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« Reply #80 on: April 19, 2007, 01:38:26 AM »
I know it is short notice, but there is another ASD this Friday. The weather should be beautiful and hamburger man will be out in full force in the quad. It would bee a good time for people to come out and see what SMU can be like; especially on a cool spring day in Dallas.

Yea that'd be lovely....... if I were accepted!

For me it's somewhat irrelevant anyway, I only applied to one school and I like the HP area well enough.  Good to know though.  If I get a call tomorrow I'll definitely stop by.

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« Reply #81 on: April 19, 2007, 01:57:24 AM »
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. 
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Re: SMU
« Reply #82 on: April 19, 2007, 02:09:39 AM »
I know it is short notice, but there is another ASD this Friday. The weather should be beautiful and hamburger man will be out in full force in the quad. It would bee a good time for people to come out and see what SMU can be like; especially on a cool spring day in Dallas.

Yea that'd be lovely....... if I were accepted!

For me it's somewhat irrelevant anyway, I only applied to one school and I like the HP area well enough.  Good to know though.  If I get a call tomorrow I'll definitely stop by.

You're welcome to come anyway. I won't tell.  ;D
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« Reply #83 on: April 19, 2007, 03:00:23 AM »
I know it is short notice, but there is another ASD this Friday. The weather should be beautiful and hamburger man will be out in full force in the quad. It would bee a good time for people to come out and see what SMU can be like; especially on a cool spring day in Dallas.

I would love to attend, especially since my girlfriend is trekking to Dallas this weekend... buuuuut I'm not an accepted student, and I don't want to pretend to be one. I guess I'll just have stay home and watch "Home Improvement" reruns instead. God, I hate that show :'(

But... um... hey! Maybe they'll call tomorrow, right? I mean, it could happen, right? ......right?  :-\
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« Reply #84 on: April 19, 2007, 01:26:44 PM »
With half the threads on the front page being "XX school, hurry up!" or "not rejected yet at YY", I don't think it's fair to single SMU out for being slow in this.  In all fairness, SMU has accepted 57 people on LSN already, which if you figure 9% representation is 633 people accepted in total so far.  The vast majority of those acceptances came in december/january with some dribbling in february with another small wave in March.

It sucks for us, the people on the fence who haven't heard anything yet - but there's been plenty of people who have.  At least in my case I don't hold it against SMU because I obviously have an unusual file.  I would have preferred to hear earlier obviously but hey - as long as I'm up there come August I think I'm a happy guy.

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« Reply #85 on: April 19, 2007, 03:50:46 PM »
I don't know what the deal is with admissions at SMU.  I got in back in December and got a nice scholarship, but sent my withdrawal letter in after I got into UT.  Then, about 2 weeks ago, Virginia Keehan (SMU admissions) calls me and offers me a full ride.  Really confusing since I had already withdrawn my application.  But I still said no.  Good luck to everyone waiting on a decision, really its hard to believe that its late April and you are still waiting to hear from them.  Personally, I enjoyed SMU when I visited last fall.  I like the four building quad and how the parking garage for law students is across the street.

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« Reply #86 on: April 19, 2007, 04:06:39 PM »
Was it a the Sumners full scholarship?  Or are they offering other fulls now?

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« Reply #87 on: April 19, 2007, 05:07:44 PM »
They just said a full scholarship opened up, it wasn't the Sumners deal.  I originally applied for Sumners but withdrew before a decision was made because I knew I wasn't going to go there.

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« Reply #88 on: April 19, 2007, 05:48:48 PM »
I'm curious; why did you turn down the full ride for UT?
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« Reply #89 on: April 19, 2007, 06:04:53 PM »
because its UT... I probably would have done the same if I could get into UT