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

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

Postby aekea » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:57 pm

JoeMo wrote:
aekea wrote:Well obviously, it's making me smile because they have wronged blowhard and I wish cringe-worthy and embarrassing outbursts, in front of the admissions office, upon them.


lol...

I wasn't calling you a kid btw, I was calling whoever did this a kid.


Well, let's not be insulting to children now.

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

Postby planeride » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:30 pm

blowhard wrote:All,

It has come to my attention that somehow Admissions believes I misrepresented their policy on transferring people between Summer/Fall start and it was taken as university policy (or the person so asserted to them on the phone). They didn't explain when this happened (I contacted them about ASW), but after an extensive search of my post history and PMs, I can't find any advice I gave other than to contact Admissions with your story. So, I'm not sure where this came from. I don't know if someone else's post was misattributed to me, someone contacted Admissions with animus, or someone purposely mischaracterized my post in order to benefit themselves in their attempt to switch.

Fortunately, Admissions was gracious in their e-mail. After reiterating they weren't trying to admonish or silence me, they even offered to brief me on all of their policies in person now or answer any questions I had as they came up. However, I'm not taking them up on it. I'm not wasting my time doing your due diligence because you're too lazy/scared to call. If you're relying on TLS as a source of official policy, you're an idiot. If you purposely threw me under the bus in order to benefit yourself, you're a snake and don't belong here. Whoever you are, here is your first law school lesson: Rely only on authoritative sources.

I wouldn't say I've been "outed" per se as Admissions knew who I was from when I clarified policies with them during last year's fiascos. Still, I'm not at all happy that my reputation with them has been besmirched. I'm always careful to answer in general terms, provide only concrete examples I personally know of, and advise communication directly with Admissions. When I have commented on other policies, I cleared them first with them. I've never purported to speak for the University, except when authorized (and disclosed).

So, I'm out. I'll no longer be answering any questions (here or by PM) that involve dealing with the university. I'm happy to talk about my experiences (and I'll be at the dinners both ASWs for this purpose) but I'll no longer be actively monitoring any of the Michigan threads. Good luck, I hope you enjoy your visits.

TL,DR: Life's too short. Good luck.


Sounds like an honest mistake to me. I hope you'll reconsider. In any case, thanks for answering so many questions.

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

Postby bobbyh1919 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:21 am

Complete!

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

Postby NYCLegalEagle911 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:47 am

Complete.
Still.
:cry:

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

Postby kennethellenparcell » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:38 am

NYCLegalEagle911 wrote:Complete.
Still.
:cry:


Ugh +1

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:50 pm

One more day and I can achieve the goal I set at the beginning of this cycle. 6 months from submission to decision. C'mon Michigan.

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

Postby Crowing » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:58 pm

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

Postby kennethellenparcell » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:04 pm

Well, with the ASW this weekend - it looks like we'll have to sit tight for a bit longer (at least I hope it's only a bit).

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

Postby bobbyh1919 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:15 am

Haven't updated today, though I'm well beyond putting any meaning into it.

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

Postby NYCLegalEagle911 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:23 am

bobbyh1919 wrote:Haven't updated today, though I'm well beyond putting any meaning into it.

Same here. On both counts.

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

Postby Green Glass Windows » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:31 am

NYCLegalEagle911 wrote:
bobbyh1919 wrote:Haven't updated today, though I'm well beyond putting any meaning into it.

Same here. On both counts.

I'm waitlisted, and I haven't updated either. So I think you're correct to not assign meaning.

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

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

Postby Whisper » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:38 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:Dean Z's new blog post http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/default.aspx


HAHAHAH! So witty that Dean Z. Best.Dean.EVER.

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

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:53 pm

"Chill Lemur Speaks" from 1/10 is funny as hell. Pretty good insight on app-period induced paranoia...from UM's pov.

Indeed- Dean Z. is the greatest!

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

Postby Liquox » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:59 pm

Is it weird, despite the new ranks, to still prefer UMich to UVA?

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

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:00 pm

No. I'd say it is rational. They have 3l's wearing protest t-shirts at ASW....

Plus, Michigan is just sexy.
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JoeMo » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:01 pm

Liquox wrote:Is it weird, despite the new ranks, to still prefer UMich to UVA?


No because if you're going to choose a school based solely on rank you've got much too big problems. Unless that rank is #1 and that school is Yale.

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

Postby Liquox » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:09 pm

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:No. I'd say it is rational. They have 3l's wearing protest t-shirts at ASW....

Plus, Michigan is just sexy.



at uva? what were they protesting?

thanks joe. i'm looking to study international law, so michigan and gtown are actually a higher runner for me. also it's pretty sweet that michigan is recruiter friendly

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

Postby aekea » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:15 pm

Liquox wrote:
BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:No. I'd say it is rational. They have 3l's wearing protest t-shirts at ASW....

Plus, Michigan is just sexy.



at uva? what were they protesting?

Being unemployed.

Shirts read "VIRGINIA LAW – $40,000 a year and NO JOB"
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Re: Michigan c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby potl » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:17 pm

Liquox wrote:Is it weird, despite the new ranks, to still prefer UMich to UVA?


They're still in the same cluster. Until either school consistently outranks the other for 3+ (or some other arbitrary number) years, the difference in rank is irrelevant; MVPB is still MVPB regardless of how those letters are rearranged.

The choice between MVPB should probably come down more to things like culture fit, scholarship, regional employment prospects. I'd still prefer Michigan over UVA purely for school culture (which is why I didn't apply to UVA).

TLDR - no, it's not weird.

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

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:18 pm

potl wrote:
Liquox wrote:Is it weird, despite the new ranks, to still prefer UMich to UVA?


They're still in the same cluster. Until either school consistently outranks the other for 3+ (or some other arbitrary number) years, the difference in rank is irrelevant; MVPB is still MVPB regardless of how those letters are rearranged.

The choice between MVPB should probably come down more to things like culture fit, scholarship, regional employment prospects. I'd still prefer Michigan over UVA purely for school culture (which is why I didn't apply to UVA).


TLDR - no, it's not weird.


Shortest TL;DR ever.

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

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:28 pm

aekea wrote:
Liquox wrote:
BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:No. I'd say it is rational. They have 3l's wearing protest t-shirts at ASW....

Plus, Michigan is just sexy.



at uva? what were they protesting?

Being unemployed.

Shirts read "VIRGINIA LAW – $40,000 a year and NO JOB"


The ridiculous part is that UVA's fellowship program ensured that the lack of real jobs didn't hurt UVA's employment statistics for US News rankings. FYI, the person that came up with the shirt design happened to be on Law Review at UVA and incapable of finding a job.

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

Postby Liquox » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:30 pm

Geneva wrote:
aekea wrote:
Liquox wrote:

at uva? what were they protesting?

Being unemployed.

Shirts read "VIRGINIA LAW – $40,000 a year and NO JOB"


The ridiculous part is that UVA's fellowship program ensured that the lack of real jobs didn't hurt UVA's employment statistics for US News rankings. FYI, the person that came up with the shirt design happened to be on Law Review at UVA and incapable of finding a job.


if i don't get michigan or penn, i've got only one thing to say to that: "hello DC"

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

Postby JoeMo » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:04 pm

Geneva wrote:
aekea wrote:
Liquox wrote:
BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:No. I'd say it is rational. They have 3l's wearing protest t-shirts at ASW....

Plus, Michigan is just sexy.



at uva? what were they protesting?

Being unemployed.

Shirts read "VIRGINIA LAW – $40,000 a year and NO JOB"


The ridiculous part is that UVA's fellowship program ensured that the lack of real jobs didn't hurt UVA's employment statistics for US News rankings. FYI, the person that came up with the shirt design happened to be on Law Review at UVA and incapable of finding a job.


Oh shoot, this is for realz? I thought someone on TLS made that up. That's kind of funny actually.

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