Law School Discussion



« on: November 17, 2004, 02:46:55 AM »
I have pretty crappy grades and even crappier LSAT 2.8/ and a projected 157 LSAT. How is CUNY compared to some of the other TTT's out there. I know their BAR passage rates are low and so is employment outlook but how about that $8,000 tuition, sounds pretty good for 8,000.

« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2004, 07:40:32 AM »
I would def. look at Touro instead... They are moving their campus to Central Islip and it will be on the same grounds as 3 different Courts.  The law school will run around the courts in a way, so you get a very hands-on experience.. Its not 8000, but youll pay for a CUNY law degree in the future.. Touro places well on Long Island.. CUNY doesnt place well, period.
Accepted: Suffolk, Albany$, New York Law$, Hofstra$, Touro$
Waitlisted:  Brooklyn, Northeastern, Villanova, American
Denied: Fordham, Temple

« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2004, 04:57:20 PM »
I concur.

Also look into Hofstra, NY Law, Albany, Syracuse, Pace, Cordozo and Buffalo.
One of these schools should admit you with your #s.

After three years, you definitely want to pass the BAR!

« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2004, 09:56:00 PM »
BTW, CUNY is excellent for Public Interest


Also try applying to Fordham,  you never know!!

good luck


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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2004, 10:02:58 PM »
BTW, CUNY is excellent for Public Interest


Also try applying to Fordham, you never know!!

good luck

LOL.  CUNY is also excellent place for having a law degree without a license to practice law. 
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2004, 10:31:34 AM »
SO im thinking of going to law school. I have a biomedical engineering degree from a well-known engineering school and my gpa is a mere 2.8..although my major gpa is around a 3.1

I never wanted to go to law school until my senior year when i found out about patent law...

i partied allot and my grades were really bad frosh and soph year but i picked up my junior year and graduated a year early (5 year program)

I now work for a medical device company..have about 2 years experience counting my paid internships

I havenít taken the LSAT yet but one my practice ones I only get around 155...hoping to somehow score a 160

WHAT are the chances of me getting into these schools??

3) PAce
4) Hofstra
5) St JOhns
6) NY LAw
7) Seton Hall
9) Rutgers

i know my credentials arenít the best but im hoping that they see that biomed engineering is a rigorous program and that you can see an improvement in grades- not too much but from a 2.0 to 2.8 ..Please let me know if i should even waste my time and $$ applying!!


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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2004, 10:51:32 AM »
I second the Hofstra, and Pace.  You'll probably get in there.  Are you sold on NY?
Accepts: Akron, Washburn, Hamline, Valpo, Mercer, Baylor (Sum), Arkansas, Ohio Northern, Tennessee,  Ave Maria, U of St. Thomas, St. Louis, S Carolina, Hofstra, U Florida.
Rejects: George Mason, UGA (blah).

I'm going to Tennessee!!!!!!

« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2004, 10:57:47 AM »
yea i really want to live in ny...from philly (blah)

ny...nj....mayeb thinking about florida as well

so you think i have no shot at Cardoza? I was interested in them since they specialize in IP

« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2004, 11:04:49 AM »
where in philly, im from right outside.WHere did you do high school and college.  I think if you hit 160 you could include it as a reach, otherwise it may be hopeless for cardozo. WHat type of IP do you want to do...theres so many

« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2004, 11:11:29 AM »
i went to drexel an CHS

but now I currently live in nj..not much better from philly...but a change

from what i know so far i'm interested in working on medical device & biomedical patents
also interested in medical product liability...but i can utilize my technical degree much more in patent law