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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:05 am
by buckilaw
Summer starter here. Tagging the thread, still can't believe I'm in.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:11 am
by s0ph1e2007
VERY likely Ann Arbor is where I will end up.
Hoping for some mmoonneeeyyy.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:58 pm
by baby diego
I'm summer starting too. Anyone know of any threads with current students subletting for the summer?

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:47 pm
by kingrichardx
summer starter here as well.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:18 am
by AreJay711
baby diego wrote:I'm summer starting too. Anyone know of any threads with current students subletting for the summer?


Summer starter ED. Some current students said if we wait until near the end of spring semester there are very good deals on sublets. Apparently the law school has its own advertising thing but students wont start posting much yet. I don't think there are any threads on here (yet) but according to the mod/admin thread they are working on a for sale forum or something.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:22 am
by ziggie
Summer starter, woohoo!! We get to enjoy some warm weather in Ann Arbor :) !

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:28 am
by wiseguy33
Asking again b/c no one responded. Anyone near an 11/11 completion date get in via ASW (or otherwise) yet?

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:20 am
by s0ph1e2007
wiseguy33 wrote:Asking again b/c no one responded. Anyone near an 11/11 completion date get in via ASW (or otherwise) yet?


you mean first completion date?
because it updates like every day
it was exactly one month for me from a few days before 11/11 and I got in via ASW.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:15 am
by artichoke
ziggie wrote:Summer starter, woohoo!! We get to enjoy some warm weather in Ann Arbor :) !


If you have never been there in the summer then trust me, it is NOT pleasant. Oppressively hot and muggy.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:19 am
by s0ph1e2007
artichoke wrote:
ziggie wrote:Summer starter, woohoo!! We get to enjoy some warm weather in Ann Arbor :) !


If you have never been there in the summer then trust me, it is NOT pleasant. Oppressively hot and muggy.


I dont think so...
I mean it can get into the high nineties but last year it was 80s to 70s almost every day-- perfection

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:23 am
by ziggie
s0ph1e2007 wrote:
artichoke wrote:
ziggie wrote:Summer starter, woohoo!! We get to enjoy some warm weather in Ann Arbor :) !


If you have never been there in the summer then trust me, it is NOT pleasant. Oppressively hot and muggy.


I dont think so...
I mean it can get into the high nineties but last year it was 80s to 70s almost every day-- perfection


I'll find a way to enjoy it 8)

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:25 am
by artichoke
s0ph1e2007 wrote:
artichoke wrote:
ziggie wrote:Summer starter, woohoo!! We get to enjoy some warm weather in Ann Arbor :) !


If you have never been there in the summer then trust me, it is NOT pleasant. Oppressively hot and muggy.


I dont think so...
I mean it can get into the high nineties but last year it was 80s to 70s almost every day-- perfection


Perfection would be 70-80's and bordering lake Michigan. Being stuck in the middle of the state in that kind of weather is torture, in my opinion.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:25 am
by AreJay711
s0ph1e2007 wrote:
artichoke wrote:
ziggie wrote:Summer starter, woohoo!! We get to enjoy some warm weather in Ann Arbor :) !


If you have never been there in the summer then trust me, it is NOT pleasant. Oppressively hot and muggy.


I dont think so...
I mean it can get into the high nineties but last year it was 80s to 70s almost every day-- perfection

DC was in the 90's most of the summer and cracked 100 at least once as there is certainly never a lack of humidity. Actually the mid 80's were the 5AM LOW for a couple weeks. I worked construction so i felt it -- at worst it will be only a slight improvement.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:26 am
by s0ph1e2007
artichoke wrote:
s0ph1e2007 wrote:
artichoke wrote:
ziggie wrote:Summer starter, woohoo!! We get to enjoy some warm weather in Ann Arbor :) !


If you have never been there in the summer then trust me, it is NOT pleasant. Oppressively hot and muggy.


I dont think so...
I mean it can get into the high nineties but last year it was 80s to 70s almost every day-- perfection


Perfection would be 70-80's and bordering lake Michigan. Being stuck in the middle of the state in that kind of weather is torture, in my opinion.


I live on a lake and only visited a few times so its very possible I have the wrong impression of the summer weather...

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:33 am
by artichoke
AreJay711 wrote:DC was in the 90's most of the summer and cracked 100 at least once as there is certainly never a lack of humidity. Actually the mid 80's were the 5AM LOW for a couple weeks. I worked construction so i felt it -- at worst it will be only a slight improvement.


Well, I am definitely comparing AA to my hometown, which is not a fair fight because my hometown is perfection. i.e. I am not making a claim about AA as it relates to OTHER places, which means my original comment can probably be disregarded by most.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:18 am
by AEM2010
Just got my packet last night! Looks like as of May 31st, I'll officially be a wolverine!

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:22 pm
by TheStrand
Summer start here with a quick question: why is it that they encourage people to just sublet first if they are summer starters? Aren't leases usually 1 year so don't we want one that would begin and end when the semester ends (i.e. Mayish)? Plus, not having to move twice would seem like a plus. Apologies if this has been asked and answered.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:53 pm
by wildcathighfive
TheStrand wrote:Summer start here with a quick question: why is it that they encourage people to just sublet first if they are summer starters? Aren't leases usually 1 year so don't we want one that would begin and end when the semester ends (i.e. Mayish)? Plus, not having to move twice would seem like a plus. Apologies if this has been asked and answered.



I think that advice is more geared to people who want to live in the Lawyer's Club...otherwise, I don't see why you wouldn't try to get a place with a May lease--you're right, that makes more sense.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:53 pm
by NikaneOkie
Hi everyone!
I have two questions, if you don't mind.

1. Do you think I could use a big scholarship from UVA and Cornell to get Michigan to give me some money? I don't know how much they're willing to give me at this point, but I like Michigan a lot.
2. Should lawyer's club be my first choice for living arrangements in the fall?

Thank you!

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:46 pm
by Helmholtz
NikaneOkie wrote:Hi everyone!
I have two questions, if you don't mind.

1. Do you think I could use a big scholarship from UVA and Cornell to get Michigan to give me some money? I don't know how much they're willing to give me at this point, but I like Michigan a lot.


Prob no.

2. Should lawyer's club be my first choice for living arrangements in the fall?

Thank you!


Depends on what you want. The biggest draw is being close to the law school (although during finals week, most people I've talked to seem to think this is the biggest drawback right now) and meeting new people easier. In general, the biggest negative thing is essentially living in a dorm/eating in a cafeteria for nine months (shared showers, tiring menu choices, etc.).

Some 1L's swear by it, other hate it. This is coming from somebody who decided not to do it, so with a grain of salt, etc.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:39 pm
by NikaneOkie
Helmholtz wrote:
Depends on what you want. The biggest draw is being close to the law school (although during finals week, most people I've talked to seem to think this is the biggest drawback right now) and meeting new people easier. In general, the biggest negative thing is essentially living in a dorm/eating in a cafeteria for nine months (shared showers, tiring menu choices, etc.).

Some 1L's swear by it, other hate it. This is coming from somebody who decided not to do it, so with a grain of salt, etc.


How young are you? Do you think the difference would/should be based upon whether I'm 22 when I go to law school or 24?

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:11 pm
by Helmholtz
NikaneOkie wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
Depends on what you want. The biggest draw is being close to the law school (although during finals week, most people I've talked to seem to think this is the biggest drawback right now) and meeting new people easier. In general, the biggest negative thing is essentially living in a dorm/eating in a cafeteria for nine months (shared showers, tiring menu choices, etc.).

Some 1L's swear by it, other hate it. This is coming from somebody who decided not to do it, so with a grain of salt, etc.


How young are you? Do you think the difference would/should be based upon whether I'm 22 when I go to law school or 24?


Don't want to give away my age for personal reasons, but I'm between 21 and 24 and straight from UG. It probably more depends on what kind of living situation you had before LS (how many years between UG and LS, where you lived for UG, etc.) than your age.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:23 pm
by AreJay711
Helmholtz wrote: It probably more depends on what kind of living situation you had before LS (how many years between UG and LS, where you lived for UG, etc.) than your age.


Hmmm, I'm torn. I lived on campus then in my own place in undergrad then back on campus for two years to be an RA (for both freshman and upperclassmen) and get free housing. The biggest difference I've noticed is more maturity than anything else. I'd rather share a bathroom with 20 ppl that clean up after themselves and act like civilized human beings than 3 freshmen. That said, having my own bathroom is the best. One thing that might tip it is not being able to have a car even if it isn't necessary in Ann Arbor.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:26 pm
by Helmholtz
AreJay711 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote: It probably more depends on what kind of living situation you had before LS (how many years between UG and LS, where you lived for UG, etc.) than your age.


Hmmm, I'm torn. I lived on campus then in my own place in undergrad then back on campus for two years to be an RA (for both freshman and upperclassmen) and get free housing. The biggest difference I've noticed is more maturity than anything else. I'd rather share a bathroom with 20 ppl that clean up after themselves and act like civilized human beings than 3 freshmen. That said, having my own bathroom is the best. One thing that might tip it is not being able to have a car even if it isn't necessary in Ann Arbor.


I know people in the Lawyer's Club who have cars, but they're paying a ridiculous amount for parking.

I decided not to bring a car in Ann Arbor and to be honest, there are times that it's really sucked, although classmates are typically pretty great about offering to give rides to things.

Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:56 pm
by wildcathighfive
Luckiest thing ever: my little brother is an undergrad who will be living in a house next year with an extra parking spot. like two blocks away from the lawyer's club. i feel blessed.