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St. John's U Law School / Re: Hofstra v St. John's
« on: June 09, 2007, 12:14:33 AM »
agreed.  I however have also heard that st. john's passage rate is very high because they force lower ranked students (say bottom 25%) to take the test in feb. and not july (aka, outside the USNWR rankings).  Whether this is true or not, i dunno, i don't go to st. john's so it never concerned me.  however, you pass the bar if you're a good student (99% passage rate at hofstra if you're in the top 50% and im sure the number is the same at st. johns). 

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General Board / Re: Turning in the Law Review Competition Paper
« on: May 26, 2007, 01:10:03 AM »
if it makes you feel better, imagine if you had to spend part of your summer grading these damn things!  fun fun for me. 

But seriously, you all should be proud you participated and finished the writing competition.  If you make it, great.  If you dont, GREAT (more free time). 

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St. John's U Law School / Re: Hofstra v St. John's
« on: May 26, 2007, 01:06:36 AM »
 ;D no biggy....to be quite honest i don't trust anything having to do with law schools anymore...they all lie and try to make themselves sound really good.  It is unfortunate. 

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General Board / Re: Examsoft
« on: May 25, 2007, 03:41:21 PM »
go mac...you won't regret it.  My PC has been a nightmare, and i regret making the switch back pretty much everyday.  My Imac from 2000 still works better than my current laptop.   

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General Board / Re: Examsoft
« on: May 25, 2007, 03:36:04 PM »
Don't sweat it, it works fine with macs, just let the computer tech ppl work their "magic" and you should be OK.  Why are you worrying about this now, you should be more concerned with how you're going to pass contracts.   ;D

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St. John's U Law School / Re: Hofstra v St. John's
« on: May 25, 2007, 11:03:43 AM »
uh yea ok, the world doesn't revolve around your posts, i was also responding to the post above yours (i guess the separate paragraphs were not enough, sorry). 

As for the 130 law firms interviewing there, i just checked the website (as in THE st. john's website)...turns out they have quite a bit less than 130.  In fact it is probably not even close to half of that number.  And again, this St. John's isn't harvard, if you're not on law review or in the top of your class, you're probably not getting a job at any of those firms. 

What is more interesting however, is that Hofstra has the exact same OCI list (roughly), in name and size.  so why the 130-30 differential?  I assume it is probably make believe, and more likely than not the schools are exactly the same when it comes to OCI stuff. 

As for your scholarship gpa, i dunno, different policy when you were offered a ride?  right now i'm fairly sure the standard is 3.0. 

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St. John's U Law School / Re: Hofstra v St. John's
« on: May 24, 2007, 10:10:43 AM »
"trust me I'm a st. john's student...go here, not hofstra"...if that seems like a logical statement to you, then you should in fact go to st. john's. 

Anyway, Hofstra has a normal 3.0 req't for scholarships.  As for the 130 firms recruiting at st. john's and only 30 recruiting at hofstra, keep in mind that doesn't mean there are 130 big firm jobs open at st. john's and 30 at hofstra.  Rather, there are probably 30 summer assoc. jobs at both schools...all are occupied by law review students, and maybe a couple are occupied by misc. students.  Besides, shouldn't YOU be choosing the firm you work for, not the one the school decides to invite to campus?

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Hofstra U School of Law / Re: Hofstra's direction
« on: May 24, 2007, 09:59:52 AM »
yea, the bar passage rate has nothing to do with Hofstra's recent drop.  Although it is tremendously awful, it really does not play a significant factor in their drop.  Rather, what seems to have happened was that the reputation among lawyers/judges dropped from 80-something to like 130-something.  Keep in mind that reputation ranking had been climbing and within the top hundred for at least 5 years. 

so what does that mean?  it could mean a number of things, but more likely than not, it is probably a statistical oddity.  Particularly given the reputation hofstra does have in the new york area. 

Anyway, hope that helps to clarify some of the confusion.  (PS-the bar passage rate for the top 50% of the hofstra class is 99%...so unless you're planning to be a slack ass, don't sweat it). 

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JD, I think you get a reputation by people rating you...i forget how you actually do it, but i think its easy.

Cannuck, thanks for all the helpful comments.

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Hofstra U School of Law / Housing
« on: July 05, 2005, 09:49:11 AM »
So i've decided to live off campus and the hunt for a good apartment has begun.  I was wondering if anyone needed roomates or had any insight on places to rent.  Cannuck was nice enough to give some pointers, but i was wondering if anyone was checking out the board and still looking for an apartment.

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