SMU 2011

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mbusch22
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby mbusch22 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:54 pm

fathergoose wrote:
timmah427 wrote:Considering I got 25k per in the first wave with a 166, 3.1, I'm very surprised with a lot of the numbers that are being waitlisted... I'm guessing most of them are people who applied after the ED deadline?

If you apply ED with a 166+ it's almost certain you will get in and receive some significant $$. It doesn't really matter how low your gpa is, they find enough people with good gpas to keep the median up.

SMUs medians are higher than peer schools but they do it by letting in yahoos (like me) with splitastic numbers.


this applies to me as well, except reverse-splitastic.

david787
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby david787 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:52 pm

any movement today?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby holdencaulfield » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:50 pm

fathergoose wrote:
kalvano wrote:I think the drop to almost-T2 status was a slap in the face to admissions and administration.

I think our bar passage rate should be more of a concern than our medians (which really aren't all that bad right now). I think some online/Caribbean law schools had higher bar passage rates than last years 3Ls



It's scary how the low the pass rate was. Not sure what could have caused it, but it is definitely going to keep me locked away studying alllll summer.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby AutoF0cus » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:09 pm

ED does seem to be a bigger deal than I expected. I remember looking at the numbers of people getting accepted in Jan while I was filling out my RD application and feeling pretty confident, only to get waitlisted this week (as confirmed by a letter today, that it wasn't just someone leaning on the wrong side of the keyboard to update my status online)

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby smithc2011 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:19 pm

i applied on the regular deadline with 3.2 UGPA, 173 LSAT, got 76k. But the LSAT probably made up for any lateness in my cycle.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:07 pm

wellington wrote:
Thirteen wrote:Hamburger Man :D




Property :cry:


I'm glad my outline has become a small treatise.



I was mad at people who wanted to chat before the exam while I was trying to tab that beast so I could find stuff quicker.

Also, thank God we decided, an hour before the exam, to do a quick review of privity in leases.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby ClutchCity24 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:56 pm

Kalvano love the Song of Ice and Fire reference there with Winter is Coming

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Sun May 01, 2011 3:03 pm

fathergoose wrote:
kalvano wrote:I think the drop to almost-T2 status was a slap in the face to admissions and administration.

I think our bar passage rate should be more of a concern than our medians (which really aren't all that bad right now). I think some online/Caribbean law schools had higher bar passage rates than last years 3Ls



I was reading that NYT article about people losing scholarships, and buried in it was the fact that LSAT / GPA medians are worth about 22% of the USNWR ranking, while bar passage rate is about 2%.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby lajksdgbiu » Tue May 03, 2011 9:26 am

WLed on 5/2... 169/3.15, applied on deadline.

Looks like I'll be heading to UofH.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bebe » Tue May 03, 2011 11:18 am

hello the status checker is not working since yesterday ...anybody facing similar problem ?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby david787 » Tue May 03, 2011 11:41 am

What do you mean by "not working?" Are you unable to load the log-in page or are you unable to log-in?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bebe » Tue May 03, 2011 11:48 am

when i click on the link it redirects me to a message saying

"We're sorry, but your request did not complete.

The Server Administrator has been notified.

Please continue on by either clicking the back button and retrying your request
or returning to the home page."

i dont know if it is just technical or what?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby david787 » Tue May 03, 2011 11:50 am

It should be working, did you try going back law.smu.edu and accessing it through the prospective students page, check application status?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby EstboundNDwn » Tue May 03, 2011 12:02 pm

bebe wrote:when i click on the link it redirects me to a message saying

"We're sorry, but your request did not complete.

The Server Administrator has been notified.

Please continue on by either clicking the back button and retrying your request
or returning to the home page."

i dont know if it is just technical or what?


I think the whole LSAC status check server is down. It isn't just SMU.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bebe » Tue May 03, 2011 12:09 pm

it was technical ..the page is working now.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby tryan » Tue May 03, 2011 1:22 pm

AutoF0cus wrote:ED does seem to be a bigger deal than I expected. I remember looking at the numbers of people getting accepted in Jan while I was filling out my RD application and feeling pretty confident, only to get waitlisted this week (as confirmed by a letter today, that it wasn't just someone leaning on the wrong side of the keyboard to update my status online)


I thought I'd wait a few days to give the mail some time to arrive, but I still haven't received a letter from SMU. What did the letter say? I'm about to send in my LOCI, and I wanted to know if it gave any criteria or anything else about joining an official wait list.

Edit: nevermind, I got it finally in the mail 5 minutes ago.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bebe » Tue May 03, 2011 2:40 pm

does anybody have an idea how many people are still awaiting a decision?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby david787 » Tue May 03, 2011 5:00 pm

bebe wrote:does anybody have an idea how many people are still awaiting a decision?


viewtopic.php?f=7&t=153578

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bebe » Wed May 04, 2011 10:58 am

thanks david787.......any idea how long will smu take to notify the remaining candidates of a decision?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby david787 » Wed May 04, 2011 1:42 pm

I think it literally should be any day now... Let me know if you hear back I'll do the same.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bebe » Wed May 04, 2011 3:12 pm

yup

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby packerbacker » Fri May 06, 2011 1:27 pm

bump for still waiting

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby david787 » Fri May 06, 2011 1:36 pm

Yup, 6 1/4 month wait so far, hopefully it'll be worth it!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby nomames » Fri May 06, 2011 4:44 pm

Waitlisted minutes ago. boo :roll:

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby packerbacker » Fri May 06, 2011 6:13 pm

Me too. 162 / 3.2 didn't get my app "complete" until 3/25 so that hurt but lsac and Smu messed up my report supposedly.




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