Law School Discussion

NYLS OR HOFSTRA?

NYLS OR HOFSTRA?
« on: May 28, 2009, 01:50:27 PM »
No scholarship for either.  Want to work in New York City (not Long Island) post-graduation.  Not totally sure of what type of law I want to do, but strongly considering about Intellectual Property.

Re: NYLS OR HOFSTRA?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2009, 06:47:52 PM »
NYLS is better for IP in my opinion

Re: NYLS OR HOFSTRA?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 09:01:34 PM »
Neither one places any significant number of grads in BIGLaw, so you'll want to look at networking opportunities. If you're not interested in working on Long Island, chances are that NYLS may have more networking opp's in NYC than Hofstra. Check out what sort of clinical opportunities each school offers, as well as other chances to see faces and get names - externships, internships, public interest opps, etc...
If you're counting on BIGLaw, then you may want to reconsider your school options and what it would take to get into other, more competitive schools (e.g. big jump from Hofstra to Fordham)
Good luck,
Rob