Michigan State Law Class of 2013

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kgb49
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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby kgb49 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:50 pm

lawlawlawlaw wrote:anyone know what percentile 3.0 is, for scholarship?

around 25th Iam guessing

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby carman1880 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:54 pm

lawlawlawlaw wrote:anyone know what percentile 3.0 is, for scholarship?


I spoke with a current 3L the other day. He told me that 3.0 was around top 50%.

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby BoilerUp » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:59 pm

Waitlisted on 2/6 with 155/2.95

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby oberlin08 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:59 pm

Has anyone who is getting "Re-Reviewed in February" heard back yet?

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby fordtheriver » Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:44 am

carman1880 wrote:
lawlawlawlaw wrote:anyone know what percentile 3.0 is, for scholarship?


I spoke with a current 3L the other day. He told me that 3.0 was around top 50%.

This is correct. Basically you have to remain in the top half. Current 1L if you have any questions.

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby lawlawlawlaw » Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:27 pm

stats? where did you do undergrad/where were you coming from? why MSU? are you happy with your choice?

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby sarlis » Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:23 pm

is anyone doing the ASD on March 19th?

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby kgb49 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:46 am

got a waitlist today, anyone know how likely it is to be admitted from waitlist?

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby oberlin08 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:07 pm

Ding for me. Good Luck to everyone here though!

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby loxNbegels09 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:10 am

kgb49 wrote:got a waitlist today, anyone know how likely it is to be admitted from waitlist?


I'd like to know that too. I'm going to call the office tomorrow to see what our options are...is it too optimistic to turn a LOCI in ASAP so that I can attend their ASD? Haha. But I really would like to attend this school, so the agony of more waiting will continue. :lol:

Someone on LSN was accepted last year on the WL by end of April, I believe.

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby supersixtwo » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:30 am

I received my waitlisted letter today (along with San Fransico and Hofstra). The letter was dated 02/08/2010.

Non-Traditional Student
'98 Graduate of Indiana University
Police Officer with multiple speciality assignments (SWAT, Sniper Teams, Field Training and Supervision) for the past
12+ years.
First Generation College/Law Student. Asian-American Male.
UGPA-2.81
LSAT- 154
Superb LORs including one from a former Dean of Admissions from a T25 school.
Married with two kids.
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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby kgb49 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:43 pm

loxNbegels09 wrote:
kgb49 wrote:got a waitlist today, anyone know how likely it is to be admitted from waitlist?


I'd like to know that too. I'm going to call the office tomorrow to see what our options are...is it too optimistic to turn a LOCI in ASAP so that I can attend their ASD? Haha. But I really would like to attend this school, so the agony of more waiting will continue. :lol:

Someone on LSN was accepted last year on the WL by end of April, I believe.


actually more like 10 people were accepted from WL. Let us know how the call goes.

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby loxNbegels09 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:11 am

I spoke with Admissions earlier today, and this is what they told me.

-- They'll start reviewing and accepting waitlisted candidates in March. However, most will hear in April (around 50). Then, it goes month by month. She told me it is possible to be accepted the day before school starts.
-- In the past, they have admitted around <125 waitlisted candidates.
-- They'll have more dates for accepted students (after the first ASD?) to come and visit the campus.

Hope this helps with anyone!

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby Jaded » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:56 pm

I'm in today via voicemail.

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby Rocketman11 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:25 pm

Anyone from Washington DC going to the event this weekend they are having for admitted students?

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby ndpfn » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:48 am

Could anybody tell me how well MSU does in Chicago.

Obviously it's going to do better in Mich than out, but if anybody knows some success stories or horror stories about trying to venture out of state with an MSU degree it would be much appreciated.

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby plex » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:58 pm

3L here, I'll help answer questions. I can accurately answer IP related questions as well (which is saying something on this forum from what I have seen).

Bad news: The school had 35% more applications this year since last year. The number of applications nationally actually was flat or slightly negative. The year before applications were up 25%. So, it is a significantly harder to get in than it was before (I would not have even gotten on the waitlist as a non-URM).

After Michigan, the next place grads go is Chicago, last year 40+ students took the Illinois bar, and they had a 100% pass rate.

Good luck, and don't stress, around this time as a 0L, I was way more stressed out than necessary.

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby Rocketman11 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:02 pm

Rocketman11 wrote:Anyone from Washington DC going to the event this weekend they are having for admitted students?


Following this event I decided not to go to MSU. I'll be opening up my scholarship, hopefully some of you guys get it!

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby ndpfn » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:48 pm

plex wrote:3L here, I'll help answer questions. I can accurately answer IP related questions as well (which is saying something on this forum from what I have seen).

Bad news: The school had 35% more applications this year since last year. The number of applications nationally actually was flat or slightly negative. The year before applications were up 25%. So, it is a significantly harder to get in than it was before (I would not have even gotten on the waitlist as a non-URM).

After Michigan, the next place grads go is Chicago, last year 40+ students took the Illinois bar, and they had a 100% pass rate.

Good luck, and don't stress, around this time as a 0L, I was way more stressed out than necessary.






How's the market looking for MSU grads these days?

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby gustrock » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:57 pm

154/3.36

Waitlisted. Just finished my LOCI and LOR's. I did undergrad there too. Bummer.

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby sugrcookiemon » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:50 pm

Could anyone tell me (hopefully current student) what the grading curve is for 1Ls? Or what the scholarship retention rate is for the first year?

Also I am curious if anyone knows of any recent MSU law grads obtaining jobs in the south, specifically North Carolina..

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby plex » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:39 pm

The 1L curve is a 3.0 now (it seems to have been going up .1 every two years). Retaining a scholarship requires a 3.0. So you have to be a below average student to lose it in 1L, and a very below average student to lose it after 2L. I don't recommend working at all anytime during 1L as a scholarship student. Getting an in-school merit scholarship requires a 3.6 after 1L is over.

The legal job market nationally last year was completely in the gutter, it may very well have been a 50-year low. Michigan's general economy particularly was in the gutter, it has been in a recession since 2001 and it got even worse in 2008-2009 (I would even say Michigan is in a localized Great Depression). That said, MSU had a bar pass rate of 96% in Michigan, and 100% in Illinois (which is its second largest state), so its employment numbers were actually better than previous years.

North Carolina is not a market a lot of students from MSU end up in. From what I have seen, pretty much only those who already have ties to the area (they lived there before), end up practicing in that area of the country.

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby kscience » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:57 am

In via voicemail today. Hoping to get some $.

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby Tuukie11 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:39 pm

3.9/158

Applied early January but that was with my February LSAT score that just came through, so I'm hoping for an acceptance and possibly some $$$$ sometime this month.

Looking to do a joint degree with the School of Labor and Industrial Relations. Accepted in January to that program.

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Re: Michigan State Law Class of 2013

Postby raskolnikov32 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:51 pm

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