Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

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Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby JDcandidate2018 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:41 pm

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby pancakes3 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:47 pm

GULC with $$

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:56 pm

Goals?

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby Gray » Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:00 pm

Negotiate more! GWU will probably raise their offer to respond, and you can take that back to GULC and see what they do with it.

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby Big Red » Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:05 pm

Gray wrote:Negotiate more! GWU will probably raise their offer to respond, and you can take that back to GULC and see what they do with it.


I might wait on Cornell before going to GULC, but can't hurt to negotiate

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Postby JDcandidate2018 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:04 pm

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby Moneytrees » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:42 pm

I would definitely go with Georgetown.

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby Shaggier1 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:35 pm

If all the numbers remain as they are, GULC is very likely worth the extra 37K (unless you want to do some niche public interest area where the additional prestige doesn't matter and you just want as little debt as possible). The name will stay with you for your entire career.

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby BigZuck » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:15 pm

I think this is premature without giving Duke and Cornell more time to make you an offer

I think its safe to drop Emory/UCLA

How much debt will you be in at GULC/GW?

The hold list at Columbia is a way for them to leave you hanging for 4+ months before ultimately rejecting you. It's pretty much a soft rejection (or, at least it was 2 cycles ago, maybe things have changed). I'd retake in June if you want to try and sneak in there but that might not be enough.

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby Nammertat » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:36 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:Goals?


Yeah, any advice is worthless without greater explanation as to what you actually want to get out of law school.

@ those numbers:

Corporate Law (Firm): GULC
General Litigation (Firm): GULC
Tax (Firm / Big 4): GULC (knowing you also need NYU LLM)
Clerkship?: GULC
IP Litigation / Prosecution / Transactions: GW
Public Interest (Debt-conscious): GW

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby timbs4339 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:42 am

Hold off and negotiate. People who accepted early over the last couple of years missed out on some serious cash.

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby accessislife » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:06 am

Nammertat wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:Goals?


Yeah, any advice is worthless without greater explanation as to what you actually want to get out of law school.

@ those numbers:

Corporate Law (Firm): GULC
General Litigation (Firm): GULC
Tax (Firm / Big 4): GULC (knowing you also need NYU LLM)
Clerkship?: GULC
IP Litigation / Prosecution / Transactions: GW
Public Interest (Debt-conscious): GW


GW is more of a feeder to Fish and Finnegan than GULC?

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby JDcandidate2018 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:36 pm

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby gtown1212 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:07 pm

Nammertat wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:Goals?


Yeah, any advice is worthless without greater explanation as to what you actually want to get out of law school.

@ those numbers:

Corporate Law (Firm): GULC
General Litigation (Firm): GULC
Tax (Firm / Big 4): GULC (knowing you also need NYU LLM)
Clerkship?: GULC
IP Litigation / Prosecution / Transactions: GW
Public Interest (Debt-conscious): GW


Idk, my IP friends cleaned up this year (even with beyond shitty GPAs).

And debt conscious thing for PI-- Gtown's LRAP is pretty sweet (they pay your payment if making < 65K)

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby betty_bojangles » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:27 pm

April 1st? I thought Georgetown's deposit deadline was May 1st. Am i missing something?

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby Dipper » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:38 pm

betty_bojangles wrote:April 1st? I thought Georgetown's deposit deadline was May 1st. Am i missing something?


I think OP is referring to Georgetown's Intent to Enroll form, which requires $0 and is due April 1 if you want to keep your scholarship. There is an expectation that if you submit the SIR you will deposit come May 1, but obviously you don't have to.

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby Nomo » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:40 pm

There is no way anyone can give you a good answer to this without knowing: (1) what your goals are; and (2) what your debt at repayment will be (or if you're paying in cash, what you're total bill will be including expected tuition increases).

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby betty_bojangles » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:43 pm

Dipper wrote:
betty_bojangles wrote:April 1st? I thought Georgetown's deposit deadline was May 1st. Am i missing something?


I think OP is referring to Georgetown's Intent to Enroll form, which requires $0 and is due April 1 if you want to keep your scholarship. There is an expectation that if you submit the SIR you will deposit come May 1, but obviously you don't have to.



I see..... Good to know. I need to read the paperwork these guys send me more closely. :shock:

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby JDcandidate2018 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:41 pm

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby BigZuck » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:46 pm

JDcandidate2018 wrote:120k from Cornell today. Plot twist?

As for my goals, BigLaw associate. Cornell, other than being in the middle of nowhere, may be good fit since I've heard their placements in BigLaw are solid.

You can safely drop GULC and GW now

See what Duke offers and then start negotiating

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby gtown1212 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:47 pm

JDcandidate2018 wrote:120k from Cornell today. Plot twist?

As for my goals, BigLaw associate. Cornell, other than being in the middle of nowhere, may be good fit since I've heard their placements in BigLaw are solid.



If biglaw is the goal, it's Cornell and it's not even close.

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby downbeat14 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:50 pm

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Postby JDcandidate2018 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:05 pm

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby Mullens » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:08 pm

JDcandidate2018 wrote:I think, at this point, I'm pretty much going for either Georgetown or Cornell. I'm going to use the 120k offer from Cornell to see if I can get Georgetown to move, then decide between those two offers. I contacted Georgetown to see if they would increase their offer; haven't heard back yet.

I also emailed Duke for an update to see if they were going to offer any money at all. Should hear back soon.


Don't cut your negotiations short. Sometimes school where you are waitlisted will come through with big money late. I have a friend who was offered 120k off the UVA waitlist last year and used it to increase a scholarship offer at a different T14.

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Re: Georgetown w/82.5k scholarship or GW/120k scholarship?

Postby JDcandidate2018 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:27 pm

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