Michigan 2012

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

Postby Merriweather » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:02 am

USC2009 wrote:Bump to this:

USC2009 wrote:For the 1/2/3Ls - how much do you think you needed for EVERYTHING (tuition, rent, expenses) for your 1L year plus your 1L summer? I know the 8 month estimate on the U of M budget PDF says 63,700, but I'm trying to calculate the summer as well. My parents and I figured somewhere around 68,000. 46,200 for tuition. 8,000-ish for rent. 5,000 for food. The rest was divided up between books, supplies, medical expenses, and personal stuff (totaling around 6,000). Then some extra $ for anything else.

Thoughts?


:mrgreen:


i took out the full 15K in staffords for cost of living for the year

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tl » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:09 am

dmreust wrote:
Did you (or anyone else that didn't complete those forms) live in the Lawyer's Club?


I did.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:12 pm

Merriweather wrote:
USC2009 wrote:Bump to this:

USC2009 wrote:For the 1/2/3Ls - how much do you think you needed for EVERYTHING (tuition, rent, expenses) for your 1L year plus your 1L summer? I know the 8 month estimate on the U of M budget PDF says 63,700, but I'm trying to calculate the summer as well. My parents and I figured somewhere around 68,000. 46,200 for tuition. 8,000-ish for rent. 5,000 for food. The rest was divided up between books, supplies, medical expenses, and personal stuff (totaling around 6,000). Then some extra $ for anything else.

Thoughts?


:mrgreen:


i took out the full 15K in staffords for cost of living for the year


I live pretty extravagantly and take out the entire COA in living expenses. You could certainly make do in Ann Arbor on less, but be prepared to skimp on housing.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby awesomepossum » Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:25 pm

PKSebben wrote:
Merriweather wrote:
USC2009 wrote:Bump to this:

USC2009 wrote:For the 1/2/3Ls - how much do you think you needed for EVERYTHING (tuition, rent, expenses) for your 1L year plus your 1L summer? I know the 8 month estimate on the U of M budget PDF says 63,700, but I'm trying to calculate the summer as well. My parents and I figured somewhere around 68,000. 46,200 for tuition. 8,000-ish for rent. 5,000 for food. The rest was divided up between books, supplies, medical expenses, and personal stuff (totaling around 6,000). Then some extra $ for anything else.

Thoughts?


:mrgreen:


i took out the full 15K in staffords for cost of living for the year


I live pretty extravagantly and take out the entire COA in living expenses. You could certainly make do in Ann Arbor on less, but be prepared to skimp on housing.



ya....PK is a ballllllerrrrrr

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby SWilson » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:22 pm

just got the email. any current/future students heading to one of these?
http://www.law.umich.edu/alumniandfriends/Pages/events.aspx

i want to, but my current haircut is more andy samberg than john kerry.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby itzjulz » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:26 pm

SWilson wrote:just got the email. any current/future students heading to one of these?
http://www.law.umich.edu/alumniandfriends/Pages/events.aspx

i want to, but my current haircut is more andy samberg than john kerry.


Hopefully will make it to the Chicago reception.

It's the day before I'm moving, however.. So I hope I can swing it, as I was supposed to be picking up my moving truck at 5:30p on the 30th.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby SWilson » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:29 pm

itzjulz wrote:Hopefully will make it to the Chicago reception.

It's the day before I'm moving, however.. So I hope I can swing it, as I was supposed to be picking up my moving truck at 5:30p on the 30th.


Yeah, I was thinking Chicago too. I'm flying in on the 9th or 10th so I guess we'll see..

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby USC2009 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:35 pm

I might go to the SF event so that I have an excuse to go to NorCal and visit a friend. Sure, the LA one is nearby... but I'm ALWAYS in LA.





Oh, and what are the policies of using the gym(s) on campus? Do you just need to have a Umich ID? I'm trying to figure out what I'll do for the month of August before classes start...

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby FlightoftheEarls » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:58 pm

USC2009 wrote:I might go to the SF event so that I have an excuse to go to NorCal and visit a friend. Sure, the LA one is nearby... but I'm ALWAYS in LA.


I'm going to try to head up to the SF one as well after work. Let me know if you end up going.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:06 pm

I plan to go to the DC one.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:27 pm

awesomepossum wrote:

ya....PK is a ballllllerrrrrr


I just mean that I don't live in student targeted housing and I pay for the privilege. My marriage thanks me.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby awesomepossum » Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:08 am

balllleerrrrrrrr

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Chewbacca Defense » Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:51 pm

I'm going to be at the SF reception. I'm kinda worried about distance though, it's a WHOLE two blocks away from me.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby e_ticket » Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:27 pm

Anyone thinking of going to the LA one?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby spencer26 » Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:04 pm

Can I propose a hypothetical?

Let us suppose..... a future Michigan law student is driving to Ann Arbor, He is going to live in the Lawyers' Club. He is driving from the Western half of the United States, and he pulls into Ann Arbor and is driving east down State Street. Where does he go to find the free parking that has been spoken of on this thread?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:23 pm

Like long-term? Or for one day?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tl » Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:15 am

spencer26 wrote:Can I propose a hypothetical?

Let us suppose..... a future Michigan law student is driving to Ann Arbor, He is going to live in the Lawyers' Club. He is driving from the Western half of the United States, and he pulls into Ann Arbor and is driving east down State Street. Where does he go to find the free parking that has been spoken of on this thread?


1. Doesn't State St. run north and south?

2. If you are talking about the free street parking for the year, you can park on the street for free in the red circle in the picture below. Depending on the time of day, you will be able to park closer to the law school. Be warned, that sometimes you'll have to park further away and sometimes you might be looking for a spot for more than a couple of minutes. But that's what you have to deal with when you don't pay.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby spencer26 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:40 pm

Sorry about State Street, I get so turned around in Michigan in terms of directions. I am used to mountains. But, someone on this thread, I believe it was Merriweather...?, said that a lot of Lawyers' Club residents will park in a parking lot a couple blocks away for free.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tl » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:39 pm

spencer26 wrote:Sorry about State Street, I get so turned around in Michigan in terms of directions. I am used to mountains. But, someone on this thread, I believe it was Merriweather...?, said that a lot of Lawyers' Club residents will park in a parking lot a couple blocks away for free.


Eh. He might be talking about the one on Monroe and State, but:

1. You can only really park there for free during the evening and on weekends.
2. That's where the new law school building will be going up, and I believe construction starts this fall.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby spencer26 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:46 pm

Okay, thank you. Does, anyone know where most people park that live in the Lawyers' Club?

Also, one more issue. I think I may have requested too little when it comes to GradPlus loans. Is there any way to request more?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby awesomepossum » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:52 pm

spencer26 wrote:Okay, thank you. Does, anyone know where most people park that live in the Lawyers' Club?



For free? Muhahahahahaha.....

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tl » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:00 am

spencer26 wrote:Okay, thank you. Does, anyone know where most people park that live in the Lawyers' Club?


Did you not just see the big red circle on the Google Map? That's where free street parking is.

But since that doesn't seem like an option that you are considering:

1. Most people in the LC don't have cars.
2. About half of the ones that do have cars rent out spaces for the year, paying anywhere from $50 - $100 a month or there's an UM lot that's about 15 minutes away by foot. You'll have to pay for that too.
3. The other half park for free on the street.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tl » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:05 am

I can't believe MAP is in about 6 weeks. And OCI! Scary thoughts, but I can't wait for it to be over. MAP is going to be fun this year. I promise.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby spencer26 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:48 am

tl wrote:
spencer26 wrote:Okay, thank you. Does, anyone know where most people park that live in the Lawyers' Club?


Did you not just see the big red circle on the Google Map? That's where free street parking is.

But since that doesn't seem like an option that you are considering:

1. Most people in the LC don't have cars.
2. About half of the ones that do have cars rent out spaces for the year, paying anywhere from $50 - $100 a month or there's an UM lot that's about 15 minutes away by foot. You'll have to pay for that too.
3. The other half park for free on the street.


Whoa, I did see the big red circle on the google map, but please, don't nail me up to the cross just yet. My question was directed more towards the fellow that was speaking of the free parking lot for the Lawyers' club. But, I guess it doesn't exist. The street parking wasn't what I meant. Thanks for answering the question.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby scarletmuse » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:58 am

Dear god, the bar exam is 3 weeks from tomorrow. Gulp.

Ignore any earlier statement I may have made about how this isn't THAT bad. It's beyond awful. It's like taking every law school exam at the same time, closed book. I want to set myself on fire.




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