Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby Rigo » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:30 pm

Louis1127 wrote:How did u get a full tuition scholarship to USD with a 160 when their median is 159? I am intrigued.

I'm sure many schools in that tier (including USD) are reading the writing on the wall and are expecting another median tumble, so a 160 is probably relatively better this year than it was last year.

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby BigZuck » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:13 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:Very few law schools do need-based aid (and they're clustered at the top of the food chain). It's very different from undergrad in that respect.


Somehow the CA public TTTs (Hastings and Davis) have been able to perpetuate a need based aid flame for years.

The people who are in charge of recruiting students at those schools are very good at their jobs.

OP- if you really want to do criminal defense/prosecution and know what it takes to get there then go to the best school you can in your desired region of CA (as long as it's on a full ride)

Also, retake

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby Clearly » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:16 pm

Louis1127 wrote:How did u get a full tuition scholarship to USD with a 160 when their median is 159? I am intrigued.

...you answered your own question.

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby cannonball89 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:45 pm

Clearly wrote:
Louis1127 wrote:How did u get a full tuition scholarship to USD with a 160 when their median is 159? I am intrigued.

...you answered your own question.


Zing

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:13 pm

Retake, hands down

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby EricHosmer » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:28 pm

OP, I'm hoping to do international law specializing in assisting women and children in war-torn countries from a remote office in NYC. Should I go to Florida International on a 75% scholarship?

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby Louis1127 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:48 pm

Clearly wrote:
Louis1127 wrote:How did u get a full tuition scholarship to USD with a 160 when their median is 159? I am intrigued.

...you answered your own question.

Unless I'm missing some kind of inside joke, I don't get it. I didn't know that it's normal to get a full ride when your LSAT is one point above the school's median and not even as high as the school's 75th.

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby Clearly » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:53 pm

Louis1127 wrote:
Clearly wrote:
Louis1127 wrote:How did u get a full tuition scholarship to USD with a 160 when their median is 159? I am intrigued.

...you answered your own question.

Unless I'm missing some kind of inside joke, I don't get it. I didn't know that it's normal to get a full ride when your LSAT is one point above the school's median and not even as high as the school's 75th.

He's above median, how far above median doesn't really matter, USNWR doesn't factor 75ths. Plus I'd bet there are stips. I didn't really intend it to be comical though lol.

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:53 pm

Louis1127 wrote:
Clearly wrote:
Louis1127 wrote:How did u get a full tuition scholarship to USD with a 160 when their median is 159? I am intrigued.

...you answered your own question.

Unless I'm missing some kind of inside joke, I don't get it. I didn't know that it's normal to get a full ride when your LSAT is one point above the school's median and not even as high as the school's 75th.


It's a terrible school and is likely experiencing huge declines in scores.

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby cal2013 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:23 pm

EricHosmer wrote:OP, I'm hoping to do international law specializing in assisting women and children in war-torn countries from a remote office in NYC. Should I go to Florida International on a 75% scholarship?

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:44 pm

cannonball89 wrote:Thats actually better than what I had imagined (although I was really just guessing). I need to call their office and see if I can solicit a hard number. Do you read much into the guarentee of work? Paid internships around SD for 1Ls seemed pretty competitive, so a guarentee of one from the school is a tempting offer


Making 4k in the summer is such an insignificant factor when weighed against the entirety of your career that you shouldn't even be thinking about it.

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby cannonball89 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:48 pm

Just recieved financial aid offer from Hastings - $25K/year renewable with 2.20 gpa stipulation. Slightly more than I thought they would offer but still not enough to make it a compelling offer.

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby Ron Don Volante » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:55 pm

you think

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby romothesavior » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:48 pm

Ron Don Volante wrote:you think

Really no reason to be such an ass all the time.

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby cannonball89 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:59 pm

So Ive just recieved an email from Loyola LA offering me a larger scholarship. Base of 43K a year (129K over all three), with an annual increase to match tuition increases, as well as a book stipend for the first year. Brings total COA down to around $60K and change over three years, and that pretty much matches the offer I have from USD. Stipulation is the same as their previous offer, 2.85 (top 75%).

Thoughts?

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:30 pm

cannonball89 wrote:So Ive just recieved an email from Loyola LA offering me a larger scholarship. Base of 43K a year (129K over all three), with an annual increase to match tuition increases, as well as a book stipend for the first year. Brings total COA down to around $60K and change over three years, and that pretty much matches the offer I have from USD. Stipulation is the same as their previous offer, 2.85 (top 75%).

Thoughts?


I really do think you should retake the lsat in June

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby Fed_Atty » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:37 pm

Eat lots of peaches

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:53 pm

Loyola is not a good school. $60k in debt isn't the worst thing you could do to yourself, but it is by no means a good idea.

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby cannonball89 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:17 pm

So I have emailed a negotiation letter to USD asking for any kind of increase they could give in order to match tuition increases or defray the cost of books. We will see if the offer from Loyoal is enough to squeeze a few more dollars out of them. Will update with results.

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby Moneytrees » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:58 pm

Just retake, OP. Your GPA is pretty close to UCLA and USC's, why sell yourself short?

Even if you only improve by a couple points, you would probably get a huge merit aid offer from UCD. Retake is the way to go.

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:24 pm

cannonball89 wrote:So I have emailed a negotiation letter to USD asking for any kind of increase they could give in order to match tuition increases or defray the cost of books. We will see if the offer from Loyoal is enough to squeeze a few more dollars out of them. Will update with results.


USD is a trap school. Why are you live blogging your eventual career demise without listening to people?

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby cannonball89 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:36 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:USD is a trap school. Why are you live blogging your eventual career demise without listening to people?


I figured other people may be going through a similar situation, and so I wanted to put this info somewhere so that people can find it if they need

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:18 pm

cannonball89 wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:USD is a trap school. Why are you live blogging your eventual career demise without listening to people?


I figured other people may be going through a similar situation, and so I wanted to put this info somewhere so that people can find it if they need


In that case I now address these so called other people: op is careening into a dark abyss full a debt and unemployment. Don't follow him and retake the lsat. Make something of yourself.

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

Postby cannonball89 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:49 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
cannonball89 wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:USD is a trap school. Why are you live blogging your eventual career demise without listening to people?


I figured other people may be going through a similar situation, and so I wanted to put this info somewhere so that people can find it if they need


In that case I now address these so called other people: op is careening into a dark abyss full a debt and unemployment. Don't follow him and retake the lsat. Make something of yourself.


Quit giving me lulz, bro

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Re: Lots of money, lots of options... what to do

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