Getting money from UT after 1L

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nonprofit-prophet
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Getting money from UT after 1L

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Sun May 27, 2012 4:05 pm

I'm an out of state student with only 5k in scholarship money and I was wondering if anyone knew how to ask about additional scholarship money. Still waiting on two more grades, but I'm currently around top 3% of the class. I've heard of top 10% people getting their scholarships upped, but I'm not sure if that was in response to a transfer acceptance or a specific ask. Does anyone know what the process is? Is the increase automatic? I'd really like to avoid having to fill out a transfer app (and having a prof waste his time with a rec).

TL;DR How do I get scholarship money post 1L?

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Re: Getting money from UT after 1L

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sun May 27, 2012 4:26 pm

Put yourself in the shoes of your school. If you do not fill out transfer applications and show proof that you have possibly better options, what incentive do they have to up your scholarship? I think applying to transfer is an unavoidable component of getting your scholarship increased.

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Re: Getting money from UT after 1L

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon May 28, 2012 9:00 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:Put yourself in the shoes of your school. If you do not fill out transfer applications and show proof that you have possibly better options, what incentive do they have to up your scholarship? I think applying to transfer is an unavoidable component of getting your scholarship increased.

This is wrong. I believe UT typically gives money to top students.

OP-will pm more details.

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Re: Getting money from UT after 1L

Postby niederbomb » Thu May 31, 2012 3:54 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:Put yourself in the shoes of your school. If you do not fill out transfer applications and show proof that you have possibly better options, what incentive do they have to up your scholarship? I think applying to transfer is an unavoidable component of getting your scholarship increased.


You could always take a year off and transfer the following year. So it is not the case that someone in that position does not have options.

How do you have grades back from UT so soon? I have LRW. Nothing else.

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Re: Getting money from UT after 1L

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Thu May 31, 2012 9:37 pm

niederbomb wrote:
lawyerwannabe wrote:Put yourself in the shoes of your school. If you do not fill out transfer applications and show proof that you have possibly better options, what incentive do they have to up your scholarship? I think applying to transfer is an unavoidable component of getting your scholarship increased.


You could always take a year off and transfer the following year. So it is not the case that someone in that position does not have options.

How do you have grades back from UT so soon? I have LRW. Nothing else.


I'm still waiting on 2 grades. My torts prof was a bad ass and turned our exams around in like 13 days.

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Re: Getting money from UT after 1L

Postby Cade McNown » Thu May 31, 2012 10:52 pm

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:This is wrong. I believe UT typically gives money to top students.

OP-will pm more details.


Richie: could you pm me the same? Evidently OP and I were section mates, and I'm in a similar situation.
Thanks.

OP: Our torts prof is a boss! I assume you did the write-on competition and will likely get onto law review. If you don't have a transfer acceptance to use as leverage, you might consider waiting until that LR position comes through. Just a thought.

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Re: Getting money from UT after 1L

Postby nonprofit-prophet » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:44 am

Cade McNown wrote:
Richie Tenenbaum wrote:This is wrong. I believe UT typically gives money to top students.

OP-will pm more details.


Richie: could you pm me the same? Evidently OP and I were section mates, and I'm in a similar situation.
Thanks.

OP: Our torts prof is a boss! I assume you did the write-on competition and will likely get onto law review. If you don't have a transfer acceptance to use as leverage, you might consider waiting until that LR position comes through. Just a thought.


Section ** all up in TLS! ha. Yea I did the write-on, but I had some insanely terrible kinkos issues before sending it off (the printers cost me all the time i allocated for last minute checks), so I have a bad feeling my doc is full of formatting errors that appeared when I printed. Hopefully they heavily weight GPA. Anyway, I'm glad you also did well (assuming you aren't one of the 3 people that pissed me off all semester).




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