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Where should I go next fall? / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 04:48:44 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!!!

Where should I go next fall? / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 04:15:04 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?

Where should I go next fall? / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 03:53:49 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!

Where should I go next fall? / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 03:34:34 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. 

Where should I go next fall? / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 03:20:45 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. 

Where should I go next fall? / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 03:11:27 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 :)

Where should I go next fall? / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 02:25:37 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.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 02:11:04 PM »
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!  :)

Where should I go next fall? / Re: HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 02:06:26 PM »
 :) 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!

Where should I go next fall? / HOFSTRA
« on: May 03, 2006, 01:06:36 AM »
So, anyone going to Hofstra???   :)

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