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Somebody else is welcome to take this OP from me, but I thought I'd get it kicked off for us Horns since 10 of the other T14s already have their threads started.

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Post by BigZuck » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:08 pm

Also happy to answer questions as well!

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Post by hookem » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:09 pm

Also happy to answer questions! Also in the market for some extra outlines for Laurin (crim) or Robertson (torts) if anyone's got some!

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I was just about to suggest on TLS that you mosey on over.

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Post by RubyRhad » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:08 pm

Hi all! I'm an admitted student and I'm wondering what the facilities are like at UT? I've seen in some other threads that the building is a little run down, for example. Also, are there any designated 1L study areas in the library or designated cubicles ? Thanks!

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Post by bvest » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:11 pm

No designated 1L spaces. Plenty of library carrels and tables though. The furnishings are all nice, though design in some areas is a bit dated.

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Post by fee difficult » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:05 pm

alykdesire wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:08 pm
Hi all! I'm an admitted student and I'm wondering what the facilities are like at UT? I've seen in some other threads that the building is a little run down, for example. Also, are there any designated 1L study areas in the library or designated cubicles ? Thanks!
This varies wildly depending on where you are in the building. The wear definitely shows on the upper levels of Townes and generally where the faculty offices are. Other areas such as the Atrium (just got new wooden furniture over break), CCJ, and the academic center on the upper floors of Jones are more modern. The law library and lecture hall areas are somewhat in the middle.

No designated anything but you won't have trouble finding a carrel

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Post by RubyRhad » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:15 pm

Great! Thanks.

I also had a question about neighborhoods. I would be moving with my boyfriend and dog. I'd like a townhouse/house/duplex (you get the picture) with a yard for the pup. Any neighborhoods you guys would suggest that are close to the school?

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Post by fee difficult » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:49 pm

Hyde Park fits all of those requirements.

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If money is no object.

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Post by RubyRhad » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:35 pm

bvest wrote:
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If money is no object.
Money is definitely a consideration. :lol: Any other neighborhoods with rentals that are a bit cheaper?

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Post by jdm1634 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:37 pm

This is probably a bit of a bizarre question, but do any current students know if there's any good fishing around Austin? I've heard the Colorado River is good, but is that about it within a reasonable drive?

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Post by bvest » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:46 pm

The Colorado literally divides the city. But probably the best fishing is on Buchanan about 1 hour drive up stream.

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Post by bvest » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:01 pm

alykdesire wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:35 pm
bvest wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:03 pm
If money is no object.
Money is definitely a consideration. :lol: Any other neighborhoods with rentals that are a bit cheaper?
French Place, North Loop, Baja Brentwood, Brentwood, Hghland, and Crestview from closest to farthest. Brentwood/crestview run about $1700-1900 for a 2-1 single family house on 1/6 acre. I suspect French Pl is about the same and the others are a smidge cheaper.

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Post by jdm1634 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:47 pm

bvest wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:46 pm
The Colorado literally divides the city. But probably the best fishing is on Buchanan about 1 hour drive up stream.
As long as there's something. At the risk of outing myself, if I attend I'll be coming from Montana so having something like that to blow off some steam is pretty important.

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Post by hookem » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:58 pm

jdm1634 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:47 pm
bvest wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:46 pm
The Colorado literally divides the city. But probably the best fishing is on Buchanan about 1 hour drive up stream.
As long as there's something. At the risk of outing myself, if I attend I'll be coming from Montana so having something like that to blow off some steam is pretty important.
There's also come okay fishing about 30 minutes away in Bastrop

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Post by nizzle109 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:50 pm

I'm OOS with no real ties to Texas. How insular are the legal markets in Texas?

Would an OOS student be at a disadvantage in hiring (Biglaw or otherwise)?

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nizzle109 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:50 pm
I'm OOS with no real ties to Texas. How insular are the legal markets in Texas?

Would an OOS student be at a disadvantage in hiring (Biglaw or otherwise)?
+1

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Post by amta » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:12 am

wolfonlawstreet wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:08 am
nizzle109 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:50 pm
I'm OOS with no real ties to Texas. How insular are the legal markets in Texas?

Would an OOS student be at a disadvantage in hiring (Biglaw or otherwise)?
+1
OOS 1L. My ties to texas are relatively minor and it comes up in interviews, but as long as you can come up with some fairly genuine reason you want Texas, it isn't tough to get offers in Houston. However, conventional wisdom is that Dallas and Austin are more insular, especially Dallas. All this really means is that you may have to hustle a little harder and shake a few more hands than some of the in-state kids.

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Post by emkay625 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:28 pm

alykdesire wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:35 pm
bvest wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:03 pm
If money is no object.
Money is definitely a consideration. :lol: Any other neighborhoods with rentals that are a bit cheaper?
Rented a house on the east side for $1250 a month. Three bedrooms plus a huge yard for my dogs. That was in 2012-2015, so price may have gone up a bit, but it's definitely possible to find an affordable rental on the east side with a fenced-in backyard for your pups.

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emkay625 wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:28 pm
alykdesire wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:35 pm
bvest wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:03 pm
If money is no object.
Money is definitely a consideration. :lol: Any other neighborhoods with rentals that are a bit cheaper?
Rented a house on the east side for $1250 a month. Three bedrooms plus a huge yard for my dogs. That was in 2012-2015, so price may have gone up a bit, but it's definitely possible to find an affordable rental on the east side with a fenced-in backyard for your pups.
Did you split that with room mates? If so, we're they other law students, and how did you find them?

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Post by bvest » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:34 pm

amta wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:12 am
wolfonlawstreet wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:08 am
nizzle109 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:50 pm
I'm OOS with no real ties to Texas. How insular are the legal markets in Texas?

Would an OOS student be at a disadvantage in hiring (Biglaw or otherwise)?
+1
OOS 1L. My ties to texas are relatively minor and it comes up in interviews, but as long as you can come up with some fairly genuine reason you want Texas, it isn't tough to get offers in Houston. However, conventional wisdom is that Dallas and Austin are more insular, especially Dallas. All this really means is that you may have to hustle a little harder and shake a few more hands than some of the in-state kids.
I would say Dallas is more insular than Houston, but it's not that insular overall, and it varies from firm to firm. I can't recall which, but a couple firms are known to have a very strong Park Cities/Preston Hollow, etc. preference, where having attended St. Mark's, Hockaday, HP, etc. is a big leg up.

Austin is not so much insular as it is extremely tight. The biglaw market for Austin is relatively small and, for whatever reason, the first-year market is even smaller. A very small handful of people land Austin biglaw straight out of law school, and the bulk of them clerk anyway, which makes me wonder if there are any true first-years in biglaw in Austin. Austin biglaw does take laterals (both from local midlaw and from Houston/Dallas biglaw) starting at second year though.

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Post by bvest » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:49 pm

emkay625 wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:28 pm
alykdesire wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:35 pm
bvest wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:03 pm
If money is no object.
Money is definitely a consideration. :lol: Any other neighborhoods with rentals that are a bit cheaper?
Rented a house on the east side for $1250 a month. Three bedrooms plus a huge yard for my dogs. That was in 2012-2015, so price may have gone up a bit, but it's definitely possible to find an affordable rental on the east side with a fenced-in backyard for your pups.
I think you were a trendsetter. I doubt there are many houses between I-35 and Airport Blvd for less than $1750 these days, and those are probably all 2-1s. (But prices still drop off pretty quickly east of airport.

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Post by bvest » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:07 pm

jdm1634 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:47 pm
bvest wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:46 pm
The Colorado literally divides the city. But probably the best fishing is on Buchanan about 1 hour drive up stream.
As long as there's something. At the risk of outing myself, if I attend I'll be coming from Montana so having something like that to blow off some steam is pretty important.
Most of our fishing -- even if on an undammed part of a river -- is lake fishing (often with stocked populations). If it's fly fishing you're looking for, you're going to have to be more picky about your spots. I've never heard of anything on the Colorado, but the Llano, Guadalupe, San Gabriel, Blanco, and some of the bigger area creeks have some known spots.

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Post by emkay625 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:16 pm

Stranger wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:07 pm
emkay625 wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:28 pm
alykdesire wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:35 pm
bvest wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:03 pm
If money is no object.
Money is definitely a consideration. :lol: Any other neighborhoods with rentals that are a bit cheaper?
Rented a house on the east side for $1250 a month. Three bedrooms plus a huge yard for my dogs. That was in 2012-2015, so price may have gone up a bit, but it's definitely possible to find an affordable rental on the east side with a fenced-in backyard for your pups.
Did you split that with room mates? If so, we're they other law students, and how did you find them?
Nope, with a spouse, and that $1250 number is total for the whole house.

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