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Law School Applications / WashU Full Ride vs. Michigan
« on: January 23, 2008, 02:05:21 PM »
So here is my scenario: I had all but decided on attending Michigan next fall but I just got an email from WashU saying I was selected for a $120,000 scholarship and I'm not really sure how this should effect my decision. First, considering my interests are in public international law (I'm planning on doing a dual degree MA in world politics or something similar) and I want to do government/NGO work as opposed to private sector/big law upon graduation. Michigan's international law program is way better than WashU's, as is its political science department. Also, I will get instate tuition at Michigan. Not a huge savings, but it's still cheaper than it would be normally. With this in mind, should the WashU scholarship change my mind and why?

Additionally, should I decide to stick with Michigan, do you think there is any chance of leveraging the WashU scholarship for $$ from Michigan. Obviously Michigan is better and would have little incentive to give me an equivalent scholarship, but do you think I could at least leverage some money out of them if I as persistent?

My apologies for the long-winded question. Any insight you could give would be most helpful.

Law School Applications / Re: Michigan decisions are out
« on: December 14, 2007, 09:08:24 AM »
God, this board makes me nervous...

Are the ED decisions all done, now? Anyone want to venture a guess at my chances based on the cycle so far - 3.65 and a 170 (166 the first time), technically still a MI resident even though I currently work in DC so I believe that makes me in-state.

Law School Applications / In-State advantage
« on: December 10, 2007, 04:39:00 PM »
This may have been addressed before, but for the top publics (UofM, Boalt & UVA), are there advantages to being in-state? I'm personally interested in UofM and the numbers on LSN seem to suggest that its a bit easier to get in if you are in-state. Well, maybe not easier to get in, but they don't really seem to reject or waitlist instaters who have adequate numbers.

I'm a 170 & 3.65 so I think I'm ok at UofM, this is more out of general curiosity than anything else.

Wait List / Re: George Washington Waitlist
« on: June 25, 2007, 05:36:35 PM »
Anyone heard anything further? I called on Friday and was told not to call again till the end of this week, but I thought I'd see if anyone else had persuaded them to give up some information.

Wait List / Re: George Washington Waitlist
« on: June 15, 2007, 10:10:42 AM »
Has anyone heard anything from GW? I've called 3 times in the last two weeks and they won't tell me anything, other than they are going to go to the wait list next week.

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