Quality of classes are great - good mix of theoretical and practical classes. Michigan offers a wide variety of classes taught by exceptional academics as well as practicing lawyers, some of whom fly in from Los Angeles or New York just to teach classes. Michigan prides itself on a collaborative environment: students strive to do their best, but always with a helpful hand. Whenever someone 's computer crashes, another helpful student is always there, offering outlines or class notes.
Michigan's study abroad opportunities are exceptional. Students have the option of studying in London, Hamburg, and Tokyo, to name a few; as well as spend a semester doing an externship in Geneva, South Africa,, London, and more. If there isn't a program at a student's location of interest, students have the option of creating their own externship program. Michigan is extremely accommodating in this regard.
Quality of Life
The Lawyers Club, Michigan Law's dorm system, is in the self-enclosed law quad and provides for beautiful view of the quad and a 2-minute walk to classes. The dining hall food gets old, but it is worth the food boredom to meet fellow law students from other sections you might otherwise not have the chance to meet. The Lawyers Club is an especially attractive option for 1Ls, as the convenience to classes and the library are incredible, and the opportunity to meet other students provides for a fun and enjoyable introductory year to law school.