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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Chapman v. NYLS v. Suffolk?
« on: July 24, 2008, 11:20:16 AM »
At NYLS you will be faced with EXCELLENT career prospects.  Case in point, the latest job posting on the NYLS career site:

Title:  Driver Messenger
Description:  DRIVER-MESSENGER
DIVISION OF COURT OPERATIONS
$29,426 + $1,302 LOCATION PAY
NON COMPETITIVE

QUALIFICATIONS:

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE EIGHTH GRADE OR THE EQUIVALENT; AND POSSESSION OF A
VALID DRIVERS LICENSE IN NEW YORK STATE TO OPERATE THE TYPE OF MOTOR VEHICLE IN USE;
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK:

Driver-Messengers are responsible for operating motor vehicles and delivering court and other documents, and materials to courts, government agencies, and other buildings. They also transport court employees on official business and perform various routine clerical and other related duties.

ASSIGNMENT:

In addition to the work features mentioned above, Drivers-Messengers will be required to assist the office in
normal day to day activities including, but not limited to, data entry and moving/shelving records storage boxes.
(Average weight per box is 30-40 pounds.)


YES, you can use that NYLS JD to drive a truck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  In fact, it clearly says that all you need is an 8th grade education and a driver's license.  The greatest thing is that someone at Career Services actually sat there and thought "Why yes, this is the sort of job our alum would be perfect for."

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Financial Aid / Re: My financial Aid Package. Is this the norm??
« on: July 11, 2008, 08:28:19 PM »
JCDenton is only telling you the truth.  NYLS is the 3rd most expensive law school in the country.  Its NOT worth it.  You're already qualifying for a Perkins loan and then you pick this expensive waste?  The curve at NYLS is a B-, 50% must get above and 50% must get below.  Which means not only do you not have a great law school name on your resume, you'll probably have a pretty sh*tty GPA and class rank to match. 

Then when you do graduate, you'll be UNEMPLOYED!!  Those statistics they show for students with 'full-time employment' aren't really what they seem.  NYLS will count waitressing full-time in those statistics. 

But since your mind is already made up, go ahead.  With a grading curve like that, those 5 people in your class of 300 who make BigLaw will need all the help they can get in maintaining their own rankings. 

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They don't tell you the retention rates b/c most people don't retain them.  You do realize that its a B- curve at NYLS?  50% have to get above and 50% have to get below.  If you're anywhere in the middle of the class, you're screwed b/c you can get dropped up to 2 letter grades.  And don't think you'll be immune b/c just ONE class will mess up your gpa.  I graduated in 2007 and I only know ONE person who was able to keep their scholarship.

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