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I got the hold letter today and called.  There is supposedly no chance of merit aid after being on the hold list.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: PITT vs. St. Louis
« on: March 24, 2005, 10:14:43 AM »
I'm indifferent.  While I'm sure this will somehow turn into a "Mexico City" vs. "Juneau" vs. "D.C." Discussion, I'm still hoping I'll get some help here. 

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Hold at Case Western
« on: March 24, 2005, 10:07:58 AM »
Add me to the list.

I got the hold letter and called to see if merit aid would be possible still.  She said no. I'm wondering how mean I should be in my "no longer interested" letter.

DAMN IT!!!!

yeah, what do you think you'll do now?

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Choosing the Right Law School / PITT vs. St. Louis
« on: March 24, 2005, 10:05:12 AM »
I want your opinion.

I can go to Pitt for $10,000 per year
or
St. Louis Univ for $5,500 per year.

I am indifferent between the two cities, and my living expenses will be comparable.

What do you think?  I'm really torn, and I want to see if someone can add something to my thought process that I haven't considered.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Hold at Case Western
« on: March 24, 2005, 09:57:44 AM »
Add me to the list.

I got the hold letter and called to see if merit aid would be possible still.  She said no. I'm wondering how mean I should be in my "no longer interested" letter.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at Emory!
« on: March 24, 2005, 09:28:53 AM »
Yeah, some schools are recinding acceptance from people who discovered they were admitted by logging onto accepted students websites or activating email accounts.

No law schools I don't think, I guess it's just business schools.  From what I heard, it's also not just harvard, but some other Ivies as well.  Cornell is another name I remember specifically.

They believe poking around like that is unethical, and not someone who they would want in their program.  Which I can't say I disagree with.

Funny how law schools are letting people slide since it's "legal," but business schools get upset because it's "unethical."

Draw whatever conclusion you like...

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Hold at Case Western
« on: March 24, 2005, 08:53:45 AM »
That hold theory sounds spot on..... rather strange. They'll probably drive away some good people

who has two thumbs and would be driven away by a "hold" letter?  this guy.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Negotiating with schools for $
« on: March 24, 2005, 08:49:35 AM »
I emailed the director if finaid at pitt at 3am today.  she emailed me back saying that she would send my file back to the scholarship committee.  so that's good news.

they initially offered $8,000 out of $18,000 (in-state).  hopefully this works...

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Worrying about debt is ridiculous when you're talking about a good school. Let's assume you rack up 100K+. Are you going to be making 12,000 more per year than you were without a law degree? OF COURSE you will be. 12,000 breaks you even. You will be making a lot more than that over and above your curent salary, and that's even if you DON'T land a plum firm job.

Make your decision based on what you want to do, where you want to do it, and who you want to do it with. HTH  ;)

explain that math for me...  please

Sure. You're going to be spending 1000-1200 per month for a 100,000 dollar debt, depending on your consolidation/repayment terms and your interest rates. The 100K neighborhood is about 12 or 14K per year in repayments. SO If you're pulling in 30K per year BEFORE your JD, if you're making 50K coming out - which is horrible money - you're breaking even, probably in your favor.

How much did you think it was going to be?

HTH


I was just confused b/c you used $1,000 as a concrete number.  The $1,000 - $1,200 range clears it up.

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Worrying about debt is ridiculous when you're talking about a good school. Let's assume you rack up 100K+. Are you going to be making 12,000 more per year than you were without a law degree? OF COURSE you will be. 12,000 breaks you even. You will be making a lot more than that over and above your curent salary, and that's even if you DON'T land a plum firm job.

Make your decision based on what you want to do, where you want to do it, and who you want to do it with. HTH  ;)

explain that math for me...  please

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