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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Shocking rumor about Texas Tech
« on: March 27, 2008, 09:20:23 AM »
I am pretty sure it was only the UG program that was put on some sort of probation because it missed some reporting deadline.  I have heard good things about the the Texas Tech Law School.  It has one big problem and that is no large market close to Lubbock (or anything else for that matter) But if you are thinking of attending, give them a call!

I have confirmed this to be the case... this remark was directed toward the UG not the law school. I'm heading up to Lubbock this weekend to give them their go to impress me :-)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: seat deposit at 2 schools?
« on: March 26, 2008, 06:43:49 PM »
I would seriously advise AGAINST the whole 2X deposit thing. LSAC posted a notice warning against it here: http://www.lsac.org/Applying/lsdas-other-information.asp

There's a long thread about this here:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24541&hilit=double+deposits

It seems to risky in my view to deposit in two places like this. A school may be able to revoke its offer.

Actually-- they can't revoke the offer because they won't know who you are. Read carefully.

"Each year, law schools that participate in LSAC's commitment overlap reporting service provide LSAC with information about applicants who have been accepted and have paid a deposit or provided a verbal or written agreement to attend their schools. Each spring, participating law schools receive periodic reports detailing the number of their committed applicants who have submitted seat deposits or commitments at other participating schools, as well as the identification of those other schools. Starting on June 15, 2008, those reports will also include the names and LSAC account numbers for all candidates who have deposits/commitments at multiple participating schools. "

Before June 15th, schools only learn the number of people with multiple deposits... the list of names comes later. I think covering the board with a blanket of deposits to give yourself another month or two to think things over is shady. But, to buy yourself a week or two so you can tour all your options... forgivable.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: seat deposit at 2 schools?
« on: March 26, 2008, 06:31:42 PM »
I would seriously advise AGAINST the whole 2X deposit thing. LSAC posted a notice warning against it here: http://www.lsac.org/Applying/lsdas-other-information.asp

There's a long thread about this here:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24541&hilit=double+deposits

It seems to risky in my view to deposit in two places like this. A school may be able to revoke its offer.

Actually-- they can't revoke the offer because they won't know who you are. Read carefully.

"Each year, law schools that participate in LSAC's commitment overlap reporting service provide LSAC with information about applicants who have been accepted and have paid a deposit or provided a verbal or written agreement to attend their schools. Each spring, participating law schools receive periodic reports detailing the number of their committed applicants who have submitted seat deposits or commitments at other participating schools, as well as the identification of those other schools. Starting on June 15, 2008, those reports will also include the names and LSAC account numbers for all candidates who have deposits/commitments at multiple participating schools. "

Before June 15th, schools only learn the number of people with multiple deposits... the list of names comes later. I think covering the board with a blanket of deposits to give yourself another month or two to think things over is shady. But, to buy yourself a week or two so you can tour all your options... forgivable.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: seat deposit at 2 schools?
« on: March 26, 2008, 06:24:31 PM »
I would seriously advise AGAINST the whole 2X deposit thing. LSAC posted a notice warning against it here: http://www.lsac.org/Applying/lsdas-other-information.asp

There's a long thread about this here:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24541&hilit=double+deposits

It seems to risky in my view to deposit in two places like this. A school may be able to revoke its offer.

Yeh, well... I like to live dangerously  ;)

Besides that, there is a big difference between covering the board with deposits and waiting until 2nd deposits are due in June to pick a school, and covering your bases for a week or two to give yourself time to tour your other options... I would think schools would forgive the second scenario.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: seat deposit at 2 schools?
« on: March 26, 2008, 01:58:36 PM »
There has been extensive discussion on the TLS boards on this topic. LSAC apparently has a blurb on their website (i think) that says that they will alert schools when a student has multiple deposits out there. I 'doubt' a school can pull your acceptance based on this... I guess it is just frowned upon.

Nevertheless, I will have to break this rule because the timing of ASWs and seat deposits is off and I won't have ALL the information before deposits are due. AND, 2 schools that will trump all haven't even responded to me yet-- no WL or deferrment... just a lack of response.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Shocking rumor about Texas Tech
« on: March 26, 2008, 12:29:04 PM »
I spoke to a TT alum (UG) who said "TT's law school is in the toilet and they are at risk of losing accreditation".

We all know they are sub-par (Tier 3 status), but can a T3 school REALLY be at risk of losing accreditation. Wouldn't they have slipped to T4 if this were true?

Discuss.

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As for me, SMU was going to be cheaper and I want to get back to Dallas, but I couldn't say no to Tulane. For the record, I didn't like my SMU visit or the vibe I received from every one of their representatives.

 Not a word, not a peep, not a totebag, not a muffaletta postcard. Would it kill them to act a little welcoming/excited that I'm considering their fine institution??


This made me laugh... But I agree. Shortly after applying, I emailed them to see if I could set up a tour... never got a response.  :(

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Good point... I don't necessarily 'care' about biglaw... mid-sized is fine with me. And, I think for mid-sized placement in Dallas, SMU is probably my best bet, but alas, I have not heard from them yet (bites nails).

Does anyone know the Texas bar passage rate for 1st time test takers out of Tulane?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: SMU ASW?
« on: March 25, 2008, 12:58:57 PM »
Thanks! We shall see what happens...

 :D

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waiting on SMU too... (4,888 alumni)

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