Since the 1990’s, me and a few of my closest friends have been quietly advising law school applicants on the basic talking points of negotiating law school scholarships. We were happy in our own little world, knowing that our clients were sometimes getting at least a little more money, simply by following a few pointers. Then, something started to change.
It seemed (to me at least) that more and more applicants were winning scholarships and more were successfully getting them raised. What was happening is that due to a combination of factors – including a vastly decreased pool of law school applicants nationwide, continually rising tuition rates, the greatly increased cash consciousness of law school aspirants, and the need for schools to maintain their various applicant numbers lest they decline in the US News rankings – more and more applicants were asking for scholarships and scholarship increases, and more and more law schools were competing for their business with greater financial awards nationwide.… Read full post