U. of Michigan Law School '11

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby LitiGiant » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:00 am

We dropped? Are we 9? noooooo

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby sockpuppet » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:03 am

Umich is the only listed school with 100+ students, making Umich undergrads overrepresented.


Given that Michigan is a public school and "aims" to have around 40% resident students, it seems there is really no way to avoid having a huge number from their own undergrad. They're a selective and top ranked law school, and I'm not sure that there is any other college in the state likely to produce an adequate number of qualified students. Virginia might have a one or two other feeder schools to draw from, but I imagine they still admit a lot of UVA undergrads. When you've got a huge college population in state scattered among two or three top schools, as in California, then it's much easier to mix it up.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby aguyingeorgia » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:56 am

Michigan's ranking doesn't change the fact that it is a "kick ass" school. I've been so impressed with the people there.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Rayster » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:05 pm

sockpuppet wrote:
Umich is the only listed school with 100+ students, making Umich undergrads overrepresented.


Given that Michigan is a public school and "aims" to have around 40% resident students, it seems there is really no way to avoid having a huge number from their own undergrad. They're a selective and top ranked law school, and I'm not sure that there is any other college in the state likely to produce an adequate number of qualified students. Virginia might have a one or two other feeder schools to draw from, but I imagine they still admit a lot of UVA undergrads. When you've got a huge college population in state scattered among two or three top schools, as in California, then it's much easier to mix it up.


I wasn't suggesting that as a bad thing, just that Umich undergrads do not have a higher bar set than the rest of us (as suggested by another poster).

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby trunksalot » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:57 pm

awesome: you can take me off the list - not going to Michigan at all now. Good luck to everyone who wants to go and congratulations to all who have already been accepted.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Rayster » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:27 pm

trunksalot wrote:awesome: you can take me off the list - not going to Michigan at all now. Good luck to everyone who wants to go and congratulations to all who have already been accepted.


Going to NYU?

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby awesomepossum » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:35 pm

there's no more 'accepted and undecided' list. It doesn't seem to serve a useful enough purpose for me to ever have to edit it again.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby trunksalot » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:40 pm

Going to NYU?



If I can get the full-ride, but if not I'm headed to Columbia.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Rayster » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:18 pm

trunksalot wrote:
Going to NYU?



If I can get the full-ride, but if not I'm headed to Columbia.


Good luck with the scholarship!

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby britt2010 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:11 pm

SUMMER STARTERS:

I'm looking to sublet. 1 bedroom in a two bedroom for $400/month.

PM me for details. :)

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby jbags » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:13 am

hey, at 44 large per year, what's $13.99 for a top-of-the-line Reuben?

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/03/busin ... c_ev=click

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby littleone » Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:21 pm

Please add me to the list for the summer start. Thanks! I can't wait to meet everyone!

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby jbags » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:06 am

see you in a month and a half... its coming quickly!

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Lothar » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:13 pm

UPDATED 1L SECTION SCHEDULES (As of 4/24/08):
(updated to include JJ White for Summer session Contracts)

As mentioned earlier, the 1L schedule has changed since the one I posted last month.

I looked over the schedules, and it looks like the only changes made this month have been to Section MNOP. Changes from my schedules posted last month have been marked with ****

Looks like Section MNOP's schedule has been changed a bit to accomodate the 2 visiting professors from WUSTL - Professor Schlanger and her SO, Professor Bagenstos; this includes my previously noted change that MNOP's small section has been changed from Crim Law to Torts, and Prof. Shapiro won't be teaching the Crim Law section as previously noted. Oh yeah, and the MNOP Civ Pro Professor is now posted - it's Professor Margaret Chon from Univesrity of Seattle. MNOP has all the visiting professors!

-Lothar

Summer 2008 Schedule: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_ClassSch ... ?term=1690
Fall 2008 Schedule: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_ClassSch ... ?term=1710
Winter 2009 Schedule: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_ClassSch ... ?term=1720

I) Section ABCD (Summer Starters)
Summer 2008
1) Contracts with Prof. JJ White:
http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... w.asp?ID=7
2) Small Sections:
AB: Torts with Prof. Clark (the guy who gave the mock torts class at ASW): http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=177
CD: Torts with Prof. Clark (the guy who gave the mock torts class at ASW): http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=177
3) Legal Practice

Fall 2008
1) Civ Pro with Prof. Cooper: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... .asp?ID=45
2) Con Law with Prof. Larsen: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... .asp?ID=95
3) Property with Prof. Krier: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... w.asp?ID=8
4) Legal Practice

Winter 2009
1) Crim Law with Prof Moran (no bio)
then the rest of your schedule is free to choose


II) Section EFGH
Fall 2008
1) Contracts with Prof. Frier: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... .asp?ID=39
2) Civ Pro with Prof Diller (visiting from Willamette): http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=406
3) Small Sections:
EF: Property with Prof. Krier: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... w.asp?ID=8
GH: Property with Prof. Miller: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... .asp?ID=15
4) Legal Practice

Winter 2009
1) Crim Law with Prof Brensike Primus: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=305
2) Con Law with Prof Primus (who has the Zingerman's sandwich named after him): http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=145
3) Torts with Prof Clark (the guy at ASW): http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=177
4) Legal Practice


III) Section IJKL

Fall 2008
1) Con Law with Prof. Franklin (visiting from Depaul): http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=407
2) Property with Prof. Simpson: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=237
3) Small Sections:
IJ: Torts with Prof. Whitman: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... .asp?ID=47
KL: Torts with Prof. Horwitz: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=272
4) Legal Practice

Winter 2009
1) Civ Pro with Prof Cooper: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... .asp?ID=45
2) Contracts with Prof Radin: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=287
3) Crim Law with Prof West: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... .asp?ID=21
4) Legal Practice


IV) Section MNOP

Fall 2008
****1) Con Law with Prof Bagenstos (visiting from WUSTL): http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=411
2) Crim Law with Prof Prescott: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=362
****3) Small Sections
****MN: Torts with Prof Hershovitz: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=351
****OP: Torts with Prof Schlanger (visiting from WUSTL): http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=415
4) Legal Practice

Winter 2009
****1) Civ Pro with Prof. Chon (visiting from University of Seattle: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=417:
2) Contracts with Prof Radin: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... asp?ID=287
3) Property with Prof Schneider: http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_FacultyB ... .asp?ID=41
4) Legal Practice
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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby viv » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:22 pm

Cool, thanks Lothar... I had been looking for the detailed summer schedule but could only find last year's. (The detailed schedule is at the bottom of the footnotes: http://www.law.umich.edu/currentstudent ... tnotes.htm )

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Lothar » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:34 pm

I just noticed the rhyming professors for Section EFGH

in Fall 2008, you'll have Krier and Frier; or Miller and Diller!

-Lothar

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby cessy » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:14 am

hi everyone .. so after the march asw i decided to check out this site and have been reading posts .. i think its time i join :)

im pretty set on michigan .. and very excited to start school ....
how many ppl are still unsure about housing? what do you guys think of law quad vs. off campus for first year?

thanks

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Lothar » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:39 am

Hi cessy,

welcome to TLS!

were you previously a TLS lurker before the ASW and hear any of us TLSers talking about it? I met a lot of lurkers that weekend.

Anyways...check out the discussion earlier in the this thread for a Lawyers Club discussion...

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17522&p=370124&hilit=Lawyer%27s+Club+pros%3A#p370124

-Lothar

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Mosel » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:01 pm

woohoo!

just got my uniquename@umich.edu.

Feels pretty good.

most expensive email address I ever got!

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby sockpuppet » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:05 pm

I just noticed the rhyming professors for Section EFGH


I haven't seen anything from them on enrollment yet. Is there something that explains how we know what section we're in? Is it by last name? Also, is the whole 1L schedule is assigned, so we don't have to mess with picking an elective?

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Alexandria » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:06 pm

You'll find out what section you're in the week before orientation in August.

You'll pick your elective during Winter registration, which will be in late November/early December.

The summer starters know because there's only one summer section. At least in terms of big section. They'll find out their little legal practice section at a later time.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Lothar » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:15 pm

sockpuppet wrote:Also, is the whole 1L schedule is assigned, so we don't have to mess with picking an elective?


The 1L schedule is pretty much assigned, with the exception of the elective for second semester (for Fall starters). You just have to find out what section subgroup you're assigned (one of the group letters A through P), and that's what we'll have to wait until August for (for Fall starters, that is). Above, I laid out the course schedules for the different 4 different sections. I did it because I was curious about what combination of professors each section would get, and start hoping I'd be assigned to a particular section :)

Alexandria, do 1Ls get to pick electives from the general course menu, or do we get a special "child's menu" of 1L electives?

- Lothar

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby mildmannered » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:34 pm

Hey, this is changing the current subject (btw, thanks Lothar!!) but are you all planning to have a car in AA? I'm thinking -no because my current car payment is $220 per month, not to mention insurance, gasoline costs, and the fact that I have never driven in wintry environs. Since I will live within walking distance of school, I am going to try to do with out. The only times I think I might want one are to pick up visitors from the airport, and to go on little day trips (with my daughter) like apple picking or something.

Anyone else?

As a second and separate question: is anyone taking the $2,500 laptop loan? I have a laptop that works fine, its a little heavy tho (6lbs). If I took the loan I could buy a small one and give mine to my daughter for her schoolwork. Its not a neccessity tho, so I am torn. Also mine is an HP with VISTA, I'm not sure what model and operating system the school prefers. I think I'm remembering something about Dell and XP, but I'll have to check.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Alexandria » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:40 pm

Aha, I think I might know who mildmannered is, if she was at the last ASW.

Lothar... it's sort of a "child's menu." That is, they aren't classes that are 1Ls-only, but you also can't pick just any upper class course. Look at the current schedule for classes with footnote 16 to see what I mean.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby mildmannered » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:41 pm

I was there! Do you really know who I am just from that post? How interesting...




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