Richmond Class of 2013

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby mailmanstalker » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:04 pm

And financial aid will come 4/1.
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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby dibs » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:30 pm

got the call last night while drinking guiness for st. patrick's day. first acceptance. cannot even express my excitement.

didn't know much about richmond until i got a fee waiver. applied. have been researching like crazy since acceptance and it's fast becoming one of my top choices (outside canada). i am in love with their progressive approach to education and infusion of technology. very interested in intellectual property law.

here's hoping for some scholarship $$.

162 / 2.78

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby GordonBombay » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:56 pm

I visited and loved it. The only downside is the ranking. everything else is great

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby dibs » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:08 pm

is the ranking really that much of an issue? considering all of richmond's upsides, and they are abundant, i really don't think so. i understand the mentality on TLS is to judge rankings above all else, but there's a lot more to it than that.

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby GordonBombay » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:41 pm

dibs wrote:is the ranking really that much of an issue? considering all of richmond's upsides, and they are abundant, i really don't think so. i understand the mentality on TLS is to judge rankings above all else, but there's a lot more to it than that.


I misspoke. My main concern is job prospects afterward, especially in other markets besides Virginia.

Does anyone know if the Marshall Scholars program is well known outside of the school?

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby traceface » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:06 pm

Sorry to reply so late, but yeah, pretty cool that the dean texts! I also was not sure of texting-law-school-deans etiquette, so I sat back and waited for her to call again.

I was offered $10k each year, which was more than what I expected (164/freaking2.8 ), but with the financial aid info I received today, I'm going to be trying to negotiate a little bit more....somehow. I'm going up to Richmond next weekend to look around the campus and to scope out the housing situation (as well as the nightlife, if time permits). Does anyone have any suggestions? Or suggestions for message boards to find roommates?

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby dibs » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:21 pm

i have very similar numbers, traceface (162 / 2.8). when i talked to dean rahman last week she said she expects i'll get something like $10k. looks like that is bang on. she said my GPA will hurt me, so i'm not sure how much negotiating i can do.

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby mailmanstalker » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:30 pm

They told me that they give there best offer and do NOT negotiate..... Anyone have any different experiences??
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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby dibs » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:33 pm

mailmanstalker wrote:They told me that they give there best offer and do negotiate..... Anyone have any different experiences??


did they tell you via their email / letter or over the phone?

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby GordonBombay » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:34 pm

Also interested to hear if anyone had success negotiating

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby mailmanstalker » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:36 pm

Sorry mistype!
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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby dibs » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:39 pm

mailmanstalker wrote:Sorry mistype! They said in person at admissions that they do NOT negotiate but they already gave me a generous scholly so that may be why....also I did not speak with Dean Rahman, it was another associate dean


ah ok. yeah i don't like the idea of negotiating scholarships. sure it works for some people, a modest few, but it is bad form. never look a gift horse in the mouth, they say. in business if you are offered something for nothing then you don't throw it back in their face.

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby mailmanstalker » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:59 pm

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby dibs » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:13 pm

yeah, it makes it very hard to not consider. if i get some sizable scholarships elsewhere i might have to pursue that route.

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby traceface » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:23 pm

Yeah, I kind of misspoke... I didn't mean negotiate the scholarships, but see if there's more opportunity for federal loans than what they're offering me. It could be absolutely impossible, I've had the fortune not to deal with student loans yet. I figure I'll schedule a meeting with a financial aid officer while I'm there... it's not like they're going to rescind their scholarship offer just because I express my concerns about being able to finance law school, right? :)

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby dibs » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:20 am

we hope not, at least. ;)

got my scholarship email last night. very disappointed with $5k/year. richmond remains my #1 choice, but financing the tuition is giving me grief. i see that hofstra's scholarship letter was sent out yesterday. i'm hoping it's a biggie, like $20,000, so that i can send it to richmond and say "you are my #1 choice, but $45,000 difference in debt over 3 years is huge. do something please".

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby traceface » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:21 pm

Yuck, it's always disappointing to get less than what you expect. That's why I had quite low expectations for getting any kind of money offered. =)

Not a bad idea to leverage money from another school! I got offered $20k each year from Charlotte Law (I applied basically everywhere in N.C. except Dook, Elon and Central), but somehow I don't think Richmond will take much stock in me trying to leverage that...

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby dibs » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:29 pm

traceface wrote:Yuck, it's always disappointing to get less than what you expect. That's why I had quite low expectations for getting any kind of money offered. =)

Not a bad idea to leverage money from another school! I got offered $20k each year from Charlotte Law (I applied basically everywhere in N.C. except Dook, Elon and Central), but somehow I don't think Richmond will take much stock in me trying to leverage that...


it's hard to say and it disagrees with my principles; however, when you make a $150,000 investment you have to be fickle. i really want to go to richmond (if i go to the US), but i can't go for sticker less $15,000. especially if i have other options which are far less expensive. it will be less of a negotiation and more of a request.

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby lawlife2010 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:31 pm

I am strongly considering Richmond, as I am being offered a pretty sweet scholarship.
Who is pretty sure they will attend Richmond next year?
Has anyone been offered the John Marshall scholarship?

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby Zojirushi » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:25 am

lawlife2010 wrote:I am strongly considering Richmond, as I am being offered a pretty sweet scholarship.
Who is pretty sure they will attend Richmond next year?
Has anyone been offered the John Marshall scholarship?

Withdrew. This is the only school I regretted withdrawing from.

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby katryn » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:41 am

Hey what are my chances of getting in here?? (156/3.5)

I applied the last day possible lol...

anyone else waiting for a really late decision?

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby dibs » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:06 pm

hard to say, kat. LSN is showing very little acceptances below 160, and those who have been accepted are URM.

however, with the second round of applications coming (probably) i would suspect your chances are decent. hard to say.

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby CmonSD » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:11 pm

katryn wrote:Hey what are my chances of getting in here?? (156/3.5)

I applied the last day possible lol...

anyone else waiting for a really late decision?


I have 158/3.15/waitlisted and I applied in November. They seem so optimistic in their waitlist letter though so maybe they will have spots open up soon. Good luck!

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby katryn » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:04 am

I appreciate the hope guys :)

CmonSD did they give you an idea about when they would let you know?

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Re: Richmond Class of 2013

Postby CmonSD » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:24 am

katryn wrote:I appreciate the hope guys :)

CmonSD did they give you an idea about when they would let you know?


They said after the April 15th deadline. There is a priority waitlist as well though that I am not on, so I may just withdraw.




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