U. of Michigan Law School '11

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2011)
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bumblebeechewna
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Postby bumblebeechewna » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:46 pm

snap! that's awesome
feel the michigan love 8)

awesomepossum
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Postby awesomepossum » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:47 pm

nice snap!!!

so should I put you in the 'accepted but undecided' category or where?






in other news, I sent another 300 bucks to UM in deposit.

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Peachykeen21
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Postby Peachykeen21 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:49 pm

congrats snap!! that's wonderful!

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snap
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Postby snap » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:55 pm

yeah possum, put me on the undecided (but love Michigan!) list!!

Thanks for the congrats everybody - I'm definitely super-excited!

Does one get scholarship info only w/the acceptance letter, or does it sometimes come after?

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bumblebeechewna
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Postby bumblebeechewna » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:58 pm

in other news, I sent another 300 bucks to UM in deposit.


why another?

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snap
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Postby snap » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:37 pm

I watched the DVD, and it's a little cheesy, but it sure gets me excited about possibly going to UMich next year!!

RingoMN
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Postby RingoMN » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:13 am

Yeah, good question snap. I know some of you must have gotten your scholarship stuff with your acceptance pack. Does that mean that we're out any money, or are there still certain scholarships to be offered at a later date? If not and you're among the penniless, does anyone think that UMich is superspendy or is it just me?

Rayster
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Postby Rayster » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:33 pm

why another?


There are two deposits. They send you the form for the second when they have received the first.

britt2010
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Postby britt2010 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:37 pm

I got my scholarship after. The admissions office is still in the process of considering others for scholarships.

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Postby britt2010 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:46 pm

Dark hair? The one was who considering NY schools but was just overwhelmed by UM when she visited?


Yeah, that's me.

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I had to do it! TLS was sucking me back in!

Lawyers Club:
Nope, no kitchen, but the dining hall serves all meals except for Saturday night dinner.

I like the food. I'm a pretty picky eater (I should rephrase: I eat anything but I'm a food snob in terms of quality.) The salad bar is well stocked with good stuff like feta and other accoutrements. They have nutritional info over all of the food, which is nice. There's a dessert bar, ice cream...it's all pretty standard. It's definitely a step up from normal cafeteria, and although I don't live in LC, I think I'm going to get a meal plan for next semester. It's definitely a social hub, though. I think a lot of the LC people made a ton of friends, but at times they can get kind of sick of each other. I think most people had a good experience, from what I understand. It's definitely convenient in terms of bars, etc.

I'm off campus and don't regret my decision to be off campus, except for when it comes to going out. Luckily, my bf lives nearby campus, so I can crash there, but otherwise it was sort of lame being "far." It depends on what you're looking for. I had lived in housing forever prior to LS so I had to get out. You'll just have to check it out. It's typically 1/2 1Ls, and then the other half is broken down into 2Ls, 3Ls, and other students (LLMs, etc).

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awesomerossum
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Postby awesomerossum » Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:52 pm

Britt, what law schools were you considering besides Mich? The usual suspects?

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roman
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Postby roman » Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:30 am

:D
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awesomepossum
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Postby awesomepossum » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:01 am

roman is added.

lazyboy
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Postby lazyboy » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:15 am

add me to the likely list. i just got accepted but i cant watch the dvd until my dad mails it to me. i only hope it is as good as this one i got from appalachian state. i figure this would cancel out the football a little bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVENWl8uBeg

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Postby awesomepossum » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:46 pm

lazyboy added

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Postby awesomepossum » Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:08 pm

lazyboy, that video made me want to puke.

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gmail
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Postby gmail » Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:37 pm

possum, I know you deferred into '11. Did you check that box on the Michigan app, or did you get accepted first and then ask for a deferral?

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Postby awesomepossum » Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:55 pm

accepted.

realization that I can't finish my PhD.

deferral request....saying if I couldn't get a deferral I would be going sans-PhD after 6 years of work.

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roman
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Postby roman » Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:34 pm

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lazyboy
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Postby lazyboy » Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:05 am

no doubt about it

we're here to shout it

appalachian state is HOT, HOT, HOT!

cmon, it's funny...

lazyboy
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Postby lazyboy » Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:08 am

anyone know someone who got need-based financial aid? i havent been declared a dependant since 2001, which is the requirement to omit your parents financial data, and dont have savings worth mentioning. can i get a little love in this department?

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Postby treehugger2011 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:42 pm

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Postby roman » Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:18 am

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awesomepossum
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Postby awesomepossum » Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:34 am

I was thinking about the PhiD house thing...but I think I have too much shit. Also... I dunno if I want to live with a house full of law students come finals time.

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TheRedDeath
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Postby TheRedDeath » Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:09 pm

I'm very much torn between Lawyer's Club/Phid and off-campus housing. I did UG in Boston and lived off-campus most of the time due to general disgust with dorms. However, I think a simple bedroom with communal living area would be nice for first year.

The thought of moving my possessions (even if I furnish an apartment largely through Craigslist) all the way to Ann Arbor, only to sublet the place the summer after 1L, makes me cringe. Simply put, moving sucks and LC/Ph would allow me to move as little as possible.

I'm bored while waiting for the Pats game, so here's the situation as I see it:

Lawyer's Club pros:
-proximity to campus
-lack of extensive (and expensive) move-in/move-out and furnishing
-lack of need to sublet if leave for summer
-community (maybe a bad thing at times) with other 1Ls
-easy dining hall access and no need to worry about buying food/cooking
-no need to seek out roomies (which can be a disastrous endeavor)
-reduced need for car, and thus money saved from gas, insurance, etc.

Off-campus pros:
-more living space
-potential to save money over LC
-potential to save money by making own food
--such saved money can support auto use/maintenance
-freedom from hectic 1L dorm atmosphere (I assume this applies more during finals)
-ability to host study groups, gatherings, parties, whatever
-actually having a kitchen, living room, etc. so as to live like a normal person and not a college frosh


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