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%
 
Total votes: 305

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

Postby Bob loblaw law blog » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:30 pm

So I'm above the 75% LSAT but between the median and 25% GPA... Thoughts on writing a "Why Michigan?"

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

Postby RamTitan » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:55 pm

Since their class size went up, is it safe to speculate that those at median or below are treading dangerous waters for admission?

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:43 pm

Anyone planning on visiting or writing a "Why Michigan" essay?

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

Postby gsy987 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:24 am

Bob loblaw law blog wrote:So I'm above the 75% LSAT but between the median and 25% GPA... Thoughts on writing a "Why Michigan?"


Hey I was in a similar boat (I actually was below the 25% percentile GPA though), and I think my "Why Michigan" essay really helped!

Remember that a big thing with Michigan is collegiality, so if you can maybe give an experience where you worked as a part of a team and tie it to wanting to attend the school, that could give you a boost.

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

Postby Bob loblaw law blog » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:29 am

gsy987 wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:So I'm above the 75% LSAT but between the median and 25% GPA... Thoughts on writing a "Why Michigan?"


Hey I was in a similar boat (I actually was below the 25% percentile GPA though), and I think my "Why Michigan" essay really helped!

Remember that a big thing with Michigan is collegiality, so if you can maybe give an experience where you worked as a part of a team and tie it to wanting to attend the school, that could give you a boost.



Thanks so much! Yeah I think I'm going to write one, was about to hit that submit button but decided to hold off. I've got Friday off, so I'll chef up something then.

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

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:43 am

patttt wrote:did anybody else not get a hidden waiver and/or would someone know why i didn't? lsat and gpa are both around or above the 75th


+1 although I'm actually at median GPA, pretty well above 75 last. the kicker is I emailed them last week and they literally said "it looks like you'll get one" in their response. I have Michigan on my car profile too. I will give them like another week and then I may reach out again. I'm not trying to be pushy but 70$ is 70$ and they were pretty clear about it.

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

Postby longpig » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:07 am

I just got an e-mail with with a waiver today so maybe they're just a bit slow on it. GPA below median, LSAT above 75th.

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

Postby lg77 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:40 pm

Checking in!

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

Postby brinicolec » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:24 pm

Update regarding waivers: I had previously received one via LSAC but also received an email with a fee waiver the other day so be on the lookout!

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

Postby brinicolec » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:27 pm

Also, new poll!

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

Postby RamTitan » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:28 pm

gsy987 wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:So I'm above the 75% LSAT but between the median and 25% GPA... Thoughts on writing a "Why Michigan?"


Hey I was in a similar boat (I actually was below the 25% percentile GPA though), and I think my "Why Michigan" essay really helped!

Remember that a big thing with Michigan is collegiality, so if you can maybe give an experience where you worked as a part of a team and tie it to wanting to attend the school, that could give you a boost.

How do you figure out stuff like "collegiality" being a big deal at a certain school?

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

Postby KatCoco » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:41 pm

RamTitan wrote:
gsy987 wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:So I'm above the 75% LSAT but between the median and 25% GPA... Thoughts on writing a "Why Michigan?"


Hey I was in a similar boat (I actually was below the 25% percentile GPA though), and I think my "Why Michigan" essay really helped!

Remember that a big thing with Michigan is collegiality, so if you can maybe give an experience where you worked as a part of a team and tie it to wanting to attend the school, that could give you a boost.

How do you figure out stuff like "collegiality" being a big deal at a certain school?


I'd recommend googling "[insert law school name here] dean interview." You can find some good info about what is important at that school.

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

Postby RamTitan » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:44 pm

KatCoco wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
gsy987 wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:So I'm above the 75% LSAT but between the median and 25% GPA... Thoughts on writing a "Why Michigan?"


Hey I was in a similar boat (I actually was below the 25% percentile GPA though), and I think my "Why Michigan" essay really helped!

Remember that a big thing with Michigan is collegiality, so if you can maybe give an experience where you worked as a part of a team and tie it to wanting to attend the school, that could give you a boost.

How do you figure out stuff like "collegiality" being a big deal at a certain school?


I'd recommend googling "[insert law school name here] dean interview." You can find some good info about what is important at that school.

That's a great idea; thank you!

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

Postby gsy987 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:29 am

RamTitan wrote:
KatCoco wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
gsy987 wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:So I'm above the 75% LSAT but between the median and 25% GPA... Thoughts on writing a "Why Michigan?"


Hey I was in a similar boat (I actually was below the 25% percentile GPA though), and I think my "Why Michigan" essay really helped!

Remember that a big thing with Michigan is collegiality, so if you can maybe give an experience where you worked as a part of a team and tie it to wanting to attend the school, that could give you a boost.

How do you figure out stuff like "collegiality" being a big deal at a certain school?


I'd recommend googling "[insert law school name here] dean interview." You can find some good info about what is important at that school.

That's a great idea; thank you!


That's smart and also using TLS can be helpful too! For example, I'm actually going to Michigan right now.. So it's always good to have some secondhand sources.

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

Postby TexasENG » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:47 am

Anyone who applied day 1 get a status tracker login yet?

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

Postby dc_diva » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:21 am

TexasENG wrote:Anyone who applied day 1 get a status tracker login yet?


Nope, not yet!

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

Postby ProductofUnreality » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:21 pm

Bob loblaw law blog wrote:So I'm above the 75% LSAT but between the median and 25% GPA... Thoughts on writing a "Why Michigan?"


I'm in the same boat and curious as well. What way are you leaning?

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Postby zeglo » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:52 pm

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

Postby KMart » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:22 am

ProductofUnreality wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:So I'm above the 75% LSAT but between the median and 25% GPA... Thoughts on writing a "Why Michigan?"


I'm in the same boat and curious as well. What way are you leaning?

If you have a legit reason, it won't hurt you.

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

Postby ProductofUnreality » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:24 pm

KMart wrote:
ProductofUnreality wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:So I'm above the 75% LSAT but between the median and 25% GPA... Thoughts on writing a "Why Michigan?"


I'm in the same boat and curious as well. What way are you leaning?

If you have a legit reason, it won't hurt you.


But if I don't?

I mean I could find things about the school that I really like, but I don't have family in the area or know people who are alumni or anything like that.

It would basically be "here's what I want to get out of a legal education and here are stellar programs and resources you offer that would help me achieve that" or something like that.

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

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:22 am

ProductofUnreality wrote:
KMart wrote:
ProductofUnreality wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:So I'm above the 75% LSAT but between the median and 25% GPA... Thoughts on writing a "Why Michigan?"


I'm in the same boat and curious as well. What way are you leaning?

If you have a legit reason, it won't hurt you.


But if I don't?

I mean I could find things about the school that I really like, but I don't have family in the area or know people who are alumni or anything like that.

It would basically be "here's what I want to get out of a legal education and here are stellar programs and resources you offer that would help me achieve that" or something like that.


I think for Mich it would still help. Show that you did the research, tell them what you want in a law school, tell them explicitly that you want to go there. Also "Here's what I want and here are the stellar programs you have" is probably a more compelling reason than "I have family in the area"

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

Postby champagnepapi » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:29 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
ProductofUnreality wrote:
KMart wrote:
ProductofUnreality wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:So I'm above the 75% LSAT but between the median and 25% GPA... Thoughts on writing a "Why Michigan?"


I'm in the same boat and curious as well. What way are you leaning?

If you have a legit reason, it won't hurt you.


But if I don't?

I mean I could find things about the school that I really like, but I don't have family in the area or know people who are alumni or anything like that.

It would basically be "here's what I want to get out of a legal education and here are stellar programs and resources you offer that would help me achieve that" or something like that.


I think for Mich it would still help. Show that you did the research, tell them what you want in a law school, tell them explicitly that you want to go there. Also "Here's what I want and here are the stellar programs you have" is probably a more compelling reason than "I have family in the area"


i think both are arguably compelling if you explain it well enough. but more importantly, i think you should write it! it appears to matter a lot to michigan, and i've never seen anyone here say they regret writing one. it's a couple hours of work now that could make a world of a difference.

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

Postby brinicolec » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:05 am

TO ANYONE THAT HAS APPLIED ALREADY: I WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU ALL WOULD POST HOW YOUR CYCLE GOES. (FOR EXAMPLE: WHEN YOUR STATUS CHANGES FROM X TO Y OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT) OR YOU COULD DM IT TO ME. I want to give people as much info as possible but I won't be applying until next month.

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

Postby RamTitan » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:15 pm

brinicolec wrote:TO ANYONE THAT HAS APPLIED ALREADY: I WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU ALL WOULD POST HOW YOUR CYCLE GOES. (FOR EXAMPLE: WHEN YOUR STATUS CHANGES FROM X TO Y OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT) OR YOU COULD DM IT TO ME. I want to give people as much info as possible but I won't be applying until next month.

Same

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

Postby PDX4343 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:59 pm

Checking in. I sent my app in the first day they were open, August 23rd, but I haven't received a status checker login email yet. Has anyone else who has applied already received their login info?



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