Just wanted to add that I am really not trying to drag the thread down. People that have been accepted should be very pleased. SMU is a good school, and I can name off as many things I like about it as things that irritate me. Even regarding employment, it's still a strong school, if not where it was. I have every confidence that everyone in my class will be employed either at graduation or within a few months of it. I still advocate UT, even with a large cost differential, simply because the opportunities are so much better. As well, there is more opportunity at a lower class rank than there is at SMU. But there are a lot of opportunities at SMU as well...even given my criticisms, it is without a doubt one of the strongest lower T1's out there. As far as potential Biglaw placement goes, I'm not sure any school anywhere close to its ranking performs as well.
I'll end on this note, sort of an uplifting one. Without a doubt, one thing SMU has done exceedingly well is pull in A LOT of extremely intelligent, young, enthusiastic professors. Not just paper-writing-machines that teach as little as necessary, but professors that actually enjoy teaching and put a lot of effort into it. I cannot say enough about the quality of the teachers in general. Sure there are a few that I wouldn't want to take a class with, but the good far outweigh the bad. The majority of them not only want to teach, they want to help you do well, and if you're willing to put in the time, so are they. They are exactly what you would hope to see in professors at a quality law school...they teach well, they are interesting, and most important, they are willing to help you do well. Office meetings, going over exams or practice exam answers, willing to chat in their office about their experiences and help you figure out what you want to do, letters of rec...by and large, the faculty is superb.