Hikkomorist wrote:Effingham wrote:Hikkomorist wrote:I received an increase to one of my scholarships, but it's contingent on my withdrawing from all other law schools where I've been accepted. I figure I lose all leverage by doing that, and I'm not quite satisfied with that offer as a final scholarship amount. Am I killing any future reconsiderations from that law school by declining to accept this offer with the current provisions attached? Will they take it as a sign that I'm not seriously considering the school?
I knew of some people who received similar offers and simply lied...I know of other people who had similar offers and did withdraw.
No one I know of on this site has reported their offer actually being withdrawn, and it would make for a pretty good ATL article if a school actually did it. I would be pretty surprised if any administrator at a decent school actually wanted to open themselves up to that. Take these "threats" with a grain of salt, they shouldn't be lowering themselves to that any way.
I'm not going to lie to them.
Good call. That seems like a bad idea generally. Be ruthless, but don't be dishonest on anything concrete. It's one thing to say you would really love to attend; something else entirely to promise explicitly to take concrete action you have no intention of taking.