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brklyngrl

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Cardozo $ vs St. John's $$$?
« on: May 12, 2008, 12:14:57 PM »
Which would you pick?

themanwithnoname

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Re: Cardozo $ vs St. John's $$$?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008, 12:51:39 PM »
more details? What's your personal situation? What do you want to do?

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Re: Cardozo $ vs St. John's $$$?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 01:57:06 PM »
If Cardozo will cost you a lot more, than what expected benefits do you expect to get from going there (over St. John's)?  Have you visited them?  Looked at their job placement in the city?

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Re: Cardozo $ vs St. John's $$$?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008, 03:05:37 PM »
If you want a Biglaw job recruiters will go deeper into the Cardozo class the St. John's class. I would say if you are really set on a Biglaw position Cardozo would be the obvious choice.  If you are looking for other types of employment past graduation then your calculus may change a bit.  I have visited both and they are incredibly different.  A visit would probably be very beneficial if you haven't gone already.


PS did you consider Brooklyn Law School?
In- St. John's ($$$), Seton Hall ($$$$), Temple, Northeastern , Suffolk ($$) and American. Brooklyn

Out- Boston College, Fordham and George Washington.

Still waiting- BU.

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Re: Cardozo $ vs St. John's $$$?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008, 03:14:26 PM »
If you are set on a biglaw position neither one of those is a good choice.

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Re: Cardozo $ vs St. John's $$$?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008, 03:43:24 PM »
If you are set on a biglaw position neither one of those is a good choice.

Agreed, looking at the NLJ figures, Cardozo seems to do maybe 13% biglaw vs 11% at St. John's.  Maybe thats changing, but it couldn't be that different today...

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Re: Cardozo $ vs St. John's $$$?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008, 09:31:06 PM »
Cardozo ranked 55 vs St. John's ranked 88.  I'd say Cardozo if the money is not a factor.
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Re: Cardozo $ vs St. John's $$$?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008, 11:24:35 AM »
I think it's funny that the OP has never come back and we all keep answering his/her question.

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Re: Cardozo $ vs St. John's $$$?
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2008, 06:39:01 PM »
Hi,

Sorry!!! Am back! 

So here's how it shakes out now.  Cardozo is off the table as I have just heard back from BLS, and what I'm looking at now is:

Brooklyn 29,900 annually
St. John's 35k annually.

Am a single mom in Brooklyn -- my support system is here and not portable, so no desire or plans to move.  Will practice here, am not interested in big law.  Am about 80% sure that I will seek out public sector work.  Oh. and I don't drive, so the commute to St. John's is a beast.

Thanks all, and sorry!

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Re: Cardozo $ vs St. John's $$$?
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2008, 06:44:58 PM »
what is the tuition/living expense difference, if you know?