And for those that were complaining of the lack of SMU camaraderie, after the day time law school administrative activities there is sports spectacular, law school follies at night, and then bar review.
Sports Spectacular is also on Friday. Basically there will be a ton of kegs on a softball field and you can witness law students trying to play softball drunk and trying to play softball while holding their beer. We also have awesome tailgates during the Fall, but y'all really can't experience those unless you visit SMU during that time.
Law School Follies will be after Spectacular and is comprise of various skits performed by law students and professors making fun of SMU, law school, themselves, and other current events. Last year there was a skit called "Brokeback Basement" making fun of the people on law review and student groups with offices in the basement of Storey Hall. There were also students pretending to be Dorsaneo and Cross, some of the most outrageous profs on campus (note, last year the students got out of hand making fun of the profs so it may be a bit boring this time).
After Follies you can head out to Bar Review which will be held at Dubliner Pub on Greenville (http://www.dallasdubliner.com/
). Nothing really special here, but a lot of law students will come out and will probably be drunk from Spectacular. Last year we received drink specials, but the people running Bar Review this year kinda suck. I think the people taking over for next year will be better at setting up drink specials and other events.
I don't know who decides ASW activities, but we do not have as many events as other schools because of the feedback pre-law school students gave the school. (Personally, I didn't attend ASW and just visited SMU when I was in town before I decided to attend). Most people don't want to hang out on campus all weekend and hang out with law students all weekend - most people were complaining that they couldn't hang out and visit just visit Dallas. I think that is why SMU does not have full events like W&L, where it is located in a city with nothing to do (not trying to disparage W&L, I really liked that school, but since the school was used as an example earlier and since I visited that school too, I wanted to make that comparison). Also note that W&L has fewer admitted students so it is easier financially and logistically to do extensive ASW activities.
Could SMU improve it's admission process? Sure. The school changes its ASW every year and tries to cater to those students who WANT to hang out on campus and those who ONLY want to visit it for a few hours.