What kind of scholarship could I expect to get from a school like Buffalo or Syracuse? And, considering that I want to do prosecution, would it be a wiser decision financially to take such a scholarship instead of going to a place like Fordham (if I managed to get in there)?
I don't know about Buffalo. However, I got into Syracuse and they offered me $22,500 a year. I ultimately turned it down for personal reasons. I don't know if it the only way they do it but I know that I was offered the scholarship based on a second essay I had to write for the alumni association that I submitted with my application. I didn't think I did all that well writing about why alumni are important, but I guess they felt otherwise. I am not even sure how that scholarship renews itself though. I ended up instead going to Quinnipiac with a $25,000 scholarship renewable every year based on your class rank (top 1/3 gets 100%, 1/2: 80%, 2/3: 50%). Luckily I was able to stay in the top 1/4 so I will get 100% back in the fall.