Einstein91 wrote:BLS has a great, long standing relationship with many firms in NYC (probably even better than Cardozo pending who you ask) and although nationally it took a big dip, I still think given the state of the market, taking this scholarship would obviously help me in the long run.
Not sure how to quantify a "great, longstanding relationship," but you know what other schools have "great, long standing relationships" with many firms in NYC? Columbia, NYU, Penn, Cornell, Duke, and pretty much the rest of the T14.
Did you read the link I posted? viewtopic.php?f=2&t=208084
No one is blaming you for wanting to minimize your debt by taking a scholarship. But if you retake and reapply, you've got a legitimate shot to be in the exact same position you are now (near-full scholarship)...only at a school that actually does have a "great, long standing relationship with many firms in NYC." In other words, don't settle for BLS. Your ceiling is much higher.