Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby subtle » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:16 pm

jd1969a wrote:
goosey wrote:
jd1969a wrote:Does anyone know when we should be finding out about need-based aid? I got $30,800 but would need more to actually go to Brooklyn (which is my 1st choice). I'm very qualified for need-based aid. Do they typically have a lot of aid to give?



so advice: if you are negotiating, push for the actual schol over the need-based aid. 10k of my money is in need-based and its really nerve-wracking because I know that they can only give half that for next year and they dont even need a reason. Scholarship is the only thing locked in. There is no law that says they have to give you the same amount of need-based aid every year, even if your financial situation is exactly the same


Thanks. I hadn't thought about how financial aid can change year to year. I was hoping for grants because although I (like everyone else :) ) think I can do well in school, I am 100% positive that I can stay poor, but you're right that merit aid would probably be better.

I don't really have much to negotiate with. The only better schools I've been accepted to are American, Maryland, and Cincinnati. I've gotten scholarships to other schools, but Brooklyn gave me the most money. Maryland would be cheaper overall (tuition + cost of living) for me since I'm in-state and could commute, but Brooklyn's tuition would be cheaper. Can I use that at all?

I'm very new to this whole negotiation thing and don't know what I'm doing, so any help would be appreciated.



:lol: I can't help you at all with negotiating, so for that I'm just going to say good luck. But that line just made me giggle.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby abonda01 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:31 am

I didn't have any financial aid info as of last week but I just checked BLS Connect and see that they've added money. I'm not not impressed (intentional double negative here)...still have yet to submit by need-based aid app. Has anyone seen more scholarships tacked on to their accounts or is this it?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby steve_o711 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:49 pm

I emailed them and tried to negotiate for more financial aid. They denied me saying that the amount awarded is based on other applicants and not the rewards received by other schools. It sounds like they're not going to do any negotiations.
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby babyoll7304 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:50 pm

To those of you who have gotten decisions: My status went from "In Review- 1/18" to "In Review- 3/15". Any ideas if this means a decision is near??

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby goosey » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:59 pm

steve_o711 wrote:I emailed them and tried to negotiate for more financial aid. They denied me saying that the amount awarded is based on other applicants and not the rewards received by other schools. It sounds like their not going to do any negotiations.



wow sounds harsh haha.
:shock:

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby subtle » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:07 pm

Oh. They upped my award.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby abonda01 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:06 am

subtle wrote:Oh. They upped my award.


Go to BU. No-brainer.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby subtle » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:59 am

abonda01 wrote:
subtle wrote:Oh. They upped my award.


Go to BU. No-brainer.


Not going to go to either. Just haven't committed anywhere yet. I just noticed that they'd upped it on their own.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby Tim0thy222 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:10 pm

subtle wrote:
abonda01 wrote:
subtle wrote:Oh. They upped my award.


Go to BU. No-brainer.


Not going to go to either. Just haven't committed anywhere yet. I just noticed that they'd upped it on their own.


I think what abonda01 meant to say was "Go to NYU, No-Brainer." About that... congratulations! :D

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby subtle » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:23 pm

Tim0thy222 wrote:
subtle wrote:
abonda01 wrote:
subtle wrote:Oh. They upped my award.


Go to BU. No-brainer.


Not going to go to either. Just haven't committed anywhere yet. I just noticed that they'd upped it on their own.


I think what abonda01 meant to say was "Go to NYU, No-Brainer." About that... congratulations! :D


Not there either. But thanks all.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby abonda01 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:09 pm

oh i barely looked at your list. i just saw bu with 105k and thought, duh. but yea, if you're getting into top 5 schools why are you on this thread? lol

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby subtle » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:14 pm

abonda01 wrote:oh i barely looked at your list. i just saw bu with 105k and thought, duh. but yea, if you're getting into top 5 schools why are you on this thread? lol


Because I joined it before I got into those schools and the only threads I don't post in anymore are Penn ( :evil: ) and Harvard ( :? ). Mostly I avoid talking about awards in threads like this, but I was just noting that they changed the amount, and I wasn't really expecting that.

Also, I'm waiting to hear back from a school about deferring before I withdraw from places. I want all of my options to be open, in the event that, heaven forbid, schools tell me I can't defer.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby abonda01 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:30 pm

subtle wrote:
abonda01 wrote:oh i barely looked at your list. i just saw bu with 105k and thought, duh. but yea, if you're getting into top 5 schools why are you on this thread? lol


Because I joined it before I got into those schools and the only threads I don't post in anymore are Penn ( :evil: ) and Harvard ( :? ). Mostly I avoid talking about awards in threads like this, but I was just noting that they changed the amount, and I wasn't really expecting that.

Also, I'm waiting to hear back from a school about deferring before I withdraw from places. I want all of my options to be open, in the event that, heaven forbid, schools tell me I can't defer.


ah good luck with the deferment!

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby subtle » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:32 pm

abonda01 wrote:
subtle wrote:
abonda01 wrote:oh i barely looked at your list. i just saw bu with 105k and thought, duh. but yea, if you're getting into top 5 schools why are you on this thread? lol


Because I joined it before I got into those schools and the only threads I don't post in anymore are Penn ( :evil: ) and Harvard ( :? ). Mostly I avoid talking about awards in threads like this, but I was just noting that they changed the amount, and I wasn't really expecting that.

Also, I'm waiting to hear back from a school about deferring before I withdraw from places. I want all of my options to be open, in the event that, heaven forbid, schools tell me I can't defer.


ah good luck with the deferment!


Thanks! I haven't really mentioned that on the boards before, because you never know who's reading, but I'm super excited about it.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby lawfreak » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:57 pm

They emailed me the waitlist reply form but it's too complicated for me. Anyone know how to send it or if there is an alternative way of notifying them of my interest to join?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby sdp259 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:42 pm

so wait a second: has BLS categorically refused to negotiate with people so far? In other words, should I stop drafting this scholarship email?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby lawskool » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:49 pm

They refused to negotiate with me as well. I feel like the e-mail I got was standardized. It said that they will not increase any awards until after May, at which point they will know if there are extra funds available.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby sdp259 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:02 pm

Hm. If they won't upgrade awards until after May, but you put a deposit down in April, won't that work against getting more money since they've already gotten you? Also, is anyone applying for fellowships?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby maglialoro » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:07 pm

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby IHaveLawyers » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:32 pm

maglialoro wrote:I cant imagine they wont negotiate or that they are finished handing out scholarship money. I mean, Most likely, i will not be attending brooklyn anyway, but how would they expect me to choose brooklyn with 37k over Cardozo full scholly. Im a little stunned by how slow their process is considering they are probably losing a bunch of candidates to other schools by now


Hi, why will you be choosing Brooklyn over Cardozo ? I was under the impression Cardozo was better for job prospects?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby maglialoro » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:42 pm

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby sdp259 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:58 pm

Will you put a deposit down for Cardozo to up the anty with Brooklyn? I am at 29K and would definitely go if they raised it to 35K or gave me a fellowship to which I am applying. If they won't upgrade the scholarship until after May, I'm wondering if putting a seat deposit somewhere will get them to act quicker. What do you guys think?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby lawskool » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:27 pm

sdp259 wrote:Will you put a deposit down for Cardozo to up the anty with Brooklyn? I am at 29K and would definitely go if they raised it to 35K or gave me a fellowship to which I am applying. If they won't upgrade the scholarship until after May, I'm wondering if putting a seat deposit somewhere will get them to act quicker. What do you guys think?


I'm curious about this too. FWIW, BLS does refund deposits if you choose not to attend, though the refund amount is pro-rated depending on when you formally withdraw. So it doesn't necessarily mean they "got you" if you put the deposit down.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby xxxo » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:24 pm

Just withdrew. Good luck everyone waiting!

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby lawschool12345 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:17 am

Still under review since 1./11




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