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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 12:53:49 PM »
what's LSN?  I think that's a great idea!

I have that book too, and a bunch of other books about law school, but I also went on the website for som schools' bookstores and got the names of books that first year law students had and bought them on Amazon.  Just regular books on Torts, Contracts, Property, Criminal Law and Legal Writing.  This year Hofstra will introduce its mandatory first year international law course too.  I don't have a book for that but it sounds awesome!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 12:34:34 PM »
I would but my dog is really young...she is 14 weeks old.  So I can't leave her alone for too long yet.  I got a part time job (twice a week) babysitting.  So that will keep me busy, and I can take my dog, which is nice.  I have a firm that really wants to hire me for the summer but it is located in MD in the middle of no where so I am not so sure I want to do that.  I just really hope I meet some people who are off from school as well and have nothing serious going on yet so I can go to parks and stuff and maybe even chat about school.  I read a lot about law school and I got books on each of the subjects for first year law, so I keep my mind busy that way. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 12:20:45 PM »
Oh yeah, after April 15th life changed for me, he finally gets home before 9pm.  Haha..

I am getting better at driving around, the thing is, because I don't know anybody I am sometimes just at home all day long.  I mean, my building is great, and in the summer it will be even better when th epool opens.  But I am so lonely all the time, it's really tough!  I call my mom a few times a day, lol. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 12:11:27 PM »
Yeah, well, that and the fact that my fiance is from NY and he was living with his parents so I decided to move early so we would move in together.  But he works all day (he is an accountant) and I am not doing anything at all...I graduated last June from the University of Maryland and since then I babysat, I went to Brazil to do community service for a few months and now I am here doing nothing (well, i am taking care of Malibu).  I need to get to know the area so that I won't be lost :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 11:25:37 AM »
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.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 11:11:04 AM »
Crazy me has already moved to Long Island...with no friends, no familiarity of the place...I am so glad I have good ol' Malibu (my Yorkie) to keep me company.  Hopefully I will make some friends when I get there!  :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 11:06:26 AM »
 :) nice to hear!

yep, I am firmly decided on it.  I really liked my visit, and my scholarship, and although i got into all but 2 out of the 10 schools that I applied and most of them are ranked higher, I firmly believe Hofstra has an amazing faculty, great alum conncetions, and for the little time it has been around (since 1970) it is doing a fabulous job.  So I will be there in August too!

Choosing the Right Law School / HOFSTRA
« on: May 02, 2006, 10:06:36 PM »
So, anyone going to Hofstra???   :)

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Hofstra vs Syracuse Rankings
« on: April 04, 2006, 08:40:03 AM »
I went to the Hofstra admitted student reception and was very impressed with how organized and how courteous they were.  I went to a big state school, University of Maryland at CP, for my undergrad and really didn't like the way they treated us students and how disorganized they seemed to be.  I also think that Hofstra is a relatively new Law School, established in 1970, so for the time it has been around it has an amazing program.  They had the best hiring period in the NY area this year, hiring some of the best corporate law professors out there, and, starting this fall, they will be the first law school to require international law as a core 1st year class.  That is very important for a growing globalized world.  I am sure many schools will follow their footsteps.  I got into many great schools, most of them better ranked than Hosftra.  But I really believe that the school is improving each year, that their faculty is amazing, that the campus and location are great, and that thei scholarships make it worth a try.  I think that it is not the school that makes your competence, it is a combination of what you are taught and how well you learn it.  I sent in my deposit this week.  I hope to meet some people who might go there in the fall cause I am new to Long Island too.

Law School Admissions / Re: PET FRIENDLY LAW FIRMS? ANYONE?
« on: January 12, 2006, 08:00:44 AM »
"Wait, how is me showing my stats and saying where I got in boastful but you using your score to put down another poster not?"

I never said I wasn't being boastful then.  I only said I don't like to be. 

And I AM NOT looking for a pet friendly law firm to work in.  I was simply asking if they exist and if they were prestigeous ones because I heard that they do exist and was shocked.  Of course I wouldn't mind paying for a daycare or whatever, I just thought it was an odd and cute idea.  I always thought that was a ridiculous thought, and even though it would make me happy I can see how others might not like it. 

I probably will not work for a big law firm unless I feel that it is a good atmosphere and not a sweatshop.  I want a law degree that can help me know more about certain things and that can help me achieve the authority I need to try to make changes and use it for social causes. I do have three fields I am interested in just because I have been exposed to them and they are interesting, but that doesn't mean I want to practice in those fields.  I might want to work for the UN or something of the sort.

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