Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

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HuskyHopeful
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Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby HuskyHopeful » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:33 pm

Long story short:

I received a 60% scholarship to a local TTT. The TTT is located in an area I want to work and has a decent reputation within the area. The scholarship is renewable each year with the stipulation that I remain in the top 50%.

That being said, I graduated from undergrad in December and have a decent job. The job pays 65k a year (the lowest pay grade at the company). The job includes a full pension, full benefits, and a tuition reimbursement program if I decide to get an MS or MBA.
I have made the decision that I will not attend any law school unless receiving a full scholarship. Without even receiving a promotion I will be at 70k in 3 years, what I most likely would make after 3 years of attending law school (hopefully). Is there a way I can use my job as leverage to increase my scholarship? I started to draft out an email but it came off sounding arrogant.

Any way to negotiate? Or should I cut my losses and go for the MS/MBA for free.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby dr123 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:42 pm

I'm assuming you're talking about Seattle U based on your username. I would not go there.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby HuskyHopeful » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:44 pm

Hehe no sir on SeaTTTle.


Additional Info: I have acceptances to several T2 but no money.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby fruitoftheloom » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:51 pm

Stick with your job and retake the LSAT.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby hoogs23 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:53 pm

job and never go to law school

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby HuskyHopeful » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:59 pm

Well the plan is to defer if i can get a full scholly so I have a year to really marinate on the decision. Really just looking for some negotiation advice here. As far as the LSATs, took it twice. First time not so hot -- second time studied for several months daily and really gave it my best shot.

GPA:3.4
LSAT:151/160

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby drs36 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:07 pm

hoogs23 wrote:job and never go to law school


This.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby wiscohopeful » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:00 pm

Unless you really have a desire to be a lawyer, I think it would be foolish to pass up your job (with a free degree in the future) for a school and industry that may never get you to a salary that you are thinking about passing up now. Work hard, use your time now to study hard for the GMAT and enjoy your future.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby rad lulz » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:18 pm

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby PRgradBYU » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:13 am

drs36 wrote:
hoogs23 wrote:job and never go to law school


rad lulz wrote:don't go to law school


If you gave the LSAT your best shot and scored a 160, law school probably isn't a good idea, OP.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby OutCold » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:22 pm

Keep the job. Go the MS or MBA route later with the tuition reimbursement if you see fit. You have a lot more upward mobility in that job than you will with a TTT JD.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby envisciguy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:40 pm

Stick with the job and the optional free degree. If you later decide that you want to go to law school, then go. Law school isn't going anywhere, so don't make the decision unless you're really certain, especially when you'd be giving up a decent job to do so.

Edit: And to answer your original question, I don't think that a job gives you much leverage in negotiation.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby philly_law » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:48 pm

OP, for the sweet love of all that is good and wholesome, do not go to law school.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby HuskyHopeful » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:36 pm

Taking the TCR here and not going for a JD.


That being said, anyone know where I can get some good input for GMAT prep and strengthening my app for acceptance to a highly ranked school?

I did engineering in UG so have a strong Math base so am anticipating a better score on the GMAT.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:49 pm

You can negotiate with anything. I painted a very realistic oil painting of how much I wanted to go to Northwestern and live in Chicago, took a picture of it, and then used it to negotiate more money out of the other schools.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby Rahviveh » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:51 pm

HuskyHopeful wrote:Taking the TCR here and not going for a JD.


That being said, anyone know where I can get some good input for GMAT prep and strengthening my app for acceptance to a highly ranked school?

I did engineering in UG so have a strong Math base so am anticipating a better score on the GMAT.

Manhattan has good GMAT prep. The GMAT is a little different because there aren't tons of practice tests you can work off of. Check out wall street oasis for more info.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby HuskyHopeful » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:53 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:You can negotiate with anything. I painted a very realistic oil painting of how much I wanted to go to Northwestern and live in Chicago, took a picture of it, and then used it to negotiate more money out of the other schools.


lolwut.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby chraruce » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:39 am

I'm guessing he means that he "painted" a story about how much he wanted to go to Chicago, which he used to negotiate a scholarship from some Chicago law school. After he got a scholarship offer, he used that offer (i.e. the letter with the offer) to negotiate with other schools in order to get them to increase their scholly.
Just a guess of interpretation. I agree, some people are ambiguous... rather, lawyers are ambiguous.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:11 am

chraruce wrote:I'm guessing he means that he "painted" a story about how much he wanted to go to Chicago, which he used to negotiate a scholarship from some Chicago law school. After he got a scholarship offer, he used that offer (i.e. the letter with the offer) to negotiate with other schools in order to get them to increase their scholly.
Just a guess of interpretation. I agree, some people are ambiguous... rather, lawyers are ambiguous.


No, I painted a painting. An oil painting. When I showed it to the other schools they saw that i was serious about Northwestern, and forked up the $. Negotiation by any means.

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Re: Negotiating a Scholarship w/ Job

Postby Cobretti » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:52 am

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:
chraruce wrote:I'm guessing he means that he "painted" a story about how much he wanted to go to Chicago, which he used to negotiate a scholarship from some Chicago law school. After he got a scholarship offer, he used that offer (i.e. the letter with the offer) to negotiate with other schools in order to get them to increase their scholly.
Just a guess of interpretation. I agree, some people are ambiguous... rather, lawyers are ambiguous.


No, I painted a painting. An oil painting. When I showed it to the other schools they saw that i was serious about Northwestern, and forked up the $. Negotiation by any means.

Can you just email them a picture for it to work? Do you have to fly out and show them the original? Did you get it placed in a gallery? How much does it hurt if you can't have it professionally displayed? What color pallets are adcoms most receptive to? Why oil? Would other forms of art work? TYIA




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