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david787
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby david787 » Thu May 12, 2011 3:28 pm

That's correct, respond only if you do NOT want to remain on the waitlist. Not that I'm in any position to tell them how to do their job, but that is the exact opposite of what makes sense.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby swilson215 » Thu May 12, 2011 5:45 pm

Remember how a few weeks ago I said I would post a few photos from the ASD at the beginning of April? Well, here they are (extremely belatedly):

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The walkway onto the law quad

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The rotunda with the law library in the background

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View from the aisle into the classroom

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View from the front of the class

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The rock wall in the gym

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The Lawyer's Inn

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The back (non-law quad) side of Florence Hall

I'll probably be doing a massive photo-dump into my blog over the weekend if you'd like to see more :).

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby renee88 » Fri May 13, 2011 12:37 am

david787 wrote:That's correct, respond only if you do NOT want to remain on the waitlist. Not that I'm in any position to tell them how to do their job, but that is the exact opposite of what makes sense.


I agree! I want to be more pro-active but I don't know how...I already sent a LOCI.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Thirteen » Fri May 13, 2011 2:44 am

renee88 wrote:
david787 wrote:That's correct, respond only if you do NOT want to remain on the waitlist. Not that I'm in any position to tell them how to do their job, but that is the exact opposite of what makes sense.


I agree! I want to be more pro-active but I don't know how...I already sent a LOCI.


If you live close, it wouldn't hurt to visit the campus.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby sceva31st » Fri May 13, 2011 8:47 am

kalvano wrote:For all you prospective SMU students -


List so far of firms that will attend August OCI -

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.: Interviewing for Dallas
Alston & Bird: Interviewing for Dallas
Andrews Kurth LLP : Interviewing for Dallas,Houston
Baker & McKenzie: Interviewing for Dallas
Baker Botts L.L.P.: Interviewing for Dallas
Bickel & Brewer : Interviewing for Dallas
Bracewell & Giuliani, L.L.P.: Interviewing for Dallas, Houston
Brown & Fortunato, P.C.: Interviewing for Amarillo
Cantey & Hanger: Interviewing for Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P.: Interviewing for Dallas
Carstens & Cahoon: Interviewing for Dallas
Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated: Interviewing for San Antonio
Figari & Davenport, L.L.P. : Interviewing for Dallas
Fish & Richardson P.C.: Interviewing for Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, DC, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Silicon Valley, San Diego, Wilmington
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.: Interviewing for Dallas, San Antonio
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP: Interviewing for Dallas, Houston
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher: Interviewing for Dallas
Hartline, Dacus, Barger, Dreyer, & Kern, L.L.P: Interviewing for Dallas
Haynes and Boone, LLP: Interviewing for Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Richardson
Jackson Walker L.L.P.: Interviewing for Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston
K & L Gates : Interviewing for Dallas
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP: Interviewing for Dallas, Houston
Looper, Reed & McGraw: Interviewing for Dallas
McKool Smith, P.C.: Interviewing for Austin, Dallas
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.: Interviewing for Dallas
Patton Boggs LLP: Interviewing for Dallas
Slater & Matsil: Interviewing for Dallas
Thompson & Knight LLP: Interviewing for Dallas, Houston
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P. : Interviewing for Dallas
U. S. Federal Trade Commission: Interviewing for Dallas
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.: Interviewing for Austin, Dallas, DC, Houston, New York
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP: Interviewing for Dallas, Houston
Winstead PC: Interviewing for Dallas
Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel, Mason & Gette LLP: Interviewing for Dallas






Just a preliminary list, and expect more names on it as the summer progresses.


In general, how many positions would you say are going to be available at each firm?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Fri May 13, 2011 9:53 am

sceva31st wrote:In general, how many positions would you say are going to be available at each firm?



3-5 per office, maybe? But some of them are looking at several different schools. It's hard to tell, but I was speaking with an attorney from one of the firms yesterday and he said that there will be interview opportunities for probably the top half of the class.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby nouseforaname123 » Fri May 13, 2011 9:55 am

sceva31st wrote:
kalvano wrote:For all you prospective SMU students -


List so far of firms that will attend August OCI -

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.: Interviewing for Dallas
Alston & Bird: Interviewing for Dallas
Andrews Kurth LLP : Interviewing for Dallas,Houston
Baker & McKenzie: Interviewing for Dallas
Baker Botts L.L.P.: Interviewing for Dallas
Bickel & Brewer : Interviewing for Dallas
Bracewell & Giuliani, L.L.P.: Interviewing for Dallas, Houston
Brown & Fortunato, P.C.: Interviewing for Amarillo
Cantey & Hanger: Interviewing for Dallas, Fort Worth, Southlake
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P.: Interviewing for Dallas
Carstens & Cahoon: Interviewing for Dallas
Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated: Interviewing for San Antonio
Figari & Davenport, L.L.P. : Interviewing for Dallas
Fish & Richardson P.C.: Interviewing for Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, DC, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, Silicon Valley, San Diego, Wilmington
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.: Interviewing for Dallas, San Antonio
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP: Interviewing for Dallas, Houston
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher: Interviewing for Dallas
Hartline, Dacus, Barger, Dreyer, & Kern, L.L.P: Interviewing for Dallas
Haynes and Boone, LLP: Interviewing for Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Richardson
Jackson Walker L.L.P.: Interviewing for Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston
K & L Gates : Interviewing for Dallas
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP: Interviewing for Dallas, Houston
Looper, Reed & McGraw: Interviewing for Dallas
McKool Smith, P.C.: Interviewing for Austin, Dallas
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C.: Interviewing for Dallas
Patton Boggs LLP: Interviewing for Dallas
Slater & Matsil: Interviewing for Dallas
Thompson & Knight LLP: Interviewing for Dallas, Houston
Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P. : Interviewing for Dallas
U. S. Federal Trade Commission: Interviewing for Dallas
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.: Interviewing for Austin, Dallas, DC, Houston, New York
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP: Interviewing for Dallas, Houston
Winstead PC: Interviewing for Dallas
Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel, Mason & Gette LLP: Interviewing for Dallas






Just a preliminary list, and expect more names on it as the summer progresses.


In general, how many positions would you say are going to be available at each firm?


My gut instinct from watching this stuff for two years,

A handful will take 0 SMU students.

A handful will take up to 4 SMU students

The vast majority will probably take 1-2 SMU students.

Even if a firm has a summer class of 20 students in their Dallas office, between minority job fairs, UT, SMU and the random T14 school the office may interview at there just aren't that many jobs to go around per school.

If you use historical NLJ250 data as a rough guide, those firms will probably hire between 40 and 75 SMU students in total. I would expect it to be closer to the low end of the range.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby renee88 » Fri May 13, 2011 10:55 am

Thirteen wrote:
renee88 wrote:
david787 wrote:That's correct, respond only if you do NOT want to remain on the waitlist. Not that I'm in any position to tell them how to do their job, but that is the exact opposite of what makes sense.


I agree! I want to be more pro-active but I don't know how...I already sent a LOCI.


If you live close, it wouldn't hurt to visit the campus.


I live in Wisconsin. :( But I'm trying to make a trip within the next month. Visiting is a good idea.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby chrisokc » Fri May 13, 2011 12:12 pm

Call it 50 students taken divided by 250 total students = 20%. That's about what the "Go-To" list indicated.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby wes5668 » Fri May 13, 2011 2:38 pm

Have watched this forum closely but never chimed in. My status changed today to "decision rendered" but I haven't seen anyone else this cycle with this status (unlike 2009 and 2010). Applied January RD - no change until now. Any thoughts?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby david787 » Fri May 13, 2011 8:17 pm

Probably ding?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby renee88 » Sat May 14, 2011 1:24 pm

I doubt he's dinged with such good numbers. Let us know what happens!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby wes5668 » Sat May 14, 2011 4:49 pm

Well, received a flat, unflattering, plain white envelope in the mail today denying my application. Shocked to say the least. A little angry I had to wait nearly six months for this. Good luck to everyone - will be attending either UT or UofH in the Fall.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby mbusch22 » Sat May 14, 2011 4:57 pm

wes5668 wrote:Well, received a flat, unflattering, plain white envelope in the mail today denying my application. Shocked to say the least. A little angry I had to wait nearly six months for this. Good luck to everyone - will be attending either UT or UofH in the Fall.


This makes no sense. Did you send them the wrong PS or something?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby wes5668 » Sat May 14, 2011 5:11 pm

Not at all. I've checked that app a hundred times. I have no productive thoughts on the decision. Four applications with three admits and THIS denial. I agree - this makes no sense whatsoever.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Thirteen » Sat May 14, 2011 5:22 pm

wes5668 wrote:Not at all. I've checked that app a hundred times. I have no productive thoughts on the decision. Four applications with three admits and THIS denial. I agree - this makes no sense whatsoever.


Yeah, that is pretty crazy. Sorry to hear about your bad fortune. Hope you have fun in Austin, it's a great city.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby renee88 » Sat May 14, 2011 5:23 pm

wes5668 wrote:Well, received a flat, unflattering, plain white envelope in the mail today denying my application. Shocked to say the least. A little angry I had to wait nearly six months for this. Good luck to everyone - will be attending either UT or UofH in the Fall.


Wow... that is really shocking. Sorry to hear it but glad you have good alternatives.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby thewarflamingo » Sat May 14, 2011 5:33 pm

Sorry to hear about the ding, it makes no sense whatsoever :( It also makes my waitlist look all the more unpromising. I think I'm getting pretty ready to move on from waiting for SMU though, so I can focus on getting everything in order for my move to my new school without constantly thinking, "oh should I sign a lease or keep holding out for SMU?" :?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby HBK » Sat May 14, 2011 5:37 pm

wes5668 wrote:Not at all. I've checked that app a hundred times. I have no productive thoughts on the decision. Four applications with three admits and THIS denial. I agree - this makes no sense whatsoever.


Maybe YP. Did you do the Why SMU? essay?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby mbusch22 » Sat May 14, 2011 5:44 pm

wes5668 wrote:Not at all. I've checked that app a hundred times. I have no productive thoughts on the decision. Four applications with three admits and THIS denial. I agree - this makes no sense whatsoever.


Who cares, it's SMU's loss and you can do better anyway. Congrats on the other admits.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Gecko of Doom » Sat May 14, 2011 6:40 pm

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby chrisokc » Sat May 14, 2011 8:08 pm

mbusch22 wrote:
wes5668 wrote:Well, received a flat, unflattering, plain white envelope in the mail today denying my application. Shocked to say the least. A little angry I had to wait nearly six months for this. Good luck to everyone - will be attending either UT or UofH in the Fall.


This makes no sense. Did you send them the wrong PS or something?

I would like to see his personal statement and "why SMU" statement.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby CMDantes » Sat May 14, 2011 8:48 pm

chrisokc wrote:
mbusch22 wrote:
wes5668 wrote:Well, received a flat, unflattering, plain white envelope in the mail today denying my application. Shocked to say the least. A little angry I had to wait nearly six months for this. Good luck to everyone - will be attending either UT or UofH in the Fall.


This makes no sense. Did you send them the wrong PS or something?

I would like to see his personal statement and "why SMU" statement.


+1

Did you get into UT?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby wes5668 » Sat May 14, 2011 10:46 pm

CMDantes wrote:
chrisokc wrote:
mbusch22 wrote:
wes5668 wrote:Well, received a flat, unflattering, plain white envelope in the mail today denying my application. Shocked to say the least. A little angry I had to wait nearly six months for this. Good luck to everyone - will be attending either UT or UofH in the Fall.


This makes no sense. Did you send them the wrong PS or something?

I would like to see his personal statement and "why SMU" statement.


+1

Accepted at UT (will be attending), U of H, and OU. My personal statement emphasize from Dallas, SMU graduate employed in Dallas, needed to remain in Dallas. I'm as perplexed as everyone else.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Thirteen » Sat May 14, 2011 11:24 pm

wes5668 wrote:
Accepted at UT (will be attending), U of H, and OU. My personal statement emphasize from Dallas, SMU graduate employed in Dallas, needed to remain in Dallas. I'm as perplexed as everyone else.


Call and ask what happened. It will give you closure, and we all want to know what SMU was thinking :lol:




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