Hofstra v University of Miami

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jolin200100
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Hofstra v University of Miami

Postby jolin200100 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:11 pm

Hello all,

Although I haven't received decisions from 2/3 schools I applied, I guess it is time to make decision where I should throw my deposit. B/w Hofstra and UM, I know UM has a better ranking and maybe good job prospects in Miami. I don't know much about Hofstra, only find out 26 offices in OCI last year. I have to pay full tuitions for both schools. my considerations are from these perspectives(most important to least important)

1. Job opportunity
I want to practice in NY. I am a foreign student and have a LL.M. degree. I would take ny bar this year. So for me, if I am admitted to ny bar, it is a plus to find a job in future. I like NYC personally. So b/w Miami and Hofstra, miami is far away from the market...for hostra, I may not find a job if I am below 30%(is it right?)

2. Academic
Are there any graduate or current students who could give me some thoughts of those two schools? I want to focus in Business/Corporation.

3. Expense
For UM, tuition is 38,000. For Hofstra, 41,000. Regarding living expense, I have checked the rent in UM and I am sure I could find a place 600 per month so that I may spend 15,000 per year in Miami. I am not sure the Hempstead apt.

4. Transfer opportunity
I may apply for transfer. So which one school would give me better chance to get in a higher ranked NY school?

Many thanks and much appreciated!

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CKuleba
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Re: Hofstra v University of Miami

Postby CKuleba » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:22 pm

If you are truly interested in NY placement, then Hofstra is your best bet. Miami is a good school for south florida, but does not carry much weight (at all) in the north east. My suggestion is to go w/ Hofstra

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Re: Hofstra v University of Miami

Postby jolin200100 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:14 pm

Thanks. I live in Gainesville florida now and I think south florida is a nice place. But regarding job opportunity, I prefer ny because I think there are more chances there and I would be more acceptable as an international student.

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Re: Hofstra v University of Miami

Postby Boba Fett » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:32 pm

jolin200100 wrote:Thanks. I live in Gainesville florida now and I think south florida is a nice place. But regarding job opportunity, I prefer ny because I think there are more chances there and I would be more acceptable as an international student.


I'm not sure if by "ny" you mean the State or the City. If the latter, UMiami J.D. in Miami market >>>>> Hofstra J.D. in NYC market. And plus, Miami is an international city, you'll be as "acceptable" there as in NYC

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Re: Hofstra v University of Miami

Postby jolin200100 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:11 pm

Boba Fett wrote:
jolin200100 wrote:Thanks. I live in Gainesville florida now and I think south florida is a nice place. But regarding job opportunity, I prefer ny because I think there are more chances there and I would be more acceptable as an international student.


I'm not sure if by "ny" you mean the State or the City. If the latter, UMiami J.D. in Miami market >>>>> Hofstra J.D. in NYC market. And plus, Miami is an international city, you'll be as "acceptable" there as in NYC


Thx Boba Fett. Yes, I mean NYC market. Compared to 99 offices in OCI at Miami, Hofstra has only 26. But I don't know other soft factors beyond the numbers.




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