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 shineoncrazydiamond » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:48 pm

gsy987 wrote:
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.


Hi everyone, another 1L at Michigan. I echo what gsy said. I was in a similar boat (between 25th and 50th for GPA and above 75th LSAT) and applied kind of late in the game, and I think the Why Michigan was really helpful with getting in and getting $$$. My acceptance letter even had a comment about something I said in my Why Michigan. I strongly recommend writing one!

ETA: Best wishes for a good cycle!

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

Postby laliforevar » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:01 am

c/o 2020 summer starter here (I deferred for a year) - obv no way to know how much it mattered, but Dean Z referenced what I wrote about in my 'Why Michigan' in the little note she wrote on my acceptance letter as well. I do think it matters that you feel like you're a fit culturally at Michigan, for whatever reasons you think apply.

If you haven't read it, I HIGHLY recommend Dean Z's blog - I learned a lot about the school from it. Plus, she's pretty funny.

https://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/default.aspx

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.

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

Postby TexasENG » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:28 am

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

Postby poptart123 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:18 am

Per fee waivers for Michigan. I got one last year, but didn't get one this year; however, Mich. has a form on their site, and all I had to do was fill out some very basic information and send in my fee waiver email from last year to get a new one. It took about 24 hours to receive the waiver. Super simple, and as always, Michigan's staff is was awesome.

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Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:04 pm

poptart123 wrote:Per fee waivers for Michigan. I got one last year, but didn't get one this year; however, Mich. has a form on their site, and all I had to do was fill out some very basic information and send in my fee waiver email from last year to get a new one. It took about 24 hours to receive the waiver. Super simple, and as always, Michigan's staff is was awesome.


Would you mind linking that page?

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

Postby Kopetz » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:08 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
poptart123 wrote:Per fee waivers for Michigan. I got one last year, but didn't get one this year; however, Mich. has a form on their site, and all I had to do was fill out some very basic information and send in my fee waiver email from last year to get a new one. It took about 24 hours to receive the waiver. Super simple, and as always, Michigan's staff is was awesome.


Would you mind linking that page?


probably here, but it says it's need-based


eta: also, checking in. Got a nice packet yesterday with viewbook etc. and a letter informing me of my CRS waiver.

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

Postby poptart123 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:21 pm

Kopetz wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
poptart123 wrote:Per fee waivers for Michigan. I got one last year, but didn't get one this year; however, Mich. has a form on their site, and all I had to do was fill out some very basic information and send in my fee waiver email from last year to get a new one. It took about 24 hours to receive the waiver. Super simple, and as always, Michigan's staff is was awesome.


Would you mind linking that page?


probably here, but it says it's need-based


eta: also, checking in. Got a nice packet yesterday with viewbook etc. and a letter informing me of my CRS waiver.


Yes, this is the link. Under "I. General information" is the box you check.

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

Postby brinicolec » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:21 pm

laliforevar wrote:c/o 2020 summer starter here (I deferred for a year) - obv no way to know how much it mattered, but Dean Z referenced what I wrote about in my 'Why Michigan' in the little note she wrote on my acceptance letter as well. I do think it matters that you feel like you're a fit culturally at Michigan, for whatever reasons you think apply.

If you haven't read it, I HIGHLY recommend Dean Z's blog - I learned a lot about the school from it. Plus, she's pretty funny.

https://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z/default.aspx

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.


Thanks! Will add that link to the first post.

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

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:49 pm

poptart123 wrote:
Kopetz wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
poptart123 wrote:Per fee waivers for Michigan. I got one last year, but didn't get one this year; however, Mich. has a form on their site, and all I had to do was fill out some very basic information and send in my fee waiver email from last year to get a new one. It took about 24 hours to receive the waiver. Super simple, and as always, Michigan's staff is was awesome.


Would you mind linking that page?


probably here, but it says it's need-based


eta: also, checking in. Got a nice packet yesterday with viewbook etc. and a letter informing me of my CRS waiver.


Yes, this is the link. Under "I. General information" is the box you check.


OK so did you get a 2015/2016 need based waiver?

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

Postby poptart123 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:18 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
Kopetz wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
poptart123 wrote:Per fee waivers for Michigan. I got one last year, but didn't get one this year; however, Mich. has a form on their site, and all I had to do was fill out some very basic information and send in my fee waiver email from last year to get a new one. It took about 24 hours to receive the waiver. Super simple, and as always, Michigan's staff is was awesome.


Would you mind linking that page?


probably here, but it says it's need-based


eta: also, checking in. Got a nice packet yesterday with viewbook etc. and a letter informing me of my CRS waiver.


Yes, this is the link. Under "I. General information" is the box you check.


OK so did you get a 2015/2016 need based waiver?


No -- Mich. emailed me a merit-based waiver in 2015/2016. I attached it after only completing section 1 and signing, then I emailed it to the school.

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

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:54 pm

poptart123 wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
Kopetz wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
poptart123 wrote:Per fee waivers for Michigan. I got one last year, but didn't get one this year; however, Mich. has a form on their site, and all I had to do was fill out some very basic information and send in my fee waiver email from last year to get a new one. It took about 24 hours to receive the waiver. Super simple, and as always, Michigan's staff is was awesome.


Would you mind linking that page?


probably here, but it says it's need-based


eta: also, checking in. Got a nice packet yesterday with viewbook etc. and a letter informing me of my CRS waiver.


Yes, this is the link. Under "I. General information" is the box you check.


OK so did you get a 2015/2016 need based waiver?


No -- Mich. emailed me a merit-based waiver in 2015/2016. I attached it after only completing section 1 and signing, then I emailed it to the school.


Huh, OK. Well none of this matters for me anyway because I had one 14/15 and didn't apply 15/16.

I may email them anyway and ask if it will still help

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

Postby PDX4343 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:42 pm

FWIW, I also gained access to status tracker this morning, and received a nice packet in the mail with a viewbook and information about my fee waiver.

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Postby zeglo » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:44 pm

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

Postby PDX4343 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:51 pm

zeglo wrote:I got a beautiful packet in the mail today that was part of getting a fee waiver.

However, I still haven't gotten a status checker email, and I applied on September 1.


FWIW, I applied the day apps opened -- August 23rd -- and just got a status checker email a few days ago. My application isn't even complete yet. They seem to be moving pretty slow right now.

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Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:17 am

So I sent an email Aug 9 asking about fee waivers. I got a response saying I would most likely get one the next day. Still haven't gotten an email/crs. What date is reasonable for a follow up?

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Postby KMart » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:34 am

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:So I sent an email Aug 9 asking about fee waivers. I got a response saying I would most likely get one the next day. Still haven't gotten an email/crs. What date is reasonable for a follow up?

Do you have a hidden one? Maybe it's in your spam folder.

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

Postby brinicolec » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:29 am

zeglo wrote:I got a beautiful packet in the mail today that was part of getting a fee waiver.

However, I still haven't gotten a status checker email, and I applied on September 1.


Also got a packet in the mail. Liked that it had a little note that was specific to me. Wasn't really sure how I felt about U Mich because I'm kind of over the whole college town thing after being at UNC for undergrad but, can't lie, that 100+ reasons booklet (or whatever you want to call it) kind of sold me on the school lol.

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Postby zeglo » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:28 pm

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

Postby proteinshake » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:44 pm

zeglo wrote:Well, I agree to disagree. Anyway UNC still great.

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