Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Oh, now you've got to be kidding me!

So, because between Gilmore Girls reruns I had very little to do, I decided to check the UT Freshlaw site to print out the itinerary for Perspective Students Day. And what do i find?


Seriously, are you kidding me? I thought this weekend was UT kissing my ass and wooing me into choosing them over other schools. And they want me to do homework first!? Weird. Oh, I'll do it, in utmost obsessive law student style. But really, it can't be starting already can it?

And this raises all kinds of other questions--so the mock law classes we are having...are we expected to be prepared for Socratic scrutinization? Seriously? Will it be like a cheap magic show where there are obvious plants in the audience, aka a few youthful, rosy-cheeked 2L's scattered to perfectly answer the professors questions? Or will it be just the opposite? Will they pick the few of the pity admits and ridicule them with completely over the top questions until the poor students are shriveled and mumbling incoherently under the desks, just to impress the folks with higher numbers? Geez. Gotta go. I've got some reading to do.


Fall in line, kids

So the new USNWR rankings came out today (er, well they did if you stalk nerdy law school message boards, as I do...they come out officially on April 1st.) UT fell a spot, though no one actually passed them. Chicago stayed the same. USC moved up a spot.

So how does this affect my world? I don't really think it does. I still don't want to go to Chicago. And USC still hasn't given me a full scholarship offer, which would be the only thing to lure me away. So that puts me still at UT, which is good since I am leaving for their admitted students weekend tomorrow.

I got an e-mail from my tour guide tonight. He's a 3L. I wonder if I'll get to meet Buffalo Wings and Vodka guy. That would be cool. And then I could shake his hand all stalker-esque, and with glassy eyes tell him that I've read every one of his blogs and I sometimes climb the trees outside his place to spy on him.....er....wait....no I don't. But it'd be funny if I did. Maybe one day someone will stalk my blog.

Nah, that'll never happen.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Chill with the voodoo doll already!

So, apparently my body is rebelling against the idea of law school. Either that or one of the schools I turned down has formed a voodoo doll from my application and is now torturing me for going to a lower ranked school.

In the past week, (which was supposed to be my spring break), I:
-fell and hit my head on the rink during broomball, which likely gave me a mild concussion
-got pink eye
-got a cold with a lovely hacking cough
-had my computer hard drive crash

So, yeah, it wasn't the greatest week, but it does explain why I haven't posted in a while. (I am doing this at the office. Bad Whitney. I'm gonna suck at billable hours, I get distracted too easily!)


Monday, March 13, 2006

Passion for Fashion

So UT admitted student weekend is nearing closer, on March 30-31 to be exact. And that means a decent amount of preparation. For example, my air and hotel reservations (check!), making a list of apartments to scope out while I am there (somewhat check!), and of course, deciding what to wear (not even close to a check.)

The problem is that they don't give you any direction as to what you should wear. Casual? Business casual? And what do I wear to the evening social? What do I wear to go out on the town with other admitted students after the evening social? Too many decisions for a chick that hates shopping like me. (Yes, some girls do hate shopping! Amazing, isn't it!)

And I thought deciding law schools was tough.


Sunday, March 12, 2006

Reality Check

So thanks to this web site, that showed up on my stat counter as referring a few hits to my page (thanks!) , I found all the other UT law student blogs. And to think I only knew of one. Naive, naive, naive. Anyways, here's a fabulous little jewel I found on Amicus Curiae:

Busy Sunday

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Announcing my frustration!

Today's annoyance on the road to law school: graduation announcements.

Graduation announcements, the long standing Southern tradition used to weasel money out of relatives and your parent's friends, is hopefully going to go to the "Whitney needs a nice suit or two for law school" fund. Of course, that is if I ever send any out.

My school's grad announcements were total crap. Instead of printing on good stock notecard paper, the announcements came on lightweight 8 1/2 x 11 pieces of paper, which they expected you to fold into quarters. In other words, tacky. For a school that takes pride in its rich and famous alums, you would think they wouldn't contract with such crappy producer.

So, onto the next option--getting them printed by a printer. Of course, I live in California, land of the luxe. So, the cheapest printer option I found that I actually liked was around $450 for 100 invitations. No thanks.

Next stop: the internet. If you trust that they will print it the way you tell them to without seeing a real life proof or anything, this is a pretty good deal. Of course, you basically have to order wedding announcements instead of grad announcements, so other than what's written on them there are no visual clues like a cap and diploma or anything that these are graduation announcements. Of course, figuring I'm sending these to a lot of old people, I want it to be very clear that I want money and not a serving dish or toaster. So I'm still debating.

Maybe I'll just go door-to-door announcing my graduation personally and hold out a bucket for money like trick or treating. Cause, ya know, I'm all about proper etiquette.


Thursday, March 09, 2006


So one of the interesting things about deciding to go to law school is that suddenly, everyone seems to have some advice for you about how to prepare, where to go, what to specialize in, and on and on and on. Of course, if you actually took all of their advice, you would would probably turn into the gunner of the century, albeit a gunner with the sharpshooting aim of Dick Cheney.

So, in my own typical headstrong fashion, I'm pretty much ignoring them. All of them. I'll figure it out...Right?

(Pardon me while I desperately order 5 new law school prep guides off amazon)


And in the beginning...

...there was an undergrad swept up in a storm of law school admissions and admitted students weekends. In just 5 short months, her 1L year would be upon her.

I'd say there's about a 90% chance that I'm headed to UTexas (we'll get into the football ironies later), turning down higher ranked Chicago, Michigan, Virginia, and Georgetown in the process. And with my favorite law student blogger, Mike of Buffalo Wings and Vodka, all set to graduate this semester, well....there seems to be a hole in the UT law blogging world shining down upon me. (Naivety and narcissism are an excellent combination!)

So, come along with me on what will surely be a bumpy ride, and if I spontaneously combust along the way, well, at least it will be documented for the "Where Are They Now" special.