« on: October 05, 2005, 12:27:03 AM »
Im a 1L right now. Id like to know where you went to undergrad, but I would rate your chances as high to very high. I say that about undergrad because my numbers were well below yours and wayyyyyy below the means. However, I think that either my personal statement or the fact that I went to a great undergrad helped me out.
I really, really like UT law. I am a very critical person when it comes to profs and my experience with them here has been nothing short of amazing. The student body is great too. None of the snobbery that you hear about at other schools. People work hard too which is awesome because we have had a lot of fun also. Im not getting burned out at all and feel that I am on top of my classes. Last friday we had a golf outing with 72 students and everyone had a blast. I stumbled in the door at 4am. Come Sunday though, it seemed all of us were pulling an all day session at the library.
I would advise you to apply as soon as possible. Applying online is free and who knows, you might even get money on top of your acceptance. Their numbers this year are very intimidating, but trust me when I say that even though Im probably in the bottom 10% numbers wise, I never once have felt intimidated or worried about success. Numbers mean absolutely nothing once you are in and Im sure it is like that everywhere.
If you have any questions, holler. I still check the board from time to time when I am bored and not studying. It will be very interesting to see the USNEWS rankings this winter. UT has made a huge improvement. The numbers are decieving because a large number of the less qualified students (myself included) are admitted to a 1st semester part-time day program which turns full time in the winter. I suspect that is only for the purpose of upping the numbers.