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SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:46 pm
by TheJanitor6203
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Congratulations to all my future classmates!

Helpful Websites:
Admitted Students Website
Facebook
Some Housing Options

Admitted Student Days:
Friday, March 28
Friday, April 11

Part-Time Admitted Student Dinner:
Tuesday, May 6

Seat Deposits:
1st payment of $250 due by April 1
2nd payment of $150 due by May 15

FAFSA Info:
Deadline- May 1
School Code- 003613

Orientation:
TBD

First Day of Class:
Monday, August 25

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:21 pm
by jts723
What's good?

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:54 pm
by TheJanitor6203
jts723 wrote:What's good?

Might want to throw in important info in the OP--i.e., dates of due seat deposits, link to accepted students website, dates of ASWeekends, etc.

Life is good bro. So much weight off my shoulders after being admitted here. I already own a house in Dallas so the idea of having to rent my house out and move all my shit plus my wife and kids was killing me. Now I can just enjoy the rest of my holidays knowing everything is going to work out the way I wanted it to.

Are you 100% attending or are you still waiting to hear back from other schools?

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:27 pm
by jts723
TheJanitor6203 wrote:
jts723 wrote:What's good?

Might want to throw in important info in the OP--i.e., dates of due seat deposits, link to accepted students website, dates of ASWeekends, etc.

Life is good bro. So much weight off my shoulders after being admitted here. I already own a house in Dallas so the idea of having to rent my house out and move all my shit plus my wife and kids was killing me. Now I can just enjoy the rest of my holidays knowing everything is going to work out the way I wanted it to.

Are you 100% attending or are you still waiting to hear back from other schools?

About 99% certain. Grew up in Dallas / have existing connections there, so I'd really like to return there after spending 4 very chilly years in Michigan.

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:06 pm
by TheJanitor6203
jts723 wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:
jts723 wrote:What's good?

Might want to throw in important info in the OP--i.e., dates of due seat deposits, link to accepted students website, dates of ASWeekends, etc.

Life is good bro. So much weight off my shoulders after being admitted here. I already own a house in Dallas so the idea of having to rent my house out and move all my shit plus my wife and kids was killing me. Now I can just enjoy the rest of my holidays knowing everything is going to work out the way I wanted it to.

Are you 100% attending or are you still waiting to hear back from other schools?

About 99% certain. Grew up in Dallas / have existing connections there, so I'd really like to return there after spending 4 very chilly years in Michigan.

Are you going to either of the admitted student days?

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:45 pm
by jts723
TheJanitor6203 wrote:
jts723 wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:
jts723 wrote:What's good?

Might want to throw in important info in the OP--i.e., dates of due seat deposits, link to accepted students website, dates of ASWeekends, etc.

Life is good bro. So much weight off my shoulders after being admitted here. I already own a house in Dallas so the idea of having to rent my house out and move all my shit plus my wife and kids was killing me. Now I can just enjoy the rest of my holidays knowing everything is going to work out the way I wanted it to.

Are you 100% attending or are you still waiting to hear back from other schools?

About 99% certain. Grew up in Dallas / have existing connections there, so I'd really like to return there after spending 4 very chilly years in Michigan.

Are you going to either of the admitted student days?

I'll definitely fly in to Dallas for one of them, ideally, the one on the 28th. Which one are you thinking about?

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:50 pm
by TheJanitor6203
I'm going to the one in April. I'll be on vacation for the one in March.

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:29 pm
by kalvano
Recent (2013) SMU grad here (but I think most of you know that...just in case for those who don't). Feel free to ask me anything.

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:40 pm
by jts723
TheJanitor6203 wrote:I'm going to the one in April. I'll be on vacation for the one in March.

I just realized that I'm probably going to be in Austin the weekend of the 20th, so it looks like I'll probably go to the one in April too. I'm not trying to be traveling back to back weekends.

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:10 pm
by Doctolaw
Hey! So excited to get the packet today. It's real!

I live in McKinney, and have kids in high school, so no moving closer for us. Anyone else in the northern burbs who would be interested in carpooling?

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:24 pm
by TheJanitor6203
Doctolaw wrote:Hey! So excited to get the packet today. It's real!

I live in McKinney, and have kids in high school, so no moving closer for us. Anyone else in the northern burbs who would be interested in carpooling?

No carpooling for me. I will be in north east Dallas near 635/75.

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:19 pm
by TheJanitor6203
Doctolaw wrote:Hey! So excited to get the packet today. It's real!

I live in McKinney, and have kids in high school, so no moving closer for us. Anyone else in the northern burbs who would be interested in carpooling?

Doctolaw,

What are you planning to with your combo MD/JD? I read something you posted elsewhere that you had something specific you wanted to do. Just curious what it is.

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:43 pm
by TheJanitor6203
Posting this here as well.

Actual "Biglaw" Firm Offices in Dallas that Start at $160,000 (probably not all-inclusive):

Baker Botts
Vinson Elkins
Fulbright
Weil
Gibson Dunn
Jones Day
Baker & McKenzie
Hunton & Williams
DLA Piper
Fish & Richardson
Haynes & Boone
K&L Gates
Morgan Lewis
Patton Boggs
Locke Lord
Thompson & Knight
Bracewell & Giuliani
Akin Gump
Sidley Austin
Alston & Bird
Bryan Cave
Andrews Kurth
Jackson Walker
Gardere
Winstead

Also, here is a screen shot of the list of firms from a past OCI provided by kalvano.

OCI Phase I: Big Firms (The Main Event)

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OCI Phase II: Medium & Small Firms (The Local Boys & Girls)

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:28 pm
by jts723
kalvano wrote:Recent (2013) SMU grad here (but I think most of you know that...just in case for those who don't). Feel free to ask me anything.

Got any suggestions for apartments / townhouses within walking distance of the law school?

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:04 pm
by TheJanitor6203
jts723 wrote:
kalvano wrote:Recent (2013) SMU grad here (but I think most of you know that...just in case for those who don't). Feel free to ask me anything.

Got any suggestions for apartments / townhouses within walking distance of the law school?

Kalvano will give a better answer I'm sure but I doubt you'll find anything affordable that close to the school since its in HP. SMU has graduate housing though. http://www.smu.edu/StudentAffairs/Housi ... adStudents It looks like that will cost between $9,000-$10,000 per school year.

I think the most common places people will be are The Village and duplexes in Lower Greenville. Neither are walking distance but they're short drives.

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:25 pm
by TheJanitor6203
Kalvano,

Are any of the meal plans with it? I was looking at them the other day and they all seem to either be way to much or no where near enough. I'm thinking I'll probably be eating 1 or 2 meals a day there. What's close to the law school, cheap and good?

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:23 pm
by kalvano
Apartments: I didn't live close at all, so I'm not really sure. I know the Village is pretty popular, but it's not walking distance. Walking distance will be expensive. There are apartments directly across from the school, off of Daniel Ave., but I imagine they aren't cheap.


Food: they have meal plans? I had no idea. The law school is well set-off from the campus, and there are tons of restaurants around, so I can't imagine a meal plan would be worth it. Everything from Pizza Hut to Chik-Fil-A to BBQ places to Mexican to Greek. Just eat out or the cafe in the law school. I don't think a meal plan would be worth it.

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:57 pm
by Doctolaw
TheJanitor6203 wrote:
What are you planning to with your combo MD/JD? I read something you posted elsewhere that you had something specific you wanted to do. Just curious what it is.


Sorry, I've been offline for a few days.

I don't know for sure. I'm trying to go in with an open mind and not rule anything out, but health policy, improving access for undeserved, something liberal like that. ;)

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:21 am
by fnma2jd
Doctolaw wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:
What are you planning to with your combo MD/JD? I read something you posted elsewhere that you had something specific you wanted to do. Just curious what it is.


Sorry, I've been offline for a few days.

I don't know for sure. I'm trying to go in with an open mind and not rule anything out, but health policy, improving access for undeserved, something liberal like that. ;)


thats good! the only other jd md I've ever seen looks like he does medical malpractice and injury cases

http://www.themdjd.com/

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:24 pm
by holdencaulfield
TheJanitor6203 wrote:
I think the most common places people will be are The Village and duplexes in Lower Greenville. Neither are walking distance but they're short drives.



Greetings. I'm a 2011 grad. I'd check out the apartments off of Henderson; it's a great location: less expensive than uptown but still a good area. I lived there and was able to ride my bike to class in good weather. Also, there's great nightlife/food on Henderson, and you can't beat being able to walk to happy hour.

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:54 pm
by TheJanitor6203
holdencaulfield wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:
I think the most common places people will be are The Village and duplexes in Lower Greenville. Neither are walking distance but they're short drives.



Greetings. I'm a 2011 grad. I'd check out the apartments off of Henderson; it's a great location: less expensive than uptown but still a good area. I lived there and was able to ride my bike to class in good weather. Also, there's great nightlife/food on Henderson, and you can't beat being able to walk to happy hour.

How long of bike ride is that? It seems a little far. If I was single/didn't already have a house I'd definitely be looking in that area though.

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:08 pm
by holdencaulfield
TheJanitor6203 wrote:How long of bike ride is that? It seems a little far. If I was single/didn't already have a house I'd definitely be looking in that area though.


It was about 2 miles; not a long ride at all.

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:31 pm
by Doctolaw
fnma2jd wrote:
Doctolaw wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:
What are you planning to with your combo MD/JD? I read something you posted elsewhere that you had something specific you wanted to do. Just curious what it is.


Sorry, I've been offline for a few days.

I don't know for sure. I'm trying to go in with an open mind and not rule anything out, but health policy, improving access for undeserved, something liberal like that. ;)


thats good! the only other jd md I've ever seen looks like he does medical malpractice and injury cases

http://www.themdjd.com/


I'm not sure that that's where my interests lie, and it's a much more challenging job in Texas since 2003.

Also, that was supposed to say "underserved" as opposed to "undeserved" up there. :oops:

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:59 pm
by TheJanitor6203
Doctolaw wrote:
fnma2jd wrote:
Doctolaw wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:
What are you planning to with your combo MD/JD? I read something you posted elsewhere that you had something specific you wanted to do. Just curious what it is.


Sorry, I've been offline for a few days.

I don't know for sure. I'm trying to go in with an open mind and not rule anything out, but health policy, improving access for undeserved, something liberal like that. ;)


thats good! the only other jd md I've ever seen looks like he does medical malpractice and injury cases

http://www.themdjd.com/


I'm not sure that that's where my interests lie, and it's a much more challenging job in Texas since 2003.

Also, that was supposed to say "underserved" as opposed to "undeserved" up there. :oops:

I think it's a worthy goal to pursue. My dad operates a non-profit that raises money through grants and through a thrift store to provide healthcare to low income people.

Re: SMU C/O 2017

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:00 am
by Doctolaw
TheJanitor6203 wrote:

I think it's a worthy goal to pursue. My dad operates a non-profit that raises money through grants and through a thrift store to provide healthcare to low income people.


Is he in the Dallas area?