Michigan 2012

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:27 pm

waitingforanswers wrote:I have an interesting situation I need some help with. As part of a fellowship I'm doing at my undergraduate university for the year (I deferred law school till Summer 2010), I have the opportunity to take one class per semester at any of its graduate schools, including its law school. Would Michigan accept credits from another law school before I've taken any credits at Michigan itself? Also, would those credits transfer as actual grades or as P/F? Assuming it transfers as a P/F, it seems like a way to get adjusted to law school classes without risking my grades much. Is there a reason I should or should not consider doing this?


You should probably call the law school and ask.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby just a girl » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:30 pm

I doubt Michigan would take credits from another law school before you matriculate here. 1) Since you aren't a transfer, your doctrinal classes probably wouldn't be accepted and Michigan would make you take them here anyway as part of the standard 1L curriculum. 2) Which law school classes would you take at the other school? Are you permitted to take upper-level law classes without first taking any doctrinal classes?

It could be interesting for you to experience a law school class, but I'd say you should probably just wait and take classes in another graduate school during your fellowship, since you might not get credit for one taken in the law school, and you'd have to retake any doctrinal courses anyway. Michigan doesn't allow any pass/fails for classes in the first year curriculum, so if you took one of those as part of your fellowship, I'm almost sure you would not be able to claim pass/fail credit for them on your Michigan transcript.

I got all this from the registrar's office website, but you should definitely call as per PKSebben's advice.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby waitingforanswers » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:32 pm

just a girl wrote:I doubt Michigan would take credits from another law school before you matriculate here. 1) Since you aren't a transfer, your doctrinal classes probably wouldn't be accepted and Michigan would make you take them here anyway as part of the standard 1L curriculum. 2) Which law school classes would you take at the other school? Are you permitted to take upper-level law classes without first taking any doctrinal classes?

It could be interesting for you to experience a law school class, but I'd say you should probably just wait and take classes in another graduate school during your fellowship, since you might not get credit for one taken in the law school, and you'd have to retake any doctrinal courses anyway. Michigan doesn't allow any pass/fails for classes in the first year curriculum, so if you took one of those as part of your fellowship, I'm almost sure you would not be able to claim pass/fail credit for them on your Michigan transcript.

I got all this from the registrar's office website, but you should definitely call as per PKSebben's advice.


Thanks. I am permitted to take upper-level courses without the doctrinal classes. I'll call to ask though.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby snotrocket » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:10 pm

waitingforanswers wrote:Would Michigan accept credits from another law school before I've taken any credits at Michigan itself?

In the situation that you're asking about, the answer to this is almost certainly no. The academic regs only allow credit from other law schools for: (1) transfer admits (provisional advanced standing students, as the regs call them); or (2) second and third year students who get permission from the law school to take courses in other departments of UM or at another law schools. So if you take these hours prior to enrollment at Michigan, you can only transfer them if you're admitted as a transfer student. Otherwise, you can't receive credit for classes at other schools until you're enrolled here, have finished 1L, and get permission to take the external credits. There is also the regulation that states that you have to complete all credit for the degree within five years after your "first enrollment" in the law school. For transfers, they count this as the date you first enrolled in your original law school. Since you will almost certainly not be "enrolled" in the law school wherever you are by virtue of just guest auditing a few classes there, the rules also appear to exclude these credits because you would have taken them before you enrolled in any law school.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Lawlcat » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:09 pm

I thought I remembered reading something in the acceptance documents actually forbidding people from taking courses (even not for credit) at other schools prior to starting U Mich. I was pretty surprised and wondered why they'd care.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby USC2009 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:30 pm

Okay, for any Mystery Science Theater fans:

On Thursday, all across the country, theaters are doing a showing of Plan 9 from Outer Space with a RiffTrax commentary playing (similar to MST3k and from the same guys). I'll be going, since they're showing it at the Goodrich theater. It should be pretty fun, so let me know if you want to go.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:31 pm

Next thursday? I would likely be down for that, dude. Rifftrax are great.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby USC2009 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:40 pm

PKSebben wrote:Next thursday? I would likely be down for that, dude. Rifftrax are great.


Awesome. I just checked and the tickets are a bit pricey (12.50 or so, reminds me of LA) but I think it'll be worth it. And yes, the 20th at 8:00.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tetrisd » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:50 pm

USC2009 wrote:Oh, in case anyone already in A2 is interested, I'm hoping to see both Ponyo (by the animator god hayao miyazaki) and District 9 this weekend. Perhaps a 2-for-1 hop? Let me know!


District 9 looks awesome.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby itzjulz » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:35 pm

Sitting in a line of traffic trying to leave the Jason Mraz concert (great show, btw)..

Moving in to my woodbury townhouse at 8:30 tomorrow morning!!! I'll be around the rest of the weekend if anyone's out and about :)

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby USC2009 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:57 pm

itzjulz wrote:Sitting in a line of traffic trying to leave the Jason Mraz concert (great show, btw)..

Moving in to my woodbury townhouse at 8:30 tomorrow morning!!! I'll be around the rest of the weekend if anyone's out and about :)


I'll be here! Which townhouse is yours?
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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby awesomepossum » Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:07 am

itzjulz wrote:Sitting in a line of traffic trying to leave the Jason Mraz concert (great show, btw)..

Moving in to my woodbury townhouse at 8:30 tomorrow morning!!! I'll be around the rest of the weekend if anyone's out and about :)




I'll be at the pool with some friends early afternoon.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby itzjulz » Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:34 am

awesomepossum wrote:
itzjulz wrote:Sitting in a line of traffic trying to leave the Jason Mraz concert (great show, btw)..

Moving in to my woodbury townhouse at 8:30 tomorrow morning!!! I'll be around the rest of the weekend if anyone's out and about :)




I'll be at the pool with some friends early afternoon.


Nice, I might pop over there later if I get enough stuff unpacked. How'd your interviews go?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby e_ticket » Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:05 pm

USC2009 wrote:Okay, for any Mystery Science Theater fans:

On Thursday, all across the country, theaters are doing a showing of Plan 9 from Outer Space with a RiffTrax commentary playing (similar to MST3k and from the same guys). I'll be going, since they're showing it at the Goodrich theater. It should be pretty fun, so let me know if you want to go.


Are you a Joel or Mike-style Mistie?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby 06072010 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:07 pm

Joel, no doubt.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby e_ticket » Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:14 pm

Maan, you're a purist. I never really got into Joel because the old episodes were rarely on TV.

I'll watch Deadly Mantis and Riding with Death any day.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Lawlcat » Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:48 pm

So when are we doing registration for classes, anyway? Is that something that happens once we get there?

Also, about the airport shuttle: I'm getting to the airport in Detroit around 4 PM on Friday, August 21st. Anyone want to split a shuttle with me? For example, this one ( http://annarborairportshuttle.net/4.html ) would be about 20 bucks each for two people.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Alexandria » Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:51 pm

You don't do registration as a first semester 1L. They just put you in your section and wolverine access will display what classes you've been registered for. If it's not there already, then sometime next week (or even over the weekend possibly, as the registrar definitely works weekends sometimes, like when grades are being posted).

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Lawlcat » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:30 pm

Alexandria wrote:You don't do registration as a first semester 1L. They just put you in your section and wolverine access will display what classes you've been registered for. If it's not there already, then sometime next week (or even over the weekend possibly, as the registrar definitely works weekends sometimes, like when grades are being posted).


Oh, thanks.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby tcortez » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:58 am

Hey! I'm here. I moved in to Woodbury this weekend. I'm in 1945 Woodbury. Let me know if anyone wants to get together. :)

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby safari » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:55 pm

tcortez wrote:Hey! I'm here. I moved in to Woodbury this weekend. I'm in 1945 Woodbury. Let me know if anyone wants to get together. :)


I'm into Woodbury too and have my cable set up as of today! Now if I can just figure out where to unpack and put all this crap...

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Merriweather » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:34 pm

your loyal friend merriweather is back in ann arbor for the bloodbath. also, 1Ls, do you have [lawopen] access yet? i have a fuckload of stuff for sale for YOU.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Lawlcat » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:39 pm

Merriweather wrote:your loyal friend merriweather is back in ann arbor for the bloodbath. also, 1Ls, do you have [lawopen] access yet? i have a fuckload of stuff for sale for YOU.


I don't have access to that. Is it a mailing list or a message board or what?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby Merriweather » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:15 am

Lawlcat wrote:
Merriweather wrote:your loyal friend merriweather is back in ann arbor for the bloodbath. also, 1Ls, do you have [lawopen] access yet? i have a fuckload of stuff for sale for YOU.


I don't have access to that. Is it a mailing list or a message board or what?


it's a mailing list. you will be added nearer to orientation i think. mine was 29th august.

i have casebooks & supplements if you want them. :p

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Re: Michigan 2012

Postby safari » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:52 am

So...do Michigan students take many spontaneous trips to Canada? I was reading on the MI Sec'y of State page that Michigan has an "enhanced" driver's license for passport-less land crossings into Canada...




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