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« on: March 17, 2007, 09:37:01 AM »
A little background: I have narrowed down my acceptances to a t2 in the state where I want to practice with no mention of money (school #1) and another T2 with a full-ride + stipend (only for the first year) in the town where I currently live (school #2). I know school #2, although close to where I want to practice, won't offer as many opportunities upon graduation as #1, but unless I can get in-state tuition at #1 I will be paying significantly more $$$ to attend (about 54K more).
My question is, assuming school #1 ends up not offering any money, would you: take the $$$ from the other t2 and just stay there? Screw the $$$ and go with the school with the best job prospects? or would anyone take the first year $$$ at school #2 and then try to transfer to #1?
If you thought the third option was best, do you have any idea if it would be relatively easy to transfer considering both schools are t2(only about 5 spots different)?
« on: March 16, 2007, 12:23:49 PM »
Add: Iowa, Ohio State, Denver
« on: March 15, 2007, 04:01:30 PM »
« on: March 12, 2007, 03:57:03 PM »
How far would you say a school's region stretches. In the above example, do you think Kentucky's region would stretch up to Cinncinati (~90 miles) or down to Nashville (~160 miles)? Or do you think it would be more confined to state boundaries?
« on: March 07, 2007, 12:59:21 PM »
I do not think he was not talking about keeping THAT specific scholarship. Many schools offer additional scholarships for the 2L and 3L years which you may qualify.
I would expect, at most, 50% of those recieving scholarships will matriculate (purely speculation).
Both schools are t2 so it really comes down where you want to work when you graduate. If you don't want to work in KY then go to Toledo. If you have no preference or if financial considerations are the most important factor (which is how it seems), then none of us can really tell you what to do. We can not give you definitive information as to whether or not you will keep your Toledo scholarship (or even UK for that matter). If you think you can excel in law school and make the top 25% at toledo then go to toledo. Conversely, if you don't feel you are up to the challenge, play it safe and go to UK.
« on: March 06, 2007, 05:45:03 PM »
Only "convictions" can be expunged. So if, in fact, your arrest was expunged, then you were convicted and need to disclose if the application asks about convictions. If you were not convicted then the charge would have been "dropped" and you would need only to disclose when the application mentions arrests.
However, as much as you think that your checkered past may hurt you, if you provide a good addendum then it will not be a problem whatsoever. That being said, I sent the same addendum to all schools regardless what they asked in an effort to keep from having to write multiple disclosures (I had a couple of convictions, one of which had been expunged). Good luck. You'll be fine.
« on: March 06, 2007, 09:58:46 AM »
Haha, if I am the primary recipient, I will sell you the rights to the scholarship for a mere 5K (or best offer).
« on: March 05, 2007, 11:17:13 PM »
Well if you don't mind staying in KY after you graduate, then UofL is a good choice. In fact, I just spoke with a partner a mid sized (100 attys) KY law firm today who said they look very highly of UofL grads. However, the market in SLU is going to be bigger, but at the same time UofL is the only law school in Louisville so, in a sense, you have less "direct" competition. I would call Jack Cox directly, the asst. dean of admissions and see what kind of $$ they will throw your way.
He called a couple of my friends (with average #s for UofL) and told them he would make sure UofL was "competitive" with any school they had an offer. Take it for what its worth. I don't really have an opinion either way because I don't know much about SLU.
« on: March 05, 2007, 11:07:25 PM »
Confusing? What did it say?
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