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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / no subject
« on: May 03, 2005, 02:46:52 PM »
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What would you all decide b/w UM with $21K total, NU $30,000 total (and
Wash U $63K total)?  I have been most excited by NU, but last week I decided on U of M because of the difference in programs.  Now I am regretting it and thinking about switching. I love Chicago, have a lot of friends there, and know that I could be happy there.  However, I think I like Ann Arbor and I want to practice public interest law.  U of M seems to have a much stronger PI program and maybe a better LRAP program.  Any opinions on these perspectives? I guess I have already ruled out WUSTL, but I got cold feet about passing up so much money. Plus, I'm from stl and could potentially live at home for free.  Thanks for the help!

The COL is so high in Chicago that the 9K difference is not there. 

OK, decision time.

Should I accept a full tuition scholarship to St. John's in Queens, NY or attend Duke (with a 9K scholarship per year)? I will paying for the whole cost of law school using loans. And my goal is securing a Biglaw job, at least initially.

I am leaning toward one option, but would love to hear feedbacks.

Thank you in advance and enjoy your weekend.

Thank you for this nugget of insight.  Can you let me know which firm? 

just a lil tidbit ... i was browsing the internet attorney profiles of a New York City law firm, and stumbled across a partner who attended st. john's with a full ride. it was cool to see him, as well as others, successful at a prestigious law firm without having gone to a "top 10 school". like you, i am also trying to figure out how much scholarship money is worth in the long run. its really hard to say. good luck with your decision! and i agree about asking duke for more money.

Due to the lack of financial aid offered to me by Vermont I will be unable to attend this fall.  They think that just because my husband has a job that we should be able to come up with $27,000.  They only offered me 18,500 in federal loans.  There is no way we can afford to pay back $150,000 total plus the school loans we already have.

Good luck to whoever gets my spot!

It seems like in this admission process graduate-level academic work is accorded only marginal weight. 

Not to sound like a prick, but what does Cardozo going up to Tier1 in the next 10 years really do for me when it comes down to me graduating and looking for a job in 3 years, and summer jobs even earlier for that matter.  I feel like I hear a lot about the potential of Cardozo rising in the ranks, but what benefits does that give me?

I hope I'm not coming across as ignorant, I am genuinely curious.

Thanks everyone for the input so far.

agree with you.  If Cardozo is not offering any funds, go with BLS. 

I'm so happy to be waitlisted at SMU!

That makes me feel better than some of my acceptances!

Congratulations!!! That is big. 

my parents were pretty much happy with any type of graduate school.  Medicine would have been ideal, but I think we're reaching a point in the South Asian community where being a lawyer is alllmooost as good as being a doctor. I feel like my parents can say "my kid's in law school" with pride.

and hell, i guess i could always marry a doctor.   ;)

I wish this is true for the East Asian community.   :( :(

The next letter you get will be an acceptance and the one after a full ride.   :D :D :D

Seriously, call them to figure out what is going on.  

« on: May 02, 2005, 07:25:26 PM »
I applied for a Stafford loan at the beginning of this year because I thought Iwas going to a very expensive law school, but wound up going to a cheap graduate school.  My question is...can I still collect the approved loan amounts from the 2004-2005 FAFSA? My hubby filed a corporate extension, so I was not able to complete the verfication process until now....

The loan is school-specific. 

they hung up on you?!?!?! also, i've not received a decision either.

Not to be her apologist.  But she might have received a millio calls asking this same question. 

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