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Applying to Law School => Law School Admissions => Topic started by: becky on November 13, 2006, 08:14:34 AM

Title: Texas Tech
Post by: becky on November 13, 2006, 08:14:34 AM
Is anyone else applying to Texas Tech?  I just got an acceptance letter from them last week (YAY!).  I'm pretty sure this is where I want to go, but I also want to see how the rest of my applications pan out. 
To those of you who did apply to TTU, two questions...

How are your applications coming? and...

Are you familiar with Lubbock at all?  I wanted to start looking for houses, but I don't know where the nice parts of town are.   
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: kimmie on November 13, 2006, 08:25:11 AM
Hi!  I applied to Tech ED.  My LSAC report date is 11/6 and I got an email last week saying they are "processing" my application.  I am currently living in Austin, but am from West Texas and have visited Lubbock quite a few times.  I'm not really sure about houses and the good parts of town, however.  Did you apply Early decision?

Also, there was a really helpful thread from end of last year through most of this year - search for Texas Tech Fall 2006.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: becky on November 13, 2006, 08:38:06 AM
I actually did not apply ED.
I have never been to Lubbock.  From what I understand, it's pretty dry and flat.  My husband and I are thinking we might take a trip down there to look at houses.  He has already started looking for a job.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on November 13, 2006, 08:56:52 AM
i was thinking about applying to Texas Tech, but it is just too far out in the boonies.

i'm planning on staying in texas, and will hope for UT, SMU, UH
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: kimmie on November 13, 2006, 09:06:02 AM
It is way out in the boonies!  And, it is very flat and dry, but not a bad place to live for school.  My family lives in Midland though so I think it might be nice to be close to them for a little while.  I also applied to UT, U of H and South Texas College.  UT and U of H are pretty big reached for me, but I thought it was worth a try.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: becky on November 13, 2006, 09:13:31 AM
I also applied to UT and South TX.  UT is a far reach for me as well.  I applied there ED but I am not holding my breath!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: chewy06 on November 13, 2006, 09:29:16 AM
I'm still debating on whether I want to apply there.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on November 13, 2006, 10:04:41 AM
I applied and was accepted last week. I am planning to go visit the area in the next month or so. From a climate perspective, it is my understanding that it is similar to where I am now (Denver) with a bit less snow and more mild temps. Other than that, I am not sure. I also applied to UT, UH, South Texas, and SMU. I might get into SMU, and probably into South Texas, but I am not counting on SMU, UT or UH.

One of the benefits for me, is they gave me in-state tuition, and it is only an 8-9 hour drive to Denver. My wife is in school now so I do not want to displace her too bad. However, she might be able to transfer to TTU, so that may be another consideration for me.

I guess I will no more when I go visit soon enough. I will be in Houston next week to see some family but I do not forsee making that 500 mile drive to Lubbock then. If anyone does go for a visit, please report back your findings. I would be very interested to know some opinions, observations, etc..
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Vick on November 13, 2006, 10:10:23 AM
I applied. 

They sent me a fee waiver which was nice because I was already considering them.  The major benefit of Lubbock is that there are a few Wells Fargo branches.  My wife has a great job with them and transferring would be relatively easy for her.

Beyond that, I know next to nothing about it or Lubbock.   
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on November 13, 2006, 10:21:42 AM
I applied. 

They sent me a fee waiver which was nice because I was already considering them.  The major benefit of Lubbock is that there are a few Wells Fargo branches.  My wife has a great job with them and transferring would be relatively easy for her.

Beyond that, I know next to nothing about it or Lubbock.   

we have a ton of wells fargo branches in dfw
/smu and texas wesleyan
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Vick on November 13, 2006, 10:26:22 AM
I applied. 

They sent me a fee waiver which was nice because I was already considering them.  The major benefit of Lubbock is that there are a few Wells Fargo branches.  My wife has a great job with them and transferring would be relatively easy for her.

Beyond that, I know next to nothing about it or Lubbock.   

we have a ton of wells fargo branches in dfw
/smu and texas wesleyan

Yeah, SMU didn't send me a fee waiver and I don't want to apply to any more schools, let alone another school in Texas.   ;)
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: iscoredawaitlist on November 13, 2006, 11:04:52 AM
Are you familiar with Lubbock at all?  I wanted to start looking for houses horses, but I don't know where the nice parts of town are.   

just kidding. congratulations! i think Lubbock is sort of a love it or hate it place. If you like big cities and an urban setting, it's not great, but i know a lot of people who have loved it.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on November 13, 2006, 12:52:01 PM
spend the winter break practicing your tortilla-tossing
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: S2X on November 13, 2006, 01:24:16 PM
Is anyone else applying to Texas Tech?  I just got an acceptance letter from them last week (YAY!).  I'm pretty sure this is where I want to go, but I also want to see how the rest of my applications pan out. 
To those of you who did apply to TTU, two questions...

How are your applications coming? and...

Are you familiar with Lubbock at all?  I wanted to start looking for houses, but I don't know where the nice parts of town are.   

I also applied.  No decision yet, although I did go complete there a while back.

I'm not familiar with Lubbock at all, although I have a friend that resides in Texas (I believe around Arlington) and he loves it there.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on November 13, 2006, 03:55:41 PM
I am a senior at Tech, graduating in May, so I could answer some questions. 

The nice parts of town would be Overton, which is directly east of campus, Northwest Lubbock, and Southwest Lubbock.  Overton used to be rundown, but there has been alot of development lately and they have built new apartment complexes.  The main problem with Overton would be that it could feel too much like undergrad, and not be quiet enough.  It is however right next to campus, about a 15-20 minute walk to the law school.  There is also a bus that runs through the area.

I live in Northwest Lubbock.  By Northwest, I mean NW of campus.  It is nice, several bus routes through here, and quite abit of development.  About a ten minute drive to campus, but I just ride the bus.  The biggest problem with living in NW Lubbock is that you have to drive all the way across town to buy alcohol.  Not all of Lubbock is Wet, only a small portion in SE Lubbock.  Beer and Wine sales are allowed near SW Lubbock, in the town of Wolfforth.  So if you're a lush, you might not want to live in NW Lubbock.

Southwest Lubbock is the area that is seeing the most amount of growth currently, but I don't know much about it.  I used to live near 50th and Slide and it was about a 15 min drive to campus, and the area where you park is right next to the law school.  There are only a few buses that pick up here, so you really need to drive if you plan on living here.

If there is anything else I can help you with just ask!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: chewy06 on November 13, 2006, 04:32:26 PM
spend the winter break practicing your tortilla-tossing

Save your old batteries too.  :D


I kid I kid....
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on November 13, 2006, 04:53:50 PM
Hi There, I really appreciate you taking the time to answer some questions. I am seriously considering Tech, but one thing I need to consider is my wife. She is very particular about where she lives. Can you recommend any apartment complexes that I should take a look at? Sounds like I would like the Southwest or Northwest areas? 

Thanks a bunch.


I am a senior at Tech, graduating in May, so I could answer some questions. 

The nice parts of town would be Overton, which is directly east of campus, Northwest Lubbock, and Southwest Lubbock.  Overton used to be rundown, but there has been alot of development lately and they have built new apartment complexes.  The main problem with Overton would be that it could feel too much like undergrad, and not be quiet enough.  It is however right next to campus, about a 15-20 minute walk to the law school.  There is also a bus that runs through the area.

I live in Northwest Lubbock.  By Northwest, I mean NW of campus.  It is nice, several bus routes through here, and quite abit of development.  About a ten minute drive to campus, but I just ride the bus.  The biggest problem with living in NW Lubbock is that you have to drive all the way across town to buy alcohol.  Not all of Lubbock is Wet, only a small portion in SE Lubbock.  Beer and Wine sales are allowed near SW Lubbock, in the town of Wolfforth.  So if you're a lush, you might not want to live in NW Lubbock.

Southwest Lubbock is the area that is seeing the most amount of growth currently, but I don't know much about it.  I used to live near 50th and Slide and it was about a 15 min drive to campus, and the area where you park is right next to the law school.  There are only a few buses that pick up here, so you really need to drive if you plan on living here.

If there is anything else I can help you with just ask!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: chewy06 on November 13, 2006, 05:15:21 PM
What percentage of Tech grads end up in Dallas?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Nart on November 13, 2006, 06:00:04 PM
Do graduates from Texas Tech practice law in other states?? Or do they stay within Texas/surrounding states.?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: chewy06 on November 13, 2006, 06:15:09 PM
You could probably move to New Mexico, but more than likely you'll have to stay in Texas right after LS.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on November 13, 2006, 06:43:02 PM
Hi There, I really appreciate you taking the time to answer some questions. I am seriously considering Tech, but one thing I need to consider is my wife. She is very particular about where she lives. Can you recommend any apartment complexes that I should take a look at? Sounds like I would like the Southwest or Northwest areas? 

Thanks a bunch.

If you are wanting to live in NW Lubbock, some new development would be University Courtyard http://uclubbock.com/home.asp (http://uclubbock.com/home.asp) or The Gateway http://lubbockapartments.com/Search_Directory/Communities/community.asp?Communities_ID=230 (http://lubbockapartments.com/Search_Directory/Communities/community.asp?Communities_ID=230).  If it is going to be just the two of you, those are two of the better places in NW Lubbock for one bedroom places.  If there is anyone is planning on sharing a place with someone else, then Lynnwood Townhomes is pretty good.  All three of these places are on a bus route.

I don't know as much about SW Lubbock housing.  Here is the link to McDougal Development: http://www.mcdougal.com/properties/index.shtml (http://www.mcdougal.com/properties/index.shtml).  They seem to have quality developments.  Here is another search guide for Lubbock apartments: http://www.lubbockapartments.com/ (http://www.lubbockapartments.com/).   If you are looking for new development here is a map of new development areas: (it may take awhile to load) http://planning.ci.lubbock.tx.us/NewDevelopment2006.pdf (http://planning.ci.lubbock.tx.us/NewDevelopment2006.pdf)

If both you and your wife are going to school the Overton area would be a nice place to live.  Its near campus, near downtown, new apartment complexes, etc.

If you want to know any other information, just ask!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: becky on November 14, 2006, 08:10:53 AM
Fred - if you do go visit, I would love to hear some feedback from you.  I don't think I will be able to visit any time soon.  I will be going home to New Mexico for Christmas, but I don't think I will want drive 6 hours to visit the campus when no one will even be there.

Also...congratulations on your acceptance.

Rusty - Thank you for the advice.  My husband found a couple houses for sale right next to the shdow hills golf course.  Is this a nice area?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: becky on November 14, 2006, 08:51:55 AM
Are you familiar with Lubbock at all?  I wanted to start looking for houses horses, but I don't know where the nice parts of town are.   

just kidding. congratulations! i think Lubbock is sort of a love it or hate it place. If you like big cities and an urban setting, it's not great, but i know a lot of people who have loved it.

I am definately more of a small town girl!  I went to the Bay Area forum yesterday and San Fran ate me alive.  It was a miserable day.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on November 14, 2006, 08:56:48 AM
Fred - if you do go visit, I would love to hear some feedback from you.  I don't think I will be able to visit any time soon.  I will be going home to New Mexico for Christmas, but I don't think I will want drive 6 hours to visit the campus when no one will even be there.

Also...congratulations on your acceptance.

Rusty - Thank you for the advice.  My husband found a couple houses for sale right next to the shdow hills golf course.  Is this a nice area?

Shadow Hills is in NW Lubbock, and it is a nice area.  I live about a mile from Shadow Hills in fact.  Alot of the houses are new, or new-ish, and many are occupied by college students.  The main drawback to NW Lubbock would be that while there has been significant development, the restaurants, bars, and other entertainment and shopping are just now building out here.  There is a Wal-Mart on the corner of 4th and Frankford, (if that's good or bad), and a decent amount of fast food and other places.  For good sit down restaurants it seems like the best place would be South Lubbock, but luckily Lubbock isn't too big and it's easily navigable, so it doesn't take long to get all the way across town, 20-30 minutes tops.

So to answer your question, the area around Shadow Hills is nice, just so long as you don't mind driving a little to get some good food.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on November 14, 2006, 09:22:00 AM
I applied at Tech on October 24th.  All I have received is an e-mail advising me that they received my application.  The e-mail was a bit disheartening since Tech is my first choice. 

Enough whining though, what I wanted to ask is if anyone knows what the public school system is like in Lubbock.  I have twin eleven year olds to consider.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on November 14, 2006, 09:42:49 AM
I applied at Tech on October 24th.  All I have received is an e-mail advising me that they received my application.  The e-mail was a bit disheartening since Tech is my first choice. 

Enough whining though, what I wanted to ask is if anyone knows what the public school system is like in Lubbock.  I have twin eleven year olds to consider.

I don't know much about public schools in Lubbock, but I would bet that your best bet would be in SW Lubbock.  I've heard that Frenship ISD in Wolfforth is quite good.  But again I didn't grow up here so I couldn't tell you about the state of Public schools.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: becky on November 14, 2006, 02:08:31 PM
For all of you guys who are not familiar with Lubbock (like me) I found this file that seems pretty helpful. 

http://busdev.ci.lubbock.tx.us/Quality%20of%20Life.pdf (http://busdev.ci.lubbock.tx.us/Quality%20of%20Life.pdf)
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: becky on November 17, 2006, 07:25:36 AM
Still waiting to hear from UT, but we are already planning on moving to Lubbock  :)
My husband has been looking for a job, but no luck yet.  Any suggestions for a supply chain management/logistics major?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Vick on November 27, 2006, 01:57:52 PM
I submitted my app on the 8th but I haven't heard a word from TT.  They haven't requested my report.  Should I call or wait longer?  Anyone else in the same boat?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on November 27, 2006, 02:02:56 PM
I submitted my app on the 8th but I haven't heard a word from TT.  They haven't requested my report.  Should I call or wait longer?  Anyone else in the same boat?

It took them exactly 3 weeks to request mine.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on November 27, 2006, 02:09:38 PM
It took about 2 1/2 weeks for them to request mine.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Vick on November 27, 2006, 02:12:08 PM
Thanks for the replies.  I'll wait another week or so before I call.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on November 27, 2006, 02:53:12 PM
That is a good idea.  I am a bit impatient with them too.  I have yet to receive any kind of notification from them that my file is complete, in review, etc...  I did get an e-mail stating that they received my application and would notify me when it is complete.  Maybe those of you who have been accepted can tell us what to expect ???
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on November 27, 2006, 03:34:50 PM
I never received an email that they received my application. I did get one that said I went complete, and then several weeks later I received a letter-sized envelope indicating my acceptance. The acceptance letter was kind of weird though. I thought it would say you have been accepted. Nope, they chose to say, your application has been approved. APPROVED, APPROVED!!!! What the hell does that mean? AM I applying for a car loan?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jdhu on November 27, 2006, 04:59:04 PM
I grew up in Lubbock.  People are nice, but it is a bit out in the middle of nowhere.  Weather is hot in the summer, snows in winter, and windy.  Campus is gorgeous, and apparently so are the girls haha, though the original poster probably won't care about that.

Go Red Raiders
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: shooter on November 27, 2006, 05:27:30 PM
I submitted my app on the 8th but I haven't heard a word from TT.  They haven't requested my report.  Should I call or wait longer?  Anyone else in the same boat?

Judging by LSN it looks like there are alot of people in the same boat. Pretty much everyone who applied after September. They haven't even requested my report yet. I would expect some movement soon but have no reason for thinking this besides the fact that it's now after thanksgiving.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: chewy06 on November 27, 2006, 05:30:45 PM
They still haven't requested mine.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on November 28, 2006, 07:17:09 AM
This is a copy of the e-mail I got from Tech on November 7th:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your application for admission to the fall 2007 entering class at Texas Tech University School of Law.  When your Law Services file is complete, an official copy of your report will be sent to us.  Please pay careful attention to the Activity Updates that you will receive each month from Law Services.  These updates will inform you of the exact status of your Law Services File.  Once we receive this report, and any other requested materials, your Admissions file will be considered complete and ready to be reviewed.  We will try to make a decision in your case as soon as possible, but many decisions will not be made until all files are complete and are reviewed, which may be as late as the middle of May.

Thank you for your interest in Texas Tech University School of Law.                                       


Donna Williams
Admissions Counselor
Texas Tech University
School of Law


Anyone know what monthly e-mails from "Law Services" they talking about? 
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on November 28, 2006, 07:55:03 AM
texas tech and baylor are both just too far out in the middle of nowhere

/baylor is at least within a couple of hours of civilization, but there is no dancing allowed
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Vick on November 28, 2006, 08:04:15 AM
/baylor is at least within a couple of hours of civilization, but there is no dancing allowed

What if you want to do it in your own apartment, with another consenting adult?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on November 28, 2006, 08:14:38 AM
/baylor is at least within a couple of hours of civilization, but there is no dancing allowed

What if you want to do it in your own apartment, with another consenting adult?

you know where that could lead?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on November 28, 2006, 10:35:12 AM
I hate dancing anyway!  I will not be too thrilled about having to drive out of the city limits to imbibe though!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Vick on November 30, 2006, 08:32:49 AM
Finally!  I just got the email and they requested my report.  It took 3 weeks and 1 day.  Not complaining, js.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on November 30, 2006, 08:38:40 AM
Finally!  I just got the email and they requested my report.  It took 3 weeks and 1 day.  Not complaining, js.

That seems about right. Hopefully you hear something soon.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: shooter on November 30, 2006, 08:40:23 AM
Finally!  I just got the email and they requested my report.  It took 3 weeks and 1 day.  Not complaining, js.

They just requested mine too!

And I believe I've got you beat. 3 weeks and 5 days.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on November 30, 2006, 02:40:56 PM
Finally!  I just got the email and they requested my report.  It took 3 weeks and 1 day.  Not complaining, js.

Was it the same e-mail I got...I posted it earlier.  Just wondering what you thought the "Law Services" part was referring to.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on November 30, 2006, 02:51:27 PM
Finally!  I just got the email and they requested my report.  It took 3 weeks and 1 day.  Not complaining, js.

Was it the same e-mail I got...I posted it earlier.  Just wondering what you thought the "Law Services" part was referring to.

Law Services is LSAC.....
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on November 30, 2006, 02:54:34 PM
Finally!  I just got the email and they requested my report.  It took 3 weeks and 1 day.  Not complaining, js.

Was it the same e-mail I got...I posted it earlier.  Just wondering what you thought the "Law Services" part was referring to.

Law Services is LSAC.....

See...that is what I thought, but I don't get a monthly update.  The e-mail said "Please pay careful attention to the Activity Updates that you will receive each month from Law Services."
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on November 30, 2006, 03:42:15 PM
Finally!  I just got the email and they requested my report.  It took 3 weeks and 1 day.  Not complaining, js.

Was it the same e-mail I got...I posted it earlier.  Just wondering what you thought the "Law Services" part was referring to.

Law Services is LSAC.....

See...that is what I thought, but I don't get a monthly update.  The e-mail said "Please pay careful attention to the Activity Updates that you will receive each month from Law Services."

I think the updates of which they are speaking are a relic from pre-internet days. Now, I think they mean to check the Report/Status on your LSAC account.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: dallasgirl on December 01, 2006, 09:51:55 AM
Listen, Lubbock is not all that bad.  Dont listen to people that say Lubbock totally sucks.  It honestly isnt bad at all and I came from one of the biggest cities out there (LA).  The law school is great too, they are very student focused and its almost like a little family.  If you have any questions ask me or message me.  I dont think I will be able to respond till after finals though.  Good luck getting in for those that want to.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: becky on December 01, 2006, 10:38:21 AM
I haven't checked the board in a while... lots of new posts.  For those of you asking for timelines, sorry I didn't check this and reply sooner.  I don't even konw if this helps anyone anymore.  It was about 3 weeks after they requested my file that I got an email saying my file was complete, then about a week and a half later, I get that thin, letter-sized envelope and the "APPROVED" letter. 

dallasgirl - thanks for the reassurance.  I am getting nervous about moving to a town I have never been to, and not knowing really what it is like.  My family lives in New Mexico and I will be visiting for Christmas, so my husband and I might drive down to Lubbock to check things out.  We are so ready to move!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on December 01, 2006, 10:44:46 AM
if you are gonna be out in the boonies, away from civilization, texas tech isn't as bad as it could be

it could be way out in west texas

i think the main drawback is you may lose out on networking possibilities that people who attend a regional program closer to a large city.

a texas wesleyan grad with similar numbers may have an edge with some dfw employers since they have better networking in the area
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on December 01, 2006, 12:06:58 PM
I too can answer some questions about Lubbock if anyone is curious about it.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on December 01, 2006, 12:10:11 PM
how many Bs are in lubbbock?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on December 01, 2006, 12:34:37 PM
how many Bs are in lubbbock?

dos
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 04, 2006, 06:28:06 AM
how many Bs are in lubbbock?

dos

Pardon my ignorance...what are B's?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on December 04, 2006, 06:37:41 AM
how many Bs are in lubbbock?

dos

Pardon my ignorance...what are B's?

B is for bird
[img width= height=]http://pbskids.org/sesame/coloring/images/b_bigbird.gif[/img]

this post brought to you by the letter B
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on December 04, 2006, 06:54:38 AM
how many Bs are in lubbbock?

dos

Pardon my ignorance...what are B's?

He spelled Lubbock with three B's: Lubbbock.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 04, 2006, 08:20:36 AM
Ha-ha.  I am laughing at myself now!  I thought it was short for something...like bars...now you know where my mind is. ;D
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: rukiddin on December 05, 2006, 08:07:50 AM
To all those that are applying - what are your stats? I have a 3.6 GPA and am waiting on a predetermined low 150s lsat score. Think I have chance??

BTW - I have a lot of family that goes to Tech for undergrad and while they all agree that Lubbock isn't a great place to live, it's not bad for school. Apparently, the biggest drawback is that Tech is a "dry county" and you have to drive 20 mins outside of town to buy beer.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on December 05, 2006, 08:15:16 AM
i feel bad for anyone going through college without shiner bock

/just sayin'
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 05, 2006, 08:58:01 AM
i feel bad for anyone going through college without shiner bock

/just sayin'

What is that, some local brew. In Colorado, we have the New Belgium Brewing Company. They brew a variety of micros, my favorite being Fat Tire...

Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on December 05, 2006, 09:09:21 AM
i feel bad for anyone going through college without shiner bock

/just sayin'

What is that, some local brew. In Colorado, we have the New Belgium Brewing Company. They brew a variety of micros, my favorite being Fat Tire...



a long, long time ago,
when i was a wee lad....
i remember reading scrawled above a urinal
'go ahead, fill up another keg of shiner beer'

because shiner beer was kinda lame, like keystone light or milwaukees best.

no idea what turned them around, and i haven't even seen regular shiner beer around anymore,
but shiner bock is a darker beer, very good flavor.
and they have a winter brew shiner bock, and a couple other specialty brews.

shiner bock is very good.
my wife doesn't like beer, but she likes a cold shiner bock,
that's how good it is.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 05, 2006, 09:18:16 AM
i feel bad for anyone going through college without shiner bock

/just sayin'

What is that, some local brew. In Colorado, we have the New Belgium Brewing Company. They brew a variety of micros, my favorite being Fat Tire...



a long, long time ago,
when i was a wee lad....
i remember reading scrawled above a urinal
'go ahead, fill up another keg of shiner beer'

because shiner beer was kinda lame, like keystone light or milwaukees best.

no idea what turned them around, and i haven't even seen regular shiner beer around anymore,
but shiner bock is a darker beer, very good flavor.
and they have a winter brew shiner bock, and a couple other specialty brews.

shiner bock is very good.
my wife doesn't like beer, but she likes a cold shiner bock,
that's how good it is.

I guess that calls for some research on Shiner Bock. Standby.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on December 05, 2006, 09:47:28 AM
[img width= height=]http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/909.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 05, 2006, 10:45:51 AM
[img width= height=]http://www.ratebeer.com/beerimages/full_size/909.jpg[/img]

That looks tasty. I sure wish I were not at work...MMM...DUFF.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 05, 2006, 10:48:12 AM
To all those that are applying - what are your stats? I have a 3.6 GPA and am waiting on a predetermined low 150s lsat score. Think I have chance??

BTW - I have a lot of family that goes to Tech for undergrad and while they all agree that Lubbock isn't a great place to live, it's not bad for school. Apparently, the biggest drawback is that Tech is a "dry county" and you have to drive 20 mins outside of town to buy beer.

From what I have heard, Tech loves a good GPA and is more forgiving of a low 150's LSAT.  See above...
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 05, 2006, 11:21:21 AM
To all those that are applying - what are your stats? I have a 3.6 GPA and am waiting on a predetermined low 150s lsat score. Think I have chance??

BTW - I have a lot of family that goes to Tech for undergrad and while they all agree that Lubbock isn't a great place to live, it's not bad for school. Apparently, the biggest drawback is that Tech is a "dry county" and you have to drive 20 mins outside of town to buy beer.

From what I have heard, Tech loves a good GPA and is more forgiving of a low 150's LSAT.  See above...

Well, I have a solid 153 LSAT (WOOHOO) and a 3.97 UGPA. I was admitted pretty quickly.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on December 06, 2006, 06:33:03 AM
of course fred garvin has
soft factors that make the ladies swoon
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 06, 2006, 07:28:43 AM
of course fred garvin has
soft factors that make the ladies swoon

Really??  Even Donna Williams?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 06, 2006, 07:49:32 AM
of course fred garvin has
soft factors that make the ladies swoon

Really??  Even Donna Williams?

Especially Donna Williams.

LMAO.....

Ladies love the soft factors, but  they really get excited when the soft factors can be quantified into hard numbers.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on December 06, 2006, 07:51:51 AM
To all those that are applying - what are your stats? I have a 3.6 GPA and am waiting on a predetermined low 150s lsat score. Think I have chance??

BTW - I have a lot of family that goes to Tech for undergrad and while they all agree that Lubbock isn't a great place to live, it's not bad for school. Apparently, the biggest drawback is that Tech is a "dry county" and you have to drive 20 mins outside of town to buy beer.

Actually Lubbock isn't a dry county, but the city is dry.  The main two places to buy beer is the strip, which is southeast of town and it only takes 20 minutes if you are driving from all the way across town.  The other place to buy beer is Wolfforth, a small town just southwest of Lubbock.  They just voted to allow beer and wine, no alcohol however.  But there are plenty of bars in Lubbock, its just packaged sales which are illegal.


And oh yes Shiner Bock is good, as well as Shiner Hefeweizen and Shiner Light.  Zeigenbock is another beer that's really good.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 06, 2006, 08:02:58 AM
Ladies love the soft factors, but  they really get excited when the soft factors can be quantified into hard numbers.
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Sigh...I can vouch for that!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 06, 2006, 08:18:12 AM
Love your new avatar kirkcameronsgf!  Romosexual!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 06, 2006, 10:09:57 AM
No one else heard anything? It seems like it has been a while since they have made any decisions...
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 06, 2006, 10:26:13 AM
No one else heard anything? It seems like it has been a while since they have made any decisions...

I have not heard a word.  Keeping my fingers crossed.  They requested my report on November 6th...received my application October 24th...
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Nart on December 06, 2006, 12:39:09 PM
To all those that are applying - what are your stats? I have a 3.6 GPA and am waiting on a predetermined low 150s lsat score. Think I have chance??

BTW - I have a lot of family that goes to Tech for undergrad and while they all agree that Lubbock isn't a great place to live, it's not bad for school. Apparently, the biggest drawback is that Tech is a "dry county" and you have to drive 20 mins outside of town to buy beer.

Actually Lubbock isn't a dry county, but the city is dry.  The main two places to buy beer is the strip, which is southeast of town and it only takes 20 minutes if you are driving from all the way across town.  The other place to buy beer is Wolfforth, a small town just southwest of Lubbock.  They just voted to allow beer and wine, no alcohol however.  But there are plenty of bars in Lubbock, its just packaged sales which are illegal.


And oh yes Shiner Bock is good, as well as Shiner Hefeweizen and Shiner Light.  Zeigenbock is another beer that's really good.

At least the gas in Texas is cheap!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Stud on December 06, 2006, 02:53:37 PM
Where can I find the certification letter that I have to mail in with the check?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: shooter on December 06, 2006, 03:12:29 PM
Where can I find the certification letter that I have to mail in with the check?

If you're applying online through the LSAC website, it will ask you to view print and then sign the letter once you click continue after your application package has been generated. And don't quote me on this, but I think it won't let you submit your application until you print the letter anyway. 
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: becky on December 07, 2006, 11:10:31 AM
Okay, I need help from all of you already living in Lubbock!
My husband has not had any luck finding a job yet and the opportunities that has missed were a result of him not being there in Lubbock to interview.  So we were thinking that right after Christmas, he would just find a cheap place to live and stay there so he can look for a job.  Anyone know of maybe a basement for rent or know of someone who needs a roommate for a while? 

By the way, has anyone heard anything from TTU lately?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: GUsigma307 on December 07, 2006, 12:04:25 PM
I'm a 1L at Tech this year. I'm from Pittsbugh, PA, so Lubbock was a complete culture shock for me. I hate anything that has to do with country (farms, animals, country music) but I absolutely love Tech Law. Lubbock isn't bad. If anyone has any questions about Tech Law or Lubbock, PM me and I'll be glad to answer them for you!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: GUsigma307 on December 08, 2006, 03:56:23 PM
K so I just read through all the old posts on this thread and saw some questions I might be able to answer. Just took my Contracts final today and need a break from studying :)

- from what I've heard, Tech grads get placed all over Texas, NM, OK and a few other places. Keep in mind that a lot of people who go to Tech law want to do Oil and Gas and that kind of law, which is pretty limited to Texas.

- As far as living, I live in Hunter's Way which is about a 15 minute drive to campus. The area is pretty safe. A few of my friends also live in Sagewood and Las Colinas. There are plenty of houses for sale and rent. Townhouse/duplex things too. Most of the places are pretty nice. If anyone is looking for apartments, dont' live too close to campus. Undergrads are noisy

- seriously, Lubbock really isn't that bad. I hated it when I came to visit and I was like there is no way I'm gonna survive here for 3 years. Like I said, I'm from Pittsburgh.. like the city, not suburbs, so moving to cow town was a culture shock, but the strip (beer distributors) are only 10-15 minutes from campus, and there are bars all over the place. Don't let "dry town" fool you. Lubbockites love them some alcohol. If you come to visit, GO TO CHIMY'S. Best margaritas EVER.

- also something else to consider. For something like the 4th year in a row, a Tech grad got the highest score on the bar exam, and for the 2nd time in 3 years, one of our professors has won the best professor award from somewhere (don't really know the details but I guess it's a big deal.) Our Board of Barristers and Moot Court teams have also either won or placed nationally pretty much every time they compete. I was really worried that just because it was a T3 and not as well known as UT and all the other big schools in Texas that I'd never be able to get a job out of state, but that's definately not the case.

- as for the weather.. I think I saw someone from Denver's post. I think it snowed once or twice last year. It's snowed once so far and it was gone the next day. The temps are crazy here, but it's pretty mild for me. I think I've only had to wear a winter coat 2 days so far. The Texans are all freezing though, especially the Aggies and people from H-town.

Like I said, if you have any questions, lemme know! Hope I could help... I remember doing this last year and having no idea what I was getting myself into, especially since I was going so far from home, so good luck to everyone :)
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: shooter on December 08, 2006, 05:30:06 PM
K so I just read through all the old posts on this thread and saw some questions I might be able to answer. Just took my Contracts final today and need a break from studying :)

- from what I've heard, Tech grads get placed all over Texas, NM, OK and a few other places. Keep in mind that a lot of people who go to Tech law want to do Oil and Gas and that kind of law, which is pretty limited to Texas.

- As far as living, I live in Hunter's Way which is about a 15 minute drive to campus. The area is pretty safe. A few of my friends also live in Sagewood and Las Colinas. There are plenty of houses for sale and rent. Townhouse/duplex things too. Most of the places are pretty nice. If anyone is looking for apartments, dont' live too close to campus. Undergrads are noisy

- seriously, Lubbock really isn't that bad. I hated it when I came to visit and I was like there is no way I'm gonna survive here for 3 years. Like I said, I'm from Pittsburgh.. like the city, not suburbs, so moving to cow town was a culture shock, but the strip (beer distributors) are only 10-15 minutes from campus, and there are bars all over the place. Don't let "dry town" fool you. Lubbockites love them some alcohol. If you come to visit, GO TO CHIMY'S. Best margaritas EVER.

- also something else to consider. For something like the 4th year in a row, a Tech grad got the highest score on the bar exam, and for the 2nd time in 3 years, one of our professors has won the best professor award from somewhere (don't really know the details but I guess it's a big deal.) Our Board of Barristers and Moot Court teams have also either won or placed nationally pretty much every time they compete. I was really worried that just because it was a T3 and not as well known as UT and all the other big schools in Texas that I'd never be able to get a job out of state, but that's definately not the case.

- as for the weather.. I think I saw someone from Denver's post. I think it snowed once or twice last year. It's snowed once so far and it was gone the next day. The temps are crazy here, but it's pretty mild for me. I think I've only had to wear a winter coat 2 days so far. The Texans are all freezing though, especially the Aggies and people from H-town.

Like I said, if you have any questions, lemme know! Hope I could help... I remember doing this last year and having no idea what I was getting myself into, especially since I was going so far from home, so good luck to everyone :)

Cool, thanks for all the info. So how do you like law school in general(so far)? Do most people there seem to enjoy it? Has anyone tried to convince you to go cow-tippin?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: GUsigma307 on December 08, 2006, 05:36:07 PM
Well I'm not gonna lie... Finals suck big time, but I actually really love school. It's a lot of work, but not NEARLY as much as everyone said it would be. I had nightmares about not having a life and pretty much living in teh library because everyone tells you about the 50 hours out of class you have to spend studying.. I guess it depends where you go and how competitive the students are, but I went out almost every weekend and a few times during the week. Don't let people scare you. It's hard, but it's not hell like people try and tell you. :) No one has convinced me to go cow tippin yet. They're still shocked I've never seen a real one up close before.. haha.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: shooter on December 08, 2006, 06:06:26 PM
You've never seen a cow up close?? My entire world-view has been shaken :D Another important question, what exactly is the law out there for hard liquor? I know there's a tech thread with like 100+ pages somewhere, but I just don't have it in me to go through it all. thanks
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 08, 2006, 06:39:07 PM
Well I'm not gonna lie... Finals suck big time, but I actually really love school. It's a lot of work, but not NEARLY as much as everyone said it would be. I had nightmares about not having a life and pretty much living in teh library because everyone tells you about the 50 hours out of class you have to spend studying.. I guess it depends where you go and how competitive the students are, but I went out almost every weekend and a few times during the week. Don't let people scare you. It's hard, but it's not hell like people try and tell you. :) No one has convinced me to go cow tippin yet. They're still shocked I've never seen a real one up close before.. haha.


Thanks for all the info. I did get your PM. I will certainly be in touch
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Rusty Shackleford on December 08, 2006, 08:28:11 PM
You've never seen a cow up close?? My entire world-view has been shaken :D Another important question, what exactly is the law out there for hard liquor? I know there's a tech thread with like 100+ pages somewhere, but I just don't have it in me to go through it all. thanks

You can buy liquor by the bottle at the strip, which like GUsigma said is about 10-15 minutes away.  There's also hard liquor at the bars by the shot, or with mixed drinks.  I can't remember exactly who said it but I believe a councilmember wryly stated that Lubbock was "the wettest dry city in America."
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: GUsigma307 on December 09, 2006, 11:18:14 AM
haha yeah it definately is the wettest dry city in america. We've never had a problem finding alcohol. You'll need it after finals. At Orientation, the dean of the law school said "If you drink, this is a bad time to stop. If you don't, this is a bad time to start." :) 
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 09, 2006, 12:54:22 PM
Got my letter from Tech today!  I am doing the happy dance!  They offered a $10,000 scholarship which is renewable if you remain in the top 50%!   ;D  Yippie!  Save your class notes for me GUsigna...just kidding.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Vick on December 09, 2006, 01:25:10 PM
Got my letter from Tech today!  I am doing the happy dance!  They offered a $10,000 scholarship which is renewable if you remain in the top 50%!   ;D  Yippie!  Save your class notes for me GUsigna...just kidding.

Congrats, Smack  :)
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 09, 2006, 01:27:52 PM

Congrats, Smack  :)

Thanks Sigur Adams.  I owe you...you helped me tremendously with my PS.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Vick on December 09, 2006, 01:29:29 PM

Congrats, Smack  :)

Thanks Sigur Adams.  I owe you...you helped me tremendously with my PS.

I take payment in brownies.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 09, 2006, 01:50:29 PM
mmmm...brownies sound good.  I would gladly make some for you Sigur.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: shooter on December 09, 2006, 02:16:17 PM
You've never seen a cow up close?? My entire world-view has been shaken :D Another important question, what exactly is the law out there for hard liquor? I know there's a tech thread with like 100+ pages somewhere, but I just don't have it in me to go through it all. thanks

You can buy liquor by the bottle at the strip, which like GUsigma said is about 10-15 minutes away.  There's also hard liquor at the bars by the shot, or with mixed drinks.  I can't remember exactly who said it but I believe a councilmember wryly stated that Lubbock was "the wettest dry city in America."

!This is all I needed to hear. Texas liquor laws are just so damn confusing!! There's like ten different levels between completely wet and completely dry.



And on a side note, conratulations to you too smack, both on the acceptance and the scholarship.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 10, 2006, 09:14:34 PM
Congratulations Smack.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 11, 2006, 07:16:42 AM
Congratulations Smack.

Thanks Cube Farmer...maybe I'll see you there!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on December 11, 2006, 07:29:54 AM
Got my letter from Tech today! I am doing the happy dance! They offered a $10,000 scholarship which is renewable if you remain in the top 50%! ;D Yippie! Save your class notes for me GUsigna...just kidding.

congrats smack!
are you holding out for anyone else?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 11, 2006, 07:56:29 AM
Got my letter from Tech today! I am doing the happy dance! They offered a $10,000 scholarship which is renewable if you remain in the top 50%! ;D Yippie! Save your class notes for me GUsigna...just kidding.

congrats smack!
are you holding out for anyone else?

Just U of H.  I think Tech was my favorite though. 
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on December 11, 2006, 07:57:23 AM
where do you want to end up working?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 11, 2006, 07:59:41 AM
where do you want to end up working?

In San Antonio, my hometown.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on December 11, 2006, 08:12:13 AM
have you checked out summer position prospects for texas tech?

seems like uh and smu are targets for you, and may place better in dallas/houston for summer positions, as well as san antonio.
a summer position at a large firm in dallas/houston could lead to a position at a sister office in san antonio
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 11, 2006, 08:32:42 AM
have you checked out summer position prospects for texas tech?
seems like uh and smu are targets for you, and may place better in dallas/houston for summer positions, as well as san antonio.
a summer position at a large firm in dallas/houston could lead to a position at a sister office in san antonio

I only know from what I have seen at the firm I am at now.  We have had several summer associates from Tech and have two new associates that graduated from Tech in May.  Now just to be in that top 10%...sigh...

Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 11, 2006, 11:18:14 AM
So here I am looking at Tech and Tulsa. Tech gave me in-state tuition, and Tulsa gave me a 16k/year scholarship. The money is important to me. Irrespective of other schools to which I may get accepted, I am leaning to the lower costs. I want to keep my options open and I think that means that I need to keep my debt as low as possible.

Do ya'll think the job prospects are that much better from Tech than Tulsa?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on December 11, 2006, 11:20:40 AM
do you want to work in texas?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 11, 2006, 11:24:24 AM
do you want to work in texas?

I think I do, preferably the Houston area. Tulsa is in the overall "region" though. I mean, nearly as far as Tech..LOL
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 11, 2006, 11:26:21 AM
So here I am looking at Tech and Tulsa. Tech gave me in-state tuition, and Tulsa gave me a 16k/year scholarship. The money is important to me. Irrespective of other schools to which I may get accepted, I am leaning to the lower costs. I want to keep my options open and I think that means that I need to keep my debt as low as possible.

Do ya'll think the job prospects are that much better from Tech than Tulsa?

Which offer works out best money wise?  It used to be that Tech did not get many firms doing on-campus recruiting because Lubbock is so far from the major Texas cities.  From what I have heard from recent graduates is that this has changed in the last few years.  Maybe GUsigna has this info for us.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on December 11, 2006, 11:28:06 AM
do you want to work in texas?

I think I do, preferably the Houston area. Tulsa is in the overall "region" though. I mean, nearly as far as Tech..LOL

imho,
you will have a much better chance at jobs in houston as a texas tech grad than tulsa.
did you apply to uh?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 11, 2006, 11:30:11 AM
So here I am looking at Tech and Tulsa. Tech gave me in-state tuition, and Tulsa gave me a 16k/year scholarship. The money is important to me. Irrespective of other schools to which I may get accepted, I am leaning to the lower costs. I want to keep my options open and I think that means that I need to keep my debt as low as possible.

Do ya'll think the job prospects are that much better from Tech than Tulsa?

Which offer works out best money wise?  It used to be that Tech did not get many firms doing on-campus recruiting because Lubbock is so far from the major Texas cities.  From what I have heard from recent graduates is that this has changed in the last few years.  Maybe GUsigna has this info for us.

Tulsa will definately be cheaper. In fact, the dean called me and she is going to look into the possibility of more money.

I lived in Tulsa for a while, and I do not mind the city, but I am afraid of beign stuck there with a very small legal market.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: jer on December 11, 2006, 11:31:26 AM
i know people in tulsa who got stuck there.
you don't want that to happen to you
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 11, 2006, 11:34:03 AM
do you want to work in texas?

I think I do, preferably the Houston area. Tulsa is in the overall "region" though. I mean, nearly as far as Tech..LOL

imho,
you will have a much better chance at jobs in houston as a texas tech grad than tulsa.
did you apply to uh?

Yes, I did apply to UH and South Texas. Honestly, though, my chances are slim at UH, especially with in-state tuition. I also applied to SMU but, again, it is super expensive.


Edit: I think I am going to send in my seat deposit to Tech (they will refund through April). I honestly did not think it would be such a tough decision.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 11, 2006, 11:37:10 AM
Come to Tech with me!  ;D  Can I ask if you asked Tulsa for more $$$ or did the Dean just call and offer?  I am considering asking St. Mary's for $$$ (they did not offer any), but am not sure how to go about it, i.e. who to call.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: GUsigma307 on December 11, 2006, 11:39:14 AM
I haven't heard much about on campus recruiting because I'm only a 1L, but I don't think many of my friends have had problems getting interviews. My 2L friends have had some as well.

Seriously though, make sure you fit in at the schools you get accepted to. All the other factors are important too, but for most people I've talked to, law school isn't as demanding as everyone makes it out to be. People act like it's not a big deal, but you'll be miserable if you don't feel comfortable wherever you end up. My decision was between Mercer and Tech. Mercer is higher ranked, but I passed it up because I visited and hated it. I assumed I'd have no life and no free time to make friends, but unless you're in a top 10 school, most of law school is about networking.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 11, 2006, 11:41:06 AM
I haven't heard much about on campus recruiting because I'm only a 1L, but I don't think many of my friends have had problems getting interviews. My 2L friends have had some as well.

Seriously though, make sure you fit in at the schools you get accepted to. All the other factors are important too, but for most people I've talked to, law school isn't as demanding as everyone makes it out to be. People act like it's not a big deal, but you'll be miserable if you don't feel comfortable wherever you end up. My decision was between Mercer and Tech. Mercer is higher ranked, but I passed it up because I visited and hated it. I assumed I'd have no life and no free time to make friends, but unless you're in a top 10 school, most of law school is about networking.

I knew we could count on you!  Thanks!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 11, 2006, 11:48:08 AM
Come to Tech with me!  ;D  Can I ask if you asked Tulsa for more $$$ or did the Dean just call and offer?  I am considering asking St. Mary's for $$$ (they did not offer any), but am not sure how to go about it, i.e. who to call.

I called Tulsa and asked. All they can say is no. She was very responsive and friendly, which I guess I was not expecting.


I have until May to send a deposit to Tulsa, so I am going to hold off until I hear back from other schools. I am going to send in the deposit to Tech now, though, just to be sure they get it in time.

That brings me to another question. Tech did not provide an envelope or a response form. Should I just drop a check in the envelope, or should I write a letter with it?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: GUsigma307 on December 11, 2006, 11:50:13 AM
Send your check with a letter stating you're sending in your seat deposit. Most of the schools I applied to didn't send a form or a letter either and I had to call and ask.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 11, 2006, 11:52:12 AM
What?  No SASE?  Just kidding.  I think I am going to write a brief note and include my LSAC number and other identifiers to make sure it gets matched with the right file.  Its due Jan. 15th!  Luckily its refundable until April.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 11, 2006, 11:57:22 AM
Send your check with a letter stating you're sending in your seat deposit. Most of the schools I applied to didn't send a form or a letter either and I had to call and ask.

Thanks for the response. I will just throw something together real quick, and send it while on my two-hour lunch.  :o
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 11, 2006, 12:05:34 PM
Send your check with a letter stating you're sending in your seat deposit. Most of the schools I applied to didn't send a form or a letter either and I had to call and ask.

Thanks for the response. I will just throw something together real quick, and send it while on my two-hour lunch.  :o

Love the sarcasm!  Hey, you should search on-line for apartments.  I did a quick search and rent is super cheap in Lubbock.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 11, 2006, 12:15:07 PM
Send your check with a letter stating you're sending in your seat deposit. Most of the schools I applied to didn't send a form or a letter either and I had to call and ask.

Thanks for the response. I will just throw something together real quick, and send it while on my two-hour lunch.  :o

Love the sarcasm!  Hey, you should search on-line for apartments.  I did a quick search and rent is super cheap in Lubbock.

I just checked that out: I see why there is really no reason to have on-campus housing.

The only question I have though--and correct me if I am wrong as it has been a while since I rented an apartment--don't apartment complexes want to know about your employment, pay stubs, etc.? I will not be working if/when I get down to Lubbock.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 11, 2006, 12:25:45 PM
Love the sarcasm!  Hey, you should search on-line for apartments.  I did a quick search and rent is super cheap in Lubbock.
[/quote]

I just checked that out: I see why there is really no reason to have on-campus housing.

The only question I have though--and correct me if I am wrong as it has been a while since I rented an apartment--don't apartment complexes want to know about your employment, pay stubs, etc.? I will not be working if/when I get down to Lubbock.
[/quote]

...I failed to consider that. 
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: kimmie on December 11, 2006, 12:43:35 PM
Smack -

Just curious as to when you went complete and if you received the email saying your file was going to the review committee?  If so, when?  I received that email on 11/28.  Hoping I get a decision soon.  Thanks!!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 11, 2006, 12:51:39 PM
Smack -

Just curious as to when you went complete and if you received the email saying your file was going to the review committee?  If so, when?  I received that email on 11/28.  Hoping I get a decision soon.  Thanks!!

I never got an e-mail saying I was complete or that my file was in review.  The only one I was sent was the one telling me that they received my app.  Hope you get your letter soon!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: kimmie on December 11, 2006, 12:55:11 PM
Thanks for the response, Smack.  Hopefully I will hear something this week!!!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: GUsigma307 on December 11, 2006, 01:23:31 PM
Plan on having a co signer if you're not working. My dad had to cosign for me. They're pretty liberal with that stuff though. It's a college town so they're used to it, especially with grad students.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on December 15, 2006, 08:00:47 AM
GUsigma

Just wanted to see if your finals are over!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: GUsigma307 on December 17, 2006, 12:12:02 AM
YES! They're over and I'm officially done with my first semester of law school! We'll see what my grades are like, but for now I'm just happy to be done. :)
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: TexasTiger14 on December 22, 2006, 10:20:53 PM
Hey guys, I'm a 2L at Tech and posted on this board quite a bit back when I was looking into schools myself. If you have any specific questions I can try and answer them, though I doubt I'll check up on this board daily. I tried to keep up occasionally with the one last year and the thing went for something like a hundred pages.....

I will say that I love Tech Law and Lubbock isn't as bad as some make it out to be. It's actually quite livable and the only downside is its relative isolation from seemingly everywhere else in Texas, so road trips can be quite lengthy.

And I couldn't find the link, but somewhere on Tech's main website is a "future projects" page that has blueprints and rendering of the new addition to the law school they've just started working on (which for some reason seemed to kick off right around the time we began studying for finals). Unfortunately for me I will probably have graduated before they're done working on it, but all '07 1L's will probably get two full years to enjoy the new courtroom and lecture hall.

Anyway, good luck with the application process and if you get in to Tech Law definitely come out for a visit. Admitted Students Day (typically mid spring) is a good time to visit because the school provides booze and then has a chili cookoff following tours and even a simulated class, plus you get to visit with dozens of current students.

Hope that helps, and like I said I'll answer any specific questions I can (assuming I remember to come back here  :))
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on December 22, 2006, 11:42:26 PM
Hey guys, I'm a 2L at Tech and posted on this board quite a bit back when I was looking into schools myself. If you have any specific questions I can try and answer them, though I doubt I'll check up on this board daily. I tried to keep up occasionally with the one last year and the thing went for something like a hundred pages.....

I will say that I love Tech Law and Lubbock isn't as bad as some make it out to be. It's actually quite livable and the only downside is its relative isolation from seemingly everywhere else in Texas, so road trips can be quite lengthy.

And I couldn't find the link, but somewhere on Tech's main website is a "future projects" page that has blueprints and rendering of the new addition to the law school they've just started working on (which for some reason seemed to kick off right around the time we began studying for finals). Unfortunately for me I will probably have graduated before they're done working on it, but all '07 1L's will probably get two full years to enjoy the new courtroom and lecture hall.

Anyway, good luck with the application process and if you get in to Tech Law definitely come out for a visit. Admitted Students Day (typically mid spring) is a good time to visit because the school provides booze and then has a chili cookoff following tours and even a simulated class, plus you get to visit with dozens of current students.

Hope that helps, and like I said I'll answer any specific questions I can (assuming I remember to come back here  :))

Hi Tiger....My biggest concern about Tech are job opportunities in Dallas and Houston, because it is so far out. As a 2L, have you have luck looking for summer employment?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: TexasTiger14 on December 24, 2006, 08:47:39 AM
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Hi Tiger....My biggest concern about Tech are job opportunities in Dallas and Houston, because it is so far out. As a 2L, have you have luck looking for summer employment?

I interned with a firm way down in the Valley last year (Harlingen TX), but I know plenty of people who found summer jobs in DFW, Austin, and even one friend who's headed down to Houston this summer. Really it's all about networking and "knowing someone", same with any other job but having good grades too doesn't hurt (something I unfortunately don't have).

I would say finding a job in DFW wouldn't be too hard if you were towards the top of your class. Austin or Houston would be a little harder because not as many firms come out to Tech to interview from there, but still possible. The girl I know thats gonna work in Houston just mailed a dozen or so firms in Houston and even got one to fly her down there to interview/spend the weekend.

Honestly Lubbock may be the hardest place of all to find an internship because its completely overrun by Tech Law students who don't want to have to sublet in another location or are taking a couple summer school classes in addition to working.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on January 03, 2007, 09:50:31 PM
Thanks for the info Tiger. In all likelihood, I will probably be heading down there this fall. I would love to be able to speak with you further as the time approaches. I am gonna shoot you an email just the same. Thanks again.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on January 04, 2007, 07:44:43 AM
Thanks for the info Tiger. In all likelihood, I will probably be heading down there this fall. I would love to be able to speak with you further as the time approaches. I am gonna shoot you an email just the same. Thanks again.

Ditto.  Its great to have insight from someone currently attending.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on January 05, 2007, 11:34:59 AM
Reminder...seat deposits are due January 15th!  That means you Cube Farmer!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on January 05, 2007, 11:37:10 AM
Reminder...seat deposits are due January 15th!  That means you Cube Farmer!

Thanks for the reminder Smack. They received my check a week or so ago, and already sent me a return receipt.


EDIT: Are you sending in your deposit or are you waiting on Houston? I believe the Tech deposit is refundable through April 6th. Then they want another grand....
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on January 05, 2007, 11:38:25 AM
Reminder...seat deposits are due January 15th!  That means you Cube Farmer!

Thanks for the reminder Smack. They received my check a week or so ago, and already sent me a return receipt.

You are on the ball!  I sent mine yesterday.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on January 05, 2007, 11:39:56 AM
Reminder...seat deposits are due January 15th!  That means you Cube Farmer!

Thanks for the reminder Smack. They received my check a week or so ago, and already sent me a return receipt.

You are on the ball!  I sent mine yesterday.

Good Deal. I have 28 days of vacation to burn through until I quit in June, so I am probably going to head down there soon. I was just thinking that even if I get into SMU, I do not think I would be able to afford it anyway. With my numbers, even if I was a muiracle admit, I would not be getting much in the way of scholarship money.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Urban on January 22, 2007, 08:54:48 PM
Figured Id introduce myself as well ... Im a 1L at Tech. If you have any questions ... feel free to contact me as well, Id be more than happy to answer any questions to a 1L. Although the best way to get a hold of me would be email at jd.urban@ttu.edu ... Best of luck.

On a couple of questions,

1) Tech lawyers are pretty respected in the Dallas and Houston areas (from what I hear).

2) You can live almost anywhere in Lubbock (which is not completely as boring as people say ... law students tend to get their shots in) and be alright. I live in an apartment complex right near the University and its really convenient.

Feel free to give me an email, and if youre in the area, let me know if you want at least a relatively small tour. Best of Luck,


Urban
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: lawraider on February 22, 2007, 05:50:14 PM
Hey everyone...

Never posted here before but thought I'd share my experience thus far...

I'm currently a 2L at Tech Law.  Call me crazy, but Tech Law was my first choice and I love it here.  I was accepted to every school I applied to in Okahoma and Texas except UT.  I know several people that picked Tech over schools ranked in the top 50s.  We have one of the best Deans in the country and a great community.  Its a realitivly new school, but the future looks very bright.  Lots of great things happening - more than I have time to list now.  I'm from West Texas and don't like the rush of the huge cities.  If you need that, then you probably won't like lubbock much.  A law degree from Tech is a huge value IMO. 

As far as jobs, I took graduate classes last summer (Tech has some awesome joint-degree programs) but I didn't have much trouble getting a great job for next summer.  I only missed one class for interviews!  If your in the top 15% it is not very uncommon to start out at 100K+ in the DFW metroplex.

I'm a little more than half-way done with my law and master's degree in personal financial planning, and I feel like coming to Tech Law was one of the best decisions I ever made.  I can honestly tell you that if I could transfer with a full ride to any other law school I would stay right here.

P.S. My biggest complaint about the law school is parking.  Be sure you sign up for R21 parking fairly quickly after you make a decision.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: lawraider on February 22, 2007, 05:57:05 PM
Just went back and saw a question about finding a place to live in Lubbock.

Lubbock is a college town with a lot of new apartments.  Rent and cost of living are very cheap.  The trick is finding a cheap apartment with w/d connections if you need them. 
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: HeckBoy on February 22, 2007, 07:54:00 PM
Hey everyone...

Never posted here before but thought I'd share my experience thus far...

I'm currently a 2L at Tech Law.  Call me crazy, but Tech Law was my first choice and I love it here.  I was accepted to every school I applied to in Okahoma and Texas except UT.  I know several people that picked Tech over schools ranked in the top 50s.  We have one of the best Deans in the country and a great community.  Its a realitivly new school, but the future looks very bright.  Lots of great things happening - more than I have time to list now.  I'm from West Texas and don't like the rush of the huge cities.  If you need that, then you probably won't like lubbock much.  A law degree from Tech is a huge value IMO. 

As far as jobs, I took graduate classes last summer (Tech has some awesome joint-degree programs) but I didn't have much trouble getting a great job for next summer.  I only missed one class for interviews!  If your in the top 15% it is not very uncommon to start out at 100K+ in the DFW metroplex.

I'm a little more than half-way done with my law and master's degree in personal financial planning, and I feel like coming to Tech Law was one of the best decisions I ever made.  I can honestly tell you that if I could transfer with a full ride to any other law school I would stay right here.

P.S. My biggest complaint about the law school is parking.  Be sure you sign up for R21 parking fairly quickly after you make a decision.


I've recently been accepted to Tech, but am still waiting for the bulk of my schools before I make a decision. However, they did offer me a scholarship, but it's contingent on being in the top 1/3 or the class. From your experience, do you happen to know what that cutoff is generally about? And how hard is it to achieve it? Like how many hours/week did you spend studying (outside of classes I mean). I have to give them at least some preliminary notice by March 1st, so I'm trying to collect as much data before sending them a deposit to at least reserve the scholarship if I should take them up on it.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: rukiddin on February 23, 2007, 07:22:53 AM
Hey everyone...

Never posted here before but thought I'd share my experience thus far...

I'm currently a 2L at Tech Law.  Call me crazy, but Tech Law was my first choice and I love it here.  I was accepted to every school I applied to in Okahoma and Texas except UT.  I know several people that picked Tech over schools ranked in the top 50s.  We have one of the best Deans in the country and a great community.  Its a realitivly new school, but the future looks very bright.  Lots of great things happening - more than I have time to list now.  I'm from West Texas and don't like the rush of the huge cities.  If you need that, then you probably won't like lubbock much.  A law degree from Tech is a huge value IMO. 

As far as jobs, I took graduate classes last summer (Tech has some awesome joint-degree programs) but I didn't have much trouble getting a great job for next summer.  I only missed one class for interviews!  If your in the top 15% it is not very uncommon to start out at 100K+ in the DFW metroplex.

I'm a little more than half-way done with my law and master's degree in personal financial planning, and I feel like coming to Tech Law was one of the best decisions I ever made.  I can honestly tell you that if I could transfer with a full ride to any other law school I would stay right here.

P.S. My biggest complaint about the law school is parking.  Be sure you sign up for R21 parking fairly quickly after you make a decision.



A very encouraging post. Tech has become my 1st choice and it's good to hear from a happy student. Although I love big cities, I don't think Lubbock is that bad. I'm planning on moving back to Austin after law school and I have already met a ton of Tech Law alumni here and the network among them is pretty tight.

A few questions if you have time to respond: How many people in your section? Is the atmosphere really competitive? What's the grading curve like? How many hours outside of class do you study? I guess all the basics really :)
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: lawraider on February 23, 2007, 11:04:37 AM
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I've recently been accepted to Tech, but am still waiting for the bulk of my schools before I make a decision. However, they did offer me a scholarship, but it's contingent on being in the top 1/3 or the class. From your experience, do you happen to know what that cutoff is generally about? And how hard is it to achieve it? Like how many hours/week did you spend studying (outside of classes I mean). I have to give them at least some preliminary notice by March 1st, so I'm trying to collect as much data before sending them a deposit to at least reserve the scholarship if I should take them up on it.

Like most law schools, your grade is based on how you do relative to everyone else.  I had to stay in the top 1/3 to keep my scholarship, which kinda turned into a blessing and I ended up ranked in the top 10% after my first year.  If your awarded a scholarship you have the ability to stay in the top 1/3, you have to decide how much you want it.  I've found that doing well requires you to try to go the extra mile, but you don't have to kill yourself.  In my experience, there are a small minority of really competitive students.  People share outlines all the time and don't hide books and that sort of thing.  I can tell you what has worked for me and you can decide if that is to much for you.  I will say that my wife and I are involved in our church and different student organizations, and I have plenty of free time throughout most of the year.  We've met a lot of great people and have made some great friends here.

Here is what I think is important if you want to do really well....
1. Know yourself - learn what works for you and don't waste time trying to do what everyone else says they are doing.
2. Go to class - unlike college, people don't skip a lot, but if you go to every class you will have an edge.
3. Read...this isn't college.   Keep up with your reading, not everyone will. 
4.. Go to tutoring - 1Ls have tutors for every class that do 1-hour sessions each week.  Most people will not go to the majority of these.  If you try to go to most of these, you will have an edge on 90% of your class.
5. Network - if studygroups work for you then find good people to study with.  If outlines help you, trade with people and get outlines from people who made an A in the course. 
6. Cramming is good.  Many won't tell you this, but law school tests tend to reward cramming.  Studying for several hours at a time in the days before a test will pay off bigtime.
7. Don't blow off Legal Practice...spend extra time on research assignments and check your work.  A little extra effort will make a big difference in the curve.

Thats what has worked for me.  I enjoy my freetime and its not worth it to me to put in an extreme amount of time studying to try to compete for the very top spots in the class.  If it is for you, thats great.  I didn't really study at all (besides keeping up with the reading and going to tutoring) until about a week before finals.  Then I studied a lot. 

Top 50% is usually somewhere between a C and C+ average.  To keep in the top 1/3 you usually need to have a B- or better. 

Tech had more people accept than they expected in my class and it was one of the biggest classes ever.  I think I had 79 in my section and around 20 in my legal practice classes.  I've been told they were going to try to be more selective and not let that happen again.  I believe this year's 1L sections are smaller.

Not sure I answered every question...hopefully thats helpful. 

Oh, I've collected outlines for every class in every 1L section, from nearly all of the professors.  (I've got more than 150 in all).  If any of you decide to come next year and want some good outlines PM me when classes start and I'll send you the outlines you need.  (Always great to have some outlines to start out with and to trade for more).   
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: kimmie on February 23, 2007, 11:10:00 AM
Wow - thanks Lawraider for all the info!  I will be going to Tech this fall and am very excited about it.  It is great to hear from people who have good things to say about the school.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: rukiddin on February 26, 2007, 07:13:21 AM
Very helpful. Thanks for the info!  :)
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Sell Out on February 26, 2007, 01:29:57 PM
I did my UG at TTU and had a GREAT experience.  Lubbock gets a bad rep, but it is all what you make of it.  I have had plenty of friends at the law school tell me how much they enjoyed it.  One of them is even working in NY right now.  They have a good reputation for training a "lawyer's lawyer".  My pops tells me that he doesn't care what the rankings say, he's met many, many fantastic lawyers who came out of Tech.  You would do well to go to Tech.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: rukiddin on February 27, 2007, 07:24:28 AM
IN AT TECH!!! Snail mail, small envelope, very excited!! No mention of $$$ though. Do they usually send that info out with acceptances or do they wait until later...?  :-\
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: lawraider on February 27, 2007, 02:31:27 PM
IN AT TECH!!! Snail mail, small envelope, very excited!! No mention of $$$ though. Do they usually send that info out with acceptances or do they wait until later...?  :-\

Congrats...I got it with my acceptance.  No idea what they are doing now though.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on March 04, 2007, 01:06:52 PM
Just wanted to share my experience at the Tech day for accepted students with scholarships that was held this past Friday.  Not sure if there is another thread out there regarding this event or not.  Basically, I was blown away by the reception we received at Tech.  We had lunch, sat in on a Con Law class, were given a tour by 3L's, had a question answer session with current 3L's, observed a mock trial by the Board of Barristers, and had dinner with faculty.  Everyone, faculty included, was warm and welcoming.  The fact that the faculty took their personal time to sit and visit with us and have dinner with us was awesome.  The Dean and his wife were there as well and took time to meet and visit with each and every prospective student.  One of the things that the Dean said was that if the faculty cares so much about prospective students, imagine how much they will care when you are enrolled in their class.  Also, in the the Con. Law course that we observed, the professor knew each student by name!  The whole experience was VERY different from other schools I have visited.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: dallasgirl on March 11, 2007, 11:12:51 PM
Just wanted to share my experience at the Tech day for accepted students with scholarships that was held this past Friday.  Not sure if there is another thread out there regarding this event or not.  Basically, I was blown away by the reception we received at Tech.  We had lunch, sat in on a Con Law class, were given a tour by 3L's, had a question answer session with current 3L's, observed a mock trial by the Board of Barristers, and had dinner with faculty.  Everyone, faculty included, was warm and welcoming.  The fact that the faculty took their personal time to sit and visit with us and have dinner with us was awesome.  The Dean and his wife were there as well and took time to meet and visit with each and every prospective student.  One of the things that the Dean said was that if the faculty cares so much about prospective students, imagine how much they will care when you are enrolled in their class.  Also, in the the Con. Law course that we observed, the professor knew each student by name!  The whole experience was VERY different from other schools I have visited.

That was my class you sat in on...and yes, the faculty is really like that when your a student as well! Classes are now smaller than 75 students, now sections are around 50-55.  Legal practice class is even smaller, they divide one section into 3 or 4 legal practice classes so you have no more than 15- 20 tops. And just so you know- I have yet to have an instructor who I didnt like.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: TX06 on March 12, 2007, 08:11:58 AM
One L at Tech Law here, if you have any questions post em up or send me a message. This was a great resource when I was deciding on what school to attend. It is Spring Break for us right now, so Ill check the forum in a few days and try to answer any questions you have. I wont have time to check the forum after this week.
Good luck to all of you!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on March 13, 2007, 08:22:10 AM
One L at Tech Law here, if you have any questions post em up or send me a message. This was a great resource when I was deciding on what school to attend. It is Spring Break for us right now, so Ill check the forum in a few days and try to answer any questions you have. I wont have time to check the forum after this week.
Good luck to all of you!


Thanks for offering to answer questions.  I have so many I do not know where to start.  One thing I have been wondering about is the academic success Dean.  I met her at the function.  She was saying that she suggests that students study 55-60 hours per week, not including class time.  This seemed like a bit much to me.  What is your experience?  Also, are you required to go to her for sessions?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: dallasgirl on March 13, 2007, 02:43:43 PM
One L at Tech Law here, if you have any questions post em up or send me a message. This was a great resource when I was deciding on what school to attend. It is Spring Break for us right now, so Ill check the forum in a few days and try to answer any questions you have. I wont have time to check the forum after this week.
Good luck to all of you!


Thanks for offering to answer questions.  I have so many I do not know where to start.  One thing I have been wondering about is the academic success Dean.  I met her at the function.  She was saying that she suggests that students study 55-60 hours per week, not including class time.  This seemed like a bit much to me.  What is your experience?  Also, are you required to go to her for sessions?

Lol, you are not required to go to her for sessions, you can if you want.  Also, I know students that only studied about 5 hours a day (some even less- around 2 or 3) and did just fine, actually better than fine- GREAT! It all depends on how you grasp the material, if your not getting it, then study more, if you understand perfectly fine after only 2 hours- then more power to you.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: lawraider on March 13, 2007, 04:51:46 PM

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One thing I have been wondering about is the academic success Dean.  I met her at the function.  She was saying that she suggests that students study 55-60 hours per week, not including class time.  This seemed like a bit much to me.  What is your experience?  Also, are you required to go to her for sessions?
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LOL - I remember her saying that in orientation!  If you study that much, you will probably have a great chance to do FANTASTIC (Like one of the top 4-5 in the class).  Not sure that I know anybody that studies that much on a regular basis.  I worked before college around 45 hours a week.  I would say that most weeks in college I go to class AND study a total of around 40-45 hours.  About 2 weeks before finals I kick it up to somewhere between 55-60 hrs of study time.  Dean Jarmin has a Doctorate in Education as well as a law degree (and I'm sure I missed a few things).  She knows a lot more than me and she is always available to help students boost up their grades.  If you want to be one of the handful at the top of the class then you should go talk to her and do what she says.  Either way, she is a good resource.  If you care enough to be nervous (like I did) then you've probably already got a bit of an edge.           
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: AllenA on March 14, 2007, 10:40:54 PM
I've actually got a question.  I'm looking more and more at Texas Tech (coming for a visit in 2 weeks) and my biggest concern is not the school but Lubbock itself.  I've grown up in (well near) Los Angeles so I'm used to the big city atmosphere.  Also same goes for the weather, we don't have it here.  How much culture shock am I in for in Lubbock, and what is the weather like there?  Other then that the school looks great!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: rukiddin on March 15, 2007, 07:28:31 AM
I visited Lubbock a couple of weeks ago...here's my take: it sucks. Seriously. It's is flat and dry and an all-around eye sore. There is zero natural beauty and there is no big city skyline or neat architecture to make up for it. The population seems to be comprised primarily of old people that can't drive, indigent minorities and a very large UG greek crowd. So, when you've just about had enough and need to escape from it all, you can get in your car and drive the 15 or 20 minutes outside of town to buy a 6-pack.

The campus itself is pretty, but the law school...well, not so much. It is a plain, dark, square, brick building. It's also under construction. All of the classes and the library (which is nothing to rave about) are in that building, so you don't really get to experience the rest of campus. The rec center (which is amazing) is just across from the law school, so that's good.

On the bright side, there is a brand new law school building housing an improved court room and student center that is due to open this time next year. The sketches of it look absolutely incredible. It will be a much needed, state-of-the-art addition to the law school.

All in all, Lubbock sucks, but it's only for 3 years. It can be done. Further, everyone I talked to actually seemed to enjoy Tech and Lubbock. Besides, I'm assuming you won't have much time (or money) to explore even if you did live in a fantastic city.

My advice is don't go in expecting much, and you won't be dissapointed.

Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: rukiddin on March 15, 2007, 07:38:36 AM
Oh, I almost forgot about the weather - this is kinda funny. There is red dust everywhere! Granted, I visited shortly after a fairly serious duststorm (which occur from time to time) but everyone's cars (inside and out) were covered in it.

My sister lives there and she's got little pools of dust under her furniture and it has coated all of the electronics. Be careful when leaving your windows open!

Other than that, the weather is very dry and mild. Some light snow in the winter, but it melts quickly. Right now is a nice time to visit. "Lubbock dust" is the worst of it.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on March 15, 2007, 07:39:44 AM
Call me crazy, but I am from a big city and I think a small town might be a nice change of pace.  When I visited Lubbock...there was nothing spectacular about it, but there seemed to be enough to do.  There were a lot of restaurants , bars, movie theaters, etc.  One of the locals told me that Lubbock does not even have a traffic report!  For the last 6 years, I have been spending an hour or more driving 16 miles to work every day.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: AllenA on March 15, 2007, 08:41:05 AM
The lack of traffic will be a very nice change.  Living near Los Angeles it is a very good day when I can make it 16 miles in 1 hour.  As far as weather, from what I've been able to gather it seems as though it is always windy out there and that during the summer there is a good amount of thunderstorms, any truth to this?

I'm overall very impressed in what I hear about the school, everybody who goes there seems to be very happy.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: lawraider on March 15, 2007, 08:14:10 PM
I've actually got a question.  I'm looking more and more at Texas Tech (coming for a visit in 2 weeks) and my biggest concern is not the school but Lubbock itself.  I've grown up in (well near) Los Angeles so I'm used to the big city atmosphere.  Also same goes for the weather, we don't have it here.  How much culture shock am I in for in Lubbock, and what is the weather like there?  Other then that the school looks great!

I think Rukidding did a good job of answering your question.  I think most people like it, but there are definitly people who can't wait to get back to the big city.  Believe it or not, at 200,000+ - Lubbock is the biggest city I've ever lived in.  My wife is from Dallas and she likes it too.  Lubbock is not a big city atmosphere.  Since I've never lived in a big city I guess I don't know what I'm missing.  There will be a few dust storms a year, so just expect it.  You can go pretty much anywhere you need to in 15 minutes and I've never seen a traffic jam or anything like that.  You do occasionaly have to watch out for freshman drivers and some of the people who come to lubbock from outside towns.  The college sports environment is a lot of fun and you can get into all of the games for free.  The Basketball Arena is very close to the law school so you never know if you'll run into Bobby Knight or the basketball players.

I can't tell you if you'll like it or not, but enough people want to stay that it has really driven down salaries for attorneys.  I'm planning on going to a similiar or smaller town to make more money. 

Doubt thats very helpful, but good luck - hope you like it or make the best of it!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: AllenA on March 15, 2007, 10:53:19 PM
I'll see for myself, I'm coming out at the end of the month to check the school out.  How is Lubbock as far as apartments go, do they tend to fill up fast.  Where I'm living right now it's nearly impossible to find anything.  I'm thinking about coming out at the end of June (I'm in school until June 15th and then have jury duty the following week, lucky me!) to look for a place.  Just wondering how hard it is to find places (I'd rather live a little ways away from the university anyway) out there.  Also how is crime out there, I can't seem to find much information about that.  Well I be safe walking the streets at night, or am I going to be in a constant state of fear for my life?

Sorry for all the questions, hard to get information about a little city in Texas when you're in California.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on March 16, 2007, 08:22:52 AM
I'll see for myself, I'm coming out at the end of the month to check the school out.  How is Lubbock as far as apartments go, do they tend to fill up fast.  Where I'm living right now it's nearly impossible to find anything.  I'm thinking about coming out at the end of June (I'm in school until June 15th and then have jury duty the following week, lucky me!) to look for a place.  Just wondering how hard it is to find places (I'd rather live a little ways away from the university anyway) out there.  Also how is crime out there, I can't seem to find much information about that.  Well I be safe walking the streets at night, or am I going to be in a constant state of fear for my life?

Sorry for all the questions, hard to get information about a little city in Texas when you're in California.

Here is a link on the crime rate...http://police.ci.lubbock.tx.us/crimestat.htm.  I went in March to check housing, visit the school, etc.  They have a ton of duplexes for rent.  Some are brand new.  I looked at a new 3 bedroom that was only $850.  Rent is LOW.  It may be that June is a good time to look.  There may be a bigger selection after graduation.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: lawraider on March 16, 2007, 09:06:24 AM
Lots of new apartment complexes have been built recently.  The rental market is a little overbuilt so it is a renter's market.  Because it is a college town its a little harder to find apartments with W/D connections.  There are also lots of houses available to rent at pretty good prices.  We pay just under $500 a mo. for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with w/d connections.  You could probably find a little getto apartment for as little as 300-350 or pay about as much as you want to live in some of the upper-end apartments.  When you go looking for an apartment pick up an apartment guide at one of the grocery stores and you will have a good idea of whats available.  If you look up Lubbock on a cost of living index it is very low. 

Random thoughts: They say Lubbock has more places to eat and doctors per capita then any other city.  It is a unique place.  Some of my friends from out of state like to use breaks to travel around Texas. 

Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: AllenA on March 16, 2007, 10:52:20 PM
Alright so there will still be places in June?  Honestly one of the biggest problems near my current school (UCLA) is that there are virtually no places to rent, and those that open up are gone within hours.  Lubbock looks like it'll be an interesting place to live, I've heard it is small, but again people seem to really like it.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: AllenA on March 17, 2007, 02:51:08 PM
Also I'm a bit worried, I don't have any real employment, is that going ot bar me from most places in Lubbock?  I plan to use loans to pay my cost of living.

Thanks again for all the help!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Sell Out on March 17, 2007, 03:07:14 PM
Lubbock is very cheap to live in.  I payed $495 for a 1000 sq. ft. townhouse my last semester in college (also sacrificed some safety, but oh well).  As for the dust storms, those are not an everyday occurance.  I had a great time living there when I was an UG.  If anyone wants advice on where to look for housing, let me know. 
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on March 18, 2007, 05:32:33 PM
Did anyone get a financial aid offer from Tech yet?  I got a nice scholarship, but will need the loans for living expenses.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: AllenA on March 18, 2007, 06:41:12 PM
I got a scholarship.  Not the biggest in the world, however it includes In State tuition which will be a huge help next year.  No word yet on any of my other financial aid, I'm in the same position where I will need the aid for living expenses and moving.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: kimmie on March 20, 2007, 09:13:47 AM
I went to Lubbock this past weekend to look for apartments.  All of the apartments I looked at are pre-leasing for July and August.  I was very suprised that there is already waiting lists at some place.  I was also suprised at how high the rent was at some of the newer apartments that are a little further out - about what I pay in Austin.  There are also lots of specials going on that I was told will end at the end of March and April.  I decided on an older apartment that has been recently remodeled and got a two bedroom/two bath for about $660.  I was told that leasing houses/duplexes is less expensive, but I really like to have access to a pool and fitness facility.

Also, all of Lubbock seems to be under construction - especially right around campus.  We had a hard time getting around and there was lots of traffic even though it was Spring Break.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on March 23, 2007, 06:50:17 AM
Did anyone get a financial aid offer from Tech yet?  I got a nice scholarship, but will need the loans for living expenses.

In case anyone else is curious, I called Tech and they said that they are going to start sending financial aid awards the first week of April.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: kimmie on March 29, 2007, 09:42:49 AM
Any one going to Admitted Student Day this Saturday?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: mij on April 02, 2007, 11:49:46 AM
I went to the admitted students day for the morning.  I thought the mock class was pretty interesting.  Sucks to be the "numbers guy" though.  I guess we'll all be there at some point in the next year!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: HeckBoy on April 02, 2007, 01:15:22 PM
I went to the admitted students day for the morning.  I thought the mock class was pretty interesting.  Sucks to be the "numbers guy" though.  I guess we'll all be there at some point in the next year!

I unfortunately couldnt make the ASW, so I'll probably have to visit sometime in the next 2 weeks. Who/what's the "numbers guy" do?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: mij on April 03, 2007, 01:50:02 PM
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Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: shooter on May 16, 2007, 10:58:16 PM
So who here has decided on Tech? Their ASD was cool, and I'm seriously starting to lean that way now after the sticker shock of SMU!

Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on May 17, 2007, 10:32:28 AM
Yeah, SMU is steep. I am just not sure I want to take out that much debt. Especially since I find BIGLAW abhorrent. I am trying to decide between Tech and Tulsa. Tulsa offered me an 80% scholarship. I could graduate law school for next to nothing. Tech gave me an in-state waiver, and an extra 1k per year. in-state really makes a difference. I would need to let SMU know by June 1st. I just do not know what the hell to do....

So here I am, May 17th, and completely undecided.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: shooter on May 17, 2007, 11:36:47 AM
Ha! I am in the exact same situation as you. Can't make up my mind either. At SMU, I graduate almost 150k in debt. With my scholarship to Tech, I can graduate w/ a little over 30K in debt. What to do, what to do.

And yeah, since you're averse to biglaw, going to SMU would be tough.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Texas2L on May 17, 2007, 11:48:50 AM
Yeah, SMU is steep. I am just not sure I want to take out that much debt. Especially since I find BIGLAW abhorrent. I am trying to decide between Tech and Tulsa. Tulsa offered me an 80% scholarship. I could graduate law school for next to nothing. Tech gave me an in-state waiver, and an extra 1k per year. in-state really makes a difference. I would need to let SMU know by June 1st. I just do not know what the hell to do....

So here I am, May 17th, and completely undecided.

What do you plan to do after graduation if not big law a few years to get experience/training?  Not antagonizing you, genuinely curious.  All we seem to hear about is the biglaw stuff.

Thanks
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on May 17, 2007, 11:52:14 AM
Yeah, SMU is steep. I am just not sure I want to take out that much debt. Especially since I find BIGLAW abhorrent. I am trying to decide between Tech and Tulsa. Tulsa offered me an 80% scholarship. I could graduate law school for next to nothing. Tech gave me an in-state waiver, and an extra 1k per year. in-state really makes a difference. I would need to let SMU know by June 1st. I just do not know what the hell to do....

So here I am, May 17th, and completely undecided.

What do you plan to do after graduation if not big law a few years to get experience/training?  Not antagonizing you, genuinely curious.  All we seem to hear about is the biglaw stuff.

Thanks

Public Defender or DA. I think I could go either route. But with the lower pay, I am not sure I can take on that kind of debt, even though I would love to go to SMU.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Texas2L on May 17, 2007, 12:05:39 PM
Thats pretty gutsy.  Not what I want to do (I'm not cut out for the criminal stuff) but I can definitely respect it.  Best of luck to you.

My only advice would be to look carefully at the people getting the jobs you want, look at what qualifications they have, and make sure whatever school you choose gets you there.. past that, choose the one that puts you in the least debt, as you're doing.  :)
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on May 17, 2007, 01:43:26 PM
Tech very well might be the best option. That debt, I can handle. Texas, I know does not have a public defender system at all. It is very ad-hoc, and hence why they are criticized so heavily in capital cases. Colorado has a fully-funded, state-wide, PD office. I might want to return to Denver. I don't know: I just don't know.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on May 17, 2007, 01:48:55 PM
LOL. I know. SMU would be great; I really did not have much a shot getting in (based on my numbers) and now I am goig to turn them down? sounds nuts to me, and contrary to everything I have ever been told. Tech seems to have a decent reputation and it is not too far from Denver. We shall see.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: becky on May 21, 2007, 08:04:04 AM
Sorry, coming in a little late, but I have decided on Tech.  I actually already moved to Lubbock... wanted to get settled in before my life is consumed by law school.  Anyone else have any plans to visit or know when you are moving?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: Cube Farmer on May 21, 2007, 10:50:49 AM
Wow: already moved.  :o  Good for you; I wish I could be even half as decisive. Deciding where to attend would certainly be a step in the right direction.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on May 31, 2007, 01:39:37 PM
I relocated to Lubbock on Memorial Day.  Lubbock is ok.  I am so happy to wake up to 56 degree mornings.  Yesterday, it was 11 am and 67 degrees.  Very unlike San Antonio's morning saunas.  Also everyone here is really friendly.  My neighbors already came over and introduced themselves.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: California_RedRaider on May 31, 2007, 05:39:28 PM
Hi future Techsans...

Tech is an amazing school! As i'm sure you know they have great job placement in Texas, warm, welcoming, and also a very hands-on practical approach. The various mock trial porgrams that Tech has are nationally reknown and awarded. You'll like it here. The campus is gorgeous, though you'll be at the Law school, the rec center is right across the ways and it's incredible. By 2008 they plan on building next to the rec center a leisure pool/waterfall, lazy river and all. Football/B-ball games=amazing and crazy fun. Also the law school just got a lot of money, i want to say close to 2 mil to revamp, etc. They're currently in the process of building like a mock court room or something amazing like that...

Lubbocck is a good place to study and focus.The weekends can be real fun if you want it to be and at the same time quiet...

Thursdays: as i'm sure you'll find out is college night at the clubs...
Friday/Saturday: just crazy... :)

Daquiri Lounge/Bash's/South Beach (others but can't really remember): Hip Hop
Wild West/Club Rodeo (others not too important): country with mixes of hip hop
Heaven/there's another i can't remember: Gay bars...

3 Humongoes wal marts/ 2 horrifyingly huge targets/a hidden Big K/ South Plains Mall/movies/drive-in/lots on lots of places to eat...amazing ice cream places (sheradins (sp) is amazing) ya'll are pretty set.

Okay, that's my little speech for the day... i was just bored.... :)

Good Luck in law school. And if we ever happen to bump into one another in the future... cool beans!
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: lawraider on June 02, 2007, 02:29:20 PM
I know the law school has received/is spending over 13 million on the addition.  If you are interested in a career in criminal law we hired a world renowned criminal theory professor with the help of a 4 mil endowment last year, have the oldest innocence project in TX and I believe we are still ranked in the top 20 for our trial advocacy program.  My crim law professor was also fantastic and I have several friends in the crim law student organization.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: TX06 on June 13, 2007, 02:30:10 AM
If anyone has questions, feel free to send me a private message on here and I'll get an email letting me know I have a message waiting. I don't otherwise check this board.
I'm a rising 2L and am working at a firm over the summer, so if you have any questions about Tech, finding jobs, or Lubbock in general, shoot me a message.
Good luck to all of you. Tech is a great place to be.
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on July 20, 2007, 06:38:12 PM
Anyone going to Tech get their section assignments?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: becky on July 23, 2007, 06:08:18 PM
I have my assignment.  I am in section 2.  Anyone else?
Title: Re: Texas Tech
Post by: smack on July 24, 2007, 03:51:03 AM
I'm in section 3, with a 8 am class...ugh.