I know. No offense to other posters out there, but it just kills me when people complain on here about getting offered only a small amount of merit aid from GULC. I would love to get anything to help offset my costs, and I hope their GULC's money does go to people like us, who legitimately want to attend the school with whatever aid they can offer.
That's kinda dumb. Are you saying you want to go to GULC no matter what? Over your fat vandy offer? Over Columbia in the off chance you get in? I want to go to Georgetown pretty bad, but I have a bigger offer from a better school that they didn't even come close to matching, and others have experienced this too. Why shouldn't we be upset about getting low-balled from a place we really like?
I will say this. I don't believe in attending a law school simply because it is higher ranked or more prestigious. I also don't think that I should make a decision based solely on financial offers. Deciding on a Law school, on where I will be for at least the next three years of my life is a big deal, and a decision that I wouldn't make solely on the fact that Columbia is Columbia or that Vandy offered me lots of money, or even that Virginia is a T10. For many reasons, GULC is where I feel the most comfortable and the school that I believe has the best options for me and my future career goals. I felt like I belonged there at the ASW, and I've always come back to GULC after considering other schools. I have not officially made a decision, because as I said, it's not a decision that I'll make on a whim. Dean Cornblatt said it right at the ASW when he said to go to the school that is right for you, even if it's not Georgetown. But for me, I have been feeling like it is.
To clarify my other comment re: financial aid, I just get upset when people hate on GULC because they were offered only a small scholarship, when there are a ton of people who would kill for that. We all know GULC doesn't have the biggest scholarship budget of T14 and T20 schools, and I feel like they try to give less money to more people, rather than giving out a few full rides like other schools do. I get annoyed when people act as if they are entitled to scholarships. I understand being disappointed when not being offered more money, but no one (not even a 180/4.0) is entitled to anything, especially in the game that is law school admissions. Besides, GULC has a great LRAP program.