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 fallingup » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:21 am

I will also be withdrawing shortly.

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

Postby curious66 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:06 am

Hi,

So, I am deciding between Michigan and Duke -- and someone mentioned to pick Michigan due to the kinds/prestige of the firms that recruit at Michigan. Something to the effect of the top firms recruiting at Michigan. The school mentions this on the website also, but I wanted to get a perspective from someone who actually attends and has gone through OCI. At Duke ASW, they handed out a long list of firms that folks had gone to and Michigan has something similar posted on their website. I'm really torn between the two schools. Thoughts please.

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

Postby CaptainLeela » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:12 am

curious66 wrote:Hi,

So, I am deciding between Michigan and Duke -- and someone mentioned to pick Michigan due to the kinds/prestige of the firms that recruit at Michigan. Something to the effect of the top firms recruiting at Michigan. The school mentions this on the website also, but I wanted to get a perspective from someone who actually attends and has gone through OCI. At Duke ASW, they handed out a long list of firms that folks had gone to and Michigan has something similar posted on their website. I'm really torn between the two schools. Thoughts please.


I am also interested in this...however I would be absolutely FLOORED if any firm that recruits at Michigan doesn't also recruit at Duke. Like beyond shocked based on the Big Law numbers. Maybe the GPA cutoffs are slightly different, but other than that I imagine it's a virtually identical group of firms at OCI

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

Postby sean21 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:59 am

CaptainLeela wrote:
curious66 wrote:Hi,

So, I am deciding between Michigan and Duke -- and someone mentioned to pick Michigan due to the kinds/prestige of the firms that recruit at Michigan. Something to the effect of the top firms recruiting at Michigan. The school mentions this on the website also, but I wanted to get a perspective from someone who actually attends and has gone through OCI. At Duke ASW, they handed out a long list of firms that folks had gone to and Michigan has something similar posted on their website. I'm really torn between the two schools. Thoughts please.


I am also interested in this...however I would be absolutely FLOORED if any firm that recruits at Michigan doesn't also recruit at Duke. Like beyond shocked based on the Big Law numbers. Maybe the GPA cutoffs are slightly different, but other than that I imagine it's a virtually identical group of firms at OCI


I was torn until I visited Duke. If you go to either and do well you can get a quality offer. But Durham is the last place I'd want to spend my 20s. Sent my Michigan deposit from the Duke hotel. Obviously just my reaction.

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

Postby CaptainLeela » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:13 pm

sean21 wrote:
CaptainLeela wrote:
curious66 wrote:Hi,

So, I am deciding between Michigan and Duke -- and someone mentioned to pick Michigan due to the kinds/prestige of the firms that recruit at Michigan. Something to the effect of the top firms recruiting at Michigan. The school mentions this on the website also, but I wanted to get a perspective from someone who actually attends and has gone through OCI. At Duke ASW, they handed out a long list of firms that folks had gone to and Michigan has something similar posted on their website. I'm really torn between the two schools. Thoughts please.


I am also interested in this...however I would be absolutely FLOORED if any firm that recruits at Michigan doesn't also recruit at Duke. Like beyond shocked based on the Big Law numbers. Maybe the GPA cutoffs are slightly different, but other than that I imagine it's a virtually identical group of firms at OCI


I was torn until I visited Duke. If you go to either and do well you can get a quality offer. But Durham is the last place I'd want to spend my 20s. Sent my Michigan deposit from the Duke hotel. Obviously just my reaction.


I have pretty much the reverse reaction, couldn't get out of Ann Arbor fast enough. All personal prefernce at a certain point.

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

Postby CTT » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:16 pm

curious66 wrote:Hi,

So, I am deciding between Michigan and Duke -- and someone mentioned to pick Michigan due to the kinds/prestige of the firms that recruit at Michigan. Something to the effect of the top firms recruiting at Michigan. The school mentions this on the website also, but I wanted to get a perspective from someone who actually attends and has gone through OCI. At Duke ASW, they handed out a long list of firms that folks had gone to and Michigan has something similar posted on their website. I'm really torn between the two schools. Thoughts please.

I don't really know more about this than anyone else on here who hasn't been through it. I'm sure some firms that interview at Michigan or Duke don't interview at the other. I believe Michigan actually has a higher number of firms conducting interviews. But in terms of the elite firms, it seems like both schools have good placements at some of them. See http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202588887416&Explore_the_Data_Behind_the_GoTo_Law_Schools&slreturn=20130318151406

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

Postby curious66 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:02 pm

thank you.

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

Postby suitup » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:49 pm

Just withdrew and sending $54K back in the pot. Hope one of you gets my spot!

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

Postby Gisney » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:42 am

Withdrawing with a little money back into the pot!

Good luck waitlisters!

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

Postby arklaw13 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:54 pm

Just withdrew and put $65k back into the pot. Good luck!

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

Postby helix23 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:00 pm

Dylanlj13 wrote:Just withdrew and put $65k back into the pot. Good luck!


+1

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

Postby fallingup » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:24 pm

How did you withdraw? Did you send an email?

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

Postby arklaw13 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:36 pm

fallingup wrote:How did you withdraw? Did you send an email?


I just sent an email.

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

Postby oaken » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:06 am

It's been about seven business days since I sent in an email regarding scholarship re-evaluation with no response or confirmation - with the deposit deadline a week from today, it'd probably be appropriate to call them up and just confirm the email was received at this point, right?

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

Postby dolfan17 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:09 am

oaken wrote:It's been about seven business days since I sent in an email regarding scholarship re-evaluation with no response or confirmation - with the deposit deadline a week from today, it'd probably be appropriate to call them up and just confirm the email was received at this point, right?


They responded to me the next day, so I would definitely give them a call

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

Postby MacB » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:22 pm

Yeah, they responded to my request for a competing merit scholarship w/ an offer the next day. I think the finaid folks at Michigan try to move things off of their desks as quickly as is practicable. If I were you I would call.

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

Postby oaken » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:51 pm

MacB wrote:Yeah, they responded to my request for a competing merit scholarship w/ an offer the next day. I think the finaid folks at Michigan try to move things off of their desks as quickly as is practicable. If I were you I would call.


ha yeah I did. Turns out they replied a week ago today. But i have all my email forwarded to a single address, and it was picked up by spam before forwarding, so even though I was checking spam multiple times a day I didn't see it. Embarrassing!

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:54 pm

Just took my name off the waitlist. Good luck to everyone still waiting!

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

Postby megagnarley » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:23 am

Choosing Mich over Duke at equal cost.

Let's ride.

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

Postby djwjddl » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:54 pm

just withdrew. sending some good vibes and $$ back into the pool.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:14 pm

Withdrew. Not fun.

Hope the $$ and spot goes to a TLSer who appreciates this school. It gets way more derision than it deserves here sometimes. Michigan law is world class institution and I wish you all the best.

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

Postby cwid1391 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:36 am

Withdrew this morning. Best of luck to all of you still waiting!

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

Postby ht2988 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:38 am

Just withdrew. Best of luck to those still waiting!

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

Postby rghods » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:10 pm

Got a feeler call Tuesday morning, and then they called me back later in the day offering me a spot off the waitlist. Sent in a LOCI and took a visit. Got a little $$$ too.

Hang in there guys!




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