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Mr. Freeze
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Use this to my advantage?

Postby Mr. Freeze » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:45 pm

My LSAT is higher than the schools 75 percentile. Looking at LSN my $$$ offer is lower than some people with worse numbers (who are also non-urm.) How should I go about negotiating for more?

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Future Ex-Engineer
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Re: Use this to my advantage?

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:54 pm

but what about your gpa?

Also, you'll need some sort of bargaining chip - just saying 'you gave more money to someone with worse stats' is not a bargaining chip.
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Re: Use this to my advantage?

Postby UVA2B » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:33 pm

To negotiate, you need an offer from a peer that compels the school to offer more. You can't just go to the school with, "but my LSAT is above your 75th %, where's the love?!"

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KMart
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Re: Use this to my advantage?

Postby KMart » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:53 am

Mr. Freeze wrote:My LSAT is higher than the schools 75 percentile. Looking at LSN my $$$ offer is lower than some people with worse numbers (who are also non-urm.) How should I go about negotiating for more?

Show them better offers from better/peer schools

Redfactor
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Re: Use this to my advantage?

Postby Redfactor » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:41 am

These replies are silly.

Yeah you can use other scholarship awards and that may expedite the process, but you can still negotiate even without another offer.

You have the ultimate bargaining chip -- not paying the school a penny by not matriculating.

Admissions is a business. As long as you don't come off as entitled or dislikable, there is nothing wrong with approaching a school and saying your numbers warrant a higher award. If the school is giving you a bad deal then that's what it is. Either make them give you something you can agree to or as the kids these days say 'take your talents to' another law school.

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Re: Use this to my advantage?

Postby KMart » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:03 am

Redfactor wrote:These replies are silly.

Yeah you can use other scholarship awards and that may expedite the process, but you can still negotiate even without another offer.

You have the ultimate bargaining chip -- not paying the school a penny by not matriculating.

Admissions is a business. As long as you don't come off as entitled or dislikable, there is nothing wrong with approaching a school and saying your numbers warrant a higher award. If the school is giving you a bad deal then that's what it is. Either make them give you something you can agree to or as the kids these days say 'take your talents to' another law school.

surely you can try this, but you hardly have a chip to play. it might work, but i think it's much better if you have higher offers at better schools.




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