Teacher wrote: malysh wrote:
Also a 1L. Happy to answer questions
How do slightly older (late 20s/ early 30s) 1Ls fair in Ann Arbor? I love the vibe from Michigan’s promotional materials, and I’ve only heard great things about it, but I’m worried about having a social/ dating life not in a city. (Also worried that I’ll want to hibernate all winter, coming from the south
There are people here living their best life that are a variety of ages. Our avg age went up a year too, so the classes are getting "older." I think there's a social group for everyone. In my summer start class, we have some people who are straight-through, some who are married, some who are married with their first kid who's still a baby, some people who have BEEN married and have kids, some people who had a whole career before joining, some people with PhDs/pursuing PhDs (RIP to the curve thanks to them lol), and people all in between. There's no "ageism" in my super-section so everyone is invited to things and older folks still intermingle with us younger folks and have some wild nights with us.
Also, there's a student org. called OWLS (older wiser law students) so if you're looking for an older crowd, there's a place to find them. I'm not super familiar with them/what events they do/how big their membership is because I'm only 23, but it exists.
Regarding hibernating in the winter: So far, it's actually not too bad. I'd consider it a mild winter. Low is like... mid-30s. Just get a nice coat. Personally, I've lived all over the place so I'm not really averse to the cold (though I prefer warmth and sunlight) but we have lots of people from California and none of them have turned into an ice cube yet! I think most people do less (activity-wise) once it gets cold out anyway, even those of us who are used to it.