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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby akili » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:53 pm

bafanahoy wrote:anyone still waiting? have people attempted to contact admissions and ask when they would likely hear back? going on nearly 6 months for me....


I'm still waiting. It hasn't been that long for me though. Still crossing my fingers. If I got in...everything would change!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby tguk53 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:54 pm

akili wrote:
bafanahoy wrote:anyone still waiting? have people attempted to contact admissions and ask when they would likely hear back? going on nearly 6 months for me....


I'm still waiting. It hasn't been that long for me though. Still crossing my fingers. If I got in...everything would change!



+1

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bafanahoy » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:55 pm

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby whitman » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:56 pm

I asked and was told there was no way to predict "if/when I would be accepted" in a really friendly email that got my hopes up, but...that was a month ago.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Knock » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:30 am

USNWR wrote:Law School Careers

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2008 administrations)

State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
Bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 92.5% - Medium
Statewide bar passage rate (first-time test takers) 77.1%
Class of 2008 Graduates

Total graduates 412
Graduates known to be employed at graduation 94.9% - High
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 96.4% - Medium
Class of 2008 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Graduation

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.2%
Graduates whose employment status is known 99.8%
Graduates known to be employed 95.1%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 2.2%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 1.0%
Class of 2008 Graduates-Class Breakdown at Nine Months

Graduates whose employment status is unknown 0.5%
Graduates whose employment status is known 99.5%
Graduates known to be employed 96.8%
Graduates known to be enrolled in a full-time degree program 1.7%
Graduates known to be unemployed and seeking work 0.5%
Graduates known to be unemployed and not seeking work 1.0%
Starting Salaries of Graduates Employed Full-time (Class of 2008)

25th percentile private sector starting salary $145,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 92%
Median public service starting salary $59,805
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2008)

Percent employed in academia 0.3%
Percent employed in business and industry 2.8%
Percent employed in government 2.5%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 13.6%
Percent employed in law firms 72.5%
Percent employed in public interest 8.1%
Percent employed in an unknown field N/A
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 11.0%
Employment Location (Class of 2008)

Graduates employed in-state 12%
Graduates employed out-of-state 87.1%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 37
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.8%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 27.6%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 31.2%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 2.8%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 12.9%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.5%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 2.3%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 14.4%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 3.4%
Employment location unknown N/A
Career Services

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Career services operations The 6 attorney-counselors in Career Services and Public Service advise students about the full range of professional opportunities. Our on-campus recruiting program, consistently one of the largest and geographically broadest, attracts employers from all major markets. We are leaders in clerkships and academia; a generous LRAP helps ensure high placement in government and public interest.
Job Type

Bar admission required/anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 98.0%
Bar admission required/anticipated - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 1.0%
J.D. preferred - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Professional other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 1.0%
Professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
Non-professional other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.0%
Non-professional other - percent employed in full-time positions 100.0%
* Law School Careers details based on 2010 data

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Entchen » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:24 am

Knock wrote:
USNWR wrote:Number of states where graduates are employed 37
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.8%


:(

Hopefully it's because not a lot of people apply to jobs in New England?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:30 am

Entchen wrote:
Knock wrote:
USNWR wrote:Number of states where graduates are employed 37
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.8%


:(

Hopefully it's because not a lot of people apply to jobs in New England?

TITCR

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby dot » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:15 am

wish I'd used that fee waiver more and more....

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby bedefan » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:09 am

I just met with Dean Zearfoss, and right before we met she picked up a small stack of application files to review. She said she'd gotten behind because their accepted students weekend just happened but was going to do some reading this week.

So... I don't know what that means. Just more grist for the "when will I be accepted/wl'ed/dinged" anxiety mill maybe...

But Michigan seems like a really special place--I hope you all get in!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby akili » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:48 am

bedefan wrote:I just met with Dean Zearfoss, and right before we met she picked up a small stack of application files to review. She said she'd gotten behind because their accepted students weekend just happened but was going to do some reading this week.

So... I don't know what that means. Just more grist for the "when will I be accepted/wl'ed/dinged" anxiety mill maybe...

But Michigan seems like a really special place--I hope you all get in!


I kind of love you right now. Thank you.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby redsoxfan2495 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:22 pm

Question: The date on my status checker has been updating every day or two for over a week now. It still says 'complete.' What can I infer from this?

Also, a general question about my chances. My numbers are solid for Michigan (173/3.7X) but my app was late and wasn't really tailored to Michigan. Do I stand a good chance at acceptance or am I doomed to the waitlist?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby giantswin » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:31 pm

redsoxfan2495 wrote:Question: The date on my status checker has been updating every day or two for over a week now. It still says 'complete.' What can I infer from this?

Also, a general question about my chances. My numbers are solid for Michigan (173/3.7X) but my app was late and wasn't really tailored to Michigan. Do I stand a good chance at acceptance or am I doomed to the waitlist?


+1

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:33 pm

status checkers update (almost) every day, the updates mean nothing until your status says decision.

no idea what chance of admission is for late applicants.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby akili » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:33 pm

The status checker updates every day. If it freezes on a previous, that sometimes means decisions are out.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:19 pm

hipstermafia wrote:status checkers update (almost) every day, the updates mean nothing until your status says decision.

no idea what chance of admission is for late applicants.


I was admitted 3/25 last year. I am pretty sure I was one of the last, if not the last person admitted for last cycle (from regular review).

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:46 pm

Any DC people thinking about going to the alumni reception?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby applepiecrust » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:50 pm

AreJay711 wrote:Any DC people thinking about going to the alumni reception?


Yep. Scheduled it into my calendar wayyyy long ago.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:53 pm

AreJay711 wrote:Any DC people thinking about going to the alumni reception?


I will be there with bells on.

No, seriously. I'll be wearing bells.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby Entchen » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:57 pm

I'll be there!

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:58 pm

Nice, I really want to go. I think I will now.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby R.R. Raskolnikov » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:54 pm

How about attendees for the NY reception on the 21st?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:06 pm

thelaststraw05 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:Any DC people thinking about going to the alumni reception?


I will be there with bells on.

No, seriously. I'll be wearing bells.


Where and what time? I am going to be in DC for 2 events, maybe make it three?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby sarahh » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:16 pm

Anyone else planning to go to the San Francisco one? Finally, something that does not require me to take Muni or climb up a steep hill.

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby mich 13 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:25 pm

From what I understand Boston is a very difficult market to break into. Its not that large and its loaded with law schools. Plus there are a lot of people at law schools across the country who went to school in Boston for undergrad and would like to go back. CT, ME, NH, RI, and VT are just really small states with small legal markets. There aren't a lot of people at Michigan with ties to those states and there aren't a lot of high paying jobs in those states either. So yes there aren't a lot of people applying to jobs in New England except for Boston and that's just a tough place to break into (I would guess 5% of the law school wants Boston). I think there are definitely people at Michigan who go to New York with hopes of moving to Boston after a few years. I'm sure some do, other probably get comfortable in NY and stay, and others probably end up somewhere else altogether. Just don't assume that if you go to Penn, Berkley, Virginia, etc its going to increase your chances of getting a high paying job in Boston, their students run into basically the same problem and so do NYU and Columbia. You will see higher numbers of people going to New England from the east coast schools but that's almost certainly because a lot more try to go to New England, I doubt the success rates of those who try is any different.

Entchen wrote:
Knock wrote:
USNWR wrote:Number of states where graduates are employed 37
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.8%


:(

Hopefully it's because not a lot of people apply to jobs in New England?

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Re: Michigan 2011

Postby thelaststraw05 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:27 pm

r6_philly wrote:
thelaststraw05 wrote:
AreJay711 wrote:Any DC people thinking about going to the alumni reception?


I will be there with bells on.

No, seriously. I'll be wearing bells.


Where and what time? I am going to be in DC for 2 events, maybe make it three?


It is on the 22nd. You have to RSVP today.




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