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

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

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:01 pm

JoeMo wrote:at uva? what were they protesting?

Being unemployed.

Shirts read "VIRGINIA LAW – $40,000 a year and NO JOB"[/quote]

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.[/quote]

Oh shoot, this is for realz? I thought someone on TLS made that up. That's kind of funny actually.[/quote]
haha it's totally true. also the stats UNDERESTIMATE the unemployment data bc ppl with the presidential scholars program (that were allegedly "guaranteed" to find a job among a bunch of govt. agency positions on reserve for them) were counted as employed even though some of them never ended up finding work and ended up on the payroll of the uva fellowship.

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

Postby unlicensedpotato » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:55 am

Waitlisted today via status checker. Only went complete 3/13. No Why Michigan. I was planning on having more time but I guess I'll submit it as an LOCI now.

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

Postby chemE_envlaw » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:37 am

I got my acceptance packet in the mail yesterday!

Reading through the thread, I've noticed that people were able to see any scholarships offered by logging in to the admitted student site. If I do a search and get the result, "No Awards Found," should I assume I'm paying sticker or hold out hope that they just haven't gotten to it yet?

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

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:48 am

chemE_envlaw wrote:I got my acceptance packet in the mail yesterday!

Reading through the thread, I've noticed that people were able to see any scholarships offered by logging in to the admitted student site. If I do a search and get the result, "No Awards Found," should I assume I'm paying sticker or hold out hope that they just haven't gotten to it yet?


If it has been more than a few weeks, chances are you are not being offered a scholly... sorry. :-(

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

Postby potl » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:15 am

ScrabbleChamp wrote:
chemE_envlaw wrote:I got my acceptance packet in the mail yesterday!

Reading through the thread, I've noticed that people were able to see any scholarships offered by logging in to the admitted student site. If I do a search and get the result, "No Awards Found," should I assume I'm paying sticker or hold out hope that they just haven't gotten to it yet?


If it has been more than a few weeks, chances are you are not being offered a scholly... sorry. :-(


If you just got the packet yesterday, they probably haven't gotten to evaluating your financial aid package yet. Empirical data seems to suggest that you should check back after ~2 weeks to see whether or not you've qualified for any merit aid.

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

Postby legalabogada » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:25 am

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

Postby chemE_envlaw » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:45 am

legalabogada wrote:
potl wrote:
ScrabbleChamp wrote:
chemE_envlaw wrote:I got my acceptance packet in the mail yesterday!

Reading through the thread, I've noticed that people were able to see any scholarships offered by logging in to the admitted student site. If I do a search and get the result, "No Awards Found," should I assume I'm paying sticker or hold out hope that they just haven't gotten to it yet?


If it has been more than a few weeks, chances are you are not being offered a scholly... sorry. :-(


If you just got the packet yesterday, they probably haven't gotten to evaluating your financial aid package yet. Empirical data seems to suggest that you should check back after ~2 weeks to see whether or not you've qualified for any merit aid.


Hi recent admit here. I spoke with FinAid yesterday (granted it was about something unrelated to your post) and they me that because of Preview weekend FinAid might be slower to respond. I'm guessing this also means they might take a while to post our FinAid info.


Yay!

*fingers crossed*

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

Postby avd90 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:49 am

I heard within a week regarding my financial aid, given this was last week, so if they're busier now that might not be an accurate time line

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

Postby sandiego222 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:22 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.


How would you distinguish the culture of the two? I mean, obviously UVA is in the south, but in terms of law schools, they seem to have similarities. Collegial atmosphere, located in a college town on a scenic campus, youngish law student body (it's no Northwestern)

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

Postby potl » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:50 pm

sandiego222 wrote:How would you distinguish the culture of the two? I mean, obviously UVA is in the south, but in terms of law schools, they seem to have similarities. Collegial atmosphere, located in a college town on a scenic campus, youngish law student body (it's no Northwestern)


Hm, I want to be careful with what I say about either school because inevitably someone will offer an anecdote to contradict my opinion/generalization (no matter what it is).

I do think that the schools being in different regions has a huge impact on cultural dynamics. A college town in the south is probably different from college towns in the north, midwest, or west (in the same way that NYC, ATL, and the Bay are all very different).

I think that's all that I feel comfortable offering. If you're torn between them, I think it would be best if you could visit both schools and get a "feel" for each culture on your own (as I'm sure that people perceive cultures differently anyway). If that's not possible, there are other threads on TLS and ATL (above the law) that discuss the general characteristics of each school's student body.

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

Postby RNJDNO1 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:01 pm

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

Postby beta » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:07 pm

has anyone else been *complete* since november?!
sigh...just give me a response umich. i love you.

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

Postby JoeMo » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:28 pm

beta wrote:has anyone else been *complete* since november?!
sigh...just give me a response umich. i love you.


HAHAHA... you joking right? Tiago has been waiting since September. Forever complete

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

Postby beta » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:30 pm

JoeMo wrote:
beta wrote:has anyone else been *complete* since november?!
sigh...just give me a response umich. i love you.


HAHAHA... you joking right? Tiago has been waiting since September. Forever complete



i wish i was joking...good to know that there is someone else out there!

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

Postby JoeMo » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:35 pm

beta wrote:
JoeMo wrote:
beta wrote:has anyone else been *complete* since november?!
sigh...just give me a response umich. i love you.


HAHAHA... you joking right? Tiago has been waiting since September. Forever complete



i wish i was joking...good to know that there is someone else out there!


Don't lose hope, just recently there was a small wave of early submitters that was admitted.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:45 pm

This is seriously driving me crazy. We're going to hear back before April, right?

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

Postby TMC116 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:56 pm

I've noticed that Michigan gets more love on TLS than just about any school. I'm curious as to why this is. Why does UMich get more attention and praise than Penn, UVA, and Berkeley?

(All this Michigan love is infectious...)

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

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:04 am

TMC116 wrote:I've noticed that Michigan gets more love on TLS than just about any school. I'm curious as to why this is. Why does UMich get more attention and praise than Penn, UVA, and Berkeley?

(All this Michigan love is infectious...)


It really is! When I started this process didn't know where Michigan was (jokes). Now, I love Mich!! TLS'rs fault.

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

Postby Excellent117 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:12 am

TMC116 wrote:I've noticed that Michigan gets more love on TLS than just about any school. I'm curious as to why this is. Why does UMich get more attention and praise than Penn, UVA, and Berkeley?

(All this Michigan love is infectious...)


Visit the school, talk to some professors and students, and look at tour the buildings....you will know why....also, hope we see some decisions tomorrow, forever Complete

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

Postby Geneva » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:48 am

beta wrote:
JoeMo wrote:
beta wrote:has anyone else been *complete* since november?!
sigh...just give me a response umich. i love you.


HAHAHA... you joking right? Tiago has been waiting since September. Forever complete



i wish i was joking...good to know that there is someone else out there!


why do schools do this? when i see posts like these they make me start to appreciate the value of the "hold" status. did u do the optional essays? if u only did one, maybe sending in another one (def a WHY MICH if u didn't do that one already) would help? good luck to both of u!

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:02 am

TMC116 wrote:I've noticed that Michigan gets more love on TLS than just about any school. I'm curious as to why this is. Why does UMich get more attention and praise than Penn, UVA, and Berkeley?

(All this Michigan love is infectious...)


Eh, I think a different school gets a lot of love every couple years, or so I've heard.

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

Postby beta » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:56 am

Geneva wrote:
beta wrote:
JoeMo wrote:
beta wrote:has anyone else been *complete* since november?!
sigh...just give me a response umich. i love you.


HAHAHA... you joking right? Tiago has been waiting since September. Forever complete



i wish i was joking...good to know that there is someone else out there!


why do schools do this? when i see posts like these they make me start to appreciate the value of the "hold" status. did u do the optional essays? if u only did one, maybe sending in another one (def a WHY MICH if u didn't do that one already) would help? good luck to both of u!


i did an optional essay but not a why umich...think i better send in a why umich as well! solid advice.

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

Postby Crowing » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:24 pm

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

Postby zozin » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:46 pm

Went complete Monday, status re-updated today. Good or bad?

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

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:48 pm

zozin wrote:Went complete Monday, status re-updated today. Good or bad?


Lol. Can't tell if srs with so many posts. I feel like you should know the answer.




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