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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Brooklyn Scholarship??
« on: April 02, 2008, 12:19:10 PM »
Brooklyn is never good with answering calls from what I can tell.

I've heard this... and I'm experiencing it myself.  I'm going to have to send in a deposit to NYLS in the next 2 days, it's too bad they haven't bothered to give me a response at all.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pace vs. NYLS
« on: March 31, 2008, 02:25:29 PM »
NYLS is very expensive so I would choose Pace if you don't receive any money from them.  If you get into Fordham, Cardozo or Brooklyn without money you should still choose any of them over Pace and NYLS. I wouldn't risk not being in the top 5% and consequently having a hard time finding employment. At least at the other schools you still have a shot at big law if you're a little below the median. The alumi network at these schools are also stronger. Good luck!

Isn't it more that Pace is cheap than NYLS is expensive?  I was under the impression that St John's, Dozo, and Seton Hall were all $35,000-$40,000/yr...

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"Hundreds of hours of sophisticated thought by alumni, faculty and staff have gone into this project, informally dubbed the Apollo Project."

Unbelievable.  Hundreds of hours?  At $100/hr for 500 man-hours, that's 50K.  Plus, they only dropped 3 places!  What are they doing at the schools with the big drops?  The "Apollo Project" is both an insult to NASA and to all of us.

I agree to a certain extent that the rankings are bogus.  You have a series of arbitrary criteria, so arbitrary that when other seemingly random factors are used, Cooley ends up T14!  I think people need to think more about what matters to them like the school's city, or whether it's regional/national.  Also, the idea of diversity is incredibly random and open to manipulation.

For instance, I knew a girl in ugrad who was 1/16th Native North American.  She was blonde haired, blue eyed, and never even knew this great great grandparent.  I couldn't blaming her for taking the substantial scholarship money - I would've done the same thing.  But it just goes to show you that statistics are only as reliable as the person reporting.  Does anybody even buy USNWR any other times during the year?  :D

That being said, I'm not going to minimize the impact of the rankings too much, as I'm sure employers pick up a copy, but it's just an interesting phenomenon on these boards that when the rankings leak people go crazy.

Just some thoughts.  Thanks.

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look, you'll get into brook since you broke 160, at least if you r down for the pt program..

i have some friends at NYLS, and it seems cutthroat to say the least...  i transfered from a school a lil further down the pecking order in ny, and brook is making things significantly easier

i do not think 30k is worth turning down brook for nyls..  and top 15 is dammmmmnnn tough no matter where you go..

oh - and ur literally in lower manhattan w/in 10 mins by subway

10 mins?  Don't trains come every 10?  I thought the stop itself was a 5 min walk from the station.  Maybe I'll have to check out the campus.  And I understand that I'm on the bubble.. but that's what the waitlist is for, you know?  There are people on LSN who went complete in November and haven't heard anything.

I'll give it a shot, but I just got a great feeling when I was around NYLS and it's neighborhood.  I'll probably end up living in Brooklyn, though.. Bushwick maybe?

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i second that the adminstration has been great...

i'm a 2L who transferred this year from another nyc school..  ive mainly dealt w/ the career center and registrar, and both offices have helped a ton for everything i needed..   

if you're comparing ny law, that top 15 percent renewable sounds pretty tough - i would negotiate w/ them to lower that if possible..  also, if you get into brook - GO no questions asked ..   


Ah, but since my two main options are private practice and patent law, I've been really leaning towards NYLS.  Plus, the fact that I'd actually be able to see my special lady occasionally for lunch (she works in lower Manhattan) helps too.  I'm definitely planning on negotiating though.  Brooklyn won't give me a cent, though, if they let me in.  30k on the table is hard to pass up, even if I don't get the 60k for top 15%.  Don't you think?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: T3, T4, etc..
« on: March 27, 2008, 04:01:58 PM »
All right, all right... I guess I'm just fickle that way.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: T3, T4, etc..
« on: March 27, 2008, 12:38:14 PM »


If you're absolutly set on doing Health Law go to SLU- hands down.



I agree with this.  I don't know how it's possible to have your focus that narrow, but to each his own I guess.

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I have a question.  What will happen first - a letter of some sort from Brooklyn (Admission/Rejection/Waitlist) or the burnout of the Sun.  ???

Is the admissions office's "fast as molasses" speed indicative of the whole administration's pace?  I'd heard the staff was incorrigible, but I didn't want to believe it.

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Interesting.

Mizzou Up - The campus's massive renovation must've helped
SLU Down - I heard some professors were leaving

Hofstra, Syracuse, Buffalo.. NYC is getting tougher by the minute.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: PACE LAW SCHOOL
« on: March 24, 2008, 01:52:07 PM »
Depends on what you want to do with your degree. If it's clean bathrooms or houses, go to Pace. If you're more interested in doing janitorial work in big offices, I'd go to NYLS.

Here's a homework assignment.. ask 10 janitors if they are happy in life, and ask 10 big time lawyers the same question.  I'm willing to bet there's an equal number of YES answers between the two.

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