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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Hofstra or NYLS for NYC law?
« on: June 23, 2005, 04:28:42 PM »

Rankings differential is negligible (if you were talking Brooklyn Law or Fordham, it would be another matter). Where to go then will depend on other factors. Do you want to live in NYC? Long Island? Let the environment guide you.

I second that. After spending a substantial amount of time looking in the area, the number one factor for schools within a marginal spread should be where you feel comfortable. If you like the city, you're obviously better off there. Hofstra isn't horrible, but housing can be somewhat tricky and it's not all the easy to get to the city (for the love of god don't try to drive, but then again, that's anytime you're headed to NYC).

Temple is never on the lists, but it should be considered. Especially if you're looking at working in asia. Their recent undergrad accreditation in the somewhat strict Japanese market means new overseas name recognition, not to mention their other overseas bases in Beijing, Italy, and a few others I can't remember right now (obviously you can see where my interest lies :P). They may not be T14, but their worth a look.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: i got an apt!
« on: June 21, 2005, 02:27:10 PM »
Watch out for that damn LIE! Come 8 am it's more of a parking lot than a road :P But hey, you're from NY, you already knew that!  ;D

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Full Scholarship
« on: June 19, 2005, 09:40:11 AM »
I was offered full plus (they didn't say how much the plus would be) at Hofstra and full at Seton Hall and St. John's.

54k after my scholarships at Temple.

Like many people have said, it really depends. I personally am going to temple because of the huge international appeal (japan specifically, as I would like to practice in international business, preferably where I could split my time between the two countries). Honestly the biggest part of the decision will always be geographics (though for some reason some recent research yielded suprising results, like four district court judges in alaska from Temple, so hey, you like it cold??), and it's obviously hard to sit down and say, "okay, I want to work here!" even before you get law school started.
And with everyone's complaints about the area... it's not that bad. Maybe it's because I just got out of four years in Newark, NJ and live north of Camden, currently the most dangerous area in America, but Temple isn't that bad, and the campus is well kept. Maybe I wouldn't want to drive at night, but hell, I can say that about most cities surrounding college campuses.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Piercings and Tattoos
« on: June 11, 2005, 07:50:21 PM »
Awesome revive.

I have two tats, a large gothic fairy on my left shoulder and the japanese symbol for "dream" on my right boob (and right after I got it, every other f-head in america decided it was cool to do asian characters, dammit). Looking to get a third on my back soon. No piercings, I'm allergic to metal.


Actually Duke was founded in its current inception in 1924 (per the Duke Website). It went by a different name (Trinity College) when it was founded in another place in 1859. Get your facts straight lady.
Forgive me for just relying on US News' data to try and make a quick point. f-ing christ.


Sweet, so they are just waiting for me to be massively rich and endow them generously to try again.  :P

Thanks for the incredibly useful link, Theo!

By that logic, the University of Chicago shouldn't have been started in 1902. After all, Harvard, Standford, Yale, and NYU already had it covered. Ditto Cornell in 1887 or, worse yet, Duke in 1930. That is a *completely* illogical argument.

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