Michigan 2012

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zettsscores40
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby zettsscores40 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:01 pm

I've never knew Heidelberg had food. They do have Das Boot though and that's all that matters really. JG is okay but Palm Palace is better IMO.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby vidhartha » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:02 pm

annabeans wrote:
vidhartha wrote:
just a girl wrote:Ali Baba's isn't very good. Jerusalem Garden is much better, IMO.

+1 for Jerusalem garden, and they will add falafel to your chicken pita sandwich which is AWESOME.


+2 for Jerusalem garden. The Chinese food around here is terrible and overpriced. I want to go to Chipotle on Tuesday! I've only had BTB and it was good..but I was pretty inebriated.


But it is so good after a long night of drinking. On that note, if you are from a city where bars are open all night, get used to the fact that everywhere closes at 2am here and it is such a huge letdown.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tcortez » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:14 am

Is anyone else flying in on Friday evening? I am arriving in Ann Arbor at 8:54pm on the 14th and i'm trying to see if anyone wants to share a shuttle or anything like that. Please let me know. Thanks. :)

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tralinds » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:13 am

I vote for Madras Masala as best Indian food on campus. Another nice place for special occassions is The Earle, near main street. My now-fiancé and I used to go there for anniversaries and such, when we were undergrads, great food and atmosphere. I don't think many students know about it, but I have always thought the food was better than at Gandy Dancer.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tralinds » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:16 am

Ugh I'm in Michigan now at my parents house up north. Wish my place were ready to move into in AA but it won't be until the 19th.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby USC2009 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:27 am

Okay, it's official. This town is a driver's worst nightmare. I have so many points I need to make, but basically: SCREW the parking, the one-ways, the construction, many of the drivers, and so much else going on here. Jesus Christ. I'm tempted to ship my car home and just get a pogo stick to go everywhere - it would probably be faster.

Oh, and I just had to park my car because some jackass is blocking my spot (which is reserved too, supposedly) and now I'm parked in a back alley filled with these signs everywhere:
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and they're pointing in every direction and some have it so you can't park between 3 and 6 A.M. (no, NOT PM, A-friggin-M), and there are cars parked everywhere but not a single person to tell me what the hell is going on.

I need someone to explain this place to me :(

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby vidhartha » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:40 am

USC2009 wrote:Okay, it's official. This town is a driver's worst nightmare. I have so many points I need to make, but basically: SCREW the parking, the one-ways, the construction, many of the drivers, and so much else going on here. Jesus Christ. I'm tempted to ship my car home and just get a pogo stick to go everywhere - it would probably be faster.

Oh, and I just had to park my car because some jackass is blocking my spot (which is reserved too, supposedly) and now I'm parked in a back alley filled with these signs everywhere:
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and they're pointing in every direction and some have it so you can't park between 3 and 6 A.M. (no, NOT PM, A-friggin-M), and there are cars parked everywhere but not a single person to tell me what the hell is going on.

I need someone to explain this place to me :(

A2 definitely has some of the worst drivers you'll ever see I believe. They don't know how to park, how to stay in their lane, how to make a left turn. I thought they sucked in NYC, but man it is terrible out here. Really I have nothing to say that will make you feel better, just know you are not alone in your hatred I guess and be happy you can walk everywhere.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby USC2009 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:46 am

vidhartha wrote:A2 definitely has some of the worst drivers you'll ever see I believe. They don't know how to park, how to stay in their lane, how to make a left turn. I thought they sucked in NYC, but man it is terrible out here. Really I have nothing to say that will make you feel better, just know you are not alone in your hatred I guess and be happy you can walk everywhere.


Haha, thanks. Our shared hatred of this situation will make my transition to living here easier.

Regarding where my car is parked - based on what I said, you think I'm good? I asked some drunk guy who was walking by if it was cool to park there, and he thought it was cool. Do they tow on weekends? Should I just drive around from now til morning?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tralinds » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:22 am

USC2009 wrote:
vidhartha wrote:A2 definitely has some of the worst drivers you'll ever see I believe. They don't know how to park, how to stay in their lane, how to make a left turn. I thought they sucked in NYC, but man it is terrible out here. Really I have nothing to say that will make you feel better, just know you are not alone in your hatred I guess and be happy you can walk everywhere.


Haha, thanks. Our shared hatred of this situation will make my transition to living here easier.

Regarding where my car is parked - based on what I said, you think I'm good? I asked some drunk guy who was walking by if it was cool to park there, and he thought it was cool. Do they tow on weekends? Should I just drive around from now til morning?


No, you probably aren't good there. The reason signs say no parking from 3-6 am is so people don't park there overnight. I'd go move it. Ann Arbor is pretty notorious about giving parking tickets/towing.

Edit: you could also call a tow company to get them to take away the car that is blocking your spot. Otherwise, you should probably just find street parking somewhere.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby USC2009 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:47 am

Whoa, weird post*

Anyway, I figured it out, and I think my car should be good. I'm gonna go retrieve it and reclaim my parking spot.
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tl » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:47 am

7 more days until AA. These next four weeks are going to be crazy. I'm excited to meet all the new 1Ls.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby hdg315 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:43 am

Anyone trying to share a shuttle from the airport to AA next Tues?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby USC2009 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:05 pm

I think I'm going to the Den tonight (a friend of mine works there, I've never been). Does anyone want to go? What better night than a Sunday to start hitting the bars in A2?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby awesomepossum » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:13 pm

hdg315 wrote:Anyone trying to share a shuttle from the airport to AA next Tues?




I'll be going from AA to the airport on tuesday. whoooops.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby USC2009 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:16 pm

Oh, and for current students - is it possible to get my ID before orientation? I was hoping to go and grab it so I could start using the gyms here. Otherwise I'll probably have to find a place in A2 and do a month membership.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:46 pm

You can get your ID now (I believe I got it the same day I paid my second deposit), but I doubt you can use the gym (at least for free), since you aren't enrolled in summer classes. You probably won't be able to use it until about a week before classes start. But you can pay a fee to use it. I did that for the month of August last year, after I got back to AA.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby zettsscores40 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:30 am

The Y is like 19 a month a believe. Much better than any of the campus gyms.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby vidhartha » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:05 am

zettsscores40 wrote:The Y is like 19 a month a believe. Much better than any of the campus gyms.


Thats pretty good, how are the facilities?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby BrianEno » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:28 am

awesomepossum wrote:
hdg315 wrote:Anyone trying to share a shuttle from the airport to AA next Tues?




I'll be going from AA to the airport on tuesday. whoooops.


subtle "i got a callback" trolling.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Go State » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:41 am

How many credits does a Michigan 1L take? I was looking through the required first year curriculum online and it shows classes that add up to 29 credits and then a 1L elective class (so around 31-33 credits?). Seems like a huge 1L required curriculum when the requirement is only 82 credits to graduate..

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby snotrocket » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:21 am

Go State wrote:How many credits does a Michigan 1L take? I was looking through the required first year curriculum online and it shows classes that add up to 29 credits and then a 1L elective class (so around 31-33 credits?). Seems like a huge 1L required curriculum when the requirement is only 82 credits to graduate..

It's not that bad, but it is a little nasty second semester, because you have the elective on top of about 50% more work in legal practice (which stupidly is graded at 3 credits first term and only 2 the second -- exactly the opposite of the actual workload). The upside is 12-13 credit semesters for the last two years though, so that's nice.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby BrianEno » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:24 am

snotrocket wrote:
Go State wrote:How many credits does a Michigan 1L take? I was looking through the required first year curriculum online and it shows classes that add up to 29 credits and then a 1L elective class (so around 31-33 credits?). Seems like a huge 1L required curriculum when the requirement is only 82 credits to graduate..

It's not that bad, but it is a little nasty second semester, because you have the elective on top of about 50% more work in legal practice (which stupidly is graded at 3 credits first term and only 2 the second -- exactly the opposite of the actual workload). The upside is 12-13 credit semesters for the last two years though, so that's nice.


IMO unless you're gunning for an H, LP should never require more than 1 study hour a week, maybe 6-7 hours for the night before when you have a memo due the next day.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:23 am

BrianEno wrote:
IMO unless you're gunning for an H, LP should never require more than 1 study hour a week, maybe 6-7 hours for the night before when you have a memo due the next day.


This. I never even looked at the books my LP prof assigned. I wish I hadn't bought them!

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby awesomepossum » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:23 am

My legal practice hours were horribly uneven. Many weeks I would be doing absolutely nothing and then there would be those weeks where everything else got squeezed out and I would be doing all legal practice all the time. I could have avoided it, but that would have required good time management.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby vyelps » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:48 am

two stupid questions:
1. what do you mean "gunning for an H?"
and
2. What exactly is covered in the legal practice course?




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