Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby tmon » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:46 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
sea15 wrote:I'm working on my Michigan essays and I had a quick question. I've followed this thread and I think everyone has decided that Essay 7 is the traditional diversity statement, however, as it is worded, it seems to be a little more open ended than this. I was thinking of writing about my experience working in nonprofits and how that will be a valuable experience to "enrich the quality and breadth of the intellectual life of our community." I'm interested in public interest law and trying to incorporate this throughout the application and this question is a great place to expand more on my experience.

What do you think? Is this a valid interpretation of this essay prompt:

How might your perspectives and experiences enrich the quality and breadth of the intellectual life of our community or enhance the legal profession


I'd absolutely write it. I wouldn't even worry about listing the specific optional essay you are addressing.

I haven't scoured the app yet, but for optional essays we shouldn't indicate which topic we've picked? I probably wouldn't have anyways unless it's mentioned, but I hadn't thought about that possibility before.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:50 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:When I write my Why X, will a stated interest in both PI and the Human Trafficking clinic look like I'm pandering too much (FWIW, I'm not)?


Yeah, just do PI. I shotty Human Trafficking.

Seriously, though, is there anyone NOT totally stoked to maybe work at that clinic?

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:12 pm

PSUdevon wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:When I write my Why X, will a stated interest in both PI and the Human Trafficking clinic look like I'm pandering too much (FWIW, I'm not)?


Yeah, just do PI. I shotty Human Trafficking.

Seriously, though, is there anyone NOT totally stoked to maybe work at that clinic?



It looks so awesome.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby dakure » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:21 pm

I WANT A FEE WAIVER

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ketchup » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:29 pm

dakure wrote:I WANT A FEE WAIVER

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Perdevise » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:39 pm

ketchup wrote:
dakure wrote:I WANT A FEE WAIVER


I just got my last transcripts in, missed the first wave of fee waivers. Here's hoping to a second. I also want a hand written note from Dean Z to frame.

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Postby freestallion » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:40 pm

ketchup wrote:
dakure wrote:I WANT A FEE WAIVER

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:02 pm

tmon wrote:I haven't scoured the app yet, but for optional essays we shouldn't indicate which topic we've picked? I probably wouldn't have anyways unless it's mentioned, but I hadn't thought about that possibility before.


We'll see how the app looks. It seems like a few of the questions in the past sort of ran together, and this person's idea might fit more than one.

PSUdevon wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:When I write my Why X, will a stated interest in both PI and the Human Trafficking clinic look like I'm pandering too much (FWIW, I'm not)?


Yeah, just do PI. I shotty Human Trafficking.

Seriously, though, is there anyone NOT totally stoked to maybe work at that clinic?


Does anyone get to work on the defense side?

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:03 pm

Until it gets time to actually make a thread for Class of 2015, I'm just going to post here with my random thoughts. If any of you mind, You will not be invited to my all things gin party, which will happen at least 4x a semester, if you decide to enroll.

Also http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/08/31/smokefree.college.campus/
Whyyyy do I not look into these things before I put down a deposit? If I want to ruin my lungs as a way to destress from ruining my good credit, who is anyone else on the planet to tell me I can't?

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:10 pm

PSUdevon wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:When I write my Why X, will a stated interest in both PI and the Human Trafficking clinic look like I'm pandering too much (FWIW, I'm not)?


Yeah, just do PI. I shotty Human Trafficking.

Seriously, though, is there anyone NOT totally stoked to maybe work at that clinic?


Me. I want LR and big lawl.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:13 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:When I write my Why X, will a stated interest in both PI and the Human Trafficking clinic look like I'm pandering too much (FWIW, I'm not)?


Yeah, just do PI. I shotty Human Trafficking.

Seriously, though, is there anyone NOT totally stoked to maybe work at that clinic?


Me. I want LR and big lawl.


Me too. But once I get my biglaw job at EIW, I'll have some fun. It's okay, I'll be top 5% so my not-being-on-LR isn't a killer.

/noneofthisisgoingtohappen

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:14 pm

PSUdevon wrote:Me too. But once I get my biglaw job at EIW, I'll have some fun. It's okay, I'll be top 5% so my not-being-on-LR isn't a killer.

/noneofthisisgoingtohappen


Lololol yeah. Pipe dream, but we can dream, right?

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:16 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:Me too. But once I get my biglaw job at EIW, I'll have some fun. It's okay, I'll be top 5% so my not-being-on-LR isn't a killer.

/noneofthisisgoingtohappen


Lololol yeah. Pipe dream, but we can dream, right?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfHnzYEHAow
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:21 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:Until it gets time to actually make a thread for Class of 2015, I'm just going to post here with my random thoughts. If any of you mind, You will not be invited to my all things gin party, which will happen at least 4x a semester, if you decide to enroll.

Also http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/08/31/smokefree.college.campus/
Whyyyy do I not look into these things before I put down a deposit? If I want to ruin my lungs as a way to destress from ruining my good credit, who is anyone else on the planet to tell me I can't?


You know, you could be OP for Michigan's Class of 2015 thread.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:25 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:Until it gets time to actually make a thread for Class of 2015, I'm just going to post here with my random thoughts. If any of you mind, You will not be invited to my all things gin party, which will happen at least 4x a semester, if you decide to enroll.

Also http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/08/31/smokefree.college.campus/
Whyyyy do I not look into these things before I put down a deposit? If I want to ruin my lungs as a way to destress from ruining my good credit, who is anyone else on the planet to tell me I can't?


You know, you could be OP for Michigan's Class of 2015 thread.


And be by myself and just talking about how discriminatory they are to smokers? I think Dean Z would rescind my admission with a handwritten note: "may God have mercy on your soul."

I'll probably start in a few months when the first round of admits gets in.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby j12 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:44 pm

Reading through this thread and the viewbook has convinced me to apply.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby elibrarian » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:09 pm

How many optional essays is everyone doing? I had only planned on doing a "Why Michigan?" but think I might do Option 7 as well now, too. Is two overkill?

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Antrim » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:23 pm

descartesb4thehorse wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:
descartesb4thehorse wrote:Until it gets time to actually make a thread for Class of 2015, I'm just going to post here with my random thoughts. If any of you mind, You will not be invited to my all things gin party, which will happen at least 4x a semester, if you decide to enroll.

Also http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/08/31/smokefree.college.campus/
Whyyyy do I not look into these things before I put down a deposit? If I want to ruin my lungs as a way to destress from ruining my good credit, who is anyone else on the planet to tell me I can't?


You know, you could be OP for Michigan's Class of 2015 thread.


And be by myself and just talking about how discriminatory they are to smokers? I think Dean Z would rescind my admission with a handwritten note: "may God have mercy on your soul."

I'll probably start in a few months when the first round of admits gets in.


I can't tell if you're kidding or not with all of this... but nobody follows/cares about that policy. Nobody will tell you to put it out. Calm down, you can smoke.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MumofCad » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:12 pm

elibrarian wrote:How many optional essays is everyone doing? I had only planned on doing a "Why Michigan?" but think I might do Option 7 as well now, too. Is two overkill?


I'm doing none.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:15 pm

MumofCad wrote:
elibrarian wrote:How many optional essays is everyone doing? I had only planned on doing a "Why Michigan?" but think I might do Option 7 as well now, too. Is two overkill?


I'm doing none.


I am doing those 2 as well because I already have a diversity statement.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:32 pm

j12 wrote:Reading through this thread and the viewbook has convinced me to apply.


This, plus it's made it my #2 choice, behind NYU (I know I won't get into Columbia). I wasn't going to apply to UM, now I think I really, really like it.

And I'm just doing Why M.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:36 pm

Antrim wrote:I can't tell if you're kidding or not with all of this... but nobody follows/cares about that policy. Nobody will tell you to put it out. Calm down, you can smoke.


I was not kidding and now I am relieved. So thank you.
I mean, I didn't think they'd hire the hall monitors Kentucky has going around handing people pamphlets with snide remarks, but I'm overly sensitive about stuff, like when someone walks past me and does an exaggerated waving their hand in front of their face and coughing thing. Having someone point out one of those signs and do a "tsk tsk" would exponentially increase my stress levels.
Which are already noticeably high if someone on the internet is telling me to calm down.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:40 pm

Michigan has recognized my "obvious commitment to academic excellence." Who knew?

Also got the personalized note that my econ degree will be a great foundation for a JD. I'm sure plenty of others saw an identical note, but it's still pretty cool.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sanetruth » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:44 pm

Maybe I'm ahead of the game here, but has anyone noticed that the Mich app does not allow you 'attach' more than one essay in the supplemental essays section? If anyone has noticed this, is there a fix? I guess I could just combine the word files of two of my essays, but it seems like this is just a glitch that hopefully can/will be fixed.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby j12 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:15 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:Michigan has recognized my "obvious commitment to academic excellence." Who knew?

Also got the personalized note that my econ degree will be a great foundation for a JD. I'm sure plenty of others saw an identical note, but it's still pretty cool.

Same note for me. Although generic I appreciate the effort it takes to hand sign a couple hundred letters.




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