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

ilikebaseball
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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:46 pm

thisiswater wrote:
BVest wrote:
ilikebaseball wrote:is everyone else looking at the village first for housing?


IME, there are three main contingents (possibly four) looking at different areas first. For them one or more of the factors below may apply:

Village factors:
Affordability
Proximity
Basic apartments = sufficient

Uptown factors:
Money not quite as constricting on decision
Proximity
Nightlife

Single-Family Neighborhood factors (this could be counted as one or two groups; two would be the difference between the Central/East Dallas (including HP) neighborhoods and the 'burbs):
Preference for small (duplex-octoplex) complexes
Families
Older and done with apartment living
Students seeking to buy
Large dog
Living with parents to save


BVest has it pretty clearly laid out although if you want to pay uptown prices without the benefits of nightlife there are a few new places in the village area that might appeal to you - the Standard, Upper East Side in the Village and landamark on Lovers to name a few.

East dallas/lakewood/m streets/lower greenville get my vote for the best part of dallas but well-priced places go very fast so if you're not in town I don't know how successful you would be in getting a place

As an example- this is a very classic lower greenville apartment, well-priced and if the photos aren't lying I would assume it will be gone within a week or two max - [url]http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/apa/4963768847.html[/url
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so uhhh who needs a roommate :!:

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby j907 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:50 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:
j907 wrote:Checking in! Just found out I got admitted via status checker this morning (applied really late in the cycle). Waiting for the $$. What do you folks think my chances are with a 163 and Superior (LSDAS grading for intl GPAs).

Looking forward to the ASD!

24k probably, but i dont really know what Superior means. Possibly 27


My CAS report says it's equivalent to a 4.0; general consensus is that every school assumes an international GPA to be at the median for that school if it's a Superior rating. If I get a good offer then I am definitely in, have been in the city for a week so far and am loving it.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby Mustafa5 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:47 pm

Did any of you get an email from the law school confirming your deposit, or just the receipt

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby AshleySchaefferBMW » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:50 pm

Mustafa5 wrote:Did any of you get an email from the law school confirming your deposit, or just the receipt


I only got a receipt

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby BigCityDreams » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:40 pm

For those attending ASD this weekend, what hotel are you staying at?

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby AshleySchaefferBMW » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:28 pm

BigCityDreams wrote:For those attending ASD this weekend, what hotel are you staying at?


I'll be staying at the Park Cities Holiday Inn

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby TX_UH » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:33 pm

The La Quinta just up Hwy 75

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:41 pm

TX_UH wrote:The La Quinta just up Hwy 75

had hella high school parties there haha

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby TX_UH » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:08 am

ilikebaseball wrote:
TX_UH wrote:The La Quinta just up Hwy 75

had hella high school parties there haha


haha define parties

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:09 am

some of the richer portion of my senior class would rent out like the end 4 rooms of a hallway and we'd just have different drinking games in diff rooms. Sounds like it would be cramped and stuff, but it was pretty awesome.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby squee116 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:18 am

For anyone interested, I saw some dirt cheap books on ebay.

I don't know if they'll be the right editions though. It's what we used for the class of 2017. PM me if you want a link.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby BVest » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:11 am

Don't go looking for your books right now. Editions change and you don't know who your profs will be yet so you have no idea what books (much less editions) you'll need.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby squee116 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:44 pm

That's absolutely right, normally. But these books haven't been bid on at all, and are sitting at a dollar. >_>

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby Big Red » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:59 pm

How much would a 2BR run you in Uptown? I'd always assumed 90% of Dedman lived in the Village

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby WhiskeyAndCupcakes » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:07 pm

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:20 pm

Big Red wrote:How much would a 2BR run you in Uptown? I'd always assumed 90% of Dedman lived in the Village

My friend lives with her sister up in uptown. Really nice place literally on Mckinney Av. Pay 850 each.

Whiskey, Idk if you can pin a map or something, but I always hear people talk about "Lower Greenville" but don't know what they mean specifically

dibs on the ebay books though... even if they arent the correct edition lol. If I get one for like 10 bucks it saves me a bunch and is worth the risk imo

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby WhiskeyAndCupcakes » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:27 pm

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby BVest » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:32 pm

Technically, Lower Greenville is the 4-block stretch from Greenville to Skillman that is bounded on the north by Mockingbird and on the south by Ross (M streets are part of LGNA). East of that is Vickery Place and west of that (to Abrams) is Lakewood Heights, and then west of Abrams is Lakewood.

Speaking generally, however, Vickery Place is often lumped into what people mean by Lower Greenville. Meanwhile, Lakewood Heights is often lumped in with either LG or Lakewood, and thus it rarely gets its own recognition.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:38 pm

Ya those prices are amazing. Saw a really nice 2 bedroom loft for $1050

is the area nice? Because I know you're sorta getting close to deep ellum around there... and that place is crazy. Not knocking on it or anything... just not me haha

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby thenorth » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:39 am

Hello all. Although I will not be able to attend ASD today (friday), I would be very interested to meet those of you who decide to remain in and around the SMU area after the event. I reside in Dallas currently, and would suggest to anyone who is unfamiliar with the area to try the fare at Digg's Tacos, which is exactly across the street from SMU: a very casual atmosphere, good food (and lots of it), unique music, and normal drinks.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:41 am

I'll add you to the list (I'm assuming you're in). Welcome to the club.

Btw, if I've missed anyone in the OP, let me know. It'd be nice to know how much of the ~200 or so in our class are TLSers

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby WhiskeyAndCupcakes » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:58 am

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby starry eyed » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:53 am

didn't get to make it to either ASDs; but what's up with the facebook Admitted students' page silence compared to Houston who are all like 'go coogs' and such?

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby starry eyed » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:19 am

Every time I get a notification I get kinda excited thinking it's an smu person or update but no it's always for Houston

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:46 pm

Well get it going then!




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