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RobWreck

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Re: St. John's ($) or Hofstra ($$$)?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2007, 08:15:13 PM »

I could have gone to a number of T1s and I chose Hofstra.


You really chose Hofstra over going to a T1 school?  I can understand there being some debate between going to Hofstra and going to St John's, but both of those schools are a good deal short of T1... I mean St John's is ranked around 88 and Hofstra fell out of the top 100 this past year. What did Hofstra offer that would make you choose them over a first tier school?
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Re: St. John's ($) or Hofstra ($$$)?
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2007, 09:15:25 AM »
Actually, the new bar passage rates just came out last month, so they're not reflected in USNEWS.  You can be sure they will be in next years edition, though.  See below.  Hofstra is dead last.

New York State Bar Passage Rates
95% - Columbia
95% - New York University
93% - Cornell
91% - St. John's
90 % - Fordham
90% - Cardozo
88% - Albany
85% - Brooklyn
84% - New York Law School
83% - Pace
82% - Buffalo
81 % - Syracuse
79% - Touro
79% - STATE AVERAGE
77% - CUNY
73% - Hofstra

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Re: St. John's ($) or Hofstra ($$$)?
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2007, 09:36:54 AM »
Actually, the new bar passage rates just came out last month, so they're not reflected in USNEWS.  You can be sure they will be in next years edition, though.  See below.  Hofstra is dead last.

New York State Bar Passage Rates
95% - Columbia
95% - New York University
93% - Cornell
91% - St. John's
90 % - Fordham
90% - Cardozo
88% - Albany
85% - Brooklyn
84% - New York Law School
83% - Pace
82% - Buffalo
81 % - Syracuse
79% - Touro
79% - STATE AVERAGE
77% - CUNY
73% - Hofstra

I would say a near 20% differential is quite significant.  Add in all the other factors that give St. John's the nod, and I really don't see how this is much of a debate.  Hofstra may be a good law school, but from everything I've heard/read about it, it's definitely not worth passing up any T1 or most T2s for.

It might cost more to go to SJ, but I think the old expression might apply here: "you get what you pay for".
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