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Incoming 1Ls / Re: a deposition - texas style.
« on: March 13, 2007, 01:02:17 PM »

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This whole thread is a bit outdated in light of the new ABA policy.  Michigan, for example, looks primarily at the highest and also peeks at the average.  FWIW USC considers the highest, that was missing even on the original list.

I agree, since I cannot delete this thread I will try and lock it so people will not rely on outdated info...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: SMU 2010 Starter Thread
« on: February 05, 2007, 04:07:29 AM »
There really isn't anything you should do to prep for law school until you receive your first assignments. Focus on moving, loans, and tying up loose ends.

As far as living is concerned, many law students live in the Village amoung the various apartment complexes. It will all depend on how much you want to spend per month - generally decent apt's will be in the $600-$800/month range.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Tax Law, LLM required?
« on: January 20, 2007, 01:58:24 PM »
On an anecdotal level, an alum from my school who does in-house tax work for a major oil company said that he started an LLM program after he'd been in the workforce for a while, but just didn't have the time to finish.  He also said that the NYU Tax LLM is far and away the best, in his opinion the only one worth the time and expense.

I asked my tax law professor this, and he seconded the NYU program. If you are 100% certain you want to go into tax law, then a tax LLM from NYU is your best option. While many attorneys in big law firms that practice tax law don't have LLMs, the extra degree will open a lot more doors in case you want to get out of the big law firm loop.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SMU 1L up for questions
« on: December 29, 2006, 10:56:55 PM »
Yup

Well his class was entertaining....especially during the first week as a 1L.  ;)

Dorsaneo is pretty awesome. Lotta fun in his class.


You're a 2L, right?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SMU 1L up for questions
« on: December 28, 2006, 10:12:31 PM »
Well his class was entertaining....especially during the first week as a 1L.  ;)

Dorsaneo is pretty awesome. Lotta fun in his class.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SMU 1L up for questions
« on: December 28, 2006, 10:11:20 PM »
Nope, Baylor was the first school I got into...I ended up with SMU in the end. Did you end up in Texas or Michigan?


I thought you went to Baylor

Midjeep, how's the summer job hunting going? 

It's going, but I'm not expecting anything until after March. At SMU we still have Spring OCI and a small number of big law firms interview for people they missed during Fall OCI or for those who might have been moved to the top 25%. Plus the medium and small firms don't start interviewing until Jan and Feb so I guess I will keep my fingers crossed till then.  ;)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SMU 1L up for questions
« on: December 28, 2006, 07:10:47 PM »
I went to school with Dorsaneo's son. He was kind of pompous. I don't know if his dad is like that.

Dorsaneo talks about how he has to make $1 million per year just to support all of his ex-wives and children. His latest wife is a twenty-something former student. He lives in a $5 million home in Highland Park. Calls himself the smartest person to EVER graduate from UT Law. His favorite story is of him being held in contempt of the court on his first trial ever. And joked about the Harriet Myers situation and added that he really didnt care about the outcome since he doesnt have a degree from SMU law.

So I would say that Dorsaneo senior is a tad bit pompous. Hell, if he was teaching at Harvard he would become the new mascot at XOXOHTH.com.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SMU 1L up for questions
« on: December 28, 2006, 06:04:44 PM »
Aside from one prof who, while being quite intelligent does not seem to care much, my other profs have a surprising level of concern for the welfare and education of the students. 

Sounds like you have Dorsaneo  :D

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SMU 1L up for questions
« on: December 28, 2006, 06:03:29 PM »
Midjeep, how's the summer job hunting going? 

It's going, but I'm not expecting anything until after March. At SMU we still have Spring OCI and a small number of big law firms interview for people they missed during Fall OCI or for those who might have been moved to the top 25%. Plus the medium and small firms don't start interviewing until Jan and Feb so I guess I will keep my fingers crossed till then.  ;)

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