SMU 2014

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:26 pm

Is there anyone who has taken Dancy's O&G Enviro class before? How much do I really need to prepare for this test?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:12 pm

Anyone know anything about Real Estate Transactions or the professor, Weatherbie?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:11 pm

Also, does anyone have a Tx Trial and App Procedure outline that is newer than 2006?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby YYZ » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:19 pm

Can anyone comment on Cashen's bar prep course? e.g. is it way too much work?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:17 pm

I can see no reason at all why you would subject yourself to a class with that awful woman. A regular bar prep course is more than sufficient.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:41 am

Anyone have Norton this semester?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby TannerRobinson » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:49 pm

Anyone have a PR outline?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:51 am

TannerRobinson wrote:Anyone have a PR outline?


I think there is one in the big zip file of outlines I posted. If not, let me know and I'll find mine.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Neve » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:15 pm

Does anyone have a Trusts & Estates outline?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:03 am

Anyone know what the Percentile cutoffs were after last year? They haven't posted the post-Fall updated numbers yet.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby BVest » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:05 pm

Burgstaller04 wrote:Anyone know what the Percentile cutoffs were after last year? They haven't posted the post-Fall updated numbers yet.

http://web.archive.org/web/201312190255 ... Ranks.aspx

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:19 pm

BVest wrote:
Burgstaller04 wrote:Anyone know what the Percentile cutoffs were after last year? They haven't posted the post-Fall updated numbers yet.

http://web.archive.org/web/201312190255 ... Ranks.aspx

Thanks!

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:28 pm

Burgstaller04 wrote:Anyone know what the Percentile cutoffs were after last year? They haven't posted the post-Fall updated numbers yet.


They will post this past semester's percentiles by Wednesday or Thursday.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby annelise88 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:39 pm

Has anyone taken Dorsaneo's TX pretrial exam? How is it??

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby holdencaulfield » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:01 pm

annelise88 wrote:Has anyone taken Dorsaneo's TX pretrial exam? How is it??


If it's like his trial & appellate exam, it's multiple choice and fairly easy with a good outline.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby annelise88 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:53 pm

holdencaulfield wrote:
annelise88 wrote:Has anyone taken Dorsaneo's TX pretrial exam? How is it??


If it's like his trial & appellate exam, it's multiple choice and fairly easy with a good outline.


Great. Thanks!

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby po1 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:15 pm

Does anyone have an updated Course Registration Bible they could send me? Would greatly appreciate it.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby annelise88 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:24 pm

Does anyone have the 125 pg 2010 Tx Pretrial outline that's going around in a word doc? I've only got it in a pdf and it won't let me convert it.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby TannerRobinson » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:26 pm

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby TannerRobinson » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:29 pm

kalvano wrote:1L's, 2L's and 3L's, I've zipped up all my outlines, notes, and whatever for various classes. Below is a list of what's included. Some of this stuff is mine, some is just stuff I found from various sources.


Admin Law (Kahn) - Exam outline, short sheet, canned answers, sample exams and answers (not Kahn), and some other outlines useful during class.

Advanced Legal Research (Wolff) - 3 sets of sample research guides.

Civ Pro (Martinez) - I think it's mostly 2nd semester stuff on jurisdiction. Pretty sure I lost all my 1st semester stuff.

Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Investigation (Turner) - Exam outline, short sheet, syllabus, an old sample exam from Turner, and an example answer (not to that exam problem, to another one, but I included it so you can see what she likes - it was an A- answer).

Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Adjudication (Ryan) - Exam outline and a Lexis Crim Pro outline.

Con Law I & II (Eads & Higginbotham) - Some great outlines for Con Law I, as well as a PDF of a sample question & answer booklet. Con Law II, I had to learn it on my own because Higginbotham is useless, so it's a good all-inclusive outline.

Consumer Law (Spector) - Sample exams, some answers, couple outlines.

Contracts (Crespi) - Various outlines, notes, short sheet.

Creditors Rights (Hale) - Past exams (including a sample answer to one), Texas UFTA (you'll need it in class), a complete set of answers to every short answer question he has asked on exams, my outline, a short sheet, and a complete list of all the in-class problems with answers.

Criminal Law (Bellin) - An outline, checklist, and some random good Crim Law notes.

Employment Law (Shank) - Our exam, an answer, the slides he uses during class, and a couple outlines.

Environmental Law (Gaba) - An utterly amazing outline and a short sheet.

Evidence (Moss) - An outline, short sheet, and various other helpful things, including flash cards and hearsay practice questions. If you study some and use the Rules Short Sheet in this, you'll get at least a B+. The Short Sheet is phenomenal.

First Amendment (Bloom) - Various outlines, including mine and some other really good ones.

PR (Weaver) - 2 outlines and the slides she uses during class, some with her class notes on them.

Texas Pre-Trial Procedure (Thornburg) - Outlines and some sample exam questions.

Property (Forrester) - Fuck Forrester. Harpy demon.

Role of the General Counsel (Yeager) - The slides he uses during class, notes on the slides, out final exam and a couple sample answers.

Torts (Martin) - Various outlines and flowcharts. It's mainly about intentional torts because that's ALL...WE.....COVERED.

White Collar Crime (Uhl & Jacks) - Outlines, case outlines, a short sheet.



http://sdrv.ms/10S3fHW





Also, here is a link to a zipped version of the SMU Outline Bank that is sometimes working, sometimes not. It has tons of outlines for all kinds of classes.

http://sdrv.ms/10S3i6O



Your service to this community is commendable. Had I power or influence, I would bestow some honor on you.

Thank you.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby sikemenow » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:22 pm

Anybody have any insight on Trademark and Business Torts with Cone and Hosch?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby guyindfw » Fri May 02, 2014 10:12 pm

Did anybody take Law practice management with Shank last year? Please PM me.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Neve » Thu May 22, 2014 4:55 pm

My term GPA falls within the top 25% for the term percentile, yet I did not make Dean's List (according to the lady in the Registrar's Office).

Isn't top 25% always Dean's List per the SMU catalog? If it is not calculated by using the top 25% of the term percentile, then how is Dean's List calculated?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Thu May 22, 2014 5:30 pm

Neve wrote:My term GPA falls within the top 25% for the term percentile, yet I did not make Dean's List (according to the lady in the Registrar's Office).

Isn't top 25% always Dean's List per the SMU catalog? If it is not calculated by using the top 25% of the term percentile, then how is Dean's List calculated?


As near as I can tell, they calculate it by betting on monkey shit fights at the Dallas Zoo. I made it in top 25% twice and didn't get Dean's List, but I know a couple others who didn't do as well who did make it. It's probably not really worth the time to pursue it unless it would apply to the entire academic year.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Neve » Thu May 22, 2014 5:55 pm

kalvano wrote:
Neve wrote:My term GPA falls within the top 25% for the term percentile, yet I did not make Dean's List (according to the lady in the Registrar's Office).

Isn't top 25% always Dean's List per the SMU catalog? If it is not calculated by using the top 25% of the term percentile, then how is Dean's List calculated?


As near as I can tell, they calculate it by betting on monkey shit fights at the Dallas Zoo. I made it in top 25% twice and didn't get Dean's List, but I know a couple others who didn't do as well who did make it. It's probably not really worth the time to pursue it unless it would apply to the entire academic year.


It even states in the term percentiles email that "[t]he Dean’s List will be processed next and those who make it on the list will be notified individually via e-mail. The list will only include those who were enrolled during the spring 2014 semester and whose GPA for the spring alone was in the top 25% of the class."

Once again, I am dumbfounded at how SMU operates...the lady on the phone told me that I made the cut-off for the units for the full-term program (I took 17 hours, of course, I qualified for the enrollment requirement).




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