Michigan Class of 2014

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby thelaststraw05 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:54 am

Entchen wrote:
applepiecrust wrote:
texaskk wrote:Not to burst anyone's bubble but... The inside of the LC (the actual dorm rooms) does NOT live up to the way it looks on the outside (read: white concrete walls, fluorescent lights, kind of like a hospital/prison). That being said, I'm still going to live there, but just a heads up!


1. How big are the average rooms?
2. Disappointing as the shared bathrooms are, how many people share them?
I can't decide if I want to live in LC; it seems to work out a little pricier than other options, but the convenience of having meals prepared for you is unbeatable (but the lack of a kitchen is sad -- how will I make brownies?!)


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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby InvictusFortis » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:18 pm

At least another year of sleeping in a single bed, sigh.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby agora139 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:49 pm

applepiecrust wrote:
texaskk wrote:Not to burst anyone's bubble but... The inside of the LC (the actual dorm rooms) does NOT live up to the way it looks on the outside (read: white concrete walls, fluorescent lights, kind of like a hospital/prison). That being said, I'm still going to live there, but just a heads up!


1. How big are the average rooms?
2. Disappointing as the shared bathrooms are, how many people share them?
I can't decide if I want to live in LC; it seems to work out a little pricier than other options, but the convenience of having meals prepared for you is unbeatable (but the lack of a kitchen is sad -- how will I make brownies?!)


+1, i wanna know too! also, how many 'guest meals' do residents have where we can bring a friend to eat with us?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby MaxWeber » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:49 pm

i apologize in advance b/c this is a douchy post, but does michigan yield protect?

i've been UR/complete for almost 8 weeks, a time span in which i've been admitted to Stanford, Columbia and Berkeley and had my JR1 with Harvard (still waiting to hear from Yale). i have a 4.0 and a 172 at HYP, but have ties to michigan and would seriously go if i got near/full ride.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby R.R. Raskolnikov » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:02 pm

MaxWeber wrote:i apologize in advance b/c this is a douchy post, but does michigan yield protect?

i've been UR/complete for almost 8 weeks, a time span in which i've been admitted to Stanford, Columbia and Berkeley and had my JR1 with Harvard (still waiting to hear from Yale). i have a 4.0 and a 172 at HYP, but have ties to michigan and would seriously go if i got near/full ride.


LOCI ASAP.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Older Chest » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:09 pm

R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:
MaxWeber wrote:i apologize in advance b/c this is a douchy post, but does michigan yield protect?

i've been UR/complete for almost 8 weeks, a time span in which i've been admitted to Stanford, Columbia and Berkeley and had my JR1 with Harvard (still waiting to hear from Yale). i have a 4.0 and a 172 at HYP, but have ties to michigan and would seriously go if i got near/full ride.


LOCI ASAP.


+1

You should submitted a LOCI (letter of continued interest) to let Michigan know that you are seriously considering attending. With that being said, it may be difficult to receive a full ride this late in the cycle, and to the best of my knowledge Michigan does not offer near full rides. It's the Darrow or nothing (which is approximately 1/2 tuition scholarship).

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby R.R. Raskolnikov » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:14 pm

Older Chest wrote:
R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:LOCI ASAP.


+1

You should submitted a LOCI (letter of continued interest) to let Michigan know that you are seriously considering attending. With that being said, it may be difficult to receive a full ride this late in the cycle, and to the best of my knowledge Michigan does not offer near full rides. It's the Darrow or nothing (which is approximately 1/2 tuition scholarship).


I'm pretty sure I've heard of Darrows ranging from a substantial portion of tuition up to a full ride + stipend. I'm too busy/lazy to do a forum search right now though.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby texaskk » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:17 pm

agora139 wrote:
applepiecrust wrote:
texaskk wrote:Not to burst anyone's bubble but... The inside of the LC (the actual dorm rooms) does NOT live up to the way it looks on the outside (read: white concrete walls, fluorescent lights, kind of like a hospital/prison). That being said, I'm still going to live there, but just a heads up!


1. How big are the average rooms?
2. Disappointing as the shared bathrooms are, how many people share them?
I can't decide if I want to live in LC; it seems to work out a little pricier than other options, but the convenience of having meals prepared for you is unbeatable (but the lack of a kitchen is sad -- how will I make brownies?!)


+1, i wanna know too! also, how many 'guest meals' do residents have where we can bring a friend to eat with us?



I am terrible as far as giving a square footage estimate, but the bedroom part of the room is big enough for your twin bed, with space for one twin bed to fit next to it (my boyfriend and I actually did this when I went to visit because we couldn't both fit in his twin bed, so we used an extra mattress and laid them side by side and they filled the entire room). The closets vary from room to room--- his is EXTREMELY small (one shelf, one bar for hanging clothes about 4-5 feet across), but the people across the hall have closets double that size. The living space is much less cramped than the bedrooms (maybe 12x15 ft or so? I have nooo idea), and after looking at the pictures entchen posted, looks like those people did a lot more with their space than my boyfriend and his roommate have done, which definitely makes a difference. With just the 2 desks, a couch, and a TV, it can look a little desolate. As far as bathrooms, I think it may vary by block depending on whether people are in doubles or singles, but in his block the bathroom is on the second floor and has 2 shower stalls, 2 bathroom stalls, and one sink, shared between the 6 rooms in their block so maybe 10-12 guys? Each room also has a little sink/mirror area in the hall space between the bedrooms and living area, which they use to brush teeth, shave, etc.

I wish I would've thought to take pictures when I was there last semester, but if we don't get to see the inside of the rooms during ASW I will be sure to take some pictures of his room then to post on here. Like entchen said, not terrible but also nothing compared to the gorgeousness of the exterior!

As far as guest meals, non-residents can pay to eat at the lawyer's club, but it is super expensive (I want to say like $8-10 or something for lunch/dinner). I think law students not living in the lawyer's club can get a meal plan though.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby er doctor » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:22 pm

R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:
Older Chest wrote:
R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:LOCI ASAP.


+1

You should submitted a LOCI (letter of continued interest) to let Michigan know that you are seriously considering attending. With that being said, it may be difficult to receive a full ride this late in the cycle, and to the best of my knowledge Michigan does not offer near full rides. It's the Darrow or nothing (which is approximately 1/2 tuition scholarship).


I'm pretty sure I've heard of Darrows ranging from a substantial portion of tuition up to a full ride + stipend. I'm too busy/lazy to do a forum search right now though.


The full Darrow is full tuition and fees plus a one time stipend of $7500 after the first year.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby applepiecrust » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:23 pm

texaskk wrote:
agora139 wrote:
applepiecrust wrote:
texaskk wrote:Not to burst anyone's bubble but... The inside of the LC (the actual dorm rooms) does NOT live up to the way it looks on the outside (read: white concrete walls, fluorescent lights, kind of like a hospital/prison). That being said, I'm still going to live there, but just a heads up!


1. How big are the average rooms?
2. Disappointing as the shared bathrooms are, how many people share them?
I can't decide if I want to live in LC; it seems to work out a little pricier than other options, but the convenience of having meals prepared for you is unbeatable (but the lack of a kitchen is sad -- how will I make brownies?!)


+1, i wanna know too! also, how many 'guest meals' do residents have where we can bring a friend to eat with us?



I am terrible as far as giving a square footage estimate, but the bedroom part of the room is big enough for your twin bed, with space for one twin bed to fit next to it (my boyfriend and I actually did this when I went to visit because we couldn't both fit in his twin bed, so we used an extra mattress and laid them side by side and they filled the entire room). The closets vary from room to room--- his is EXTREMELY small (one shelf, one bar for hanging clothes about 4-5 feet across), but the people across the hall have closets double that size. The living space is much less cramped than the bedrooms (maybe 12x15 ft or so? I have nooo idea), and after looking at the pictures entchen posted, looks like those people did a lot more with their space than my boyfriend and his roommate have done, which definitely makes a difference. With just the 2 desks, a couch, and a TV, it can look a little desolate. As far as bathrooms, I think it may vary by block depending on whether people are in doubles or singles, but in his block the bathroom is on the second floor and has 2 shower stalls, 2 bathroom stalls, and one sink, shared between the 6 rooms in their block so maybe 10-12 guys? Each room also has a little sink/mirror area in the hall space between the bedrooms and living area, which they use to brush teeth, shave, etc.

I wish I would've thought to take pictures when I was there last semester, but if we don't get to see the inside of the rooms during ASW I will be sure to take some pictures of his room then to post on here. Like entchen said, not terrible but also nothing compared to the gorgeousness of the exterior!

As far as guest meals, non-residents can pay to eat at the lawyer's club, but it is super expensive (I want to say like $8-10 or something for lunch/dinner). I think law students not living in the lawyer's club can get a meal plan though.

Hope this helps!


Thank you! That is extremely helpful! How big are the single rooms compared to the bedrooms in the double suites? Also, lack of closet space would be a total dealbreaker for me (I have two decent-sized closets, large chest of drawers AND additional under-bed storage right now).

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby texaskk » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:44 pm

applepiecrust wrote:
texaskk wrote:Not to burst anyone's bubble but... The inside of the LC (the actual dorm rooms) does NOT live up to the way it looks on the outside (read: white concrete walls, fluorescent lights, kind of like a hospital/prison). That being said, I'm still going to live there, but just a heads up!




Thank you! That is extremely helpful! How big are the single rooms compared to the bedrooms in the double suites? Also, lack of closet space would be a total dealbreaker for me (I have two decent-sized closets, large chest of drawers AND additional under-bed storage right now).
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I am actually not sure on this because I have not seen the inside of a single room.. And yes I am quite concerned about the closet space too, though I think it is something I'm just going to have to work around because I really want to live in the LC for the convenience aspect. In addition to the closet there is a chest of drawers in the room, so some stuff could be put in there, and I am thinking I could also buy some of those clear plastic bins, fill them with the clothes I wear less often, and stack them on the floor/above my hanging clothes on the shelf at the top of the closet. It seems like its mostly hanging clothes space that is going to be extremely difficult... I guess you could always get an armoire or something and keep it in your living room for coats? Or a coat rack?

edit: Hadn't even thought of under-bed storage but that's a great idea!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby lzyovrachievr » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:47 pm

dulcatis wrote:
lzyovrachievr wrote:No offense, guys, cause I love me some mimosas, but... that run is at like 8 in the morning. Forgive me, but if I skip the running, I'm sure as hell not getting my butt out of bed to drink at 7:30. I'll be sleeping. Have one for me.


...we should be roomies for this...I like how you think.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby thelaststraw05 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:08 pm

So, I was curious what the new buildings will look like, and I thought I would share this animation that I found on the Michigan website:

http://web.law.umich.edu/FlashMedia/pub ... ediaid=332

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby whathojeeves » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:17 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:So, I was curious what the new buildings will look like, and I thought I would share this animation that I found on the Michigan website:

http://web.law.umich.edu/FlashMedia/pub ... ediaid=332


Oh wow that's way cool!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby thelaststraw05 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:23 pm

whathojeeves wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote:So, I was curious what the new buildings will look like, and I thought I would share this animation that I found on the Michigan website:

http://web.law.umich.edu/FlashMedia/pub ... ediaid=332


Oh wow that's way cool!


I want to go to there.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby sanguar » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:52 am

Guess I get to join this thread now!! :-D

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby dcwumpus » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:03 am

sanguar wrote:Guess I get to join this thread now!! :-D


Congratulations and welcome!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby sanguar » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:05 pm

So, not that I don't love me some mimosas, but I also love me some running too. Where does one find info about that Saturday morning run for the first ASW? I'd kinda like to get a feel for the area that way.

Edited: sorry, just saw it on the .pdf schedule. Missed it my first read-through

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby dabbadon8 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:57 pm

2 weeks till ASW #1! :D

Very excited. Though I have been wearing shorts and sandals for the last week, I am in for a shock. :shock:

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Helmholtz » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:00 pm

dabbadon8 wrote:2 weeks till ASW #1! :D

Very excited. Though I have been wearing shorts and sandals for the last week, I am in for a shock. :shock:


10 degree windchill + about a foot of snow doesn't sound like shorts + sandal weather to you?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby rundoxierun » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:15 pm

I just found out that cab fare to and from the airport is going to be over $100. My god that sucks. I have no experience with cabs and really didnt realize how much they cost.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:16 pm

tkgrrett wrote:I just found out that cab fare to and from the airport is going to be over $100. My god that sucks. I have no experience with cabs and really didnt realize how much they cost.


I think I looked it up a long time ago- aren't there shuttles to look at?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Helmholtz » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:00 pm

tkgrrett wrote:I just found out that cab fare to and from the airport is going to be over $100. My god that sucks. I have no experience with cabs and really didnt realize how much they cost.


The cab fare to and from the airport is ridiculous. IMO, the cab companies really take advantage of you because there are no easier methods of travel. The distances and the time involved really don't seem to warrant the cost. Try something else like shuttles or at the least, splitting cabs with others who are going to be leaving/going at the same time.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby R.R. Raskolnikov » Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:57 am

So $10,000 showed up under my financial aid awards for the 2011-2012 academic year. Is it safe to extrapolate that out over three years and assume I just got $30k in scholarships?

Also, has anyone had success negotiating with UM? I plan on trying next week...

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby sarahh » Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:08 pm

Am I the only person that booked the Michigan Flyer? Is there something wrong with it that I do not know about?




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