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JRDallas11
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SMU 2012

Postby JRDallas11 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:20 pm

Might as well get this party started. Who's with me?

Admit/Denial Notification Dates from 2011 Thread:

Last week of January.
March 8th.
April 13th.
April 28th.
June 16th.
August 3rd.

Admitted? Go here to talk scholarships, housing, etc.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby sneijder » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:31 am

Im here with you! Ill be here for the long run! good luck to everyone!

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JRDallas11
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Re: SMU 2012

Postby JRDallas11 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:43 pm

Welcome! It's kind of weird...this silence before all the neuroticism and stupid questions begin.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby sneijder » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:08 pm

JRDallas11 wrote:Welcome! It's kind of weird...this silence before all the neuroticism and stupid questions begin.



haha yes, it'll be here soon enough.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby emkay625 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:38 pm

Checking in!

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JRDallas11
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Re: SMU 2012

Postby JRDallas11 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:11 am

emkay625 wrote:Checking in!

Welcome! Let us all hope that we have a decision by the end of January 2012.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:50 pm

Current SMU student. Feel free to ask or PM any questions.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby hjf411 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:51 pm

I'll most likely be applying to SMU. So count me in .

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby fountino » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:58 pm

Checking in. Gotta be one of my top choices.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby cdj588 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:55 am

This is off topic but I am interested in SMU and plan to take this coming October LSAT. I was hoping yall would tell me what your GPA and LSAT is so I can gauge if I should hold off until the next LSAT.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby JRDallas11 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:57 am

cdj588 wrote:This is off topic but I am interested in SMU and plan to take this coming October LSAT. I was hoping yall would tell me what your GPA and LSAT is so I can gauge if I should hold off until the next LSAT.


You're right. It is off topic. But we're a friendly bunch. This year it looks like Full-Time auto-admits were 165 LSAT and roughly 3.6+ GPA. Part-Time is 160+ and GPA isn't as important, unless you're fresh out of undergrad.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:54 pm

cdj588 wrote:This is off topic but I am interested in SMU and plan to take this coming October LSAT. I was hoping yall would tell me what your GPA and LSAT is so I can gauge if I should hold off until the next LSAT.



You'll want a 165 LSAT and a GPA with a 3 in front of it to be comfortable with SMU. They focus more on the LSAT than GPA.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby swilson215 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:32 pm

kalvano wrote:
cdj588 wrote:This is off topic but I am interested in SMU and plan to take this coming October LSAT. I was hoping yall would tell me what your GPA and LSAT is so I can gauge if I should hold off until the next LSAT.



You'll want a 165 LSAT and a GPA with a 3 in front of it to be comfortable with SMU. They focus more on the LSAT than GPA.


Also, be sure that you get your application in early (like, mid-November at the latest) if at all possible. The early bird often gets the acceptance, plus the scholly money.

PS - I'm a current 1L at SMU.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby 90LawSchool » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:47 am

I finished my application for SMU - will be submitting it on September 15th :)

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby sarahmargie » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:51 am

I applied with a 168 and a 3.26 on the 15th of Sept. Very nervous. I wish there were something I could do about that GPA.
I haven't received any kind of an email or anything to confirm receipt of the application, but my LSAC account says the application is complete.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby chrisokc » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:00 am

sarahmargie wrote:I applied with a 168 and a 3.26 on the 15th of Sept. Very nervous. I wish there were something I could do about that GPA.
I haven't received any kind of an email or anything to confirm receipt of the application, but my LSAC account says the application is complete.

SMU will accept you.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby ClutchCity24 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:11 am

SMU is going to love that 168. But don't expect to hear for awhile.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:45 pm

sarahmargie wrote:I applied with a 168 and a 3.26 on the 15th of Sept. Very nervous. I wish there were something I could do about that GPA.
I haven't received any kind of an email or anything to confirm receipt of the application, but my LSAC account says the application is complete.



You'll be in with money, but it will take a while to get notified.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby sarahmargie » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:45 pm

kalvano wrote:
sarahmargie wrote:I applied with a 168 and a 3.26 on the 15th of Sept. Very nervous. I wish there were something I could do about that GPA.
I haven't received any kind of an email or anything to confirm receipt of the application, but my LSAC account says the application is complete.



You'll be in with money, but it will take a while to get notified.


I love all the positive feedback. SMU is my reachy-target school.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby ClutchCity24 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:29 pm

SMU is my reachy-target school.


This shouldn't be a reach-target. With that 168 and gpa above 3 you are going to get in with money.

Also I am a 1L at SMU. Your LSAT is better then mine and SMU is all about the LSAT. Get ready for some money but also don't be afraid to shoot higher in terms of your reaches.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby sarahmargie » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:56 pm

Clutch, do you mind if I ask...
How long did it take SMU to notify you of your acceptance?
Is it a very religious school? Any kind of a service on campus?

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby ClutchCity24 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:24 pm

I applied a couple days after the early decision deadline. I actually intended to be considered as a regular decision. I forget the date but I was admitted in that first big wave of admits including the early decision applicants. I am sure you can search last years forum and see what that date was...or search my post since I know I posted on the day I got in.

Its not religious at all. There is a beautiful methodist church on corner of campus and that is about as religious as it gets. There is of course the Christian Lawyers Society and that kind of stuff but that will be a choice by the person to join. If you have any other questions feel free to pm me.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:41 pm

sarahmargie wrote:How long did it take SMU to notify you of your acceptance?


You won't get notified until the end of January, give or take a couple weeks.

sarahmargie wrote:Is it a very religious school?


No.

sarahmargie wrote:Any kind of a service on campus?


Yes.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby nomames » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:01 pm

To apply ED do we just get the app in before November 1? Or is there somewhere on the app where we indicate we want to apply early decision?

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby swilson215 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:43 pm

nomames wrote:To apply ED do we just get the app in before November 1? Or is there somewhere on the app where we indicate we want to apply early decision?


I'm pretty sure it just has to be postmarked by Nov. 1.




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