Got dinged at UT too (last year I was deferred then dinged). UT can kiss my ass.I didn't want to bring up the whole AA thing, but when it comes to UT, it always pops into mind. UT prides itself on admitting as many Hispanics and Blacks as they can. They've been the #1 law school for Hispanics for several years in a row, and no doubt want to maintain that ranking knowing they'll never move up any further in the national rankings.They don't make any secret of the fact that they go out of their way to recruit Latinos, Mexs, etc. all over Texas. Unhappy with the Hopwood decision, they went out and hired a black woman to serve as admissions director and a Mexican man as Assistant Admissions Dir. They're both still there.Not that I'm that bitter. I think it's the wrong law school for me anyway. And like a previous poster, I have a parent who wanted me to go to UT more than I did.
FWIW, I have a good African-American friend with decent numbers, TX native, really intelligent who was denied at UT. Wanna trade one anecdote for another???
God, all this stuff about UT has really got me disappointed. UT is def. my first choice, but it seems like they admit only people on LSN who seriously excel their standards, and based on this thread, it seems as if they're hellbent on admitting URM's. Plus, the admissions staff is hostile and now there are charges of incompetance against their deans. Of course, much of this may be the stuff of fiction/subjectivity, etc...but it's still kind of dispiriting. Every day that passes and every conversation I have with people there sours me, which sucks...
Somehow I got admitted ED out-of-state....white/165/3.86 (in engineering)/good ECs.Based on LSN and my own acceptance I get the impression UT weighs GPA a little heavily.