Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

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jma020
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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby jma020 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:12 pm

My bad I meant New York City. Rather not be in flushing. Anyone know if I have a shot at getting in off the waitlist with a 158 or should I retake in June?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby jma020 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:13 pm

has anyone on the wait list been accepted?

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neeko
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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby neeko » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:29 pm

They upped my scholarship from $26k a year to $48k a year.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby keladry » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:04 pm

neeko wrote:They upped my scholarship from $26k a year to $48k a year.


Nice. I'm assuming you requested an increase, if so, how long did it take them to get back to you?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby neeko » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:17 pm

keladry wrote:
neeko wrote:They upped my scholarship from $26k a year to $48k a year.


Nice. I'm assuming you requested an increase, if so, how long did it take them to get back to you?



I asked for one several months ago at least, I think. She pretty much told me no at first.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby B986 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:48 am

They upped my scholarship from $32k to $47k a year. Arghhhhhhh. I was ready to write off Brooklyn completely and had forgotten to formally withdraw. Now this is making my choice difficult. I've been planning on Temple for about $7k a year. One on hand staying put in Philly would be convenient and easy, but on the other, I have always thought about living in NY...
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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby superjohnnnn » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:54 am

Doh. Same, they just upped me from 26 to 47 an year.
Lol.
#goodproblems

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby MsKhrystyna » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:03 pm

Same here, they just upped my scholarship from 35K to 47K. I was set on Fordham and already paid my deposit but now reconsidering. Any advice?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby keladry » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:44 pm

MsKhrystyna wrote:Same here, they just upped my scholarship from 35K to 47K. I was set on Fordham and already paid my deposit but now reconsidering. Any advice?


How much money is Fordham offering you and what are the stips?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby MsKhrystyna » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:54 pm

keladry wrote:
MsKhrystyna wrote:Same here, they just upped my scholarship from 35K to 47K. I was set on Fordham and already paid my deposit but now reconsidering. Any advice?


How much money is Fordham offering you and what are the stips?



23K a year, no stips

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby TheFailboat » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:07 pm

superjohnnnn wrote:Doh. Same, they just upped me from 26 to 47 an year.
Lol.
#goodproblems


Me too. They should've thought about this before deposit deadlines. I've already committed to Tulane and their $25k offer.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby AD10390 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:13 am

Was going to choose Fordham with 15k/yr over BLS 39k/yr. Now BLS just sent me another offer upping the scholarship to 48k/yr. Really don't know if I can pass up a full ride.
Anyone have any insights?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby arizonastategirl23 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:35 am

withdrew today...hopefully freed up some $$ for fellow TLSers

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby B986 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:14 pm

I'm very tempted by my upped offer of $47k at Brooklyn. However, I'm wondering whether their estimated COA is on target. Is $13,960 for housing realistic? I guess for 9 months it could be? I'm also somewhat skeptical that living expenses would only be $6,085. I have no real basis for estimating cost of living in Brooklyn, so if anyone does, please feel free to shed some light. I'm just wondering if it would be possible to live off of loans of COA-$47,000. As a sidenote, it seems somewhat odd that campus housing is August 15-July 31. I can't tell if that is generous of them or a weird/annoying time line.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby mrxclean » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:32 pm

As a sidenote, it seems somewhat odd that campus housing is August 15-July 31. I can't tell if that is generous of them or a weird/annoying time line.


From what they said on the tour, the reason for the August 15 start date is to allow the outgoing 3Ls who live in on-campus housing to take the bar without the additional stress of moving.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby B986 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:52 pm

mrxclean wrote:
As a sidenote, it seems somewhat odd that campus housing is August 15-July 31. I can't tell if that is generous of them or a weird/annoying time line.


From what they said on the tour, the reason for the August 15 start date is to allow the outgoing 3Ls who live in on-campus housing to take the bar without the additional stress of moving.


Makes sense. Thanks for the info!

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby MCtrace » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:30 pm

Anyone else on here still waiting to hear back? My application became complete around March 1st and the last review date posted on my status page was March 14th. I have a feeling the news isn't going to be good since it seems a lot of people have found out already. I really want to go to BLS but I've been accepted at Suffolk and Pitt and need to start making decisions. I know the process takes awhile but anyone have any comments for a worried applicant? :shock: Thanks!

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby apslaw1031 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:06 am

MCtrace wrote:Anyone else on here still waiting to hear back? My application became complete around March 1st and the last review date posted on my status page was March 14th. I have a feeling the news isn't going to be good since it seems a lot of people have found out already. I really want to go to BLS but I've been accepted at Suffolk and Pitt and need to start making decisions. I know the process takes awhile but anyone have any comments for a worried applicant? :shock: Thanks!


I'm still waiting to hear back too.
My status page shows that I went into review about two weeks after you did, though.
Hopefully we'll hear soon! :)

(FYI-- By the looks of things, I'm most likely not looking at an acceptance. 157ish with a 3.2ish GPA, female Hispanic URM... It sure would be nice to get in, though! )

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby Robespierre » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:20 pm

To those who had their scholarships increased: What date do you have to respond by? Thanks.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby keladry » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:30 pm

Robespierre wrote:To those who had their scholarships increased: What date do you have to respond by? Thanks.


May 1. Which is, um, tomorrow.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby postn0bills » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:52 pm

Anyone still on the waitlist? What are we supposed to do in terms of financial aid forms, since the deadline is today?

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby B986 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:33 pm

keladry wrote:
Robespierre wrote:To those who had their scholarships increased: What date do you have to respond by? Thanks.


May 1. Which is, um, tomorrow.


Yeahhhhh. I was hoping to have a chance to visit, but that isn't looking likely. I don't think Brooklyn is the best fit for me, but I was hoping to have an opportunity to give it some serious thought. I don't think I'll be able to do so by tomorrow.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby neeko » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:40 pm

B986 wrote:
keladry wrote:
Robespierre wrote:To those who had their scholarships increased: What date do you have to respond by? Thanks.


May 1. Which is, um, tomorrow.


Yeahhhhh. I was hoping to have a chance to visit, but that isn't looking likely. I don't think Brooklyn is the best fit for me, but I was hoping to have an opportunity to give it some serious thought. I don't think I'll be able to do so by tomorrow.


Email your admissions counselor about an extension.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby B986 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:49 pm

neeko wrote:
B986 wrote:
keladry wrote:
Robespierre wrote:To those who had their scholarships increased: What date do you have to respond by? Thanks.


May 1. Which is, um, tomorrow.


Yeahhhhh. I was hoping to have a chance to visit, but that isn't looking likely. I don't think Brooklyn is the best fit for me, but I was hoping to have an opportunity to give it some serious thought. I don't think I'll be able to do so by tomorrow.


Email your admissions counselor about an extension.


I might. I also think my indecision may need to be put to an end, so I might just rule out BLS at this point. I'm just not sure it is the right fit based on what I know/what people at the school have told me. It's just been hard to walk away from an (almost) full ride.

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Re: Brooklyn Law School C/O 2015

Postby swishin and dishin » Tue May 01, 2012 8:53 pm

I find myself in a very similar position to many of you, in considering $$$ at Brooklyn and $/$$ at Fordham. I think it would be great if we could all dialogue about our situations and consider the pros/cons of the two schools. If anyone would like to discuss their situation (Fordham v Brooklyn) I would love to talk about it, to sort of get a feel for how you all are approaching it.

Thanks so much




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