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Alas, Rick James. If only the wait list worked like that for every school, the world would be a happier place. I think the infamy of being Rick James may have helped your case.

I would choose Hofstra over Syracuse. It's a more competitive school. I am most likely attending in the fall. Although the school isn't much to look at, the faculty and administration are great.

I agree with most of the postings so far, except one thing. I think there is there is a very strong distinction between NEU, Suffolk, and NESL. Northeastern is above Suffolk and Suffolk is definitely above NESL. I have been working at legal offices in Boston for the last 2 years and every lawyer I work with agrees with this. Northeastern grads get better jobs than people who go to Suffolk and NESL. However, Suffolk is a great school. It's in an awesome location and the building is absolutely gorgeous. I work for the assistant attorney general in Boston who also teaches night classes at Suffolk law  and he said the Suffolk Law library is the most beaufiful law school library he's been in. This is a lot coming from a guy who went to Harvard undergrad AND Harvard Law. Bottom line -- if you got into all three schools, I would go to Northeastern. However, if Suffolk offered you considerably more $$ than NEU, go there. I would never choose NESL over the other two.

Also, do you know what kind of law you want to practice? Look specifically at the clinics at each school. Suffolk has some great clinics in family law/ child advocacy. NEU's tend to be more geared towards other things.

I'm almost positive NEU doesn't give out actual letter grades but instead does handwritten evaluations for each student. If you are the kind of person who can handle that sort of grading, go for it.

Good luck and email me if you have any questions!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NY law or hofstra on scholarship?
« on: March 16, 2004, 10:42:37 AM »
Hofstra is better than NYL, hands down. I have visited both. Hofstra has a better faculty, better clinics, better reputation, etc. Hofstra's administration does an excellent job as well. NYL is NOT ranked above Hofstra.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NY law or hofstra on scholarship?
« on: March 15, 2004, 05:39:25 PM »
I completely disagree. Hofstra is a much better school than NYL. Not only by the rankings, but also by reputation.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Akron Law School
« on: March 15, 2004, 06:25:36 AM »
Do you want to practice law in Ohio? If you do, then Akron is a great place to go. Within the state, it has one of the top 3 or 4 reputations for law schools. Akron has a great student body and is fun. I'm from the area originally.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Brooklyn Law
« on: March 02, 2004, 08:10:29 PM »
nyugrad - you're right! Wait listed at Brooklyn as of 3/1

Reputation wise, Northeastern is the best, then followed closely behind by Suffolk and then NESL.Graduating from Northeastern or Suffolk will definitely help you get a better job. NESL's placements are mainly in Boston, whereas Suffolk and Northeastern branch out a bit more. Also, Northeastern works on co-op. It's a great program and allows you to earn really good money while in law school. I'm pretty sure Northeastern doesn't give actual grades, so keep that in mind too.

Law School Admissions / Re: Should I retake the LSAT?
« on: February 28, 2004, 09:01:40 PM »
Depends on how much you hate the lsat... If you really don't mind studying for it, then do it. For me personally, I despised the whole exam and neevr want to look at another study guide. I think with a 166 and a 3.87 from upenn, you have a great shot at those schools regardless.

Good luck.

Depends...what kind of law do you want to go into? I live in Boston now and might be attending Suffolk in the fall...

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