BigZuck wrote:Lasers wrote:comeonletsgo wrote:ImNoScar wrote:That's not a good enough price for UCLA. You should retake. If you won't retake, go to Cornell, but try to negotiate first.
So that is what Cornell offered after I showed them my USC scholarship ($75k) and UCLA scholarship. Do you recommend that I go back and say that I need more to be swayed?
you should go back to usc as well and ask for a bit more. hell, the 15k at usc is already a better option than ucla, though you may have good reason for thinking otherwise.
Pretty sure UCLA is marginally cheaper for the OP even though USC offered 15K more. Could be wrong though.
The whole "some local firms prefer kids from the local school over T14" thing sounds like an elaborate flame concocted by kids who choose strong regionals over T14 schools. I'm sure it's true in some cases and it varies from firm to firm but I have heard of plenty of median and below kids at T14s who get big law in their home markets when that is not possible at the strong regional in that market. But maybe LA is different than other markets. And of course I am a 0L so I probably don't know what I'm talking about.
i got my v100 offer at an LA office that hires almost exclusively from the local schools. so yes, this happens and is not a flame. and yes, you are a 0L and don't know what you are talking about.
you are correct, however, that this is more the exception than the rule. i'm just saying at best, cornell is equal to ucla/usc in LA.