Getting $$$

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emilymoore04
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Getting $$$

Postby emilymoore04 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:14 pm

I'm planning on applying to law school this Fall. I'm not so nervous about actually getting into the law schools I'm applying to, than I am about being able to actually pay for it.

I see a ton of posts about people saying that they are $$$ from one school, and negotiated for $$$ at another.

Can anyone give me any advice on trying to get some money from a law school - either through an official scholarship or negotiations? I really don't have much knowledge on how this process works, so any information would be helpful.

Tuition amount is going to play a huge role for me when it comes to attending law school.

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Ron Don Volante
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Re: Getting $$$

Postby Ron Don Volante » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:16 pm

emilymoore04 wrote:Can anyone give me any advice on trying to get some money from a law school - either through an official scholarship or negotiations?

It's very simple. Have a really good GPA and have a really good LSAT. Nothing else is really going to matter.

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Re: Getting $$$

Postby downbeat14 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:17 pm

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emilymoore04
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Re: Getting $$$

Postby emilymoore04 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:40 pm

Sorry guys! I should have posted more information. My LSAC calculated GPA is a 3.5. And I actually haven't taken the LSAT yet - I'll take it this June. I've taken practice exams, and those have given me scores in a range between 177-179, but again, my score isn't official.

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Postby Hikikomorist » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:43 am

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Re: Getting $$$

Postby downbeat14 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:49 am

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Re: Getting $$$

Postby ilikebaseball » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:50 am

You're taking it in June and you're already almost perfect? Are those all under testing conditions? If it is, you'll be fine. You won't need to negotiate

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Re: Getting $$$

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:30 pm

I wouldn't flat out say OP won't need to negotiate. I had a higher GPA and a similar (real) LSAT score to OP's testing range and was woefully unimpressed by the $ offers the T14 gave me and I applied and was accepted early.

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Re: Getting $$$

Postby RZ5646 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:39 pm

You really think a 3.5 will get big money? Even if he gets a good LSAT he's going to drag down any T14's GPA median.

emilymoore04
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Re: Getting $$$

Postby emilymoore04 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:12 pm

Alright. I'm studying as a hard as I can and taking many practice exams so fingers crossed that I can pull off a good score! I'm mostly nervous because I'm going to be applying a little late (mid-December, rather than September), so I can better my GPA.




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