Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby rman1201 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:07 pm

I was having a quote catastrophe btw, fixd it though

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby babyoll7304 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:26 pm

"Coll89"]Just wait listed now. Pretty surprised actually...


If you don't mind me asking, what are you stats and why are you surprised? (Were you expecting a rejection or acceptance?)

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby rocon7383 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:40 pm

I just checked my account and I have is the Lisle, $8900 per year. I'm not one to poo-poo $27,000... BUT, I got a full ride at St. John's with 166/3.2. Does anyone think can expect some additions to this or is this what I'm looking at? If so, the decision has kinda been made for me-- St. John's for free. (or hope fordham's waitlist is good to me). I was really excited about Brooklyn though, bummer

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby champ33 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:11 pm

As stated earlier in the thread, there are multiple kinds of scholarships, which they add together and convey to you in mid-march by regular mail.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby shtolky » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:02 am

rocon7383 wrote:I just checked my account and I have is the Lisle, $8900 per year. I'm not one to poo-poo $27,000... BUT, I got a full ride at St. John's with 166/3.2. Does anyone think can expect some additions to this or is this what I'm looking at? If so, the decision has kinda been made for me-- St. John's for free. (or hope fordham's waitlist is good to me). I was really excited about Brooklyn though, bummer



I'm in pretty much the exact same boat as you. I'm 99% sure I'm choosing St. John's. Not enough of a difference between SJU and BLS, so I'm taking the money, regardless of what happens with my wait lists.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby lawgrl21 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:16 am

does anyone know how many different scholarships you can get? for example: mine rigt now says Prince and an academic achievement one which adds up to approx 30k which is obviously a lot, but is that the most you can get? or do they make offers up to a full ride?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby snapdragon » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:20 am

So I'm up to almost $30k now, and at first, I was like "Great!"

Then I did that math and realized that would still leave me with approx $120k debt.

Less great.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby afc1910 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:24 am

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby ebl1014 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:44 am

Anyone else lose access to the "financial" (or was it "financial aid") tab under the webadvisor today? Now my only options are main menu and financial information. Dang

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby subtle » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:49 am

lawgrl21 wrote:does anyone know how many different scholarships you can get? for example: mine rigt now says Prince and an academic achievement one which adds up to approx 30k which is obviously a lot, but is that the most you can get? or do they make offers up to a full ride?


I believe I saw a 1L a few pages back (or a someL) who said that (s)he had been given scholarships until they added up to a full-ride.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby ebl1014 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:52 am

Actually, I just got the tab to work. They tacked on an Academic Achievement award this morning

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby ebl1014 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:58 am

Alright, this is the last bit of scholarship/law school stuff I will let myself fixate on today:

http://www.brooklaw.edu/Admissions/fina ... ships.aspx?

The commas seperating scholarship amounts (Academic Achievement and Centennial, for example)- are those differentiating the amounts that the scholarship or grant can award you? Or are they differentiating what they give you for the first year, second year, and third year?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby dariamorgendorffer » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:19 pm

Finally got MyBLSConnect to work, but now all I see under "Financial Information" is "Student Account Summary." Anyone else?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby subtle » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:28 pm

dariamorgendorffer wrote:Finally got MyBLSConnect to work, but now all I see under "Financial Information" is "Student Account Summary." Anyone else?


Can't get mine to work yet. It just says you're signed in as Subtle and Access Denied.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby kostina » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:33 pm

dariamorgendorffer wrote:Finally got MyBLSConnect to work, but now all I see under "Financial Information" is "Student Account Summary." Anyone else?


Mine is doing the same thing now. Oh well, guess it's time to wait for the letter.

I made it up to $36k w/o the Academic Achievement grant so I guess with that added on I'll be happy with what they're giving.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby lawgrl21 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:35 pm

dariamorgendorffer wrote:Finally got MyBLSConnect to work, but now all I see under "Financial Information" is "Student Account Summary." Anyone else?


+1. was it taken away for everyone?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby jd1969a » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:12 pm

dariamorgendorffer wrote:Finally got MyBLSConnect to work, but now all I see under "Financial Information" is "Student Account Summary." Anyone else?


+1

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby snapdragon » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:12 pm

jd1969a wrote:
dariamorgendorffer wrote:Finally got MyBLSConnect to work, but now all I see under "Financial Information" is "Student Account Summary." Anyone else?


+1


Awwww all the fun info is gone. Boo :(

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby goosey » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:31 pm

afc1910 wrote:
goosey wrote:everyone thinks its their section, including me. have some freakin geniuses in my section--and everyone is super hardworking. but theres ppl in other sections that swear their section is stacked. maybe bls just gives out a ridic amount of money and everyone has some type of scholarship? nobody is jerkish enough to tell they have a full scholarship tho, so no telling whether they put the huge schols in one section.

My scholarship is full..and it started at 32k, so...negotiating will go a long way, but dont count on the stipulation being lifted


I find it fascinating how candid people are on this forum about their scholarhips/lsats scores/gpas. But once you get to law school, everyone keeps mum about how much cash they are getting. At least this has been my experience. It's as taboo as talking about how much money your friends make at their jobs.



i think because nobody wants to look like theyre showing off. Personally, I am more likely to tell people about how badly I bombed my torts exams than how I nailed civ pro. It just seems odd being like "yeah....so....I got a full scholarship."

who wants to be *that* guy/girl

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby ebl1014 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:28 pm

To see your scholarship awards so far, log into BLSConnect, and click this link https://blsconnect.brooklaw.edu/student ... T-WESTS10A

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby ilovesf » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:13 pm

ebl1014 wrote:To see your scholarship awards so far, log into BLSConnect, and click this link https://blsconnect.brooklaw.edu/student ... T-WESTS10A


Thanksssss. I'm still only at 18,400.. booooo.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby afc1910 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:17 pm

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby Stringer6 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:21 pm

when are they going to send letters? deposit dates are approaching for some schools.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby Woods, Elle » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:29 pm

Same w/$18,400.... if it doesn't change in the next week or so I'm going to call and try to negotiate.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby afc1910 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:01 pm

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