Michigan Class of 2014

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby pialltheway » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:56 am

Any tips/advice for those who have visited on a Saturday? I know it's not ideal, but with work, it's all I could swing. Are you able to see the law library, and in general, get a feel for the campus?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby 03121202698008 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:57 am

pialltheway wrote:Any tips/advice for those who have visited on a Saturday? I know it's not ideal, but with work, it's all I could swing. Are you able to see the law library, and in general, get a feel for the campus?


E-mail the admissions office. I'm sure they can find someone (a student in the LC) to give you a tour. The library/reading room and building are open Sat...just no classes in session.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby whirledpeas86 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:29 am

In other news, writing rejection emails to school is surprisingly hard to do! Some of the admissions staffs have been so kind and helpful, I really want to let them down easy. Sort of a, it's not you, it's me/Michigan deal.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby er doctor » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:46 am

whirledpeas86 wrote:In other news, writing rejection emails to school is surprisingly hard to do! Some of the admissions staffs have been so kind and helpful, I really want to let them down easy. Sort of a, it's not you, it's me/Michigan deal.


Here's what I've written:

Dean X and the [Insert Law School here] admissions committee:

Thank you for your offer of admission to [insert Law School here]. After much deliberation, I have decided to pursue my legal studies at another institution. I appreciate your time and consideration during the admissions process.

Sincerely,
My Name
LSAC# Lxxxxxxxx

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby whirledpeas86 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:10 am

Brevity is generally not my strong suit and I sort of feel like I need to explain myself or thank them for their consideration, but that template is really good. I'll probably send something like that to the mean schools that waitlisted me or Still haven't gotten back to me ( :evil: I'm looking at you, Cornell!).

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby er doctor » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:37 am

whirledpeas86 wrote:Brevity is generally not my strong suit and I sort of feel like I need to explain myself or thank them for their consideration, but that template is really good. I'll probably send something like that to the mean schools that waitlisted me or Still haven't gotten back to me ( :evil: I'm looking at you, Cornell!).


I figured they probably get a couple of hundred of these and would appreciate the brevity. Of course, I haven't had any personal interaction with any admissions staff except at U Mich.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby thelaststraw05 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:42 am

er doctor wrote:
whirledpeas86 wrote:Brevity is generally not my strong suit and I sort of feel like I need to explain myself or thank them for their consideration, but that template is really good. I'll probably send something like that to the mean schools that waitlisted me or Still haven't gotten back to me ( :evil: I'm looking at you, Cornell!).


I figured they probably get a couple of hundred of these and would appreciate the brevity. Of course, I haven't had any personal interaction with any admissions staff except at U Mich.


My letters were very similar to er doctor's letters. Though to the schools that waitlisted I wrote:

TheLastStraw05 wrote:Thank you for your careful consideration. I am afraid that I will not be able to accept the position on your waitlist. I have been accepted with a scholarship at the University of Michigan and would not attend Penn Law if admitted off of the waitlist.


It was probably a little bitchy, but I sent it moments after receiving the WL invitation.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby whirledpeas86 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:47 am

thelaststraw05 wrote:
My letters were very similar to er doctor's letters. Though to the schools that waitlisted I wrote:

TheLastStraw05 wrote:Thank you for your careful consideration. I am afraid that I will not be able to accept the position on your waitlist. I have been accepted with a scholarship at the University of Michigan and would not attend Penn Law if admitted off of the waitlist.


It was probably a little bitchy, but I sent it moments after receiving the WL invitation.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

PERFECT

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby er doctor » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:30 am

thelaststraw05 wrote:
er doctor wrote:
whirledpeas86 wrote:Brevity is generally not my strong suit and I sort of feel like I need to explain myself or thank them for their consideration, but that template is really good. I'll probably send something like that to the mean schools that waitlisted me or Still haven't gotten back to me ( :evil: I'm looking at you, Cornell!).


I figured they probably get a couple of hundred of these and would appreciate the brevity. Of course, I haven't had any personal interaction with any admissions staff except at U Mich.


My letters were very similar to er doctor's letters. Though to the schools that waitlisted I wrote:

TheLastStraw05 wrote:Thank you for your careful consideration. I am afraid that I will not be able to accept the position on your waitlist. I have been accepted with a scholarship at the University of Michigan and would not attend Penn Law if admitted off of the waitlist.


It was probably a little bitchy, but I sent it moments after receiving the WL invitation.


You can be my friend!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby thelaststraw05 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:54 am

er doctor wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote:
er doctor wrote:
whirledpeas86 wrote:Brevity is generally not my strong suit and I sort of feel like I need to explain myself or thank them for their consideration, but that template is really good. I'll probably send something like that to the mean schools that waitlisted me or Still haven't gotten back to me ( :evil: I'm looking at you, Cornell!).


I figured they probably get a couple of hundred of these and would appreciate the brevity. Of course, I haven't had any personal interaction with any admissions staff except at U Mich.


My letters were very similar to er doctor's letters. Though to the schools that waitlisted I wrote:

TheLastStraw05 wrote:Thank you for your careful consideration. I am afraid that I will not be able to accept the position on your waitlist. I have been accepted with a scholarship at the University of Michigan and would not attend Penn Law if admitted off of the waitlist.


It was probably a little bitchy, but I sent it moments after receiving the WL invitation.


You can be my friend!


Gladly, just one thing. YOU NEED TO PICK MICHIGAN OVER NU FIRST!

But seriously, I'll gladly be a cynic... *ahem* realist... with you at Michigan.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby InvictusFortis » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:02 am

Does anyone plan on getting football tickets?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby thelaststraw05 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:06 am

InvictusFortis wrote:Does anyone plan on getting football tickets?


The Big House on GAME DAY is a thing to behold. Biggest stadium in the US. Third biggest in the world. Every game has had over 100,000 attendees since 1975 (Ann Arbor's population... 114,000).

tl;dr... Yes.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby InvictusFortis » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:11 am

thelaststraw05 wrote:
InvictusFortis wrote:Does anyone plan on getting football tickets?


The Big House on GAME DAY is a thing to behold. Biggest stadium in the US. Third biggest in the world. Every game has had over 100,000 attendees since 1975 (Ann Arbor's population... 114,000).

tl;dr... Yes.


This sounds incredible. Home games must be insanely fun.

Do you know if they employ a lottery system for tickets? Someone told me there is a section for law students.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:22 am

InvictusFortis wrote:Does anyone plan on getting football tickets?


Get them. Easy to resell on the listserve. This year I went to 2 or 3 games for free...and sold rest for enough to pay for entire season (especially if you don't care about the big rivalry games).

Make sure you join the LAW seating group the Admissions office will give you...much better seats. I was row 9 last year.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:24 am

InvictusFortis wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote:
InvictusFortis wrote:Does anyone plan on getting football tickets?


The Big House on GAME DAY is a thing to behold. Biggest stadium in the US. Third biggest in the world. Every game has had over 100,000 attendees since 1975 (Ann Arbor's population... 114,000).

tl;dr... Yes.


This sounds incredible. Home games must be insanely fun.

Do you know if they employ a lottery system for tickets? Someone told me there is a section for law students.


I don't think they have needed a lottery system. Current students buy first but I haven't heard of any grad students who didn't get this year that wanted them.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby sanguar » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:26 am

Pretty sure I'm getting tickets. How easy would it be to find tickets for my wife, too? How does the trading them in for regular admission tickets thing work?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Entchen » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:27 am

I will be buying season tickets for both football and hockey :)

Heads up, Michigan is playing UND in the Frozen Four semifinal tonight. GO BLUE!!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby InvictusFortis » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:33 am

sanguar wrote:Pretty sure I'm getting tickets. How easy would it be to find tickets for my wife, too? How does the trading them in for regular admission tickets thing work?


Let's see how it works with seating. If it goes by row and you sit next whomever, maybe we can trade a couple of games during the year.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby bannanagram » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:36 pm

InvictusFortis wrote:
sanguar wrote:Pretty sure I'm getting tickets. How easy would it be to find tickets for my wife, too? How does the trading them in for regular admission tickets thing work?


Let's see how it works with seating. If it goes by row and you sit next whomever, maybe we can trade a couple of games during the year.


I went with my husband to a few games this season and had no issues getting tickets via the law school listserv. You might have to pay a premium for the bigger games though. For the games that are lame, you can get them for below student face value. In the student section, they only care that you are sitting in your assigned section, the actual row and seat number don't matter. As a result, you just need to find a tickets in the same section to be able to sit together.

As for validating tickets for non-students, you go to the box office anytime before the day of the game and get it validated. They put a sticker on the ticket and charge you like $30. You can also find another student who looks sort of like your wife (i.e. not an asian dude if your wife has red hair and freckles) and borrow their M-Card. Not that i've ever done that.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby InvictusFortis » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:59 pm

The dean of Ave Maria just stopped in to buy a BMW, now I can say with certainty I know where my tuition will be going.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby er doctor » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:33 pm

OK guys I just got back from Northwestern ASW Day 1 and I really feel that it is not the right school for me. Meaning, all I have to do is convince the S.O. and I will be coming to Michigan!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby thelaststraw05 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:43 pm

er doctor wrote:OK guys I just got back from Northwestern ASW Day 1 and I really feel that it is not the right school for me. Meaning, all I have to do is convince the S.O. and I will be coming to Michigan!


We so excited.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby whirledpeas86 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:46 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
er doctor wrote:OK guys I just got back from Northwestern ASW Day 1 and I really feel that it is not the right school for me. Meaning, all I have to do is convince the S.O. and I will be coming to Michigan!


We so excited.


+A LOT

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby TheStrand » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:04 pm

Yay. I'm pretty excited at how many awesome people are coming. Also, for us summer starters Ann Arbor in only a month and a half =)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby AreJay711 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:07 pm

TheStrand wrote:Yay. I'm pretty excited at how many awesome people are coming. Also, for us summer starters Ann Arbor in only a month and a half =)

:shock:

You know, I know this is a petty compared to people furloughed but I wonder if the govt shutdown is going to fuck up our student aid. The last shutdown lasted a while right?




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