Michigan Class of 2014

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby wolverine2014 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:23 pm

AreJay711 wrote:My gf was agitated when I told her I was going alone. Just tell your SO that you will be sitting in on classes and talking to professors and looking at the library and whatever other stuff no one not interested in going to law school would be interested in. Of course mine has already been to Ann Arbor so she doesn't need to see the overall vibe of the town.


Yeap...that's my exact concern. I'd hate to have her take a couple days off from work to spend most of the time alone. Based on the action packed schedule, it seems that's what would happen.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby AreJay711 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:26 pm

Oh about the fb group, we have one for summer starters too. Maybe that was why we got 5 new people yesterday :)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby 4102011 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:30 pm

absolutazn87 wrote:
Excellence = a Habit wrote:
dbrddr wrote:
dulcatis wrote:Everyone join the fb group! Nowwww!


OK for undecided admits to join? I feel weird being in multiple c/o 2014 groups :roll:


Yeah ditto, I want to join but I'm not 100% sure on Mich. Whatever, I'm going to join and y'all can kick me out if you want.


No worries. I'm sure a lot of us (myself included) are still deciding :)


+1

I'm just joining, and then will sneakily leave any groups as I rule the schools out...

Or just forget about them in a few months.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby thsmthcrmnl » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:16 am

hipstermafia wrote:
arism87 wrote:I looked up flights today.. $200. <3 Baltimore!

arism, there is a southwest itinerary for $177 roundtrip that entchen, cryingmonkey, and i are thinking about taking to/from bwi. we should coordinate!


Hi!

Did you all decide on this? Because I, as a stranger from the internet, would like to invite you all over to BWI's 9:45 Delta flight.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby holydonkey » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:19 am

wolverine2014 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:My gf was agitated when I told her I was going alone. Just tell your SO that you will be sitting in on classes and talking to professors and looking at the library and whatever other stuff no one not interested in going to law school would be interested in. Of course mine has already been to Ann Arbor so she doesn't need to see the overall vibe of the town.
Yeap...that's my exact concern. I'd hate to have her take a couple days off from work to spend most of the time alone. Based on the action packed schedule, it seems that's what would happen.
Posting at the request of my wife.

We visited together last year and the visit was really important for her. She didn't come to all of the scheduled events (mock class, career panel, etc), but she did come to the social events (lunch and dinner meet and greets with other students, campus tour, wine reception with the profs). Coming to Ann Arbor, having a chance to check out some apartments, and just generally learning more about the school was good for both of us. If you have a spouse or significant other, really consider having them come with you - this will be the next three years of their life as well and you want to make sure that they're comfortable with the decision and can see a life here for themselves as well.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby wolverine2014 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:55 am

holydonkey wrote:
wolverine2014 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:My gf was agitated when I told her I was going alone. Just tell your SO that you will be sitting in on classes and talking to professors and looking at the library and whatever other stuff no one not interested in going to law school would be interested in. Of course mine has already been to Ann Arbor so she doesn't need to see the overall vibe of the town.
Yeap...that's my exact concern. I'd hate to have her take a couple days off from work to spend most of the time alone. Based on the action packed schedule, it seems that's what would happen.
Posting at the request of my wife.

We visited together last year and the visit was really important for her. She didn't come to all of the scheduled events (mock class, career panel, etc), but she did come to the social events (lunch and dinner meet and greets with other students, campus tour, wine reception with the profs). Coming to Ann Arbor, having a chance to check out some apartments, and just generally learning more about the school was good for both of us. If you have a spouse or significant other, really consider having them come with you - this will be the next three years of their life as well and you want to make sure that they're comfortable with the decision and can see a life here for themselves as well.


so she was able to go with you to all the events/meetings? was there a particular time she felt isolated?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:13 pm

Soo I'm kinda bored atm and making a list of things I like about law schools. I realized exactly how silly my criteria are when I saw the first three things I listed for Michigan:

Beautiful
Sports teams I can actually watch
Already has a schedule out for ASW (I am wildly impressed by this. Especially since it contains a bar night and a house party)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby er doctor » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:15 pm

arism87 wrote:Soo I'm kinda bored atm and making a list of things I like about law schools. I realized exactly how silly my criteria are when I saw the first three things I listed for Michigan:

Beautiful
Sports teams I can actually watch
Already has a schedule out for ASW (I am wildly impressed by this. Especially since it contains a bar night and a house party)


Add to mine: amount of scholarship money they want to give me

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:21 pm

er doctor wrote:
arism87 wrote:Soo I'm kinda bored atm and making a list of things I like about law schools. I realized exactly how silly my criteria are when I saw the first three things I listed for Michigan:

Beautiful
Sports teams I can actually watch
Already has a schedule out for ASW (I am wildly impressed by this. Especially since it contains a bar night and a house party)


Add to mine: amount of scholarship money they want to give me


Lol! That is way more substantial than mine. If they offered me a Darrow, it would be a done deal.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:23 pm

arism87 wrote:Soo I'm kinda bored atm and making a list of things I like about law schools. I realized exactly how silly my criteria are when I saw the first three things I listed for Michigan:

Beautiful
Sports teams I can actually watch
Already has a schedule out for ASW (I am wildly impressed by this. Especially since it contains a bar night and a house party)


I mean, really not that silly.

1. The facilities are spectacular. After the new building is complete, I think Michigan will be far and away the #1 law school in this category (if they are not already).
2. The big state school culture is accessible, but it can usually be pretty easy to escape from (since most interact primarily with other law students and live off-campus). It's pretty awesome to watch a football game in the Big House (yes, even when we suck :P ). And while it may seem trivial now, if you're any kind of a sports fan, it's a great way to spend an afternoon in a way that you couldn't really get at any other top law school.
3. The administration is top-notch and very proactive from everything I can tell. It's a good peak into the school's culture by seeing how they do ASW. It's very organized, educational, and fun.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:40 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
arism87 wrote:Soo I'm kinda bored atm and making a list of things I like about law schools. I realized exactly how silly my criteria are when I saw the first three things I listed for Michigan:

Beautiful
Sports teams I can actually watch
Already has a schedule out for ASW (I am wildly impressed by this. Especially since it contains a bar night and a house party)


I mean, really not that silly.

1. The facilities are spectacular. After the new building is complete, I think Michigan will be far and away the #1 law school in this category (if they are not already).
2. The big state school culture is accessible, but it can usually be pretty easy to escape from (since most interact primarily with other law students and live off-campus). It's pretty awesome to watch a football game in the Big House (yes, even when we suck :P ). And while it may seem trivial now, if you're any kind of a sports fan, it's a great way to spend an afternoon in a way that you couldn't really get at any other top law school.
3. The administration is top-notch and very proactive from everything I can tell. It's a good peak into the school's culture by seeing how they do ASW. It's very organized, educational, and fun.


What about UVA!

But seriously, thanks for validating my list. I feel better about leaning toward Michigan :)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:50 pm

arism87 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
arism87 wrote:Soo I'm kinda bored atm and making a list of things I like about law schools. I realized exactly how silly my criteria are when I saw the first three things I listed for Michigan:

Beautiful
Sports teams I can actually watch
Already has a schedule out for ASW (I am wildly impressed by this. Especially since it contains a bar night and a house party)


I mean, really not that silly.

1. The facilities are spectacular. After the new building is complete, I think Michigan will be far and away the #1 law school in this category (if they are not already).
2. The big state school culture is accessible, but it can usually be pretty easy to escape from (since most interact primarily with other law students and live off-campus). It's pretty awesome to watch a football game in the Big House (yes, even when we suck :P ). And while it may seem trivial now, if you're any kind of a sports fan, it's a great way to spend an afternoon in a way that you couldn't really get at any other top law school.
3. The administration is top-notch and very proactive from everything I can tell. It's a good peak into the school's culture by seeing how they do ASW. It's very organized, educational, and fun.


What about UVA!

But seriously, thanks for validating my list. I feel better about leaning toward Michigan :)


I've never been to UVA, but judging by what my friends from UVA have told me, the sports culture here is definitely more vigorous and the excitement in the air around AA the day of a big game isn't something that you'll find to near this degree at UVA (point of reference: their football stadium can seat 61.5k while ours seats 110k - and it's often filled). Granted, UVA does have a major sports program and if you wanted to watch a football game on a Saturday there, you can, but it's just not going to be the same as at Michigan (btw, as law students, you get great seats - this picture during the team's warmups, http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15951/2010-10-1 ... 37_404.jpg , was taken only two rows closer than where I was seated for the game).

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:52 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
arism87 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
arism87 wrote:Soo I'm kinda bored atm and making a list of things I like about law schools. I realized exactly how silly my criteria are when I saw the first three things I listed for Michigan:

Beautiful
Sports teams I can actually watch
Already has a schedule out for ASW (I am wildly impressed by this. Especially since it contains a bar night and a house party)


I mean, really not that silly.

1. The facilities are spectacular. After the new building is complete, I think Michigan will be far and away the #1 law school in this category (if they are not already).
2. The big state school culture is accessible, but it can usually be pretty easy to escape from (since most interact primarily with other law students and live off-campus). It's pretty awesome to watch a football game in the Big House (yes, even when we suck :P ). And while it may seem trivial now, if you're any kind of a sports fan, it's a great way to spend an afternoon in a way that you couldn't really get at any other top law school.
3. The administration is top-notch and very proactive from everything I can tell. It's a good peak into the school's culture by seeing how they do ASW. It's very organized, educational, and fun.


What about UVA!

But seriously, thanks for validating my list. I feel better about leaning toward Michigan :)


I've never been to UVA, but judging by what my friends from UVA have told me, the sports culture here is definitely more vigorous and the excitement in the air around AA the day of a big game isn't something that you'll find to near this degree at UVA (point of reference: their football stadium can seat 61.5k while ours seats 110k - and it's often filled). Granted, UVA does have a major sports program and if you wanted to watch a football game on a Saturday there, you can, but it's just not going to be the same as at Michigan (btw, as law students, you get great seats - this picture during the team's warmups, http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15951/2010-10-1 ... 37_404.jpg , was taken only two rows closer than where I was seated for the game).


Hmmm fair enough. I don't care too much about football- I went to UVA UG and really just appreciated it for the tailgating. I think either will work for me. Deciding is going to be a real bitch.. :(

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:56 pm

arism87 wrote:Hmmm fair enough. I don't care too much about football- I went to UVA UG and really just appreciated it for the tailgating. I think either will work for me. Deciding is going to be a real bitch.. :(


I empathize with your dilemma. I usually encourage people to get some diversity out of their education (e.g. if you went to UMich for UG, then it might be a good idea to go to UVA Law if it's an absolute tie), but that certainly isn't dispositive. Good luck with your decision.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:57 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
arism87 wrote:Hmmm fair enough. I don't care too much about football- I went to UVA UG and really just appreciated it for the tailgating. I think either will work for me. Deciding is going to be a real bitch.. :(


I empathize with your dilemma. I usually encourage people to get some diversity out of their education (e.g. if you went to UMich for UG, then it might be a good idea to go to UVA Law if it's an absolute tie), but that certainly isn't dispositive. Good luck with your decision.


Thanks! I definitely think it's time to move on, but UVA is 2 hours from home and while I don't go back often, it's certainly nice to be able to. They've also offered me a bit more money. Ah well, I will visit both.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:24 pm

I've been looking at the apartment complexes list they sent in the admitted students packet and several of them look amazing. Does anyone have any input on which are the best/which should be avoided?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby ziggie » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:22 am


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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:11 pm

arism87 wrote:I've been looking at the apartment complexes list they sent in the admitted students packet and several of them look amazing. Does anyone have any input on which are the best/which should be avoided?


Woodbury is popular
I live in Harbor House and like it a lot

Edit: Make sure you check out the bus route before you sign a lease. Some buses only run every 30 min-1hr and may require a transfer.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby whathojeeves » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:17 pm

sarahh wrote:I am leaning toward going to the first one. Anyone else planning to fly out of SFO? It looks like the only direct flight is Delta for around $350.


I am, but I'm a miles whore so am probably flying United via Chicago. Need to pull myself together and buy a ticket. Are you taking the shuttle from Detroit?

Edit: Also, just got an email for the Alumni reception in SF!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby artichoke » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:57 pm

Out of curiosity, anyone here currently living in the Pacific Northwest?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby hipstermafia » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:18 pm

arism87 wrote:Soo I'm kinda bored atm and making a list of things I like about law schools. I realized exactly how silly my criteria are when I saw the first three things I listed for Michigan:

Beautiful
Sports teams I can actually watch
Already has a schedule out for ASW (I am wildly impressed by this. Especially since it contains a bar night and a house party)

this is my exact list as well!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby 4102011 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:23 pm

hipstermafia wrote:
arism87 wrote:Soo I'm kinda bored atm and making a list of things I like about law schools. I realized exactly how silly my criteria are when I saw the first three things I listed for Michigan:

Beautiful
Sports teams I can actually watch
Already has a schedule out for ASW (I am wildly impressed by this. Especially since it contains a bar night and a house party)

this is my exact list as well!


Those are def going to be big selling points when I make my mega-list at the end of this month!

Wahhh this process is starting to get REAL.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:26 pm

blowhard wrote:
arism87 wrote:I've been looking at the apartment complexes list they sent in the admitted students packet and several of them look amazing. Does anyone have any input on which are the best/which should be avoided?


Woodbury is popular
I live in Harbor House and like it a lot

Edit: Make sure you check out the bus route before you sign a lease. Some buses only run every 30 min-1hr and may require a transfer.


Thanks! Can you drive? Aka can I get a parking pass or something?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:56 pm

arism87 wrote:
blowhard wrote:
arism87 wrote:I've been looking at the apartment complexes list they sent in the admitted students packet and several of them look amazing. Does anyone have any input on which are the best/which should be avoided?


Woodbury is popular
I live in Harbor House and like it a lot

Edit: Make sure you check out the bus route before you sign a lease. Some buses only run every 30 min-1hr and may require a transfer.


Thanks! Can you drive? Aka can I get a parking pass or something?


Not really, you can buy a yellow pass but you have to park by the stadium and take the school bus in. The city operates a park and ride on S. State St. that is free. That bus runs every 9-12 min although it doesn't run as late as the school buses do. (You can, however, take a free cab ride to the park & ride after hours.)

To park close you'd have to rent a parking space from someone private off craigslist or something. They usually go for around $100 a month.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:57 am

Is it March 10th yet?




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