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Law School Applications / Re: New York Law School... NYC law schools
« on: April 27, 2007, 11:45:54 AM »
There seems to be quite some fondness of St. John's on LSD compared to other rather equal schools. I can't quite see what it is either, there's nothing about their numbers (job placement or median salary) that indicates they "outperform" their rank or anything like that.

Chris Mullin nostalgia.

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Law School Applications / Re: any thoughts on Syracuse?
« on: April 27, 2007, 12:15:38 AM »
ok bamf thanks for your input.

one of the strong points ive heard of is due to how old syracuse is, ive heard they have a pretty strong alumni base? not that its something thats really important or anything this soon to be closely looking at, but for a 3rd tier school i think syracuse is probably one of the better ones in the 3rd tier.

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Law School Applications / Re: New York Law School... NYC law schools
« on: April 27, 2007, 12:13:11 AM »
What about St. John's? Or is that out of consoderation?

I have looked at St. John's a few times now, but i just dont really seem that impressed with it.. I will certainly look again, but is there something special about st johns that maybe i dont see?

also, i've come up with a new interest in media law & free speech.. which also in turn brought me to look into government employment options with regulatory agencies and the business sector with news & entertainment industry.. more possibilities! and it seems all the nyc schools have focuses or some sort of clinic or journal in media law so thats a good thing.

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Law School Applications / Re: any thoughts on Syracuse?
« on: April 22, 2007, 07:51:10 PM »
thanks! ..quite helpful.. Im not sure what to think of the fixed rate tuition, it might not be bad over the 3 years but it probably does make it difficult the first year at least. I think the employment stats are pretty good for a 3rd tier school, actually i think its probably one of the better third tier schools.. anybody know why syracuse is even in the third tier.. is there something that makes it a third tier school that should be questioned by potential applicants?

Jen2bJD, Good luck to you too!

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Law School Applications / Re: New York Law School... NYC law schools
« on: April 22, 2007, 07:46:26 PM »
I truly believe that being meanspirited would be to NOT tell sahrunner how dumb his plans are. i don't particularly feel like standing idly by why naive young adults go into astronomical debt that follows them their entire lives.

Keno, you also said that too many people on here take a dump on anyones dreams if they don't involve T14 law. I totally agree with you, and that mentality is both destructive and wrong. However, I was not attacking sahrunner for not going to a T14 law school. Rather, I was attacking him for making decisions as IF he was already OUT of a T14 law school, when in reality he is not even accepted to a tier three school as of now. Making lif decisions based on misguided thinking such as "I'm sure I will make 100K a year straight out of Law School, so living in Manhattan should be a  breeze!" is destructive like you wouldn't believe.


Lets put this in perspective (again)...

Most likely I AM NOT going to NYLS... I was considering applying there as an absolute "safety" school. I understand just by knowing its a 3rd tier school very few grads will have firm jobs at all. My gpa isnt great by any means, but my expected lsat should be above average and I believe i have a  fine shot at a tier 2 or even some of the loer tier 1 schools (especially through pt enrollment options).

With housing, to quote the previous post on this page.. a 1 bedroom (OR STUDIO) isnt a million dollars, although expensive can be done... I understand it is expensive, but it can be done.

In reality with law school options... the pt summer entry option at Cardozo, pt at brooklyn, maybe pt at fordham, are my hopes for nyc schools... if not then possibly northeastern, pitt, syracuse, or seton hall for other places.

I dont expect to make 100k+ a year out of law school, if it happens then great, but i would like to work for some sort of firm. Hoping for any firm job i dont think is unreasonable. Considering most likely i will be coming out of a tier 2 school thats not a far off reality. This is not the expectation that i would have if i ended up at nyls (which most likely wont happen, but if it comes to tier 3 schools its not bad in that list).

maybe that can clarify some things for this discussion.

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Law School Applications / any thoughts on Syracuse?
« on: April 21, 2007, 04:26:34 PM »
Hey everyone, Im applying to law school next semester and one of the places im looking at is syracuse... i would be applying to the joint jd/mpa program and im pretty sure it shouldnt be a big concern about getting in... does anybody know about the employment prospects for syracuse grads? particularly in firm settings.

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Law School Applications / Re: New York Law School... NYC law schools
« on: April 21, 2007, 04:23:12 PM »
to reply to the know it all new yorkers...

i didnt think it was a separate transit system, nor did i say it was cheaper. I do know that when I was in buffalo half of the subway system (the downtown part) was above ground and was mainly used by professionals who worked in nearby businesses, while the underground part in the residential areas was used mainly by weird, criminal people who u would risk your life by evening going that direction. I guess this is just buffalo and not everywhere, bc all the other major cities ive been to..chicago, atlanta, boston, etc i havent had any problem with the subway.

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Law School Applications / Re: New York Law School... NYC law schools
« on: April 17, 2007, 12:14:32 AM »
I plan on visting them during fall break in october.

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Law School Applications / Re: New York Law School... NYC law schools
« on: April 16, 2007, 06:09:12 PM »
I think this discussion is about come to a dead end.. I've heard your opinions and i dont think theres much left to say here.

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Law School Applications / Re: New York Law School... NYC law schools
« on: April 16, 2007, 12:01:19 PM »
elevated train, ok so i got that one mixed up- there is an elevated train system in chicago- not new york.

and I looked up your so favored rutgers newark in comparison to seton hall... As I am not a New Jersey resident it would be 25,000 for full time out of state tuition at rutgers compared to 32,000 at seton hall..thats a difference of 7,000 a year and 21,000 over 3 years. That is a minor difference overall and if seton hall is like most private schools that difference of 7,000 would be made up in more financial aid from endowment in the forms of scholarships and grants. Additionally, I'm sure firms know that people coming out of a more costly law school have more debt to pay off after graduation and i'd imagine this is considered when your salary is decided.

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