SMU 2014

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frognot
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Re: SMU 2014

Postby frognot » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:03 pm

I know they will release percentiles next week, but does anyone have any idea about where a ~3.5 usually ranks after first semester? Any idea what percentile that would be at graduation? Finally, how hard is it to raise a 3.5 and how easy is it to lower it?

Thanks!

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Thirteen » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:18 pm

ebo wrote:
chrisokc wrote:
ebo wrote:Have they been posted yet? I'm too afraid to check

Looks like it'll be another week, folks.

Are you kidding?


Trolling by a 2L ftw.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby nouseforaname123 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:37 pm

frognot wrote:I know they will release percentiles next week, but does anyone have any idea about where a ~3.5 usually ranks after first semester? Any idea what percentile that would be at graduation? Finally, how hard is it to raise a 3.5 and how easy is it to lower it?

Thanks!



After the first semester, the registrar only releases top 25% and median (maybe 33%, but I don't think so) for 1L's. The Registrar releases top 10% after second semester. Traditionally, 3.5 was the cutoff for top 10% after second semester, but top 10% jumped to 3.6 after 1L for the c/o 2013.

3.5 is probably top 10%, no lower than top 15% for your class, after one semester.

OCS lists class percentiles as of Spring 2011 and has graduation percentiles all the way back to 1998. It'll give you a good idea for how things end up.

http://www.law.smu.edu/Career-Services/Employers/Our-Students---Class-Ranks.aspx

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby frognot » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:51 pm

nouseforaname123 wrote:
frognot wrote:I know they will release percentiles next week, but does anyone have any idea about where a ~3.5 usually ranks after first semester? Any idea what percentile that would be at graduation? Finally, how hard is it to raise a 3.5 and how easy is it to lower it?

Thanks!



After the first semester, the registrar only releases top 25% and median (maybe 33%, but I don't think so) for 1L's. The Registrar releases top 10% after second semester. Traditionally, 3.5 was the cutoff for top 10% after second semester, but top 10% jumped to 3.6 after 1L for the c/o 2013.

3.5 is probably top 10%, no lower than top 15% for your class, after one semester.

OCS lists class percentiles as of Spring 2011 and has graduation percentiles all the way back to 1998. It'll give you a good idea for how things end up.

http://www.law.smu.edu/Career-Services/Employers/Our-Students---Class-Ranks.aspx


Thanks for the info and the link! It's exactly what I was looking for.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:40 pm

1L's - now that you have grades and can stop caring, please stop showing up for class so I can get a decent spot in the garage when I roll in.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby ClutchCity24 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:26 pm

Get our Profs to stop taking attendance and caring about it. Then my parking spot can be all yours.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby ebo » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:56 pm

I'm going to start double parking just to piss off Kal

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:14 pm

ebo wrote:I'm going to start double parking just to piss off Kal


Don't. I'd be forced to leave you a mean post it. Seriously...you don't want a mean post it.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:23 pm

ebo wrote:I'm going to start double parking just to piss off Kal


I do have "You Park Like An Asshole" notices in my car.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby chrisokc » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:25 pm

kalvano wrote:
ebo wrote:I'm going to start double parking just to piss off Kal


I do have "You Park Like An Asshole" notices in my car.

Someone earlier had the balls to park in the little white-striped area at the west end of the lower level.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:53 pm

chrisokc wrote:
kalvano wrote:
ebo wrote:I'm going to start double parking just to piss off Kal


I do have "You Park Like An Asshole" notices in my car.

Someone earlier had the balls to park in the little white-striped area at the west end of the lower level.


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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:38 am

kalvano wrote:
chrisokc wrote:
kalvano wrote:
ebo wrote:I'm going to start double parking just to piss off Kal


I do have "You Park Like An Asshole" notices in my car.

Someone earlier had the balls to park in the little white-striped area at the west end of the lower level.


Image


Omg, I like this a MILLION times. I'm ordering three pads of these notices, thankyouverymuch.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:11 pm

Something I meant to post a while ago for you guys and forgot.

In case you don't know, SMU has a student-run outline bank.

Go to Google. Log in as "smulawdepot" with the password "dedmanlaw". Go to Google Docs. Profit??

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:49 pm

Okay, why is JDs Chippery SO GOOD? And how come I can never get my chocolate chip cookies to turn out like theirs?!

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:00 pm

swilson215 wrote:Okay, why is JDs Chippery SO GOOD? And how come I can never get my chocolate chip cookies to turn out like theirs?!


Heroin, fresh from Plano.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby de5igual » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:09 pm

Hey SMU'ers...

Are any of you or anyone you know looking to sublet a place in Dallas this summer? I'm looking for some place in uptown/oak lawn for the entire summer (May 10ish - August 10ish) for around 700-800/mo.

PM if you do!

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:17 pm

Question: when is the law review write on due date/deadline? Trying to figure out travel plans... :/

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:13 pm

swilson215 wrote:Question: when is the law review write on due date/deadline? Trying to figure out travel plans... :/


It should be the week following the final week of exams. It's basically a week of your life, and it sucks.


See also:

http://smu.edu/lra/About/CurrentCompetition.asp

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:15 pm

kalvano wrote:
swilson215 wrote:Question: when is the law review write on due date/deadline? Trying to figure out travel plans... :/


It should be the week following the final week of exams. It's basically a week of your life, and it sucks.


See also:

http://smu.edu/lra/About/CurrentCompetition.asp


Yeah, I saw that, but it's for the 2011 transfer class. I need the actual date for a plane ticket. It would suck to guess wrong, haha. Thanks though.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:28 pm

swilson215 wrote:
kalvano wrote:
swilson215 wrote:Question: when is the law review write on due date/deadline? Trying to figure out travel plans... :/


It should be the week following the final week of exams. It's basically a week of your life, and it sucks.


See also:

http://smu.edu/lra/About/CurrentCompetition.asp


Yeah, I saw that, but it's for the 2011 transfer class. I need the actual date for a plane ticket. It would suck to guess wrong, haha. Thanks though.



There should be an info session about it soon, but if last year is any guide, don't schedule it between May 6-14.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby oldschool » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:14 pm

Any PT students out there that care to comment on their experience thus far? I'm a 0L who is looking for suggestions on how to juggle school, work, and family. I also have to travel sometimes for work. Are the professors generally cool about missing class for work or is that going to be an issue?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Smoothie King » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:56 pm

I am not a PT student but I am married to one, who does work 40+ hours a week has three kids and just started last semester.

To answer your question: the professors do NOT tolerate you missing class, granted you can, but they don't care that you have a life and can't spend every minute preparing for their class. Some are understanding.

My spouses daily routine is wake up, go to work until 5, go to school mon-thur 6-9 come home study till midnight.

Friday night, spend a little family time,

Saturday-Sunday try to get caught up.

You won't be able to travel much with your job, I understand you may not have a choice, but unless you have a photographic memory and a 200 level IQ you grades will not be great and you will always be behind.

sorry to be so bleak.

swilson215 when are you going to post in your blog again?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby YYZ » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:37 pm

oldschool wrote:Any PT students out there that care to comment on their experience thus far? I'm a 0L who is looking for suggestions on how to juggle school, work, and family. I also have to travel sometimes for work. Are the professors generally cool about missing class for work or is that going to be an issue?


I'm a 1E and have had a great experience thusfar. Yes, it is possible to juggle everything, but your job needs to be somewhat flexible and your family must be understanding. Generally speaking, you must be willing to give up most of your Saturday and Sunday to study. I work full time, and my family time is mainly Friday and Saturday night. Otherwise, it's work and law school.

It is OK to miss class every once in a while. None of my professors seem to care. You would just need to get the notes from one of your classmates.

Feel free to PM me if you want more details.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:56 am

Smoothie King wrote:
swilson215 when are you going to post in your blog again?


As soon as the brief stops taking over my liiiiiiiiiiiife. What should I post about? The brief? (please dear god say no, I really hate this thing at this point.)

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby nouseforaname123 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:51 pm

YYZ wrote:
oldschool wrote:Any PT students out there that care to comment on their experience thus far? I'm a 0L who is looking for suggestions on how to juggle school, work, and family. I also have to travel sometimes for work. Are the professors generally cool about missing class for work or is that going to be an issue?


I'm a 1E and have had a great experience thusfar. Yes, it is possible to juggle everything, but your job needs to be somewhat flexible and your family must be understanding. Generally speaking, you must be willing to give up most of your Saturday and Sunday to study. I work full time, and my family time is mainly Friday and Saturday night. Otherwise, it's work and law school.

It is OK to miss class every once in a while. None of my professors seem to care. You would just need to get the notes from one of your classmates.

Feel free to PM me if you want more details.


I am a 3E. I agree with this post.

Feel free to PM me, I can give you some more details having done this for nearly three years.




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