Michigan 2012

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Merriweather
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Merriweather » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:27 pm

vidhartha wrote:Well I guess that is kind of useful to know so you can focus on secondary journals if your grades aren't there. It is a bit disheartening though, they definitely do make it seem like anyone can get it.


i'm not trying to go off with an "oh if i would have had 3.6 i'd get in everywhere i applied" because my writing comp. was far from perfect (though i'd bet money that it was not in the bottom 10% cull or whatever it is)

but it's such a terrible process and the odds are stacked so much in favor of the top 10% of the class. i'm around top 25% and i didn't make it - neither did my friends that i talk to about these things that are 3.4-3.55 (top 33%-maybe 20?)

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:33 pm

I'm not sure anymore how important law review really is in the eyes of employers. Grades, yes, LR, maybe more trouble than it's worth? I didn't try for it (was in ballpark but not shoo-in); did a secondary instead, but not my thing at all and didn't go for Ed bd. I still ended up at a really selective firm that was even a slight reach for me (gpa within range but below median) and there are a number of others here like me. Don't get me wrong; there are plenty of LR members, but there are also people who didn't make it or try for it and who got hired anyway. And we have a lot more free time. :)

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby topsome » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:39 pm

Alexandria wrote:I'm not sure anymore how important law review really is in the eyes of employers. Grades, yes, LR, maybe more trouble than it's worth? I didn't try for it (was in ballpark but not shoo-in); did a secondary instead, but not my thing at all and didn't go for Ed bd. I still ended up at a really selective firm that was even a slight reach for me (gpa within range but below median) and there are a number of others here like me. Don't get me wrong; there are plenty of LR members, but there are also people who didn't make it or try for it and who got hired anyway. And we have a lot more free time. :)


Yeah, I don't think I'm going to go for Law Review. It seems so time consuming for just a small boost in employment odds.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Merriweather » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:46 pm

Alexandria wrote:I'm not sure anymore how important law review really is in the eyes of employers. Grades, yes, LR, maybe more trouble than it's worth? I didn't try for it (was in ballpark but not shoo-in); did a secondary instead, but not my thing at all and didn't go for Ed bd. I still ended up at a really selective firm that was even a slight reach for me (gpa within range but below median) and there are a number of others here like me. Don't get me wrong; there are plenty of LR members, but there are also people who didn't make it or try for it and who got hired anyway. And we have a lot more free time. :)


LR is much more impt if you are all about clerking or academia.

and would you be willing to disclose your selective firm and such gpa within range/below median issues?

my #1 firm is .1 above me exactly :(

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:57 pm

I just looked, and my gpa at the time was .1 below the median currently listed. I think the median currently listed has gone up, though, by about .03 if I remember correctly.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby granitemuse » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:20 pm

does the LC have cable jacks in the rooms? I want to catch my Lakers on TV

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby summertimechi » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:35 pm

do i need my own printer?

who's the best company to get a cable/internet package from (i live right next to the law quad)?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby USC2009 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:13 pm

Woodbury people - did you sign up for a separate internet deal, or is the Wifi they offer enough to get by?

I'm asking because they request you have utilities set up before you move in, and while we have most things taken care of, internet/cable are still on hold.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Lawlcat » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:32 pm

AWT wrote:THE NO LIST: Torch-style lamps, air conditioners, electric blankets, personal mattresses, open-element hotplates, lofts, waterbeds, upholstered couches, firearms, candles, pets, smoking, alcohol in public areas.


Oh, son of a bitch. If Michigan's anything like Minnesota, this summer is going to suck.

Why are they banning A/C, anyway? Is it the electricity? Cheap bastards.

Speaking of, gotta do loans and stuff.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby PrudenceNeverLied » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:30 pm

Does everyone live three blocks from the law school, or do some folks live in Ypsilanti and other surrounding communities?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:31 pm

PrudenceNeverLied wrote:Does everyone live three blocks from the law school, or do some folks live in Ypsilanti and other surrounding communities?


I live 2 miles away. It's heaven.

For Ann Arbor.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby PrudenceNeverLied » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:41 pm

PKSebben wrote:
PrudenceNeverLied wrote:Does everyone live three blocks from the law school, or do some folks live in Ypsilanti and other surrounding communities?


I live 2 miles away. It's heaven.

For Ann Arbor.

Heaven because you're 2 miles away, or because you're in a great location to walk to bars and restaurants?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:43 pm

Walking (stumbling?) distance to stadium, well away from central campus.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby zettsscores40 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:54 pm

summertimechi wrote:do i need my own printer?

who's the best company to get a cable/internet package from (i live right next to the law quad)?


Comcast. Wait until the first week in September. I got a really sweet deal last year.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby jxk » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:12 am

what happens if you send in your immunization forms late? i have been really bad about checking my umich email and just discovered these forms...today. thankfully i can get them in the mail by thursday but does anything happen if you send them in past the deadline?

also, has anyone gotten a tuition bill yet?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby vidhartha » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:35 am

The immunization form is not technically required if I recall correctly so don't worry too much about that. Get it done when you can.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Merriweather » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:35 am

uh, immunization forms are optional. never sent mine.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby ElmGrant » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:56 am

PrudenceNeverLied wrote:Does everyone live three blocks from the law school, or do some folks live in Ypsilanti and other surrounding communities?


I'm commuting from about 45-50 miles out. Actually looking forward to it as the drive will be 30 min shorter each way from my work commute the last 4 years.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby vidhartha » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:16 am

ElmGrant wrote:
PrudenceNeverLied wrote:Does everyone live three blocks from the law school, or do some folks live in Ypsilanti and other surrounding communities?


I'm commuting from about 45-50 miles out. Actually looking forward to it as the drive will be 30 min shorter each way from my work commute the last 4 years.


Jeez... thats gonna be a trek when winter rolls around and traffic slows to a crawl.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby zettsscores40 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:27 am

ElmGrant wrote:
PrudenceNeverLied wrote:Does everyone live three blocks from the law school, or do some folks live in Ypsilanti and other surrounding communities?


I'm commuting from about 45-50 miles out. Actually looking forward to it as the drive will be 30 min shorter each way from my work commute the last 4 years.


Where from? That trek is going to blow. I hate making that drive on occasional weekends to visit family. I don't think I could do it everyday.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:58 am

I live 3 mi from school. It's not bad... we wanted to get something nicer (for the same price) than we could get right near school. I can bike if I want, though I hardly ever do. Mostly just drive and find street parking. On long days, my husband takes me and picks me up.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby starstruck393 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:19 am

Lawlcat wrote:
AWT wrote:THE NO LIST: Torch-style lamps, air conditioners, electric blankets, personal mattresses, open-element hotplates, lofts, waterbeds, upholstered couches, firearms, candles, pets, smoking, alcohol in public areas.


Oh, son of a bitch. If Michigan's anything like Minnesota, this summer is going to suck.

Why are they banning A/C, anyway? Is it the electricity? Cheap bastards.

Speaking of, gotta do loans and stuff.


Is this for the LC? All Michigan dorms ban A/C units, except for people with specific medical conditions that need them. But, the past couple years, A/C has hardly been needed in AA from September on. It may just be that they were a few odd years, but the past few Septembers have been relatively cool...

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby PrudenceNeverLied » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:50 am

ElmGrant wrote:
PrudenceNeverLied wrote:Does everyone live three blocks from the law school, or do some folks live in Ypsilanti and other surrounding communities?


I'm commuting from about 45-50 miles out. Actually looking forward to it as the drive will be 30 min shorter each way from my work commute the last 4 years.

Whoa. I guess Ypsilanti isn't that far. I admire the positive frame you have put on this. Audio books?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby summertimechi » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:12 am

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby zettsscores40 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:16 am

summertimechi wrote:
zettsscores40 wrote:
ElmGrant wrote:
PrudenceNeverLied wrote:Does everyone live three blocks from the law school, or do some folks live in Ypsilanti and other surrounding communities?


I'm commuting from about 45-50 miles out. Actually looking forward to it as the drive will be 30 min shorter each way from my work commute the last 4 years.


Where from? That trek is going to blow. I hate making that drive on occasional weekends to visit family. I don't think I could do it everyday.

you go to UM? i didn't know that!


Yep, still in UG though.




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