SMU 2010!

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justsmu10
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby justsmu10 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:25 pm

smith000 wrote:No new info here, but it's from the horse's mouth at least:

Keehan, Virginia to me
show details Apr 8 (5 days ago)
Dear Josh,

I am very sympathetic to your situation. I know it is hard - especially when you have a child involved in the decision, too.

We are currently reviewing deposits received by early admits so that we can determine how many other seats to offer in the full-time and part-time programs. We hope to make some offers in the next week, but all should go out by the end of April. I am sorry that I don't have anything more concrete to tell you at this time.

If there is anything else I can do, please let me know.

Thanks,


Virginia M. Keehan, J.D.
Assistant Dean for Admissions


If they are still on this schedule, tomorrow would be a week since 4/8...so maybe some decisions tomorrow and calls Friday? One can only hope....

rachel.almaraz
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby rachel.almaraz » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:29 pm

kalvano wrote:
rachel.almaraz wrote:At this point in the cycle, is it worth it to make a trip to Dallas to visit SMU? I visited last year when I was on the wait list so I don't know if trip up would be beneficial at this point.



Sorry, but I don't think a visit will help. Re-taking and scoring higher on the LSAT would, especially given that nice GPA.


Thanks, I'm sending another LOCI today hoping that it might help. This is my second time applying and I have made it pretty clear that they remain my #1 choice. *Crossing fingers*

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FunkyJD
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:30 pm

rachel.almaraz wrote:At this point in the cycle, is it worth it to make a trip to Dallas to visit SMU? I visited last year when I was on the wait list so I don't know if trip up would be beneficial at this point.

If that visit includes making a $100,000 contribution to the law school, then yes, it will help. :D

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby smith000 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:36 pm

I made a 78k contribution to the business school and it hasn't helped!

(they did give me a fancy piece of paper in return though)

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UTL_plz
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:56 pm

SMU came out with the Fall '10 schedule for 1Ls. I've summarized Sections 1 and 2 neatly below:




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EBGB
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby EBGB » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:14 pm

God, that schedule reminds me why I'm so ready to be in school again. Am I a nerd or what.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:24 pm

I like the late Monday start of section 1, but the legal writing by itself in the afternoon for section 2 is nice too ...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:26 pm

rachel.almaraz wrote:
kalvano wrote:
rachel.almaraz wrote:At this point in the cycle, is it worth it to make a trip to Dallas to visit SMU? I visited last year when I was on the wait list so I don't know if trip up would be beneficial at this point.



Sorry, but I don't think a visit will help. Re-taking and scoring higher on the LSAT would, especially given that nice GPA.


Thanks, I'm sending another LOCI today hoping that it might help. This is my second time applying and I have made it pretty clear that they remain my #1 choice. *Crossing fingers*


Rachel, I remember you from last cycle. I can tell how much you want to go to SMU in the fall. I'm pulling for you, and you hope you hear something positive soon. Keep the faith.

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ChonWayne
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby ChonWayne » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:30 pm

jgrin wrote:Chonwayne,

Mind sharing your numbers?


Sorry for late response.

FT, Non-URM, 161 / 3.6 with 2 years WE at a major computer manufacturing company and a BS in computer science and a MS in software engineering.

Haven't gotten any emails or calls yet since Decision Rendered.

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Sangiovese
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:52 pm

Here is the part time/evening schedule. Looks like just one section of us except for legal writing which is divided into 4.

Edit: I fail at image tags... fixed

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One additional bit of info about the schedule for evening. If you get the early legal writing class in the fall, you'll be in the late one in the spring... so it will all even out.
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UTL_plz
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:55 pm

can't see image

jgrin
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:56 pm

Who thinks applications are going to be updated tomorrow?

I have a sneaking suspicion that they just might

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:30 pm

jgrin wrote:Who thinks applications are going to be updated tomorrow?

I have a sneaking suspicion that they just might


It is very possible.

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SpencerPratt
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:06 pm

Thanks for the schedules. With the hour change (I'm east coast), looks like I'm gonna miss a good bit of Monday Night Football! :cry:

Good to see SMU move up one in the rankings. I like how it's tied with UMD (home state) and Tulane (my other top choice). Pony up!

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FunkyJD
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:13 pm

Biggest regret of cycle: Not applying earlier to SMU.

Every time I think about depositing elsewhere, each time I look at those deposit forms for other schools ... hands shake. Someone is trying to tell me something.

rachel.almaraz
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby rachel.almaraz » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:13 pm

SpencerPratt wrote:Thanks for the schedules. With the hour change (I'm east coast), looks like I'm gonna miss a good bit of Monday Night Football! :cry:

Good to see SMU move up one in the rankings. I like how it's tied with UMD (home state) and Tulane (my other top choice). Pony up!


What part of MD are you from?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:29 pm

I hope, if I go, I get something like the section 2.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:38 pm

rachel.almaraz wrote:
SpencerPratt wrote:Thanks for the schedules. With the hour change (I'm east coast), looks like I'm gonna miss a good bit of Monday Night Football! :cry:

Good to see SMU move up one in the rankings. I like how it's tied with UMD (home state) and Tulane (my other top choice). Pony up!


What part of MD are you from?


DC Suburbs. You?

rachel.almaraz
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby rachel.almaraz » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:53 pm

SpencerPratt wrote:
rachel.almaraz wrote:
SpencerPratt wrote:Thanks for the schedules. With the hour change (I'm east coast), looks like I'm gonna miss a good bit of Monday Night Football! :cry:

Good to see SMU move up one in the rankings. I like how it's tied with UMD (home state) and Tulane (my other top choice). Pony up!


What part of MD are you from?


DC Suburbs. You?


Northern Baltimore County - "Hereford Zone."

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:17 am

Wow seeing a class schedule makes it all seem very real. I'm excited it's only a little more than 4 months away.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texag08 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:19 am

We are getting close gang!!

Is it accepted that a phone call always occurs when you are offered admission?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:22 am

betasteve wrote:
Sangiovese wrote:Here is the part time/evening schedule. Looks like just one section of us except for legal writing which is divided into 4.

Edit: I fail at image tags... fixed

Image

One additional bit of info about the schedule for evening. If you get the early legal writing class in the fall, you'll be in the late one in the spring... so it will all even out.

FYI—Having Rogers teach contracts to you guys is a huge win. Absolutely great prof!


Agreed. I got to sit in on his contracts class during my visit last year. I had no idea what the hell was going on, but he seemed like a really nice guy.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:25 am

Out of curiosity, what are the deposit amounts for SMU?

Also, @Thirteen: Thanks for your encouragement.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:29 am

FunkyJD wrote:Out of curiosity, what are the deposit amounts for SMU?

Also, @Thirteen: Thanks for your encouragement.


$200 was due by April 1, and the second deposit of $200 is due by June 1. Funky, I can tell that you'd be a good addition to the class, and someone that would be cool to hang with for 3 years. If you are an OU fan, disregard the second part of my statement, haha.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:55 am

Thirteen wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:Out of curiosity, what are the deposit amounts for SMU?

Also, @Thirteen: Thanks for your encouragement.


$200 was due by April 1, and the second deposit of $200 is due by June 1. Funky, I can tell that you'd be a good addition to the class, and someone that would be cool to hang with for 3 years. If you are an OU fan, disregard the second part of my statement, haha.


+1

Thirteen, are you a TexEx?




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