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To make everything related to law school a little less terrible.
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Team

Our leadership team has over eighteen whole months of combined experience in graduate school, finance, dog walking, and blockchain. We were brought together by a fierce desire to give every student the power to succeed in school and beyond.

Dinan (cryptanon)
HLS ‘22
Tech-focused creator of LSD.Law. Just wants to make neat stuff.
Jarron (windsor)
MIT Sloan ‘22
Recovering partner of a law school/internship/clerkship applicant. Constantly droning on and on that ‘businesses’ need to ‘make money’ because of ‘crippling student debt’.

Contributors

Others who have helped make LSD the place it is today.

  • nota999 - GULC '24 (moderator)
  • JoeD - Penn '24 (moderator)
  • apple12 - WUSTL '24 (moderator)
  • FlamingKoala - UGA '24 (moderator)
  • Grandma - WUSTL '24 (moderator)
  • Hamotron - NU '25 (moderator)
  • TroutLawyer - UMich '25 (moderator)
  • StandUnderNone - UND '25 (moderator)
  • Zachary Swanson - NUSL '26 (whitehat)

Motivation

Going to law school is a life changing decision. It usually takes three years of your life and hundreds of thousands of dollars. Simply "becoming a lawyer" is not a guarantee to a happy ending.

It's imperative that applicants make thoughtful, well-informed decisions in this process. LSData was created to help applicants do so.

Law school itself showed us that the lack of helpful resources doesn’t get much better after you get into school. We expanded LSData to create a single place where people can find resources, gripe, and learn; before law school, in law school, and beyond.

Business

We make money from referral links, which are all accompanied by a disclosure.

We will never sell your data and will never preference products because we are getting paid for them. However, we need to make some money to keep this thing going and we figured we could either get paid for products you are using anyway, or ask for donations with a ton of banner ads (like wikipedia).

If you ever find a product cheaper somewhere else, please let us know immediately, and we will share that path with everyone else.

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WhatTheSplit
16:27
Ok so are all the unnamed WashU scholarships just called “Scholar in Law”? The letter says “one of the most prestigious scholarship awards,” but it seems like that’s what they call their general scholarship program that awards 90% of students.
@Pookie52: two years of retroactive withdrawals and 2ish years of UG gap after that
17:04
Hi I’m new
17:05
How do I pay for law school?
17:13
be rich or take out loans
17:13
get scholarships
Pookie52
17:30
parents
Pookie52
17:31
inheritance
Pongleton
17:37
rob bank
17:39
crypto scam
Most schools are generous with aid and you can usually get 25-50% off
grad plus loans
Then you have to take significant loans
Or get a full ride
@slaughter: test well, negotiate well, be debt-averse in your decision-making
17:59
It’s not that hard lmao just have a 177+/4.0 and some school will offer u a full ride
18:00
But yeah what everyone else suggested works too especially crypto scam and rich parents
Rich parents is the meta
Ijustwannagetinman
18:27
I think there are studies that paying for education, specifically advanced education, and giving your child money for their first home downpayment are the biggest propellants towards wealth a parent can give their kid
Ijustwannagetinman
18:27
Once a family has achieved enough wealth to do the above 2, then future generations almost certainly will also have the ability. That's how generational wealth remains. Debt is a wealth killer
Absolutely, valuable insight
Pookie52
19:13
Any real reason to consider USC over UCLA for BL?
Pookie52
19:14
UCLA is even a bit cheaper but I'm just curious if there's anyone reason to consider it
UCLA is categorically better
Pookie52
19:15
thats what im thinking
19:40
The only reason ppl go to usc over ucla is cuz the former is more generous with aid
19:40
UCLA is better in almost every single aspect especially location
ElderlyUnadvisedPikachu
19:51
I think this site used to have a calculator for estimating total paid including interest for loans. Does anyone know how to find it?
[] ararara
19:59
@ElderlyUnadvisedPikachu: YO Pikachu! For me, when I click "my profile" there is a school finances page at the bottom with editable categories!
ElderlyUnadvisedPikachu
20:02
Thank you!!
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