Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

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What's your ~status~?

Accepted, attending, dancing in the streets
0
No votes
Accepted, trying to figure out how to get more $$
4
9%
Accepted, waiting anxiously on my financial aid package
6
14%
Accepted, going to ASW 1
4
9%
Accepted, going to ASW 2
4
9%
Waiting anxiously on my acceptance
24
55%
Getting my apps in over winter break
1
2%
Applying in February just for the heck of it, will be reapplying
1
2%
In high school, lurking
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No votes
 
Total votes: 44

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heyduchess
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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby heyduchess » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:39 pm

wolfonlawstreet wrote:
aegibbang wrote:In.
Overall GPA 3.1 and LSAT 171, but for what it's worth, I left my first school, worked for 2 years, and got a 4.0+ at my second school.



You are the hope that we splitters need!


RETWEET

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Cogburn1984
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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Cogburn1984 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:32 pm

wolfonlawstreet wrote:
aegibbang wrote:In.
Overall GPA 3.1 and LSAT 171, but for what it's worth, I left my first school, worked for 2 years, and got a 4.0+ at my second school.



You are the hope that we splitters need!


Question, does anyone see other splitters getting in and think "one less splitter seat for me" ?

Not saying I'm not happy for you Wolf, it's just making me sweat is all.

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littlelibertine
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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby littlelibertine » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:34 pm

Cogburn1984 wrote:
wolfonlawstreet wrote:
aegibbang wrote:In.
Overall GPA 3.1 and LSAT 171, but for what it's worth, I left my first school, worked for 2 years, and got a 4.0+ at my second school.



You are the hope that we splitters need!


Question, does anyone see other splitters getting in and think "one less splitter seat for me" ?

Not saying I'm not happy for you Wolf, it's just making me sweat is all.


Hadn't thought of that. nah, I usually fell MORE hopeful because it means they're taking candidates around my GPA.

I'm really sweating right now because I keep seeing splitters accepted around/after my submission date - but I also submitted a third letter a few weeks after I initially submitted my application, so is it possible my application may have been pushed back a little on acceptance of the new letter?

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby wolfonlawstreet » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:37 pm

littlelibertine wrote:
Cogburn1984 wrote:
wolfonlawstreet wrote:
aegibbang wrote:In.
Overall GPA 3.1 and LSAT 171, but for what it's worth, I left my first school, worked for 2 years, and got a 4.0+ at my second school.



You are the hope that we splitters need!


Question, does anyone see other splitters getting in and think "one less splitter seat for me" ?

Not saying I'm not happy for you Wolf, it's just making me sweat is all.


Hadn't thought of that. nah, I usually fell MORE hopeful because it means they're taking candidates around my GPA.

I'm really sweating right now because I keep seeing splitters accepted around/after my submission date - but I also submitted a third letter a few weeks after I initially submitted my application, so is it possible my application may have been pushed back a little on acceptance of the new letter?



Yeah, I was just pleased to see some movement for splitters, since we tend to be the latest decisions...and happy to see Michigan giving splitter love <3 (but to be clear, I didn't get in, so no need to sweat me :wink: )

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Cogburn1984 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:43 pm

wolfonlawstreet wrote:
littlelibertine wrote:
Cogburn1984 wrote:
wolfonlawstreet wrote:
aegibbang wrote:In.
Overall GPA 3.1 and LSAT 171, but for what it's worth, I left my first school, worked for 2 years, and got a 4.0+ at my second school.



You are the hope that we splitters need!


Question, does anyone see other splitters getting in and think "one less splitter seat for me" ?

Not saying I'm not happy for you Wolf, it's just making me sweat is all.


Hadn't thought of that. nah, I usually fell MORE hopeful because it means they're taking candidates around my GPA.

I'm really sweating right now because I keep seeing splitters accepted around/after my submission date - but I also submitted a third letter a few weeks after I initially submitted my application, so is it possible my application may have been pushed back a little on acceptance of the new letter?



Yeah, I was just pleased to see some movement for splitters, since we tend to be the latest decisions...and happy to see Michigan giving splitter love <3 (but to be clear, I didn't get in, so no need to sweat me :wink: )


Whoops, meant aegibbang, congrats btw.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby CuplatBeijing » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:45 pm

Congrats to you all. I am still waiting and hoping for an offer.

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OakBrook2021
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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby OakBrook2021 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:28 pm

May try and negotiate. A bit dismaying they constantly emphasize they don't "compete", but everything is negotiable right?

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby principalagent » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:31 pm

OakBrook2021 wrote:May try and negotiate. A bit dismaying they constantly emphasize they don't "compete", but everything is negotiable right?


Well you’re sitting on the most direct bargaining chip available! Hard not to compete with that.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby OakBrook2021 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:36 pm

principalagent wrote:Well you’re sitting on the most direct bargaining chip available! Hard not to compete with that.


Haha I'm pretty sure you'll be sitting on two of them though! I was really hoping for that Darrow invite since Michigan seems like it might be a better fit for me. Definitely can't complain though

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby principalagent » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:00 pm

OakBrook2021 wrote:Haha I'm pretty sure you'll be sitting on two of them though!


We pray every day *prayer-emoji*

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Mikey » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:45 pm

principalagent wrote:
OakBrook2021 wrote:Haha I'm pretty sure you'll be sitting on two of them though!


We pray every day *prayer-emoji*

U know that prayer emoji is actually two people high-fiveing :O

When I learned that, my mind got blown

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby LiveJustly390 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:01 am

wolfonlawstreet wrote:
littlelibertine wrote:
Cogburn1984 wrote:
wolfonlawstreet wrote:
aegibbang wrote:In.
Overall GPA 3.1 and LSAT 171, but for what it's worth, I left my first school, worked for 2 years, and got a 4.0+ at my second school.



You are the hope that we splitters need!


Question, does anyone see other splitters getting in and think "one less splitter seat for me" ?

Not saying I'm not happy for you Wolf, it's just making me sweat is all.


Hadn't thought of that. nah, I usually fell MORE hopeful because it means they're taking candidates around my GPA.

I'm really sweating right now because I keep seeing splitters accepted around/after my submission date - but I also submitted a third letter a few weeks after I initially submitted my application, so is it possible my application may have been pushed back a little on acceptance of the new letter?



Yeah, I was just pleased to see some movement for splitters, since we tend to be the latest decisions...and happy to see Michigan giving splitter love <3 (but to be clear, I didn't get in, so no need to sweat me :wink: )


does anyone feel like it’s worse to be a splitter with a high gpa and a lower lsat? Cause that’s me lol. I’m a few points below their median LSAT (166) but a high GPA (3.96).

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby feralflamingo » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:25 am

LiveJustly390 wrote:
wolfonlawstreet wrote:
littlelibertine wrote:
Cogburn1984 wrote:
wolfonlawstreet wrote:
aegibbang wrote:In.
Overall GPA 3.1 and LSAT 171, but for what it's worth, I left my first school, worked for 2 years, and got a 4.0+ at my second school.



You are the hope that we splitters need!


Question, does anyone see other splitters getting in and think "one less splitter seat for me" ?

Not saying I'm not happy for you Wolf, it's just making me sweat is all.


Hadn't thought of that. nah, I usually fell MORE hopeful because it means they're taking candidates around my GPA.

I'm really sweating right now because I keep seeing splitters accepted around/after my submission date - but I also submitted a third letter a few weeks after I initially submitted my application, so is it possible my application may have been pushed back a little on acceptance of the new letter?



Yeah, I was just pleased to see some movement for splitters, since we tend to be the latest decisions...and happy to see Michigan giving splitter love <3 (but to be clear, I didn't get in, so no need to sweat me :wink: )


does anyone feel like it’s worse to be a splitter with a high gpa and a lower lsat? Cause that’s me lol. I’m a few points below their median LSAT (166) but a high GPA (3.96).


I may be wrong, but I feel the LSAT's always given a little more weight considering GPAs can be artificially inflated depending on where you went to school.

LiveJustly390
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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby LiveJustly390 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:22 am

feralflamingo wrote:
LiveJustly390 wrote:
wolfonlawstreet wrote:
littlelibertine wrote:
Cogburn1984 wrote:
wolfonlawstreet wrote:
aegibbang wrote:In.
Overall GPA 3.1 and LSAT 171, but for what it's worth, I left my first school, worked for 2 years, and got a 4.0+ at my second school.



You are the hope that we splitters need!


Question, does anyone see other splitters getting in and think "one less splitter seat for me" ?

Not saying I'm not happy for you Wolf, it's just making me sweat is all.


Hadn't thought of that. nah, I usually fell MORE hopeful because it means they're taking candidates around my GPA.

I'm really sweating right now because I keep seeing splitters accepted around/after my submission date - but I also submitted a third letter a few weeks after I initially submitted my application, so is it possible my application may have been pushed back a little on acceptance of the new letter?



Yeah, I was just pleased to see some movement for splitters, since we tend to be the latest decisions...and happy to see Michigan giving splitter love <3 (but to be clear, I didn't get in, so no need to sweat me :wink: )


does anyone feel like it’s worse to be a splitter with a high gpa and a lower lsat? Cause that’s me lol. I’m a few points below their median LSAT (166) but a high GPA (3.96).


I may be wrong, but I feel the LSAT's always given a little more weight considering GPAs can be artificially inflated depending on where you went to school.


That’s how I feel too, but I also thought the LSAC transcript report was supposed to help mitigate that a bit since it accounts for grade inflation, right?

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Teacher » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:03 am

thepsychedelic wrote:
Teacher wrote:
Mikey wrote:
guppies16 wrote:Kind of late to the game, but how long after you submitted did you all receive your status checker info? Thanks!

exactly a week


And how long did it take people to go complete?


took me exactly 2 weeks


Just went complete today, so me too!

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OakBrook2021
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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby OakBrook2021 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:55 am

Got denied on my request for increased aid. Can't say I didn't expect it since they specifically stated they don't negotiate and I was already given $$$$ from my Dean's scholarship

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby LSNlife » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:57 am

OakBrook2021 wrote:Got denied on my request for increased aid. Can't say I didn't expect it since they specifically stated they don't negotiate and I was already given $$$$ from my Dean's scholarship


Sorry to hear that but at least you're still sitting solid with the Dean's and the Dillard :lol:

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Mikey » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:00 pm

OakBrook2021 wrote:Got denied on my request for increased aid. Can't say I didn't expect it since they specifically stated they don't negotiate and I was already given $$$$ from my Dean's scholarship

Are you leaning more towards the Dilly? I wouldn't blame you if you are! Either way you have solid options already! :)

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby OakBrook2021 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:16 pm

Mikey wrote:Are you leaning more towards the Dilly? I wouldn't blame you if you are! Either way you have solid options already! :)


Yes, most definitely. I'll visit both but Idk if I can justify the 40-50k difference just on personal preference or perceived QOL. Plus Michigan is ridiculously cold lol

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby OakBrook2021 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:20 pm

LSNlife wrote:
OakBrook2021 wrote:Got denied on my request for increased aid. Can't say I didn't expect it since they specifically stated they don't negotiate and I was already given $$$$ from my Dean's scholarship


Sorry to hear that but at least you're still sitting solid with the Dean's and the Dillard :lol:


Yeah not complaining by any means. If I could trade it for a Darrow I probably would, but unfortunately that's not how this works

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Bojack93 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:46 pm

OakBrook2021 wrote:Got denied on my request for increased aid. Can't say I didn't expect it since they specifically stated they don't negotiate and I was already given $$$$ from my Dean's scholarship


Is there any conventional wisdom regarding the timing of negotiating? I've seen other threads dealing with this but they haven't gotten a ton of responses--I'm sure there will be more of a migration over the Financial Aid thread in a month or two.

Would a place like Michigan be more likely to hear you out if you attend their ASW and show genuine interest? Might they want to finish this initial review of offers and see where they stand before negotiating with anyone?

My fellow 0L's might not have insight into this, so hopefully some law school lurkers can jump in.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby OakBrook2021 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:55 pm

Bojack93 wrote:
OakBrook2021 wrote:Got denied on my request for increased aid. Can't say I didn't expect it since they specifically stated they don't negotiate and I was already given $$$$ from my Dean's scholarship


Is there any conventional wisdom regarding the timing of negotiating? I've seen other threads dealing with this but they haven't gotten a ton of responses--I'm sure there will be more of a migration over the Financial Aid thread in a month or two.

Would a place like Michigan be more likely to hear you out if you attend their ASW and show genuine interest? Might they want to finish this initial review of offers and see where they stand before negotiating with anyone?

My fellow 0L's might not have insight into this, so hopefully some law school lurkers can jump in.


fwiw they told me they only increase aid when there was a much larger award given by a peer school (i.e. Michigan gave you 60k and Penn gave you a Levy). I thought they would budge since they asked me to scan and send my aid letter from UVA, but they said the difference between 150k and full tuition was not large enough to justify an increase.

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Platopus » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:02 pm

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Mikey » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:03 pm

Platopus wrote:Dean's scholarship. Feels good, but I was really gunning for that Darrow. A little bummed, but its really hard to complain.

still a great outcome, congrats! :)

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Re: Michigan Law c/o 2021 Applicants

Postby Platopus » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:05 pm

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