New Director will speed admissions process
Austin, Texas The University of Texas School of Law has named Tracy Caperton as the new Director of Admissions to help reduce processing time for applications to the J.D. program.
Since 1999, applications to UT Law have increased 35% to roughly 4,400, which is nearly three times the average increase seen nationwide. As of November 2001, the number of applications received has already doubled from the amount the prior year.
With the addition of Caperton to the admissions staff, UT Law will begin sending out responses to Early Decision applications by late November. Decisions on regular admissions applications will be sent out beginning in early March.
Our goal this year is to notify all Early Decision applicants by January and to make all regular admissions decisions by April. The greatest challenge in the admissions office is managing the incredibly high volume of applications received each year. But the Dean has identified an expeditious admissions process as one of his priorities, and we have a terrific staff that is also committed to increasing the efficiency in our office, Caperton said.
Caperton is currently an attorney in the litigation section of the Austin office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. and is serving as Director of Admissions on a pro bono basis. Caperton will collaborate with Assistant Dean Shelli Soto, who will continue with her student recruitment efforts.
Caperton received her B.A. in philosophy and mathematics in 1987 and her J.D. in 1990 from Vanderbilt University. Previously, she served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Ricardo H. Hinojosa, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.
Lydia Davila, BA '02, researched and wrote this press release under the direction of the UT Law Department of Communications.