One last thing, as far as faculty goes, I beleive you sat in on Lewis's criminal law class at 10:30, he is as cool as professors get. Most are not like him at all.
Too cool, I'll post some more questions later, but its late and I'm beat!But one question for right now, have you had Krahmer yet? How is he if so? I know he's the advisor for the Texas Bank Lawyer publication that I'd like to get involved with and I wondered how his teaching method is etc. Thanks a lot and I'll have more questions for ya later!
Quote from: JNorris on March 15, 2005, 02:18:35 PMOne last thing, as far as faculty goes, I beleive you sat in on Lewis's criminal law class at 10:30, he is as cool as professors get. Most are not like him at all. Yup, that was the class. Really enjoyed his approach, it is a shame that he is not typical...
Quote from: JNorris on March 15, 2005, 02:18:35 PMAbout the school, it's laid back as hell. There are a couple hardcore professors that do it old school, but class participation matters ZERO, so don't worry about that.Sounding good.......Quote from: JNorris on March 15, 2005, 02:18:35 PMYou will have plenty of time to go catch sporitng events. I would say the average student puts in 2-3 hours outside of class a day, alot more come exam time.even better.......Quote from: JNorris on March 15, 2005, 02:18:35 PMBy the way, if you're a guy, all the undergrad chicks are a huge plus. The law school card gets you some easy skirt...And it's official........JNorris has made my day..... Unlike some of the other guys, placement really doesnt matter much to me as I'll be the Army's beeeeeeeyatch after I graduate regardless (already contracted and soon to be commissioned; so it's low paying work for me whether I want to or not), so I'm mainly looking at the quality of life factors when making a decision. From the sounds of it, Tech does very well in this regard. I know Texas1 is looking heavily upon career prospects when making his decision however......A few random questions though:1. Along those lines and just out of curiosity, where do those in the bottom part of the class at Tech usually end up? El Paso I would imagine....2. While obviously entrenched well below UH, BU, and SMU right now, does it at least seem like the law school is slowly moving in the right direction?3. In a general sense, do most of the kids at Tech seem happy to be there?4. Are there any students at Tech that are so incredibly stupid that you wonder how they even completed their application on their own? (An xoxo type question....)5. Is Lubbock aight? Where'd you go to undergrad at? Most people who dis Tech on this board focus on how bad Lubbock sucks but the kids I know in school at Tech insist its a great college town (just a little flat and isolated).6. Any favorite bars or great drink specials in Lubbock I should check out next month for admitted students day?
About the school, it's laid back as hell. There are a couple hardcore professors that do it old school, but class participation matters ZERO, so don't worry about that.
You will have plenty of time to go catch sporitng events. I would say the average student puts in 2-3 hours outside of class a day, alot more come exam time.
By the way, if you're a guy, all the undergrad chicks are a huge plus. The law school card gets you some easy skirt...
Thanks for keepin it real. It sounds like overall the good outweighs the bad....I know what you mean about being a city boy though, I was born and raised in the Metroplex too so hopefully I don't expect too much out of Lubbock. The good thing for me is I'll be coming from small town Alabama (Auburn) so I would imagine Lubbock would at least be a step up in social offerings from my recent perspective, plus its twice as close to home (Dallas) as I am right now........Anyway, thanks for the advice, maybe I'll see ya around next year (I'll be the guy with about a dozen different Auburn t-shirts).......P.S. One last thing.......do you know if the new addition is gonna have any more of those sweet carrels/student offices? That mighta been the coolest thing I saw at Tech as compared to the other school's crappy cubicle-ish desks. It sucks three students haveta share each one though, and I've heard next years class is gonna get even bigger........
OK now I have time for more questions so bear with me:1) Do you know any 1L's on the texas bank lawyer publication? Is it hard to get on?2) Is it easy to get to know the faculty and form a good relationship with them?3) Are there bike racks or somewhere I can lock up my road bike when I ride to class? I forgot to look while I was there!4) Are a lot of the students involved in extra curiculars? Frats, board of barristers, student organizations, intermural sports teams?5) Do a lot of people work in study groups and share class notes and outlines in the same section?6) Are there any good apartment complexes you know of that the law students tend to go to?7) Is the mexican summer law institute program really seem as cool as it sounds? Have you heard anyone's opinion that has went on it?Thanks for answering all this stuff, I really appreciate your candid answers to these questions we have. I, like you, was accepted to SMU, but in truth I chose Texas Tech because of a substantial scholarship compared to nothing at SMU because I don't desire to go into Big Law as much as I'd like to do a joint JD / MBA and work at a mid-sized firm or work in the private sector at a corporation or a bank. Texas Tech's American and Texas Bank Lawyer publications are one of the most compelling reasons i'd like to go there b/c I have a Finance and Economics degree with a concentration in financial institutions. Texas Tech really does sound like a good fit for me. I'm no gunner and it sounds like you don't have many gunners there at all. Now if I could just get TTU Law to ship me a Texas Tech Law School T-shirt I'd be in heaven!PS: I'm glad Krahmer is cool, he sounded like a neat guy from other peoples impressions and I'm sure I'll see a lot of him if I get on the Texas Bank Lawyer, I'm praying to be in his section for Contracts!
4. Yup, you can be or not be as involved as you want to be. I played intramurals, didn't do any board of barrister sh*t because it is a huge time commitment I didn't feel like dealing with.