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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan 1L Taking Questions
« on: August 10, 2008, 05:47:30 PM »
Brueggers isn't that bad, and is certainly better than what you get at the supermarket or starbucks.  Also, Zingermans isn't that bad either; neither are a New York bagel, but they aren't the equivalent of what you'd get at starbucks, either.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan 1L Taking Questions
« on: August 09, 2008, 11:34:21 PM »
Do Summer starters have a lower median LSAT/GPA?

I could be wrong, but it's my understanding that most (though not all) summer starters are ED applicants.  (I also believe that all ED admits end up as summer starters, correct?.) 

Given that ED applicants are probably (though not necessarily) more borderline applicants, I would assume that they do, on average, have a slightly lower average numerical profile.  (The fact a prof would try to dispute this is completely foreseeable, but also completely meaningless without supporting data.) It's not going to be a huge difference either way.

I'll also second what others have said about summer start -- most people I've spoken to who've done this appear to love it.  To the extent they form a clique, it's because they actually get to know each other due to the smaller class size.

Any change that is being discussed is likely the change that no longer allows schools to hide students from ABA reporting students in non fall start programs.  It used to be the case that a school would not have to report the statistics of students in a program like the summer program, and so it became a place for those whose numbers were less than impressive (this may even explain why ED was summer start only); now all statistics are reported, so the benefit to hiding people in the summer class no longer exists.

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Law School Applications / Re: LAW SCHOOL CALCULATOR- Accurate or not?
« on: August 08, 2008, 12:41:43 AM »
I still don't understand why the index number for CLS is made up at lsatreport.com

Do they publish an index formula?  Most schools do, but some don't.

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Law School Applications / Re: LAW SCHOOL CALCULATOR- Accurate or not?
« on: August 08, 2008, 12:20:04 AM »
www.lsatreport.com doesn't pretend to give you chances, but it does tell you where you stand using the actual index number formula by most schools, including telling you what you'd have to do to your LSAT or GPA to have an index number higher than a theoretical candidate at the 75th percentile LSAT and GPA

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Bill Clinton's LSAT class would be fun.

That depends on what the meaning of the word sufficient is.

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Even if it's true; is there some reason to believe that Bill Clinton, Clarance Thomas or Barack Obama would be good at teaching the LSAT?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan + $49,000, or Chicago?
« on: July 21, 2008, 11:46:24 AM »
Congrats. You made the right choice by choosing Chicago.
hands down Michigan. Can't believe this is even a serious post.

Oh, for heaven's sake. This is just silly. Please reread sillyberry's post re: there is no right answer here, and the OP (and anyone else in this position) will be in great shape no matter where s/he ends up. At this level of nuance between schools, it really should be a matter of fit.

I actually did a calculation, and it came out Chicago 262, Michigan 259, so Chicago was the right answer.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Michigan + $49,000, or Chicago?
« on: July 21, 2008, 10:15:44 AM »
I agree completely, and isn't there a chance of instate tuition in 2L and 3L?  Unfortunately, the OP already decided.

There almost no chance at in state tuition in your second and third years without evidence of taking pretty extreme steps to become permanently resident in Michigan after school.  Even if you were successful at the process, which is highly doubtful, the savings at the Law School are middling.  Only a few thousand dollars.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: What Law Blogs Do You Read?
« on: July 18, 2008, 03:46:27 AM »
Becker-Posner
Mac Law Students
Susan Crawford
Slate Jurisprudence
Adam Smith, Esq.
Stanley Fish
Lessig Blog
Clay Shirky
Balkinization
Legal Theory Blog
Brian Leiter's Law School Reports
How Appealing
WSJ Law Blog
Above The Law
Law School Innovation
MoneyLaw
Jurisdynamics
First Movers
CALI Pre-Law Blog
Top Law Student
Leiter Reports
Brian Leiter's Law School Reports
Chicago A Day In The Live
University of Chicago Faculty Blog
SCOTUSblog
Volokh
Slate Supreme Court
Slate Convictions
Predicocracy
Patent Law Blog (Patenly-O)
Emperical Legal Studies
Inter Alia

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Perspicacity.
« on: July 17, 2008, 05:34:38 PM »
blichigan teaches erie and other jurisdiction stuff in an upper level (and non-mandatory) jurisdiction and choice of law class.  half the sections last year got a taste nonetheless, but all but the most basic jurisdiction stuff goes into the upper level class, and we take what is basically Civ Pro II during 1L year, pretending that all but the most basic of jurisdictional issues don't matter.

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