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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Scholarship Negotiation?
« on: March 26, 2009, 05:23:51 PM »
You definitely lose out on a huge bargaining chip when you're trying to get more money out of a school that is already your best option (quality-wise, which is how they will think). Nevertheless, you have nothing to lose.

Since your LSAT is a point below their median, you also lose bargaining power. However, your GPA is above their median, so that helps. Otherwise, I suspect that being a non-traditional could help your case. Perhaps you can emphasize that you're contemplating not giving up a career rather than attending law school because of the economy and your debt aversion. Also, if you have any kids or are married, you have more of a case for more money.

At this point, they're probably out of money. But it doesn't hurt to try. And it doesn't hurt to keep trying as people start turning down their scholarships.

Thanks for the advice...we'll see how it works.

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Wait List / William and Mary Waitlist
« on: March 26, 2009, 11:20:37 AM »
Didn't see this thread anywhere. Anyone else on the list?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Scholarship Negotiation?
« on: March 26, 2009, 11:18:55 AM »
I got a small scholarship (7,500/yr) to a school I really want to go to. I have not been accepted to any higher ranking schools, and have no similar offers from schools in the same range. Should I still attempt to get the scholarship increased (debt is a huge factor in my decision)? If so, what should I use to try to convince them to increase the scholarship?

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Law School Applications / Re: REJECTED, ETC. TODAY
« on: March 26, 2009, 11:10:49 AM »
Waitlisted at William and Mary.

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Financial Aid / Re: Will they offer me $$$?
« on: March 16, 2009, 11:59:07 AM »
I would say apply now and see what they offer you. I applied early in the cycle with higher GPA and lower LSAT (3.61, 161) and was offered a full-tuition scholarship. If you don't get a good offer, I would suggest waiting until next year and applying early in the cycle.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Where to go?
« on: March 07, 2009, 11:15:43 AM »
If you're smart, you won't go to any of them.

Those are all mediocre schools, so go to the one in the area where you want to practice.

You come across as a very arrogant little person who needs to attend a prestigious law school to validate yourself.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Visiting Tulane? Where to Stay?
« on: March 03, 2009, 09:11:11 PM »
I know it's been a few days since you posted so this may be too late to be of help but...

I am attending the March 20th ASD and recently booked my hotel on hotwire.com.  I ended up with the Holiday Inn in the French Quarter for under $50 a night. The street car runs right by the hotel so I plan on taking it to Tulane and back.  I highly recommend. 

Thanks, I actually just checked Hotwire today and the best I found was a 2.5 star hotel in the Garden District for $88/night. I'll keep checking as the date approaches. Hopefully, something better will come up.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Pitt decision taking forever?
« on: March 03, 2009, 08:07:47 PM »
I went complete on 12/11/2008 and got my acceptance on 02/13/2009.

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Law School Applications / Re: Philadelphia area
« on: February 28, 2009, 07:47:29 PM »
Lived here all my life - I would love to stay in this region..

What schools should I consider for '10 entrance? Does anyone know what Drexel's reputation is, given that it is so new?

I appreciate any advice. Thanks!

160/3.61

Have you considered Temple? They have a good reputation, and I was accepted with similar numbers.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Visiting Tulane? Where to Stay?
« on: February 27, 2009, 09:09:35 PM »
I'm not sure where you can stay, as I've always stayed with undergrads, but if I were you, I wouldn't worry about renting a car.  You can very easily take the street car from Tulane's campus into the French Quarter. Plus, there is plenty to do right there in Uptown.  It is a pretty sweet area.  I plan on applying to law school next year after a year off...I'm jealous of you for getting into Tulane.  Did you get any money?  And how hard is it to get in?  Do you know anything about how hard it is to get a joint MBA and if its worthwhile?

I did get a little money. Not enough to really make a difference, but they could have very easily given me nothing, so I am grateful for what I did get. As for how hard it is to get in, go to lawschoolnumbers.com and look at Tulane's stats. Once you have taken the LSAT (if you haven't already) you will know how good your chances are. I do not know anything about the joint MBA program, but I am sure someone here will have something to offer on that subject

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