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Should I take the Darrow or take some debt at CLS?

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Michigan (Full Darrow) vs. Columbia
« on: February 18, 2009, 12:56:58 AM »
Hi,

I'm a first time poster, but I've thought this board looked helpful so I wanted to see what you all thought of my situation.  I am thrilled that I got a Darrow Scholarship at Michigan, which will cover full tuition and even provide a stipend.  I have also been admitted to some other schools, but Columbia is the one I am mainly interested in.  I am still waiting to hear from Harvard, Yale, and Stanford, but I think they will probably reject me.  I'm not sure what I want to do after law school so I'm really interested in the one that will give me the most options.  Please let me know your thoughts!

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Re: Michigan (Full Darrow) vs. Columbia
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 03:44:48 AM »
Michigan for the ride. If cost was equal, Columbia, but that's not the case.

You could try to get some cash out of Columbia by leveraging your scholarship.
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Re: Michigan (Full Darrow) vs. Columbia
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009, 07:07:24 AM »
Michigan-Darrow v. Columbia-Sticker?

Michigan, definitely. 

That said, I think that you should contact Columbia and say you want to come to Columbia but that you've been offered a Darrow and that money is a significant consideration.  They may narrow the gap to the point where Columbia becomes the better choice.

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Re: Michigan (Full Darrow) vs. Columbia
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009, 11:28:57 PM »
Thanks for your advice.  I'm not too savvy about this stuff.  Should I call or write a letter to Columbia?

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Re: Michigan (Full Darrow) vs. Columbia
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009, 11:30:34 PM »
I wrote a fax to a school to negotiate for money and sent copies of the offer letters as proof. 

If you do a search on LSN, there's a thread on Scholarship Negotiation where JeNaisSaisLaw posted a sample letter.

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Re: Michigan (Full Darrow) vs. Columbia
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 04:36:51 AM »
Call them and tell them what's up. Might as well cut to the chase.

"I really want to attend Columbia, but I can't pass up the deal Michigan is offering me without something at least somewhat comparable" and blah blah blah.
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Re: Michigan (Full Darrow) vs. Columbia
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 10:48:31 PM »
Michigan has stellar placement rates at top firms. The best in the country last I checked.
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Re: Michigan (Full Darrow) vs. Columbia
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009, 11:05:00 PM »
Michigan has stellar placement rates at top firms. The best in the country last I checked.

Not quite.
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Re: Michigan (Full Darrow) vs. Columbia
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2009, 01:24:11 AM »
Michigan has stellar placement rates at top firms. The best in the country last I checked.

Not quite.

Close enough.
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Re: Michigan (Full Darrow) vs. Columbia
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2009, 11:36:28 PM »
Michigan has stellar placement rates at top firms. The best in the country last I checked.

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