« on: March 22, 2008, 02:15:34 PM »
Decision time is nearing here and by April 1st I will have to make the deposit at W & L to hold the scholarship. I'm from NY (Westchester so I could commute to Cardozo) and as of right now I'd like to stay in NY (haven't really lived outside of it so I can't rule it out but I love it here and can't see a place being better to live/have a career). In my haste to complete applications I never turned in the scholarship letter from BU, figuring that it would be like most schools and all applicants would be considered for merit. I haven't seen any of the schools yet but I will be seeing W 8 L for the open house and BU likely this week. I can also daytrip it down to Cardozo.
I don't have aspirations to work 90 hours a week and get paid for it, I'd probably be much happier with fewer hours while absorbing the pay hit. I also have been working at a firm in the city for the past year and will be returning during this summer. They have already made their intentions clear that they'd like for me to stick with them throughout law school and post law school.
So, that being said, what is the play here? Can I ask W & L to consider an increase? Will Cardozo QOL/Job prospects be worth the extra 45k saved? For the record the Cardozo GPA requirement is a 3.3 and the W & L is a 3.0.