SMU Class of 2015

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby kalvano » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:32 pm

asdflawyer wrote:has anyone gotten any information about the ASD? I'm planning on going March 2, but I haven't received any information as in the time it starts, where it is, parking etc. Has anyone heard anything yet?


They usually start around 9:00-ish in the mornings, and last until the mid-afternoon. They do a breakfast thing, speeches by various faculty and administration, sit in on a 1L class, lunch, more speeches, tours by student guides, etc. They do it all at the law school, which is pretty much its own separate section of campus. Parking is in the law school garage, which is right next to campus.

If you're from Dallas and pretty set on SMU, you won't learn anything of value, really. You can just come to the school and wander around for a bit and get much the same information, without having to suffer through a speech by the Dean. If you need to decide between a few schools, it's worth going to.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby rolltide90 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:17 pm

Should we make a facebook group for admitted students thinking about attending SMU Law

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby iahurricane » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:22 pm

rolltide90 wrote:Should we make a facebook group for admitted students thinking about attending SMU Law


There was a facebook group last year for all incoming students.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby bringyourlunch » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:39 pm

iahurricane wrote:
rolltide90 wrote:Should we make a facebook group for admitted students thinking about attending SMU Law


There was a facebook group last year for all incoming students.


Be silly not to

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby fountino » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:49 pm

Anyone else headed to ASW this weekend?

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby rolltide90 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:20 pm

bringyourlunch wrote:
iahurricane wrote:
rolltide90 wrote:Should we make a facebook group for admitted students thinking about attending SMU Law


There was a facebook group last year for all incoming students.


Be silly not to


I went ahead and made a Facebook group for all those seriously considering SMU for 2015. Here is the link if anybody wants to join. http://www.facebook.com/groups/344218632287772/

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby bringyourlunch » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:51 pm

rolltide90 wrote:
bringyourlunch wrote:
iahurricane wrote:
rolltide90 wrote:Should we make a facebook group for admitted students thinking about attending SMU Law


There was a facebook group last year for all incoming students.


Be silly not to


I went ahead and made a Facebook group for all those seriously considering SMU for 2015. Here is the link if anybody wants to join. http://www.facebook.com/groups/344218632287772/


It says the content is unavailable...

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby bringyourlunch » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:12 pm

Does anyone here know anything about the Texas Equalization Grant? Does a merit scholarship exempt one from being eligible to receive it?

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby kalvano » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:21 pm

bringyourlunch wrote:Does anyone here know anything about the Texas Equalization Grant? Does a merit scholarship exempt one from being eligible to receive it?



No, it's a Texas state program. You have to be a resident, but if you are, you should get some money from it.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby bringyourlunch » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:53 pm

kalvano wrote:
bringyourlunch wrote:Does anyone here know anything about the Texas Equalization Grant? Does a merit scholarship exempt one from being eligible to receive it?



No, it's a Texas state program. You have to be a resident, but if you are, you should get some money from it.


Thanks

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby JRDallas11 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:57 pm

bringyourlunch wrote:
rolltide90 wrote:I went ahead and made a Facebook group for all those seriously considering SMU for 2015. Here is the link if anybody wants to join. http://www.facebook.com/groups/344218632287772/


It says the content is unavailable...

Link doesn't work. :shock:

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby dwestgard » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:44 pm

http://www.facebook.com/groups/276935298999814/

I searched dedman law and looked through the results until I found 2015 if the link doesn't work.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby hurley28 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:30 pm

dwestgard wrote:http://www.facebook.com/groups/276935298999814/

I searched dedman law and looked through the results until I found 2015 if the link doesn't work.


That group was created for last year's 2015 PT class.

I created a new group for incoming students. Search SMU Dedman School of Law Class of 2015 FT or try the link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/366775810022514/

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby bringyourlunch » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:43 am

Has anyone stepped up and paid the seat deposit?

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby oldschool » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:04 pm

bringyourlunch wrote:Has anyone stepped up and paid the seat deposit?


I have. Technically I'm class of 2016, since I'm PT.

Any other PT out there who have decided to go?

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby JRDallas11 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:50 pm

oldschool wrote:
bringyourlunch wrote:Has anyone stepped up and paid the seat deposit?


I have. Technically I'm class of 2016, since I'm PT.

Any other PT out there who have decided to go?

I'm PT and I've paid the deposit. Boom.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby rolltide90 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:30 am

Sorry that the link didn't work, I joined the new group since it seems that one is already up and running. Sent in my deposit for FT yesterday, looking forward to meeting everyone.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby rolltide90 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:26 am

Also I'm starting to begin the search for apartments, it looks like their is ALOT of options in the area. Anyone have any advice on the apartment hunt

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby kalvano » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:19 pm

rolltide90 wrote:Also I'm starting to begin the search for apartments, it looks like their is ALOT of options in the area. Anyone have any advice on the apartment hunt


Budget?

Uptown for high budgets ($1200+), the Village for lower budgets ($600+).

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby iahurricane » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:42 pm

rolltide90 wrote:Also I'm starting to begin the search for apartments, it looks like their is ALOT of options in the area. Anyone have any advice on the apartment hunt



Anyone that's looking for apartments, PM me, I can run a free search for you guys.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby swilson215 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:43 pm

I live really close to campus (literally right across the street), and don't plan on leaving, but I'm helping two friends from out of town move here right now, so I've spent a lot of time in the last month looking for apartments. Seriously, wealth of knowledge right here, ask away if you have any questions.

For those of you wondering, the lowest priced decent apartments I've found (that I would feel comfortable living in) are called the Cambridge Court apartments off of NW Hwy and 75, so about seven to ten minutes from campus (two or three freeway exits up). They offer a student discount, and I think that the last time I checked a 1/1 that was around 650/700 sf was $550/month + utilities, after the discount. Cheaper than the village. but one exit farther up the freeway. Really close to Northpark, though!

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby oldschool » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:47 pm

How about best apartments or townhomes for 'quiet'? I don't want a bunch of youngsters making a lot of noise in the middle of the night. I'd have to break out my broom and bang on the ceiling.

kalvano wrote:
rolltide90 wrote:Also I'm starting to begin the search for apartments, it looks like their is ALOT of options in the area. Anyone have any advice on the apartment hunt


Budget?

Uptown for high budgets ($1200+), the Village for lower budgets ($600+).

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby swilson215 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:53 pm

oldschool wrote:How about best apartments or townhomes for 'quiet'? I don't want a bunch of youngsters making a lot of noise in the middle of the night. I'd have to break out my broom and bang on the ceiling.


Depends on your budget. There are a lot of townhomes in the SMU UP/HP area that are a pricey, but it keeps the riff raff out, haha.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby kalvano » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:57 pm

swilson215 wrote:
oldschool wrote:How about best apartments or townhomes for 'quiet'? I don't want a bunch of youngsters making a lot of noise in the middle of the night. I'd have to break out my broom and bang on the ceiling.


Depends on your budget. There are a lot of townhomes in the SMU UP/HP area that are a pricey, but it keeps the riff raff out, haha.



What she said. I mean, you can find some nice townhouses that are not studenty at all, but be prepared to spend $1500, $1600 or more a month.

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Re: SMU Class of 2015

Postby oldschool » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:17 pm

kalvano wrote:
swilson215 wrote:
oldschool wrote:How about best apartments or townhomes for 'quiet'? I don't want a bunch of youngsters making a lot of noise in the middle of the night. I'd have to break out my broom and bang on the ceiling.


Depends on your budget. There are a lot of townhomes in the SMU UP/HP area that are a pricey, but it keeps the riff raff out, haha.



What she said. I mean, you can find some nice townhouses that are not studenty at all, but be prepared to spend $1500, $1600 or more a month.


I'd rather not spend more than $1,000 per month. Isn't there a place where most law students live? I figure if I'm surrounded by law students, it will be quiet.




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