Law school funding/fellowship/scholarship…

    • June 29, 2016 at 12:52 pm #2188

      I am getting rather discouraged to go to law school because of the job market and the price tag of the respective education. I am trying to study diligently to ensure that my LSAT score is competitive but I’m not that bright either so let’s just real for a second. I know from my experience that some schools are much generous in their scholarships to students especially those who exhibit a unique and outstanding background.

      Any thoughts about this? Obviously, I’m not relying solely on these resources but I am determining this education on whether I can fund it properly since I already have a graduate level degree. At this point, I might as well defend consumer rights pertaining to student loans and then select to defend myself in the process.

      Please let me know what you think… not what you want me to hear.


    • June 29, 2016 at 7:37 pm #2192
      LSAT Dan

      Law school is definitely an expensive proposition, between tuition and lost earnings (3 years of being a student and not a worker, mostly) I wouldn’t be too discouraged by he job market; the USA has about 5% of the world’s population and about 2/3 of the world’s lawyers, with thousands more getting hired each year. Where you go to school is a big determiner of your job opportunities (he other being your grades), but research into any grant/award opportunities is definitely time well spent and could/should certainly be part of the equation.

    • June 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm #2193

      Thanks, Dan! That’s extremely helpful.

    • June 29, 2016 at 9:38 pm #2195
      LSAT Dan

      Very welcome…glad you found it helpful!

    • June 30, 2016 at 9:05 am #2197

      Dan –

      When you talk about schools being a factor to potential fellowships and scholarships, were you thinking of any particular schools? I’m wondering if you have recommendations or even thoughts of what schools to consider in this process. I don’t know if I would apply to law school in this following year just given the rate of learning curve I have to do reviewing the LSAT. I know that if I take the LSAT now, my score would probably not fall within the range for competitive law programs so I’m hoping that these study materials will be a great investment. More thoughts on that but I’m going to suspend that for now.

      Also, I was doing some research on law programs across the nation and I’m noticing a lot of forums/conversations on different tier schools. I’m not sure I understand the context in which tiers are being talked about here, do you know? Is that primarily about rankings or something different?


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