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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: WHAT DO I DO NOW?!!!
« on: April 20, 2004, 01:49:06 PM »
Haha, and I thought *I* was bad... half this board belongs to you and your stress ;)

We can't really help you (or at least you shouldn't really listen to us) everytime you add a new school to the mix.  There's no way for us to get an accurate sense of what's really important to you.  If you can determine what's really important to you, and how the other factors play in your decision relative to it, I think you'll discover that you've figured out which school you should be going to. :)

Using my personal set of priorities, I'd go to USD, but of course that's just me. :)

Now I have three schools I am considering- Arizona State, USD, UNLV.
UNLV is in the mix now cause they gave me a full ride.  IF I keep renewing it (25 percent of class), I graduate with like 45k in debt.  If I don't, about 63k.  So that's a heck of a financial incentive.  But they are relatively new and unknown, although they are 2nd tier now.

USD and ASU are more established, ASU is so close to top 50!  Neither are giving me money!

I would like to practice in California, but if not I'd rather be in Vegas than Phoenix.  BUt ASU is relatively cheap as well, and they are ranked the highest of my choices!

HELP!!! At least help me narrow it down to 2!!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: American U
« on: April 18, 2004, 10:19:55 PM »
Revenant, they sent me a letter in the mail indicating that I did not qualify for financial aid. And I just re-checked their site, and it indicated no awards...

Hmm, interesting.  I wish there was more method to the madness.  I didn't get any letters in the mail about financial aid -- all I got was an email saying my award package was posted and to go accept or reject it and not until over a week later (after the Apr 15 deadline) did it show up.  I don't understand why I qualify for a ton of need-based aid (10k a year seems like a lot for law schools, since most seem to give out between low 4 digits and 15k a year in need-based aid) at some schools but nothing at others...

unfortunately, all of my apps were complete by mid-december, and i still haven't heard from 3 schools.

it seems like most of the people i encounter on this board that haven't heard are waiting on cali schools (i.e. ucla, usc, hastings or davis).

Actually, I haven't heard from USC either but given that they were a reach for me in the first place, I'm subscribing to the theory that USC isn't bothering to send out most of their rejects until the end.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Are lawyers REALLY ok with DEBT?
« on: April 18, 2004, 01:23:43 AM »
So basically, Little Old Lady is an enrolled student or graduate of Fordham. I see how it works.  ::)

Actually, she's not.  Fordham may or may not deserve to be ranked higher, but there's no arguing that its location definitely helps.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: American U
« on: April 18, 2004, 12:37:21 AM »
nope. they're the only school to accept me and not give me a scholarship. in the admissions folder, they have a form to send back if you're not attending, which asks where you'll be going. i wrote:


Hm, have you checked their financial aid link lately?  I thought they were offering me zilch and turned them down on April 15th, but just today I discovered they're offering me 10k a year. GAH!!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Are lawyers REALLY ok with DEBT?
« on: April 18, 2004, 12:34:52 AM »
Heh, so how much additional debt would it take to make you go to a slightly lesser school (lesser as in based on your preferences)?  I notice that in each case you compare 150k debt with 0 (or something low), but when one school is 150k and the other is 120k, either way you're going to be hurting and wouldn't it be better to go to the school u like more then?

Law School Admissions / Re: Princeton Review Statistics
« on: April 17, 2004, 12:54:17 AM »
Looks alot like figures for employment rate after 9 months.

i read this board and i feel so bad for all of you still stressing, don't worry it's ALMOST over i PROMISE :)  go out and have a drink or 2 or 5 or 20 lol

haha, yeah, definitely feels weird looking at all these posts about not receiving any decisions yet (mostly because ppl are applying in february/march) and knowing that a month ago we were the same way. ;)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: WHAT!?!?!!?
« on: April 16, 2004, 02:48:43 AM »
sending stuff out in early march isnt early at all. It isnt a surprise at all you havent heard yet.  You are probably really borderline, even as a good student since a lot of qualified people had their stuff in and got decisions before you even sent your stuff in
Shouldn't have waited so long

From what my law advisor told me, schools fill up most of their spaces by the end of December (that is, the date ppl applied by) regardless of actual deadline.  So yeah, if you apply in March, you better have amazing numbers cuz if you're borderline, you're probably too late and if you're average, you're now borderline.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: What's the deal?
« on: April 16, 2004, 02:44:07 AM »
I applied to nine schools between January 15 and February 20.  I have only heard from 3 (SYR & DePaul - Accepted, William&Mary - WL).  Both Syracuse and DePaul wanted a non-refundable deposit today (4/15).  I decided to submit my money to Syracuse, but would still like to go to other schools more.

Waiting on Cornell, Albany, SUNY at Buffalo, George Mason, and UVA.

Anyone else sharing a similar experience?

Good Luck....

Just wanted to point out that a ton of people apply during the holiday season (late Dec/early Jan) so it wouldn't be surprising if your decisions are delayed.  I applied in December and many of my schools didn't get to my file until February/March.

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