« on: March 06, 2006, 12:49:20 AM »
I also applied to Hofstra because of the free application. I did do some research on it though and it appears to be a pretty decent program. Its my understanding that it places very well on LI and alright in the rest of the NYC. According to NALP some pretty good firms recruit from Hofstra as well. Also, I've spoken to several people involved in the legal community in NYC. The impression I got was that, as far as NY schools go, Columbia & NYU were, of course, on top, followed by Brooklyn & Cardozo, and then followed by St. John's & Hofstra, & lastly schools like NY Law, Syracuse, SUNY, etc. Do note though that the people I spoke with were talking about their experiences which were entirely restricted to law in NYC.
Honestly, any school in or around NYC will place you well for getting a good job in the city. What you have to remember is that you're just going to have to rank higher amongst your class mates the lower down the totem you go. Good luck in your decision.