From the Career Files: Choosing a Law School Based on Scholarships
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
Ann Levine is the author of the best selling law school admission guide book: The Law School Admission Game and made admissions decisions at two ABA-approved law schools. In 2004 she founded Law School Expert and has helped thousands of applicants navigate the tough process to get into law school. She has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, US News, Above the Law, Blueprint Prep, and more.
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