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University of Michigan Law School

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“Best law school for overall experience”
August 2019CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Best environment - have made incredible friends and people are so supportive of one another. The professors are absolutely incredible - I wish I could take more credits in a semester to experience more of them! Employers LOVE people who went to Michigan too so that's a huge perk

Downers

Nothing really, sometimes location can be hard to network, but at the same time you're not competing to all go to the same place so that's really nice

Comments

Can't make a bad decision to go here. Highly recommend!

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great experience”
July 2019CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

My peers are really supportive; professors are generally accessible; lots of opportunities to get great skills outside of classes.

Downers

The winter can be brutal, especially if you're not used to it. Also, there is still some competition, even though it's probably the least of all top law schools.

Comments

If you want a supportive community, this is the place to be.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great class mates which also make for great alumni!”
August 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Down to earth classmates - Cut throat and Univ. of Michigan Law School do not go together. One of my closest friends from that time called it the Disney Land of law schools.

Helpful Alumni - I had a lot of success reaching out to various Michigan Alumni in order to ask them about their work or experience or advice. I had a lot of alumni generously make time for me to pick their brain as a 1L.

Downers

Price tag - Tuition prices are expensive at University of Michigan and for out of state students, there are essentially no opportunities to obtain residency.

Comments

Ann Arbor is certainly a small town and dominated by the University but it has a lot more to offer than pizza and beer. When it comes to food and night life, Ann Arbor certainly has way above average offerings.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great School”
August 2017CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

People are friendly and willing to help one another. It's a good environment overall. Professors are great.

Downers

It's law school. Couple of gunners who like to compete but not too many of those. So professors are not approachable, but these are very few.

Comments

It's a great culture where people are genuine and seek to help each other. Student orgs are amazing and folks do care for one another.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Not recent grad”
February 2017FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Michigan is a fantastic law school with impressive faculty, awesome surroundings and a valuable degree in recruiting.

Downers

Tuition is far too expensive, as with all other elite law schools. I paid back pretty significant student loans for several years.

Comments

Which law school (if any) you should attend depends a lot on what type of career you think you want. If you hope to work in BigLaw, you should go to the highest ranked law school that accepts you.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Excellent place to get a legal education”
February 2016FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Michigan has great professors, a collegial atmosphere, and a beautiful campus. Job prospects are strong - the Michigan brand carriers throughout the country.

Downers

Tuition is expensive, and it continues to rise. Not a fan of the underground, green carpeted library.

Comments

If you are considering public interest, Michigan has an outstanding loan repayment assistance program.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Go Blue!”
December 2015FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Collegiate atmosphere, supportive community, accessible professors, awesome clinical program, powerful and far-reaching alumni network.

Downers

That UMLS is not located in a major legal market can be frustrating as the school may not have quite as many connections to organizations or firms in a given city.

Comments

In terms of cost, spending three years in Ann Arbor will save you thousands compared to most major cities.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Incredible experience”
December 2015CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

The students professors are excellent. Great clinical opportunities for students who want a more hands-on education. Challenging, yet rewarding experience.

Downers

The winters are known to be cold, if this school was in California it would probably rank in the top 5 law schools in the country.

Comments

The alumni connections, academic rigor, and prestigious reputation remain the biggest advantages for attending Michigan Law.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Best law school with a good quality of life”
October 2015FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

The quality of professors is amazing. They're also very approachable. The new law school building means that there's a lot of space, and everything looks very new. Football!

Downers

The winters are very cold, and there's no getting away from that.

Comments

Students from Michigan go to every market. The downside is that a lot of the friends you make in law school will end up being very far away from you after graduation.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Best Law School”
August 2015CURRENT 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

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