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angiej
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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby angiej » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:49 pm

If anyone is interested in any "MSU Law" shirts let me know! I have 3 (sized L and XL) that I'd sell on the cheap!

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby chalhou1 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:03 pm

angiej wrote:If anyone is interested in any "MSU Law" shirts let me know! I have 3 (sized L and XL) that I'd sell on the cheap!

any pics?

also who else is attending the orientation this Friday?
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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby down » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:06 pm

So I have a question. My status checker hasn't changed, but I got a letter saying that I had been recommended for a scholarship. Anyone else in the same situation? And any ideas on negotiating the scholarship offer?

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby northwood » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:55 pm

down wrote:So I have a question. My status checker hasn't changed, but I got a letter saying that I had been recommended for a scholarship. Anyone else in the same situation? And any ideas on negotiating the scholarship offer?



If you have to do more- you will get an email telling you what to do, how long you have to do it, and who to address it to. Other than that try an LOCI and talk about other schollies that you got- and see if they will match.


As an aside- Best of Luck to those that are attending MSU. I am officially withdrawing on Monday. My scholly hopefully will go to TLSer. ( Michigan is just too far away to live and work for a while)

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby angiej » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:24 am

chalhou1 wrote:
angiej wrote:If anyone is interested in any "MSU Law" shirts let me know! I have 3 (sized L and XL) that I'd sell on the cheap!

any pics?

also who else is attending the orientation this Friday?


Here are pics of the three shirts I have: http://s407.photobucket.com/albums/pp15 ... ol%20Swag/

I'm realizing now that one is just a "Michigan State" shirt (XL), the other two are law-specific. I paid $15-$20 for each when I was so sure I was going . . .then surprise, got a scholarship elsewhere. Anyway, I've never worn them. The two law-specific shirts are size Large - cotton - super soft.

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby sizzlechest » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:57 pm

Was at the 3/19 admitted candidate tour...accepted my offer this morning...proud to be a Spartan!

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby gokickrocks » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:00 pm

I'll be withdrawing later in the week. Hope my spot/scholarship is going to one of you guys.

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby northwood » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:01 pm

gokickrocks wrote:I'll be withdrawing later in the week. Hope my spot/scholarship is going to one of you guys.


+1 Best of luck to those that attend ( MSU is just too far away, or i would be going there)

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby EmB501 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:16 pm

does anyone know if you bring a guest to admitted students day do they stay with you the whole day or are they not involved in the days events?

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby sizzlechest » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:04 pm

EmB501 wrote:does anyone know if you bring a guest to admitted students day do they stay with you the whole day or are they not involved in the days events?


They stay with you for the entire day...some people had more than one guest, some had just one.
I registered my guest ahead of time...name tag waiting on us both when we arrived.
Some people did not...they had hand written name tags...point being that they probably will not turn your guest away if you did not register them.

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby chalhou1 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:04 pm

for those that went, what was the dress like?

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby sizzlechest » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:32 pm

chalhou1 wrote:for those that went, what was the dress like?


Age ranges were undergrads to seasoned professionals...some people were business casual, some very casual, some looked like they were headed to the gym afterward.

Dressing for a job interview (a tie) would be overdressed.

Dean, Faculty and Admissions staff were dressed the part.

Current law students ranged from business casual to t-shirts.

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby Damascus » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:47 pm

Any current or entering students here planning on going to California after MSU Law?

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby Guthrie32 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:40 am

Damascus wrote:Any current or entering students here planning on going to California after MSU Law?


I am a current student, and I know there are several people from my section (and at least a few from other sections that I know of) that are planning to return to California after school. It seems like it is about the 4th most common place for our grads to go behind Michigan, Illinois, and Washington D.C. I cannot substantiate that with any statistics, but based on my conversations with colleagues that would be my take on the issue.

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby jpjpporter » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:07 pm

Got a big packet in the mail today with a nice scholarship offer pending money availability. They said they are waiting until mid-April to make final decision. Tough decisions to make as most of the schools I was offered admission to have seat deposits due before then. They said the scholarship would also be offered to me for the 2012 class. It may be hard to sit out a year and wait for a scholarship, hopefully they have the money, MSU is one of my top choices.

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby crossarmant » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:15 pm

Waitlisted as of today... Exciting. Debating on keeping my name in the hat for a seat in the Fall. I've still have to hear from 10 other schools...

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby Flanker1127 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:16 pm

Hey all. Went to the 3/3 ASD. Making my decision in the next couple of days but am leaning towards MSU. Figured no ones really talked about housing all too much.

Housing is the last thing I want to think about once I move so I've spent probably way too much time looking now so I figured I would spare some of you some of the leg work and share, hopefully it helps. I spent a lot of time while I was in Michigan (from New England and first timer to the state) looking at housing, went through what the school sent me, visited places, etc. What they don't tell you is 90% of the places run on the undergraduate schedule, thus leases don't start until mid-to-late August, well after a 1L is required to be there. Regardless of where I go I am going to move in June 1st as my current lease expires, unpack, travel for a bit and get settled in late July but it sounds like I will have to take a May lease (they basically either start in May or August) which stinks.

Also, there are very, very, very few 1 bedroom apartments. First year of law school I don't want a roommate, especially someone I've never met, so it seems like those of you who are in the same boat may wind up renting a 2 bedroom for yourself if you want to be in a good area. By good I mean quiet, away from undergrads and on a good CATA bus route.

Last tip. When you talk to some of these leasing places, mention that you are going to be a MSU law student. Some places knock 25 bucks off for rent but you have to ask for it. And ask about specials. Lots of places doing free first month but again, you have to ask.

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby TexAG215 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:51 pm

jpjpporter wrote:Got a big packet in the mail today with a nice scholarship offer pending money availability. They said they are waiting until mid-April to make final decision. Tough decisions to make as most of the schools I was offered admission to have seat deposits due before then. They said the scholarship would also be offered to me for the 2012 class. It may be hard to sit out a year and wait for a scholarship, hopefully they have the money, MSU is one of my top choices.



Me too

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby Flanker1127 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:31 pm

Paid my seat deposit today.
Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby sizzlechest » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:59 pm

Flanker1127 wrote:Hey all. Went to the 3/3 ASD. Making my decision in the next couple of days but am leaning towards MSU. Figured no ones really talked about housing all too much.

Housing is the last thing I want to think about once I move so I've spent probably way too much time looking now so I figured I would spare some of you some of the leg work and share, hopefully it helps. I spent a lot of time while I was in Michigan (from New England and first timer to the state) looking at housing, went through what the school sent me, visited places, etc. What they don't tell you is 90% of the places run on the undergraduate schedule, thus leases don't start until mid-to-late August, well after a 1L is required to be there. Regardless of where I go I am going to move in June 1st as my current lease expires, unpack, travel for a bit and get settled in late July but it sounds like I will have to take a May lease (they basically either start in May or August) which stinks.

Also, there are very, very, very few 1 bedroom apartments. First year of law school I don't want a roommate, especially someone I've never met, so it seems like those of you who are in the same boat may wind up renting a 2 bedroom for yourself if you want to be in a good area. By good I mean quiet, away from undergrads and on a good CATA bus route.

Last tip. When you talk to some of these leasing places, mention that you are going to be a MSU law student. Some places knock 25 bucks off for rent but you have to ask for it. And ask about specials. Lots of places doing free first month but again, you have to ask.


I was at the 3/19 ASD from out-of-state and spent some time that weekend looking for housing as well.

Be aware of the active railroad tracks that run throughout the Lansing metro-area. You can see them on Google maps.

I noticed several MSU/Okemos area complexes that are adjacent the railroad tracks.

I received a message from another TLSer that described the noise at Berry Tree (2950 Whitehall Drive, Okemos, MI) as "the trains had a habit of blasting their whistle directly outside, or sometimes parking for awhile before proceeding, running their massive diesel engines."

I experienced something similar at my first apartment in Berkeley...the trains were non-stop all day and night...insomnia during law school would be awful!

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby Brolaw » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:10 pm

UR since 1/13. Have not heard back.

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby Flanker1127 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:28 pm

sizzlechest wrote:
Flanker1127 wrote:Hey all. Went to the 3/3 ASD. Making my decision in the next couple of days but am leaning towards MSU. Figured no ones really talked about housing all too much.

Housing is the last thing I want to think about once I move so I've spent probably way too much time looking now so I figured I would spare some of you some of the leg work and share, hopefully it helps. I spent a lot of time while I was in Michigan (from New England and first timer to the state) looking at housing, went through what the school sent me, visited places, etc. What they don't tell you is 90% of the places run on the undergraduate schedule, thus leases don't start until mid-to-late August, well after a 1L is required to be there. Regardless of where I go I am going to move in June 1st as my current lease expires, unpack, travel for a bit and get settled in late July but it sounds like I will have to take a May lease (they basically either start in May or August) which stinks.

Also, there are very, very, very few 1 bedroom apartments. First year of law school I don't want a roommate, especially someone I've never met, so it seems like those of you who are in the same boat may wind up renting a 2 bedroom for yourself if you want to be in a good area. By good I mean quiet, away from undergrads and on a good CATA bus route.

Last tip. When you talk to some of these leasing places, mention that you are going to be a MSU law student. Some places knock 25 bucks off for rent but you have to ask for it. And ask about specials. Lots of places doing free first month but again, you have to ask.


I was at the 3/19 ASD from out-of-state and spent some time that weekend looking for housing as well.

Be aware of the active railroad tracks that run throughout the Lansing metro-area. You can see them on Google maps.

I noticed several MSU/Okemos area complexes that are adjacent the railroad tracks.

I received a message from another TLSer that described the noise at Berry Tree (2950 Whitehall Drive, Okemos, MI) as "the trains had a habit of blasting their whistle directly outside, or sometimes parking for awhile before proceeding, running their massive diesel engines."

I experienced something similar at my first apartment in Berkeley...the trains were non-stop all day and night...insomnia during law school would be awful!



You are absolutely right! I was at the 3/3 ASD and was driving around, came to a red light, thought ok no big deal. All of a sudden this massive train is just puttering along; literally massive. Some people just turned off their car and I saw the person in the car next to me just start reading a book. I literally sat their for 20 mins.

I did look at Berrytree and I have heard the same thing about the train. I think I am ending up at Knob Hill which is a bit farther from the train but still on the "wrong side of the tracks" so I hope I don't run the the risk of being late for class because of a train. I chose this place over places closer to the northern part of campus mainly because I heard it was quieter and away from a lot of distractions on grand ave. It is also right in front of CATA which should be important; I looked at Club Meridian which is in the same area, a bit cheaper and not as updated although you have to pay Electric & Gas, but it was also almost a 1/2 mile walk to CATA. I have no problem walking any distance but I have also not experienced a Michigan winter.

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby canam2011 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:18 pm

Officially withdrawn... good luck to everyone! Go Spartans!

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby Guthrie32 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:39 am

sizzlechest wrote:
Flanker1127 wrote:Hey all. Went to the 3/3 ASD. Making my decision in the next couple of days but am leaning towards MSU. Figured no ones really talked about housing all too much.

Housing is the last thing I want to think about once I move so I've spent probably way too much time looking now so I figured I would spare some of you some of the leg work and share, hopefully it helps. I spent a lot of time while I was in Michigan (from New England and first timer to the state) looking at housing, went through what the school sent me, visited places, etc. What they don't tell you is 90% of the places run on the undergraduate schedule, thus leases don't start until mid-to-late August, well after a 1L is required to be there. Regardless of where I go I am going to move in June 1st as my current lease expires, unpack, travel for a bit and get settled in late July but it sounds like I will have to take a May lease (they basically either start in May or August) which stinks.

Also, there are very, very, very few 1 bedroom apartments. First year of law school I don't want a roommate, especially someone I've never met, so it seems like those of you who are in the same boat may wind up renting a 2 bedroom for yourself if you want to be in a good area. By good I mean quiet, away from undergrads and on a good CATA bus route.

Last tip. When you talk to some of these leasing places, mention that you are going to be a MSU law student. Some places knock 25 bucks off for rent but you have to ask for it. And ask about specials. Lots of places doing free first month but again, you have to ask.


I was at the 3/19 ASD from out-of-state and spent some time that weekend looking for housing as well.

Be aware of the active railroad tracks that run throughout the Lansing metro-area. You can see them on Google maps.

I noticed several MSU/Okemos area complexes that are adjacent the railroad tracks.

I received a message from another TLSer that described the noise at Berry Tree (2950 Whitehall Drive, Okemos, MI) as "the trains had a habit of blasting their whistle directly outside, or sometimes parking for awhile before proceeding, running their massive diesel engines."

I experienced something similar at my first apartment in Berkeley...the trains were non-stop all day and night...insomnia during law school would be awful!


Insomnia during law school is going to happen anyway your 1L year. It might be beneficial to have the trains to keep you awake.

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Re: Any Michigan State 2011 Applicants

Postby twozeroseven » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:15 am

Received admission packet by mail yesterday. Offer of a seat and of 1/2 tuition scholly for NEXT YEAR. Apparently, they are having very high yield, in part because of the jump to T2.




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