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Hofstra U School of Law / Re: So who is going to Hofstra?
« on: April 27, 2005, 11:32:09 AM »
So I haven't heard many answers to the actual title of this post...."So who is going to Hofstra?".

I for one will be a 1L in the Fall.  It was a hard decision, but the money was too good to pass up. I went to the admitted student's reception and also spoke to a lot of students there and on campus and they all had very positive things to say about the school and I enjoyed the atmosphere.  (And the bad parking situation was mentioned as well.)

I currently work for a law firm in the suburbs of NYC, and I have mulled over where to go and asked every attorney I come into contact with, and the reviews were pretty much mixed.  The bottom line though, was that if you go to a school in NY, and want to practice in NY, as long as you do well in your class, you will be fine come graduation time.

It is unfortunate that the other person who posted had a horrible experience, but everyone does not fit in everywhere.  There are people who are miserable at Harvard and Columbia and transfer, but that does not make them bad schools.  Each person's experience will be different.

Having said all that, I would love to make some connections before classes start so anyone attending in the Fall, let's talk!

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Law School Applications / Re: Just got first fee waiver...
« on: July 06, 2005, 09:41:31 PM »
That's interesting.  Maybe people were just saying that to make themselves feel better about not being taken off the waitlist. 

As for the fee waiver, I think that as long as you apply through LSAC it is alway free.  I didn't pay anything to apply and I applied in the regular admissions process.

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Law School Applications / Re: Just got first fee waiver...
« on: July 06, 2005, 04:02:43 PM »
Hofstra is still looking to fill 05 seats as well...

Looks like LSAC has opened the damn.

Where did you hear that?  I heard they are over enrolled and aren't even taking from wait list from more than 1 person.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Planning a wedding before LS
« on: July 01, 2005, 11:26:07 AM »
First of all congratulations to all of you!

As to Cam, my sister lives in MD and is getting married in NY.  She's in the military and was recently deployed to FL.  The wedding is in Sept and she has been doing most of the planning from afar, with the help of me and her family in NY for the things that need to be seen in person to decide (ie, florist, dj because it's imporatant to her that the dj get everyone involved etc.) With us doing some of the legwork, it made it much easier for her to plan while away, and still feel comfortable.  If you ahve someone you trust in the area where the wedding will be, that can help tremendously.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: NEED TO VENT......
« on: June 30, 2005, 01:22:03 PM »
Good god! I'll be in school by then so maybe my LSD obsession would have died down by then.... (crossing fingers)

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General Off-Topic Board / NEED TO VENT......
« on: June 30, 2005, 12:55:21 PM »
I have no idea why this bothers me so much, and I'm usually one of the nice ones on here, but is anyone else getting sick of the "these are my stats where can I get in posts?"  No one on here is an admissions counselor, and no one can tell you where you will or will not get in.  You can do the research and the leg work just as those who have applied and been accepted and rejected did, and determine for yourself.  If you decide to apply to Yale because someone on here said you'll get in with a 1.3 GPA and 140 LSAT, you need serious HELP!  No one on here knows your complete picture but you.  You know your resume, school records, extra curriculars, hardships etc.  No one on here will be going for you, you need to decide where you could see yourself, where you would like to be, and take it from there. 

I don't want to offend anyone, just needed to vent.

Have a nice day :-) 

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Acceptances / Re: Hofstra FT vs. St. Johns PT???
« on: June 29, 2005, 06:43:45 PM »
As a future Hofstra 1L I must say I am biased, but it depends on a lot of factors.  I was waitlisted at St. Johns too, but did not check the pt option because it wanted to finish in 3 years and not have to worry about summer classes etc to change to full time.  I know 2L summer is most important, but getting you foot in the door of a firm, or a clearkship 1L summer can not hurt.  I think that (as EVERYONE says) if you do well at either school, and you have good interviewing skills, you will not have a problem getting a job in NYC.  Visit them both and see how you feel.  The higher rank looks great on paper, but would you rather be miserable for 3-4 years for a higher rank, ot love where you are at a slightly lower ranked school?

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I've only heard that it makes the debit to credit ratio look better.  I haven't heard that it decreases credit score at first, unless you mean that the inquiry to determine if you are eligible decreases score.

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I agree.  I've "gone to the other side" more as well.  I think it would be great if people kept postng once school starts so we can remind ourselves that we are all going through the same grueling experience.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Cost of books for first year?
« on: June 29, 2005, 09:33:13 AM »
My school says $1100 for books for the whole year.  I could easily see it being that per semester....

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