SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Where are you going to live?

Poll ended at Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:08 pm

Uptown
3
30%
The Village
0
No votes
Lower Greenville
1
10%
Within one mile from campus
2
20%
Other (please specify)
4
40%
 
Total votes: 10

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby eagle2a » Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:08 pm

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:53 pm

I'm a rising 2L and everyone I know that wanted a job had one. A hand full had jobs that paid about $15/hour. Those aren't too hard to find. But I only know of about 6 people that had good paying summer work. Most people use the first summer to earn their service hours.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby BVest » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:33 am

1L summer is also a good opportunity to (1) take an unpaid position with a nonprofit (either in-house at a non-legal nonprofit or with a PI organization such as legal aid or other legal services group) to knock your public service hours out of the way, and (2) to take an externship for credit to set yourself up for an even 3LOLier 3L year.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:38 am

I interned for a judge part of my 1L summer, and worked for Legal Aid the other part (got my public service hours done that way, too). The judge was by far the best experience.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby thisiswater » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:47 am

Yeah, most people I know who were looking found stuff. Not many people in 1L summer associates (I don't think anyone I know actually) but some people in paid positions, quite a few people with judges and a bunch of people knocking out their public service hours

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby p1921 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:25 am

Does participating in the clinics on campus count towards service hours?

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:29 am

p1921 wrote:Does participating in the clinics on campus count towards service hours?

No.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:32 am

thisiswater wrote:Yeah, most people I know who were looking found stuff. Not many people in 1L summer associates (I don't think anyone I know actually) but some people in paid positions, quite a few people with judges and a bunch of people knocking out their public service hours

I know 1Ls that worked at HayBoo, Baker McKenzie, Bracewell, Fish & Richards, Zelle Hoffman, and SettlePou. The last 2 don't pay as much as the large firms but they still paid a lot more than most.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:15 am

TheJanitor6203 wrote:
thisiswater wrote:Yeah, most people I know who were looking found stuff. Not many people in 1L summer associates (I don't think anyone I know actually) but some people in paid positions, quite a few people with judges and a bunch of people knocking out their public service hours

I know 1Ls that worked at HayBoo, Baker McKenzie, Bracewell, Fish & Richards, Zelle Hoffman, and SettlePou. The last 2 don't pay as much as the large firms but they still paid a lot more than most.


You kids today don't know what it was like back in my day!

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:00 pm

kalvano wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:
thisiswater wrote:Yeah, most people I know who were looking found stuff. Not many people in 1L summer associates (I don't think anyone I know actually) but some people in paid positions, quite a few people with judges and a bunch of people knocking out their public service hours

I know 1Ls that worked at HayBoo, Baker McKenzie, Bracewell, Fish & Richards, Zelle Hoffman, and SettlePou. The last 2 don't pay as much as the large firms but they still paid a lot more than most.


You kids today don't know what it was like back in my day!

And I forgot to add, half those people are either a minority or going into IP.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby BVest » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:32 pm

kalvano wrote:I interned for a judge part of my 1L summer, and worked for Legal Aid the other part (got my public service hours done that way, too). The judge was by far the best experience.


Yeah, judicial stuff is great, especially when they give you lots of time to courtwatch.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:36 pm

Especially in criminal court where defendants curse the judge during sentencing.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby LegalTexasHopeful » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:41 pm

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby eagle2a » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:42 pm

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby downinDtown » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:49 pm

Hey all, I am a recent SMU graduate who is about to move and I have a ton of books that I was looking to sell at a discount--some are substantive and others are more directed to interviewing/job searching, and others still are exam prep. Price for each book bought is $10 unless otherwise noted. Bulk deals listed. Can meet to drop off at law school at mutually convenient time.

1L Substantive - $75 for the entire set (save $25)
1L - Examples & Explanations Property (3rd Edition)
1L - E&E Civil Procedure (5th Edition)
1L - E&E Criminal (4th Edition)
1L - Understanding Criminal Law by Dressler (5th Edition) (used for Palacio's class)
1L - Torts Casenote Legal Briefs (keyed to Henderson, Pearson, Kysar... 7th Edition), but many of the casebooks have most of the same seminal cases
1L - Contracts Casenote Legal Briefs (keyed to Crandall & Whaley's)
1L - Contracts Hornbook (4th Edition) by Farnsworth (used for Anderson's class)
1L - Contract Law Hornbook (2nd Edition) by Hillman (used for Anderson's class)
1L - Restatement 2d Contracts & UCC Article 2/2A (4th Edition) (used for Anderson's class - must read the Illustrations)
1L - Legal Writing -- Bluebook & Greenbook combo - $30

Upper-Level Substantive - $80 for the set (save $30)
E&E Secured Transactions (4th Edition) - Comes with my outline for Winship's class (got an A) and Secured Transactions Quick Study laminated reference guide
Glannon's Guide to Secured Transactions - Burnham
E&E Agency, P'ships, and LLCs (for Business Enterprises class) (2nd Edition)
Income Tax Hornbook (with Income Tax fold-out overview map) - $20
Federal Rules of Evidence (Rules w/ Advisory Notes) (2013 Edition)
Q&A Evidence (3rd Edition) - Leonard & Gianelli) - $20
Courtroom Evidence Handbook (2014-15 Student Edition) - Steven Goode - $30
Themis Upper-Level courses outline book for Con Law, Corporations/BE, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Wills/Trusts - FREE

Exam Prep - $25 for the pair (save $5)
Getting to Maybe - great exam prep resource - $20
8 Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School

Interviewing / Job Search - $35 for the set (save $15)
2014 Chambers Associate printed version - Student's Guide to Law Firms - $5
Guerilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams - $20
Nail Your Law Job Interview
Boost Your Interview IQ - $5
The 6P's of the Big 3 for Job-Seeking JDs

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Baucum - Counseling Small Business Owner

Postby kerwiler » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:40 pm

Does anyone who has taken this class previously have an outline they would be willing to share?

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Re: Baucum - Counseling Small Business Owner

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:36 am

kerwiler wrote:Does anyone who has taken this class previously have an outline they would be willing to share?

You don't need an outline for that class. Take good notes and focus on what he says is good/the best way.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby teddyyy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:31 pm

Hi! I have Professor Bloom this semester for Con Law II, and I have heard that there is a "Bloom Bible" for his class. I was wondering if anyone who took this class with Bloom would be willing to share this "bible" with me? Thank you so much!




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