« on: June 01, 2009, 10:11:14 AM »
First question, is what do you want to do after you graduate. Biglaw? Public Interest?
Second question, where do you want to work?
Third question, are you more interested in working your hardest or doing enough to get by and therefore keep your scholarship.
While Brooklyn does place better in biglaw than Hofstra, Hofstra does place in big law. Also, if you are interested in doing other things, you can have more options without having the extra debt to weigh you down.
As for having people you know at the school, I'm sure it is beneficial, but it is not essential to doing well. Although, I would recommend trying to make friends with a 2L that can help you. I had a few friends that I found went to the same undergrad as me and they were very helpful, including lending me supplements so i didn't have to spend the extra money on them.
Whatever choice you make, make sure you accept it without any regrets and work your hardest.
For full disclosure, I will be a 2L at Hofstra in the fall