Michigan Class of 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)

Is the Michigan 2013 class:

The best ever?
2
15%
The bestest ever?
4
31%
The best there has ever been?
7
54%
 
Total votes: 13

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby starstruck393 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:18 pm

In Purgatory wrote:
starstruck393 wrote:
cardinalandgold wrote:As a huge college football fan, it pains me that I will probably not be able to get football tickets (at least not during 1L year), as I cannot justify dropping $200 on tickets after moving across the country with my wife who will not have a job lined up. Maybe we will be able to go to a game or two though :(


You should easily be able to scalp tickets to games against lesser opponents


When you lose to Appalachian State you are the lesser opponent.


Does anyone know if it's possible/advisable to get tickets outside of the law section? I might want to sell them all and suspect it might be easier that way.


You can get them outside the law section, but not outside the student section, if that's what you mean. And App St was 3 yrs ago. People need to get over that fact

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby rockchalk86 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:22 pm

Just bought my tickets! I am so excited to be going to a school where football matters.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby JetstoRJC » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:17 am

rockchalk86 wrote:Just bought my tickets! I am so excited to be going to a school where football matters.


Same feelings here. I went to a smaller undergraduate with a great basketball atmosphere with consistently good teams that would make the NCAA tournament. On the other hand, our football team was always horrible. My freshman year I don't think our football team scored an offensive touchdown until like the 9th game. No matter how bad Michigan is the next three years (and I actually expect them to be better than they have been recently) it will be an improvement from my undergraduate experience.

PS rockchalk- looks like Kansas might get left in the dust with all this expansion talk.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby leftofthedial » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:54 am

So I'm rolling up to Ann Arbor Thursday night to find a place to live. I'm looking for a one bedroom, no carpet...anyone have any ideas/experience? I thought housing was discussed somewhere on this thread, but I can't find it, even with the search. I want to be within a 15 minute walk from school...I've checked out Craig's List and some of the stuff off of the off campus housing website, but I'd love some additional options. Thanks!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby rockchalk86 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:14 am

JetstoRJC wrote:
rockchalk86 wrote:Just bought my tickets! I am so excited to be going to a school where football matters.


Same feelings here. I went to a smaller undergraduate with a great basketball atmosphere with consistently good teams that would make the NCAA tournament. On the other hand, our football team was always horrible. My freshman year I don't think our football team scored an offensive touchdown until like the 9th game. No matter how bad Michigan is the next three years (and I actually expect them to be better than they have been recently) it will be an improvement from my undergraduate experience.

PS rockchalk- looks like Kansas might get left in the dust with all this expansion talk.


Did you go to Duke? Yeah, I'm pretty upset about this Kansas thing. It really shows that the NCAA is all about $$$ and football.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:58 pm

thalassocrat wrote:Did you change your name or did somebody spike my coffee?


I changed it. I didn't like it being the same as my email. Too many posts in BP were showing up when you googled it...

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby cutiewiddlebebe » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:08 pm

these summer starters are really starting to beef me out. what, they can't just pop in for a few words, maybe take a few questions? it's not even like they are on a full course load anyway, slackers. all they think about is theirselves. i feel like dumping a can off tomato sauce on they heads, that's how beefed out i am. :x

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby snickersnicker » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:44 pm

cutiewiddlebebe wrote:these summer starters are really starting to beef me out. what, they can't just pop in for a few words, maybe take a few questions? it's not even like they are on a full course load anyway, slackers. all they think about is theirselves. i feel like dumping a can off tomato sauce on they heads, that's how beefed out i am. :x


I'll answer your questions as best I can.

And, to be frank, those of us with JJ White are more or less on a full course load. Those with Pottow have the week off and have only read to page ten in their contracts book. We're on page 118. I've done at least six hours of homework a day.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby cutiewiddlebebe » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:07 pm

snickersnicker wrote:
cutiewiddlebebe wrote:these summer starters are really starting to beef me out. what, they can't just pop in for a few words, maybe take a few questions? it's not even like they are on a full course load anyway, slackers. all they think about is theirselves. i feel like dumping a can off tomato sauce on they heads, that's how beefed out i am. :x

And, to be frank, those of us with JJ White are more or less on a full course load. Those with Pottow have the week off and have only read to page ten in their contracts book. We're on page 118. I've done at least six hours of homework a day.

lmao already a rift between the sections!

and, hey, contracts?! no biggie. what is there to know? two people sign somethin', then they are bound like in Avatar. dig?

where's my "A"? i just booked the course!

(so, how do you like it so far? is it cool? how cool? would you say you like it better than the bus ride there?)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby JRMjr » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:30 pm

cutiewiddlebebe wrote:
snickersnicker wrote:
cutiewiddlebebe wrote:these summer starters are really starting to beef me out. what, they can't just pop in for a few words, maybe take a few questions? it's not even like they are on a full course load anyway, slackers. all they think about is theirselves. i feel like dumping a can off tomato sauce on they heads, that's how beefed out i am. :x

And, to be frank, those of us with JJ White are more or less on a full course load. Those with Pottow have the week off and have only read to page ten in their contracts book. We're on page 118. I've done at least six hours of homework a day.

lmao already a rift between the sections!

and, hey, contracts?! no biggie. what is there to know? two people sign somethin', then they are bound like in Avatar. dig?

where's my "A"? i just booked the course!

(so, how do you like it so far? is it cool? how cool? would you say you like it better than the bus ride there?)


Ive got pottow for contracts. no hw tonight. Chillin with some TV watching the CMT awards, just took a walk and made dinner. Michigan is a blast!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby snickersnicker » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:05 pm

cutiewiddlebebe wrote:(so, how do you like it so far? is it cool? how cool? would you say you like it better than the bus ride there?)


It's great. There's nowhere I would better spend six hours studying than the reading room. The contracts reading is pretty rigorous, but torts is fun if way too substantial--over 1000 pages for the semester, and it's a short semester. Thankfully he's cutting our reading back because we're already a day and a half behind.

So far, almost everyone I've met or hung out with (90% of the section at least) is really great. The vast majority are very outgoing, and most seem pretty intelligent. We go out a lot--think 45+ of us taking over the sidewalk outside of Black Pearl, or 20-30 at Ashley's to watch baseball and hockey games, etc. Not sure if that will happen with the other sections because there will be a heavier course load and more people in the school overall.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby cutiewiddlebebe » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:07 pm

snickersnicker wrote:
cutiewiddlebebe wrote:(so, how do you like it so far? is it cool? how cool? would you say you like it better than the bus ride there?)


It's great. There's nowhere I would better spend six hours studying than the reading room. The contracts reading is pretty rigorous, but torts is fun if way too substantial--over 1000 pages for the semester, and it's a short semester. Thankfully he's cutting our reading back because we're already a day and a half behind.

So far, almost everyone I've met or hung out with (90% of the section at least) is really great. The vast majority are very outgoing, and most seem pretty intelligent. We go out a lot--think 45+ of us taking over the sidewalk outside of Black Pearl, or 20-30 at Ashley's to watch baseball and hockey games, etc. Not sure if that will happen with the other sections because there will be a heavier course load and more people in the school overall.

sounds great! how are the chairs in the reading room? comfortable?

edit: also, is the quad as majestic as it appears in photos?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby thalassocrat » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:04 am

blowhard wrote:
thalassocrat wrote:Did you change your name or did somebody spike my coffee?


I changed it. I didn't like it being the same as my email. Too many posts in BP were showing up when you googled it...


Haha, makes sense.

cutiewiddlebebe wrote:edit: also, is the quad as majestic as it appears in photos?


It is pretty amazing. I wish I'd spent more time just checking it out when I was there for the ASW.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby ShibaDan » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:56 am

thalassocrat wrote:
blowhard wrote:
thalassocrat wrote:Did you change your name or did somebody spike my coffee?


I changed it. I didn't like it being the same as my email. Too many posts in BP were showing up when you googled it...


Haha, makes sense.

cutiewiddlebebe wrote:edit: also, is the quad as majestic as it appears in photos?


It is pretty amazing. I wish I'd spent more time just checking it out when I was there for the ASW.


How did you do that? I've been wanting to change my username forever because back when I made it 3+ years ago I didn't think about being outed on a message board. I would love to change mine.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:02 am

def2104 wrote:
thalassocrat wrote:
blowhard wrote:
thalassocrat wrote:Did you change your name or did somebody spike my coffee?


I changed it. I didn't like it being the same as my email. Too many posts in BP were showing up when you googled it...


Haha, makes sense.

cutiewiddlebebe wrote:edit: also, is the quad as majestic as it appears in photos?


It is pretty amazing. I wish I'd spent more time just checking it out when I was there for the ASW.


How did you do that? I've been wanting to change my username forever because back when I made it 3+ years ago I didn't think about being outed on a message board. I would love to change mine.


You have to talk to one of the Admin mods. Try YCRevolution or Hawkeye.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby roundabout » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:31 am

leftofthedial wrote:So I'm rolling up to Ann Arbor Thursday night to find a place to live. I'm looking for a one bedroom, no carpet...anyone have any ideas/experience? I thought housing was discussed somewhere on this thread, but I can't find it, even with the search. I want to be within a 15 minute walk from school...I've checked out Craig's List and some of the stuff off of the off campus housing website, but I'd love some additional options. Thanks!


Hey there- I asked about this a while back, and people recommended some different apartment complexes, if you're interested in that kinda thang. Other than that, I think the best way to go about it is what you're doing (from what current students have told me). I'm heading to AA in a couple weeks to hopefully find something, but I've been emailing a lot in the meantime. Another idea is to look at some of the agencies.

A friend of mine who is a grad student at UM sent me this, a kind of run down of neighborhoods and whatnot:
As far as where to live in Ann Arbor, I'm thinking right off the bat of two areas. One would be the area south of the law quad and east of Packard Rd. (a major thoroughfare). While there are going to be some undergrads sprinkled in among houses and apartments in that area, I've lived there and it was pretty quiet and nothing crazy happened. You wouldn't want to live around the Packard Rd. & State St. intersection though, since that's busy and densely undergrad. If you keep going SE that becomes the Burns Park neighborhood, which has the wealthiest homes and where a lot of profs live. If you live there you're not far from a Kroger and a CVS. The other area that comes to mind is Kerrytown, where a good number of grad students and young professionals live. There's a farmer's market, a food coop, the Kerrytown market & shops, some eateries, it's close to downtown, and--according to googlemaps--it's a 12-16 min. walk to the law school (.6-.8 miles). That might be the best overall neighborhood to live in. Besides on and around Packard & State, other areas you probably want to avoid are those on, just off, and immediately around South University Ave., particularly between State St. and Washtenaw Ave. (two more main thoroughfares) and streets leading to the football stadium. I think Craigslist and the university off-campus housing sites are the go-to sites for housing searches. I would also try the arborweb.com housing site, which breaks down neighborhoods and has some apartment listings: http://www.arborweb.com/cg/t0030.html You might also want to try individual realtor sites (a few I can think of off the top are Campus Realty, Arch Realty, McKinley, Campus Management, and Wilson White). Here's the law school classifieds site, which only has a handful of listings: http://web.law.umich.edu/LawClassifieds ... r=SaleRent While the landlords and realty companies generally take advantage of having a relatively captive population to rent to, you should be able to find some value if you look hard enough and lady luck is kind to you.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby ShibaDan » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:45 am

ShibaDan wrote:
thalassocrat wrote:
blowhard wrote:
thalassocrat wrote:Did you change your name or did somebody spike my coffee?


I changed it. I didn't like it being the same as my email. Too many posts in BP were showing up when you googled it...


Haha, makes sense.

cutiewiddlebebe wrote:edit: also, is the quad as majestic as it appears in photos?


It is pretty amazing. I wish I'd spent more time just checking it out when I was there for the ASW.


How did you do that? I've been wanting to change my username forever because back when I made it 3+ years ago I didn't think about being outed on a message board. I would love to change mine.


Done. Thanks so much! I feel much better now.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby goblue1646 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:16 am

Hey, do you guys know if there's a deadline for applying for GradPlus loans?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby thalassocrat » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:21 pm

goblue1646 wrote:Hey, do you guys know if there's a deadline for applying for GradPlus loans?


They said at Preview Weekend that as long as you apply in time to have your loans disbursed for tuition, you should be fine. I think the limit she gave was you should try to have everything in three weeks before classes start.

Speaking of the GradPLUS application, did anybody who's applied get a confirmation of some sort when you applied or was it nothing until you knew if you were approved?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby doinmybest » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:48 am

JRMjr wrote:
cutiewiddlebebe wrote:
snickersnicker wrote:
cutiewiddlebebe wrote:these summer starters are really starting to beef me out. what, they can't just pop in for a few words, maybe take a few questions? it's not even like they are on a full course load anyway, slackers. all they think about is theirselves. i feel like dumping a can off tomato sauce on they heads, that's how beefed out i am. :x

And, to be frank, those of us with JJ White are more or less on a full course load. Those with Pottow have the week off and have only read to page ten in their contracts book. We're on page 118. I've done at least six hours of homework a day.

lmao already a rift between the sections!

and, hey, contracts?! no biggie. what is there to know? two people sign somethin', then they are bound like in Avatar. dig?

where's my "A"? i just booked the course!

(so, how do you like it so far? is it cool? how cool? would you say you like it better than the bus ride there?)


Ive got pottow for contracts. no hw tonight. Chillin with some TV watching the CMT awards, just took a walk and made dinner. Michigan is a blast!


Lol. So what's going to happen to those of us that get JJ White along with a full fall course load? I think I can guess... we will be totally effed.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby holydonkey » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:55 am

Anyone else just get the summer reception email and going to go to the shindig in DC? It's great that the Law School keeps holding these. My networking skillz are really not what they need to be, so it's great to have an opportunity to practice with friendly alums. :D

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby Joan Hollaway » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:03 am

holydonkey wrote:Anyone else just get the summer reception email and going to go to the shindig in DC? It's great that the Law School keeps holding these. My networking skillz are really not what they need to be, so it's great to have an opportunity to practice with friendly alums. :D

Ill be going to the NYC one

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby cardinalandgold » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:28 am

Joan Hollaway wrote:
holydonkey wrote:Anyone else just get the summer reception email and going to go to the shindig in DC? It's great that the Law School keeps holding these. My networking skillz are really not what they need to be, so it's great to have an opportunity to practice with friendly alums. :D

Ill be going to the NYC one

The LA/OC one is at a Dodger game. Awesome!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby doinmybest » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:35 am

No ATL one... :( :(

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Re: Michigan Class of 2013

Postby holydonkey » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:36 pm

Well at least this speaks to the national reach of the school... :| Wish the DC one was at a game as well, nats finally have a shot with their new pitcher.




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