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

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

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:27 am

kuddlykoala wrote:In via snail mail! yay! :lol:


Is this because you don't check your status checker obsessively like us? Or did your status checker not update?

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

Postby bdeebs » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:27 am

kappycaft1 wrote:I had the opportunity to discuss the difference between the job prospects for summer- and fall-starters with Dean Zearfoss (who is pretty much the nicest, most responsive person ever) because a few of my IRL friends and I who were considering Michigan were worried that the employment rates might be worse for summer-starters (as previously discussed in this thread). Dean Zearfoss was 100% responsive and even went to the effort of getting with their career center to pull some data about the difference between the two.

In case anyone wants to read up on the results of the data she pulled:
http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z ... spx?ID=107


Haha...I read this post before checking in here and I was thinking to myself, "That sounds a looooot like kappycaft1."

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

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:37 am

ChampagnePapi wrote:Its nice she is so responsive but without a more detailed breakdown including school-funded jobs, FT/PT work, size of firm, that data isn't useful at all.


I don't think I've ever seen a positive post from you.

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

Postby Easy-E » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:43 am

Hmm, seeing only one data point on LSN for someone with numbers similar to mine (one point higher on LSAT), both 2 years WE (though he/she had law firm experience, if that matters). Gives me a bit of hope for a late admit.

Congrats all admits!

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

Postby kuddlykoala » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:15 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:
kuddlykoala wrote:In via snail mail! yay! :lol:


Is this because you don't check your status checker obsessively like us? Or did your status checker not update?


Yeah I just never bothered to check the mich status checker b/c it always just reported the day that i was checking it and didn't find it useful.

the letter was nice tho! she wrote a personalized note at the bottom commenting on my work experience since grad.

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

Postby Spritzpiggy » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:24 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:I had the opportunity to discuss the difference between the job prospects for summer- and fall-starters with Dean Zearfoss (who is pretty much the nicest, most responsive person ever) because a few of my IRL friends and I who were considering Michigan were worried that the employment rates might be worse for summer-starters (as previously discussed in this thread). Dean Zearfoss was 100% responsive and even went to the effort of getting with their career center to pull some data about the difference between the two.

In case anyone wants to read up on the results of the data she pulled:
http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z ... spx?ID=107


I read her post before checking the forum here... I have to sayI love Dean Z. Thank you kappycaft1 for bringing this up, definitely seems like summer starters aren't at a disadvantage

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

Postby weye » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:39 pm

Just got the email today! First acceptance of the year, hope it bodes well for the rest of the cycle.

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

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:28 pm

I just found out that I am going to be working until August, disqualifying me for the summer start. But I put down on my app that I would be OK with starting in the summer. Should I expect to run into some issues if Michigan says I'm only in for the summer start, or will they let me start in the fall? Does it make a difference that it is a real legit position?

On the same note, second question. I just want to make sure that I don't need to send schools an updated resume. I don't, do I? It's going to be the gem of my already-pretty decent resume, but it's not ultra-big time like a Rhodes. Frankly, it's pretty damn cool and I'm really damn excited. Anyway, I should just make a kick ass LOCI/letter asking for a scholarship increase when the time comes, right?

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

Postby Kurst » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:36 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:I just found out that I am going to be working until August, disqualifying me for the summer start. But I put down on my app that I would be OK with starting in the summer. Should I expect to run into some issues if Michigan says I'm only in for the summer start, or will they let me start in the fall? Does it make a difference that it is a real legit position?

On the same note, second question. I just want to make sure that I don't need to send schools an updated resume. I don't, do I? It's going to be the gem of my already-pretty decent resume, but it's not ultra-big time like a Rhodes. Frankly, it's pretty damn cool and I'm really damn excited. Anyway, I should just make a kick ass LOCI/letter asking for a scholarship increase when the time comes, right?

Dear Dean Z,

I know that I have not yet been accepted, but when you do accept me, it would bode well for our budding relationship if you would do the right thing and send me not just a flash drive, but also a substantial scholarship. By the way, on my application I indicated that I would be able to start either in the summer or the fall. That is no longer the case: I have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and will be working until August. Enclosed you will find an updated copy of my resume, which will explain the presumptuous tone that I have unfortunately adopted.

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Postby curious66 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:44 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:I just found out that I am going to be working until August, disqualifying me for the summer start. But I put down on my app that I would be OK with starting in the summer. Should I expect to run into some issues if Michigan says I'm only in for the summer start, or will they let me start in the fall? Does it make a difference that it is a real legit position?

On the same note, second question. I just want to make sure that I don't need to send schools an updated resume. I don't, do I? It's going to be the gem of my already-pretty decent resume, but it's not ultra-big time like a Rhodes. Frankly, it's pretty damn cool and I'm really damn excited. Anyway, I should just make a kick ass LOCI/letter asking for a scholarship increase when the time comes, right?



I would send them a note now and let them know that summer start is no longer an option. It will not make a difference to them that you found a job now.
On the scholarship, yes, it is worth asking but wait until you get accepted :).

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

Postby WhatOurBodiesAreFor » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:31 pm

Kurst wrote:
WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:I just found out that I am going to be working until August, disqualifying me for the summer start. But I put down on my app that I would be OK with starting in the summer. Should I expect to run into some issues if Michigan says I'm only in for the summer start, or will they let me start in the fall? Does it make a difference that it is a real legit position?

On the same note, second question. I just want to make sure that I don't need to send schools an updated resume. I don't, do I? It's going to be the gem of my already-pretty decent resume, but it's not ultra-big time like a Rhodes. Frankly, it's pretty damn cool and I'm really damn excited. Anyway, I should just make a kick ass LOCI/letter asking for a scholarship increase when the time comes, right?

Dear Dean Z,

I know that I have not yet been accepted, but when you do accept me, it would bode well for our budding relationship if you would do the right thing and send me not just a flash drive, but also a substantial scholarship. By the way, on my application I indicated that I would be able to start either in the summer or the fall. That is no longer the case: I have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and will be working until August. Enclosed you will find an updated copy of my resume, which will explain the presumptuous tone that I have unfortunately adopted.

Sincerely,

WhatOurBodiesAreFor
University of Michigan Law School
Juris Doctorate Candidate, 2016
734.867.5309



Funny. But I am no way presuming I'll be accepted. Really not. Happy to contribute here for humor's sake though :)

ETA the second question was a general one. I will be writing a LOCI to Michigan, and a scholly increase to UC Irvine. Note the slash ( / ), bruh

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

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:35 pm

weye wrote:Just got the email today! First acceptance of the year, hope it bodes well for the rest of the cycle.


No phone calls for Mich admits? it was the last app I submitted (12/21) so I don't expect a decision for a while but I'm curious.

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

Postby djwjddl » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:37 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
weye wrote:Just got the email today! First acceptance of the year, hope it bodes well for the rest of the cycle.


No phone calls for Mich admits? it was the last app I submitted (12/21) so I don't expect a decision for a while but I'm curious.


No. It's via status checker

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

Postby dproduct » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:54 pm

ED deferral here: Decided to submit a LOCI and updated resume. I have a 1% of being admitted anyway, I figured at this point, might as well give them something new to ponder over.

Congrats to everyone who has gotten in and good luck to the rest!

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

Postby az21833 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:18 pm

WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:
Kurst wrote:
WhatOurBodiesAreFor wrote:I just found out that I am going to be working until August, disqualifying me for the summer start. But I put down on my app that I would be OK with starting in the summer. Should I expect to run into some issues if Michigan says I'm only in for the summer start, or will they let me start in the fall? Does it make a difference that it is a real legit position?

On the same note, second question. I just want to make sure that I don't need to send schools an updated resume. I don't, do I? It's going to be the gem of my already-pretty decent resume, but it's not ultra-big time like a Rhodes. Frankly, it's pretty damn cool and I'm really damn excited. Anyway, I should just make a kick ass LOCI/letter asking for a scholarship increase when the time comes, right?

Dear Dean Z,

I know that I have not yet been accepted, but when you do accept me, it would bode well for our budding relationship if you would do the right thing and send me not just a flash drive, but also a substantial scholarship. By the way, on my application I indicated that I would be able to start either in the summer or the fall. That is no longer the case: I have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and will be working until August. Enclosed you will find an updated copy of my resume, which will explain the presumptuous tone that I have unfortunately adopted.

Sincerely,

WhatOurBodiesAreFor
University of Michigan Law School
Juris Doctorate Candidate, 2016
734.867.5309



Funny. But I am no way presuming I'll be accepted. Really not. Happy to contribute here for humor's sake though :)

ETA the second question was a general one. I will be writing a LOCI to Michigan, and a scholly increase to UC Irvine. Note the slash ( / ), bruh


+1 to the others. email to let them know summer not an option immediately. don't send them an updated resume unless its something substantial and most certainly do not ask for money yet

for those that have gotten $ from UM already, did they come with your admissions letters or through the admitted students login? Have darrows arleady been handed out?

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

Postby vzapana » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:52 pm

az21833 wrote: for those that have gotten $ from UM already, did they come with your admissions letters or through the admitted students login? Have darrows arleady been handed out?


Darrow essays were due last Friday. I think decisions will be out this month. (I'm assuming there is only one round of Darrow invites.)

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

Postby Entchen » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:01 am

vzapana wrote:Darrow essays were due last Friday. I think decisions will be out this month. (I'm assuming there is only one round of Darrow invites.)


They do multiple rounds.

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

Postby az21833 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:09 am

vzapana wrote:
az21833 wrote: for those that have gotten $ from UM already, did they come with your admissions letters or through the admitted students login? Have darrows arleady been handed out?


Darrow essays were due last Friday. I think decisions will be out this month. (I'm assuming there is only one round of Darrow invites.)



Yeah what if you just applied lol?? isn't Darrow only by invitation?

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

Postby elterrible78 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:02 am

vzapana wrote:
az21833 wrote: for those that have gotten $ from UM already, did they come with your admissions letters or through the admitted students login? Have darrows arleady been handed out?


Darrow essays were due last Friday. I think decisions will be out this month. (I'm assuming there is only one round of Darrow invites.)


When I e-mailed my essay last week, Dean Z replied and said they'd be in touch ASAP, with her prediction being mid-to-late this week, so I'm hoping we hear something by Friday.

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

Postby az21833 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:14 am

Do you get the Darrow invite with admittance

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

Postby porch » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:22 am

No update yet today, maybe thats a sign that todays the day I get a decision. *crosses fingers*

Sidenote: The logic I've been employing during the waiting period would score me a 120 on the LSAT

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

Postby twinkletoes16 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:40 am

So Darrow is by email after acceptance.

For the scholly on the ASW (if one appears) does that update once a day like the status checker or should I be obsessively checking every few hours?

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

Postby onionz » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:40 pm

Just got a lengthy (surely form) letter saying basically "sorry we haven't gotten back to you yet! We will eventually"

One of the things they suggest doing is sending in any additional updates to your app- however I sent a LOCI about 3 days ago. I hope not sending somethings in response to this will not be seen negatively...

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

Postby guinness1547 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:43 pm

onionz wrote:Just got a lengthy (surely form) letter saying basically "sorry we haven't gotten back to you yet! We will eventually"

One of the things they suggest doing is sending in any additional updates to your app- however I sent a LOCI about 3 days ago. I hope not sending somethings in response to this will not be seen negatively...

Yeah just got that. Heart was pounding in anticipation of a ding, but I guess I'll start on that LOCI. I love you Michigan, do you at least like like me?

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

Postby BigZuck » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:55 pm

onionz wrote:Just got a lengthy (surely form) letter saying basically "sorry we haven't gotten back to you yet! We will eventually"

One of the things they suggest doing is sending in any additional updates to your app- however I sent a LOCI about 3 days ago. I hope not sending somethings in response to this will not be seen negatively...


I didn't get this email and I've been complete for months and months. Whiteycakes, did you get this email?

What the what Michigan???




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