Michigan 2012

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safari
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby safari » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:03 pm

Hello everyone! Checking in...it's official...Ann Arbor here I come! (Nothing like waiting till the last minute!)

tcortez
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tcortez » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:07 pm

I keep hearing such bad things about Civ Pro...I may seem like an idiot but why is it so bad?

awesomepossum
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby awesomepossum » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:09 pm

there are people who don't like it because it's just a bunch of rules and their applications.

I personally really enjoyed it. I like puzzles.

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tl
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tl » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:21 pm

tcortez wrote:I keep hearing such bad things about Civ Pro...I may seem like an idiot but why is it so bad?


The material is actually very interesting. If you like math, logic games, etc. You'll probably love Civ Pro. The problem is that professors refuse to teach it practically. They teach it in such an abstract manner (so far removed from the rules) that it becomes a huge mess.

MLaw11 wrote:Definitely overstating things considering the loss of AWBS.


I love AWBS as much as anyone (I am the founder of his fan club), but did you really learn anything (about Property) in that class?

EdmundDantes
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby EdmundDantes » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:23 pm

It's over: Michigan!

Can't wait till the Fall!

MLaw11
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby MLaw11 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:32 pm

tl wrote:
MLaw11 wrote:Definitely overstating things considering the loss of AWBS.


I love AWBS as much as anyone (I am the founder of his fan club), but did you really learn anything (about Property) in that class?

More than I think he gets credit for. But still not really.

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nicoz
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby nicoz » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:41 pm

EdmundDantes wrote:It's over: Michigan!

Can't wait till the Fall!


Congrats and welcome to the Michigan 2009/2010/2011/2012 thread!

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USC2009
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby USC2009 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:53 pm

tl wrote:
tcortez wrote:I keep hearing such bad things about Civ Pro...I may seem like an idiot but why is it so bad?


The material is actually very interesting. If you like math, logic games, etc. You'll probably love Civ Pro. The problem is that professors refuse to teach it practically. They teach it in such an abstract manner (so far removed from the rules) that it becomes a huge mess.


I hope my professor teaches it well - I think I would like it.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:33 pm

Ulfrekr wrote:Hey, so does anyone know what you do if you don't get the classes you wanted, but you were so confident you would that you didn't select any alternates?

Most of the summer is drop/add. You'd be surprised how many classes have seats come available if you check frequently in wolverine access.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Merriweather » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:17 pm

airlineraddict wrote:It really doesn't make sense to say that a professor is "hard" or "easy" for 1L classes, since the curve pretty much evens everything out.


a less true thing has never been spoken

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Cramble
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Cramble » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:28 pm

How do Summer Starters find out the courses they will be taking?

Alexandria
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:37 pm

Merriweather wrote:
airlineraddict wrote:It really doesn't make sense to say that a professor is "hard" or "easy" for 1L classes, since the curve pretty much evens everything out.


a less true thing has never been spoken

I feel like the more demanding the prof, the better, for people who are generally good at law school. That is, the better the chance you can separate yourself from the crowd. With an easier prof or class it's easier to get lost in the crowd.

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tl
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tl » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:52 pm

Cramble wrote:How do Summer Starters find out the courses they will be taking?


http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_ClassSch ... ?term=1740

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mightydinosaur
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby mightydinosaur » Fri May 01, 2009 12:08 am

tralinds wrote:Anyone considering a dual degree?

I'm doing a dual degree. Law and Chinese studies. Michigan is one of only a few schools I could find that offers it, so that was a big draw for me.

If any of the current students on the board are doing something like this, I'm really interested in any advice you have about scheduling and how to spend summers. I'm planning to start off with 1L as usual and then split three more years between law and Chinese studies, but I don't have any more specific sense of it than that.

Ulfrekr
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Ulfrekr » Fri May 01, 2009 9:20 am

Will the cool summer starters please make themselves known to me? My friend and I will be your MAP leaders, and are looking for lieutenants to help us corrupt your classmates.

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just a girl
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby just a girl » Fri May 01, 2009 10:01 am

I'm a summer starter :-D

MAP for summer starters doesn't start until after our classes, right?

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FlightoftheEarls
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Fri May 01, 2009 11:57 am

safari wrote:Hello everyone! Checking in...it's official...Ann Arbor here I come! (Nothing like waiting till the last minute!)


EdmundDantes wrote:It's over: Michigan!

Can't wait till the Fall!

Congrats and welcome guys!


e_ticket wrote:How hard is it to get season tickets for hockey games, and do hockey games have decent crowds?

+1

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mightydinosaur
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby mightydinosaur » Fri May 01, 2009 12:34 pm

Anybody else just get waitlisted for MAP?

I'm a fall starter and I sent my MAP registration in with my deposit last week thinking I was doing a pretty good job of getting it in promptly, but then today I got an email saying I'd been waitlisted for MAP! They must have had pretty overwhelming response compared to previous years, since I think in the original info they sent out they just said to send it in by June or something.

I emailed back to ask how many people are waiting and let them know that I don't really need housing if that makes a difference. We'll see what they say to that. Also considering writing a MAP LOCI*. I thought I was done with that part of my cycle!

*Not really considering this.

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FlightoftheEarls
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Fri May 01, 2009 12:52 pm

Wow, that definitely concerns me. I just faxed mine over since I'd yet to submit it. Damn, I really hope I'm able to join in!

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itzjulz
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby itzjulz » Fri May 01, 2009 12:56 pm

Hmmm.. I sent mine in a while ago but I never got confirmation that it was received. Gonna have to look into that..

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airlineraddict
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby airlineraddict » Fri May 01, 2009 12:57 pm

For the record, the MAP waitlist is LAME.

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Vail67
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Vail67 » Fri May 01, 2009 12:57 pm

Oh boo I haven't sent mine in yet! I will today. I wasn't even going to do it until I saw all you people were going to and I love following crowds and now I really want to. Blah.

LongRifle
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby LongRifle » Fri May 01, 2009 1:00 pm

airlineraddict wrote:For the record, the MAP waitlist is LAME.


Yeah, this is annoying. Kind of sucks that the first message after enrolling is bad news.

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ElmGrant
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby ElmGrant » Fri May 01, 2009 1:25 pm

Anyone know what a rough estimate is regarding the # of people that participate?

It doesn't really sound like something I'd want to do, so I'm not planning on signing up unless participation is normally high (greater than 50% of the class).

Alexandria
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Fri May 01, 2009 1:39 pm

I think it was about 40 people my year.




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