« on: March 05, 2008, 01:56:51 PM »
I'm still waiting on a decision!!! Geez, Houston-- hurry it up~
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« on: March 05, 2008, 11:04:37 AM »
I suppose I have been pulling hard for Baylor on these boards, but I was just parroting all the good things I've heard from lawyers in Dallas and recent grads. But, for various reasons I'm leaning away from going there for law school (mainly b/c I did my UG there and really want a different environment for this new chapter in my life). I'm still waiting to hear back from SMU and Houston. But, I'm looking harder at Tulane. Thanks for the input~
« on: March 04, 2008, 06:49:50 PM »
Unless your heart is set on practicing elsewhere, UT is the golden ticket in Texas and you can pretty much bank on making $160k straight out of the gate. (Ok, so maybe not if you graduate at the bottom of your class-- then it's a mere 120k). I don't recommend that anyone sit out a year. That's why I'm pushing forward with my Sub-160 LSAT and hoping for the best. You don't know what your life will be like next year. Stuff happens... car wrecks, deaths in the family, pregnancy, illness... Anything unexpected like that and your life is on another path and you'll always be kicking yourself for passing when you had the chance.
« on: March 04, 2008, 06:30:56 PM »
Questions for Botbot: How well does Tulane place in Texas overall? Specifically, Dallas? Better or worse than Baylor or SMU (assuming similar class rank)? Do you know the stats on Texas Bar Passage?
Texas Tech (w/$$)
South Texas (w/$$$)
Texas Wesleyan (w/$$$)
St. Mary's (w/$$$)
I'm on the waitlist at Notre Dame and am pretty sure I have no shot at getting in. I still have 4 pending apps (2 way out of my league, plus SMU and Houston). Let's assume I do not get in to either SMU or Houston. I have 2 offers from decent-good schools that will both cost me over 100k and 4 offers from below average schools that are relatively cheap (24k-38k total debt assuming I can keep my scholarships, 42k-68k if I lose it). I ultimately want to practice in Dallas, Austin or Houston, but would be willing to take my first job in a small town to gain experience for a few years.
Somebody told me to take Baylor over Tulane, since I want to practice in Texas, but there are things Tulane can offer me that Baylor cannot. 1) Study abroad in Europe... it's something I never got to do in UG and I was really looking forward to in law school. 2) I'm viewing law school as a new chapter in my life, and being such, REALLY want a new and different environment. I did my UG at Baylor. I've run the 'bear trail' a thousand times. I've worked out at the "slick". I've gotten a "Milky Way" at Common Grounds. Apart from the academic stuff, I'll have no new memories. It's like I'm living my life over again. But, I have heard that they offer superior training for litigators (which is what I want to be)... Sigh-- I'm torn.
As for the T3 and T4s... am I crazy for considering them? South Texas, for example, places pretty well in Houston. I could live with my parents for free and only graduate with a marginal debt. Is this really such a bad plan?
Finally, if I do get accepted to SMU &/or Houston, would these offers trump your prior advice-- how so?
« on: February 27, 2008, 02:36:50 PM »
My numbers are similar-- 158/3.8. I got accepted, but w/o scholarship. Both are sent together. I've 'heard' that they may distribute more $ later on after students w/$ have withdrawn, but I wouldn't bank on that...