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Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 1:45 pm
by half moon
Not sure who might know about this, but does anyone know have an idea how many people are still trying to get housing in the Lawyers Club over the summer?

I received my contract for the LC yesterday, and have to return it in 10 days to keep my spot. Assuming I end up at Michigan, I want to live in campus housing. But I'm also on a couple waitlists. My dilemma is that I don't want to give up on the schools I'm waitlisted at this early, but I'm not super into the idea of paying 65% of the LC lease if I back out and they can't find anyone to take the spot. Would I be better off giving up on the LC now and just planning to live off campus at Michigan?

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 6:51 pm
by chandhi
Li'l Sebastian wrote:Everybody Apply for the MAP program btw!

Do you have any tips on applying for MAP? Not really sure how long to make my responses on the app. The app is four prompts with boxes to fill in about reasons for applying, diverse viewpoint, diverse experiences, and growth areas. I'm tentatively thinking about five sentences per prompt.

Thanks for the heads up by the way, I'm really stoked about the program!

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:01 pm
by gsy987
chandhi wrote:
Li'l Sebastian wrote:Everybody Apply for the MAP program btw!

Do you have any tips on applying for MAP? Not really sure how long to make my responses on the app. The app is four prompts with boxes to fill in about reasons for applying, diverse viewpoint, diverse experiences, and growth areas. I'm tentatively thinking about five sentences per prompt.

Thanks for the heads up by the way, I'm really stoked about the program!


That's fine. I did MAP last year, and that's all I remember filling out.

People can correct me on this...but I'm not sure MAP actually rejected anyone.

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 10:59 pm
by strawberrieee
gsy987 wrote:
chandhi wrote:
Li'l Sebastian wrote:Everybody Apply for the MAP program btw!

Do you have any tips on applying for MAP? Not really sure how long to make my responses on the app. The app is four prompts with boxes to fill in about reasons for applying, diverse viewpoint, diverse experiences, and growth areas. I'm tentatively thinking about five sentences per prompt.

Thanks for the heads up by the way, I'm really stoked about the program!


That's fine. I did MAP last year, and that's all I remember filling out.

People can correct me on this...but I'm not sure MAP actually rejected anyone.


I don't know if MAP actually rejected anyone, but most people don't apply to MAP to begin with. Summer time before law school is just too valuable. :lol:

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 1:57 pm
by chandhi
strawberrieee wrote:
gsy987 wrote:
chandhi wrote:
Li'l Sebastian wrote:Everybody Apply for the MAP program btw!

Do you have any tips on applying for MAP? Not really sure how long to make my responses on the app. The app is four prompts with boxes to fill in about reasons for applying, diverse viewpoint, diverse experiences, and growth areas. I'm tentatively thinking about five sentences per prompt.

Thanks for the heads up by the way, I'm really stoked about the program!


That's fine. I did MAP last year, and that's all I remember filling out.

People can correct me on this...but I'm not sure MAP actually rejected anyone.


I don't know if MAP actually rejected anyone, but most people don't apply to MAP to begin with. Summer time before law school is just too valuable. :lol:

Thanks so much! This is helpful and encouraging :)

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 10:08 pm
by at593
chandhi wrote:
strawberrieee wrote:
gsy987 wrote:
chandhi wrote:
Li'l Sebastian wrote:Everybody Apply for the MAP program btw!

Do you have any tips on applying for MAP? Not really sure how long to make my responses on the app. The app is four prompts with boxes to fill in about reasons for applying, diverse viewpoint, diverse experiences, and growth areas. I'm tentatively thinking about five sentences per prompt.

Thanks for the heads up by the way, I'm really stoked about the program!


That's fine. I did MAP last year, and that's all I remember filling out.

People can correct me on this...but I'm not sure MAP actually rejected anyone.


I don't know if MAP actually rejected anyone, but most people don't apply to MAP to begin with. Summer time before law school is just too valuable. :lol:

Thanks so much! This is helpful and encouraging :)


I'm looking for the MAP program application/deadline info and can't find anything so far.. do I have to email lawstudentlife@umich.edu to get it?

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 10:39 pm
by chandhi
at593 wrote:I'm looking for the MAP program application/deadline info and can't find anything so far.. do I have to email lawstudentlife@umich.edu to get it?

I got an email last week from Darren Nealy but it went to my promotions so check there! The email says if you have any questions, email Trudy Feldkamp at tfeldkam@umich.edu. Hope this helps!

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 10:59 pm
by at593
chandhi wrote:
at593 wrote:I'm looking for the MAP program application/deadline info and can't find anything so far.. do I have to email lawstudentlife@umich.edu to get it?

I got an email last week from Darren Nealy but it went to my promotions so check there! The email says if you have any questions, email Trudy Feldkamp at tfeldkam@umich.edu. Hope this helps!


Ah, I found it!! These emails are all blending together now, haha. Thanks so much! :D

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:43 pm
by brinicolec
Anyone have any recommendations for a BLACK hair salon (aka somewhere that does things like sew-ins, crochet braids, braids, etc) and hair store (aka somewhere to buy things like crochet braids hair, weave, kanekalon, etc) in or near AA (or in Detroit)?

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:36 pm
by deuceindc
brinicolec wrote:Anyone have any recommendations for a BLACK hair salon (aka somewhere that does things like sew-ins, crochet braids, braids, etc) and hair store (aka somewhere to buy things like crochet braids hair, weave, kanekalon, etc) in or near AA (or in Detroit)?


If no one here has an answer (and I don't), ask via LawOpen once y'all get access. If y'all haven't heard of it, LawOpen is the all-student email group; it's really useful for getting other students' recommendations and advice.

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:33 am
by chandhi
strawberrieee wrote:
gsy987 wrote:
chandhi wrote:
Li'l Sebastian wrote:Everybody Apply for the MAP program btw!

Do you have any tips on applying for MAP? Not really sure how long to make my responses on the app. The app is four prompts with boxes to fill in about reasons for applying, diverse viewpoint, diverse experiences, and growth areas. I'm tentatively thinking about five sentences per prompt.

Thanks for the heads up by the way, I'm really stoked about the program!


That's fine. I did MAP last year, and that's all I remember filling out.

People can correct me on this...but I'm not sure MAP actually rejected anyone.


I don't know if MAP actually rejected anyone, but most people don't apply to MAP to begin with. Summer time before law school is just too valuable. :lol:

Just wanted to say thanks for recommending MAP! Final day today and I'm so glad I did it :)

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:08 am
by oliveum
Hi all! Is Planet Rock the closest place to go indoor rock climbing/bouldering around here?

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:09 am
by brinicolec
chandhi wrote:
strawberrieee wrote:
gsy987 wrote:
chandhi wrote:
Li'l Sebastian wrote:Everybody Apply for the MAP program btw!

Do you have any tips on applying for MAP? Not really sure how long to make my responses on the app. The app is four prompts with boxes to fill in about reasons for applying, diverse viewpoint, diverse experiences, and growth areas. I'm tentatively thinking about five sentences per prompt.

Thanks for the heads up by the way, I'm really stoked about the program!


That's fine. I did MAP last year, and that's all I remember filling out.

People can correct me on this...but I'm not sure MAP actually rejected anyone.


I don't know if MAP actually rejected anyone, but most people don't apply to MAP to begin with. Summer time before law school is just too valuable. :lol:

Just wanted to say thanks for recommending MAP! Final day today and I'm so glad I did it :)


Also, people were, in fact, rejected from MAP this year. Well, "waitlisted" but same outcome lol.

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:39 am
by Li'l Sebastian
brinicolec wrote:
chandhi wrote:
strawberrieee wrote:
gsy987 wrote:
chandhi wrote:
Li'l Sebastian wrote:Everybody Apply for the MAP program btw!

Do you have any tips on applying for MAP? Not really sure how long to make my responses on the app. The app is four prompts with boxes to fill in about reasons for applying, diverse viewpoint, diverse experiences, and growth areas. I'm tentatively thinking about five sentences per prompt.

Thanks for the heads up by the way, I'm really stoked about the program!


That's fine. I did MAP last year, and that's all I remember filling out.

People can correct me on this...but I'm not sure MAP actually rejected anyone.


I don't know if MAP actually rejected anyone, but most people don't apply to MAP to begin with. Summer time before law school is just too valuable. :lol:

Just wanted to say thanks for recommending MAP! Final day today and I'm so glad I did it :)


Also, people were, in fact, rejected from MAP this year. Well, "waitlisted" but same outcome lol.


I will gladly take credit for this development.

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:06 pm
by brinicolec
Li'l Sebastian wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
chandhi wrote:
strawberrieee wrote:
gsy987 wrote:
chandhi wrote:
Li'l Sebastian wrote:Everybody Apply for the MAP program btw!

Do you have any tips on applying for MAP? Not really sure how long to make my responses on the app. The app is four prompts with boxes to fill in about reasons for applying, diverse viewpoint, diverse experiences, and growth areas. I'm tentatively thinking about five sentences per prompt.

Thanks for the heads up by the way, I'm really stoked about the program!


That's fine. I did MAP last year, and that's all I remember filling out.

People can correct me on this...but I'm not sure MAP actually rejected anyone.


I don't know if MAP actually rejected anyone, but most people don't apply to MAP to begin with. Summer time before law school is just too valuable. :lol:

Just wanted to say thanks for recommending MAP! Final day today and I'm so glad I did it :)


Also, people were, in fact, rejected from MAP this year. Well, "waitlisted" but same outcome lol.


I will gladly take credit for this development.


Yeah, 10/10 recommend MAP lol

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:40 am
by WilliamFaulkner
Applicant here --

How many of y'all did not submit three letters of recs? Michigan encourages applicants to send three, but I wonder if two would suffice. I have two Professors writing letters, and I'd hate to ask my current boss of two years for a letter because that would make things *awkward*.

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:11 pm
by blueapple
WilliamFaulkner wrote:Applicant here --

How many of y'all did not submit three letters of recs? Michigan encourages applicants to send three, but I wonder if two would suffice. I have two Professors writing letters, and I'd hate to ask my current boss of two years for a letter because that would make things *awkward*.


I only submitted two. I applied 5 years ago though so I don't remember if they encouraged three back then or not.

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:24 pm
by chandhi
WilliamFaulkner wrote:Applicant here --

How many of y'all did not submit three letters of recs? Michigan encourages applicants to send three, but I wonder if two would suffice. I have two Professors writing letters, and I'd hate to ask my current boss of two years for a letter because that would make things *awkward*.

1L here. Just did two LoRs, both from professors. Did not ask my employer of one year for a LoR. Best of luck!

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:32 pm
by WilliamFaulkner
Thank you good people. Enjoy some Zingerman's for me. Hope to be with y'all soon.

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:11 pm
by UghNonAmus
WilliamFaulkner wrote:Applicant here --

How many of y'all did not submit three letters of recs? Michigan encourages applicants to send three, but I wonder if two would suffice. I have two Professors writing letters, and I'd hate to ask my current boss of two years for a letter because that would make things *awkward*.


Also only submitted two, both from employer since I was out of school for a while. Ultimately nobody cares about LOR's, just LSAT/GPA. You'll be fine. Go Blue.

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:48 pm
by brinicolec
chandhi wrote:
WilliamFaulkner wrote:Applicant here --

How many of y'all did not submit three letters of recs? Michigan encourages applicants to send three, but I wonder if two would suffice. I have two Professors writing letters, and I'd hate to ask my current boss of two years for a letter because that would make things *awkward*.

1L here. Just did two LoRs, both from professors. Did not ask my employer of one year for a LoR. Best of luck!


Same.

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:50 am
by littlelibertine
So . . . I haven't gotten my acceptance (yet, hopefully), but I'm already looking at housing in the area. I understand from friends who've lived in A2 that we'll need to loock down housing ASAP after admission.

Two questions:

1. What website do people in A2 use for housing? Hotpads? Padmapper? Trulia? Something else?

2. Where's good for living? My husband and I are both 30 and we would like to live near other older law students if possible, but if not, *away* from undergrads would be fine. We're old farts and we sleep early. ;)

Thank you guys so much!

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:32 pm
by NavyNuke
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Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:47 pm
by Li'l Sebastian
WilliamFaulkner wrote:Applicant here --

How many of y'all did not submit three letters of recs? Michigan encourages applicants to send three, but I wonder if two would suffice. I have two Professors writing letters, and I'd hate to ask my current boss of two years for a letter because that would make things *awkward*.


I only submitted two but still got a full ride. Just make sure those two are GOOD letters.

Re: Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:32 pm
by pbsdotcom
Hi all, just got accepted! Super excited. Anyone here who deferred a year? if so, did they let you roll over any scholrship you were offered? Thanks!!

Edit: another question, is it necessary or even preferable to have a car at mich? Or can one go the three years without it? Thanks!