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%
 
Total votes: 44

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby mina_ami » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:36 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:
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brinicolec wrote:don't want all my LS friends knowing all my business :lol:


On that note, does anyone know the LC policy regarding visitor. My GF and a few friends want to visit me at AA and the obviously would wanna stay with me to cut costs. Would it be ok if my GF or a friend stayed with me at the LC for some time? (like a week). I assume it would be.


also wondering about this


Lived in the LC last year: There's no issue with someone staying in your room. There aren't RA's like a dorm, no one is checking up on you. You don't get an extra keycard or anything, so you have to work that out. You also have to pay for them in the dining hall (or you can get a takeout container and fill it with enough food for you both).

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby PrimeNYC » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:07 pm

Might be a bit lat to the game but..

If any Summer Admits are looking for a place to live during the summer before the September-September leases kick in I'm subletting my place downtown for $450 a month May 15-August 15.

PM me if interested

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:36 pm

The more I think about it the more I like Michigan. This is tough. I keep going back and forth. I think I am still kind of blindsighted from the culture shock of never being in the Midwest before.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby brinicolec » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:37 pm

Keilz wrote:The more I think about it the more I like Michigan. This is tough. I keep going back and forth. I think I am still kind of blindsighted from the culture shock of never being in the Midwest before.


What's the other option for you again?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:53 pm

brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:The more I think about it the more I like Michigan. This is tough. I keep going back and forth. I think I am still kind of blindsighted from the culture shock of never being in the Midwest before.


What's the other option for you again?


I don't even know :( I guess based on scholarships alone Duke and Cornell (which I haven't visited). But I've never visited northwestern or uva either so I don't know if it would even be worth negotiating scholarship. Berkeley hasn't offered me anything...

I'm glad I have these options but all of a sudden deposits are due in a few days and I haven't visited any of these schools before. I liked Berkeley but no money, and they don't have as many programs in my interest as michigan.

I was extremely busy the last two months for work so I couldn't visit earlier, and prior to that I clung to the hope that I would hear from NYU and cls (lol). And I didn't know about scholarships. I always figured I would like Michigan enough if NYC wasn't an option, but I was a little surprised by Ann Arbor/feel at ASW. I really liked the law school so nothing negative about that :)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby brinicolec » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:02 pm

Keilz wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:The more I think about it the more I like Michigan. This is tough. I keep going back and forth. I think I am still kind of blindsighted from the culture shock of never being in the Midwest before.


What's the other option for you again?


I don't even know :( I guess based on scholarships alone Duke and Cornell (which I haven't visited). But I've never visited northwestern or uva either so I don't know if it would even be worth negotiating scholarship. Berkeley hasn't offered me anything...

I'm glad I have these options but all of a sudden deposits are due in a few days and I haven't visited any of these schools before. I liked Berkeley but no money, and they don't have as many programs in my interest as michigan.

I was extremely busy the last two months for work so I couldn't visit earlier, and prior to that I clung to the hope that I would hear from NYU and cls (lol). And I didn't know about scholarships. I always figured I would like Michigan enough if NYC wasn't an option, but I was a little surprised by Ann Arbor/feel at ASW. I really liked the law school so nothing negative about that :)


Well, I'm not huge on college towns but I do think that the fact that I'll be able to end up in a big city after graduating (as long as I don't screw up my grades lol) has kind of been a way to make it okay in my mind lol. Plus, the lower CoL is a huuuuge win.

Are you planning on visiting any other schools?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:07 pm

brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:The more I think about it the more I like Michigan. This is tough. I keep going back and forth. I think I am still kind of blindsighted from the culture shock of never being in the Midwest before.


What's the other option for you again?


I don't even know :( I guess based on scholarships alone Duke and Cornell (which I haven't visited). But I've never visited northwestern or uva either so I don't know if it would even be worth negotiating scholarship. Berkeley hasn't offered me anything...

I'm glad I have these options but all of a sudden deposits are due in a few days and I haven't visited any of these schools before. I liked Berkeley but no money, and they don't have as many programs in my interest as michigan.

I was extremely busy the last two months for work so I couldn't visit earlier, and prior to that I clung to the hope that I would hear from NYU and cls (lol). And I didn't know about scholarships. I always figured I would like Michigan enough if NYC wasn't an option, but I was a little surprised by Ann Arbor/feel at ASW. I really liked the law school so nothing negative about that :)


Well, I'm not huge on college towns but I do think that the fact that I'll be able to end up in a big city after graduating (as long as I don't screw up my grades lol) has kind of been a way to make it okay in my mind lol. Plus, the lower CoL is a huuuuge win.

Are you planning on visiting any other schools?


I'm going to the admitted students day at Cornell on Friday. I'm going to really try to visit Duke, but I need to ask for deposit deadlines. This is super expensive. I think I am okay with letting uva and NU slide. Though I've never been to Chicago and it's a nice city, I think it's even colder and more grey than A2 lol and I went to undergrad at a VA public school and don't really want to move back and limit my network/surroundings at UVA, though my entire college network is still in that state :shock:

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby brinicolec » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:12 pm

Keilz wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:The more I think about it the more I like Michigan. This is tough. I keep going back and forth. I think I am still kind of blindsighted from the culture shock of never being in the Midwest before.


What's the other option for you again?


I don't even know :( I guess based on scholarships alone Duke and Cornell (which I haven't visited). But I've never visited northwestern or uva either so I don't know if it would even be worth negotiating scholarship. Berkeley hasn't offered me anything...

I'm glad I have these options but all of a sudden deposits are due in a few days and I haven't visited any of these schools before. I liked Berkeley but no money, and they don't have as many programs in my interest as michigan.

I was extremely busy the last two months for work so I couldn't visit earlier, and prior to that I clung to the hope that I would hear from NYU and cls (lol). And I didn't know about scholarships. I always figured I would like Michigan enough if NYC wasn't an option, but I was a little surprised by Ann Arbor/feel at ASW. I really liked the law school so nothing negative about that :)


Well, I'm not huge on college towns but I do think that the fact that I'll be able to end up in a big city after graduating (as long as I don't screw up my grades lol) has kind of been a way to make it okay in my mind lol. Plus, the lower CoL is a huuuuge win.

Are you planning on visiting any other schools?


I'm going to the admitted students day at Cornell on Friday. I'm going to really try to visit Duke, but I need to ask for deposit deadlines. This is super expensive. I think I am okay with letting uva and NU slide. Though I've never been to Chicago and it's a nice city, I think it's even colder and more grey than A2 lol and I went to undergrad at a VA public school and don't really want to move back and limit my network/surroundings at UVA, though my entire college network is still in that state :shock:



Idk if you ever visited UVA for undergrad, but based on what I've seen people saw about the LS, I get the feeling that it's similar to the vibe I got when I visited the campus for UG... Someone in NU's class thread kinda recapped their day during ASW. Idk if it'll be helpful or not, but it provides some info at least. I'd imagine Chicago is probably colder, yeah, because even though Michigan has the lake effect, NU is RIGHT by the lake lol. Fair warning: I've heard Cornell is cold AS HELL lol. Duke is going to be the warmest of your options. It's in Durham, which is not a college town, but Chapel Hill is like 10 minutes away (definite college town). Some of Duke's basketball players used to go to bars on Franklin St. -- idk if that means they liked that area better or.. lol. I'm not crazy about Durham (and I hate dook for alma mater reasons lol) but I can acknowledge that it's a good school. Not really sure what their LS culture is.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:18 pm

brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:The more I think about it the more I like Michigan. This is tough. I keep going back and forth. I think I am still kind of blindsighted from the culture shock of never being in the Midwest before.


What's the other option for you again?


I don't even know :( I guess based on scholarships alone Duke and Cornell (which I haven't visited). But I've never visited northwestern or uva either so I don't know if it would even be worth negotiating scholarship. Berkeley hasn't offered me anything...

I'm glad I have these options but all of a sudden deposits are due in a few days and I haven't visited any of these schools before. I liked Berkeley but no money, and they don't have as many programs in my interest as michigan.

I was extremely busy the last two months for work so I couldn't visit earlier, and prior to that I clung to the hope that I would hear from NYU and cls (lol). And I didn't know about scholarships. I always figured I would like Michigan enough if NYC wasn't an option, but I was a little surprised by Ann Arbor/feel at ASW. I really liked the law school so nothing negative about that :)


Well, I'm not huge on college towns but I do think that the fact that I'll be able to end up in a big city after graduating (as long as I don't screw up my grades lol) has kind of been a way to make it okay in my mind lol. Plus, the lower CoL is a huuuuge win.

Are you planning on visiting any other schools?


I'm going to the admitted students day at Cornell on Friday. I'm going to really try to visit Duke, but I need to ask for deposit deadlines. This is super expensive. I think I am okay with letting uva and NU slide. Though I've never been to Chicago and it's a nice city, I think it's even colder and more grey than A2 lol and I went to undergrad at a VA public school and don't really want to move back and limit my network/surroundings at UVA, though my entire college network is still in that state :shock:



Idk if you ever visited UVA for undergrad, but based on what I've seen people saw about the LS, I get the feeling that it's similar to the vibe I got when I visited the campus for UG... Someone in NU's class thread kinda recapped their day during ASW. Idk if it'll be helpful or not, but it provides some info at least. I'd imagine Chicago is probably colder, yeah, because even though Michigan has the lake effect, NU is RIGHT by the lake lol. Fair warning: I've heard Cornell is cold AS HELL lol. Duke is going to be the warmest of your options. It's in Durham, which is not a college town, but Chapel Hill is like 10 minutes away (definite college town). Some of Duke's basketball players used to go to bars on Franklin St. -- idk if that means they liked that area better or.. lol. I'm not crazy about Durham (and I hate dook for alma mater reasons lol) but I can acknowledge that it's a good school. Not really sure what their LS culture is.


Thanks for your help! That guys NU recap was helpful lol. Yeah my UG hated UVA in a similar fashion as Duke is for you (except UVA didnt care enough about us to have an opinion of us). My cousin will also be at Duke next year, and my other cousin at another NC school near by, so that would be pretty cool. Just from pictures, Dukes facilities aren't as nice as michigans, and I like Michigans unique features for international programs and the lawyers club/dining hall. It's basically head vs heart right now, except my heart isn't set on anything.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby brinicolec » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:19 pm

Keilz wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:The more I think about it the more I like Michigan. This is tough. I keep going back and forth. I think I am still kind of blindsighted from the culture shock of never being in the Midwest before.


What's the other option for you again?


I don't even know :( I guess based on scholarships alone Duke and Cornell (which I haven't visited). But I've never visited northwestern or uva either so I don't know if it would even be worth negotiating scholarship. Berkeley hasn't offered me anything...

I'm glad I have these options but all of a sudden deposits are due in a few days and I haven't visited any of these schools before. I liked Berkeley but no money, and they don't have as many programs in my interest as michigan.

I was extremely busy the last two months for work so I couldn't visit earlier, and prior to that I clung to the hope that I would hear from NYU and cls (lol). And I didn't know about scholarships. I always figured I would like Michigan enough if NYC wasn't an option, but I was a little surprised by Ann Arbor/feel at ASW. I really liked the law school so nothing negative about that :)


Well, I'm not huge on college towns but I do think that the fact that I'll be able to end up in a big city after graduating (as long as I don't screw up my grades lol) has kind of been a way to make it okay in my mind lol. Plus, the lower CoL is a huuuuge win.

Are you planning on visiting any other schools?


I'm going to the admitted students day at Cornell on Friday. I'm going to really try to visit Duke, but I need to ask for deposit deadlines. This is super expensive. I think I am okay with letting uva and NU slide. Though I've never been to Chicago and it's a nice city, I think it's even colder and more grey than A2 lol and I went to undergrad at a VA public school and don't really want to move back and limit my network/surroundings at UVA, though my entire college network is still in that state :shock:



Idk if you ever visited UVA for undergrad, but based on what I've seen people saw about the LS, I get the feeling that it's similar to the vibe I got when I visited the campus for UG... Someone in NU's class thread kinda recapped their day during ASW. Idk if it'll be helpful or not, but it provides some info at least. I'd imagine Chicago is probably colder, yeah, because even though Michigan has the lake effect, NU is RIGHT by the lake lol. Fair warning: I've heard Cornell is cold AS HELL lol. Duke is going to be the warmest of your options. It's in Durham, which is not a college town, but Chapel Hill is like 10 minutes away (definite college town). Some of Duke's basketball players used to go to bars on Franklin St. -- idk if that means they liked that area better or.. lol. I'm not crazy about Durham (and I hate dook for alma mater reasons lol) but I can acknowledge that it's a good school. Not really sure what their LS culture is.


Thanks for your help! That guys NU recap was helpful lol. Yeah my UG hated UVA in a similar fashion as Duke is for you (except UVA didnt care enough about us to have an opinion of us). My cousin will also be at Duke next year, and my other cousin at another NC school near by, so that would be pretty cool. Just from pictures, Dukes facilities aren't as nice as michigans, and I like Michigans unique features for international programs and the lawyers club/dining hall. It's basically head vs heart right now, except my heart isn't set on anything.


Who did you say gave you the most $$$?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:21 pm

brinicolec wrote:.


Michigan and Cornell both gave me the same amount. Feel free to stalk my LSN :)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby brinicolec » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:25 pm

Keilz wrote:
brinicolec wrote:.


Michigan and Cornell both gave me the same amount. Feel free to stalk my LSN :)


Hm.. Well, it sounds like you're leaning towards Michigan. I'm sure going to Cornell Friday will help clarify things as well. If you're definitely interested in international law, I'd just do some research on the programs of each of those schools and see which school has the best opportunity for that too. Either way, you have great options so you can't really make a "bad" choice

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:26 pm

brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:
brinicolec wrote:.


Michigan and Cornell both gave me the same amount. Feel free to stalk my LSN :)


Hm.. Well, it sounds like you're leaning towards Michigan. I'm sure going to Cornell Friday will help clarify things as well. If you're definitely interested in international law, I'd just do some research on the programs of each of those schools and see which school has the best opportunity for that too. Either way, you have great options so you can't really make a "bad" choice


Thanks! Yeah my head is telling me to go there. I guess I just didn't have that magical click. Its also super scary making a choice...especially on schools that I've never visited!!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby brinicolec » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:28 pm

Keilz wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Keilz wrote:
brinicolec wrote:.


Michigan and Cornell both gave me the same amount. Feel free to stalk my LSN :)


Hm.. Well, it sounds like you're leaning towards Michigan. I'm sure going to Cornell Friday will help clarify things as well. If you're definitely interested in international law, I'd just do some research on the programs of each of those schools and see which school has the best opportunity for that too. Either way, you have great options so you can't really make a "bad" choice


Thanks! Yeah my head is telling me to go there. I guess I just didn't have that magical click. Its also super scary making a choice...especially on schools that I've never visited!!


You still have time to think it through though! Def. try to visit if you can though.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby jewkidontheblock » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:34 pm

ldlestrange wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
nerdylsat wrote:
brinicolec wrote:don't want all my LS friends knowing all my business :lol:


On that note, does anyone know the LC policy regarding visitor. My GF and a few friends want to visit me at AA and the obviously would wanna stay with me to cut costs. Would it be ok if my GF or a friend stayed with me at the LC for some time? (like a week). I assume it would be.


also wondering about this


I was told by a friend who toured LC during Preview that visitors are okay, but maybe a current student living there rn can confirm?


It's super relaxed - there aren't doormen at the entrances or anything. Visitors are totally fine.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby dclaw93 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:53 am

FYI all, 2016 employment data is up: https://www.law.umich.edu/careers/class ... of2016.pdf

66.4% BL+FC (53.5%+12.8%)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby dryoasis » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:59 am

dclaw93 wrote:FYI all, 2016 employment data is up: https://www.law.umich.edu/careers/class ... of2016.pdf

66.4% BL+FC (53.5%+12.8%)


I'm happy to see the upward trend, including a nice bump in clerkships. I think continuing to shrink the class size to around 300 is the best thing for Michigan Law and its students.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:15 am

dryoasis wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:FYI all, 2016 employment data is up: https://www.law.umich.edu/careers/class ... of2016.pdf

66.4% BL+FC (53.5%+12.8%)


I'm happy to see the upward trend, including a nice bump in clerkships. I think continuing to shrink the class size to around 300 is the best thing for Michigan Law and its students.


Ahh I've been waiting for this. That's a pretty bf number going into government, right? A lot of people at ASW were talking about DOJ honors. But overall those totally employed in a bar required job is really good.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby XUMickeal » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:15 am

Keilz wrote:
dryoasis wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:FYI all, 2016 employment data is up: https://www.law.umich.edu/careers/class ... of2016.pdf

66.4% BL+FC (53.5%+12.8%)


I'm happy to see the upward trend, including a nice bump in clerkships. I think continuing to shrink the class size to around 300 is the best thing for Michigan Law and its students.


Ahh I've been waiting for this. That's a pretty bf number going into government, right? A lot of people at ASW were talking about DOJ honors. But overall those totally employed in a bar required job is really good.


Comparing to Other T13s, Michigan's employment stat really sucks. And it is certainly not abt the perceived public focus that everybody tends to ponfess. UVA has similar class size and comparable amount of people going into government and PI. The most discernible difference is that they sent 170+ into 501+firms whereas mich could only send 120+. That is a huge gap.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby VA2lawschool » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:17 am

XUMickeal wrote:
Keilz wrote:
dryoasis wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:FYI all, 2016 employment data is up: https://www.law.umich.edu/careers/class ... of2016.pdf

66.4% BL+FC (53.5%+12.8%)


I'm happy to see the upward trend, including a nice bump in clerkships. I think continuing to shrink the class size to around 300 is the best thing for Michigan Law and its students.


Ahh I've been waiting for this. That's a pretty bf number going into government, right? A lot of people at ASW were talking about DOJ honors. But overall those totally employed in a bar required job is really good.


Comparing to Other T13s, Michigan's employment stat really sucks. And it is certainly not abt the perceived public focus that everybody tends to ponfess. UVA has similar class size and comparable amount of people going into government and PI. The most discernible difference is that they sent 170+ into 501+firms whereas mich could only send 120+. That is a huge gap.


You do realize that 500+ firms does not equal prestige or difficulty of outcome, right?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby dclaw93 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:21 am

VA2lawschool wrote:
XUMickeal wrote:
Keilz wrote:
dryoasis wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:FYI all, 2016 employment data is up: https://www.law.umich.edu/careers/class ... of2016.pdf

66.4% BL+FC (53.5%+12.8%)


I'm happy to see the upward trend, including a nice bump in clerkships. I think continuing to shrink the class size to around 300 is the best thing for Michigan Law and its students.


Ahh I've been waiting for this. That's a pretty bf number going into government, right? A lot of people at ASW were talking about DOJ honors. But overall those totally employed in a bar required job is really good.


Comparing to Other T13s, Michigan's employment stat really sucks. And it is certainly not abt the perceived public focus that everybody tends to ponfess. UVA has similar class size and comparable amount of people going into government and PI. The most discernible difference is that they sent 170+ into 501+firms whereas mich could only send 120+. That is a huge gap.


You do realize that 500+ firms does not equal prestige or difficulty of outcome, right?

Also, BL is normally understood to be 100+ firms, not 500+. Granted, UVA still performs better in this (206 vs. 175), but the difference here is a lot less than the arbitrary distinction you drew.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby VA2lawschool » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:26 am

dclaw93 wrote:
VA2lawschool wrote:
XUMickeal wrote:
Keilz wrote:
dryoasis wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:FYI all, 2016 employment data is up: https://www.law.umich.edu/careers/class ... of2016.pdf

66.4% BL+FC (53.5%+12.8%)


I'm happy to see the upward trend, including a nice bump in clerkships. I think continuing to shrink the class size to around 300 is the best thing for Michigan Law and its students.


Ahh I've been waiting for this. That's a pretty bf number going into government, right? A lot of people at ASW were talking about DOJ honors. But overall those totally employed in a bar required job is really good.


Comparing to Other T13s, Michigan's employment stat really sucks. And it is certainly not abt the perceived public focus that everybody tends to ponfess. UVA has similar class size and comparable amount of people going into government and PI. The most discernible difference is that they sent 170+ into 501+firms whereas mich could only send 120+. That is a huge gap.


You do realize that 500+ firms does not equal prestige or difficulty of outcome, right?

Also, BL is normally understood to be 100+ firms, not 500+. Granted, UVA still performs better in this (206 vs. 175), but the difference here is a lot less than the arbitrary distinction you drew.


So, using that metric, we find (Mich v. UVA):

BL: 56% vs. 66%
PI/Gov: 13% vs. 10%
Clerkships: 21% vs. 18% (you could make the case that fed>state, but without knowing what the state clerkships are, it's difficult to tell)

They are peer schools, it seems awfully silly to me to argue otherwise.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby XUMickeal » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:31 am

dclaw93 wrote:
VA2lawschool wrote:
XUMickeal wrote:
Keilz wrote:
dryoasis wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:FYI all, 2016 employment data is up: https://www.law.umich.edu/careers/class ... of2016.pdf

66.4% BL+FC (53.5%+12.8%)


I'm happy to see the upward trend, including a nice bump in clerkships. I think continuing to shrink the class size to around 300 is the best thing for Michigan Law and its students.


Ahh I've been waiting for this. That's a pretty bf number going into government, right? A lot of people at ASW were talking about DOJ honors. But overall those totally employed in a bar required job is really good.


Comparing to Other T13s, Michigan's employment stat really sucks. And it is certainly not abt the perceived public focus that everybody tends to ponfess. UVA has similar class size and comparable amount of people going into government and PI. The most discernible difference is that they sent 170+ into 501+firms whereas mich could only send 120+. That is a huge gap.


You do realize that 500+ firms does not equal prestige or difficulty of outcome, right?

Also, BL is normally understood to be 100+ firms, not 500+. Granted, UVA still performs better in this (206 vs. 175), but the difference here is a lot less than the arbitrary distinction you drew.


Easy, easy people. Merely pointing out the biggest gap here. I know nothing about the legal market at this point so based on my limited knowledge of biglaws, I feel like 500+ firms represent more prestige. Not that it concerns me tho, I'm going for public interest.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:14 pm

Now that I'm actually trying to decide I have some questions for alumni that I wish I asked during the ASW lol

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Re: Michigan Class of 2020

Postby texcellence » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:16 pm

Keilz wrote:Just from pictures, Dukes facilities aren't as nice as michigans, and I like Michigans unique features for international programs and the lawyers club/dining hall. It's basically head vs heart right now, except my heart isn't set on anything.


I've visited both and I actually think Duke has nicer facilities than Michigan. Lots of giant glass windows and natural light. I do think both schools' student bodies feel similar so I strongly recommend you try to visit Duke (and have their office pay for it) and request a deposit extension.

Keilz wrote:Now that I'm actually trying to decide I have some questions for alumni that I wish I asked during the ASW lol


ask Joe to put you in touch with alumni!



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