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I'm looking at the same schools as you, although I put in some reach applications to NYU, Columbia and Fordham aswell. I've been working in the corporate world for a few years, hoping that will score me a lucky admission, but not really counting on it.

From what I've heard so far you got good shots at a good job if you manage to get in the top 5% of those schools. If you end up too far down, it will be more of a struggle.

That being said, do remember that schools mostly count for your first job, nobody says you can't move for a lateral employment later. When you've got a few years as an associate on your resume the firms will be alot more interested in the actual work you've done, rather than what school you went to.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New York Law: Useless?
« on: November 15, 2006, 03:29:06 PM »
If you want to study law, go for NYLS, from all I can see it's a good school, even though not among the best out there. Charles Philips, president of Oracle is a NYLS grad, so it's not like your career is going to fall dead.

That being said, you would be forced to really make it to the top of your class to get noticed by the big firms.

Law School Admissions / Some advice for international applicant
« on: November 15, 2006, 10:27:16 AM »
Hey, my first post and I figured I'd start by asking a few questions since it seems there are well qualified people on these boards. I have submitted my law school applications today, and my school list is something like; Columbia (ED), NYU, Fordham, Rutger's Newark, St. John's and New York Law School.

The questions are two-fold, assuming I don't get any of my top 3's, how do you guys rate Rutger's, St. John's and NYLS compared to eachother? I do not know enough about these to really make a decision, I simply selected them as safetly choices in the NYC area.

Second question is, my LSAT score is a bit short for my top 3 choices, but I have extensive background that might help. The real question however is, do you believe / know / suspect that law schools give any wiggle room in LSAT scores to English foreign speakers? I heard some rumors that minority students gets an "8 point bonus" to their LSAT score, logically I would assume this applies to foreign speakers as well?

Anyhow, hoping someone can give me a head ups, cheers :)

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