UCLA sticker (possible 10K scholly) or W&L full ride

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dodgerboy86
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UCLA sticker (possible 10K scholly) or W&L full ride

Postby dodgerboy86 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:51 am

That's pretty much my question. Let me know what you guys think. I'm in at UCLA and with my sub-par 165 LSAT it doesn't appear I'll be milking much of a merit out of this (although I spoke with Dean Schwartz and he did not rule out the possibility of a 10k or less merit due to my softs); I also am in at W&L with a full ride scholly.

As a Los Angeles native, UCLA has always been my dream law school (the problem with dreams however is that they rarely come to fruition); however, the thought of spending $150-200 (excuse me, going in debt $150-200) versus taking a full ride to a reputable school is a sobering one.

Any advice? I'm not sold on big law, but if I go to UCLA I know that's what I'll have to be going for until I pay off my debts ... so, what do you folks think?

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Re: UCLA sticker (possible 10K scholly) or W&L full ride

Postby megaTTTron » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:56 am

dodgerboy86 wrote:That's pretty much my question. Let me know what you guys think. I'm in at UCLA and with my sub-par 165 LSAT it doesn't appear I'll be milking much of a merit out of this (although I spoke with Dean Schwartz and he did not rule out the possibility of a 10k or less merit due to my softs); I also am in at W&L with a full ride scholly.

As a Los Angeles native, UCLA has always been my dream law school (the problem with dreams however is that they rarely come to fruition); however, the thought of spending $150-200 (excuse me, going in debt $150-200) versus taking a full ride to a reputable school is a sobering one.

Any advice? I'm not sold on big law, but if I go to UCLA I know that's what I'll have to be going for until I pay off my debts ... so, what do you folks think?


wanna come back to California? Or any state outside of the southeast? If so, UCLA. Also, come on! It's your dream. Milk that 10k and don't look back.

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Re: UCLA sticker (possible 10K scholly) or W&L full ride

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:57 am

How familiar are you with IBR (Income-Based Repayment)?

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Re: UCLA sticker (possible 10K scholly) or W&L full ride

Postby crossingforHYS » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:00 am

ok once again...I figured you did not have a choice....you ed'd? right......

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Re: UCLA sticker (possible 10K scholly) or W&L full ride

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:07 am

crossingforHYS wrote:ok once again...I figured you did not have a choice....you ed'd? right......

Good catch... OP, you ED'd to UCLA, you know you're committed to going there, stop jerking people around.




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