U. of Michigan Law School '11

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mildmannered
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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby mildmannered » Tue May 13, 2008 10:42 pm

I am not a big football fan. will I be missing out on a huge michigan bonding experience if I skip all the football games?

I may be the student not-interested-in football who can help some people get student tickets...

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby seagull48 » Tue May 13, 2008 11:10 pm

people will probably disagree with me because everybody loves football so much, but i pretty much avoided campus all season and i don't think i missed out on much. i went to one game and ended up pretty sunbured and sore and unhappy. and we won that game, too. oh, and i have friends. and school spirit.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby just a girl » Wed May 14, 2008 12:07 am

I'm a huge college football fan, and I cannot WAIT to have a real team to cheer for. I think my school's football team won 3 games this year? $185 for season tickets is really cheap too, although I've never had to pay to go to a school sporting event before so it feels kind of weird to have to buy tickets and get separate tickets for guests. Did anyone see that the Ohio game is going to be away this year I think? Does that mean next year it will be at home?

Has anyone moved out there to get settled before summer start? How's the weather out there so far?

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Alexandria » Wed May 14, 2008 2:15 pm

Yeah, Mosel, the old rule was that you could buy a ticket for a spouse or registered domestic partner (the city of Ann Arbor does this) or your child. But for this coming year, they've done away with it, citing too high a demand for student tickets. When they did it, the tickets they gave you for your SO were simply a second set of student tickets, but with the validation stickers already affixed.

So, now, the only real alternative is to find another student who doesn't want season tickets and buy them from him or her. In order to ensure that you and your spouse are sitting together, you'd have to start a group and have you two be the only people in it. But I'm not sure you can do that as a first year, because don't they usually have all the 1Ls be in the same group?

That said, people do shift around a lot, so there's a good chance you could sit together anyway, but it's not for sure. There were definitely people around us last year who were particular about wanting to be in their particular spots.

Now, for a single game basis, it would be easier to manage (in terms of as a 1L before you've met a lot of people not having to find someone to make that major purchase for you), as football tickets are bought and sold by law students on our listserv all the time. But then you've got the same problem about whether you can sit together.

So, yeah, the situation sucks for people who want to bring people. I registered with a group of my friends, but I figure they'll let my husband and me sit together. :)

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Mosel » Wed May 14, 2008 2:29 pm

Alexandria wrote:Yeah, Mosel, the old rule was that you could buy a ticket for a spouse or registered domestic partner (the city of Ann Arbor does this) or your child. But for this coming year, they've done away with it, citing too high a demand for student tickets. When they did it, the tickets they gave you for your SO were simply a second set of student tickets, but with the validation stickers already affixed.

So, now, the only real alternative is to find another student who doesn't want season tickets and buy them from him or her. In order to ensure that you and your spouse are sitting together, you'd have to start a group and have you two be the only people in it. But I'm not sure you can do that as a first year, because don't they usually have all the 1Ls be in the same group?

That said, people do shift around a lot, so there's a good chance you could sit together anyway, but it's not for sure. There were definitely people around us last year who were particular about wanting to be in their particular spots.

Now, for a single game basis, it would be easier to manage (in terms of as a 1L before you've met a lot of people not having to find someone to make that major purchase for you), as football tickets are bought and sold by law students on our listserv all the time. But then you've got the same problem about whether you can sit together.

So, yeah, the situation sucks for people who want to bring people. I registered with a group of my friends, but I figure they'll let my husband and me sit together. :)


wow, that's a total bummer. maybe I'll rethink these football games.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Oblomov » Wed May 14, 2008 2:34 pm

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby mildmannered » Wed May 14, 2008 2:40 pm

wow, congrats on being there tho! thats exciting. i will be starting my 3 day drive to AA this coming Tuesday. I'm coming out from Tucson where we are having fabulous weather for May - meaning it is not in the upper 90's yet.:)

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby SizeMatters » Wed May 14, 2008 3:57 pm

Hey guys. I got my Lawyer's Club lease today. I'm just going to ask here since the chick who runs it has been classically unhelpful so far and no one was answering the phone. I also couldn't find the information on the website, but I could just be a moron. So...

1) How small is an ECONOMY single? Are these rooms like former janitor's closets or something? Do they even have windows?

2) What in the hell do the letters and numbers mean in the room assignment? How do I know what floor it is on, etc?

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Alexandria » Wed May 14, 2008 4:15 pm

I've never lived there, so I can only give you a partial answer. The letter is what section of the Lawyer's Club you're in. I think one section shares bathroom facilities. And they seem to become friends and have section personalities... like a party section or a more quiet and serious section. This is the impression I get from a couple friends who lived there and who are choosing to live there again next year. I guess if you stay as a 2L, you get first dibs on what room, so you can plan to stay together in a section with your friends.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby soap » Wed May 14, 2008 4:25 pm

Alexandria wrote:Yeah, Mosel, the old rule was that you could buy a ticket for a spouse or registered domestic partner (the city of Ann Arbor does this) or your child. But for this coming year, they've done away with it, citing too high a demand for student tickets. When they did it, the tickets they gave you for your SO were simply a second set of student tickets, but with the validation stickers already affixed.

So, now, the only real alternative is to find another student who doesn't want season tickets and buy them from him or her. In order to ensure that you and your spouse are sitting together, you'd have to start a group and have you two be the only people in it. But I'm not sure you can do that as a first year, because don't they usually have all the 1Ls be in the same group?

That said, people do shift around a lot, so there's a good chance you could sit together anyway, but it's not for sure. There were definitely people around us last year who were particular about wanting to be in their particular spots.

Now, for a single game basis, it would be easier to manage (in terms of as a 1L before you've met a lot of people not having to find someone to make that major purchase for you), as football tickets are bought and sold by law students on our listserv all the time. But then you've got the same problem about whether you can sit together.

So, yeah, the situation sucks for people who want to bring people. I registered with a group of my friends, but I figure they'll let my husband and me sit together. :)


I was disappionted when i saw the new ticketing policy for spousal tickets but i am glad to see that people have found that they will still be able to get the extra ticket. Did you find a student who didn't want to go and validate all theirs for your husband?

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby SizeMatters » Wed May 14, 2008 5:10 pm

I'm gonna ask again just so that I don't get overrun by the football question I posed earlier:
SizeMatters wrote:
1) How small is an ECONOMY single? Are these rooms like former janitor's closets or something? Do they even have windows?

2) What in the hell do the letters and numbers mean in the room assignment? How do I know what floor it is on, etc?


PM me if you have the answers to either of these questions.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby mildmannered » Wed May 14, 2008 5:28 pm

on another note, (since I know next to nothing about the Lawyer's club and cannot help with that question)

is anybody buying books online? the booklist is available, and altho we don't know our section, we will all have White and Clark. the only book I was able to find on Amazon is the Modern Law of Contracts, for about $93.00 new. Does any one know if that is cheaper than what I will pay at the school bookstore? (I am assuming there is a law school bookstore, I tried to search for it on the website so I could check prices but did not find it)

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Ulfrekr » Wed May 14, 2008 10:56 pm

Got my LC lease today...double suite, which is kind of a bummer. I put it as my least-desired option. It is not the end of the world or anything, but does anyone know if it is possible to switch to a different room if spots open up? I was just really, really hoping to have a single.

And btw, I am not using contractions because there is something terribly wrong with the apostrophe key on my laptop. It is quite annoying.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Alexandria » Wed May 14, 2008 10:58 pm

mildmannered wrote:on another note, (since I know next to nothing about the Lawyer's club and cannot help with that question)

is anybody buying books online? the booklist is available, and altho we don't know our section, we will all have White and Clark. the only book I was able to find on Amazon is the Modern Law of Contracts, for about $93.00 new. Does any one know if that is cheaper than what I will pay at the school bookstore? (I am assuming there is a law school bookstore, I tried to search for it on the website so I could check prices but did not find it)


I found everything significantly cheaper online. In fact, I found brand new books online to be about the same price or cheaper than used books at the local bookstores.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Alexandria » Wed May 14, 2008 10:59 pm

soap wrote:
Alexandria wrote:Yeah, Mosel, the old rule was that you could buy a ticket for a spouse or registered domestic partner (the city of Ann Arbor does this) or your child. But for this coming year, they've done away with it, citing too high a demand for student tickets. When they did it, the tickets they gave you for your SO were simply a second set of student tickets, but with the validation stickers already affixed.

So, now, the only real alternative is to find another student who doesn't want season tickets and buy them from him or her. In order to ensure that you and your spouse are sitting together, you'd have to start a group and have you two be the only people in it. But I'm not sure you can do that as a first year, because don't they usually have all the 1Ls be in the same group?

That said, people do shift around a lot, so there's a good chance you could sit together anyway, but it's not for sure. There were definitely people around us last year who were particular about wanting to be in their particular spots.

Now, for a single game basis, it would be easier to manage (in terms of as a 1L before you've met a lot of people not having to find someone to make that major purchase for you), as football tickets are bought and sold by law students on our listserv all the time. But then you've got the same problem about whether you can sit together.

So, yeah, the situation sucks for people who want to bring people. I registered with a group of my friends, but I figure they'll let my husband and me sit together. :)


I was disappionted when i saw the new ticketing policy for spousal tickets but i am glad to see that people have found that they will still be able to get the extra ticket. Did you find a student who didn't want to go and validate all theirs for your husband?


Yeah, a close friend of mine. We haven't received the actual tickets yet, but the plan is to go get them validated. I could do it all at once, but I probably won't just in case there is some game we decide not to go to.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby roman » Thu May 15, 2008 9:37 am

anyone already on campus willing to wonder over to the LC and tell me what floor/wing my room is in? pm me and ill let you know the number- and buy you a drink when i get there. thanks!

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby SWilson » Thu May 15, 2008 5:18 pm

Do LC rooms come with tv's? Anyone going to hook up a Wii? I just got my lease...

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby John. » Fri May 16, 2008 2:46 am

mildmannered wrote:Does any one know if that is cheaper than what I will pay at the school bookstore? (I am assuming there is a law school bookstore, I tried to search for it on the website so I could check prices but did not find it)


I've been down in AA for about a week now. Maybe today I will work up the nerve to go into Ulrich's (if I can get out of bed before they close) and report back to you all with their textbook prices (my guess, expensive).

Mosel wrote:wow, that's a total bummer. maybe I'll rethink these football games.


Michigan State will be in Ann Arbor, though. But Ohio State & Notre Dame are away - so factor that in, you ticket scalpers.

roman wrote:anyone already on campus willing to wonder over to the LC and tell me what floor/wing my room is in? pm me and ill let you know the number- and buy you a drink when i get there. thanks!


Send me a PM - Hutchin's and the LC seem to be locked up but once I get my lease I will engage in some criminal trespass and let you know.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Lothar » Fri May 16, 2008 4:16 am

hello lurker John!

-Lothar

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Oblomov » Fri May 16, 2008 11:45 am

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby joyce615 » Fri May 16, 2008 12:30 pm

definitely buy your books online. you may not be able to buy the summer torts textbook from amazon directly but i bought mine new through their marketplace from a third-party seller. its at almost half of ulrich's list price.

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby John. » Fri May 16, 2008 4:11 pm

Yup, Ulrich's has no used textbooks for our classes. Contracts was about 125, the contracts supplement is about 40. Torts was 142. You can buy a lab coat or medical almanac for $20 though

I'm ordering through half.com and amazon marketplace - there are a lot of listings for like-new copies there

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby Lothar » Fri May 16, 2008 4:45 pm

So John, what did you get: the almanac or the lab coat?

-Lothar

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby letsplay2 » Sun May 18, 2008 1:45 am

Ulfrekr,

When did you turn in your LC application?

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Re: U. of Michigan Law School '11

Postby John. » Sun May 18, 2008 5:42 pm

Lothar wrote:So John, what did you get: the almanac or the lab coat?

-Lothar


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