Law School Discussion

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - IluvNY37

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5
1
Current Law Students / Re: Law School Prep Books
« on: April 29, 2006, 07:22:59 PM »
Do a search for Google syllabi for, say, Contracts. They will be from various schools. Download a number of them. Then, compare the cases listed in each and you'll get an idea of what the seminal cases are. Go read those cases. Don't worry if things don't make sense. You might stumble through it the first few times but be patient and perhaps look up some key terms and phrases that help you understand what the case is about. It's painstaking but you'll have to do it eventually so you might as well do it now. Preferably, go check out some books from a local law school and read the cases in the casebook, as there are some notes after the cases that can help.

Thanks! This sounds like a good idea.

2
Job Search / NYC Jobs
« on: April 08, 2006, 01:27:10 PM »
I am trying to decide where to go to law school and my main concern is employment... so I thought I'd see if any of you could help me. Obviously, since you all are farther down the path to finding a job, you'd know more about this.

I am dead set on working in Manhattan and want to work in a large firm... like the rest of the world, of course. Anyways, I am leaning toward NYLS because of location and a large # of people employed in the city, but am also considering St. John's, Seton Hall, and Rutgers-Newark.

What do you all think about NYLS as compared to these schools, in terms of getting a high-paying job in the city? The most important thing to me is that I work in Manhattan. The second most important thing is that my salary is as high as possible. I already know that Rutgers is better than Seton, but are any of these 3 schools better than NYLS in terms of what I'm looking for???

These are the stats that I have (from Martinadale):
# ppl employed in NYC from...
NYLS--2,389, median salary??? i've heard 95 private, i've also heard 75 and 83
St. John's--2,464, median salary 70 for private
Rutgers--958, median salary 101 for private
Seton--531, median salary 81 for private, also heard 74 and 95 (diff. years)

As you can see, no school takes the pack with both # employed and salary. Any comments would be helpful. Thanks!

3
Job Search / NYC Jobs
« on: April 08, 2006, 01:26:40 PM »
I am trying to decide where to go to law school and my main concern is employment... so I thought I'd see if any of you could help me. Obviously, since you all are farther down the path to finding a job, you'd know more about this.

I am dead set on working in Manhattan and want to work in a large firm... like the rest of the world, of course. Anyways, I am leaning toward NYLS because of location and a large # of people employed in the city, but am also considering St. John's, Seton Hall, and Rutgers-Newark.

What do you all think about NYLS as compared to these schools, in terms of getting a high-paying job in the city? The most important thing to me is that I work in Manhattan. The second most important thing is that my salary is as high as possible. I already know that Rutgers is better than Seton, but are any of these 3 schools better than NYLS in terms of what I'm looking for???

These are the stats that I have (from Martinadale):
# ppl employed in NYC from...
NYLS--2,389, median salary??? i've heard 95 private, i've also heard 75 and 83
St. John's--2,464, median salary 70 for private
Rutgers--958, median salary 101 for private
Seton--531, median salary 81 for private, also heard 74 and 95 (diff. years)

As you can see, no school takes the pack with both # employed and salary. Any comments would be helpful. Thanks!

4
Incoming 1Ls / Re: How much are you spending an apartment next year?
« on: June 11, 2006, 08:04:33 AM »
1300/month + utilities for my share in a 3-bedroom

5
Financial Aid / Re: Grad PLUS
« on: May 28, 2006, 08:40:07 AM »
I think that if they find that it's unconstitutional, then it will ALL be void... but I think they'll be able to re-send the corrected bill through both houses for approval.  Hopefully this will all work out for all of us.  Does anyone know when the deadline to apply for a private loan is?  I want to do the grad plus, and was actually going to apply for it today, but I want to know that the private loan will still be an option of the grad plus falls through.

6
Yes, so long as you prefer it to the school to which you've been atmitted.

7
Wow!... What state are you from?... or i guess what i really want to know is what college did your great-grandfather found?... your family history sounds so prestigious... and considering the content of the prestige, it makes NO since that they didn't let you in.  Granted, connections aren't anything... but seriously, connections like that...!

8
Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: visiting waitlist schools
« on: April 29, 2006, 08:51:00 PM »
What is 'titcr'???

9
Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Cardozo PT-May
« on: April 29, 2006, 08:33:26 PM »
Has anyone received a decision yet?  The program starts so soon and I have yet to hear anything.  Who is still waiting for a decision?  I hope I'm not the only one...  :-\

10
Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: visiting waitlist schools
« on: April 29, 2006, 08:30:54 PM »
I visited all of my waitlist schools... not to increase my chances of getting in, but so that I'd be able to make a decision if given an offer.  A lot of schools offer admission to people on the waitlist but only give them 24-48ish hours to respond with a decision.  I don't really think that visiting will do much to make your file look better, but if you schedule an appointment, that should make it to your file.  I think a visit will show that you really are interested and serious about the school... but I still think that the greatest benefit of visiting will be for yourself in figuring out what you really want.

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5