Generous law school scholarships?

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chia99
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Generous law school scholarships?

Postby chia99 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:38 pm

Hello I have just started applying for law schools and have a scholarship question.

I have heard that schools often offer scholarship money to accepted applicants that range based on the strength of your application. I was wondering what factors law schools consider when awarding scholarships, what school are known to be generous in terms of offering money, and what other options a student might have if school scholarship options are exhausted.

Also, does anyone know about Seattle University's reputation when it comes to awarding scholarships?

Thank you.

jman77
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Re: Generous law school scholarships?

Postby jman77 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:42 pm

chia99 wrote:Hello I have just started applying for law schools and have a scholarship question.

I have heard that schools often offer scholarship money to accepted applicants that range based on the strength of your application. I was wondering what factors law schools consider when awarding scholarships, what school are known to be generous in terms of offering money, and what other options a student might have if school scholarship options are exhausted.

Also, does anyone know about Seattle University's reputation when it comes to awarding scholarships?

Thank you.


Two main factors: Your LSAT score and UGPA in relation to the schools' medians.

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ggocat
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Re: Generous law school scholarships?

Postby ggocat » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:45 pm

Most scholarships are dependent on LSAT/UGPA. Some schools have scholarships earmarked for graduates of certain undergrad schools or applicants of certain races and so forth.

You can see median LSAT/UGPA at each school and the percentage of scholarships awarded in different categories (full, half, less than half, etc.) at http://www.officialguide.lsac.org.

You can get stats for all schools in one place in the "Official Guide" excel spreadsheets: http://www.abanet.org/legaled/statistics/stats.html.

edit: also, you are more likely to get a scholarship if you apply earlier in the application season (october/november/december) rather than later.

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kalvano
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Re: Generous law school scholarships?

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:57 pm

The higher your numbers, the better. WUSTL seems to be known for buying high LSAT's, and I know SMU and Wake are pretty generous.




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