Darrow Invite

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby prelaw » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:08 pm

A few hours after my post, I got the call. FULL DARROW!!

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bgc
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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby bgc » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:46 pm

Anyone else in the 2/23 group? I hope they're not out of money.

Withdraw if you're not going to accept the Darrow, please!

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby ndnlawdc » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:04 pm

bgc wrote:Anyone else in the 2/23 group? I hope they're not out of money.

Withdraw if you're not going to accept the Darrow, please!


There are certainly few of us who were awarded the Darrow who aren't seriously considering it. Since Preview Weekends haven't started yet, it's a little unreasonable to suggest we withdraw without having at least visited.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby bgc » Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:44 pm

ndnlawdc wrote:There are certainly few of us who were awarded the Darrow who aren't seriously considering it. Since Preview Weekends haven't started yet, it's a little unreasonable to suggest we withdraw without having at least visited.


That was only directed at people who have already decided against it. I'm not trying to push anyone in either direction.
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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby FranFang » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:22 am

Has anyone received a Darrow invite and not been rewarded a full or half tuition scholarship- or at least heard of anyone who hasn't? Also, if someone received a Darrow invite and didn't get it, do you think UMich would at least offer him/her a Dean's Scholarship??

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby KP429 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:36 am

I think the essay is just to gauge interest.. most get at least half.. actually I think most get full, to be honest.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby FranFang » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:51 am

Wow! That's encouraging! Does anyone have any idea how many get invites and how many Darrow Scholars there are each year?

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby bgc » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:53 am

Did you submit your essay on 2/23? Dean Zearfoss said she was hoping to get the faculty to convene more quickly for this round since it is getting late; we might here back this week.

It is my assumption that they have a decent sense of who they have chosen for they Darrow. As KP says, the essay serves to filter out those who have been accepted at Yale, given a Hamilton, offered a cabinet position, or are otherwise uninterested in the Darrow.

The invite itself makes me confident that I'll receive some substantial aid. I just hope they have enough money left and like me enough for the full.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby FranFang » Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:02 am

Yea, I submitted 2/23. It'd be excellent to hear back this week.... Is this the last round?

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby bgc » Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:29 am

I have no idea beyond Dean Zearfoss's remark about the current place in the cycle. There seems to be less chatter about Darrows in this round than there was a month ago.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby ndnlawdc » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:23 pm

It seems (based on this and other boards) that most people invited receive the full Darrow. A few receive the half Darrow. I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone not receive anything, but that's just anecdotal.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby bgc » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:49 pm

Got the call yesterday. Full Darrow.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby FranFang » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:34 pm

Got the call today! Full Darrow!!!

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby MrSoOoFLy » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:38 pm

FranFang wrote:Got the call today! Full Darrow!!!


bgc wrote:Got the call yesterday. Full Darrow.


Congrats to both of you!!!! :D :D :D

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby iminlstrick » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:41 pm

Full Darrow today (don't know if there's a 09-10 thread) -- phone call from Dean Z. :D

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby heyguys » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:49 pm

iminlstrick wrote:Full Darrow today (don't know if there's a 09-10 thread) -- phone call from Dean Z. :D



Congrats! Beyond the Hamilton at CLS, Full Darrow is the best offer out there, imo. Wish I woulda had the option, :oops: .

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby tamlyric » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:13 pm

iminlstrick wrote:Full Darrow today (don't know if there's a 09-10 thread) -- phone call from Dean Z. :D


Awwww! That's amazing. Congratulations. :mrgreen:

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:56 pm

Congrats!

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby bottomshelf » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:01 pm

Is Harvard the only reason people here turned down a full Darrow? If the folks from last year are still around, I'd like to hear what motivated your decision to say no to a full ride at Mich. (Not that I have a better option than the Darrow right now; just curious.)

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby existenz » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:26 pm

bottomshelf wrote:Is Harvard the only reason people here turned down a full Darrow? If the folks from last year are still around, I'd like to hear what motivated your decision to say no to a full ride at Mich. (Not that I have a better option than the Darrow right now; just curious.)


I don't think you need to ask the people to infer what their reasoning was. Unless you are bonkers, you turn down a full ride at Michigan only if you A.) Get accepted to a better school, B.) Don't want to live in Michigan C.) Are not primarily concerned with student debt, or some combination thereof.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby tamlyric » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:46 pm

bottomshelf wrote:Is Harvard the only reason people here turned down a full Darrow? If the folks from last year are still around, I'd like to hear what motivated your decision to say no to a full ride at Mich. (Not that I have a better option than the Darrow right now; just curious.)


+1 (not that i even have a Darrow, but a guy can dream, right?)

existenz wrote:I don't think you need to ask the people to infer what their reasoning was. Unless you are bonkers, you turn down a full ride at Michigan only if you A.) Get accepted to a better school, B.) Don't want to live in Michigan C.) Are not primarily concerned with student debt, or some combination thereof.


let's not cut off discussion or pretend like the request was stupid, shall we. kthx.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby heyguys » Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:52 pm

bottomshelf wrote:Is Harvard the only reason people here turned down a full Darrow? If the folks from last year are still around, I'd like to hear what motivated your decision to say no to a full ride at Mich. (Not that I have a better option than the Darrow right now; just curious.)


FWIW, I'm a 1L at YLS and definitely would have taken the full Darrow or the Hamilton over YLS. Not to say that YLS isn't a fantastic place, but having no debt coming out of a top 10 law school falls in the category of "unimaginably awesome" in my book.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:20 am

I heard rumors in another thread about a Boalt 1L who turned down the full Darrow. Must have really wanted Boalt (or perhaps got a scholarship there as well).

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby heyguys » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:23 am

Tangerine Gleam wrote:I heard rumors in another thread about a Boalt 1L who turned down the full Darrow. Must have really wanted Boalt (or perhaps got a scholarship there as well).



I'm sure that you will find a ton of people from the past few years who declined the Darrow for slightly higher ranked schools. But that was in another country [economy], and besides, the wench [biglaw] is dead.


Brackets included for the metaphorically challenged. double entendre.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Reinhardt » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:30 am

I used LSN to compile some stats for the Darrow over the previous three cycles. Highlights:

70% of full Darrows got into one of HYS
89% of those chose HYS

30% of full Darrows did not get into one of HYS
73% of those chose Michigan

So far, I'm thinking I agree with heyguys, even if LSN's Darrows didn't.




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