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First of all, congratulations on both.  Im sure you have thought of these things, but sometimes under periods of stress we forget to consider the obvious.  Going part-time to start might not be so bad as the first year can be extremely grueling and this would certainly make your load lighter as a 1L.  Yes, you would eventually have to catch up but by that point you would have a better understanding of what is required of a law student.  Here are some other things to consider:

1.  Location:  Where is the school located?

2.  Career Prospects:  Will the school provide you with the strongest background for the area/location in which you would like to practice

3.  Money:  Both are state schools so I would doubt there is a signficant difference here, unless you are a resident in one of the two states in which case money may be a deciding factor.

4.  Law Review:  Will you be able to grade on as a PT student or will you be required to write on.  Additionally, when will you be eligible for law review.

5.  How much do U.S. news rankings/prestige matter to you?  Im sure youve thought about this one a thousand times already.   

6.  EC's:  Clinics, journals, and other extra law school opportunities.  Sports program v. does UB have sports? Watching a game can be a lot of fun.  Not that this should be a deciding factor or there will be lots of time for these things, but you need something to relieve the stresses of law school.  Watchin "the game" might help with this.   

Im just getting ready for 1L too so its not like I have any actual experience with these things or how it might work out, but off the top of my head these seem to be some important factors to consider when making your decision.

So the question second score was 7 points better than my first and puts me in a new percentage bracket.  Do I reapply (to schools in which I have not yet applied, but would still be very interested in attending) next year or not?

I'm considering doing the same thing.  My second score is much more competitive than my first.  Im currently in a regionally respected T3, but now that only the highest score has to be reported I am pretty sure that I could break into T2.  Anyone else out there in this situation have any advice?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Quinnipiac v. Pace
« on: June 27, 2006, 07:16:44 AM »
I've heard very good things about Pace.  I have heard almost nothing about Quinnipiac.  Im assuming this is because it is a relatively new school.  I believe it used to be the University of Bridgeport Law School or something like that.  Both of the schools are in nice areas, but is Pace closer to NYC and Stamford.  Tuition is about the same.  On campus recruitment appears to be about the same too, but I would have to think Pace probably has an edge here due to their proximity to NYC.  Anyway, thanks for the help and keep the comments and opinions coming.             

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Quinnipiac v. Pace
« on: June 26, 2006, 02:40:14 PM »
I need help.  Which would you choose and why?

Choosing the Right Law School / Quinnipiac v. Pace
« on: June 26, 2006, 02:39:36 PM »
I need help.  Which would you choose and why?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at WNEC!
« on: April 09, 2006, 03:12:09 PM »
I have been offered a scholarship at WNEC and I am considering attending, but have a serious concern I would like cleared up if anyone can help me. 

      Can anyone explain the disparity of the bar passage rate numbers of Princeton Review (72%)and US News (54%) for Western New England.  Im considering attending, but if US News has the numbers right I would seriously consider going elsewhere as I have other options.  Please help me. 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at NESL
« on: March 31, 2006, 10:25:41 PM »
WNEC v. NESL.  What are the pros and cons of each?  What does everyone think?

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: In at WNEC!
« on: March 30, 2006, 08:15:07 PM »
Im from New Jersey, but Ill be staying with my Aunt in CT for the weekend.  Where do you plan to work during the school year?  I graduated last May and worked for the past year so I have saved a good amount and plan on relying on loans for the rest.  Have you looked into living arrangements?  Where do most people live?

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