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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 12, 2006, 03:23:48 PM »
It seems like there are alot of us around already, anyone want to have a pre-orientation get together?

Yeah, I would think that would be a great idea!

Oh, and, in response to Hofstra's starting salary thing.  I know two Hofstra alums whose starting salaries were over $100,000 right out of school.  Both graduated in the top of their class, and one of them had connections but not the other.  So it is possible to make a lot of money out of school, I think it just really depends on how great you are at caving into things and getting a chance to interview and interviewing well, etc. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 04, 2006, 04:26:03 PM »
Hi!  Welcome you guys!!!  California is a wonderful place, and I hope to live there someday.  My cousin lives in San Francisco. 

I pay about $1750 a month for a one bedroom, but it is in an AMAZING building.  It has a 24 concierge desk, a huge pool, a gym, a movie theater, a business center and a conference center.  Not to mention 2 levels of parking garage!  You can visit the site, it's


Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 04, 2006, 12:33:17 PM »
Aw, haha.  Yeah, I am from Maryland, well, originally from Brazil but I lived in MD for 10 years and now I am in Glen Cove at the Avalon.  Do you know the area well?  I am looking for a really great hair salon, lol.

Hey, I know the area pretty well. I am from Massapequa...which is I guess 20 minutes or so from Hofstra...I will have to think about the hair salon thing lol, since I have been going to the same hair sylist since I was like ten years old.  :)

This thread made me feel a little better, because I have been nervous after reading stuff on this board too much. Hofstra was my first choice when I began looking at law schools, but then this site and its obsession with rankings freaked me out. I went to the admitted students day too and I was really impressed with the faculty and alumni, and the campus is nice. It also made me realize that some of what people say on here is not really true.

Anyway, I am looking forward to August and meeting people. I am working two jobs now that are terrible and I can't wait to quit and go back to school (we'll see if I will still be thinking that during finals week...) :)

It's nice to meet you!  I am sure I will see you in the fall!  My father really thinks I should go into healthcare law, he is a health economist and my grandfather is an architect that designs hospitals, lol.  So I guess I should be following that thread, although I am more into M&A and intellectual property law.  We'll see.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 04, 2006, 12:30:42 PM »
for those who like rankings, Hofstra is better ranked than NYLS.  And there are great alum connections with city firms.  But it all depends on each person, and what environment in right for them.   :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 07:18:51 PM »
Hey guys!  I think Hofstra is a great choice, like I said, the location, the faculty, the resources, the alum connections, the way the school cares about the students, it is all great.  I love Hofstra, and I was really only applying there as a safety.  I was set to go to St Johns and then saw how much better Hofstra is.  And in terms of rankings, if you guys are into that, Hofstra is ranked higher than NYLS and PACE so...I dunno.  Just a thought.  I'll be there! :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 03:49:05 PM »
I wish I was going to Hofstra.  You make it, um, sound?... really good. 0:)

I am sure you will have a great experience wherever you are going!  Good luck! :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 03:23:29 PM »
yeah, I went to the reception.  the other students who were admitted weren't talkative or anything but the current students were friendly.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 02:40:26 PM »
Yeah, I am actually interested in all of them!  :)  The immigration one is definetly great for the times we are living in.  I think first year will keep us busy but we can certainly get involved. Second year will make it a lot easier for us to get involved though.   

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 01:48:44 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!!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 01:15:04 PM »
Thank you for the link!  I'll check it out!

yeah, some people say it is a waste of time because with all the jargon that we don't understand yet we can't disect the importnt parts, but I wanted to get a feel for it.  I think it is a great idea for you to get the outlines! 

My AIM screen name is CofDreams13.  My name is Camila.  If you ever want to talk to me on AIM feel free ok?  I guess I'll be seeing you in my classes anyways! :)  What's your name?

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