« on: January 17, 2007, 12:34:51 PM »
I totally disagree, you will not be totally embarassing yourself if you go looking for options of financial aid! You are going to be a lawyer for God's sake and negotiation/persuasion is something that you should be practicing. If finding ways to help offset costs based on your solid performance isn't a reason to go discussing this, then I don't know what is. It is not like your are last in your class and hanging on by a thread. Then, you might be fighting a losing battle.
By the way, you need to learn how to do this sooner or later as you will be negotiating your salaries with partners or executives as long as you work for someone else.
I see no problem in professionally presenting the facts and asking if there are opportunities to help fund your education. What's the worst that can happen - they say 'no'. Now, I wouldn't suggest begging, pleading or whining about how great you are and how you're getting no respect. Treat this as a professional discussion and you are no worse for you efforts.