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tryan
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby tryan » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:21 am

Actually they don't need it by Feb 15th, it only needs to be postmarked by Feb 15th according to the person I talked to at the office.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby ArchRoark » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:50 am

tryan wrote:Actually they don't need it by Feb 15th, it only needs to be postmarked by Feb 15th according to the person I talked to at the office.


Well, that would've saved me $20.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jwmalone87 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:37 pm

ArchRoark wrote:
tryan wrote:Actually they don't need it by Feb 15th, it only needs to be postmarked by Feb 15th according to the person I talked to at the office.


Well, that would've saved me $20.

+1 :x

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby 12thman2011 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:35 pm

I overnighted mine too so y'all aren't the only ones who wasted 20 bucks.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Gecko of Doom » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:31 am

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Burgstaller04 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:57 am

I've been snooping around but I can't find anything. Is there a time frame listed anywhere for the Sumner's scholly decisions? I'd like to go to SMU, and that scholly would go a long way toward getting me there.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby swilson215 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:54 pm

So most of you applied for the Sumner scholly. Did many of you apply for the Hughes scholly, too?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Thirteen » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:00 pm

Burgstaller04 wrote:I've been snooping around but I can't find anything. Is there a time frame listed anywhere for the Sumner's scholly decisions? I'd like to go to SMU, and that scholly would go a long way toward getting me there.


I'm in a Westlaw training session, and one of the recipients is sitting directly behind me. I would ask, but I don't really know her that well.

The only thing I can suggest is checking the SMU 2010 thread to see if there was any info about the timing of the interviews, etc.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby swilson215 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:12 pm

Thirteen wrote:
Burgstaller04 wrote:I've been snooping around but I can't find anything. Is there a time frame listed anywhere for the Sumner's scholly decisions? I'd like to go to SMU, and that scholly would go a long way toward getting me there.


I'm in a Westlaw training session, and one of the recipients is sitting directly behind me. I would ask, but I don't really know her that well.

The only thing I can suggest is checking the SMU 2010 thread to see if there was any info about the timing of the interviews, etc.


I checked last year's thread...it looks like people received calls regarding interviewing for the sumner the first week of March, and calls on the hughes scholarship around the 15th of March.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby RightPrice » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:02 pm

I don't understand, do those applications only apply to people who were admitted already. Regular Decision was just closed yesterday so most don't have acceptance info. How can they close out the scholly before they've admitted everyone? They're telling me that regular decision won't render until late April?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby 12thman2011 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:39 pm

Thirteen wrote:I'm in a Westlaw training session.


Are you a 1L? I figured Westlaw would be like day one stuff. As much as there is to learn about it having periodic training sessions is probably a good idea.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Thirteen » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:44 pm

12thman2011 wrote:
Thirteen wrote:I'm in a Westlaw training session.


Are you a 1L? I figured Westlaw would be like day one stuff. As much as there is to learn about it having periodic training sessions is probably a good idea.


Yep, I'm a 1L. They have training sessions before we get major assignments, so this one gave strategies to help us do the research for the appellate brief. Also, they always have food, and I can never pass up free Chick Fil-A and cupcakes.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Capitol A » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:46 pm

Thirteen wrote:
12thman2011 wrote:
Thirteen wrote:I'm in a Westlaw training session.


Are you a 1L? I figured Westlaw would be like day one stuff. As much as there is to learn about it having periodic training sessions is probably a good idea.


Yep, I'm a 1L. They have training sessions before we get major assignments, so this one gave strategies to help us do the research for the appellate brief. Also, they always have food, and I can never pass up free Chick Fil-A and cupcakes.

Free Chick Fil-A????????????? I'll pay sticker at Cooley for free Chick Fil-A!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Thirteen » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:01 pm

Capitol A wrote:
Thirteen wrote:
12thman2011 wrote:
Thirteen wrote:I'm in a Westlaw training session.


Are you a 1L? I figured Westlaw would be like day one stuff. As much as there is to learn about it having periodic training sessions is probably a good idea.


Yep, I'm a 1L. They have training sessions before we get major assignments, so this one gave strategies to help us do the research for the appellate brief. Also, they always have food, and I can never pass up free Chick Fil-A and cupcakes.

Free Chick Fil-A????????????? I'll pay sticker at Cooley for free Chick Fil-A!


I had it twice yesterday, and again at lunch today. I chose it over free Chipotle (Hispanic Law Student's Association meeting) or Jason's Deli (presentation by JAG attorneys).

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:07 pm

12thman2011 wrote:
Thirteen wrote:I'm in a Westlaw training session.


Are you a 1L? I figured Westlaw would be like day one stuff. As much as there is to learn about it having periodic training sessions is probably a good idea.



They shove mandatory Westlaw and Lexis training down your throat on a constant basis. If it's a mandatory meeting, they don't even have the courtesy to give you food. If it's a voluntary meeting, then they bribe you. Eventually, it gets to the point where the free food simply isn't worth it.

Word of advice...do not buy a coffee mug for law school. You will get dozens by the end of 1L.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby annelise88 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:20 pm

WL at UT.... :?

I'm more than ready to hear from SMU!!!!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby TJISMYHERO » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:38 pm

Does anyone have any guesses as to when another round of admits will likely occur?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:48 pm

TJISMYHERO wrote:Does anyone have any guesses as to when another round of admits will likely occur?

+1

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:56 pm

I would guess pretty soon, since they are gearing up for ASW's. Probably by early March.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby holdencaulfield » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:12 am

Thirteen wrote:
12thman2011 wrote:
Thirteen wrote:I'm in a Westlaw training session.


Are you a 1L? I figured Westlaw would be like day one stuff. As much as there is to learn about it having periodic training sessions is probably a good idea.


Yep, I'm a 1L. They have training sessions before we get major assignments, so this one gave strategies to help us do the research for the appellate brief. Also, they always have food, and I can never pass up free Chick Fil-A and cupcakes.


You can usually get a free lunch here at least 3 days a week if you don't mind sitting through some presentation; but they get old, and you will usually have too much s**t to do.


Also, we did no Westlaw research during my 1L year until we learned how to use the books. That may have already changed.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Gecko of Doom » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:43 am

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby ebo » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:23 am

Wait, free Chick-fil-A?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Burgstaller04 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:50 am

I know it hasn't typically worked in years past, but I sent a scholly negotiation email today. we'll see how it goes.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby AP-375 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:17 pm

My application compete date just changed from 1/18 to 2/16. Anyone else? Does anyone know what this means? I've got solid SMU numbers, but I'm still very anxious to get the next phase of my life rolling, etc...
This was on my status checker page: "You may notice that your current status date has changed. This is either because a portion of your file has been updated or the initial review of your file has been completed. Nither [sic] of these situations change your early, regular, or late decision standing. We are unable to release decisions by phone or email. All final decisions will be mailed."

I'm hoping the "initial review" included stuffing a generous scholarship offer into an envelope. Any ideas?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Longhorn88 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:24 pm

AP-375 wrote:My application compete date just changed from 1/18 to 2/16. Anyone else? Does anyone know what this means? I've got solid SMU numbers, but I'm still very anxious to get the next phase of my life rolling, etc...
This was on my status checker page: "You may notice that your current status date has changed. This is either because a portion of your file has been updated or the initial review of your file has been completed. Nither [sic] of these situations change your early, regular, or late decision standing. We are unable to release decisions by phone or email. All final decisions will be mailed."

I'm hoping the "initial review" included stuffing a generous scholarship offer into an envelope. Any ideas?


Mine did the same, really hoping for a call today or tomorrow.




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