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 WhiteyCakes » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:08 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:What makes these admissions chats worthless (and I've gotten invites for several) is that the questions are pre-screened. You just can't ask anything useful or follow-up if they start BSing you. There needs to be a live unmoderated chat so we can get some straight answers about employment. Not that you can really expect anything straight from Dean Z


Reddit AMA request: Dean Z

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

Postby ssanonymous » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:08 pm

emarxnj wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
emarxnj wrote:I've missed the last few pages of this thread, sounds like a bunch of acceptances, so first off, congratulations! I know it's early, but does it seem like 3.1/169 /2 years WE would even be worth a shot? I know schools are looking for the higher LSAT, but I assumed the GPA would make it not worth it for Michigan.


Low GPA+CF issues+late-ish app doesn't really seem worth it to me. Then again it's only money and if you would really like to attend (albeit most likely at sticker) then why not apply?


I have some financial support from family (apps and tuition), so I figure I'll give it a shot. More than likely going to be dinged.


Honestly, you never know. A 169 is a great score, and if you have some great softs and recs, you have a shot. Especially during this cycle. Good luck!

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

Postby justonemoregame » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:13 pm

What if those who participated in Tweet Chat were given a check mark on their wait-listed application? Think about it

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

Postby Just » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:15 pm

justonemoregame wrote:What if those who participated in Tweet Chat were given a check mark on their wait-listed application? Think about it


Seems that people who haven't gone complete got it too, so the email can't be targeted.

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

Postby justonemoregame » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:21 pm

Just wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:What if those who participated in Tweet Chat were given a check mark on their wait-listed application? Think about it


Seems that people who haven't gone complete got it too, so the email can't be targeted.



They could get waitlisted though -- just sayin' -- when they pick those files back up for review and see that check mark....it does show interest doesn't it?

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:24 pm

justonemoregame wrote:
Just wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:What if those who participated in Tweet Chat were given a check mark on their wait-listed application? Think about it


Seems that people who haven't gone complete got it too, so the email can't be targeted.



They could get waitlisted though -- just sayin' -- when they pick those files back up for review and see that check mark....it does show interest doesn't it?


Can't tell if serious...

I'm not sure you're considering factors like: If somebody doesn't have their "real" name in use within their Twitter account. @UMichLaw isn't gonna be like: "Hey what's your real name so we can mark that you've participated in this topical banter?"

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

Postby justonemoregame » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:29 pm

They could put a note on the file of those who use their real names.

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

Postby mgoblue2011 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:03 pm

Checking in:

Umich Alum with 2+ years WE in finance (LSA non econ major) also had some startups and varsity athletics while in UG. Riding the 25% range for their admitted pool though. In State. likely a long shot. I ED'd

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

Postby postard » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:15 pm

Applied 11/14, just got checker. Complete!

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

Postby KanyeShrug » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:20 pm

mgoblue2011 wrote:Checking in:

Umich Alum with 2+ years WE in finance (LSA non econ major) also had some startups and varsity athletics while in UG. Riding the 25% range for their admitted pool though. In State. likely a long shot. I ED'd


For some reason I feel like Mich has an affinity for allegiance. I think you're good.

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

Postby djpaa » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:35 pm

In today! ED, big time splitter. As a UM alum, I couldn't be happier about returning to Ann Arbor.

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

Postby efresh88 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:07 pm

Just got this is my status checker

"Congratulations! You’re in! Because we’re wowed by flash drives and yellow portfolios and personalized notes, we are sending you a large envelope with a formal acceptance letter and lots of information about Michigan Law. But because we are wowed by YOU, we didn’t want to make you wait to find out."

Pretty Stoked!!

3.87/165 URM MA
Complete 11/15

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

Postby dproduct » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:36 pm

efresh88 wrote:Just got this is my status checker

"Congratulations! You’re in! Because we’re wowed by flash drives and yellow portfolios and personalized notes, we are sending you a large envelope with a formal acceptance letter and lots of information about Michigan Law. But because we are wowed by YOU, we didn’t want to make you wait to find out."

Pretty Stoked!!

3.87/165 URM MA
Complete 11/15


Congrats!!

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

Postby CatFacts » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:56 pm

dproduct wrote:
efresh88 wrote:Just got this is my status checker

"Congratulations! You’re in! Because we’re wowed by flash drives and yellow portfolios and personalized notes, we are sending you a large envelope with a formal acceptance letter and lots of information about Michigan Law. But because we are wowed by YOU, we didn’t want to make you wait to find out."

Pretty Stoked!!

3.87/165 URM MA
Complete 11/15


Congrats!!


Congrats! Michigan has the friendliest correspondence of any law school I've applied to.

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

Postby teiswei » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:12 pm

Can anyone from the area answer a question for me? I have a significant other and despite her giving me free range on my school selection and she will move with me, I need to take into consideration job prospects. She current does social media and PR for a Fortune 300 financial institution in Chicago. She would ideally need to make comparable pay in a comprable job if we are to realistically consider a move. Are there any large firms in the immediate area where she could accomplish this?

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

Postby nordi » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:45 pm

teiswei wrote:Can anyone from the area answer a question for me? I have a significant other and despite her giving me free range on my school selection and she will move with me, I need to take into consideration job prospects. She current does social media and PR for a Fortune 300 financial institution in Chicago. She would ideally need to make comparable pay in a comprable job if we are to realistically consider a move. Are there any large firms in the immediate area where she could accomplish this?

¿Cómo se dice Northwestern?

Obviously there are some big firms in Detroit and a few in Ann Arbor, but it isn't Chi Town.

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:49 pm

Got an email today that read:

[my name], I think you look like a terrific candidate for law school. More, your background suggests that you may be a great fit in our collegial and collaborative community. That's why we sent you a letter and a viewbook, not to mention a fee waiver, to make applying cost-free.

But, at least as of a few days ago, you haven't sent us anything at all. What the what?

I Immediately went to lsac and applied

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

Postby efresh88 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:17 pm

Anonymous4444 wrote:Got an email today that read:

[my name], I think you look like a terrific candidate for law school. More, your background suggests that you may be a great fit in our collegial and collaborative community. That's why we sent you a letter and a viewbook, not to mention a fee waiver, to make applying cost-free.

But, at least as of a few days ago, you haven't sent us anything at all. What the what?

I Immediately went to lsac and applied


did it really say "what the what"?

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

Postby dproduct » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:27 pm

efresh88 wrote:
Anonymous4444 wrote:Got an email today that read:

[my name], I think you look like a terrific candidate for law school. More, your background suggests that you may be a great fit in our collegial and collaborative community. That's why we sent you a letter and a viewbook, not to mention a fee waiver, to make applying cost-free.

But, at least as of a few days ago, you haven't sent us anything at all. What the what?

I Immediately went to lsac and applied


did it really say "what the what"?


They are amazing. I love Michigan.

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:31 pm

efresh88 wrote:
Anonymous4444 wrote:Got an email today that read:

[my name], I think you look like a terrific candidate for law school. More, your background suggests that you may be a great fit in our collegial and collaborative community. That's why we sent you a letter and a viewbook, not to mention a fee waiver, to make applying cost-free.

But, at least as of a few days ago, you haven't sent us anything at all. What the what?

I Immediately went to lsac and applied


did it really say "what the what"?


Yeah It did. Awesome

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

Postby efresh88 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:34 pm

Anonymous4444 wrote:
efresh88 wrote:
Anonymous4444 wrote:Got an email today that read:

[my name], I think you look like a terrific candidate for law school. More, your background suggests that you may be a great fit in our collegial and collaborative community. That's why we sent you a letter and a viewbook, not to mention a fee waiver, to make applying cost-free.

But, at least as of a few days ago, you haven't sent us anything at all. What the what?

I Immediately went to lsac and applied


did it really say "what the what"?


Yeah It did. Awesome


That makes me want to go there so much more now!

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

Postby URMLAW » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:45 pm

I truly like that Michigan is probably the most non-pretentious top law school. The school's website has news and articles that are truly practical, interesting, and even include tasteful humor, and most other top law schools don't. I believe this doesn't mean at all that the school is less academically rigorous.

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

Postby Anonymous4444 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:46 pm

URMLAW wrote:I truly like that Michigan is probably the most non-pretentious top law school. The school's website has news and articles that are truly practical, interesting, and even include tasteful humor, and most other top law schools don't. I believe this doesn't mean at all that the school is less academically rigorous.


+1

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

Postby clouded.memory » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:49 pm

Anonymous4444 wrote:
efresh88 wrote:
Anonymous4444 wrote:Got an email today that read:

[my name], I think you look like a terrific candidate for law school. More, your background suggests that you may be a great fit in our collegial and collaborative community. That's why we sent you a letter and a viewbook, not to mention a fee waiver, to make applying cost-free.

But, at least as of a few days ago, you haven't sent us anything at all. What the what?

I Immediately went to lsac and applied


did it really say "what the what"?


Yeah It did. Awesome

Checking-in after receiving the same email. Laughed out loud and then immediately applied.

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

Postby bobr » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:59 pm

BigZuck wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:Congrats to new admits! I'm starting to wonder if I royally screwed up my UM app


We are in the same boat. Gotta keep the faith.


Unfortunately, I feel the same as well. Still checking daily




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