« on: May 03, 2006, 02:48:44 PM »
Hi Paul! Don't worry about job prospects. I am telling you this from an insider's perspective: I know a few people who work at big firms, two of them are partners. I have talked to all of these people, especially one of the partners, about going to Hofstra. They say that, in Long Island, there is no better school. Of course that doesn't say much. But this particular guy said to me that one of the best associates they have is a Hofstra grad. Hofstra's reputation has been rising, and it is really up to the students to make their mark and bring Hofstra's name with them. There are amazing professors at Hofstra and an umbelievable amount of resources and opportunities. A lot of Hofstra students don't take advantage of that. Success is really up to the individual and if a person truly is depending on a school to make their name then that person has a very sad profile. If one is really dedicated, diligent and smart, that will show through work and not through a name on the diploma. I got into amazing schools, one of them in the top 25, but I am happy to go to Hofstra. The best immigration lawyer in the country went to Hofstra. Some of the most successful lawyers there are out there today carry Hofstra pride. So don't let what you read on this forum influence you and shake you in any way. They picked schools that they think are right for them and you should pick the school that you think is right for you. And what is the worse that can happen? As long as you make the best of what you got you can relax knowing that there was nothing else you could do. I am scared too, and excited. I know law school is tougher than we can imagine. But if others have made it through so can we, right? And if we don't know the way in the begining and feel a little lost and afraid, well, aint that a female dog? But it won't last forever. Sorry to rumble on. Good luck to all of us!!!