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swishin and dishin
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Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby swishin and dishin » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:59 pm

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Bildungsroman
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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:00 pm

Why do you care if they know you got a full scholarship or not?

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby Tom Joad » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:02 pm

I often sit and ponder new, innovative ways to brag as well.

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby cdelgado » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:08 pm

What, they're going to disown you as you did not attend a "prestigious" school?

If you're afraid of defending a law school choice in front of friends and family don't go to law school. You'll need thicker skin.

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:11 pm

Try to keep it in perspective so it sounds less like bragging. For example: "I could pay to attend a school that could help me land a job, but since odds are I won't find one either way, I'm taking some scholarship money so my debt is less crushing when I graduate." That should smooth things over quite nicely!

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby Lil Kev » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:12 pm

Holder of Scholarships, Crusher of Souls

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby romothesavior » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:53 pm

Again, I say...

I hate law students.

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:54 am

swishin and dishin wrote:Hey all,

Just wondering what your feelings are on the subject, as I am sure many of you are in similar positions. I was beyond blessed to receive a full scholarship offer at a school ranked in the 60s, but am nervous to tell others in my family and friends that I will be attending a "lesser" university. I am curious as to how you all approach friends and family - do you qualify your information by saying, yeah but I am not going to pay at all, or do you just bite your tongue and accept that you have basically traded in your numbers for a boat load of money.

--I have not yet decided 100% to attend that school, but received the offer on Friday, took a visit over the weekend and just thought the program/facilities were terrific. Still waiting on a bunch of other schools, but am definitely excited by the offer, and the impulsive side of me wants to go ahead and begin looking for housing in the area.

Thanks again

SMDH.

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby mrtoren » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:54 am

romothesavior wrote:Again, I say...

I hate law students.

I never understood this until I started spending more time on these boards. Pettiness, a horrid sense of entitlement and soul-crushing cynicism don't even begin to describe the dysfunctional personalities of most law students.

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:55 am

romothesavior wrote:I hate law students.

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby kalvano » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:56 am

mrtoren wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Again, I say...

I hate law students.

I never understood this until I started spending more time on these boards. Pettiness, a horrid sense of entitlement and soul-crushing cynicism don't even begin to describe the dysfunctional personalities of most law students.


However, I think "massive douchebag" begins to describe the OP.

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby ilovesf » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:58 am

patrickd139 wrote:
swishin and dishin wrote:Hey all,

Just wondering what your feelings are on the subject, as I am sure many of you are in similar positions. I was beyond blessed to receive a full scholarship offer at a school ranked in the 60s, but am nervous to tell others in my family and friends that I will be attending a "lesser" university. I am curious as to how you all approach friends and family - do you qualify your information by saying, yeah but I am not going to pay at all, or do you just bite your tongue and accept that you have basically traded in your numbers for a boat load of money.

--I have not yet decided 100% to attend that school, but received the offer on Friday, took a visit over the weekend and just thought the program/facilities were terrific. Still waiting on a bunch of other schools, but am definitely excited by the offer, and the impulsive side of me wants to go ahead and begin looking for housing in the area.

Thanks again

SMDH.

So happy you quoted this so OP can never live down what he wrote.

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mrtoren
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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby mrtoren » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:59 am

kalvano wrote:
mrtoren wrote:
romothesavior wrote:Again, I say...

I hate law students.

I never understood this until I started spending more time on these boards. Pettiness, a horrid sense of entitlement and soul-crushing cynicism don't even begin to describe the dysfunctional personalities of most law students.


However, I think "massive douchebag" begins to describe the OP.

+1

Its definitely a start.

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby patrickd139 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:00 am

ilovesf wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:
swishin and dishin wrote:Hey all,

Just wondering what your feelings are on the subject, as I am sure many of you are in similar positions. I was beyond blessed to receive a full scholarship offer at a school ranked in the 60s, but am nervous to tell others in my family and friends that I will be attending a "lesser" university. I am curious as to how you all approach friends and family - do you qualify your information by saying, yeah but I am not going to pay at all, or do you just bite your tongue and accept that you have basically traded in your numbers for a boat load of money.

--I have not yet decided 100% to attend that school, but received the offer on Friday, took a visit over the weekend and just thought the program/facilities were terrific. Still waiting on a bunch of other schools, but am definitely excited by the offer, and the impulsive side of me wants to go ahead and begin looking for housing in the area.

Thanks again

SMDH.

So happy you quoted this so OP can never live down what he wrote.

Just doing' mah portion...

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby bobbyh1919 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:18 am

Yeah, definitely need to remember to quote these kinds of threads ASAP so that they may live on long after they've been "retracted."

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby goldenflash19 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:02 am

If it's that big of a blow to your ego, OP, then just retake and go to the T14 you're entitled to attend.

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby shredderrrrrr » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:45 pm

Was his question really that bad? He never said he was mortified of his school, just curious as to whether or not he should preface his decision with the reasoning behind it.

That being said, I don't think you should add the scholarship information unless asked why you're attending the school you are.

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby moneybagsphd » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:17 pm

shredderrrrrr wrote:Was his question really that bad? He never said he was mortified of his school, just curious as to whether or not he should preface his decision with the reasoning behind it.

That being said, I don't think you should add the scholarship information unless asked why you're attending the school you are.

Agreed. It's unacceptable to disclose to random acquaintances your reasons for attending a law school, as it is likely that they couldn't care less. This is especially egregious if they are your peers at said law school. But explaining your rationale to family and close friends is perfectly fine.

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby SehMeSerrious » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:32 pm

Full ride scholarships would also be good to put down on your resume.

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby apeopleshistory » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:07 pm

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Re: Letting Others Know You Will Be Attending a School Full Ride

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:42 pm

shredderrrrrr wrote:Was his question really that bad?

Yes.




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