« on: June 15, 2012, 09:40:21 PM »
Given that barely half of Kent grads actually obtained full time legal work... its probably to your benefit if that application got lost in the mail.
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Whoa, with those options you might consider one of the online law schools. I think the quality is improving and the stigma is slowly disappearing. My wife is going through the process now, and I'm learning a lot along the way. In addition to considering what you want to do long-term, think about the school's reputation in the local community. They say the legal field is small, and boy does my wife have the stories to support that proposition after working as a biglaw paralegal for 6 years.
If you go the online route, check out Concord, St. Francis, and ALU.
OP: I don't mean this to sound rude (seriously, I don't), but are you sure about that top 80% stip from Brooklyn? Are you sure they don't mean that you must be ranked at or above the 80th percentile (top 20%)? The reason I ask is because I've never seen such a generous stip. The best I've ever seen require that the student remain in "good standing", which could easily be above the top 80%, depending on the school.
I have no idea what the curve is at Brooklyn, but it seems at least questionable that a school would allow you to retain a scholarship if you are ranked in the bottom 20%. I'm not challenging your honesty, OP, I'm merely suggesting that you ask Brooklyn some questions.
I was all set to go to St. Johns, put my seat deposit down and everything. I just got a scholarship upgrade from Brooklyn. Now according to lawschooltransparency.com St. John's actually has slightly better stats in regards to employment. They are also much more transparent. However the renewal stips for Brooklyn are much better.
The stipulation is top 80% for Brooklyn to renew and top 40% at St. John's to renew all of it.
I have about ten days to put down a deposit for Brooklyn if I want to go there.
chapman is the only school giving me a scholarship... they are giving me 80% about 32000 a year as long as i keep a 3.0 gpa
If you want to end up in NYC, then Fordham is your best choice. GW probably doesn't have a market in NY.
Out side of the T14 I'd focus on region first, then price, then rank.