Michigan Law Class of 2015

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2015)

Which ASW do you plan to attend?

March 15-17
35
34%
March 29-31
46
44%
Both
3
3%
Neither
20
19%
 
Total votes: 104

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Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:40 am

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For all those moving to adorable, charming Ann Arbor to get an esquire after your name.

PM with any relevant housing links/facebook groups/anything else you think should go in the OP.

Michigan Students Taking Questions Thread

Admitted Students Site

FAQs (LinkRemoved)

Facebook Group

Dates
Preview Weekends
March 15-17 and March 29-31

Orientation
Summer Start May 29-30, Tuesday-Wednesday
Fall Term August 27- 31, Monday-Friday

Classes Begin
Summer Start May 31, Thursday
Fall Term September 4, Tuesday
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TheOcho
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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby TheOcho » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:05 pm

Checking in. Thanks for making the thread!

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby MyManKanye » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:33 pm

Checking in as well, beginning my apartment hunt for next year. Was told today that they haven't firmed up plans on a Laywer's Club replacement yet.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby TheOcho » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:28 pm

MyManKanye wrote:Checking in as well, beginning my apartment hunt for next year. Was told today that they haven't firmed up plans on a Laywer's Club replacement yet.


Welcome to the club. Have you found any good prospects? Some of the more popular complexes seem to be: Harbor House, Woodbury Gardens, and Lake Village. A little on the expensive side, however.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby erv2107 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:50 pm

Aaaaaahhhh so excited. I love Ann Arbor!

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby BuckinghamB » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:00 pm

Checking in! Just got into ASW today, hopefully this isn't a glitch or anything haha. Any summer starters out there?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby erv2107 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:07 pm

BuckinghamB wrote:Checking in! Just got into ASW today, hopefully this isn't a glitch or anything haha. Any summer starters out there?


Summer starter right here! I'm moving up there in March and cannot wait!

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby MyManKanye » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:26 pm

TheOcho wrote:
MyManKanye wrote:Checking in as well, beginning my apartment hunt for next year. Was told today that they haven't firmed up plans on a Laywer's Club replacement yet.


Welcome to the club. Have you found any good prospects? Some of the more popular complexes seem to be: Harbor House, Woodbury Gardens, and Lake Village. A little on the expensive side, however.


Harbor House seemed the nicest out of those three. Not sure I'm ok with being that far off campus though. I'm used to walking in my UG and coming from a place with a similar winter to Michigan I don't trust the buses and roads when I'm on a tight schedule.

The on campus towers (Zaragon, 411, etc. are very nice buy craaaaazy expensive). I found the 4 apartment buildings that U of M is leasing for law students to replace the LC, and right now am considering one of those. Big downside to those is none of them seem to have private laundry, which is one of my neuroses.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Kurst » Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:15 pm

MyManKanye wrote:I found the 4 apartment buildings that U of M is leasing for law students to replace the LC, and right now am considering one of those. Big downside to those is none of them seem to have private laundry, which is one of my neuroses.

What are the names of the four apartment complexes that Michigan is leasing?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby BuckinghamB » Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:16 pm

erv2107 wrote:
BuckinghamB wrote:Checking in! Just got into ASW today, hopefully this isn't a glitch or anything haha. Any summer starters out there?


erv2107 wrote:Summer starter right here! I'm moving up there in March and cannot wait!


That's awesome erv! I can't wait myself :) I'm coming straight from undergrad though so I won't be there until mid-May or so. Any suggestions on where to live?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 03121202698008 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:06 am

MyManKanye wrote:
TheOcho wrote:
MyManKanye wrote:Checking in as well, beginning my apartment hunt for next year. Was told today that they haven't firmed up plans on a Laywer's Club replacement yet.


Welcome to the club. Have you found any good prospects? Some of the more popular complexes seem to be: Harbor House, Woodbury Gardens, and Lake Village. A little on the expensive side, however.


Harbor House seemed the nicest out of those three. Not sure I'm ok with being that far off campus though. I'm used to walking in my UG and coming from a place with a similar winter to Michigan I don't trust the buses and roads when I'm on a tight schedule.

The on campus towers (Zaragon, 411, etc. are very nice buy craaaaazy expensive). I found the 4 apartment buildings that U of M is leasing for law students to replace the LC, and right now am considering one of those. Big downside to those is none of them seem to have private laundry, which is one of my neuroses.


I live in HH. Taking the 7 bus and switching to the 6 gets you door to door in about 20 minutes, but it only runs every half hour. In the evening, I walked .4 miles to grab the 7 direct as its longer to transfer because the 6 gets late.

Now, I drive around the block and take the 36 which runs every 9 minutes straight to the LS. You can walk to it (.4 mile) through Lake Village as well. It'd be closer if you were on that end of the complex. My roommate did it last year with no car although it could be an inconvenience at times.

After the 36 stops running, you can get a free cab ride to the lot where it picks up.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby erv2107 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:59 am

BuckinghamB wrote:
erv2107 wrote:
BuckinghamB wrote:Checking in! Just got into ASW today, hopefully this isn't a glitch or anything haha. Any summer starters out there?


erv2107 wrote:Summer starter right here! I'm moving up there in March and cannot wait!


That's awesome erv! I can't wait myself :) I'm coming straight from undergrad though so I won't be there until mid-May or so. Any suggestions on where to live?[/quote/]

I'm from Texas and went to undergrad in NYC (so much for anonymity) so I'm actually not the best person to give advice on Ann Arbor housing, but from my many, many visits this is what I've learned:

The suggestions mentioned above are all good apartment complexes short bus rides from school. The other option is to get an apartment in a house so you can walk to campus. Some of these are really nice, and some are awful so you have to be careful about it. My fiancé is currently a U of M grad student living in an apartment in a house really near the law school, and I'll be moving in with him. We'll probably move to Woodbury after the summer term.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 03121202698008 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:00 pm

erv2107 wrote:
BuckinghamB wrote:
erv2107 wrote:
BuckinghamB wrote:Checking in! Just got into ASW today, hopefully this isn't a glitch or anything haha. Any summer starters out there?


erv2107 wrote:Summer starter right here! I'm moving up there in March and cannot wait!


That's awesome erv! I can't wait myself :) I'm coming straight from undergrad though so I won't be there until mid-May or so. Any suggestions on where to live?[/quote/]

I'm from Texas and went to undergrad in NYC (so much for anonymity) so I'm actually not the best person to give advice on Ann Arbor housing, but from my many, many visits this is what I've learned:

The suggestions mentioned above are all good apartment complexes short bus rides from school. The other option is to get an apartment in a house so you can walk to campus. Some of these are really nice, and some are awful so you have to be careful about it. My fiancé is currently a U of M grad student living in an apartment in a house really near the law school, and I'll be moving in with him. We'll probably move to Woodbury after the summer term.


RE Houses. Make sure you hace AC. It gets deceptively hot/humid at times (even during our semesters) and you won't be able to sublet without it.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Entchen » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:29 pm

Congrats, '15s! Hope to see you all here next year.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby BuckinghamB » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:13 pm

Thanks erv and blowhard! Much appreciated.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Real Madrid » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:23 pm

Checking in! Not 100% sure where I will matriculate, but Michigan is certainly one of the favorites. Hopefully I'll get to visit for ASW. :)

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:08 pm

Updated OP with some links and dates. Would love to hear which preview weekend everyone is planning to go to!

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby BuckinghamB » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:53 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:Updated OP with some links and dates. Would love to hear which preview weekend everyone is planning to go to!

I'll be going to the one on March 15-17 I'm pretty sure.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Real Madrid » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:24 am

Does anyone know if Michigan provides stipends for people to visit on preview weekends? I'm in a foreign country, and even $300 would go a long way in easing the $1000+ price tag.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:55 am

Real Madrid wrote:Does anyone know if Michigan provides stipends for people to visit on preview weekends? I'm in a foreign country, and even $300 would go a long way in easing the $1000+ price tag.


Pretty sure they don't...or at least not in normal circumstances.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby thisguy456 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:05 am

Checking in as summer starter. We'll see how the rest of the cycle goes but pretty excited!

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby erv2107 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:30 am

descartesb4thehorse wrote:Updated OP with some links and dates. Would love to hear which preview weekend everyone is planning to go to!


I'm going to the second one. It's the weekend after my wedding!

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Hopefully2012 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:29 pm

thisguy456 wrote:Checking in as summer starter. We'll see how the rest of the cycle goes but pretty excited!

Me too! Beyond excited. I'm 99% sure that I'm Michigan-bound in May and couldn't be happier.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby MumofCad » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:04 pm

Does anyone know if its possible to switch out of summer start? I was hoping to be ready to go by then, but I'm not sure I will be able to finish everything up by then/move my family, etc. I saw in the blog that its very difficult to switch from fall to summer, but it didn't say much about the reverse....

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:05 pm

MumofCad wrote:Does anyone know if its possible to switch out of summer start? I was hoping to be ready to go by then, but I'm not sure I will be able to finish everything up by then/move my family, etc. I saw in the blog that its very difficult to switch from fall to summer, but it didn't say much about the reverse....


It's possible if you have a decent reason. This came up last year. Call the Admissions office. The early in the process the better.




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