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Who is going to be there?

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I didn't read through the thread, so if someone already posted this- sorry!
Don't schools admit enough people to account for withdrawals?
I mean, a school will accept 800 people to yield a class of 250, so withdrawals are already factored into admissions.
Withdrawals at this point affect a small percentage of people on the waitlist, not admissions decisions at large.

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Waiting Room
« on: March 18, 2008, 01:02:04 PM »
Been complete since late November. It's a long shot for me, but I am seriously hoping over here.

Exact same.  They seem to have given out decisions to the majority of people who went complete that early on LSN, but they haven't sent out waitlists yet.  I will happily ride their waitlist all summer if they deign to put me on it.

I'll ride their waitlist till the day before classes start- I'm in Austin, anyway.
I figured a waitlist is the best I could hope for, and  I'll be happy to get that.

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Law School Applications / Re: Texas Waiting Room
« on: March 18, 2008, 10:32:50 AM »
Been complete since late November. It's a long shot for me, but I am seriously hoping over here.

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I didn't get one of those- like everyone else said, you should probably give them a call.

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Law School Applications / Re: Anyone hear from U. Houston?
« on: February 05, 2008, 03:34:01 PM »
By the way, how are acceptances issued? Phone, mail, email, status-checker?

I got a small envelope about 6 days after I went to decision.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Pets? Pros vs Cons during law school
« on: February 05, 2008, 02:15:06 PM »
I've been thinking about this issue a lot myself. I have a 4 year old, medium-sized (45 lb) dog who's a bit high maintenance. I want to have her with me because I made a commitment to her and I enjoy her company, but I found that having her has seriously limited my housing options even here in Houston--I can't imagine what it would be like in a more densely-populated city. Most apartments and landlords that say they're ok with dogs really mean dogs weighing 20 lbs or less. There's also the question of whether I'd be able to give her the attention she deserves. Fortunately, my parents are willing to keep her for me and I can trust them to take good care of her. Still I'd rather have her with me. Assuming I get into U of H, this would be a serious factor in my decision. Right now I have an awesome roommate and a very conveniently-located apartment and I have my dog.

I'm seriously considering UH. I always thought Houston was dog-friendly? One more thing to consider...

That's the thing. Houston is a dog-friendly city. But even in dog-friendly cities, landlords are less likely to want tenants with dogs. I think for me it was a little more of an issue because I was looking for housing in an area that's in high demand. But it makes me wonder about less dog-friendly cities. One thing I did notice though is that a lot of people who were willing to consider dogs in general were not willing to consider pit bulls. Not that it's impossible (I know people who are renters and own pit bulls), but that would be something to consider for anyone out there who may be thinking about getting one.

Oh yea. Pitbulls are a totally different case. There are only a handful of apartment complexes in Austin that will consider pitbulls, and only a couple more than that will accept pitbull mixes. They're also catching on to "American Staffordshire Terriers" being pitbulls. Our shelters are just filled with pits.
Any large breeds (great danes, mastiffs, etc) or "aggressive" breeds (rottweilers, pitbulls, dobermans, etc) are going to substantially limit your housing options.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Pets? Pros vs Cons during law school
« on: February 05, 2008, 01:43:26 PM »
I've been thinking about this issue a lot myself. I have a 4 year old, medium-sized (45 lb) dog who's a bit high maintenance. I want to have her with me because I made a commitment to her and I enjoy her company, but I found that having her has seriously limited my housing options even here in Houston--I can't imagine what it would be like in a more densely-populated city. Most apartments and landlords that say they're ok with dogs really mean dogs weighing 20 lbs or less. There's also the question of whether I'd be able to give her the attention she deserves. Fortunately, my parents are willing to keep her for me and I can trust them to take good care of her. Still I'd rather have her with me. Assuming I get into U of H, this would be a serious factor in my decision. Right now I have an awesome roommate and a very conveniently-located apartment and I have my dog.

I'm seriously considering UH. I always thought Houston was dog-friendly? One more thing to consider...

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Pets? Pros vs Cons during law school
« on: February 05, 2008, 01:03:07 PM »


This is the little guy I'm taking with me to law school.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: 160-164 Thread (give or take)
« on: February 05, 2008, 10:48:25 AM »
So far I've been accepted at BC and UH, rejected at GW, and deferred at Fordham. I still have about 10 schools to hear from, but my cycle is basically over.
I'm living in Austin, so if I get waitlisted at Texas (fingers crossed) I can ride that one till the day before classes start.
Basically, I'll be deciding between BC and UH unless Texas throws me a bone.
Good luck to all the other 160-164ers!

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