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Transferring / Transferring from Touro?
« on: January 08, 2010, 02:25:57 PM »
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

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id be interested, which books are they?

I am in the NY area..on Long Island

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General Board / Re: Civil Procedure
« on: September 19, 2009, 12:01:57 AM »
I just picked up Glannon's E & E and found that it helps alot, you might want to give that a shot

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Socratic Method / Re: Pass on day 3?
« on: September 14, 2009, 07:04:45 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.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: RomLaw
« on: August 26, 2009, 10:54:25 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.

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Studying and Exam Taking / RomLaw
« on: August 26, 2009, 09:47:25 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.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Seton Hall vs. Hofstra $$
« on: June 13, 2009, 08:13:49 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

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Touro College Law Center / Class of 2012
« on: June 04, 2009, 11:49:06 AM »
Anyone else headed to Touro this fall?

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Acceptances / Re: CUNY v. North Carolina Central
« on: May 27, 2009, 07:07:35 PM »
CUNY is alot cheaper and will leave you with a much smaller debt load.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Touro ($$$) vs. Mercer
« on: May 19, 2009, 02:48:53 PM »
Johnny,

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.

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