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UTexas. maybe 10%-15% first semester.

Almost all my professors were fanastic -- classes were well organized, lectures/socratic were well done, and professors were open and friendly.

Costs are low. UTexas is cheap to begin with (though this will change next year) and Austin is cheaper than most cities with comparable law schools.

The students, on the whole, were not quite as interesting as I thought they would be (although there were plenty of exceptions to this).

EDIT: This summer I'll be splitting between two V50 firms.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Thoughts on Texas' ASD?
« on: April 28, 2008, 10:57:50 PM »
This is just speculation but the difference could be attributable to (i) resume drops and (ii) regional interview fairs.

(i) A number of fims (UK firms come to mind) have resume collections and a contact person but don't actually do any OCI interviewing. Although I assume they do callbacks at their offices.

(ii) UT Students participate in a number of regional fairs summer/early fall. These employers would probably be listed on NALP as interviewing UT students but wouldn't come to OCI.

10 at Simpson. Man...

So it looks like if you get top %20 at Duke you're competitive for Vault 10. Wow. I'd love to see a chart like this for Columbia or Chicago...

Great job OP.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Texas vs Columbia
« on: March 30, 2008, 08:56:50 AM »
Tm, I would also tack on that by "more difficult" we mean that a UT student would have to do better in comparison with his peers than if he were at Columbia to be competitive for certain jobs. For example, and I'm just guessing on these numbers, you could work at Kirkland Chicago coming from either but you would probably have to be something like top 15% at UT to be competitive for it whereas you could be maybe top 45% at Columbia.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Texas vs Columbia
« on: March 30, 2008, 08:18:01 AM »
tm, I agree UT, generally speaking, is less portable than CLS. And you're right that most UT students don't want to work in NYC; most UT people are from Texas, wanted to go to law school in Texas and will end up practicing here. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Texas vs Columbia
« on: March 30, 2008, 08:10:40 AM »
Tom, I didn't mean to imply that if a UT student wants to go to NYC he'll get a job with a top NYC law firm. That certainly is not the case (I should have said, those that end up in NYC end up with the very best NYC firms). I just posted to argue against this proposition:

"I think texas over columbia means choosing right now that you're going to be in texas forever as opposed to being able to practice anywhere."


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Texas vs Columbia
« on: March 29, 2008, 10:49:36 PM »
tm, you have to think about it in terms of regional self-selection. Pretty much all the V7s jobs are in New York and most people going to UT law just don't want to work in NY. The majority of the best UT students stay in Texas and go to Vinson or Baker. But those that do want to go to New York City end up with the very best New York firms.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Texas vs Columbia
« on: March 29, 2008, 10:22:56 PM »
According to this link, Texas does just fine in New York City:

"Texas sends 2% of its 1L class to V7; 3% end up in the mid-altantic region. Approx. 67% are at V7s."

bump for the OP of identical topic

Tom, I definitely agree the difference between CLS and HLS is smaller than CLS and UT. 

I ask because I wanted to explore the correlation between scholarship awards and having a reasonable expectation of a high class rank. Assuming something like ten Hamiltons are given out every year, do you think it would be a reasonable for a Hamilton recipient to expect to have a fair shot at top 10%? top 25%?   

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