Michigan Law c/o 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Which ASW will you attend?

March 19-21
24
34%
April 9-11
29
41%
Neither
17
24%
 
Total votes: 70

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Winston1984
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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby Winston1984 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:51 pm

mwonka wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:
mwonka wrote:Congrats on the monies!

Anyone going to the ASW next week? How are you planning to get to Ann Arbor?

Me! Will be flying in.


I'm flying to, but I meant from the airport! Shuttle schedule isn't great and that cab fare. . .

Can you link the shuttle schedule? Michigan made it seem like that was an easy/cheap thing to do.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby wonka » Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:55 pm

Winston1984 wrote:
mwonka wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:
mwonka wrote:Congrats on the monies!

Anyone going to the ASW next week? How are you planning to get to Ann Arbor?

Me! Will be flying in.


I'm flying to, but I meant from the airport! Shuttle schedule isn't great and that cab fare. . .

Can you link the shuttle schedule? Michigan made it seem like that was an easy/cheap thing to do.


It's not too bad, and there are a lot of timing options. I'd just rather get out of the airport and to the hotel for a nap ASAP and am thinking about options for avoiding the wait.

Schedule: http://www.myairride.com/

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby hillz » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:02 pm

Yeah, I'm using that shuttle. It's super easy to book it on the website, and there are lots of options plus two drop off points in A2.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby mina_ami » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:13 pm

mwonka wrote:Congrats on the monies!

Anyone going to the ASW next week? How are you planning to get to Ann Arbor?


Taking the train in from the Chicago direction on Wednesday!

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby JuanitaFromTheDiner » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:11 pm

mina_ami wrote:
JuanitaFromTheDiner wrote:
commandercup wrote:
mina_ami wrote:Successfully negotiated from nothing to $60,000 deans!


I need some more of them juicy details! :P

Lurker emerging from the shadows to DITTO this. Saw you had a previous post about using Notre Dame money to negotiate...did that end up working? Wondering because I'm a bit of a splitter, but I've gotten $$ offers from schools 15-20. Didn't know if schools in T14 only considered "peer school" offers. In any case, congratulations!


I sent an e-mail to admissions, which they forwarded on to financial aid. Explained why I loved Michigan, how money was really the only thing holding me back (which is complete truth), presented them with my offers from Notre Dame and University of Illinois ($120,000 and full tuition respectively). They told me they only review files once, so make sure all your offers are in. From my first e-mail to admissions to today was one week! My stats are in the spreadsheet on the admissions thread if anyone is wondering that, other than that I was just really polite and asked them to reconsider me!

Also, thanks so much to everyone, I'm super excited!

Awesome- congrats! Thanks so much for sharing details.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby Vexed » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:55 am

Current student here, thought ya'll should know that the tentative fall schedule is online:
https://www.law.umich.edu/currentstuden ... ?term=2060

Obviously you don't know your sections until summer (except summer starters, who are large section ABCD) so you won't know the exact profs or classes you will have, but you can still take a peak at what it might look like.

In terms of what these section divisions mean - everybody is assigned to a single letter section, consisting of 20-25ish people. This section will meet by itself for legal practice classes. For two of the fall doctrinal classes, four of these sections will be grouped into a large section. For the third doctrinal, two of the sections are grouped together into a mid-sized section. I don't know if it will be the same this year, but for the winter semester there is typically no longer a mid-sized section, it's simply 3 doctrinal classes with your large section in addition to the 2nd semester of legal practice.

They're doing things a bit differently than this year's class in terms of fall starter's class schedules. For c/o 2018, all sections will be enrolled in torts as their mid-sized class, c/o 2017 all had civpro as our mid-sized class. Two of the large fall starter sections will also have leg/reg for fall semester - all of c/o 2017 were spared that class until this current semester.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby hillz » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:33 am

^^Thanks for posting this!

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby AquafiNa » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:05 pm

Vexed wrote:Current student here, thought ya'll should know that the tentative fall schedule is online:
https://www.law.umich.edu/currentstuden ... ?term=2060

Obviously you don't know your sections until summer (except summer starters, who are large section ABCD) so you won't know the exact profs or classes you will have, but you can still take a peak at what it might look like.

In terms of what these section divisions mean - everybody is assigned to a single letter section, consisting of 20-25ish people. This section will meet by itself for legal practice classes. For two of the fall doctrinal classes, four of these sections will be grouped into a large section. For the third doctrinal, two of the sections are grouped together into a mid-sized section. I don't know if it will be the same this year, but for the winter semester there is typically no longer a mid-sized section, it's simply 3 doctrinal classes with your large section in addition to the 2nd semester of legal practice.

They're doing things a bit differently than this year's class in terms of fall starter's class schedules. For c/o 2018, all sections will be enrolled in torts as their mid-sized class, c/o 2017 all had civpro as our mid-sized class. Two of the large fall starter sections will also have leg/reg for fall semester - all of c/o 2017 were spared that class until this current semester.


Thanks!

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:51 pm

Vexed wrote:Current student here, thought ya'll should know that the tentative fall schedule is online:
https://www.law.umich.edu/currentstuden ... ?term=2060

Obviously you don't know your sections until summer (except summer starters, who are large section ABCD) so you won't know the exact profs or classes you will have, but you can still take a peak at what it might look like.

In terms of what these section divisions mean - everybody is assigned to a single letter section, consisting of 20-25ish people. This section will meet by itself for legal practice classes. For two of the fall doctrinal classes, four of these sections will be grouped into a large section. For the third doctrinal, two of the sections are grouped together into a mid-sized section. I don't know if it will be the same this year, but for the winter semester there is typically no longer a mid-sized section, it's simply 3 doctrinal classes with your large section in addition to the 2nd semester of legal practice.

They're doing things a bit differently than this year's class in terms of fall starter's class schedules. For c/o 2018, all sections will be enrolled in torts as their mid-sized class, c/o 2017 all had civpro as our mid-sized class. Two of the large fall starter sections will also have leg/reg for fall semester - all of c/o 2017 were spared that class until this current semester.


Thank you! I may just be missing something obvious, but is there a summer schedule posted somewhere for summer starters?

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby Aeon » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:58 am

hearsay77 wrote:Thank you! I may just be missing something obvious, but is there a summer schedule posted somewhere for summer starters?


It's not posted yet apparently, but when it will be, it should appear here: http://www.law.umich.edu/currentstudent ... ?term=2040.

If you play around with the final number (2040 in the link above), it will take you to different class schedules. Increase or decrease it by 10 (i.e.: 2020 is the Spring 2015 semester, and 2060 is the Fall 2015 semester).

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby Kip » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:11 am

Has anyone successfully negotiated a *higher* scholarship with Michigan, after already received an initial offer? In their initial offer email, they say it's "not their policy to negotiate" or "compete" with other schools once an offer has been given. True?

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby hotdogseller » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:48 am

Kip wrote:Has anyone successfully negotiated a *higher* scholarship with Michigan, after already received an initial offer? In their initial offer email, they say it's "not their policy to negotiate" or "compete" with other schools once an offer has been given. True?


No it is not true

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby usernotfound » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:30 pm

For anyone who is going to this first preview weekend, and has received hotel info. from Mich, did anyone get specific info? Like check-in times, if we're going to be sharing a room, etc?

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby strugglebus » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:37 pm

usernotfound wrote:For anyone who is going to this first preview weekend, and has received hotel info. from Mich, did anyone get specific info? Like check-in times, if we're going to be sharing a room, etc?

Nope, just hotel location. The scheduling paragraph's general reference to checking in early makes it sound like it's an option.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby wonka » Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:16 pm

strugglebus wrote:
usernotfound wrote:For anyone who is going to this first preview weekend, and has received hotel info. from Mich, did anyone get specific info? Like check-in times, if we're going to be sharing a room, etc?

Nope, just hotel location. The scheduling paragraph's general reference to checking in early makes it sound like it's an option.


I emailed back asking about early check-in, and they arranged it with the hotel that day (+25 to Michigan). It's my understanding that pretty much everyone will have a roommate, too.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby Winston1984 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:27 pm

Did anyone who just received that financial aid award info email (which is just a mess to navigate through) see an unsolicited increase in their scholarship? I just gave up on trying to log in at work, so I was curious.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby secadc11 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:28 pm

Winston1984 wrote:Did anyone who just received that financial aid award info email (which is just a mess to navigate through) see an unsolicited increase in their scholarship? I just gave up on trying to log in at work, so I was curious.


I was hoping for that -- but it was just loans.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby Winston1984 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:31 pm

secadc11 wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:Did anyone who just received that financial aid award info email (which is just a mess to navigate through) see an unsolicited increase in their scholarship? I just gave up on trying to log in at work, so I was curious.


I was hoping for that -- but it was just loans.

Yeah, I assumed that was the case.. I love how financial aid award=loans. The email should say loans. Not picking on Michigan here, same for every school.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby tecumseh115 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:54 pm

hey so there will be a roommate at the hotel for admit students, right? Going to drive up and a buddy was thinking of coming along for the ride. Sounds like that is a no go.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby Winston1984 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:00 pm

tecumseh115 wrote:hey so there will be a roommate at the hotel for admit students, right? Going to drive up and a buddy was thinking of coming along for the ride. Sounds like that is a no go.

Yeah if you are traveling with someone you need to get your own hotel.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby lim » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:58 pm

Hi all, new here. Just got accepted and super excited!

Do you think I would be able to successfully negotiate money with a very high WUSTL offer on the table? I know they're not quite peers, but I figured it was worth asking what you guys think.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby wonka » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:05 pm

lim wrote:Hi all, new here. Just got accepted and super excited!

Do you think I would be able to successfully negotiate money with a very high WUSTL offer on the table? I know they're not quite peers, but I figured it was worth asking what you guys think.


Congrats, Michigan is great!

I think you should definitely try! I know that people have negotiated up from nothing at all, so it's quite possible. Michigan seems to be rather generous with their non-named aid compared to some others in the T14. Have you gotten your initial offer yet? It may be better than you expect. I wouldn't try to negotiate without first seeing what they're going to give you.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby BlueLaw11 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:13 pm

Just landed in Detroit--looking forward to meeting you all during ASW this weekend!

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby wonka » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:18 pm

BlueLaw11 wrote:Just landed in Detroit--looking forward to meeting you all during ASW this weekend!


Hip hip! Heading out on a redeye from the west coast tonight!

All over this thread because 45 mins left at work and I've officially checked out for the day ever.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby giantswan » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:56 am

mwonka wrote:
BlueLaw11 wrote:Just landed in Detroit--looking forward to meeting you all during ASW this weekend!


Hip hip! Heading out on a redeye from the west coast tonight!

All over this thread because 45 mins left at work and I've officially checked out for the day ever.


Also did a redeye from the west coast!

For anyone still wondering, early check-in was a breeze and I did not make any plans for it beforehand.




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