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Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #750 on: January 18, 2008, 04:03:39 PM »
Go to Cornell, Tetris  :P

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #751 on: January 18, 2008, 04:04:04 PM »
some of you better come to the 2nd asw  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #752 on: January 18, 2008, 05:27:40 PM »
some of you better come to the 2nd asw  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

I was going to go to the the 2nd ASW but everyone else is going to the first, so I'm biting the bullet and going into super-plan mode.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #753 on: January 18, 2008, 05:30:57 PM »
Tetris, here's a copy and paste of what I wrote earlier in case you missed it.

so I was actually choosing between cornell and UM last year (I deferred). 

One piece of advice I got was from a person who had graduated Cornell law a couple years earlier.  She said that she kind of wished she had gone to UM (she had been admitted).  The reason she had gone to Cornell was because of the small class size.  The problem is that since not all faculty teach, the student/prof ratio isn't noticeably smaller than at other schools.

The other problem is due to the small class size, there are a few disadvantages as far as resources go.  By that I mean courses and clinics and the like. 

Anyway, that's just what she told me.  But overall, she did like her time at Cornell.  She said if she had it to do it over again, she would have gone to UM. 

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #754 on: January 18, 2008, 05:33:28 PM »
Tetris, here's a copy and paste of what I wrote earlier in case you missed it.

so I was actually choosing between cornell and UM last year (I deferred). 

One piece of advice I got was from a person who had graduated Cornell law a couple years earlier.  She said that she kind of wished she had gone to UM (she had been admitted).  The reason she had gone to Cornell was because of the small class size.  The problem is that since not all faculty teach, the student/prof ratio isn't noticeably smaller than at other schools.

The other problem is due to the small class size, there are a few disadvantages as far as resources go.  By that I mean courses and clinics and the like. 

Anyway, that's just what she told me.  But overall, she did like her time at Cornell.  She said if she had it to do it over again, she would have gone to UM. 

Yeah, I did see that post. Very insightful-- especially because the class size was one benefit to Cornell. Another reason class size is nice is because you get to know your classmates better.

Other advantages to Cornell are: New York is cooler than Michigan and Cornell is "Ivy League" which carries a lot of sway w/ the layfolk. Also I told Cornell they were my "top choice" at the time and I would feel like a slut if I turned them down. But, I wasn't lying, they were my top choice at the time. It just so happens that I met someone else...

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #755 on: January 18, 2008, 05:37:49 PM »
new york CITY is cooler than michigan, yes.... not so much ithaca.

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #756 on: January 18, 2008, 06:21:21 PM »
If we're going solely off reputation, wouldn't prestige among recruiters be more important than prestige among layfolk?

Gpbne: Yes let's definitely meet up if I do get in on Wednesday. Following your lead, I'm going to call the admissions office too and see if I can hotel arrangements for that night. I'll be very happy if I don't have to plunk down over $80 to stay at another hotel.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #757 on: January 18, 2008, 06:29:38 PM »
Tetris, here's a copy and paste of what I wrote earlier in case you missed it.

so I was actually choosing between cornell and UM last year (I deferred). 

One piece of advice I got was from a person who had graduated Cornell law a couple years earlier.  She said that she kind of wished she had gone to UM (she had been admitted).  The reason she had gone to Cornell was because of the small class size.  The problem is that since not all faculty teach, the student/prof ratio isn't noticeably smaller than at other schools.

The other problem is due to the small class size, there are a few disadvantages as far as resources go.  By that I mean courses and clinics and the like. 

Anyway, that's just what she told me.  But overall, she did like her time at Cornell.  She said if she had it to do it over again, she would have gone to UM. 

Yeah, I did see that post. Very insightful-- especially because the class size was one benefit to Cornell. Another reason class size is nice is because you get to know your classmates better.

Other advantages to Cornell are: New York is cooler than Michigan and Cornell is "Ivy League" which carries a lot of sway w/ the layfolk. Also I told Cornell they were my "top choice" at the time and I would feel like a slut if I turned them down. But, I wasn't lying, they were my top choice at the time. It just so happens that I met someone else...

Let me tell you, Michigan does NOT feel like a large law school.  There's a reason law school has the reputation of being like high school.  There is no problem getting to know your classmates.  Biblically, even.

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #758 on: January 18, 2008, 06:32:01 PM »
There's a reason law school has the reputation of being like high school.

every time i hear this i die a little

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #759 on: January 18, 2008, 07:05:07 PM »
The Paper Chase is on PBS right now.  He just broke into the Red Set to look at Kingsfield's notes.