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Brooklyn Law Part-time VS. Villanova Full Time

Brooklyn Law Part-time VS. Villanova Full Time
« on: April 19, 2008, 08:22:36 PM »
Any thoughts on which is better?  or experience of anyone who has gone to either school?  Thanks!

Re: Brooklyn Law Part-time VS. Villanova Full Time
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2008, 08:58:25 PM »
You should find out how often students in the part time program can transfer into the full time program after the first year.  3 years of law school is bad enough, 4 years is torture. 

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Re: Brooklyn Law Part-time VS. Villanova Full Time
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008, 10:51:28 AM »
You should find out how often students in the part time program can transfer into the full time program after the first year.  3 years of law school is bad enough, 4 years is torture. 

As I wrote in the other thread of the same title, people in the part-time program at BLS can transfer to the full-time program at the end of the first semester as long as they are in good academic standing.

Re: Brooklyn Law Part-time VS. Villanova Full Time
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2008, 10:56:05 AM »
You should find out how often students in the part time program can transfer into the full time program after the first year.  3 years of law school is bad enough, 4 years is torture. 

As I wrote in the other thread of the same title, people in the part-time program at BLS can transfer to the full-time program at the end of the first semester as long as they are in good academic standing.

What is considered good standing? Top 10%?

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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2008, 11:00:50 AM »
You should find out how often students in the part time program can transfer into the full time program after the first year.  3 years of law school is bad enough, 4 years is torture. 

As I wrote in the other thread of the same title, people in the part-time program at BLS can transfer to the full-time program at the end of the first semester as long as they are in good academic standing.

What is considered good standing? Top 10%?

No, no.  Good standing as opposed to probation/dismissal, not "good class rank."  I think good standing is either >2.2 or >2.4.  Something like that.  The student handbook says that transferring is not automatic, but I don't know of anyone who's been denied.

Re: Brooklyn Law Part-time VS. Villanova Full Time
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2008, 08:13:54 PM »
The Brooklyn Law School part-time student fact sheet defines good academic standing as above a 2.5. 

Re: Brooklyn Law Part-time VS. Villanova Full Time
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2008, 01:29:22 PM »
Villanova is in a less competitive market. Brooklyn has to compete with NYU, Columbia,Fordham, Cardozo, and every other top 14 school grad who wants to practice in NYC.
With Villanova you have a good shot at Philly.

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Re: Brooklyn Law Part-time VS. Villanova Full Time
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2008, 01:45:13 PM »
Villanova is in a less competitive market. Brooklyn has to compete with NYU, Columbia,Fordham, Cardozo, and every other top 14 school grad who wants to practice in NYC.
With Villanova you have a good shot at Philly.

This really depends on what kind of work you want.  Also, remember, there are a lot more jobs in NYC than in Philly, too.  I wouldn't trust either school's employment statistics, but I would say each gives you a good shot in its respective market as long as you're not dead-set on biglaw.

Re: Brooklyn Law Part-time VS. Villanova Full Time
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2008, 04:50:24 PM »
Villanova is in a less competitive market. Brooklyn has to compete with NYU, Columbia,Fordham, Cardozo, and every other top 14 school grad who wants to practice in NYC.
With Villanova you have a good shot at Philly.

That's very true.  There is less competition in Philly whereas Brooklyn is a small fish in a big pond.  These days, everyone wants to work in NYC.

Re: Brooklyn Law Part-time VS. Villanova Full Time
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2008, 09:14:19 PM »
Villanova is in a less competitive market. Brooklyn has to compete with NYU, Columbia,Fordham, Cardozo, and every other top 14 school grad who wants to practice in NYC.
With Villanova you have a good shot at Philly.
I don't buy this at all. Philly is a tiny market with few jobs to go around. The reason more people are going to NYC is because it is a huge market and the home base for 1/3 of the Vault 100.