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Re: SMU
« Reply #240 on: April 27, 2007, 06:05:44 PM »
So I've been following this thread waiting impatiently and wanted to let ya'll know I got the phone call from Maggie today saying I was accepted and the letter is in the mail. So they are defintely NOT through accepting people. And good look to all you still waiting. I was complete in November so I feel your pain.

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« Reply #241 on: April 27, 2007, 06:13:36 PM »
Where do you get your information? Baker Botts has had an office in Austin since 1982.

Hmm. Well maybe they're expanding their Austin office then. I definitely read about it the newspaper within the last couple of months.
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« Reply #242 on: April 27, 2007, 06:24:53 PM »
That's a possibility, especially if they're taking former Jenkens and Gilchrist lawyers. Their office location in Austin is a little odd, kind of sequestered with two other skyscrapers about five or six blocks from where most of the other law firms are located. It's not as odd though as V&E's decision to move completely out of downtown. I still don't understand why they would do that.
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« Reply #243 on: April 27, 2007, 06:26:12 PM »
Everyone need to stop acting like SMU, Houston, and all the other schools are limited to their home cities. It is merely easier to stay in the home city, there is nothing difficult about finding a job outside of the school's home city. Any grad from a Texas law school can easily work in any city within Texas, including Austin.





As a current law student at SMU I have to say that it is "difficult" to find - at least summer employment - in Houston UNLESS you have (1) killer grades/rank, (2) local ties, and/or (3) in a specialized filed like IP law. While I agree it is not impossible to graduate from SMU and move to Houston (or graduate from UofH and move to Dallas), that is assuming you have rocked the curve. My friends that do have summer jobs in Houston are in the top 10% of their class and have local ties.

Also, I have heard that the big firm legal market in Houston is a bit easier to get into over Dallas, but these firms will still require class rank or specialization. Just something else to consider...I don't want any of y'all thinking it will be a cakewalk when finding jobs in the Houston market.  
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« Reply #244 on: April 28, 2007, 04:56:48 PM »
Just a quick status update on SMU - still nothing!  :\  I checked the mail with goosebumps today feeling sure today would be the day.. Monday is gonna be exciting I guess.

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Re: SMU
« Reply #245 on: April 28, 2007, 05:31:28 PM »
Ditto.  I thought today would be the day too but still nothing.
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« Reply #246 on: April 28, 2007, 06:10:59 PM »
I got nothin'.

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« Reply #247 on: April 28, 2007, 06:12:03 PM »
I'm girding my loins for the waitlist.  Better that than a rejection..

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« Reply #248 on: April 28, 2007, 06:21:13 PM »
I'm girding my loins for the waitlist.  Better that than a rejection..

I'm thinking waitlist too. There is only one reported on LSN right now, and past cycles indicate there will be more.

Btw, it's not every day that I come across the phrase, "girding my loins." Thank you for that. :D
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« Reply #249 on: April 28, 2007, 06:52:13 PM »
The guy who says he's waitlisted hasn't updated in 2 months;  I'm thinking he's just deferred.