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

LegalTexasHopeful
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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby LegalTexasHopeful » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:16 pm

I'm section 1

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TX_UH
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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby TX_UH » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:23 pm

LegalTexasHopeful wrote:I'm section 1


two and counting

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby BigCityDreams » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:55 am

TX_UH wrote:Baseball,
I have a suggestion for the original post. We could split up the class by section. Here's what we have so far:

Section 1:
TX_UH
:| (hopefully someone else soon)

Section 2:
Accountanon
AshleySchaefferBMW
p1921
BigCityDreams
ilikebaseball
cutieluby

Let me know if I missed anyone



Im actually section 1!!!

Accountanon
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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby Accountanon » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:48 pm

I am thinking it might be time for another poll.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:06 am

hardly anyone responds to the polls though... :cry:

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TheJanitor6203
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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:20 pm

So who are the profs for each section?

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby Augger » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:04 pm

Hi all, 3L here. Profs can be found here: http://www.law.smu.edu/Registrar/App/Fi ... 015&Year=1

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:05 pm

Where's the cheapest place to order books? We can't rent them, and I'm just trying to make this as painless as possible because its 12 freakin books lol

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby cutieluby » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:46 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:Where's the cheapest place to order books? We can't rent them, and I'm just trying to make this as painless as possible because its 12 freakin books lol


I looked at Amazon, half.com, and the B&N price- ordered most off Amazon; however most of the LRW books were cheaper to buy used from B&N... good luck, it took me awhile to get the best price for good quality.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:49 pm

if you dont mind me asking, what's been the average price for most people?

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cutieluby
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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby cutieluby » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:59 pm

All of mine including shipping (which is 3.99 per book if you dont pick up and B&N) equalled about $890. I probably could have gotten some books for a little cheaper, but I tried to avoid the the books that were heavily marked up or damaged.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:07 pm

and last question... but which textbook was the one they said we could rent instead of buy because we won't be carrying it over to the spring?

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby cutieluby » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:12 pm

Crim Law believe?? Cant you just rent and return and reorder if you wanted to, definitely cheaper...I just went the buy route because I wanted to be able to write as much as I wanted in them.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:30 pm

810 for all mine from chegg and b&n... aye

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby BVest » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:06 pm

Crim Law is your one semester class (as is Con Law in the Spring).

On a related note, I know they (at least used to) give you an anticipated book budget for the entire year. Don't be shocked when you eat a tremendous amount of that budget in the fall (like $800-1400), because your book expenses come spring will be significantly lower (200-400).

One more thing: Before you buy supplements, check them out first to see if you like them. The library has them at the circulation desk, and for Civ Pro, Prof. Thornburg keeps a shelf of them outside her office.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby thisiswater » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:03 pm

have y'all already figured out the binder of LRW stuff you need to buy from AlphaGraphics the strip center on Mockingbird? for some reason some of the new kids had trouble with that last fall

and the library will let you take their supplements home for 24 hours now so you can really test them out

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby Accountanon » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:08 pm

I went the rental route and paid $167 out the door with shipping for all required case books for section 2. I went the rental route because Amazon does full semester extensions (for a lower price than the initial semester rental.) For instance, I rented the Tort case book for around $36, due 12/18/15. I can do an extension for $30 any time before the 12/18/15 due date. The new due date would then be late May. I expect my total textbook costs to be around $300 (not counting supplements.) [Edit: total costs of $300 for the ENTIRE YEAR]

Regarding condition upon receipt, only two of them had highlighting and notes. One of them had very minimal pencil notes and a few underlines. I went ahead and re-rented replacements for the two. They should arrive today. If the new ones are acceptable, I can return the previous. I suppose the new copies could be even worse, but if that's the case, I will return and re-rent again. It seems like a hassle, but Amazon does free shipping both ways, so no skin off my back but a little time. For the costs some are paying this semester, I don't mind printing and taping a few extra shipping labels. Lol.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:48 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:Where's the cheapest place to order books? We can't rent them, and I'm just trying to make this as painless as possible because its 12 freakin books lol


Advanced Book Exchange and private sellers on Amazon are where I had the best luck.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby eagle2a » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:39 pm

Anyone selling textbooks? I rented everything except contracts (farsnworth 8th), now it's not available. Would the 7th edition be okay or do i definitely need to get the newer one. Thanks. Also, what are you guys wearing to orientation?

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby Accountanon » Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:52 pm

I'm a guy and going to wear slacks and a button-down. No tie, no jacket.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby BVest » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:31 am

Accountanon wrote:I'm a guy and going to wear slacks and a button-down. No tie, no jacket.

No need for slacks. Khakis or jeans will be more than sufficient.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:40 am

BVest wrote:
Accountanon wrote:I'm a guy and going to wear slacks and a button-down. No tie, no jacket.

No need for slacks. Khakis or jeans will be more than sufficient.

This. No one cares.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby BigCityDreams » Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:24 pm

BVest wrote:
Accountanon wrote:I'm a guy and going to wear slacks and a button-down. No tie, no jacket.

No need for slacks. Khakis or jeans will be more than sufficient.



I thought it said the dress code was business casual?

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby Accountanon » Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:16 pm

The dress code IS business casual. Don't be the guy/girl in jeans and a tshirt. Unless of course you don't want a job--as a lawyer--which is the point of law school, right?

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:27 pm

Accountanon wrote:The dress code IS business casual. Don't be the guy/girl in jeans and a tshirt. Unless of course you don't want a job--as a lawyer--which is the point of law school, right?

Exactly. Your entire future as a lawyer will be based on your outfit at this event. Don't mess it up.




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