SMU 2010!

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FunkyJD
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:26 am

traehekat wrote:Ughh still procrastinating on doing this application. I am a failure. I originally had no intent of applying, but I have heard such great things about SMU I sent in a fee waiver request and just got it a couple days ago. Any advice on the Why SMU? essay?


Mention that you love the state of Texas. A lot. Mention that you love Dallas, too. A lot. Mention that Troy Aikman, Moose Johnston, and Emmitt Smith are gods among men. Mention that you love getting buffalo burgers at Ye Ole Butcher Shop in Plano, and that the corn bread that comes on the side with the platters at Market Street is really good.

I am kidding ... but only slightly. Discuss your interest in practicing law in Dallas -- a most wonderful city -- and how/why SMU is just the right place to accomplish that.

Good luck.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby MoS » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:31 am

Why are they waiting so long to make decisions? I swear they are going to admit their whole class on Jan. 31 at 11:59pm.

And sorry to all those whose heart skipped a beat seeing this thread bumped. I am just getting antsy.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby km23 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:43 am

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wocehtoom » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:44 am

MoS wrote:Why are they waiting so long to make decisions? I swear they are going to admit their whole class on Jan. 31 at 11:59pm.

And sorry to all those whose heart skipped a beat seeing this thread bumped. I am just getting antsy.


It did until I realized it's 3am. Then again, that's what I deserve for browsing at unreasonable times

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby adrib » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:19 pm

km23 wrote:I was being a stalker and digging through last year's thread...looks like a lot of the EA people didn't hear until Jan. 28th-ish, so I guess they don't mind waiting until the last minute! Good luck.

on LSN, only like two people got results before the last few days of January. the EA people got their decisions Jan 28-31, and most everyone else got a decision on 2/20, except for a handful of people that waited till late March or April. i hope that's not us....

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:38 pm

I wrote about a few of their programs, a bit more "Why Part Time" and then finished with some Dallas/TX fluffing. The whole thing was like a paragraph.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby MoS » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:25 pm

wocehtoom wrote:
MoS wrote:Why are they waiting so long to make decisions? I swear they are going to admit their whole class on Jan. 31 at 11:59pm.

And sorry to all those whose heart skipped a beat seeing this thread bumped. I am just getting antsy.


It did until I realized it's 3am. Then again, that's what I deserve for browsing at unreasonable times

I live in Thailand, so it was mid afternoon for me. The only nice thing about the schedule is that I can wake up to acceptances, or rejections (non yet)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby leraa6587 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:29 pm

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby tsub » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:06 pm

Mos,

You're in Thailand? That's awesome! My family is originally from there. Maybe we can talk about Thai stuff in Dallas :D

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:27 pm

I'm IN.... the queue

Sorry, couldn't resist. :mrgreen:

My last LOR showed up this morning so I assigned it and submitted the application. I was surprised to receive the email from SMU with the status checker link so quickly after submitting. That seems like the one thing that has moved quickly in the whole process!

I realize that my application should have been in long ago, but maybe it won't hurt me too much.

Anyway... I hope all you early decision folks hear back soon and get good news. Just save one seat in the evening program for me :D

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby adrib » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:34 pm

Sangiovese wrote:I'm IN.... the queue

Sorry, couldn't resist. :mrgreen:

My last LOR showed up this morning so I assigned it and submitted the application. I was surprised to receive the email from SMU with the status checker link so quickly after submitting. That seems like the one thing that has moved quickly in the whole process!

I realize that my application should have been in long ago, but maybe it won't hurt me too much.

Anyway... I hope all you early decision folks hear back soon and get good news. Just save one seat in the evening program for me :D

i can't believe your got your status checker so fast! i waited 2 weeks for mine :( good luck to you!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:02 am

Sangiovese wrote:I'm IN.... the queue

Sorry, couldn't resist. :mrgreen:

My last LOR showed up this morning so I assigned it and submitted the application. I was surprised to receive the email from SMU with the status checker link so quickly after submitting. That seems like the one thing that has moved quickly in the whole process!

I realize that my application should have been in long ago, but maybe it won't hurt me too much.

Anyway... I hope all you early decision folks hear back soon and get good news. Just save one seat in the evening program for me :D


If you were sitting in proximity to me, I would stab your face. :D

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby ExplodingColon » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:59 pm

I've read the very emotional comments from the 2009 SMU thread. Describing it as CRAZY wouldn't do it justice!

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I've decided to be patient during this process. As an attorney you do a lot of waiting, so perhaps this will help with my skills.

Good luck to everyone.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby adrib » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:14 am

Just to make sure, no one is UR yet, right? i just can't see how they'll send out a bunch of decisions by the end of the month if none of us are Under Review yet :(

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:50 am

This thread is going to give me cardiac problems.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby najumobi » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:02 am

Bustang wrote:This thread is going to give me cardiac problems.

it shouldn't......decisions from last year started coming out jan 30/feb 1st. with some decisions trickling out up to a week or so afterwards. they are very last minute.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby MoS » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:41 am

Their whole EA program is just a tease.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:09 am

Bustang wrote:This thread is going to give me cardiac problems.

Last year, decisions started coming in on the 29th and 30th. That should be the equivalent of Thursday and Friday of next week.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:04 pm

MoS wrote:Their whole EA program is just a tease.


I'm not EA, so I suppose I'm not too bothered. At least SMU tells us that they take forever.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SummerLaw » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:21 pm

Just submitted an SMU application... but it sounds like I wont hear anything for a few months. I applied to PT. Anyone know how many PT applicants they take? Would it have been better to apply FT?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby leraa6587 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:25 pm

SummerLaw wrote:Just submitted an SMU application... but it sounds like I wont hear anything for a few months. I applied to PT. Anyone know how many PT applicants they take? Would it have been better to apply FT?



from what i've seen on last year's thread, it looks like they review PT separately from FT, then defer those who checked both to the PT discussion. IF this is true, it means you actually have a better chance, depending on your LSAT. it's going to be a kind of a screwball year (imo) for PT since they rank these programs now

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SummerLaw » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:39 pm

leraa6587 wrote:
SummerLaw wrote:Just submitted an SMU application... but it sounds like I wont hear anything for a few months. I applied to PT. Anyone know how many PT applicants they take? Would it have been better to apply FT?



from what i've seen on last year's thread, it looks like they review PT separately from FT, then defer those who checked both to the PT discussion. IF this is true, it means you actually have a better chance, depending on your LSAT. it's going to be a kind of a screwball year (imo) for PT since they rank these programs now


Yeah you're right - I think PT is going to be tough everywhere, except for a couple schools who didn't get dinged hard last year for their PT programs (Georgetown for example). I'm 3.7/165 but I applied late in the game so we'll see what kind of luck I have. What are the numbers for SMU? For whatever reason I can't get to that page on their website without it crashing.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby leraa6587 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:19 pm

SummerLaw wrote:
leraa6587 wrote:
SummerLaw wrote:Just submitted an SMU application... but it sounds like I wont hear anything for a few months. I applied to PT. Anyone know how many PT applicants they take? Would it have been better to apply FT?



from what i've seen on last year's thread, it looks like they review PT separately from FT, then defer those who checked both to the PT discussion. IF this is true, it means you actually have a better chance, depending on your LSAT. it's going to be a kind of a screwball year (imo) for PT since they rank these programs now


Yeah you're right - I think PT is going to be tough everywhere, except for a couple schools who didn't get dinged hard last year for their PT programs (Georgetown for example). I'm 3.7/165 but I applied late in the game so we'll see what kind of luck I have. What are the numbers for SMU? For whatever reason I can't get to that page on their website without it crashing.



PT median gpa: 3.62/FT median gpa: 3.76
PT median lsat: 159/ FT median lsat: 164
76 students matriculated PT / 164 students full time
http://www.law.smu.edu/Default.aspx?DN= ... beddec52c2



edit: summerlaw, you stand a great chance. it's really not [i]that[i] late. Our law school admissions counselor at Texas A&M said typically 50% of applications schools receive are within the 2 weeks prior to the deadline (which i think is february 15 this year, so you're close, but could be worse). plus they have "late decision"... whatever that is

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby adrib » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:52 pm

argh, i want you EA people to get answers already--I wasn't complete till 1/8/10, and the earliest batch after EA last year was on 2/20...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:12 pm

I'm pretty sure you couldn't check both FT/PT at SMU because there were all sorts of special requirements for PT (like you had to write "Why PT?" in the PS).

Anyway, I'm also in the PT stack. I figure it's going to take a while.




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