Syracuse$$$ VS. UM

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baabygirl2004
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Syracuse$$$ VS. UM

Postby baabygirl2004 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:59 pm

I got a scholarship with a 2.8 GPA Stipulation to Syracuse and I have not received a scholarship from the University of Miami. Would it be worth considering UM without a Scholarship instead of Syracuse?

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somewhatwayward
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Re: Syracuse$$$ VS. UM

Postby somewhatwayward » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:05 pm

Miami without a scholarship is a bad idea. How much is the scholarship to Syracuse? It needs to cover basically everything to be worthwhile. Do you have ties to upstate NY? GPA/LSAT?

If you haven't already, apply to schools in the same range as Syracuse and then play their scholarship offers off one another to maximize the amount of $$$ you get ("I really want to attend Syracuse, but I got 40K/year from X School, and I am really worried about finances...").

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Re: Syracuse$$$ VS. UM

Postby North » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:25 pm

Where do you want to work?

What do you want to do?

How will you be paying for your degree?

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Re: Syracuse$$$ VS. UM

Postby baabygirl2004 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:02 pm

It is a $30,000 a year scholarship. I am still waiting for the scholarship offer from Hofrstra and decisions for a bunch of other schools. If I go to school without scholarships it will be payed for by loans so I am trying to be the least in debt I can be.

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Re: Syracuse$$$ VS. UM

Postby cinephile » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:06 pm

You're covering a lot of geographic area. Why? Where do you have ties/want to end up?

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Re: Syracuse$$$ VS. UM

Postby baabygirl2004 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:31 pm

I got a bunch of fee waivers so I applied to a bunch of places in the Northeast.

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Re: Syracuse$$$ VS. UM

Postby cinephile » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:33 pm

But if you're not from there and don't want to work there, it's kind of a waste unless the sole purpose is to use those acceptances to negotiate scholarship offers.

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Re: Syracuse$$$ VS. UM

Postby North » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:02 pm

North wrote:Where do you want to work?

What do you want to do?

How will you be paying for your degree?

One down...

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Re: Syracuse$$$ VS. UM

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:26 pm

North wrote:
North wrote:Where do you want to work?

What do you want to do?

How will you be paying for your degree?

One down...

+1. Need info on this stuff.

OP, I don't mean this insultingly, but it sounds like you have very little idea what the legal market currently looks like or how this law school thing works. You're throwing darts at a map of really mediocre schools with little regard for geography or jobs. Take a look at the job prospects for these schools on LST:

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=hofstra
http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=miami
http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=syracuse

Your odds of working as a full-time lawyer from any of these schools are terrible.

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Re: Syracuse$$$ VS. UM

Postby paranoia4ya » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:22 pm

if it helps, I was offered a 75k scholarship to the university of miami, but the stipulation was that I stayed in the top third (3.2) of my class to maintain the scholarship.




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