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Detroit Mercy / Re: UDM fall 2006???
« on: July 07, 2006, 11:04:08 AM »
thanks for all the info, definitely very informative.  See ya in the fall

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Detroit Mercy / Re: UDM fall 2006???
« on: July 07, 2006, 07:46:48 AM »
For those attending UDM in the fall, you were proably not told that on-campus interviewing that takes place in the fall for 2ls and 3ls (some 1ls, but very few will be hired) are limited to the top 10-25% of the class.


The curve is set at 2.5-2.7 in many classes, so there are very few As. Many people do much worse than they expected to do. Being at the bottom or even the middle of the class at UDM is not a good place to be;

Shorecrest Inn is also a good place. It is 35$ but requires about a 5-10 minute walk (MI winters suck).

Well, PM me if you have any questions and I'll give you my email address. I would be happy to tell you about the classes you are taking, professors, study aids, anything you need. Later. EMSR

Hi "whiteyemsr", i pm'd u as well for your email address, don't know if you're going to check that first or this so it'll be a double post.  I have a few questions with what you posted.  I am potentially going to be a 1L this coming fall.  I'll list them below to make it easier to read.

1) i know you said OCI are for the top 10-15% of the class... this worries me, what is the typical GPA that's between the top 10-15%? Is it hard to get in that range?

2) I'm a little confused as what the curve means.  I know you said it's on a 2.5 - 2.7 scale.  Does that mean the average GPA of the class is between a 2.5 - 2.7 ? So lets say I have a 3.0, how would that come into play?

3) Is it that bad to walk from Shorecrest Inn in the winter? In terms of safety? Do you know where it is exactly? I might want to check it out to see if it's worth saving the $50 each month.

4) I'm taking a criminal law class this summer with Felder and we have a final coming up on 7/18.  Any tips on how I can ace it? I'm part of the summer 2006 SSP class. 

Thanks so much! I'll PM u with my email address.

I am definitely interested in the questions about OCI, GPA and the grading curve as well. THANKS

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Detroit Mercy / Re: UDM fall 2006???
« on: June 22, 2006, 03:00:34 PM »
Just wondering...what is the draw of UDM??

I've spent my entire life in the Detroit suburbs and, as you can tell, am gettin the hell out of here. The city of Detroit is pathetic and will be for years as the moronic residents re-elected one of the most corrupt mayors in the nation. But hey, he's ghetto-fabulous, so he should be the mayor of Detroit right? Anyways, the economy here is already tanking and this is only the very, very beginning of hard times.

There are soooo many better options in the area...Wayne, MSU, Toledo, hell, I might even throw in Cooley for the simple fact that it is not in Detroit. MSU is a school on the rise (the recent ranking drop was the result of 40 graduating seniors who failed to report their employment/bar status). They will crack the top 100 in the next few years. MSU's name alone carries more weight in the midwest. Toledo is a top 100 school and offers in-state tuition to Michigan residents. If you insist on staying in Detroit, Wayne is a great school with a great reputation in the area.

I'm sorry if this comes across as a flame, I really am just curious as to what people see in UDM. ???

I'm not sure what you want anyone to say.  It seems you have made your mind up about Detroit.  I think everyone realizes that Detroit's economy is not the greatest, but I am from Western PA and neither is Pittsburgh's. I am looking for something new, and UDM offered me that.  They seem to have a decent reputation especially in Detroit, and throughout Michigan.  I know these were not the answers to your question, but I am more than excited to attend law school at UDM, so I am not sure how that affects you.

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Detroit Mercy / Re: UDM fall 2006???
« on: June 21, 2006, 04:25:48 PM »
does anyone know what the curve is like at UDM?

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Detroit Mercy / Re: UDM fall 2006???
« on: June 01, 2006, 09:38:01 AM »
just sent my second seat deposit in.  most likely will be atteding this fall!!!!!!! ;D

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Detroit Mercy / Re: UDM fall 2006???
« on: May 23, 2006, 01:28:09 PM »
Does anyone happen to know anything about parking at the school?  I probably don't even want to know how much it will cost!   I'm still waiting to hear back from my aunts stepdaughter about decent suburbs to live in, and I will pass along the info.  I also work at a police department, and one of our new officers is from Detroit, so I can hopefully get advice from him as well. 

I won't be able to make it on May 18th...I'm in Florida and I can't off work.  Please share how everything went for those that do go! 

I went to admitted students day on the 18th and was very impressed with the school.  They are definitly my top choice at the moment.  There is a parking lot right across the street but only 2L's and 3L's get to pack there.  1L's have to parkin private parkin glots.  There are many close by so it shouldnt be a problem.  That is what the faculty and students said.  However I think if you are a part time evening student you can park in the student lot, but only at night, so if you are there studying during the day you can't get to your spot until later int eh evening.  HTH

if anyone else has any more info about UDM i would love to hear it.  take it easy

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Widener U School of Law / Re: Class of 2009
« on: May 15, 2006, 10:01:51 PM »
hey guys.   I just got accepted off of the waitlist to the harrisburg campus.  I am from pittsburgh but am not that familiar with widener.  I was wondering if anyone had a chance if they could give me their opinions of the school adn campus.  I am hoping to get a chance to visit but they only gave me 10 days to send it a deposit.  I am going to try and get an extension.  however, any help you guys could give me would be awesome.  hopefully i will be joining you guys at the harrisburg campus and good luck to the wilmington people. 

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Ave Maria / Re: Offer for Fall 2006
« on: May 09, 2006, 09:32:33 AM »
I just received an acceptance yesterday, and am very interested in the school.  However, I dont know much about it other than I have heard it is very conservative, which doesnt bother me all that much.  I just wanted to know what the job prospects looked like and anything else, that current students or soon to be 1L's might know.  Also, I was accepted to UDM so I am trying to decide between the two.  I am alittle scared of AVe Maria being such a new school, and what that will do to job prospects.  The professors look great at AMSOL and very distinguished, so I see +'s and -'s to both schools.  Would love to hear from some people and their thoughts on either of the schools.

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Detroit Mercy / Re: UDM fall 2006???
« on: May 03, 2006, 09:19:11 AM »
from what I have heard you don't have to worry while you are on campus at all.  I heard that there are a few bums and stuff like that, but you have that in all big cities, even Pittsburgh where I live.  I am planning on living in the suburbs too.  It seems like the safest alternative.  Not to mention, it will probably save alittle on rent and other costs.

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Detroit Mercy / Re: UDM fall 2006???
« on: May 01, 2006, 09:22:48 PM »
nothing so far, I have never been to detroit, but i am planning on living in the suburbs.  I heard royal oak was pretty nice and I forget the other areas people said?  do you want to live downtown our outside of town?

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