Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

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Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:54 pm

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Application Checklist: http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestu ... higan.aspx

The following materials are necessary to complete an application:

- Valid LSAT score, taken between June 2006 and December 2011 (scores from the February 2012 test are acceptable but may hinder chance of admission)
- Current Law School Credential Assembly Service (CAS) registration
- Send all undergraduate transcripts directly from the undergraduate institution(s) to CAS. If international work is completed through a study abroad, consortium, or exchange program sponsored by a U.S. or Canadian institution, and the credits for that work are clearly indicated as such on the home campus transcript, you do not need to send the international transcript. Send all graduate transcripts directly from graduate institution(s) to CAS.
- Completed application form for the University of Michigan’s J.D. program. For advice about how to answer particular questions on our application, you may find it useful to check out our PDF application
- Application fee or waiver
- $75 by check or money order, made payable to the University of Michigan and drawn on a U.S. bank, or by credit card if applying online through LSAC or CollegeNet.
- One to three letters of recommendation. Send directly to Michigan Law School by the recommender or by a college placement office, or through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. Each letter must be accompanied by a signed declaration of the applicant’s intent regarding access to the letter. Any targeted letter sent through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service should be designated for the fall term, regardless of whether an applicant requests consideration for the summer term
- Personal statement and any optional essays
- Certification that application is true and accurate. You may sign the certification on the application or, if you submit electronically, sign the Certification Letter and mail it directly to the University of Michigan Law School or use the electronic certification option


Application Timeline:

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Early Decision:

The Early Decision program is designed for applicants who have considered their law school options carefully and are confident that the University of Michigan Law School is their clear first choice. In return for the Law School’s commitment to give an Early Decision applicant a decision by mid-December, the applicant must commit, at the time of application, to attend the Law School if admitted under the Early Decision program, and to withdraw and/or not initiate applications at other law schools. The Early Decision program at Michigan is limited to those applicants wishing to begin in the summer term: the Early Decision option will benefit summer-start candidates by enabling them to begin planning a few months earlier for the late May starting date.


c/o 2015 Reference Threads:

Applicants: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=162870#p4683173
Waitlist: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=179396
Attending: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=166294

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Decision Date Graph 2011-2012 Cycle

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Decision Date Graph 2009-2010 Cycle

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Campus and facilities really look amazing. I don't think the cold weather would hold anyone back from enjoying the aesthetics.

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Hey so like love me back or something Michigan

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Postby spicyyoda17 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:34 pm

Checking in - do you guys think they will drop again this year in the rankings?

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Postby calverna » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:33 pm

Deferred summer 2013 starter here - hope to see some of you guys next year :)

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Postby rickyb514 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:05 pm

spicyyoda17 wrote:Checking in - do you guys think they will drop again this year in the rankings?


Don't live by the rankings. Michigan is, after all, Michigan. If Michigan were to drop two spots in the USNR, would you think any less of the education? Don't get too caught up in the one-year change.
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Postby foosbol21 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:24 am

Checking in! Good luck everyone!

Anyone else considering Early Decision?

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Postby Eichörnchen » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:26 pm

Checkin into the mitten thread. Love the thread title. :)

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Postby BuckeyeGirl » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:02 pm

Buckeye for life...but Michigan is gorgeous...we'll see how this cycle goes!

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Postby Cartman » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:30 am

Deferred fall 2013 starter here! :) Very excited, and hoping to see many of you there next year!

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Postby iMisto » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:27 pm

One of my top choices. Good luck!

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby shifty_eyed » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:32 pm

One to three letters of recommendation. Send directly to Michigan Law School by the recommender or by a college placement office, or through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. Each letter must be accompanied by a signed declaration of the applicant’s intent regarding access to the letter. Any targeted letter sent through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service should be designated for the fall term, regardless of whether an applicant requests consideration for the summer term


Do you think applying as early as possible with only ONE recommendation letter vs a few weeks later with two would make a difference?

I figure I can apply ASAP with one that I already have, and then if I get waitlisted, I can send in the other LOR?

What do y'all think?

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Postby Dr. Filth » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:45 pm

Depending on how long it takes your LOR to get in, they might not even look at your app before the 2nd LOR is in.

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Postby dsn32 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:39 pm

Checking in, and a current UG at UMich so I can answer any questions you've got about A^2 and the Mitten in general (lived all over the state).

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby BuckinghamB » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:36 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:
One to three letters of recommendation. Send directly to Michigan Law School by the recommender or by a college placement office, or through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. Each letter must be accompanied by a signed declaration of the applicant’s intent regarding access to the letter. Any targeted letter sent through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service should be designated for the fall term, regardless of whether an applicant requests consideration for the summer term


Do you think applying as early as possible with only ONE recommendation letter vs a few weeks later with two would make a difference?

I figure I can apply ASAP with one that I already have, and then if I get waitlisted, I can send in the other LOR?

What do y'all think?


I had the exact same situation this past cycle, and I talked to an admissions officer about it. She said it would be better to get your application in earlier with one and then submit the second one later on if necessary. FWIW, I submitted with only one letter and was accepted before I even got a chance to send them my second one. I don't think it's a huge deal.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby shifty_eyed » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:39 am

BuckinghamB wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:
One to three letters of recommendation. Send directly to Michigan Law School by the recommender or by a college placement office, or through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service. Each letter must be accompanied by a signed declaration of the applicant’s intent regarding access to the letter. Any targeted letter sent through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service should be designated for the fall term, regardless of whether an applicant requests consideration for the summer term


Do you think applying as early as possible with only ONE recommendation letter vs a few weeks later with two would make a difference?

I figure I can apply ASAP with one that I already have, and then if I get waitlisted, I can send in the other LOR?

What do y'all think?


I had the exact same situation this past cycle, and I talked to an admissions officer about it. She said it would be better to get your application in earlier with one and then submit the second one later on if necessary. FWIW, I submitted with only one letter and was accepted before I even got a chance to send them my second one. I don't think it's a huge deal.


AWESOME! Just what I wanted to hear. THANKS =D

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Postby BuckinghamB » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:33 pm

No problem. Good luck with your cycle!




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