« on: June 13, 2006, 11:48:59 PM »
Great! August 20th it is!
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HI! I am going to Hofstra this fall, but I got a very nice scholarship and don't have to pay for school. I did however pick Hofstra over a few higher ranked schools like Cardozo, Brooklyn, Fordham and ST Johns. I think that contrary to what some people think, Hofstra has a very reputable reputation in New York as a whole, and if you graduate in the top of your class (as I know two people who did) you can get job offers with starting salaries in the $100 thousands. Remember that Hofstra is a pretty "new" school of law, its legal program started in 1970, so it is ranked pretty highly compared to how long it has been around. But it all really depends on where you wanted to go originally, and where you want to live while you are in school. You can always transfer after the first year if you do well. Taking a year off and retaking the test would only be worth it if you knew what you would do with that time. Hope this helps! Good luck!
There is no guarantee you will graduate at the top of your class or do well enough to transfer, or get a 100K job out of Hofstra. Chances are, 90% are trying to do one of these things, which will make your school environment pretty competitive.
When calculating risk, you should look at what is most likely to happen, i.e. what options will be available to the average student with an average GPA at Hofstra Law School. Chances are, that means working at a small or mid sized firm on Long Island, and making a *lot less* than 100K. School salary stats tend to be a bit inflated as well, because the response rate for graduates is nowhere near 100%.
No one should bank on graduating at the top or being able to transfer.
cmedici... how long does it take you to get to hofstra from your apartment? also, how much is the rent there?
I definetly think we should have a pre-orientation event. How would we go about doing that?
Well, we need to get a bunch of people to commit to a date, time, and place for a get together. We can try it on this thread, or we can start a new one specificaly about the event and try to get everyone who is going to Hofstra to drop in and then discuss a date time and place for it.
I am new to this website and feel like I have been missing out on a great resource for the past year. I applied late to Hofstra after getting a letter from them late in March. After reading about the Law School, I decided to apply and became very excited at the prospect because I was becoming increasingly disappointed with my law school prospects (I'm waitlisted at Pitt, Duquesne, and UNLV, and accepted at Quinnipiac, Western New England, and Widener). Having that said, I feel I may have hurt my chances at Hofstra with an e-mail last week. I had called in to ask some questions and while I was on the phone I just thought I'd ask if there was any change in my status. Later, I received and e-mail asking me to be patient in their decision process. So I replied to the e-mail just stating my eagerness to attend and stated a few things I did not get to put in my application because I was advised by someone in the admission office to do that, yet I feel that they took the e-mail to mean that I wanted them to speed up the decision process which is not what I wanted at all. Any advice on what I should do to try to improve my chances of acceptance??? My LSAT score was 154 and my GPA 3.85.