Just a quick question...Does it say 2.6 GPA requirement in the email you guys got? Because I re-read my email and it said 2.0 GPA requirement (although they also said that would be top half of the class, which makes no sense to me). I'm assuming that they made a typo in my email...
I've also been accepted with a full scholarship. Was excited at first, but not so much after hearing about how hard it is at the school. I'd be worried about losing the scholarship somehow. And placement-wise, it doesn't seem to have a strong BIGLAW track-record. Nonetheless, a great school, if you want to be in Texas. Too bad, i'm from California. I'll definitely be considering it if I don't get into any of my reach schools.Anyone else considering going? I think this could be great thread to research and figure out if this would be a good option for us. How can they afford to give away so much money?
The tough curve has been step adjusted for future classes, I think that started last year so shouldn't be an issue going forward.Here's kind of my thoughts:
Thanks, hurley. A couple of things:1. What did the students think about the quarter system? Did they feel at all as if they were at a disadvantage?2. What did they think about the rough curve?
1. There was some disagreement on this, but I would say a majority of the students I talked to liked it. Some negatives that they mentioned were that it seemed like you were always cramming for finals. Also, since the rest of campus is on the semester system there would be times when you would be studying for finals and UG students would not be. This could cause problems if you lived in an apartment with UG's or were studying in a public place or on campus outside of the law school. Some of the benefits that they mentioned were that you can graduate in 27 months, although this isn't recommended. You have less time to forget the information from the beginning of the quarter. They did mention that 2L summer jobs are not impacted. If you choose to take the summer off then you have a normal summer just like other schools. If you choose to go to classes in the summer there is still a break between summer finals and the start of the fall quarter so that you can work. In addition, if you decide to take off a different quarter, jobs are a lot easier to come by because most other students will be in class, so there is less competition for the jobs (although there are also less jobs available).2. The only thing they really said about the curve was that most Texas employers know about Baylor's curve, so it really has no effect on job searching in Texas. Outside of the state you could still run into problems.
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