Michigan Decisions - Fall 2015


Wavshrdr

Sorry guys, I repeat for the third and last time, is there anyone among you who has been admitted to LLM Intl Tax?
Thank you!!


Yes, my partner was admitted to the Int'l Tax program. We are still considering offers from NYU, Texas and some California schools.

<blockquote>Sorry guys, I repeat for the third and last time, is there anyone among you who has been admitted to LLM Intl Tax?
Thank you!! </blockquote>

Yes, my partner was admitted to the Int'l Tax program. We are still considering offers from NYU, Texas and some California schools.
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Any news about the Grotius Scholarship?? Someone knows to what degree do they usually provide financial aid???

Any news about the Grotius Scholarship?? Someone knows to what degree do they usually provide financial aid???
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Joy Hopefu...

Guys! Has anyone of the admitted batch received the actual admission package with all the "colourful stuff" or any news on financial aid???

Best of lucks to those still waiting for an answer.


Nope, haven't received it yet. But then airmail does tend to take its time, and the Admissions Office people said that the materials still had to be finalised when they sent the offer letter via email on Feb 6.


I also received an offer yesterday! It did not mention anything about financial aid or scholarships, only that I would receive a package with the "colourful stuff"

<blockquote><blockquote>Guys! Has anyone of the admitted batch received the actual admission package with all the "colourful stuff" or any news on financial aid???

Best of lucks to those still waiting for an answer.</blockquote>

Nope, haven't received it yet. But then airmail does tend to take its time, and the Admissions Office people said that the materials still had to be finalised when they sent the offer letter via email on Feb 6.</blockquote>

I also received an offer yesterday! It did not mention anything about financial aid or scholarships, only that I would receive a package with the "colourful stuff"
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I contacted Admissions, and they said financial aid decisions will be communicated in the second half of March.

Anyone has received the information materials sent by airmail??

I contacted Admissions, and they said financial aid decisions will be communicated in the second half of March.

Anyone has received the information materials sent by airmail??
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zzhashmi

I contacted Admissions, and they said financial aid decisions will be communicated in the second half of March.

Anyone has received the information materials sent by airmail??


Let's hope for the best on the financial aid decisions! I received the admissions package via airmail on February 24, which was about three weeks after I got the admissions offer via email. Rest assured, there is indeed a lot of colourful stuff in there; and you will end up falling in love with the place!

On another note, yesterday I received an email regarding "consumer information about the University of Michigan". Did anyone else get this email?

<blockquote>I contacted Admissions, and they said financial aid decisions will be communicated in the second half of March.

Anyone has received the information materials sent by airmail??</blockquote>

Let's hope for the best on the financial aid decisions! I received the admissions package via airmail on February 24, which was about three weeks after I got the admissions offer via email. Rest assured, there is indeed a lot of colourful stuff in there; and you will end up falling in love with the place!

On another note, yesterday I received an email regarding "consumer information about the University of Michigan". Did anyone else get this email?
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Joy Hopefu...

Sorry guys, I repeat for the third and last time, is there anyone among you who has been admitted to LLM Intl Tax?
Thank you!!


No, I want to study antitrust, anticorruption and regulation.
Guys, what do you expect of life in Ann Arbor? Did you choose Michigan because it was a small program? I just receive my e-mail with the offer, before that, it was just Dora maria's email telling me that I was accpeted.

For those admitted: what is your area of interest?

<blockquote>Sorry guys, I repeat for the third and last time, is there anyone among you who has been admitted to LLM Intl Tax?
Thank you!! </blockquote>

No, I want to study antitrust, anticorruption and regulation.
Guys, what do you expect of life in Ann Arbor? Did you choose Michigan because it was a small program? I just receive my e-mail with the offer, before that, it was just Dora maria's email telling me that I was accpeted.

For those admitted: what is your area of interest?
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swaziplaza

Rest assured, there is indeed a lot of colourful stuff in there; and you will end up falling in love with the place!

On another note, yesterday I received an email regarding "consumer information about the University of Michigan". Did anyone else get this email?


As I recall from last year, the law school is simply legally obliged to provide these infos. I didn't pay too much attention to them.


Guys, what do you expect of life in Ann Arbor? Did you choose Michigan because it was a small program?


Joy, if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask me about the law school or Ann Arbor in general. As zzhashmi said, you will end up falling in love with the place. And this was only based on the "colorful stuff", wait until you get here. :-)
Generally speaking, I would consider the size of the program as one of the main advantages of Michigan. I think I already said earlier that you really get to know all of your LLM classmates. But also the JDs since you are not in some kind of "LLM bubble" without contact to the American students.
Plus, and this is really (!) important, the program coordinators can (and do) invest so much more time in taking care of every single LLM personally. I can't imagine the same attention at a law school in NYC with several hundred LLMs in the same program. You all are already in contact with Dora-Maria, and she is truly amazing. But this doesn't end the moment you accept the offer, they all do their best to support you during the whole year.

<blockquote>Rest assured, there is indeed a lot of colourful stuff in there; and you will end up falling in love with the place!

On another note, yesterday I received an email regarding "consumer information about the University of Michigan". Did anyone else get this email?</blockquote>

As I recall from last year, the law school is simply legally obliged to provide these infos. I didn't pay too much attention to them.


<blockquote>Guys, what do you expect of life in Ann Arbor? Did you choose Michigan because it was a small program?</blockquote>

Joy, if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask me about the law school or Ann Arbor in general. As zzhashmi said, you will end up falling in love with the place. And this was only based on the "colorful stuff", wait until you get here. :-)
Generally speaking, I would consider the size of the program as one of the main advantages of Michigan. I think I already said earlier that you really get to know all of your LLM classmates. But also the JDs since you are not in some kind of "LLM bubble" without contact to the American students.
Plus, and this is really (!) important, the program coordinators can (and do) invest so much more time in taking care of every single LLM personally. I can't imagine the same attention at a law school in NYC with several hundred LLMs in the same program. You all are already in contact with Dora-Maria, and she is truly amazing. But this doesn't end the moment you accept the offer, they all do their best to support you during the whole year.
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Joy Hopefu...

I love the passion that everybody who study at Michigan has for the place. Also, I have no doubts that that Michigan has probably a strong reputation in my area of interest. I will wait for the colorful stuff. I have done my research on the campus and it is beautiful and the lawyers club also seems a fantastic place to live. On the other hand, one of my main concerns relies on whether being in a huge center is better for networking or not. I want to have a working experience abroad before returning to my homeland.

I love the passion that everybody who study at Michigan has for the place. Also, I have no doubts that that Michigan has probably a strong reputation in my area of interest. I will wait for the colorful stuff. I have done my research on the campus and it is beautiful and the lawyers club also seems a fantastic place to live. On the other hand, one of my main concerns relies on whether being in a huge center is better for networking or not. I want to have a working experience abroad before returning to my homeland.
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eov

They usually anounce grotious fellows by mid March ... so I guess they will tell you really soon! and they are usually really generous. Worth the wait! (I got it last year)

They usually anounce grotious fellows by mid March ... so I guess they will tell you really soon! and they are usually really generous. Worth the wait! (I got it last year)
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eov

I love the passion that everybody who study at Michigan has for the place. Also, I have no doubts that that Michigan has probably a strong reputation in my area of interest. I will wait for the colorful stuff. I have done my research on the campus and it is beautiful and the lawyers club also seems a fantastic place to live. On the other hand, one of my main concerns relies on whether being in a huge center is better for networking or not. I want to have a working experience abroad before returning to my homeland.

<blockquote>I love the passion that everybody who study at Michigan has for the place. Also, I have no doubts that that Michigan has probably a strong reputation in my area of interest. I will wait for the colorful stuff. I have done my research on the campus and it is beautiful and the lawyers club also seems a fantastic place to live. On the other hand, one of my main concerns relies on whether being in a huge center is better for networking or not. I want to have a working experience abroad before returning to my homeland.</blockquote>
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eov

Unlike almost all Law Schools, Michigan is invited to a really exclusive job fair in NY, (Columbia LLM fair) in which only Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Virginia, Chicago, Stanford, and Michigan can participate, so your chances are better, and the networking you will do it with the JDs, and professors which will be really helpful in that area.

Unlike almost all Law Schools, Michigan is invited to a really exclusive job fair in NY, (Columbia LLM fair) in which only Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Virginia, Chicago, Stanford, and Michigan can participate, so your chances are better, and the networking you will do it with the JDs, and professors which will be really helpful in that area.
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swaziplaza

I love the passion that everybody who study at Michigan has for the place. Also, I have no doubts that that Michigan has probably a strong reputation in my area of interest. I will wait for the colorful stuff. I have done my research on the campus and it is beautiful and the lawyers club also seems a fantastic place to live. On the other hand, one of my main concerns relies on whether being in a huge center is better for networking or not. I want to have a working experience abroad before returning to my homeland.


I know exactly what you mean since, at first glance, Ann Arbor seems more like an academic environment. However, that's not new to the people at the law school and the connections to the outside world are manifold. See, for instance, the job fair eov just mentioned.

I'm not into your fields of interest. But if you like I can get you in contact with LLMs who match your academic interests and/or professors who can definitely give you better advice in this respect. I think the latter should actually be the easiest way to find out about that: Write directly to professors and ask them what they think. If you want to browse by yourself look here: http://web.law.umich.edu/CurriculumInterestAreas/home.aspx

This term, there is a class on corruption, taught by Professors Herzog and Katz. Ellen Katz might actually be a good person to contact. http://www.law.umich.edu/FacultyBio/Pages/FacultyBio.aspx?facid=EKATZ

<blockquote>I love the passion that everybody who study at Michigan has for the place. Also, I have no doubts that that Michigan has probably a strong reputation in my area of interest. I will wait for the colorful stuff. I have done my research on the campus and it is beautiful and the lawyers club also seems a fantastic place to live. On the other hand, one of my main concerns relies on whether being in a huge center is better for networking or not. I want to have a working experience abroad before returning to my homeland.</blockquote>

I know exactly what you mean since, at first glance, Ann Arbor seems more like an academic environment. However, that's not new to the people at the law school and the connections to the outside world are manifold. See, for instance, the job fair eov just mentioned.

I'm not into your fields of interest. But if you like I can get you in contact with LLMs who match your academic interests and/or professors who can definitely give you better advice in this respect. I think the latter should actually be the easiest way to find out about that: Write directly to professors and ask them what they think. If you want to browse by yourself look here: http://web.law.umich.edu/CurriculumInterestAreas/home.aspx

This term, there is a class on corruption, taught by Professors Herzog and Katz. Ellen Katz might actually be a good person to contact. http://www.law.umich.edu/FacultyBio/Pages/FacultyBio.aspx?facid=EKATZ
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Inactive User

Thank you! The information about the job fair really makes me think a lot. It seems that Michigan isn't as isolated as many of the people think. I would also love to know the perspectives of getting a work in New York if you are located in Ann Arbor.

I already received the mail with the "colorful stuff" and I am super excited. Still no news about the scholarship...

Thank you! The information about the job fair really makes me think a lot. It seems that Michigan isn't as isolated as many of the people think. I would also love to know the perspectives of getting a work in New York if you are located in Ann Arbor.

I already received the mail with the "colorful stuff" and I am super excited. Still no news about the scholarship...
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SaulB

Me too admitted. Intl Tax LLM, is there anyone else?!?
Scholarships offers will be made from now on a rolling basis.
So excited!?!

Me too admitted. Intl Tax LLM, is there anyone else?!?
Scholarships offers will be made from now on a rolling basis.
So excited!?!
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Inactive User

Got into NYU but no scholarship :( This makes Michigan my first option now. Has anyone received any news about the Grotius? Also, does anyone know how much financial aid does that fellowship provide?

Thanks!

Got into NYU but no scholarship :( This makes Michigan my first option now. Has anyone received any news about the Grotius? Also, does anyone know how much financial aid does that fellowship provide?

Thanks!
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forzik

Got into NYU but no scholarship :( This makes Michigan my first option now. Has anyone received any news about the Grotius? Also, does anyone know how much financial aid does that fellowship provide?

Thanks!


No idea and no information on this matter either (other than that fellowship awards should be made in the second half of March). Since the deadline for accepting my offer is April 1st I also wonder whether I will get a financial decision (negative or positive) in any case before having to respond to the offer. Anybody know how the proces works? Only the recipients are notified?

<blockquote>Got into NYU but no scholarship :( This makes Michigan my first option now. Has anyone received any news about the Grotius? Also, does anyone know how much financial aid does that fellowship provide?

Thanks! </blockquote>

No idea and no information on this matter either (other than that fellowship awards should be made in the second half of March). Since the deadline for accepting my offer is April 1st I also wonder whether I will get a financial decision (negative or positive) in any case before having to respond to the offer. Anybody know how the proces works? Only the recipients are notified?
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swaziplaza

Got into NYU but no scholarship :( This makes Michigan my first option now. Has anyone received any news about the Grotius? Also, does anyone know how much financial aid does that fellowship provide?

Thanks!


No idea and no information on this matter either (other than that fellowship awards should be made in the second half of March). Since the deadline for accepting my offer is April 1st I also wonder whether I will get a financial decision (negative or positive) in any case before having to respond to the offer. Anybody know how the proces works? Only the recipients are notified?



It might happen that you receive your offer shortly after April 1. I just checked my emails, I received the offer on April 2 last year. But don't be concerned by that. Just let the admissions office know that your decision depends on financial support and ask for an extension of the deadline. They will always give you additional time until they have made their decision. That's what I did, too.

<blockquote><blockquote>Got into NYU but no scholarship :( This makes Michigan my first option now. Has anyone received any news about the Grotius? Also, does anyone know how much financial aid does that fellowship provide?

Thanks! </blockquote>

No idea and no information on this matter either (other than that fellowship awards should be made in the second half of March). Since the deadline for accepting my offer is April 1st I also wonder whether I will get a financial decision (negative or positive) in any case before having to respond to the offer. Anybody know how the proces works? Only the recipients are notified?</blockquote>


It might happen that you receive your offer shortly after April 1. I just checked my emails, I received the offer on April 2 last year. But don't be concerned by that. Just let the admissions office know that your decision depends on financial support and ask for an extension of the deadline. They will always give you additional time until they have made their decision. That's what I did, too.
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bzp

Thanks for all the useful information, swaziplaza!

I've been accepted to Michigan, Columbia, NYU and UPenn, but I'm really inclined to accept Michigan's offer!

Ann-arbor sounds awesome and the possibility of having an individualized study program - seeing as the class size is so small - is very important to me.

The only thing keeping me from accepting the offer is that I really need financial aid! If I don't get any financial aid, I'll probably accept Cambridge's of Oxford's offer, which are way cheaper.

Thanks for all the useful information, swaziplaza!

I've been accepted to Michigan, Columbia, NYU and UPenn, but I'm really inclined to accept Michigan's offer!

Ann-arbor sounds awesome and the possibility of having an individualized study program - seeing as the class size is so small - is very important to me.

The only thing keeping me from accepting the offer is that I really need financial aid! If I don't get any financial aid, I'll probably accept Cambridge's of Oxford's offer, which are way cheaper.
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swaziplaza

Makes totally sense to me! UK is so much cheaper. Have you told the admissions office about the other law schools that have already admitted you? This is something they usually consider when they are making the decision. So if you'd say you would choose Michigan over super prestigious law schools like Cambridge and Oxford in case you get funding, that might make a difference. I think. :-)

Makes totally sense to me! UK is so much cheaper. Have you told the admissions office about the other law schools that have already admitted you? This is something they usually consider when they are making the decision. So if you'd say you would choose Michigan over super prestigious law schools like Cambridge and Oxford in case you get funding, that might make a difference. I think. :-)
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bzp

I e-mailed Dora-Maria last night asking several questions as well as informing about my financial condition.

She usually answers promptly so I'm hoping to hear from her today! According to her last e-mail, financial aid decisions should come out sometime this week. Let's hope for the best!

I e-mailed Dora-Maria last night asking several questions as well as informing about my financial condition.

She usually answers promptly so I'm hoping to hear from her today! According to her last e-mail, financial aid decisions should come out sometime this week. Let's hope for the best!
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