Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

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

When are you arriving in AA? (plz don't vote in poll if you voted in summer start FB group!)

Already here
0
No votes
On or before 5/7
0
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5/8-5/14
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5/15-5/21
1
33%
5/22-5/29
2
67%
 
Total votes: 3

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Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:12 pm

CALLING ALL SUMMER STARTERS: Plz come in this thread and be active. I want to know you and know if I would fit in with you :lol:

I'm also going to put some more summer-specific info.

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Helpful links
Main Summer starters page from admitted students site
Summer starters page on LS website
Off-campus housing site (a lot of sublets are listed on here for pretty good prices)
Admitted students FB
Summer Start 2017 FB


Blogs about summer start by Dean Zearfoss
On summer-starters outcomes vs. fall-starter outcomes (Spoiler alert: there's not a huge difference)
On the concept of the summer-start cult


Show me the $$$ (fin aid info)
CoA for 2016-2017 summer starters
Merit-based aid: automatically considered upon acceptance, notified via email (even if you're not getting anything :cry:)
Need-based grants: school-specific form available via admitted students site (is essentially a need-based calculator telling you whether or not you appear to qualify for need-based aid), CSS (they say not to submit this until you submit the school form)
Federal loans (aka the cause of our despair): FAFSA

Summer starters listed as "Ask A Wolverine" contacts (didn't put emails/last names because I'm not sure if these are private/only for admitted students)
Nadia
Mario (can confirm Mario is really nice and helpful; he advocates for Michigan in a way that doesn't seem pushy/over-enthusiastic/fake)
Alysha
Benjamin
Serena
Zachary (Zack)

Important dates
Preview Weekend I: March 23-25
Preview Weekend II: April 6-8
Orientation: May 30-31
FDOC: June 1
LDOC: August 11
Exams: August 15-17

Michigan on YT (from last year's class of thread)
Come to Michigan
Explore Ann Arbor
Michigan's Big House
Michigan Law Student Interviews
Summer at the University of Michigan
Michigan Law: Student Support
Meaningful Places: The Michigan Union
Meaningful Places: Nichols Arboretum
Michigan Law Architectural Tour

My understanding is that you can ask to be deferred to fall start, but you can't do it just because you don't want to start in the summer. You need actual reasons.

Summer Start professors
Friedman for CivPro
Clark for Torts
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Re: Michigan Summer-start C/O 2020

Postby S.Picquery » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:49 pm

Checking in. And freaking out.

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Re: Michigan Summer-start C/O 2020

Postby Bob loblaw law blog » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:57 pm

Checking in

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Re: Michigan Summer-start C/O 2020

Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:59 pm

S.Picquery wrote:Checking in. And freaking out.



That bolded part.
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Re: Michigan Summer-start C/O 2020

Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:00 pm

Bob loblaw law blog wrote:Checking in


Welcome! Are you fairly decided or still pretty unsure?

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Re: Michigan Summer-start C/O 2020

Postby Bob loblaw law blog » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:37 pm

brinicolec wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:Checking in


Welcome! Are you fairly decided or still pretty unsure?


You as well! Thanks for starting the thread.


I'm like 60% there, I won't know scholarship info from Duke for a while though and that's probably the last piece of info I need. Also going to do UVAs ASW to see if they can't get me to forget about the huge difference in price (for me) between them and Michigan. and waiting on decision Chicago but I'm kinda assuming I'll be waitlisted.

...So maybe more like 50%, but Michigan is the clear front runner.

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Re: Michigan Summer-start C/O 2020

Postby Bob loblaw law blog » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:38 pm

brinicolec wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:Checking in


Welcome! Are you fairly decided or still pretty unsure?



Are you 100% ? I thought you were still deciding last I saw

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Re: Michigan Summer-start C/O 2020

Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:02 pm

Bob loblaw law blog wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:Checking in


Welcome! Are you fairly decided or still pretty unsure?



Are you 100% ? I thought you were still deciding last I saw


I'm more at like... 60%. Need to visit the area and need to see if I can convince them to give me any money. However, my eyes are currently sad because I've spent the last hour or so bookmarking outside scholarships I can apply to in order to try to supplement my education, so I'm leaning towards Michigan, but still having difficulty wrapping my head around the potential debt lol

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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby guynourmin » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:53 pm

I am like 90% sure I'm not going and I am so bummed about it. Its too much money. Maybe something happens and it works, but idk. I am going to the first ASW, though, because its not a no yet!

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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby brinicolec » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:16 pm

guybourdin wrote:I am like 90% sure I'm not going and I am so bummed about it. Its too much money. Maybe something happens and it works, but idk. I am going to the first ASW, though, because its not a no yet!


Hopefully you'll figure something out!

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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby S.Picquery » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:21 pm

If 60+ degrees in NY in FEBRUARY is an indication of how hot it's going to be this summer, I'll take Ann Arbor during Summer Start any day. It's going to be brutal...

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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby brinicolec » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:01 pm

S.Picquery wrote:If 60+ degrees in NY in FEBRUARY is an indication of how hot it's going to be this summer, I'll take Ann Arbor during Summer Start any day. It's going to be brutal...


Lol, yeah I think Michigan is in like 40s/50s right now.

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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby S.Picquery » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:02 pm

brinicolec wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:If 60+ degrees in NY in FEBRUARY is an indication of how hot it's going to be this summer, I'll take Ann Arbor during Summer Start any day. It's going to be brutal...


Lol, yeah I think Michigan is in like 40s/50s right now.


Praise be. I could be down for some weather like that right now. I miss the cold already... probably the only person.

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Re: Michigan Summer-start C/O 2020

Postby UghNonAmus » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:12 pm

S.Picquery wrote:Checking in. And freaking out.

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Re: Michigan Summer-start C/O 2020

Postby UghNonAmus » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:35 am

UghNonAmus wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:Checking in. And freaking out.



Jeez c'mon I thought this was supposed to be summer starters not maybes!

basically just bumping idc bout the motives

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Re: Michigan Summer-start C/O 2020

Postby brinicolec » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:18 am

UghNonAmus wrote:
UghNonAmus wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:Checking in. And freaking out.



Jeez c'mon I thought this was supposed to be summer starters not maybes!

basically just bumping idc bout the motives



:lol: :lol:

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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby S.Picquery » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:18 pm

I was wondering why everyone chose summer start, or why they think Mich thought that they would work well as a summer starter? It's supposedly a big gut-feeling, sorta thing. And ngl, I kind of love the exclusive sort of feeling that will likely come from being the only ones on campus.

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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby UghNonAmus » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:16 pm

S.Picquery wrote:I was wondering why everyone chose summer start, or why they think Mich thought that they would work well as a summer starter? It's supposedly a big gut-feeling, sorta thing. And ngl, I kind of love the exclusive sort of feeling that will likely come from being the only ones on campus.



I've been outta school for a while, the relative "easing back in" offered via summer start vs. fall was appealing.

Also Ann Arbor in summers is just absolutely glorious in every way.

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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby 20170322 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:20 pm

Tbh I was considering Michigan primarily for summer start. Jealous of y'all.

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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby Bob loblaw law blog » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:30 pm

At first I choose it simply because it seems to me that it would make one more likely to be admitted. Once I was in I was kinda unsure about it at first but now I'm happy I did. The idea of easing in to the infamous first year of LS seems smart, plus I wanna get to know people more and see what Ann Arbor is like when it's actually warm.

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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby brinicolec » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:01 am

Know someone who's a summer starter. She loves it. She also said that you get closer with your section because it's smaller. I'm not really sure what made adcomm think I'd be a solid summer starter lol

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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby S.Picquery » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:05 am

brinicolec wrote:Know someone who's a summer starter. She loves it. She also said that you get closer with your section because it's smaller. I'm not really sure what made adcomm think I'd be a solid summer starter lol


I bet you're pretty cool :P I know you're not going to the Mich ASW, but which ones are you attending?

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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby brinicolec » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:07 am

S.Picquery wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Know someone who's a summer starter. She loves it. She also said that you get closer with your section because it's smaller. I'm not really sure what made adcomm think I'd be a solid summer starter lol


I bet you're pretty cool :P I know you're not going to the Mich ASW, but which ones are you attending?


Lol, I'm alright sometimes I guess.

& UT, BU, and NU (which isn't until early-April :()

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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby S.Picquery » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:09 am

brinicolec wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Know someone who's a summer starter. She loves it. She also said that you get closer with your section because it's smaller. I'm not really sure what made adcomm think I'd be a solid summer starter lol


I bet you're pretty cool :P I know you're not going to the Mich ASW, but which ones are you attending?


Lol, I'm alright sometimes I guess.

& UT, BU, and NU (which isn't until early-April :()


Rough. I won't be at any of those. I hope you give us updates/impressions from this weekend, though!

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Re: Michigan Summer Start C/O 2020

Postby brinicolec » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:32 am

S.Picquery wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Know someone who's a summer starter. She loves it. She also said that you get closer with your section because it's smaller. I'm not really sure what made adcomm think I'd be a solid summer starter lol


I bet you're pretty cool :P I know you're not going to the Mich ASW, but which ones are you attending?


Lol, I'm alright sometimes I guess.

& UT, BU, and NU (which isn't until early-April :()


Rough. I won't be at any of those. I hope you give us updates/impressions from this weekend, though!


Will do!


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