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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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby mina_ami » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:12 pm

giantswan wrote:
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.


In addition, at Campus Inn, if you're room isn't ready they'll hold your luggage and call you when you can check-in

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby lim » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:15 pm

mwonka wrote:
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.


Oh yeah I'm definitely gonna wait until I hear more. Just trying to be prepared because I have a few 4/1 deadlines.
Awesome, thanks! I'll definitely give it a shot.

Excited for ASW :D

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby wonka » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:11 pm

omg that auction

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby lim » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:17 pm

"one more button!"

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby giantswan » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:05 pm

mwonka wrote:omg that auction


So entertaining.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby wonka » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:08 pm

do you think people are really that happy? i mean this has to be a scam right

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby giantswan » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:36 pm

I don't think doing karaoke and dancing on tables is a regular occurrence, but I get the impression that they are a genuinely happy bunch.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby jcdetroit » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:51 am

For those of us who couldn't make it- what happened? Did you guys go to Blue Lep?

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:15 am

Did u guys go to Ricks

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby giantswan » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:01 pm

Did not go to either of those places. Though I think the IP Law folk have a bar night at Blue Lep tonight. The main thing last night was an auction for Student Funded Fellowships which ended around 10:30. I thought it was pretty chill since it wasn't actually an Admissions event so it gave us more of a chance to just observe the Michigan Law community. They auctioned off stuff like dinners/drinks/skydiving/self-defense lessons with faculty, among other things. When I saw it on the schedule I imagined a super tame and sort of boring event but it was really fun.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby liz9332 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:39 am

Hey guys I have a question about the scholarship amount that shows up on the admitted students website. In the email I got it says I was awarded one amount for all 3 years, but on the site it only gives a total for the equivalent of 1 year. Is that normal or should I contact financial aid?

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby lilith66 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:52 am

liz9332 wrote:Hey guys I have a question about the scholarship amount that shows up on the admitted students website. In the email I got it says I was awarded one amount for all 3 years, but on the site it only gives a total for the equivalent of 1 year. Is that normal or should I contact financial aid?

Normal. Mine's the same way. It's just showing what you will be awarded each year. I had a meeting with financial aid yesterday and they explained everything.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby BlueLaw11 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:10 pm

To those who were at ASW: what were your thoughts?

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby BlueLaw11 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:11 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:Did u guys go to Ricks


Swung by with a group Thursday night. Classic

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby lokikoala » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:18 pm

BlueLaw11 wrote:To those who were at ASW: what were your thoughts?


I thought they did an incredibly impressive job of demonstrating the whole collegial business. I was truly impressed. They did an outstanding job.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby strugglebus » Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:19 pm

lokikoala wrote:
BlueLaw11 wrote:To those who were at ASW: what were your thoughts?


I thought they did an incredibly impressive job of demonstrating the whole collegial business. I was truly impressed. They did an outstanding job.

+1

Especially the auction. Great event.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby wonka » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:29 pm

lokikoala wrote:
BlueLaw11 wrote:To those who were at ASW: what were your thoughts?


I thought they did an incredibly impressive job of demonstrating the whole collegial business. I was truly impressed. They did an outstanding job.


Agreed.

I was astounded by how much I genuinely liked everyone I talked to all weekend - especially the faculty and current Michigan students. They were all so interesting and approachable, even outside the admissions events. I left feeling confident that this is a great community that supports its own. The overall atmosphere and quality of life is excellent and it seems easy to be happy there. That being said, at times it felt very undergrad-y.

Loved Sherman Clark and the mock class. Enjoyed the real class, too. The faculty reception was way better than expected. Endless flow of food and drink didn't hurt anything either.

I was impressed by the judicial clerkship breakout session but not sold by the public interest crowd. Private practice session was about what I expected.

All in all, great weekend! I'll probably end up there.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby wonka » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:40 pm

Adding too that I was surprised to like Ann Arbor as much as I did! Did some exploring on Saturday - there are cool museums and delicious food (mmm cilantro garlic fries at Frita batidos) and a good amount of beer on tap everywhere. Really cute downtown area, definitely could live there.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:09 pm

mwonka wrote:Adding too that I was surprised to like Ann Arbor as much as I did! Did some exploring on Saturday - there are cool museums and delicious food (mmm cilantro garlic fries at Frita batidos) and a good amount of beer on tap everywhere. Really cute downtown area, definitely could live there.


Frita batidos is the GOAT

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby lokikoala » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:14 pm

mwonka wrote:
lokikoala wrote:
BlueLaw11 wrote:To those who were at ASW: what were your thoughts?


I thought they did an incredibly impressive job of demonstrating the whole collegial business. I was truly impressed. They did an outstanding job.


Agreed.

I was astounded by how much I genuinely liked everyone I talked to all weekend - especially the faculty and current Michigan students. They were all so interesting and approachable, even outside the admissions events. I left feeling confident that this is a great community that supports its own. The overall atmosphere and quality of life is excellent and it seems easy to be happy there. That being said, at times it felt very undergrad-y.

Loved Sherman Clark and the mock class. Enjoyed the real class, too. The faculty reception was way better than expected. Endless flow of food and drink didn't hurt anything either.

I was impressed by the judicial clerkship breakout session but not sold by the public interest crowd. Private practice session was about what I expected.

All in all, great weekend! I'll probably end up there.


Mwonka - I was in one of the PI sessions - what left you unimpressed? Agreed the 2 speakers weren't dynamic or were you talking about the other kids in the session (i.e. me).

That LRAP looks nice.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby wonka » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:15 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
mwonka wrote:Adding too that I was surprised to like Ann Arbor as much as I did! Did some exploring on Saturday - there are cool museums and delicious food (mmm cilantro garlic fries at Frita batidos) and a good amount of beer on tap everywhere. Really cute downtown area, definitely could live there.


Frita batidos is the GOAT


Dude. So delicious.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby wonka » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:20 pm

lokikoala wrote:
mwonka wrote:
lokikoala wrote:
BlueLaw11 wrote:To those who were at ASW: what were your thoughts?


I thought they did an incredibly impressive job of demonstrating the whole collegial business. I was truly impressed. They did an outstanding job.


Agreed.

I was astounded by how much I genuinely liked everyone I talked to all weekend - especially the faculty and current Michigan students. They were all so interesting and approachable, even outside the admissions events. I left feeling confident that this is a great community that supports its own. The overall atmosphere and quality of life is excellent and it seems easy to be happy there. That being said, at times it felt very undergrad-y.

Loved Sherman Clark and the mock class. Enjoyed the real class, too. The faculty reception was way better than expected. Endless flow of food and drink didn't hurt anything either.

I was impressed by the judicial clerkship breakout session but not sold by the public interest crowd. Private practice session was about what I expected.

All in all, great weekend! I'll probably end up there.


Mwonka - I was in one of the PI sessions - what left you unimpressed? Agreed the 2 speakers weren't dynamic or were you talking about the other kids in the session (i.e. me).

That LRAP looks nice.


I'm sure you were witty and charming and ohsoimpressive! ;)

I think I just felt like they were saying "look up some alumni" and nothing too concrete about placement or opportunities. I wasn't totally disappointed but I didn't get the impression that there was a whole lot of institutional support, either. I guess PI is really tough across the board, though. Agreed on their LRAP - I like that it's totally income based.

PS human trafficking clinic is exciting.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby TheDogWhisperer » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:03 pm

Sup! Any summer starters here???

I have a clean/modern sublet available from early May until after finals in August. 1 minute walking distance (for real!) from the LS in south state street! Free laundry and internet. PM me if interested.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby tincan678 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:44 am

TheDogWhisperer wrote:Sup! Any summer starters here???

I have a clean/modern sublet available from early May until after finals in August. 1 minute walking distance (for real!) from the LS in south state street! Free laundry and internet. PM me if interested.


Current Michigan students are just relentless with the sublet advertising

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2018

Postby giantswan » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:57 am

tincan678 wrote:
TheDogWhisperer wrote:Sup! Any summer starters here???

I have a clean/modern sublet available from early May until after finals in August. 1 minute walking distance (for real!) from the LS in south state street! Free laundry and internet. PM me if interested.


Current Michigan students are just relentless with the sublet advertising


For real. There was even that one person on the housing panel lol.


Also just going to pass on that a few of the current students at ASW told me I shouldn't have to pay more than $500 for a nice one bedroom. I feel like that number may be a little on the low side but it at least gave me an idea of the price range I should look for.




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