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MindTheGap76

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In @ UTexas
« on: December 11, 2004, 02:48:41 PM »
Got the mail this afternoon.  It was dated Dec. 10, so my guess is they sent out a wave of them yesterday.  I live literally across the street from the law school, so I got mine first.  Best of luck to everyone else waiting to hear!

EDIT:  For those who like to know such things, the letter came in an all-white #10 envelope.  It looked pretty much like the standard rejection letter envelope, though it was somewhat thick because it had 4 sheets of tri-folded paper inside.

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Re: In @ UTexas
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2004, 02:55:35 PM »
Congratulations! Do you think being in-state helped much? (although I see your LSAT is pretty far above the median)

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Re: In @ UTexas
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2004, 03:32:15 PM »
Congratulations! Do you think being in-state helped much? (although I see your LSAT is pretty far above the median)

I'm not sure about my case specifically, but being in state definitely helps.  UT is required by state law to matriculate 80% in-state, so it seems like a no-brainer to me that they are going to have to be less picky on in-staters than out-of-staters.

That said, I have heard (though I have absolutely no way to confirm) that they are slightly biased against people who went to UT for undergrad -- that they prefer to get Texas residents who went to college outside the state.  It makes sense to me from a "diversity of experiences" perspective, but it could just be sour grapes from UT undergrads who didn't get in.

To be absolutely frank though, I think I probably made it on numbers alone.  I don't say that to be cocky, but just to mean that I don't think I'm the best person to get a read off in-state/out-of-state or UT/other school undergrad.

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Re: In @ UTexas
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2004, 09:13:05 PM »
MindTheGap:

Did you have any indication through your online status page that you were admitted?  Did the status change or indicate a decision was made prior to you receiving the acceptance letter?

Thanks.

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Re: In @ UTexas
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2004, 09:24:34 PM »
Congrats! And I'm curious about the online status check too.....
Attending: U Texas

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Re: In @ UTexas
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2004, 10:39:12 PM »
MindTheGap:

Did you have any indication through your online status page that you were admitted?  Did the status change or indicate a decision was made prior to you receiving the acceptance letter?

Thanks.

My online status hasn't changed, it still says "Your JD application was received on November 17, 2004 and is currently being considered for Early Decision."

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Re: In @ UTexas
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2004, 01:56:35 AM »
Wow, congratulation!!
And really nice score... must be nice:)
I'm applying to UT soon...
I'm not sure I have a chance, but I'll try anyways ^^
Baylor Fall 2005

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Re: In @ UTexas
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2004, 02:42:05 AM »
Kick ass Mind, congrats! I study in the UT law library all the time. I head up there on weekends just to read whatever (tech computer books for work, english lit, whatever). I've probably looked down at your house across the street numerous times.

I say "house" because i don't recall every seeing apartments directly across the street.

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Re: In @ UTexas
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2004, 04:38:02 AM »
congrats, dude!  UT has a special place in my heart.  =)
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Re: In @ UTexas
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2004, 08:58:04 AM »
Kick ass Mind, congrats! I study in the UT law library all the time. I head up there on weekends just to read whatever (tech computer books for work, english lit, whatever). I've probably looked down at your house across the street numerous times.

I say "house" because i don't recall every seeing apartments directly across the street.

I'm not quite directly across the street; I live in an apartment complex on the corner of Red River and Dean Keaton.  If I walk outside my front door, I'm looking down on Medical Arts and the law co-op.  It's called River Oaks, a bunch of the law school students live there.

Last year when I was doing legal research for an extra-credit paper, I spent a lot of time in the law library.  For whatever reason, I haven't gone back this semester, though it is a great place to study.