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You'll get in everywhere you apply!

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Law Firms / Re: How important is the name really?
« on: November 13, 2006, 01:32:30 AM »
I think this post is some lame attempt at validation by the OP. 

If she's telling the truth about getting into a top 5 law school and wants biglaw, it's completley ridiculous that she chose Hofstra.  I could understand taking a full ride at Hofstra over a lower or mid tier 1 school, but picking some TTT over Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, NYU?  Gimme a freaking break.

This girl is one of those spoiled lil law school chicks who drives a Mercedes Benz (bought by Daddy) and all of a sudden she's concerned with saving money?  BS.. 

Bottom line, there's no need for threads like these when the obvious response is that of course name matters unless she does exceptionally well at her 3rd tier "choice."

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Law Firms / Re: How important is the name really?
« on: November 07, 2006, 12:06:05 AM »
Longstory short...

Because the OP went to a tier 3, unless she does exceptionally well (at least top 10%) then her biglaw dreams will remain just that.  It likely won't matter what other crap she her on her resume or how charming she is.

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Law Firms / Re: How important is the name really?
« on: November 02, 2006, 07:08:23 PM »
The name is VERY important. Hofstra is a decent school, don't get me wrong, but go with the highest ranked school you get into. Play it safe now, you can't predict where you're going to place in your law school class.

I think its too late for the OP.  She already chose Hofstra over a top 5 school according to her post.

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Law Firms / Re: How important is the name really?
« on: November 02, 2006, 06:18:53 PM »
I just can't believe Hofstra is number 87. I thought they were third tier.

Oh well. Learn something new every day.

Nope...Hofstra is still chilling in the unranked 3rd tier.

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/directory/dir-law/brief/glanc_03108_brief.php

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Law Firms / Re: How important is the name really?
« on: November 02, 2006, 08:39:31 AM »
Of course going to Hofstra will hurt your chances getting biglaw, not so much with other employers.  What is your class rank?  Unless you are top 10% I highly doubt any biglaw firm will seriously consider you.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Comments from Touro Law's Dean
« on: November 29, 2006, 02:17:10 AM »
So what volume of NY Law Journal were the Touro comments from?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Tier 3/4 rankings
« on: November 22, 2006, 11:24:22 AM »

Tax specialization within LS?  Not sure how those play out but my school offers a Tax LLM which is probably only worth it if your employer foots the bill.

Well, by "specialization" I meant taking tax-related electives in the JD program at the least and at the best, doing the LLM in taxation concurrent w the JD. Most schools make you do the LLM AFTER doing the JD (which I may or may not be interested in) but university of Miami lets you do them at the same time by substituting the tax classes for JD electives and it takes you the exact same amount of time but you wind up w the JD AND the LLM. This is why Miami is my top pick (in conjunction w the fact that it is near the SEC Miami office).

That is unusual to allow concurrent JD and LLM.  How much more is the LLM in terms of credits and $$$? 

UofMiami is a good school, one of my friends is there and did well and will be a summer at Greenberg Traurig.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Tier 3/4 rankings
« on: November 22, 2006, 10:56:52 AM »


The regulatory dept in general is less competitive than the other divisions such as Enforcement. 

By regulatory I meant SEC instead of biglaw. Sorry, I should have been more specific. Enforcement would be fun. My untimate "dream" would be foresic accounting (UG in accounting) but it's good to know which programs are less competitive. I will probably be better suited for regulatory at least at first since I'm 10 years in I-Banking compliance. 

I really want to do a tax law specialization in LS though (in case I can't get in w the SEC) so I'm hpoing my WE will be good enough to outweigh the fact that I may not be taking much in the way of securities-related classes.

I think soft factors are a bigger deal for the SEC than biglaw.  During my interviews, my SEC interviewers asked about why I wanted to join them and what relevant work experience I had.  My work eperience prior to school was irrelevant to securities work so all I could say was that I was planning on writing a note about corporate governance.  That seemed to float well so I can only imagine that your soft factors would go a long way. 

Tax specialization within LS?  Not sure how those play out but my school offers a Tax LLM which is probably only worth it if your employer foots the bill.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Is Tier 3 and 4 a waste of money??
« on: November 22, 2006, 10:51:48 AM »
RenaldoBalkman is merely a virtuous paladin, working to defend the masses from the evils and deceits of T3 and T4 law schools.

lol.

More like to defend the masses from 150K in debt with a low chance of being able to pay it back comfortably.

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