As said before by a million others, assume this will be a one-year scholarship only and decide accordingly.they are being willfully ignorant (if not deceitful) about information that is likely to reflect poorly on them.in light of what I've heard from someone who recently graduated from NYLS
You have an 85% chance of losing your scholarship. Okay you knew that already but NYLS gives out a lot of money in the first year to attract students, because their sticker price is so ridiculous. Are you comfortable with the possibility of the different cost scenarios if your scholarship decreases or gets lost in the following 2 years? Do you have any other options in the NY area?
Brooklyn waitlisted me (i.e. no money either way
I received a scholarship and guaranteed in-state at Rutgers-Newark, which places well in the NJ/NYC area, and cost-wise and reputation-wise, I am most comfortable with Rutgers. I was down to Temple and Rutgers with scholarships, I like the idea of attending a large, well-known, well-established public school, and I also like the diversity of Rutgers. Have you researched some of the firms in NYC and where their lawyers attended school? It helps to give you an idea of where they are pulling from. What are the scholarship retention req's at the other school? NYLS req's are pretty stringent. We all assume we are going to work our hardest and do well, but it is still an unknown and unpredictable factor. Really what matters is that you are comfortable with the decision and the amount/quality of research you have done into your options and costs. I wish you all the best!
It's probably water under the bridge at this point, but I just wanted to point out that I was waitlisted at BLS and ended up with an offer of admission and nearly a full ride a few days after I submitted a LOCI. I think they do this as yield protection for high-index and unusual candidates.
Quote from: Miss P on May 11, 2008, 11:05:43 AMIt's probably water under the bridge at this point, but I just wanted to point out that I was waitlisted at BLS and ended up with an offer of admission and nearly a full ride a few days after I submitted a LOCI. I think they do this as yield protection for high-index and unusual candidates.Interesting. Nearly a full ride? Although I have highly unusual credentials and excuses, my index/numbers were still on the weak end of their standards. Either way, I swung by NYLS this past week and got a great feeling about the place and the new building, and the neighborhood too. Are you thinking BLS now?