsin? and why havent you established residency if you want to go to law school here. If your serious about it I know how you can establish residency is 1 year for UT (i did it comming from Cali). PM me ifyour actually interested

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Re: Chances at University of Texas?

Postby Marionberry » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:20 pm

Just because people on TLS hate on Baylor doesn't mean that it is deserved. It does have a reputation for producing fresh graduates who are more competent than those from other schools in the state. The workload is horrendous, and practice court is god awful from everything I've heard, but it does prepare you to practice law. It is in Waco, which blows. They do make you work unnecessarily hard, which blows. But if you want to be a trial lawyer, it's a very good program.

That said, it's probably not going to get you in to Austin, Dallas, or Houston. If you want biglaw in one of these cities, it's probably not a wise choice. Throughout the state though, Baylor grads are usually highly regarded, and not just by Baylor alums.

Also, I'm not sure about the assertion that SMU is better than UH. Better in what sense? Their placement statistics (from what I've seen) are pretty similar, with SMU having a slight edge. The quality of the education you're going to receive at either of these places is comparable. SMU has a much nicer campus and facilities, and it's also twice as expensive.

whymeohgodno wrote:Baylor is horrible, I'd rather spend $200k vacationing in the Caribbeans in 3 years. My job prospects would be about the same as spending it on an education in Baylor.


I have a friend who is in PC at Baylor right now. He has an offer with a mid-sized firm in Dallas making 120k after he graduates. The other SAs working with him last summer were from, among other places, UH and UVA. They didn't get offers.
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Re: Chances at University of Texas?

Postby swiftwings88 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:14 am

jt1341 wrote:
swiftwings88 wrote:I am almost done at the University of Dallas in Irving. This isn't a flame. I just wanted to get some perspective and people got all....condescendy


Man you would be suprised this site has many people come here and post random stuff. So when we see the low post count its auto suspecious. Also why Udallas from Wisconsin? and why havent you established residency if you want to go to law school here. If your serious about it I know how you can establish residency is 1 year for UT (i did it comming from Cali). PM me ifyour actually interested


I haven't lived consistently in TX for a year straight although I'm starting on residency work soon. I went to UDallas because its a family school for me, but also because of the great books program and the awesome philosophy major here.




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