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Re: SMU 2012

Postby swilson215 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:09 pm

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Agreed. My friend always used to say, "put your girlfriend and your dog in the trunk of your car for two hours, then come back and open the trunk. Guess who is still happy to see you?" Personally I wouldn't get a puppy during 1L unless you live really close to campus (like I do), but a bunch of people in my section have pets that are so cute...
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Re: SMU 2012

Postby swilson215 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:12 pm

Mattthebarbarian wrote:Whoa. I have a schnoodle and his name is Wilson. He's two years old and weighs 15 pounds.

Freaky.


That is weird. But very cute! Was he super hyper as a puppy?

Flappy Scribbleneck wrote:is schnoodle the next labradoodle?


Schnoodles are awesome. If I had a yard I would have gotten a goldendoodle, but I knew that no matter what I wanted something crossed with a poodle. They're incredibly smart dogs, easy-to-train, and so sweet looking.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Flappy Scribbleneck » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:47 pm

You guys are making me miss my dog. We've been holding off on getting a new one due to the possible changes coming up (come on SMU).

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Mattthebarbarian » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:12 pm

swilson215 wrote:
Mattthebarbarian wrote:Whoa. I have a schnoodle and his name is Wilson. He's two years old and weighs 15 pounds.

Freaky.


That is weird. But very cute! Was he super hyper as a puppy?

Flappy Scribbleneck wrote:is schnoodle the next labradoodle?


Schnoodles are awesome. If I had a yard I would have gotten a goldendoodle, but I knew that no matter what I wanted something crossed with a poodle. They're incredibly smart dogs, easy-to-train, and so sweet looking.


He was and still is pretty hyper. But smart! He learned tricks really quickly. And cockapoos were the next labradoodle. Schnoodles are the new cockapoos. Next up is the chiwawimerainer.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby ClutchCity24 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:42 pm

SWilson's dog is amazing.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Flappy Scribbleneck » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:17 am

SMU is the last piece of my law school admissions puzzle.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby apeopleshistory » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:44 am

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Flappy Scribbleneck » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:37 pm

apeopleshistory wrote:
Flappy Scribbleneck wrote:SMU is the last piece of my law school admissions puzzle.

I'm so jealous, but I brought this upon myself by applying to schools where I am likely to get WL'd.

Aparently my application was very cut and dried. No wait lists, either dings or acceptances. Once I know what SMU thinks I will be able to make a decision.
BTW, tell me about your avatar.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby apeopleshistory » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:21 pm

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Flappy Scribbleneck » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:42 pm

apeopleshistory wrote:
Flappy Scribbleneck wrote:
apeopleshistory wrote:
Flappy Scribbleneck wrote:SMU is the last piece of my law school admissions puzzle.

I'm so jealous, but I brought this upon myself by applying to schools where I am likely to get WL'd.

Aparently my application was very cut and dried. No wait lists, either dings or acceptances. Once I know what SMU thinks I will be able to make a decision.
BTW, tell me about your avatar.

What would Laura Roslin do? (president from Battlestar Galactica. Yes I know this is super geeky--http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Roslin)

Geek is good.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Dash41 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:13 pm

My application went complete yesterday. So I'm guessing that means not to expect anything back until April?

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Gail » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:14 pm

Dash41 wrote:My application went complete yesterday. So I'm guessing that means not to expect anything back until April?


Of 2013. Yes

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby apeopleshistory » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:27 pm

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Dash41 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:37 pm

I really hope not.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Dash41 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:39 pm

Also, does anyone know what kind of stipulations SMU puts on their scholarships and if they negotiate scholarships? Just curious.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby nouseforaname123 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:02 pm

Dash41 wrote:Also, does anyone know what kind of stipulations SMU puts on their scholarships and if they negotiate scholarships? Just curious.


Scholarships require that you be in good standing (don''t flunk out).

It is generally accepted that SMU does not negotiate scholarships.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:07 am

nouseforaname123 wrote:
Dash41 wrote:Also, does anyone know what kind of stipulations SMU puts on their scholarships and if they negotiate scholarships? Just curious.


Scholarships require that you be in good standing (don''t flunk out).

It is generally accepted that SMU does not negotiate scholarships.


Don't fall below a 2.0, but if you can't make a 2.0, you should seriously consider dropping out, because law school isn't for you.

And everyone I know that tried to negotiate was shot down.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Dash41 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:18 am

kalvano wrote:
nouseforaname123 wrote:
Dash41 wrote:Also, does anyone know what kind of stipulations SMU puts on their scholarships and if they negotiate scholarships? Just curious.


Scholarships require that you be in good standing (don''t flunk out).

It is generally accepted that SMU does not negotiate scholarships.


Don't fall below a 2.0, but if you can't make a 2.0, you should seriously consider dropping out, because law school isn't for you.

And everyone I know that tried to negotiate was shot down.


Well that's some good and bad news. I'm glad it doesn't have any crazy stipulations on it, but disappointing if I don't get the scholarship amount that I want. Here's to hoping for an acceptance with a nice scholarship package.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:29 am

Dash41 wrote:Well that's some good and bad news. I'm glad it doesn't have any crazy stipulations on it, but disappointing if I don't get the scholarship amount that I want. Here's to hoping for an acceptance with a nice scholarship package.



You can pretty much tell by your LSAT what you'll get. I think they go $18K - $22K - $26K - $30K? Right around there. Check LSN to see, but that sounds about right.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Dash41 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:17 am

kalvano wrote:
Dash41 wrote:Well that's some good and bad news. I'm glad it doesn't have any crazy stipulations on it, but disappointing if I don't get the scholarship amount that I want. Here's to hoping for an acceptance with a nice scholarship package.



You can pretty much tell by your LSAT what you'll get. I think they go $18K - $22K - $26K - $30K? Right around there. Check LSN to see, but that sounds about right.


Looking at the numbers I guess I should expect 76K total, but don't want to get my hopes up. Although, 25K in scholarships means it still costs 20K a year. That's not awful though I suppose.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Gail » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:39 am

Dash41 wrote:
kalvano wrote:
Dash41 wrote:Well that's some good and bad news. I'm glad it doesn't have any crazy stipulations on it, but disappointing if I don't get the scholarship amount that I want. Here's to hoping for an acceptance with a nice scholarship package.



You can pretty much tell by your LSAT what you'll get. I think they go $18K - $22K - $26K - $30K? Right around there. Check LSN to see, but that sounds about right.


Looking at the numbers I guess I should expect 76K total, but don't want to get my hopes up. Although, 25K in scholarships means it still costs 20K a year. That's not awful though I suppose.


Don't forget CoL

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Dash41 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:41 am

Gail wrote:
Dash41 wrote:
kalvano wrote:
Dash41 wrote:Well that's some good and bad news. I'm glad it doesn't have any crazy stipulations on it, but disappointing if I don't get the scholarship amount that I want. Here's to hoping for an acceptance with a nice scholarship package.



You can pretty much tell by your LSAT what you'll get. I think they go $18K - $22K - $26K - $30K? Right around there. Check LSN to see, but that sounds about right.


Looking at the numbers I guess I should expect 76K total, but don't want to get my hopes up. Although, 25K in scholarships means it still costs 20K a year. That's not awful though I suppose.


Don't forget CoL


One of the benefits of SMU for me is that I can live at home, so that'd be taken care of. Although my commute would suck.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:16 pm

Dash41 wrote:One of the benefits of SMU for me is that I can live at home, so that'd be taken care of. Although my commute would suck.



I commute pretty far. It sucks sometimes, but overall it's not the worst thing in the world, especially if you save some money.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Dash41 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:32 pm

kalvano wrote:
Dash41 wrote:One of the benefits of SMU for me is that I can live at home, so that'd be taken care of. Although my commute would suck.



I commute pretty far. It sucks sometimes, but overall it's not the worst thing in the world, especially if you save some money.


From my house without traffic SMU is 50 minutes away, so that isn't awful. Although DFW traffic can be bad. But free room and board mitigates that I guess.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:55 pm

Dash41 wrote:
kalvano wrote:
Dash41 wrote:One of the benefits of SMU for me is that I can live at home, so that'd be taken care of. Although my commute would suck.



I commute pretty far. It sucks sometimes, but overall it's not the worst thing in the world, especially if you save some money.


From my house without traffic SMU is 50 minutes away, so that isn't awful. Although DFW traffic can be bad. But free room and board mitigates that I guess.


I live north and west of Flower Mound, so in traffic, it's a good hour-fifteen, hour and a half. It sucks, but after 1L, it's easier to get a schedule that only puts you on campus a couple days a week, something like that.

You just have to decide that you're willing to drive to things and meet with people.




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