Michigan 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
Lawyered
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Lawyered » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:08 pm

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:18 pm

Does anyone know about apartments available within walking distance of the school?


There are plenty of apartments near the school. I think they're pretty ghetto, for the most part, because they're just houses divided into like 12 apartments. There are a ton of apts on the bus lines, though. The bus system in AA is pretty good.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:30 pm

PK... what did you think of our first class today? Good, eh?

I hope he will let us go early for the inauguration.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:37 pm

I thought he was incredible. I think that class is going to be off the heezie in a very good way.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:38 pm

Yeah, I'm excited! I think I'll love it.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Vail67 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:04 am

PKSebben wrote:
Does anyone know about apartments available within walking distance of the school?


There are plenty of apartments near the school. I think they're pretty ghetto, for the most part, because they're just houses divided into like 12 apartments. There are a ton of apts on the bus lines, though. The bus system in AA is pretty good.


I hate that people call it the ghetto. By no means are they glamorous, but by and large they aren't awful either. I've lived in a house and an apartment in a house (both times in a HUGE room for under $550 a month) and people would always comment about how nice a place it was.

I think I'd hate to be 2-3 miles away, even if my apt was incredible.

And, besides the ghetto, there are about 4 luxury apt buildings that have gone up / are going up, at an average of about $1,000 a pop on the low end.

http://www.michigandaily.com/content/20 ... -they-come

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby becca87 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:38 pm

Just got my scholarship offer! Dean's Scholarship for $10,000/year :) I wasn't expecting to hear anything from them until February, so this is a nice surprise.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby awesomepossum » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:47 pm

congrats!

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Vail67
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Vail67 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:52 pm

That's awesome! Congratulations

leotrotsky
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby leotrotsky » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:18 pm

Just got my Dean's Scholarship note! Not going into specifics, but it's pretty darn generous considering I applied EARLY DECISION. Michigan is such an awesome school.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby green » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:20 pm

Does Michigan offer financial assistance for travel to the ASW?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby neverborn » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:34 am

^^ only for darrows, green.

any summer starter want to sublet a huge less than 10 min walk 1br apt, drop me a line.

higher education law for the win

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby lilybbloom » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:46 am

is it possible to sign a lease on an apartment that starts end of august (pro-rated)? orientation week starts aug. 24th, so a september lease won't cut it, esp. since I'm bringing a lot of stuff and have cats so staying in a hotel or something won't do. thoughts? obviously people deal with this every year, i just wanted to make sure.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby awesomepossum » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:08 pm

It's possible to get one that starts on august. But the only hitch is that they're usually 12 month leases.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:20 pm

Right now there are a lot of houses that have signs that say Aug to Aug leases in the Hill Street area.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby WIdan » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:59 pm

I got my acceptance in the mail yesterday for the summer start. Michigan is near the top of my list so I'm definitely thinking about one of the ASWs. Any current students who were summer starters? I'm curious to hear about that experience.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby neverborn » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:12 pm

lilybbloom wrote:is it possible to sign a lease on an apartment that starts end of august (pro-rated)? orientation week starts aug. 24th, so a september lease won't cut it, esp. since I'm bringing a lot of stuff and have cats so staying in a hotel or something won't do. thoughts? obviously people deal with this every year, i just wanted to make sure.


many places will charge you up to $600 for early move in

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Vail67 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:53 pm

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby scarletmuse » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:36 pm

Vail67 wrote:These apartments are making me want to go to Michigan. They are about 4 mins away from the law quad, and pretty much as close to central campus as you can get.

http://www.zaragonplace.com/index.php


Those are fancy indeed, but holy crap are they expensive! To put it in perspective, that's more than I used to pay for my apartment in Manhattan (and I lived in Chelsea).

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby awesomepossum » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:48 pm

That is insane expensive. I pay about 1000 for my 2br that I share (500 each).

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Vail67 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:09 pm

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby scarletmuse » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:24 pm

I rent a 2-br house (y'know, with a yard and washer/dryer and full basement and driveway, etc.) for $1000/mo. It's in a beautiful neighborhood on the Old West Side. eta: that's less than 1 1/2 miles to the Law Quad, a simple bike ride and on the bus line.

I totally understand that some people want to pay a premium to live super-close, but that's quite a premium.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby scarletmuse » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:36 pm

I should also add that when you're dealing with private landlords and out of the immediate Central Campus clusterfuck, things tend to be a lot more flexible wrt moving dates, terms, the works. For example, my landlady let me just go month to month after my last lease expired so I could plan on staying here to study for the bar but could still have the flexibility to leave when I need to.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby neverborn » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:44 pm

scarletmuse wrote:
Vail67 wrote:These apartments are making me want to go to Michigan. They are about 4 mins away from the law quad, and pretty much as close to central campus as you can get.

http://www.zaragonplace.com/index.php


Those are fancy indeed, but holy crap are they expensive! To put it in perspective, that's more than I used to pay for my apartment in Manhattan (and I lived in Chelsea).


what kind of shithole did you live in Manhattan? that seems like a stretch..

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby scarletmuse » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:46 pm

neverborn wrote:
scarletmuse wrote:
Vail67 wrote:These apartments are making me want to go to Michigan. They are about 4 mins away from the law quad, and pretty much as close to central campus as you can get.

http://www.zaragonplace.com/index.php


Those are fancy indeed, but holy crap are they expensive! To put it in perspective, that's more than I used to pay for my apartment in Manhattan (and I lived in Chelsea).


what kind of shithole did you live in Manhattan? that seems like a stretch..


Rent stabilization, my friend. I lived in a beautiful building on 23rd and 7th (right across from the Chelsea Hotel). It was a studio, but it sure wasn't a shithole.




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