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Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby mich 13 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:58 pm

I have only been here a couple of weeks, but I will answer anything that I can. I will try to check in and respond to questions periodically over the next week or so.

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby 005618502 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:59 pm

which schools were you deciding between?
Why did you pick michigan?
Are you happy with your decision?

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby dannyde7 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:09 am

What are you studying? Which professors are best? What makes Michigan a great law school? What are its strengths?

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby mich 13 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:10 am

which schools were you deciding between?
Why did you pick michigan?
Are you happy with your decision?

I considered a lot of schools. I gave serious consideration to Duke, Penn, Texas, and Vanderbilt. I had a pretty sizable scholarship at Vanderbilt and a larger one at Texas. I had smaller scholarships at Michigan, Penn, and Duke.

When I visited Michigan over preview weekend I was really impressed with the classes I observed. People seemed sharper at Michigan, they had good answers, and it was a more intellectually exciting atmosphere than the other schools. It also seemed like a more friendly place than Penn and Duke. I think the assumptions from preview weekend have been pretty accurate.

Right now I'm really happy with my decision. I like Ann Arbor a lot. There's a decent bit of art, music, etc here and I'm shocked at the amount of ethnic food (and people from all over the world). The weather has been great so far (I know the winters will get worse, but because of its so far south and so far from the lakes it shouldn't be as bad as detroit or chicago). The classes have been fun. I've enjoyed the reading and I don't have any crazy paper-chase like professors.

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby 005618502 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:15 pm

Could you have gone to CCN?

Since you had even small scholarships to schools like VMP

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby mfeller2 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:19 pm

Did you write any supplemental essays when applying? Do you think it helped your chances of getting admitted?

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby 005618502 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:11 pm

Also mind us asking what your numbers are?

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby 005618502 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:10 pm

bump

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby logan » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:48 pm

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby kwhiteside » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:59 pm

I would love to hear your opinion OP on Michigan vs. Vanderbilt. I'm hoping that I'm lucky enough to be in your same position come spring.

Also, if I'm used to a large city, specifically Atlanta, GA, will Ann Arbor be a culture shock?

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby logan » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:03 pm

kwhiteside wrote:I would love to hear your opinion OP on Michigan vs. Vanderbilt. I'm hoping that I'm lucky enough to be in your same position come spring.

Also, if I'm used to a large city, specifically Atlanta, GA, will Ann Arbor be a culture shock?


I can't speak to the first question, but as to the second, it shouldn't be. Ann Arbor is definitely a college town, but for the most part, whatever you can do in a big city you can find here.

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby 005618502 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:13 am

Logan mind telling what schools you were picking between?

Why you chose Mich, and if you are happy with your decision

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby Entchen » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:23 pm

logan wrote:I'm also a 1L (summer starter) happy to take questions.


How did you like doing the summer start? How is the transition into fall classes, with the rest of your class around?

Since you were hanging out with the ED kids (and may be one yourself) -- how common is it for EDers to get $?

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby 005618502 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:15 pm

so im assuming this thread is over? its moving sooooo slow

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby logan » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:06 am

Sorry it took me so long to respond to these. Let me go in order:

jt1341 wrote:Logan mind telling what schools you were picking between?

Why you chose Mich, and if you are happy with your decision


I was choosing between comparably ranked schools (Duke, Georgetown, Penn, etc) with decent money and some lower ranked schools with high scholarships. In the end I chose Michigan because I liked the atmosphere, the people were friendly, and the price was right.

I'm very happy so far, but to be honest, I likely would have been happy at most schools. I don't know if I would have been happier anywhere else, but I also know that I'm enjoying things as they are now.

Entchen wrote:
logan wrote:I'm also a 1L (summer starter) happy to take questions.


How did you like doing the summer start? How is the transition into fall classes, with the rest of your class around?

Since you were hanging out with the ED kids (and may be one yourself) -- how common is it for EDers to get $?


Summer start is great. I highly recommend it as a nice way of easing into law school. The workload isn't light (it's two doctrinal courses plus legal practice, but it's a condensed semester so it's a lot of reading and class every day) but it's manageable. The best part was probably the intimate setting and the opportunity to have the law school all to yourself. It's been a little tough getting back into the swing of things for Fall semester, but that's more a function of the beginning of courses being introductory, at least in my opinion.

I was not ED and don't really discuss scholarships with my friends, so I can't speak to that. Sorry.

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby mich 13 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:56 am

I did write a supplemental essay. I have no idea if it helped or not.

I was waitlisted at all of CCN.

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby mich 13 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:03 am

kwhiteside wrote:I would love to hear your opinion OP on Michigan vs. Vanderbilt. I'm hoping that I'm lucky enough to be in your same position come spring.

Also, if I'm used to a large city, specifically Atlanta, GA, will Ann Arbor be a culture shock?


I thought they were really both really wonderful places. I found the people at both schools to be far friendlier than the people I met at other schools I visited. Vanderbilt's career services office is pretty large considering how many students are at the school, and I think its a pretty good office. Vanderbilt's LRAP program is nearly worthless, but Michigan's has some serious advantages over the federal plan. Michigan does send more people to the best clerkships, government jobs, firm jobs, and academia. However, I think that people in the middle or bottom of both classes have similar career prospects. Michigan has a better series of course offerings, and better options to take classes outside the law school (Ford School of Public Policy seems to be a common one). I really believe Michigan's students are of a high caliber and that this makes for more interesting class discussion. In the end I didn't feel like I had enough $$ from vanderbilt to go when I had a chance to go to michigan.

I don't think you'll have such a big culture shock. They're are very few black people at UM or in Ann Arbor, there are tons in Atlanta so that is different. There is a pretty strong Asian and Indian cultural base here. I don't really think that there is a whole lot you get in a city of 1 million that you don't get in a city of a 200,000 -- so I doubt culture shock will be to strong. The traffic is better here!

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby sleepyhead » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:22 pm

how often to do you go to rick's american cafe?

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby artichoke » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:45 pm

Do you love BTB as much as I do?

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:27 pm

Me and one other guy did a tour of Michigan on Monday, I really liked it. Personally, I think Ann Arbor is a damn busy place, at least near campus.

I have two questions: 1) What do you think is the best part about Michigan Law? 2) Where do you live and what do you think about it?

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby 09042014 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:43 pm

Have Existenz and JoanHalloway banged yet?

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby mich 13 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:55 pm

AreJay711 wrote:Me and one other guy did a tour of Michigan on Monday, I really liked it. Personally, I think Ann Arbor is a damn busy place, at least near campus.

I have two questions: 1) What do you think is the best part about Michigan Law? 2) Where do you live and what do you think about it?


I don't know what the best part is. So far I've enjoyed classes and the readings. Almost all the students here are fun to be around. I live off campus in a small apartment in a house. I like being close but being able to make my own food and save some money. People in lawyer's club seem happy with their choice as well.

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby logan » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:03 pm

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby 09042014 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:05 pm

logan wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Have Existenz and JoanHalloway banged yet?


I don't know if I know them but I'm gonna assume yes.


All the evidence I need.

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Re: Michigan 1L taking questions

Postby 005618502 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:51 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Have Existenz and JoanHalloway banged yet?


lol




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