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I got this off the Case website in case anyone is interested:

Distinguished Scholar Awards
Approximately fifty partial tuition scholarships are awarded each year. These range from $6,000 to $22,000

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: case western scholarships
« on: March 02, 2005, 06:01:35 AM »
Hey... I'm in the same boat.  I really want to go to Case, but I've been offered scholarships elsewhere (and at higher ranking schools).  So I'm really interested to see if Case will offer me a scholarship.

I called them and they said that the committee has already started to meet on scholarships but that they won't be notifying people for a little while yet.  (but they will soon... like mid-March)

I really should just go over there and ask them what's up.

Choosing the Right Law School / Who's with me?
« on: February 26, 2005, 05:48:40 PM »

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: It's really time for it to pick up
« on: February 26, 2005, 05:44:11 PM »
Financial aid deadlines are passing?  Really?  At the school I go to now, the financial aid deadline isn't until like June 1st.

Does anyone know if there's a day the schools have to give us a decision by?  When I applied to med school there was some "law" that they had to let everyone know by some date in April (or something like that).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: dreams that tease
« on: February 26, 2005, 04:40:27 PM »
I'm telling you... dreams can be cruel. 

In the dream I had, I got one great acceptance and 2 rejects... so it seemed even more like real life!!

My $0.02 on the topic..

I am juggling Harvard w/full ride opportunities at several places (4 in the bag, competing for 3 others, wondering why Northwestern hates me).  I have full-tuition with a living stipend at one top ten school and am presently in competitions for 2 others.  The place where I have the "full-ride" is one of the two best schools if not the best school in the area I want to practice.  I have no interest in NYC type big law and the areas where I believe I will work (so called "secondary" markets") currently top out at $90K-$100K for top associates.  I spoke with a Harvard grad at the top firm in one of these markets and he told me to take the money and laugh all the way to the bank.  He said that his firm generally hired top 10% out of the local state school (still tier 1), the top 25% out of CCNMPV, and the top 50% out of HYS.  For my particular case, there will be at least $150K difference (if not more with cost of living, loan interest, and travel expenses tacked on) from going to Harvard over going to the top 10 school.

To me, Harvard is making less and less sense daily.

LOL  Dude... I'll let the other posters stone you... but let me just explain that the issue at hand here isn't over which top10 school to go to (money or not).  It's more about what to do if you get a lot of money at a decent school (top50-60) vs. going to a top10 or top20.  Even the OP added the clause that within the top10 it probably doesn't matter.

Choosing the Right Law School / dreams that tease
« on: February 26, 2005, 06:44:35 AM »
I had a dream I got accepted to a school I really want to go to. I was going through that big white envelope when *puff* I woke up.
Isn't that cruel?

I was complete ages ago... like at the end of October.  I still haven't heard anything.  This is just annoying.  I don't see why it would take them so long to decide on my application.

Well DUH!!  We know what's going on, we just don't understand what is taking them so long!  The application deadline has passed.  So they shouldn't be getting any new applications. So why can't they decide? 

No... I'm just curious.  THere's not a whole lot about it on the website.

I still don't know... I'm thinking I'd rather go to Case with a full ride than GW with no money. (if I'm lucky enough to be given the choice)  Of course, my husband and family are in cleveland, so maybe that has something to do with it too.

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