Michigan 1Ls/2Ls/3Ls taking questions

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

Postby supersar » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:11 am

Ljsmith2 wrote:Does anyone have experience with CMB Management? I'm looking at 350 Thompson Street for next fall. Any thoughts from current students?

Thanks!


I went to Michigan undergrad and leased a place from CMB for two years... they were fantastic! no complaints! I'd also recommend campus realty (campusrealty.com)... I lived in one of their houses my senior year, and signed a lease with them again for next year!

go blue.

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

Postby wolverine2014 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:49 pm

Is Comcast the best bet for cable and internet?

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Postby JetstoRJC » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:29 pm

wolverine2014 wrote:Is Comcast the best bet for cable and internet?


We have Comcast. Wish we had U-Verse though. I think its better.

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Postby wolverine2014 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:37 pm

JetstoRJC wrote:
wolverine2014 wrote:Is Comcast the best bet for cable and internet?


We have Comcast. Wish we had U-Verse though. I think its better.


Any particular reason?

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Postby Reinhardt » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:35 pm

Comcast is expensive but I might get it next year. I have AT&T DSL right now, and while it's extremely cheap ($15 a month, free router), it's rather slow. Normal Youtube videos take forever to load. TV would also be nice to have, and U-Verse isn't available where I'm at.

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Postby 03121202698008 » Sun May 01, 2011 10:20 am

Reinhardt wrote:Comcast is expensive but I might get it next year. I have AT&T DSL right now, and while it's extremely cheap ($15 a month, free router), it's rather slow. Normal Youtube videos take forever to load. TV would also be nice to have, and U-Verse isn't available where I'm at.


This. My Comcast cable is about 10 times faster than a friends DSL...I've tested it. Also, AT&T just imposed data caps yesterday on their unlimited plans...something like 150Gb per month but still.

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Postby die Zauberflote » Mon May 02, 2011 1:11 pm

I'm thinking about renting a nice, 2 or 3 bedroom house in Burns Park or the Old West Side: $1,300-$1,800. What are the odds that I will be able to find summer sub-letters? Is it likely or unlikely? Is it a complete crapshoot, or if is successfully finding a sub-letter correlated to the effort the sub-lessor puts forth?

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Postby 03121202698008 » Mon May 02, 2011 4:34 pm

die Zauberflote wrote:I'm thinking about renting a nice, 2 or 3 bedroom house in Burns Park or the Old West Side: $1,300-$1,800. What are the odds that I will be able to find summer sub-letters? Is it likely or unlikely? Is it a complete crapshoot, or if is successfully finding a sub-letter correlated to the effort the sub-lessor puts forth?


Complete crapshoot and unlikely. Everyone downtown is subletting and even those places don't fill up. For example, by this point in the year people are offering places for like $300 a month...and I'm seeing the same ads over and over so people aren't biting.

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Postby michlaw » Wed May 04, 2011 1:39 pm

Thanks.
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Postby 03121202698008 » Wed May 04, 2011 3:30 pm

michlaw wrote:Any thoughts on Sterling Housing Lofts as a sublet for a summer starter? Thanks.


Where's it at?

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Postby michlaw » Wed May 04, 2011 3:38 pm

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Postby 03121202698008 » Wed May 04, 2011 4:50 pm

michlaw wrote:Sterling 411 Lofts, 411 Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Ah, everyone just calls them the 411 Lofts. I know someone who lived there last summer. They liked the room but didn't get along with their roommates at all. (They were really nice when she visited...said they'd take her to grocery store, etc...then once she moved in they ignored her. Then the person she sublet from insisted on moving back in a week before the lawyer's club was ready.) Moral...make sure your sublet is in writing... Make sure you tour and meet them...

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Postby whirledpeas86 » Wed May 04, 2011 9:32 pm

Speaking of grocery shopping, what do most people do for groceries? Is there a walkable grocery store? Has anyone tried a grocery delivery service? I'm considering getting one of these: http://www.groupon.com/deals/wolverine-grocery

Thoughts?

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Postby math101 » Thu May 05, 2011 10:39 am

whirledpeas86 wrote:Speaking of grocery shopping, what do most people do for groceries? Is there a walkable grocery store? Has anyone tried a grocery delivery service? I'm considering getting one of these: http://www.groupon.com/deals/wolverine-grocery

Thoughts?


+1 for near Division and Packard for me.

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Postby dorriedoodle » Wed May 11, 2011 8:47 pm

er doctor wrote:I need to start looking for a place to live this fall. Any suggestions current Michigan students?


Any suggestions for a nice place to live with a dog? (Preferably walking distance)...

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Postby 03121202698008 » Thu May 12, 2011 12:22 am

dorriedoodle wrote:
er doctor wrote:I need to start looking for a place to live this fall. Any suggestions current Michigan students?


Any suggestions for a nice place to live with a dog? (Preferably walking distance)...


There is nothing in walking distance for a dog. Look at Woodbury or Harbor House. I live in HH and love it. Both are a short (free) bus ride to school. <20-25 minutes.

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

Postby monarchylover » Thu May 12, 2011 8:49 am

Would you go to Michigan at sticker and if you have no ties to Southern California could it get you big law there?

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Postby lavenderb181 » Thu May 12, 2011 10:40 am

I have questions about JD/MA programs at Michigan, specifically with a MA in Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Here: http://www.law.umich.edu/curriculum/dua ... grams.aspx

Are there many law students that do these dual programs? How does admissions view applicants applying to dual degree programs (do they even care?). I also read this TLS article http://www.top-law-schools.com/introduc ... egree.html about JD/MA and overall the tone seemed pretty negative. It said that some (employers) consider JD/MA like two "half" degrees - any thoughts on this?
Basically I'm curious to hear any insight about Michigan's JD/MA middle east studies programs (or MA programs in general). Thanks!

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Postby JTMan » Thu May 12, 2011 11:08 am

monarchylover wrote:Would you go to Michigan at sticker and if you have no ties to Southern California could it get you big law there?



I am from SoCal, Michigan has a very good rep here, at least with the lawyers of whom I have acquaintance. I think you would do fine, there's a pretty good alumni base. The lawyers I work with that went to UCLA are jealous of me for getting into Michigan and would have attended there.

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Postby buckilaw » Mon May 16, 2011 3:11 am

I just ordered a new computer, but I'm not going to actually recieve it till after the first week of classes. Does the University loan out laptops to students? I looked around a few UMICH pages and did a few google searches but did not find anything. If I'm without a laptop for the first week of class it is not the end of the world...right?

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Postby genkidesuka » Mon May 16, 2011 3:23 am

Hi there,

I'm living and working in Beijing right now and have become even more positive that I want to work and live outside of the US when I graduate law school. (Not necessarily in China) Can anyone tell me anything about what it's like to chase law jobs abroad after graduation? I know U of M is lauded as a super-international school but I'd love to hear some first-hand accounts!

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

Postby agora139 » Mon May 16, 2011 3:34 am

when can i move into the lawyers club for fall term? i might be in A2 a week or two early...

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Postby artichoke » Mon May 16, 2011 4:36 pm

agora139 wrote:when can i move into the lawyers club for fall term? i might be in A2 a week or two early...


I believe it covers this on the lease, which you should have been emailed earlier today.

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

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu May 19, 2011 12:27 pm

buckilaw wrote:I just ordered a new computer, but I'm not going to actually recieve it till after the first week of classes. Does the University loan out laptops to students? I looked around a few UMICH pages and did a few google searches but did not find anything. If I'm without a laptop for the first week of class it is not the end of the world...right?


As far as I know, only during finals. Some classes don't allow laptops at all. You'll be fine to go a week without one.

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

Postby legaleagle9 » Mon May 23, 2011 8:09 pm

is ann arbor a nice, safe town? is it good for families?

also, do California firms(either sf or la) OCI at UMich?




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