« on: February 10, 2007, 11:13:01 PM »
Call the financial aid office and ask about the need-based aid. I never got any - all loans for me.
Job prospects are what you would think they are at a T3. Top 10% get $$$, the rest have to hunt. Thats typical for any school in new york though, especially if u want to get a gig in NYC. I have a couple friends at Brooklyn Law who are having tough times finding jobs. It really is all about networking - it sounds cliche, i know. You may hear a bunch of crap on here about how if you want to work in NYC, its best to go to a school in NYC. This is true to some degree obviously. That is not to say it is impossible to get a job in manhattan - I did every summer, and my grades are average. You just have to do your own legwork and not depend on the career center. They tend to focus only on firms in the capital region.
I'm not gonna lie, Albany, itself, aint that pretty. There is enough to do though to keep you busy on ur down time. Bars, museums, Washington Park, etc. Notice I said Bars first. The thing is though, there isn't much down time, especially first year. So the fact that its 5 degrees out and nowhere to go may actually help you focus on your work - I know it did with me.
The school itself is great! The professors are really good and really care about the students. Its a small community and everyone gets to know eachother. You get to know the Deans and most of the professors - if not by name, then by face. I guess you could say its kind of like High School - although, from my friends at other NYC law schools, most law schools are like this.