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« on: April 16, 2007, 10:59:09 AM »
Obviously, I am sure you agree there is NO POINT to ever have a car in Manhattan. Brooklyn,Queens, etc - a different story. This thread really is laughable.
I said nothing about a car. Its laughable because you are adding to what I wrote- I said the subway is bad in buffalo and if its like it was in buffalo in new york than another mode of transportation might be preferred- nothing in that suggests a car.
« on: April 16, 2007, 10:57:01 AM »
Ok, right - But what are the number of reasons you would not apply to Rutgers-Newark?
You have obviously not researched this enough given the amount of ridiculous things you have been saying (i.e, queens is all the way across the city, you are going to make 100,000 dollars when you get out of school doing public interest/social justice work, etc).
The idea is to get out of school on the cheap - did your parents not raise you with a work ethic or a concept of money? YOU DO KNOW YOU HAVE TO PAY THESE LOANS BACK SO WHY NOT DO IT AS CHEAPLY AS POSSIBLE. There are countless state schools (Rutgers being one of them) that are super cheap, and have a fantastic reputation - but you are more concerned with living in soho, tribeca, or the village in manhattan and being a real NY lawyer!.
Seriously, do you think i don't meet people like you every day?
Stay away from NY please, we need less, not more people like you here.
I think you also said you prefer "above ground" transportation. Seriously, good luck getting from point A to point B using the bus in manhattan.
First, I never said I expected to make 100,000 doing public interest work. I believe what I said is that was the figure given in nyls's employment stats for private practice work for their graduates. I understand that public interest is like 40-50 on a high figure.
above ground- lets see, there are buses, the elevated train, cabs, the two legs you were born with, etc, or if the subway really is fine then that would work too. From my experiences living in buffalo, the subway was definantly not fine there and there were other ways to get around- and buffalo is the 2nd largest city in NY to NYC.
I have since realized the distance between manhattan and the surrounding boroughs as well, you do not need to repeat something that has already been clarified numerous times.
And with being cheap- you know private schools do give scholarships and grants and various other aid too! I've attended a private college throughout undergrad and I have no more loans than friends of mine at other state schools. Understanding law school is no where near the same, but private schools do tend to make up the difference in aid.
And rutgers newark- well, first there are two rutgers law schools; camden & newark, and newark seems to be the lower of the two. Then, R-N seems to be focusing on it being cheap, flexible scheduling, and catering to the "adult" law students who have been in the workplace for years. I dont think rutgers newark is a top pick for very many people coming straight out of undergrad who want to go full time.
« on: April 16, 2007, 12:36:04 AM »
oh yeah, and the money... the fact that Im willing to take that much in loans shows that I do care about quality legal education.
And also, those of you posting a few of you I believe said you are at or considered brooklyn, st johns, seton, etc... which would be hypocritical for you to be saying Im not aware of the financial end.
and to be honest, its true I dont care what it costs- i want to go to the best law school that I can get into and i dont care what it costs. If i get in and theres a loan to cover it, then it works for me.
« on: April 16, 2007, 12:31:49 AM »
um, yeah I do care about getting a quality legal education...otherwise why would i bother even looking into it at all? If I were that careless I wouldnt be even looking at this site. I've already looked at princeton review, lsac, us news, NALP, and looked at apartment costs and area maps, I've got the law school bulletins, I've talked with alumni, etc. The only thing I havent done is actually gone to the area and toured the schools.
yeah, of course the social attraction to the city is great. But there are many educational/practical benefits to new york that I'm equally or more concerned with.
Syracuse is an option, so is seton hall, and in my opinion if fordham, brooklyn, or cardozo dont work out I think those are decent options.
« on: April 15, 2007, 11:06:40 PM »
yeah, i think i like syracuse a bit as well. And im interested in the masters in public administration and they have a joint degree there in that. Plus weekend trips might not be out of question even from syracuse. I dont mind seton hall either tho, and i have family in jersey too. I think theres some options there.
« on: April 15, 2007, 10:47:30 PM »
Syracuse has dropped out of T2, but it is a venerable old institution with a strong alumae network. If you can get into Cardozo or Brooklyn, more power to you. If not, I would choose 'Cuse over NYLS in a heartbeat.
'cuse over seton hall?
« on: April 15, 2007, 10:30:20 PM »
to add another possibility... what are your thoughts on Syracuse law & placement in NYC after graduation?
« on: April 15, 2007, 10:20:31 PM »
I will fully consider everyones opinions and the clarification on geography.
« on: April 15, 2007, 10:16:50 PM »
yes, I'm planning on applying to fordham pt, cardozo (early entry/pt), brooklyn pt, seton hall pt, and nyls ft for schools in nyc area. I would like to live somewhere in the southern part of mahattan regardless of what school, but i will also look in the boroughs nearby as well. Not going to law school isnt really an option Im going to consider, I want to go and I want to practice law. If I cant get a firm job immediately afterward I believe there are other options and just because the firm job doesnt immediately become a possibility doesnt mean that i couldnt get one after a few years of legal experience say in the government sector or clerkships.
« on: April 14, 2007, 03:26:24 PM »
also, you are probably thinking that im only applying to the schools that i listed on here- which would be incorrect. I am applying to around 10 schools, although they are all in the northeast- pittsburgh, syracuse, boston, nyc area, etc. I just would prefer to go to new york.
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