SMU 2010!

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kalvano
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:41 pm

SpencerPratt wrote:What's everyone doing for prep (if anything)?



Reading all the E&E's, all the Delaney books, Getting To Maybe, LEEWS, browsing hornbooks.*


SpencerPratt wrote:When do we think we'll get our schedules?


End of July or so.


SpencerPratt wrote:Will anyone be ordering books online soon-ish rather than buying in the bookstore?


I'm going to wait and see which professor I get, then see what's cheapest.





























*Just kidding.




















Or am I?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby callingsarah » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:00 pm

kalvano wrote:
SpencerPratt wrote:What's everyone doing for prep (if anything)?



Reading all the E&E's, all the Delaney books, Getting To Maybe, LEEWS, browsing hornbooks.*


SpencerPratt wrote:When do we think we'll get our schedules?


End of July or so.


SpencerPratt wrote:Will anyone be ordering books online soon-ish rather than buying in the bookstore?


I'm going to wait and see which professor I get, then see what's cheapest.





























*Just kidding.




















Or am I?

Please, please, PLEASE tell me you're just kidding.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:57 pm

sounds like someone's drinking atticus falcon's kool-aid. not that i'm objecting.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:22 am

betasteve wrote:wasted an epic amount of time.



That's not true. I read what I am supposed to do on the Internet so it must be true.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby CV108 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:51 am

I know this is asked a lot...But has anyone seen any movement lately? I hate waiting! I will wait it out til the end...But I wish they'd just accept or deny ):
Does anyone know how I could find last year's forum so I could look at when they had their last decisions made? Or does anyone know how late they kept accepting/rejecting?
Thanks (:

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:03 pm

CV108 wrote:...Does anyone know how I could find last year's forum so I could look at when they had their last decisions made?...Thanks (:

Here's the thread from last year: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=51824

Someone said they received an offer as late as August 14.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texasforever » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:07 pm

you guys haven't read all the E&E's yet?

Getting to Maybe was a good book although it bored the hell out of me. It is a book that should probably be read as side reading during the semester because it actually requires some knowledge about the subjects. Learning Legal Reasoning was the best out of all of them so far, imo.


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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nontradintexas » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:52 pm

texasforever wrote:It is a book that should probably be read as side reading during the semester



The humor in this statement won't become apparent to most of you until January or February...

FWIW - Getting to Maybe is boring and you do need at least a minimal understanding, but I would recommend reading it now (or the first week or so of August). That way by mid-November you can go back to it and just skim through the high points to reinforce concepts. If you try to save this for "side reading" during the semester, you'll end up just not reading it or only reading the first 25 pages.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:13 pm

i really enjoyed getting to maybe, fwiw

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:57 pm

nontradintexas wrote:
texasforever wrote:It is a book that should probably be read as side reading during the semester



The humor in this statement won't become apparent to most of you until January or February...

FWIW - Getting to Maybe is boring and you do need at least a minimal understanding, but I would recommend reading it now (or the first week or so of August). That way by mid-November you can go back to it and just skim through the high points to reinforce concepts. If you try to save this for "side reading" during the semester, you'll end up just not reading it or only reading the first 25 pages.

Are you saying it is humorous because we won't have time for side reading, or because by January/February will we have realized that we screwed-up our Fall-semester grades?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Ozarka » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:58 pm

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Thank you
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nontradintexas » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:10 pm

chrisokc wrote:
nontradintexas wrote:
texasforever wrote:It is a book that should probably be read as side reading during the semester



The humor in this statement won't become apparent to most of you until January or February...

FWIW - Getting to Maybe is boring and you do need at least a minimal understanding, but I would recommend reading it now (or the first week or so of August). That way by mid-November you can go back to it and just skim through the high points to reinforce concepts. If you try to save this for "side reading" during the semester, you'll end up just not reading it or only reading the first 25 pages.

Are you saying it is humorous because we won't have time for side reading, or because by January/February will we have realized that we screwed-up our Fall-semester grades?



Sorry for the ambiguity - I meant because there will be no time for side reading. Of course, the pessimists among you can also take the second meaning, too. :-)

I guess the joke would have been better had I used November/December...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby CV108 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:26 pm

DavidB wrote:
CV108 wrote:...Does anyone know how I could find last year's forum so I could look at when they had their last decisions made?...Thanks (:

Here's the thread from last year: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... =7&t=51824

Someone said they received an offer as late as August 14.


Thanks!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nontradintexas » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:37 pm

CV108 wrote:
DavidB wrote:
CV108 wrote:...Does anyone know how I could find last year's forum so I could look at when they had their last decisions made?...Thanks (:

Here's the thread from last year: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... =7&t=51824

Someone said they received an offer as late as August 14.


Thanks!


I can confirm the 08/14 date - I know a classmate who received her call that day. Good luck to those of you who are waiting!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texasforever » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:52 pm

I was kidding about the E&E's by the way, anybody stupid enough to read all 6 before law school didn't realize that half of the stuff in those books aren't even covered by the professor.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:14 pm

T minus 6 weeks until the first day of class :?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:11 pm

Cliff Lee traded to Rangers!!!!!11!!!!1eleven!@!!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:14 pm

Rangers are playing the Yanks and Sox the first week I move to Dallas. It'll be awesome to see Lee down there. Rangers are legit WS contenders now.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:11 pm

It's been over a week since I did my counseling and accepted my loans. I got a letter from Direct PLUS saying my credit was okey-dokey, but no certification yet from SMU. So should I be all up in SMU's business?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:41 pm

Speaking of sports, does anyone know how we would get season football tickets? I don't remember seeing an e-mail about it.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby mbusch22 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:25 pm

SMU football? As an undergrad, we just use our student ID's at the gates to get into the games. I'm assuming it'd be a similar situation as a law student. The stadium doesn't exactly pack. But it's getting better.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby mbusch22 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:26 pm

and you saying only 6 weeks until day one scares the shit out of me.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:27 pm

Haven't seen much about that I don't think. We're supposed to be pretty good, right? I come from college basketball territory.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby mbusch22 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:38 pm

We've been awful (mostly 1-11) in the recent past but last year we were i think 8-5 and won our first bowl game since 1984. New Coach June Jones is doing wonders. Definitely a program to watch grow. Exciting for me as I waited 4 years of undergrad for this to start happening. Our basketball team isn't much to get excited about.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:53 pm

mbusch22 wrote:We've been awful (mostly 1-11) in the recent past but last year we were i think 8-5 and won our first bowl game since 1984. New Coach June Jones is doing wonders. Definitely a program to watch grow. Exciting for me as I waited 4 years of undergrad for this to start happening. Our basketball team isn't much to get excited about.

Do they accept law students as walk-ons?




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