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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pacific versus Hofstra
« on: June 22, 2006, 08:19:57 PM »
I got into higher ranked schools than Hofstra but Hofstra was always my first choice...Hofstra has a great faculty and students get great jobs.

I am happy with my decision to attend Hofstra; I went to an Ivy for's not everything you think it is. I know a lot of people who are still struggling to get decent jobs.   I know it isn't the same for law, but I have come to learn that name isn't everything.

Choose where you'll be happy, and the place you feel is the best for you. In the end, it's really your own comfort level and happiness that matter the most.

I am so sick of hearing about rankings. I believe they cause too many people to make the wrong decision when it comes to what school they should attend - your concern when making such a decision should be yourself, not some magazine's ever-changing formula.

 :)indeed! :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pacific versus Hofstra
« on: June 22, 2006, 05:17:59 PM »
I was kind of in the same situation as you a few months back (Yale vs. NYU$$$). If I had to choose between those schools, I would have to say TAKE THE LSAT AGAIN!!. Please take my advice to heart. With some real dedication you can get that LSAT score you really want. Remember, "Rome wasn't built in a day", so set those goals a little higher and aim for Ivy!

Mmmm...well, I respectfully disagree.  You see, I had a high LSAT, got into some amazing schools (including one Ivy) but opted to go to Hofstra and not pay anything instead.  You would be surprised at the placements for last year's class!  Hofstra Law is a fairly new school, established in 1970, so I think it has a lot of potential, and it is a group of talented students that can help it achieve a higher status.  Plus, Ivys are more crucial if you are planning on becoming a Professor than if you want a corporate job.  As to the original question, I would go to school where I feel the most comfortable and think you would do best in. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA PRE ORIENTATION REUNION
« on: June 20, 2006, 09:49:54 PM »
Hi everyone!  I just wanted to say that I posted something about a contact list that I am if you don't feel comfortable listing your info here, e-mail me at and give me your full name, phone # and e-mail and I will write up a list, send out invites online for the meet at D&B, and then e-mail everyone a copy of the list so everyone has it.


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Sub-170 Support Group
« on: June 19, 2006, 02:31:30 PM »
HI, my name is Camila and I am a 170 + club reject.  And I thought 169 was an awesome score...oh well... :P

Choosing the Right Law School / HOFSTRA CONTACT LIST
« on: June 19, 2006, 02:28:39 PM »
Hi everyone!  I know some of you are familiar with my Hofstra posts, but I wanted to expand our horizons and get people's information so that we can get together.  I was thinking of creating a contact list and making it available to people.  I understand if anyone has reservations about having their personal information displayed online, therefore if you do not wish to post it here, you can e-mail me at  and once I gather everyone's information maybe I can send out a copy to everyone and we all can have a contacts list.  Who knows, it might come in handy in the near future :) and it will be easier to formally organize the get together before orientation.  I posted on the hofstra page as well, so hopefully more people will come.

Mmm...I am not so sure how addicted to the US News and World report most people are, but contrary to what it may appear due to their publication, Hofstra is a school on the rise.   The only reason they were ranked lower this year (as opposed to their past position at 87 out of 100 top law schools) is that they did not submit their stats on time, so US News and World report had to "estimate" their place, and as money speaks louder and so do the connections, other schools got ranked higher this year.  It was actually a year of controversy for the magazine.  But regardless, the scholarship is always an honor, and it really depends on what you want to study.  I am going to Hofstra, and although not having to pay anything at all to go there is a factor, I picked it because it is a fairly new school (Law school started in 1970) and has great alum connections.  I got accepted into higher ranked schools, such as Brooklyn, Cardozo, St Jonhns, and Fordham and got waitlisted at NYU, so it's not by lack of choices but by pros and cons that I made my decision.  NY has a lot more firms than Florida, but a completely different environment as well.  I am not sure what the tuition is for Miami, but maybe it is worthwhile to come to Hofstra and even if you don't keep your GPA above 3.25 you can still have saved more in the end (again, assuming Miami's tuition is close to that of Hofstra's). 

I am sure you will make the right decision for you anyways.  Good luck and congratulations! :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 170+ Club
« on: June 18, 2006, 06:00:44 PM »
Haha, I missed it by ONE point!  169...oh well...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA PRE ORIENTATION REUNION
« on: June 17, 2006, 04:32:43 PM »
HI!  One more question!  Does anyone know when we ginf out our booklist?  I logged into the portal and there are no anouncements about books, or orientation, or about the pre-orientation reunion.  Does anyone know how I would fine those things there?  I went to and logged in.  Then where should I go?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA PRE ORIENTATION REUNION
« on: June 17, 2006, 04:24:53 PM »
SORRY, my dog cliked enter and I submited it before finishing.  There is a gym, a pool, indoor parking, conference room, business center, 24 hrs concierge desk and private movie theater.  It is also close to the beach, in a nice town and very close to Hofstra.  You guys should think about it :)

And I haven't heard anything about any other get togethers.  When and where is it again?  Bogart's?  I think I have been there before.  Is that the bar near Hofstra?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA PRE ORIENTATION REUNION
« on: June 17, 2006, 04:22:10 PM »
About housing off campus, I will be living at the avalon, well I am living here already haha, and the website is  It is about 15-20 minutes away from campus.  The building is great, there

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