When I met one of the orientation leaders for my group this morning, I almost wanted to call her Jennifer Lopez. She looked exactly like J.Lo right down to the J.Lo glow of her complexion, although perhaps a bit shorter and with longer hair. Interestingly, she was also from NYC and went back there to work during her 1L summer. Together with Professor Croley, affectionately known as the Tom Cruise prof., we have half of Hollywood here at the Law School (half of the Hollywood stars I know of anyway).
I got to know a number of other students: one worked for CIA in their Middle East division (or section, or whatever it is called) before coming to Michigan, and another worked at a consulting firm before quitting that job to work in a small motel. Everyone seemed cool and laid back, which coincides with the impression I had from the Preview Weekend back in March. I even got to meet the folks I knew from the March event–all of them decided to come to Michigan.
The orientation itself was nothing exciting and consisted of the usual stuff: tour of the school (once again), chatting with the orientation leaders, having dinner with other people in my section, etc. I had to skip the opening remarks of the Dean of the Law School just to get to the university-wide international student check-in program, which could have been just a 5-minute thing but turned out to be a two-hour long boring presentation, at the end of which the check-in was done.
Also managed to get two extra Michigan vs. Notre Dame football tickets so that Jeni and Calder can join me for the game. The Notre Dame ticket was hard to come by, and for the second one I had to exchange it with my OSU ticket. Only after I did the exchange did I know that sometimes the OSU ticket can fetch as much as several hundred dollars, but oh well… scalping is illegal and the ND ticket doesn’t go for much lower on the black market anyway.
Now off to do my long list of reading assignments… School hasn’t even started yet and we are already getting reading assignments. Ugh.
Also of note, came across this Prof’s bio. Very interesting stuff, but too bad his course next semeter conflicts with my Property class.