« on: January 31, 2008, 12:34:07 AM »
I have to add in my two cents.
The fact of the matter is I was in the same boat as you guys or girls the first time I took the LSAT. The job prospects coming from schools like Hofstra, NYLS, St. Johns, etc are abysmal if you are at the median. The only way it is worth it to go to one of those schools is if 1. someone is paying for you. 2. You have a substantial scholarship that covers the cost. The only way to make market out of any of those schools is to be in the top 5 or 10% of the class, which is very hard because everyone needs to make market, because they are all neck deep in debt, probably around $125,000 by the end of it. The only way to avoid defaulting on your loans is to make a good salary so you can pay them off. My advice is 1. go to the best school u can if it has a good reputation and Biglaw placement or 2. go for free. There is no advantage to going to St. Johns or Hofstra and spending $140,000 when you can go to another school for free.