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BLS is in a really convenient, pretty area.  I haven't been to SJU, but I've been to Jamaica, Queens, and it's definitely a little rougher.  You may want to look at Google's "Street View" to get an idea of the neighborhoods.

From what I've heard on here, the gap between the two schools' reputations in NYC is slim to none.  So I guess it's a question of how much debt you're willing to take on for a little comfort in location.

Current Law Students / Re: Getting Ready
« on: March 29, 2009, 05:07:06 PM »

I picked up Law School Confidential.  Love it.  Lots of people have copies of Getting to Maybe but I don't know of anyone actually reading theirs.

New York Law School / Re: NY Law Evening Program
« on: March 18, 2009, 10:58:46 PM »
The commute to SJ would be brutal after work if you don't have a car.  If you do, then I'd say go with SJ.

Current Law Students / Re: Laptops in Law School: Experience
« on: March 17, 2009, 06:13:32 PM »

I wouldn't recommend a netbook (i.e. EEPC) as your only computer. The keyboards are too small for serious typing unless you have the hands of a 5 yr old.

Yeah, that's a good point.

Current Law Students / Re: Laptops in Law School: Experience
« on: March 16, 2009, 10:15:32 PM »
Lots of people in the class use Macs, but I don't know if it's worth it.  Go to and keep your eyes peeled for a cheap PC.  You should consider an Asus Eee if you want something very easy to carry, they cost a hell of a lot less than a  Macbook.

« on: February 12, 2009, 10:55:32 PM »
Hello community,

I desprately need a property outline for the book titled - Property  by Dukeminer Krier.

Emanuel has a solid outline, keyed to that text.

« on: February 08, 2009, 01:32:52 PM »
Hi everyone, I am in dire need of advice. Should I attend part time at St. John's University or full-time NYLS?

I had a similar decision.  There were other more significant factors in my decision to go to NYLS, but have you checked the schools' locations?

New York Law School / Re: If you are attending NYLS, read this
« on: January 30, 2009, 09:17:48 PM »
Yea.. if you don't ace your classes, make sure you speak an obscure language.  Or marry rich.  It's not as bad as people say, but...

Current Law Students / Re: Need good supplement for contracts
« on: January 11, 2009, 09:35:24 PM »
I used E&E and Emanuel... go with the latter.

New York Law School / Re: The real question about NYLS
« on: January 11, 2009, 10:00:25 AM »
re: the "existence in society" making up for paying full fees at a T3/T4.

Get real.

A full-fee T3/T4 graduate's "existence in society" post-graduation will be hustling to find a job.  Many will not find employment as lawyers.  All will either be (1) rich and have no debt or (2) seriously in debt.

Having experience as a student at a T3 on scholarship, I would not advise anyone who is anything other than 1000%% committed to the practice of law in the face of serious adversity (finding a legal job in a bad economy from a bad school) to pay full tuition at a low-ranking law school.

I agree with most of this.  I'm a 1L at NYLS, and a lot of people entered at the beginning of the year thinking that they would be handed a briefcase full of cash just for showing up.  (This despite the dean's blunt point at the beginning of the year - that 90% of the class won't be top 10%.)  After the first semester grades, I can honestly say that the kids who spent all their time in the library, and actually ENJOYED the day to day experience of learning about the law, did well.  The over-confident and lazy bombed, even the bright ones.  Don't get into it for the money, because there aren't any guarantees at a school like NYLS.

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