Michigan 2012

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by Lawlcat » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:31 pm

Go State wrote:No one really discussed lawopen during our orientation (transfer), but I got an email today saying that I am subscribed and got the flood of emails. What is the website for lawopen and what would my username and password be (is it my uniqname and password?)?


I don't think LawOpen has a website -- it's a mailing list. (Maybe it does? Maybe a site where you can manage your membership/subscribe/unsubscribe?)

But yeah, go filter those emails into a new folder. SRSLY. It'll make your inbox utterly unusable otherwise.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by just a girl » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:17 am

I haven't gotten my lawopen subscription yet. How do you know when you're subscribed, and how can you get onto it?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by Go State » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:29 am

just a girl wrote:I haven't gotten my lawopen subscription yet. How do you know when you're subscribed, and how can you get onto it?


I got an email that says I am subscribed and a flood of emails. So I guess you know when your mailbox is bombarded with emails that start with "[lawopen]" ... It's a bit nicer once you set up filters.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by waahrus » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:53 pm

i have tons of 1L books and supplements to sell (most were bought new). PM and i will give you a good deal. i really want them off my hands to free up bookshelf space.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by vidhartha » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:05 pm

Just got back in A2 tonight. Any plans for the weekend? Burrito club part two?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by USC2009 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:27 am

One more night of fun tomorrow, then it gets real...

Dominicks/LC party/Ricks were fun tonight. Hoping tomorrow is more low-key, with some reading thrown in.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by Alexandria » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:45 am

I feel like the semester has already started. I have a research project (for moot court), a deadline of tomorrow, and I'm seriously procrastinating.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by awesomepossum » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:54 am

me too....I have a journal assignment and class reading and a writing assignment for ADR.

blargh.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by Alexandria » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:28 am

awesomepossum wrote:writing assignment for ADR.

blargh.



Wait... what? Is this something to already to work on? How do you know what to do? I havnt even figured out what the handout is yet.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by safari » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:57 pm

Since this seems to be a concert-oriented group, is anyone interested in going to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band? They're playing in Auburn Hills on Nov 13...

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by awesomepossum » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:02 pm

oh shit!!!! that's right!!!!!


when are tix on sale???

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by safari » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:17 pm

Now! Looks like cheapest are $29 (plus all the ticketmaster fees)...I don't know, is there a better place to get them?

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by Lawlcat » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:46 pm

So does anyone know if the admissions people actually try to sort new students into sections based on their ability/personality? (I just read the Every Fucking Gunner Here/I'm Just Kinda Lazy/Most Nights Out Partying thing in that little booklet.)

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by Alexandria » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:00 pm

Lawlcat wrote:So does anyone know if the admissions people actually try to sort new students into sections based on their ability/personality? (I just read the Every Fucking Gunner Here/I'm Just Kinda Lazy/Most Nights Out Partying thing in that little booklet.)


I seriously doubt it.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by eluvium » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:42 pm

Lawlcat wrote:So does anyone know if the admissions people actually try to sort new students into sections based on their ability/personality? (I just read the Every Fucking Gunner Here/I'm Just Kinda Lazy/Most Nights Out Partying thing in that little booklet.)


From what I know about last year, MNOP was basically the public interest section.

I also believe they had hte highest quantity of darrows.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by Flowah » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:22 am

Lawlcat wrote:So does anyone know if the admissions people actually try to sort new students into sections based on their ability/personality? (I just read the Every Fucking Gunner Here/I'm Just Kinda Lazy/Most Nights Out Partying thing in that little booklet.)

I think, and I'm not certain, but I'm fairly sure that's a joke. :D

Otherwise we have a school full of bad students.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by Alexandria » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:38 am

I think they definitely do try to divide up the sections in certain ways, balancing them out so that there isn't a "hard" section, trying to get people with different life experiences, etc. And it also seems like they do sometimes put people from certain groups together so that they get to know one another, if they are particularly small minorities in some respect. Like my 1L section had all (3) of the fall starter black men and also a disproportionately huge number of the Mormons, older students, married people, and gays.

I'm sure they do not divide them up by trying to figure out who is most likely to stay out partying most nights, be a gunner, or be boring/lazy.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by hdg315 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:05 am

Anyone not get their loans direct deposited into their account yet? I signed up for direct deposit, and they said we should've gotten the $$ yesterday, but it still hasn't shown up in my account...

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by Anhimal » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:22 am

hdg315 wrote:Anyone not get their loans direct deposited into their account yet? I signed up for direct deposit, and they said we should've gotten the $$ yesterday, but it still hasn't shown up in my account...


Yep, got it through direct deposit yesterday.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by eluvium » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:04 am

IMO there's no point in trying to decipher which section has what or who is going to do well. Even of the gunners I knew last year, maybe 1% of them had the grades you somewhat intimidatedly thought they would have. When it came down to it, the people I know with the 4.0+s were super-quiet, super-awesome, really friendly people who wouldn't for the life of them want to tell you that they have those grades (but you know they do because you can find their name on the book awards listserv).

And what's even freakier is that, in my opinion, there's nothing you can do about them. Sure, if you put in the work and study intelligently, it's possible you'll get straight As/A-s, maybe even mostly As and one or two A-s. From what I've seen, though, the straight A+s/As came from people who gave no impression–at least to me–that they were in the library until 2am every night. It just ostensibly came from natural ability (a friend of mine is as bewildered as I as to how he/she got his/her grades). To those people, IMO, exam-writing and lawschool-prep just come naturally. In fact, I don't think I knew a single A+/A student who I felt slaved at books for hours on end. It makes me feel pathetically stupid that I work harder and still can't do as well, but also honored that I get to work alongside such intelligent people.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by Hitachi » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:28 am

There surely aren't more than 2 or 3 people who got straight As and A+s, so I don't think you can generalize too much.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by eluvium » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:35 am

Hmm.. you'd think that the fact that the set is smaller and the fact that you probably know all of them would allow you to make a pretty good generalization.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by Hitachi » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:40 am

Except that the set the generalization is being made about is 4.0+s students in general (since we are talking about predicting next year), not the few students who happened to do well that year.

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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by eluvium » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:44 am

Hitachi wrote:Except that the set the generalization is being made about is 4.0+s students in general (since we are talking about predicting next year), not the few students who happened to do well that year.


Suppose I also know 4.0+ students at other schools, that would surely make the generalization stronger, wouldn't it?

And don't dismiss that as implausible. In fact, friends at other schools are more willing to divulge their grades because you're not in their class.

Just sayin, Austin Powers. If you open your mind up a little, the possibilities are endless!
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Re: Michigan 2012

Post by Alexandria » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:54 am

eluvium wrote: book awards listserv


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