SMU 2012

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kalvano
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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:37 pm

Flappy Scribbleneck wrote:I got mail today but nothing from SMU.
Kalvano, I found Taipei Mort's post, do you want to look at the post?



Sure, love to. It sounds wonderfully silly.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Flappy Scribbleneck » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:01 pm

TaipeiMort wrote:I attend a T6 school. However, I have worked with great attorneys/met partners of firms that attended T4 schools. I would think that for the majority of law students, those that are really just looking for a strong return on investment and have no real idea/ are not emotionally invested in any particular type of legal work (90%), the risk/return odds are against you outside of the T14, unless you have a great scholarship or a job lined up.

To put it in perspective, I and four of my friends who are a little above median received more than 20 offers. Our buddies at a T1 school, which used to place 15-20% in big law have stated that their entire class only have nine people working big law jobs all together.

Another reality is that getting a degree from a T14 school is in reality a different degree. It allows you access to jobs that most T1, and roughly all T2,3,4 degrees will not get you. Aside from regionally dominant institutions within their region (eg. USC, UCLA, Wyoming, Boulder, Georgetown, Texas Tech), and large ideological network schools within their network (Notre Dame, BYU, SMU, Cal), your T1-4 degree may appear to practitioners like a University of Phoenix degree appears to the HR people at Goldman Sachs. Notice, I am not stating that the educational quality is worse, or the student body is less intelligent, it is just a market reality (ie. I got smoked on an assignment at a job this summer by a tier 4 student).

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby snehpets » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:04 pm

at least he didn't try to say he goes to a T5 school like he usually does.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:08 pm

I like that he has Georgetown lumped in with Tech and CU and Wyoming.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Flappy Scribbleneck » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:19 pm

kalvano wrote:I like that he has Georgetown lumped in with Tech and CU and Wyoming.

I am curious about the TTT that is actually dominant in an area like USCjr, UNM, Hawaii, etc; but can anyone come in about the Tech comment? Does Mort's comment have any truth? Or is it just trolling?

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby zurcaled11 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:27 pm

Another reality is that getting a degree from a T14 school is in reality a different degree.


Wow, that is some really real insight into the reality of reality.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:53 pm

Flappy Scribbleneck wrote:
kalvano wrote:I like that he has Georgetown lumped in with Tech and CU and Wyoming.

I am curious about the TTT that is actually dominant in an area like USCjr, UNM, Hawaii, etc; but can anyone come in about the Tech comment? Does Mort's comment have any truth? Or is it just trolling?


Tech is a pretty good school, and moderately well represented in government work in D/FW.

I think Tech for D/FW is probably a better bet than Wesleyan.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Mattthebarbarian » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:55 pm

zurcaled11 wrote:
Another reality is that getting a degree from a T14 school is in reality a different degree.


Wow, that is some really real insight into the reality of reality.


For real.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby woodscommaL » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:57 pm

Still no mail from SMU. So impatient

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby adg156 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:03 pm

woodscommaL wrote:Still no mail from SMU. So impatient


Darn! Probably means nothing waiting for me either at home :( I feel like this whole process has made us slaves to our mailboxes

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby eaper » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:18 pm

kalvano wrote:
Flappy Scribbleneck wrote:
kalvano wrote:I like that he has Georgetown lumped in with Tech and CU and Wyoming.

I am curious about the TTT that is actually dominant in an area like USCjr, UNM, Hawaii, etc; but can anyone come in about the Tech comment? Does Mort's comment have any truth? Or is it just trolling?


Tech is a pretty good school, and moderately well represented in government work in D/FW.

I think Tech for D/FW is probably a better bet than Wesleyan.


Kalvano got it right, I think. Tech dominates West Texas/panhandle also.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:40 pm

I should also throw in that Tech is instituting a "Tech in D/FW" program where their students spend time with firms (I think it's firms) in the D/FW area and get credit for it.

Tech is definitely a solid TTT choice in Texas. I think it also does OK in NM as well.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby unlicensedpotato » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:41 pm

adg156 wrote:
woodscommaL wrote:Still no mail from SMU. So impatient


Darn! Probably means nothing waiting for me either at home :( I feel like this whole process has made us slaves to our mailboxes


I was admitted on 1/31 and now my mailings section has an item dated 2/6

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby adg156 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:50 pm

unlicensedpotato wrote:
adg156 wrote:
woodscommaL wrote:Still no mail from SMU. So impatient


Darn! Probably means nothing waiting for me either at home :( I feel like this whole process has made us slaves to our mailboxes


I was admitted on 1/31 and now my mailings section has an item dated 2/6


Mine says the same thing...there's no title for the mailing though it's just blank and says 2/6

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby HankBeech » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:11 pm

adg156 wrote:
unlicensedpotato wrote:
adg156 wrote:
woodscommaL wrote:Still no mail from SMU. So impatient


Darn! Probably means nothing waiting for me either at home :( I feel like this whole process has made us slaves to our mailboxes


I was admitted on 1/31 and now my mailings section has an item dated 2/6


Mine says the same thing...there's no title for the mailing though it's just blank and says 2/6


+1

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby mooseman2216 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:44 pm

unlicensedpotato wrote:
adg156 wrote:
woodscommaL wrote:Still no mail from SMU. So impatient


Darn! Probably means nothing waiting for me either at home :( I feel like this whole process has made us slaves to our mailboxes


I was admitted on 1/31 and now my mailings section has an item dated 2/6


+2

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby eaper » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:22 pm

mooseman2216 wrote:
unlicensedpotato wrote:
adg156 wrote:
woodscommaL wrote:Still no mail from SMU. So impatient


Darn! Probably means nothing waiting for me either at home :( I feel like this whole process has made us slaves to our mailboxes


I was admitted on 1/31 and now my mailings section has an item dated 2/6


+2


+3. It could either be the email about outside scholarships or the actual acceptance letter/scholly info?

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:27 pm

Should be your acceptance package.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby BlueBell1900 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:16 pm

Does SMU do phone calls anymore?

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Gail » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:18 pm

This mail lady, I tell ya... :evil:

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby tivo152 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:04 pm

Scholly came with admissions packet. $26k/yr, no stips.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby mattviphky » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:34 am

In with 26k PER YEAR!? WHAT!?

This school's got cash!

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Dash41 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:39 am

mattviphky wrote:In with 26k PER YEAR!? WHAT!?

This school's got cash!


Congrats man! I'm really hoping for a big offer too.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby hookem7 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:40 am

I think I will be borderline stalking the mailman tomorrow. I mean sent 2/6 means in Austin by 2/7 right?

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby woodscommaL » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:47 am

hookem7 wrote:I think I will be borderline full on stalking the mailman tomorrow.




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