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Transferring / Transferring from Touro?
« on: January 08, 2010, 11:25:57 AM »
I am a 1L that just finished my first semester at Touro, after grades came back i finished with a 3.65 gpa, which included a Cali Award in Torts.  I was curious what my options would be if i was to consider transferring,i do want to remain in the NY area.  Thanks for any input

Current Law Students / Re: Civil Procedure
« on: September 18, 2009, 09:01:57 PM »
I just picked up Glannon's E & E and found that it helps alot, you might want to give that a shot

Current Law Students / Re: Pass on day 3?
« on: September 14, 2009, 04:04:45 PM »
We've had 3 people pass in our Contracts class already, and today the professor gave us all a lecture on the importance of preparing.  Seriously i dont know whats so hard about just looking up the case online and finding a brief if you couldnt get all the reading done, at least if you do that you wont look like a complete idiot.

Current Law Students / Re: RomLaw
« on: August 26, 2009, 07:54:25 PM »
The thing i noticed about Romlaw is that the briefs are keyed to the actual casebook and includes only the material in the specific book that you are using including concurring and dissenting opinions as well as rules of law applied.

Current Law Students / RomLaw
« on: August 26, 2009, 06:47:25 PM »
Today i received an ad for this database called RomLaw and went online and have downloaded a free trial.  They have casebriefs keyed to each casebook as well as a law dictionary and other study/exam aids.  I was curious if anyone else uses the product and if they have had success with it before i decide to shell out the 59 bucks for the year.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Seton Hall vs. Hofstra $$
« on: June 13, 2009, 05:13:49 PM »
perhaps I am wrong when I make this bold statement, but it seems like Hofstra Law has a joke of a reputation in the NYC Metro Area.  I don't think a law degree from Hofstra is highly regarded outside of Long Island. Seton Hall isn't great but it seems to offer a lot more opportunities than Hofstra.

Can anyone confirm or dispute this?

Wouldnt Say it is a Joke, but it doesn't place as well as Some of the Other Schools in NY like Columbia, NYU, Fordham, Brooklyn, Cardozo, St, John's

CUNY is alot cheaper and will leave you with a much smaller debt load.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Touro ($$$) vs. Mercer
« on: May 19, 2009, 11:48:53 AM »

What are you numbers like?  I messed up big time in college and my GPA is way low for law school, like 2.5 low.  I still got into some T2 schools with $$ and I'm pretty happy with my decision to attend St. John's.  I think that if you can increase your LSAT and wait until next cycle and apply in October you might have a shot at a better school.  If Touro is giving you money it may be worth it, but definitely don't pay full price there.  Honestly, Touro will provide you with few options if you don't do very well (Top 10%).  If you do well, you will be better off transferring to a T1 instead of graduating from Touro.  Overall it just seems like a no win situation.  I know someone who graduated years ago and is doing fairly well, but I would say she is the exception and not the rule.

Basically I'm just saying be careful choosing a low ranked school like Touro. 

 I have a 2.9 and 153 LSAT.  They are giving me $12,000 per year, and i am lucky enough that i will not have to take out any loans to pay for the rest.  I have decided to attend Touro, if i do very well then i may look at transferring to a higher ranked school, but if not i think i will be able to be successful with a Touro Degree as long as i network, pass the bar, and have good summer work.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Touro ($$$) vs. Mercer
« on: May 18, 2009, 02:01:04 PM »
why is that? the 10-12% attrition rate?  I went to an open house in another law school near Touro, and one of the current law students there told me that nobody fails in their class. (im not sure how true that is)  but what would account for the high flunk out rate in Touro?  A. is it tougher than the other schools?  B. they take a lot students in, to whittle it down later to make money?  C. they get some not-for-lawschool material students?

I checked out LSDAS Database and last year, only 10 1Ls flunked out.  There are alot of transfers, as is expected with Many T4 Schools, but people i spoke to say that the school does well on Long Island.  I am a Banker right now, and i have 2 Touro graduates as clients, both are doing very well for themselves now and have strongly encouraged me to go.  I would assume that those who flunk out are those who do not put in the proper effort and those who are not cut out for Legal Study to begin with.  Since i do not expect to be in either of those categories, i think i will do just fine there.  My numbers are low because i slacked off big time and did nothing but party in college, and took the LSAT after only a couple of weeks of prep.  I am older and more mature now and fortunately I will be able to not work through law school and devote as much time as needed to my studies.

Choosing the Right Law School / Touro ($$$) vs. Mercer
« on: May 15, 2009, 12:54:21 PM »
I have been accepted to Touro with a $12,000 annual scholarship.  Today i received an acceptance letter from Mercer with no Scholarship.  I know Mercer is Higher Ranked, but i do intend to stay in NY after graduation.  I love the city of Atlanta also and would not mind staying there either.  Would Mercer open the door for a job in Atlanta?  Also i would have no living expenses if i go with Touro.  I am interested in government and/or public interest.  I am also waiting on CUNY as well.  Any advice on which route i should take.  I thank everyone in advance for your input

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