SMU 2011

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby fathergoose » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:04 pm

75 minutes on easements was excessive. Especially since I felt like she alternated in teaching to us and teaching to the back two rows.

To make this relevant to 2011-ers, I think they hold the 164s until they find out if their reaches put down a deposit or not. That way they know exactly how many spots they have open. But take heart in the fact that basically half the class is under 165

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby TakeTheTime » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:30 pm

avery87 wrote:Is anyone else with >164 still waiting to hear? I really didn't expect to be waiting this long. Come on, SMU!


Yeah, I have a 167. I applied really late, but they did update me to Application Completed on 3/18. I'm hoping to receive something soon, because deposit deadlines are coming up quickly.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby 12thman2011 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:09 pm

kalvano wrote:I did. I had a lunch thing with a couple judges, and that was far more valuable than her inane ramblings on easements.


Yeah it was pretty bad. I was jealous of the people in front of me with laptops who could surf the web. Were you the guy on the third from back row sitting on the edge? If so I wanted to get up and leave with you.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby abb586 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:26 pm

Thirteen, a couple of us saw you and recognized you from your description of yourself. We saw you on TLS during class. Kalvano, if you were the guy who walked around the back to leave, we saw you too!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby AP-375 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:27 pm

abb586 wrote:Thirteen, a couple of us saw you and recognized you from your description of yourself. We saw you on TLS during class. Kalvano, if you were the guy who walked around the back to leave, we saw you too!

It's an outing party!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:38 pm

12thman2011 wrote:
kalvano wrote:I did. I had a lunch thing with a couple judges, and that was far more valuable than her inane ramblings on easements.


Yeah it was pretty bad. I was jealous of the people in front of me with laptops who could surf the web. Were you the guy on the third from back row sitting on the edge? If so I wanted to get up and leave with you.



I was there on the row that borders the main walkway through the classroom. Back row of the first section, on the corner closest to the door. Black t-shirt. Got up and left with 5-10 minutes left in class. I didn't walk around the back, I had basically a straight shot to the door from my row.

Though I fought the urge to leave through the door by her podium.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby chrisokc » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:08 pm

I was on the next-to-back row, nearly surrounded by the Sumners crew.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby wellington » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:31 pm

I don't know where the idea is coming from that if you had a 164 last year, you were held. I know several folks with a 164 LSAT who were EA, accepted in the first round, AND given considerable scholarships. Did I miss something?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby chrisokc » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:58 pm

wellington wrote:I don't know where the idea is coming from that if you had a 164 last year, you were held. I know several folks with a 164 LSAT who were EA, accepted in the first round, AND given considerable scholarships. Did I miss something?

Where did you get that picture of Crespi wearing a wig?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby wellington » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:06 pm

chrisokc wrote:Where did you get that picture of Crespi wearing a wig?


Same place you get that "sneak peak" of his exams. :oops:

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jarv1506 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:21 pm

Withdrew today. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby OklahomasOK » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:37 pm

I'm close to pulling my app without a decision rendered. I'd love to stay in Dallas, but I'm getting offers I am having a tough time turning down elsewhere and SMU has shown me no love despite my addendum and additional letter of rec. I'm really unsure as to what else I can do to show them I want to be a Mustang...

Comon SMU, I'd love a phonecall.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Gecko of Doom » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:15 am

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Thirteen » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:34 pm

chrisokc wrote:
wellington wrote:I don't know where the idea is coming from that if you had a 164 last year, you were held. I know several folks with a 164 LSAT who were EA, accepted in the first round, AND given considerable scholarships. Did I miss something?

Where did you get that picture of Crespi wearing a wig?


:lol:

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jplayer » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:58 am

Thanks to everyone on this thread for all the great information. I have to say that the current SMU students on TLS seem like great people and have reflected well on the school.

My status checker complete date updated, so I have my fingers crossed that an acceptance is coming soon. If they still have any scholarship money left then I am leaning heavily toward SMU, but have one little question remaining.

Many posters have commented about how insular the Dallas market is. As a non-Texan who will be living there for the first time, is this going to hurt me? I would be attending SMU with the intent of working in Texas, so it would be very disappointing to get shut out because I am a newcomer! Even worse, I am a Californian...

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Thirteen » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:02 am

jplayer wrote:Thanks to everyone on this thread for all the great information. I have to say that the current SMU students on TLS seem like great people and have reflected well on the school.

My status checker complete date updated, so I have my fingers crossed that an acceptance is coming soon. If they still have any scholarship money left then I am leaning heavily toward SMU, but have one little question remaining.

Many posters have commented about how insular the Dallas market is. As a non-Texan who will be living there for the first time, is this going to hurt me? I would be attending SMU with the intent of working in Texas, so it would be very disappointing to get shut out because I am a newcomer! Even worse, I am a Californian...


It won't hurt at all, especially if you lie about being a UT/Cowboys fan. By attending SMU, employers will see that you are serious about working in the Dallas legal market.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jplayer » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:23 am

Thanks Thirteen. I figured that becoming a Cowboys fan would be required. They are NFC, and my Raiders are AFC, so I don't see any big problem there. In fact, I hate the Niners and always used to root for the Cowboys to beat them anyways, so i am already halfway there.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Thirteen » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:31 am

jplayer wrote:Thanks Thirteen. I figured that becoming a Cowboys fan would be required. They are NFC, and my Raiders are AFC, so I don't see any big problem there. In fact, I hate the Niners and always used to root for the Cowboys to beat them anyways, so i am already halfway there.


Not cool, bro.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jplayer » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:35 am

Not allowed to like both Raiders and Niners. Its like being a Lakers and Celtics fan. Just can't do it. Al Davis will smite me.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:44 am

Goddammit, I'm going to have to pretend to like football in August, aren't I?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Thirteen » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:16 am

kalvano wrote:Goddammit, I'm going to have to pretend to like football in August, aren't I?


Yep, unless you actually want to talk about your resume in interviews.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:20 am

Thirteen wrote:
kalvano wrote:Goddammit, I'm going to have to pretend to like football in August, aren't I?


Yep, unless you actually want to talk about your resume in interviews.



I need tutoring.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby wellington » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:59 pm

You could probably pull off chatting up baseball through September.

Kal I'll help you get your college football teams down. There's probably not going to be much Cowboy talk going on other than "Hey, doesn't that empty billion dollar stadium look pretty cool from I-30?"

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:56 pm

I don't think you understand the depth of what you're offering. I don't need help understanding teams, I would actually need help understand the rules and the sport itself.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bartleby » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:23 pm

heh, my SO is like that too. field goal vs point after attempt was difficult. explaining that they can go for two after a td was impossible.




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