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Congrats on the deferral Zardoz!

I was just wondering if anyone knows of a link to a good blog by a UMich Law student.  I suppose a 1L blog might be the most helpful to me but I wouldn't mind reading anything that is related to law school life there in Ann Arbor.  I have looked around a little and haven't found anything so I figured someone on here might know of one.

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Thanks for the response.  Now it makes sense why I might have heard both ways (considering they don't rank until after graduation).  I should be seeing most of you a year after you start.  Good luck!

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Sorry, this may well be back there somewhere and I did honestly try to use the search to find out.  I was just wondering if UMich discloses class rank to potential employers or not.  I think I remember seeing it both ways at different times and was just wanting to have a clear answer.

thanks

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Law School Applications / Re: WORST AND BEST SCORES ON THE LSAT?
« on: June 30, 2008, 04:10:08 PM »
My initial was a 152.  After a lot of self study I scored a 166.  Then I decided I could do better, studied a lot more (3 months straight) and got a 166 again after consistently scoring in the 170's.  Good luck when it comes time for you to take it again and start studying.

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OK, so this is kind of blatant trolling but I was really suprised with how helpful the admissions staff was at UMich about my getting a deferral.  I thought there was no chance in all of this world but they were fairly helpful.  The rest of the game was as I had expected with my numbers and background.  I got waitlisted all over the place with a 166/4.0 but the two acceptances I did get Mich and Vandy were enough to make me happy and my decision easy.

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1L job search / Will paralegal job help?
« on: June 02, 2008, 03:50:21 PM »
Ok, so I just started as a paralegal at a public interest law firm in Kansas.  I was just wondering if people feel this might help me out in the 1L job search?  I have been accepted to UMich and by the time I attend will have about a year of paralegal experience (working social security disability cases).  I think that I may be most interested in looking at coming back to Kansas after law school (and possibly looking for a bigger law (because nothing is big in Kansas) job after 1L).

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Do any of you guys play an instrument? I think it'd be cool to have like a "band" evening where we can jam out every week during law school.

And does anyone planning on going to Michigan play D&D? I would like to keep my involvement in the game alive.
Ok, I knew I liked people on here.  I play guitar and would love to get together and play with others.  Also, I haven't played much D&D in a while (and with the risk of outing myself as a nerd) I would be willing to pick it up more if there was a good group.

I had a real question though...  I was just wondering how the grading system works (is it +/-) and if there are any classes that are not graded first semester (I think someone mentioned that legal writing isn't.

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Well, I did it.  I just reserved a place in the first admitted students preview.  I look forward to seeing a lot of you there and hope we set up some time to hang out.

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I don't know if I just have the wrong impression but it looks like both need access and FAFSA are willing to let you just use estimates to figure out all of that information.  I understand that with FAFSA I have to go back once everything is filed and update the forms with the correct information but that doesn't really seem like that much of a hassle.  Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Thanks all, I would be a fall starter.  Thinking about the second admit day.  It looks like most people are thinking about the first though is that right?

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