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Old 12-21-2016, 09:52 AM
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Indiana Univ stepped up with a scholarship but its not good enough to move IU into a competitive position.

Boston College = $51,000
Indiana = $31,800 - $18,500 = $14,300
William & Mary = $41,000 - $20,000 = $21,000
Washington & Lee = $46,500 - $35,000 = $11,500
Ohio State = $44,081 - $44,081 = $0.00
Tulane = $50-ish - $35,000= $15,000-ish
Wake Forest = ???


IU is ranked below Ohio or Wash&Lee and is more expensive. IU is cheaper than Wm&Mary but is not nearly as good. So from the value standpoint it appears our home state school is simply not a good value unless she wants to stay as local as possible for both school and career.

As it sits now, it appears Wm & Mary is looking pretty good. National prominence in recruiting by big firms is very high, far higher than Ohio State, somewhat higher than Washington & Lee. Its the most expensive choice now but still appears to be a good value and all in costs is still affordable, but not cheap.

Tulane Law and Wake Forest Law both accepted Melen in the past couple of days. Tulane offered $105,000. The school is the premier Maritime Law school in the nation but Melen is now looking at Contract Law so it looks like Tulane may have fallen off her radar. Wake Forest's law school is OK, not much better than IU, and is more of s regional law school. Doesn't look like Wake is on the radar?

Still waiting to hear about scholarships from Boston College and from Wake Forest.

Still waiting to hear about acceptance to her 3 dream schools, any of which she would choose over any school she has been accepted to so far:

Notre Dame
U of Chicago
Washington University of St Louis
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Just an update ...

Notre Dame Law School put Melen on their "Waitlist" for entry. Which makes it unlikely she will be accepted.

That was one she had high hopes of getting into. Being Notre Dame I knew that she had a 50-50 shot. She had the scores and grades. But scores and grades are only part of the battle at the highly selective schools. She is pretty upset. I understand the disappointment but I was less optimistic about her chances.

She has 2 more schools from which she is waiting to hear. Both are long-shots. Wash U and U of Chicago. I expect nothing better than 'Waitlist' from either of them, outright rejection from U of Chicago is statistically likely.

On the bright side she does like Indiana University so its not like she is going to a bad school. It is only ranked a couple slots below Notre Dame on the USNews rankings, sitting at #25 versus N.D.'s #22 spot.
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Looks like she is picking I.U. as her school.

Met with faculty, dean, some students, even some alumni. Liked what she heard.

She was wearing an IU Mauer School of Law shirt yesterday when we went out to dinner. She seems happy with the choice.
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That sounds good Bob. Congrats to Melen. She sure has sure grown into a beautiful young lady. I remember pics of her helping you show the view over the loader from the tractor seat for the rounded New Holland vs Kubota or some other make.
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That sounds good Bob. Congrats to Melen. She sure has sure grown into a beautiful young lady. I remember pics of her helping you show the view over the loader from the tractor seat for the rounded New Holland vs Kubota or some other make.
Thanks Doc, yup she has grown. We are with her at Wake Forest now, can't help but be proud of what she has grown into
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I agree with Doc, she has grown in to a beautiful young woman ... and smart too. What a combination!!!!! Also like Doc, I feel as if I've watched her grow up. You should be very proud.

Our grand daughter starts at SMU in the fall. She only applied to 3 universities in the States, was accepted to all 3 but chose SMU principally because she wants to practice in Texas when she graduates. Besides, it's closer to her grandparents.

All the formal stuff has been taken care of except that, coming from Scotland, she needs a student visa and they are harder to get these days. We are her sponsors for the visa so it should be approved but it's still going to take a few months to work through the process.

We're going over there for her graduation from law school in July and the tribe arrives here on the 1st of August to get her settled in before the term starts.

While we're in Scotland we'll also attend the graduation of our other grand daughter so it'll be a twofer.
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Congrats, Bob! Any idea as to what area of law she wants to practice in?
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Congrats, Bob! Any idea as to what area of law she wants to practice in?
She was originally thinking Maritime, but now is looking at Contract law. Maritime is apparently mostly Contract law, just a specialty segment, or so I have been told.

She would like to practice in Chicago.
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