Darrow Invite

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:41 pm

Hopefully that sound wasn't nearly as loud as the ensuing celebration! Congrats!

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby tamlyric » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:51 pm

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:30 pm

tamlyric wrote:I don't suppose anyone who got the call last week has already received their Darrow letter in the mail yet?


Nope! Seems to be taking a while for everybody.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby tamlyric » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:34 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:
tamlyric wrote:I don't suppose anyone who got the call last week has already received their Darrow letter in the mail yet?


Nope! Seems to be taking a while for everybody.


Good to know I'm not the only one! Congratz on Chicago, eh. Any chance you'd take it over Darrow?

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Objection » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:49 pm

Congrats on the Darrow, guys.

Michigan is a fantastic school. Especially if it's free.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:37 pm

While in the shower, something rather simple dawned on me concerning the Darrow.

Having an offer for "full tuition" is very different from a flat number -- i.e. 45k/year. Darrow scholars would be immune to any tuition increases, which might be significant in coming years. Everyone has been shocked by Boalt's increases, but they claim that theirs are be in line with what many of their peers will likely do in the coming years.

I hope this isn't true in the case of UM, but either way -- something to think about.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Reinhardt » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:23 am

Tangerine Gleam wrote:Having an offer for "full tuition" is very different from a flat number -- i.e. 45k/year. Darrow scholars would be immune to any tuition increases, which might be significant in coming years. Everyone has been shocked by Boalt's increases, but they claim that theirs are be in line with what many of their peers will likely do in the coming years.


Good point. Let's assume that the average T14 costs $45,000 a year this year. I recall seeing on Chicago's website that we should expect a 5% increase in tuition each year. This is significantly higher than the rate of inflation in most years, so law school is becoming more expensive no matter how you look at it.

Our 0L tuition (which we obviously won't pay): 45,000
1L: 47,250
2L: 49,613
3L: 52,093

That law school that appears to cost $135k over 3 years (45 x 3) would actually cost $149k. Some schools may increase their tuition faster than 5% each year as well. Someone correct me if my understanding of LS tuition is wrong.

Law.com article wrote:The ABA tracks tuition at U.S. law schools but has not yet collected data for the 2009-10 academic year. During the 2008-09 school year, the average public school tuition for resident students grew by 9% to $16,836. The increase was 7% for average out-of-state tuition at public schools and 6% at private law schools.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby tamlyric » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:26 am

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby bottomshelf » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:50 pm

eek, good point...

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:51 pm

Received the Darrow letter from Dean Caminker. Very nice letter.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby tamlyric » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:52 pm

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Emma. » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:09 pm

tamlyric wrote:
Tangerine Gleam wrote:Received the Darrow letter from Dean Caminker. Very nice letter.


+1.


+2

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby jackassjim » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:44 am

Do you guys know how often the committee that is in charge of giving out scholarships meets?

Thanks!

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby ankit » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:02 am

jackassjim wrote:Do you guys know how often the committee that is in charge of giving out scholarships meets?

Thanks!


My knowledge of the process is - Dean Z selects people to invite for the scholarship application, she then sends them invites via e-mail and gives them 2 weeks to submit the essay. The essay along with the application is sent to the committee, and the committee meets around 2 weeks (or less) after the essay submission deadline. Scholarship offers are made on the same day or within a couple of days of the committee meeting.

Essentially they'll only meet if a batch of invites has gone out. Since there were 3 batches of invites till now (i think), they've met 3 times. HTH.

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby ankit » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:04 am

ankit wrote:
jackassjim wrote:Do you guys know how often the committee that is in charge of giving out scholarships meets?

Thanks!


My knowledge of the process is - Dean Z selects people to invite for the scholarship application, she then sends them invites via e-mail and gives them 2 weeks to submit the essay. The essay along with the application is sent to the committee, and the committee meets around 2 weeks (or less) after the essay submission deadline. Scholarship offers are made on the same day or within a couple of days of the committee meeting.

Essentially they'll only meet if a batch of invites has gone out. Since there were 3 batches of invites till now (i think), they've met 3 times. HTH.


Just noticed that you asked about generic scholarships, the above described process is only for the Darrow. I assumed that's what you were referencing since you posted in this thread. I have no idea about Dean's scholarships and the like. Why not just mail them to ask whether they're done awarding $$?

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby jackassjim » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:22 am

Thanks for the reply Ankit. I guess I'm not too sure what the role of this committee is.

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Re: Darrow Invite

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Reinhardt » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:26 am

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Just something to think about.

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Re: Darrow Invite

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby stratocophic » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:20 pm

Nightrunner wrote:Dear Emma and TL,

I love you, but I am jealous as all shit. Congratulations, fuckers.

*cries into WL email*

Oh noes! Did you just get it? My sincere condolences, NR :cry:

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby tamlyric » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:24 pm

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby clyde_barrow » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:20 am

got the call!!

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby booby87 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:24 am

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby clyde_barrow » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:27 am

booby87 wrote:
clyde_barrow wrote:got the call!!

congrats!!!

thanks dude. i see you are also in at H&S -- do you know what you're going to do?

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Re: Darrow Invite

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:04 am

Congrats!

EDIT: Something else to consider for Darrow folk. Go to this site: http://www.finaid.org/calculators/loanpayments.phtml

Enter the expected tuition + COL of your other choices. Play around with payment terms (10 vs. 20 vs. 30 years) and check out how much paying sticker will really cost you.




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