xJD2017x wrote:For anyone who attended law day, did they say when they expect to give out final decisions or if they will offer more $$ to currently accepted or those still waiting for decisions. Did they mention what class size they are targeting? Any other useful info would be nice.
Class size target for this year's class is 150-160, with a little over 100 having already submitted their first deposit. From the undecided students I talked to at law day, there seemed to a strong pattern. Most of them were able to negotiate extra $$ from USC and most of the students choosing between UCLA/USC had no luck negotiating with UCLA. Seems like a lot of students are in the dilemma of having to decide between UCLA/USC by this Monday's 4/21 UCLA deadline, with a higher number of them leaning toward UCLA.
My general belief is that USC has more money to throw around this particular year and UCLA has the LSAT/GPA targets that it wants, so UCLA can be more conservative with its scholarship money.
After talking with an undisclosed adcomm member, I also was told that they expect a lot of movement in the summer with people deciding not to attend USC for their waitlist schools, which should hypothetically free up more scholarship $$ at USC over the summer if that truly is the case. In my situation, I'm leaning toward USC over UCLA because of that higher possibility of negotiating a little more money with a decent T14 offer. But I know that is not a guarantee. All I have to say is, for those of you on the fence and undecided on depositing at USC, have faith in the USC admissions committee.
Take that for whatever it's worth.