Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

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If accepted, how likely are you to attend?

Are you kidding? It's my first choice. Consider my seat deposit sent.
46
15%
It's high on my list but it's not THE school I'm waiting to hear back from.
81
27%
It's high on my list, but I can probably be swayed by more money from another school.
76
25%
Meh... I applied because it's a T14 - we'll see how my cycle goes.
61
20%
Really just plan on using it for scholarship negotiation purposes.
24
8%
Still feel really unsure. I'll probably visit or go to ASW to get a better feel for the school/location.
17
6%
 
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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby TAD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:31 pm

Just had Darrow interview. Super chill.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby UghNonAmus » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:43 pm

Blue664 wrote:
ChervonaKatya wrote:Hi everyone! Congrats to those admitted already and good luck to those waiting! I'm a current 1L at Michigan -- let me know if you have any questions! :D


Hi! Since someone just brought up the Lawyer's Club again...could you speak to how hard it is to find decent, convenient off-campus housing? Obviously it's ridiculously convenient and looks super nice - but the one thing holding me back is that I want to bring my dog (for mental health!). But if (pet friendly) off-campus housing is a really difficult process, then maybe I'll leave my dog with my SO... Thanks for your insight!

ETA: Got in this week! Non URM, LSAT slightly above 75th, GPA<25th. Submitted first week of December so I'm feeling lucky that my app went through relatively fast it seems...


Lived in Ann Arbor about 5 years ago, admitted for summer start. Subleasing for summer, if that applies to you, is easy. Decent/convenient off-campus housing is generally dependent, naturally, upon your price range and how "convenient" you are looking for, but it really isn't too bad.

UM's central campus is really integrated with the city of Ann Arbor so there's a lot of housing that wouldn't be more than a 5-10 min drive or 15 min walk.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby Baby Gaga » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:10 pm

TAD wrote:Just had Darrow interview. Super chill.


Mine is next week, it's the only one that's with alumni so I don't really know how to feel about it

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby TAD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:24 pm

Baby Gaga wrote:
TAD wrote:Just had Darrow interview. Super chill.


Mine is next week, it's the only one that's with alumni so I don't really know how to feel about it


Honestly, it seems like getting the interview almost guarantees getting the Darrow. My interviewer was mostly selling me on the school and even emphasized how his job was to convince me to come to mich. He did 90% of the talking and when I spoke it was to answer why law, and why the states, and then a discussion of my resume.

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Postby pretzeltime » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:29 pm

TAD wrote:
Baby Gaga wrote:
TAD wrote:Just had Darrow interview. Super chill.


Mine is next week, it's the only one that's with alumni so I don't really know how to feel about it


Honestly, it seems like getting the interview almost guarantees getting the Darrow. My interviewer was mostly selling me on the school and even emphasized how his job was to convince me to come to mich. He did 90% of the talking and when I spoke it was to answer why law, and why the states, and then a discussion of my resume.


similar experience.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby Baby Gaga » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:36 pm

pretzeltime wrote:
TAD wrote:
Baby Gaga wrote:
TAD wrote:Just had Darrow interview. Super chill.


Mine is next week, it's the only one that's with alumni so I don't really know how to feel about it


Honestly, it seems like getting the interview almost guarantees getting the Darrow. My interviewer was mostly selling me on the school and even emphasized how his job was to convince me to come to mich. He did 90% of the talking and when I spoke it was to answer why law, and why the states, and then a discussion of my resume.


similar experience.


thanks guys! that's really encouraging. It would be hard for me to turn down a Darrow

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby Dreadhead168 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:53 pm

pretzeltime wrote:
TAD wrote:
Baby Gaga wrote:
TAD wrote:Just had Darrow interview. Super chill.


Mine is next week, it's the only one that's with alumni so I don't really know how to feel about it


Honestly, it seems like getting the interview almost guarantees getting the Darrow. My interviewer was mostly selling me on the school and even emphasized how his job was to convince me to come to mich. He did 90% of the talking and when I spoke it was to answer why law, and why the states, and then a discussion of my resume.


similar experience.


Did the interviewer indicate whether they had read your personal statement or supplemental essays?

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:59 pm

Dreadhead168 wrote:
pretzeltime wrote:
TAD wrote:
Baby Gaga wrote:
TAD wrote:Just had Darrow interview. Super chill.


Mine is next week, it's the only one that's with alumni so I don't really know how to feel about it


Honestly, it seems like getting the interview almost guarantees getting the Darrow. My interviewer was mostly selling me on the school and even emphasized how his job was to convince me to come to mich. He did 90% of the talking and when I spoke it was to answer why law, and why the states, and then a discussion of my resume.


similar experience.


Did the interviewer indicate whether they had read your personal statement or supplemental essays?


mine had, yep. but if they don't indicate you can just ask them. again it's the sort of thing where they're on your team.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby asuddenarborealstop » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:08 pm

pretzeltime wrote:
TAD wrote:
Baby Gaga wrote:
TAD wrote:Just had Darrow interview. Super chill.


Mine is next week, it's the only one that's with alumni so I don't really know how to feel about it


Honestly, it seems like getting the interview almost guarantees getting the Darrow. My interviewer was mostly selling me on the school and even emphasized how his job was to convince me to come to mich. He did 90% of the talking and when I spoke it was to answer why law, and why the states, and then a discussion of my resume.


similar experience.


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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby TAD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:10 pm

Dreadhead168 wrote:
pretzeltime wrote:
TAD wrote:
Baby Gaga wrote:
TAD wrote:Just had Darrow interview. Super chill.


Mine is next week, it's the only one that's with alumni so I don't really know how to feel about it


Honestly, it seems like getting the interview almost guarantees getting the Darrow. My interviewer was mostly selling me on the school and even emphasized how his job was to convince me to come to mich. He did 90% of the talking and when I spoke it was to answer why law, and why the states, and then a discussion of my resume.


similar experience.


Did the interviewer indicate whether they had read your personal statement or supplemental essays?


Mine said he read my whole application so I assume that included my ps and ds as well. Didn't really discuss it though.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby LawTweet » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:40 pm

TAD wrote:
Baby Gaga wrote:
TAD wrote:Just had Darrow interview. Super chill.


Mine is next week, it's the only one that's with alumni so I don't really know how to feel about it


Honestly, it seems like getting the interview almost guarantees getting the Darrow. My interviewer was mostly selling me on the school and even emphasized how his job was to convince me to come to mich. He did 90% of the talking and when I spoke it was to answer why law, and why the states, and then a discussion of my resume.


God I hope that's true. I would die for the Darrow!! But my numbers are not like the other finalists' (not URM either)...

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby pretzeltime » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:50 pm

LawTweet wrote:
TAD wrote:
Baby Gaga wrote:
TAD wrote:Just had Darrow interview. Super chill.


Mine is next week, it's the only one that's with alumni so I don't really know how to feel about it


Honestly, it seems like getting the interview almost guarantees getting the Darrow. My interviewer was mostly selling me on the school and even emphasized how his job was to convince me to come to mich. He did 90% of the talking and when I spoke it was to answer why law, and why the states, and then a discussion of my resume.


God I hope that's true. I would die for the Darrow!! But my numbers are not like the other finalists' (not URM either)...


well they musta picked you for a reason.

mind you, even though they seem to be on our team, i took dayquil for the first time shortly before my interview and was basically tweaking the entire time. yikes. not ideal. probs got downgraded to half Darrow at the least :lol: :lol: what do they put in that stuff???

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby hernandp » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:17 pm

Hello everyone!

Fellow summer starter here :)
Michigan is my top choice right now, but I am still waiting to hear back from other schools.
Waiting to hear back from financial aid, but not expecting much because of my LSAT.

Submitted: 12/09
Received: 12/12
Accepted: 01/04

LSAT < 25th
25th < GPA <75th
URM
Wrote Why Michigan Essay

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Postby feefeeriri » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:48 pm

Hey, long time lurker, but finally made an account.

I got in today for Summer start and the school's one of my top choices since I probably won't get into NYU :( . But U Mich seems really awesome and I'm excited!

I know they don't let you stay in the Lawyers Club for the summer term, but if I'm summer start, does anyone know if I can live in the Lawyers Club during the fall term? Or is it exclusively for fall people only?

Also, all of you guys getting these Darrow interviews...are your stats exceptionally high/what are they looking for when it comes to the finalists?

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Postby S.Picquery » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:55 pm

feefeeriri wrote:Hey, long time lurker, but finally made an account.

I got in today for Summer start and the school's one of my top choices since I probably won't get into NYU :( . But U Mich seems really awesome and I'm excited!

I know they don't let you stay in the Lawyers Club for the summer term, but if I'm summer start, does anyone know if I can live in the Lawyers Club during the fall term? Or is it exclusively for fall people only?

Also, all of you guys getting these Darrow interviews...are your stats exceptionally high/what are they looking for when it comes to the finalists?


It is not for Fall people only, but you're right about not being able to live there in the summer. However, you can apply to live there RIGHT NOW! It's just emailing a form to them, and puts you in line when they start giving out the spots. Remember that this isn't binding, so the earlier the better.

And it does seem like the Darrow is going to do to those with the best stats (with some variation). They're trying to lure those with the stats to go to higher ranked schools to go to UMich, so they offer a sweeeet package.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby LawTweet » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:09 pm

feefeeriri wrote:Hey, long time lurker, but finally made an account.

I got in today for Summer start and the school's one of my top choices since I probably won't get into NYU :( . But U Mich seems really awesome and I'm excited!

I know they don't let you stay in the Lawyers Club for the summer term, but if I'm summer start, does anyone know if I can live in the Lawyers Club during the fall term? Or is it exclusively for fall people only?

Also, all of you guys getting these Darrow interviews...are your stats exceptionally high/what are they looking for when it comes to the finalists?


My stats are not spectacular and I got an interview. 25<GPA<50 and LSAT 170 and not a URM. I get the feeling at least getting an interview isn't entirely stats-based.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby FeLiPeeee » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:49 pm

I applied in early September and haven't heard anything since. 171/3.85. Thinking about just withdrawing my application so I have one less pending app.

Sorry, haven't read through this entire thread - has anyone else been waiting this long to get a decision?

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FeLiPeeee wrote:I applied in early September and haven't heard anything since. 171/3.85. Thinking about just withdrawing my application so I have one less pending app.

Sorry, haven't read through this entire thread - has anyone else been waiting this long to get a decision?


Why would you think about withdrawing just because they didn't answer by the middle of January?

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Postby Smc1994 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:51 pm

jjcorvino wrote:
FeLiPeeee wrote:I applied in early September and haven't heard anything since. 171/3.85. Thinking about just withdrawing my application so I have one less pending app.

Sorry, haven't read through this entire thread - has anyone else been waiting this long to get a decision?


Why would you think about withdrawing just because they didn't answer by the middle of January?


Seconded. Even with a fee waiver, you've already spent the money to submit the application.

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Postby FeLiPeeee » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:59 pm

Smc1994 wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:
FeLiPeeee wrote:I applied in early September and haven't heard anything since. 171/3.85. Thinking about just withdrawing my application so I have one less pending app.

Sorry, haven't read through this entire thread - has anyone else been waiting this long to get a decision?


Why would you think about withdrawing just because they didn't answer by the middle of January?


Seconded. Even with a fee waiver, you've already spent the money to submit the application.


Just wondering if anyone else has been waiting this long. Would withdraw if this long wait likely indicates a wait list, because I'd rather free up the space for someone who would actually want to attend.

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Postby jjcorvino » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:03 pm

FeLiPeeee wrote:
Smc1994 wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:
FeLiPeeee wrote:I applied in early September and haven't heard anything since. 171/3.85. Thinking about just withdrawing my application so I have one less pending app.

Sorry, haven't read through this entire thread - has anyone else been waiting this long to get a decision?


Why would you think about withdrawing just because they didn't answer by the middle of January?


Seconded. Even with a fee waiver, you've already spent the money to submit the application.


Just wondering if anyone else has been waiting this long. Would withdraw if this long wait likely indicates a wait list, because I'd rather free up the space for someone who would actually want to attend.


I still do not understand. You have no idea what it means. Even if it meant that you get waitlisted, there is no reason to not wait and see.

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Re: Michigan c/o 2020 applicants (2016-17)

Postby NotAGolfer » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:07 pm

jjcorvino wrote:Anyone see their tweet?

https://twitter.com/UMichLawAdmit/statu ... 3598213120

I needed this reminder, feels like I've been waiting forever for my scholly offer. Trying to be zen during this process is somewhat of an impossible task though



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