SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby StylinNProfilin » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:00 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:I always feel like if one of these Texas schools wanted to crack the top 25 they could, SMU especially.


they're not interested in cracking the top 25? SMU and Houston suffer from bad peer/reputation scores that hold them down in the rankings.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby kalvano » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:52 pm

TheJanitor6203 wrote:I'd like to know what's holding them back. SMU seems just as competitive as a lot of the higher ranked schools with fairly similar medians.



SMU gets slammed in the peer scores.

And rankings are pretty much meaningless at this level of school. No one should reconsider their chosen (or almost-chosen) school based on a couple of ranking spots that it moved up or down.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:59 pm

kalvano wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:I'd like to know what's holding them back. SMU seems just as competitive as a lot of the higher ranked schools with fairly similar medians.



SMU gets slammed in the peer scores.

And rankings are pretty much meaningless at this level of school. No one should reconsider their chosen (or almost-chosen) school based on a couple of ranking spots that it moved up or down.


Yeah the largest single component of the rankings is the peer review score, and SMU gets between a bad and an average score, 2.5. No idea why. Also the bolded is right on. To all those people doing that, you might end up and regret it. Maybe if SMU jumped into the T25 and stayed there for 10 years there would be some increased employment.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Okie Dokie » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:33 pm

GardenGnome wrote:Grats to everyone. Anyone else apply to both FT and PT? Just got accepted PT via status check, but no update on FT. Anyone else in a similar boat?



I applied to both PT and FT. Still waiting for both!

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Holynorth » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:09 am

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:18 am

Holynorth wrote:I only ended up scoring a 162 with my low gpa of 3.3. I only applied to FT due to being worried that they would pick PT if I was on the border. I emailed them, but does anyone know if they'll let me add PT to my application? Between already having low numbers and applying so late, I figured I killed myself getting into FT. Oh well, I'll get a higher lsat this summer and see you guys next year!

I don't see why they wouldn't.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Wes0568 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:14 pm

Received admit packet and scholly info today.
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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JBCIV » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:22 am

Guesses when the next round of decisions will be rendered...this Monday??

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby crchildress » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:08 pm

JBCIV wrote:Guesses when the next round of decisions will be rendered...this Monday??


Maybe the end of next week or the beginning of the one after.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wannabelawstudent » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:14 pm

Is SMU on spring break right now?

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby crchildress » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:34 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:Is SMU on spring break right now?


Yes they are, I was surprised decisions were released on Monday because of this.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Well_he_did_not » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:24 am

EDIT: got the advice I needed, thanks!
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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:30 am

Well_he_did_not wrote:Received a call from the DBF early this morning and they offered to interview me for the Sarah T Hughes scholly! (Super excited!)

Congratulations!

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby fourtyacslaw » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:17 pm

My application went complete 2/25 and I received my acceptance call 3/14.

How long does it generally take to receive their admissions & scholarship packet via snail mail? Also, at what amount does SMU's Dean's Scholarship cap? Thanks for the information.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wannabelawstudent » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:22 pm

fourtyacslaw wrote:My application went complete 2/25 and I received my acceptance call 3/14.

How long does it generally take to receive their admissions & scholarship packet via snail mail? Also, at what amount does SMU's Dean's Scholarship cap? Thanks for the information.

Umm it didn't take me long at all, a couple of days.

AND WHY DID EVERYONE GET A CALL BUT ME. :( :( :(

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Well_he_did_not » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:36 pm

fourtyacslaw wrote:Also, at what amount does SMU's Dean's Scholarship cap? Thanks for the information.


I think the people discussed this before in this forum if you'll look back a bit. The highest was 30k per year I wanna say

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby GWMBA13 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:13 pm

Hey everybody!

I'm going to be applying next year to SMU. There has been a lot of activity for the 2016 class. I was wondering what the stats were for those accepted FT or PT? I haven't taken the LSAT yet, but am going to register for the December test because I'm still in b-school at the moment. I'm originally from the DFW area (Arlington to be exact). It would be great to be able to go to a good law school in my back yard. Congrats to everyone that made it in, and good luck to those still awaiting decisions.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby rshw89 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:16 pm

GWMBA13 wrote:Hey everybody!

I'm going to be applying next year to SMU. There has been a lot of activity for the 2016 class. I was wondering what the stats were for those accepted FT or PT? I haven't taken the LSAT yet, but am going to register for the December test because I'm still in b-school at the moment. I'm originally from the DFW area (Arlington to be exact). It would be great to be able to go to a good law school in my back yard. Congrats to everyone that made it in, and good luck to those still awaiting decisions.


http://smu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby GWMBA13 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:31 pm

rshw89 wrote:
GWMBA13 wrote:Hey everybody!

I'm going to be applying next year to SMU. There has been a lot of activity for the 2016 class. I was wondering what the stats were for those accepted FT or PT? I haven't taken the LSAT yet, but am going to register for the December test because I'm still in b-school at the moment. I'm originally from the DFW area (Arlington to be exact). It would be great to be able to go to a good law school in my back yard. Congrats to everyone that made it in, and good luck to those still awaiting decisions.


http://smu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants


Thanks!!!

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Jules176 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:59 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:I always feel like if one of these Texas schools wanted to crack the top 25 they could, SMU especially.


University of Texas broke T14 in 2011 - they were tied with Georgetown, but it happened!

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Jules176 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:02 pm

JXander wrote:
Well_he_did_not wrote:Received a call from the DBF early this morning and they offered to interview me for the Sarah T Hughes scholly! (Super excited!)

Congratulations!


Congratulations! That must be a great feeling. I hope you get it!

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby TexasTemas12 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:33 pm

In a while ago with 23k/year. Deciding between here and UH. Anyone else in this situation?

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby maxmartin » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:19 pm

why indirect expense from SMU so high? Almost 10,000 higher than BC or BU, is there hidden fee from SMU that we are not aware of? Or simply just some wrong data from LST.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=smu

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=bu

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=bc

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby crazeazn » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:38 pm

maxmartin wrote:why indirect expense from SMU so high? Almost 10,000 higher than BC or BU, is there hidden fee from SMU that we are not aware of? Or simply just some wrong data from LST.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=smu

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=bu

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=bc


sure as hell aint COL.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Well_he_did_not » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:42 pm

I got Hughes !!!!

See y'all next year

Thanks to all TLS'rs for all the help/advice! You are all the best and I'm so so excited to get an opportunity to be in a classroom with y'all :D
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