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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.86 / 155... where should I go?
« on: October 01, 2009, 04:12:50 PM »
you are lucky they take the highest score instead of averaging

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: What are my chances
« on: October 01, 2009, 04:11:53 PM »
I concur with the previous poster, you won't know until you get your score. If you are not within the range for a certain school, you will likely not get accepted unless you are an URM or International student. Further, since you have a gpa that is toward the lower end or below most schools range, you will probably have to compensate by having a lsat score in the percentile. Unfortunately its really a numbers game...

Transferring / Re: Also transferring from Hofstra
« on: September 15, 2009, 06:46:19 PM »
My suggestion, don't waste your time now thinking about transferring until you get your fall grades. And after that, you don't really have to apply until you get your spring grades, unless W&M makes transfer decisions based on fall grades like Georgetown. Also, transferring depends on how transfer friendly a school is, i.e. how many transfers they usually accept (the latest ABA data said there was 6 transfers in so it depends on how many people are applying to transfer). Also, when the time comes, it would never hurt to take a trip there and visit and meet with someone in admissions.

btw, this advice is coming from a 2L at Hofstra who spent a lot of time considering transferring but obviously decided to stay. I wanted to stay in NY and get a biglaw job, so your situation is obviously different.

I wish you the best of luck. But, really, don't spend as much time thinking about it until you get your grades, and then don't worry about whether you will transfer until you have the option

Transferring / Re: Transferring to a better school with lower medians
« on: September 12, 2009, 05:06:06 PM »
You have to keep in mind that LSAT and undergrad GPA aren't considered as highly as 1st year grades...because the schools are not ranked by transfers. As for difficulty, it probably depends on the number of spots the school has to transfer and the amount of applicants that are applying.

Not sure if you are in law school, or just applying...

Transferring / Re: Transferring from Hofstra
« on: August 14, 2009, 03:06:18 PM »
Congrats on starting at Hofstra. I'd suggest concentrate on doing the best you can and not about transferring yet. On a side note, it is possible to transfer, but from personal experience, I could have easily transferred but decided to stay. So you could easily change your mind or find that transferring is not worth it.

Current Law Students / Re: Question for 2l and 3L
« on: July 28, 2009, 08:23:37 AM »
For 1L, I got all new case books (mostly because there were no used books at the bookstore) and borrowed supplements from 2L friends (which some were written in). Personally, I prefer to mark up what I think is important and would not want to be distracted by someone else's highlighting/underlining/notes.

In conclusion, I suggest spend the money buying new and save money by making friends with 2L students that will let you borrow their supplements.

Most only ask for cover letter, resume, and transcript, especially to screen out who they choose to interview. They might ask you to bring a writing sample or eventually ask to see a copy of your undergrad transcript.

Current Law Students / Re: Moot Court vs. Journal?
« on: July 02, 2009, 06:24:33 AM »
Can't you do a journal and moot court?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA OR SUNY BUFFALO???
« on: June 18, 2009, 05:02:57 PM »
I'm not sure if the placement is any better, but there is an advantage to being closer to the city, especially when it comes to interviewing and networking. I also think there are more opportunities to do legal related work, albeit there are more law students competing for them.

Good thinking about living off campus at Hofstra, cause the dorms are nice, but a little institutional in my opinion. 

Will probably consider both schools, but I think soft factors such as experience and personal statement might make more of a difference than a couple spots of rank difference. Its hard to say that 1% is so much greater than 2. Not to mention, law schools are not ranked according to transfer students, so they are looking more for quality than quantity (lsat and gpa for regular admissions)

best of luck

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