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Texas Tech / Class of 2009
« on: May 16, 2006, 09:25:47 PM »
How many of us do we have on here?

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Tech
« on: December 17, 2006, 03:12:02 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. :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Tech
« on: December 11, 2006, 04:23:31 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.

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Tech
« on: December 11, 2006, 02:50:13 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.

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Tech
« on: December 11, 2006, 02:39:14 PM »
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.

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Tech
« on: December 09, 2006, 02:18:14 PM »
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." :) 

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Tech
« on: December 08, 2006, 08:36:07 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.

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Tech
« on: December 08, 2006, 06:56:23 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 :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Tech
« on: December 07, 2006, 03:04:25 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!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Is Tier 3 and 4 a waste of money??
« on: November 17, 2006, 01:10:54 PM »
I'm a 1L at Texas Tech (a tier 3, I believe). Depending on what kind of law you want to go into, it doesn't matter what rank your school is. It's more important that you go to a school you're happy at. Sometimes schools aren't ranked because they're young. Everyone (except the people who are in the ranked schools) will tell you that rankings don't mean anything. Your reputation is more important 5 years after you graduate than what school you went to. I passed up a tier 1 to go here because I liked the school better.

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