Law School Discussion

Deciding Where to Go => Choosing the Right Law School => Topic started by: shae on February 28, 2006, 05:34:55 PM

Title: Bash UT here
Post by: shae on February 28, 2006, 05:34:55 PM
same as the UCLA thread, except here you can bash UT and tell me why they are they suck!
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: ElectricalStorm on February 28, 2006, 07:32:29 PM
It's in TX.

Mugatu...he said bash, not highlight its benefits!  ;)

Shae, interesting way to help make your decision!
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: shae on March 02, 2006, 12:27:04 PM
i dont know that much about UT so I can't give some highlights for ppl to tear apart like i did for ucla- so be creative.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: shae on March 02, 2006, 12:40:24 PM
There's too much sunshine and not enough rain.

There are hot chicks all over the place. You'll always have a stiffy and you'll be embarassed when you get out of your desk.

Austin's way too free-spirited. Too much individualism.

Their sports teams are way too good. They're holding national championships in baseball and football. Too distracting.

The pot there's too potent.

There are lots of walking trails and swimming holes, surrounded by cedar and mesquite. Bad for the allergies.

yeah austin really sucks
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: what? on March 02, 2006, 12:40:58 PM
I am a grad student at UT now.

The law facilities aren't very nice, and the campus doesn't have much green space.  Also, there are like a billion people at UT (including undergrad). 

Yeah, the weather is beautiful.  But in my opinion, it's TOO beautiful.  Really.  I need some cold weather during the winter so I can appreciate the spring.  Also, there is not really an autumn.  Being from east Tennessee, where autumn is so beautiful, I found it disappointing.

And Texas girls are overrated.  The girls at SEC schools are way hotter.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: shae on March 02, 2006, 12:44:29 PM
I am a grad student at UT now.

The law facilities aren't very nice, and the campus doesn't have much green space.  Also, there are like a billion people at UT (including undergrad). 

Yeah, the weather is beautiful.  But in my opinion, it's TOO beautiful.  Really.  I need some cold weather during the winter so I can appreciate the spring.  Also, there is not really an autumn.  Being from east Tennessee, where autumn is so beautiful, I found it disappointing.

And Texas girls are overrated.  The girls at SEC schools are way hotter.


yeah i was never a fan of UT's "campus"
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: Vainglory on March 20, 2006, 05:02:57 PM
Be prepared for a million miles of red tape.

The law facilities are old and ugly.

The campus is huge and swarming with about 60,000 retarded undergrads who (apparently) have hard-ons for the ugly chicks who go there.

The weather can't beat L.A. by any stretch of the imagination.

The people really are just better looking in southern California.

Austin is really a podunk town, as much as they claim otherwise.  "Live music capital"?  Please.  There are any number of cities that *&^% on Austin for music.  And anything beyond that too - L.A. has it beat as far as opportunities to do anything both during and after school.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: Ever on April 15, 2006, 12:07:40 AM
My top 11:

Austin is one of the most interesting cities in the South, but it has some of the WORST PEOPLE EVER! Snobby, tea sipping, asshats.

Their football program will suck next year – Have fun in the pros Vince, they’re going to eat you alive!

Traffic is even worse than Dallas (mid 1990’s) and Houston, if that was even freakin’ possible.

Absolute hell for political moderates. It is the den of rabid liberals who are always on the defensive, but once you leave the city proper you come in contact with the George W Bush Cult of Personality.

Bevo smells, really bad.

The Aggies pester you like mosquitoes with their damn whooping and stupid male cheerleaders.

They will be beaten into the dust for the next 5 years by Oklahoma (BOOMER SOONER!  ;D)

Live music is generally pretty crappy.

Barton Springs has been closed the last few years and even then the water is cold enough to send you into shock.

Baylor has a napoleon complex while SMU beats the crap out of you when trying to get into the DFW markets.

The administration is distant, non-personable, and generally apathetic to individuals. You are and forever will be a number.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: Hank Rearden on April 15, 2006, 12:13:35 AM
My top 11:

Austin is one of the most interesting cities in the South, but it has some of the WORST PEOPLE EVER! Snobby, tea sipping, asshats.

Bevo smells, really bad.

The Aggies pester you like mosquitoes with their damn whooping and stupid male cheerleaders.

Barton Springs has been closed the last few years and even then the water is cold enough to send you into shock.

The administration is distant, non-personable, and generally apathetic to individuals. You are and forever will be a number.


Those things are true, the other items are not true. 
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: rhythmbomb on April 15, 2006, 01:10:01 AM
Austin, Texas is THE MOST AWESOME CITY EVER!!!  F*ck Y'all.  That's all I've got to say about that.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: Happy_Weasel on April 15, 2006, 02:06:47 AM
Eh heh. Why do people like Texas, the state so much? Colorado and the South West is nicer. Heck, Ohio and Maryland have a lot of charm.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: Towlie on April 15, 2006, 02:31:43 AM
Your job prospects will be limited to Texas and the South..
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: Towlie on April 15, 2006, 05:07:29 PM
Towlie, does your name have anything to do with South Park?  I hope so. ;)

Indeed it does (although I believe I spelled it wrong.) You wanna get hiiiiigh?  ;)
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: shae on April 18, 2006, 02:53:37 PM
1) UT = University of Tennessee, only Texas doesn't realize that.

2) Undergrad dominates everything about that school and their undergrads suck (yes, all of them)

3) Austin gets hot, really hot.  And it stays hot, really hot.

4) No rain, no wind, no anything other than the sun beating down on you every day.  Sounds good at first.  Is good at first.  Gets old very fast.

5) You eat your mascot every day.

6) There are hot girls because there are bound to be some good looking ones out of the 60,000+ people that go there.  Plus, it doesn't hurt that they let in anyone with a Texas high school diploma and a pulse.

7) Good sports teams?  Good.  Obnoxious, fair-weather fan base?  Bad.

8) The bar scene is vastly overrated.  6th St. is unbearable to anyone who has ever been in a bar before.  4th St. is like a nightmare that you can't wake up from.  Every place else just plain sucks.

9) Live music capital of the world?  Wow.  I've yet to hear a good local band in Austin.

10) Austin's highway system was designed by a blind man with a second grade education and a penchant for buggery.

haha

ok- i am going to have to disagree with some of your points

I believe you are referring to tech on the last part of #6

#9- they have some decent local bands, and concerts on the lake are fun.

never been to the bars so I'll take your work for it on #8

that is all
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: Ever on April 18, 2006, 05:24:30 PM

I believe you are referring to tech on the last part of #6

The Top 10% rule in Texas makes sure A&M and UT are filled with idiots.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: shae on April 18, 2006, 07:17:05 PM

I believe you are referring to tech on the last part of #6

The Top 10% rule in Texas makes sure A&M and UT are filled with idiots.

Yeah- the top 10% rule is bull
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: Towlie on April 21, 2006, 12:25:54 AM
Towlie, does your name have anything to do with South Park?  I hope so. ;)

Indeed it does (although I believe I spelled it wrong.) You wanna get hiiiiigh?  ;)

Ok, I saw South Park last night and he was on and I have a new spelling!  He was writing a book called "A Million Little Fibers" and spelled it Toweleeeeie.  :D

Yes, I have a new name in book. Buy it.. and give my regards to Oprah's minge.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: Ever on April 21, 2006, 01:20:50 AM
Towlie, does your name have anything to do with South Park?  I hope so. ;)

Indeed it does (although I believe I spelled it wrong.) You wanna get hiiiiigh?  ;)

Ok, I saw South Park last night and he was on and I have a new spelling!  He was writing a book called "A Million Little Fibers" and spelled it Toweleeeeie.  :D

Yes, I have a new name in book. Buy it.. and give my regards to Oprah's minge.


(http://forums.civfanatics.com/images/smilies/cwm8.gif) :o
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: -0- on May 28, 2006, 01:32:46 PM
1) UT = University of Tennessee, only Texas doesn't realize that.

2) Undergrad dominates everything about that school and their undergrads suck (yes, all of them)

3) Austin gets hot, really hot.  And it stays hot, really hot.

4) No rain, no wind, no anything other than the sun beating down on you every day.  Sounds good at first.  Is good at first.  Gets old very fast.

5) You eat your mascot every day.

6) There are hot girls because there are bound to be some good looking ones out of the 60,000+ people that go there.  Plus, it doesn't hurt that they let in anyone with a Texas high school diploma and a pulse.

7) Good sports teams?  Good.  Obnoxious, fair-weather fan base?  Bad.

8) The bar scene is vastly overrated.  6th St. is unbearable to anyone who has ever been in a bar before.  4th St. is like a nightmare that you can't wake up from.  Every place else just plain sucks.

9) Live music capital of the world?  Wow.  I've yet to hear a good local band in Austin.

10) Austin's highway system was designed by a blind man with a second grade education and a penchant for buggery.

1.  It's the opposite.  Google UT see what comes up first.

6.  Dumbest thing I've ever heard about the girls.  Google any "independent study" to prove my point.  For example: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hottest+girls+on+campus (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hottest+girls+on+campus) clicked on the first link: Playboy's Top 10...  UT is #1.  And yes, top 10% rule sucks.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: TNlawguy on May 28, 2006, 01:56:02 PM
1) UT = University of Tennessee, only Texas doesn't realize that.

2) Undergrad dominates everything about that school and their undergrads suck (yes, all of them)

3) Austin gets hot, really hot.  And it stays hot, really hot.

4) No rain, no wind, no anything other than the sun beating down on you every day.  Sounds good at first.  Is good at first.  Gets old very fast.

5) You eat your mascot every day.

6) There are hot girls because there are bound to be some good looking ones out of the 60,000+ people that go there.  Plus, it doesn't hurt that they let in anyone with a Texas high school diploma and a pulse.

7) Good sports teams?  Good.  Obnoxious, fair-weather fan base?  Bad.

8) The bar scene is vastly overrated.  6th St. is unbearable to anyone who has ever been in a bar before.  4th St. is like a nightmare that you can't wake up from.  Every place else just plain sucks.

9) Live music capital of the world?  Wow.  I've yet to hear a good local band in Austin.

10) Austin's highway system was designed by a blind man with a second grade education and a penchant for buggery.

1.  It's the opposite.  Google UT see what comes up first.

6.  Dumbest thing I've ever heard about the girls.  Google any "independent study" to prove my point.  For example: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hottest+girls+on+campus (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=hottest+girls+on+campus) clicked on the first link: Playboy's Top 10...  UT is #1.  And yes, top 10% rule sucks.

Just a point of order. Actually, as a Tennessean, I can tell you that we don't refer to University of Tennessee as just UT since there's like a million schools in that system...we usually say UTK, UTC, UTM, etc...we're usually location specific.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: TNlawguy on May 28, 2006, 02:12:11 PM
Sorry, I should've addressed that, huh? No, I went to Middle Tennessee State University, which is like the 2nd largest state school here. But, my cousin and several good friends of mine are going to UT-Knoxville, and my best friend goes to UT-Martin.

What about you? Where do you go to school?
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: TNlawguy on May 28, 2006, 02:20:27 PM
Well, do you have any questions? I'll try to answer them. Although I applied to UTK for law school, I'm gonna be going to OSU for law school. But, I can tell you that in and around TN...UT has a solid reputation. I would even say *looks around* that UT grads pull jobs easier in TN that Vandy grads *ducks*. This is because Vanderbilt is viewed by most Tennesseans as a good school but not a state school. Thus, most employers and local firms know that Vandy grads will apply everywhere under the sun and have no particular allegiance to Nashville, Knoxville, or Memphis like UT and University of Memphis grads have. So, it's smarter for them to invest in UT grads because there more likely to see a return on their investment (not to mention bolster TN's economy). Sorry for that rant..lol.

Any questions though? Although I'm not an expert on law school by any means, I have lived in TN most of my life, so I can pretty well attest to how UT is viewed here.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: TNlawguy on May 28, 2006, 02:42:31 PM
To the best of my understanding, I think that it's fairly easy to gain residency. I know of a couple of students who were classified as out-of-state at UTK their first year and then we're reclassified pretty easily. I think that they we're NC natives, in fact. With respect to resdiency though, the guidelines are pretty lax here in TN...I think generally as long as you reside here for 12 mos and can show an economic interest from TN only and that you don't receive help from outside of the state you should be fine. I found this to be generally true among friends of mine that we're out-of-state while we we're at MTSU. One of my closest friend is a SC native, but she was able to get reclassified pretty quickly.

I hope this helps.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: -0- on July 22, 2006, 12:29:19 AM
anyone ever been to hippie hollow?

isnt that supposed to be a good place for scoping the babes?

complete fabrication.  you just see old people or young dudes there, don't know if you're into either.  however, if you're into wakeboarding, the water on lake travis right off hippie hollow is often the calmest water you'll find in the area.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: GreyStreet on July 22, 2006, 12:37:31 AM
There's too much sunshine and not enough rain.

There are hot chicks all over the place. You'll always have a stiffy and you'll be embarassed when you get out of your desk.

Austin's way too free-spirited. Too much individualism.

Their sports teams are way too good. They're holding national championships in baseball and football. Too distracting.

The pot there's too potent.

There are lots of walking trails and swimming holes, surrounded by cedar and mesquite. Bad for the allergies.

TITCR
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: CDX on September 20, 2006, 11:15:12 AM
And Texas girls are overrated.  The girls at SEC schools are way hotter

Actually, TITCR.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: -0- on September 20, 2006, 12:10:39 PM
And Texas girls are overrated.  The girls at SEC schools are way hotter

Actually, TITCR.

TINTCR
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: Donkey on September 27, 2006, 09:40:33 PM
LeiTTTer.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: jer on October 23, 2006, 03:36:19 PM
i'm hoping all this UT bashing convinces some people not to apply

/applying to UT
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: Reach on October 23, 2006, 04:50:15 PM
It's in Texas...need I say more?
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: Hank Rearden on October 23, 2006, 10:40:15 PM
It's in Texas...need I say more?

 >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: jer on October 26, 2006, 11:53:58 AM
please, for your own good,
DO NOT apply to UT.

why would you want to carry the stigma of attending the sixteenth-ranked law program in the country around your entire legal career?

/applying to UT
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: smack on December 28, 2006, 10:08:15 AM
It's in Texas...need I say more?

Yankee?  Just kidding...
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: Sweetpri on December 28, 2006, 10:16:24 AM
i'm hoping all this UT bashing convinces some people not to apply

/applying to UT

In that case, can we start bashing Notre Dame too?
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: jer on December 30, 2006, 10:06:29 AM
notre dame sucks


/by special request
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on January 02, 2007, 10:34:11 AM
It's in Texas...need I say more?

 >:( >:( >:(

Don't worry Hank.  Everybody knows Austin isn't really part of Texas.

I find Austin to be at the same time one of the most Texan major cities and one of the least Texan major cities. I think it's that weird (to use the Austin term) combination that makes Austin so damn appealing.
Title: Re: Bash UT here
Post by: kirkcameronsgf on January 02, 2007, 12:00:41 PM
UT is a TTT.  No one should apply there.

(Please let me in, please let me in...)