zman wrote: BigZuck wrote:
zman wrote:scholly info for some people will come in really late because a lot of the people that were offered the 120,000 will end up at higher ranked schools and that money will be offered to others.
Not neccessarily true and doubtful if 120k was "freed up" they would just automatically "give" it to someone else. For the most part "scholarships" to law school are just discounts on tuition that is cross subsidized by someone else. I'm sure they have an idea of what they want to pay for certain numbers and they will act accordingly.
I do agree that a lot of the 120k folks will choose higher ranked schools.
That is true but you have to remember these are extraordinary times and schools will be forced to make cuts elsewhere(cut part time faculty or pay them less, fire staff members they don't need and hire fewer new teachers,) and spend more on students. but of course no one should be dumb enough to go to any schools at sticker unless the school is named stanford, harvard, yale and maybe one or two more.
I don't know if you just communicated the bolded badly or what, but you really can't say this with any sort of absolutism. It kills me when people do. You have to take so many things into account, like opportunity cost, ties, desired location, etc.
Answer me this, zman, would I be dumb to choose Michigan at sticker over my USC 120K if I wanted to practice in LA? Would I be dumb to choose Michigan at sticker over my USC 120K if I wanted to do PI and hated LA?