A key factor in choosing a law school should be the cost of attendance. By limiting your student loan debt, you will relieve pressure from yourself to find a high-paying job after passing the bar. Of course, the law school you choose also determines the opportunities that will be available to you as a first year lawyer. As you consider which law school to send a deposit to, you should weigh the scholarship you are being offered and the likelihood of keeping that scholarship beyond your first year. And, before you submit your deposit, consider attempting to negotiate the amount and/or terms of your scholarship to law school. For more about law school scholarships, why schools give them, and how and when to try to negotiate with schools, see this article I wrote for Above The Law http://bit.ly/1dc1Sdd
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