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

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

Postby MumofCad » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:22 am

elibrarian wrote:
sanetruth wrote:I sent in my app at 9am on 9/15. I thought that was early, but this thread makes it clear that it was not. Still no email for me.


Same. Getting antsy.


I was after that, but I'm assuming that they are just wading through on a couple computers. I bet you hear today. The email isn't a big deal. Just tells you they got the application, they are excited to review them, that you will get your status checker info in about 3-4 weeks, that most decisions are issued within 10 weeks of that point but the rest will hear back by April. It doesn't even confirm that your application is complete, just that they've received information you have applied and data entry people are working on processing them. If your app isn't complete, you will know if you haven't heard back in 6 weeks and should then contact them.

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

Postby elibrarian » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:33 am

MumofCad wrote:
elibrarian wrote:
sanetruth wrote:I sent in my app at 9am on 9/15. I thought that was early, but this thread makes it clear that it was not. Still no email for me.


Same. Getting antsy.


I was after that, but I'm assuming that they are just wading through on a couple computers. I bet you hear today. The email isn't a big deal. Just tells you they got the application, they are excited to review them, that you will get your status checker info in about 3-4 weeks, that most decisions are issued within 10 weeks of that point but the rest will hear back by April. It doesn't even confirm that your application is complete, just that they've received information you have applied and data entry people are working on processing them. If your app isn't complete, you will know if you haven't heard back in 6 weeks and should then contact them.


Yep, just got the email.

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

Postby dabird122 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:57 am

Just got it too. Still waiting on Berkeley and NYU..

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:59 am

I don't think anyone has heard back from NYU yet.

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

Postby madvillain » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:18 am

Don't think anyone has gone past "transmitted" with berk either...

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

Postby freestallion » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:24 am

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:I don't think anyone has heard back from NYU yet.


+1 and also +1 on the fact that Berk has not even requested the reports yet. Ugh! I could have just waited and sent it in later!

Also, got the email from Michigan =)

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

Postby bkred » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:38 pm

Does anybody know how to attach supplemental essays on the Michigan application?
I want to attach two essays (actually one essay and one addendum),
but when I first attach one essay, the screen changes, and I can no longer attach another.
I can only delete the first essay.
What do I do?

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

Postby chem » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:48 pm

bkred wrote:Does anybody know how to attach supplemental essays on the Michigan application?
I want to attach two essays (actually one essay and one addendum),
but when I first attach one essay, the screen changes, and I can no longer attach another.
I can only delete the first essay.
What do I do?


Put them in the same document and labelled appropriately

And for me

Submitted:9/25
Complete:
Decision:

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

Postby Curious1 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:37 pm

Submitted, with no additional essays (it was a little ridiculous to ask for 8...). No status checker yet. Good luck!

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

Postby elibrarian » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:41 pm

Curious1 wrote:Submitted, with no additional essays (it was a little ridiculous to ask for 8...). No status checker yet. Good luck!


There were eight options, the instructions said to do one or two at most.

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

Postby JDndMSW » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:11 pm

Curious1 wrote:Submitted, with no additional essays (it was a little ridiculous to ask for 8...). No status checker yet. Good luck!


FWIW spoke with an Admissions Director at a LS fair yesterday and she stressed the importance of the Why Michigan? Essay. On another note she was lovely and not only did I score blue and yellow M&Ms (saving those for my break on the LSAT Saturday) but she gave me a fee waiver without even asking for my numbers!

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

Postby Curious1 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:13 pm

Hm. interesting. It's still possible to send those in right? Just write'em and send directly to the law school?

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

Postby elibrarian » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:23 pm

Curious1 wrote:Hm. interesting. It's still possible to send those in right? Just write'em and send directly to the law school?



From their email saying my application was received:
"Once we receive the report and any information that you are sending separately (please be sure to submit that information as soon as possible -- email attachments are fine for most materials), your application will be processed by our data-entry staff. We’ll then submit your application for review."

I think you can email anything you decide to add after having submitted.

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

Postby 2014 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:01 pm

Is the Lawyer's Club for real going to be closed next year?

That is a really appealing factor for Michigan to me :S

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

Postby MumofCad » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:09 pm

2014 wrote:Is the Lawyer's Club for real going to be closed next year?

That is a really appealing factor for Michigan to me :S


I saw they were looking for another venue to keep it alive though during the remodel.

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

Postby sanetruth » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:10 pm

2014 wrote:Is the Lawyer's Club for real going to be closed next year?

That is a really appealing factor for Michigan to me :S


It is, BUT...

from what i heard on my tour, the lawyer's club is traditionally only popular among 1L's, because of it's dorm-like style and having to share bathrooms and what not. The renovations, then, are apparently going to make it more appealing to 2L's and 3L's, which means you might still get to experience it.

Also, i heard what the above poster said as well.

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

Postby Kurst » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:14 pm

MumofCad wrote:
2014 wrote:Is the Lawyer's Club for real going to be closed next year?

I saw they were looking for another venue to keep it alive though during the remodel.

Another venue? What's Michigan going to do, lease Sterling 411 Lofts, or Zaragon Place, and save the whole property for law students?

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

Postby MumofCad » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:19 pm

Kurst wrote:
MumofCad wrote:
2014 wrote:Is the Lawyer's Club for real going to be closed next year?

I saw they were looking for another venue to keep it alive though during the remodel.

Another venue? What's Michigan going to do, lease Sterling 411 Lofts, or Zaragon Place, and save the whole property for law students?


It sounded like they were looking into doing something like that actually - renting a huge chunk of a space somewhere close to campus. It is mentioned in Dean Z's blog. I'm not familiar with Ann Arbor so I don't if the places you mention are the ones she referred to (or if she even named names).

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

Postby Kurst » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:30 pm

Dean Z did not identify any prospective locales. She was just horrified at the living conditions of her law students (except the Coltrane guy with a bottle of corked wine).

Did you get your Darrow yet? Should you turn down YHS, there are some nice 5-bedroom houses in Burns Park waiting for you.

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

Postby 2014 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:50 pm

sanetruth wrote:
2014 wrote:Is the Lawyer's Club for real going to be closed next year?

That is a really appealing factor for Michigan to me :S


It is, BUT...

from what i heard on my tour, the lawyer's club is traditionally only popular among 1L's, because of it's dorm-like style and having to share bathrooms and what not. The renovations, then, are apparently going to make it more appealing to 2L's and 3L's, which means you might still get to experience it.

Also, i heard what the above poster said as well.

It looked so nice though to be able to eat there for any given meal and the obvious factor of being able to meet and spend time with friends without having to drift around Ann Arbor.

I'll be watching closely to see what they replace it with because the LC is kind of the collegial atmosphere that they are selling embodied in a building and the experience would probably be different without at least the option.

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

Postby MumofCad » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:59 pm

Kurst wrote:Dean Z did not identify any prospective locales. She was just horrified at the living conditions of her law students (except the Coltrane guy with a bottle of corked wine).

Did you get your Darrow yet? Should you turn down YHS, there are some nice 5-bedroom houses in Burns Park waiting for you.


Do you mean me? I haven't even got in yet lol! I can only dream!

I wonder what she would think dropping by my house unexpectedly? Actually, I've obviously read her blog so I think she'd be sympathetic. We share a tendency to wash clothes and then not put them back in their respective places. A family of 4 = mounting piles of clothing similar to that experienced by a freshman in college. Sigh.

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:13 pm

Another great thing about Michigan is the low cost of attendance!

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

Postby soj » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:14 pm

MumofCad wrote:
Kurst wrote:Dean Z did not identify any prospective locales. She was just horrified at the living conditions of her law students (except the Coltrane guy with a bottle of corked wine).

Did you get your Darrow yet? Should you turn down YHS, there are some nice 5-bedroom houses in Burns Park waiting for you.


Do you mean me? I haven't even got in yet lol! I can only dream!

I wonder what she would think dropping by my house unexpectedly? Actually, I've obviously read her blog so I think she'd be sympathetic. We share a tendency to wash clothes and then not put them back in their respective places. A family of 4 = mounting piles of clothing similar to that experienced by a freshman in college. Sigh.

Haha, good to hear adults do this too.

FWIW, I think AA is a great place to raise a family, so if I were in your situation, I'd accept the Darrow (when you get it) over T6.

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

Postby soj » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:16 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:Another great thing about Michigan is the low cost of attendance!

This, too. From the T14 cities, only Charlottesville can compete with Michigan when it comes to CoL.

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

Postby MumofCad » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:20 pm

soj wrote:Haha, good to hear adults do this too.

FWIW, I think AA is a great place to raise a family, so if I were in your situation, I'd accept the Darrow (when you get it) over T6.


Thanks! Yeah, I feel the same way. I am really going to be wrestling if I get good admittances and great money from some schools. Charlottesville is a great city too, so we'll see where the money falls between the 2 because either is preferable to the bigger cities. I'm also a medium-size city gal. Maybe the schools will help me make the decision easier!




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