I am supposed to be starting NYLS in August and all I keep hearing are horrible things (ie. bad advising, poor job prospects, overcrowding, the start of new construction this summer etc..). Does anyone have anything AT ALL that they know and would like to share with me about the school? I'm really on the verge of just going somewhere else. Help!
Hmmm...well the thing is that at this point I will have to wait another year and reapply to other schools since the deadline has passed for the others I was considering. I'm still willing to do that though. I'd really rather go anywhere in California since thats where I want to end up and I'm guessing that getting a job there with a degree from NY Law will be difficult. My decision to go to NY Law School was unfortunately based heavily on my family (who pushed NY Law like crazy). Now I'm really regretting it.
I'd still be a little uneasy going to a 4th tier in California because it's so competitive to get a job out there. At least if you go to NYLS you'll have some prospects for a job, maybe not the most elite firms, but firms nontheless, as compared to slim to no chances for anything coming out of 4th tier schools in CA. You could just go to NYLS and try to look for jobs out in CA and if nothing happens, fall back on something in NY. I'd probably say the only decent 4th tier CA school would be Cal Western, but even getting a job out of there isn't easy. Just my view, I could be wrong.