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Hofstra U School of Law / Re: Paul Campos on Hofstra Law
« on: October 29, 2013, 01:07:52 AM »
"U.S. News is a magazine headquartered in the East Coast and  therefore schools on the East always rank higher." I would really like to know the basis for this statement.

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Hofstra U School of Law / Re: Hofstra falls 113th in US News
« on: October 29, 2013, 12:45:02 AM »
Sorry Citylaw, but you are reading the chart wrong again. 15% of the rankings are based on lawyers and judges. And Livinglegend, us news had rankings above 100 long before 2011.

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Hofstra U School of Law / Re: Hofstra falls 113th in US News
« on: October 28, 2013, 12:54:25 PM »
You seemed to think you have it all figured out. We'll see who's right when the new us news rankings come out in April. My prediction: at best, Hofstra will remain where it is at 113, and it will probably drop, possibly into the unranked group.

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Hofstra U School of Law / Re: Hofstra falls 113th in US News
« on: October 27, 2013, 06:48:03 PM »
Hofstra will definitely not be higher than 113th this year. and it will probably be lower.  Its entering LSAT fell from 157 last year to 154 this year, and its gpa fell from 3.26 to 3.14.

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Hofstra U School of Law / Re: Paul Campos on Hofstra Law
« on: October 27, 2013, 06:46:36 PM »
Hofstra will definitely not be higher than 113th this year. and it will probably be lower.  Its entering LSAT fell from 157 last year to 154 this year, and its gpa fell from 3.26 to 3.14.  This is a huge drop, especially for the lsat.  And how do you know that Hofstra is a fine school? Did you go there? Have you ever visited there? I thought you were in the SF market. 

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Golden Gate / Re: In Vino Veritas Competition
« on: October 24, 2013, 02:41:45 PM »
As for Golden Gate is it a cream of the crop law school? No.

Does Golden Gate guarantee a job for any of their students? No.

Do some Golden Gate grads succeed? Yes  21% with full-time, long-term legal jobs except sole practitioners (2012 graduating class) LST

Do some Golden Gate grads fail? Yes 79% of the 2012 graduating class lacked full-time, long-term legal jobs according to LST

A 21% employment rate is terrible. Law schools with such a low rate must share part of the blame. You can't just blame it on their students.

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Golden Gate / Re: In Vino Veritas Competition
« on: October 22, 2013, 04:17:33 PM »
And what if the law market doesn't come back? A lot of experts are saying it won't. You do realize how much law school costs these days.

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Golden Gate / Re: In Vino Veritas Competition
« on: October 21, 2013, 03:18:16 PM »
Maybe the answer is that there are too many law schools, and that law schools, like GGU, with poor employment statistics should close.

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Golden Gate / Re: In Vino Veritas Competition
« on: October 21, 2013, 12:29:49 AM »
You can make all the excuses you want, but GGU's employment outcome is significantly lower than most law schools.

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Golden Gate / Re: In Vino Veritas Competition
« on: October 19, 2013, 01:09:12 PM »
"I think Golden Gate is on the right track and doing a great job with their students."

Really? GGU has a 21% employment score on Law School Transparency. This means that 79% of its 2012 graduates did not obtain fulltime jobs for which bar passage was required. I don't think that's doing a great job. That's much worse than Hofstra about which Professor Paul Campos recently declared, "Hofstra’s law school is a classic example of an institution whose very reason for being has become at the least highly questionable."     

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