Law School Discussion

BAD EXPERIENCE WITH TEMPLE

vjm

  • ****
  • 1064
    • View Profile
Re: BAD EXPERIENCE WITH TEMPLE
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2008, 10:26:40 PM »
  The problem with your case is that you didn't really rely on the scholarship offer.

Yup.

Also, learn how to spell "because."  It will come in useful during law school  ;)

Lies! I totally use cos in briefs and motions all the time, example:

I. I CAN HAZ SUMMERY JUDGEMNTS?
Judge my clients is teh innocents! No issues of trialable fact cos he did not do it. Rule for me and we can b BFF. Kthxbi

LOLCat English is the preferred style here in our courts.


LOL!   :D  This post is hilarious!!!!


Bump for the sake of lolcat lawyers everywhere!

Bouzie

  • ****
  • 233
  • yummy
    • View Profile
    • Buy This
Re: BAD EXPERIENCE WITH TEMPLE
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2008, 09:28:50 AM »
Good call on the not giving "legal advice," but his "case" with Temple's financial aid office is pretty weak as well.

He had already decided to attend before the whole scholarship mishap. 
Quote
I got accepted to the school with no $ and had sent an email asking if they could re-consider. I got a message back saying there was nothing they could do and I resigned myself to that. I made up my mind about going there and having to borrow the max amount of loans for the 1st yr then I got my fin aid award letter in the mail teling me they were offering me 15,000 for the first year as a Law Faculty Scholarship.

The relevant issue is not whether he decided to attend before he got the scholarship offer.  The issue is whether the court believes he did.

Unless he formally declined the other offers before the scholarship offer, he could still potentially argue PE.  There's no way for the court or anyone else to read his mind regarding the ultimate decision unless he somehow made his intentions manifest.

For example, by posting them on an internet discussion board?

TimMitchell

Re: BAD EXPERIENCE WITH TEMPLE
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2008, 10:03:28 AM »
  The problem with your case is that you didn't really rely on the scholarship offer.

Yup.

Also, learn how to spell "because."  It will come in useful during law school  ;)

Lies! I totally use cos in briefs and motions all the time, example:

I. I CAN HAZ SUMMERY JUDGEMNTS?
Judge my clients is teh innocents! No issues of trialable fact cos he did not do it. Rule for me and we can b BFF. Kthxbi

LOLCat English is the preferred style here in our courts.


 :D :D :D

I wonder whatever happened to that guy

j23

Re: BAD EXPERIENCE WITH TEMPLE
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2008, 09:56:48 PM »
If it was a mistake, it was a mistake. You do not deserve to get 15,000 dollars because of an error, especially after they told you already you were not receiving a scholarship. I agree that they should apologize, but does it really matter if they do? Definitely not worth contacting an attorney for such a frivolous matter.

Re: BAD EXPERIENCE WITH TEMPLE
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2008, 10:24:19 PM »
If it was a mistake, it was a mistake. You do not deserve to get 15,000 dollars because of an error, especially after they told you already you were not receiving a scholarship. I agree that they should apologize, but does it really matter if they do? Definitely not worth contacting an attorney for such a frivolous matter.

Over this amount of money your response is absurd. To call what is more thna 90% of americans monthly salary a frivolous matter is compeltely absurd. I can't imagien going to a school that has so little regard for their students...

Re: BAD EXPERIENCE WITH TEMPLE
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2008, 10:54:51 AM »
People who try to correct spelling over the interwebs go to a very special hell with pedophiles and people who talk during movies.

Re: BAD EXPERIENCE WITH TEMPLE
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2008, 03:08:39 PM »
kudos for the shephard book reference.

Re: BAD EXPERIENCE WITH TEMPLE
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2009, 05:34:26 PM »
Wow.

I had nearly the same thing happen to me two weeks ago, at Temple as well. I was there in person, so it was extra awkward.

They handed out estimated FA package letters at the beginning of ASD and I was kinda shocked to see a $10k Law school faculty scholly staring back at me. Unfortunatley there was no appropriate time to discuss this matter with an FA staff person until five hours later. When I mentioned the scholarship and this being the first I had heard of it she grabbed the letter, told me it might be a mistake, and was gone from the room for 5 minutes. When she returned she had a freshly printed FA package letter devoid of any scholarship.

Ouch.

Too bad I was really impressed with Temple on all other fronts. This whole fiasco kinda spoiled it. I know mistakes happen (no hard feelings Temple), but it seems like something can be tighted up over in the FA office.

Re: BAD EXPERIENCE WITH TEMPLE
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2009, 10:12:42 PM »
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
I am really upset with the fin aid office right now. I got accepted to the school with no $ and had sent an email asking if they could re-consider. I got a message back saying there was nothing they could do and I resigned myself to that. I made up my mind about going there and having to borrow the max amount of loans for the 1st yr then I got my fin aid award letter in the mail teling me they were offering me 15,000 for the first year as a Law Faculty Scholarship. You can imgine my joy and excitement. Then I had to call them cos I had a question about completing my MPN and the rep I was speaking to suddenly told me that the scholarship was a mistake. I was shocked and I let her know that I had declined other schools that were offering me scholarships cos I really desired to go to Temple. So she said somebody would call me back later. Imagine my surprise when I got an email saying "well we made a mistake and that's that"
I am so upset cos I feel like at least they owed me a phone call to apologize and I feel like they could have at least offered me some $ for such a terrible mistake.

Has anyone ever been in this type of situation?

I feel helpless cos I feel like I can't do anything about this cos I really wouldn't want to take it a step further( and even if I did, I wouldn't know what to do) but I just think there should be some type of action I can take about this.

Any advice, anyone?

It sounds like you should call the other schools and let them know why you declined their offers...if you don't want to go to Temple. Then proceed legally if needed.

Re: BAD EXPERIENCE WITH TEMPLE
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2009, 10:14:01 PM »
Definitely check with an attorney - ask him about "promissory estoppel"

The issue is whether you relied upon the offer when you turned down the other schools. And, whether the school can prove that you didn't? Do they have anything in writing? The schools you turned down would have a record of your having declined their offers in writing (even those e-mails are still on-file). Even if you did not do so formally, your failure to submit a seat deposit on the deadline would theoretically count as a "formal decline", and that would provide the proverbial "smoking gun" for your motivation(s), or lack thereof, for turning the schools down. Did you send in your Temple deposit well in advance of the seat deposit deadline?