I guess that would be me.
Your initial fin aid is pretty much your final one. You can opt out of work study or something, but don't expect many dramatic changes. As far as work study, there's time (I guess), but I opted out. It's just an issue of whether or not you want to work, there are certainly FT 1Ls that do. I chose not to. It's really up to your own budgeting. If you don't work, you don't get work study $, but you'll also be looking at that much less in loans. Is it worth coming here without scholarship $? A lot of people do. The better question is what are your other options? I mean, yea, USD is pricey, but in all honesty, a few thousand a year isn't that much considering you're looking at $150k at the end of 3 years almost no matter where you go (assuming no $$). Coming here, like any other law school, is an investment and whether or not that's a worthy investment is your call.