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4.7 of 5 stars (122 Ratings)

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Best Law School

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

People, culture, sports, school spirit, campus, brand, alumni base, job prospects

Downers

Weather, but really not much else. Words words words words.

Comments

You should go to this school no matter what. It is the best.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Limited opportunities

3.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Excellent faculty with top-notch credentials and genuine enthusiasm for teaching

Downers

Poor career prospects compared to peer schools (in terms of large law firm and clerkship placement)

Comments

I would advise considering peer schools if you get into them -- job placement at Michigan is noticeably poor in comparison

Would You Recommend

No

Great school, friendly atmosphere

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

students are collaborative, not cut-throat. Gorgeous campus and great college town.

Downers

once you leave Ann Arbor, you are in the middle of nowhere....

Comments

Great faculty, beautiful facilities. Live off campus (in downtown Ann Arbor) if you can - less stress.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Excellent place to get a legal education

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Exceptionally talented, social, and ambitious students permeate the student body

Downers

Due to location, the school will struggle to place students in major cities during a down economy

Comments

I wouldn't go here without a substantial scholarship or outside funding, it's a great school, but not as strong as the "T6" schools.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Quintessential Law School Campus

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Historic, gothic architecture lines the sprawling, lush green lawns of the law quad.

Downers

Tuition rates continue to rise faster than employment prospects do.

Comments

The mix of collegiality, rigorous academics, and exceptional career prospects that Michigan offers is unmatched at any other law school.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Review of Michigan Law School.

5.0 of 5 stars

June 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Beautiful campus. Very friendly environment. Same opportunities as other top law schools, but lower cost of living. Many very well respected professors.
Ann Arbor is a great town.
Good loan repayment assistance program.
Very pleasant student body. It is hard to imagine a law school full of nicer people.

Downers

The law school is not located in a major market (although that can also be a good thing i.e. lower cost of living, students take jobs all over the country).

Comments

Michigan is a great choice for law school. Its U.S. news ranking has dipped a little bit, but that is because the school has been more transparent about job placement data than other schools, and it has put funds towards a good loan repayment assistance program rather than tons of school funded jobs.
Michigan has a very collegial environment. One of the reasons for this is that students travel to many different areas to work after law school so students don't feel like they are competing with each other for the same jobs.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Michigan Law

5.0 of 5 stars

June 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

The faculty and environment at the law school is fantastic. People who take learning seriously without taking themselves too seriuosly.

Downers

The weather during the majority of the school year is unbearable.

Comments

Be ready for a great law school experience in a very college-feeling town.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Michigan Law Review

5.0 of 5 stars

May 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Collegial. People really get along and like each other. Excellent professors and discussion environment. Great job prospects, and huge (and successful) alumni network.

Downers

Huge. Easy to get lost in the crowd, just because of sheer size.

Comments

Make sure you like football. It's a big part of the culture even for law students.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Good place to spend three years

4.0 of 5 stars

May 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

The faculty is very high quality, and the course offerings are very good. I also appreciate the national alumni network. Michigan feeds its graduates to all of the major legal markets, so there's less competition among your peers and a broader network to tap into when looking for a job.

Downers

Because the school is in a small college town, it's a very insular community. It can be helpful to really get to know your class, but more often than not, it just makes everyone really cliquey. Good luck if you don't find a good group of people early in your 1L year.

Comments

Michigan is a great place to go if you aren't sure where you want to practice after graduation. It has national recognition and will get your foot in the door at a lot of different places.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Fading star

4.0 of 5 stars

April 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Still a top school; very strong faculty; very strong student body

Downers

Placement at top firms is declining; no natural home market; clerkship placement is declining; class sizes are increasing, diluting the brand and placement; placement is now more like Georgetown than Penn or Virginia

Comments

UMich needs lots of high-LSAT students to make its numbers, so they are willing to wheel and deal on tuition if you can help them look good.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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