HELP - Accepted but new job

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nuttygerman
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HELP - Accepted but new job

Postby nuttygerman » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:40 pm

I have recently been accepted into one of my top schools but also just changed jobs to a position with a much higher salary than I previously had. I will be receiving little to no financial aid currently from my school of choice. Would law schools look down on deferring for a year in order to save more money?

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Re: HELP - Accepted but new job

Postby voice of reason » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:45 pm

It depends on the school. Yale doesn't like this kind of thing. Northwestern probably loves the idea.

When you ask for the deferral, don't just say you want to save money. Point out the value of the experience you'll be gaining in this new position with greater responsibility, and, if applicable, the fact that you don't want to leave your firm in the lurch right after they've given you new assignments.

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Re: HELP - Accepted but new job

Postby reasonable_man » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:46 pm

voice of reason wrote:It depends on the school. Yale doesn't like this kind of thing. Northwestern probably loves the idea.

When you ask for the deferral, don't just say you want to save money. Point out the value of the experience you'll be gaining in this new position with greater responsibility, and, if applicable, the fact that you don't want to leave your firm in the lurch right after they've given you new assignments.


Agree. Still not ok with another person using the "reasonable" handle.. But oh well..

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Re: HELP - Accepted but new job

Postby nuttygerman » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:51 pm

Thanks so much for the responses. It's actually an IT position so would the additional responsibility and experience still be applicable?

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Re: HELP - Accepted but new job

Postby luckyjd » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:05 pm

voice of reason wrote:It depends on the school. Yale doesn't like this kind of thing. Northwestern probably loves the idea.

When you ask for the deferral, don't just say you want to save money. Point out the value of the experience you'll be gaining in this new position with greater responsibility, and, if applicable, the fact that you don't want to leave your firm in the lurch right after they've given you new assignments.


I personally know someone at Yale who is deferring for a 2nd year now hahaha




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