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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cost of living in New York
« on: March 29, 2005, 08:35:51 PM »
I haven't been to NY in a few years, but I can't imagine that it has changed that much. If I were in party mode, then I think NY would be great. However, when I am in study mode, I like quiet time and time away from people. I remember NY being dense, unlike Houston, Austin, or S Florida.

I spent $4000 on my 17-year-old car last year (gas, insurance, and all repairs). I spent $5000 on my rent last year. What housing can I get for $750/mo that is near Cardozo? Nothing. (At 30, I am not interested in a roommate.) Do I want to pay the difference in price? Not really.

On top of that, Cardozo is around $35000 more expensive than Rutgers over three years.

There are some very cool things about Cardozo and NY, but they are not worth $50,000+ to me - especially since I do not intend to practice law after school. The price difference is very important to me because I do not plan to make $100k per year.

I have always wanted to live in NY, but I have also wanted to have enough cash to really enjoy it.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Withdrawn from multiple schools
« on: March 29, 2005, 07:51:04 PM »
Just withrdrew from South Texas, too!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Cost of living in New York
« on: March 29, 2005, 07:14:06 PM »
I appreciate everyone taking the time to share their views with me (and the rest of LSD). This helped me to confirm that NY is more than I want to pay while in law school.

I can imagine living there when I have an income, but not while I am taking out loans to buy milk.

Choosing the Right Law School / Withdrawn from multiple schools
« on: March 29, 2005, 07:10:41 PM »
With the unexpected and quick acceptance to Rutgers-Camden, I can now cross some schools off my list. I withdrew from all of the following:

  • Cardozo (cost of living plus tuition is too much for me.)
  • Case Western
  • Hofstra
  • Quinnipiac
  • U of San Diego
  • Florida Coastal
  • Cooley
  • Valparaiso

In general, R-C has less required courses and more courses that are interesting to me. Plus their tuition is often lower than these schools.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Hold at Case Western
« on: March 29, 2005, 06:57:34 PM »
Since I got accepted to Rutgers-Camden, I decided to withdraw my application from Case Western. I am sure that they will fill all of their seats and that the students will all be worthy.

Choosing the Right Law School / Required courses at Rutgers- Camden?
« on: March 29, 2005, 06:20:28 PM »
I don't know why anyone here would know, but does anyone know the full list of required courses at Rutgers-Camden? The material I can find seems to indicate that only the first year's classes are required, but I have not found anything that is firm.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: NYU and where to live
« on: March 29, 2005, 04:41:00 PM »


Choosing the Right Law School / Cost of living in New York
« on: March 28, 2005, 09:01:08 PM »
I have applied to Cardozo and there are many things about the school that are attractive. However, the cost of living in New York is appalling.

I used this salary calculator

To live in Austin for a year, I would need about $30,000 in living expenses. The calculator says I will spend $84,453 in Manhattan!

I would like to live close to whatever school I am attending. How can I bring living costs under control and still live near Cardozo?

$300 by May 1st. I am not sure if it is refundable.


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