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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No13baby
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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby No13baby » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:25 pm

MissElphaba wrote: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.

Judging from the Michigan thread, they seem to be numbers-based - everyone who got the same amount as I did has very similar numbers.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby ketchup » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:08 am

So, thoughts on Michigan at sticker?


...but really I just need convincing that it's not crazy and would not be a mistake. Help?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:29 am

ketchup wrote:So, thoughts on Michigan at sticker?


...but really I just need convincing that it's not crazy and would not be a mistake. Help?

This totally depends on your goals, other options, etc., but I signed up for it, and although I was saved by a very slow year for applications, I think it's worth it. Michigan is amazing and I think anything less than a peer with money or a T6 acceptance would make me take it, no holds barred :D

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby aladdinismyprince » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:03 pm

I am contemplating Michigan at sticker as well. The one reassuring bit of information I have is that Michigan's LRAP sounds amazing. They will help you repay your debt if you make less than $80,000, as long as you have a job that requires a JD. It doesn't even have to be a PI job, just any job. With that kind of promise, it makes Michigan seem worth it even at sticker?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby AreJay711 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:14 pm

aladdinismyprince wrote:I am contemplating Michigan at sticker as well. The one reassuring bit of information I have is that Michigan's LRAP sounds amazing. They will help you repay your debt if you make less than $80,000, as long as you have a job that requires a JD. It doesn't even have to be a PI job, just any job. With that kind of promise, it makes Michigan seem worth it even at sticker?


Well it really only has to be "law related" so something like a lobbying firm or think tank that makes recommendations and drafts for legislators would probably count too. Obviously you want to check that but that is my understanding.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby toplawstudent » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:45 am

Any Michigan summer starters looking for housing over the summer, send me a message, I've got a great place for one person

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby greenleaf » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:10 am

Does anyone know the agenda for the Preview Weekend? If it's from the 29th through the 31st - what time does programming begin on the 29th and end on the 31st? I'm wondering what time I should plan to arrive on the 29th and if I should leave the 31st or the 1st?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:42 am

greenleaf wrote:Does anyone know the agenda for the Preview Weekend? If it's from the 29th through the 31st - what time does programming begin on the 29th and end on the 31st? I'm wondering what time I should plan to arrive on the 29th and if I should leave the 31st or the 1st?


+3003. I want to book my flight now, but need to see the agenda so I know which flights will work.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby sandwiches5000 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:57 am

Does anyone know what the deal is with accommodations for ASW? Are there hotels reserved? Should I look into getting something now? Where does everyone usually stay?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:12 am

sandwiches5000 wrote:Does anyone know what the deal is with accommodations for ASW? Are there hotels reserved? Should I look into getting something now? Where does everyone usually stay?


They reserve shared rooms at a discount. (Two people per room.)

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:14 am

ScrabbleChamp wrote:
greenleaf wrote:Does anyone know the agenda for the Preview Weekend? If it's from the 29th through the 31st - what time does programming begin on the 29th and end on the 31st? I'm wondering what time I should plan to arrive on the 29th and if I should leave the 31st or the 1st?


+3003. I want to book my flight now, but need to see the agenda so I know which flights will work.


IIRC, the official activities started sometime in the afternoon. I remember landing mid-morning'ish and then looking at a few apts prior. On the last day, it was like breakfast, which most people skipped. I went straight to the airport.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby sandwiches5000 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:16 am

blowhard wrote:
sandwiches5000 wrote:Does anyone know what the deal is with accommodations for ASW? Are there hotels reserved? Should I look into getting something now? Where does everyone usually stay?


They reserve shared rooms at a discount. (Two people per room.)


Ahhh. H'okay, thanks. I'm assuming info on how to sign up for this would be on U of M's website/my admitted students' log-in page? I'll go check it out.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JustE » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:51 am

descartesb4thehorse wrote:
ketchup wrote:So, thoughts on Michigan at sticker?


...but really I just need convincing that it's not crazy and would not be a mistake. Help?

This totally depends on your goals, other options, etc., but I signed up for it, and although I was saved by a very slow year for applications, I think it's worth it. Michigan is amazing and I think anything less than a peer with money or a T6 acceptance would make me take it, no holds barred :D


I hear this quite a bit, but for me I think it would be more like a T4. Can anyone shed any light on any serious differences between a school like Michigan and places like NYU or Chicago at sticker? I don't really care about location and just want to do big law.

In this case is it simple as go to the school I like the best?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby jpal13 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:06 pm

JustE wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:
ketchup wrote:So, thoughts on Michigan at sticker?


...but really I just need convincing that it's not crazy and would not be a mistake. Help?

This totally depends on your goals, other options, etc., but I signed up for it, and although I was saved by a very slow year for applications, I think it's worth it. Michigan is amazing and I think anything less than a peer with money or a T6 acceptance would make me take it, no holds barred :D


I hear this quite a bit, but for me I think it would be more like a T4. Can anyone shed any light on any serious differences between a school like Michigan and places like NYU or Chicago at sticker? I don't really care about location and just want to do big law.

In this case is it simple as go to the school I like the best?


I think it is that simple. You make your career, not the school. Go with your gut.

Of course, name brand helps. But from what I gather Michigan places well with Big Law simply because these firms want a mixture of students from different schools. If I am a NYC firm I have all the NYU and Columbia applicants I can handle, a Michigan applicant would be a great addition to the mix.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JoeMo » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:33 pm

Revisiting the idea of a Boston area brunch prior to ASW... anyone want to set up a Facebook event?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JoeMo » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:22 pm

Admittedly, I am a bit of commitmentphobe but I finally found an avatar I like. :D

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby thelawyler » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:33 am

Registration for ASW is not open yet, right?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby thelawschoolproject » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:35 am

thelawyler wrote:Registration for ASW is not open yet, right?



It's not for me.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby UnamSanctam » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:54 am

thelawschoolproject wrote:
thelawyler wrote:Registration for ASW is not open yet, right?



It's not for me.


+1. A little frustrating, since they said it'd be open early January. It's the 17th.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby thelawschoolproject » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:00 am

UnamSanctam wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:
thelawyler wrote:Registration for ASW is not open yet, right?



It's not for me.


+1. A little frustrating, since they said it'd be open early January. It's the 17th.


Trooooof. This chick wants to book her plane tickets....but can't, cause I dno when this hootenanny starts.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:09 am

I'm requesting time off AS WE SPEAK. So exciting.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby UnamSanctam » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:04 pm

"Preview Weekend" information up on the ASW.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby deevee » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:26 pm

Would anyone from Madison/Janesville/Chicago be interested in carpooling to the 3/15 ASW?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 03121202698008 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:28 pm

deevee wrote:Would anyone from Madison/Janesville/Chicago be interested in carpooling to the 3/15 ASW?


Maybe look at Megabus? It runs into A2 and then the city bus runs downtown.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby deevee » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:41 pm

blowhard wrote:
deevee wrote:Would anyone from Madison/Janesville/Chicago be interested in carpooling to the 3/15 ASW?


Maybe look at Megabus? It runs into A2 and then the city bus runs downtown.


Oh god that sounds miserable. I'm thinking of driving, but it would be nice to be able to carpool




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