XUMickeal wrote:cavalier1138 wrote:SweetTort wrote:nyu2019maybeplease wrote:Also, if you think of the admissions process as your halycon days, you had a different experience than I did.nyu2019maybeplease wrote:Yea. Went into the cycle dreaming of NYU. Got in. Went to Michigan. Good choice. Questions?cavalier1138 wrote:nyu2019maybeplease wrote:Lived in NYC before school. Going to NYC. Picked Michigan over NYU, don't regret choice for second.
Ann Arbor is awesome and the school provides a great community. I've found myself more able to focus here, and the things I miss in NYC I wouldn't be doing as a law student anyhow.
Different people do well in different environments.
I'm sure they do. But there are quite a few practical drawbacks to living in Ann Arbor when there's no chance in hell you'll be working anywhere in the general vicinity.
Also, I can't possibly avoid remarking on your username. I'm sure it's from your halcyon 0L days, but can you really shill for Mich like that?
I think he was saying that the time before law school was his halcyon days, not the admissions process.
I think I was just being flippant.
It's interesting how strong the reaction has been, though. I actually said Michigan was a good school. I'd say it's a great school. But there's no denying that the Ann Arbor location is a drawback when it comes to taking advantage of nearby career opportunities. The thread isn't asking people to rate Michigan; it's asking why Michigan appears to get a lot of "hatred" compared to its peer schools. Its location is one possible explanation.
Duke is also poorly located yet there hasn't been that much hatred generated towards it.
I thought people just hate on Mich cause they don't think it should be ranked 8.