HA1L THE CLASS OF 2020 [[Michigan]]

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2020)

We're headed to Hogwarts, so what's your house?

Gryffindor
5
11%
Hufflepuff
10
23%
Ravenclaw
12
27%
Slytherin
9
20%
Regardless of what the quiz says, I'm a muggle, tbh.
8
18%
 
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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby alpha kenny body » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:35 pm

Eat at Zingerman's before you leave

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby chandhi » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:10 pm

azaleafire wrote:
I am 99% sure I talked to you, chandhi, and maybe complimented you on your dye job.

Well thanks :) pretty sure we met the first day at the faculty reception, then!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby brinicolec » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:06 am

Welp y'all. All good things must come to an end. This weekend was great though 8)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby brinicolec » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:09 am

dietcoke1 wrote:very surprised how nice this weekend was. Definitely can see myself here. If anyone is on the fence or hesitant about the Midwest (this was my first time), It's definitely way better than I expected.


I agree. I'm not sure I think the experience here is necessarily representative of the midwest generally speaking, but I had a really great time all weekend with both current and prospective students. I also think the way that Michigan listed events like Bar Night on the schedule was great because it kind of encouraged us to go out and drink and get to know the students in a more casual setting as opposed to just during events in the LS.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby dietcoke1 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:12 am

brinicolec wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:very surprised how nice this weekend was. Definitely can see myself here. If anyone is on the fence or hesitant about the Midwest (this was my first time), It's definitely way better than I expected.


I agree. I'm not sure I think the experience here is necessarily representative of the midwest generally speaking, but I had a really great time all weekend with both current and prospective students. I also think the way that Michigan listed events like Bar Night on the schedule was great because it kind of encouraged us to go out and drink and get to know the students in a more casual setting as opposed to just during events in the LS.


I agree, I was surprised how openly accepted drinking was at the law school. Btw it was nice to meet you bri!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby brinicolec » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:40 am

dietcoke1 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:very surprised how nice this weekend was. Definitely can see myself here. If anyone is on the fence or hesitant about the Midwest (this was my first time), It's definitely way better than I expected.


I agree. I'm not sure I think the experience here is necessarily representative of the midwest generally speaking, but I had a really great time all weekend with both current and prospective students. I also think the way that Michigan listed events like Bar Night on the schedule was great because it kind of encouraged us to go out and drink and get to know the students in a more casual setting as opposed to just during events in the LS.


I agree, I was surprised how openly accepted drinking was at the law school. Btw it was nice to meet you bri!


It was nice meeting you too!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby airwrecka » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:36 pm

This is all making me so excited for Preview in a couple weeks (I'll be at the second one)!! :D

It will be the last school I visit in my upcoming marathon of schools, so I'll have lots of places fresh in my mind.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby Chipotle85 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:41 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:very surprised how nice this weekend was. Definitely can see myself here. If anyone is on the fence or hesitant about the Midwest (this was my first time), It's definitely way better than I expected.


I agree. I'm not sure I think the experience here is necessarily representative of the midwest generally speaking, but I had a really great time all weekend with both current and prospective students. I also think the way that Michigan listed events like Bar Night on the schedule was great because it kind of encouraged us to go out and drink and get to know the students in a more casual setting as opposed to just during events in the LS.


I agree, I was surprised how openly accepted drinking was at the law school. Btw it was nice to meet you bri!

Why are you surprised that a law school of a big public school accepts drinking by people aged 23+ lol

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby brinicolec » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:11 pm

Chipotle85 wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:very surprised how nice this weekend was. Definitely can see myself here. If anyone is on the fence or hesitant about the Midwest (this was my first time), It's definitely way better than I expected.


I agree. I'm not sure I think the experience here is necessarily representative of the midwest generally speaking, but I had a really great time all weekend with both current and prospective students. I also think the way that Michigan listed events like Bar Night on the schedule was great because it kind of encouraged us to go out and drink and get to know the students in a more casual setting as opposed to just during events in the LS.


I agree, I was surprised how openly accepted drinking was at the law school. Btw it was nice to meet you bri!

Why are you surprised that a law school of a big public school accepts drinking by people aged 23+ lol


I mean... It's more of like... the administration and stuff drinks with students.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:32 pm

brinicolec wrote:
Chipotle85 wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:very surprised how nice this weekend was. Definitely can see myself here. If anyone is on the fence or hesitant about the Midwest (this was my first time), It's definitely way better than I expected.


I agree. I'm not sure I think the experience here is necessarily representative of the midwest generally speaking, but I had a really great time all weekend with both current and prospective students. I also think the way that Michigan listed events like Bar Night on the schedule was great because it kind of encouraged us to go out and drink and get to know the students in a more casual setting as opposed to just during events in the LS.


I agree, I was surprised how openly accepted drinking was at the law school. Btw it was nice to meet you bri!

Why are you surprised that a law school of a big public school accepts drinking by people aged 23+ lol


I mean... It's more of like... the administration and stuff drinks with students.


SFF auction was the most surprising in my opinion. If I didn't already know that group of people were a set of top 10 law students and faculty, I never would have guessed it from how much of an awesome party that was

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby meeseeks » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:45 pm

I can honestly say I loved Michigan's ASW. Pretty much dead set on going. I'm curious to see if Columbia and UPenn can compete with how fun Michigan was

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby VA2lawschool » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:12 pm

mrgstephe wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Chipotle85 wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:very surprised how nice this weekend was. Definitely can see myself here. If anyone is on the fence or hesitant about the Midwest (this was my first time), It's definitely way better than I expected.


I agree. I'm not sure I think the experience here is necessarily representative of the midwest generally speaking, but I had a really great time all weekend with both current and prospective students. I also think the way that Michigan listed events like Bar Night on the schedule was great because it kind of encouraged us to go out and drink and get to know the students in a more casual setting as opposed to just during events in the LS.


I agree, I was surprised how openly accepted drinking was at the law school. Btw it was nice to meet you bri!

Why are you surprised that a law school of a big public school accepts drinking by people aged 23+ lol


I mean... It's more of like... the administration and stuff drinks with students.


SFF auction was the most surprising in my opinion. If I didn't already know that group of people were a set of top 10 law students and faculty, I never would have guessed it from how much of an awesome party that was


^Seconding this! I loved the atmosphere there - fun/sociable but then you could also tell how intelligent/ambitious/engaging everyone was.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby dmc1275 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:26 pm

Completely agree with everything that's been said. Preview weekend was a blast. SFF auction was absurd in the best way, and everyone I met was super friendly and really seemed to be enjoying their time at Michigan. As someone who is pretty low-key and finds the prospect of meeting 100s of strangers kind of exhausting/overwhelming, how welcoming the current students and faculty were really made the trip. Barring some unforeseen scholarships at other schools, Ann Arbor is where I see myself next year.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby ChildWithADove » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:43 pm

3L here. Glad everyone enjoyed this past weekend. I promise you, us 3Ls had just as much fun as you did. :D Hit me up if you have any questions. And congrats on all of your success thus far. You really can't make a wrong choice--just, you know, less right ones (jokes!).

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby HowlandReed » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:35 pm

Anyone have luck negotiating?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby BoyJord » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:06 am

If i can be annoyingly neurotic for a quick second, what was the general dress code during ASW? I know online there is that little quip about Ann Arbor Black Tie being equivalent to NYC homeless man or whatever it says. I am just curious how everyone handled this during ASW. Were most of you in business casual or were you legitimately in hoodies and jeans?
TIA for indulging my anxieties

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Postby Anon.y.mousse. » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:07 am

BoyJord wrote:If i can be annoyingly neurotic for a quick second, what was the general dress code during ASW? I know online there is that little quip about Ann Arbor Black Tie being equivalent to NYC homeless man or whatever it says. I am just curious how everyone handled this during ASW. Were most of you in business casual or were you legitimately in hoodies and jeans?
TIA for indulging my anxieties


I would say most people were in between. Lots of jeans, but paired more with button downs/nice sweaters/cardigans/etc. than with hoodies. Some people were in business casual but there was no reason to be.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:13 am

Anon.y.mousse. wrote:
BoyJord wrote:If i can be annoyingly neurotic for a quick second, what was the general dress code during ASW? I know online there is that little quip about Ann Arbor Black Tie being equivalent to NYC homeless man or whatever it says. I am just curious how everyone handled this during ASW. Were most of you in business casual or were you legitimately in hoodies and jeans?
TIA for indulging my anxieties


I would say most people were in between. Lots of jeans, but paired more with button downs/nice sweaters/cardigans/etc. than with hoodies. Some people were in business casual but there was no reason to be.


People were definitely more 'dressed up' on Thursday (aka nicer pants/shirts), and it felt mostly more relaxed on Friday (there were definitely still the gunners with their blazers on, both guys and girls, but also some people with tshirts and jeans). Friday night people dressed up a little more for the parties/bars, but nothing crazy.

Saturday there were some people who showed up to closing remarks in athletic apparel after the morning yoga session, and Dean Z gave her closing remarks in yoga pants and a sweatshirt. They really do mean pretty much anything goes.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby BoyJord » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:18 am

mrgstephe wrote:
Anon.y.mousse. wrote:
BoyJord wrote:If i can be annoyingly neurotic for a quick second, what was the general dress code during ASW? I know online there is that little quip about Ann Arbor Black Tie being equivalent to NYC homeless man or whatever it says. I am just curious how everyone handled this during ASW. Were most of you in business casual or were you legitimately in hoodies and jeans?
TIA for indulging my anxieties


I would say most people were in between. Lots of jeans, but paired more with button downs/nice sweaters/cardigans/etc. than with hoodies. Some people were in business casual but there was no reason to be.


People were definitely more 'dressed up' on Thursday (aka nicer pants/shirts), and it felt mostly more relaxed on Friday (there were definitely still the gunners with their blazers on, both guys and girls, but also some people with tshirts and jeans). Friday night people dressed up a little more for the parties/bars, but nothing crazy.

Saturday there were some people who showed up to closing remarks in athletic apparel after the morning yoga session, and Dean Z gave her closing remarks in yoga pants and a sweatshirt. They really do mean pretty much anything goes.


Cheers! I needed to hear this. Hopefully there are still some people ITT who are going to ASW in April. It seems like everyone was there last week.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby xandra_v » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:19 am

BoyJord wrote:
mrgstephe wrote:
Anon.y.mousse. wrote:
BoyJord wrote:If i can be annoyingly neurotic for a quick second, what was the general dress code during ASW? I know online there is that little quip about Ann Arbor Black Tie being equivalent to NYC homeless man or whatever it says. I am just curious how everyone handled this during ASW. Were most of you in business casual or were you legitimately in hoodies and jeans?
TIA for indulging my anxieties


I would say most people were in between. Lots of jeans, but paired more with button downs/nice sweaters/cardigans/etc. than with hoodies. Some people were in business casual but there was no reason to be.


People were definitely more 'dressed up' on Thursday (aka nicer pants/shirts), and it felt mostly more relaxed on Friday (there were definitely still the gunners with their blazers on, both guys and girls, but also some people with tshirts and jeans). Friday night people dressed up a little more for the parties/bars, but nothing crazy.

Saturday there were some people who showed up to closing remarks in athletic apparel after the morning yoga session, and Dean Z gave her closing remarks in yoga pants and a sweatshirt. They really do mean pretty much anything goes.


Cheers! I needed to hear this. Hopefully there are still some people ITT who are going to ASW in April. It seems like everyone was there last week.


I'll be there!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby ldlestrange » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:35 am

xandra_v wrote:
BoyJord wrote:
mrgstephe wrote:
Anon.y.mousse. wrote:
BoyJord wrote:If i can be annoyingly neurotic for a quick second, what was the general dress code during ASW? I know online there is that little quip about Ann Arbor Black Tie being equivalent to NYC homeless man or whatever it says. I am just curious how everyone handled this during ASW. Were most of you in business casual or were you legitimately in hoodies and jeans?
TIA for indulging my anxieties


I would say most people were in between. Lots of jeans, but paired more with button downs/nice sweaters/cardigans/etc. than with hoodies. Some people were in business casual but there was no reason to be.


People were definitely more 'dressed up' on Thursday (aka nicer pants/shirts), and it felt mostly more relaxed on Friday (there were definitely still the gunners with their blazers on, both guys and girls, but also some people with tshirts and jeans). Friday night people dressed up a little more for the parties/bars, but nothing crazy.

Saturday there were some people who showed up to closing remarks in athletic apparel after the morning yoga session, and Dean Z gave her closing remarks in yoga pants and a sweatshirt. They really do mean pretty much anything goes.


Cheers! I needed to hear this. Hopefully there are still some people ITT who are going to ASW in April. It seems like everyone was there last week.


I'll be there!


Same! Excited to meet you all and experience all of these stories first hand

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby ChildWithADove » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:11 pm

BoyJord wrote:
mrgstephe wrote:
Anon.y.mousse. wrote:
BoyJord wrote:If i can be annoyingly neurotic for a quick second, what was the general dress code during ASW? I know online there is that little quip about Ann Arbor Black Tie being equivalent to NYC homeless man or whatever it says. I am just curious how everyone handled this during ASW. Were most of you in business casual or were you legitimately in hoodies and jeans?
TIA for indulging my anxieties


I would say most people were in between. Lots of jeans, but paired more with button downs/nice sweaters/cardigans/etc. than with hoodies. Some people were in business casual but there was no reason to be.


People were definitely more 'dressed up' on Thursday (aka nicer pants/shirts), and it felt mostly more relaxed on Friday (there were definitely still the gunners with their blazers on, both guys and girls, but also some people with tshirts and jeans). Friday night people dressed up a little more for the parties/bars, but nothing crazy.

Saturday there were some people who showed up to closing remarks in athletic apparel after the morning yoga session, and Dean Z gave her closing remarks in yoga pants and a sweatshirt. They really do mean pretty much anything goes.


Cheers! I needed to hear this. Hopefully there are still some people ITT who are going to ASW in April. It seems like everyone was there last week.



Unless expressly told otherwise, dress at MLaw is casual. Jeans and a minimally-wrinkled shirt is typical. If weather permits, shorts and a t-shirt are a encouraged. Now, if you want to go law-school-fancy, you can wear pants and a button-down with the sleeves rolled up. If you want to dress undergrad-fancy, you should wear shorts, a short-sleeved button-down, and boat shoes. No hate. Just truth. That said, no one will (vocally) judge you for coming in a suit. If anything, we will compliment you on your unusually high sense of style.

Really, so long as you aren't wearing Michigan State or Ohio State gear, you will be fine.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:44 pm

Ugh this two hour flight is like double the cost of my cross country flight to Berkeley....

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby maizeandbeard » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:02 pm

Michigan 1L here. Glad everyone seemed to have a good time at preview! We all enjoyed meeting you guys. Hope you come to Michigan. Go blue!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:08 pm

Ok so if anyone is coming from the NYC metro area, prices were insane flying on April 6th, and if you wanted April 5th it would have to be in the morning (meaning an extra day off of work and hotel).

I did priceline express flights, where you put in your dates and airports and they give you a price, the airport, and some general limits, but don't tell you the times and airline. I got roundtrip from Newark (which I wanted) to Detroit for $235, nonstop on United both ways arriving at 8:30AM April 6 and leaving 12:45 on Sunday. Pretty much got everything I needed at a savings of $90 or more, so if you still haven't booked your travel, check them out.



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