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

Postby Doctolaw » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:22 am

BVest wrote:
Cthon wrote:
As to your last question, do you mean if they got 10 more points at some point after their application and scholarship had been decided? In that case, I suspect SMU would consider the higher score... in fact someone else ITT talked about the fact that their scholarship was likely under reconsideration for that reason.



I talked about it...I was admitted and given $24K per year with a 164 and 3.53. I also have an M.D. with a 3.93 gpa. I retook and got a 171. They reviewed my app and did not increase it. It makes me a splitter, but still inline with the 90Kers, in my opinion.

Now I am non-traditional and quite a bit older than all of you, so that may work against me. It makes sense to me that they might want to invest more in someone who will have a longer career.

So I'm not discouraging anyone from trying, but I think a 7 point bump on retake is pretty significant, so if that doesn't encourage a non-negotiating school to negotiate, I'm not sure what will. It's not like any of us can change our gpa. Give it a shot and see what happens - the worst they can do is say no and you will be stuck with $72K. :D

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

Postby bound » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:53 am

Doctolaw wrote:
BVest wrote:
Cthon wrote:
As to your last question, do you mean if they got 10 more points at some point after their application and scholarship had been decided? In that case, I suspect SMU would consider the higher score... in fact someone else ITT talked about the fact that their scholarship was likely under reconsideration for that reason.



I talked about it...I was admitted and given $24K per year with a 164 and 3.53. I also have an M.D. with a 3.93 gpa. I retook and got a 171. They reviewed my app and did not increase it. It makes me a splitter, but still inline with the 90Kers, in my opinion.

Now I am non-traditional and quite a bit older than all of you, so that may work against me. It makes sense to me that they might want to invest more in someone who will have a longer career.

So I'm not discouraging anyone from trying, but I think a 7 point bump on retake is pretty significant, so if that doesn't encourage a non-negotiating school to negotiate, I'm not sure what will. It's not like any of us can change our gpa. Give it a shot and see what happens - the worst they can do is say no and you will be stuck with $72K. :D



I honestly think that's so crazy. That's a hugeeee increase in LSAT score. I'm hoping that as more people withdraw and with less people applying in general, they'll end up negotiating or redistributing some funds. Obviously not going to get my hopes up about that lol, but a girl can dream.
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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby kobe1020 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:00 pm

Austinbound wrote:
Doctolaw wrote:
BVest wrote:
Cthon wrote:
As to your last question, do you mean if they got 10 more points at some point after their application and scholarship had been decided? In that case, I suspect SMU would consider the higher score... in fact someone else ITT talked about the fact that their scholarship was likely under reconsideration for that reason.



I talked about it...I was admitted and given $24K per year with a 164 and 3.53. I also have an M.D. with a 3.93 gpa. I retook and got a 171. They reviewed my app and did not increase it. It makes me a splitter, but still inline with the 90Kers, in my opinion.

Now I am non-traditional and quite a bit older than all of you, so that may work against me. It makes sense to me that they might want to invest more in someone who will have a longer career.

So I'm not discouraging anyone from trying, but I think a 7 point bump on retake is pretty significant, so if that doesn't encourage a non-negotiating school to negotiate, I'm not sure what will. It's not like any of us can change our gpa. Give it a shot and see what happens - the worst they can do is say no and you will be stuck with $72K. :D



I honestly think that's such bull. That's a hugeeee increase in LSAT score. I'm hoping that as more people withdraw and with less people applying in general, they'll end up negotiating or redistributing some funds. Obviously not going to get my hopes up about that lol, but a girl can dream.


they also told me that my LSAT increase isn't getting me any more $$$.

I think SMU is getting too comfortable with where they are right now.

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Postby lsatyolo » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:19 pm

Planning on visiting the school this weekend. Super excited since I've never been to Dallas before. Are they pretty flexible with tours? I was hoping to take one on Saturday.

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Postby BVest » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:42 pm

For a Saturday tour, I'm not sure if they do it or not but you would definitely need to contact the admissions office in advance. There will be no one there and it's the first weekend of spring break (though there will be some 1Ls in the library working on their briefs).

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Postby fnma2jd » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:50 pm

I've been pretty much staying off of here so I'm not too anxious but I just noticed that about a week ago (02/24/2014)- my date updated. The status of "application completed" is the same but the date changed. Has this happened to anyone else?

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Postby crchildress » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:00 pm

fnma2jd wrote:I've been pretty much staying off of here so I'm not too anxious but I just noticed that about a week ago (02/24/2014)- my date updated. The status of "application completed" is the same but the date changed. Has this happened to anyone else?


Yes, same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. My date changed to 2/11 but the status stayed the same. I have no idea what that means.

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Postby Mandakay16 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:01 pm

fnma2jd wrote:I've been pretty much staying off of here so I'm not too anxious but I just noticed that about a week ago (02/24/2014)- my date updated. The status of "application completed" is the same but the date changed. Has this happened to anyone else?



Yeah mine did this before I got my decision - but I got my decision on the same day that the date updated...

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

Postby Cthon » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:18 pm

Doctolaw wrote:
BVest wrote:
Cthon wrote:
As to your last question, do you mean if they got 10 more points at some point after their application and scholarship had been decided? In that case, I suspect SMU would consider the higher score... in fact someone else ITT talked about the fact that their scholarship was likely under reconsideration for that reason.



I talked about it...I was admitted and given $24K per year with a 164 and 3.53. I also have an M.D. with a 3.93 gpa. I retook and got a 171. They reviewed my app and did not increase it. It makes me a splitter, but still inline with the 90Kers, in my opinion.

Now I am non-traditional and quite a bit older than all of you, so that may work against me. It makes sense to me that they might want to invest more in someone who will have a longer career.

So I'm not discouraging anyone from trying, but I think a 7 point bump on retake is pretty significant, so if that doesn't encourage a non-negotiating school to negotiate, I'm not sure what will. It's not like any of us can change our gpa. Give it a shot and see what happens - the worst they can do is say no and you will be stuck with $72K. :D


kobe1020 wrote:they also told me that my LSAT increase isn't getting me any more $$$.

I think SMU is getting too comfortable with where they are right now.

That's insane and kind of kills my hope for them increasing mine.
Kobe1020 your score increased from what to what?

My recent LSAT was a 164, which is only a 3 point increase. At this point, I'm barely entertaining the idea of them increasing.
The only difference between you guys and me are that I am a URM/AA male, which may be a significant difference in the law schools eyes(according to the released statistics from last cycle, only 21 AA males received a 164 or above last cycle. 53 AA total including females)... I don't really see that as anywhere comparable to a 10 point increase, though like you said they may have factored in your age.

How did you guys go about negotiations? Like, how did you phrase your email?

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Postby IgosduIkana » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:01 pm

Mandakay16 wrote:Just to have some laughs -

Found this old "Why SMU" spoof video through old threads and just thought I'd bring it back to life. Really funny :lol:

http://vimeo.com/4202868


This is like, SNL quality good.

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Postby rad21 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:32 pm

IgosduIkana wrote:
Mandakay16 wrote:Just to have some laughs -

Found this old "Why SMU" spoof video through old threads and just thought I'd bring it back to life. Really funny :lol:

http://vimeo.com/4202868


This is like, SNL quality good.


Search youtube for 'SMU Follies' and you'll find lots of videos.

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Postby vineyardchick07 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:08 pm

rad21 wrote:
IgosduIkana wrote:
Mandakay16 wrote:Just to have some laughs -

Found this old "Why SMU" spoof video through old threads and just thought I'd bring it back to life. Really funny :lol:

http://vimeo.com/4202868


This is like, SNL quality good.


Search youtube for 'SMU Follies' and you'll find lots of videos.


I find it hilarious that SMU Law also does Follies, the LBJ School has Follies too. In fact the link below is our promotional video for this year. :)

House of Cards fans will enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFX2-VUXMFM&feature=youtu.be

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

Postby zippernicus » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:16 pm

I'm 99% sure I will be withdrawing in the next few days... hopefully one of you awesome TLSers will get my spot and my $$$

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Postby bound » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:49 pm

Anyone get financial aid info yet? The website says that it would be mailed around March 1.

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Postby lsatyolo » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:11 pm

Visiting tomorrow at 3. Can't wait to check out the school and city!

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Postby Mandakay16 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:15 pm

Austinbound wrote:Anyone get financial aid info yet? The website says that it would be mailed around March 1.



Only thing I've gotten this week is the Spring magazine w/ Bush on the cover...

How was the visit?

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Postby bound » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:22 pm

Mandakay16 wrote:
Austinbound wrote:Anyone get financial aid info yet? The website says that it would be mailed around March 1.



Only thing I've gotten this week is the Spring magazine w/ Bush on the cover...

How was the visit?



Loved it! And I loveeee Dallas. I think everyone should try to go to an ASW.

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Postby Doctolaw » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:34 am

Has anyone heard if there has been any movement on the Sumner scholarships? It feels like it's getting pretty late at this point. :?:

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Postby Doctolaw » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:23 pm

Doctolaw wrote:Has anyone heard if there has been any movement on the Sumner scholarships? It feels like it's getting pretty late at this point. :?:


I'm quoting myself - such a narcissist. :D

Apparently the Sumner invites went out earlier in the week. I did not receive one. :(

Thought I'd post in case anyone else is like me and wondering when to quit hoping.

For those who got the invites - congratulations! May the odds be ever in your favor!

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Postby lsatyolo » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:40 pm

Campus is gorgeous, as well as the school itself. I'm kind of disappointed I didn't get to see more of Dallas while I was there, though. Going to try to make another trip up there for a weekend in the coming months.

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Postby gm1234 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:20 pm

Doctolaw wrote:
Doctolaw wrote:Has anyone heard if there has been any movement on the Sumner scholarships? It feels like it's getting pretty late at this point. :?:


I'm quoting myself - such a narcissist. :D

Apparently the Sumner invites went out earlier in the week. I did not receive one. :(

Thought I'd post in case anyone else is like me and wondering when to quit hoping.

For those who got the invites - congratulations! May the odds be ever in your favor!


On that note has anyone heard about Hughes yet?

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Postby Mandakay16 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:39 am

Anyone know for sure if they'll be at SMU in the Fall??

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Postby jts723 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:11 pm

Smoo moves up 6 spots to 42nd in the USNWR Rankings, per Spivey. Real solid.

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Postby bound » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:19 pm

Mandakay16 wrote:Anyone know for sure if they'll be at SMU in the Fall??



80% sure! :) 20% WUSTL

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Postby Mandakay16 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:04 pm

jts723 wrote:Smoo moves up 6 spots to 42nd in the USNWR Rankings, per Spivey. Real solid.
jts723 wrote:Smoo moves up 6 spots to 42nd in the USNWR Rankings, per Spivey. Real solid.
jts723 wrote:Smoo moves up 6 spots to 42nd in the USNWR Rankings, per Spivey. Real solid.



Excited to see this!

Although, I'm from Florida and the fact that FSU surpassed UF is gonna be a big deal around here....




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