legaleagle9 wrote:is ann arbor a nice, safe town? is it good for families?
Ann Arbor is great. In terms of kids, I have heard repeatedly that Ann Arbor schools are top-notch, and that this is a draw for professors with children.
Safety probably depends on location within the town. I'm not in a great position to judge. Certainly I've never felt unsafe.
There was an incident last year, though, where a troll got loose in the basement of Hutchins and some 1Ls very stupidly chased after that troll. I think that was mostly their own fault, and they turned out okay in the end.
legaleagle9 wrote:also, do California firms(either sf or la) OCI at UMich?
They do; I would expect the total number to be less than at west coast schools (just because of logistics), but I'm not sure of that. Besides, number of firms at OCI isn't all that determinative - you can definitely get callbacks from visiting over the summer, a phone call, a mail app, or whatever. I got the impression that SF firm rep attendance was down a little bit this past year, but maybe that's normal: I've heard that SF is a relatively small legal market. I'm mentally going over the list of major SF firms, and I believe they were pretty much all there.