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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / CUNY law class of 2011!!!!
« on: May 04, 2008, 10:55:47 AM »
I'm definitely in, anyone else planning to go? Will love to hear from anyone, since there is a very small amount of us.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Wish me luck
« on: May 02, 2008, 09:03:33 AM »
GOOD LUCK!!!!...yep gas is about $4.00 now in NYC so you will bepaying the triple of what you paid 4 years ago....

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As I recall, most LRAP's programs require some years of employment to be able to be eligible. in addition, they only forgive a percentage of the amount owed. they do not refund any payments which have been done back. also, most LRAP programs only apply to federal loans not Private loans.

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I just wanted to point out that this

CUNY law is a great school.
is not proven by this
It is an option for students like me who are interested in pursuing a public interest career. Going to other schools in the NYC area like New York Law where the tuition is about $40,000 makes it impossible to get into public interest, while CUNYs tuition which is only $8,900 with a budget of $15,000 including books, transportation and expenses makes it much more affordable. ;D

There are, of course, also schools that have LRAP.


"Cuny is a great school": opinion. not fact. was not my intention to make it sound to you like one, and I did gave my reasons why

as for LRAP, yes many schools have them, but that does not hide the fact that people graduate out of law school with $150,000+ in loans,, and many can't afford to go into public interest because of the debt they are in. In addition, LRAP or not, you still have to pay the money back one way or another. It still comes out of your pocket!!!!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: NYLS vs. Pace vs. CUNY
« on: April 29, 2008, 10:09:24 PM »
NYLS: unless you are on the top 10% and able to do law review you are screwed, plus tuition is very expensive. Nice location. People not very friendly. very competitive. high bar passage rates. Visited, and was not very impressed. old building is very small, maybe with the new building it will be nicer.

Pace: kind of the same as NYLS but not located in NYC. about the same tuition. Might need a car, depending on where you are living.

CUNY: very very affordable, tuition is $ 8,900. good if you are planning to do public interest. They have great clinics. very friendly student body. Visited school, and was very impressed.

*** just my opinion***

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CUNY law is a great school. It is an option for students like me who are interested in pursuing a public interest career. Going to other schools in the NYC area like New York Law where the tuition is about $40,000 makes it impossible to get into public interest, while CUNYs tuition which is only $8,900 with a budget of $15,000 including books, transportation and expenses makes it much more affordable. ;D

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 I currently have a tablet as well, and just wanted to advise you that you donít always use the tablet software. You can write on the screen notes which is great, but the notes look like a drawing done on art, and its very messy not well organized. In addition, when you transform the written notes into a typed one, you have to make sure every word which the computer transforms is the right word. also, if you have a messy handwriting the computer will ask several times what word did you mean to write, or it will just guess.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: CUNY Queens College School of Law
« on: April 28, 2008, 02:49:29 PM »
I got accepted to both schools NYLS as well as CUNY law. When I first went to the open house in NYLS i found that people were not very friendly, and it seemed like the majority of the students giving the tour were not happy with the school. My lsat score its in the low 150's and they still accepted me about 2 weeks later after receiving my application.

Now as for CUNY, like the poster above mentioned, CUNY is a great school for those who are not interested in Big law firm jobs. It is more for public interest, and moderate law firm job mainly in NYC. It is a public school so the tuition is very affordable ( 8,500) which is great. I just recently went on a personal tour in the school where you are allowed to sit on a class, and get a tour on a one to one by a current student. Let me tell you that I was very impressed. Even though the school is not really small, all the students know each other, and they all help each other out. It is not a competitive school, where you are on your own. They really do help each other out. The law school community has a great bond. The school is spacious as well and very nice. Overall, I was very impressed with the school and definitely recommended instead of NYLS where I did not feel very comfortable.

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also, what do you guys think about tablet laptops???

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