SMU 2010!

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keg411
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:17 pm

peeves4026 wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:Waitlisted.

:x


Hey I've been waitlisted too - anyone want to offer up their stats from the WL? I'm trying to figure out where they have drawn the line. I'm at SMU undergrad with 3.7 and 163 and was WL'd on Tuesday.


Here's a good tool to see what types of numbers got WL'd:
http://smu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

I'm the only yellow in a sea of green :(.

chrisokc
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:21 pm

peeves4026 wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:Waitlisted.

:x


Hey I've been waitlisted too - anyone want to offer up their stats from the WL? I'm trying to figure out where they have drawn the line. I'm at SMU undergrad with 3.7 and 163 and was WL'd on Tuesday.

Sounds like they're getting full.

peeves4026
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby peeves4026 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:31 pm

Yeah I've been really surprised with their waitlist. I thought that I'd be in, especially being an undergrad. And if you have a 165 that seems pretty surprising too. It seem to me that they have kind of a 164, with lower GPA or 3.75 and above with lower LSAT cut off their using.

I'm really hoping that some earlier posts have been right and there are alot of people with really high numbers that got accepted wiht big money that are holding out for a lot of other schools they applied for. I guess we'll see...

peeves4026
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby peeves4026 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:31 pm

keg411 wrote:
peeves4026 wrote:
Ty Webb wrote:Waitlisted.

:x


Hey I've been waitlisted too - anyone want to offer up their stats from the WL? I'm trying to figure out where they have drawn the line. I'm at SMU undergrad with 3.7 and 163 and was WL'd on Tuesday.


Here's a good tool to see what types of numbers got WL'd:
http://smu.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

I'm the only yellow in a sea of green :(.


Where else are you considering?

WSpar
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby WSpar » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:00 pm

I was waitlisted today with a 3.1 167. So much for putting off my applications for the last minute.

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wellington
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:35 pm

kalvano wrote:
jgrin wrote:Re-take LSAT and try next cycle, or go to South Texas?



Where do you want to work? Dallas? Then yes.


+1

They serve alcohol at some events at the law school.

Baylor on the other hand ...

atfarmer
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby atfarmer » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:26 pm

4/29 Waitlisted via status checker

165 LSAT, 3.5 GPA. I did the optional scholarship essay too.

Well, that's what I get for applying at the 11th hour.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:07 pm

wellington wrote:
kalvano wrote:
jgrin wrote:Re-take LSAT and try next cycle, or go to South Texas?



Where do you want to work? Dallas? Then yes.


+1

They serve alcohol at some events at the law school.

Baylor on the other hand ...



They serve wine at Communion in Waco.

YEM
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby YEM » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:10 pm

chrisokc wrote:Off topic, but did any of you see G-Dub speaking at the school last week? He said it was good to be back living in the promised land - I assume referring to Dallas. I think it will be cool to have his presidential center on campus. It will get some attention for the school.



Right. At a time when many universities would rather throw shoes at W, SMU is definitely reciprocating for the Presidential Library choice.

The North Dallas suburb into which I'm moving the family is 85% Republican (according to census data). From the perspective of crass political opportunism, being affiliated with the school that's closely affiliated with Bush 43 (it's Laura's alma mater, by the way) doesn't hurt if you're trying to work in the metroplex or Texas in general.

keg411
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:39 pm

/feels better now that other high-ish LSAT's got WL'd (including a splitter with BOTH #'s better).

Looks like it was more the late LSAT than anything horribly wrong with my application. Relief.

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wellington
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:48 am

kalvano wrote:
They serve wine at Communion in Waco.


Maybe at the Episcopal church ... :D

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby ec2xs » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:06 am

wellington wrote:
kalvano wrote:
They serve wine at Communion in Waco.


Maybe at the Episcopal church ... :D

Hahahaha.....grape juice everywhere else.

Integrity
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Integrity » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:01 am

I am on three wait lists to schools I would LOVE to go to! Current SMU undergrad, and I promise to withdraw immediately if I get off a wait list so that one of you may get my spot! *fingers crossed for all involved*

texag08
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texag08 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:08 am

Does someone have the data for how many people got off SMU's WL in the last few years and when this occurred?

peeves4026
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby peeves4026 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:06 am

texag08 wrote:Does someone have the data for how many people got off SMU's WL in the last few years and when this occurred?


Yes I would LOVE to know this as well, if anyone has that info.

texag08
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texag08 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:12 am

Last years WL may not be indicitive of this years as there were many strange dealings in that cycle.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FB567 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:23 am

CV108 wrote:i also got the waitlisted update today..
Does anyone know if they will be sending out letters along with these waitlist notifications?
I don't like the idea of not being allowed to send an LOCI..


+1

texag08
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texag08 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:48 am

Ive heard that at some schools the wait list is a nice way to let you down. Is this SMU?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby mcflooter06 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:57 pm

wellington wrote:
kalvano wrote:
jgrin wrote:Re-take LSAT and try next cycle, or go to South Texas?



Where do you want to work? Dallas? Then yes.


+1

They serve alcohol at some events at the law school.

Baylor on the other hand ...



Hahaha no joke, its lovely. Barrister's Ball was by far the best.. open bar, all niiiight. When I interviewed for Sumner's, we had a party with an open bar and large amounts of wine with dinner (though I'm halfway convinced that was part of some kind of test...lol).

Integrity
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Integrity » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:49 pm

texag08 wrote:Ive heard that at some schools the wait list is a nice way to let you down. Is this SMU?


I don't think so. I have two friends who are 2Ls, both of whom were admitted to SMU Law off of the wait list-- and one with a full scholly!

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bass08
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bass08 » Sat May 01, 2010 1:45 pm

Anyone headed to the ASD on May 20th? I just booked my flight/hotel--looking forward to checking everything out.

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Texasboundanddown
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Texasboundanddown » Sat May 01, 2010 2:50 pm

Do you guys know when do people receive scholarship info? I just got my packet but nothing was included (I think). Theres a lot of stuff in there.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Sat May 01, 2010 5:28 pm

bass08 wrote:Anyone headed to the ASD on May 20th? I just booked my flight/hotel--looking forward to checking everything out.


Found a package (hotel, flight, car) for like $400 out of DC, but still trying to see if I can afford it. I really should get down there since I'm blindly choosing SMU, but from what everyone has said, I won't be disappointed.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Sat May 01, 2010 7:11 pm

SpencerPratt wrote:
bass08 wrote:Anyone headed to the ASD on May 20th? I just booked my flight/hotel--looking forward to checking everything out.


Found a package (hotel, flight, car) for like $400 out of DC, but still trying to see if I can afford it. I really should get down there since I'm blindly choosing SMU, but from what everyone has said, I won't be disappointed.


I might be biased, but you can't beat Dallas.

raoul79
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby raoul79 » Sat May 01, 2010 7:16 pm

SpencerPratt wrote:
bass08 wrote:Anyone headed to the ASD on May 20th? I just booked my flight/hotel--looking forward to checking everything out.


Found a package (hotel, flight, car) for like $400 out of DC, but still trying to see if I can afford it. I really should get down there since I'm blindly choosing SMU, but from what everyone has said, I won't be disappointed.


I'll be there... Will you two be looking for a place to live? You all have any ideas? I'll probably try an apartment locator...




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