SMU 2010!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:21 pm

squ1rtle wrote:Pluckers has pretty good wings and they are open real late.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/pluckers-wing-bar-dallas


I LOVE Pluckers. Their boneless wings are the bomb.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:25 pm

tinyone wrote:
texasforever wrote:Moving in a week early has led me to a new state of boredom. I refuse to read any sort text considering the ridiculous amount I will be reading starting next week. If anyone wants to grab some beers this week/weekend, pm me



This is why I am happy for DVR/HBO, the pool and alcohol.

I second that. I haven't done anything truly productive in days.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:35 pm

fathergoose wrote:
tinyone wrote:
texasforever wrote:Moving in a week early has led me to a new state of boredom. I refuse to read any sort text considering the ridiculous amount I will be reading starting next week. If anyone wants to grab some beers this week/weekend, pm me



This is why I am happy for DVR/HBO, the pool and alcohol.

I second that. I haven't done anything truly productive in days.


I've been playing Madden nonstop since Monday night (I went to Walmart at midnight for the game release, haha).

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nontradintexas » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:58 pm

betasteve wrote:
tinyone wrote:Anyone in Section 2 know what TWEN is? Ryan said we could d/l the syllabus from TWEN but wtf is it? Thanks!

You won't have access to it until you get your westlaw password at orientation.


TWEN is similar to Blackboard, which you may have used in undergrad. It's a place for professors to post messages, reading material, etc. Each professor sets it up a little differently, and some don't use it at all.

Some of the student organizations use it, too. TWEN = The West Educational Network, or something like that, and it's run by Westlaw. Thus, betasteve's info.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby mbusch22 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:41 am

squ1rtle wrote:Pluckers has pretty good wings and they are open real late.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/pluckers-wing-bar-dallas



plucker's is off greenville. it's the quintessential smu wing place, although it is a chain. They deliver to campus until 2 a.m.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nontradintexas » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:59 am

nontradintexas wrote:
UTL_plz wrote:question for you, nontrad or any other 2L+s: what was your impression of orientation? boring as hell? informative? too short, too long, just right? any particular parts you found enjoyable or helpful? any parts you detested or found to be boring and useless?


It was nice to meet classmates. I really enjoyed meeting my mentors, who were great. (BTW, I'm mentoring this year, so get ready for some inspired greatness, too.)

Just like anything run by administration, it definitely had parts that sucked. First day will start with checking in and taking pictures, followed by breakfast on the Quad. Should be nice and steamy, since it's been 1,000 degrees here for a couple of weeks now.

Then you'll have plenty of boring meetings where they talk about various aspects of what you're going to do. The Dean will give a rousing three-hour speech on Constitutionalism and The Law. (not quite three hours, but it feels like it) More meetings, lunch on the Quad, more meetings, an Organization Fair in the Pit where you can meet reps from all the different student orgs (there are two in particular I can recommend, if anyone wants to know.) :wink:

After that, the evening dinner will involve some real live attorneys giving real life inspirational rah-rah speeches. And trying to get you to join DAYL and the Dallas Bar.

Day two is more of the same.

I remember day one as being brutal, because it started at at 8:00 and we weren't done until almost 9:00 that night. Day two was not quite as bad, but did include a meeting after lunch that lasted about an hour too long.

In short, orientation is what you'd expect. A few good things, mostly boring things, but a necessary evil.



Just got a copy of your orientation schedule - looks a bit lighter than last year's, especially on Day One. Good for you guys, maybe they listened to complaints about last year.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Iconoclast » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:14 pm

That "summer writing diagnostic" paper says it is due when classes start. That means actual classes, and not orientation, right? I promised the better half a weekend away before school starts, so if it's due at orientation, I need to do it tonight.... but since I'm a lazy bastard, I'd rather put it off till next week if I can :)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nontradintexas » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:23 pm

Iconoclast wrote:That "summer writing diagnostic" paper says it is due when classes start. That means actual classes, and not orientation, right? I promised the better half a weekend away before school starts, so if it's due at orientation, I need to do it tonight.... but since I'm a lazy bastard, I'd rather put it off till next week if I can :)


I believe you turn it in at your first LRWA class.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:26 pm

I'm not rich yet, dammit.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:41 pm

kalvano wrote:I'm not rich yet, dammit.


+1

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Burgstaller04 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:43 pm

:wink:
kalvano wrote:I'm not rich yet, dammit.
bhahahaha. says the law school student about to go 10's of thousands of dollars into debt.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:48 pm

kalvano wrote:I'm not rich yet, dammit.

waiting, waiting, waiting.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texasforever » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:54 pm

Burgstaller04 wrote::wink:
kalvano wrote:I'm not rich yet, dammit.
bhahahaha. says the law school student about to go 10's 100's of thousands of dollars into debt.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:07 pm

Burgstaller04 wrote:says the law school student about to go 10's of thousands of dollars into debt.



I own a house. I'm already in to massive debt.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Saurus » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:09 pm

I talked to someone in the enrollment offices (since the FA office is very hard to get a hold of...) and they said that our refund might not get here until early September. Please tell me she had no idea what she was talking about.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:11 pm

Saurus wrote:I talked to someone in the enrollment offices (since the FA office is very hard to get a hold of...) and they said that our refund might not get here until early September. Please tell me she had no idea what she was talking about.



I don't think she does. The loans have already hit the accounts, and the FA info clearly states that when there is a credit in the account, they will issue a direct deposit refund within two business days.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:19 pm

Saurus wrote:I talked to someone in the enrollment offices (since the FA office is very hard to get a hold of...) and they said that our refund might not get here until early September. Please tell me she had no idea what she was talking about.

The school would need to start paying me some interest.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texasforever » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:48 pm

Saurus wrote:I talked to someone in the enrollment offices (since the FA office is very hard to get a hold of...) and they said that our refund might not get here until early September. Please tell me she had no idea what she was talking about.


I was also told this. She sounded half retarded, but basically she said that the school has 14 business days from the first day of class to deposit the remainder of the direct plus loan into a student's account. When I asked her how we frugal law students were going to survive, her exact response was "You are going to have to carry yourself through early September."

I am a little worried that I won't be getting that large sum of money until two weeks after school starts, but hopefully she is wrong and was confused about what I was talking about.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Iconoclast » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:50 pm

I sense a business opportunity! For those who will starve if funds are delayed, the Iconoclast Payday Loan Service may be able to help!! Our interest rates are... umm... well, you don't wanna know :mrgreen:

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:04 pm

Can any 2L's put this crap to rest, one way or another? Will we be rich tomorrow or do we have to wait?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:07 pm

texasforever wrote:
Saurus wrote:I talked to someone in the enrollment offices (since the FA office is very hard to get a hold of...) and they said that our refund might not get here until early September. Please tell me she had no idea what she was talking about.


I was also told this. She sounded half retarded, but basically she said that the school has 14 business days from the first day of class to deposit the remainder of the direct plus loan into a student's account. When I asked her how we frugal law students were going to survive, her exact response was "You are going to have to carry yourself through early September."

I am a little worried that I won't be getting that large sum of money until two weeks after school starts, but hopefully she is wrong and was confused about what I was talking about.

That would be catastrophic for me.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nontradintexas » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:29 pm

Unless something has drastically changed with the process, you should have money tomorrow or early next week at the latest. Definitely not mid-September unless something is screwed up with your paperwork or there are other weird problems.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:54 pm

betasteve wrote:
nontradintexas wrote:Unless something has drastically changed with the process, you should have money tomorrow or early next week at the latest. Definitely not mid-September unless something is screwed up with your paperwork or there are other weird problems.

And mine was deposited today.

You bastard.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nontradintexas » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:02 pm

chrisokc wrote:
betasteve wrote:
nontradintexas wrote:Unless something has drastically changed with the process, you should have money tomorrow or early next week at the latest. Definitely not mid-September unless something is screwed up with your paperwork or there are other weird problems.

And mine was deposited today.

You bastard.


To be clear, though, the deposit he received wasn't financial aid...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:22 pm

Ouch.




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