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by dallinpackard
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Texas ($$) vs. Duke/NU ($$ish) vs. NYU ($)
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: Texas ($$) vs. Duke/NU ($$ish) vs. NYU ($)

I'm thinking that Texas will get you your goals just fine, especially if you're okay with biglaw for a little bit. Duke will too, obviously. Have you visited Durham?
by dallinpackard
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: "I'm taking my talents to..." LSL c/o 2021 Decided Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 46471

Re: "I'm taking my talents to..." LSL c/o 2021 Decided Thread

I was probably a little hasty in paying my Michigan deposit, but I like to think of it as buying a very expensive T-shirt:p Could've told you that :D but I'm glad it all worked out in the end. Sorry it took a loss to realize that, but better now than in 8 months when it's too late. Nooooo kidding. ...
by dallinpackard
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: "I'm taking my talents to..." LSL c/o 2021 Decided Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 46471

Re: "I'm taking my talents to..." LSL c/o 2021 Decided Thread

Switch me over to UT, wouldja? HUH????? When did that happen? Yeahhh, we've been busy lately. It was a tough decision, but we ultimately feel great about it, although I feel a little heartache when I think about Michigan. Sigh. It was right for us. They matched Michigan's offer and the proximity to...
by dallinpackard
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: "I'm taking my talents to..." LSL c/o 2021 Decided Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 46471

Re: "I'm taking my talents to..." LSL c/o 2021 Decided Thread

Switch me over to UT, wouldja? HUH????? When did that happen? Yeahhh, we've been busy lately. It was a tough decision, but we ultimately feel great about it, although I feel a little heartache when I think about Michigan. Sigh. It was right for us. They matched Michigan's offer and the proximity to...
by dallinpackard
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1265
Views: 131242

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Funny story about the new poll: I will literally have 5 days in between my last final and the start of UT's orientation. And it's a 2 day drive. Awwwwww yeah.
by dallinpackard
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UT vs Michigan for Texas Biglaw
Replies: 15
Views: 2070

Re: UT vs Michigan for Texas Biglaw

I deposited at UT and withdrew everywhere else. Thanks all for the input! I think the unique opportunities that will come with my EE degree, my strong preference for the Texas market, as well as the proximity of family leaned me over to UT. Good luck! If you need advice down the road on patent law ...
by dallinpackard
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UT vs Michigan for Texas Biglaw
Replies: 15
Views: 2070

Re: UT vs Michigan for Texas Biglaw

I deposited at UT and withdrew everywhere else. Thanks all for the input! I think the unique opportunities that will come with my EE degree, my strong preference for the Texas market, as well as the proximity of family leaned me over to UT.
by dallinpackard
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Texas Law C/O 2021 (Admitted Students thread)
Replies: 27
Views: 5589

Re: Texas Law C/O 2021 (Admitted Students thread)

Any recommendations on where to look for family housing? I'm currently pretty committed to Michigan, but suddenly UT got back on my radar... The areas around the school can get pretty pricey, but you may be able to find something small in Hyde Park/North Loop or the Cherrywood/Mueller neighborhoods...
by dallinpackard
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UT vs Michigan for Texas Biglaw
Replies: 15
Views: 2070

Re: UT vs Michigan for Texas Biglaw

Did you ever actually visit Ann Arbor with your family? There is literally nothing that any of us can do for you besides suggest yet again that you visit. Feel free to keep making the same thread time and again but a collective of forum people are going to be unable to tell you what the best choice...
by dallinpackard
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UT vs Michigan for Texas Biglaw
Replies: 15
Views: 2070

Re: UT vs Michigan for Texas Biglaw

You're getting to the point where others can't really help you, unfortunately. Michigan vs. UT at the same cost for your goals would be close to begin with, but no one else can weigh those personal factors of wanting to be closer to family like you and your wife can. In a vacuum, I would personally...
by dallinpackard
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UT vs Michigan for Texas Biglaw
Replies: 15
Views: 2070

UT vs Michigan for Texas Biglaw

Let me preface this with the fact that I thought I had already finalized my decision. I had deposited at Michigan, applied for housing at Michigan, and was (and still am) extremely thrilled by what Michigan has to offer, both academically and community-wise. However, a recent turn of events have cau...
by dallinpackard
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Historical USNWR rankings data
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: Historical USNWR rankings data

...Michigan was 3'rd back in the day? DANG SON :shock: Sure, once, back in 1987, the very first time they did a ranking. The early results are quite different. Oh no, for sure. I'm not reading anything into it because I have no idea how they calculated it back then. It was just a fun fact:)
by dallinpackard
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Historical USNWR rankings data
Replies: 6
Views: 1308

Re: Historical USNWR rankings data

...Michigan was 3'rd back in the day? DANG SON
by dallinpackard
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Univ of Texas School of Law students / grads taking questions
Replies: 167
Views: 26353

Re: Univ of Texas School of Law students / grads taking questions

Mrs. Vest stayed home my 2L year; she had a little clean up work to do as she wound down a not-too-busy practice, but otherwise was SAHM. I'm not sure the experience is that different than any other city/situation except that you'll have a lot more time to pitch in as a student than you would as a ...
by dallinpackard
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Univ of Texas School of Law students / grads taking questions
Replies: 167
Views: 26353

Re: Univ of Texas School of Law students / grads taking questions

Does anyone have experience with a spouse being a stay-at-home mom? My wife is wanting to know what to expect if we end up going to Austin.
by dallinpackard
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Texas Law C/O 2021 (Admitted Students thread)
Replies: 27
Views: 5589

Re: Texas Law C/O 2021 (Admitted Students thread)

Any recommendations on where to look for family housing? I'm currently pretty committed to Michigan, but suddenly UT got back on my radar...
by dallinpackard
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Michigan Law c/o 2021 (Admitted Students)
Replies: 239
Views: 29074

Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 (Admitted Students)

Walliums wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:04 pm
I’m back in Houston where it is 80 degrees in March and TBH I’m going to miss this easy weather tremendously
Walliums, are you a Houstonian?
by dallinpackard
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Admissions Waiting & Results
Topic: Michigan C/O 2021
Replies: 635
Views: 74604

Re: Michigan C/O 2021

ekiki wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:56 pm
Has anyone successfully negotiated a higher scholarship from Michigan?
One of my friends did! But they had a Dillard to counter with.
by dallinpackard
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: USC vs. Texas
Replies: 13
Views: 1604

Re: USC vs. Texas

Definitely retake, but aside from that... I'm not sure UT would be a bad idea for you. Most people who go to Texas quickly recognize that it is the greatest state out there because #barbeque #nostatetaxes #bluebell #southernhospitality etc... But joking aside, Texas wouldn't be a bad decision, and I...
by dallinpackard
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Mich ($$) v UCLA ($$) v Columbia ($) v NYU ($)
Replies: 16
Views: 1894

Re: Mich ($$) v UCLA ($$) v Columbia ($) v NYU ($)

I would say Michigan (maybe possibly biased because I'm going there this fall?) But the money bump there compared to NYU/Columbia is substantial enough to merit it. UCLA would be second for me, but both are great options. Would the cold at Mich/NYU/Columbia be enough of a deal to make you miserable ...
by dallinpackard
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Michigan Law c/o 2021 (Admitted Students)
Replies: 239
Views: 29074

Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 (Admitted Students)

How was ASW???
by dallinpackard
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 55924

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

It's nice to meet someone on these forums thats actually thinking about doing their own thing, very refreshing lol. Not all of us want to work for THE MAN forever;) I'll definitely be putting in my time for awhile first, because I REALLY want to make sure I have my crap figured out before stepping ...
by dallinpackard
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 55924

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

There are smaller patent lit shops out there. But my impression of patent lit is you will be pretty busy AF no matter where you are. It's very fast paced. I believe it. My in-law just got out of his Midlaw firm to a nice in-house position after working till midnight most nights. That was prosecutio...