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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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:26 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:"Preview Weekend" information up on the ASW.


Sweet. Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JoeMo » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:20 am

deevee wrote:
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


I've done Megabus Boston/NYC and it's AWFUL. Drive if you can.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby charliep » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:25 am

JoeMo wrote:
deevee wrote:
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


I've done Megabus Boston/NYC and it's AWFUL. Drive if you can.


why is it awful? i'm curious because it would be really cheap for me

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 83947368 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:02 am

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:31 am

JoeMo wrote:
deevee wrote:
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


I've done Megabus Boston/NYC and it's AWFUL. Drive if you can.


It's not bad at all here. Many people do it. There is even wifi.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby username08 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:02 am

Looks like I'll probably end up living near U-M North Campus...Oh well, that kind of stinks but whatever.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JustE » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:47 am

Anyone know if they've ever offered travel stipends for ASW?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 83947368 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:53 am

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JustE » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:02 pm

Adm.Doppleganger wrote:
JustE wrote:Anyone know if they've ever offered travel stipends for ASW?


I think this has come up a time or two ITT and I think the general response is no but they do subsidize hotel room. And give you some meals, not sure.


Just checked the email they sent last night. Didn't realize they subsized food and housing. They make it pretty clear that travel's on us. Thanks!

E

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby sandwiches5000 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:27 pm

Will it be easy to get around using the local bus systems if I take the train into AA from Detroit? I'm thinking I may have to do a Wed night flight from NYC->Detroit and pay for my own hotel that night... hmmm.

Nvmd. I saw someone said they came in that morning... I'll probs do that. Did people rent cars or just go around by bus? I'd like to do some apartment-searching.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Lady in Red » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:15 pm

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


LOVE it. :D

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Lady in Red » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:17 pm

I can't wait to meet you all!!!

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:31 pm

sandwiches5000 wrote:Will it be easy to get around using the local bus systems if I take the train into AA from Detroit? I'm thinking I may have to do a Wed night flight from NYC->Detroit and pay for my own hotel that night... hmmm.

Nvmd. I saw someone said they came in that morning... I'll probs do that. Did people rent cars or just go around by bus? I'd like to do some apartment-searching.


If apt searching I'd rent a car. Some buses run only every 30 minutes. That's easy enough to plan your commute around but not to go apt hunting. Just an FYI, the Detroit airport isn't in Detroit. It's about halfway in between there and A2. No idea where the train picks up but a cab straight here would probably be the same as to the station.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby bannanagram » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:43 pm

sandwiches5000 wrote:Will it be easy to get around using the local bus systems if I take the train into AA from Detroit? I'm thinking I may have to do a Wed night flight from NYC->Detroit and pay for my own hotel that night... hmmm.

Nvmd. I saw someone said they came in that morning... I'll probs do that. Did people rent cars or just go around by bus? I'd like to do some apartment-searching.


If you decide not to rent a car, the Michigan Flyer bus picks up at the airport and drops off near a bus that drops off directly in front of the law school.
Shuttle from Airport: http://www.michiganflyer.com/

Bus System around A2: http://www.aata.org/routes.asp
The Wolverine Tower Shuttle picks up in front of the high rise next to the hotel the Flyer drops off at, but only during business hours. There is also a route that picks up further down the block that runs better hours that will take you to campus, but someone else better versed in the bus system will have to help me out with the number :-)

As for taking the train into Ann Arbor, you can hop bus #1 and then transfer to get to the Law School. The train station is over by the Medical side of campus instead of the Law School side.

If you are apartment hunting, you might want to consider renting a car though- you never know what the weather will be like and you don't want to spend valuable hunting time waiting for the bus.
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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JoeMo » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:50 pm

charliep wrote:
why is it awful? i'm curious because it would be really cheap for me


The staff were rude, the pick up/drop off locations were random and in places you wouldn't want to be standing on the curb waiting for a bus. The driver was a horrible driver, we almost died a couple of times during our 4 hour drive and there were a lot of annoying teenagers on our trip. That might just be the type of people on public transportation between Boston and NY though.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby bannanagram » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:54 pm

JoeMo wrote:
charliep wrote:
why is it awful? i'm curious because it would be really cheap for me


The staff were rude, the pick up/drop off locations were random and in places you wouldn't want to be standing on the curb waiting for a bus. The driver was a horrible driver, we almost died a couple of times during our 4 hour drive and there were a lot of annoying teenagers on our trip. That might just be the type of people on public transportation between Boston and NY though.


For anyone wanting to brave MegaBus A2 (I kid, I've actually heard good/neutral things about the A2-->Chi route), it picks up/drops off at the front of the Park and Ride Lot on State Street. You can take a bus from the Park & Ride directly down State Street to the Law School if you time it right...just check before you book or you'll be cabbing it fron the parking lot to the Law School, which is still probably only $5 or so.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby greenleaf » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:35 pm

What is the process with respect to finding roommates? For undergrad, students usually presented answers to a standardized survey on facebook so that students could self-match. Is there any sort of a matching system? It seems late to wait until ASW to find a compatible roommate - but at this point - there seems to be no other system? I know this is an unusual year without the LC, but since we need to find roommates to live in many of the 1L apartments, it would be great if admissions would facilitate this in some way.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Killingly » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:37 pm

greenleaf wrote:What is the process with respect to finding roommates? For undergrad, students usually presented answers to a standardized survey on facebook so that students could self-match. Is there any sort of a matching system? It seems late to wait until ASW to find a compatible roommate - but at this point - there seems to be no other system? I know this is an unusual year without the LC, but since we need to find roommates to live in many of the 1L apartments, it would be great if admissions would facilitate this in some way.


There's a speed-roommate thing at ASW.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JDizzle2015 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:49 pm

There's a facebook group for people who want to find roommates. I forget what it's called (MLaw Roommate Connection or something) but there's a link to it on the main UMich Law c/o 2015 group.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:08 pm

Killingly wrote:
greenleaf wrote:What is the process with respect to finding roommates? For undergrad, students usually presented answers to a standardized survey on facebook so that students could self-match. Is there any sort of a matching system? It seems late to wait until ASW to find a compatible roommate - but at this point - there seems to be no other system? I know this is an unusual year without the LC, but since we need to find roommates to live in many of the 1L apartments, it would be great if admissions would facilitate this in some way.


There's a speed-roommate thing at ASW.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JoeMo » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:44 pm

greenleaf wrote:What is the process with respect to finding roommates? For undergrad, students usually presented answers to a standardized survey on facebook so that students could self-match. Is there any sort of a matching system? It seems late to wait until ASW to find a compatible roommate - but at this point - there seems to be no other system? I know this is an unusual year without the LC, but since we need to find roommates to live in many of the 1L apartments, it would be great if admissions would facilitate this in some way.


http://www.facebook.com/groups/129663773811521/

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JoeMo » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:44 pm

JDizzle2015 wrote:There's a facebook group for people who want to find roommates. I forget what it's called (MLaw Roommate Connection or something) but there's a link to it on the main UMich Law c/o 2015 group.


I just posted that too.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby sandwiches5000 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:17 pm

bannanagram wrote:
sandwiches5000 wrote:Will it be easy to get around using the local bus systems if I take the train into AA from Detroit? I'm thinking I may have to do a Wed night flight from NYC->Detroit and pay for my own hotel that night... hmmm.

Nvmd. I saw someone said they came in that morning... I'll probs do that. Did people rent cars or just go around by bus? I'd like to do some apartment-searching.


If you decide not to rent a car, the Michigan Flyer bus picks up at the airport and drops off near a bus that drops off directly in front of the law school.
Shuttle from Airport: http://www.michiganflyer.com/

Bus System around A2: http://www.aata.org/routes.asp
The Wolverine Tower Shuttle picks up in front of the high rise next to the hotel the Flyer drops off at, but only during business hours. There is also a route that picks up further down the block that runs better hours that will take you to campus, but someone else better versed in the bus system will have to help me out with the number :-)

As for taking the train into Ann Arbor, you can hop bus #1 and then transfer to get to the Law School. The train station is over by the Medical side of campus instead of the Law School side.

If you are apartment hunting, you might want to consider renting a car though- you never know what the weather will be like and you don't want to spend valuable hunting time waiting for the bus.


Wow, thanks for all the info people! I'm definitely going to consider renting a car. Haha... omg. I haven't driven in two years since I've been living overseas. It's going to be strange.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby DaftAndDirect » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:57 pm

Just watched the flash drive movie.

Holy smokes.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JustE » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:58 pm

DaftAndDirect wrote:Just watched the flash drive movie.

Holy smokes.


Yeah... Still hasn't gotten old...




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