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