Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

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ilovesf
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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby ilovesf » Fri May 06, 2011 1:26 pm

Uhhh..I withdrew over a month ago from Brooklyn - and they JUST sent me an e-mail upping my scholarship by $12,100 to $38,000/year. I never even tried to negotiate scholarship money with them, which is why this is so surprising. I guess this means they have extra money and they are still looking to fill up their class, I hope someone else here gets it!

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby Woods, Elle » Fri May 06, 2011 1:31 pm

Same. I just got an email they want to up my scholarship from $26k to $38k. That's lucrative... not going there but still, that's a nice email to get.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby aliarrow » Fri May 06, 2011 1:38 pm

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby Perch » Fri May 06, 2011 1:43 pm

+1, good luck to all on the WL/waiting on $, this seems positive

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby patallica22 » Fri May 06, 2011 1:53 pm

Same here, mine just became a full ride....if they throw in housing too, I won't lie, I might have to reconsider.

Just when I thought I was out...

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby ilovesf » Fri May 06, 2011 1:55 pm

patallica22 wrote:Same here, mine just became a full ride....if they throw in housing too, I won't lie, I might have to reconsider.

Just when I thought I was out...


seems like they are feeling pretty generous.. you should definitely ask.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby patallica22 » Fri May 06, 2011 1:59 pm

ilovesf wrote:
patallica22 wrote:Same here, mine just became a full ride....if they throw in housing too, I won't lie, I might have to reconsider.

Just when I thought I was out...


seems like they are feeling pretty generous.. you should definitely ask.



Eesh yeah, will think about it over the weekend for sure. I just put down my deposit for Boston U yesterday, and currently waitlisted @ NYU and Michigan...was somewhat happy to be done with this whole mess.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby patallica22 » Fri May 06, 2011 2:04 pm

ilovesf wrote:
patallica22 wrote:Same here, mine just became a full ride....if they throw in housing too, I won't lie, I might have to reconsider.

Just when I thought I was out...


seems like they are feeling pretty generous.. you should definitely ask.


just looking at your profile...are you definitely going Hastings?

If so, well done. I withdrew from there as well, but like you, absolutely love the Bay area, just couldnt get up the guts to move to the west coast.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby ilovesf » Fri May 06, 2011 2:06 pm

patallica22 wrote:
If so, well done. I withdrew from there as well, but like you, absolutely love the Bay area, just couldnt get up the guts to move to the west coast.


Yep, thanks! I already deposited a while ago, otherwise I would maybe consider Brooklyn with the new scholly offer. I'm from SF but went to high school and college on the east coast, so I'm happy to be back in my hometown for law school.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby aaaaaah » Fri May 06, 2011 2:10 pm

Yeah, 37 to 42. Looks like they have some extra $ to throw around.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby aliarrow » Fri May 06, 2011 2:21 pm

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby masterthearts » Sat May 07, 2011 12:05 am

aaaaaah wrote:Yeah, 37 to 42. Looks like they have some extra $ to throw around.


Ditto here..just got notified today that they upped it to $42K..still not going, as much as I'd love to live in Brooklyn Heights.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby sdp259 » Sun May 08, 2011 2:16 pm

Ugh this happened to me too! I got off the WL at BC two hours before BLS sent me a revised scholarship email, increasing the scholly to 42K. I hate this decision-making process. Trying to negotiate with BC now, but still-- 42K is no joke money.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby dariamorgendorffer » Mon May 09, 2011 2:04 pm

Also got my scholarship upped from 26k to 38k after missing the deposit deadline...making me reconsider slightly, but at the same time, the amount of money being thrown around really concerns me!

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby sdp259 » Mon May 09, 2011 2:15 pm

dariamorgendorffer wrote:Also got my scholarship upped from 26k to 38k after missing the deposit deadline...making me reconsider slightly, but at the same time, the amount of money being thrown around really concerns me!


Guys seriously: BLS is hemorrhaging money. What does this mean??! Has anyone tried to get that stip lifted?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby jplwine » Mon May 09, 2011 2:21 pm

I got an increase as well, but I already made my deposits to BLS.the fact that they are throwing money around doesn't concern me at all :-)

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby play2win » Mon May 09, 2011 7:41 pm

sdp259 wrote:
dariamorgendorffer wrote:Also got my scholarship upped from 26k to 38k after missing the deposit deadline...making me reconsider slightly, but at the same time, the amount of money being thrown around really concerns me!


Guys seriously: BLS is hemorrhaging money. What does this mean??!

I think they're starting to shell out money because of cases such as mine. I got offered a full ride to go to St. John's, and I got no money to go to George Washington (I'm still waiting but assuming something similar from Fordham). BLS unfortunately is finding itself in a sticky situation. I got offered 30.8K initially - If I'm going to go to a T2 school, I don't see much difference between BLS and SJ, so why wouldn't I take the full ride instead of paying about 35K a year for the COA? Similarly, if I'm going to just bite the bullet and come out with loans, it makes sense to wind up paying just a bit more to have the Fordham or GWU name on my diploma (yes I know GWU is significantly more expensive).

Point is that they're probably freaking out right now - and they probably fear that the percentage of students that wind up matriculating will either be significantly lower, or that those who do will come with lower gpa/lsat scores.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby nireca » Tue May 10, 2011 10:18 pm

sdp259 wrote:
dariamorgendorffer wrote:Also got my scholarship upped from 26k to 38k after missing the deposit deadline...making me reconsider slightly, but at the same time, the amount of money being thrown around really concerns me!


Guys seriously: BLS is hemorrhaging money. What does this mean??! Has anyone tried to get that stip lifted?


yes and so far they are holding their ground. i'm not giving up tho. would love to hear if anyone has succeeded in negotiating away those nasty stips.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby blsingindisguise » Wed May 11, 2011 2:11 am

FWIW, my impression is that BLS does this every year. It's just their strategy -- get people to switch at the last minute with a big offer. Part of the reason they do it is because other schools will have already allocated their scholarship money by the time they offer (another NYC school couldn't up my offer when I told them about BLS because they had already awarded all their money).

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby afc1910 » Wed May 11, 2011 6:02 pm

so is anyone whose scholarship was suddenly increased choosing BLS over other schools? i'm pretty torn :|

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby ilovesf » Wed May 11, 2011 6:20 pm

afc1910 wrote:so is anyone whose scholarship was suddenly increased choosing BLS over other schools? i'm pretty torn :|


no, i'm still going to stay on the west coast.. brooklyn can't tempt me to come to snowy lands

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby champ33 » Wed May 11, 2011 8:25 pm

afc1910 wrote:so is anyone whose scholarship was suddenly increased choosing BLS over other schools? i'm pretty torn :|


I'm very torn also.. full ride to STJ and able to live at home, vs. close to full ride to BLS plus housing... it's about 30k in debt for BLS vs none at STJ. I think I'd prefer BLS in a lot of ways but no debt would be so nice. Decisions decisions....

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby afc1910 » Thu May 12, 2011 1:36 pm

champ33 wrote:
afc1910 wrote:so is anyone whose scholarship was suddenly increased choosing BLS over other schools? i'm pretty torn :|


I'm very torn also.. full ride to STJ and able to live at home, vs. close to full ride to BLS plus housing... it's about 30k in debt for BLS vs none at STJ. I think I'd prefer BLS in a lot of ways but no debt would be so nice. Decisions decisions....


I'm in a similar boat, but with Cardozo and BLS. I like Cardozo a bit better, because I think it's a stronger school academically and I just felt a more comfortable there when I visited, but I can't justify the 30k cost difference between the two. If I'm going to a regional school that only places top 10% in biglaw, I need to come out with as little debt as possible. StJ, BLS and Cardozo are all peers when it comes to employment prospects.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby Manash » Fri May 13, 2011 12:40 pm

mine just got upped as well.. even though i didn't pay the deposit. i thought this was an error until i read some of you got the same notification. possible to negotiate for more? that would most likely change my decision.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School 2011 Cycle

Postby Tim0thy222 » Fri May 13, 2011 4:07 pm

Manash wrote:mine just got upped as well.. even though i didn't pay the deposit. i thought this was an error until i read some of you got the same notification. possible to negotiate for more? that would most likely change my decision.


You should try, and let us know if you succeed. Clearly they have money, and are willing to give it out to get some students with good numbers to enroll.




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