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Transfer to UT
« on: May 18, 2009, 11:31:08 AM »
Anybody done it or know those who have?  How has the experience been?

Miguel Bain

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Re: Transfer to UT
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 09:11:45 PM »
No experience on the transfer process but the school is wonderful.  PM for details.

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Re: Transfer to UT
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 11:16:36 PM »
prime factory for TXBigLaw candidates.
A+ level of hotness of F population on campus.
A- level of hotness of M population on campus.
Only takes less than 20 trasfers/year, takes into consideration of UGPA/LSAT more heavily than others
campus a bit hilly and seems smaller over time.
Rent is at 400-500 (furnished) for a 20 min bus ride to campus (normally riverside); ~700-1k for next to campus.
Parking is absolute beast. But not as beastly as DC/NYC.

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Re: Transfer to UT
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009, 11:28:47 PM »
What's your take on OCI this past year for 2Ls and what are the soon-to-be 2Ls expecting out of OCI?  What percentage of the class is able to obtain prestigious clerkships, biglaw jobs in Texas, or in more competitive markets?

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Re: Transfer to UT
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009, 02:59:17 AM »
1. define prestigious
2. define biglaw
3. UT has considerably less of a national reach than lower T14, but not so much so that it is debilitating. More like you won't have the competitive edge based solely on the degree.

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Re: Transfer to UT
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009, 10:27:14 AM »
1. define prestigious
2. define biglaw
3. UT has considerably less of a national reach than lower T14, but not so much so that it is debilitating. More like you won't have the competitive edge based solely on the degree.

1. should have used the word competitive, state supreme court or federal district or circuit (someone who likely had an opportunity to work for a large firm)
2. medium to large sized firm that pays close to market rate (somewhere around 140k+, prior to recent salary cuts)
3. yes, but students who go to work for a large firm in nyc probably have the grades to also work at a large firm in texas

I'm looking for a rough idea what percentage of the class gets good paying (see above if you need a definition) jobs out of school.  I am estimating that people who take competitive clerkships and those who go to large law firms out of state probably could have obtained positions with large firms in Texas.