Northwestern Law Class of 2013

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby opus127 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:54 am

My sentiments exactly.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:48 am

chutzpah wrote:
Corsair wrote:ASD/ASW is not the time to be deciding whether you want to be a lawyer.


I thought of a dozen snarky answers to this but here's the honest one: you're right. I'm deciding whether I want to go to law school next year, pursue another degree beforehand, or try to do both. Maybe its not what you would do, but given my career goals and interests it makes sense.


Is the Kennedy School funded? Or would you be taking out loans.

If its funded, just go. Law school will be here when you are done if you still want it.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby chutzpah » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:00 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
chutzpah wrote:
Corsair wrote:ASD/ASW is not the time to be deciding whether you want to be a lawyer.


I thought of a dozen snarky answers to this but here's the honest one: you're right. I'm deciding whether I want to go to law school next year, pursue another degree beforehand, or try to do both. Maybe its not what you would do, but given my career goals and interests it makes sense.


Is the Kennedy School funded? Or would you be taking out loans.

If its funded, just go. Law school will be here when you are done if you still want it.


Do not know yet. They release financial aid decisions on April 1. I don't think its worth it if I don't get any funding. Obviously the JD is more valuable for government work but Kennedy for free or close to free would be nearly impossible to turn down.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby opus127 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:55 pm

I got a scholarship! I think I know where I'm going to law school!
:mrgreen:

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby D-hops » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:24 pm

eas331 wrote:I got a scholarship! I think I know where I'm going to law school!
:mrgreen:


Congrats! Did you get the news via email?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby opus127 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:40 pm

D-hops wrote:
eas331 wrote:I got a scholarship! I think I know where I'm going to law school!
:mrgreen:


Congrats! Did you get the news via email?


Thanks! Yes, I got an e-mail with "Northwestern" and "Scholarship" in the subject line, and the award letter was sent as an attachment. I was really nervous that I wouldn't get any grant aid, and Northwestern is my top choice, so I'm grateful for the award.

I'm surprised there haven't been more scholarships posted yet, but my financial aid application was in by late Jan/early Feb, so maybe they're working on them in the order received.

Good luck to everyone waiting for news!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby jlk86 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:52 pm

I also got scholarship notification today- seems like they're just working through them a few at a time. I was admitted mid-Feb & literally submitted my fin aid the night before the deadline so I don't necessarily think they're awarding in order

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Rose Tyler » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:48 am

boo jersey shore wrote:60k over 3 years. Absolutely floored.


Congrats boo!! :D

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby chutzpah » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:31 am

congrats!!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Rose Tyler » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:24 pm

So excited, 45k over 3 years! Can't wait to meet you all at NU next year

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby chutzpah » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:32 pm

just got the "sorry we have no money left" email. boo

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:34 pm

chutzpah wrote:just got the "sorry we have no money left" email. boo


Lol. I hate to say it but it seems like they are going from highest to lowest.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby scribelaw » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:35 pm

chutzpah wrote:just got the "sorry we have no money left" email. boo


+1.

That one hurt a little.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:38 pm

scribelaw wrote:
chutzpah wrote:just got the "sorry we have no money left" email. boo


+1.

That one hurt a little.


How did you not get any? Your numbers are good.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Drew2010 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:39 pm

So just to be sure, the e-mails that went out said $$ over 3 years? All I ever got was an e-mail with a spreadsheet which broke down my expenses and said how much my finaid $$ was just for the summer semester. Maybe it's an AJD thing, but I haven't gotten an e-mail regarding scholarships for the entire degree.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby chutzpah » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:41 pm

While I'm disappointed that I wasn't offered any financial aid this round, I am very impressed by the promptness of their notifications. Another win for Northwestern

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby scribelaw » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:42 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
scribelaw wrote:
chutzpah wrote:just got the "sorry we have no money left" email. boo


+1.

That one hurt a little.


How did you not get any? Your numbers are good.


Yeah, I kinda thought I'd get something in the $60-$90k range. I have good WE, too, so I figured NU was my best bet for signifigant $$ in the T14.

Don't know what to think now.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby dudester » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:40 pm

scribelaw wrote:
chutzpah wrote:just got the "sorry we have no money left" email. boo


+1.

That one hurt a little.


I didn't get that e-mail.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby scribelaw » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:47 pm

Ugh. Getting shut out by Northwestern seriously just ruined my day.

I was beginning to think that Northwestern with a nice scholly -- maybe in the $75,000 to $90,000 range -- is a better option than CCN.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby chutzpah » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:07 pm

scribelaw wrote:Ugh. Getting shut out by Northwestern seriously just ruined my day.

I was beginning to think that Northwestern with a nice scholly -- maybe in the $75,000 to $90,000 range -- is a better option than CCN.


Would you put down a deposit elsewhere and stay in the running for the second round? NU offered quite a few really big scholarships so once people turn those down there could be a considerable amount of money left. I hope.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby scribelaw » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:09 pm

chutzpah wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Ugh. Getting shut out by Northwestern seriously just ruined my day.

I was beginning to think that Northwestern with a nice scholly -- maybe in the $75,000 to $90,000 range -- is a better option than CCN.


Would you put down a deposit elsewhere and stay in the running for the second round? NU offered quite a few really big scholarships so once people turn those down there could be a considerable amount of money left. I hope.


I'm going to stay in the running at NU and see what happens. But I'm honestly not too hopeful.

Deposits at CCN aren't due until later, it's May 3 or something at NYU, so I hopefully won't have to double deposit.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby rayiner » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:57 pm

NU blowing it's load early this cycle? Or just not even trying to steal 174/3.6's away from CCN?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby tome » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:07 pm

rayiner wrote:NU blowing it's load early this cycle? Or just not even trying to steal 174/3.6's away from CCN?


It seems a little like the people with those sort of scores who did not get $$s are two-time LSAT takers. Maybe that factors in at this stage?

Hard to see many people taking NU over NYU both at sticker though without some idiosyncratic reason for for wanting NU.

Congrats to everyone who got some money. To the rest, enjoy NYU lol

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Dignan » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:13 pm

tome wrote:
rayiner wrote:NU blowing it's load early this cycle? Or just not even trying to steal 174/3.6's away from CCN?


It seems a little like the people with those sort of scores who did not get $$s are two-time LSAT takers. Maybe that factors in at this stage?

Well, I'm hoping that NU tries to steal me away from CLS. It would be hard for me to turn down NU w/$$$ for CLS at sticker. Until reading about scribelaw's disappointing non-offer, I was confident that I'd get something.

I have two LSAT scores--my first score is 13 points lower than my first--so we'll see what happens.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby scribelaw » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:22 pm

My first thought was two LSAT scores. But I jumped 9 points, wrote an addendum about the first score and I thought NU only counted the higher one anyway.

I guess maybe I can hope this: They extended big $$$ offers to people with huge, HYS numbers and then the more moderate scholarshps to people they can win in peer battles with MVPD. And maybe they'll wait to see if they can steal away a few CCN types in the second round?

I'm sure that's sulf-fulfilling BS, and in truth, maybe they didn't like my two LSAT scores or I came off badly in my little scholarship essay. Dunno.

I'm more disappointing than I thought I'd be. Staring down at $210,000 in debt from NYU, I was just beginning to think that NU at half or two-thirds the price sounded pretty appealing.




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