Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

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What's your vibe on UM?

NUMBER ONE CHOICE SO HERE FOR IT
42
23%
Interested but only with $$$
105
59%
Only applying for scholarship negotiation
24
13%
What's UM?
8
4%
 
Total votes: 179

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Mikey » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:07 pm

twitter cat is amazing

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:18 am

Lagentblaugrana wrote:Does anyone know whether sending a post-admission Why Mich for scholarship purposes is advisable? I did not write one originally, although I am fairly certain that I could make it convincing.


Wondering a similar thing:

I applied with a fee waiver, but did not send in "Why Michigan?" around 10/18. Above the 75th percentile in GPA and LSAT, URM. I've been contemplating whether or not to send an additional "Why Michigan" letter. I've had limited correspondence with Dean Zearfoss (she's an alum from the women's LAC affiliated with mine) but I wasn't sure if that was enough to demonstrate my interest? Haven't heard back yet...

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby chandhi » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:32 am

MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
Lagentblaugrana wrote:Does anyone know whether sending a post-admission Why Mich for scholarship purposes is advisable? I did not write one originally, although I am fairly certain that I could make it convincing.


Wondering a similar thing:

I applied with a fee waiver, but did not send in "Why Michigan?" around 10/18. Above the 75th percentile in GPA and LSAT, URM. I've been contemplating whether or not to send an additional "Why Michigan" letter. I've had limited correspondence with Dean Zearfoss (she's an alum from the women's LAC affiliated with mine) but I wasn't sure if that was enough to demonstrate my interest? Haven't heard back yet...

personally, i am of the opinion that providing a why michigan is ALWAYS better than no why michigan, even if that means sending it later. the school is full of people who genuinely want to be here (very often choosing it over higher-ranked schools), and it's important to show that you do too. plus, it's kind of a fun essay to write, shouldn't take too much time, etc. low risk, high reward.

disclaimer: i don't actually know how admissions stuff works, this is just the vibe i get. and it worked for me! at the very least, it will make you learn more about the school and provide the adcomm with more information about you.

fun somewhat-relevant fact: i wrote part of my why michigan about a certain professor. dean z put me in the section that they teach. i went out for drinks with that professor tonight, had an absolutely wonderful time, and was reminded again and again why i'm here.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby usaorbust » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:15 am

Yay, complete :)

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Mikey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:46 am

usaorbust wrote:Yay, complete :)

when did you submit and how long after did you get a status checker?

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby usaorbust » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:52 am

Mikey wrote:
usaorbust wrote:Yay, complete :)

when did you submit and how long after did you get a status checker?

submitted 11/3, status checker 11/6 and complete today

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Mikey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:59 am

usaorbust wrote:
Mikey wrote:
usaorbust wrote:Yay, complete :)

when did you submit and how long after did you get a status checker?

submitted 11/3, status checker 11/6 and complete today

oh ok thanks!

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby jakebrigance11 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:29 pm

Making us refresh the status checker every morning oughtta be against the Geneva Conventions. My 5am brain is such an optimist, but my 5:02 brain is disappointed not keen to fall back asleep.

Wish they just sent an email.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Platopus » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:49 pm

jakebrigance11 wrote:Making us refresh the status checker every morning oughtta be against the Geneva Conventions. My 5am brain is such an optimist, but my 5:02 brain is disappointed not keen to fall back asleep.

Wish they just sent an email.


+1 I wake up disappointed every day

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby subpoenacolada » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:03 pm

Platopus wrote:
jakebrigance11 wrote:Making us refresh the status checker every morning oughtta be against the Geneva Conventions. My 5am brain is such an optimist, but my 5:02 brain is disappointed not keen to fall back asleep.

Wish they just sent an email.


+1 I wake up disappointed every day


+2 as fuck

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby andysimbi » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:39 pm

subpoenacolada wrote:
Platopus wrote:
jakebrigance11 wrote:Making us refresh the status checker every morning oughtta be against the Geneva Conventions. My 5am brain is such an optimist, but my 5:02 brain is disappointed not keen to fall back asleep.

Wish they just sent an email.


+1 I wake up disappointed every day


+2 as fuck


+3 I just start the day on a low note now

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby GotLost » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:53 pm

andysimbi wrote:
subpoenacolada wrote:
Platopus wrote:
jakebrigance11 wrote:Making us refresh the status checker every morning oughtta be against the Geneva Conventions. My 5am brain is such an optimist, but my 5:02 brain is disappointed not keen to fall back asleep.

Wish they just sent an email.


+1 I wake up disappointed every day


+2 as fuck


+3 I just start the day on a low note now


+4

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby littlelibertine » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:54 pm

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Mikey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:02 pm

Don't know if anyone even remembers but what time did y'all get the status checker email?

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby thepsychedelic » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:07 pm

Mikey wrote:Don't know if anyone even remembers but what time did y'all get the status checker email?


I got mine at 8:55 AM PST, after submitting at 12:04 AM PST the day before.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Mikey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:14 pm

thepsychedelic wrote:
Mikey wrote:Don't know if anyone even remembers but what time did y'all get the status checker email?


I got mine at 8:55 AM PST, after submitting at 12:04 AM PST the day before.

When did u submit?

You're making me feel like they left me in the dark since you got your sc the next day :( lol

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:19 pm

chandhi wrote:
MonicaYoung_LOL wrote:
Lagentblaugrana wrote:Does anyone know whether sending a post-admission Why Mich for scholarship purposes is advisable? I did not write one originally, although I am fairly certain that I could make it convincing.


Wondering a similar thing:

I applied with a fee waiver, but did not send in "Why Michigan?" around 10/18. Above the 75th percentile in GPA and LSAT, URM. I've been contemplating whether or not to send an additional "Why Michigan" letter. I've had limited correspondence with Dean Zearfoss (she's an alum from the women's LAC affiliated with mine) but I wasn't sure if that was enough to demonstrate my interest? Haven't heard back yet...

personally, i am of the opinion that providing a why michigan is ALWAYS better than no why michigan, even if that means sending it later. the school is full of people who genuinely want to be here (very often choosing it over higher-ranked schools), and it's important to show that you do too. plus, it's kind of a fun essay to write, shouldn't take too much time, etc. low risk, high reward.

disclaimer: i don't actually know how admissions stuff works, this is just the vibe i get. and it worked for me! at the very least, it will make you learn more about the school and provide the adcomm with more information about you.

fun somewhat-relevant fact: i wrote part of my why michigan about a certain professor. dean z put me in the section that they teach. i went out for drinks with that professor tonight, had an absolutely wonderful time, and was reminded again and again why i'm here.


^^^sent in a Why Mich earlier today--thanks for the feedback :) It's much appreciated!

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby thepsychedelic » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:23 pm

Mikey wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:
Mikey wrote:Don't know if anyone even remembers but what time did y'all get the status checker email?


I got mine at 8:55 AM PST, after submitting at 12:04 AM PST the day before.

When did u submit?

You're making me feel like they left me in the dark since you got your sc the next day :( lol


I submitted the 8th! But it was more the 7th at night because that’s when I was working on it haha so it took like a full day before I got it

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Mikey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:45 pm

thepsychedelic wrote:
Mikey wrote:
thepsychedelic wrote:
Mikey wrote:Don't know if anyone even remembers but what time did y'all get the status checker email?


I got mine at 8:55 AM PST, after submitting at 12:04 AM PST the day before.

When did u submit?

You're making me feel like they left me in the dark since you got your sc the next day :( lol


I submitted the 8th! But it was more the 7th at night because that’s when I was working on it haha so it took like a full day before I got it

Oh ok! Thanks :( wonder why they hate me :( lmao

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby jellyjar » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:52 pm

Mikey wrote:Don't know if anyone even remembers but what time did y'all get the status checker email?


I submitted 11/9 and didn't get status checker until 11/14--so if you're worried, it can def take a while!

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Mikey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:01 pm

jellyjar wrote:
Mikey wrote:Don't know if anyone even remembers but what time did y'all get the status checker email?


I submitted 11/9 and didn't get status checker until 11/14--so if you're worried, it can def take a while!

haha thanks! it's just that the school I care about the most is making me feel in the dark haha, it's all good though. :mrgreen: :lol:

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby pbsdotcom » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:14 pm

Mikey wrote:
jellyjar wrote:
Mikey wrote:Don't know if anyone even remembers but what time did y'all get the status checker email?


I submitted 11/9 and didn't get status checker until 11/14--so if you're worried, it can def take a while!

haha thanks! it's just that the school I care about the most is making me feel in the dark haha, it's all good though. :mrgreen: :lol:


I submitted 10/10 and didn’t get status checker until 10/26, it seems like Michigan takes longer sometimes for some people not sure why but don’t worry!

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby littlelibertine » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:06 pm

Got my admissions packet today! Super cute note from Dean Z about their criminal law program. Every paragraph I read makes me even more interested in Michigan, and it's already my first choice. The 100+ Reasons You Belong booklet has me swooning.

Praying to Admissions Cat for good news soon.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby MonicaYoung_LOL » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:13 pm

littlelibertine wrote:Got my admissions packet today! Super cute note from Dean Z about their criminal law program. Every paragraph I read makes me even more interested in Michigan, and it's already my first choice. The 100+ Reasons You Belong booklet has me swooning.

Praying to Admissions Cat for good news soon.


Had your status checker already gone to Accepted? If so, when? And, if you don't mind answering, what were your stats?

Congrats, though!!

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Mikey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:20 pm

littlelibertine wrote:Got my admissions packet today! Super cute note from Dean Z about their criminal law program. Every paragraph I read makes me even more interested in Michigan, and it's already my first choice. The 100+ Reasons You Belong booklet has me swooning.

Praying to Admissions Cat for good news soon.

I loved the 100+ reasons you belong booklet!!! <3




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