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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jwalterweatherman
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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby jwalterweatherman » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:20 pm

I got a Dean's Scholarship today as well! The two weeks timeline is pretty accurate.

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JustE
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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JustE » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:17 am

It's been about two weeks for me too... Looks like if I choose U Mich I'm paying sticker. :lol:

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby ketchup » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:52 pm

JustE wrote:It's been about two weeks for me too... Looks like if I choose U Mich I'm paying sticker. :lol:


+1. They might negotiate some if we have peer acceptances/offers, right?

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Take Two
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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Take Two » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:54 pm

Has anyone had any luck negotiating scholarships post offer? I'm hearing rumors that Mich doesnt negotiate post initial offer?

A search of the forums reveals frankly very little, and certainly nothing of a consensus.

Moreover, if they dont negotiate is it a good idea to mention offers one already has to them before the initial award?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby UnamSanctam » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:29 pm

ketchup wrote:
JustE wrote:It's been about two weeks for me too... Looks like if I choose U Mich I'm paying sticker. :lol:


+1. They might negotiate some if we have peer acceptances/offers, right?


Probably not. From my financial aid letter:

Please be aware that once we have awarded a merit scholarship, it is not our practice to "compete" with awards from other schools.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby ketchup » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:58 pm

Probably not. From my financial aid letter:

Please be aware that once we have awarded a merit scholarship, it is not our practice to "compete" with awards from other schools.


From the Financial Aid FAQ --LinkRemoved--:

In cases where no merit aid has been offered, the Financial Aid Office is occasionally able to take financial aid offers from competing schools into account.


So, I guess it is not a practice but possible... I still won't hold my breath.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby UnamSanctam » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:45 pm

ketchup wrote:
Probably not. From my financial aid letter:

Please be aware that once we have awarded a merit scholarship, it is not our practice to "compete" with awards from other schools.


From the Financial Aid FAQ --LinkRemoved--:

In cases where no merit aid has been offered, the Financial Aid Office is occasionally able to take financial aid offers from competing schools into account.


So, I guess it is not a practice but possible... I still won't hold my breath.


Nice find. So maybe they're more likely to negotiate aid if they aren't offering any rather than if they've already offered some.

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thelaststraw05
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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby thelaststraw05 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:01 pm

I know someone who is a 1L this year who had her scholarship increased following a very large award from Texas and a current student she met at ASW recommending the increase.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby MyManKanye » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:40 pm

I would not expect them to negotiate your award up. In my experience, compared with the other schools I got money at, Michigan was more than generous. If thats not that case for you, it wouldn't hurt to bring it up with them, but I wouldn't count on getting it raised. However, getting some if you originally had none might be possible as was, I believe my case.

Also, signed a lease with Prime for a place in one of the law apartments a couple weeks ago. The lady told me they'd only signed around 5 leases including mine. Just wondering what people on here were doing, whether it was living elsewhere or just hadn't gotten to AA to look yet.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JustE » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:56 pm

MyManKanye wrote:I would not expect them to negotiate your award up. In my experience, compared with the other schools I got money at, Michigan was more than generous. If thats not that case for you, it wouldn't hurt to bring it up with them, but I wouldn't count on getting it raised. However, getting some if you originally had none might be possible as was, I believe my case.

Also, signed a lease with Prime for a place in one of the law apartments a couple weeks ago. The lady told me they'd only signed around 5 leases including mine. Just wondering what people on here were doing, whether it was living elsewhere or just hadn't gotten to AA to look yet.


Won't sign until I see AA... and some cash :lol:

I still can't decide if I want to live further away... I can split a 2br/2ba condo for $500 a month (covered parking, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, etc). I know people prefer walking distance, but it looks like 3 miles makes a huge difference in quality and cost...

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby MyManKanye » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:19 pm

JustE wrote:Won't sign until I see AA... and some cash :lol:

I still can't decide if I want to live further away... I can split a 2br/2ba condo for $500 a month (covered parking, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, etc). I know people prefer walking distance, but it looks like 3 miles makes a huge difference in quality and cost...


Having seen the 4 law school places for next year I can tell you none of them are anything but "student apartments" and for how much they cost, pretty appalling. It seems to me that housing in AA is just pretty outrageous in general. As is parking. Its not like big city bad, but coming from another MW college town, its more than twice as expensive for the same place.

But, the chance to live with other 1Ls who will probably be outside my section and being close to class (which is a huge deal to me if AA is anything like Champaign in the winter with 100 people on every bus) was worth living in a less nice place.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JoeMo » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:27 pm

MyManKanye wrote:I would not expect them to negotiate your award up. In my experience, compared with the other schools I got money at, Michigan was more than generous. If thats not that case for you, it wouldn't hurt to bring it up with them, but I wouldn't count on getting it raised. However, getting some if you originally had none might be possible as was, I believe my case.

Also, signed a lease with Prime for a place in one of the law apartments a couple weeks ago. The lady told me they'd only signed around 5 leases including mine. Just wondering what people on here were doing, whether it was living elsewhere or just hadn't gotten to AA to look yet.


Did you have to pay a security deposit or what kind of information did you have to send them to sign your lease?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby MyManKanye » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:45 pm

JoeMo wrote:
MyManKanye wrote:I would not expect them to negotiate your award up. In my experience, compared with the other schools I got money at, Michigan was more than generous. If thats not that case for you, it wouldn't hurt to bring it up with them, but I wouldn't count on getting it raised. However, getting some if you originally had none might be possible as was, I believe my case.

Also, signed a lease with Prime for a place in one of the law apartments a couple weeks ago. The lady told me they'd only signed around 5 leases including mine. Just wondering what people on here were doing, whether it was living elsewhere or just hadn't gotten to AA to look yet.


Did you have to pay a security deposit or what kind of information did you have to send them to sign your lease?


Oh thanks for the reminder! They want 1st months rent and 1.5 months rent for security deposit. They break it into 3 payments at 30, 60, 90 days from lease signing. I need to mail them the checks. They also took a 500 dollar deposit out of that money that I had to pay up front.

I had to give them the usual info. They made a copy of my drivers license and I signed about 100 papers. Standard apartment lease stuff.

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Entchen
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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Entchen » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:59 pm

MyManKanye wrote:
JustE wrote:Won't sign until I see AA... and some cash :lol:

I still can't decide if I want to live further away... I can split a 2br/2ba condo for $500 a month (covered parking, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, etc). I know people prefer walking distance, but it looks like 3 miles makes a huge difference in quality and cost...


Having seen the 4 law school places for next year I can tell you none of them are anything but "student apartments" and for how much they cost, pretty appalling. It seems to me that housing in AA is just pretty outrageous in general. As is parking. Its not like big city bad, but coming from another MW college town, its more than twice as expensive for the same place.

But, the chance to live with other 1Ls who will probably be outside my section and being close to class (which is a huge deal to me if AA is anything like Champaign in the winter with 100 people on every bus) was worth living in a less nice place.


Live in phid!

Ok, it might still be pretty appalling, but at least phid is cheap!

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JustE » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:04 pm

Entchen wrote:
MyManKanye wrote:
JustE wrote:Won't sign until I see AA... and some cash :lol:

I still can't decide if I want to live further away... I can split a 2br/2ba condo for $500 a month (covered parking, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, etc). I know people prefer walking distance, but it looks like 3 miles makes a huge difference in quality and cost...


Having seen the 4 law school places for next year I can tell you none of them are anything but "student apartments" and for how much they cost, pretty appalling. It seems to me that housing in AA is just pretty outrageous in general. As is parking. Its not like big city bad, but coming from another MW college town, its more than twice as expensive for the same place.

But, the chance to live with other 1Ls who will probably be outside my section and being close to class (which is a huge deal to me if AA is anything like Champaign in the winter with 100 people on every bus) was worth living in a less nice place.


Live in phid!

Ok, it might still be pretty appalling, but at least phid is cheap!


Yeah... I saw the pics... Then I passed... :lol:

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby UnamSanctam » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:02 pm

Entchen wrote:
MyManKanye wrote:
JustE wrote:Won't sign until I see AA... and some cash :lol:

I still can't decide if I want to live further away... I can split a 2br/2ba condo for $500 a month (covered parking, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, etc). I know people prefer walking distance, but it looks like 3 miles makes a huge difference in quality and cost...


Having seen the 4 law school places for next year I can tell you none of them are anything but "student apartments" and for how much they cost, pretty appalling. It seems to me that housing in AA is just pretty outrageous in general. As is parking. Its not like big city bad, but coming from another MW college town, its more than twice as expensive for the same place.

But, the chance to live with other 1Ls who will probably be outside my section and being close to class (which is a huge deal to me if AA is anything like Champaign in the winter with 100 people on every bus) was worth living in a less nice place.


Live in phid!

Ok, it might still be pretty appalling, but at least phid is cheap!


You talk as if getting to live in Phid is easy. :wink:

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JustE » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:04 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:
Entchen wrote:
MyManKanye wrote:
JustE wrote:Won't sign until I see AA... and some cash :lol:

I still can't decide if I want to live further away... I can split a 2br/2ba condo for $500 a month (covered parking, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, etc). I know people prefer walking distance, but it looks like 3 miles makes a huge difference in quality and cost...


Having seen the 4 law school places for next year I can tell you none of them are anything but "student apartments" and for how much they cost, pretty appalling. It seems to me that housing in AA is just pretty outrageous in general. As is parking. Its not like big city bad, but coming from another MW college town, its more than twice as expensive for the same place.

But, the chance to live with other 1Ls who will probably be outside my section and being close to class (which is a huge deal to me if AA is anything like Champaign in the winter with 100 people on every bus) was worth living in a less nice place.


Live in phid!

Ok, it might still be pretty appalling, but at least phid is cheap!


You talk as if getting to live in Phid is easy. :wink:


I smell hazing...

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby UnamSanctam » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:06 pm

JustE wrote:I smell hazing...


If by "hazing" you mean sending in an application for one of 8-10 spots in a class of 360+ people, then yes. Although TBF I have no idea how many applications Phid house gets.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby MissElphaba » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:04 pm

Are my chances at a scholarship lower if I didn't submit a Why Mich? Sorry if this has been addressed already, I'm a recent admit.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby erv2107 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:07 am

MyManKanye wrote:I would not expect them to negotiate your award up. In my experience, compared with the other schools I got money at, Michigan was more than generous. If thats not that case for you, it wouldn't hurt to bring it up with them, but I wouldn't count on getting it raised. However, getting some if you originally had none might be possible as was, I believe my case.

Also, signed a lease with Prime for a place in one of the law apartments a couple weeks ago. The lady told me they'd only signed around 5 leases including mine. Just wondering what people on here were doing, whether it was living elsewhere or just hadn't gotten to AA to look yet.


I'm living in an apartment in a house a few blocks from the school until September (summer starter), then moving into Woodbury!

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby NZA » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:11 am

Hey, there! Michigan 1L here. :) Just wanted to welcome you guys to the Michigan family.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions! Just fyi, since you're probably thinking about housing, I live in the LC, so if you have any questions about that, I'm happy to answer them.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JoeMo » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:05 am

NZA wrote:Hey, there! Michigan 1L here. :) Just wanted to welcome you guys to the Michigan family.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions! Just fyi, since you're probably thinking about housing, I live in the LC, so if you have any questions about that, I'm happy to answer them.


Thanks for the offer but since LC won't be open next year then the info wouldn't do us much good.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby sandwiches5000 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:18 am

larsoner wrote:Just got a Dean's scholarship (at least the Admitted student's site says so)!! Pretty unexpected.


Congratulations! :) When were you admitted?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby NZA » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:21 pm

JoeMo wrote:
NZA wrote:Hey, there! Michigan 1L here. :) Just wanted to welcome you guys to the Michigan family.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions! Just fyi, since you're probably thinking about housing, I live in the LC, so if you have any questions about that, I'm happy to answer them.


Thanks for the offer but since LC won't be open next year then the info wouldn't do us much good.

Oh yeaaahhhh...snap. :(

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby username08 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:57 am

Got in yesterday and right now I'm definitely sold on Michigan. Love absolutely everything that I've been reading about the school. My younger sister also goes to Michigan UG so that's another reason for me to be in AA this fall.




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