NYC Ambitions - Help Me Choose!

(Rankings, Profiles, Tuition, Student Life, . . . )

Hope to Practice in NYC. Been accepted to most of these. Where should I go?

Washington University in St. Louis (cant believe i got in)
48
51%
George Mason University
1
1%
University at Buffalo (1/2 tuition covered no strings)
2
2%
Hofstra University (1/3 tuition covered)
4
4%
Loyola Chicago
0
No votes
Albany Law School (full scholarship)
8
8%
St. John's University
2
2%
Brooklyn /Cardozo
30
32%
New York Law School
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 95

carlkenneth
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Re: NYC Ambitions - Help Me Choose!

Postby carlkenneth » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:08 am

I understand your point about the limited job prospects of the schools listed aside from WUSTL, but I'm not extremely worried about employment yet. I'm not even remotely interested in Big Law at the moment (i know this is a shocker for most TLS types), and I have 7 years work experience in the non-profit and public sector. Maybe I'm naive, but I believe that if worse comes worse I can always come back to my present career. I'm more worried (in this order) about (1) affordability, (2) quality of life, (3) academic reputation (beyond USNWR rankings). Eventually I want to settle in NYC so that's a consideration as well.

NY88
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Re: NYC Ambitions - Help Me Choose!

Postby NY88 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:48 pm

Take Cardozo it is respected in NYC.

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FunkyJD
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Re: NYC Ambitions - Help Me Choose!

Postby FunkyJD » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:31 am

carlkenneth wrote:I understand your point about the limited job prospects of the schools listed aside from WUSTL, but I'm not extremely worried about employment yet. I'm not even remotely interested in Big Law at the moment (i know this is a shocker for most TLS types), and I have 7 years work experience in the non-profit and public sector. Maybe I'm naive, but I believe that if worse comes worse I can always come back to my present career. I'm more worried (in this order) about (1) affordability, (2) quality of life, (3) academic reputation (beyond USNWR rankings). Eventually I want to settle in NYC so that's a consideration as well.


Not exactly sure what you meant by "I'm not extremely worried about employment yet."

Employment prospects should be near the top of your list of considerations when it comes to law schools. Something like, affordability being #1 and employment prospects being #1a.

It would be a shame to spend tens of thousands of dollars, if not more, on a law degree, only to go back to doing what you're already doing. If you would be remotely satisfied with this outcome, don't go to law school.




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