SMU 2014

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:11 pm

fathergoose wrote:
Burgstaller04 wrote:
Don't worry. At least anyone else in your section is on here. I'm all alone. (as far as I know)

There are always lurkers...beware the lurkers


Burg, are you in 2? Because I know of at least THREE Section 2 lurkers on here. They've outed me in real life. I should have picked a trickier name....

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:40 am

swilson215 wrote:
fathergoose wrote:
Burgstaller04 wrote:
Don't worry. At least anyone else in your section is on here. I'm all alone. (as far as I know)

There are always lurkers...beware the lurkers


Burg, are you in 2? Because I know of at least THREE Section 2 lurkers on here. They've outed me in real life. I should have picked a trickier name....


Yep, I'm in 2. To all you 2 and 3L's out there, I do have a general question about grades. Do they tell you your actual grade (A, B, C) or your class rank or both? I realize I won't have to worry about this for 2 months. :(

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:52 am

Burgstaller04 wrote:Yep, I'm in 2. To all you 2 and 3L's out there, I do have a general question about grades. Do they tell you your actual grade (A, B, C) or your class rank or both? I realize I won't have to worry about this for 2 months. :(



They'll send an email whenever they actually get around to making professors do the work of teaching that that have to do twice a year, and you'll log on to Access and see the grade. They won't release your actual class rank until graduation, but they'll release class medians around the time they release grades.

But it might be February before you get grades.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:15 pm

kalvano wrote:
Burgstaller04 wrote:Yep, I'm in 2. To all you 2 and 3L's out there, I do have a general question about grades. Do they tell you your actual grade (A, B, C) or your class rank or both? I realize I won't have to worry about this for 2 months. :(



They'll send an email whenever they actually get around to making professors do the work of teaching that that have to do twice a year, and you'll log on to Access and see the grade. They won't release your actual class rank until graduation, but they'll release class medians around the time they release grades.

But it might be February before you get grades.


Thanks

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:06 pm

Has anybody had Taylor for contracts?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby TannerRobinson » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:50 am

fathergoose wrote:
Burgstaller04 wrote:
swilson215 wrote:
kalvano wrote:There's a difference, to me, about publicly broadcasting grades and saying "I think I did well on the test." Maybe it's just me.


There's also a difference between saying "i think i did well on the test" and saying "i fucking ROCKED that exam!!! Eat your heart out [Professor]" or telling other people to be jealous of their inherent torts knowledge.

Yeah, some of the 1Ls can be THAT douchey. Thankfully ClutchCity and I are awesome enough to outweigh the not-awesome people in our section. Right?


Don't worry. At least anyone else in your section is on here. I'm all alone. (as far as I know)

There are always lurkers...beware the lurkers


Haha I'm a lurker I have barely over 10 posts. lol.

So we don't know our percentile for sure at all until after graduation? They just post a median? I thought you had to be able to tell firms if you were in the top 25%, etc.?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:57 am

They don't tell you your specific percentile. They tell you your GPA and release the percentile cutoffs. You can figure from there.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby chrisokc » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:28 am

They'll let you know if you're in the top 25% a few days after grades are released.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:53 pm

Well, aren't you just la-dee-dah.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Thirteen » Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:36 pm

betasteve wrote:I personally and publicly shun anyone that brags about grades or feeling good after a test on facebook.


So putting this " :) :) :) " as my status isn't a good idea?

Lol

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:27 pm

Thirteen wrote:
betasteve wrote:I personally and publicly shun anyone that brags about grades or feeling good after a test on facebook.


So putting this " :) :) :) " as my status isn't a good idea?

Lol


Didn't you see?

swilson215 wrote:for that i judge you. so just...don't.


Tough luck.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby ClutchCity24 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:39 pm

1L first semester down. Thanks for all the help from those who are 2Ls and 3Ls. See everybody out tomorrow night.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby YYZ » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:08 pm

Anyone have insight on when grades will be posted?

I'm not expecting anything until later this month or early February. Just hopeful that it will be earlier.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:16 pm

It was around the third week or so of January for us last year.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby squ1rtle » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:19 pm

Last year we got grades back on January 21st at around noon.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby chrisokc » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:51 pm

squ1rtle wrote:Last year we got grades back on January 21st at around noon.

My grades flowed in over the course of around three minutes, with the lower ones appearing earlier. Fun times.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:24 pm

Has anyone gotten their loan money "refunded" yet? I see it on my account, but so far nothing as far as disbursement to me goes. When can we expect this?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:59 pm

I have mine.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:27 pm

kalvano wrote:I have mine.


Good to know. Hopefully I'll have mine soon.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:59 pm

1L's - the DAYL Judicial Internship program that Career Services sent out info about is awesome. I spent half my summer with a judge in the criminal courts, and it was a fantastic experience. You learn a ton, meet a lot attorneys, and I actually forgot that I wasn't being paid because it was so much fun.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Thirteen » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:06 am

kalvano wrote:1L's - the DAYL Judicial Internship program that Career Services sent out info about is awesome. I spent half my summer with a judge in the criminal courts, and it was a fantastic experience. You learn a ton, meet a lot attorneys, and I actually forgot that I wasn't being paid because it was so much fun.


+10000000 on this

I loved working for my judge in the civil courts. In addition to meeting attorneys, you'll also meet a lot of judges and students from other schools. Do it.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:14 pm

swilson215 wrote:Has anyone gotten their loan money "refunded" yet? I see it on my account, but so far nothing as far as disbursement to me goes. When can we expect this?

Mine showed up at the bank yesterday

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby ebo » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:56 pm

Meet the firms night: worthwhile, or worthless without grades?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby ClutchCity24 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:11 pm

Also curious about this Meet the Firms night. Thanks

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:14 pm

Worthless, so I heard. I wasn't driving down for it.

It's all well and good to chat up the people at Baker Botts, but if you don't have the grades, they won't hire you.




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