SMU Class of 2015

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2015)
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fixer
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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby fixer » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:16 am

I'm an SMU 3L and I own a duplex one block off lower Greenville Ave in Dallas. One of the units (2 bed 1bath 1800+/-square feet for $1200/mo) will be available for lease starting in July or August. It is a big old place with hardwood floors and a covered porch. This unit has been home to 3 different attorneys in the past and I once lived in the other unit with my wife who is also an SMU law grad. (It has good law karma.) PM me if you are looking for a place.

Also, financial aid at SMU is as slow as stated on these pages. Be prepared to be ignored.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby katejl » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:11 pm

I have a room available for rent at the Chase in the Village. (See floor plan here:http://www.thevillageapts.com/media_library/1826/4991dfd84db12109.jpg)

Rent is $970.75/month, utilities usually run around $100, but have been as high as $160 during the summer. Internet is approximately $45/month. Your monthly expenses should be less than $600/month.

Some info about myself: female, from outside Chicago, went to Oklahoma State for undergrad, graduated from SMU law in December 2011, passed the February bar and am working full-time at a law firm. I am open to either a female or male roommate. Please send me a message if you are interested or would like more information.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby dudeimsocool » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:55 am

a bunch of you should go somewhere else so i can get in

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby aaramil » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:44 pm

My financial aid just updated, so anyone waiting may want to check the access.smu website.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby bringyourlunch » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:11 pm

aaramil wrote:My financial aid just updated, so anyone waiting may want to check the access.smu website.

It almost hurts to look at

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby dudeimsocool » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:10 pm

bringyourlunch wrote:
aaramil wrote:My financial aid just updated, so anyone waiting may want to check the access.smu website.

It almost hurts to look at


bro just don't go

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby zx92027xz » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:10 am

Just got back home last night from a two day trip down there.. Found a few decent apartment complexes. I went with a 1 bed 1 bath in Amesbury Parc (1.3 mi from the nw side of school) for under 750 /mo. There were decent units at/below that price at "the cambridge" which is 2.5 miles from the law school. I found the village to be overpriced for what you get.. I don't really care about newness.
I ended up using a locator (free to the renter, for those of you who aren't familiar) that really helped me out a lot in finding the stuff I needed. Uptown Locators, Melinda was the lady who helped me. She dropped what she was doing within 1hour of me contacting her, and showed me a few places that met my exact criteria (<$750 /mo, <4 mi from the law campus, with washer/dryer hookups).
If you want her info or you have questions, reply or pm.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby bringyourlunch » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:43 pm

Has anyone else here received information about the Grad Plus loans? Mine has yet to show up

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby 1abc23 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:37 pm

If any of you have Anderson (Contracts), Colangelo (Civ Pro), or Ryan/Pryor (Torts), I have the books from that class and the supplements that I want to sell. You and I both can get the books bought/sold for a fair price while reducing the costs of buying them at the bookstore/internet. Just PM me.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby swilson215 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:58 pm

I've got books and supplements for anyone who's interested once y'all find out who you have. Crespi, Dorsaneo, Robinson, and Butler, and all of the relevant supplements. Plus two of the legal writing books (which are used by everyone).

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby swilson215 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:31 pm

Okay, so I have the following:

Property Casebook (Chase, 2nd Ed.)
Contracts Casebook (Farnsworth, 7th Ed.)
Civ Pro Casebook (Crump, 5th Ed.)
Torts Casebook (Franklin, 9th Ed.)
Civ Pro Supplement to Casebook, Required (Crump, 5th Ed.)
Selections for Contracts, Required (2008 Ed.)
Contracts Treatise, Required (Farnsworth, 4th Ed.)
Contracts E&E
Civ Pro E&E
Torts E&E
Civ Pro Crunchtime
Prop Crunchtime
Prop Glannon
Acing Prop
Contracts Supp (Chirlstein, SUPER helpful)
Civ Pro Q&A (lots of notes in mine, but invaluable if you have Dorsaneo).

Selling the whole shebang for $415 after pricing them on amazon and at the book store. I'd rather get them all sold in one fell swoop, but can/will sell them individually if need be. Let me know!

For all of those wondering, last year we got our schedules on 7/21. The year before they got theirs on 7/23 So maybe you'll be getting your schedules by the end of this week or the beginning of next?

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UPDATED

Postby TannerRobinson » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:32 pm

*Updated*

Please email me at robinson.tanner@gmail.com

Civ pro:
Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure 5th ed by crump & dorsaneo - $20
Dorsaneo's Q&A (some answers marked in pen :/) - $5

Torts:
Crunchtime Torts by Emanuel - $20

Contracts:
E&E Contracts by Blum - $10

LRW:
legal writing and other lawyering skills + plain english for lawyers + basic legal research tools and strategies + Persuasive writing for lawyers and the legal profession 2.d = $50 (?)
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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby swilson215 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:59 am

Hey guys, I know a guy who is moving from Copenhagen to Dallas and transferring to Cox to finish his MBA. He's Norwegian, but speaks English wonderfully and is a really nice guy. He needs a room to rent for at least the fall semester, maybe longer. If anyone has a roommate moving out or hears of anything, will you let me know? Thanks

ALSO, I have another friend that is interested in selling her books. She was in my section, so we have the same casebooks and a lot of the same supplements. See my list above. If you're interested, PM me.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby many9 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:07 pm

Anyone have an idea of when we find out which section we are in?

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby swilson215 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:44 pm

many9 wrote:Anyone have an idea of when we find out which section we are in?


I feel like you should have found out by now. Does it not have your class list up on access.smu?

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby many9 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:37 pm

I called the office and they said it should come out later this week or early next week. I was getting kinda scared I had messed up on something.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:09 pm

You guys have to take a spelling and grammar test? You should return the test not filled out, but instead with a copy of your college diploma and LSAT score sheet stapled to it.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby swilson215 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:31 pm

kalvano wrote:You guys have to take a spelling and grammar test? You should return the test not filled out, but instead with a copy of your college diploma and LSAT score sheet stapled to it.


Our class had to do the grammar and spelling thing, too, if I recall. CoreGrammar or something like that? It was really lame.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby JRDallas11 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:54 am

Schedules are up on access.smu.

Any insights on the following professors? (For the evening program...)

Torts - Pryor
Contracts - Taylor
Civ Pro - Martinez
LRW - Birdsong

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby YYZ » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:00 am

JRDallas11 wrote:Schedules are up on access.smu.

Any insights on the following professors? (For the evening program...)

Torts - Pryor
Contracts - Taylor
Civ Pro - Martinez
LRW - Birdsong



Pryor is great for Torts. For the final, she gives you a whole bunch of previous examine questions and model answers.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby many9 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:04 pm

Any insights on these professors?

Contracts- Rogers
Torts- Butler
Criminal- Bridge
Civ Pro- Colangelo
Property- Tran

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:51 pm

Colangelo is supposed to be awesome. He looks like he is 12, but extremely smart and a nice guy.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby bringyourlunch » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:01 pm

many9 wrote:Any insights on these professors?

Contracts- Rogers
Torts- Butler
Criminal- Bridge
Civ Pro- Colangelo
Property- Tran


What about these? :

Civ Pro- Thornburg
Torts - Ryan
Prop - Forrester
Contracts - Anderson
Crim Law - Palacios

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby YYZ » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:11 pm

Colangelo is excellent. He taught the Civ Pro evening class last year.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:13 pm

Thornburg is great and very sweet. I enjoyed my class with her.

I've not heard good things about Palacios.

Anderson is supposed to be good but a little boring.

Forrester is a shrieking harpy she-beast from Hell.




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