Exactly. Take a look at martindale.com. In NYC alone: 3,000 law firms, 1800 corporate legal departments. Lots of opportunity.
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So are you saying all of those NYLS grads who are employed were in the top 10 % of their respective classes? Please. I think many people on this board loose sight of the big picture. At the end of three years we will have law degrees. A law degree, no matter your class rank was, and no matter the rank of the school, opens up many more doors, period.
True about the bar passage rate but my other option is Hofstra, and they have a pretty low bar passage rate as well. However, I also believe that a bar passage rate does not reflect the school. I believe it is a reflection of the student body and their lack of preparation for the exam.
What was your general impression of the school?
How was the student body?
Did they comment on the dreaded curve?
Is it the type of school that looks to "weed" people out?
Also, would you go to Hofstra if accepted off the waitlist? Thanks!
No problem. I am in a similar situation so I definitely understand. Like I told you in a previous post, I decided Syracuse was a no go due to location. If you are not going to be happy, its not worth it. Afterall, Syracuse and NYLS are both tier 3's now! If you find out anything (good or bad) regarding NYLS please let me know. I am really stressed with the upcoming decision now as well. Good luck!
All you have to do is go on martindale.com and see how many practicing NYLS grads are out there. According, to Martindale there are just over 600 practicing NYLS grads, that have been admitted to the bar for 5 YEARS OR LESS. This is more than many other schools in the database. This is proof that those people who state that NYLS grads cannot find a job are full of it. I am going to believe a site like Martindale before I buy the bull from disgruntled people on this site. NYLS, although a little to expensive, is no different then any other tier 2/tier 3 institution. And it is located in the greatest city in the world of course!
Why are you hating on NYLS so much. They have a pretty good employment rate at 9 months after graduation and an average starting salary of about $80,000. Are these numbers fabricated? To be quite honest, I am considering NYLS but am somewhat skeptical due to the high lelvels of criticism towards NYLS on this board.