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

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

Postby tmon » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:47 pm

Also, if LSAT is a little underwhelming I'm considering an ED. What's the general opinion on the summer start stipulation that comes with EDing? Seems like a nice way to ease in, but not sure.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:35 pm

PSUdevon wrote:How many/which optionals is everyone submitting?


I'll be writing the Why Michigan essay.

So, um, why Michigan?

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

Postby freestallion » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:39 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:How many/which optionals is everyone submitting?


I'll be writing the Why Michigan essay.

So, um, why Michigan?


Yeah, I'm doing that one too..

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

Postby Ernert » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:44 pm

Doing the "Why M?" as well. Also really hoping that the LSAT medians stays the same or goes down w/ the decrease in test-takers...

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

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:54 pm

tmon wrote:Also, if LSAT is a little underwhelming I'm considering an ED. What's the general opinion on the summer start stipulation that comes with EDing? Seems like a nice way to ease in, but not sure.


Yea, I would not mind summer start at all. Most people can't due to previous obligations (still in school, traveling, etc.), but no one's ever been against it just on principal IIRC. Dean Z has been having facetime with loads of them too, which I would sign up for in a flash.

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

Postby Yeshia90 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:47 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:How many/which optionals is everyone submitting?


I'll be writing the Why Michigan essay.

So, um, why Michigan?


Because I really hate Ohio State?

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

Postby tmon » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:33 am

PSUdevon wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:How many/which optionals is everyone submitting?


I'll be writing the Why Michigan essay.

So, um, why Michigan?


Because I really hate Ohio State?

QFT

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

Postby Yeshia90 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:22 am

tmon wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:How many/which optionals is everyone submitting?


I'll be writing the Why Michigan essay.

So, um, why Michigan?


Because I really hate Ohio State?

QFT


I think I'll actually write that, as a throwaway line.

"And though I am a Penn State student, and die-hard fan, I have in me the requisite amount of hatred of all things Buckeye to fit right in with the rest of the UM student body."

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

Postby Deuce » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:18 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:If I could get a 175+ and Michigan by some miracle let me in with my low GPA, I could die happy.

you got it. Remember, 177s and drinking in AA with Eich and tmon?


aaaaaaand.....

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

Postby soj » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:44 pm

Deuce wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:If I could get a 175+ and Michigan by some miracle let me in with my low GPA, I could die happy.

you got it. Remember, 177s and drinking in AA with Eich and tmon?


aaaaaaand.....

soj. and we're going to have so much fun

problem?

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

Postby aerogear » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:02 pm

HP is a beast. Thanks for the threads.

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:07 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:If I could get a 175+ and Michigan by some miracle let me in with my low GPA, I could die happy.

you got it. Remember, 177s and drinking in AA with Eich and tmon?


I could do this, though AA is TTT compared to drinking more toward my/Eich's city of residence.

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

Postby Deuce » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:41 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:If I could get a 175+ and Michigan by some miracle let me in with my low GPA, I could die happy.

you got it. Remember, 177s and drinking in AA with Eich and tmon?


I could do this, though AA is TTT compared to drinking more toward my/Eich's city of residence.


Will try and change that for you guys

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

Postby tmon » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:00 am

UnamSanctam wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:If I could get a 175+ and Michigan by some miracle let me in with my low GPA, I could die happy.

you got it. Remember, 177s and drinking in AA with Eich and tmon?


I could do this, though AA is TTT compared to drinking more toward my/Eich's city of residence.

Not sure which town is yours. Are you talking bars or people drinking. There are some solid bars in AA that I'll fight for. Also: too bad app season doesn't really go in the summer. Dominick's on a sunny Saturday is great times.

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:55 am

Deuce wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:If I could get a 175+ and Michigan by some miracle let me in with my low GPA, I could die happy.

you got it. Remember, 177s and drinking in AA with Eich and tmon?


I could do this, though AA is TTT compared to drinking more toward my/Eich's city of residence.


Will try and change that for you guys


tmon wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:If I could get a 175+ and Michigan by some miracle let me in with my low GPA, I could die happy.

you got it. Remember, 177s and drinking in AA with Eich and tmon?


I could do this, though AA is TTT compared to drinking more toward my/Eich's city of residence.

Not sure which town is yours. Are you talking bars or people drinking. There are some solid bars in AA that I'll fight for. Also: too bad app season doesn't really go in the summer. Dominick's on a sunny Saturday is great times.


I was just kidding. AA is fine. :lol:

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:26 pm

PSUdevon wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:How many/which optionals is everyone submitting?


I'll be writing the Why Michigan essay.

So, um, why Michigan?


Because I really hate Ohio State?

Can I talk about the fact that I became a UM fan when I was 10 b/c my grandparents both went to OSU and I decided to hate them on principle?

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

Postby thelong » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:41 pm

This is kind of the top of my reach schools and I think I'd need around a 171 to be competitive with my weak 3.5 LSDAS GPA. 171.5 is my current PT average, so I'm hoping to gain 3-4 points and a little breathing room headed into October.

It's kind of a funny thing going to UofM when I went to undergrad at MSU. I can see getting shit for it.

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

Postby Yeshia90 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:06 pm

thelong wrote:This is kind of the top of my reach schools and I think I'd need around a 171 to be competitive with my weak 3.5 LSDAS GPA. 171.5 is my current PT average, so I'm hoping to gain 3-4 points and a little breathing room headed into October.

It's kind of a funny thing going to UofM when I went to undergrad at MSU. I can see getting shit for it.


Get yourself on the 3.5/174 team, it's a good group we got.

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

Postby thelong » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:15 pm

PSUdevon wrote:
thelong wrote:This is kind of the top of my reach schools and I think I'd need around a 171 to be competitive with my weak 3.5 LSDAS GPA. 171.5 is my current PT average, so I'm hoping to gain 3-4 points and a little breathing room headed into October.

It's kind of a funny thing going to UofM when I went to undergrad at MSU. I can see getting shit for it.


Get yourself on the 3.5/174 team, it's a good group we got.


Okay, I'll do that.

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:57 pm

thelong wrote:It's kind of a funny thing going to UofM when I went to undergrad at MSU. I can see getting shit for it.


What a TTT school. At least when Central-Western weekend came I could drink and make up with the Broncos (hell, my SO goes to Western). I know UofM has a reputation for being elitist bastards, but I've never despised a student base as much as I have the Spartans.

Then again, I was raised a Michigan fan.

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

Postby thelong » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:07 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:
thelong wrote:It's kind of a funny thing going to UofM when I went to undergrad at MSU. I can see getting shit for it.


What a TTT school. At least when Central-Western weekend came I could drink and make up with the Broncos (hell, my SO goes to Western). I know UofM has a reputation for being elitist bastards, but I've never despised a student base as much as I have the Spartans.

Then again, I was raised a Michigan fan.


Central is...near the casino? I guess that's cool.

Honestly, I couldn't care less about school rivalries. I just hate having to deal with people who do care and make a point of making a point of it.

Were you originally from MI?

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:00 pm

thelong wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:
thelong wrote:It's kind of a funny thing going to UofM when I went to undergrad at MSU. I can see getting shit for it.


What a TTT school. At least when Central-Western weekend came I could drink and make up with the Broncos (hell, my SO goes to Western). I know UofM has a reputation for being elitist bastards, but I've never despised a student base as much as I have the Spartans.

Then again, I was raised a Michigan fan.


Central is...near the casino? I guess that's cool.

Honestly, I couldn't care less about school rivalries. I just hate having to deal with people who do care and make a point of making a point of it.

Were you originally from MI?


SE MI yeah. Central's not cool at all, though. I was just saying I've never met bigger assholes than my experience State people. TBF, some of my best friends went there, too.

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

Postby thelong » Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:08 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:SE MI yeah. Central's not cool at all, though. I was just saying I've never met bigger assholes than my experience State people. TBF, some of my best friends went there, too.


That's totally...valid actually. Definitely some out and out precious gems from East Lansing.

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

Postby freestallion » Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:09 pm

PSUdevon wrote:How many/which optionals is everyone submitting?


I also have a diversity statement, but don't think it really fits into any of the questions they ask since they are all really specific... anyone know about submitting a diversity statement? The only questions that seem related are..

Essay Five
Describe an experience that speaks to the problems and possibilities of diversity in an educational or work setting.

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

But the statement I have doesn't neatly seem to fit into either.. I may have tweak mine or being lazy, omit it..

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

Postby soj » Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:15 pm

I think Essay Seven is the typical DS prompt.




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