Michigan Class of 2017

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby wolverine^2 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:57 am

capt_slow wrote:I've created the group... Here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/224727931056736/

Alternatively, you can PM your FB info and I will add you to the group.


Thanks for taking the initiative on that!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby yarrow » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:22 am

Whoa, I didn't know that Michigan posted merit aid online, so I didn't see mine until now. I was accepted about two weeks ago. Does anyone know how long it will take for the official letter to arrive? I would like to know if I am still eligible for need-based aid...

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby yeslekkkk » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:12 pm

yarrow wrote:Whoa, I didn't know that Michigan posted merit aid online, so I didn't see mine until now. I was accepted about two weeks ago. Does anyone know how long it will take for the official letter to arrive? I would like to know if I am still eligible for need-based aid...


There is a form you can fill out on the admitted students website to see if you're eligibile for need-based aid. I literally have no money, and I was not eligible. I don't know who is. Don't count on getting any.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby yeslekkkk » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:13 pm

Michigan lost a spot on the USNWR! Too bad. It's still #10.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby angels2fly » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:14 pm

yeslekkkk wrote:
yarrow wrote:Whoa, I didn't know that Michigan posted merit aid online, so I didn't see mine until now. I was accepted about two weeks ago. Does anyone know how long it will take for the official letter to arrive? I would like to know if I am still eligible for need-based aid...


There is a form you can fill out on the admitted students website to see if you're eligibile for need-based aid. I literally have no money, and I was not eligible. I don't know who is. Don't count on getting any.


yeah this REALLY ticked me off

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby anyriotgirl » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:16 pm

angels2fly wrote:
yeslekkkk wrote:
yarrow wrote:Whoa, I didn't know that Michigan posted merit aid online, so I didn't see mine until now. I was accepted about two weeks ago. Does anyone know how long it will take for the official letter to arrive? I would like to know if I am still eligible for need-based aid...


There is a form you can fill out on the admitted students website to see if you're eligibile for need-based aid. I literally have no money, and I was not eligible. I don't know who is. Don't count on getting any.


yeah this REALLY ticked me off


yeah I sent them my Need Access form anyway since I filled it out for other schools. If I'm going to enter all that information, they're going to look at it. /bitterpoor

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thechancellor
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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby thechancellor » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:55 pm

wolverine^2 wrote:
capt_slow wrote:I've created the group... Here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/224727931056736/

Alternatively, you can PM your FB info and I will add you to the group.


Thanks for taking the initiative on that!


Someone invite Dean Z.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby dusters » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:40 pm

Did anyone receive a "summer fun" mailing item? On the admitted students site's communication page it says I had one mailed a few weeks ago but I nothing received anything.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby Nomo » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:47 pm

I recommend all of you ask the administration whether they plan to do with the LRAP plan if the proposed changes to IBR and PSLF go through. Michigan has always had an LRAP plan, though its only recently been tied to IBR. Maybe they will go back to the old one.

Either way I would ask this of Michigan and any other school you are considering. Some of you are obviously planning to use it, but even those of you who aren't planning to use it might find that you need it.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby stewart23 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:03 pm

yarrow wrote:Whoa, I didn't know that Michigan posted merit aid online, so I didn't see mine until now. I was accepted about two weeks ago. Does anyone know how long it will take for the official letter to arrive? I would like to know if I am still eligible for need-based aid...



I am in the same boat, but I called today. They told me that if you receive merit aid, you are not eligible for need-based. My letter was sent on Friday.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby lakers180 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:07 pm

stewart23 wrote:
yarrow wrote:Whoa, I didn't know that Michigan posted merit aid online, so I didn't see mine until now. I was accepted about two weeks ago. Does anyone know how long it will take for the official letter to arrive? I would like to know if I am still eligible for need-based aid...



I am in the same boat, but I called today. They told me that if you receive merit aid, you are not eligible for need-based. My letter was sent on Friday.


i thought it was after a certain amount of merit aid like 20k/yr or something that you are ineligible

could be wrong though

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby livefromannarbor » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:21 am

lakers180 wrote:
stewart23 wrote:
yarrow wrote:Whoa, I didn't know that Michigan posted merit aid online, so I didn't see mine until now. I was accepted about two weeks ago. Does anyone know how long it will take for the official letter to arrive? I would like to know if I am still eligible for need-based aid...



I am in the same boat, but I called today. They told me that if you receive merit aid, you are not eligible for need-based. My letter was sent on Friday.


i thought it was after a certain amount of merit aid like 20k/yr or something that you are ineligible

could be wrong though


TITCR. I know for sure at 10k/yr you are eligible.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby yeslekkkk » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:37 am

livefromannarbor wrote:
lakers180 wrote:
stewart23 wrote:
yarrow wrote:Whoa, I didn't know that Michigan posted merit aid online, so I didn't see mine until now. I was accepted about two weeks ago. Does anyone know how long it will take for the official letter to arrive? I would like to know if I am still eligible for need-based aid...



I am in the same boat, but I called today. They told me that if you receive merit aid, you are not eligible for need-based. My letter was sent on Friday.


i thought it was after a certain amount of merit aid like 20k/yr or something that you are ineligible

could be wrong though


TITCR. I know for sure at 10k/yr you are eligible.


I didn't get any merit aid and I am poor <--- still not eligible. RIDIC

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Hh

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:06 am

112 wrote:Michigan is now tied for ten. What does that mean? And why is Duke listed above Michigan? Does that mean anything?


Yeah, it means that Duke University comes before University of Michigan alphabetically, and it means that UM is still T14.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby jk148706 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:06 am

112 wrote:Michigan is now tied for ten. What does that mean?


Nine schools are ranked ahead of Michigan.



112 wrote:And why is Duke listed above Michigan? Does that mean anything?


Alphabetical

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thechancellor
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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby thechancellor » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:10 am

dusters wrote:Did anyone receive a "summer fun" mailing item? On the admitted students site's communication page it says I had one mailed a few weeks ago but I nothing received anything.

it was an email, check your spam :). If you can't find it I can c/p it in here, but it's nothing SUPER important.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby mac2013 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:10 pm

anyone have any advice for things to do near campus? We will be there all day Sunday and are trying to figure out things to do.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby livefromannarbor » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:25 pm

mac2013 wrote:anyone have any advice for things to do near campus? We will be there all day Sunday and are trying to figure out things to do.


Depends on what kinds of things you like to do, how much time you have, and how far from campus you wish to stray. Feel free to message me that info and I can give you some specific ideas.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby hawkeye10 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:26 pm

Zingermans - all the food is amazing, but particularly the brownies

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby bcmax » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:42 pm

mac2013 wrote:anyone have any advice for things to do near campus? We will be there all day Sunday and are trying to figure out things to do.


If you are a foodie you will love A2. There are plenty of awesome places to eat... my favorite is a new tapas place called Aventura. I don't think that the art museum is open on Sundays but that is really nice as well. For campus bars I'd check out ashleys and maybe red hawk as there are less undergrads there then the South U bars.... but probably more than the downtown bars (excluding rush street). Other than eating, drinking, and football there isn't really much to do in Ann Arbor....

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby anyriotgirl » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:43 pm

Will they let me work out in the gyms during ASW?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby bcmax » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:56 pm

anyriotgirl wrote:Will they let me work out in the gyms during ASW?


Probably not. Plus the gyms suck excluding the business school gym which costs money even if you are a student... I think it is ~100 a semester or something

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:23 pm

alex.cm wrote:
dusters wrote:Did anyone receive a "summer fun" mailing item? On the admitted students site's communication page it says I had one mailed a few weeks ago but I nothing received anything.

it was an email, check your spam :). If you can't find it I can c/p it in here, but it's nothing SUPER important.


I also didn't get it (nor is it in my spam folder, but since it's about two weeks old, it may have just purged already), so if you wouldn't mind posting/PMing the contents, I'd appreciate it.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2017

Postby thechancellor » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:26 pm

As promised, the "Summer Fun" mailing. There were a couple links imbedded, urls are c/p in for EASE and CONVENIENCE of Ann Arbor lovin'. For anyone who already saw this, sorry for the length.

Because you've been admitted to the summer section at the University of Michigan Law School, you may well have questions about how the experience of summer-starters differs from that of classmates who will begin in the fall. Past summer-starters overwhelmingly report that the unique summer start was a valuable and enjoyable educational experience, and created a special opportunity to form close-knit, lasting relationships with sectionmates. The summer start also increases personal and professional flexibility during the last two years of law school because it permits acceleration of law school graduation by a full semester. December graduates may begin the practice of law about six months before those students who follow the traditional fall start timetable, an option that’s particularly appealing to those with family or financial commitments, while others enjoy one last lengthy hurrah before devoting themselves to practicing law. Other summer-starters choose to take a semester off during their law studies to work here or abroad, spend time with family, pursue a dual-degree program, or simply gain a better perspective on their education and prospective careers. Those who choose this second option can still graduate with their class in May (rather than December) of their third year—taking time off without ever getting off-track.

While most students look forward to the intellectual challenges of law school, the combination of unfamiliar material, energetic faculty, and a first-rate group of fellow students can create a certain amount of stress—even at a school as well known for its collegiality as Michigan. Many summer-starters find that the relatively laidback climate of the Law School during the summer months does much to alleviate pressure. With only a small number of students in residence, the faculty and facilities of the school are even more accessible. Members of the summer section get to know each other quickly, and study groups form easily. The beautiful Law Quad is sun-drenched and peaceful, inviting study and conversation (and Frisbee) beneath the trees; we have yet to see a polar vortex in June.

The City of Ann Arbor (http://www.visitannarbor.org/) also presents a unique appeal during the summer months. With most of the undergraduates gone, the town belongs to graduate students and permanent residents, who flock to the annual Art Fair (http://www.artfair.org/) and the Summer Music Festival (http://a2sf.org/desktop/) and fill the movie theaters, cafes, and restaurants. Ann Arbor's parks and recreation facilities (http://www.a2gov.org/government/communi ... fault.aspx) (as well as those of the University(http://recsports.umich.edu/)) are plentiful and uncrowded.

In addition to all these advantages, summer-starters have a slightly lighter beginning load – two doctrinal courses – than do the fall-starters, who begin with three doctrinal courses. (Because the two doctrinal courses in the summer have one more credit each than is typical for fall starters, summer starters have no need to “make up” credits in a future semester.) This year, the two doctrinal courses offered to summer-starters are Civil Procedure, taught by Professor Ed Cooper (http://www.law.umich.edu/FacultyBio/Pag ... ID=coopere), and Torts, taught by Professor Sherman Clark (http://www.law.umich.edu/FacultyBio/Pag ... ID=sjclark). As a general matter, the first-year required doctrinal courses at Michigan are Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law, Legislation & Regulation, Property, and Torts; summer-starters take three doctrinal courses in their second semester, and then complete the remaining 1L required course in their third semester.

Summer-starters will also take their first semester (of two) in Michigan’s innovative Legal Practice course during the summer. This unique program provides all first-year students with individualized instruction in persuasive legal writing, legal research and analysis, and oral advocacy from one of nine full-time professors who have demonstrated talent as legal writers and teachers, and reflects the seriousness with which Michigan views the importance of these skills to professional development. The one-on-one attention and private conferences that are a hallmark of our program leave Michigan students better prepared for their first summer job, and for their eventual careers.

While I have listed many of the advantages of starting law school in June, the best advertisement for Michigan's summer program is the enthusiasm of other summer-starters: check out the student perspective on our admitted students website; you can also connect directly with current summer-starter Wolverines. (links to the accepted students website)

Finally, if a conflict has arisen with the summer-start timing (orientation begins Tuesday, May 27, 2014, and classes will begin two days later) since you first submitted your application, by all means, please let us know! If you are All In For Michigan but simply can’t start until the fall, we’d be happy to work with you to see if we can accommodate a change to your starting term.

I’m looking forward to summer 2014 in Ann Arbor, and I hope you are too!

Very truly yours,

Sarah C. Zearfoss




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