Law School Discussion

Poll

I am...

a summer starter
26 (13.6%)
a fall starter
29 (15.2%)
unsure I'll be attending
42 (22%)
a current student
19 (9.9%)
just checking the tally
75 (39.3%)

Total Members Voted: 191

Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2007, 08:07:21 PM »
Does starting in the summer make it any easier to get a summer associate job after 1L?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2007, 08:20:36 PM »
Does starting in the summer make it any easier to get a summer associate job after 1L?

I have heard that employers like it better because you have the extra semester. I donít know how accurate this is though.

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2007, 08:22:02 PM »
what is the best option for housing?

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2007, 08:23:07 PM »
So who are the other summer starters?  

I know about Ender and me but who else? (there are 5 on the poll)

It's hard to believe we'll be starting in six months, I'm excited/anxious/nervous.

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2007, 08:27:39 PM »
Does starting in the summer make it any easier to get a summer associate job after 1L?

This guy seems to think so... http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/michiganlaw3/

The school says there is a negligable difference but it could help because you have a writing sample and grades by August. 

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2007, 08:37:17 PM »
Does starting in the summer make it any easier to get a summer associate job after 1L?

This guy seems to think so... http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/michiganlaw3/

The school says there is a negligable difference but it could help because you have a writing sample and grades by August. 

Could hurt if your grades suck.

Also, LET ME IN.

That's the key thing.  I think it can help because you have grades, more classes, etc, but it can hurt if those grades aren't so great!  I know 2Ls who had jobs before they even got their 1L grades, so it's can be a bit of a gamble.

what is the best option for housing?

Off campus!  I'm biased because I love living alone and wouldn't live in a dorm if you paid me.  That said, I know people who really like the LC and now that it's gotten cold it would be convenient to just roll out of bed and walk across the quad.  The benefits of off campus definitely outweigh the drawbacks, to me, but ymmv.  Feel free to ask any particular housing questions, though I think most of us on here live off campus.  At some point they'll send you info about "Housing Ambassadors", who live in various housing options and will also answer your questions.  Make sure you take advantage of them too.

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2007, 08:42:06 PM »
Does anyone know anything about the Phid house?  thanks.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2007, 08:51:40 PM »
Iím a summer starter. 

One nice thing about summer start is that you have one less class.  Definitely nice considering your first semester is the hardist, as I have heard.

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2007, 08:54:38 PM »
Iím a summer starter. 

One nice thing about summer start is that you have one less class.  Definitely nice considering your first semester is the hardist, as I have heard.

Yes, it should take a little of the load off.  I'm looking forward to being in AA about the only time of year when the temperature is above freezing. ;)

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2007, 08:56:46 PM »
Yes, it should take a little of the load off.  I'm looking forward to being in AA about the only time of year when the temperature is above freezing. ;)

drinking season... mmmmm.

Haha, that's a good way to put it.