Yesterday I got an invitation in the mail to apply to Franklin Pierce. Basically said it's still not too late to apply and they would even waive the app fee.
What the heck? Isn't it a little late for this kind of thing?
I just found out that I didn't get a scholarship for pepperdine - so I'm hoping the financial aid office will be able to figure out how I can get enough loans to cover the expenses. I have bad credit, so I can't take out private loans. If anyone knows anything about the new Grad Loan (not sure of the exact name) - let me know... I don't know why I always assumed federal loans would cover law school...The new loan is called the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan, it is soo new that most don't include on their award letter. This is a link from Suffolk Fin aid office it will shed some light on the loan.
Look at the supplemental data that US News puts with their rankings (if you haven't shelled out the $14.95, you ought to--there's far better information than the list itself hidden in there). Pay particular attention salary range and median salary that each school lists for the private sector,(also to the percentage employed in non-legal positions).
Assume you'll be a poor to mediocre student (it's safer to think that way--even if you believe yourself to be somehow superior). If the full ride means you're going to have to accept a significantly lower salary, then it's not worth it, because the higher salary will allow you to pay off your loans AND it will improve your overall job prospects.
Of the schools you've already been accepted to, only Washington and Lee appears to justify turning down the money: their salary range of 60k/110k with an 83k median is better than the 52/90 w/ a 65 median that you'd get at John Marshall (and better than the 42/100 w/60 you'd get at Suffolk).
Vandy is slightly better than W&L in most areas, so if you get in, I'd say go for it (but only if you're paying full fare for both).
Hi everyone. I received an acceptance e-mail from Toledo yesterday. I am so excited.
I find it interesting that I was rejected from Michigan State, Tulsa, and Memphis. Oh well.
I will never understand the admission system.
welcome to the board and congrats on toledo! are you going to toledo?