SMU 2010!

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UTL_plz
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:46 pm

Texasboundanddown wrote:
Thirteen wrote:I'll be the black guy in shorts and a pastel polo. If everyone else is down, I suggest that we put a dot on the lower-right corner of our nametags.


Your right or my right?


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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:54 pm

I like the dot idea.

I'll be the white guy in a red golf polo.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:01 am

Just wanted to point out, in case anyone missed it, that there is a legal writing orientation on Friday at 1:00PM.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:36 am

How did it get to be August 17th so quickly.

I'm in on the dots.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby callingsarah » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:15 am

Short chick, red and white sundress--

-- and I love that all the dudes have already figured out what they're wearing! Haha

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:23 am

callingsarah wrote:Short chick, red and white sundress--

-- and I love that all the dudes have already figured out what they're wearing! Haha


I've been thinking about it for a few days :lol:

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:29 am

The PTers had our first night of orientation last night. Unfortunately we hadn't agreed on the secret TLS handshake.

I had a great feeling of relief to have some finality to the admissions process that began one year ago. :)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:31 am

The Torts syllabus is loose-leaf. It's another $2 for binding, but it's pretty big.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:33 am

kalvano wrote:The Torts syllabus is loose-leaf. It's another $2 for binding, but it's pretty big.


That's what... nvm.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:09 am

Who are all these people in nice clothes? Is there something other than orientation going on?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Iconoclast » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:10 am

DavidB wrote:The PTers had our first night of orientation last night. Unfortunately we hadn't agreed on the secret TLS handshake.

I had a great feeling of relief to have some finality to the admissions process that began one year ago. :)


Yeah, we dropped the ball on the secret handshake. I'm looking forward to the combined dinner tonight. I'll go ahead and out myself. I'll be the old guy with black shorts and a green tee shirt with a black hawaiian shirt over it (just to dress it up a bit!)

Yeah, when yer as old as me, you are allowed to wear these things :)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby mbusch22 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:25 am

kalvano wrote:Who are all these people in nice clothes? Is there something other than orientation going on?


are you already there?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:27 am

mbusch22 wrote:
kalvano wrote:Who are all these people in nice clothes? Is there something other than orientation going on?


are you already there?



Yes. I wanted to test out my drive.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Iconoclast » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:28 am

kalvano wrote:Who are all these people in nice clothes? Is there something other than orientation going on?


I think OCI is still going on.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby mbusch22 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:29 am

are there a lot of people dressed up? im just wearing shorts and tennis shoes and a polo...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:29 am

Oh, right. Forgot about that.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texasforever » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:30 am

The 2L's have OCI today and tomorrow

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:30 am

mbusch22 wrote:are there a lot of people dressed up? im just wearing shorts and tennis shoes and a polo...



It's for OCI. No one else is here for orientation, but I'm in jeans and a polo.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:51 am

in on jeans and polo crew

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bcb1986 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:52 pm

kalvano wrote:Who are all these people in nice clothes? Is there something other than orientation going on?


2L/3E OCI through next Friday

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:51 pm

Anyone who questions the neccesity of URM preferences in admissions should come to an SMU orientation.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Texasboundanddown » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:03 pm

kalvano wrote:Anyone who questions the neccesity of URM preferences in admissions should come to an SMU orientation.


Hahah Im glad someone noticed that people of color were...few and far between to say the least. Kind of funny, though I experienced it in undergrad too.

But to be completely honest, with most law schools the percentage of minorities are pretty low. Especially in Texas. Even UT hasn't dipped below 65% white yet. Crazy.

Edit: Also, sorry about the dot thing I forgot for a time til I saw thirteen but by then it was later in the day. I'll do it tomorrow, then I will find you kav. You're section one right? Prolly why our (mini) sections didn't interact.
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:06 pm

It was nice to meet a couple of you. The dots were harder to spot than i thought. Maybe meet more of yall tomorrow.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:16 pm

Observations and overheard things -

*Forrester is supposed to be very nice, and not mean at all in class. Everyone described her as very sweet, though she does give a closed-book exam.

*Martin (Torts) is new, so no one has feedback on him, but it was generally agreed that new professors are often times easier to work with.

*Anyone who thinks law schools do not have attractive women has never been to SMU.

*Cashen is supposed to be very tough for LW.

*I found the emphasis on how grades aren't that important odd. I was talking with my dad afterward on the way home and he did too. Grades are about the most important thing.

*Lawyers love to listen to themselves talk. Today could easily have been 2 hours.

*I was astonished at how under-prepared a lot of people seemed. Nice, but nowhere near the level of preparation one should give to a $40K-a-year endeavor. Not knowing about briefs, outlines, exams, anything.

*Past exams will be available around Thanksgiving in the library. Most professors package 3-5 exams and example "A" answers for sale in the library.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby mbusch22 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:55 pm

* i dont think martin for torts is new. one of my buddies had him 2 years ago and sent me his outline already.




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