I just received an email informing me that a second decision is in the mail. I'm expecting bad news.
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Messages - Lady Stardust
« on: February 08, 2006, 06:02:29 PM »
I really appreciate all the insight, guys. I love New York, and I'll more than likely want to settle down in the northeast, but I'd love to get out of here for a while and experience a new and different city and subculture, and Austin seems like a great fit for me; among other reasons, I am VERY into live music.
ElectricalStorm -- best of luck getting the thumbs up from UT!
« on: February 08, 2006, 03:15:14 PM »
Thanks for the affirmation, ElectricalStorm. As I said, my hesitations are largely unsubstantiated, and I look forward to experiencing the law school community for myself.
The diversity comment was an aside, and probably silly. I'm from New York. My social circle in college was very international. I enjoy wildly diverse backgrounds and life experiences among peers and friends. But, I'm well aware that, even among Texans, I'll get my share.
I'll be throwing many more questions about UT out here in the upcoming months...
« on: February 07, 2006, 07:37:06 PM »
I've heard that it is a very social law school, in the same vein.
It's largely because I'm down-to-earth and love good brew and live music that the culture of Austin very much intrigues me. But, I'm a bit of an intellectual, and I care far more about being challenged by my peers in the classroom and stimulated by them out of the classroom than their having impeccable social skills. Obviously, sharp wits are not incompatible with keggers, but I'm a little weary of a fratty law school scene. I also have mixed feelings about the resident quota. I value diversity and, while Texas is a big state, I wonder if dimensions of diversity -- not racial or ethnic, but others -- are muted in the student body.
Like you, Margee, I intend on visiting and finding out for myself.
If one's parents are wealthy, does it pay to fill out Need Access forms for those schools that request them? My parents paid for college in its entirety, through last year, but they are not contributing a cent toward law school. However, my sense is that I would have no shot at assistance at any school that reviewed their financial information, and that I need not bother my parents to share their personal data. Thoughts?