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 ilikebaseball » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:38 pm

its amazing how the facebook page is exploding now.

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starry eyed
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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby starry eyed » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:19 pm

i literally just logged on here to say that lol

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:03 pm

Here I was thinking that all of my classmates would be absolutely awkward when in reality I'm the only awk one around these parts.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby starry eyed » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:17 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:Here I was thinking that all of my classmates would be absolutely awkward when in reality I'm the only awk one around these parts.


no it just sucks we aren;t in dallas

#outofstaters

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:46 pm

anyone know when we'll get email or id cards or any more info pertinent to the fall?

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby BigCityDreams » Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:06 pm

Does anyone know when we will have access to our financial aid package?

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:17 pm

what do you mean by access? like you mean you havent received it yet?

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby BVest » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:19 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:anyone know when we'll get email or id cards or any more info pertinent to the fall?


I don't recall when (summer sometime), but one thing to note is that you can use your own photo for the ID, so that you're not at their mercy to take a decent one.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby BigCityDreams » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:03 pm

I haven't received any email log-in information. So Im asking essentially, how long did it take everyone to receive it? I have my scholarship information but I just want to see the rest of the information

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:08 pm

BigCityDreams wrote:I haven't received any email log-in information. So Im asking essentially, how long did it take everyone to receive it? I have my scholarship information but I just want to see the rest of the information

no one really gets email info. For everyone its the same. It came in your acceptance packet. The booklet

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:32 pm

i'll pm you the info though.

btw, stars didn't win the draft lotto of course. I know we were all deeply concerned about that.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby Comet123 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:20 am

Hi Guys,

How did you all find out about scholarships? I didn't see anything in my admissions packet. Is there a way to check online?

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:21 am

Comet123 wrote:Hi Guys,

How did you all find out about scholarships? I didn't see anything in my admissions packet. Is there a way to check online?

It should have been in your admissions packet. There should be two separate letters: the admissions letter and the scholly letter. It all came in the same folder, as well as a booklet promoting the school.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby thisiswater » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:38 am

ilikebaseball wrote:anyone know when we'll get email or id cards or any more info pertinent to the fall?


email comes pretty early (by that I mean late June or maybe the first few weeks of July) if I remember correctly. You'll get a form for sending in a photo for your ID at some point and then you will pick it up the week before orientation

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby ilikebaseball » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:38 pm

Looks like I'll be interning in Galveston this summer. If any of you guys are taking a vacation on the beach this summer (recommended for all of you before 1L) , let me know and we'll get a drink.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby Accountanon » Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:21 am

Hey Everyone,

I know housing has been a popular topic on this thread. My wife and I are moving to Dallas a little early (May 1), and we are signing the lease this morning.

I know the school refers a few "apartment locators," but I wanted to give a plug for the guy that helped us. His name is Cody Weaver, and he is with Bamboo Realty. His number is 210-383-7762. He specializes in apartments, townhomes, condos, and also single family homes (what we rented.)

Our experience was awesome. I called him a few days before we were planning on coming into Dallas. I gave him a few houses that I found and he made the calls to schedule viewings and added a few of his own. He was able to show us everything we wanted to see in addition to negotiating some awesome terms with the landlord.

The best part is that he is paid by the landlord a commission. Cody is highly recommended!

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby thenorth » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:29 am

If there is anyone interested in obtaining housing near campus, i.e. in the HP/UP area, and is seeking a roommate please let me know. I've done some cursory browsing and there are a few apparently good options, within only 1 or 2 blocks of campus, but that require more than 1 tenant. It may be preferable to live with other graduate students.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby starry eyed » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:25 am

i'm moving to dallas in august and will definitely be more active in looking for a roommate then; want to meet my future roommate before i sign a lease with them.

also, aren't we supposed to find out who is in our sections soon?

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby BVest » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:40 am

starry eyed wrote:i'm moving to dallas in august and will definitely be more active in looking for a roommate then; want to meet my future roommate before i sign a lease with them.

also, aren't we supposed to find out who is in our sections soon?


In late July or Early August.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby thenorth » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:51 pm

Of course. Which is partly why I want to avoid waiting until August.

Also I spoke with some current students at a recent banquet in Dallas and was informed that there are only 2 full-time sections (plus 1 evening section) for each entire class year. I'm not exactly sure how this system works, but in any case that information will probably be helpful in narrowing down the list of potential roommates. Also the vast majority of law students apparently choose to live in uptown or on the East side of I-35 rather than so close to campus, further narrowing such lists for some students.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby thisiswater » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:05 pm

thenorth wrote:Of course. Which is partly why I want to avoid waiting until August.

Also I spoke with some current students at a recent banquet in Dallas and was informed that there are only 2 full-time sections (plus 1 evening section) for each entire class year. I'm not exactly sure how this system works, but in any case that information will probably be helpful in narrowing down the list of potential roommates. Also the vast majority of law students apparently choose to live in uptown or on the East side of I-35 rather than so close to campus, further narrowing such lists for some students.


Do you mean east side of 75? I don't know anyone who is as far over as 35. The east side of 75 is the village and it is where a lot of people live at least for a year

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby thenorth » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:52 pm

Thank you. I did mean I-75.
And what you're saying is consistent with what I've heard. Even though that area of apartments isn't very far and has access to the SMU shuttle, some of the places I've looked at -- on, say, Daniel Ave. or Binkley Ave. -- are "roll-out-of-bed close," which appeals to me. I suppose it depends on what the student wants to be close to during the school year, considering that the price differential between many near-campus apartments and places like the village and uptown is not significant.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby Pho king » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:27 pm

All of you guys talking about living along 75, I'm jealous. I'll be commuting from sooo far away until at least the middle of autumn.

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby BigCityDreams » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:12 pm

Does anyone have an opinion on The Avery on Southwestern?

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Re: SMU Dedman Law Class of 2018

Postby Stevoman » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:59 pm

I have lived at The Avery for all 3 years of law school, and it's great. They have been steadily raising prices, but it's still not terrible. You could get into Uptown for a bit more...but then you'd have to deal with Uptown.




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