kobe1020 wrote:shifty_eyed wrote:El Principe wrote:If you're negotiating, you don't want to give a specific amount because it's either too high or low. If it's too low, you're limiting the potential amount you could receive. However, giving them a high number is pointless because you have zero leverage. Someone earlier said make it seem like the ball is in their court, but the honest truth is, the ball is not only in their court; your balls are in their fist.
Just keep it open ended.
Nah, the ball is in your court. You can always go elsewhere or sit out a cycle. The worst thing they can do is say no. If you have a median or above LSAT, they need you more than you need them (doubly so if you are instate).
But I do agree that giving numbers is a bad idea. Just be honest and explain your situation.
isn't it recommended that you send them all offers you have in hand so they WILL know the exact numbers?..
Send in all your offers, but you shouldn't say "If you give me $X more, I will attend."
I do agree that without a better offer, you don't have much leverage, but not attending law school this cycle is always an option.