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Renee

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SMU Law Starter Thread
« on: July 10, 2004, 04:21:31 PM »
Anyone here going to SMU Law?  Or am I wasting my time? Post if you are, and what you think of the school.  Also post whether or not you have moved yet.

As for me, I'm going back to SMU after doing undergrad there.  I like the school; some of the people are a little snotty, but ignore them and you'll do yourself a big favor. There was no need for me to move, I've been in the area most of my life.

Others feedback will be more than welcome.  Ask me questions, if you want . . . as far as Dallas, campus life, etc. 


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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2004, 10:55:12 AM »
I just finished my first year at SMU Dedman, and am now about to begin my first year in the Cox MBA progam as a JD/MBA student. I can answer any JD related questions about first year life at SMU if anyone has any.

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2004, 11:29:40 AM »
I got my registration package in the mail a few days ago.  How early did you start to work on your assignments?  Also, there was a little disclaimer about the courses -that they can change your schedule up until the last day of orientation.  Did this happen to anyone you knew?

Also, I know that people have different study habits, but I am used to studying about 70-80 hrs/wk.(I worked really hard in undergrad.) Will this be enough for law school? How much on average did you study?I realize that the type of studying will be different, but I would think that this (being almost half of the time in a week, in addition to classes) would be enough. Thanks in advance for your response.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2004, 08:33:42 PM »
Im really interested in SMU but Im a little affraid I wont get in.  I have 157, but I have a 3.9 with two majors (Econ and Int Business) and a spanish minor.  Anyway, anyone know anything about there international law classes.  Thanks.

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2005, 03:19:59 PM »
Just wanted to add this to my "unread." Looks like I will be going to SMU this year. Any apartment suggestions?
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2005, 09:04:15 PM »
Try the University Gardens.  They are near campus.  Also, Hillcrest Manor is right across from the law school.  But those apartments are hard to come by, so if you are really considering this, then get on the waitlist now.   There are apartments all around the campus, within about a five mile radius of the campus.  Some people like to live close to the school for convenience, some like to live farther away for a change of scenery.  It just depends on the person.  Good luck. 

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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2005, 12:46:21 AM »
I'm considering SMU, but haven't been accepted yet. Can anyone tell me about what to expect in the way of:

-when to receive an acceptance/rejection letter and financial aid offer,
-a general range of what a decent, but cheap 1- or 2-bedroom apartment (preferably close to school) should cost,
-and the school's overall atmosphere (e.g. competitive vs. cooperative, faculty, etc.)

My other main option is U. of Houston, so if you know anyone there, anything you could offer about what you've heard would also be very much appreciated.

Thanks!

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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2005, 01:00:25 AM »
  I just found out that I was accepted to SMU on Monday. Now I'm deciding between SMU and Tulane. I have to inform Tulane of my decision by this Friday!!! I'm from Fort Worth and would LOVE to be in the DFW area, but beyond that I need to know more about life at SMU law school. so PLEASE, any current students or extremely knowledgable admitted soon-to-be 1Ls, tell me anything you can about what it is like there. I hear it is very different than SMU undergrad. are the students friendly? what is the competitive environment like? Is it easy to meet people and make friends? I heard that they cut the daytime program down to 2 sections instead of three- does anyone know how big the class is supposed to be in the fall?
  HELP me with any information before this Friday!

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Re: SMU Law Starter Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2005, 06:21:08 PM »
'Sapnin, SMU 1L's to be?
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2005, 04:48:27 PM »
I'm a soon to be 1L at SMU, too bad this thread seems pretty dead... :-\