jordan15 wrote:BigZuck wrote:jordan15 wrote:I plan on ~20, T14 + USC, UCLA, Davis, WUSTL, Fordham, and whatever other ones I think would be strategic for scholly negotiations. About half of the schools I am only applying for scholly negotions (sorry UVA and Duke...I don't want to live in the south for 3 years) and considering how Northwestern seems to admit almost everyone over a 170, I'm mainly shooting for HLS, CLS, and Northwestern.
It's also very possible that after taking tours of all of the schools I'm admitted to I will change my mind completely, in which case I want to have options.
If I don't get a single waiver it will be ~$2k. I think it's worth it. To make myself feel better I just think of all of the people spending that much in a bs LSAT prep course that I don't need.
If you have a realistic shot at the T14 I can't think of a scenario where applying to Davis makes sense. Waste of 16 (or more) dollars.
Family ties = free COL, could be useful in negotiating scholarships. I've read on this board that some people have negotiated discounted student housing.
Davis is traditionally pretty stingy and none of those schools would consider a scholarship from Davis when negotiating.
Also if you have T14 numbers and all you manage to snag is Davis you really shouldn't go to law school. You would be better served taking a year off and figuring out what went wrong with your cycle and correcting it. Davis is TTT.
Anyway it's your money and YOLO so if you want to apply then go for it.