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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cardozo/Brooklyn/St.Johns
« on: December 06, 2007, 11:19:46 PM »
um st. johns is NOT in jamaica.  I mean i could be technically wrong b/c i dont know the exact address. but jamaica, queens is a pretty bad neighborhood but right near lots of really nice areas.  I moved to Kew Gardens when i was about 17 (from floral park, also in queens) which is about 10 minute drive from st. johns (right down union tpke) and jamaica is the next town over, but kew gardens is REALLY nice, and so is forest hills, the next town from kew gardens.  st. johns is right in a nice residential area, that is a short DRIVE from Jamaica.  and Jamaica estates is nto considered IN jamaica.  to clarify, Jamaica estates is actually one of queens NICEST neighborhoods while Jamaica is one of the worst.

i dont know if that cleared anything up.  i'm not a huge fan of queens, but to say that st. johns is in a bad area is ridiculous.

I lived in Jamaica. Well my zipcode say Jamaica and I lived  6 blocks away from St. Johns. St. Johns is in the Jamaica zipcode but it is one of the nicest areas around. If St. Johns was on the other side of Union Turnpike, it'll be in Fresh Meadows - a much better sounding name. 

Jamaica is a big zipcode and has tons of nice areas within it...especially around the northern and eastern borders.

Don't worry about the neighborhood. It is the most suburban like out all the law schools located in NYC (I consider Hostra is outside nyc). It is still an urban area but the area is mostly houses with lawns and the area is pretty much mostly asians.

Law School Admissions / Re: Schools that Pony Up the Dough
« on: August 10, 2007, 07:17:18 AM »
I hope your husband told you about the law school across the East River in Brooklyn Heights ;-) They are also very generous with the money and ranked very close to Cardozo.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.83/174 Can I get in?
« on: August 01, 2007, 08:05:47 AM »
I am guessing a howard stern reference.  such things are decidedly unprestigious

So is NYU UG, though.  Who would name their school after a shock-jock?

Hahah. Seriously Stern has a pretty sick curve compared to other schools. I don't quite understand why NYU gets a bad rap on so many of these admissions boards. Everyone I know from my class is working for the big banks, big 4, KKR or Mckinsey (Stern and CAS)   

Law School Admissions / Re: Advice please!!! Cardozo or Brooklyn?
« on: July 26, 2007, 07:17:28 AM »
what about scholarship? The two schools are so similar that many base their decision on scholarship.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Fordham wait list
« on: July 17, 2007, 12:11:44 PM »
Yeah, got that email too.

"we are planning on making several offers this week"

Sounds exciting.

Same here. Hopefully I hear back soon.

Choosing the Right Law School / Edited Out
« on: July 13, 2007, 11:10:56 PM »

Law School Admissions / Re: Reapplying for Fall 2008
« on: July 12, 2007, 09:43:16 PM »
Also, does anyone care to share personal experience regarding reapplying to schools in which they were accepted? I'm just scared that by withdrawing this late, I somehow lessen my chance of getting readmitted, especially if I apply only 1 year later.

Law School Admissions / Re: Reapplying this upcoming cycle
« on: July 12, 2007, 03:21:02 PM »
oh yes, I plan to retake my LSAT so my numbers will be a bit different. Since schools will now be taking the higher score, my numbers won't change that much even if I do a bit worse on the Sept. LSAT. I plan on using the additional year off to improve myself. 

Law School Admissions / Reapplying for Fall 2008
« on: July 12, 2007, 03:19:43 PM »
I just have a few questions about the reapplying process. Am I correct to assume I can reuse the recommendations from this cycle? I might have my manager send an updated recommendation but the academic ones stay the same.

Also, I'm going to withdraw from a school in which I already placed a seat and housing deposit. I like the school a lot but I just don't think I'm ready for it yet and I was offered an opportunity at work that I could not pass up for another year. Deferring is not an option as I might not get the same scholarship package next year and I need leverage in bargaining. 

I plan to reapply to this particular school this upcoming cycle and attach a nice addendum explaining why I turned them down the first time. I really like the school but for a variety of reasons (work, financial constraint etc...) I just want another year to figure it all out. My question is - Will withdrawing this late have a negative effect on my chances for next year? If so, anything I can do to mitigate the negative consequences?     

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Opinion on JD Vs. MBA
« on: July 11, 2007, 09:29:08 AM »
Not to be Debbie Downer, but why does he believe that he'll have a better shot at the top 5 law school after completing his MBA than he did this time around?  Most elite universities' grad programs pride themselves on their independence from one another.  If anything, the law school may just see him as a professional dilettante if he tries to use the B-school as a backdoor.

You and Juliemccoy both brought up some good points there. Its not that he thinks he will have a better shot just because he now has a MBA necessarily but that he has an additional academic record for schools to look upon. By then, he will be 5 years out of college and his ugrad record will count for less. He wants to pursue a career in East Asia after getting a MBA but if nothing works out in terms of a job after his MBA, he is thinking of reapplying to law school then.

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