Reconsidering scholarships after 1L

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Reconsidering scholarships after 1L

Postby magp90 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:54 pm

Is it possible/common for students to request more merit scholarships if they do well after their first year?

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Re: Reconsidering scholarships after 1L

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:01 pm

Can't hurt to ask.

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Re: Reconsidering scholarships after 1L

Postby oaken » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:42 pm

anecdotally heard of a lower t14 student who was first in class (or close) and got full tuition after essentially threatening to transfer out to yale

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Re: Reconsidering scholarships after 1L

Postby TheThriller » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:52 pm

oaken wrote:anecdotally heard of a lower t14 student who was first in class (or close) and got full tuition after essentially threatening to transfer out to yale


A few stories like this seem to be true according to some threads in the Transfers forum.

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Re: Reconsidering scholarships after 1L

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:30 pm

I definitely wouldn't just wander in and ask. Have some leverage, get a transfer lined up, that sort of thing.

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Re: Reconsidering scholarships after 1L

Postby magp90 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:49 pm

Fair enough. Thanks guys!

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Re: Reconsidering scholarships after 1L

Postby twenty » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:13 pm

Counterplan: Retake the LSAT in June, insist on more money or threaten to withdraw and reapply next cycle.

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Re: Reconsidering scholarships after 1L

Postby Ti Malice » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:08 pm

twentypercentmore wrote:Counterplan: Retake the LSAT in June, insist on more money or threaten to withdraw and reapply next cycle.


Much better plan.

OP, I thought for a moment (as did other posters, I think) that you already had super-strong 1L fall grades and were considering possible options for after spring exams were over. But, of course, you're not even in law school. Thinking that this is a viable plan as a 0L is every bit as wrongheaded as attending a school you're not happy with because you plan to transfer. It's a hell of a lot easier to do well on the LSAT than to be top 10% in your law school class.

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Re: Reconsidering scholarships after 1L

Postby DportIA » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:15 pm

Ti Malice wrote:
twentypercentmore wrote:Counterplan: Retake the LSAT in June, insist on more money or threaten to withdraw and reapply next cycle.


Much better plan.

OP, I thought for a moment (as did other posters, I think) that you already had super-strong 1L fall grades and were considering possible options for after spring exams were over. But, of course, you're not even in law school. Thinking that this is a viable plan as a 0L is every bit as wrongheaded as attending a school you're not happy with because you plan to transfer. It's a hell of a lot easier to do well on the LSAT than to be top 10% in your law school class.

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Re: Reconsidering scholarships after 1L

Postby magp90 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:22 pm

Ti Malice wrote:
twentypercentmore wrote:Counterplan: Retake the LSAT in June, insist on more money or threaten to withdraw and reapply next cycle.


Much better plan.

OP, I thought for a moment (as did other posters, I think) that you already had super-strong 1L fall grades and were considering possible options for after spring exams were over. But, of course, you're not even in law school. Thinking that this is a viable plan as a 0L is every bit as wrongheaded as attending a school you're not happy with because you plan to transfer. It's a hell of a lot easier to do well on the LSAT than to be top 10% in your law school class.


Dude, I'm not considering it, it's just a question. I'm not one of those people who assumes I'll be above X% of the class or who goes somewhere I'm unhappy about with the intention of climbing up and out, so go crawl up someone else's ass. But thanks for your invaluable opinion.




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