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Despite rankings Michigan is particularly well regarded by academics in my country.


dam: can i ask which country you are from?

<blockquote>Despite rankings Michigan is particularly well regarded by academics in my country. </blockquote>

dam: can i ask which country you are from?
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dam

I'm from Italy; nothing on financial aid; and you ?

I'm from Italy; nothing on financial aid; and you ?
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none either. It said that they will let me know about the fellowship in March or something like that... I dont remember exactly.

none either. It said that they will let me know about the fellowship in March or something like that... I dont remember exactly.
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Hi, Got into Michigan as well and seriously considering the offer. Why is the school so well regarded in Italian academia?

Got my admission at Michigan just now: it's a great honor, since I consider it one of the finest schools in my field.
The e-mail (very kind, indeed) does not specify a deadline for acceptance.

Hi, Got into Michigan as well and seriously considering the offer. Why is the school so well regarded in Italian academia?

<blockquote>Got my admission at Michigan just now: it's a great honor, since I consider it one of the finest schools in my field.
The e-mail (very kind, indeed) does not specify a deadline for acceptance.</blockquote>
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dam

On the one hand, I think it's a matter of tradition: a relatively high number of Italians studied there in the past, so Michigan is considered a 'good' choice by professors that usually don't know U.S. News rankings. The same is even more evident with regard to Georgetown: huge Italian alumni network and a reputation that here is far higher than the one a #14 in U.S. News could grant. On the other hand, i think that Michigan academic reputation is well deserved: see the rankings regarding Supreme Court law clerks placement and alumni who became law professors, wich may not be decisive factors from an attorney's perspective but are important in academia.
May I ask you if you're Italian too?

On the one hand, I think it's a matter of tradition: a relatively high number of Italians studied there in the past, so Michigan is considered a 'good' choice by professors that usually don't know U.S. News rankings. The same is even more evident with regard to Georgetown: huge Italian alumni network and a reputation that here is far higher than the one a #14 in U.S. News could grant. On the other hand, i think that Michigan academic reputation is well deserved: see the rankings regarding Supreme Court law clerks placement and alumni who became law professors, wich may not be decisive factors from an attorney's perspective but are important in academia.
May I ask you if you're Italian too?
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hey all...i too applied for jan deadline. n recieved the email indicating tht my application is complete immediately.but i havent heard from them ever since...would it b a gud idea to email dem n ask for my application status?

hey all...i too applied for jan deadline. n recieved the email indicating tht my application is complete immediately.but i havent heard from them ever since...would it b a gud idea to email dem n ask for my application status?
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dam

I'm still waiting answers from several schools and this waiting is killing me (I'm very anxious); however, I would advise not to e-mail the schools out of legitimate curiosity alone but only if there is a compelling reason for doing so. After all it's absolutely not too late to get admitted at Michigan.

I'm still waiting answers from several schools and this waiting is killing me (I'm very anxious); however, I would advise not to e-mail the schools out of legitimate curiosity alone but only if there is a compelling reason for doing so. After all it's absolutely not too late to get admitted at Michigan.
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kaz

Is anyone still waiting for Michigan's decision?
applied late November. received an confirmaiton email early December. still no news...

Is anyone still waiting for Michigan's decision?
applied late November. received an confirmaiton email early December. still no news...
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ilocosboy

i applied late december. received confirmation of application in January. Still waiting like you.

i applied late december. received confirmation of application in January. Still waiting like you.
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akp14

I got in on wednesday.. my application was complete in the 1st week of februrary.. anyways planning on going to michigan for sure?

I got in on wednesday.. my application was complete in the 1st week of februrary.. anyways planning on going to michigan for sure?
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michigan started sending out acceptance emails and rejections by post already. a friend of mine got his rejection letter last week. he's from asia.

michigan started sending out acceptance emails and rejections by post already. a friend of mine got his rejection letter last week. he's from asia.
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Hello everyone

I have a dilemma and i truly hope you can help me. I've been accepted at Michigan and need to give them an answer by the end of March. However, i have also applied to other law schools, and have not yet received definitive answers.

Does any one of you know what would happen if i accepted the Michigan offer and later decided to take it back? What would be the consequences? Has anyone ever done anything similar?

I ask this because some schools might communicate their decisions in April, yet i have to reply to Mich before that...

Thanks!

Hello everyone

I have a dilemma and i truly hope you can help me. I've been accepted at Michigan and need to give them an answer by the end of March. However, i have also applied to other law schools, and have not yet received definitive answers.

Does any one of you know what would happen if i accepted the Michigan offer and later decided to take it back? What would be the consequences? Has anyone ever done anything similar?

I ask this because some schools might communicate their decisions in April, yet i have to reply to Mich before that...

Thanks!
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hzh

michigan started sending out acceptance emails and rejections by post already. a friend of mine got his rejection letter last week. he's from asia.


hello, jugheadjones. Do you mean that Michigan will notify the applcants by email if they admit them while by mail if they reject them? Please correct me if my understanding is not right.

<blockquote>michigan started sending out acceptance emails and rejections by post already. a friend of mine got his rejection letter last week. he's from asia. </blockquote>

hello, jugheadjones. Do you mean that Michigan will notify the applcants by email if they admit them while by mail if they reject them? Please correct me if my understanding is not right.
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figaro

I've been accepted at Michigan and need to give them an answer by the end of March. However, i have also applied to other law schools, and have not yet received definitive answers.

Does any one of you know what would happen if i accepted the Michigan offer and later decided to take it back? What would be the consequences? Has anyone ever done anything similar?

Hi HappyChild,

I have no experience with it, but here are some thoughts.
I dont think that anything would really happen, if you accepted and took it back later. But I think its an unethical thing to do. If you accept, Mich wont be able to offer admission to somebody else on the waiting list or somebody who got rejected, although they absolutely wish to go there or would be a good fit but counldnt be accepted because of the limited number of space. Those people might have already decided to go to other schools by the time you reject the offer and Mich is able to send out offers again. I think Mich doesnt require a deposit meaning that they trust that admitted students will be "fair" with regard to their intention when actually accepting the offer.
Maybe you can talk to the admission office and ask them to give you an extension. My experience with admission people in general has been very positive up to now. You can always talk to them and they will try to help you out as much as they can.

Cheers

<blockquote> I've been accepted at Michigan and need to give them an answer by the end of March. However, i have also applied to other law schools, and have not yet received definitive answers.

Does any one of you know what would happen if i accepted the Michigan offer and later decided to take it back? What would be the consequences? Has anyone ever done anything similar?</blockquote>
Hi HappyChild,

I have no experience with it, but here are some thoughts.
I dont think that anything would really happen, if you accepted and took it back later. But I think its an unethical thing to do. If you accept, Mich wont be able to offer admission to somebody else on the waiting list or somebody who got rejected, although they absolutely wish to go there or would be a good fit but counldnt be accepted because of the limited number of space. Those people might have already decided to go to other schools by the time you reject the offer and Mich is able to send out offers again. I think Mich doesnt require a deposit meaning that they trust that admitted students will be "fair" with regard to their intention when actually accepting the offer.
Maybe you can talk to the admission office and ask them to give you an extension. My experience with admission people in general has been very positive up to now. You can always talk to them and they will try to help you out as much as they can.

Cheers
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i think so. because from reading the posts here, everyone was accepted through email and yet my friend was rejected via post so i came to that conclusion.

to happychild: there's no consequence really but i really urge you to ask for an extension rather than accept and then reject later on. Its much fair to the others, considering there are only 45 slots in michigan. if you accept, it may be too late to offer that place to someone else, someone who may really really want to go to that school.

surely you'd want to be treated that way as well. ask for an extension, i don't think its going to be a problem. good luck!

i think so. because from reading the posts here, everyone was accepted through email and yet my friend was rejected via post so i came to that conclusion.

to happychild: there's no consequence really but i really urge you to ask for an extension rather than accept and then reject later on. Its much fair to the others, considering there are only 45 slots in michigan. if you accept, it may be too late to offer that place to someone else, someone who may really really want to go to that school.

surely you'd want to be treated that way as well. ask for an extension, i don't think its going to be a problem. good luck!
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tibikko

Any recent updates on Michigan?
Perhaps they are moving late this year.

Any recent updates on Michigan?
Perhaps they are moving late this year.
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