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Is Hofstra trying to attract better students?
« on: April 12, 2004, 11:41:05 AM »
I got my acceptance letter from Hofstra this weekend (hooray). They offered me a $12K/year scholaship with the acceptance. I've noticed a lot of people talking about Hofstra handing out money like candy this year. Do you think this is their way of trying to get better students? They may be trying hard to move up the rankings. Hofstra was my safety but with $12K per year, I have to give it another thought.
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Re: Is Hofstra trying to attract better students?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2004, 01:18:16 PM »
i got a scholarship too,
what are your stats?
Hofstra is trying to climb, I will tell you that much

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Re: Is Hofstra trying to attract better students?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2004, 01:23:42 PM »
3.6 GPA (EE at Rutgers)
159 LSAT (yuck!)

I don't know if I want to live in LI but the money may make it worth it.
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scolomon

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Re: Is Hofstra trying to attract better students?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2004, 01:57:36 PM »
long island takes a lot of crap
It is a nice place and right around the block from NYC, 20 mins by train or so
Soooooooo I say suck it up, you can get to the city pretty quickly and in 3 years you can be working there
Plus putting Honors Scholarship recipient on your resume is pretty hot

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Re: Is Hofstra trying to attract better students?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2004, 02:23:48 PM »
I'm not saying LI isn't a nice place. I have family out in Suffolk county so I know that it is a nice place and has some beautiful places. I just don't like having to drive 2 hours just to get anywhere. I'm a big skier and living out on the island makes my drive to VT or NH even longer. But I guess my skiing habits have to take a back seat to my law school preference  :)

Scolomon, what type of law are you thinking about getting into at Hofstra?
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Re: Is Hofstra trying to attract better students?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2004, 02:30:02 PM »
Hofstra is quickly moving up in the rankings. I agree, NYC is extremely close and this is a huge advantage. If you don't want to live in LI, then live in Queens or Brooklyn and to the reverse commute. A lot of Hofstra law students do that. Some even move in Manhattan second and third years. I'm planning on attending in the fall and am looking at apartments both in LI and Queens because I'm not too pro on LI either, but I would still consider living there, at least for the first year.

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Re: Is Hofstra trying to attract better students?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2004, 05:09:09 PM »
I want to do international law or intellectual property....then go into sports/entertainment law

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Re: Is Hofstra trying to attract better students?
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2004, 05:19:07 PM »
Hehe.. It sounds like we may be in class together. I want to go the IP/entertainment track. Maybe I'll see you there. I have until 4/30 to decide.
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Re: Is Hofstra trying to attract better students?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2004, 05:25:11 PM »
where else are you looking at?

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Re: Is Hofstra trying to attract better students?
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2004, 05:28:50 PM »
UCONN, Rutgers, & Seton Hall. I haven;t heard back from any of them yet but I think this is the week. By the way... I'm glad to see that there is someone else as obsessed with logging onto this forum every 10 minutes to goof off from work.

P.S. - My boss doesn't know I'm quitting in 2 months to go the law school!!!
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