« on: March 09, 2007, 03:39:02 PM »
I hear you...but I'm a firm believer in stirring the sleeping giant. Fuckers.
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Hello...I am probably entering Albany (or MAYBE St. John's or rutgers PT) next fall...it would be a dream to transfer over to NYU in my 2L. Do you know of any folks who have been able to make that happen?
I applied to St. John's in late January and am still waiting...my LSAT is four points below the median, but at the median for PT.
As for my GPA, I have a 3.6 in a recent 2nd degree program...My first GPA from seven yrs ago was a pitiful 2.1, but I'm hoping that they notice the whole "older, wiser, accomplished career" thing. Good luck to all.
I just got accepted to Albany as well, and visited their open house on 3/4. My thoughts:
1. Proximity to government and state courts a big plus. Good lawyering/clinical programs.
2. the TOWN of Albany is not too expensive, in terms of rent.
3. Career services says 1/3 of recent grads found work in NYC
4. Bar Passage up to 88%; class size down from 800 to 670.
5. Very friendly faculty and student body.
1. $$$$! The school is 37K as of 07-08...with living expenses, you're talking about 50K a year.
2. Assuming you WANT to prac. in NYC, you should be way up in your class rank.
3. I come from Providence, which has way more to do (then again, if you tend to be distracted easily, a semi-boring town might be the best thing that ever happened to your GPA).
4. No real campus to speak of. I was afraid to ask if there was even a gym (maybe law students are able to use SUNY's).
So that's my two cents thus far... Would I go there? Sure, but I wanna see what if I get into Rutgers Newark or St. John's first. With a 155 LSAT, I think I only have a shot at the PT program for those two. Any thoughts on the relative ease/lack thereof of transferring up to FT?
« on: February 28, 2007, 12:13:57 PM »
I would like to see Albany move to the top 100, since their bar pass rate shot up to 88% this year. Plus, I was accepted there
« on: February 28, 2007, 11:24:00 AM »
Let us know when you get in somewhere man.
Thanks for your faith...I'm finally in at Albany Law School!
« on: February 25, 2007, 12:33:48 PM »
Don't lose hope, it's only Feb., you still got some time to go. If you have the time and money, your chances may increase if you visit the schools in-person and speak with some of the important decision making people to emphasize your background, etc. Because honestly, they only have about 10-20 minutes to read your application and they may not fully grasp your valuable work experiences. That's my two cents.
Wouldn't that just annoy them?