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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Tech
« on: February 26, 2007, 10:13:21 AM »
Very helpful. Thanks for the info!  :)

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Tech
« on: February 23, 2007, 10:22:53 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 :)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: I don't feel like working anymore
« on: February 21, 2007, 01:39:26 PM »
I'm with ya on the countdown. 73 working days to go...excluding vacation time and holidays. :)

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Anyone?  I think Texas Tech has a good chance of going T2 or Chapman going T3

I hope Tech moves to Tier 2! It has become one of my top choices for a number of reasons. Out of curiosity, what makes you think it's positioned to move up? There's a lot of competition out there....

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i guess, if i could muster the energy and desire, i would do it.  its a motivational problem.

Yeah, that's the hardest part, no doubt about it. It took my parents getting old and sick (largely due to their obesity and sedentary lifestyles) to motivate me to get and stay fit.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: I don't feel like working anymore
« on: February 20, 2007, 10:35:24 AM »
I know it's tempting to slack off, but you don't want to burn any bridges. The world is smaller than you think.

So true.

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you know, i was gonna get a gym membership and start working out and get cut before i leave for law school in august.  then I thought "all that work just to lose it in 3 months while in law school..."  "...do i really want to get up at 5 am for the rest of my time at home to go work out..." "...do i feel me not working out hinders my ability to attract women..."  then i decided i wasn't gonna join a gym. 

Law school won't prevent you from working out. Everyone has time to work out. Whether it be morning or evening, you can set aside half an hour 4 or 5 times a week. You just have to find a way to fit it into your lifestyle - find something active that you enjoy doing.

It's not only about attracting the opposite sex - it's about staying healthy.

the last time it only took me a half an hour to work out is when I was in the 7th grade.  at least an hour and a half for a work out.  i didn't have that time in college to i'm not planning on it in law school.  i'm not worried about the staying healthy part.  i don't eat alot of junk, i don't drink/smoke and i come from healthy lines. 


My point is that you only need a half an hour of cardio a few times of week to keep your heart healthy, feel more energized and focused, and you get the added bonus of looking great. I agree that 30 minutes is not much time - I work out for at least an hour or more 5 times a week. Regardless, it's undeniably worth it to set aside some time to stay in shape.

I know I will perform better and feel less stressed in law school because of it.

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Law School Applications / Re: Loyola New Orleans
« on: February 19, 2007, 10:07:15 AM »
I applied in late December and was accepted mid-January with $$, but I am probably going to turn it down. I'm still holding out for Tech and Houston.

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you know, i was gonna get a gym membership and start working out and get cut before i leave for law school in august.  then I thought "all that work just to lose it in 3 months while in law school..."  "...do i really want to get up at 5 am for the rest of my time at home to go work out..." "...do i feel me not working out hinders my ability to attract women..."  then i decided i wasn't gonna join a gym. 

Law school won't prevent you from working out. Everyone has time to work out. Whether it be morning or evening, you can set aside half an hour 4 or 5 times a week. You just have to find a way to fit it into your lifestyle - find something active that you enjoy doing.

It's not only about attracting the opposite sex - it's about staying healthy.

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