I'm a third year at hofstra and maybe I can help with a few bits of information. I didn't have a tough time getting an intership during the summers or during the school year. I'd say it's a bit better than maybe Pace and NYLS, but in the end, I think all in the middle tiers are kinda lumped together, this includes brooklyn, cardozo and st. johns. As long as you do well or interview well, you shouldn't have a problem against these schools. Hofstra places well in long island and does ok in the city. You've got to be proactive in finding a job out there, but it can be done. I did a Fall internship with the New York Attorney General's Office. I should mention i'm an average student in terms of both grades and rank. The job market in NY in general is hard if you don't go to NYU or Columbia. I know people at all other schools that are having a tough time finding one. Usually people at the top of the class get jobs that pay well right out of school and then there are those that got jobs due to internships and connections. The rest of the class will generally get jobs after they pass the bar. The process I mentioned is pretty standard for middle tier schools especially in a tight market like NY. We just got a new dean who will start soon and as for the building, it's kind of old, but I have heard that there are plans to build a new one sometime soon. The commute from the city is hard and long. Depending on where you live, it can take over an hour. Some people do it and they comment that it isn't easy, but can be done, they just schedule all their 2nd and 3rd year classes on three days for less commute. You'll probably want to come in from Hempstead or Mineola train station, hofstra has a shuttle that takes people to the school or you can take a bus. It's like another 10-15 minute ride. As far as housing, Hempstead sucks, not really safe. A lot of people live in graudate law dorms. I personally live in Mineola, just a few minutes north. Most people live somewhere north of Hempstead or rent a house right by the school. North of Hempstead is a much nicer place to live, it's safe, but a bit pricey. The rest of the students commute from all over. People just prefer to live wherever so there's really no limit to living in brooklyn or queens if you don't care about the commute. During regular school days, parking is nasty, but there are back roads where you can park and walk like 10 minutes. As far as grading, the average is like a B or 3.0 average. It's pretty hard to get lower than that if you study so if your scholarship requires a 3.0 as long as you read and do your work, it shouldn't be a problem. Regarding night life, there are some local bars such as bogart that are right by the school and victory located in garden city and some clubs like posh in garden city hotel and mirage. I've never gone, I prefer to spend money out in the city. Hope this helps.