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Wingdw
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Wingdw » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:23 pm

Dinged today via snail mail. 166/ 3.5, Applied December 5th.

A bit disappointed but I knew it was always a long shot.

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jayn3
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby jayn3 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:24 pm

Wingdw wrote:Dinged today via snail mail. 166/ 3.5, Applied December 5th.

A bit disappointed but I knew it was always a long shot.


sorry to hear that. i'm just waiting to get mine =\

Prime12
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Prime12 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:27 pm

I'm sure I'll be joining the ding-club soon..

hopefulincal
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby hopefulincal » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:10 pm

About a month ago many of us received the controversial "held" email. Have some who received the email been accepted since then?

I haven't heard anything (obviously)...

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby starstruck393 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:12 pm

hopefulincal wrote:About a month ago many of us received the controversial "held" email. Have some who received the email been accepted since then?

I haven't heard anything (obviously)...


Yes, at least a couple have posted acceptances, with at least one I think posting a ding...

Prime12
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Prime12 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:19 pm

I'm still confused. So, did everyone get the email, or was it just for those who were held?

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jayn3
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby jayn3 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:20 pm

Prime12 wrote:I'm still confused. So, did everyone get the email, or was it just for those who were held?


no, i have no idea what the held email was......

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby TWoodWil » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:21 pm

Ding via snail mail (totally expecting that decision), but status is still Complete on checker. They should have given me the few days' heads up that I was going to be rejected.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby calicocat » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:22 pm

jayn3 wrote:
Prime12 wrote:I'm still confused. So, did everyone get the email, or was it just for those who were held?


no, i have no idea what the held email was......


it was a courtesy email for people who applied really early

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JayTal
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby JayTal » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:24 pm

This was part of the email:

Dear XXX:

Thank you for your application to the University of Michigan Law School. Because you went to great lengths to apply early in our season, we understand that you may feel some disappointment at not having received your answer yet. We understand the anxiety that the law school admissions procedure can cause, and are therefore writing to update you on the status of your file in an effort to alleviate at least some of that stress.

Your file has been reviewed at least once by our staff and the admissions committee and we have found much to admire. We have not yet, however, been able to render a decision, and are continuing to review your application file in the context of the greater applicant pool. There are a variety of reasons why we may not have been able to reach a speedy decision: sometimes we are waiting for additional information that we know is en route, like recommendation letters, updated transcripts, a new LSAT score, residency information; sometimes file-readers have different interpretations of or reactions to an application, and we need to meet and discuss; and so on. We take our responsibility of composing a top-notch class extremely seriously, and that is to your benefit; you can be assured your application materials are receiving a thorough review.


I have yet to hear anything other than a "we have received your LOCI"

Prime12
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Prime12 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:31 pm

JayTal wrote:This was part of the email:

Dear XXX:

Thank you for your application to the University of Michigan Law School. Because you went to great lengths to apply early in our season, we understand that you may feel some disappointment at not having received your answer yet. We understand the anxiety that the law school admissions procedure can cause, and are therefore writing to update you on the status of your file in an effort to alleviate at least some of that stress.

Your file has been reviewed at least once by our staff and the admissions committee and we have found much to admire. We have not yet, however, been able to render a decision, and are continuing to review your application file in the context of the greater applicant pool. There are a variety of reasons why we may not have been able to reach a speedy decision: sometimes we are waiting for additional information that we know is en route, like recommendation letters, updated transcripts, a new LSAT score, residency information; sometimes file-readers have different interpretations of or reactions to an application, and we need to meet and discuss; and so on. We take our responsibility of composing a top-notch class extremely seriously, and that is to your benefit; you can be assured your application materials are receiving a thorough review.


I have yet to hear anything other than a "we have received your LOCI"


Just curious, how did they inform you that they received the LOCI? I sent one along with a few additional recommendations and have no idea whether they're in my file yet or not.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Von Schlieffen » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:39 pm

First school I heard back from. Rejected. :(

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I'm feeling a little nervous now. I should have probably applied to more schools.
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JollyGreenGiant
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:40 pm

Quit playing games with my heart and accept me already. :P

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calicocat
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby calicocat » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:41 pm

Von Schlieffen wrote:First school I heard back from. Rejected. :(

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I'm feeling a little nervous now. I should have probably applied to more schools.


Woah. Did you write a why mich?

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Holly Golightly
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:46 pm

Von Schlieffen wrote:First school I heard back from. Rejected. :(

3.4 from hyp.
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I'm feeling a little nervous now. I should have probably applied to more schools.


This is scary. Sorry. :?

lawapps0502
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby lawapps0502 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:51 pm

are people hearing via email or snail mail? did you status change to DR or did it stay complete?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Von Schlieffen » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:52 pm

calicocat wrote:
Von Schlieffen wrote:First school I heard back from. Rejected. :(

3.4 from hyp.
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I'm feeling a little nervous now. I should have probably applied to more schools.


Woah. Did you write a why mich?


Yes.

I discussed my love for Ann Arbor, the institutional pride displayed by Michigan students and my interest in pursuing academia in the long run. Perhaps I came across as superficial when I mentioned that I supported Michigan sports teams and could recite the michigan fight song by heart. But I earnestly feel that Michigan is an awesome school, and it's the sort of community I'd love to be a part of for three years.

Fuck fuck fuckety fuck. Because I thought I had a good job lined up for this year and next, hubristically, I only I applied to schools that I would have been thrilled to attend, and there are only two schools ranked below UMich I applied to. It feels really plausible right now that I might not get into a single law school.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:59 pm

Von Schlieffen wrote:
calicocat wrote:
Von Schlieffen wrote:First school I heard back from. Rejected. :(

3.4 from hyp.
177

I'm feeling a little nervous now. I should have probably applied to more schools.


Woah. Did you write a why mich?


Yes.

I discussed my love for Ann Arbor, the institutional pride displayed by Michigan students and my interest in pursuing academia in the long run. Perhaps I came across as superficial when I mentioned that I supported Michigan sports teams and could recite the michigan fight song by heart. But I earnestly feel that Michigan is an awesome school, and it's the sort of community I'd love to be a part of for three years.

Fuck fuck fuckety fuck. Because I thought I had a good job lined up for this year and next, hubristically, I only I applied to schools that I would have been thrilled to attend, and there are only two schools ranked below UMich I applied to. It feels really plausible right now that I might not get into a single law school.


Where else did you apply? It seems like Michigan is not representative of all of the schools. I got in with a 3.9/168 but haven't heard a peep from some lower ranked schools.
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby JayTal » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:59 pm

Prime12 wrote: Just curious, how did they inform you that they received the LOCI? I sent one along with a few additional recommendations and have no idea whether they're in my file yet or not.


They sent me an email confirming that it had been added to my file.

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JollyGreenGiant
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:03 pm

I feel ya, brah. It sucks and now you feel like you gotta scramble for something. It's all good. Everything happens for a reason.

Von Schlieffen
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Von Schlieffen » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:04 pm

blhoward2 wrote:
Von Schlieffen wrote:
calicocat wrote:
Von Schlieffen wrote:First school I heard back from. Rejected. :(

3.4 from hyp.
177

I'm feeling a little nervous now. I should have probably applied to more schools.


Woah. Did you write a why mich?


Yes.

I discussed my love for Ann Arbor, the institutional pride displayed by Michigan students and my interest in pursuing academia in the long run. Perhaps I came across as superficial when I mentioned that I supported Michigan sports teams and could recite the michigan fight song by heart. But I earnestly feel that Michigan is an awesome school, and it's the sort of community I'd love to be a part of for three years.

Fuck fuck fuckety fuck. Because I thought I had a good job lined up for this year and next, hubristically, I only I applied to schools that I would have been thrilled to attend, and there are only two schools ranked below UMich I applied to. It feels really plausible right now that I might not get into a single law school.


Where else did you apply? It seems like Michigan is not representative of all of the schools. I got in with a 3.9/168 but
haven't heard a peep from some lower ranked schools.

Harvard
Penn
Stanford
Yale
Chicago
Columbia
NYU
Cornell
Georgetown

0L Hoping for 1
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:06 pm

Von Schlieffen wrote:Harvard
Penn
Stanford
Yale
Chicago
Columbia
NYU
Cornell
Georgetown


Georgetown at least is a 100 percent IMO

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iamtaw
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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby iamtaw » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:07 pm

just got a rejection letter. i thought i was in pretty good position til this ding.
174/3.5

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:07 pm

Would you consider going to a non-T14 school? You could probably still have a shot at some of them if you applied this late.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby 03121202698008 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:08 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
Von Schlieffen wrote:Harvard
Penn
Stanford
Yale
Chicago
Columbia
NYU
Cornell
Georgetown


Georgetown at least is a 100 percent IMO


I think he has a decent shot but who the hell knows this cycle. It seems like all of the schools have gone crazy.




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