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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« on: July 17, 2008, 10:04:12 AM »
Hi folks! A quick question- I am taking out a small private loan to help cover some of my expenses. In order to get this loan, I need to send in a copy of my tuition invoice. I don't know exactly if this is something we've already gotten, or will be getting, or what. I have plenty of forms with the tuition amount on them, but it sort of sounds like I need an actual bill or something that proves that I've enrolled and intend to pay tuition. Has anyone else ever needed one of these, and if so, what did you use? Thanks!

Call the FinAid office, they handle all of the coordination with loan providers.

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Transferring / Re: GW over Michigan??
« on: July 17, 2008, 09:27:32 AM »
When airline prices come down a bit this fall, that'll ease the sting a bit.

Hahaha.  Airline prices come down a bit this fall.  Hahahaha.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Michigan + $49,000, or Chicago?
« on: July 17, 2008, 08:56:38 AM »
We should have a competition to see who competes less.

I would destroy you.

Then I win, I think!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Michigan + $49,000, or Chicago?
« on: July 17, 2008, 08:55:21 AM »
Oh and I almost forgot: incredibly competitive atmosphere at chicago v. more laid back MI.

Do you go to Chicago?  Did you visit and sit in on classes?  Get a feel for the school and the students?

If not, then PLEASE stop spouting the "incredibly competitive atmosphere" at UChi.  It doesn't exist.  I promise.  I finished my 1L year there and NEVER once felt like I went to a "competitive" school.  A school filled with smart people, yes.  A school filled with people who want to do their best, yes.*  But "competitive"?  No.

Maybe people are competitive with themselves, driven to attain certain career goals.  There might be a few tools, but from what I can gather, there are tools everywhere.  But I never lacked for a study partner.  I never lacked for being given notes or outlines (even if I missed class because I just didn't feel like getting out of bed).  I never had someone deliberately try to make me look stupid or less informed or anything remotely like that - definitely no book hiding.  At the same time, I also never lacked for someone to go out to dinner with or meet at the Pub or do something fun.

Sorry, but this misinformation frosts my cookies.

*Well, some of them - a lot of us just want decent grades and to get a job and be as happy as possible given that we're going to have to be lawyers so would rather spend our evenings watching Bravo.

We should have a competition to see who competes less.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« on: July 14, 2008, 10:15:52 PM »
bump for trying to figure out how to study for exams.

Plenty of practice tests on lexcalibur for both Clark and White.  Seems like the right place to start.

definitely the idea I had. It's strange because LS so far has been mostly stress-free and that makes me feel like I must be doing it wrong. It seems too easy.

nah you're in good shape

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Recording lectures on a Mac
« on: July 14, 2008, 12:02:01 AM »
1.  Don't bother to record.
2.  If you do, OmniOutliner Pro features a record feature while you are taking notes.  I think Circus Ponies do.
3.  You'll never (ever) listen to them again.

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Current Law Students / Re: Is LEEWS worth it?
« on: July 13, 2008, 09:20:39 PM »
in my opinion, LEEWS works for OLD professors who have been teaching for 40 years.  It doesn't really help (or hurt) for newer professors.  That was my experience, anyway. 

explain?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« on: July 13, 2008, 10:56:37 AM »
bump for trying to figure out how to study for exams.

Plenty of practice tests on lexcalibur for both Clark and White.  Seems like the right place to start.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Do I have any shot at DU with a 3.3/156
« on: July 12, 2008, 01:14:33 PM »
Your index number is below range at CU, 815.30.  A candidate at their 25th LSAT & GPA would be a 828.96.

At DU, though, you're at the low end of the range.  Your index number is a 3.31.  Their 25th LSAT & GPA would be a 3.24 and their 75th would be a 3.48, so you're a bit lower than smack dab in the middle.

http://www.thelawschoolreport.com/index_data.php?gpa=3.3&lsat=156

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Michigan + $49,000, or Chicago?
« on: July 12, 2008, 12:16:51 PM »
I've never heard of anyone getting shot heading home from the quad in Ann Arbor.

OK, that's kind of unfair.  Both schools are fantastic.  Marginally-to-significantly better chances at academia/clerkships from Chicago than from Michigan.  More externship type opportunities too, being in Chicago instead of Ann Arbor. 

The schools couldn't be more different in terms of character.  Visit both (though it's hard now when it's just summers here and probably no one in Chicago) and see where you get the better vibe.

Hey!  What do you mean, "just summers?"  What more do you need?   :o

Eh.  It'd be more fun for them to come when everyone's back, and the summers, who had the run of the place for a few months, suddenly feel like the low (wo)men on the totem pole, shocked that they no longer have control of the asylum.  Then the summers start looking around for someone to feel superior to, so they look down upon the new 1L's.  But the new 1L's are being pampered and payed attention to, and the summers resent this even more.

Just you wait.

<----sad   :-[

I'm kidding.



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