ACCEPTED off of the waitlist, at AVE MARIA with a tiny bit of $$$$ but it was my first scholarship offer so I was very excited haha. Good luck to everyone who has yet to make their final choices.
...UDM or Ave Maria???
Wow honestly I don't know. I have heard some incredible things about Ava Maria. I heard they were really tough to get into and accepted people with really hight LSATs. I also heard their bar passage rate is incredible. This is from its website,
"Ave Maria graduates earned a 100% passage rate on the July 2004 and February 2005 Michigan Bar Exams and a 93% passage rate on the July 2003 Michigan Bar Exam – the highest bar passage rates in the State of Michigan for two consecutive years. Overall, Ave Maria graduates passed the July 2003 and February 2004 bar exams at a combined rate of 91% - a success rate that compares favorably with the pass rate at some of the nation’s premier law schools. Twenty-one graduates of Ave Maria (Classes of 2003, 2004 and 2005 combined) have secured a total of 25 clerkships – nine federal appellate, twelve federal district and four state court clerkships. The remaining graduates have secured placements in national and local law firms, government and state agencies, corporations, academia, and non-profit organizations."
If I had to choose between the two, I know Ava Maria is a new school, but something about it tells me it is doing extremely well and well worth it. I would probibly choose Ava Maria, especially with that bar passage rate. Good luck with your choices!! I'm sure you will still have the opportunity to choose between other schools also.