SMU 2011

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MCRemix
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby MCRemix » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:45 pm

Got the call yesterday evening, accepted to FT program!!! 171/3.16, gotta see what the aid looks like, but for staying in TX, SMU looks pretty good.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby graceful1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:47 pm

bartleby wrote:Can some admits who already got the package tell me what the estimated cost of attendance is next year? I imagine the number w/o scholarship is scary high.

2011-2012 Tuition & Fees:

FT = $42,057 ($37,616 & $4,441)
PT = $31,543 ($28,212 & $3,331)

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txsunshine
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby txsunshine » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:35 pm

Total cost of attendance estimated at $62,295 :shock:

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby ebo » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:18 pm

txsunshine wrote:Total cost of attendance estimated at $62,295 :shock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdTAlbL72W8

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Justathought
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Justathought » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:19 pm

So, I'm sure many of you have not seen this yet, but USNWR has changed their methodology in this year's upcoming rankings. Apparently they want employment prospects to carry more weight than they currently do.

SMU seems to have strong employment numbers, and they are one of the more candid schools according to lawschooltransparency.com. If the new methodology is a significant departure from the current one, this has the potential to serve SMU well in the rankings. I don't really care too much about the rankings; I'm considering schools across multiple tiers, but it would be nice to see SMU make a noticeable jump.


http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/c ... yment-data

What do you guys think?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:46 pm

How do you objectively rank something that the schools all but openly manipulate?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Justathought » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:03 pm

kalvano wrote:How do you objectively rank something that the schools all but openly manipulate?


Yeah I'm really curious about this as well. They have yet to release the exact methodology, so I have no idea. I mean, the median salary at Hofstra, in my neck of the woods, is 160,000. :lol:

That is, of course, with about 20% of the class reporting.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby graceful1 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:08 pm

bartleby wrote:Can some admits who already got the package tell me what the estimated cost of attendance is next year? I imagine the number w/o scholarship is scary high.

http://www.law.smu.edu/JDFinancial-Aid

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Justathought » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:06 pm

graceful1 wrote:
bartleby wrote:Can some admits who already got the package tell me what the estimated cost of attendance is next year? I imagine the number w/o scholarship is scary high.

http://www.law.smu.edu/JDFinancial-Aid


God that's expensive. Hope they come through with some aid.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby OklahomasOK » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:31 pm

Pretty quiet today :cry:

Now I'm just hoping for good news before Spring Break

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jacketman03
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:36 pm

Hey, how many of y'all that were Held for Further Review have received decisions so far?

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Justathought
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Justathought » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:39 pm

OklahomasOK wrote:Pretty quiet today :cry:

Now I'm just hoping for good news before Spring Break


I'm rooting for you guys! I need friends in Dallas, and TLS seems like a good place to start. Who doesn't want cynical, computer loving, OCD types as buddies?!

Edit: and future lawyers to boot!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby mrwarre85 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:10 pm

jacketman03 wrote:Hey, how many of y'all that were Held for Further Review have received decisions so far?


Bump.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bartleby » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:12 pm

mrwarre85 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:Hey, how many of y'all that were Held for Further Review have received decisions so far?


Bump.


I was held that day everyone was accepted. I think it was like...1/26 or something. In 3/9.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:14 pm

bartleby wrote:
mrwarre85 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:Hey, how many of y'all that were Held for Further Review have received decisions so far?


Bump.


I was held that day everyone was accepted. I think it was like...1/26 or something. In 3/9.

Thanks. I'm hoping that my status will change from "Held for Further Review" to "Application Completed" and a phone call.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Justathought » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:15 pm

jacketman03 wrote:
bartleby wrote:
mrwarre85 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:Hey, how many of y'all that were Held for Further Review have received decisions so far?


Bump.


I was held that day everyone was accepted. I think it was like...1/26 or something. In 3/9.

Thanks. I'm hoping that my status will change from "Held for Further Review" to "Application Completed" and a phone call.


You apply FT or PT?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:21 pm

Justathought wrote:You apply FT or PT?

FT.
I'm URM, and LSP said I'm a consider, so I'm cautiously holding out hope.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Justathought » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:30 pm

jacketman03 wrote:
Justathought wrote:You apply FT or PT?

FT. URM, and LSP said I'm a consider, so I'm cautiously holding out hope.


Our numbers are very similar, and I'm a URM too. I really think you'll get in soon.

Of course I did apply PT, and PT certainly seems to have lower requirements numbers wise, but given the median age is 29, and they ask for so much part-time specific stuff on the application, I think they may be looking for soft factors in admits. i.e. people who would seem like ideal part-time candidates.

As evidence to that point, my odds were actually listed as lower for admittance to the part-time program on law school predictor. I didn't quite buy into it at the time though, so I still chose to apply to the evening program.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:39 pm

Justathought wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:
Justathought wrote:You apply FT or PT?

FT. URM, and LSP said I'm a consider, so I'm cautiously holding out hope.


Our numbers are very similar, and I'm a URM too. I really think you'll get in soon.

I sure hope so. I would have applied PT, but if I get in and wind up going, I'll be in a bit of a long-distance marriage, and 3 years of that is better than 4.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Justathought » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:47 pm

jacketman03 wrote:
Justathought wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:
Justathought wrote:You apply FT or PT?

FT. URM, and LSP said I'm a consider, so I'm cautiously holding out hope.


Our numbers are very similar, and I'm a URM too. I really think you'll get in soon.

I sure hope so. I would have applied PT, but if I get in and wind up going, I'll be in a bit of a long-distance marriage, and 3 years of that is better than 4.


I'm either going to transfer into the full-time and try to graduate in 3 - 3 1/2 years, or work pretty much non-stop after the first semester. Only concern I have with the work path is that it will probably require multiple jobs, as I assume you need to take advantage of summer associate opportunities if they are present.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:31 pm

Justathought wrote:I'm either going to transfer into the full-time and try to graduate in 3 - 3 1/2 years, or work pretty much non-stop after the first semester. Only concern I have with the work path is that it will probably require multiple jobs, as I assume you need to take advantage of summer associate opportunities if they are present.

Yeah, if I were to do PT, I'd try and do something along those lines. Anything to get done with school sooner. Also, methinks the wife is ready to have a mini-me running around.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby TJISMYHERO » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:46 pm

I was held 1/27. FT, still no movement. SMU is by far my first choice, but I'm not crossing my fingers anymore.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby txsunshine » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:32 am

ebo wrote:
txsunshine wrote:Total cost of attendance estimated at $62,295 :shock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdTAlbL72W8

Hahahaha

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Justathought
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Justathought » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:10 pm

Checking in today. Can anyone who received their admittance letter tell me what the initial packet looks like? Any scholarship information comes in a later packet, right?

Most importantly, is the packet fancy? I'm expecting fancy. :)

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby simontemplar » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:23 pm

Justathought wrote:Checking in today. Can anyone who received their admittance letter tell me what the initial packet looks like? Any scholarship information comes in a later packet, right?

Most importantly, is the packet fancy? I'm expecting fancy. :)


its pretty legit




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