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yeah i plan on playing this game tomorrow.  i have two deposits in but santa clara just accepted me about a week ago and theyre giving me 14k for the first year.  the scholarship is renewable too.  honestly, i don't have a true top choice this late in the game so i am seriously considering santa clara...although i would say i am leaning toward miami.  it's just that 14k is a lot of money to pass up if i dont have money at any other school.  i'll call up Miami admissions tomorrow and see if they are willing to give me some money.  it certainly would make my decision much easier.

Perhaps I shouldn't have withdrawn from Santa Clara as soon as I received their acceptance letter. Maybe waiting a few days would have produced a scholarship that I could have used with USD. I did try to use the McGeorge scholarship and received no response until a random letter arrived at my door.  I guess USD doesn't negotiate, at least that's what they said when I called them up.

well it's great that thing worked out in the end for you.

i'm sort of freaking out because i already have 2 deposits out.  but santa clara's is due on the 14th.  at least i can visit this school since i live nearby.  i don't have a car at the moment so i couldnt just drive down to USD to visit them.  what sucks is that my friend who is a 1L at SCU is only done with school on the 15th.  ugh.  and of course, i also have a second deposit at Loyola-Chicago to deal with on June 1st.  and my trip to miami is only happening on memorial day weekend.

honestly, i am not too hopeful about getting any scholarship money from miami this late in the game.  we'll see what happens. i'm about to call their admissions up now.

What were your numbers?  With the schools you got into, I'm surprised Miami gave you nothing.  The only thing I can tell you is I'll be withdrawing this week and freeing up 23k/year at Miami.  Maybe they'll pass it on to you.

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Yankees Fan - you hear the good news?

Of course... I was going nuts!  With Wang and Muss back from the DL and Clemens added to the rotation, this is going to shape up to be a very good season.

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hey usd guys

there was no mention of a minimal gpa needed to maintain my renewable grant...would you folks know what it is?

A "grant" has no GPA requirement AFAIK.  Mine's a scholarship that requires top 1/3 of the class.

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great read man...and even better advice.  congrats on the scholarship...

i just negotiated a 20k renewable scholarship with USD (they previously offered a one time grant)...which makes my decision a hell of alot harder.

How did you get them to raise it? I just received a 16K one time scholarship also but I'm at the bottom of their class for the day division. I don't know why I received this scholarship but I'm up for raising it if I can. I did send them an e-mail asking if they would match my McGeorge offer but I never got a response. I wonder if they just never read it and gave me a scholarship randomly. Anyways, tell me your secret. I assume it was your numbers since you were able to get into Fordham and Hastings.

My initial attempt at money was quite successful using another scholarship as leverage.  I went from none to a GPA dependent renewable scholarship.  However, my second attempt at an increase to match that of the higher ranked school with a still higher scholarship was turned down.  I've never seen someone on LSN with your or my numbers get more than 16k a year.

The thing is that I already had an initial attempt. I e-mailed, called, and visited but USD never responded until now. I'm lucky enough to get this one year scholarship so I'll just stop now. I'm just not sure if they extended this offer due to my attempts to get funding or because they just liked my application. I wonder how they choose who to give scholarships to because there are plenty of people that are going to USD with higher numbers than mine that did not get any funding. This is just another way in which USD has made me feel special.  :D

Exactly.  I wish they would've matched Miami since the offer was higher and Miami's tuition and COL is cheaper, but they didn't.  That's life.  If money was my number one priority, I'd go to Miami debt free. 

Be happy with the 16k, work your ass off and if you do well enough to have had it renewed should it've been, I'm sure you'll get it renewed anyway. 

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great read man...and even better advice.  congrats on the scholarship...

i just negotiated a 20k renewable scholarship with USD (they previously offered a one time grant)...which makes my decision a hell of alot harder.

How did you get them to raise it? I just received a 16K one time scholarship also but I'm at the bottom of their class for the day division. I don't know why I received this scholarship but I'm up for raising it if I can. I did send them an e-mail asking if they would match my McGeorge offer but I never got a response. I wonder if they just never read it and gave me a scholarship randomly. Anyways, tell me your secret. I assume it was your numbers since you were able to get into Fordham and Hastings.

My initial attempt at money was quite successful using another scholarship as leverage.  I went from none to a GPA dependent renewable scholarship.  However, my second attempt at an increase to match that of the higher ranked school with a still higher scholarship was turned down.  I've never seen someone on LSN with your or my numbers get more than 16k a year.

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I was just verifying "All three are expensive toilet schools (before scholarships) with similar US News & World Report job placement numbers."




Sure, now go get a f-ing life, ok? Obviously, nobody is going to pick USD if they're in at Yale, we all kinda figured that out. So @#!* off with this retarded "your school sucks" routine, it's getting really old.

I really respect that despite being admitted to a top 3 school, you still don't act like a pompous a-hole and knock the lesser ranked schools.


Congrats on NYU by the way!

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I was just verifying "All three are expensive toilet schools (before scholarships) with similar US News & World Report job placement numbers."



I believe that was the issue taken with your post.  If you wish to refer to all T2s as toilet schools, head over to xoxo.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Is it hard to be in the top 10%
« on: May 02, 2007, 11:18:25 AM »
It would be interesting to hear what the OP's other options are. You're smart enough to get a full ride at a T4---did you get into any T2s in the region with some $$$?

It's hard to be in the top 10%. But it's hard to give this kid advice without knowing more of the story.

I believe orangebanana is choosing between Cal Western and USD.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: FIU vs Miami
« on: May 02, 2007, 10:14:04 AM »
I decided on Miami and threw away FSU. I'm in state so the the debt wasn't too appealing either but I rather live in Miami than the hickish panhandle. I'm still waiting to hear from FIU but I don't want it anymore- UM has settled in my blood and I am so happy about it.
I guess in the end the decision is what you want it to be- do you plan on staying in Miami? I guess both schools would be fine if you wanted to stay in Miami, but UM will travel better out of state but with such little debt so who cares right? Either way, at least you know you will be enjoying the Miami area so you can look for the apartment and all that. If you can afford it, put a deposit down on FIU also (if you are really considering) and let it soak in for a month or two, it may make the choice that much easier

I think this is the way to go. It REALLY pains me to throw away $200 (assuming I don't wind up going there) but my letter says the deadline is like May 11.

Ehh, it sucks, but it's about .1% of your investment in law school.  It's worth it if you have still not come to a decision.

The debt is scary, and I can see how being 29 can only elevate that fear, but I truly believe in going to the school you would be happiest at, that will leave you with the best post-grad opportunities in the area you wish to practice.  Of course if you plan to do public service work forever, then by all means go as cheap as you can.  However, if you plan to go into private practice, the potentially higher salary out of a far better school can easily offset the cost difference over the 3 years.

Of course, you could go to UMiami, finish bottom 25% and start out making 40k whereas had you gone to FIU, you might've finished top 10% and started out making 80k.  (I am just saying hypothetically, not because UM has more intelligent students.)  You really never know, so if debt is so much a concern, go to FIU. 

If you haven't visited FIU, I suggest you do so and see how you feel about the school, faculty and students and whether or not it's a place you can be truly happy, which IMO is every bit as important as the rank USNWR gives a school.

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I've visited 4 law schools now.  USD was easily my favorite.  The profs that spoke/I spoke to were fantastic, the campus is amazing and the students I spoke to all seemed genuinely happy.  I can't wait to head out there.

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