Just wanted to add this to my "unread." Looks like I will be going to SMU this year. Any apartment suggestions?
I would fix my credit to obtain more student loans so that I didn't have to go to LS part-time and work full-time.
2 wouldn't really be considered inbreeding. Most law schools have at least some professors who went to school there.
You are right; I was overestimating the number based on what I observed during an ASD. It seemed like everyone I met from the staff and faculty had a JD from SMU (I guess they were just trying to show us successful grads) There are still a few associate professors with SMU JDs, and even a couple that have other SMU degrees.
I stand by my lack of prestige comment for all three (but would love to be proven wrong)...
J.D. or J.D. equivalent:
North Western: 1
Post JD Degrees:
47 full professors.
You're right. An inbred and unprestigious faculty. sh*t. Come to think of it, my Civ Pro professor wrote part of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure; thatís like a double whammy Ďcause he is teaching kids his own rules! And all the adjunct professors do is bring in real world experience! They donít even bring in a fancy pants name!
God, SMU is a TTT. I think I'm going to drop out and be a guy that sells flowers on the street corner. Obviously heís more prestigious.
Different things for different schools. Some schools absolutely hate it when applicants call their offices AT ALL with questions or additional info. Other schools will bump up a student when they receive contact from them as it shows them that you are interested and would accept an offer to attend. Just check out the board on success stories and try and determine where your prospective school lies.
Where is the board on success stories? I must be just missing it
Well I started my application process for the next cycle. Getting LOR's together, started to think of my PS topic, etc and all of this scares me. The whole process is so long and thorough. I'm thinking of the jobs I can put on my apps that I worked scared that if I put something wrong even if get my JD I'll never practice cause the ABA might find some mismatched info. And then, there is the though that when I finally send in my apps in September I will have to wait for response from schools, the though of which terrifies even more.
Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but this is scary.
anyone have any suggestions for a decent 1-bedroom close to smu where i could fit a pool table?
I will be working at a firm for the first half of the summer. I'm still looking for a second half job.
Did you find this job through SMU? How are your classmates doing with this summer jobs?