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Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be

t L

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #840 on: January 23, 2008, 08:24:57 AM »
There's nothing about it that "sucks."  I'm happy for anyone who's happy at their respective school(s), but a few members of my family work in sales, and I have a gut aversion to this type of stuff.

Wally, what is there to sell?  These students get absolutely NOTHING for recruiting.  They are doing it on their own time and accord.  I've been watching admissions cycles for three or four years now, and EVERY year, Michigan has ALWAYS been held in such high regard.  I have seen very few people say anything bad about it.

If you are that bitter about your deferral, write a LOCI or something.  Don't try to bring other folks down.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #841 on: January 23, 2008, 08:33:56 AM »
I agree that Michigan is super-nice. They've always been very polite and I just love the people who have been in contact with me.

So anyway, I have a problem with the ASW, does anyone want to help me figure out what to do? I'm going to register for the March 13-15 ASW. The closest metro to me is Omaha; if I fly out of Omaha it will cost about $300 + bus ride to AA from Detroit. This is too expensive; so instead I want to take the train from Omaha to Ann Arbor. That will run me about $180.

The only problem is that The train leaves Omaha at 6AM and gets to AA at 11PM. For the trip back the train leaves AA 8AM and gets to Omaha around midnight.

This means I will either arrive on Wednesday night and have to put myself up for the night (which, as stated earlier, sucks because money is a big concern otherwise I would just fly) or I would leave on Thursday and arrive on Thursday night (missing some of the activity). The same dilemma for leaving Ann Arbor-- I would either leave on Saturday morning at 8AM before the weekend is over, or stay in AA all Saturday, pay for a hotel Saturday night, and leave on Sunday morning.

Any thoughts on how I should handle this dilemma? Also, if I had to "miss" either Thursday or Saturday, which would you consider more missable?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #842 on: January 23, 2008, 09:00:27 AM »
I agree that Michigan is super-nice. They've always been very polite and I just love the people who have been in contact with me.

So anyway, I have a problem with the ASW, does anyone want to help me figure out what to do? I'm going to register for the March 13-15 ASW. The closest metro to me is Omaha; if I fly out of Omaha it will cost about $300 + bus ride to AA from Detroit. This is too expensive; so instead I want to take the train from Omaha to Ann Arbor. That will run me about $180.

The only problem is that The train leaves Omaha at 6AM and gets to AA at 11PM. For the trip back the train leaves AA 8AM and gets to Omaha around midnight.

This means I will either arrive on Wednesday night and have to put myself up for the night (which, as stated earlier, sucks because money is a big concern otherwise I would just fly) or I would leave on Thursday and arrive on Thursday night (missing some of the activity). The same dilemma for leaving Ann Arbor-- I would either leave on Saturday morning at 8AM before the weekend is over, or stay in AA all Saturday, pay for a hotel Saturday night, and leave on Sunday morning.

Any thoughts on how I should handle this dilemma? Also, if I had to "miss" either Thursday or Saturday, which would you consider more missable?

Call and talk to the admissions office.  I think they are trying to make arrangements for some admitted students on Wednesday at the hotel for $20.  You might want to get in on that.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #843 on: January 23, 2008, 09:34:18 AM »
Just registered for the March weekend.  Those seats are definitely going faster than the April ones although there are still something like 93 left (140 for April).

I'm staying till Sunday and asked whether I can get a Wednesday reservation as well.  Worst comes to worst I guess I'll find my own place for Wednesday.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #844 on: January 23, 2008, 09:48:55 AM »
All the happiness is fake!!!

Oh my god, what am I going to do this weekend?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #845 on: January 23, 2008, 09:52:40 AM »
What is your argument, exactly?  (I mean this sincerely).

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #846 on: January 23, 2008, 09:56:24 AM »
Wallace... lots of NYCers going to UMich.  Just here, there's myself and Jolie.  

BTW, I'm surprised you haven't been admitted with those rigoddamndiculous stats.  With UMich I know it's a little less correlated, but still.

I'm drinking the kool-aid right now.  Mmmmmm.....delicious......


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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #847 on: January 23, 2008, 09:58:11 AM »

The same dilemma for leaving Ann Arbor-- I would either leave on Saturday morning at 8AM before the weekend is over, or stay in AA all Saturday, pay for a hotel Saturday night, and leave on Sunday morning.


Hey, Tetris.  I may be misunderstanding your question, but the $20 hotel rate covers Saturday night (if you select that option when registering).  I'm staying all 3 nights (Th, Fri, Sat) and leaving on Sunday morning.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #848 on: January 23, 2008, 09:58:38 AM »
What is your argument, exactly?  (I mean this sincerely).

I d-dubbed it earlier this morning, but Phishy Eel gives a nice suggestive paraphrase.

It's going to be difficult, then, to accept or reject your argument; its conclusion or its premises, if it's been d-dubbed. 

If your conclusion is that the "vibe" of Michigan being a place where people are collegial and generally happy and excited can't be true, then I'd like to know what the premise(s) are for that conclusion.  Do you think that it's impossible for people to be happy and excited about law school in general?  Do you believe that no one would eagerly express their happiness if they weren't being instructed to do so? 

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #849 on: January 23, 2008, 10:06:56 AM »
Any thoughts on how I should handle this dilemma? Also, if I had to "miss" either Thursday or Saturday, which would you consider more missable?

I'd try to cough up the money for a plane - 16 hour train rides are not fun.

Not sure if they're doing it this year, but I know last year they did offer the $20 rate through Saturday night. With that said, if you're going to miss a day, I'd miss Saturday as the less important stuff is there.