james.bungles wrote: cotiger wrote: james.bungles wrote:
cotiger wrote:I'm really confused about what Bungle's thoughts coming into the cycle were.
Were YHS and CCN w/ six-figures the only options? If so, why even apply to other schools? There's no negotiation leverage to be gained.
This is one of the absolute best outcomes in the law school admissions game, only beaten by those very rare CCN full-rides.
So confused by this thread.
the debate was dillard now or try to get half tuition CCN next cycle since I would be able to cover the other half. basically the security of CCN versus lower t14
Right, I get that. But they're not going to negotiate up from $90k except from other CCN. So, if you're unhappy with a Dillard, there wasn't really a point to applying to anywhere except T6 anyway.
I think people are responding (somewhat outsizedly) badly to your thread because the seeming lack of self-awareness that a T14 full-ride is one of the absolute best outcomes you could hope for. The fact that you got dinged from YHS doesn't change that.
I don't think it's true that CCN will only negotiate up to 90k from other CCN. I'm sure a Levy would help get 90k from Chicago or NYU for instance (although maybe not NYU this cycle since they haven't given much of anything out).
I do realize I have a great option of course, I never denied that and am very thankful and blessed, but the fear of going this year and then striking out at UVA versus waiting a year and going somewhere with more security seemed like an important enough issue to bring up
It seems that you did not perform your due diligence before applying to law schools. For example I did not apply to the entire top 14. I skipped over the middle of the country which includes, U Mich, U Chicago, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, U Texas. I skipped Georgetown. I did not bother with Harvard, Yale or Penn. I knew that some of these were schools that I would not attend even with a full scholarship. I would never go to Texas, St Louis, DC or Philadelphia. That goes for Chicago too. I know myself, my profile and my comfort zone.
You are not comfortable with UVA for a variety of reasons. I would go with your gut feel, gracefully decline the Dillard and apply next cycle or the following one to schools that better reflect your taste. I intend to go to school in NY and work in NY. No point in applying to a school just because of a ranking if I do not want to live there, practice there or graduate from a certain school.
You seem conflicted about attending UVA. If I were this conflicted about a school, regardless of money, then I would sit out and try for a result that better meets my goals and comfort zone. Even with a full scholarship I would never go to Texas, St. Louis, Chicago, Northwestern, U Mich, Vanderbilt or UCLA. You appear to feel about UVA in a similar way. One only goes to law school once, thank god! No harm in regrouping and giving your dream your full effort. Sorry for any offensive remarks in previous posts, but I get frustrated with drama
Through this thread you seemed to be seeking support to sit out. Here you have it.