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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:27 pm

Doctolaw wrote:Way to go!

ha, thanks. I was actually just looking at your lsn. Congrats on your acceptances, and good luck on UT!

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Postby bound » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:44 pm

Congrats everyone!! :)

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Postby TheJanitor6203 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:45 pm

Pneumonia wrote:
Snowboarder1588 wrote:Congrats you guys! do you mind sharing your numbers?


mid 170's LSAT, GPA above the 25th but not by much. Texas resident, but did not write a "Why SMU."

I thought the "Why SMU" was required?

Just got the call!

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:18 pm

TheJanitor6203 wrote:
Pneumonia wrote:
Snowboarder1588 wrote:Congrats you guys! do you mind sharing your numbers?


mid 170's LSAT, GPA above the 25th but not by much. Texas resident, but did not write a "Why SMU."

I thought the "Why SMU" was required?

Just got the call!


I just checked and you're right; that essay is called "Why SMU," which is funny given my post, and which I didn't remember. I treated it more like a "Why Law," since the prompt was broad enough to allow that.

ETA: Also just got the call! Very excited about this!

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Postby ScottRiqui » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:41 pm

Congrats - that's great!

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby fnma2jd » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:24 pm

there must be alot of movement with all schools. Everytime I come back to check this thread it gets pushed to the second page.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby downinDtown » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:08 pm

BVest wrote:
texas_ranger wrote:3. Along similar lines: Dallas firms recruit at SMU, Houston firms recruit at UH, and *not* the other way around. You'll have some flexibility for 1L summer, but at OCI for 2L summer you'll find that nearly all the recruiters are seeking summers for their Dallas office. Yes, even BigLaw firms with Dallas offices. Most will explicitly tell you that "multiple offices" aren't allowed (meaning you can't interview with, say, Baker Botts at SMU OCI and request placement in Houston, Austin, or anywhere besides Dallas).


This is not true. Literally 1/4 of all the employers who participated in this year's SMU OCI were interviewing for Houston as well as (or instead of) Dallas. Obviously some of those would tell you that you can only interview for one city, but they tell you that at Texas too.

Further, that underestimates the total number of firms interviewing SMU students because that's only the Dallas OCI and doesn't count the SMU Houston Interview Program in which the CSO sets up an off-campus OCI with Houston firms and Houston offices of BigLaw firms at a Houston hotel.

Between those two programs a friend of mine at SMU got 6 V100 CB in Houston, plus a few others not V100. Of course, if you're interviewing for Houston from SMU, you have to have a good story as to why you want Houston instead of Dallas, especially if you apply for multiple offices.

. . .

ETA: And I don't have any inside info for UH OCI, but I assume the situation is similar, though they may not have a Dallas interview program. The SMU Houston interview program appears to be fairly new.

In addition to the Houston interview program poster mentioned above (which was around 10 firms, if I recall), I know of at least 3 BigLaw firms (Latham, Bracewell, and Baker McKenzie) that their own interview room/schedule for their Houston office at SMU OCI, which is different than applying to a certain firm, e.g., Baker Botts, and saying you'd consider both offices.

There are at least 10 people on law review (between both years) that I know went/are going to Houston for at least part of their 2L SA (so ~10% of law review folks), but I'm sure there are a few others, including people not on SMU LRA.

But, I agree with the general premise that if you are choosing between SMU and UH (assuming similar cost), go to the school in the city you want to end up in. It's not impossible to cross over, but it certainly makes it easier for job opportunities by taking advantage of networking, proximity, and alumni connections.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:53 pm

How many firms go to SMU OCI? How deep into class do they typically hire from?

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Postby kalvano » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:54 pm

TheJanitor6203 wrote:How many firms go to SMU OCI? How deep into class do they typically hire from?


60-75 first round, 12-20 second round. You'll need to be top third to have a shot at an OCI spot, typically. The bigger and nicer the firm, the higher up you need to be.

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Postby cannibal ox » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:20 pm

Admitted via status checker. (Also received acceptance phone call, but I had checked my status checker before they called).


Submitted 11/25
Complete 11/26
In Review 12/17
Accepted 12/18


Regular decision, non resident, applied full time, no packet/scholarship information yet (in the mail, according to their status checker), stats in profile.
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Postby torresash14 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:33 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Admitted via status checker.


Submitted 11/25
Complete 11/26
In Review 12/17
Accepted 12/18


Regular decision, non resident, applied full time, no packet/scholarship information yet (in the mail, according to their status checker), stats in profile.


Congratulations! I'm pretty jealous because my status is just sitting at "Complete" since 9/18. Woof.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:52 pm

torresash14 wrote:
cannibal ox wrote:Admitted via status checker.


Submitted 11/25
Complete 11/26
In Review 12/17
Accepted 12/18


Regular decision, non resident, applied full time, no packet/scholarship information yet (in the mail, according to their status checker), stats in profile.


Congratulations! I'm pretty jealous because my status is just sitting at "Complete" since 9/18. Woof.


+1 (at this point I'm guessing we are getting WL/Rejected)
Congrats on getting in btw.

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Postby deebanger » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:06 pm

kalvano wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:How many firms go to SMU OCI? How deep into class do they typically hire from?


60-75 first round, 12-20 second round. You'll need to be top third to have a shot at an OCI spot, typically. The bigger and nicer the firm, the higher up you need to be.



would you say this is the same for UH too? thanks!

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Postby bound » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:33 pm

Submitted 12/18, but they will wait for my December score. I am in for the long haul!

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Postby jts723 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:00 pm

Just got my admissions packet. $24k/year Dean's Scholarship ("good standing" stipulation).

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Postby bound » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:20 pm

jts723 wrote:Just got my admissions packet. $24k/year Dean's Scholarship ("good standing" stipulation).



JTS what are you numbers?

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Postby jts723 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:48 pm

Austinbound wrote:
jts723 wrote:Just got my admissions packet. $24k/year Dean's Scholarship ("good standing" stipulation).



JTS what are you numbers?

3.3x / 162

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:48 pm

jts723 wrote:Just got my admissions packet. $24k/year Dean's Scholarship ("good standing" stipulation).

Nice!

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:11 pm

I started a "Class of 2017" thread for SMU for anyone interested.

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=221410

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Postby Camgator1 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:15 pm

Got the call today! In and packet will be sent in a few days. 3.8 and 162 if that matters. Hopefully I'll get some money

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Postby TheJanitor6203 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:34 pm

Camgator1 wrote:Got the call today! In and packet will be sent in a few days. 3.8 and 162 if that matters. Hopefully I'll get some money

You will. I'd guess around $25,000/year

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby kalvano » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:37 pm

deebanger wrote:
kalvano wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:How many firms go to SMU OCI? How deep into class do they typically hire from?


60-75 first round, 12-20 second round. You'll need to be top third to have a shot at an OCI spot, typically. The bigger and nicer the firm, the higher up you need to be.



would you say this is the same for UH too? thanks!



No clue at all. I never even considered UofH.

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Postby TheJanitor6203 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:56 pm

kalvano wrote:
deebanger wrote:
kalvano wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:How many firms go to SMU OCI? How deep into class do they typically hire from?


60-75 first round, 12-20 second round. You'll need to be top third to have a shot at an OCI spot, typically. The bigger and nicer the firm, the higher up you need to be.



would you say this is the same for UH too? thanks!



No clue at all. I never even considered UofH.

What are some examples of the smaller firms that go to OCI?

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby Doctolaw » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:02 pm

Packet arrived today - $24K per year.

It's real, y'all. :D

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Postby ScottRiqui » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:22 pm

Doctolaw wrote:Packet arrived today - $24K per year.

It's real, y'all. :D


Congrats!




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