SMU C/O 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

I'm bored so I'm making a new pole. What type of law do you want to practice?

Transactional
14
61%
Litigation
4
17%
Public Interest
1
4%
Government
2
9%
Undecided
2
9%
 
Total votes: 23

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Mandakay16
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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby Mandakay16 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:36 pm

Admitted!

I'm really going to try and do the April ASD, but.. my final semester won't be over at that point and I'm in school during the March one.

My Spring Break starts on March 14th, so I think of just doing a normal admissions tour instead. It's unfortunate, but my only option..

Will still try my hardest to go in April, though...

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby DawgDays » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:56 pm

Just received the phone call about three days ago--I'm in! Waiting on the admit package with (hopefully) some scholly info. Now for a quick question...

I think I've narrowed my choices down to either SMU or ASU, and I can't quite decide which one is better for me (although I imagine that when I visit, it'll all fall in place). Anything y'all can offer that might sway me one way or another? I'm most interested in the extraordinarily cliche'd 'bang-for-my-buck' aspect.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:21 pm

DawgDays wrote:Just received the phone call about three days ago--I'm in! Waiting on the admit package with (hopefully) some scholly info. Now for a quick question...

I think I've narrowed my choices down to either SMU or ASU, and I can't quite decide which one is better for me (although I imagine that when I visit, it'll all fall in place). Anything y'all can offer that might sway me one way or another? I'm most interested in the extraordinarily cliche'd 'bang-for-my-buck' aspect.

Do you want to live in AZ or Dallas?

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby DawgDays » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:24 pm

To be honest, I'm not sure. Again, I'd imagine that it will fall into place when I visit, but (like I said) I'm more interested in which one y'all think would be better in terms of an investment.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby bound » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:02 pm

DawgDays wrote:To be honest, I'm not sure. Again, I'd imagine that it will fall into place when I visit, but (like I said) I'm more interested in which one y'all think would be better in terms of an investment.



ASU is literally the ugliest, biggest campus ever. With freeways that run through it. It's absolutely awful.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:28 pm

It's hard to say what would be the "best bang for your buck" if we don't know your COA at either school. I'd also go with this probably isn't the appropriate place to be asking these questions. You'll probably get better feedback here. All things being equal, it still comes down to where you want to practice.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby bound » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:51 pm

Visiting the school tomorrow. I'll be sure to update ya'll with my impressions. So excited :) Been in Dallas since Friday and loving it

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby Afterparty » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:52 pm

Aside from The Village, anyone know of good apartments near campus? Nothing TOO luxurious/expensive.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby bound » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:58 pm

Afterparty wrote:Aside from The Village, anyone know of good apartments near campus? Nothing TOO luxurious/expensive.



I'm not sure about close to campus, but anyone else considering uptown?

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby Afterparty » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:26 pm

Austinbound wrote:
Afterparty wrote:Aside from The Village, anyone know of good apartments near campus? Nothing TOO luxurious/expensive.



I'm not sure about close to campus, but anyone else considering uptown?


Uptown would be amazing! CoL is just a little too expensive, at least for me. For people wanting roommates, it may be a good option, as long as you do not get easily distracted (uptown is just way too fun).

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby thisiswater » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:46 pm

Afterparty wrote:Aside from The Village, anyone know of good apartments near campus? Nothing TOO luxurious/expensive.


The Standard on University is nice.

I actually just moved to the Village after living in Lakewood for the past two years and I have been very impressed with Lincoln and the amenities. I am in the brand new apartments there, and they are great so far. There are a few other pretty new apartments in the Village that would probably also be good although I wouldn't want to live in the 1970s complexes.

I have no desire to live in Uptown but the apartments off Henderson are nice.

In Highland Park, there are some options on Emerson and University as you approach the Tollway. They tend to go fast, but I see them listed on CList every so often.

If anyone is interested in looking at the duplexes and 4-plexes in Lakewood/Lower Greenville/M Streets a realtor can be helpful. Most of those are MLS listed so you can use someone for free (to you). I used a guy last year and liked him a lot. If anyone wants his name, I would be happy to PM. (

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby jts723 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:35 pm

thisiswater wrote:
Afterparty wrote:Aside from The Village, anyone know of good apartments near campus? Nothing TOO luxurious/expensive.


The Standard on University is nice.

I actually just moved to the Village after living in Lakewood for the past two years and I have been very impressed with Lincoln and the amenities. I am in the brand new apartments there, and they are great so far. There are a few other pretty new apartments in the Village that would probably also be good although I wouldn't want to live in the 1970s complexes.

I have no desire to live in Uptown but the apartments off Henderson are nice.

In Highland Park, there are some options on Emerson and University as you approach the Tollway. They tend to go fast, but I see them listed on CList every so often.

If anyone is interested in looking at the duplexes and 4-plexes in Lakewood/Lower Greenville/M Streets a realtor can be helpful. Most of those are MLS listed so you can use someone for free (to you). I used a guy last year and liked him a lot. If anyone wants his name, I would be happy to PM. (

Fwiw, I checked out The Standard in December. Pretty awesome, way nicer than anywhere I've lived my last 4 years in Michigan. It's not exactly the cheapest living option, though--a 2 bedroom will still cost you around ~$800 plus amenities.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:22 pm

To any current/former students: When can we expect to get class schedules and book lists? I'm hoping June/July??

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:12 pm

To anyone interested, I found the answer to my earlier quesiton. Last years schedules came out around July 17 which is about a month earlier than normal.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby katkatkat12 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:11 pm

Anybody else excited about news SMU Law released today regarding the new Hunter Legal Center for victims of crimes against women?

More info here:

http://www.law.smu.edu/getmedia/aeee625 ... 4-docx.pdf

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby Doctolaw » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:58 pm

katkatkat12 wrote:Anybody else excited about news SMU Law released today regarding the new Hunter Legal Center for victims of crimes against women?

More info here:

http://www.law.smu.edu/getmedia/aeee625 ... 4-docx.pdf


I think this will be an amazing addition to our experience there. Very excited about it.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby jts723 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:37 pm

Just put down my first seat deposit and signed up for the April ASD

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:51 pm

If anyone is interested someone created a sweatshirt that you can order here: http://www.customink.com/signup/6eyf869q

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jts723
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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby jts723 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:07 pm

Look forward to hopefully meeting some of y'all tomorrow.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby YYZ » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:24 am

TheJanitor6203 wrote:To any current/former students: When can we expect to get class schedules and book lists? I'm hoping June/July??



Sometimes it takes really long for the professors to post the books they plan to use. Once you have access to the "SMU Access" site, you will see your class schedule. There's a link that will show you the textbooks for your courses. You'll have to keep checking as professors post their required texts. One suggestion, I wouldn't buy any "recommended" text books right away. Just buy the "required" texts. Wait until class starts to see if the "recommended" books might be helpful.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby thisiswater » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:03 pm

YYZ wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:To any current/former students: When can we expect to get class schedules and book lists? I'm hoping June/July??



Sometimes it takes really long for the professors to post the books they plan to use. Once you have access to the "SMU Access" site, you will see your class schedule. There's a link that will show you the textbooks for your courses. You'll have to keep checking as professors post their required texts. One suggestion, I wouldn't buy any "recommended" text books right away. Just buy the "required" texts. Wait until class starts to see if the "recommended" books might be helpful.


I have access to SMU Access but I can't see class schedule yet. It is still really early so I am assuming that is normal.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby YYZ » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:37 pm

thisiswater wrote:
YYZ wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:To any current/former students: When can we expect to get class schedules and book lists? I'm hoping June/July??



Sometimes it takes really long for the professors to post the books they plan to use. Once you have access to the "SMU Access" site, you will see your class schedule. There's a link that will show you the textbooks for your courses. You'll have to keep checking as professors post their required texts. One suggestion, I wouldn't buy any "recommended" text books right away. Just buy the "required" texts. Wait until class starts to see if the "recommended" books might be helpful.


I have access to SMU Access but I can't see class schedule yet. It is still really early so I am assuming that is normal.


I would assume it's way too early for class schedules to be posted. I'm not sure of the exact timing of posting your schedule or if they'll let you know in advance before posting it. My guess would be some time in July.

I always happy to answer other questions/concerns if you want to PM me.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby fallingup77 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:44 pm

Anyone heard/know the dates for orientation?

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby sg213 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:09 pm

Post this over on the other thread as well:

I'm moving to to Dallas to attend SMU from the east coast so I'm looking for a roomate to share a 2 BR. Found a few complexes that look good for around 1150-1250 a month. I'd be looking to move in mid-July or August 1.

I'm pretty laid back and easy going so feel free to message me if you're looking for a roomate as well! If you're from Dallas and have furniture that's a definite plus considering I won't have any and I'm not from the area.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017

Postby Titleist89 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:28 pm

thisiswater wrote:
YYZ wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:To any current/former students: When can we expect to get class schedules and book lists? I'm hoping June/July??



Sometimes it takes really long for the professors to post the books they plan to use. Once you have access to the "SMU Access" site, you will see your class schedule. There's a link that will show you the textbooks for your courses. You'll have to keep checking as professors post their required texts. One suggestion, I wouldn't buy any "recommended" text books right away. Just buy the "required" texts. Wait until class starts to see if the "recommended" books might be helpful.


I have access to SMU Access but I can't see class schedule yet. It is still really early so I am assuming that is normal.


1L here. Yeah, that's definitely normal. I don't remember getting our schedules until late July or early August. You'll get the necessary info in plenty of time to get books. I saved a lot by just ordering off Amazon and using the free two-day shipping promo you can get with your edu e-mail address. This is personal preference, but I would try to get your books in "like new" condition if possible. It's annoying (if not confusing) to try to highlight/underline/write in the margins when a previous owner has already done the same thing. This is especially true when it's obvious the previous owner didn't know what the hell was going on.




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