onionskin wrote:Unfortunately I don't really have anything to bargain with.
"I'm getting $31k from another school! But it's barely ranked..."
"I'm waitlisted at a T20! Oh wait that was last year's ranking..."
"I'm waitlisted at the oldest public law school in the state!"
"I applied to Stanford!"
I think most schools will realize money is a big issue, its still worth telling them how much you were offered elsewhere and explain that financial worries are a big issue for you. The worst thing they can say is no.