Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby warwickmain » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:47 pm

ml530 wrote:This might be a dumb question but does anyone know if it's possible to negotiate a scholarship offer if I wasn't granted any? I was admitted with full rides to all lower-tier schools in NYC that I applied to (Hofstra, NYL, Pace) but wasn't offered a penny from Brooklyn. I know that's not exactly the best leverage to negotiate with but the idea of taking out +$150k in loans for Brooklyn doesn't sound too good.


Yea it's definitely possible. You're right that it's not the best leverage to negotiate, but it's still way better than nothing. Just write a good scholarship negotiation email, and I think you'll have a decent shot. They might not up their offer too much, but I think the worst thing you can do is not try negotiating at all

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby dbalkaran » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:46 pm

ml530 wrote:This might be a dumb question but does anyone know if it's possible to negotiate a scholarship offer if I wasn't granted any? I was admitted with full rides to all lower-tier schools in NYC that I applied to (Hofstra, NYL, Pace) but wasn't offered a penny from Brooklyn. I know that's not exactly the best leverage to negotiate with but the idea of taking out +$150k in loans for Brooklyn doesn't sound too good.


Doesn't hurt to try.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby babygap5 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:45 am

My under review date still hasn't changed from 3/3. Ugh...

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby dbalkaran » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:30 pm

babygap5 wrote:My under review date still hasn't changed from 3/3. Ugh...


The seat deposit deadline is 4/15 so you should hear back soon.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby babygap5 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:19 pm

dbalkaran wrote:
babygap5 wrote:My under review date still hasn't changed from 3/3. Ugh...


The seat deposit deadline is 4/15 so you should hear back soon.



I know, the waiting is so hard.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby BarMan » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:39 pm

Anyone going to ASD on 4/4?

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby dbalkaran » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:35 pm

BarMan wrote:Anyone going to ASD on 4/4?


Can't make that one, but hopefully I'll see some of you guys at the AS reception at Skadden on 4/18.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby warwickmain » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:31 pm

BarMan wrote:Anyone going to ASD on 4/4?


I'll be there! Did anyone who attended the previous ASD have any opinion on BLS?

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby fazzvm56 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:29 pm

bitter_melon wrote:Just withdrew a significant scholarship offer, hope that this opens up a spot and money for someone else.


How do you withdraw? I'm planning to withdraw my full-ride, but didn't know how to.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby bitter_melon » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:08 pm

Just sent an email reply to my admittance letter.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby dbalkaran » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:38 pm

warwickmain wrote:
BarMan wrote:Anyone going to ASD on 4/4?


I'll be there! Did anyone who attended the previous ASD have any opinion on BLS?


I was at a different event, but my takeaways were:

a) the classrooms are kind of shitty and could use some updating
b) people seemed really friendly
c) the housing is very nice
d) the area right around the courthouse is a little sketchy
e) really passionate staff and Dean Allard is pretty funny, think he mentioned he was a comedian or something

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby aaronkainth95 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:23 am

Would anyone know how a 1L schedule would look like from Brooklyn Law? I don't know if this is the right thread to ask. I apologize if so.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby warwickmain » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:12 am

dbalkaran wrote:
warwickmain wrote:
BarMan wrote:Anyone going to ASD on 4/4?


I'll be there! Did anyone who attended the previous ASD have any opinion on BLS?


I was at a different event, but my takeaways were:

a) the classrooms are kind of shitty and could use some updating
b) people seemed really friendly
c) the housing is very nice
d) the area right around the courthouse is a little sketchy
e) really passionate staff and Dean Allard is pretty funny, think he mentioned he was a comedian or something


Can confirm pretty much everything you've said after attending ASD yesterday. Although on 'e', I think I heard the Dean say that his son was the comedian. Overall, pretty sold on BLS. Just hope their scholly negotation response will convince me too.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby dbalkaran » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:36 am

aaronkainth95 wrote:Would anyone know how a 1L schedule would look like from Brooklyn Law? I don't know if this is the right thread to ask. I apologize if so.


Have you been accepted? Some current students should be sending you an email soon and they can answer your questions. The two people that emailed me were very helpful.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby dbalkaran » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:37 am

warwickmain wrote:
dbalkaran wrote:
warwickmain wrote:
BarMan wrote:Anyone going to ASD on 4/4?


I'll be there! Did anyone who attended the previous ASD have any opinion on BLS?


I was at a different event, but my takeaways were:

a) the classrooms are kind of shitty and could use some updating
b) people seemed really friendly
c) the housing is very nice
d) the area right around the courthouse is a little sketchy
e) really passionate staff and Dean Allard is pretty funny, think he mentioned he was a comedian or something


Can confirm pretty much everything you've said after attending ASD yesterday. Although on 'e', I think I heard the Dean say that his son was the comedian. Overall, pretty sold on BLS. Just hope their scholly negotation response will convince me too.


Currently in the process of doing that as well. It took like three emails to even get an acknowledgement that they were working on it, but supposedly they'll be getting back to me this week.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby warwickmain » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:01 pm

dbalkaran wrote:
warwickmain wrote:
dbalkaran wrote:
warwickmain wrote:
BarMan wrote:Anyone going to ASD on 4/4?


I'll be there! Did anyone who attended the previous ASD have any opinion on BLS?


I was at a different event, but my takeaways were:

a) the classrooms are kind of shitty and could use some updating
b) people seemed really friendly
c) the housing is very nice
d) the area right around the courthouse is a little sketchy
e) really passionate staff and Dean Allard is pretty funny, think he mentioned he was a comedian or something


Can confirm pretty much everything you've said after attending ASD yesterday. Although on 'e', I think I heard the Dean say that his son was the comedian. Overall, pretty sold on BLS. Just hope their scholly negotation response will convince me too.


Currently in the process of doing that as well. It took like three emails to even get an acknowledgement that they were working on it, but supposedly they'll be getting back to me this week.


Yea, I haven't been hearing great things from the BLS financial/scholarship department. From the other admitted students I talked to yesterday, many of which were choosing between BLS and Cardozo, it seems that none of them received higher offers from BLS. I actually overheard someone say that she initially got the same offer from both schools and tried to negotiate; Dozo ended up bumping their offer by a bit, while BLS refused to budge. Ofc this is all anecdotal, but I'm not getting my hopes up

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby elocin1223 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:03 pm

I've had success negotiating my scholarship offer and was bumped up to more than Cardozo (comparing tuition costs and COA my brooklyn offer is better). I received my bump only a week after I sent my negotiation email and I sent a renegotiation email over a week ago to see if I can get a bit more.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby dbalkaran » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:09 pm

warwickmain wrote:
dbalkaran wrote:
warwickmain wrote:
dbalkaran wrote:
warwickmain wrote:
BarMan wrote:Anyone going to ASD on 4/4?


I'll be there! Did anyone who attended the previous ASD have any opinion on BLS?


I was at a different event, but my takeaways were:

a) the classrooms are kind of shitty and could use some updating
b) people seemed really friendly
c) the housing is very nice
d) the area right around the courthouse is a little sketchy
e) really passionate staff and Dean Allard is pretty funny, think he mentioned he was a comedian or something


Can confirm pretty much everything you've said after attending ASD yesterday. Although on 'e', I think I heard the Dean say that his son was the comedian. Overall, pretty sold on BLS. Just hope their scholly negotation response will convince me too.


Currently in the process of doing that as well. It took like three emails to even get an acknowledgement that they were working on it, but supposedly they'll be getting back to me this week.


Yea, I haven't been hearing great things from the BLS financial/scholarship department. From the other admitted students I talked to yesterday, many of which were choosing between BLS and Cardozo, it seems that none of them received higher offers from BLS. I actually overheard someone say that she initially got the same offer from both schools and tried to negotiate; Dozo ended up bumping their offer by a bit, while BLS refused to budge. Ofc this is all anecdotal, but I'm not getting my hopes up


Yeah my friend got a bump from Cardozo without even asking. BLS needs to step their game up haha.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby bobloblawschool » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:43 pm

Attended the ASD yesterday -- the potential students, alum, and professors all seem to be genuine, friendly people. I definitely wasn't wowed by the facilities, but I wasn't expecting to be -- the building is older and could use some updating. That being said, I would rather they spend the money on providing a quality education and toward my scholarship increase :D than a shiny, new computer lab. The Brooklyn alum network seems to be vast and helpful with post-graduation employment, which is huge. I am still deciding between BLS and Fordham, but the scholarship and network is tough to turn down at BLS.

As for said scholarship increase, I negotiated mine successfully, resulting in a 33% increase. I sent the admissions counselor an update on the type of volunteer work I am involved in since I applied, and said that finances are frankly one of the important factors in my decision. I provided them with a competing school's scholarship offer, and a few weeks later they came back to me with a higher number.

My advice: Definitely try to negotiate, what do you have to lose?

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby dbalkaran » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:50 pm

I got the same sense that the alum is very helpful, but surprisingly there's no Facebook group or anything for new students to meet. I wish there was a little more camaraderie amongst the 0Ls, seeing all these other groups with students is making me jealous.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby warwickmain » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:00 pm

dbalkaran wrote:I got the same sense that the alum is very helpful, but surprisingly there's no Facebook group or anything for new students to meet. I wish there was a little more camaraderie amongst the 0Ls, seeing all these other groups with students is making me jealous.


You can always be the one to make the FB group :wink:
I do think we'll see more camaraderie at the Skadden event though (assuming we choose BLS at that point) since everyone there should be matriculating at BLS.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby lillawyer2 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:20 pm

Anyone know the advantages of the two year proram?

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby dbalkaran » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:50 pm

lillawyer2 wrote:Anyone know the advantages of the two year proram?


According to their website the only cost savings would be your living expenses for a year. So depending on your situation it may or may not be a lot of money.

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby babygap5 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:23 am

Anyone still waiting to hear?

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Re: Brooklyn Law c/o 2020

Postby warwickmain » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:01 am

dbalkaran wrote:
warwickmain wrote:
dbalkaran wrote:
warwickmain wrote:
dbalkaran wrote:
warwickmain wrote:
BarMan wrote:Anyone going to ASD on 4/4?


I'll be there! Did anyone who attended the previous ASD have any opinion on BLS?


I was at a different event, but my takeaways were:

a) the classrooms are kind of shitty and could use some updating
b) people seemed really friendly
c) the housing is very nice
d) the area right around the courthouse is a little sketchy
e) really passionate staff and Dean Allard is pretty funny, think he mentioned he was a comedian or something


Can confirm pretty much everything you've said after attending ASD yesterday. Although on 'e', I think I heard the Dean say that his son was the comedian. Overall, pretty sold on BLS. Just hope their scholly negotation response will convince me too.


Currently in the process of doing that as well. It took like three emails to even get an acknowledgement that they were working on it, but supposedly they'll be getting back to me this week.


Yea, I haven't been hearing great things from the BLS financial/scholarship department. From the other admitted students I talked to yesterday, many of which were choosing between BLS and Cardozo, it seems that none of them received higher offers from BLS. I actually overheard someone say that she initially got the same offer from both schools and tried to negotiate; Dozo ended up bumping their offer by a bit, while BLS refused to budge. Ofc this is all anecdotal, but I'm not getting my hopes up


Yeah my friend got a bump from Cardozo without even asking. BLS needs to step their game up haha.


Did you hear back from scholarship negotiations yet? I heard back last Friday and their offer just barely beat Cardozo's, but that's all I needed to make a decision. I'm probably going to submit my seat deposit to Brooklyn sometime this week.




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