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Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #500 on: January 03, 2008, 08:34:46 PM »
me too.  :-\  I wanna find somewhere new to live next year.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #501 on: January 04, 2008, 04:52:18 AM »
pikey, what don't you like about where you are?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #502 on: January 04, 2008, 05:40:53 AM »
do you guys know anything about these 'university towers' apartments?

These are the apartments at Forest & South U, right?  I had a friend who lived there (Mich Law '05) during 1L.  I visited him a few times.  Seemed nice enough, but a bit dormish.  Small kitchen, uninspired layout, etc.  Obviously the placement is nice, but I think it would drive me crazy. 

Leaving his place, I could walk 10-15 minutes and be at my apartment on Second & Williams on the old West Side.  If you don't mind a brisk walk, I'd recommend something like that.  It's in a neighborhood with trees and people who are not in school. 

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #503 on: January 04, 2008, 05:58:08 AM »
do you guys know anything about these 'university towers' apartments?

These are the apartments at Forest & South U, right?  I had a friend who lived there (Mich Law '05) during 1L.  I visited him a few times.  Seemed nice enough, but a bit dormish.  Small kitchen, uninspired layout, etc.  Obviously the placement is nice, but I think it would drive me crazy. 

Leaving his place, I could walk 10-15 minutes and be at my apartment on Second & Williams on the old West Side.  If you don't mind a brisk walk, I'd recommend something like that.  It's in a neighborhood with trees and people who are not in school. 

Hear hear!  I love living on the OWS.  But if I wasn't here, I'd want Kerrytown, which is (I believe) where pikey lives now...so maybe she's looking for something different. 

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #504 on: January 04, 2008, 06:29:02 AM »
Would this be a good thread to seek potential roommates?  Would it be better to start a new thread?

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #505 on: January 04, 2008, 06:51:30 AM »
I'm a little further out (30 min walk from law school), but I'll put in another plug for the west/northwest side of town in general. Nice quiet residential area.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #506 on: January 04, 2008, 07:03:04 AM »
pikey, what don't you like about where you are?

The location, in relation to where everyone else lives.  I love living in Kerrytown, but pretty much everyone else lives in OWS and south of school.  Since I don't have a car, it's not like I can just pop by and visit people, so it definitely hinders my social life in the winter.  :-\

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #507 on: January 04, 2008, 07:20:45 AM »
pikey, what don't you like about where you are?

The location, in relation to where everyone else lives. I love living in Kerrytown, but pretty much everyone else lives in OWS and south of school. Since I don't have a car, it's not like I can just pop by and visit people, so it definitely hinders my social life in the winter. :-\

Yeah, that is a drawback I've been dealing with too.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #508 on: January 04, 2008, 07:51:17 AM »
Any current Michigan students care to offer an opinion on the following questions?

International work - The Law School has advertised its ability to place students abroad for internships and after graduation.  The possibility of working abroad is one of the (many, many) things that has attracted me to Michigan.  Does anyone know people who have done/are doing this, especially in private transactional work?  Are these positions as easy to get coming out of Michigan as I've been led to believe?

Faculty/Student ratio - Michigan has one of the highest among its peers.  Does your experience at the school reflect this?  How accessible are faculty members?

Aquatics - Non-LS questions, but how is the pool?  I'm no athelete but I do enjoy a good swim in the morning.  Is it open early, convenient, crowded, etc?  Definitely not a deal breaker for me, but any info would be helpful.

Thanks guys and gals, I've already gotten a lot of helpful information from this thread.

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #509 on: January 04, 2008, 08:10:28 AM »
Any current Michigan students care to offer an opinion on the following questions?

Faculty/Student ratio - Michigan has one of the highest among its peers. Does your experience at the school reflect this? How accessible are faculty members?

I can speak to this. I come from small schools where the teachers were always approachable and I became used to that. At Michigan it is pretty much the same, the professors take the time to talk to you after class and many make an effort to know their students individually. I have not felt like just a number as far as the faculty is concerned.