Friday, February 17, 2006

Juggling; or, Law School Admissions, the Mid-Game

Okay, apparently what happens is this: every law school you apply to makes a timely decision except for Harvard, Yale, and Stanford. They're the ones that keep you from having enough information to make any useful life decisions.

Then, to confuse you further, just before the elite schools can assemble their financial aid offers, the almost-elite and the second and third tier schools start weighing in with scholarship offers, ranging from the enticing to the humongous. (The offers skew humongous, the further down the tiers you go.) And deadlines begin to loom... and NYU doesn't hold their scholarship interviews until... mid-April? What the hell? Some schools have notification deadlines before that!

Anyway, right now there are a lot of things still up in the air.

Did I mention that gravity is my favorite fundamental force?


At 12:17 PM, Blogger divine angst said...

Part of me thinks some schools set early notification dates so that students will double-deposit (or multiple-deposit); when the student then decides not to go there, they keep the cash.

But maybe I'm just cynical about how money-grubbing law schools can be.

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Filch said...

Actually, one of the things I really, really like about Boalt Hall is that they'll just... take your word for it. No deposit required, you just have to promise you're coming. Beause your word is good, because you're going to be... well, a lawyer.

Of course, Boalt is also the school whose notification deadline falls the week before NYU does their interviews...


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